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 By Bonnie Davidson    News    December 17, 2014 

Glasgow School Program To Open Doors For Future Engineers

New opportunity will come with new classes and new classrooms in the next school year. One local teacher has been spearheading the efforts to bring a program to Glasgow that will encourage students... Full story

 By Jim Orr    Sports    December 17, 2014 

Scotties Making Some Points

Seven Scotties went unbeatable in the Glasgow Invitational last Saturday. The competition was Malta, Wolf Point and Poplar. Going undefeated were Kasey Seyfert (120) at 2-0, Mick Reyling (132) at... Full story

 By Jim Orr    Sports    December 17, 2014 

Speech & Drama Team Has Most Excellent Time In Billings

The Glasgow speech and drama team attended the Billings Central High School Invitational Meet to compete against excellent competition – nearly 300 competitors from 24 other teams – and did well,...

 By Jim Orr    Sports    December 17, 2014 

Visiting Malta Next Up For 4-0 Scottie Boys, 1-3 Girls

Malta comes to town Friday to face a Scottie boys basketball team that's on a roll and a girls squad that seems to be improving. The boys defeated Baker, 73-42, on Saturday and Roundup, 75-48, on...

 Classifieds & Real Estate    December 17, 2014 


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 By Bonnie Davidson    News    December 17, 2014 

Progress On Water Treatment Plant

Glasgow may be a step ahead on improving infrastructure compared to other Eastern Montana communities that are in need to get ahead of the curve. The city finished up their wastewater treatment plant...

 By Bonnie Davidson    News    December 17, 2014 

Public Gets Chance To Face Legislators

Constituents of Eastern Montana had a chance to speak to three legislative representatives about issues they are interested in during the upcoming legislative season. Business owners, ranchers,...

 By Bonnie Davidson    News    December 17, 2014 

Building Project In The Works

A Glasgow native has been making trips up to the area as a civil engineer with plans to develop some land just outside Glasgow city limits. Travis West made an appearance at the Valley County Commissioners meeting to get subdivision plans accepted...

 News    December 17, 2014 

School's Name On The Ballot?

The possibility of the Irle School Elementary name change is still in the air. The school board meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 9, brought the topic back up again for a short discussion. Superintendent Bob Connor suggested that if they have school... Full story

 News    December 17, 2014 

Holiday Courier Coming Out Early

The Courier will be published one day early each of the next two weeks in observance of the Christmas and New Year holidays. The Christmas edition including letters to Santa from students across Valley County, will be distributed next Tuesday, Dec.... Full story

 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    December 17, 2014 

Huge Small Moments

There are small moments in a person’s life that are huge. Other small moments turn into victories. As I stepped out of the church pew at the end of the service, one of my grandsons looked up at me and said, “Grandma, I’m going to light a... Full story

 By Matt Rosendale    Opinion    December 17, 2014 

The Check Is In The Mail

The Billings Gazette reported Wednesday that the Federal Government has decided to try and balance the budget by reducing payments to counties which contain Federal Lands. See “Montana counties take $20 million hit in spending bill” by Tom Lutey....

 By Ron Stoneberg    Opinion    December 17, 2014 

FWP Deals With Fort Peck Tribes, Not Public

A month or so ago Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) gathered up over 100 Yellowstone Park bison that had spent the last 5 years in quarantine on Ted Turner’s Green Ranch (for a percent of the calf crop) and hauled them to the sovereign nation...

 By Virgil Vaupel    Opinion    December 17, 2014 

High Oil Prices Cured With High Prices

There’s a saying in the commodity pits in Chicago that goes something like this: “The cure for high prices is high prices.” The price of a barrel (44 gallons) of “Texas Tea” these days is hovering around the $67 bll mark and declining. Why...

 Obituaries    December 17, 2014 

Norma June Baker

Norma June (Van De Riet) Baker, age 80, of Fort Peck, Mont., passed away Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014, in Billings, Mont. She was born on Jan. 8, 1934, in Great Falls, Mont., to Harry and Bess (Kale) Van...

 Obituaries    December 17, 2014 

Arthur R. St. Germaine Sr.

Arthur Ray St. Germaine Sr. (Tatanka Iyankahan) "Running Buffalo," 88, died peacefully from natural causes on Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014, at the Faith Lutheran Home in Wolf Point, Mont. He was born on...

 Sports    December 17, 2014 

Governor's Cup Catches A Big One

Gov. Steve Bullock and Montana Department of Commerce Director Meg O'Leary the award of $150,000 in funding for events across – including the Governor's Cup Walleye Tournament on Fort Peck Lake....

 Sports    December 17, 2014 

Bait Change Proposed For Lake

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking public comment on a proposed rule that would adjust the list of waters where commercial bait seining is allowed in Montana. Three waters are proposed for addition to the approved seining list, and one is...

 Special Sections    December 17, 2014 

Winter Sports Preview

The 2014-2015 Winter Sports Preview section is included in the full PDF version of this week's issue.... Full story

 By Bonnie Davidson    News    December 10, 2014

The Bus Stops Here

It's been around long enough that some of the locals might take it for granted. But public transit in rural areas is often a struggle in small communities across the nation. Next month will mark 40... Full story

 By Bonnie Davidson    News    December 10, 2014

Downtown Revitalization Plan On The way

The city council has approved the bid for a downtown revitalization plan from Land Solutions, LLC. At $12,000, it was the lowest bid. Other bids that came in were at $20,000 and higher. Land Solutions' proposal outlined working with the city staff...

 News    December 10, 2014

Dark Journey

The call came in close to midnight on Wednesday, Dec. 3. A semi went under the underpass in Glasgow and was a bit too tall for the 12-foot, 3-inch limit. The truck was hauling over 40,000 pounds of... Full story

 By Bonnie Davidson    News    December 10, 2014

Storm Spotters Go National

By Bonnie Davidson The Courier The annual Skywarn Radio event took place this weekend at the National Weather Service in Glasgow. They started broadcasting around 5 p.m. Friday and continued through Saturday at 5 p.m. It sounded a little like a...

 By Bonnie Davidson    News    December 10, 2014

Visitors, Revenues Add Up For Showcase

This was the second year the Glasgow School District offered the Class C Showcase, allowing Class C schools to preview their basketball teams. Activities Directer Brenner Flaten told the Glasgow School Board that the district collected around $6,200...

 By Bonnie Davidson    News    December 10, 2014

Legislators Visiting Next Week To Talk Shop

With a busy legislative season only a few weeks away, legislators are gearing up for mountains of paperwork to read and several bills to review. Constituents in Eastern Montana will have a chance to talk with their legislators before the session...


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