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 By A.J. Etherington    News    March 20, 2019 

Shopko to Close

Shopko announced Monday, March 18, that they will be closing all remaining stores. The move comes after Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings failed to restructure the company’s debt and save the retailer’s remaining locations across the...

 
 By A.J. Etherington    News    March 20, 2019 

Sheriff's Office, GPD Team Up to Go Mobile

The Valley County Sheriff’s Office and the Glasgow Police Department have pooled resources to upgrade their electronic management systems. The upgrade will help the agencies go mobile, which, according to Sheriff Tom Boyer, will put the deputy...

 
 By A.J. Etherington    News    March 20, 2019 

Richter to be Undersheriff

Valley County Sheriff Tom Boyer has appointed a five-year veteran of the Valley County Sheriff's Office to serve as Undersheriff. Chris Richter assumed the position after a lengthy search that involve...

 

NWS Flood Projections Look Good for Glasgow

The National Weather Service in Glasgow is projecting a mild flood season for Spring, 2019. According to meteorologist Patrick Gilchrist, the projected flood risks for the area are minor flooding at 35 percent, moderate flooding at five percent and...

 

Search Leads to Positive Outcome

It was close to midnight Sunday, March 10, when Sheriff Tom Boyer received a call concerning two snowmobilers stranded near the Canadian border. According to the Sheriff, the father of one of the stranded men had called to tell him that they had...

 
 By A.J. Etherington    News    March 6, 2019

Tempers Flare at City Council

Tempers were sparked as concerned citizens spoke during the public comment period at the Glasgow City Council on March 4. At least five participants from the public were looking to amend or express concerns about City Ordinance 1881, which relates...

 

School Board Elections, Levy Approvals Kick Off

School board elections countywide have commenced and will be held on Tuesday, May 7. The Glasgow School District will hold an election to fill one school board seat. They will also have an election...

 

Daines Hosts Town Hall in Glasgow

Senator Steve Daines hosted a town hall at the Glasgow VFW Post 3107 l Feb. 15 to meet with and take questions from constituents. The stop was one of many on a total tour of the Big Sky State that inc...

 

Frazer Retires Jackson's Number, Inducts Two Onto Wall of Fame

The Frazer community came together Feb. 8, to honor three former students. Among them was Brayden Jackson, who was killed in a car accident last year. The two inductees into the wall of fame were...

 

Perched Out on the Ice

The Glasgow Area Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture hosted their 21st Annual Ice Fishing Derby on the ice at the Dredge Cuts Trout Pond on Saturday, Feb. 2. The yearly winter sports staple attracted... Full story

 

Winter Safety Advised as Arctic Blast Approaches

Record snow fell on Sunday, Feb. 3 in Glasgow while continuing to fall into Monday morning bringing in a collective ten inches of snow as of Monday afternoon with snow expected to continue through Tuesday, as of press time. That record snowfall is... Full story

 

GHS Trading Cards are Back

The Glasgow High School has brought back the Trading Card program for another year honoring 16 drug, tobacco and alcohol free high school students and looking to provide role models for Glasgow's... Full story

 

'Red Night' in Frazer Honors Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

The Frazer community came together with the Frazer High School and Poplar High School to honor and raise awareness for missing and murdered indigenous women and girls last Friday, Jan. 25. The event,...

 

Shutdown Threatened Water Infrastructure Project

The closure of the United States Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development offices threatened to affect Glasgow’s upgrade to the water infrastructure prior to the end of the government shutdown on Friday, Jan. 25. According to the Director of...

 

City Votes to Move Jurisdiction Ordinance Forward

In an unanimous decision, the Glasgow City Council voted to advance Ordinance No. 960 to extend the Glasgow Police Department’s arrest authority out five miles from the city limits at their regular meeting on Jan. 22. During the meeting, Chief...

 

Glasgow Grapplers Take Second in Malta

The Glasgow Scottie wrestlers spent last weekend, Jan. 25 and 26, in Malta taking second in the tournament beating out the Mustangs, which placed third and coming in behind the Class A ranked team Hav...

 

'Emperor's New Clothes' Wows Audiences

With expectations premised by just under a week of rehearsals, crowds turned out to view the Missoula Children's Theatre's rendition of "The Emperor's New Clothes," written and conceived by Jim Caron...

 

Med. Marijuana Ordinance Seems Unlikely

Only nine members of the public alongside the County Attorney, Sheriff and the Commissioners administrative assistant attended a public hearing Jan. 14, to hear public opinion on establishing a medical marijuana dispensary ordinance in the county....

 

Glasgow Eighth Graders Take on Physics With Car Building Study

Glasgow Middle School eighth-graders demonstrated their command of physics, motion, design, construction and flare Jan. 11 in the middle school gym. The challenge was part of their science class,...

 

Strommen Pleads Not Guilty to Rape Charge

Former Valley County Undersheriff Luke Strommen pleaded not guilty to the charge of Felony Sexual Intercourse Without Consent Jan. 14, in District Court in Glasgow. Strommen also maintained his plea o...

 

The Little Mission in the Little Mountains

When you stop to consider Montana's great destinations, it is unlikely you would ever list off Hays, Mont. Nestled in the heart of the Little Rocky Mountains on the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation,...

 

New Year's Eve Sees Zero Accidents, DUIs

The Valley County Search and Rescue, in partnership with the three local wrecker services (Thompson & Sons, Glenn’s Automotive and Hi-Line Collision), gave rides to 206 New Year’s Eve celebrants Dec. 31 and Jan. 1. According to Search and Rescue...

 

City to Consider Expanding GPD Jurisdiction

The Glasgow City Council is expected to take up the issue of expanding the Glasgow Police Department’s arrest authority out five miles from the current city limits at their next regular meeting on Jan. 21. The measure, if approved, would add...

 

Car Shot Up on Road to Saint Marie

A vehicle was riddled with bullet holes during the night of Jan. 5 or morning of Jan. 6, while it sat parked on the side of Highway 24 heading north towards Saint Marie about a half mile past mile mar...

 

Buerkle Hangs Up His Hat

Retiring Sheriff Verne Buerkle hadn't always wanted to be a cop. He just always was a cop. After sitting through a presentation from the then Glendive Chief of Police Gary Olson during his high...

 

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