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Articles from the January 14, 2015 edition

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Rising From The Ashes

Like a nightmare that just doesn't shake off, tragedy strikes and the natural response is to wonder why. One local family faced a tragedy that faced national attention just over a year ago today. The... Full story

 

Keystone XL Pipeline: The Saga Continues

Will the hand of power slap it down again? That's the question that many might be wondering in the upcoming weeks, as the Keystone XL Pipeline bill made its way through the Senate Energy and Natural R...

 

For Now, Sage Grouse Not Endangered

Legislators slipped in a provision through the federal budget bill in December that may, or may not, affect the sage grouse. Just one sentence prohibited the Department of Interior from changing the classification of the sage grouse. That's good...

 

Lawmakers Get To Work In Helena

The 2015 Montana Legislature convened Jan. 5, and ceremonial and educational events welcomed the 150 lawmakers from all over the state to Helena. During the swearing-in ceremonies, the leaders of each party said they hoped the parties would work...

 

2014: The Year That Was In Local News

July • While the flood of 2011 is still a topic of conversation, necessary repair work at Fort Peck Dam is ongoing. Even though several repair projects have been completed, the U. S. Army Corps of E...

 

Ethanol Is Not A Dirty Word

I recently heard radio advertisements promoting “no ethanol in our gas.” I wonder if the sponsors of the advertisements understand the implications of that message? I realize that not everyone understands the nuances of that message, so I would l... Full story

 

Neither Rain, Nor Snow, Nor Gloom Of Night

The Glasgow Courier shares the views expressed in this column with other publications in Stevenson-Hicks Newspapers. As predicted, the closure of scores of mail processing plants and rural post offices has waged a heavy toll on postal customers....

 

Gay Marriage & The Media

One of Montana's major daily newspapers scored yet another hit with the gay and lesbian community with another article about gay marriage in Montana. What is that now? The fourth or fifth time since Montana made gay marriage legal that that...

 

Tech Talk

I am sure that many of us senior citizens received “new tech” gifts or have needed to purchase a new cell phone, new appliance or even a new vehicle. The sad part of these purchases is that they do not come with a training session. We all have...

 

Majority Leader Rosendale Reviews Opening Week

The 64th Legislature began last week with the formal ceremonies and swearing in that surround each new legislature. It is always a treat to see all of the families and children sitting in the galleries and walking in the halls. Many will endure...

 

Paul Charles Abern

Paul Charles Abern, 96, passed away peacefully of natural causes on Monday, Jan 5, 2015, at Valley View Nursing Home in Glasgow. A private family service will be held at a later date. He was born on...

 

Bryce Wallis

Thomas Bryce Wallis, 93, life-long resident of Montana, an avid fisherman with many imaginative stories, and a man with a great sense of humor, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, at the Phillips Co...

 

Lena Sizer

Lena (Folden) Sizer, age 100, passed away on Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, at the Valley View Nursing Home in Glasgow, Mont. Funeral services will be held Friday, Jan. 16, at 2 p.m. at the First Lutheran...

 

Raiders Beat Poplar, Dodson, Tied For First In 3C

The Hinsdale Raider boys hosted the Poplar Indians last Friday and came away with another win They then beat Dodson, 71-33, to improve to 4-0 and 8-1 in District 3C. They are tied with Frazer for firs... Full story

 
 By Jim Orr    Sports    January 14, 2015

Wrestlers Looking Good At No. 7, But Coach Wants More

As a rebuilding program demonstrating growth, Scottie wrestling makes the cut. Last week it happened at Cut Bank. The Scotties placed seventh among 29 teams last weekend at the CB Invitational. Cody K...

 
 By Jim Orr    Sports    January 14, 2015

Speech & Drama Team Brings Home The Bacon

Too much drama can get things messy, but not with these Scotties. The Glasgow High School speech & drama team keeps speaking up, getting all dramatic and racking up first place performances this season. Last Saturday's invitational at Malta brought... Full story

 
 By Jim Orr    Sports    January 14, 2015

Midseason Treat: G-Town Vs. Wolves

Scottie basketball throws itself to the Wolves – talented ones – this weekend. How the undefeated boys and resilient girls teams emerge from Saturday's conference games at Wolf Point could give...

 

Political Football

Brand spanking new Montana Congressman Ryan Zinke, left, already has that betting-on-sports-with-other-politicians thing down – and with House Speaker John Boehner, no less. Zinke, the former... Full story

 

Community Pond Grants Made Available

Groups or individuals interested in constructing or improving a community fishing pond have until Feb. 1 to apply for a Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks for Community Pond Program grant. Applicants must provide at least 30 percent of the total project...

 

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