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 By A.J. Etherington    News    January 20, 2021 

US DOJ Hate Crimes Forum Planned

The US Department of Justice will host a digital “hate crime forum” for residents of Valley County and surrounding areas on Jan. 28. The platform will present perspectives from Montana residents on their own experiences with hate crimes as well a...

 
 By A.J. Etherington    News    January 20, 2021 

Sheriff: Case in Frazer Highlights Need to Cross Deputize

Law Enforcement in Frazer has been a perennial enigma for the Valley County Sheriff. Due to its Tribal citizenry, Frazer has been a sort of no-go zone for county sheriff's deputies in the past, and a...

 

Emma Wall Honored by State JMG

Glasgow High School Senior Emma Wall was one of only four students recognized by the statewide Jobs for Montana Graduates organization this year for an essay she wrote about her JMG experience and what that experience has meant for her life. The...

 

COVID Deaths Now at 10 in VC

Valley County added 23 positive cases to their COVID-19 totals between Jan. 6 and 11, and a tenth Valley County resident died as a result of contracting the disease. In a statement released on Jan. 7, the Valley County Health Department said,... Full story

 

City Snow Removal Ordinance Passes First Reading

The Glasgow City Council has advanced an ordinance to expand the city’s current snow removal ordinance to include measures for the city’s removal of snow from residential and business sidewalks and bill the property owners. Ordinance No. 973...

 

COVID Vaxing to Begin in Valley County

Valley County Health Department director Lynn Miller announced at a special meeting of the board of health on Dec. 21 that the county will receive 200 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to administer to frontline health care workers. Miller said the...

 

Board of Health Appoints Interim Health Officer

The Valley County Board of Health has appointed Daniels County Health Officer Mary Nyhus to serve as the interim county health officer for up to six months. The move comes after Dr. Anne Millard resigned from the position effective Jan. 1, 2021...

 

Weinmeister Receives DNRC Director's Award for Dedication to Dept.

When Pam Weinmeister's career at the Glasgow office of the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation began over 37 years ago, it had a familiar start for some in northeast Montana. "I needed a...

 

Millard to Resign as Health Officer in January

Dr. Anne Millard has formally announced her resignation from the position as Valley County Health Officer effective Jan. 1, 2021. She will remain a primary care provider at Frances Mahon Deaconess. Mi...

 

Strommen Sentenced to 40 Years

Ex-Valley County undersheriff Luke Strommen was sentenced to 40 years in the Montana State Prison on Dec. 8 for the crime of repeatedly raping a 14-year-old girl. Missoula District Judge John Larson...

 

COVID Deaths Climb To Eight Last Week

The number of deaths in Valley County caused by COVID-19 rose to eight last week as cases climbed to nearly 600 confirmed infected with the coronavirus. According to the Valley County Health Departmen.t there were 41 active cases in the area as of...

 

Governor Tightens COVID-19 Mitigation Measures

Less than 24 hours after the Valley County Board of Health issued an updated health order tightening COVID-mitigating measures in the county, Governor Bullock further tightened his own health measures limiting business capacities and decreasing... Full story

 

VCHD Passes New Health Order

The Valley County Health Board passed an updated health order on Nov. 16 expanding on orders issued by the governor of Montana and tightening COVID-19-prevention restrictions on crowd sizes regardless of setting, ability to social distance and... Full story

 

Law Enforcement Train on Overdose-Reversing Drug

There have been over 700 opioid overdose fatalities in Montana since 2000. Many of those deaths were not the result of illicit drugs, but rather due to the use of prescription drugs for pain. In...

 

Valley County Man Drowns After Falling Through Ice

The Valley County Sheriff is reporting part-time Valley County resident Carl Mann drowned the morning of Nov. 20 after falling through the ice covering the Trout Pond near Fort Peck, Mont. He was 71 years old. Sheriff Tom Boyer told the Courier,...

 

County Failed Strommen Victims, Suit Alleges

A pair of lawsuits filed in Federal Court in Great Falls in early November allege Valley County failed to act in protecting the then-underage victims of ex-Undersheriff and convicted sex offender Luke Strommen when he sexually abused and raped them w...

 

A Legacy of Completing the Story

Sherri Turner's decades-long career at the Valley County Sheriff's Office is coming to a close this November after Turner announced her retirement earlier in the year. When she leaves her job as the...

 

Votes Fly the Coop

It became the comically contentious subject of 2020, but a two-year effort to change the law in Glasgow to allow for the raising of chickens has failed after being placed before the voters of Valley...

 

County Votes Are In

A lot will have changed between press time and the arrival of this newspaper, but Valley County's votes have been tallied and counted and the results are in. In total, 4,327 people cast their ballots...

 

Valley County Hits 400 Cases of COVID-19

The Valley County Health Department reported the 400th case of COVID-19 in the county on Nov. 2. The total case count is a sharp increase from the beginning of October when the county was reporting just over 140 cases on Oct. 7. Of the total number...

 

Predicting the Weather to Fight Fires Down Under

It wasn't as simple as packing a bag and getting on the plane like years before. In fact, getting to Australia as a National Weather Service Incident Meteorologist-IMET for short-required a good deal...

 

Health Infrastructure Feeling Effects of COVID-19

During a public meeting of the Valley County Board of Health, alongside representatives from Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital, STAT Air Ambulance, Prairie Ridge, Valley View Home, the Chamber of Commerce and county health officer Anne Millard, one... Full story

 

Cold Wind Blows Hard At State XC Meet

The Glasgow Scottie boys brought home seventh and the girls claimed eighth at the Montana State Class B Cross Country Meet on Oct. 23 in Kalispell. The two-day all-class event was spread out over the...

 

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

 

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

 

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