Articles from the March 2, 2016 edition

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 By Tanja Fransen    News    March 2, 2016

Concerns About Wireless Alerts

With the recent occurrence of an Amber Alert there have been several concerns that alerts did not reach mobile phones across several counties in northeast Montana. Some phones were not alerted because the option for Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEAs) w... Full story

 
 By James Walling    News    March 2, 2016

Mini & Me Painting Class

Glasgow's Cathryn Sugg is teaching a paint-and-take style workshop at Wheatgrass Arts & Gallery March 6 from 2-4 p.m. The workshop, a variation on classes offered by Sugg for several years...

 
 By James Walling    News    March 2, 2016

Wolf Point Abductee Located, Suspect in Custody

As has been widely reported, Wolf Point’s Maci Lilley was found late Sunday morning by Roosevelt County Undersheriff Corey Reum. The 4-year old girl was kidnapped from a playground near her home on Friday night, prompting a statewide Amber Alert...

 
 By Parker Kulczyk    News    March 2, 2016

Bullock Appoints Local Attorney

Nick Murnion, Valley County attorney, has been appointed by Governor Steve Bullock to serve the 16th Judicial District. Prior to serving Valley County, he was the county attorney in Garfield County and a private practice attorney. The 16th District... Full story

 
 By Parker Kulczyk    News    March 2, 2016

Lindeen files for Montana Secretary of State

Current Montana State Auditor and former legislator Monica Lindeen officially filed her candidacy for Montana Secretary of State today. “I’m passionate about serving the people who call Montana home,” said Lindeen. “As your next Secretary of...

 
 By Mary Fahlgren    News    March 2, 2016

Wheatgrass Artist of the Month: Sherry Childers

The Amber Moth is where Sherry Childers has been creating one-of-a-kind pieces of jewelry and wearable art since 1994. This month, Sherry will be sharing her artwork with the Wheatgrass Arts and Gallery. Using a variety of mediums from natural...

 
 By James Rickley    News    March 2, 2016

Reading Tennessee

As a follow-up to last year's highly successful stage reading of Love Letters, the Fort Peck Fine Arts Council presented a reading of The Glass Menagerie by Tenessee Williams this past Friday and...

 

DiCaprio and Climate Change

Many of you watched the Oscars on Sunday. Many of you also probably saw Leonardo DiCaprio awarded his first Oscar (the entire Internet erupted in applause). What struck me was what he said during his acceptance speech: “Climate change is real, and... Full story

 

Special Thank You

Now that things have calmed somewhat, I'd like to thank all the volunteers and other law enforcement agencies that helped us reunite Maci with her family. This was an enormous task and it would've been nearly impossible to accomplish on our own. We...

 
 By Virgil Vaupel    Opinion    March 2, 2016

Who Will You Choose?

Going into Super Tuesday, the count shows Trump leading with 82 delegates, Cruz with 17, Rubio with 16, Kasich with 6 and Carson has 4. Looks like a landslide for The Donald doesn’t it? But wait, there’s more. A lot can change when only 125...

 
 By Steve Daines    Opinion    March 2, 2016

Connecting The Hi-Line

Traveling around our state, from the wheat fields and rolling hills in the east to the jagged snow-covered peaks almost 500 miles to the west, it is easy to understand why our state really is Big Sky Country.  That’s why it’s so important to...

 
 By Mary Honrud    Opinion    March 2, 2016

Dentists and Doctors

Our vacations are over and we are back to the reality of spring [cross that out] winter in Northeast Montana. We only came back because we had dental appointments which had been set a year ago. (That and the whole running out of money thing.) People...

 

Overwhelming Scientific Evidence

A new study shows that many teachers aren’t aware of the strong consensus on human-caused climate change and instead overstate material from a thoroughly discredited minority.1 They don’t realize that 97 percent of climate scientists – those wh...

 

JuDee Ann Blockhus

JuDee Ann (Koski) Blockhus, 70, of Hinsdale, Mont., passed away unexpectedly Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016, at the Billings Clinic in Billings, Mont. A visitation was held on Wednesday, March 2, from 7-8...

 

Ellen Fors

Ellen Fors, 61, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016. A private remembrance ceremony will be held at a later date. She was born Feb 2, 1955, in Rexburg, Idaho, but her life really began when she...

 
 By Lih-An Yang    Sports    March 2, 2016

Scottie Boys Bow Out of Northern B

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...

 

State Peewee Hockey Tournament Held in Glasgow

Peewee hockey players from all over the state descended on Glasgow this past weekend to fight for the ultimate reward after months of hard work and competition. Our own Glasgow Ice Dawgs held their...

 
 By Virgil Vaupel    Sports    March 2, 2016

Fourth Place Finish Ends Season for Lady Mavericks

In their first game of the 2016 Girls Eastern C Divisional Tournament held in Wolf Point last Thursday, the North Country Lady Mavericks caused several of the Maverick faithful to need oxygen. This...

 

Bantams Streak to State With Four Straight Wins

The Glasgow Ice Dawg Bantams (13-14 year olds) finished their regular season with victories against Great Falls and Havre. On Feb. 20 and 21, Glasgow hosted Great Falls for two games at the Valley Event Center. In the first game, the Ice Dawgs...

 

Film Shorts: Valley Cinemas, GCCL, The Worx

Valley Cinemas is holding over the unstoppable Deadpool and adding Zootopia, an unexpected animated feature from Walt Disney.The latter film represents a real break from the conventional animated offe...

 

Calendar of Upcoming Events in the Area

required. Sign up at the Gallery, 531 2nd Ave. S. (next to the Loaded Toad), or contact Mary at 230-0148. FRIDAY – MARCH 4 5:30-7:30 p.m. - The Artist of the Month reception for Sherri Childers at the Wheatgrass Arts and Gallery. Everyone is welcom... Full story

 

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