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Community Cash Available for the Season

The Glasgow Area Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture is kicking off the 2017 fall and winter season with its annual Community Cash program. Community Cash scripts will be available beginning Monday, Oct.16, at First Community Bank in Glasgow and... Full story


Ag Expo Features Seminars, Dinner, Honors and Fun

The Glasgow Area Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture invite you to be part of history at the inaugural Northeast Montana Ag Expo on Friday, Oct. 13, at the Valley Event Center. The expo is a combination of the longstanding “New Trends in... Full story


Montana Lawmakers Speak Up in Washington

On Sept. 6, U.S. Senator Steve Daines spoke to members of the Senate in Washington D.C. to raise awareness and draw attention to the fires that keep burning in Montana. In these remarks, Daines and Congressman Greg Gianforte discussed having invited... Full story


Glasgow Completes Branding Project

Two Rivers Economic Growth and the City of Glasgow recently completed the Glasgow Brand, which was done through cooperation with individuals representing the Glasgow Area Chamber of Commerce, Glasgow... Full story


Local Radio Personalities Branch Out

Stan Ozark and Haylie Shipp wear many hats in Glasgow. Outside of being radio personalities, Ozark is a councilman and hospital foundation board member, while Shipp is the owner of Shippwrecked. Start... Full story


Benches Help Foster Friendship and Community

To start off the new school year on the right foot for all students, Irle School recently obtained buddy benches to help promote friendship and a sense of community outside of the classroom. If a... Full story


Local Residents Earn Distinguished Honor

Valley County residents Mary Louise (Hovendick) Helland and B.M. Bower, both of Glasgow, and Eugene Joseph “Gene” Martin were announced as inductees to the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame & Western Heritage Center (MCHF & WHC) on Aug. 11. The... Full story


Paint Run/Walk Starts This Weekend

The 3rd Annual Paint Run/Walk is this Saturday, Aug. 19. So far, 164 entry forms have been submitted with a goal of 200 entrants. You can still register by picking up an entry form at BS Central,... Full story


Paint Run/Walk Set for Aug. 19

The third annual Paint Run/Walk will be on Saturday, Aug. 19, in Glasgow. The run/walk is a 2.5 mile untimed event highlighted by participants being sprayed with powdered paint at various points along the course. The event is jointly sponsored by... Full story


Interpretative Center Celebrates Insect Weekend

Throughout the summer, the Fort Peck Interpretive Center has been hosting activities each weekend to keep visitors entertained and to keep children learning. Various activities have included learning about various types of clouds, how to read a map,... Full story


Theatre for Young Audiences Features Free Shows

With a goal of increasing visibility and awareness about the performing arts, the Fort Peck Summer Theatre is presenting a series of performances around the greater Northeast Montana region. Directed by Andy Meyers, The Last of the Dragons will be... Full story


USDA Offers Programs to Assist Drought Stricken Areas

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated Valley County as a primary natural disaster due to losses and damages caused by the recent drought. Many Montana counties, including Valley Cou... Full story


Fight for What Really Matters

On July 5, Children’s Hospital in Minnesota and an insurance company, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota, decided to terminate their relationship. By terminating this relationship, numerous families have to decide where else to obtain the quality...


Milk River Bridge at Nashua to Close for Repairs

Riverside Contracting and subcontractor Sletten Construction will be making repairs to the Milk River Bridge south of Nashua. To begin the repairs, the northbound lane of Highway 117 at the Milk River Bridge will be closing on Tuesday, July 11, at 8... Full story


Preventative Measures in Place at the Pines

With the continued dry conditions and lack of rain, the Fort Peck Pines Recreational Area is seeing an increase in local, state and federal firefighters being dispatched to remove the overabundance of vegetation. For the second year in a row,... Full story


Montana Counties Receive PILT Funding

On June 26, Senator Jon Tester announced 55 Montana counties, including Valley County, will receive $31.8 million in Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) for 2017. PILT payments help local governments carry out vital services such as firefighting and... Full story


Northeast Montana Experiences Extreme Drought

On June 24, Governor Bullock issued an Executive Order declaring a drought emergency for various counties, including Valley and Roosevelt. The counties under this emergency have seen record low... Full story


Artists Bloom at Summer-Themed Art Class

Brianna Overbey, in partnership with FMDH, hosted another art class, "Blooming Love,"' on June 17 at Prairie Ridge. The class was free of charge and was open to anyone, regardless of artistic... Full story


Father's Day Car Show Clocks 67 Vehicles

The Flatland Cruisers Car Club put on their yearly Father's Day Show 'n Shine car show at the Elk's Lodge on June 18. A wide variety of classic cars were on display, 67 to be exact, allowing car... Full story


Nix Trial Date Set

Valley County resident Karla Nix has been charged with felony exploitation of an older person and her trial date has been set for July 5, at 9 a.m., in Glasgow. Nix was charged with the felony on Jan. 18, with allegations she exploited a 93-year-old... Full story


Proposed Cuts to Amtrak Impact Rural Areas

With children out of school, the travel season has officially started. Whether families choose to drive, fly or take the train to their destination, memories are made as families spend time together. This summer might be the last chance families... Full story


Interpretative Center Offerings: Amphibians, Bees

Through the summer, the Fort Peck Interpretive Center is hosting activities each weekend, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, to keep visitors entertained and to keep children learning. This weekend, June... Full story


Thank You, Glasgow

Two years ago this week, we embarked on our new adventure to Glasgow from Grand Forks, N.D. With a two-week old baby girl in tow, and a caravan consisting of a U-Haul and three vehicles stocked full with most of our belongings, we started the long...


Community Comes Out to Raise Funds

On June 2, local volunteers stood at downtown intersections to raise funds for the July 4 fireworks. Gene Hartsock and other volunteers enjoyed the conversations, the laughter and the good time with... Full story


GCCL Starts Up Summer Reading Program

Readers ages 0-12 will explore the theme ‘Build a Better World’ during the summer reading program this summer at the Glasgow City-County Library. Not only does the summer reading program enhance and improve children’s reading proficiency, but... Full story


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