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 By James Walling    Opinion    June 21, 2017 

Kulczyk, Heavey, Valle Win Honors

The Courier brought home six awards from the annual Montana Newspaper Association Better Newspaper Contest in Lewistown this weekend, including three firsts: Sports Editor Georgie Kulczyk won first place for Best Headline Writing and second place...

 By James Walling    News    May 31, 2017

Vietnam Vets Honored at Memorial Day Service

Approximately 25 Vietnam-era veterans were honored with pins at the VFW and American Legion's Memorial Day ceremony May 29. Servicemen with dates of service ranging from Feb. 1961 to May 1975 were... Full story

 By James Walling    News    May 31, 2017

'Tour de Prairie' Adds to Global Bike Travel Weekend

On June 4, Glasgow area cycling enthusiasts will participate in a global event designed to encourage traveling by bicycle and spending the night at a campground, park, hotel, bed and breakfast, hostel, friend’s house or backyard. Bike Travel... Full story

 By James Walling    News    May 24, 2017

Memorial Program Features GHS Speakers

This year’s Memorial Day program from the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars will feature students from Glasgow High School. They will discuss various American memorials they visited on a recent trip to Washington D.C. The program will... Full story

 By James Walling    News    May 24, 2017

Downtown Venue a Good Fit for Quist Event

A packed house welcomed Rob Quist at the Loaded Toad coffee shop and Sean R. Heavey gallery on May 18. The Democrat is challenging Republican Greg Gianforte and Libertarian Mark Wicks for Montana's... Full story

 By James Walling    News    May 10, 2017

Gianforte Talks Close Ties with Trump

Greg Gianforte came to town for a campaign event at Farm Equipment Sales on Hwy. 2 in Glasgow on May 8. Gianforte is the Republican candidate to fill Montana's at-large congressional district seat in... Full story

 By James Walling    News    May 3, 2017

The Special Election Comes to Town

At press time, the Courier has learned that Republican congressional candidate Greg Gianforte is scheduled to visit Glasgow on Monday, May 8, at Farm Equipment Sales on Hwy 2. According to FES’s Sarah Partridge, the event will be a barbecue and... Full story

 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


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