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  • "2019" The Year in Review

    Compiled by Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Jan 1, 2020

    January 2019 Buerkle Hangs Up His Hat - Sheriff to Retire After 43 Years in LE Former Undersheriff Faces Rape Charge - State Amends Previous Charge Alleging Intercourse with 14-Year Old Farm Bill Becomes Law With Trump's Signature Scottie Wrestling Wraps Up First Half Of Season - Competition Continues With Upcoming Rotary And Cowboy High School Ice Dawgs Drop Two Vs. Bozeman Ice Dogs New Year's Eve Sees Zero Accidents, DUIs - Search and Rescue Rides Deliver 206 Residents Home Car Shot Up On...

  • A Jubilant Convocation

    A.J. Etherington, The Courier|Jan 1, 2020

    A convocation (also called a jubilee or a tower) of bald eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) has settled in at Fort Peck Dam over the past few weeks. The birds, which number in the tens to hundreds, are likely migrating through for the winter or, possibly, wintering for the season near the perennially open waters below the powerhouses. According to Bureau of Land Management Biologist and Fort Peck native John Carlson, the birds tend to congregate near food sources for the winter and likely travele...

  • Frost, Feasts and Power Failures As Well As Reflections of 2019

    Mary Honrud, For the Courier|Jan 1, 2020

    Mother Nature gets a huge F for how it's treated us the past two holidays. I think we're all hoping the frost issues and power outages are over for good. I know the linemen (our heroes) hope the same. The continuous accumulation of frost over three days, while pretty, was dangerously destructive. In the spring, once the snow is gone, I'll be busy for quite a while constructing a new pile of broken tree limbs. I'm afraid it will be quite a large pile. I've wanted a small wood chopper for years.... Full story

  • Federal Land Grazers Are Losing Their Vested Water Rights

    Jan 1, 2020

    Dear Editor, Ranchers running livestock on federally managed lands are facing a major taking of which few appear to be aware. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has filed thousands of water rights with the Montana Department of Natural Resources (DNRC). The problem is these filings conflict with the vested water rights of the allotment holders. Montana is a prior appropriation doctrine state which means, 'first in time, first in right' (miners' law). Most of the ranches using federal lands...

  • Ready to Quit Smoking? 'Quit, Don't Switch' to E-Cigarettes

    American Lung Association in Montana, For the Courier|Jan 1, 2020

    Along with hitting the gym more often and starting a diet, quitting smoking tops many New Year’s resolution lists. There are currently more than 146,000 smokers in Montana and about 50 percent of them tried to quit last year. New ads from e-cigarettes companies would have those smokers falsely believe that switching to vaping is quitting smoking. The American Lung Association is reminding Montana residents that the Food and Drug Administration has not found any e-cigarette to be safe and effective in helping smokers quit. This year, the Lung...

  • Calendar Of Upcoming Events In The Area

    Jan 1, 2020

    The Valley County Pioneer Museum will be closed the month of January. The Soroptimist Thrift Store will be closed through Sat. Jan. 4 for the Christmas/New Year Holidays. SATURDAY – JAN. 4 7-10 a.m. - Valley County Senior Citizens serve breakfast, featuring homemade regular and sourdough pancakes, sausage and eggs to order the first Saturday of every month. Cost is $5 per person or $7.50 for those with big appetites. 12 – 5 p.m. - Third Annual Glasgow Elks Chili Cook Off at the Glasgow Elks Lodge 1922, 309 2nd Ave. S., Glasgow. 7 p.m. -... Full story

  • Veteran Service Officers Coming to Glasgow and Malta

    Steve Mulonet, For the Courier|Jan 1, 2020

    Service officers for the Montana Veterans Affairs Judy Loendorf and/or Steve Mulonet will be visiting Malta and Glasgow to meet with veterans who are interested in applying for benefits. If you are interested in applying for benefits, please bring a copy of your discharge paperwork (DD214) with you. Service officers will be in Glasgow on Wednesday, Jan. 15, from 1 to 4 p.m., at the Glasgow VA Clinic. They will also be in Malta on Thursday, Jan. 16, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., at the Malta City Hall. If bad weather exists on days of travel, stay... Full story

  • Lloyd Edward Sundby

    Jan 1, 2020

    Lloyd Edward Sundby, 71, died of natural causes in his home near Glasgow, Mont., on Monday, Dec. 23, 2019. The "ol' kid from Glasgow" spent about 35 years on "The North Ten" property. Lloyd was born the fourth child of Orvin and Isabelle (Bakkum) Sundby Oct. 3, 1948, in Glasgow, the ninth child of Orvin's children and always the "baby" of the family. Lloyd graduated from Glasgow High School in 1966. He enlisted in the Army in 1968, spending '69-'71 stationed in Germany. He attended auctioneer...

  • CoCoRaHS Winter Training

    For the Courier|Jan 1, 2020

    The National Weather Service in Glasgow will be welcoming the new year with an online Community Collaborative Rain Hail and Snow Network (CoCoRaHS) Winter Training session on Friday, Jan. 3, from noon to 12:30 p.m. Join the meeting at global.gotomeeting.com/join/331948645 and dial into the conference call, 877-929-2703, passcode 8072342#. Please dial into the call a few minutes prior to the training. If you’re a current weather observer for CoCoRaHS and would like to take a refresher on how to best measure and report snow and other frozen... Full story

  • Scottie Grapplers Take on Holiday Classic

    A.J. Etherington, The Courier|Jan 1, 2020

    The Glasgow Scottie wrestlers traveled to Great Falls to take on 58 teams at the C.M. Russell Holiday Wrestling Classic. The two-day tournament took place on Dec. 20 and 21 and followed on the heels of the JV Fort Benton meet on Dec. 19. Overall the Scotties placed lucky number 13 against the deep field of teams ranging from Class AA down to C. Scotties head coach Jory Casterline said the tournament was good, but expressed some concerns about his decision to move some wrestlers down to JV...

  • Scottie Ballers Split With Win/Loss to Sidney

    A.J. Etherington, The Courier|Jan 1, 2020

    The Scottie girls basketball team claimed a crushing victory over the Sidney Eagles 66 – 32 at their face off on Dec. 20 in Sidney. The Scottie boys did not fair as well after losing a hard fought battle with a loss of 52 – 50. The Scottie girls maintained control of the leader board the entire game, seizing the lead in the first quarter and continuing to bury the Eagles under a steady stream of points throughout the game. Also high on the board were fouls. The Scotties had nine fouls in the first half and eight in the second. Despite the a...

  • Lions Come Out Victorious Over Porcupines

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Jan 1, 2020

    The Lustre Lions traveled to Nashua on Dec. 20 and the spikes of the Porcupines could not keep the Lions away, as the Lion girls won a hard fought battle 34-32 and the boys won 59-12. On the girls' side, the game action saw back and forth two-pointers from each side with the score at half time 15-14 Lustre. The Lions and the Porcupines continued to keep up momentum, continually swapping two pointers and free throws into the second half of the game. Top scorers for the Lions included Amber...

  • High School Ice Dawgs Take Two at Home

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Jan 1, 2020

    The High School Ice Dawgs bounced back this past weekend, Dec. 28 and 29, after suffering two disappointing losses to Billings the weekend prior. Glasgow hosted the Copper City Kings, in town from Butte, at the Valley Event Center for a pair of games 12 hours apart. The action started at 8 p.m. Dec. 28 when the Dawgs took to the ice to defend their home. Copper City went up on the board first when Carson Barry scored with an assist from Noah Williamson. Glasgow answered back just under two minut...

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  • Hi-Line Farm and Ranch January 2020

    Jan 1, 2020

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  • Glasgow High School Announces Poetry Out Loud Contest

    For the Courier|Jan 1, 2020

    Glasgow High School announces a school contest for Poetry Out Loud™. On Monday, Jan. 6, more than 25 students from Glasgow High School will participate in the Poetry Out Loud school contest at The Valley County Pioneer Museum. The winner of this competition will have the opportunity to advance to the regional Poetry Out Loud contest. The Montana champion will advance to the Poetry Out Loud national finals on April 28-29, in Washington, D.C., where $50,000 in awards and school stipends will be distributed. Poetry Out Loud, presented in partner... Full story