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 By Virgil Vaupel    Opinion    April 16, 2014 

Bridge To Somewhere

The bridge spanning Beaver Creek on the Milk River Road west of Hinsdale was built in 1915 and has been re-planked a few times over the years, but not much else has been done to it in the past 99... Full story

 By Steven Page    Opinion    April 2, 2014

Detention Center Paying Off For County?

Dear Editor: Commissioner Pippin’s report that the Valley County Detention Center had become profitable at a recent public meeting was further expanded on by Commissioner Reinhardt in last week’s Courier. I am not in a position to debate the...

 By Bonnie Davidson    News    March 26, 2014

City, County Clash Over Meter

While the building of the Valley County jail was finished three years ago, some kinks are still being cleared up. The county commissioners were surprised at one point by the water/sewer rates and were looking for a way to lower the bill. But what end...

 By Bonnie Davidson    News    March 19, 2014

Intriguing Races, Issues Fill June Primary Ballot

The deadline to file for the upcoming election has now passed. With candidates set, the race is on to campaign. Valley County Clerk Lynne Nyquist explained that the high number of candidates was enough to call for a primary on June 3. A few last minu...

 By David Reinhardt    Opinion    March 19, 2014

Meetings, Records Open To The Public

To Concerned Citizens: Having just read The Glasgow Courier’s article on Sunshine Week (“Good Day, Sunshine” on the March 12 Opinion page), I would like to make a comment. In Valley County, and all of Montana, all meetings are open to the...

 By Bonnie Davidson    News    March 5, 2014

Billing Problems For Refuse Board

The Valley County Refuse Board is facing a little pressure after discovering that T&R Trucking, which picks up trash in the county, hadn’t been billed for nine months. Minutes from their meeting in January include a discussion of some financial...

 By Bonnie Davidson    News    February 19, 2014

It's A Three-For-All In Commissioner District 1

Another two names have been added to the race for Valley County Commissioner District 1. Russell Dahl filed for the seat last week, and Paul Tweten filed to run on Friday. Both are running against Dan Carr. Commissioner Dave Pippin announced at the...

 By Bonnie Davidson    News    February 19, 2014

Farmers Market Site Ripening

While many will remember the last few decades of fresh produce being offered at the "Red Rock Plaza," they might not have realized they were walking on contaminated ground. The park located at 135...

 By Bonnie Davidson    News    February 5, 2014

Health Dept. Future Discussed

By Bonnie Davidson For those in attendance it was a hot topic that was discussed with concern. With several changes in the healthcare industry, community members showed their concern with possible... Full story

 By Bonnie Davidson    News    January 29, 2014

Three Years Later, Jail Gets A New Cooler

The three-year anniversary to the construction of the new jail is coming up in March. The project took months to finish and cost thousands of dollars. Valley County Sheriff Glen Meier explained that...

 By Bonnie Davidson    News    January 22, 2014

It's Meier Vs. Horn For Sheriff, Round 2

Joe Horn will run again against Valley County Sheriff Glen Meier in the upcoming election. Horn lost to Meier in 2010 with only 35 percent of the votes. This is Meier’s third term as the incumbent in his seat. He lost only in the Frazer district... Full story

 News    January 22, 2014

State Officials To Attend Health Dept. Meeting

The public is invited to attend the Valley County Health Department board meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 29, at 3 p.m. in the community room of the courthouse. Jane Smilie, the state administrator of the Public Health and Safety Department, will be in...

 By Bonnie Davidson and Quinn Robinson    News    January 15, 2014

Judges, Mayors, Champions

July • The airline that provides Essential Air Service to Glasgow and other small cities in Montana has decided to leave the state. Silver Airways notified the U.S. Department of Transportation...

 By Compiled by Bonnie Davidson and Quinn Robinson    News    January 8, 2014

Radioactive Waste, Bison and XL

January • The winter storm that hit northeast Montana on Thursday night, Jan. 10, wasn't a surprise. It had been making its way across the state, heralded by the forecasters. But its intensity on... Full story

 By Bonnie Davidson    News    January 8, 2014

Healthcare In County Faces Changes

Health prevention is becoming a bigger focus in the medical industry. Many of the mandates in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) have hospitals and healthcare professionals focusing on prevention strategies to keep people from becoming a diabetic or to...

 By Bonnie Davidson    News    December 18, 2013

New Deputy Arrives In Valley County

A new addition has been welcomed at the Valley County Sheriff's Office in Glasgow. Deputy Christopher Richter began work for the county on Monday, Dec. 16. County commissioners approved his employment at their meeting that took place on Tuesday,...

 By Samar Fay    Opinion    November 13, 2013

Farewell To The Hi-Line

Twenty-two years ago, a retired Army doctor and his wife rolled into Glasgow, wondering if a cow town on the prairie was really a good choice to set up a new practice and a new chapter in their... Full story

 By Samar Fay    News    November 6, 2013

Valley County To Operate Glasgow Airport

The Valley County Airport Commission has considered its options and recommended that the county assume management and services at Glasgow International Airport/Wokal Field with county employees, following the announcement by Choice Aviation that the...

 By Samar Fay    News    October 23, 2013

Airport Operator Pulling Out

The Valley County Airport Commission called a special meeting Monday to discuss their options since Choice Aviation has asked for termination of its management and fixed base operator (FBO) contracts with the Airport Commission, effective Dec. 22....

 By Samar Fay    News    October 23, 2013

Council Says Yes To Long Run Fire Department

The Glasgow City Council voted Monday to allow the Long Run Fire Department to proceed with plans to build a new building on the city land they already occupy on Lasar Drive. They must bring their plans in for approval and follow state building...

 By Samar Fay    News    October 9, 2013

No Driver's License Required? St. Marie Man Makes His Case

City, county and state officials received a 25-page “memorandum of law” from a St. Marie man on Monday that painstakingly outlined legal reasons why the government has no right to require that he have a driver’s license. Terry-Lee, as he...

 By Samar Fay    News    October 9, 2013

Council Discusses Proposed Fire Hall

The Glasgow City Council agenda Monday night included a new building for the Long Run Fire Department and two water issues. Long Run firefighters have been shuttling between the City Council and the Valley County commissioners, trying to get permissi...

 By Samar Fay    News    October 9, 2013

Commissioners Set County Levies For 2013-14

The Valley County commissioners set all county levies in September. This year the total county-wide levies are 85.74 mills, slightly more than last year, which was 84.3 mills. According to Commissioner Bruce Peterson, the increase is due to two...

 By Samar Fay    News    October 2, 2013

Dispatchers Get Raise

Longtime employees in the law enforcement dispatch center will be getting a raise as a reward for their long service, effective Oct. 7. The Valley County commissioners voted Tuesday to pay an extra 25 cents an hour to employees with 10 years’ servi...

 By Samar Fay    News    September 18, 2013

Levies Set For School Districts

At their regular meeting on Tuesday, the Valley County commissioners passed a resolution that set the all school district levies as follows: • Glasgow, 256.69 mills. • Frazer, 353.98 mills. • Hinsdale, 145.73 mills. • Opheim, 149.49 mills....


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