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The ,, ....... /spaper of Billings County, North Dakota USPS 056-180 Vol. 96, No. 43 75 cents July 11, 2013 c+ A company called Young Four- "Young Four-Eyes is a screenplay film partners scouted potential loca- Eyes Productions recently an- dedicated to capturing how North tions that could be used in the pro- nounced a plan to attract major film Dakota changed this young, future duction of a Young Four-Eyes film. studios to consider North Dakota as president. Clearly, North Dakota's "Dr. Rich described the beauty a filming destination, including the scenic beauty provides an excellent of western North Dakota and the potential for creation of a North filming destination and is the only many stories of historical signifi- Dakota film fudd and a family- location you can chooseto show the cance in the state," Chad Robert friendly production based on impact this state had onTeddy Roo- Stewart, managing director of Theodore Roosevelt's days in the sevelt's life." Princebury Productions & Media area. Representatives of Princebury said. "Combined with the hard- "Theodore Roosevelt once said Productions & Media, a fund dedi- working, friendly people he de- he wouldn't have been president if cated to creating inspirational sto- scribed and the potential of the it hadn't been for his time in North ries in film, toured Medora and the Young Four-Eyes script, we decided, Dakota," says Dr. Rich Melheim of western part of North Dakota on we needed a closer look at this op- Young Four-Eyes Productions. July 5. They and other interested portunity." The Southwest Dickinson Re- This task force began on Oct. l, driving, the NDDOT says. gional DUI Task Force again partici- 2010, in order to take significant Nearly 80 percent of all law en- pated in the Regional DUI Task steps toward reducing alcohol-related forcement agencies participate in the Force program in North Dakota. crashes and fatalities across the state. DUI Task Force across North They made six driving under the In the southwest region, nine law Dakota. influence arrests, two other alcohol- enforcement agencies participated in The Southwest Dickinson DUI related citations, three drug arrests, the third quarter of this program, Task Force includes: North Dakota 86 speed citations and 27 other sig- which was conducted from June 17- Highway Patrol, Stark, Billings, Het- nificant arrests and traffic citations 30. By working together to create tinger, Slope, Bowman, Adams and and made a total of 178 enforcement high visibility enforcement, early re- Golden Valley County sheriff's de- contacts during the recent unified sat- suits show a positive impact on de- partments, and the Dickinson Police uration patrol effort, terring motorists from drinking and Department. I The effort of looking through the remnants of a house on Beach's Main Street is under way on July 5. (Photo by Jane M. Cook) ause of fi under in By JaneM. Cook Beach were on hand with six Charlie, died. Fireworks have been Reporter trucks. Three trucks arrived from ruled out as a cause of the fire. A fire in Beach on the Fourth of Golva, and two from Sentinel Butte. The fire crew remained at the July that destroyed the home of Bart .The blaze originated in the scene until 9 p.m., but returned at and Trish Bishop, and daycare busi- garage, and when firefighters arrived, 10:30 p.m. when flare ups were re- ness,Trish's Tots, remained under in- it was completely engulfed, and the ported and stayed there until 12:30 vestigation as of July 5, with the fire had moved to the house. A de- a.m. as it was feared that a gas line cause unknown, fensive action was then taken to pre- might become involved. The fire started around 6 p.m., and vent the fire from moving to the A Knights of Columbus fund- firefighters from Beach, Sentinel houses on either side of the burning raiser meal and auction for the Butte and Golva responded to the structure, said Buchholz. Bishop family is being planned for call, said Dan Buchholz, Beach fire No one was in the Bishop home at Sunday, July 21, at the Golden Val- chief. Twenty firefighters from the time, but two dogs, Louie and ley County Fairgrounds. Work on U.S. Hwy. 85 may be completed by fall Construction work continues on approximately 20 locations will be present and there will be U,S. Highway 85 from Belfield, throughout the 33 miles of con- narrow lane restrictions of 15 feet. north 15 miles and Watford City, struction and are tentatively sched- Motorists are encouraged to slow south 4 Miles. Workers are strip- uled for completion in the fall of down, allow extra distance between ping topsoil preparing for new turn- 2013. their vehicles and the vehicle in ing lanes, widening and shoulder During construction speeds will front of them, use caution and obey work. be reduced to 45 mph through im- flaggers and posted signs, the N.D. Turning lanes will be added at mediate work zone areas, flaggers Department of Transportation says. ND 2005 sage grouse plan revised The North Dakota Game and the state has declined steadily over grouse population," Steinwand Fish Department has completed a the past 30 years. The 2013 count said, "and all states are developing draft revision of a 2005 plan that indicated the lowest number ofconservation plans to address pop- addresses conservation of sagemale sage grouse observed since ulation decline throughout the sage grouse within the state. The Depart- Game and Fish biologists started grouse range." ment is accepting public comments the annual spring survey in the The plan lays out a framework on the revised plan through Aug. 1. 1950s. that allows for local and public The sage grouse plan is available Game and Fish Director Terry input that will help with conserva- on the Game and Fish website at Steinwand said the sage grouse plan tion actions. The long-term goal is; or by mail by contacting was developed to address potential enhancement of sage grouse habi- Game and Fish at (701) 328-6300. listing by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife tats in North Dakota, often through Sage grouse are native to the far Service under the Endangered private-public partnerships, that southwestern corner of North Species Act. "North Dakota is one will again support a healthy self- Dakota and the population within of 11 Western states that has a sage sustaining sage grouse population. 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