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 By James Walling    News    February 22, 2017 

Promising Auditions and Winter Readings

It was a banner winter weekend for the Fort Peck Summer Theatre, in more ways than one. For starters, live theatre returned to Valley County in the form of two staged readings of Lucille Fletcher's... Full story


Valley View Home Terminates HMS

Valley View Home Board President Brian Fuhrman announced Feb. 7 that its relationship with Health Management Services and HMS Vice President Karl Rude is officially over. The parting of ways comes after a contentious relationship, which saw... Full story

 By James Walling    News    January 25, 2017

Trump Signs Executive Action on Keystone XL

President Donald Trump signed an executive action to move forward with the Keystone XL pipeline on Jan 24. He also indicated movement on the Dakota Access oil pipeline, though timelines and other details remain unclear at press time. Trump told repor... Full story

 By James Walling    News    January 25, 2017

Winter Grazing Seminar Concludes in Glasgow

Dr. Angus McIntosh, executive director of the National Range Allotment Owners Association, headlined this year's winter grazing seminar at Glasgow's Cottonwood Inn on Jan. 18. The event, hosted by the... Full story

 By James Walling    News    January 4, 2017

Stabbing Suspect Charged in Glasgow

Undersheriff Luke Strommen of the Valley County Sheriff's Office is leading an investigation, along with members of the Montana Highway Patrol and Federal Bureau of Investigation, into an alleged... Full story

 By James Walling    News    January 4, 2017

New Year's Rides Program a Success

The Cottonwood’s Rob Brunelle informs us that members of Valley County Search & Rescue along with local wrecker services provided 245 rides on New Year’s Eve to area revelers. That number is up from 160 rides last year. According to Brunelle,... Full story


Law Enforcement Brief: DUI Patrols, Wreck on Hwy 24

The Valley County Sheriff's Office would like to remind everyone that law enforcement agencies will be stepping up DUI patrols through the first of the new year. DUI Task Force Coordinator Deputy Chri... Full story


Fire in Hinsdale, Sweet Memories Closed for Season

Outgoing County Commissioner Dave Reinhardt kept a stiff upper lip over lunch at the Cottonwood on Dec. 19, despite losing a shop to fire the previous Thursday (Dec. 15). According to Reinhardt, the... Full story

 By James Walling    News    December 7, 2016

Sheriff Meier Announces Retirement

Valley County Sheriff Glen Meier formally announced his retirement to the Valley County Commissioners on Dec. 5. He will vacate the position at the end of 2016. Meier is in the middle of a fourth... Full story

 By James Walling    News    November 9, 2016

Paving Project Nears Completion

The road construction project on Hwy. 117 is nearing completion. And boy is it pretty in this autumn sunshine. At press time, paving operations between Nashua and Fort Peck remain underway, but much... Full story


Media, Elections and Respect

Some readers know me intimately enough to guess at my personal political allegiances. Regardless, it should shock no one to learn that I do indeed have strong feelings on the subject of the national election. And yet, the most important thing to me...

 By James Walling    News    November 2, 2016

Gianforte and Robinson Stop in Glasgow

Bozeman businessman and tech entrepreneur Greg Gianforte and running mate, rancher and Phillips County Commissioner Lesley Robinson visited Glasgow Nov. 1 as part of their final whistle stop tour before election day. During their tour, they’ll... Full story

 By James Walling    News    October 26, 2016

Holocaust Survivor to Speak at GHS

Holocaust survivor Eva Mozes Kor will be speaking in Glasgow at 7 p.m. on Nov. 1 at Glasgow High School. Eva has appeared to discuss history and her own story all over the world, including Germany, Israel and Poland. In 1944, Eva and her family were... Full story


Sentencing and Victims Resources

The statewide, national and international press coverage of the Martin Blake case over the last week has generated a lot of interest in the current state of our judiciary and victims advocacy resources here in Valley County. We embrace this added... Full story


Bullock Unwilling to Debate in Northeast Montana

Governor Steve Bullock has declined an invitation from The Courier to debate in Northeast Montana, following a successful congressional debate between Congressman Ryan Zinke and challenger Denise Juneau held in nearby Frazer on Aug. 29. Bullock... Full story


Sam's Supper Club Closes Its Doors

We were saddened to learn that Sam’s Supper Club, the storied eatery on Hwy 2 near Reynold’s, has closed its doors. Just before press time, members of Sam’s staff confirmed that they had been informed about the loss of their jobs over the... Full story


A Salute to Saco

There was a lot of talk about the past at this year's Saco Fun Days. Former county commissioner Dave Pippin took us on an impromptu Fun Days tour after the parade on Sept. 3, pointing out properties o... Full story

 By James Walling    News    August 24, 2016

Juneau and Zinke Square Off in Frazer

A debate between U.S. House candidates Denise Juneau and Ryan Zinke is shaping up for Monday, Aug. 29, at Frazer School. The event will be moderated by the Courier and Yellowstone Public Radio, with sponsorship provided by McCone, Roosevelt, and Vall... Full story

 By James Walling    News    August 17, 2016

Roger Rock Returns to Nashua School

It's looking like 2016-17 is going to be the 'Year of the Rock' at Nashua School. Beginning this fall, local educator and author Roger Rock will be teaching English to upperclassmen. His plan is to be... Full story

 By James Walling    News    August 3, 2016

Zinke and Juneau Schedule Four Debates, One in Frazer

The Courier and Yellowstone Public Radio will moderate a debate between U.S. House candidates Denise Juneau (D) and Ryan Zinke (R) at Frazer School on Aug. 29. The candidates have agreed to four debat... Full story

 By james Walling    News    August 3, 2016

City Council Brief

The Aug. 1 meeting of the Glasgow City Council saw the passage of Ordinance 952, restricting the number of pets in area homes to three dogs or three cats, with grandfather provisions for households containing animals currently in excess of the... Full story

 By James Walling    News    July 27, 2016

Driving into Glasgow

Emerson Drive lead singer Brad Mates spoke to the Courier in anticipation of the Canadian band's appearance with JT Hodges at the 2016 Northeast Montana Fair on July 29. “I've never been to Glasgow,” Mates explained via phone from the road,...

 By James Walling    Opinion    July 27, 2016

Semantics Matters

Since the estimable Sandy Laumeyer and Pastor John Collins have expressed eloquent viewpoints on the subject of various lives mattering this week, I thought I’d wade in to clarify some of the language involved and discuss the basic semantics...

 By James Walling    News    July 20, 2016

Search for Owner of Submerged Vehicle Called Off

The Valley County Sheriff's Office has concluded its search for the body of a Colorado man reported missing in mid-June. A truck owned by Robert J. Willenborg, 59, of Buena Vista, Colo., was discovere...

 By James Walling    News    July 6, 2016

Opening Ceremonies at the Northeast Montana Veterans Memorial in Fort Peck

There was a heck of a turnout at the official opening ceremony for the Northeast Montana Veterans Memorial Park on July 4. Kelly Siefert from The Buzz, commented that it was the busiest event he'd...


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