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Supporting the Thin Blue Line on Peace Officer Memorial Day

Tuesday, May 15, was National Peace Officer Memorial Day, and last week in Bozeman two officers, Trooper David DeLaittre and Deputy Mason Moore, were honored for the sacrifice they paid to this state. I will say from what little experience I have,...

 By A.J. Etherington    News    May 9, 2018

Oil Well Rupture Spills 600 Barrels of Crude, 90K Barrels of Brine

On the morning of April 27, a farmer surveying cattle from the air discovered an oil spill approximately five miles west of the Frazer/Richland Road and East Grains Road Junction. The farmer reported... Full story

 By A.J. Etherington    News    May 9, 2018

Jim Uphaus Throws Hat in Ring for Commissioner Seat

Amongst the seven candidates campaigning for a shot to take on the Valley County Commission seat being vacated by the retiring Bruce Petersen is Jim Uphaus. Uphaus sat down with the Courier to talk... Full story

 By A.J. Etherington    News    May 9, 2018

Sean R. Heavey Challenges Netflix for Alleged Copyright Infringement

When Sean R. Heavey watched an episode of Netflix's Stranger Things some months back, he couldn't help but feel a sense of familiarity about the storm in the scene he was watching. To hear Heavey... Full story

 By A.J. Etherington    News    May 2, 2018

Voter Registration Deadline, Elections Approach Next Week

The deadline to register to vote in the upcoming June primary election is Monday, May 7. If you are not registered to vote by the deadline, you can still register to vote in the upcoming November election, but you will not receive a ballot for the... Full story

 By A.J. Etherington    News    May 2, 2018

Sarah Swanson Eyes a School Board Seat

Glasgow native and former Farm Equipment Sales General Manager Sarah Swanson has decided to run for the Glasgow School District Board of Trustees. Currently, she is amongst four vying for two vacant positions on the board. Swanson has a long history... Full story

 By A.J. Etherington    News    May 2, 2018

Glasgow Offers Curb, Sidewalk and Gutter Improvement Program

The City of Glasgow is seeking applicants for the city’s Sidewalk, Curb and Gutter program. According to Glasgow Mayor Becky Erickson, the program is to assist homeowners in beautifying their curbs, sidewalks and gutters, without having to... Full story

 By A.J. Etherington    News    May 2, 2018

St Raphael's Third Graders Gift Birthday Bags to Food Bank

Many of us take the little things in life for granted, like receiving a birthday cake or having a celebration. For some people, that is not always the case. Many people are food insecure and... Full story


BLM District Manager Answers Questions on APR Request

The Bureau of Land Management North Central Montana District Manager Mark Albers, spoke to the Courier about American Prairie’s grazing. As has been reported in previous editions, the American Prairie Foundation Inc. is attempting to remove... Full story


VVH Administrator Provides Update

Valley View Home administrator Wes Thompson sat down with the Courier to provide an update on the state of Valley View Home. Topics discussed included the home’s recruiting efforts for residents and employees, the state of the facility and major... Full story


Get Out and Vote

So, it is not everyday I get to start a column with such a cliche, but in this case I believe the title is cliche for a reason. The votes coming up are important and meaningful and need to be decided on by as much of Valley County as possible....


BLM Hosts 'Scoping' Meeting on American Prairie Reserve Request to Remove Fencing

The Bureau of Land Management held a “scoping” meeting in Glasgow April 12 to ask for public comment on an environmental assessment being conducted by BLM. The assessment is on a permit request by the American Prairie Foundation Inc. (commonly... Full story


VCHD Hosts Third Annual Red Thumb Reminder Day

The Valley County Health Department, along with law enforcement partners with the Glasgow Police Department, Valley County Sheriff's Office, Montana Highway Patrol and the Glasgow and Long-Run Fire... Full story


Todd Young Amongst Commissioner Hopefuls

Long-time Glasgow native and County Road Department Supervisor Todd Young is one of seven candidates seeking the job of Valley County Commissioner being vacated by Bruce Petersen in November. Young... Full story


On BLM's Decision Making Process

I want to inform all of our readers that it is the intent of the Glasgow Courier to take the Bureau of Land Management to task over their decision making process for the American Prairie Reserve’s request to remove interior fencing and graze bison... Full story


Grain Train Derailment Near Oswego, No Injuries or Hazards

On April 7 at approximately 5:30 a.m., a Burlington Northern Santa Fe train carrying grain derailed just east of the town of Oswego. According to BNSF spokesman Ross Lane, there were no injuries, or... Full story


Woes for Autism Waiver at Hi-Line Home Programs

Hi-Line Home Programs, Inc. is an organization designed to serve individual and family development in communities across Montana. The program serves people primarily with developmental disabilities through education, support services, adult living... Full story


Gilbert Mogan Runs for County Commissioner

Gilbert Mogan is one of seven candidates chasing the Valley County Commissioner seat being vacated by Bruce Peterson this fall. Mogan sat down with the Courier to discuss his background, experience... Full story

 By A.J. Etherington    News    April 4, 2018

FMDH Receives Cuddle Cot Donation

Malta resident Susan Green knows first hand what it is like to lose a baby early on. She lost one of her twins in utero over 17 years ago. She said she had also known people and friends who had... Full story


Upcoming School Levy Vote in May Explained

In a press release sent out last week, Superintendent of Glasgow Public Schools Bob Connors sought to explain the district’s proposed general fund levy. The proposed levy will be voted on at the May 8, annual school election. According to Connors,...


Light It Up Blue for Autism Fundraiser Underway

Sherrie Dodd knows first hand what raising a child on the autism spectrum is like, she raised a son with the condition who is now 18 years old. She remembers paying the costs for therapy services, autism camps and special therapy equipment for years... Full story


Valley View Restorative Aide Program

Few people hear nursing home and think of physical activity or restorative therapy, but for Valley View Home's Certified Nursing Assistant Kelcey Arnold that is exactly what she thinks about. Arnold... Full story


Candidate Profile:

Taryn Stebleton has served in the Valley County Clerk and Recorder’s Office for four years. In that time, she has gained experience with payroll and certifying elections while working her way up to her current role as Deputy Clerk and Recorder.... Full story


Valley View to Host Expert on Specialized Care

Ashley Stephenson has worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant, Medication Technician and the Memory Care Unit Coordinator at Valley View for eight years. In that time, she has worked hard to make the... Full story


State, Local Candidates Speak to Packed House

After a six year hiatus, a large number of supporters were drawn to the Cottonwood Inn on March 16 for the Valley County Lincoln Reagan Dinner. Glasgow native Aaron Flint, host of the conservative... Full story


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