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  • Soil Health Workshop to Be Held on June 26

    Lih-An Yang, For the Courier|Jun 5, 2019

    Nicole Masters, founder and soil educator of Integrity Soils, Inc. based in New Zealand, will present a workshop on increasing profit on farms with soil health. The workshop will take place on Wednesday, June 26, at the Pioneer Museum in Glasgow. Topics include reducing inputs, lifting your bottom line, paying it forward with soil health, and building resilience during climate uncertainty. The workshop will begin with registration at 8:30 a.m. at the Pioneer Museum, and conclude with observation of roots, soil and water in the field around... Full story

  • Soil Workshop This Wednesday

    Lih-An Yang, VCCD|Oct 4, 2017

    Remember to attend the soil health workshop Oct. 4 at 6 p.m. at the Pioneer Museum. Mark Henning and Terry Heck of NRCS—Miles City will be talking about how to manage soil and cropland/rangeland productivity during drought, with an eye towards future outlook if drought continues. The following are the main topics: Historical perspective of drought, current conditions as it relates to forage production, mitigation: manage carbon to manage drought, grazing management with soil health, and a drought contingency plan. This free workshop is s... Full story

  • VCCD News: Drought, Haying, Fire Safety

    Lih-An Yang, For the Courier|Jul 19, 2017

    As Valley County falls under category D4--exceptional drought--on the U.S. Drought Monitor this month, USDA has authorized emergency haying on CRP lands beginning July 16. Valley County Conservation District would like to remind all area producers to be cautious of fire danger as hot, dry weather forecast continues into the near future. Fire requires fuel, oxygen and ignition source to start. All three parts are ever present in the fields. With this summer’s prolonged high temperatures, constant wind and the lack of rain, fire potential will n... Full story

  • Scottie Boys Bow Out of Northern B

    Lih-An Yang, The Courier|Mar 2, 2016

    LIH-AN YANG THE COURIER The Scottie boys ended their basketball season after two consecutive losses at the Northern B Divisional Tournament this past weekend. They were defeated by the Choteau Bulldogs, 77-30, in Thursday's opening round. On Friday, they were overpowered by the Malta Mustangs, 68-40, in the loser-out contest. The defending State B champion, Choteau claimed the 2016 Northern B title after a convincing 74-45 victory over Conrad on Feb. 27. The tournament was held at Malta High...

  • Poplar Upsets Malta in District 2B

    Lih-An Yang, The Courier|Feb 24, 2016

    It appeared that everyone who wasn’t wearing blue cheered for the Poplar Indians. Spirit soared high on the Glasgow High School hardwood Saturday night, as packed bleachers witnessed the 3-5 #3 seed Indians beat the 8-0 #1 seed Malta Mustangs in District 2B championship, 75-69, in good old-fashioned ways. Quick-footed defense, reliable shooting, and low turnovers were how Poplar corralled the visibly uncomfortable Mustangs. Even with a height disadvantage, the Indians matched Malta on the rebounds and, playing with confident energy, took o...

  • Scotties Gain Home Advantage as #2 Seed

    Lih-An Yang, The Courier|Feb 17, 2016

    All teams start over with a 0-0 slate as tournament time descends upon the season. The District 2B basketball tournament, for both girls and boys, will open at GHS gymnasium this Thursday night, Feb. 18. On the boys' side of the ranking, as the regular season closed with Harlem upending Poplar on Saturday and both teams tying at 3-5, a tiebreaker determined that Poplar will be the 3-seed and Harlem 4-seed, according to Scottie head coach Norm Braaten. Therefore, Harlem and 5-seed Wolf Point...

  • Decisive Win over Poplar Brings Scotties Closer to Tournament

    Lih-An Yang, The Courier|Feb 3, 2016

    The Scottie boys rose to the occasion and got the win they needed. And they didn't just scrape by with coming-down-to-the-wire free throws. They beat the Poplar Indians by 15 points at the Moccasin Square Garden on Jan. 29. It was their highest winning margin over a conference foe so far this season. Any conference win they can muster will help them avoid the playoff game between the fourth and fifth seeds, a game in which the loser will be barred from the district tournament. The tournament is...

  • Battle of Two Counties: Mavs Upset the Scotties and Win Revenge

    Lih-An Yang, The Courier|Jan 27, 2016

    In an intense battle that was fired up with the flavor of neighborhood rivalry, the Class C Hinsdale/Saco/Whitewater Mavericks took out the Glasgow Scotties and avenged their blowout loss earlier in December. This came one day after the Scotties also lost to the Class A Sidney at the GHS gym. The North Country JV boys also won a tight game after trailing for most of the four quarters. Maverick sophomore Chris DePuydt's three with mere seconds left on the clock edged out the Glasgow JV team,...

  • Scotties Find Redemption Against Wolf Point After Sweep by Malta

    Lih-An Yang, The Courier|Jan 20, 2016

    The first half of the season flew by with a blink of an eye. The Scotties will face all of their opponents again in the coming weeks, looking for revenge or repeat wins, all the while seeking to get on the same page with their offensive minds and peak as tournament time comes. Here is how District 2B is shaking out at mid-season. Both Glasgow and Poplar are 2-2, behind Malta's undefeated 4-0. Wolf Point and Harlem, both 1-3, are at the bottom of the pack. If Glasgow had been able to defeat...

  • Scottie Boys Three-game Winning Streak Snapped by Harlem

    Lih-An Yang, The Courier|Jan 13, 2016

    The Scottie boys split their weekend competition with a dominant win over the Nashua Porcupines at home, 71-27, and a tough loss at the Harlem Wildcats' gym, 37-36. Ending their three-game winning streak which began on Dec. 18-over North Country, Poplar and Nashua-the Scottie boys now stand with a 3-5 overall, 1-1 conference record, and will enter an exciting week here at home with visiting Malta on Thursday and Wolf Point on Friday. Ranked last week by the Great Falls Tribune as the No. 3 team...

  • The Scotties Sweep Poplar in Hoop Action

    Lih-An Yang, The Courier|Jan 6, 2016

    Hard work over the Christmas break paid off, and Jan. 2 proved to be a good day for Scottie basketball. All five Glasgow teams beat out the Poplar Indians in the first conference matchup of the season. The varsity boys provided the crowd with an exciting nail-biter. The game tied six times and saw five lead changes in the second half. The Scotties were well-prepared for the style of the Indians, who are known for their speed, pressure and long-range shooting. Glasgow's tough defense harassed...

  • Scottie Boys Pick Up First Win After Loss to Sidney

    Lih-An Yang, The Courier|Dec 23, 2015

    After a 15-point loss to the Sidney Eagles in a game that stayed close until the last five minutes, the Glasgow Scottie boys finally found their rhythm and picked up a dominant win over the North Country Mavericks at home. Entering the Christmas break at 1-4, the 66-33 victory was a much-needed boost for the Scotties. Scottie head coach Norm Braaten plans to let the players take four days off during the Christmas break then hit 2016 off and running, taking on the visiting Poplar Indians at home...

  • Scotties Show Improvement Despite 46-35 Loss to Baker at Home

    Lih-An Yang, The Courier|Dec 16, 2015

    A 15-2 run early in the second quarter gave the Scottie boys a four-point lead over the Baker Spartans, and the first win for the Scotties loomed within reach. However, sharp shooting gave the visitors an edge, and the Spartans hung on with a one-point lead over the Scotties, 24-23, at half time. The Spartans never looked back. Glasgow was outscored by Baker, 4-11, in the third quarter. Down 35-27 going into the fourth, the Scotties caught up within five points with two minutes left on the...

  • Scotties Drop Two in Opening Weekend

    Lih-An Yang, The Courier|Dec 9, 2015

    A slow first quarter let the games get away, and the Scottie boys find themselves 0-2 after the season debut on the road. The Scotties lost to Dawson County and Roundup with the same score in both games, 62-40. Size was a clear advantage on both opponents' rosters, and the young Scotties were simply outmatched in height and experience. Trailing in every quarter, the boys nevertheless worked hard and head coach Norm Braaten was heartened. "Now we need to channel individual effort into a cohesive...

  • Don't Lose Sleep Over Him

    Lih-An Yang, Letter To the Editor|Dec 2, 2015

    Everyone is entitled to express opinion, but not every opinion deserves to be printed in the Glasgow Courier. Not Virgil Vaupel’s rant based on unsubstantiated information. Not as a paid columnist. In Mr. Vaupel’s column, “Reverse Equal Opportunity” (Nov. 25, 2015), he said “American manufacturing … no longer hires on merit. They hire on skin color, sex and race.” Mr. Vaupel also believes that the decline of America began with the feminist movement. These are big statements to make. Are these just his personal perceptions based on whatever i...

  • Scottie Runners Earn Letter

    Lih-An Yang, The Courier|Dec 2, 2015

    Nineteen GHS runners earned their “G” during the 2015 cross country season. Scottie XC head coach Rod Karst presented the runners with letters and pins at the team awards dinner last Monday, and congratulated them on a fine season. He said that eleven out of the fourteen runners who competed at the state meet achieved their personal best there, no small feat considering the state meet ran on a 5K course, longer than the usual 3-mile distance by 0.1 mile. The letter-qualifying time for girls is 24 minutes; for boys, 20. The girls who let...

  • Red and White Scrimmage Unveils Fresh Look to New Season

    Lih-An Yang, The Courier|Dec 2, 2015

    The players shook out their rust, and their fans got a peek at the new season as the Red and White scrimmage unfolded Saturday evening on the Scottie basketball court. The boys got on the floor first, their reversible jerseys constantly flipping, as each of the four quarters sported a different combination of players. The varsity girls followed with two quarters versus the JV boys. A friendly but nevertheless serious match between JV and C-squad girls concluded the night that had the crowd excit...

  • Scottie Boys Basketball Low in Numbers but High in Spirit

    Lih-An Yang, The Courier|Nov 25, 2015

    There was plenty of hustle and sweat in the first week of the boys basketball practice at Glasgow High School. The boys seemed as giddy as the coaches were, happy that the drop of temperature outside coincides perfectly with the start of their winter sport on the shiny gym floor. However, Scottie boys basketball head coach Norm Braaten is not happy that only 17 boys turned out for the 2015-2016 season. "That's sad for Class B. We need to start involving kids in school basketball as early as 5th...

  • Local Talents Give Bountiful Gift

    Lih-An Yang, The Courier|Nov 18, 2015

    Rural community people seem to be multi-talented in every nook and cranny of the hobby world. All of us interact with a myriad of people through our day jobs; it is always delightful when we find out they also play with an entirely different skills set outside of their professions. The variety of crafts that local residents are able to create add another dimension of gift giving that allows us to buy local during the holiday season-or all year round. After all, money that's spent local, often...

  • You Hit a Deer...What to Do?

    Lih-An Yang, The Courier|Nov 11, 2015

    As nightfall sets in sooner and longer in the fall, there is a risky mix on Montana roads that requires drivers to be extra alert. There might be increased traffic from drivers ed students filling their hours, parents driving to out-of-town ball games, and haul trucks with big loads. At the same time, does and fawns are attracted to roadside vegetation, which also brings the bucks close to roads during breeding season. As a result, we see a rise of deer-vehicle collisions. A State Farm 2015 statistic indicates that Montana has the highest...

  • Bentonite Mine to Resume Operation After Hiatus

    Lih-An Yang, The Courier|Oct 7, 2015

    Mining is not a major industry in Valley County, but it has seen historical significance. Beside coal of the old days and gravel pits scattered throughout the county, bentonite is the only mineral that has brought commercial value to the county. Developed in the 1960s, the bentonite mine outside Glasgow is proposing to start extraction again. The bentonite mine is owned by S&B Industrial Minerals based in Berwyn, Pennsylvania. It is located about 20 miles southwest of Glasgow on Bentonite Road. It was active five years ago when S&B mined, then...

  • The Candidates Are In

    Lih-An Yang, The Courier|Sep 30, 2015

    Glasgow High School has announced the 2015 homecoming royalty. The candidates are: Tavia Fairclough, Abigail Kolstad and Alexandrea Simensen for queen, and Ethan Etchart, Logan Gunderson and Trevor Toavs for king. Coronation of the king and queen will be at 1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 2. All participants for the parade will line up at 2:10 p.m. at the Civic Center. Proceeding on the same route as last year, the parade will start from the Civic Center and go down 1st Avenue S. to First Community...

  • BLM to Restrict Mine Claims for Sage Grouse

    Lih-An Yang, The Courier|Sep 30, 2015

    BLM has proposed to withdraw 983,156 acres of public land in Montana from “location and entry under the United States mining laws” to protect a key greater sage grouse conservation area. If approved by the Secretary of the Interior under the Federal Land Policy and Management Act, these lands can be excluded from hardrock mining for a maximum of 20 years. This proposal is now undergoing a public comment process through Dec. 23, 2015. These acres have been designated as “Sagebrush Focal Areas”, and, effective Sept. 24, 2015, there will be a 2-...

  • Dr. Mirich to Depart FMDH

    Lih-An Yang, The Courier|Sep 30, 2015

    Many residents of Valley County have seen a wave of opinions in forms of letters to the editor and on social media who are upset that Dr. Thomas M. Mirich III will be leaving Glasgow. Dr. Mirich is the full-time surgeon with the Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Clinic at the Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital. President of the FMDH board of trustees, Karen Breigenzer, confirmed that Dr. Mirich’s last day will be Dec. 31, 2015. “We are sorry that Dr. Mirich has chosen not to negotiate a new contract with the hospital,” said Breigenzer. “We a...

  • Sage Grouse Not in Need of Listing, Feds Say

    Lih-An Yang, The Courier|Sep 23, 2015

    U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced on Tuesday, Sept. 22, that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has determined that the greater sage grouse does not warrant protection under the Endangered Species Act. Lauded by many groups as an example of unprecedented collaboration among businesses, scientists, ranchers, government land agencies and environmental groups to conserve sagebrush habitat, this decision came after years of uncertainty that has worried ranchers and mining... Full story

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