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Letters to the Editor

On Sowing Notions I get the Glasgow Courier here in Casper, and I read your “Green Spaces in Rural Places” faithfully. I tried your pie crust (that didn’t need to be rolled out) made in the first apple pie recipe with crumb topping. It turned...

 By Dane Osen    News    September 28, 2016

Protecting the Pines

In an ongoing effort to curb fire hazards at the Pines Recreational Area members of the Pines Community Project, along with Long Run Fire Department Chief Bob Hanson, hosted a meeting on Sept. 27.... Full story

 By Dane Osen    News    August 24, 2016

John Fahlgren, Candidate for County Commissioner

I recently had the opportunity to sit down with John Fahlgren, one of three candidates for Valley County Commissioner, to talk about his experiences, and to provide his opinion on certain key issues facing the county. Fahlgren held a position with... Full story


An Eastern Montana View

I attended a social gathering several years ago in the Bitterroot Valley. As the hostess stood nearby, I admired the mountains framed by the tall windows in her home. “The view out my window is the most stunning in the state!” she said....


More About Buffalo

Kudos go out to Representative Ryan Zinke for his calling out of the Department of the Interior and the Bureau of Land Management about the potential “change-of-use” permit in regards to the 3.5 million acres the APR wants for their free-ranging...


A Rancher's Worst Nightmare

Remember the spotted owl? As I recall this bird was going extinct if we didn’t shut down the logging industry in the Pacific Northwest. It was shut down causing untold economic, social and, with the recent forest fires, ecologic damage. Did it...

 By Heather Swift    News    March 16, 2016

Zinke Challenges BLM, DOI on Bison

During two separate House Natural Resources Committee hearings recently, Department of Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and Bureau of Land Management Director Neil Kornze admitted to Montana Congressman Ryan Zinke that they knew nothing about the...

 By James Walling    News    March 16, 2016

Burns Opens Up on Issues, Discusses Background

Republican Michael Burns is relatively new to Glasgow. Having grown up in Texas, the 27-year-old candidate for House District 33 migrated northward to be near his parents, who have resided here in...

 By Mark Hebert    News    March 9, 2016

Knudsen Seizes Opportunity

In January, Malta's Casey James Knudsen announced he would run for Montana's 33rd House District Seat and though he has always been interested in politics, he never thought he'd be a candidate at...


Montana's Bison Burden

Montana has a rising wave of conservationists from near and far choking the interests of our state’s historical and economical foundation. Squeezing slowly, our governor, the American Prairie Reserve and Bureau of Land Management have tightened... Full story


In Defense of Year-Round Grazing

I appreciate this opportunity to address some apparent confusion regarding American Prairie Reserve’s request to the Bureau of Land Management concerning a potential change-of-use on our Flat Creek BLM allotment. Specifically, we asked that bison...

 By Mark Hebert    News    January 27, 2016

Zinke Visits Malta, Talks Bison

Over 100 Phillips County residents showed up at the Malta High School Auditorium last Wednesday in Malta to hear U.S. Rep. Ryan Zinke, R-Mont., speak, before he was asked a handful of questions, most...

 By Ryan Zinke    Opinion    January 27, 2016

Special Treatment for Special Interests is Not Acceptable

Montana and other Western states are blessed with some of the most expansive grasslands on earth, which are optimal for grazing cattle. East and west coast residents do not understand what it takes to care for a ranch; they do not realize the...


Farm Bureau Protests BLM Decision on Flat Creek Allotment

The Montana Farm Bureau Federation has sent a letter to Vinita Shea, Field Manager for the Bureau of Land Management in Malta protesting the recent decision of approval of the American Prairie Reserve’s (APR) request for change of use on the Flat C...


Controversial Bison Grazing Change Approved for APR

The Bureau of Land Management issued a proposed decision on Dec. 28 approving the removal of interior fencing for the purpose of year-round bison grazing at the American Prairie Reserve's Flat Creek...

 By Tracy Cumber    News    December 16, 2015

Ranchers Make Sage Grouse Initiative Successful

Since 2011, Phillips and Valley County ranchers have participated in the Natural Resources Conservation Service’s (NRCS) Sage Grouse Initiative (SGI). They have implemented actions both individually and together as a community to improve sage...


Even in Region Six, Be Bear Aware

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks and the Bureau of Land Management would like outdoor enthusiasts to be “Bear Aware,” even in Region 6. Although bear encounters are rare in most of Region 6, there are currently some bears present in the Little Ro...

 By James Walling    News    October 21, 2015

A Vague Hypothesis:

It has been more than a month since the Courier first asked the American Prairie Reserve's Hilary Parker for evidence of site-specific research related to "free-roaming" bison release efforts in...


New Cooperative Access Project in North Valley County

Carroll MT Properties, the Bureau of Land Management and the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation have teamed together to improve access to over 30,000 acres of public lands and to provide new access to 9,000 acres of private lands. This... Full story

 By Lih-An Yang    News    October 7, 2015

Bentonite Mine to Resume Operation After Hiatus

Mining is not a major industry in Valley County, but it has seen historical significance. Beside coal of the old days and gravel pits scattered throughout the county, bentonite is the only mineral that has brought commercial value to the county....


The Last Word

The Courier contacted local rancher and Wittmayer Grazing Association president Leonard Swenson early on Sept. 1 to see how he felt about the responses provided by American Prairie Reserve representatives to questions posed in Part II of our series,...


Open Letter on PRMP/FEIS

Dear Governor Bullock: I, David Pippin, a lifelong resident of Valley County (political subdivision of the State of Montanan), do here by protest the “HiLine Proposed Resource Management Plan and Final Environmental Impact Statement (PRMP/FEIS)" on... Full story


Fireworks Safety Reminders

From DNRC The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) and firefighters across Montana want to help you celebrate Independence Day with wildfire safety in mind. As we draw near the Fourth of July, many of us celebrate with fami... Full story

 By Bonnie Davidson    News    May 6, 2015

Bison Bill Gets The Boot, APR Requests Change In Grazing

After a lot of work on a bill that passed both through the Montana Senate and House, Sen. John Brenden-R was disappointed yesterday as his bill SB 284 was vetoed. The bill would allow county...


Road, Health Department Closings Announced

A road closure and temporary health department closure will affect area residents in the next week. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has announced that the Beaver Branch Road south of Glasgow will be closed starting Jan. 27, 2015. It will not... Full story


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