FREEZE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CDT THIS MORNING…
.REST OF TODAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. AREAS OF FROST IN THE MORNING.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SPRINKLES IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGHS AROUND 50.
NORTH WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH.
.TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. WIDESPREAD FROST THROUGH THE NIGHT. LOWS
IN THE UPPER 20S. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE
NORTHWEST AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY…SUNNY. WIDESPREAD FROST IN THE MORNING. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 50S. NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.THURSDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. AREAS OF FROST AFTER MIDNIGHT.
LOWS IN THE MID 30S. NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.FRIDAY…SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S. NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.FRIDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S.
.SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY…PARTLY CLOUDY. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S.
LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S.
.SUNDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF RAIN
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S.
.MONDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S.
.MONDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF RAIN
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS AROUND 50.
.TUESDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 30 PERCENT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S.
JRVLS News Release – May 12, 2014:
More information on Wednesday’s Wayne Byers Show on CSi Cable 2 at 8:25 a.m.
The JRVLS Board approved options to purchase two properties in downtown Jamestown, adjacent to the existing Alfred Dickey Library, at its board meeting.
The two properties, directly north of Alfred Dickey Library will allow for the construction of a new two level 16,000 sf state of the art addition to the 11,200 sf Alfred Dickey facility. AD will be renovated to take advantage of today’s electronic innovations while preserving the beauty and heritage of the 1919 design. Bringing the classic and the contemporary together allows the board to honor the past and recognize the constantly changing learning environment.
The new facility will bring the Stutsman County Library, the bookmobile and the Alfred Dickey Library under one roof. The estimated cost of the new facility is $9,000,000. Net cost after donations is conservatively estimated at $7,750,000.
An initiative for a ¼% sales tax will be on the November 4th, 2014 ballot for city and county approval. The ¼% sales tax will cost the average Stutsman County family $33.75 a year according to the state tax office.
The option agreements, included in the $9,000,000, are for the property owned by Satrom Rentals, immediately adjacent to AD, and the Maple Mall owned by Helen Ashwell. The Satrom property purchase price is $375,000. The Ashwell price is $399,000.
The primary service that the public library provides is as the center of a community’s learning network. A learning network that serves pre-school through high school, college through seniors. The library provides the tools for every Stutsman County child, teen, adult and senior to acquire new skills. The library helps people connect – to commerce, government and each other with new devices and technologies.
The key word is “ALL.” Not every child or adult has access to the internet, a smart phone or tablet. The library is crucial to those who do not have access to the latest electronic device. The library provides a balance of traditional materials, printed books, and internet access for learning.
Think about Andrew Carnegie at the start of his life as a teenager, an immigrant and factory worker. He gives the library credit for shaping his future. Think about Louis L’Amour at the beginning of his life as a constant visitor to the Free Alfred Dickey Library. He credits AD in Education of a Wandering Man with giving him the learning tools he needed to become one of America’s greatest writers.
The next Andrew Carnegie or Louis L’Amour could be the first person to walk into the new James River Valley Library.
The library brings people together for engagement around books, culture, neighborhood connection and civic exchange. All of which is augmented by ever changing electronic devices. The new library will act as a catalyst for revitalizing downtown Jamestown. Studies show that whenever a new library is opened, patronage goes up, circulation goes up and the rest of the neighborhood and the community becomes more attractive to new talent and $.
For more information about the plans for the new library, go to www.jamesriverlibrary.org,
More information on Wednesday’s Wayne Byers Show on CSi Cable 2, at 8:25 a.m.
Jamestown ND (CSi) The Jamestown City Council met in Special Session Tuesday evening at City Hall. All members were present.
A Public Hearing was held concerning Seal Coat, Patching, Construction and Reconstruction District #14-41 and protests and the sufficiency thereof.
Follow the Public Hearing it was determined that the protests have been found to be insufficient to bar proceeding with Seal Coat, Patching, Construction and Reconstruction District #14-41.
The City Council, approved and authorized awarding the bid for Seal Coat, Patching, Construction and Reconstruction District #14-41 to Border States Paving, Inc., in the amount of $1,338,839.50. Below the engineer’s estimate.
The City Council scheduled a public hearing relating to a project under the Municipal Industrial Development Act requested by the University of Jamestown for a planned project of dorm renovations and to pay down existing debts.
The City of Jamestown is unable to support the request, and the MIDA bonds will be issued through the City of Medina. Both cities need to concur on the action.
The meeting was shown live on CSi 67.
Jamestown (CSi)The Jamestown Fire Department responded to a vehicle fire in the Hugo’s Parking lot, at 12:19 p.m., on Tuesday.
Lt. Sheldon Mohr says the unoccupied vehicle that sat by itself in the lot had a fire under the hood. 3 City Fire Department units and 25 fire fighters were on the scene about a half hour.
No injuries were reported, with the cause undetermined, with the 1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue a total loss.
Jamestown (CSi) The Buffalo City Tourism Foundation’s Grant/Executive Advisory Board met Tuesday at the CSi Technology Center, at Historic Franklin School.
Grant application presentations were made on behalf of the James River Rodeo by Marlyn Bertsch, and Fort Seward Reconstruction by Dale Marks.
The rodeo requested and was approved for $2,700 going toward program costs and advertising.
Bertsch said under advertising, the dollars will be used for bringing a rodeo announcer from Canada, and the rental of a sound system, plus the cost of trophy saddles. The total cost of the program is estimated at $60,000. Other revenue will come from advertising and gate sales.
He said the Rodeo at the Stutsman County Fairgrounds is planned for July 4, 5 2014.
For Fort Seward, Dale Marks requested a grant for $450, the total program cost, which was approved, for a Gatling Gun demonstration to take place on July 5, 2014, at Fort Seward. The dollars will used to pay for the individual to perform the demonstration.
Also requested, and approved by the Board was the Fort Seward request for $825, the total program cost, to help fund a Flea Market planned for August 23, 2014, at the Fort.
The dollars will go toward the costs of advertising within a one hundred mile radius of Jamestown, plus flyers and go toward insurance, paint and tape.
The organization is planning to charge $25 per table for vendors.
In other business, BCTF Marketing’s Tanea Clocksene reported a successful Branding, Logo Unveil that occurred on Friday May 9, 2014, held at the Jamestown Arts Center. She praised Red Plum Media’s visual displays at the event. T-shirts with the new logo are anticipated to be on sale at the RSVP+ store at Frontier Village.
Buffalo City Tourism Director, Searle Swedlund feels the new branding and logo is being received well by the public, as is the concept of the branding. He added that presentations will be made to service clubs and business leaders.
Executive Board President, Alden Kollman said the new gazebo replica dedication at the Stutsman County Memorial Museum grounds is Saturday May 17, 2014.
He said there will be refreshments, speakers, and bleachers set up for those in attendance. In addition postcards will be given away to those in attendance.
Swedlund pointed out that the Grant/Executive Advisory Board will meet on an as needed basis this summer, with regularly scheduled meetings to resume this fall.
FARGO, N.D. (AP) – A Fargo man is in custody after a large drug bust in the city. Police say they seized $14,000 in cash Monday along with large quantities of marijuana, cocaine, hashish, mushrooms, LSD, and prescription pills and patches worth more than $12,000.
The bust happened at a residence close to an elementary school.
Court documents did not immediately list formal charges against the 20-year-old suspect.
MINOT, N.D. (AP) – Three lawyers have been named finalists to a replace a longtime Minot-based judge who is retiring.
North Central Judicial District Judge William McLees plans to step down at the end of June, ending a three-decade career behind the bench. A Judicial Nominating Committee has named Minot lawyers Kelly Dillon, Robert Martin and Stacy Louser as finalists.
Dillon is the deputy state’s attorney in Ward County, Martin is the supervising attorney with the Public Defenders Office in Minot and Louser is a partner at Louser and Zent, P.C., a private practice.
FARGO, N.D. (AP) – The top federal and state prosecutors in North Dakota are working with truck drivers on ways to combat human trafficking.
Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem and U.S. Attorney Timothy Purdon are featured speakers Wednesday at the North Dakota Motor Carriers Association convention in Fargo.
Stenehjem and Purdon are scheduled to join Truckers Against Trafficking executive director Kendis Paris to talk about safeguarding the transportation system from human traffickers.
Purdon says truckers are the “eyes and ears” of the nation’s highways and are valuable assets for law enforcement.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Authorization for the Red River diversion will be included in a water projects bill negotiated between the U.S. House and Senate.
Authorization is an expected but important step for the project. Local supporters have sought the diversion to relieve a perennial flood threat in the Fargo-Moorhead area. The cities have suffered or been threatened by major flooding in four of the last five years.
Full details of the larger water bill haven’t been released yet nor have House and Senate votes been scheduled. But lawmakers said Tuesday the bill will authorize about $800 million for the diversion. Congress would still have to appropriate funds.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A North Dakota native who made it into the top five on NBC’s “The Voice” has been eliminated from the singing competition.
Scranton native Kat Perkins was not among the top three who this week advanced to the finals.
Perkins lives in Minneapolis, where she works as a nanny.
“The Voice” is a talent competition in which viewers vote for their favorite performers, with the winner receiving a recording contract.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – North Dakota’s state parks are returning to full services, with seasonal staffing in place. The state Parks and Recreation Department says the parks have attracted more than a million visitors annually in recent years. More information on state parks can be found at http://www.parkrec.nd.gov.
FARGO, N.D. (AP) – North Dakota’s two largest universities are holding spring commencement ceremonies on Saturday.
The University of North Dakota in Grand Forks says 1,915 students are eligible to graduate; 2,068 are eligible at North Dakota State University in Fargo.
UND’s graduation ceremony is at the Alerus Center. NDSU’s is at the Fargodome.
Hutchinson, KS (CSi) The Jamestown Jimmies were defeated 4-0 by Tabor on Tuesday in the NAIA National Tournament, in Hutchinson, Kansas.
Tabor’s starting pitcher Jacob Webb tossed a four hit shut out, striking out four Jimmies, allowing four Jimmie base runners.
The Jimmies will play at 5-p.m. Wednesday against the winner of Mayville State and Viterbo game on Wednesday afternoon.
The winner of that contest advances to the Hutchinson Regional Championship game taking on Tabor, Thursday morning in the double elimination tournament.
The tournament winner heads to the national world series.
Final L.A. Angels 4 Philadelphia 3
Final N-Y Mets 12 N-Y Yankees 7
Final Kansas City 5 Colorado 1
MINNAPOLIS (AP) – The Minnesota Twins overcame David Ortiz’s big night to beat the Boston Red Sox 8-6 yesterday. Ortiz went 4 for 5 with two homers and four RBIs. Kurt Suzuki singled with two outs off reliever Andrew Miller before Chris Parmelee lined an 0-1 pitch into the right-field seats for his first two RBIs of the season.
Final Detroit 4 Baltimore 1
Final Toronto 5 Cleveland 4
Final Houston 8 Texas 0
Final Oakland 11 Chi White Sox 0
Final Tampa Bay 2 Seattle 1
Final San Diego 2 Cincinnati 1
Final Milwaukee 5 Pittsburgh 2
Final St. Louis 4 Chi Cubs 3, 12 Innings
Final Arizona 3 Washington 1
Final L.A. Dodgers 7 Miami 1
Final Atlanta 5 San Francisco 0
NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS
UNDATED (AP) – The Oklahoma City Thunder and Indiana Pacers now own 3-2 leads in the NBA’s conference semifinals. Russell Westbrook capped his 38-point night by hitting three free throws with 6.4 seconds left in the Thunder’s 105-104 win over the Los Angeles Clippers.
Game 6 is Thursday in Los Angeles.
The Pacers were blown out as Marcin Gortat (MAHR’-chin GOHR’-taht) had 31 points and John Wall added 27 in the Wizards’ 102-79 romp in Indiana.
Indiana can still wrap up the series and advantage to the Eastern Conference finals with a victory Thursday in Washington or Sunday at Indianapolis.
NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFS
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Patrick Kane scored on a backhand at 9:42 of overtime to lift the Chicago Blackhawks to a 2-1 victory over the Minnesota Wild last night. The Chicago victory clinched the second-round Western Conference series. Kris Versteeg scored at 1:58 of the first and Corey Crawford came up with tough save after tough save among his 34 stops for the Blackhawks.
UNDATED (AP) – Brad Richards scored the game-winner and Henrik Lundqvist stopped 35 shots as the Rangers knocked out Pittsburgh 2-1 in Game 7 after trailing the series three games to one.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The Minnesota Lynx say forward Rebekkah Brunson will be sidelined indefinitely after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on her right knee yesterday. The 6-foot-2 forward finished her 10th WNBA season and her fourth with the Lynx last season by appearing in 33 games and averaging 10.6 points. Brunson finished the 2013 season ranked fifth in the league in rebounding.
A person with knowledge of the details tells The Associated Press Stan Van Gundy has agreed to a $35-million, five-year contract to serve as the Pistons’ coach and president of basketball operation. The hiring was first reported by ESPN.com.
The Pistons announced in April that they were not renewing Joe Dumars’ contract, ending his 14-year run as president of basketball operations.
Van Gundy has a 371-208 career record with the Orlando Magic and Miami Heat.
NEW YORK (AP) – NBA owners met via conference call to discuss Donald Sterling’s CNN interview and the plans to terminate his ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers.
Mike Bass said the advisory/finance committee reviewed the status of the charge for termination of the Clippers’ ownership. The meeting came a day after Commissioner Adam Silver repeated his desire to force Sterling to sell quickly.
Sterling criticized Magic Johnson in the interview that aired Monday, his first public comments since Silver banned him for life and fined him $2.5 million for making racist comments. Silver apologized to Johnson in a statement, adding that owners were working “as expeditiously as possible” on the process for removal. Johnson has responded by saying Sterling is “living in the stone ages” in his attitudes about minorities.
Ousting Sterling requires a three-fourths vote of the board of governors.
In world and national news…
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) – South African Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius has been ordered to undergo psychiatric tests, meaning his murder trial will be on hold for a while – possibly for two months. The prosecution asked for the evaluation after an expert witness testified that the double-amputee has had an anxiety disorder since childhood and it may have influenced his judgment when he fatally shot girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp last year on Valentine’s Day.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) – Nine o’clock Friday. That’s the deadline a federal judge has given Idaho to start issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples in the state. U.S. District Magistrate Judge Candy Dale ruled last night that Idaho’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. But Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter already has said he intends to appeal the case, meaning an appellate court could still put the weddings on hold.
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama will travel to New York’s Tappan Zee Bridge today to try to pressure Congress into injecting more cash into the nation’s infrastructure. In addition to calling on lawmakers to back his transportation plan, the White House says Obama will promote efforts to cut red tape and delays in permitting. The Tappan Zee Bridge was built nearly 60 years ago and is in dire need of replacement.
BAUCHI, Nigeria (AP) – Some Nigerian citizens who say they’re frustrated with their government’s response to the Islamic militant group Boko Haram (BOH’-koh hah-RAHM’) are becoming vigilantes. Residents and a security official say some villagers in the area where Boko Haram operates have killed and arrested members of Boko Haram after learning of an impending attack by the militants. Boko Haram is still holding 276 of the school girls members kidnapped a month ago.
TOKYO (AP) – U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy took a trip today to the Japanese nuclear plant devastated by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Kennedy wore a yellow helmet and a white protective suit as she was shown around the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant for about three hours. The plant was damaged beyond repair and decommissioning the reactors is expected to take decades.