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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.

Put Your Money Where Your House Is

Have you thought about shopping locally - Here are 10 great reasons to start.


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

MORE THAN JUST AN APARTMENT: Landing marks first local project to ease potential housing crisis

When walking through the newly constructed hallways at The Landing, one can feel a great sense of optimism for the future. The new addition of the three-level apartment building to Bowman’s cityscape is a large step to tout the area’s growth.

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Winter 2014 Economy at a Glance

A quick look at key indicators of the Economy of Bowman County.

Get Your Community: Bowman Fair Board

The Bowman County Fair Board is a group of volunteers that host the annual Bowman County Fair, manage the Bowman County fairgrounds, and host a variety of other events and entertainment throughout the year.

Bowman County Development Corporation Creates Impact on Community

Organizations are measured in a variety of ways, a successful event or fundraiser, support of the community, or monetary success. In 2013, the Bowman County Development Corporation (BCDC) decided to explore one tangible way to demonstrate the impact felt through its available programs and services.

BCDC Applies for Rural Business Enterprise Grant

The Bowman County Development Corporation (BCDC) applied for a Rural Business Enterprise Grant (RBEG) from Rural Development an agency of the USDA. The grant application amount was $50,000 and would be used to conduct a feasibility study on the Sears Building. ABLE, Inc. is interested in expanding their retail operations and feels the Sears Building would be a perfect fit....

Leadership Development Continues in Bowman County

The Short Course has wrapped after 5 sessions, but leadership development, growth and encouragement is far from coming to an end.

Annual Meeting of the Bowman County Development Corporation Held

The Annual Meeting of the Bowman County Development Corporation was held on February 26th. Highlights, reports, and goals for 2014 were shared with the attendees.

BCDC Winter 2014 Pulse

The Bowman County Development Corporation strives to work towards achieving the goals laid out in our communities’ strategic plans and provide service to our county on a large scale and within our daily operations. Here are a few things we have been focused on.

Put Your Money Where Your House Is

Do you ever consider what happens to your money once you spend it? For every $100 spent locally, $68 stays in the local economy, and $32 leaves, in comparison to spending $100 at an out-of-area business where nothing is contributed to the local economy.

Tourism in Bowman County

Tourism promotion and pass through visitor services were two strategies selected during the Bowman County Vision West Planning Session. The BCDC believes that it is important to improve the services we offer to our visitors and encourage them to utilize the businesses in our communities.

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.

Employment Opportunity - State's Attorney

The Bowman County Commission is seeking to fill the position of Bowman County State’s Attorney.

New airport entering last stages of construction

Building a new airport in Bowman proves to be a long, expensive process.

Bowman County airport construction on schedule: $14M project slated for 2015 spring completion

Construction on Bowman County’s new $14 million airport is continuing on schedule — projected for completion in spring 2015.

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 Economy is 'Alive and Kicking'

Taxable sales within the city of Bowman have seen ‘an impressive’ 72 percent increase between 2008 and 2012

Bowman Plans for New Hospital

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

CO2 Could Improve Oil Production in Bowman County

According to North Dakota Oil and Gas officials, Denbury Resources, plans to bring Carbon Dioxide to the oil field in southwest North Dakota. "Sometime within the next decade CO2 will arrive in Cedar Hills and it's badly needed. The water field is mature now and in decline. It's a fantastic opportunity for CO2 Flooding. It's coming, it's just a matter of time," says Director of Mineral Resources Lynn Helms.

Joe Beaver 2014 Tie-Down & Breakaway Clinics

Attend the 2014 Tie-Down & Breakaway Clinics with 8-Time World Champion & PRCA Hall of Fame Cowboy Joe Beaver.

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.

Beulah, Watford City ranked in top 10 Cities for young families

Bowman ranks in the top 15 cities in ND for young families.

Up against deadline: Farmers work hard to meet planting insurance dates

Bowman County Extension agent Andrea Bowman said that even crops that were planted early haven't been doing much because of cold, frosty soil. Farmers are stressed about insurance deadlines, adding to day-to-day worries, she said.