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 By A.J. Etherington    News    May 22, 2019 

A Constant Reminder

Constant reminders to not text and drive, to arrive alive, to be safe and to not risk your life or others were strewn across downtown sidewalks, on t-shirts and signs, and present in grim displays of...

 
 By A.J. Etherington    News    May 22, 2019 

There's a New Cop in Town

The Glasgow Police Department has hired a new officer to fill a long-standing vacancy following the retirement of former Chief Bruce Barstad. As the Glasgow Courier reported in an April 15 story, the...

 
 By A.J. Etherington    News    May 22, 2019 

Legal Document Clinic Looks to Help Seniors

The Montana Department of Health and Human Services Senior and Long-Term Care Division held a legal documents clinic at the Senior Citizens Center in Glasgow on May 16. The clinic serves a number of...

 
 By A.J. Etherington    News    May 15, 2019

Guardians of the Flame

The Special Olympics Torch made its way through Valley County May 8 and 9. Each year the torch traverses the state carried by local law enforcement officials on its way to the State Games in Great...

 
 By A.J. Etherington    News    May 15, 2019

VFW Honors Area Civil Servants and Youth

Veterans of Foreign Wars Fort Peck Post 3107 honored local area first responders, law enforcement and area youth at their yearly Mayday awards banquet. The event held at the local VFW hall featured a prime rib dinner to honor those receiving awards....

 
 By A.J. Etherington    News    May 8, 2019

Great Fun at NE MT Special Olympics

The Northeast Montana Area Games for Special Olympics Montana took place at the Glasgow High School track last week, May 2. With community support from GHS students and faculty, local law enforcement...

 
 By A.J. Etherington    News    May 1, 2019

Sheriff's Office to Launch 24/7 Sobriety

The Valley County Sheriff's Office has launched a sobriety program aimed at preventing impaired driving in Northeast Montana. The program, referred to as "24/7 Sobriety," aims to provide another tool...

 
 By A.J. Etherington    News    May 1, 2019

Livening Up the Place

The Glasgow Middle School walls are a lot brighter and far more colorful than the white cinder block paint job they had before. That is thanks to Mrs. Libby Weber's exploratory art classes who...

 
 By A.J. Etherington    News    May 1, 2019

Human Trafficking Training Comes to V.C.

When Pat Trotter was sitting at the Law Enforcement Academy to become an emergency communicator for Valley County, he had a personal reaction to a class on human trafficking and its prevalence in Montana. Determined to do something to educate...

 

CBP Reverses Port Raymond Hours After Less Than A Week

In a much expected press release, Customs and Border Protection announced that they would be reducing their hours of operation at POE Raymond in northeastern Montana from 24 to 18 hours a day. Less than a week later CBP reversed that decision and...

 

Medicaid Expansion Bill To Become Law

HB 658, likely the most contested bill in the 2019 Montana Legislative Session – referred to commonly as the Medicaid Expansion Bill - passed the Senate on a vote of 26-24. The Senate bill included a number of amendments that were then sent back...

 

Gianforte Talks China Trade

Montana's sole U.S. Representative, Greg Gianforte (R), spoke to the Courier about his recent trip to China as part of the first Congressional delegation of 2019. Gianforte said he was one of only...

 

City Council Meets

The City of Glasgow came one step closer to ending a months-long search to find and hire a criminal-focused city attorney. At their regular meeting on Monday, April 15, the council approved a conditional offer to negotiate with Anna Rose Sullivan,...

 

NWS Discusses Flood Projections, Lessons Learned

It was just March 13 when the headline on the Glasgow Courier's front page read NWS Flood Projections Look Good for Glasgow, the article stating there was a prediction of less than a five percent...

 

Helping Feed Cows Leads to Fast Response by V.C. S&R

When Josh Thompson received the call that two kayakers were in need of help on the Milk River on March 31, they were in luck. The Search and Rescue airboat was already staged and in place to serve a very different mission. The crew was supposed to...

 

Henry Takes on Role in Peer Support

Nonprofit group Montana's Peer Network has launched a program in Northeast Montana in affiliation with the Eastern Montana Community Mental Health Center in Glasgow. Taking on the role of peer support...

 

Williams Makes Early Campaign Stop in Glasgow

Kathleen Williams made a campaign stop in Glasgow on April 8 at Soma Dis Deli. The former Montana legislator and prior candidate is running for Montana’s sole seat in the U.S. House of...

 

CBP Makes Case for New Hours

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection held a town hall on April 2 at the Glasgow Senior Citizens Center to discuss the removal of extended summer hours at the Opheim, Morgan and Scobey ports of entry and the reduction of hours at the Raymond Port....

 

Exclusive: Gianforte 'Seriously Considering' Run for Governor

In an interview with the Glasgow Courier to discuss trade negotiations in China on April 12, Congressman Greg Gianforte said he was "seriously considering" a run for Governor in 2020. This marks the...

 
 By A.J. Etherington    News    April 3, 2019

Medicaid Expansion Passes State House, Heads to Senate

On Saturday March 30, the Montana House passed House Bill 658 with a vote of 61 in favor to 37 opposed. The bill, if passed in the Senate, will continue Montana’s Medicaid Expansion program that features a 9 to 1 match in funds from the Federal Gov...

 

Lustre Celebrates 54 Years of Schmeckfest

Lustre Christian High School hosted their annual fundraiser known as Schmeckfest March 22. This was the 54th year for the school's only major fundraiser. According to Susan Fast, one of the...

 

Hughes Convicted on Possession of Meth Charge

Leighton Hughes was found guilty of criminal possession of a dangerous drug (methamphetamine) March 20. The one-day trial featured testimony and body camera footage from local law enforcement that dem...

 

Skate for a Cure Kicks Off Relay Season

Local law enforcement and first responders came out March 22 to raise funds for the local Relay For Life committee which has decided to initiate a "HOPE" (Help Others Pay Expenses) fund. The fund is...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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