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City Holds Public Meeting on Levee Study

The City of Glasgow, State and County Department of Emergency Services and members of the public met to discuss the recent Feasibility and Suitability Management study for the Glasgow Levee on Feb... Full story


Ice Levels Treacherous

With the recent surge in temperatures in Northeast Montana, ice thickness has decreased dramatically, according to the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Service (FWP). Marc Kloker, information and program manager at FWP Region 6, reported that many of... Full story


ALA Girls State Seeks Leaders for 2017 Session

Valley County's American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) is soliciting applications for Girls State Session 2017 participants. The event is scheduled to be held from Sunday, June 11, until Saturday, June 17,... Full story


American Legion National Vice Commander to Visit Glasgow

The American Legion's National Vice Commander Paul L. Espinoza will be at the Glasgow Veterans of Foreign Wars Post on Saturday, Feb. 18 at 3 p.m. The meet and greet will involve a question and... Full story


Scouts Honor Glasgow History with Window Display

In honor of Scout Week, Glasgow’s Boy Scout Troop 861 decided to put their spirit on display for the entire town to enjoy. If you happen to walk downtown this week, you will see their new window display next to Gary L. Wagemen’s office. Scout... Full story


Law Enforcement Brief

In 2016, the Valley County Sheriff’s Office issued a total of 21 citations to area minors for incidents involving alcohol. According to Sheriff Vernon Buerkle, the intent behind the citations was to curb underage drinking, risky behavior and to... Full story


Glasgow Woman Charged with Felony Elder Abuse

Karla Nix, 57, was charged Jan. 18 in District Court with felony exploitation of an elder. According to Chief of Glasgow Police Bruce Barstad, the charging documents indicate the alleged offense involved both financial and physical abuse lasting... Full story


Glasgow Road Department Executes Snow Removal Plan

Karl Krause, head of the Glasgow Road Department, told the Courier that they are working to clear the roads of snow. Krause said the city uses their snow removal plan in order to prioritize roads for... Full story


CASA Class Set to Begin Jan. 25, Still Seeking Volunteers

CASA of the Hi-Line is set to begin their new training classes at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 25, at the Valley County Courthouse Community Room. Executive Director of CASA of the Hi-Line Mark Douglass told the Courier that currently there are... Full story


Special Election Looms, Quist Seeks Dem Nomination

Following Montana U.S. Representative Ryan Zinke's decision to accept his appointment to Secretary of the Interior, Montanans have started throwing their hats in the ring to fill the Big Sky's sole... Full story


Jordan Johnson Becomes Glasgow's Newest Guard Soldier

Jordan Thompson Johnson, Glasgow native and Glasgow High School junior, recently enlisted in the Montana Army National Guard on Dec. 20. Johnson will serve as a Military Police (MP or 31B) in the... Full story


Half a Decade Later, Spillway Repairs Finishing Up

Following the flood waters of 2011, the Fort Peck Dam Spillway was in need of massive repairs resulting from erosion at the base of the spillway. According to Darin McMurry the Operations Project... Full story


Railcar Cleanup Effort Extends to Bonfires

The railcar at the intersection of Hwy. 117 and Boxcar Road near Park Grove has been the site of some festive bonfires lately. Currently, the property is home to one historic railcar and two giant... Full story


Natural Death Involved in Christmas Day Crash

Outgoing Sheriff Glen Meier and Acting Sheriff Vernon Buerkle discussed the details of a Christmas Day crash along Highway 24 between Glasgow and St Marie: The driver was an 81-year-old Valley County resident, Terry Delbert Fuhrman. The Sheriff’s... Full story


Zinke Accepts Nod to Oversee Interior

Rep. Ryan Zinke announced Dec. 15 that he has accepted the offer to serve as the incoming Secretary of the Interior. In remarks announcing Zinke’s nomination, President-elect Donald Trump praised the Montana native’s positions, ranging from... Full story


Non-Profit Director Accused of Theft, Wire Fraud

Toni Louise Plummer-Alvernaz of Glasgow pleaded not guilty Dec. 7 in U.S. District Court in Great Falls to the charges of theft in excess of $5,000 and wire fraud. She was charged alongside Brady Lynn Funk of Billings. The two allegedly schemed to st... Full story


Eugene's Does 'Good Turn' for Local Boy Scouts

Glasgow's own Boy Scout Troop 861 spent the mornings of Dec. 10 and 11 at Eugene's Pizza, baking over 220 pies for their recent drive to raise money for their canoe expedition to the Minnesota... Full story


Zinke and Trump Talk "Montana Priorities"

In what was reported to be a meeting pertaining to a cabinet appointment by the Associated Press on Dec. 12, Montana's Rep. Ryan Zinke's meeting with President-elect Donald Trump was reportedly void... Full story


Please Consider CASA

In working the articles the Courier has published on the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) program, I have felt compelled to push hard for those considering volunteering to really discern their decision. I hope maybe to inspire some of you to...


Block of Bucks Sets Funding Record

Valley County's Blocks of Bucks program set an all-time high Dec. 3 raising over $31,000 in funds to assist 297 county children with buying essential winter clothing, such as coats and boots. Mary... Full story


CASA Takes Shape in Valley County

In October, the Courier reached out to Mark Douglass, the executive director of CASA of Hill County, Inc., to talk about court appointed special advocates for child abuse and neglect victims in the county. Douglass painted a bleak picture of the... Full story


Student Council Sponsors Remembrance Tree

The Glasgow High School Student Council is sponsoring their 18th Annual Remembrance Tree program to remember loved ones that have passed on and military service members. The tree, which will be filled with lights commemorating those who have passed... Full story


Prairie Ridge Village Hosts 1950s Sock Hop

Since July, the Prairie Ridge Village community has been hosting community dances in partnership with Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital. According to Amber Swindler, director of Prairie Ridge, the... Full story


Literacy Project Teams Up with Tollefson

After launching distribution points in Frazer and Opheim earlier this fall (See Countywide Literacy Project Takes Shape in Frazer, Sept. 28), Boxcar Road Books has expanded to Hinsdale. Courier... Full story


The Best Part of Raising a Huge, Tremendous Family

Not that I mind, the shocked faces, or even looks of pure horror, I get when I inform people that I am a father of four awesomely well adjusted and outstanding children, and oh by the way my wife is also expecting our fifth. I usually kind of...


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