• Watch Florida Georgia Line's Energetic Backstreet Boys Cover
    Florida Georgia Line's Dig Your Roots tour kicked off May 12th in Tupelo, Mississippi, bringing hits like their current single "H.O.L.Y." plus unreleased music from the duo's forthcoming third album to the masses. Included near the end of their set is a medley of their favorite hits from the Nineties...
  • My Morning Jacket Plot One Big Holiday With Gary Clark Jr., Kurt Vile
    My Morning Jacket will perform three full shows at their third One Big Holiday festival, with Gary Clark Jr., Kurt Vile and the Violators and Deer Tick
  • Ben Folds on Kesha: 'She's the Real Deal'
    When Ben Folds played New York's Beacon Theater in May, he shared a long anecdote with the crowd about the time he threw his phone in a hotel pool...
  • Paul McCartney: 'I Was Depressed' After Beatles Split
    Paul McCartney recalled his heavy drinking and depression after the Beatles broke-up in 1970 during a candid interview on BBC Radio 4's Mastertapes. "I was depressed at the time," McCartney said, before paraphrasing Lesley Gore's "It's My Party"
  • Flashback: Mudcrutch's Early Version of 'Don't Do Me Like That'
    When Mudcrutch broke up in 1975, they didn't have much to show for their five years together. Despite gaining a cult following in their native Gainesville, Florida, and even signing to Shelter Records after moving to Los Angeles, the Tom Petty-led band didn't even release anything besides two singles...
  • Lady Antebellum to Host 2016 ACM Honors
    Each year, the Academy of Country Music's ACM Honors concert event and awards show celebrates special recipients and off-camera winners of ACM awards...
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  • DOT Awards SkyWest Essential Air Service Contract for Jamestown
     JAMESTOWN - Jamestown Regional Airport Authority Chair Jim Boyd announced Tuesday that the Department of Transportation has awarded SkyWest, subsidiary of United Express, the Essential Air Service Program contract for the next two years.Boyd was attending the city council committee meetings on Tuesday afternoon and notified the city council at the conclusion of the meetings.  He said he had received notice during the meetings.  Boyd told the council strong community support in requesting SkyWest for the contract helped seal the deal.  He added that  United Express has said there will be more air service added to the Saturday schedule. Boyd was present to testify before the council's Finance and Legal Committee concerning a loan to the Airport Authority up to 50% of $126,000 for five years for the purchase of a Jetway, a covered passenger-boarding bridge the authority could purchase from the decommissioned Minot airport terminal...
  • Williams Honored for Service to the Highway Patrol
     JAMESTOWN, N.D. –(Kassondra Keller) -  Mike Williams, the owner of Williams-Lisko Funeral Chapel, was presented with the Colonel’s Award for Excellence. Williams was nominated for this honor by Lt. Dan Haugen, coordinator of the NDHP’s Honor Guard. Williams allowed the honor guard to use his facilities and equipment several times to practice conducting funeral ceremonies. Williams also donated a casket, painted Highway Patrol brown, to the honor guard to use for training.“Without Mr. Williams’ support of our team, we wouldn’t have been able to conduct realistic training and would not be the team we have grown into today,” said Lt. Haugen. The NDHP Honor Guard serves at funerals of retired highway patrolmen and other law enforcement officers who die in the line of duty. The Colonel’s Award for Excellence is given to NDHP employees or citizens who are nominated by any NDHP employee to recognize exceptional efforts in serving the citizens of North Dakota.
  • Normalcy and Collaboration are Key to Success for Foster Youth
     Gov. Jack Dalrymple has declared May Children's Foster Care Month. BISMARCK, N.D. –(LuWanna Lawrence) - Playing sports, driving a car, or having a cellphone are typical teenager activities that help them develop interests, skills, and long-lasting relationships. But some youth in foster care do not always get to participate in these everyday activities or have the same opportunities and freedoms that their peers do. One former foster youth, Chris Rickabaugh, now 21, credits his foster parents and other child welfare professionals who worked together to meet his needs and helped him lead a normal teenage life. A three-sport athlete excelling in high school football, basketball, and track, Rickabaugh said, “As long as I did not take advantage of my privileges, I was able to be a normal teen – go to school, do my sports, and drive home.”  The cornerstone of the collaborative effort involving youth in foster care is quarterly child and family team meetings. These meetings involve birth and foster parents, family members, county caseworkers, independent living coordinators, school personnel, therapists, and other professionals who provide support to the foster youth. Foster youths who are 14 years of age and older are encouraged to lead their own meetings and invite additional members, like friends, to be a part of their care team. “Having the meeting once every three months and hearing ‘Good job: Keep it up.’ It was nice and positive,” said Rickabaugh. “It helped me think about the future and plan ahead.”  As part of a child and family team meeting, a youth creates a detailed plan that outlines his or her independent living goals that will help the youth transition to adulthood and self-sufficiency.  Rickabaugh’s independent living coordinator from PATH Inc., Stephanie Caspers, said, “I like to turn it over to the youth and let them speak about their independent living experience and what their needs are. It is very empowering to be a part of your own plan.” The North Dakota Department of Human Services contracts with PATH Inc. to assist foster youth, like Rickabaugh, with independent living planning and services. Dean Sturn, foster care administrator with the North Dakota Department of Human Services, said in addition to the collaboration between individuals involved in a foster youth’s life, there are also other programs that can help them transition to adulthood including the 18+ Continued Foster Care Program, Chafee Independent Living program, and Education and Training Voucher program.One other major support that Rickabaugh is thankful for is health care coverage through Medicaid. Provisions of the Affordable Care Act made Medicaid coverage available to youth who age-out of North Dakota foster care until they reach age 26. Rickabaugh did not let the label of being a foster youth stop him from achieving great things. He was selected by the Department of Human Services to represent the state’s foster youth in Washington D.C. He was able to assist foster youth nationwide by participating in an effort to raise awareness and momentum for legislative action that would best support the needs of children and youth in foster care. He also has been an active member of the North Dakota Youth Leadership Board for the past five years. As a way to give back to the many people who have helped him, Rickabaugh plans to continue to advocate for foster youth by participating in various public speaking engagements. “I can’t thank my foster parents enough and everybody in the child welfare system for their hard work and dedication. I respect them so much because they were able to help me turn my life around,” said Rickabaugh. Sturn said there are about 1,386 children and youth living in about 755 licensed family foster homes, therapeutic foster homes, and approved tribal foster homes.The Department of Human Services licenses all family foster care homes and group care facilities to maintain a standard of safety and well-being for the children in care.  Individuals interested in becoming licensed to provide foster care to children and youth in their home should contact their local county social services office. Contact information is online at www.nd.gov/dhs/locations/countysocialserv/. People can also call PATH Inc. at 877-766-PATH or www.pathinc.org. Information is also available at www.nd.gov/dhs/services/childfamily/fostercare/ or by calling 701-328-2316, toll-free 800-245-3736 or Relay ND TTY 800-366-6888.
  • UPDATE: Jamestown Boy Dies From Injuries
      JAMESTOWN – A Jamestown boy has died in a Fargo hospital after a truck-bicycle collision on Tuesday, May 17. Jamestown police and family friends confirmed Monday night that Christopher H. Roach died Sunday from his injuries. The original police report says Roach entered the intersection of 3rd Street and 7th Avenue northeast at 3:40 that afternoon...
  • White Cloud Returned to Owners
     JAMESTOWN - The National Buffalo Museum in Jamestown announced Monday that the albino American bison White Cloud has been returned to its owners, Shirek Buffalo of Michigan, North Dakota. White Cloud was born on the ranch in July 1996. The family originally wanted her to be more visible and made special arrangements with the museum for her to join the herd at the Jamestown facility. During her time in Jamestown she birthed eleven calves, including the albino Dakota Miracle. Officials say the life span for bison in captivity is typically 20-25 years...
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