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Temporary Levy Passes in Favor of Valley View Home

With 61 percent of the total number of voters participating, Valley View Home claimed a win in the Sept. 7 election to approve a temporary mill levy to fund the home over the next two years. With final vote totals counted, 1,571 people supported the... Full story


Law Enforcement:

Jury selection for the Jay Witkowski murder trial has begun. 109 jurors have been summoned in the case. Witkowski is charged with the New Year’s Eve murder of Evelyn Garcia. Officials stressed that jury selection in the case will be overly... Full story


Law Enforcement Brief:

The Valley County Sheriff’s Office reported that they had a rather uneventful four days at the Northeast Montana Fair. Sheriff Verne Buerkle told the Courier, “We were really glad to see the large crowds at the fair, and we had no major... Full story


Regatta Set for Friday

The Fort Peck Sailing Club will be hosting their annual Can-Am Regatta this weekend, Aug. 11 – Aug. 13. The events will kick off Friday at 2 p.m., with a sailing seminar on the lake. The seminar will be open to the public for, “anyone curious abo... Full story

 By A.J. Etherington    News    July 26, 2017

'Vote Yes Valley View' Gains Ground

The campaign “Vote Yes Valley View” has made headway in their efforts to pass a special hospital tax district for Valley View Home. As of press time, the organization has held six informational meetings in Opheim, Nashua, Fort Peck, Hinsdale,... Full story

 By A.J. Etherington    News    July 26, 2017

Lodgepole Complex Fire Continues to Rage

The Lodgepole Complex fire continues to devour range land, homes, and farms in Garfield and Petroleum Counties, approximately 52 miles northeast of Jordan. At press time, the fires had consumed more... Full story

 By A.J. Etherington    News    July 19, 2017

Alvernaz Sentenced, Local Agencies Credited

The United States Attorney's Office announced that Toni Louise Plummer-Alvernaz was sentenced to one year in prison, $246,024 in restitution and a $100 special assessment for her involvement in a... Full story

 By A.J. Etherington    News    July 12, 2017

Meetings Planned for 'Vote Yes Valley View'

Organizers for the campaign to “Vote Yes Valley View Home” are hosting informational meetings around the county throughout July. Meetings have already occurred in Hinsdale (July 10) and Opheim (July 12). Future meetings will be held on July 13,... Full story

 By A.J. Etherington    News    July 12, 2017

Gianforte Hears from Northeast Montana Farmers and Ranchers

U.S. Congressman for Montana Greg Gianforte left his weekend schedule on July 8, to meet with local farmers, ranchers, agriculture industry supporters, implement dealers and the me... Full story

 By A.J. Etherington    News    June 28, 2017

Tax District Proposed to Fund Valley View Home

Co-chairs of the Valley View Home Long Term Care Task Force, Don Fast and Tom Markle, sat down with the Courier to discuss the sustainability of Valley View Home, and their proposed solution to operating a deficit. Established in March of 2017, the t... Full story

 By A.J. Etherington    News    June 28, 2017

Agencies Underscore Fire Safety for Holiday

With Northeast Montana experiencing its worst drought on record for June, the need to be extremely cautious with fire, fireworks and other fire hazards has grown substantially this summer. According to Crystal Beckman of the Montana Department of... Full story

 By A.J. Etherington    News    June 21, 2017

D&G Celebrates Diamond Anniversary

In 1957, brothers Darrell and Gene Morehouse opened the doors to their new sporting goods store. Originally located at the site of Holly and Co. in downtown Glasgow, they moved to their present location on 2nd Ave in 1962. Darrell Morehouse... Full story

 By A.J. Etherington    News    June 14, 2017

Orthopedic Surgeon Practices New Techniques

When we sat down with Dr. Scott Croft at his new office in Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital, he was excited to skip talking about himself and move on to talking about the advances the orthopedic surge... Full story

 By A.J. Etherington    News    June 7, 2017

Three DUIs Over Weekend

Valley County and the city of Glasgow saw a string of driving under the influence of alcohol cases over the weekend. Two DUI cases in the county involved vehicle crashes with one DUI occurring in the city limits. The first crash occurred on June 2, a... Full story

 By A.J. Etherington    News    June 7, 2017

Children's Museum Hosts 2nd Annual 'School's Out Carnival'

On June 2, the Children's Museum in downtown Glasgow held a fundraiser, dubbed the 2nd Annual "School's Out Carnival." The event featured a street style fair with an inflatable water slide, games and... Full story

 By A.J. Etherington    News    May 31, 2017

Special Election Goes to Gianforte

Despite being embattled by an alleged assault involving a member of the press, Bozeman entrepreneur Greg Gianforte won Montana’s sole U.S. House of Representatives seat in the May 25 special election. Facing opponents Democrat Rob Quist and... Full story

 By A.J. Etherington    News    May 31, 2017

FPST Presents 'Arsenic and Old Lace'

The Fort Peck Summer Theater will open their 48th annual season with Joseph Kesselring’s Arsenic and Old Lace. Directed by Heather Adams (director and choreographer of FPST hits Mary Poppins, Always, Patsy Cline, A Grand Night for Singing and The... Full story


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


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