Expanding dining options

Burrito Bros has opened their doors in Watford City. This quick-serve Tex-Mex restaurant is the brainchild of Ryan Seigfreid and Nick Ybarra. Menu items include burritos, bowls, quesadillas, salads and the 4 pound Brorito made with a 30 inch tortilla.

It is open 10:30am-10:00pm 7 days a w eek, and located at 1 13 Main Street S. Read The Roundup news story for more info.
Updated Economy at a Glance

The November Economy at a Glance is now available. Some numbers of note:

-- Year to date visits to the North Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park have exceeded 90,000.

-- Building permit values this year to date exceed $26.1 million, last year to date they were a little over $21.9 million.
Forum scheduled for additional elementary school

With continued student enrollment growth, considerations are being made towards an additional elementary school to Watford City. A bond vote is scheduled for January 8, 2019. There will be three forums to help spread information about it. The first forum has been set for Tuesday, November 27 at 7pm at the Watford City Intermediate School commons area at 100 3rd St NE.

For more information see informational handout and for a news story on the growth see KX News
Radio interview spotlights our community

The Crude Life radio network recently featured updates happening in McKenzie County on its radio program. A 3 minute version as well as a full 27 minute interview are available. Topics covered inclu de energy activity and economic development.
Recoverable oil double than what was thought

According to this Seeking Alpha news article, Continental Resources has upped its estimate of recoverable Bakken oil from 20 billion barrels to 30-40 billion barrels. The increase comes from enhanced technologies that have been developed since the 20 billion barrel estimate came out in 2011.
More arenacross at fairgrounds

The McKenzie County Fairgrounds has been buzzing with the excitement of arenacross. Their first indoor/outdoor motocross event happened in October and more is scheduled for Nov. 17 and Dec. 15. The event is made possible by a partnership between the BTMA (Bakken Trail and Motocross Association) and the local Knights of Columbus/ Knights on Bikes council.
A Magical Medora Christmas 

Five legendary Medora performers are bringing a family-friendly Holiday Show to Watford City. A Magical Medora Christmas show will feature vocal performances by the amazing "Queen of the West"  Emily Walter , Broadway stars  Jared Mason , and  Job Christenson . It will also feature the musical talents of Chad Willow. Throughout the show,  Bill Sorensen  brings the spirit of Christmas through his gift of humor, magic and love. 

The event is on November 28, 7:30pm at the Performing Arts Center at Watford City High School. General admission tickets are $30/each and can be purchased in advance at local banks in Watford City or online .
Book signing at local museum

The Pioneer Museum of McKenzie County, will host the author of Pacing Dakota , Professor Thomas D. Isern, for a booktalk and autograph session on Thursday, December 6. The author will be in the house from 3:00pm to 7:00pm to meet readers and sign books for purchasers. At 4:00pm and 6:00pm Prof. Isern will present a booktalk and reading, which also will include original song based on stories in the book. The Pioneer Museum is located at 100 2nd Ave SW, Watford City.
USA TODAY features National Park

In a recent article published by USA TODAY, Theodore Roosevelt National Park is called "North Dakota's hidden gem." The article talks about the attributes of the park as well as Theodore Roosevelt's experiences in the area.

Read the article here.
Bank wins award

First International Bank & Trust was recently named the top extraordinary bank in the United States by The Institute for Extraordinary Banking™ at the Best Banks in America™ Super Conference.
This national honor was awarded for exemplary performance in five areas of banking: philanthropy, customer service, thought leadership, workplace culture, and financial literacy education. See more here .
ChristmasFEST coming to Rough Rider Center

Vendor show, pictures with Santa, letters to Santa, inflatables, swimming, skating, Christmas crafts for kids, concessions, Christmas tree and snowman auction will all be coming to the Rough Rider Center for ChristmasFEST. The event is on December 8th from noon to 5pm.
For more information visit here.
Check out upcoming events listed on our community calendar, like the Lutefisk dinner, Turkey Trot, Parade of Lights and more!
View past issues of the monthly update here.