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Page 16 Golden Valley News May 24, 2012 Sage grouse num[ Even though the number of strutting males observed during the spring sage grouse survey was up 15 percent from last year. the population remains well below man- agement objectives. Therefore, the sage grouse hunting season will remain closed in 2012. Aaron Robinson, North Dakota Game and Fish Department upland game bird biologist, said biologists counted 72 males oll 12 active strutting grounds. Last year, 63 males were counted on 12 active leks in the southwest. "This is great news," Robinson said. "The population has shown it can possibly come back given the right conditions." The number of males counted on leks each spring has gradually declined since 2000. In 2008, spring counts dropped dramatically throughout North Dakota's sage grouse range due to West Nile Virus. "Numerous'conservation efforts have taken place in the past four years which will hopefully help the popu- lation recover," Robinson said. Sage grouse management in North Dakota and the entire range of 11 western states is a collaborative effort, Robinson said. "We manage this species as a group and make decisions based on scientific informa- tion, ultimately to maintain an iconic western species for future generations," he added. Sage grouse are North Dakota's largest native upland game bird. They are found in extreme southwestern North Dakota, primarily in Bowman and Slope coun- ties. rs improve slightly North Dakota observes National Viral Hepatitis Awareness month Nonresidents must temporarily register vehicles temporary registration includes pas- senger cars, pickups, vans, motorcy- cles and trucks not registered in the International Registration Plan. Temporary registrations may be purchased online by going to the NDDOT website at www.dot.nd.gov or by going to any Motor Vehicle Branch office. For locations and hours of Motor Vehicle Branch offices, go to http://www.dot.nd.gov/divisions/m v/mvloc.htm. The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) along with the North Dakota Highway Patrol reminds nonresidents that they are required to temporarily reg- ister their vehicles in North Dakota. State law requires the issuance of temporary motor vehicle registra- tions for out-of-state vehicles oper- ated by individuals gainfully employed in the state of North Dakota. The temporary registration permits are issued for a six- or twelve-month period A temporary registration is required if the individual is gainful- ly employed or engages in any trade, profession, or occupation within this state and owns, leases, or rents a place of residence or other- wise lives within this state for the purposes of employment or regard- less of domicile or any other cir- cumstance. Out-of-state vehicles requiring nning incre fatalities and injuries due to non- seat belt use. "Last year in North Dakota, over 60 percent of motor vehicle fatalities were not wearing a seat belt," stated Mark Nelson, Safety Director for the NDDOT. "'This means one unbelted occupant died every five days in the state, compared to every 8.3 day's in 2010. If every person makes the conscious decision to buckle up, we can reduce the number of fatalities on our roads and highways." Earlier this week, and as part of the continued national Click .It or Ticket message. NDDOT displayed ased seatbelt patrol crashed vehicles at eleven high schools across the state of North Dakota to encourage individuals of all ages to buckle up, whether driv- ing a vehicle or being a passenger. "We want to start our message early - as soon as you're old enough to drive, you should make fastening your seatbelt part of your driving routine. It takes a mere three sec- onds, and it will save your life," Nelson said. For more information on the national Click It or Ticket campaign, please visit http://www.nhtsa.gov/CIOT. Law enforcement pla Law enforcement across the state of North Dakota are gearing up for increased seat belt enforcement dur- ing the upcoming Click It or Ticket campaign. As part of the national effort, increased enforce- ment will occur Monday, May 21, ending Sunday, June 3, 2012. During this time, the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT), along with law enforcement agencies. state highway safety offices and traffic safety advocates will join collaboratively together, in an effort to reduce the number of highway Administration (Continued from Page 1) ing American youth with the health, economic and recreational benefits of being outdoors," Sutley said. "This summer jobs campaign will link youth with opportunities to gain valuable work experience, grow our economy, and protect and appreciate our extraordinary natural resources." The grants align with President Obama's America's Great Outdoors initiative to develop a 21 st century conservation and recreation agenda The projects were chosen because they have a connection to the 258 million acres managed by the BLM or the193 million acres of forests and grasslands managed by the Forest Service. Many of these projects target our underserved youth and populations. "This public-private partnership will help bring young people from diverse backgrounds and urban areas to the public lands for mean- ingful employment opportunities, mentorships, and the joy of the great outdoors," said Jeff Trandahl, exec- utive director and CEO of NFWF. "This is a perfect example of how we can team up to help foster the next generation of conservation- ists." Ilalf-Ten Tewable 5B Ilheels & Travel  Cende Stlde and uamyat gmt mce. PUMA also awaken a love for the outdoors that lasts a lifetime." Since Secretary Salazar established youth employment as a high priority per- formance goal, Interior has employed 35% more young people each year since Fiscal Year 2009. "This program is putting youth to work and making our nation's pub- lic lands more accessible," said Vilsack. "With 80 percent of our country now living in urban areas, it is through partnerships like these that we are finding opportunities for Americans to work, live and play on our forests and grasslands and expe- rience America's Great outdoors." "Through the America's Great Outdoors Initiative, the Obama Administration has made it a priori- ty to support communities connect- Put Your Money Where Your house Zs! local itlaeat ' ,,rerqtt our tnesses are  comruatq your best value and our economy In observance of National Viral Hepatitis Awareness Month in May, the North Dakota Department of Health is encouraging residents to learn about the disease and to get tested if they are at risk for hepatitis, according to Sarah Weninger. Adult Viral Hepatitis Prevention COOl'dina- tor for the Department of Health. The following are the three most common types of viral hepatitis in the United States. All three can cause liver disease. Hepatitis A - A contagious liver disease that lasts a few weeks to several months. The virus usually is spread when a person eats or drinks something contaminated with fecal matter of an infected person. The best way to prevent hepatitis A is by getting vaccinaled. Hepatitis B - A contagious liver disease that can cause a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a serious, lifelong illness or even death. The virus usually is spread when blood or body fluid from a person infected with hepatitis B enters the body of someone who is not infected. The best way to prevent hepatitis B is by getting vaccinated. Hepatitis C - A contagious liver disease that most often lasts a life- time and can result in long-term health problems or even death. The virus usually is spread when blood flom an infected person enters the body of someone who is not infect- ed. There is no vaccine for hepatitis C, so the best way to prevent it is to avoid behaviors that put you at risk. Because most people who are infected with hepatitis have no symptoms, the Department of Health encourages anyone who has engaged in behavior that has put them at risk for hepatitis B or C to consult with their health-care provider about being tested. Risk factors for hepatitis B and C include: Currently or in the past sharing needles, syringes or other drug equipment to inject drugs. Receiving donated blood or organs prior to 1992. Gelling "'home tattoos" or tat- toos from unlicensed and unregulat- ed tattoo shops. Additional risk factors for hepa- titis B include: Having muhiple sexual part- ners. Being born to an infected moth- er. More than four million people in the United States have chronic hep- atitis B or chronic hepatitis C virus infection, and one in 12 people worldwide are living with either chronic hepatitis B or hepatitis C. Each year in North Dakota, an aver- age of three people test positive for hepatitis A, 65 for hepatitis B, and 548 for hepatitis C. "'National Viral Hepatitis Awareness Month is a great oppor- tunity to raise awareness about viral hepatitis, since as many as 75 per- cent of those infected with chronic viral hepatitis do not know they are infected," Weninger said. "'Hepatitis C is the most common blood-borne infection in the United States and is the major cause of chronic liver dis- ease and the leading reason for liver transplantation. As many as 70 to 80 percent of all people who have hep- atitis C will develop long-term infections. However, once the infec- tion is identified, treatment options are available.'" In North Dakota, the tollowing sites offer vaccinations to protect against hepatitis A and B and offer free testing for hepatitis C: For more infbnnation, call the North Dakota Department of Health's Viral Hepatitis Program at 701.328.2378 or 800472.2180 or visit www.ndhealth.gov/disease/hepatitis. May 24, 1962 The fifty-fifth Knights of Columbus Annual Convention will be held this year in Fargo on May 25, 26, and 27, according to Kenneth Wosepka. Grand Knight of the Bishop Wehrle Council. Soil Stewardship Week, being observed across our nation May 27 to June 3, is a time to renew our awareness of the blessings of soil and water in our daily lives. Representative Matt Tescher, accompanied by his wife, Mrs. Tescher, went to Scranton, where he and other democrats met to raise election funds for Gov. Guy. Dawson County Junior College has the schedule of summer class- es completed. The college will operate for six weeks starting June ll. Y0usaidit, NOTHING WORKS LIKE NEWSPAPER ADVER111RHG. Get the word out about your business! Call us today 701-872-3755 for details!, Copies of the Golden Valley News are available at: - Golva Grocery, Golva (408 Terrell Ave.) - LaPlaya Mexican Restaurant, Beach (27 South Central Ave.) - Beaver Creek Inn & Suites, Wibaux, Mont. (400 2nd Ave. NW) - News and Pioneer Office (22 Central Ave., Beach) Want to be a newspaper vendor? 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