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 By Patrick Burr    News    November 11, 2015

The Flags Are Up

The Northeast Montana Veterans Memorial Park is marching steadily toward completion, establishing what the project's website calls "a distinguished grounds to memorialize the sacrifices of many...

 
 By Patrick Burr    News    November 11, 2015

Keystone XL Pipeline Derailed

Despite the recent rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline by President Obama in anticipation of December’s COP 21 UN Climate Change Conference in Paris, many residents in Valley County rue the project’s demise. “It’s a poor decision,” said D...

 
 By Patrick Burr    News    November 11, 2015

AMTRAK Renovation

Glasgow’s train station has a new look. Amtrak’s Western Director of Government Affairs, Robert Eaton, visited various rail stops along the Hi-Line on Tues., Nov. 3 to answer questions and present a summary of the renovations the company made to...

 

Fall Scottie Athletes Honored by District, State

For their respective teams, the season came to an abrupt halt. Football lost in the first round of the Class B playoffs, dropping a 47-6 contest in Baker. Volleyball fell twice on its home court and...

 
 By Patrick Burr    News    November 4, 2015

Clean Water Project Director Talks Keystone, Renewable Energy

In a broad field 45 miles from Billings, wind turbines churn, culling energy to be distributed throughout the region. Montana ranks 21st in the nation, according to the American Wind Energy Association, with 466 functioning wind turbines. These...

 

Glasgow Slain By Spartans in Playoff Rematch

Glasgow mustered enough fight on Halloween night to avoid repeating the shutout of Sept. 11, but the red and white's six points crumpled as a paper shield under Baker's iron-toothed, 47-point...

 
 By Patrick Burr    News    October 28, 2015

Municipal Elections come to Northeast Montana Cities

On Nov. 3, voters across the county will elect a host of men and women to represent their respective townships. Some of the faces are familiar; others are rosy, unseasoned in the political realm. Each is assured, certain of his or her purpose and the... Full story

 
 By Patrick Burr    News    October 28, 2015

Deschene Resigns

The Glasgow City Council accepted the resignation of newly-hired attorney Kimberly Deschene at its Oct. 19 meeting. Mrs. Deschene decided to put off her pursuing of a vital role in the town’s government until her youngest son graduates high school...

 

Running Scotties Miss Podium at Class B Championships

Glasgow streaked to respective 4th and 5th-place finishes in the boys' and girls' Class B state meet on Saturday. Each field comprised 32 teams, though the standard of excellence set by both the male...

 

Glasgow Trampled by Mustangs

The Scotties' bite proved toothless Friday night as the team was shut out by its closest rival, 48-0.  The night hung low over Scottie Field, endless as the hard, rolling prairie. The red-clad...

 
 By Patrick Burr    News    October 21, 2015

Vet Clinic Open Despite Loss

In the wake of Doctor Russell J. Smith's passing, the Glasgow Veterinary Clinic consolidates its mettle to move forward. "Its been a tragedy," said Shirley Siefert, "but we're working through it. It's...

 
 By Patrick Burr    News    October 21, 2015

City Council Roundup

The Glasgow City Court received a $333,167 federal grant for the establishment of an adult treatment court. “Not a lot of limited courts of jurisdiction are awarded these grants,” said City Judge Lynn Gilbert. “This is something we’ve been...

 
 By Patrick Burr    News    October 21, 2015

Local Elections are Coming Up

On Nov. 3, townspeople around Valley County will turn out to vote in their city’s respective municipal elections. The candidates and the positions for which they’re running are as follows: Fort Peck: Mayor (4 year term): John Jones (incumbent)... Full story

 

Scotties Blast Poplar In Third Straight Win

The Red and White returned from Poplar in high spirits. A 63-22 victory over the host Indians marked the team's third straight conference triumph and sets up a winner-take-all showdown with Malta for...

 

Hockey in the Heartland

A wide-swept hurricane of detritus pocks the empty Valley County Event Center parking lot on a hot mid-July morning. Crumpled Wrigley wrappers, beer cans crushed into the loose gravel by indifferent...

 

Running Scotties Sweep Plentywood in Final Tune-Up

Four Glasgow runners finished in their respective meet's overall top five - Walker Allen and Ellis McKean for the boys, Emily and Julia Kolstad for the girls - as the Scotties coasted to top honors...

 
 By Patrick Burr    News    October 14, 2015

Glasgow Burns Bright Before Dawn

A fire struck South Glasgow on Monday, Oct. 12. Firefighters were summoned to the alley at 9th St. and 2nd Ave. So. at 4:20 a.m. in response to a three-garage conflagration. While the men toiled to...

 
 By Patrick Burr    News    October 14, 2015

Congressman Zinke Visits Valley County

“Montana matters. We’ve got just one representative in the house — but people care what Montana does. There’s the idea that what Montana is is hardworking, and its a true one.” These were the sentiments Congressman Ryan Zinke relayed to the...

 

Scotties Turn Tables in Shutout of Harlem

"It was another step in the right direction for us," said head coach Greg Liebelt of his team's 35-0 drubbing of the Harlem Wildcats. "We played well." Coach Liebelt's sentiments would not - could...

 

Fossum Forges Forward in Helena, Poised for the Present

The rigors of everyday training endow Chase Fossum with a lurid portrait of balance's necessity in a productive life. Couple lifting sessions, team meetings and on-field practices with the social and...

 

Glasgow Falls Short of Podium at Crowded Miles City Meet

The Running Scotties strode to comfortable, if disappointing, 3rd and 4th-place finishes in Oct. 10's Miles City Invitational. Walker Allen's 17:26 in the boys' varsity race, good for 14th overall,...

 
 By Patrick Burr    News    October 7, 2015

Montana Health Care Head Visits Valley County

Monica J. Lindeen, Montana's Commissioner of Securities & Insurance from the State Auditor's Office, stopped in Glasgow last Wednesday, Sept. 30, as part of a visibility tour through the eastern...

 
 By Patrick Burr    Sports    October 7, 2015

Glasgow Gridiron Gang Tramples Wolf Point

For head coach Greg Liebelt, Friday night's rain-swept affair served as both a confirmation of his team's capability and a pealing toll to its final three opponents that the Scotties, record...

 
 By Patrick Burr    Sports    October 7, 2015

A World Away, Padden Carves Future on Ice

The drive from Glasgow, Mont. to Laconia, N.H. covers 2,170 miles - 33 hours, for the speed trap-wary traveler. For Ryan Padden, a 2015 Nashua High School graduate and current Tier III Junior Hockey...

 
 By Patrick Burr    Sports    October 7, 2015

Running Scotties Falter in Havre

No amount of rain, muck, or wind could deter the Scotties from the task set before them in Havre on Oct. 3.  The varsity boys finished second for the second straight week, falling victim to Fergus...

 

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