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 By A.J. ETHERINGTON    News    August 5, 2020 

City Council Meets

At the Aug. 3 regular meeting of the Glasgow City Council, city attorney Anna Rose Sullivan informed the council that an ordinance to eliminate Wards and move the city to an at-large election system would not appear on the ballot in November. The...

 By A.J. ETHERINGTON    News    August 5, 2020 

Hope to Help Pallid Sturgeon Spawn in Missouri

The Army Corps of Engineers surveyed irrigation sights between July 8 and 17, as part of a study into plans to alter the rate of water release from Fort Peck Dam in the coming years to test the...


Thunder Finish Off in Sidney

The Glasgow Kiwanis “Thunder” Swim Team rolled into Sidney this past weekend to finish off their altered season with a bang. Competing with nine other teams—Malta, Chinook, Harlem, Lewistown, Roundup, Sidney, Scobey, Glendive and...

 By A.J. Etherington    News    July 22, 2020

Luke Strommen Guilty of Rape

A jury of 12 found ex-Valley County undersheriff Luke Strommen guilty of sexual intercourse without consent in the afternoon hours of July 17 at Valley County District Court in Glasgow. The State prov...

 By A.J. Etherington    News    July 22, 2020

Train Collides With Truck At Hinsdale Crossing

The Valley County Sheriff's Office has confirmed to the Glasgow Courier that a train collided with a pickup truck at the rail crossing in Hinsdale at around 11:40 a.m. on July 18. No serious injuries...

 By A.J. Etherington    News    July 22, 2020

City Council: Revamps Employee Pay, Puts Chickens On Ballot, Uses Emergency Ordinance to Add Ward Removal to Nov. Ballot

City Wages: The Glasgow City Council overhauled the way they pay employees at the meeting on July 20. The vote to change the city from the traditional pay scale to a “wage matrix” was split four to two with Rod Karst and Dan Carr voting against...


Thunder Take Second in Lewistown

The Glasgow Kiwanis Swim Team traveled to Lewistown on July 18 and 19 where they claimed second place, behind first-place Lewistown, competing with the western teams of the eastern division. The teams competing were Malta, Chinook, Harlem,...

 By A.J. Etherington    News    July 15, 2020

City Takes Aim at 'Nuisance' Lots

The Glasgow City Council is in the process of passing a new city ordinance to increase penalties associated with weedy lots. Ordinance No. 968 will amend the city’s already existing weed ordinance to increase fees for non-compliance in an effort...

 By A.J. Etherington    News    July 15, 2020

Zero Test Positive From Surveillance Testing

Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital reported in a press release on July 9, that zero of the 256 participants in the county’s surveillance testing on June 25 tested positive for the coronavirus. “Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital and the Valley County... Full story

 By A.J. Etherington    News    July 15, 2020

Beyond a Reasonable Doubt: Jury Finds Luke Strommen Guilty of Rape

A jury of 12 found ex-Valley County undersheriff Luke Strommen guilty of sexual intercourse without consent in the afternoon hours of July 17, 2020 at Valley County District Court. The State's case ha...

 By A.J. Etherington    News    July 8, 2020

Glasgow Adds COVID Case As Montana Numbers Climb

The Valley County Health Department reported an additional case of COVID-19 infection in the county on July 1. According to a joint press release from Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital and the health department, the fourth Valley County related case... Full story

 By A.J. Etherington    News    July 8, 2020

State Releases Plan To Reopen Schools In Fall

The Governor of Montana Steve Bullock announced in a July 2 press conference his plan for reopening schools in the fall. Citing the reliance students and parents have on schools for nutrition, socialization and education, and the health benefits of... Full story


GKST Stays Home For Harlem Meet

The Glasgow Thunder stayed home this past weekend, but did not have to host the latest West of the East meet. That privilege fell to Harlem whose pool is out of commission for the time being, so...

 By A.J. Etherington    News    July 1, 2020

VC Confirms Two More COVID-19 Cases

July 1 Update: Since the publication of this story, an additional lab-confirmed case of COVID-19 has been identified in Valley County. Case #4 is a male in his 30s who is not hospitalized and is isolating at home. The case was identified through cont... Full story

 By A.J. Etherington    News    July 1, 2020

County Surveillance Testing Samples 256

People lined up an hour early June 25, to be the first in line to be tested for coronavirus during the county's first surveillance testing event at the county fairgrounds. In total, Frances Mahon... Full story

 By A.J. Etherington    News    July 1, 2020

VC Man Recognized For Helping Out Deputy

When Valley County Sheriff Deputy Jesse Vaughn responded to a call about a man in dark clothes walking northbound along Highway 117 between Fort Peck and Nashua in the evening hours of June 9, it was...

 By A.J. Etherington    News    June 24, 2020

Valley County Sees First Affiliated COVID Case

Valley County recorded its first COVID-19 case last week. According to the health department, a local man in his 60s tested positive for the disease while he was outside of Valley County and is being isolated in the county he tested positive in. At p... Full story

 By A.J. Etherington    News    June 24, 2020

Streets Continued Problem for Glasgow

It is no secret that Glasgow’s roads are in disrepair. A drive down 2nd Street South will confirm a stretch riddled in potholes, dugouts and cracks. For years the city has contended with the quick pace of roads crumbling and decaying while...


Thunder Host "West of East" Opener

The Glasgow Kiwanis Swim Team Thunder hosted the western half of northeast Montana's Federation Swimmers on June 20 and 21 at Hoyt Park for the season opener. Traveling to Glasgow were dozens of...

 By A.J. Etherington    News    June 17, 2020

Glasgow Council Resurrects Chicken Ordinance

The Glasgow City Council moved one step closer to adding a resolution to the November general election ballot that would allow residents to raise chickens inside the city’s limits. The motion to draft a resolution for both chickens and to...

 By A.J. Etherington    News    June 17, 2020

Valley County Primary Results

A primary record 62.71 percent of the registered voting population in Valley County cast ballots in the all-mail state primary on June 2. In total, 2,943 of 4,693 voters cast their ballots with 686 cast for Democrats, seven for the Green party and...


Thunder Recruit Their Own To Coach 2020

Glasgow native Ethan Shrader has returned to the Bonnie City for the summer to take on the head coach role for the Glasgow Kiwanis Swim Team. Shrader, who currently teaches English at Butte Central...

 By A.J. Etherington    News    June 3, 2020

Landfill Fees Are Old News

For the Valley County Landfill, illegal dumping is not a new thing. In fact, an article in the Courier from 1995 and an article in the Good Evening Glasgow in 2000 each address illegal dumping or the assessment of fees for dumping “above and...

 By A.J. Etherington    News    May 27, 2020

For Those That Never Came Home

They were short but not sweet. They were not loud or flashy. And, due to the state of the world, they were not even crowded. Rather, they were quiet and solemn; humble yet proud; filled with the...

 By A.J. Etherington    News    May 27, 2020

EF-Zero Tornado Touches Down Near Whatley Road

It was, by all accounts, a beautiful day on May 20. Temps had soared into the 80s, the dew point was high and the wind was low. So, Joe Simmons decided to take his dogs for some exercise. He had just...


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