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SIDNEY HERALD Around our 0tea iiiiiiiii~ ,] -..~7.f~ WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6, 2013 ! 14 BY LOUISA BARBER mitigating Bakken devel-very cognizant of the fact highest points of vehicles SIDNEY HERALD opment impacts. As high-that energy development with 13,000 vehicles every lighted by Tim Baker, Gov. in this state is a big part of day on Central Avenue. The Dige well underneath Steve Bullock's advisor, one that." North of Glendive there Sidney is about to spud, of those proposals is from runs between 3,000 and which means Sidney could Bullock himself who wants HIGHWAYS 5,000 but then drops half- have a stable oil revenue for $15 million in matching Some of the hardest-hit way between Glendive and years, funds to go toward infra- impacts are to roads. It's Sidney. Traffic picks up "We're very excited about structure. "I think there'll an aspect that the Depart- again at the four-corners this," Emily Snooks said be a lot of different shuf- ment of Transportation has intersection of highways Thursday evening during fling and juggling around focused on over the past16/200/23 south of Sidney the MonDak Energy Alli- with those proposals," couple of years, starting to as many as 8,000 to 10,000, ance meeting at the Sidney Baker said, calling the gov- with the overlaying the cor- the same count as the cor- Country Club. Snooks is ernor's proposal "a start." rider between Glendive and rider between Sidney and a spokeswoman for XTO He says a number of legis- Savage (which also endedFairview. Energy, the company re- lators may want to build on up having passing lanes)Among some of the sponsible for the well being and Central Avenue recon- projects in this area are nicknamed, "Sidney's oil 'This well probably struction, the traffic signals on West well." "We're very excited But the state realizes it Holly Street in 2014; lower- to invest here in our home- best represents must do more to keep pace ing the speed limit between town of Sidney. It's going with the heavy activity. A Glendive and Fairview to to be about a $10-12 million project." SJdney's best chance of study that began a year ago 65 mph for everyone, night with the North Dakota State and day; decreasing the Letters went out to land- sims-e't'-- some, gl'on--'erm University Upper Great speed at four-corners to 55 owners to sign lease agree- Plains Transportation Insti- mph, with a possible traffic ments, while the well was tute, which tried to predict control signal; district-wide expected to spud sometime revenue stream.' the worst impacts to state rumble strips and a center- this week. The single-later- highways within the nextline rumble strip between al well, stretching two miles few years so that the state Glendive and Fairview (a down and two miles wide, Bret Smelser can work ahead, showed first for the state of Men- will have just one oil well Sidney mGyor that an estimated $52 mil- tana). Other construction at first to "see how it goes;" lion a year will be needed projects that were not there could be six possible over the next 20 years to placed on the five-year plan wells if everything goes ac- address pavement needs, include Montana Highway cording to plan. But that's that idea, but negotiations Glendive District admin-23 east to Highway 261; over a number of years, have yet to happen, istrator Shane Mintz said Highway 200 from Lambert "That's not right away," that out of that additional east and Highway 200 be- XTO's Jon Aisenbrey said. needed funds, 70 percenttween Sidney and Fairview. "This well probably best is due to increased truck "That one we're actually represents Sidney's best traffic; the other 30 per- going to try and get into the chance of getting some cent is from construction program by 2015," Mintz long-term revenue stream," cost escalation. The aver- said. The project is a minor Sidney Mayor Bret Smelser age daily traffic varies at rehab overlay with possible said, "and we really ap- various points, but Sidney passing and turning lanes. preciate all that you guys appears to be one of the have done for us. We're very excited." GOVERNOR'S TAKE Speaking of a revenue stream, several proposals are in the works to assist in "Folks are really paying attention to this, and I have to say that one of the issues that are kind of getting a lot of focus this session, this is probably one of the top four or five," Baker said, insist- ing that there are more op- portunities to help eastern Montana deal with oil and gas impacts. "The number one thing talked about on the campaign trail was jobs and building the economy," he said. "I think [Bullock's District 5 Candidates Sought for Trustee Election at May 29th Annual Meeting EQUIPMENT & CONSTRUCTION For your Vac truck, Crane or Construction needs. Ioo , el ' Z.... "- " I [~f] uwner/uperamr ~v &. *,~Ot~ e~ ", e-'4~" I TELEPHONE COOPERATIVE, INC. Candidates are being sought for the election of trustees for Mid-Rivers Telephone Cooperative which will take place Wednesday, May 29, 2013, in Circle, MT. If you want to be on the ballot ptease contact a member of your distrlcts's nominating committee before April 2, 2013. Candidates must be a member of Mid-Rivers Telephone Cooperative, and maintain residence in the district where the candidate seeks election. Nominations for trustee candidates can be made from the nominating committee, by petition from members, or from the floor at the Annual Meeting. No proxy voting is allowed in the election for trustees. 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Tuesday, Maroh 12, 2013 8a.m.-1 p.m. USDNARS Research Lab 1800 North Central Ave. Sidney, MT Half-day seminar and luncheon features: Keynote Larry White, How Can Montanans Take Charge of Changes in Health Care? 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