Articles from the August 21, 2013 edition

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 By Samar Fay    News    August 21, 2013

No Break In EAS Service

Silver Airlines’ Essential Air Service contract for five eastern Montana cities will expire on Sept. 27, but residents will not be grounded while the new carrier, Cape Air, gets organized. “It’s not like the airline is going to up and leave on... Full story

 By Samar Fay    News    August 21, 2013

And Then There Were 10

The vacant justice of the peace position has drawn an unusually high number of applicants. Several people filed just before the deadline last Thursday, bringing the number of applications to 10. They are Christine Gamas, David Gorton, Pam Heikens,...

 By Samar Fay    News    August 21, 2013

Construction To Begin Sept. 23 At East Side

With the construction season getting shorter every day, the architects and builders for the school project are eager to get started. At the Glasgow School Board meeting on Aug. 14, they decided on Monday, Sept. 23, at noon as the official ground...

 By Curtis Starr    News    August 21, 2013

Real Horsepower

A touch of yesteryear will be on display at Saco Fun Days this year when Terry Korman, who lives near the Bjornberg bridge northeast of Saco, operates a restored cross-cut saw dating back to the... Full story

 By The Courier And DPHHS    News    August 21, 2013

Mosquitoes All Over, Test Positive For West Nile Nearby

The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, in collaboration with Carroll College and Montana State University, has confirmed this season’s first signs of West Nile virus-positive mosquitoes in Phillips, Sheridan, Blaine, Cascade,...

 News    August 21, 2013

BNSF Outlines $115 Million In Upgrades; Rail Use Will Increase Here

BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) plans to invest an estimated $115 million on maintenance and rail capacity expansion projects in Montana this year, a significant amount of it along the Hi-Line. BNSF will...

 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    August 21, 2013

Debt Owed By All Who

By the time this column is printed, school will have started in some of our school districts. Not long ago, one of my grandchildren told me, “Only 20 more days until school starts.” I smiled as I heard the child’s excited voice. Of course,... Full story

 By Virgil Vaupel    Opinion    August 21, 2013

Gender Confused Restrooms

There’s some very alarming news coming out of the Socialist Republic of Confuseifornia these days … Well, I mean more confusing and alarming than usual. You more“riper”folks (like me) can remember Jerry Brown, governor of California from...

 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    August 21, 2013

Opheim Keeps Up Cemetery

Dear Editor: I would like commend the Opheim area residents for the outstanding job they do in keeping up their cemetery. I make stops at the cemetery occasionally and while it is native grass, etc., it always looks nice even well past Memorial Day.... Full story

 By Karen Bender    Opinion    August 21, 2013

Glasgow's Open Class Has Class

Dear Editor: Glasgow’s Open Class at the fair shines. I believe that Glasgow has the best open class of any place I have seen. I’ve been to larger fairs like Havre and Great Falls, and they didn’t even compare with Glasgow’s. Plus we had a... Full story

 By Bruce Nelson And Anthony Preite    Opinion    August 21, 2013

Pro Growth, Pro Ag

Earlier this year, the U.S. Senate passed a commonsense immigration reform measure in a strongly bipartisan fashion. This was an important step in the right direction – especially for producers, farm workers and rural communities.  The historic...

 By Monica J. Lindeen    Opinion    August 21, 2013

Obamacare: Be Careful Out There

Montana Insurance Commissioner Monica J. Lindeen is warning Montanans to be on the lookout for scams related to the Affordable Care Act – commonly called “Obamacare” – as the law’s major changes roll out this fall. “Con artists are taking...

 Obituaries    August 21, 2013

Dennis John Patterson

Dennis John Patterson, 68, of Sedro-Woolley, Wash., died Aug. 16, 2013, at Skagit Valley Hospital in Mount Vernon, Wash. He was born on Nov. 1, 1944, in Glasgow, Mont., the son of Wesley and Mary...

 Obituaries    August 21, 2013

Kenneth 'Kenny' Odin Sonsteng

Kenneth “Kenny” Odin Sonsteng, 86, died at the Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital in Glasgow on Thursday, August 15, 2013. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Aug. 31, at 11 a.m. at the First...

 Obituaries    August 21, 2013

Nellie Baerg

Nellie Baerg, 94, of Livingston, died August 16, 2013, at Livingston HealthCare with her family by her side. Family and friends are invited to celebrate Nellie’s life at a luncheon at the Glasgow...

 Obituaries    August 21, 2013

Kristian Bakke

Kristian Severt Bakke, 45, of Havre, Mont., died Aug. 11, 2013, in his home of a heart attack. He was born May 6, 1968, to Kristian and Edith Bakke in Livingston, Mont. He, in his younger years, was...

 By Virgil Vaupel    Sports    August 21, 2013

The New Name Is Hinsdale/Saco Wildfire

Mostly the same faces but a new name and colors have been added to the list of teams for the upcoming District 1C volleyball season. The team formerly known as the Saco/Hinsdale Panthers has now become, by virtue of a team vote, the Hinsdale/Saco... Full story

 By Samar Fay    Sports    August 21, 2013

Hunters Sound Off In Glasgow

A half-dozen experienced hunters attended the hunter scoping session in Glasgow on Aug. 13 to give their comments on the proposed hunting seasons for 2014-2015. Comments will go to the Fish, Wildlife and Parks commission meeting on Oct. 10. FWP will...

 Sports    August 21, 2013

Free Archery, Shooting Event For Youth

A free youth shooting and archery skills event is scheduled for Aug. 29 at the Glasgow Trap Club. The event – which will include clay pigeon, turkey silhouette and pellet-gun shooting stations, as well as an archery range with 3-D hunting targets... Full story

 Sports    August 21, 2013

Practice Near For Young Scotties

Seventh and eighth grade football players in Scottie Nation will check out equipment at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25, at the Glasgow High School gymnasium. Practice will begin at 4:30 p.m. at GHS on Monday, Aug. 26. All practices this year will be held at... Full story

 By Ron Selden    Sports    August 21, 2013

Migrating Antelope Get Some Help

A dangerous chokepoint that migrating antelope encountered each year just west of Nashua now has one less hazard the animals will have to contend with. Old woven-wire and barbed wire fencing strung...