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"DABS" Send Teens to Hospital

The Glasgow Police Department is investigating the origin of highly concentrated THC oils—commonly called DABS—that sent four Glasgow teens to the hospital on April 2 after they smoked the oils. According to a press release from Chief of Police...

 
 By A.J. Etherington    News    April 7, 2021

Care Coalition Updates Community

The Valley County Care Coalition has taken their mission over the past year to heart. As the world faced a pandemic, the health issues that face Valley County have not faded away and the coalition has pushed programs, events and support for issues...

 
 By A.J. Etherington    News    April 7, 2021

New Hinsdale Ambulance Coming Soon

The County Commissioners gave the Hinsdale Ambulance Service the final boost needed to purchase a new ambulance for western Valley County. Using monies raised from payments on low-interest rural devel...

 

The Stage is Set For A New Season at FPST

It was a different kind of year for the Fort Peck Summer Theatre and the Fort Peck Fine Arts Council thanks to COVID. Had everything been normal in 2020 and 2021, they would have been hosting their...

 

Multiple Leaks Spur Emergency Shutoff of Nat. Gas to All of Hinsdale

Hinsdale has been without natural gas services since March 19 after multiple leaks were reported and detected in the community raising concerns that the problem was widespread and required the...

 

Area Vets Get COVID Vaccine

The US Department of Veteran Affairs vaccinated 94 area veterans on March 11 adding to the hundreds of county residents who have received the vaccine through various programs. The effort is being funded and led by the VA to assist with the...

 

Valley View to Partially Reopen to the Public

Valley View Home will reopen their doors to the public on March 22 after more than a year of excluding open visitation to non-residents. According to Valley View Home administrator, Wes Thompson, the home is calling it a soft open and it comes with s...

 

Judge Affirms HRC Decision on NorVal Electric Sexual Harassment Case

District Judge Yvonne Laird either affirmed or modified four key findings from the Human Rights Commission’s decision in the sexual harassment case of Shalaine Lawson Vs. NorVal Electric Cooperative in late February. In the Feb. 24 decision, Laird...

 

Glasgow Bedevils Huntley Project for No. 14

The Glasgow Scottie Wrestlers claimed their 14th State Championship Title in Shelby on March 5 and 6. The Class B/C State Wrestling Tournament followed a different format this year due to COVID-19...

 
 By A.J. Etherington    News    March 3, 2021

Some Montanans Try to Reach President Biden on KXL

The word of the day was "disappointed" as community and business leaders from Northeast Montana sat down with Montana's newly minted governor, Greg Gianforte, to discuss the effects and emotions...

 

A Message of Love: FPST's Own Give Back to Chayten Pippen

The evenings of Feb. 14 and 15 were filled with a message of love, of hardship and of despair that came in the form of Love Letters-an epistolary play that takes place within the letters between a...

 

McKean Ousted From FWP Commission Warns Against Politicization of Wildlife Management

The Montana Senate voted on party lines to reject the appointment of Andrew McKean of Valley County to the Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission on Feb. 19. The vote to reject McKean passed 31 to 18...

 

Valley County Deputy Fired for Misusing Criminal Justice Network

A Valley County Sheriff’s Deputy was promptly fired in late January after an investigation by the Sheriff’s Office determined he misused a sensitive government database known as the Criminal Justice Information Network (CJIN). According to...

 

Extreme Cold Snaps Northeast Montana into Winter

An Arctic Air Mass moved in from the north and settled over much of the United States during the last week and a half bringing with it dangerously low temperatures and wind chills across all of...

 

Gianforte Lifts Statewide Mask Mandate

Montana Governor Greg Gianforte issued an executive order on Feb. 12 allowing the statewide mask mandate to expire following his signing of a law protecting businesses from COVID-related liabilities. The news was not a surprise. Gianforte had said... Full story

 

COVID Numbers Spark Letter from Health Department

"Valley County, we are headed in the wrong direction." Those were the opening words to a letter from Valley County Health Department Director, Lynn Miller, on Feb. 4 to the entire county. In the... Full story

 

Montana's Delegation in Washington Not Giving Up on Keystone XL

US Representative for Montana, Matt Rosendale, and Montana US Senator Steve Daines have introduced legislation to attempt to reverse President Joe Biden’s revocation of a key permit issued to TC Energy for the Keystone XL pipeline to cross into the...

 

Pandemic Continues as County Begins Mass Vaccinations

Valley County is revamping the way they will administer the COVID-19 vaccine to the Phase 1B qualified persons in February. According to the Valley County Health Department, the new method of... Full story

 

Discussing Race, Racism and Law Enforcement at DOJ Hate Crimes Forum

Over two dozen people attended a Jan. 28 forum hosted by the US Dept. of Justice to discuss racial bias, hate crimes and law enforcement with members of the community. The were two panels—one made up of representatives from the Fort Peck Tribes,...

 

Valley County to Enter Phase 1B of Governor's COVID-19 Vaccine Plan

The Valley County Health Department announced the county entered phase 1B of the state's COVID-19 vaccination plan on Jan. 21. The transition marks a shift in vaccine priority from healthcare workers to citizens in high-risk categories such as the...

 

Conservation District Seeks Answers in Tractor Vandalism and Disc Theft

The Valley County Conservation District and county sheriff Tom Boyer are asking for help from the public in seeking answers to a curious case of unauthorized use and vandalism of the district's...

 

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...

 

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

 

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