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Area Youth Create Crafts for Christmas Season

Local artist Brianna Overbey is bringing a series of art classes to children of the community, thanks to proceeds from the “Walking in Memphis” event held on Nov. 10. With her business, A Lot Like Love, she will be providing a class free of... Full story

 

Shoeboxes Filled for Operation Christmas Child

On Nov. 20, George Alberda and Joe Braaksma from Grace Bible Church in Bozeman, made the drive to northeast Montana to pick up boxes for Operation Christmas Child at the Glasgow Evangelical Church.... Full story

 

Dress Up, Dance and Donate to Help Area Children

The Gateway Club in Fort Peck will be hosting an adult prom themed “Life is a Carnival” to benefit the program Toys for Tots on Saturday, Dec. 9, starting at 8 p.m. Valley County Transit will provide transportation from Glasgow to the Gateway... Full story

 

Capitol Tree Bound for Washington

Area residents got a chance to check out the 79-feet-tall Christmas tree bound for the U.S. Capitol Mall. The tree's escort made a stop at the Valley Event Center in Glasgow on Nov. 17. Local, state,... Full story

 

Montana Dept. of Transportation Scraps Grass Range Round-A-Bout

Montana Department of Transportation Director Mike Tooley announced on Nov. 16 that MDT is scrapping the Grass Range round-a-bout project. Bob Sivertsen, one of the leaders of the effort to stop the round-a-bout, was pleased. “The people really... Full story

 

Swanson Named Coordinator for Milk River Watershed Alliance

Sarah Swanson has recently been named Milk River Watershed Alliance’s new coordinator. She will be advocating for the health of the Milk River Watershed and the rehabilitation needs of the St. Mary facilities and diversion system. With deep roots... Full story

 

Fort Peck Election Results

Voters in the town of Fort Peck had big decisions to make during the only contested races in municipal elections on Nov. 7. Voters had the opportunity to vote for two four-year terms on the town council among the candidates, Tyler Skolrud, Jim... Full story

 

Capitol Christmas Tree Stopping in Glasgow

On Friday, Nov. 17, the Glasgow area will have a rare opportunity to view the 79-foot tall U.S. Capitol Christmas tree as it makes it’s way en-route to Washington D.C. The truck carrying this massive tree will be traveling along Highway 2, making... Full story

 

Local High Schooler Wins High Honors at State Competition

Eight Glasgow High School's JMG (Jobs for Montana Graduates) students participated in the 2017 LEAD Montana Conference held in Billings on Oct. 31. These students competed in two events, Jobs for... Full story

 

Bentonite Mining Underway in Valley County

Millions of Americans need bentonite every day, but many don’t even know it. To supply that demand, bentonite mining started in Valley County on Nov. 13, on lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management Glasgow Field Office. According to BLM... Full story

 

Harvest Festival to Purchase Presents for Residents

Valley View Home held their annual harvest festival on Nov. 3. Dudley and the Deadbeats provided music and much entertainment to not only residents but also to the community who came out and enjoyed... Full story

 

Southern Charm Comes to Glasgow

On Friday, Nov. 10, starting at 5:30 p.m., four local area businesses will stay open longer to allow the community to go shopping, relax, eat, mingle and allow shoppers to stay local when starting to plan for the holiday season. Shippwrecked, 5th... Full story

 

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...

 

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