Hazen Star News

Has talks of spring flooding left a bad taste in your mouth? Take care of it with the culinary delight that is the fifth annual Taste of Hazen.

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The first drop of water delivered to Hazen in 2011 via the Southwest Pipeline Project will set in motion a 40-year partnership between the two entities.

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The U.S. Department of Transportation has opened the public comment period to allow for public input on a potential switch from Mountain time to Central time in Mercer County.

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A stretch of dry weather in February has stabilized the probability of flooding along the Knife River and its tributaries. However, barring an uncharacteristically slow melt, the National Weather Service predicts that some flooding is almost inevitable.

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All eyes are on the prize. The path leading to that prize, however, seemed a bit blurry until the Hazen City Commission meeting Monday evening.

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Well, it’s that time of the decade again. This month, 2010 census forms – touted as 10 questions in 10 minutes – will be delivered to every residence in the United States and Puerto Rico. On the local level in Mercer County, form delivery began March 1, according to Mercer County Complete Count Committee member Cindy Johnson.

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February 25, 2010

Time zone hearing scheduled

It’s about time. A public hearing to help decide the fate of all Mercer County clocks has been scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, May 14 at Hazen City Hall in Hazen.

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According to the National Weather Service, the question isn’t whether or not the Knife River will flood this spring, it is will the river get high enough to cause significant damage.

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In preparation for the snowmelt this spring, and all future springs, the Mercer County Water Resource Board in their monthly meeting last Thursday afternoon approved the purchase of a seasonal water discharge gauge to help the United States Geological Survey monitor the Knife River in Beulah.

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February 18, 2010

Benefit for Brittni Feb. 28

“Stay gold, Ponyboy. Stay gold.” In “The Outsiders,” a novel by S.E. Hinton, it’s Johnny’s dying wish for his friend, Ponyboy, to stay true to who he is. For Brittni Thieling of Stanton, 19, the saying, tattooed on the inside of her wrists, is an uplifting daily reminder.

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