Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Williams County's Largest Man-Camp Closes -- December 1, 2015

The Dickinson Press is reporting:
While the city of Williston was deciding the fate of its own man camps, market forces were deciding the fate of another. Capital Lodge, between Ray and Tioga, has closed, according to a report in the Tioga Tribune.
A visit to the site Friday afternoon found a ghost town.
Capital Lodge opened in the fall of 2011 with about 130 residents in 13 of the total planned 2,500 beds .At the time of its closing, it was permitted for 2,000-plus beds, but, according to recent figures from the county, it had only 100 residents.
The lodge had built an on-site sewer treatment plant with a capacity for 3,000 residents. The crew camp is across the road from a Target Logistics facility along U.S. Highway 2. 
I remember these two man-camps when they were first going up.

This is just the way it was supposed to work -- temporary facilities. I hope the county has these man-camps bonded for reclamation.


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A Note For The Granddaughters

Breaking news now: 337 sei whales beached on southern Chilean coast; cause of death unknown. Current population estimated at 80,000, about one-third of pre-whaling days.

Baleen whales (Mysticeti)
  • right whales
  • rorquals, includes sei whales, minke (less rorqual)
  • gray whale
  • pygmy right whale
  • bowhead
  • humpback
  • fin
  • blue whale
Toothed whales (Odontoceti)
  • oceanic dolphins
  • narwhal and beluga
  • porpoises
  • sperm whale
  • dwarf and pygmy sperm whales
  • beaked whales
  • river dolphins (Amazon, Baiji [Yangtze], south Asian [India, Pakistan], La Plata [Argentina, Uruguay)

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