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 By James Walling    News    July 29, 2015 

Local Gallery Features Work from GHS Senior

Amy Nelson is 17 years old and a student at Glasgow High School. She's also a budding photographer with her own show filling the western wall of the Sean R. Heavey Gallery downtown for the month of...

 By Patrick Burr    News    July 29, 2015 

City Council Lurches Forward With Fire Truck Plan

July 20’s city council meeting proved a kinetic affair replete with town-altering decisions and the reactionary, hot-steam discord which oft accompanies the dynamism of purpose in such high anxiety scenarios. Change sends the flustered mind into a...

 By James Walling    News    July 29, 2015 

High-Flying Tarzan Marks Directorial Debut

There is palpable excitement among area theatergoers about the prospect of Fort Peck Summer Theatre actors swinging from the old-growth rafters during their upcoming production of Tarzan. The...

 By Gwendolyne Honrud    News    July 29, 2015 

Police Brief: Parking Advisory

Increased truck traffic due to harvest and construction is causing parking issues and crashes around Glasgow, according to Police Chief Barstad. Motorists are reminded not to park in the yellow no-parking zones or crosswalks and to exercise caution...

 News    July 29, 2015 

Longest Bowling Alley Event Planned for Spillway

Participants gather for the Fort Peck Spillway Bowling event August 1, 1965. Pictured L-R: Paul Dostert (age 11), Vernon Dostert, Tom Lund, Dick Fisher, and Joe Joseph (throwing the ball). Seated on... Full story

 News    July 29, 2015 

Hail, Hinsdale: July 27, 2015

The Courier's Virgil Vaupel measures hail collected in Hinsdale after thunderstorms hit the area on July 27. Elsewhere, the National Weather Service in Glasgow found that a large macroburst hit... Full story

 By JOLEEN TADEJ    News    July 29, 2015 

FWP to Host Bison Impact Study Hearings

State wildlife officials will host five public hearings to discuss and take comment on a draft environmental impact statement (EIS) for bison conservation and management in Montana. Bison are currently designated as both a wildlife species in need... Full story

 By Georgie Kulczyk    News    July 22, 2015

NE Montana Relay for Life Set for August 14-15

Relay for Life is more than just an event. It's an experience. It's powerful. It's uplifting. It's HOPE. The Relay began in May 1985 when Dr. Gordy Klatt walked and ran around a track in Tacoma, Wash....

 By Georgie Kulczyk    News    July 22, 2015

Rocky Mountain Vet Brings Mobile Clinic To Glasgow

It seems that some of the people who do the most good in the world are also the most unassuming. That was my immediate impression of Dr. Jeff Young. Although Animal Planet premiered a ten-part series...

 By Patrick Burr    News    July 22, 2015

Community Heroes Day at Library Unites Public Service Branch Leaders, Educates Youth

Flanked by an idle airboat, three ambulances, and a police cruiser, Glasgow Fire Department's blood-red truck sits unmanned on Third Street South, its hard-hued exterior baking in the sun's midday slo...

 News    July 22, 2015

Northeast Corner Represented in Montana State Elks Association

Smiley Johnson, Exalted Ruler of Glasgow Elks Lodge No. 1922, pictured with Wolf Point Elks Lodge Exalted Ruler and new Montana State Elks Association President Darla Downs at the MSEA summer... Full story

 By James Walling    News    July 22, 2015

Hi-Line Hospitality Extends to Young Travelers

Riding the Hi-Line as a freight hopper is a hit and miss proposition at the best of times. The threat of jail and/or harassment for repeatedly trespassing on railroad property is real enough. The...

 By James Walling    News    July 15, 2015

Smoke, Health Risks Persist In Region

Smoke from massive Canadian fires continues to affect air quality locally, according to Tanja Fransen of ​​National Weather Service Glasgow. Despite varying weather patterns, fire​s in Alberta,...

 News    July 15, 2015

Wild Horse Stampede Kicks Up Dust, Weathers Storms

Taylor Price of Huntsville, Texas, competing in the bareback riding event Thursday, July 9. Street dance festivities were interrupted Friday night, July 12, due to thunderstorms. Other events were...

 By James Walling    News    July 15, 2015

Fair Schedule Set, Vendors Sought

The 2015 Northeast Montana Fair & Rodeo is coming up fast. This year's schedule features the Northern Prairie Auto Ram Rodeo Series, which includes the PRCA Rodeo/Wild Horse Race (August 2 at 6 p.m.), the Calf Scramble Calcutta, and the Ladies Calf...

 By James Walling    News    July 15, 2015

Improvements Planned for Skylark Road

Valley County Commissioners have released plans to address road conditions on the 1.6 mile stretch of Skylark Road from Hwy 2 to the Sunnyside Golf and Country Club. At a hearing held at the Valley County Courthouse on May 11, 2009, a consensus was...

 By Gwendolyne Honrud    News    July 15, 2015

Coast-to-Coast Via Glasgow

Danielle Cummings and Ted Olds, of Brooklyn, N.Y., are cycling their own version of the American Cycling Association's Northern Tier route. The couple stopped in Glasgow July 10, met some new friends...

 By Frank and Linda Vargo    News    July 8, 2015

Where There's Smoke...

St. Marie Fire Chief Rob Esaias had his firefighters begin patrolling St. Marie over the holiday weekend in the hopes of preventing the shooting of fireworks that might cause a structural fire. On a...

 By Patrick Burr    News    July 8, 2015

City Council Approves Fire Truck Funding

The Glasgow City Council approved the financing of a used fire truck for up to $500,000 on Monday night. G.F.D. holds $145,000 in its coffers which it intends to use to supplement the purchase. The proposed model for which the Department will now...

 By Alacia Cole    News    July 8, 2015

Signs of Heatstroke Identified, Treatment Methods Recommended

Summer is a great time to enjoy the beautiful outdoors. There are some important precautions to take as we get into the hotter temperatures over the next few months. People who become overheated can have heat exhaustion and if not taken care of they... Full story

 News    July 8, 2015

Walking Across Valley County

Known as the "Pacing Parson," 79-year-old Don Stevenson poses mid-stride between Glasgow and Nashua on Hwy 2. Stevenson has a year to complete a planned 3,000 mile journey across the U.S. to raise...

 By James Walling    News    July 8, 2015

CASA Trainees Appointed as Advocates

Citing a "huge need" for new volunteers, CASA of Hill County Executive Director Mark Douglass has appointed three area residents to a roster of one currently working on behalf of abused children in...

 By Tanja Fransen    News    July 8, 2015

Air Quality Update from the National Weather Service

July 7, 2015 We at the NWS are anticipating this smoke will continue on and off with different levels of severity for several weeks at least. In coordination with the public health officials, we will be using a 3-mile visibility or lower criteria...

 By James Walling    News    July 1, 2015

Wandering Along Wall Street

It was a warm one at Kiwanis Park for the CHS barbeque June 27. Strolling into the gathering at the invitation of the Honrud family (Opheim), I made the acquaintance of Lyle Wall. Head of a fifth...

 By Tanja Fransen    News    July 1, 2015

Smoky Weather Explained

Smoky Air moved into Northeast Montana Monday Evening We’ve had a lot of calls about the smoke. Here are some updates on the source and movement of the air, and potential health concerns: The fire source region is in the boreal forest of northern...


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