April 3, 2020

Dear Williston Wire Readers

On April 1, 2020, the United States began conducting its constitutionally mandated decennial (10 year) census to determine the current population of the United States. Make sure you get counted ! Check out North Dakota's census website at Census 2020 .

Shawn, Ann, Barb and Brenda

Williston City Commission approves Emergency Municipal Declaration
News Release - The Williston City Commission has approved an emergency municipal declaration for the City of Williston in response to the public health crisis arising out of the novel coronavirus. The declaration will remain in place until further notice. Read More Emergency Municipal Declaration
Williams County Commission adopts Public Health Emergency Declaration
News Release - Today, Williams County Commission Chairman Steve Kemp signed a public health emergency declaration for Williams County in response to the ongoing local, national, and global COVID-19 situation. The declaration is in effect for 7 days and will be revisited during the April 7, 2020, regular Commission Meeting. Read More
Williston Mayor urges Physical Distancing
News Releas e - The City of Williston is reminding residents to adhere to the COVID-19 preventative measures now more than ever. “As you have probably already heard, the North Dakota Department of Health has released information that included two positive COVID-19 cases in Williams County on March 31,” said Williston Mayor Howard Klug. “While we urge residents not to panic, it is paramount that we all practice physical distancing to protect our community.” Read More
WPRD closes Public Playgrounds, Skate Park
News Release - The impact of the coronavirus pandemic has made its way to Williston’s playgrounds and the skate park. Williston Parks and Recreation District (WPRD) will be closing all playgrounds, including the skate park, effective immediately (4/1/2020) in an effort to minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus until further notice. Read More
Band Day postponed
KUMV-TV - The city’s largest celebration is traditionally held every Mother’s Day weekend, but this year it will take place sometime in Fall due to the CDC’s COVID-19 recommendations. Read More
Cherry Creek Media remains Open, Smiling Moose offers Free Delivery
Williston Economic D evelopment - Cherry Creek Radio and Smiling Moose Deli are working through the pandemic. “During this COVID-19 crisis, local radio is still a trusted source of information and community connection,” says Dee James of Cherry Creek Media. “Our radio stations: 660 KEYZ News Radio, Dakota Country Z96.1 and Power 95, are keeping listening audiences up-to-date and plugged in to what matters.” Meanwhile, the Smiling Moose is offering takeout and free delivery during the COVID-19 crisis. “We are trying to get a ‘Business Delivery Service’ rolling where we would deliver food to the larger local employers on a set schedule each week or every day if they so choose,” said Nathan Everson of Smiling Moose.
US Chamber of Commerce creates Small Business Guide to Emergency Loans
KXMD-TV - The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has created   a guide  to help small businesses, independent contractors and gig economy workers prepare to file for a coronavirus relief loan under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Read More
NDReponse.gov provides COVID-19 Information, Resources
North Dakota Department of Commerce - To best serve businesses and communities dealing with the impact of COVID-19, the  North Dakota Department of Commerce  team is taking a proactive approach by temporarily redirecting human and financial resources to support the North Dakota business community. Read More
Regulators approve Two Pipelines
Bismarck Tribun e - S tate regulators approved two pipelines Wednesday: One that will carry carbon dioxide to the southwestern corner of North Dakota, and another to transport natural gas liquids across the northwestern part of the state. The Public Service Commission granted permits for the projects in unanimous votes during a meeting held via conference call in light of the coronavirus pandemic. Read More
Bismarck Tribune Editorial: Oil Industry is Resilient
Bismarck Tribune - T he coronavirus and OPEC has unleashed an unprecedented one-two-punch to our national and local economies.
Most unfortunately, oil prices and capital investments are unlikely to recover quickly. Companies will do all they can to retain employees, but there will be job losses and many service companies will not survive. Read More
Upcoming Williston Events
04/23 ------ Art & Wine Walk
The event will be held from 5-8 p.m. in Downtown Williston. Sponsored by the Williston Downtowners Association.

05/17-23 ------ National Public Works Week
Williston Public Works will host a community outreach day on May 20 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the new Public Works Facility. Equipment will be on display and staff will be on hand to discuss the services public works provides.

06/19 ------ Chamber of Commerce's Rockin' Ribfest
The competition will be held in Downtown Williston. Contact caitlyn@willistonchamber.com for more information

06/20 ------ Chamber of Commerce's Lemonade Day
Youth will set up lemonade stands across Williston.

06/26 ------ CHI St. Alexius Health Williston Golf Tournament
The tournament will be played at the Links of North Dakota.
Upcoming Energy Events
 05/05 ------ API Monthly Meeting
The meeting will be held from 6:30-9 p.m. at the Grand Williston Hotel.

09/01-03 ------ Williston Basin Petroleum Conference
The conference will feature speakers and a trade show in Bismarck. Click  here  for more information.

09/09-11 ------ DUG Eagle Ford
The conference and exhibition will be held in San Antonio, Texas. Registration
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