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.. i; : ,$ B By Richard Volesky and former Veterans Service Officer open. Nobody tiled for the two posi- Editor/Reporter Leslie Ross filed for District 5. tions with two-year terms. The elections in June will include - Beach City Council: Three po- - Belfield School District: Tony a mix of contested and uncontested sitions have terms expiring, and on Krebs is seeking re-election for a races, plus a few with no interested the ballot will be Robert Schmeling, rural three-year position. Nobody candidates. Theresa Medina, and incumbents filed for an at-large position The filing deadline for the posi- Jeanne Larson, Wade Walworth and --- Golva City Council: Incumbent i tions has passed for candidates to Mark Benes. Darin M aus is running for mayor, have their names on the ballots. The - Beach Park Board: Three posi- and Rick Noel and Joe Kreitinger filing deadline also shows there are tions have terms expiring; and Jen- are seeking re-election to the coun- board members who have choserI nifer Erickson, Mike Braden and cil. No one filed for the Park Board. not to seek another term. Rachel Keohane have filed. - Billings County School District: - Golden Valley County Com- - Medora City Council: Todd Incumbent Julie Reis filed for Dis- mission, District 2: NewcomerCorneil, council member; and Aaron trier 4, and incumbent Mike Klatt Adam Smith has filed. Incumbent Axvig filed for the mayor's position, filed for'District 5. Harley Steffen didn't file. Incumbent Mayor Doug Ellison did- Lone Tree School District - Billings County Commission,n't file. Kinley Slauter and incum- (Golva): Indumbents Gene Weinreis District 1: Joseph L. Kessel, incum- bent John Tczap filed for two council and Jason Bosserman have filed for bent; and newcomer Lester Iverson positions, their positions. have filed. Incumbent Jim Arthaud - Belfield City Council: There are - Beach School District: Incum- filed for the District 3 position: two positions on the council with bent Mark Lund filed for his rural - Southwest Water Authority -terms expiring, and incumbent Lants board seat. Billings County representative: In- Hurt, and newcomers Quentin No int 0rmation was received cumbent Jim Odermann filed. Obrigewitsch, Richard Schuhrke and from the city of Sentinel Butte by - Stark County: incumbent Pete Kipper Collins filed. Incumbent the press deadline. Kuntz and former county Sheriff Harry Kubischta didn't file.Election Day for most entities Clarence Tuhy filed for District 1. Belfield Park Board: Emily will be June 14, except for the Deputy Sheriff Dean Franchuk and Henson and Pamela Pratt each filed Billings County School District, businessman John Frank filed for for positions with four-year terms, which will have its election on June District 3, and incumbent Jay Elkin There are three of those positions 7 lin BISMARCK - According to an (MMR), a vaccination rate of 95 per- vaccine. Vaccines are also required annual school immunization assess- cent is recommended to maintain for adolescents entering seventh ment, North Dakota's kindergarten herd immunity in schools and pre- grade, including immunizations " nmunization rates have declined vent casesand outbreaks, Unfortu- against tetanus, dipl heria and per- when compared to last year, and that nately, data from the 2015-2016 -tussis (Tdap), and meningococcal decline has health officials con- school assessment indicates the disease (MCV4). cerned, kindergarten MMRvaccinecoverage The NDDoH is working with The North Dakota Department of rate is about 87.9 percent in North North Dakota State University's Health (NDDoH) urges all parents to Dakota. This means 1,194 kinder- Center for Immunization Research make sure their child is up to date on gartners were not up-to-date when and Education to better understand immunizations, and to make appoint- school started," said Barber. the attitudes, opinions, practices, and ments now, if necessary, to ensure Outbreaks of measles have be- policies surrounding immunizations; their child has important immuniza- come more commonplace in theschool and childcare entry immu- tions before entering school. United States due to low vaccination nization requirements; and exemp- "Low vaccination coverage rates rates and the ease of travel. Last year, tions to those requirements in North leave North Dakota schools suscep- 189 cases of measles occurred in the Dakota. The data gathered will be tible to outbreaks," said Lexie Bar- United States. "This year, we have available this summer and will help ber, immunization surveillance been experiencing a mumps outbreak guide NDDoH's approach to in- coordinator. "It is important to main- in North Dakota, and although we creasing the vaccination rate. rain high vaccination rates to ensure have not seen many cases in school Last week, the NDDoH began that schools are a safe and healthy age children, the disease could sending letters to parents of children place for children to learn." spread in schools if MMR vaccina- entering kindergarten and seventh Schools self-report immunization tion rates are low," said Barber. grade who still are in need of immu- rates to the NDDoH. Last year, Before entering school in North nizations. Children can be vaccinated North Dakota ranked in the bottom Dakota, children must have five at local public health units or private 10 states for vaccination coverage doses of DTaP (diphtheria, tetanus health care providers. Parents of chil- among kindergarteners for measles, and acellular pertussis), four doses of dren who will be attending kinder- mumps, and rubella (MMR), diph- IPV (polio), three doses of HBV (he- garten and seventh grade this theria, tetanus, and pertussis (DTaP), patitis B), two doses of MMRupcoming fall are encouraged not to and chickenpox (varicella). (measles, mumps and rubella), and wait until the last minute to get their "For measles, mumps, or rubella two doses of varicella (chickenpox) child vaccinated. BLM says oil production jumped on federal lands The Bureau of Land Management a responsible way through our leas- ured at current drilling rates. (BLM) says fiscal year (FY) 2015 ing, permitting, and inspection activ- During the past fiscal year, the statistics for oil and gas permitting, ities." BLM also continued to offer new op- leasing and drilling activity on lands According to the statistics, in the portunities for leasing. In FY 2015, where BLM permits are required in- past year the BLM approved 4,228 the BLM offered more than 4 million creased, drilling permits - 3,508 on federal acres at 23 lease sale auctions; how- Production from those lands, both lands and 720 on tribal lands. As a ever, industry bid on just 15 percent federalandlndian, increased l0per- result, the number of approved of the acres offered. Intotal, 810,000 cent overFY 2014 and went up more drilling permits that have not yet acres were leased, both competi- than 108 percent since 2008. This been put to use by the industry is at a tively and non-competitively, in FY compares to an 88 percent increase record high of 7,500 - roughly 6,100 2015. in oil production nationally over the federal lands and 1,400 tribal. These At the end of the last fiscal year, same period, based on data obtained approved drilling permits are iqeady there were 32.1 million acres of pub- from the Office of Natural Resources for immediate use without further re- lic land under lease, yet only 12.8 Revenue and the Energy Information view or approval by the agency, million acres were producing, an in- Administration. As in prior years, the number of crease of 70,000 acres from the prior "Since the beginning of this ad- drilling permits that were processed year. This activity came from 23,770 ministration, we have instituted com- far exceeded the number of wells that producing oil and gas leases and ap- men sense reforms that promote were actually drilled. In FY 2015, proximately 100,000 wells, both in- responsible oil and gas development industry drilled 1,620 wells on fed- creases from the previous year. while protecting places that are too eral lands, which is less than half the Because oil and gas development special to develop," BLM Director number of drilling permits that the is market-driven, broad market Neil Kornze said in a prepared state- BLM approved during the period. In trends have an impact on activities ment. "The BLM has done this total, the oil and gas industry now on the public lands. Notably, there while providing significant opportu- holds nearly four years' worth of Oil nities to develop energy resources in ready-to-use permits, when meas- (Continued on Page 8) Abby Wilhelmi (Photos by Janae Orluck) Grant Mayzchrak season some wins By Jenae Orluck Reporter With spring comes the start of the Beach High School track and field season. . ~, ~ The team of about 20 competitors had their first meet On April 12 in Hazen. Before the meet, coaches Troy Hoffer, Mike Zier and Jim : .... Campbell shared their expectations for the upcoming season. Heifer, varsity boys track coach, said that his expectations for the team is for each student to improve his times and distances meet after ".*~neet. Seeing potential in the boys 3,200-meter relay, Hoffer hopes to see this relay team place high at the Southwest Regional Track Meet in Dickinson on May 21. He also com- mented that he believes this is the year for Josiah Orluck to shine in the 1,600-meter run and 800-meter run. Heifer is excited to see how the jumpers will do this coming season, and is also looking forward to hav- ing Jim Campbell join the coaching staff of Beach track and field. Campbell is coaching the jumpers of the team. Campbell said that be- cause Beach has gone without a jumping coach for a while, his goal is to reintroduce jumping to the stu- dents. Campbell would like to see each of his prot6g6s beat their per- sonal record at least once this season. Coaching the varsity track girls, Mike Zier expects every competitor to work hard and to improve every track meet. Zier said he has three re- turning state qualifiers on the girls' varsity team: Sofia Muruato, Jenae Orluck and Abby Wilhelmi. He would like to see each of these girls improve and qualify for state again. Zier did not have to wait long for part of his hopes to become reality. At the Buccaneers' first varsity track meet in Hazen on April 12, Abby ~ 5 Jared Wojahn Wilhelmi ran the 1,600 meter run in on April 15. Many of Beach's indi- a time of 5:30.88. This time smashed v-iduals and relay teams placed first her personal record and qualified her at the meet. for the 2016 State Track Meet. The varsity buccaneer boys 4-by- Hoffer's hopes for Josiah Orluck 400-meter relay team placed first with were not disappointed either. Beating a time of 4:08.70. The team consisted his previous personal record by four of Kobi Allen, Samuel Clarke, Bran- seconds, Orluck placed eighth in the don Miller and Riley Freize. Jared 1,600-meter run with a time of Wojahn placed first in the 1,600-meter 5:01.92. Oduck placed seventh in the run with a time of 5:18.03. Sofia Mu- 800-meter run with another personal record of 2:13.81. Track The Beach team had a home meet (Continued on Page 8) TRMF employee among award recipients By News/Pioneer Staff dedication, innovation and leader- year long to get the word out through GRAND FORKS - Seven Gover- ship are ambassadors for our state." surprising flash mob performances, nor's Travel and Tourism awards rec- Among the award recipients new commercials and other new ap- ognizing outstanding leaders in we~-e: proachem Through a half-century. North Dakota's tourism industry Medora Musical 50th Year An- each year's production has been a were presented on April 13 at the niversary, Attraction of the Year. new story. 2016 North Dakota Travel and For more than 50 years, the Mike Beaudoin, Travel and Tourism Conference in Grand Forks. Medora Musical has been a summer Tourism Industry Leader. The awards were presented by tradition for many North Dakota Beaudoin, chief operating officer North Dakota Lt. Governor Drew families. In 2015, the script took of the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Wrigley and Department of Com- more than 124,000 guests from 24 Foundation, is usually the first into merce Commissioner A1 Anderson. states and several countries down the office and the last to leave, a bi- "North Dakota's tourism industry memory lane. Previous cast members ography about his nomination said. continues to play an integral role in from 50 years gathered for a reunion Beaudoin manages the teamwork of our state's economy," North Dakota and shared their favorite stories of the board of directors, a full-time Governor Jack Dalrymple said. "Its wooden bench seating, dirt floors and staff of 45, mute than 300 seasonal impacts are felt in every county in muddy hills. All of the employees employees from 36 countries and the state and it remains a solid con- worked diligently from dawn to tributorto North Dakota's economic dusk, making sure the show and Awards well-being. The industry profession- town were perfect each night. (Continued on Page 8) als being honored today for their The marketing team worked all The Safe Place... For Your Money In a world filled with uncertainty, it's good to know your money is safe. 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