STAFF BLOG COMPASS POINTS: NEWS FROM THE GREAT OUTDOORS WITH HERALD OUTDOOR WRITER BRAD DOKKEN Cass County Wildlife Club supports Badlands wilderness proposal
The Cass County Wildlife Club has unanimously passed a resolution endorsing the Prairie Legacy Wilderness proposal that would protect about 40,000 acres in the Little Missouri National Grassland from ... Posted on 9/27/12 at 5:14 PM
STAFF BLOG ASTRO BOB Curiosity photographs layer cake hills on Mars
Curiosity hasn't been idle. NASA released several exciting new images beamed back from the surface of Mars by the happy rover. They're high resolution, full-color photos taken with the wide angle 34... Posted on 8/28/12 at 10:02 AM
STAFF BLOG OIL PATCH DISPATCH Photo blog: A day at Theodore Roosevelt National Park
MEDORA, N.D. - I took a break from Oil Patch reporting on Saturday and spent the day with family in Theodore Roosevelt National Park.
I didn't notice many signs of oil development while we explored... Posted on 8/6/12 at 7:03 AM
MEDORA, NORTH DAKOTA Golf entertainer Joey O to perform in Medora July 13-28
July 3, 2012
For more information contact:
Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation
800-633-6721 ext. 8812
Golf entertainer Joey O to perform in Medora July 13-28
M... Posted on 7/3/12 at 5:35 PM
STAFF BLOG MONKE BUSINESS Tailgating at the BAC
This season is the first time Dickinson State has allowed tailgating outside of its stadium during football game.Building a $16 million facility sure will change some things, won't they.
I decided ... Posted on 9/4/10 at 2:03 PM
MEDORA, N.D. -- Valerie Naylor says she was not pursuing a career when she volunteered at Theodore Roosevelt National Park, but she found one.
“It was life-changing,” she said of time she spent in the park with Student Conservation Association, a nonprofit aimed at creating the next generation of conservation leaders.
It worked. On Oct. 31, at age 56, Naylor will retire after serving 11½ years as the park’s superintendent and more than 30 years with the National Park Service.
It’s a career that has dealt with managing wildlife, sharing knowledge with park visitors and mitigating the effects of the oil boom.
BELFIELD, N.D. — Byron Richard’s pickup bounces up and down over the washboard gravel road. He clutches the wheel with one hand and points with the other as he passes dozens of oil wells on land where once crops grew and cattle grazed. A few of the wells are decades old; most are new or under construction. Oil field vehicles of assorted shapes and sizes clog the road in places and kick up thick clouds of dust.
Richard’s way of life is changing. He knows that. He accepts that.
MEDORA, N.D. – Continental Resources will submit a plan to clean up a pipeline leak that spilled about 560 barrels of saltwater in the Badlands about 10 miles south of here, the North Dakota Department of Health said.
GRASSY BUTTE — North Dakota’s bighorn sheep herd grew by 24 animals this month, with the relocation of two young rams and 22 ewes from the site of a coal mine near Jasper National Park in western Alberta.
BISMARCK – A coalition of oil producers and royalty owners came out Monday against a proposal being considered by the North Dakota Industrial Commission that would set rules to minimize the impact of oil drilling on so-called “extraordinary places.”
KILLDEER, N.D. -- A national extreme racing championship is going from tropical Belize to the North Dakota Badlands.
The race, said Dunn County Jobs Development Authority economic development director Carie Boster, will show others “not only legendary North Dakota but legendary Dunn County.”
The North American Adventure Racing Series coming to North Dakota is no small feat — the 2013 championship, which for weather reasons takes place next month, is in Belize.
MEDORA, N.D. — When it was suggested Monday that he was born to be a rodeo star, Brad Gjermundson simply shrugged.
“Growing up, we had ponies to ride and that’s all we really knew,” Gjermundson said. “We played rodeo all the time and, once we got old enough, my dad would take us with him sometimes when he went to rodeo.”
Born in Richardton, Gjermundson said he dreampt of becoming a rodeo champion — he and his two brothers plastered their walls with posters rodeo greats such as Larry Mahan and Jim Shoulders — but few could have predicted the kid from western North Dakota would go on to win four saddle bronc riding world championships.
THEODORE ROOSEVELT NATIONAL PARK, N.D. — A flurry of activity took over a small part of Theodore Roosevelt National Park’s South Unit on Monday.
But it wasn’t the crowd of veterinarians and National Park Service employees who made most of the noise — after all, if they weren’t calm and quiet, the horses wouldn’t be either.
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