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 By A.J. Etherington    News    October 21, 2020 

Inside Valley View's Fight With Coronavirus

It has been over two weeks since coronavirus was detected at Valley View Nursing Home on Oct. 5. In that time cases have spread among staff and residents as the home implemented policies, lockdowns and isolation to combat the spread of the virus... Full story

 
 By A.J. Etherington    News    October 21, 2020 

FMDH Fills With COVID Patients

In a digital townhall on Oct. 18, Valley County Health Officer, Dr. Anne Millard, gave an update on the state of the COVID-19 pandemic in the county calling on its residents to “take this more seriously” and urging people to follow mandatory... Full story

 
 By A.J. Etherington    News    October 21, 2020 

Irle to Continue Distance Learning

Glasgow Public Schools extended distance learning for elementary-aged school children this week pushing back a hopeful date of resuming in-person instruction from Oct. 19 to Oct. 26. The announcement was made in a letter to staff from Superintendent... Full story

 

Scotties Have Strong Showing at Nemont Invitational

The Scottie girls cross country team claimed a first-place spot at the Nemont Invitational on Oct. 15 in Fort Peck. The girls finished with a score of 62, over half the score of second place Poplar at...

 

Scottie Cross Country Team Claims First In Frazer

The Glasgow Scottie boys and girls cross country teams had a pretty good week overall. After dominating a small field of competitors in Frazer, the Scotties claimed a first-place boys finish and a second-place girls finish in Plentywood against a dee...

 

Scottie Harriers Face "Good Competition" in Miles City

The Scottie Girls cross country team placed fourth in Miles City on Oct. 3 as the boys’ team claimed a fifth-place finish facing their largest and most competitive meet so far this season. For both teams, much of the competition were from Class A s...

 

Nashua Native, One Other Awarded Purple Heart

On Aug. 31, the United States Army and the Montana Army National Guard recognized the service and sacrifice of two of their own in a ceremony in Kuwait. Sgt 1st Class Elmer "Moe" Mayhew, a Nashua...

 

Scottie Runners Sweep Firsts at Home Meet

With just over 100 total runners—after some COVID-related cancellations—the Scotties hosted a home cross country meet that left them happy and out of breath. The Scotties swept gold with both the Varsity boys’ and girls’ performances on...

 

Scottie Boys and Girls Claim First in Poplar

Both teams of Glasgow Scottie Harriers picked up the number one spot at the Poplar Invitational on Sept. 5. The wins were made possible by the fact that the top five runners for the boys all placed...

 

VC Man Killed in Vehicle Rollover Near Glasgow

The Montana Highway Patrol reported that Daniel Rogenes was killed when he rolled his vehicle while traveling on Highway 24 South just outside Glasgow in the early morning hours on Aug. 30. The vehicle was discovered at 7:30 a.m. According to the inv...

 

The Fair Comes To Valley View Home

A.J. ETHERINGTON THE COURIER The Valley County Fair made its way to Valley View Home last week to bring the festivities to residents who remain largely isolated from the outside world amid the...

 

Scottie Cross Country Debuts in Sidney

The Glasgow Scottie Cross Country teams opened up their regular season in Sidney on Aug. 29. The girls ended their meet in fourth place behind all Class A schools-Laurel, Custer County and Fergus....

 

Wildfire Burns Over 3,000 Acres West Of The Pines

Lightning set off a wildfire on Bureau of Land Management land west of the Pines Recreation area on Fort Peck Lake the night of Aug 20 or early morning on Aug. 21, according to Montana Department of...

 

Saving An Ancient Fish

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Fisheries Biologist Tyler Haddix knows just how complicated Pallid Sturgeon recovery in the Upper-Missouri River Basin can be, he's been working on it for 15 years....

 

Train Collides With Vehicle Near Vandalia

The Montana Highway Patrol has told the Courier that a train struck a pick up truck at the Montfort Rd crossing south of Vandalia at about 9:10 the morning of Aug. 27. The truck was carrying only the driver, who suffered minor injuries, according to... Full story

 

Valley View/FMDH Address Concerns Surrounding Employee Safety

It has been a long five months for Valley View Home. Since the governor’s directives were issued in March and the Center for Medicaid/Medicare Services issued guidance for long-term care facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic, a toll has been...

 

Chickens on the Ballot-For Real This Time

The Glasgow City Council voted unanimously—with four members present—to approve the ballot language that will appear on November’s ballot asking if residents want to allow a household to own up to six female chickens inside city limits. The...

 

Valley County Man Dies in Motorcycle Accident

Montana Highway Patrol Sergeant Jeff Kent says Valley County resident Charles Dunn, 65, died in the afternoon hours of Monday, Aug. 10, when he rear-ended a farm truck on Highway 24 between Glasgow and Fort Peck while riding a motorcycle. Kent said...

 

Paint the Town... Folk

Roughly 40 participants came out to support Warriors on the Water, run five kilometers and be painted a myriad of bright dusty colors on Aug. 8. The event, held annually by the Glasgow Scottie...

 

City Council Meets

At the Aug. 3 regular meeting of the Glasgow City Council, city attorney Anna Rose Sullivan informed the council that an ordinance to eliminate Wards and move the city to an at-large election system would not appear on the ballot in November. The...

 

Hope to Help Pallid Sturgeon Spawn in Missouri

The Army Corps of Engineers surveyed irrigation sights between July 8 and 17, as part of a study into plans to alter the rate of water release from Fort Peck Dam in the coming years to test the...

 

Thunder Finish Off in Sidney

The Glasgow Kiwanis “Thunder” Swim Team rolled into Sidney this past weekend to finish off their altered season with a bang. Competing with nine other teams—Malta, Chinook, Harlem, Lewistown, Roundup, Sidney, Scobey, Glendive and...

 
 By A.J. Etherington    News    July 22, 2020

Luke Strommen Guilty of Rape

A jury of 12 found ex-Valley County undersheriff Luke Strommen guilty of sexual intercourse without consent in the afternoon hours of July 17 at Valley County District Court in Glasgow. The State prov...

 
 By A.J. Etherington    News    July 22, 2020

Train Collides With Truck At Hinsdale Crossing

The Valley County Sheriff's Office has confirmed to the Glasgow Courier that a train collided with a pickup truck at the rail crossing in Hinsdale at around 11:40 a.m. on July 18. No serious injuries...

 
 By A.J. Etherington    News    July 22, 2020

City Council: Revamps Employee Pay, Puts Chickens On Ballot, Uses Emergency Ordinance to Add Ward Removal to Nov. Ballot

City Wages: The Glasgow City Council overhauled the way they pay employees at the meeting on July 20. The vote to change the city from the traditional pay scale to a “wage matrix” was split four to two with Rod Karst and Dan Carr voting against...

 

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