COURTENAY, N.D.— The winds are blowing some good things to the community of Courtenay, according to Darold Soupir, an area farmer.
"Look at it," he said. "There are about 40 people in the community but there is a lot going on."
The most visible thing happening is the construction of the new community hall. The project has an estimated cost of about $230,000, not including volunteer labor, and was made possible with community funds provided by Geronimo Energy, the developer of the Courtenay Wind Farm project.
The construction of the community hall and the wind farm in general were celebrated by local residents and wind industry officials Wednesday. The event included the presentation of a 2018 Wind Champion Award from the American Wind Energy Association to Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., for her efforts in promoting wind energy in the past.
"The community fund is $40,000 per year for 20 years," Soupir said. "That's the reason the community center is going up. It's a big boost to the community."
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