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 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...

 By James Walling    News    July 1, 2015 

Accidental Shooting Claims St. Marie Youth

An accident with a firearm claimed the life of 4-year-old Summer Miller of St. Marie on the morning of June 27 around 10 a.m., according to Valley County Sheriff Glen Meier. The fatality was instantaneous. Miller was alone with her mother, Matilda...

 By Gwendolyne Honrud    News    July 1, 2015 

3,800 Miles, 50 Days, 8 Bikes: All for Veterans

On June 28, eight weary bicyclists pedaled their way into Glasgow. The students, from St. Paul's School (SPS) in Concord, NH, are biking across the northern US and parts of Canada to raise money and...

 By Monique Renne    News    June 24, 2015

Team Roping Championships Come to Cherry Creek

Glasgow's Cherry Creek Roping Arena and Club hosted the Wrangler Team Roping Championships last weekend, June 20 and 21. According to Del Hansen, a member of the Cherry Creek Roping Club, about 525...

 By Gwendolyne Honrud    News    June 24, 2015

Classic Cars "Show and Shine" Downtown

The Elks Club and Lodge 1922 was the site for this year's Flathead Cruisers Father's Day car show. 2nd Ave S. was blocked off and 53 classic and new cars lined both sides of the street in front of the...

 By James Walling    News    June 24, 2015

County Heeds Fair Board, Removes Hartsock

There was a packed house at the June 17 meeting of the county commissioners. Members of the Valley County Fair Board and individuals from the public spoke for and against a recommendation to the commission that Glasgow resident Gene Hartsock be...

 By James Walling    News    June 24, 2015

Pippin Resigns Directorship of Two Rivers Economic Growth

Former county commissioner Dave Pippin has resigned his position as executive director for Two Rivers Economic Growth after approximately one month in the position. The outgoing director cites adjusted priorities and a desire to be useful to the...

 By Gwendolyne Honrud    News    June 24, 2015

Area Drug Program Ends

The Eastern Montana Drug Prosecution Coordinator program has been hard at work utilizing their remaining funding before the cut-off date of June 30. The grant, funded by the Department of Justice and passed through the Montana Board of Crime...

 News    June 24, 2015

Summer SAILstice

Pictured (L-R): Allison Sigmundstad, Elisa Sigmundstad, Hanna Whiteman, Ella Whiteman, Wade Whiteman, and Jason Sigmundstad. The Fort Peck Lake Sailing Club invites all those who enjoyed a taste of...

 By James Walling    News    June 17, 2015

North by Northeast

This will be the first in a series of travel segments focusing on various sections of Valley County and beyond. A special thanks to Glasgow's Dave Pippin for providing insight, personal connections,...

 By Gwendolyne Honrud    News    June 17, 2015

Dirty Derby a Smash Hit

Milk River Motorsports hosted their annual Spring Demo Derby on June 13, at the Glasgow Fairgrounds. While the number of participants was down from last year (29 to 10), the excitement was not. Rocky...

 By James Walling    News    June 17, 2015

Undersheriff Honored in Missoula

Undersheriff Vernon Buerkle was honored for 37 years of service in the Glasgow area with a Distinguished Career award by the Montana Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association June 11 in Missoula....

 By James Walling    News    June 17, 2015

Council Responsive to Public on Pets

Questions and comments from the public at the June 15 City Council meeting put a temporary halt to the passage of Ordinance No. 952 regarding limits on the number of cats and dogs residents can own and maintain within city limits. The proposed...

 By James Walling    News    June 17, 2015

Stillwater Brew Keeps Lake Traffic Caffeinated

Few things bring up the standard of living more effectively than a really good coffee shop. For residents of Park Grove and Fort Peck-as well as the steady stream of Corps workers, tourists, and...

 News    June 17, 2015

The Best Little Town in the Milk River Valley

This aerial shot of Hinsdale, described as "The Best Little Town in the Milk River Valley," was prepared by Glasgow's Cole Studio in 1949. For more on Hinsdale, see NORTH BY NORTHEAST, Page... Full story

 News    June 10, 2015

Valley Of The Dolls

A special event at the Valley County Pioneer Museum is being put on for the months of June and July. The thought on this exhibit was for local residents and visitors to the Glasgow area to come see...

 News    June 10, 2015

Revitalization Plan Offered, Public Comment Requested

In January 2015, the City of Glasgow and Two Rivers Economic Growth began working with Land Solutions, LLC on developing a Downtown Revitalization Plan for Glasgow. A draft version of the plan is...

 By Linda and Frank Vargo    News    June 10, 2015

Shots Fired in St. Marie Raise Concerns for Area Residents

As is in any Montana town that allows easy access to firearms and open carry, it is still against the law to discharge firearms within the city limits. Not only is it a no-brainer legally, it is very dangerous and with the warmer weather, more people...

 By Gwendolyne Honrud    News    June 10, 2015

Heat, Traffic Pose Early Seasonal Threats

Chief of Police Bruce Barstad reminds drivers not to leave children or pets unattended in vehicles during our warm season, even with the window slightly open. Temperatures in vehicles rise quickly and can easily lead to heatstroke and/or death for...

 News    June 10, 2015

July 1 Deadline for GHS Educational Trust Monies

Glasgow High School graduates who are attending college or vocational/technical school are reminded that the deadline for financial assistance from the Glasgow High School Educational Trust for both semesters of the 2015-16 school year is July 1....

 News    June 10, 2015

Downtown Alive with Catfish Classic

Attendees gathered downtown at the Calcutta festivities held in collaboration with the Catfish Classic. Pictured L-R are Jeron Wesen, Katie Kuka, and her father Karl Krause, Street Foreman for the... Full story

 By Monique Renne    News    June 3, 2015

Mud Bogs and Sand Drags Make for Good Clean Fun

Twenty-five vehicles participated in the Sand Drags and Mud Bogs events last weekend held at the Northeast Montana Fairgrounds at Glasgow. A total of $4,190 was paid out in prize money. Glasgow...

 News    June 3, 2015

Newest Eagle Scout Receives High Praise

SPECIAL FOR THE COURIER On Sunday, May 31st, Ryan Scanlan celebrated achieving the highest rank in Boy Scouting by being awarded his Eagle Scout medal. An independent study shows that Eagle Scouts...

 By Monique Renne    News    June 3, 2015

Schools On The Move

The work and preparation of the past few years culminated in a district-wide room and building shuffle for most Glasgow teachers. The process started the last week of school, but will continue as the new Irle Elementary facility is finished and...


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