January 24, 2020
Dear Williston Wire Readers,

The Williston STAR Fund board has approved up to $50,000 for Community Enhancement grant applications. The Wiliston City Commission will consider the board's recommendations at its meeting January 28. We'll have all of the details in the January 31 Williston Wire.

Shawn, Ann, Barb & Brenda
Hops and Berry prepares to open in Williston
News Release - A new lounge is preparing to open next month in Downtown Williston. Hops and Berry Taproom is located in the Renaissance on Main building. It will feature more than 50 different brews.
PSC to host Public Hearing on Oneok Pipeline March 6 in Williston
Bismarck Tribune - A public hearing is slated for March 6 in Williston on a proposed natural gas liquids pipeline slated to connect several processing plants in Williams County. Oneok wants to build the 75-mile line to carry natural gas liquids from the Hess Tioga, XTO Nesson and Flatiron Springbrook plants to another pipeline and, ultimately, to markets farther south in the middle of the country and on the Gulf Coast, the company said in an application to the North Dakota Public Service Commission. Read More
Pilot Drone Project moves Forward in McKenzie County
Williston Herald - pilot drone project in McKenzie County is one of at least two commercial drone ventures that could help position the Oil Patch for North Dakota’s next beyond visual line of sight radar system. McKenzie County Commissioners awarded a contract to ISight RPV Services during their regular meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 21, to help the county assess the condition of its gravel roads after rain events. Read More

Watford City building New Daycare Center
As more and more families with children continue to move into Watford City, the need for another daycare has carried right along with it. And after much discussion between city and county officials, it appears that there will be another daycare built and ready by next year. For the full story, subscribe to the McKenzie County Farmer
Family Dollar opens in Sidney
Roundup - Family Dollar had a ribbon cutting on Thursday, Jan. 16 in celebration of their opening on Jan. 23. From left, store manager Amanda Thompson, Sunrise Village representative Susie Cavanaugh and Chamber Director Bill Vander Weele. (Photo by Nicole Lucina)
Construction of New McKenzie County Elementary School on track
Thanks to a very mild fall, barring any unforeseen events, Steve Holen, McKenzie County Public School District No. 1 superintendent, says that Watford City’s newest elementary school will be ready for students at the start of next year’s school year. For the full story, subscribe to the McKenzie County Farmer
MonDak Lawmakers meet January 8
Montana and North Dakota legislators representing the Sidney , Williston Watford City  and Bowman areas held an informal meeting at the Missouri - Y ellowstone River  Confluence  Center on Jan. 8. Discussions centered on challenges facing each state and the  MonDak  region. Read More
Upcoming Williston Events
01/31 ------ Williston Downtowners Association Annual Meeting
Breakfast will begin at 8 a.m. followed by the meeting at 8:30 a.m. at the James Memorial Library.

02/01 ------ All Fur Love
The fundraiser for the MonDak Humane Rescue will begin at 5:30 p.m. with the social followed by dinner and an auction at the Grand Williston Hotel.

02/05 ------ 1 Million Cups
Support local entrepreneurs by attending the one-hour meeting at 8:30 a.m. at the Teton Lounge. The presentations will feature Power Play Project and Innovate ND Project. Complimentary coffee will be provided by Roughneck Coffee. 

02/29 ------ Hearts for Hospice
The fundraiser will be held from 5:30 p.m.-10 p.m. at the New Armory in Williston. Enjoy dinner, live/silent auction and entertainment. Call 701-774-7430 for ticket information.

03/04 ------ 1 Million Cups
Support local entrepreneurs by attending the one-hour meeting at 8:30 a.m. at the Teton Lounge. The presentation will feature Dakota Business Lending. Complimentary coffee will be provided by Roughneck Coffee. 

03/25 ------ NWND Semi-Annual Job Fair
The 2020 Spring Job Fair will be held at the Raymond Family Community Center.

04/01 ------ 1 Million Cups
Support local entrepreneurs by attending the one-hour meeting at 8:30 a.m. at the Teton Lounge. The presentations will feature Cooks on Main and US Census. Complimentary coffee will be provided by Cooks on Main. 

04/23 ------ Art & Wine Walk
The event will be held from 5-8 p.m. in Downtown Williston. Sponsored by the Williston Downtowners Association.

05/04-08 ------ Economic Development Week
Join us as we celebrate the achievements of entrepreneurs.

05/07 ------ State of the City Address
The public is invited to the meeting and free luncheon from 12-1 p.m. at the Grand Williston Hotel.
Upcoming Energy Events
02/03-07 ------ NAPE Summit Week
NAPE is the oil and gas industry's marketplace for the buying, selling and trading of prospects and producing propertiesin Houston, Texas.  Information

02/08 ------ API Chili Cook-off
More details to be released soon. Click  here   for more information.

02/11-12 ------ Blockchain in Oil & Gas Canada Conference
The Canadian technological landscape is evolving at an exponential rate. Blockchain technology in particular is having an unprecedented impact, scross the oil and gas sector. The conference will be held in Calgary, Alberta.   Registration

02/18-19 ------ DUG Bakken and Rockies
An insightful examination into the technical advancements and logistical challenges affecting producers and operators across Colorado, North Dakota and Wyoming. The conference and exhibition will be held in Denver, Colorado.  Registration

02/19-21 ------ 4C Conference
The Mission of the 4C Conference is to promote the latest Emissions Reduction Technology and Best Management practices in order to drive better Environmental Outcomes. The conference will be held in Austin, Texas.  More Information

02/20-21 ------ North American Artificial Lift 2020
The exhibition and conference provides an opportunity for artificial lift systems providers and service companies to meet with shale operators in Houston, Texas.  More Information

02/25-27 ------ International Petroleum Week 2020
Defining the industry's role, delivering a low carbon future. Transformation through innovation, technology and talent. To be held in London.   Registration

04/06-08 ------ DUG Permian Basin
The conference and exhibition will be held in Fort Worth, Texas.  Registration

05/19-21 ------ Williston Basin Petroleum Conference
The conference will feature speakers and a trade show in Bismarck, North Dakota. Click  here  for more information.

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