Construction on the long awaited Cowboy Trail Connector began this week in the East part of Valentine. The new concrete trail will run form the Valentine ball field complex to the Cowboy Trail behind Bomgaars building. It will run on the east side of Green Street and the North side of ‘C’ St.

Wickett construction of Valentine has the $699,000 contract for the trail which is expected to be completed in August. The trail is funded mostly by a DOT grant which was secured several years ago. There will also be a spur trail south of the Valentine High School football field and from the ball field to the aquatic center. These new trails will allow safer pedestrian and bicycle traffic along the busy street.