June 23, 2016
The Pembina County Job Development Authority (JDA) will host their Annual Meeting and 25th Anniversary Celebration on July 14, 2016 at the Cavalier Country Club. The evening will celebrate the culture, history, people and businesses of Pembina County. Several Pembina County businesses will be featured throughout the event. Main Street Floral and More and Red Door Designs, both Cavalier, will be providing the décor and staging. Food stations showcasing homemade and locally sourced appetizers and desserts will be provided by Shauna Stevenson and Blue Fox Coffeehouse, both Cavalier; J&D’s Riverview Market, Drayton; D & K Market, Pembina; and Sanctuary Guest House, Walhalla. Entertainment will be provided by Jordan Thornberg of Harvest Fuel Inc. in Walhalla and Kyle Gagner of Nodak Mutual Insurance in Cavalier will serve as event emcee. The business roundtable will include a panel of representatives from Enduraplas, Neche; Motor Coach Industries, Pembina; Harvest Fuel Inc., Walhalla; Pembina Daycare, Pembina; and North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department, Walhalla. Justin Robinson and Molly Skadsen from Icelandic State Park will give a geocaching demo followed by keynote speaker, Nancy Hodur, PhD, NDSU, who will share her thoughts on tourism development within Pembina County. Tourism development has been identified as one of the top priorities of the Pembina County Strategic Plan and will be supported by the JDA. Social hour starts at 6:30pm and the event will conclude at 8:30pm. The event is open to the public. Attendees are asked to RSVP by Thursday, July 7, 2016.
June 23, 2016
The Red River Regional Council (RRRC) recently added Danielle Gorder to its team as an Environmental Program Manager. In this role, Danielle will be managing the long-standing Red River Riparian Program. Danielle is a 2015 graduate of the University of North Dakota with a Bachelor of Science double major in Geology and Environmental Geoscience and a minor in Mathematics. During her studies, Danielle completed field studies in Turkey; Iceland; Pembina Trail Scientific and Natural Area, Minnesota; Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota; and Penokee Range, Wisconsin. Danielle also gained professional experience as an Environmental Intern at an iron ore mine in northern Minnesota. Danielle is skilled in ArcGIS, fieldwork, GPS navigation, instrumental work, and data analysis. She grew up working on her family’s farm near Fordville. Her interests include traveling, outdoor activities, agriculture, and operating equipment. The Red River Riparian Program has been a program of the RRRC since 1993 to address the riparian needs of landowners in the Red River Valley. The goals of the program include the restoration, protection, and responsible management of riparian areas made possible through financial and technical assistance. The Program is currently in its fifth phase with funding secured from the Environmental Protection Agency funding through the North Dakota Department of Health 319 Program as well as the North Dakota Outdoor Heritage Fund. Funding is utilized to provide 60 percent grant funding for riparian projects as well as staff. The RRRC is one of eight regional planning councils in North Dakota established in 1973 to enhance the ability of local governments to jointly plan, address issues, and seize opportunities that transcend individual boundaries. The RRRC serves Region IV which includes Grand Forks, Nelson, Pembina, and Walsh Counties.