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Poco Rio Frio Badlands Winter Event Feb. 9
February 8, 2019
This year’s Poco Rio Frio is February 9 at the Long X Trail and CCC Campground just off of Highway 85, south of Watford City near the Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

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School bond passes
January 16, 2019
Area voters overwhelmingly said "yes" to plans for an additional elementary school as well as funding flexibility in the near term if school board officials deem more building needed in the future.

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Job Fair coming in March
January 16, 2019
Employers and job seekers will once again be coming together at the NW North Dakota Semi-Annual Job Fair on March 27 held from 3-7pm at Watford City's Rough Rider Center. All industries are welcome.

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Caribu Coffee coming to Cashwise
January 16, 2019
Coffee and hot drink lovers will have another option in Watford City once the Caribou Coffee is built out in the current Cashwise grocery store.


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Foundation awards grants with help from Conoco
January 16, 2019
The McKenzie County Community Foundation, which is a local endowment, recently announced grants for local organizations. ConocoPhillips stepped in and nearly doubled the total grants amount so that over $10,000 was awarded.

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Community to provide 100k+ meals for those in need
January 16, 2019
For the second year, Watford City will be a mobile site for the Feed my Starving Children organization. Over the course of March 15-16, over 500 volunteers are needed to help pack over 100,000 meals that will be distributed to those in need throughout the world.


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Watford City looks to become long-term hub
January 16, 2019
KFYR-TV: Watford City's local government has many long-term plans in place, focusing its goals this year on evolving their city and making it a long-term hub for families.

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PBS Travel Show features McKenzie County episode
January 10, 2019
Daytime Emmy Award nominated TV host, Darley Newman, filmed an episode for the sixth season of her PBS and Amazon Prime series “Travels with Darley” in Watford City and McKenzie County last summer. Episode scheduled to premier on local PBS Stations on January 30 at 12:30 PM. Viewing parties scheduled on January 29 at 5 pm and January 30 at noon.

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GED & English language classes coming to Watford
January 3, 2019
January Registration for Watford City GED and English Language Classes is on January 7th! We will have classes in Watford City at the Rough Rider Center.
Contact Amanda Piesik at 701-774-4221 if you have any questions

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School Bond Vote Scheduled
December 20, 2018
With continued student enrollment growth, considerations are being made towards an additional one to two elementary schools for Watford City. A bond vote is scheduled for January 8, 2019. The only voting location is the Media Center of the Intermediate School (former high school) from 8AM-7PM.

For more information listen to the interview in the link by Geoff Simon with Superintendent Dr Holen on The Flag AM 1100.

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In Watford I got to go to my first National Park. I made some friends and we went to the badlands and saw things we never heard of before like jackrabbits and mule deer. In my opinion Watford is the best city ever!

~ Justice C Staton-Grade 5





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