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 By Dane Osen    News    February 22, 2017 

Law Enforcement Brief

An appearance is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 23 in Valley County District Court for Donald Jay Witkowski, who will make his initial appearance in court on charges related to the death of Glasgow’s Evelynn Garcia. Witkowski is expected to enter a... Full story

 By Dane Osen    News    February 15, 2017

Residents at Roosevelt Hotel Relocated

On Feb. 10, the Glasgow Police Department responded to a complaint from a resident at the Roosevelt Hotel regarding water coming in from the ceiling. Responding Officer Trent Gamas observed water leaking from the ceiling on the third floor and... Full story

 By Dane Osen    News    February 15, 2017

FPST to Perform in Glasgow, Auditions Set for Sunday

Come see what the Fort Peck Summer Theatre has to offer in 2017 with a theatrical reading production of Sorry Wrong Number by Lucille Fletcher. The classic mystery began as a radio play, originally ai... Full story

 By Dane Osen    News    February 15, 2017

County Brief

On Feb. 8 during the Valley County Commissioner Meeting, commissioners agreed to contribute a donation of $1,000 to the St. Mary’s Irrigation Project. The funds will be used to produce a film that demonstrates the need to rehabilitate the... Full story

 By Dane Osen    News    February 8, 2017

County Brief: Grazing Fee Hike

The Valley County Commissioners made the decision to raise grazing fees from $13 to $14.01 on Feb. 1. The increased amount now matches the state’s current rate. The county currently has 2,401 animal unit months (AUM) available for the 14,5550... Full story

 By Dane Osen    News    February 1, 2017

Court Brief

Karla Nix, 57, of St. Marie, was arraigned in Valley County District Court on Jan. 30. Nix is currently incarcerated in the Valley County Detention Center on the charge of exploitation of an older person, a felony. If convicted, the charge carries a... Full story

 By Dane Osen    News    February 1, 2017

Elks Club Honors Smiley Johnson

Glasgow Elks Club held a retirement party for "Smiley" Johnson on Jan. 21. Johnson had managed the club for the past 11 years, during which time he turned the local chapter around by organizing... Full story

 By Dane Osen    News    February 1, 2017

Gianforte Seeks Republican Nomination for U.S. House Seat

Recent gubernatorial candidate Greg Gianforte has confirmed that he will seek the Republican nomination for the upcoming special election to fill Montana’s sole U.S. House seat. This position is expected to be vacant due to Congressman Ryan... Full story

 By Dane Osen    News    February 1, 2017

Nashua School Improves Sound System

After being let down at last year’s graduation by the gymnasium’s P.A. system, the community came together to raise the needed funds for an upgrade. The fault in the old system was that it was dreadfully underpowered, and the sound emitted from... Full story

 By Dane Osen    News    January 18, 2017

Commissioners Consider Proposal to Reduce Number of Polling Places in Valley County

On Jan. 11, the Valley County Commissioners heard a proposal to reduce the number of voting precincts across the county. The county currently has eight voting precincts located in Lustre, Frazer, Nashua, Hinsdale, Opheim, Fort Peck and two precincts... Full story

 By Dane Osen    News    January 18, 2017

Local Business Profile: Josh Sand

Local businessman Josh Sand is a busy fella. The proprietor behind Sand Electric, Sandpoint Properties, Sandpoint Storage and The Ice Man, along with helping his wife, Ronica with Little Scholars... Full story

 By Dane Osen    News    January 11, 2017

Moose Spotted At Duane Mattfeldt's

Two moose were recently spotted at Duane Mattfeldt's place, east of town, located near the Milk River Bridge on MT Hwy. 24. The moose originally appeared north of the railroad tracks near the Valley V... Full story

 By Dane Osen    News    January 11, 2017

County Brief; Keystone Pipeline Chatter

Last week, county commissioners spoke with Robert Latimer of Omaha, Neb., about the Keystone Pipeline and the possibility of the project continuing. While they remain optimistically cautious, they discussed how the pipeline is projected to proceed sh... Full story

 By Dane Osen    News    January 4, 2017

State Wide Test of AMBER Alert System on Jan. 13

The Montana Department of Justice will be conducting a statewide test of the AMBER Alert System. The test, set to go off at 10 a.m. on Jan. 13, will be an end-to-end live system test and should include cell phone alerting as well. Montana’s AMBER... Full story

 By Dane Osen    News    January 4, 2017

Man Faces Felony Charges after Confrontation on South Side

On Dec. 27, 911 dispatch received a call about a situation on the south side of Glasgow around 1 a.m., where reports stated there was a confrontation at a residence. At the residence the suspect,... Full story

 By Dane Osen    News    December 28, 2016

Free Rides on New Year's Eve

For the past 20 years, Valley County Search & Rescue has teamed up with local wrecker services to offer party-goers a ride home after drinking on New Year’s Eve. This year, the crew will begin to offer free rides home around 4:30 p.m. and will be... Full story

 By Dane Osen    News    December 28, 2016

Buerkle, Fahlgren Sworn In

Recent elected officials were sworn in on Dec. 27, with Justice of the Peace Christine Hillman presiding. County Commissioner John Fahlgren, County Attorney Dylan Jensen, and District Court Clerk... Full story

 By Dane Osen    News    December 21, 2016

Event Center Limits Parking Due to Recent Vandalism

Due to several acts of vandalism, littering, and damage to property, the Valley Event Center parking area is closed to the public, with the exception of approved activities. Trespassers will be prosecuted and Valley County Sheriff’s Office will be... Full story

 By Dane Osen    News    December 21, 2016

Busted Knuckle Awarded State-Sponsored Grant

Our own Busted Knuckle Brewery has received a grant for $39,250 for brewing equipment and to assist with the expansion of the brewery in Glasgow. Governor Steve Bullock and the Agriculture... Full story

 By Dane Osen    News    December 14, 2016

County Commissioners: In Brief

During their regular session held on Dec. 7, Valley County Commissioners met with Mayor Becky Erickson and Director of Public Works Robert Kompel. The county commissioners passed a motion to accept a... Full story

 By Dane Osen    News    December 7, 2016

Improvements To Ezzie's Locations Underway

For the last month or so, construction crews have been diligently at work revamping two local Ezzie’s convenience stores. The improvements will give customers better access to goods and services that they have become accustomed to from the area com... Full story

 By Dane Osen    News    November 30, 2016

Fair Board Bets on Carnival Success

After having last year’s carnival leaving everyone except toddlers a little frustrated, the Valley County Fair Board has put forth considerable effort and focus into improving the carnival for next year’s fair. They ultimately were able to land... Full story

 By Dane Osen    News    November 30, 2016

Pioneer Museum Seeks to Overhaul Security

With the historic new addition almost finished, Valley County’s Pioneer Museum has set its sights on improving their security system. The new system will link up with the one recently installed into the new addition of the museum, and replace the t... Full story

 By Dane Osen    News    November 30, 2016

Valley County Commissioners: In Brief

The Valley County Commissioners gathered on Nov. 23 to discuss and vote on several matters pertinent to county operations. The commissioners unanimously approved the promotions of both Taylor Trang to a clerk one position and Julie McGuiness to... Full story

 By Dane Osen    News    November 23, 2016

Soup's On at The Apple Trolley

The Apple Trolley, located next to Crazy Woman Quilts in Glasgow's Plaid Square, is now offering soups to add to their menu of sweets and other snacks. Owner Joy Guttenberg is preparing the soups... Full story


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