Watford City: New high school set to open

Education in Watford City is will be taking a step forward this week. The new high school is set to open February 15th; among the features: first-time facilities for theater and performing arts, enhanced security, and smart classrooms.

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Study: Watford City student numbers expected to top 3,000

In spite of the oil slow down, growth projections for Watford City schools remain strong. The district is in the process of making plans to accommodate more than 3,000 students within the next 10 years, an enrollment that’s more than double the current number.

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Watford City Parks & Recreation Grows to Meet Demands

Growing cities mean park and recreation departments have to look for new ways to keep people active and entertained. And that’s just what’s happening in Watford City as the parks department expands all parts of its operation.

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Oil Well Flare Blamed for Starting 3,000 Acre Fire

The fire took place last week near Watford City while a statewide burn ban was in effect. Minimal property damage was done; full story on the fire from the McKenzie County Farmer.

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McKenzie County is Fastest Growing County in Nation

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, McKenzie County is the fastest growing county in the country with populations less than 10,000. Full story from the McKenzie Couty Farmer.

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Housing Market in Watford City Holds Steady

Watford City’s housing demand remains steady in spite of the falling oil prices. Get the full story from Amy Robinson writing for the McKenzie Couty Farmer.

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Watford City Welcomes New K-9 unit to its Police Force

Police fficer Ryan Chaffee and his canine partner Pido are officially on the job. This article from the McKenzie County Farmer has some interesting details on the how the team will be used and the extensive training they went through to prepare for service.

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New Indoor Arena and Equestrian Training Center Opens in Watford City

The privately owned 30,000 square foot Roughrider Stables & Training Facility has only been open a short time and is already attracting visits from Montana, South Dakota, and Canada.

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