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Federal Judge in Montana Blocks KXL Construction

A Montana-based Federal Judge blocked further construction of the Keystone XL pipeline Thursday, Nov. 8, in U.S. District Court for the District of Montana in Great Falls. According to court...

 

VFW and American Legion Celebrate Armistice Centennial

Veterans, community members and at least one, recently elected, future Valley County commissioner came out Sunday, Nov. 11, to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the WWI Armistice and Veterans...

 

Valley County Election Analysis 2018

From the top of the ticket down, Valley County voted predominantly Republican and largely voted down initiatives that would have added regulation to businesses or increased taxation on consumers. Voter turnout was also at a recent high for a...

 

TOM BOYER TO BE NEXT VC SHERIFF

In an amazing landslide write-in victory carrying nearly 60 percent of the total vote, Tom Boyer became Valley County's next sheriff. Total results were write-in 2,270 to Joe Horn's 1,459 with Boyer...

 

State Election Results

At press time the races for Senate, House, Public Service Commission and Clerk of Supreme Court had not been definitively reported. Projected leads showed Jon Tester with a slight lead over Matt Rosendale and Greg Gianforte had a seven point lead...

 

County Election Results

County election results are in and the results are: Mary Armstrong will be the next member of the Valley County Commission; Taryn Stebleton will be the next Clerk and Recorder; and Christina Hillman will hold on to her seat as the Justice of the...

 

Strommen Resigns from Sheriff's Office

Valley County Sheriff Vernon Buerkle reported that former Undersheriff and Deputy Luke Strommen has resigned his position at the Sheriff’s Office. Buerkle stated that Strommen’s letter cited “personal reasons” as the justification for his...

 

Suspicious Package Tests LE Response

According to Sheriff Vernon Buerkle, Valley County deputies and firefighters responded to a report of a suspicious device 20 miles north of Nashua. The suspicious package had been sent in the mail to a local resident on Nov. 5, at roughly 3:47 in...

 

City Council Takes Out Loan to Buy Equipment

The Glasgow City Council met at their normal meeting on Nov. 5, in the council chambers. The meeting discussed a number of agenda items ranging from closing the city office the day after Thanksgiving to deciding whether to loan over $380,000 from...

 

Cat McIntyre Reflects on Her Art

Local working artist Cathryn (formerly Reitler) McIntyre's work is easy to describe but, maybe, difficult to understand, while still being aesthetically enjoyable. McIntyre's work has been...

 

Haunted Hayride

The Glasgow High School Student Council, Key Club, Book Club and Cross Country hosted their fourth annual haunted hayride in the barren cottonwood groves, brambles and thickets along Sullivan Park...

 

Charges Dismissed Against Ersness in Homicide Case

The Valley County Sheriff’s Office has reported that the charge of Deliberate Homicide against John Ersness has been dismissed without prejudice by Valley County Justice Court. The request to dismiss was made by Valley County Attorney Dylan...

 

Floyd the Friendly Ghost of the Fort Peck Summer Theatre

For many actors and actresses around the country, legends of resident ghosts, phantoms and poltergeist run rampant in the creaky halls and echoing chambers of theaters and opera houses around the...

 

KXL Pipes Arrive in Anticipation of Next Year's Construction

Truckloads of pipes to be used in the construction of TransCanada's Keystone XL Pipeline have been traveling across Northeast Montana from Glendive to staging areas along the pipelines' future route...

 

Democrats Tester, Williams, Kaercher Stump in Glasgow

Democratic Senator John Tester campaigned in Glasgow Oct. 19 alongside Democratic Congressional candidate Kathleen Williams and candidate for District 1 Public Service Commission Doug Kaercher. The ev...

 

Sheriff Candidate Joe Horn's Daughters Make Public Allegations Against Father

On Saturday, Oct. 6, at 2 p.m., the biological daughters of Valley County Sheriff’s candidate Joseph Horn, Amy Brown and Gail Hayes, held a forum to discuss their opposition to their father for Valley County Sheriff. In that meeting, which was...

 

St Raphael's to Host Harvest Dinner to Help Parish School in Haiti

St Raphael’s Parish will host a harvest dinner this coming Sunday, Oct. 28, at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Parish Center in Glasgow. The meal will feature homemade turkey and all the trimmings with pies for dessert. The dinner is open to the... Full story

 

Nemont Manor Comes Under New Ownership, Closes Food Services

Nemont Manor was recently sold by its former board of directors to Affiliated Developers Inc., a 501(c)3 based in Berkley, Mich. Over the summer, concerns were raised publicly about the acquisition in an open letter by James Rickley that some of the...

 

Gamas Running to Take JoP Seat

Christine Gamas is in the running to claim the Valley County Justice of the Peace seat in November's upcoming election. Gamas, who currently serves as the Clerk of Justice Court, is running against...

 

Ag Expo Draws Crowd

The Glasgow Area Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture's Northeast Montana Ag Expo drew a crowd of participants, businesses and vendors last Friday, Oct. 12. The event, which is coordinated by the...

 

Busted Knuckle Expands, Reflects on Getting Started

If nowhere else, the American dream is alive and well at the Busted Knuckle. Following more than three years of operation, the locally-owned craft brewery just expanded their production capabilities,...

 

Judge Laird Running to Keep Seat on Bench

Current District 17 Judge Yvonne Laird is seeking to retain her position this coming November. Judge Laird discussed her experience, her positions for the post and her motivation for keeping her seat...

 

Dementia-Care Training Addresses Need in Area

Over 200 people attended one of the three days of Alzheimer's and dementia-care training held last week at the Cottonwood. The seminar featured dementia-care trainer and consultant Heather McKay, who...

 

North Dakota Man Charged in Death of Brother in Fort Peck

John Ersness, 58, of Sawyer, N.D., made his first appearance in Justice Court on Sept. 28. He has been charged with deliberate homicide in the death of his brother, Corwin Ersness, 62, of Fort Peck. H...

 

Hillman Looks to Hold on to JoP Seat

Christina Hillman is looking to hold on to her seat as Valley County Justice of the Peace in the upcoming November election. Hillman is running against Christine Gamas in the contested race. Hillman s...

 

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