Articles from the January 18, 2017 edition

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 By Dane Osen    News    January 18, 2017

Commissioners Consider Proposal to Reduce Number of Polling Places in Valley County

On Jan. 11, the Valley County Commissioners heard a proposal to reduce the number of voting precincts across the county. The county currently has eight voting precincts located in Lustre, Frazer, Nashua, Hinsdale, Opheim, Fort Peck and two precincts... Full story

 By Dane Osen    News    January 18, 2017

Local Business Profile: Josh Sand

Local businessman Josh Sand is a busy fella. The proprietor behind Sand Electric, Sandpoint Properties, Sandpoint Storage and The Ice Man, along with helping his wife, Ronica with Little Scholars... Full story


CASA Class Set to Begin Jan. 25, Still Seeking Volunteers

CASA of the Hi-Line is set to begin their new training classes at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 25, at the Valley County Courthouse Community Room. Executive Director of CASA of the Hi-Line Mark Douglass told the Courier that currently there are... Full story

 By Laura Wagner    News    January 18, 2017

Nashua Por-Q-Bots Tackle 'Animal Allies' Theme

The Nashua School is proud to have a Por-Q-Bots team again this year, trying to follow a long legacy of successful teams since 2005. They have been meeting four days a week since the beginning of Dece... Full story


Bullock Appoints Helland

On Jan. 11, Governor Bullock appointed a number of different Montana residents to assist him with various state issues. One of these appointees was Abigail Helland of Glasgow, who was appointed to... Full story


Who is Fighting Whom?

Therein lies the rub. Who is fighting whom in the Middle East? We already know some of it is Muslim against Christians. Been going on for centuries. Nothing new. Then there’s the different sects of Muslims fighting each other. Then we have the...

 By Ryan Zinke    Opinion    January 18, 2017

On Leading Interior

Note: The following text is Congressman Zinke’s full opening statement for the Senate confirmation hearing on Jan. 18. As a son of a plumber and a kid who grew up in a small timber and railroad town next to Glacier National Park in Montana, I am...


What is a Populist?

It occurred to me while holding a conversation with a friend that many have no idea what populism is, or why Trump is a populist. Populism is most generally defined as a political movement mobilized over the concerns of many against a political...

 By Greg Hertz    Opinion    January 18, 2017

Save Montana Highway Jobs

Shortly before Christmas, men and women across Montana were notified that the road construction projects they were depending on to put presents under the tree this year would be canceled. The jobs they were depending on to provide for their families...


Remember the Circus

Will our children, grandchildren or others ever get to see a circus? That thought came to mind when I heard the news that the days of the Ringling Brothers/Barnum & Bailey circuses will be no more after 2017. Those of us who live, and earn a living...


The Hand

It was night and I had been sleeping soundly. Suddenly my heart is beating wildly and my thinking that cold hand so close to my throat. Irrational terror, plain unadulterated TERROR, struck me. I never ever had the possibility of sudden violent...


Willard Tieszen

Willard Tieszen, 90, died Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, at St. John's Lutheran Home in Billings, Mont. There was a memorial service Friday, Jan. 13, at 2 p.m., at the Ocee Johnson Chapel, Chapel Court, St.... Full story


Arlene Paterichia Knaff

Arlene Paterichia (Rennick) Knaff has passed away Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, at the age of 92 in Las Vegas, Nev. She will be laid to rest right beside her husband, Lawrence Knaff, and her best friends,... Full story


Joseph 'Joe' Alex Foster

Joseph "Joe" Alex Foster passed away Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017, at Roundup Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be held Monday, Jan. 23, 2017. Time and place will be posted on the Bell Mortuary... Full story


Lee Eblen

Lee Eblen went to be with his Heavenly Father and Savior Jesus Christ on Friday, Dec. 16, 2016. His family thanks all those who helped, cared for, and visited Lee in the past months. He will be... Full story


14U Ice Dawgs Earn Two More Wins

The 14U Lady Ice Dawgs scored two wins in Havre Jan. 14, bringing their overall record to 8-5. The girls get plenty of games in as they participate in both the MAHA league and the NDAHA league. Right... Full story


Scotties Fall to Lady Wolves and M-Ettes

The Lady Scotties lost ground in the conference standings last week, with losses to Wolf Point and Malta in two home games. Glasgow faced the Lady Wolves Jan. 12 and the M-Ettes the following night... Full story


Scotties Drop Two Conference Games

The Scottie boys lost to the Wolf Point Wolves and the Malta Mustangs in two games held in Glasgow Jan. 12 and 13. Wolf Point 48, Glasgow 44 It was a good match-up between the Scotties and the Wolves... Full story


Scotties Crack Top Ten at Cowboy Classic

Following a dual vs. Glendive on Jan. 10, the Scottie wrestlers traveled to the Cowboy Classic in Miles City for a two-day tournament Jan. 13 and 14. The dual against Dawson County was a good warm-up... Full story


Calendar of Upcoming Events in the Area

The Valley County Pioneer Museum will be closed during the month of January. WEDNESDAY – JAN. 18 1-4 p.m. - Veteran service officers for MT Veterans Affairs will be in Glasgow at the VA Clinic. Please bring a copy of your discharge paperwork... Full story


Resolve Montana Partners with Glasgow High School

Resolve Montana is partnering with Glasgow High School during Superhero Night at the boys and girls basketball games against the Sidney Eagles on Jan. 19. Students and families who attend the games are encouraged to sign a pledge to end prescription... Full story


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