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 By Michelle Bigelbach    News    April 17, 2019 

Municipal Seats Opening This Year:

Glasgow, Fort Peck, Nashua and Opheim are all scheduled to have municipal elections this upcoming election season and starting April 18, members of those towns can file to be placed on the ballot to...

 
 By Michelle Bigelbach    News    April 17, 2019 

MT Reps. Push To Protect Indigenous Women

The House of Representatives, in a vote of 263-158, passed an extension of the Violence Against Women Act on April 4, providing protections for survivors of domestic violence. Provisions in the Act center around the crisis surrounding missing and...

 

President Issues New KXL Pipeline Permit

President Trump signed a new order March 29, issuing a new permit for the Keystone XL Pipeline. The permit would allow construction work in northeastern Montana even while the case on whether or not construction will continue is pending in the 9th...

 

April 20 Deadline to Use Shopko Gift Cards

Attorney General Tim Fox encourages anyone who has a Shopko gift card to use it as soon as possible, as Shopko will only be accepting gift cards as a method of payment until April 20. Shopko announced on March 18 the company will be closing all...

 

Celebrate Cardiac Ready Community

The Valley County Health Department has scheduled a celebration to commemorate the county’s Cardiac Ready Community designation, which was received from the State of Montana on Oct. 23, and presented to the county on Nov. 9. Valley County is the... Full story

 

GHS Seniors to Participate at BPA Nationals

Three Glasgow High School seniors will be participating in the Business Professionals of America (BPA) National competition April 30 through May 5 in Anaheim, Calif. Micah Tweten, Natosha Sand and...

 

Valley View Home Dietary Manager Receives Esteemed State Award

The dietary manager for Valley View Home, Carmen “Cammi” Simpson, was recently awarded the 2018 Ancillary Services Award provided by the Montana Health Care Association for her work at the facility. This award is prestigious in that only one awar...

 

18th Annual Chinese Auction Brings Funds to Fort Peck Theatre

The Fort Peck Fine Arts Council hosted the 18th Annual Chinese Auction on March 16 in the Cottonwood Inn and brought out attendees' competitive spirit, hoping to win one of the many prizes donated by...

 

Opheim Port of Entry Changing Hours

After announcing a proposal to cut hours at the Opheim, Scobey, Raymond and Morgan ports of entry, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has decided to make the changes effective April 14. Town halls have been scheduled to discuss the new hours wi...

 

STAT Ambulance Service Receives Distinguished Designation

Stat Ambulance Service in Glasgow has been recognized for their commitment to pediatric care by receiving the Level IV Gold Pediatric EMS Service with the Safety Plus Endorsement by the Montana Emergency Medical Services for Children’s Program (EMS...

 

Irle Second-Graders Embody Important Figures

Ms. Melissa Hlad's and Ms. Denise Winchester's second-grade reading challenge groups embodied past and present heroes and figures from American history for the Living History Museum at Irle School on...

 

Opheim Port of Entry Affected by Proposed Cut of Hours

U.S. Customs and Border Protection proposed recently to cut the hours of a handful of Montana’s ports of entry, including Opheim and Scobey. Under their proposal, the port of Opheim would be open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., year-round compared to their...

 

Legal Battles Continue to Stop Construction of KXL Pipeline

A month after TransCanada Corp. attorneys argued in front of Judge Brian Morris in Great Falls requesting the injunction he placed on the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline in November be lifted, Judge Morris ruled on Feb. 15 he would mostly...

 

GHS History Club Tracks Down Valley County Past

The students in the Glasgow High School History Club have been busy utilizing modern technology in order to find the past. In partnership with the Montana Preservation Alliance (MPA)’s Big Sky Schoolhouse Survey, these students, along with advisor...

 

Montana Legislators Fight and Win for Public Lands

Montana Senators Jon Tester and Steve Daines and Montana Representative Greg Gianforte supported and helped pass The Natural Resources Management Act (NRMA) which include 170 separate provisions and is the most important public lands legislation...

 

Sundae and Mr. Goessl Bring Old Jazz to Valley County

The third artist in the Northeastern Arts Network Big Sky Concert Series' line-up, Sundae and Mr. Goessl, also known as Kate Voss and Jason Goessl, brought their unique vintage jazz sound to Irle...

 

Wheatgrass Arts and Gallery Moves and Expands

Wheatgrass Arts and Gallery has found a new home on 2nd Ave S, in downtown Glasgow, only a few doors down from their previous location inside of Little Campers. This move allows owner and local...

 

GHS Students Push to Aid Red Cross

The American Red Cross Blood Drive made a stop at the Glasgow High School on Feb. 19, allowing everyone the opportunity to donate blood in order to save lives. According to JMG advisor and GHS...

 

Mark Your Calendars: VCHD Upcoming Events

The Valley County Health Department has scheduled a celebration to commemorate the county’s Cardiac Ready Community designation, which was received from the State of Montana on Oct. 23 and presented to the county on Nov. 9. The event, Valley County...

 

McKean to Serve on Gov's Get Outdoors Advisory

Glasgow resident Andrew McKean loves the outdoors and has worn many hats within the outdoor industry. He has been a hunter, an independent journalist writing about the outdoors and even as former...

 

Cases of Measles on the Rise, Mumps Confirmed in Montana

Even with modern medicine and vaccination schedules, the measles are making the rounds throughout the United States. According to the Center for Disease Control, from Jan. 1 through Feb. 14 of this year, 127 individual cases of measles have been...

 

FMDH's Major Face-Lift Continues

Over the past few years, Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital and the various departments within the hospital have seen much needed upgrades and face-lifts in order to keep compliant with healthcare...

 

FCB Assists Glasgow Schools

First Community Bank recently donated $500 to the Glasgow schools lunch program to help struggling families cover the cost of providing school lunch for their kids. Every Friday, FCB employees in...

 

Potential for Ice Jams and Related Flooding Greatest in February and March

The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) is reminding residents that February and March will have the greatest potential for ice jams and conditions can change rapidly. According to the Glasgow National Weather Service,...

 

McTeacher Night Dubbed a Success

Irle School PTO, along with the Glasgow McDonalds, hosted McTeacher night on Jan. 24, allowing students and their families the opportunity to see teachers from Irle school in a different environment...

 

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