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PHONE: (701) 523-3130

Bowman County Courthouse
104 1st St NW
Bowman, ND 58623

 

PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT:

By order of the Bowman County Commission, along with mutual decisions made by other city/county representatives, effective immediately, all personal fireworks and open campfires will be banned at the Bowman Haley Dam, Gascoyne Lake and all campgrounds located in Bowman County. As per North Dakota Century Code 37-17.1-10.1, anyone who violates this order could be charged with a Class B Misdemeanor.

The igniting of fireworks, outside of Bowman and Scranton cities limits is highly discouraged.

Rhame Fire Chief has banned fireworks in ALL areas served by the Rhame Fire District.

The Bowman Chamber of Commerce fireworks display WILL be held at the Bowman Haley Dam, as
originally scheduled.

Dated this 30th day of June, 2016

Bowman County Board of Commissioners
Bowman County Water Board
City of Bowman
City of Scranton
Bowman Fire District
Reeder Fire District
Rhame Fire District
Scranton Fire District

The County Commissioners have scheduled a special meeting on Thursday, June 30, 2016, at 8:00 AM, for discussion on the current burn ban and the ignition of fireworks.

Mock crash helps with search, rescue response. N D Civil Air patrol along with local responders participated in a simulated search and rescue for a downed aircraft last weekend.

Calendar of all meetings including commission, local boards and those hosted by county departments.

At an elevation of 3,192 feet Rhame is the highest of all cities in ND and was named for Mitchell Davison Rhame, a district engineer for the railroad.

Scranton was founded in 1907 along the Milwaukee Rail and was named after Scranton, PA - like that city, it was located within a region of coal mining.

For much of the 20th century, Gascoyne was the site of a coal mine with the most active period between 1975 and 1995 when about 2.5 million tons of lignite were produced per year.

*Townships, Cities, County *Ambulance and Fire Department *Park, Fair, Library, Historical Soc *Schools, Water Resource

Phone numbers and employee e-mail addresses listed by department.

Listing and links to all County departments.