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The Indefensible, New Defense of the Trade War

Wilbur Ross, defending new tariffs while appearing on CNBC Tuesday, 18 Sept., claimed Americans will not notice price increases because they will be “spread over thousands and thousands of products.” This may be true for many families and...

 

Former Ambassador Baucus Talks China, Trade with the Courier

In light of the ongoing trade dispute with China, the Courier arranged an interview with former Ambassador to China and Senator from Montana, Max Baucus. This interview was conducted an the afternoon...

 

Changing Veterans' Issues

While watching video of Matt Rosendale’s recent rally in Billings, I couldn’t help but feel disappointed, though not for the reasons I had expected. Rosendale, who is campaigning to represent Montana, spoke only briefly, while the President took...

 

Middle of Nowhere BBQ Cook-off Success

The inaugural "Middle of Nowhere" BBQ Cook-off took place in the Elks parking lot this past Friday and Saturday, Sept. 7 and 8. Twelve teams gathered to in an attempt to take home the Grand Champion...

 

Trade, Not Aid

“Trade, not aid.” Pull up a random news article on the current trade dispute/war (wording depending on one’s personal bias) and you’ll most likely come across this refrain. Agricultural producers across the country continue to stress they...

 

A Fair Appreciation: Looking Back and Looking at the Present

Compiling the Yesterday’s Memories feature for the Courier has been a fun exercise in learning a lot more of the history of our area, and also an education in just how cyclical the news can be. So many stories from years ago could be plucked out of...

 

Livingston Art Show Featured Glasgow Artist Cathryn Reitler

Local artist Cathryn Reitler, who has since married and now goes by McIntyre, was a featured artist in the #MeToo: A Visual Dialogue group show at Green Door Gallery in Livingston, Mont. The reception was held July 27, from 5:30 to 8 p.m....

 

Golfers Brave the Sun and Heat for the Colbrese Cup Memorial Red Ball Golf Scramble

Under clear skies, and with a temperature of 84 degrees, golfers took to the greens Saturday morning, Aug. 11, at Sunnyside Golf Course for the Colbrese Cup Chamber Red Ball Golf Scramble. The threat...

 

John Michael Montgomery Caps off NEMT Fair

John Michael Montgomery promised concert-goers his hits and the chance to show off their singing abilities. And Kentucky-born star delivered on both. The man knows his audience, crooning his "1900s"...

 

Relay for Life is Coming, Hope You're Going

This past fall, I lost my Aunt Sue to cancer. The diagnosis came too late for treatment. I was on my way to the Billings airport when I received news that she had passed. I had a chance to talk to her the day before, telling her things I should have...

 

John Michael Montgomery to Headline Northeast Montana Fair

"So, first question, just how tired are you of doing these pre-concert interviews?" may not be the best way to open up an interview with a musician gracing the Middle of Nowhere with a concert for...

 

Applying Doctrine in a Trade War

At times, it can feel as if the only certainty with the current administration in Washington, D.C., is uncertainty. Where ever you stand on supporting or not supporting this president, it is hard to argue that he has been a stabilizing force in...

 

4-H and FFA Livestock Sale Approaches

The annual Valley County 4-H & FFA Livestock Sale will be taking place on Friday, Aug. 3, 2018, at the Northeast Montana Fair Grounds. A pre-sale viewing will start at 3:30 p.m., with the sale... Full story

 

Granrud's Lefse Shack Moves to Scobey

Granrud's Lefse Shack owners, Twyla Anderson and Alice Redfield have announced the sale of their business to Scott and Libi Susag, of Scobey. The business will retain the Granrud name and is expected...

 

Outpost Cafe Awarded Farmers Grow Communities Award

Scott St. John, Opheim farmer, has selected the Outpost Cafe, of Opheim, to receive a $2,500 donation as part of the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. The Outpost Cafe will use the funds to continue...

 

CDC Retraction Leaves Questions About Farmer Suicide Rates

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) last month retracted an erroneous report on suicide rates that misclassified farmers as Triple-F workers, farming, fishing, and forestry, when the correct classification for farmers under federal...

 
 By Gwendolyne Honrud    News    July 4, 2018

Pool Limps Along

How do you prioritize where to spend money and what to fix when it seems everything is in bad shape? That's the question Recreation Director Jory Casterline has to answer when dealing with the city...

 

Pool Props to VCFoP

Thank you, to the Valley County Friends of the Pool for a much anticipated update on their continued efforts to build a new pool in Glasgow. While details are still mostly unavailable to the public, these dedicated and committed community members...

 

In Support of a Local Pool

Despite a few issues that threatened to delay the opening, the city pool is open for the summer. A new coat of paint and some maintenance, thanks in large part to volunteer swim team families, will hopefully be enough to get us at least one more summ...

 

Abdication of Duties

The media missed one of the bigger stories behind the nomination and withdrawal of Dr. Ronny Jackson to lead the Veterans Administration. The story wasn’t the gossip from coworkers or his inexperience leading a large bureaucracy. It wasn’t even...

 

Support Strommen for Sheriff

In recent weeks, I have had occasion to observe Undersheriff Luke Strommen in his professional capacity. I found his conduct both professional and personable. I will happily cast my vote for Mr. Strommen in the upcoming election for Sheriff. In a...

 

From Valley Dems:

From Valley Dems: On the heels of Gianforte's act of violence, the vandalizing of a Rob Quist sign in a private yard seems unremarkable. The sign was pulled and destroyed and left. Left as a threat? Felt like it to the homeowner. Small acts excused...

 

Glasgow Residents Face Drug Charges

Joseph Jones, Jessica Taylor and Patricia Doney are currently incarcerated in the Valley County Detention Center after arrests last week. Jones and Taylor face charges of felony criminal possession of dangerous drugs-methamphetamine, misdemeanor...

 

Plea Agreement in FPFAC Case

Mary Strand, her attorney Vernon Woodward, and Valley County Attorney Nick Murnion have reached a plea agreement in the embezzlement case involving the Fort Peck Fine Arts Council. The agreement will be heard by the Court at a date yet to be determin... Full story

 

Law Enforcement Brief

The Sheriff’s department issued 11 MIPs Saturday night at a party west of town. “When the weather is nice, we’ll see more of these outdoor parties,” said Sheriff Glen Meier. The department intends to work the county heavily to prevent... Full story

 

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