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Kelly Found Liable for Fraud

In a Feb. 5 decision in Valley County District Court, Judge Yvonne Laird ordered Patrick Kelly, formerly of St Marie and President of the Saint Marie Development Corporation (SMDC), to pay to New St. Marie, LLC, owner Michael Mitchell a total of... Full story

 
 By James Walling    News    February 21, 2018 

Commissioners Take Bids, Approve Alvarado

The Valley County Commissioners approved Hinsdale’s Crystal Alvarado as the new director of Valley County Public Health. She replaces Connie Boreson. The commissioners also took bids on area projects at a Feb. 20 public meeting. These include bids... Full story

 
 By James Walling    News    February 21, 2018 

Sheriff's Office Hires Two

Valley County Sheriff Vernon Buerkle confirms the arrest of Robert Micheal Grimm in Nashua on Feb. 17. Grimm has been charged with assault on a partner or family member, and destruction of a communication device used to obstruct, prevent, or... Full story

 
 By Ken Jansa    News    February 21, 2018 

Ducks Unlimited Celebrates 81 Years

The Missouri/Milk River Chapter of Ducks Unlimited will be hosting its 32nd Annual Fundraising banquet in support of Ducks Unlimited’s 81st birthday on March 10 at the Cottonwood Inn. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. The Cottonwood will be serving their... Full story

 
 By James Walling    News    February 21, 2018 

Highway Patrol Makes Drug, DUI Arrest

The Montana Highway Patrol arrested Duy Thanh Nguyen, of Portland, Ore, on multiple charges on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation Feb. 15. The arrest was made with the assistance of the Tri-Agency Drug... Full story

 
 By James Walling    News    February 21, 2018 

Otto Osen at Wheatgrass

Otto Osen is the Wheatgrass Arts & Gallery Artist of the Month for March. He describes his work as made up mainly of nonrepresentational or abstract drawing and paintings. The shy artist didn't... Full story

 

Gift Shows Small Town Spirit

Recently, you may have read the article about Tim Newton’s gift to the Francis Mahon Deaconess Hospital foundation. When asked if I could write about it, Newton said “if this donation can inspire more donations to the Foundation then it’s all... Full story

 

Rhonda Knudsen Seeks Son's House Seat

Speaker of the Montana State House, Austin Knudsen, will be unable to run for his current seat in 2018 do to eight year term limits. In his place, Rhonda Knudsen, his mother, has become Montana House District 34’s next Republican hopeful. At press... Full story

 

Strommen Talks Priorities

Strommen Talks Priorities A.J. Etherington FOR The Courier Luke Strommen, the current Undersheriff and nine-year veteran of the Valley County Sheriff's Office, has filed to run for Valley County... Full story

 

Courthouse Square Happenings

Valley County Commissioner Paul Tweten told the Courier at press time that the commission expects to pick a replacement for Connie Boreson as head of the Valley County Health Department at the Feb. 14 meeting. Valley County Planner Rene Clampitt... Full story

 

Fahlgren, Art Mobile Visit Frazer School

Glasgow's Tess Fahlgren brought the Art Mobile of Montana to Valley County students recently, beginning with a stop at the Frazer School on Feb. 8. Fahlgren spoke to more than a dozen children,... Full story

 

Rosston Speaks on Suicide Prevention

Representatives from Valley County schools, Roosevelt County schools, Daniels County schools, FMDH, Glasgow Police Department, Valley County Sheriff’s Office, Youth Dynamics and the Glasgow Clinic attended the Northeast Montana Suicide Prevention p... Full story

 

Law Enforcement

Valley County Sheriff Vernon Buerkle told the Courier that his office will be testing prospects for two open deputy positions this week from a pool of nine applicants. Once the list has been reduced to two names, they will have to pass additional... Full story

 
 By James Walling    News    February 7, 2018

Courthouse Square Happenings

Valley County Sheriff Vernon Buerkle told the Courier that area residents and businesses have reported that a telephone scam related to tax season is making the rounds. Please don’t share personal information without confirming the identity of any... Full story

 

Sportsmen Banquet Set for Feb. 24

Save the date and plan to attend the second annual conservation fundraising dinner hosted by the Hi-Line Sportsmen on Saturday evening, Feb. 24, at Glasgow’s St. Raphael’s Parish Center gymnasium. Tickets for the banquet are limited in number and... Full story

 

Veis, Meyers Team Up in 'The Duck Variations'

Pam L. Veis and Andy Meyers are re-teaming for a reading theatre production of The Duck Variations on Friday, Feb. 9, at the Valley County Pioneer Museum and on Saturday, Feb. 10, at the Cottonwood Inn. The show will start at 7 p.m. both nights.... Full story

 

Godwin Brings Smilies to Old and Young

The Glasgow City-County Library hosted their first story time of the month at Valley View Home on Feb. 1. Residents and children alike had a great time interacting with one another through songs and... Full story

 
 By James Walling    News    February 7, 2018

County's Dowell Seeks Clerk and Recorder

The impression I want to relay about candidate for Valley County Clerk and Recorder Ruth Dowell is one of competency and attention to detail. Weekly, I find myself speaking to our sitting county... Full story

 

Extension Agent Wins Anne Wiprud Award

Valley County Montana State University (MSU) Extension agent Shelly Mills was awarded the Anne Wiprud Memorial Award during the MSU annual conference in Bozeman, Oct. 23-27. The Anne Wiprud Memorial... Full story

 
 By James Shipman    News    January 31, 2018

Carney Runs for Commissioner

Editor’s note: The most recent addition to the list of candidates for Valley County Commissioner is Jim Uphaus. Check back for more candidate profiles in coming weeks. We have another newcomer to local politics. His name is Mike Carney. As former... Full story

 

Bullock Awards Tourism Grant

Missouri River Country Tourism Region of Fort Peck received grant funds in the amount of $28,000 from Governor Bullock on Jan. 19, through the Tourism Grant Program at the Department of Commerce, Office of Tourism and Business Development. Missouri... Full story

 

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