Water Theft and Unauthorized Water Sales for Industrial Use

DID YOU KNOW taking or selling of water for industrial use without a permit is illegal? The increasing need for water to serve the oil and gas industry has increased the temptation to take or sell where it is readily available.


BISMARCK, ND – Criminal charges have been filed against a Mountrail county truck driver accused of illegally dumping oil drilling waste.

CO2 flooding coming to southwest ND

Carbon dioxide flooding, a tertiary method for recovering oil, is coming to North Dakota for the first time ever by way of Bowman County.

Bowman's $14M dollar airport project to continue

Like much of western North Dakota, the city of Bowman is growing.

Southwest ND small towns see boost from oil development

Dickinson isn’t the only southwest North Dakota city to see the benefits of the oil boom.

ND senators, Canadians meet about Keystone XL pipeline

- How about we get this pipeline approved, eh?

Bowman braces for the boom

During a recent summer day on the prairie in southwest North Dakota, the city of Bowman sat much like it has for decades.

It's coming; $2 billion investment, 200 wells, pipeline heading to Bowman County

A $2 billion investment is expected by Denbury Resources Inc. in Bowman County for infrastructure. The drilling of 200 oil wells is expected to enhance production in the Bowman area oil fields.

Bowman County officials identify areas for growth

As oil activity makes its way south, Bowman County and its cities are gearing up and getting ready to grow. City and county officials gathered last week for part two of their Vision West economic development planning where they identified 11 areas — including tourism, downtown development and creating a bedroom-community reputation — that they want to progress or continue focusing on.

Bowman Plans for New Hospital

With an increase in patients and emergency calls, the city of Bowman is getting a brand new hospital.

More Oil Drilling in Bowman Co.

The oil activity will be moving farther south in the coming years. Lynn Helms with the Department of Mineral Resources says he expects more oil drilling in Bowman County in the Red River formation.

Rhame residents to get new water supply

Residents of Rhame will be getting a new water supply soon. Voters in the small Bowman County community on Tuesday approved a new agreement with Southwest Water Authority to receive the political subdivision’s water, possibly as soon as this fall, according to the city’s auditor.

Notice of Financial Statement

Oil giant announces findings in lower Three Forks Formation

One oil company has solved the mystery of the lower Three Forks Formation’s contents – it’s full of oil.

Preventing and Thawing Frozen Water Services


The Perfect Storm

Storm lines up to give Bowman County record rainfall totals

NEW service provider for FREE weather alerts

Bowman / Slope 9-1-1 System contracts new service provider for emergency notification and weather alerts

Voters Must Update Address by May 10

Bowman County Auditor, Sandra Tivis, reminds North Dakota voters that they will need to update their address if they have moved since they last voted.

FREE Weather Seminar

Learn more about weather in this area by attending a free seminar.

Siren Testing in SW North Dakota

Bowman County sirens will sound during Severe Summer Weather Awareness Week.

Employment Opportunity

Bowman County has an opening for a full-time road equipment operator.