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Opheim Remembers

The Opheim American Legion hosted their annual Veterans Day Ceremony to honor the service of their large veteran community. Marine Veteran and retired Miami-Dade police officer Jerry Davenport...

 

Republicans Brave Storm to Stump in Glasgow

National, State and local GOP candidates found their way to Glasgow, despite heavy snow and icy conditions on Nov. 10, to stump in front of local conservatives and avid political followers for the upcoming Republican primaries in Montana. Candidates...

 

The Beauty's in the Details

Anyone who knows Mary Helland understands why she took on the challenge of renovating a hundred-plus-year-old building on Front Street in Glasgow. Mostly, it is because she loves the history of it....

 

Fixing a 'Two-Legged Stool'

It is an age-old problem for governments – and one that has divided the left from the right for the better part of the century – how to best fund government services and which services, if any, should be funded. That is the precise question...

 

GHS Orators and Thespians Open Year With Dramatic Flair

The Glasgow High School Scottie Speech and Drama team travelled to Havre over the weekend to test their skills on the stage and they did not disappoint. Taking along a total of 15 competitors the...

 

State Finds NorVal GM Harassed, Retaliated Against Employee

The Montana Human Rights Bureau (HRB) released the decision of the Office of Administrative Hearings on the case of Shalaine Lawson against NorVal Electric Cooperative on Oct. 22. The decision ruled in Lawson’s favor and determined that NorVal...

 

Strommen Behind Bars in Roosevelt County

Ex-Valley County Undersheriff Luke Strommen has been behind bars since the evening of Oct. 22. According to Valley County Sheriff Tom Boyer, Strommen was ordered into custody by Judge Jon Larson following an emergency hearing about Strommen’s condi...

 

Fatal Crash Determined to Be Alcohol Related

Valley County Sheriff Tom Boyer has informed the Glasgow Courier that a July 30, 2019 fatal crash was the result of impaired driving. According to Boyer, sometime in the early morning hours of Tuesday, July 30, 46-year-old Adam Nees drove his SUV...

 

Young Looks to City Council

Long-time Glasgow resident and County Road Department Supervisor Todd Young is running for the open Ward 1 seat on the Glasgow City Council against the current sitting councilwoman Nanci Schoenfelder....

 

Scottie Boys and Girls Harriers Finish 4 and 6 at State

The scene in Great Falls was bleak the morning of Oct. 26. Gray overcast hung over the plains, a cold wind blew from the Rockies to the West and a blanket of snow had tucked the ground in before...

 

EEOC Sues NorVal

Update: The Glasgow Courier has been made aware that the Montana Human Rights Bureau has made a decision in the case against NorVal Electric and has ruled in favor of Lawson. We are analyzing the decision and will provide more information when it...

 

Scottie Boys and Girls XC Claim First in Culbertson

The Scottie boys and girls cross country teams claimed both of the top slots at the Culbertson Invitation Meet on Oct. 19. The meet was a high-note finish for the teams that had showed significant promise on the course this year and sets them up for...

 

Strommen Pleads Guilty to Sexual Abuse of a Child

This story is an update to a breaking news bulletin published at GlasgowCourier.com. Ex-Valley County undersheriff Luke Strommen pleaded guilty to a single count of sexual abuse of a child on Oct. 8....

 

Prairie Nights

Tyler Vandermars of Glasgow spent an unexpected night on the southern side of Fort Peck Lake after an elk hunting trip led to his stranding during high winds and winter weather on Oct. 8. According to Vandermars, he had set out Monday to try and...

 

Scottie Boys and Girls Harriers Take First in Plentywood

Both the Glasgow Scottie Cross Country Boys and Girls teams claimed first at the Plentywood Invitational on Oct. 12. Cold and wet weather forced the hosts to move the course from its traditional route on the golf course to the surface streets of...

 

Taking on the 'What if'

In the conference room of the Cottonwood on Oct. 1, an unlikely group met to test their response and capabilities against a hypothetical disaster in Valley County. Consisting of Glasgow and Long Run firefighters, sheriff deputies, elected and county...

 

Homeless for a Night Collects Over 50 Blankets

The Glasgow High School Leadership class held their annual homeless for a night fundraiser on Oct. 5. This year the crew collected blankets and cash donations. The blankets went to help the homeless... Full story

 

Cross Country Keeps on Trucking

Under the shadow of the Fort Peck Dam and Powerhouses, the Glasgow Scotties Cross Country Team gave their visitors a run for their money. Sunny skies and a stiff wind made the course a great temperatu...

 

Update: Strommen Pleads Guilty to Sexual Abuse of a Child

This story is an update to an earlier story. This edition adds information from the plea deal — including the exact crime Strommen pleaded guilty to — and clarifies that the second count that was... Full story

 

Honor, Pride, Culture

In a gymnasium of school-aged kids, hip hop artist, social advocate and Native American performer Christian Parish, aka Supaman, kicked off Frazer Public School's celebration of Native American Week...

 

Scott Sales on Campaign for S.O.S.

Businessman and state legislator Scott Sales sat down with the Glasgow Courier to discuss his background, political experience and his current bid for Montana’s Secretary of State seat. Sales discussed everything from the land board and land...

 

Scotties Trap Wolves in Shutout

In what was undoubtedly an unexpected outcome to the Glasgow Scottie's homecoming game against the Cut Bank Wolves, Scottie football held the Wolves to zero points in a stunning shutout performance. I...

 

Glasgow Boys and Girls XC Claim Second in Poplar

The Glasgow Scottie Cross Country teams traveled to Poplar on Sept. 21 to compete at the Poplar Invitational Meet. The Scotties claimed both of the second place team slots with top performances out of Iris McKean, claiming third for the girls, and...

 

Scottie Pride On Full Display

The Glasgow Chamber of Commerce has decked the streets in Scottie Pride this year. The idea to order 100 flags from the Glasgow Student Council came up over the summer with the Chamber Board from...

 

AG Fox Talks Policies in Campaign for Gov.

Montana Attorney General Tim Fox sat down with the Courier last week to discuss his campaign for the Republican nomination for the Governorship next November. Currently, Fox is taking on U.S. Representative Greg Gianforte and Dr. Al Olszewski in his...

 

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