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 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...

 By A.J. Etherington    News    May 20, 2020

Defending His Seat

“I don’t like going around asking for free publicity,” explained Casey Knudsen, speaking to the Courier about why it had taken so long to do the interview. “It’s hard right now to go around asking for money from people and asking for free...

 By A.J. Etherington    News    May 20, 2020

Soap Giveaway Cleaned Out Quickly

Glasgow Mayor Becky Erickson teamed up with the Montana Aviation Research Company and TC Energy to fund an essential item giveaway on May 14. The event stuffed 400 plastic totes with items like...

 By A.J. Etherington    News    May 13, 2020

Glasgow School's Pass Levy, End Five-Year Drought

The residents of the Glasgow School District delivered a decisive victory to its students, teachers, staff and administration in the vote for the school’s general operating levy on May 5. With a vote margin of 214 votes, the district’s levy...


Flatens Snag First at Yellowstone Challenge

Glasgow natives Brenner and Jason Flaten snatched the first-place prize at the 2020 Yellowstone Challenge Catfish Tournament this past weekend. The tournament, which was founded by one of this year's...

 By A.J. Etherington    News    May 13, 2020

Wrong Ballots Arrive For Some Glasgow Residents

It was May 11, primary ballots had just arrived, and Kevin Taylor was looking forward to voting for his candidate of choice in the Montana HD 33 representative race, but there was a problem. Taylor's...

 By A.J. Etherington    News    May 6, 2020

Quiet Streets Call For Improvised Training

For GPD Senior Patrolman Josh Nolan it was a simple solution to a complex problem. What do you do when you have to train and evaluate a brand-new officer (Jonas Tommeson), but COVID-19 measures have...

 By A.J. Etherington    News    May 6, 2020

A Local Way to Give Back

CEO of First Community Bank in Glasgow Sam Waters wanted to find a way to give back to the community. As a bank in northeast Montana there were a number of opportunities for them to do just that, but...


Gov. Moves to Lift COVID Measures

After weeks of social distancing guidelines, stay-at-home orders, quarantines and business, bar and restaurant closures, Montana Governor Steve Bullock announced on April 14 that the state will begin... Full story


Glasgow Schools Pass Levy, End Five-Year Drought

The residents of the Glasgow School District delivered a decisive victory to its students, teachers, staff and administration in the vote for the school’s general operating levy on May 5. With a vote margin of 214 votes, the district’s levy...


Fed. Judge Puts Parts of KXL On Hold-Again

Army veteran and Assiniboine-Sioux Tribe member Lance Fourstar's voice was being carried out over the prairie by a stiff westerly wind as he chanted a traditional Native American song accompanied by...


Gov. Looks to Gradually Reopen Montana

In a press call on April 17, Governor Steve Bullock said that Montanans were flattening the curve related to the spread of coronavirus in the state. He followed up the announcement by stating that a plan was being considered to begin reopening the... Full story


Everybody's Doctor

Looking ahead and self improvement. Before a viral outbreak in China became an epidemic, before that epidemic spread across the world and became a pandemic, and before it was even considered likely... Full story


Casterline Named Class B Wrestling Coach of the Year

To say 2019 and 2020 were good years for the Glasgow Scotties wrestlers would be to understate it just slightly. At the end of the 2019 season, the Scotties had put up two individual state...


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