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  • Tribes Seek Reroute of Keystone, DAPL Back in Court

    A.J. Etherington, The Courier|Mar 1, 2017

    The Assiniboine Sioux Tribe of Fort Peck asked Keystone Pipeline Developer Trans-Canada to consider rerouting the pipeline and to have three alternative routes planned, in what the Tribes said was a move to protect the water supply. Currently, the Tribe administers a water treatment facility that provides water to residents throughout Northeast Montana. The facility distributes water through Dry Prairie Water to local ranchers, farmers and residents as well as to the reservation. The intake for the water treatment plant would be down stream fro... Full story

  • From Hearts to Shamrocks

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Mar 1, 2017

    Brianna Overbey, in partnership with FMDH, is hosting another art class, 'For the Luck of the Craft,' on March 11 at Prairie Ridge starting at 10 a.m. The class is free of charge and will be open to anyone and everyone, regardless of artistic ability. Children six and under must be accompanied by an adult. Fifteen spots were available at press time. The craft for this class will consist of making leprechaun hats out of terra cotta pots. Participants will have the ability to paint the pot... Full story

  • Valley County Down an Ambulance

    A.J. Etherington, The Courier|Mar 1, 2017

    Valley County law enforcement and emergency services officials spoke to the Courier regarding complaints about ambulance services over the past weekend. On Feb. 26, a call was placed to 911 reporting an elderly lady had fallen at the Albertsons in Glasgow. The caller was informed at 4:58 p.m. that the only operating ambulance was on a separate call and would arrive as early as possible. As the patient’s condition worsened, two EMTs were dispatched in their private vehicle to begin care. Within seven minutes, EMT and Glasgow Police had... Full story

  • County Brief

    Dane Osen, For the Courier|Mar 1, 2017

    Last week, the Valley County Commissioners were all taken to jail by the Vally County Sheriff’s Department, where they were given a tour. As they were guided through the facility, the commissioners had the opportunity to inspect the changes, updates and repairs that have been made. The Sheriff’s Department also reviewed the criteria the jail would have to meet during an evaluation. Commissioners have also started researching the cost to have Valley County’s website updated. The commissioners are looking to make navigating the site easier... Full story

  • JMG Students Bring Red Cross to GHS

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Mar 1, 2017

    On Feb. 22, the Red Cross stopped at Glasgow High School to assist in the current shortage of blood donations throughout the country. The blood drive was in partnership with Jobs for Montana Graduates (JMG) students. Under the advisement of Mrs. Jill Page, JMG helped fellow students and staff get registered while volunteers from the Red Cross assisted in obtaining blood. JMG is a course at GHS where students prepare for life after high school. No matter the direction the students choose, the... Full story

  • St. Raphael's Mardi Gras Sees Crowds

    James Walling, The Courier|Mar 1, 2017

    Mardi Gras celebrations at St. Raphael's on Feb. 26 were a decided success, according to Director of Faith Formation Jewel Etherington. "We are estimating about 500-600 people attended," she said, adding that the estimate is conservative. Conservative or otherwise, the numbers are definitely up from the previous year, with crowds of parents and children playing vintage carnival games, buying raffle tickets, and sampling the various foodstuffs for sale. Etherington expressed gratitude for all... Full story

  • Former Sheriff Donates Blood

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Barbara K. Hansen Glasgow|Mar 1, 2017

    I appreciate Sandy Laumeyer's call to end "internet ugliness" and to conduct ourselves as civilized people should while we are bombarded daily by bad news on the networks and our major daily newspapers. However, in our effort to be "nice," let us not forget to voice our opinions when we perceive wrongs and injustice occurring in our town, state, and/or nation. Tell your elected officials what you think. Protest when necessary. Protesting can be very peaceful and non-destructive like the many recent women's protests. Not everyone has the desire...

  • Letter to the Editor

    Rep. Frank Garner House District 7|Mar 1, 2017

    I am carrying a bill to proactively address an inexcusably high traffic fatality rate in Montana, and to reinvest in our road and bridge infrastructure at a level that minimizes the burden we leave for the next generation. We have broad agreement on the problem we face with our infrastructure, but a lot of smart people disagree on how we go about addressing that problem. I am convinced that the only way we guarantee consistent funding, an ability to meet our match requirements for federal fuel tax dollars, to fund the highway patrol, and to pro...

  • Bits and Pieces

    Sandy Laumeyer, Just a Thought|Mar 1, 2017

    Saturday evening, I received a very pleasant suprise. A lovely bouquet of flowers was delivered to me. I have no idea who sent them. But whoever did, if you are reading this, thank you very, very much for your thoughtful gift. It has already brought me many smiles and most certainly brightened my days. On Sunday morning, I awoke to sunshine and the sweet song of birds singing. Though there is still snow on the ground, it even had a bright sparkle to it. To make the day even better, there was a potluck dinner following Mass. And after the...

  • Leashing the Watchdogs

    Michael Burns, Representing the Right|Mar 1, 2017

    Translating Trump: Parsing the President's Comments on the Press Side by Side In this ongoing segment, Glasgow-based columnists Michael Burns and Alec Carmichael have agreed to square off on issues of national and international significance. Less a debate format than an opportunity to feature in-depth discussion, "Side by Side" will feature structured analysis of current events complete with fact-checking, editorial support and, when necessary, informal arbitration. To suggest a topic for our duo, write to [email protected]. The unofficial...

  • History Will Be the Judge

    Alec Carmichael, I Digress|Mar 1, 2017

    Translating Trump: Parsing the President's Comments on the Press Side by Side In this ongoing segment, Glasgow-based columnists Michael Burns and Alec Carmichael have agreed to square off on issues of national and international significance. Less a debate format than an opportunity to feature in-depth discussion, "Side by Side" will feature structured analysis of current events complete with fact-checking, editorial support and, when necessary, informal arbitration. To suggest a topic for our duo, write to [email protected]. In the last few...

  • Upcoming Events in the Area

    Mar 1, 2017

    WEDNESDAY – MARCH 1 Deadline for applications to be turned in for FMDH Hospital Guild Scholarship. THURSDAY – MARCH 2 2 p.m. - 7 p.m. - Quilt Show at Prairie Ridge Village. 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. Potato Bar with Drink and Desert at Prairie Ridge Village, $10 per plate. RSVP would be appreciated by contacting 228-2208. There will be a Spaghetti Feed at 6 p.m. and Pie Auction at 7 p.m. at The Glasgow Elk’s Club. The cost is $5 per person/$20 per family for spaghetti feed. Pie auction to follow. This event helps fund GWC wrestlers with their... Full story

  • George Raymond Nicol

    Mar 1, 2017

    George Raymond Nicol (aka: Punk, Nick, Monty, Ray) was born on Oct. 4, 1924, to George Raymond, Sr., and Minnie Anna (Struple) Nicol in Glasgow, Mont. While spending his last two years with assistance from Valley View staff, he quietly and peacefully fell asleep in his bed Thursday evening, Feb. 23, 2017, at age 92. His folks came to Montana in 1909 and built a log house which is now under the Ft. Peck Dam waters. Their home then was what later became the Southern most edge of Ft. Peck Dam... Full story

  • Lois Louise Bowman

    Mar 1, 2017

    Lois Louise (Brookie) Bowman, 98, passed away from natural causes on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, at Valley View Home in Glasgow, Mont. She was born July 2, 1918 in Glasgow, to Stuart and Quaint Brookie. She lived on her father's homestead north of the Bjornberg Bridge. She was home schooled until the sixth grade and then attended the Stuff County School with the Stuff, Canen and other neighboring families. She later attended and graduated from high school at Hinsdale in 1936. She stayed at the Ches... Full story

  • Patricia 'Patty' Ann Wass

    Mar 1, 2017

    Patricia "Patty" Ann (Craven) Wass, 62, was born July 28, 1954, baptized Oct. 26, 1958, and confirmed April 3, 1966. She went to meet her Lord and Savior on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017, after a head injury and pneumonia. Her favorite thing was to spend time with her family. She also loved canning, cooking, hunting, painting, and was active in her church. She was always the first to give a warm hug and a loving smile. She was preceded in death by her father, Roy Craven II; and nephew Kirk Norris.... Full story

  • Lady Scotties End Season with Disappointing Losses

    Georgie Kulczyk, The Courier|Mar 1, 2017

    Of the eight teams competing in the Northern B Divisional Girls Basketball Tournament, the Lady Scotties had as much of a chance as any to advance to the state tournament in Billings. This year, three teams from the division had the opportunity to punch their ticket to the big show scheduled for March 9-11. Glasgow was unable to achieve even one victory during the tournament, however, as they fell to the 1B Choteau Bulldogs and the Shelby Coyotes. Choteau 56, Glasgow 51 The Scotties first faced... Full story

  • 19U Finish Third in State - Next Stop: NoDak

    Georgie Kulczyk, The Courier|Mar 1, 2017

    The Glasgow 19U Ice Dawgs captured third place at the Montana Amateur Hockey Association (MAHA) State Tournament held in Butte Feb. 24-26. The girls advanced to the consolation game on Sunday of the tournament and brought home third-place with an 8-4 win over the Flathead Lady Fusion. Flathead's Greta Roberts opened the game with a goal to secure an early lead, followed by another from Elizabeth Klemann with assists by Rozsa Csaplar and Roberts. Glasgow's Kennedy Schmidt scored late in the... Full story

  • 11th Annual Skate Showcase Slated

    Georgie Kulczyk, The Courier|Mar 1, 2017

    The 11th annual Hi-Line Skating Showcase will be held at the Valley Event Center this Saturday, Mar. 4. The event will begin at 2 p.m., and is free of charge. Each year, student skaters show off their skills and perform for the community in the event. This year, 33 skaters, ages 3-16, will perform in the "Holidays on Ice" showcase. There will also be a guest performance by Avery Bandel, one of the skating coaches for the Hi-Line Skating program. Bandel, who lives in Great Falls, is the 2015... Full story

  • HS Ice Dawgs Split Two Games Against Havre

    Georgie Kulczyk, The Courier|Mar 1, 2017

    The High School Ice Dawgs traveled to Havre for two games on Feb. 25. The Ice Dawgs claimed a 2-1 win against the Ice Hawks in the first game with bookend goals in the first and second periods. Just two minutes into the game, Casey Mattfeldt was sent to the penalty box for tripping. No harm, no foul, however, as Havre was unable to take advantage of the power play. Nearly seven minutes into the game, Garrett Lloyd lit up the scoreboard for the first time with the assist going to Noah Lipszyc.... Full story

  • GHS Track & Field Sign-ups, Meetings Scheduled

    Tim Phillips, For the Courier|Mar 1, 2017

    There will be a sign-up and information meeting for high school track & field athletes on Monday, Mar. 6 right after school in Room 1 at Glasgow High School. For parents of Scottie high school track and field athletes, there will be a meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday, Mar. 6 in Room 1 at Glasgow High School. If you have any questions, please call or text Coach Phillips at 263-1144.... Full story

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