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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
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
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...
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
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
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
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,...
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...
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...
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...