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 By Chris McDaniel    News    May 12, 2021 

City Mulling Spending Millions on Raw Water Main

As the raw water transmission main connecting the Missouri River with the city of Glasgow’s water treatment plant continues to erode, the city may face costly spot repairs to keep the system running, engineers say. The current 20” main ...

 By Chris McDaniel    News    May 12, 2021 

Resounding Thumbs Down

Ranchers, farmers, irrigators and Native Americans have given a resounding thumbs down to a planned increase, then reduction, in water flow next year from Fort Peck Dam. The augmented flows are meant to stimulate the natural spawning cycle of the...

 By Chris McDaniel    News    May 12, 2021 

'Time Keeps On Slipping'

As a retiree, one might think Virgil Rauch would have plenty of extra time on his hands. Such an assessment would be wrong. Rauch, 69, of the Lustre area, has been repairing old school wind-up wall...

 By Chris McDaniel    News    May 5, 2021

Get Off The Grass!

A citizen committee is in the process of being formed to address complaints about youths on dirt bikes disturbing the tranquility of homeowners north of Glasgow. Dirt bikers are a common sight in the undeveloped area between Airport and Skylark...

 By Chris McDaniel    News    May 5, 2021

Heated Discussion at County Commissioners Meeting Over Refuse District

Community ire over the recent disbanding of the former Valley County Refuse District Board was on full display during the April 28 County Commissioner meeting. "To dissolve a board is your last...

 By Chris McDaniel    News    May 5, 2021

Brian "Auzzie" Austin To Stay On In New Refuse District Manager Spot

Brian “Auzzie” Austin has been chosen to fill the new position of Valley County Refuse District Manager. Austin was formerly the Valley County Landfill manager, a position eliminated in effort to tackle massive indescrepencies with how customers...


That '70s Glasgow

The Glasgow High School Swing Choir, a group that performs at school events and concerts, community functions, and various gigs locally, descended upon 2nd Avenue recently for a photo shoot while...

 By Chris McDaniel    News    April 28, 2021

End of an Era

The Valley County Refuse District Board, in operation since 1973, is no more. During their regular meeting April 21, the three commissioners voted to disband the refuse board — effective April 23 — based on legal counsel indicating the nine...

 By Chris McDaniel    News    April 28, 2021

Court is in Session

CHRIS MCDANIEL THE COURIER Many little girls dream of being royalty. For four lovely ladies, that fantasy is now a reality. "I have been dreaming for it my whole life," said Lyndsey Plummer, 6, a... Full story

 By Chris McDaniel    News    April 28, 2021

Oh Give Me A Home

With ongoing drought and potential government regulations in the works, one Wolf Point bison rancher is concerned his way of life may someday be just a page in the history books. "There are a lot...

 By Chris McDaniel    News    April 28, 2021

City Awards Paving Bid For Street Project Century Co. Inc. to receive $225,506

During their regular meeting April 19, the Glasgow City Council awarded a $225,506 paving bid to Century Companies, Inc., for the 2021 Street Improvements Project, voted to approve the Fiscal Year 2021-22 wages for city employees and accepted a three...

 By Chris McDaniel    News    April 21, 2021

Duck Creek Road Improvements In The Works

Valley County will apply for $5 million in federal monies to make improvements to Duck Creek Road via the Federal Land Access Program (FLAP). “It is available to us because it accesses federal lands,” Mary Armstrong, Valley County commissioner,...

 By Chris McDaniel    News    April 21, 2021

Finding Equilibrium

Trying to find a balance between the livelihood of farmers and an ancient fish on the verge of extinction is not an exact science, but a best guess based on available data. Area farmers are worried ab...

 By Chris McDaniel    News    April 21, 2021

School Athletic Fee Rate Hike Approved

During their regular meeting April 14, the Glasgow School District Board of Trustees voted to increase activity fees for athletes at all schools. Board Chair, Mona Amundson, cast the sole dissenting...

 By Chris McDaniel    News    April 14, 2021

The Show Must Go On

Wishes do come true, it seems. A year after COVID-19 abruptly dropped the curtain mid-run on the Glasgow Middle School production of The Lion King, the young thespians are once again stepping into...

 By Chris McDaniel    News    April 14, 2021

Taking Flight, Italian Style

Excursionists headed to Billings can say goodbye to terra firma in style aboard a brand new Tecnam P2012 Traveller. Cape Air, which provides twice daily flights to and from Wokal Field and Billings Lo...

 By Chris McDaniel    News    April 14, 2021

Creation of Refuse District Manager position delayed

Work continues to finalize a job description for the newly created position of Valley County Refuse District Manager. During a meeting on April 7, the three county commissioners spoke at length with representatives from the Valley County Refuse Board...

 By Chris McDaniel    News    April 14, 2021

Devil in the Details

Should students attend only four days a week in the fall, or continue to be in classrooms for five? That is the million dollar question facing the five school board trustees. As the board mulls the decision, they must account for other issues,...


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