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 By A.J. Etherington    News    May 30, 2018

Veterans Groups Gather to Honor the Fallen

In what is always an emotionally charged and deep ceremony, Glasgow's American Legion Post 41, American Legion Post 41 Auxiliary, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3107 and Veterans of Foreign Wars...

 By A.J. Etherington    News    May 30, 2018

Plaques Go Up at NE MT Memorial Honoring Individual Campaigns

New plaques were installed at the Northeast Montana Veterans Memorial in Fort Peck on May 22. The plaques were commissioned by the Memorial's Board and designed with the help of Montana Granite Compan...


What the Courier is Here For

In case you missed the news, NBC came to Glasgow to cover the “middle of nowhere”. Kevin Tibbles, the correspondent, asked me to contrast what would be on our front page compared to the New York Times. After a brief moment and then a comment...

 By A.J. Etherington    News    May 23, 2018

Zinke Talks DOI Restructure and Infrastructure with Locals

In an exclusive meeting with local farmers, ranchers and community leaders Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke talked about issues ranging from the restructuring of the Department of the Interior,...

 By A.J. Etherington    News    May 23, 2018

Sheriff Puts Rumors to Rest

In a press release given to the Courier on May 21, Sheriff Vernon Buerkle sought to clarify the results of an investigation into professional misconduct for one of the Sheriff’s deputies. Buerkle described the events in extreme detail covering the...

 By A.J. Etherington    News    May 23, 2018

Valley View Celebrates Nursing Home Week

Last week was National Nursing Home Week, which is intended to recognize the contributions nursing homes make to our communities. Similar to Frances Mahon Deaconess' celebrations for this week's...

 By A.J. Etherington    News    May 23, 2018

GPD's Victims Services Awarded

Every year the Montana Department of Justice (DOJ), Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) chooses outstanding agents, DOJ employees, police officers and civilians to recognize for their...

 By A.J. Etherington    News    May 16, 2018

Strong Show of Support for Law Enforcement Torch Run, Special Olympics Athletes

Local law enforcement officials, fire department crews and emergency medical technicians, along with area Special Olympic athletes, proudly carried the State Special Olympics Torch through Glasgow... Full story

 By A.J. Etherington    News    May 16, 2018

Valley View Hospital District Passes Along With Funding Levy

In what became a year-long saga for Valley View Home, filled with uncertainty, anxiety and pressure for staff, residents, families and supporters, the vote to approve a hospital district and funding levy for Valley View Nursing Home has passed. With... Full story

 By A.J. Etherington    News    May 16, 2018

Hospital Remodel Hits New Phase

Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital is beginning a new phase in their renovation process. As of press time, the hospital has sealed off the "patient discharge" entrance and exit in order to begin... Full story

 By A.J. Etherington    News    May 16, 2018

Montana Warriors on the Water Seeks Support for Coming Event

Each year Montana Warriors on the Water hosts a week-long retreat for selected veterans from across the country. The event this year begins July 22, and will run through July 28. This year’s retreat will host their largest class of veterans to... Full story

 By A.J. Etherington    News    May 16, 2018

Clampitt Takes on Deep Field for Commissioner Seat

Renee Clampitt was one of the earliest contenders to take on seeking the Valley County Commissioner seat being vacated by retiring Bruce Petersen this fall. The field consists of six other... Full story


Supporting the Thin Blue Line on Peace Officer Memorial Day

Tuesday, May 15, was National Peace Officer Memorial Day, and last week in Bozeman two officers, Trooper David DeLaittre and Deputy Mason Moore, were honored for the sacrifice they paid to this state. I will say from what little experience I have,...

 By A.J. Etherington    News    May 9, 2018

Oil Well Rupture Spills 600 Barrels of Crude, 90K Barrels of Brine

On the morning of April 27, a farmer surveying cattle from the air discovered an oil spill approximately five miles west of the Frazer/Richland Road and East Grains Road Junction. The farmer reported... Full story

 By A.J. Etherington    News    May 9, 2018

Jim Uphaus Throws Hat in Ring for Commissioner Seat

Amongst the seven candidates campaigning for a shot to take on the Valley County Commission seat being vacated by the retiring Bruce Petersen is Jim Uphaus. Uphaus sat down with the Courier to talk... Full story

 By A.J. Etherington    News    May 9, 2018

Sean R. Heavey Challenges Netflix for Alleged Copyright Infringement

When Sean R. Heavey watched an episode of Netflix's Stranger Things some months back, he couldn't help but feel a sense of familiarity about the storm in the scene he was watching. To hear Heavey... Full story

 By A.J. Etherington    News    May 2, 2018

Voter Registration Deadline, Elections Approach Next Week

The deadline to register to vote in the upcoming June primary election is Monday, May 7. If you are not registered to vote by the deadline, you can still register to vote in the upcoming November election, but you will not receive a ballot for the... Full story

 By A.J. Etherington    News    May 2, 2018

Sarah Swanson Eyes a School Board Seat

Glasgow native and former Farm Equipment Sales General Manager Sarah Swanson has decided to run for the Glasgow School District Board of Trustees. Currently, she is amongst four vying for two vacant positions on the board. Swanson has a long history... Full story

 By A.J. Etherington    News    May 2, 2018

Glasgow Offers Curb, Sidewalk and Gutter Improvement Program

The City of Glasgow is seeking applicants for the city’s Sidewalk, Curb and Gutter program. According to Glasgow Mayor Becky Erickson, the program is to assist homeowners in beautifying their curbs, sidewalks and gutters, without having to... Full story

 By A.J. Etherington    News    May 2, 2018

St Raphael's Third Graders Gift Birthday Bags to Food Bank

Many of us take the little things in life for granted, like receiving a birthday cake or having a celebration. For some people, that is not always the case. Many people are food insecure and... Full story


BLM District Manager Answers Questions on APR Request

The Bureau of Land Management North Central Montana District Manager Mark Albers, spoke to the Courier about American Prairie’s grazing. As has been reported in previous editions, the American Prairie Foundation Inc. is attempting to remove... Full story


VVH Administrator Provides Update

Valley View Home administrator Wes Thompson sat down with the Courier to provide an update on the state of Valley View Home. Topics discussed included the home’s recruiting efforts for residents and employees, the state of the facility and major... Full story


Get Out and Vote

So, it is not everyday I get to start a column with such a cliche, but in this case I believe the title is cliche for a reason. The votes coming up are important and meaningful and need to be decided on by as much of Valley County as possible....


BLM Hosts 'Scoping' Meeting on American Prairie Reserve Request to Remove Fencing

The Bureau of Land Management held a “scoping” meeting in Glasgow April 12 to ask for public comment on an environmental assessment being conducted by BLM. The assessment is on a permit request by the American Prairie Foundation Inc. (commonly... Full story


VCHD Hosts Third Annual Red Thumb Reminder Day

The Valley County Health Department, along with law enforcement partners with the Glasgow Police Department, Valley County Sheriff's Office, Montana Highway Patrol and the Glasgow and Long-Run Fire... Full story


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