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 By A.J. Etherington    News    May 27, 2020 

For Those That Never Came Home

They were short but not sweet. They were not loud or flashy. And, due to the state of the world, they were not even crowded. Rather, they were quiet and solemn; humble yet proud; filled with the...

 By A.J. Etherington    News    May 27, 2020 

EF-Zero Tornado Touches Down Near Whatley Road

It was, by all accounts, a beautiful day on May 20. Temps had soared into the 80s, the dew point was high and the wind was low. So, Joe Simmons decided to take his dogs for some exercise. He had just...

 By A.J. Etherington    News    May 20, 2020

Defending His Seat

“I don’t like going around asking for free publicity,” explained Casey Knudsen, speaking to the Courier about why it had taken so long to do the interview. “It’s hard right now to go around asking for money from people and asking for free...

 By A.J. Etherington    News    May 20, 2020

Soap Giveaway Cleaned Out Quickly

Glasgow Mayor Becky Erickson teamed up with the Montana Aviation Research Company and TC Energy to fund an essential item giveaway on May 14. The event stuffed 400 plastic totes with items like...

 By A.J. Etherington    News    May 13, 2020

Glasgow School's Pass Levy, End Five-Year Drought

The residents of the Glasgow School District delivered a decisive victory to its students, teachers, staff and administration in the vote for the school’s general operating levy on May 5. With a vote margin of 214 votes, the district’s levy...


Flatens Snag First at Yellowstone Challenge

Glasgow natives Brenner and Jason Flaten snatched the first-place prize at the 2020 Yellowstone Challenge Catfish Tournament this past weekend. The tournament, which was founded by one of this year's...

 By A.J. Etherington    News    May 13, 2020

Wrong Ballots Arrive For Some Glasgow Residents

It was May 11, primary ballots had just arrived, and Kevin Taylor was looking forward to voting for his candidate of choice in the Montana HD 33 representative race, but there was a problem. Taylor's...

 By A.J. Etherington    News    May 6, 2020

Quiet Streets Call For Improvised Training

For GPD Senior Patrolman Josh Nolan it was a simple solution to a complex problem. What do you do when you have to train and evaluate a brand-new officer (Jonas Tommeson), but COVID-19 measures have...

 By A.J. Etherington    News    May 6, 2020

A Local Way to Give Back

CEO of First Community Bank in Glasgow Sam Waters wanted to find a way to give back to the community. As a bank in northeast Montana there were a number of opportunities for them to do just that, but...


Gov. Moves to Lift COVID Measures

After weeks of social distancing guidelines, stay-at-home orders, quarantines and business, bar and restaurant closures, Montana Governor Steve Bullock announced on April 14 that the state will begin... Full story


Glasgow Schools Pass Levy, End Five-Year Drought

The residents of the Glasgow School District delivered a decisive victory to its students, teachers, staff and administration in the vote for the school’s general operating levy on May 5. With a vote margin of 214 votes, the district’s levy...


Fed. Judge Puts Parts of KXL On Hold-Again

Army veteran and Assiniboine-Sioux Tribe member Lance Fourstar's voice was being carried out over the prairie by a stiff westerly wind as he chanted a traditional Native American song accompanied by...


Gov. Looks to Gradually Reopen Montana

In a press call on April 17, Governor Steve Bullock said that Montanans were flattening the curve related to the spread of coronavirus in the state. He followed up the announcement by stating that a plan was being considered to begin reopening the... Full story


Everybody's Doctor

Looking ahead and self improvement. Before a viral outbreak in China became an epidemic, before that epidemic spread across the world and became a pandemic, and before it was even considered likely... Full story


Casterline Named Class B Wrestling Coach of the Year

To say 2019 and 2020 were good years for the Glasgow Scotties wrestlers would be to understate it just slightly. At the end of the 2019 season, the Scotties had put up two individual state...

 By A.J. Etherington    News    April 8, 2020

Medical Supplies Arrive At FMDH

Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital received a shipment of medical personal protective equipment (PPE) needed to help with the hospital’s efforts in detecting, preventing and possibly fighting COVID-19 in Montana. To date, FMDH has received two... Full story

 By A.J. Etherington    News    April 8, 2020

Bullock Warns Orders Will Be Extended

*Editor's Note: Since this story was written and published, Governor Steve Bullock extended his stay-at-home order through April 24.* In a press call with reporters on April 3, Montana Governor Steve Bullock warned that public health orders, such as... Full story

 By A.J. Etherington    News    April 8, 2020

TC Energy And Barnard Pipeline Adapt Safety Plan

Barnard Pipeline and TC Energy will require workers arriving to work on a cross-border pipeline in the region to quarantine for 14 days before starting work. The plan is an abridged version that requi...

 By A.J. Etherington    News    April 8, 2020

30 COVID Tests So Far at FMDH

Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital is reporting that they have conducted 30 tests at their facility since testing for the COVID-19 disease became available in early March. Those numbers do not reflect... Full story

 By A.J. Etherington    News    April 8, 2020

Healthcare Workers in Poplar Test Positive for COVID-19

*This is a developing story. More information will be added as it is obtained* Northeast Montana Health Services Inc. and the Fort Peck Tribal Government confirmed rumors that the two cases of COVID-19 in northeast Montana (one in Richland County... Full story

 By A.J. Etherington    News    April 1, 2020

KXL To Go Forward Amid Pandemic

TC Energy has confirmed their plans to move forward with construction of the Keystone XL pipeline in Phillips and Valley counties during the COVID-19 pandemic. The planned construction project has...


Key Takeaways from Dr. Millard's Livestream

On March 21, the Valley County Health Officer Dr. Anne Millard held a Facebook livestream to answer questions and inform the public about the COVID-19 pandemic that has affected much of the world and led to an order to shut down dine in bars,... Full story


Emergencies Declared, Health Orders Issued

Measures Aimed at Preventing Over-Burdened Hospital Valley County has declared a state of emergency as of March 17. The city followed suit on March, 19, declaring a state of emergency at a 3 p.m. emergency meeting of the City Council. The actions... Full story


Jail To Maintain Current Inmates

The Valley County Detention Center will not release any current inmates, according to Valley County Sheriff Tom Boyer. The decision comes from Justice of the Peace Christina Hillman and follows a Montana Supreme Court guidance signed by Chief... Full story


State Programs For COVID Relief

The State of Montana has taken measure to provide relief to Montanans that are financially affected by the COVID-19 emergency. Specifically, the state has facilitated small business loans, streamlined unemployment benefits, opened up Federal... Full story


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