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In Support of a Local Pool

Despite a few issues that threatened to delay the opening, the city pool is open for the summer. A new coat of paint and some maintenance, thanks in large part to volunteer swim team families, will hopefully be enough to get us at least one more summ...

 

Abdication of Duties

The media missed one of the bigger stories behind the nomination and withdrawal of Dr. Ronny Jackson to lead the Veterans Administration. The story wasn’t the gossip from coworkers or his inexperience leading a large bureaucracy. It wasn’t even...

 

Support Strommen for Sheriff

In recent weeks, I have had occasion to observe Undersheriff Luke Strommen in his professional capacity. I found his conduct both professional and personable. I will happily cast my vote for Mr. Strommen in the upcoming election for Sheriff. In a...

 

From Valley Dems:

From Valley Dems: On the heels of Gianforte's act of violence, the vandalizing of a Rob Quist sign in a private yard seems unremarkable. The sign was pulled and destroyed and left. Left as a threat? Felt like it to the homeowner. Small acts excused...

 

Glasgow Residents Face Drug Charges

Joseph Jones, Jessica Taylor and Patricia Doney are currently incarcerated in the Valley County Detention Center after arrests last week. Jones and Taylor face charges of felony criminal possession of dangerous drugs-methamphetamine, misdemeanor...

 

Plea Agreement in FPFAC Case

Mary Strand, her attorney Vernon Woodward, and Valley County Attorney Nick Murnion have reached a plea agreement in the embezzlement case involving the Fort Peck Fine Arts Council. The agreement will be heard by the Court at a date yet to be determin... Full story

 

Law Enforcement Brief

The Sheriff’s department issued 11 MIPs Saturday night at a party west of town. “When the weather is nice, we’ll see more of these outdoor parties,” said Sheriff Glen Meier. The department intends to work the county heavily to prevent... Full story

 

ElCorDel's 9-Pin No-Tap Tourney

The annual 9 Pin No-Tap Tournament at ElCorDel Lanes is one of the most anticipated bowling tournaments of the year and did not disappoint. Balls were rolling, pins were flying, drinks were flowing and laughter was pealing. Typically, the evening is...

 

Meyers Returns to Glasgow on a High Note

Andy Meyers, known to many in Valley County as the artistic director for the Fort Peck Summer Theatre, is now also known as Best Director of a Musical, taking home the accolade in the 2015...

 

'Not Guilty' Pleas Entered in Embezzlement Case

Mary Strand appeared in District Court, Tuesday, Jan. 19, for an arraignment hearing. Judge John McKeon advised the defendant of the charges, possible consequences and rights before she entered her pleas. Strand pleaded not guilty to the five felony...

 

Johnny Holm Band Show a Hit

Forget dueling pianos. The Johnny Holm Band turned their concert this past Friday night into a true community event with "dueling microphones." The band shared their mikes with several concert-goers,...

 

Social Media Use Suspected in Scam Attempt

Last week, a local business was solicited by an inmate currently incarcerated in South Carolina, who asked for $100 for his canteen (commissary) and in exchange he would pay the business back $150. Th...

 

Scams Continue to Hit Valley County

Phone and internet scams continue to be a problem in Valley County. Sheriff Glen Meier said that in the month of December, several individuals were conned out of a total $15,000 in separate incidents. “Even though the individuals are highly... Full story

 

Free Rides Available on New Year's Eve

Valley County Search & Rescue and local wrecker businesses will be providing free rides home on New Year’s Eve. The annual community service is supported by the Glasgow DUI Task Force. Drivers from Search & Rescue, Glenn’s Automotive, and... Full story

 

District Court Brief

Facing several charges, Brian J. Wiese appeared for sentencing in District Court, Monday, Dec. 21. Per a plea agreement, Wiese pleaded guilty to one of the three counts he was facing: criminal possession of dangerous drugs (methamphetamine), a... Full story

 

Elfward Snowden, Elf on the Shelf, Speaks

Elfward Snowden, an operative of the Elf on the Shelf program of the North Pole, spoke exclusively to the Courier this past weekend. “The children around here know what’s going on,” he said. He confirmed that Santa Claus’ workshop uses an...

 

Former FPFAC Executive Director Faces Felony Charges

Charges were filed last week by the county attorney in an embezzlement case involving the Fort Peck Fine Arts Council. Mary Strand, former executive director of the Council, faces five felony charges: four counts of theft of property by embezzlement...

 

Sheriff's Department Welcomes 'New' Deputy

Joe Tihlarik was one of 53 new officers who graduated from the Montana Law Enforcement Academy in Helena on Dec. 11. He returns to the Valley County Sheriff's Department as a deputy. Though the offici...

 

Law Enforcement Brief

Scam telephone calls are typical this time of year. Callers purporting to be from Dish Network or the IRS have been reported to the Sheriff’s Department recently. While these calls are becoming a fact of life, law enforcement at all levels, local... Full story

 

Main Street Memories with Scott Kirby

The Northeastern Arts Network's November performer was Scott Kirby, who brought to the stage more than just music. His Main Street Memories multi-media project combined history, oratory, photos,...

 

Music Review: Wylie and the Wild West

Wylie and the Wild West know how to break it down cowboy style: "We are a good-time cowboy band that hates to be boring," lead singer Wylie Gustafson has said. Boring, they are not. The WWW crew also...

 

Chinook Winds Breeze Through the Hi-Line

The Northeastern Arts Network kicked off this year's series with a bonus concert. The Chinook Winds Quintet of the Great Falls Symphony graciously agreed to a community concert after conducting...

 

Law Enforcement

Sheriff’s Department The Valley County Sheriff’s office has joined other law enforcement agencies across the state in the Department of Transportation’s “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign. According to a January 2015 study published...

 

STAT Air's New Plane Takes to the Sky

With her maiden voyage on Aug. 24, from Malta to Great Falls, the newest addition to Northeast Montana STAT Air Co-Op's fleet takes off to the delight of her pilots and flight crew. The Pilatus PC-12...

 

Police Brief: Parking Advisory

Increased truck traffic due to harvest and construction is causing parking issues and crashes around Glasgow, according to Police Chief Barstad. Motorists are reminded not to park in the yellow no-parking zones or crosswalks and to exercise caution...

 

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