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 By A.J. Etherington    Opinion    May 24, 2017 

Remembering Mason Moore

It saddens me that this week we will memorialize a father, a husband and a Broadwater County Sheriff Deputy whose life was taken at far too young of an age. This being May, it is also the month of memorializing those who served and gave their lives...

 
 By A.J. Etherington    News    May 17, 2017

Wicks Takes Questions on Land Use, Negative Ads

When we reached Mark Wicks by phone, he took a break at his Inverness cattle ranch. “I like to try to get a little work done,” he joked, adding, “I need to check my cows and make sure they’re where I left them.” From there, we started in on... Full story

 
 By A.J. Etherington    News    May 10, 2017

CASA Recruiting More Volunteers in Valley County

Thursday, May 11, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Program Director Mark Douglass will be in the community room of the Valley County Courthouse from noon to 7 p.m., to answer questions and provide information about CASA and its mission.... Full story

 
 By A.J. Etherington    News    May 3, 2017

Melin, Ryan Lead with Improvements at VVH

Last month, Glasgow's Valley View Home brought in Judy Melin of Livingston to act as interim director until Amy Ryan, the current director of operations, can obtain her license as a health... Full story

 
 By A.J. Etherington    News    May 3, 2017

'Sunlight & Storm' Photo Contest Open

In an effort to challenge and inspire local photographers, the Courier and Sean R. Heavey are asking for submissions to the first edition of the Sunlight & Storm photo contest to be held over the... Full story

 

Lustre's Schmeckfest Celebration Marks 52 Years

March 24 was the 52nd Annual Schmeckfest in Lustre, which saw a crowd estimated at around 750 people in a grand show of support for the Lustre Christian High School fundraiser. Known as the German... Full story

 

Plea Agreements Reached in Women's Resource Center Thefts

On Dec. 7, 2016, Toni Louise Plummer-Alvernaz pled not guilty to the charge of theft in excess of $5,000 and wire fraud. She also pled not guilty to theft from a non-profit receiving federal funding which put the case in federal court. These charges... Full story

 

Brownies to Sell Girl Scout Cookies at Downtown Booth Saturday

Girl Scout Brownies from Troop 2244 in Glasgow will be selling their hallmark cookies Saturday, March 25 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at a booth outside Markle's Ace Hardware in downtown Glasgow. The Girl... Full story

 

Court Brief

According to the County Attorney Dylan Jensen March 20, was “a good day” in Court before the recently appointed District Judge Yvonne Laird. Judge Laird sentenced Andrea Gardner for two counts of distribution of morphine to two concurrent... Full story

 

Holom Appointed Interim Director of Valley View Home

In a press release, the CEO of Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital, Randy Holom has announced he will be taking over as the interim director of Valley View Home. Last month, President of the VVH Board of Directors Brian Fuhrman announced they were... Full story

 

Stat Air Nears Completion of New Hangar, Offices

The Northeast Montana Stat Air Ambulance Cooperative is nearing completion of their new hangar, crew quarters and office combination at Wokal Field in Glasgow. According to Program Director Clay... Full story

 

Libertarians Nominate Rancher to Run for Zinke's Seat

In a Helena nominating convention on March 12, attended by roughly three dozen people, the Montana Libertarian Party nominated Mark Wicks, a 46-year-old cattle rancher and writer from Inverness, Mont. Wicks received a degree in aviation mechanics... Full story

 
 By A.J. Etherington    News    March 8, 2017

Dems Nominate Quist

In four rounds of voting, Montana’s Democratic Party selected folk musician Rob Quist to run on the Democratic ticket for Montana’s at-large U.S. House Seat. The convention held at the Great Northern Hotel in Helena, Mont., drew eight nominees.... Full story

 
 By A.J. Etherington    News    March 8, 2017

Gianforte Nominated for Zinke's Seat, Valley County Represented

Montana Republicans have selected Greg Gianforte as their standard bearer once again, this time in a bid to win the sole U.S. Representative seat for Montana in the upcoming special election race.... Full story

 
 By A.J. Etherington    News    March 8, 2017

FMDH Stat Ambulance Receives Upgrades

Director of Emergency Medical Services Mark Becmer and members of the Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital Stat Ambulance team met with the Courier March 1 to demonstrate their newly acquired... Full story

 
 By A.J. Etherington    News    March 1, 2017

Tribes Seek Reroute of Keystone, DAPL Back in Court

The Assiniboine Sioux Tribe of Fort Peck asked Keystone Pipeline Developer Trans-Canada to consider rerouting the pipeline and to have three alternative routes planned, in what the Tribes said was a move to protect the water supply. Currently, the Tr... Full story

 
 By A.J. Etherington    News    March 1, 2017

Valley County Down an Ambulance

Valley County law enforcement and emergency services officials spoke to the Courier regarding complaints about ambulance services over the past weekend. On Feb. 26, a call was placed to 911 reporting an elderly lady had fallen at the Albertsons in... Full story

 

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

 

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