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faces of the boom

August 23, 2015
Pat Ritzke, who started a new career as a mail carrier after 33 years in the oil industry, sorts packages for his route in Williston, N.D., on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015. Amy Dalrymple/Forum News Service
FACES OF THE BOOM: Former oil industry manager finds job in post office
August 23, 2015 - 2:00am
July 26, 2015
Skye Albert, pictured Friday, July 24, 2015, in Crosby, N.D., works as a social worker for Divide County. Albert is a recent University of North Dakota graduate who benefited from a grant program that aims to alleviate the need for child welfare workers in the Oil Patch. Amy Dalrymple/Forum News Service
FACES OF THE BOOM: UND grad fills gaps in Oil Patch care as social worker
July 26, 2015 - 10:45am
June 14, 2015
Lonnie Iverson, pictured Tuesday, June 9, 2015, at her business, Lonnie's Roadhouse in Williston, N.D., says her recently expanded cafe is still busy despite a decline in oil activity. Amy Dalrymple/Forum News Service
FACES OF THE BOOM: Café no longer nervous about slowdown
June 14, 2015 - 2:00pm
May 10, 2015
Daisy and Erik Delaney, pictured Friday, May 8, 2015, in Crosby, N.D., moved from Texas to work in North Dakota's oilfields, but the oil slowdown prompted them to take jobs as a truck driver and mechanic for Divide County. Amy Dalrymple/Forum News Service
FACES OF THE BOOM: Texas couple adapts to oil patch slowdown
May 10, 2015 - 2:00pm
March 1, 2015
Elizabeth and Adam Powell, pictured Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, in downtown Watford City, N.D., are newlyweds who recently served in the U.S. Navy before moving to North Dakota to work for Citadel Energy. Amy Dalrymple/Forum News Service
FACES OF THE BOOM: Navy veterans move to Bakken for new role with energy company
March 1, 2015 - 6:30am
December 28, 2014
Authors Quinn O'Connell Jr., left, and James J. Patterson hold a copy of "Roughnecks," a story chronicling O'Connell's year working on oil rigs in the Williston Basin. Washington, D.C., Monday, Dec. 22, 2014. Photo courtesy of the authors.
FACES OF THE BOOM: Authors paint a picture of a previous N.D. oil boom
December 28, 2014 - 4:03pm
November 23, 2014
Camarilla Hunter, a sixth-grade teacher at New Town Middle School on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation, poses in front of a mural in the school cafeteria in New Town, N.D., Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014. Kathleen J. Bryan/Forum News Service
FACES OF THE BOOM: Teacher welcomes new faces, diversity to reservation school in western North Dakota
November 23, 2014 - 12:30am
November 2, 2014
Constance Colburn, dressed as a spider witch for Halloween, shows off some of her signature donuts at Go Go Cafe and Donuts in downtown Williston, N.D., Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. Kathleen J. Bryan/Forum News Service
California couple has doughnut shop back in business
November 2, 2014 - 1:20am
October 19, 2014
Tim Oldham of Mulberry, Ark., owns and operates T-N-T BBQ LLC from a school bus outfitted with a kitchen and custom-built smoker in Ray, N.D., Monday, Oct. 13, 2014. Kathleen J. Bryan/Forum News Service
FACES OF THE BOOM: BBQ bus adds Southern flavor to oil country
October 19, 2014 - 2:00pm
September 15, 2014
Truck driver Darrel Harris of Milton-Freewater, Ore., came to the Bakken in 2012 to work for his nephew's trucking company in Williston, N.D., Monday, Sept. 8. 2014. Kathleen J. Bryan/Forum News Service
FACES OF THE BOOM: Veteran trucker sees challenges of Oil Patch driving
September 15, 2014 - 7:30am
September 8, 2014
Scale operator Megan English, 23, of Kingsport, Tenn., talks to fleet operations manager Javier Martinez of Albuquerque, N.M., before he scales out at Wildcat Minerals in New Town, N.D., Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. Kathleen J. Bryan/Forum News Service
FACES OF THE BOOM: Weighing her options in the Bakken
September 8, 2014 - 12:30am
August 31, 2014
After serving in the U.S. Marine Corps for more than eight years, Emily Gathje now works as an airport operations manager at Sloulin Field International Airport in Williston, N.D., Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. Kathleen J. Bryan/Forum News Service
FACES OF THE BOOM: Ex-Marine feels at home in male-dominated field
August 31, 2014 - 12:30pm
August 18, 2014
Operating room manager Sue Erling supervises a team of nearly a dozen staff at busy Mercy Medical Center in Williston, N.D., Aug. 6, 2014. Kathleen J. Bryan/Forum News Service
FACES OF THE BOOM: Energy boom keeps operating room’s chief nurse hopping
August 18, 2014 - 6:30am
August 4, 2014
Dr. Frederick Gross and wife Joyce pose Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, outside the Trenton Community Clinic in Trenton, N.D, where the doctor is working a six-month position. Kathleen J. Bryan/Forum News Service
FACES OF THE BOOM: Visiting doctor still makes house calls
August 4, 2014 - 10:00am
July 28, 2014
Day hand, cowboy poet and songwriter DW Groethe takes a break from fencing north of Bainville, Mont., Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Kathleen J. Bryan/Forum News Service
FACES OF THE BOOM: Ranch hand and poet has seen oil booms come and go
July 28, 2014 - 5:30am
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