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 By James Walling    News    April 26, 2017 

Job Service to Close June 30

Representatives for the Montana Department of Labor & Industry confirmed Monday that the Job Service Glasgow office will be closing its doors due to lack of funding. The decision will take effect on June 30. Communications Director Jake Troyer told... Full story

 By James Walling    News    April 5, 2017

House Approves Licenses for Traditional Tribal Bison Hunts

The Montana House on April 3, gave final approval to a bill to provide two licenses to each of seven Montana tribal groups for the traditional hunting of wild bison. House Bill 108, sponsored by Rep. Bridget Smith, D-Wolf Point, specifies that such... Full story

 By James Walling    News    April 5, 2017

Academic Athletes Patronize Glasgow's Downtown

Scobey High Principal Bryan Pechtl led a group of five students into Glasgow's south side during the high school portion of the Academic Olympics at Glasgow High School on March 29. Apart from... Full story

 By James Walling    News    March 1, 2017

St. Raphael's Mardi Gras Sees Crowds

Mardi Gras celebrations at St. Raphael's on Feb. 26 were a decided success, according to Director of Faith Formation Jewel Etherington. "We are estimating about 500-600 people attended," she said,... Full story


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


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