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  • Pool Campaign Onto Plan B To Get New Pool In Glasgow

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Apr 5, 2023

    After hitting a roadblock earlier this year when a lone construction bid for a new pool, bathhouse and parking loop came in millions over the engineer estimate from July 2022, the Valley County Community Pool Campaign committee has been meeting, working and discussing with key stakeholders what the next steps will look like in order to get a new pool for Valley County. When the lone bid was reviewed in January, the bid came in at $4,693,422 with the breakdown of $2,288,695 for the swimming pool, $2,146,651 for the pool house structure and...

  • Scottie Field Recharged Community Meeting April 13

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Apr 5, 2023

    The Scottie Field Recharged committee invites the community to attend a community meeting on Thursday, April 13, 7 p.m., at the Glasgow High School Auditorium. All community members are encouraged to join the Scottie Field Recharged Committee, Glasgow Public Schools Administration, GSD Board of Trustees, and coaching staff for this important informational meeting on this project. Jared Petrino with FieldTurf – Calhoun Manufacturing and U.S. Installation out of Wyoming will also be present to...

  • GHS STUCO Dedicates Deployed Graduates In Halls

    Apr 5, 2023

    The Glasgow High School Student Council recently dedicated their display of Glasgow High School graduates deployed overseas to the memory of Staff Sgt. Aaron N. Holleyman Staff Sgt. Holleyman was a Special Forces medical sergeant assigned to 1st Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group, who passed away Aug. 30, 2004, near Khutayiah, Iraq. A 1996 graduate of Glasgow High School, Holleyman was a quiet student with a soft southern accent who participated on both the football and baseball teams. His...

  • Incident At FMDH Results In Officer Involved Shooting

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Apr 5, 2023

    At approximately 2:35 p.m., on March 29, an incident occurred at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital (FMDH) involving a Valley County detention officer, sheriff deputies, a hospital employee and an inmate from the Valley County detention center, later identified as 47-year-old Jonathan Ryan Hamilton. Hamilton was originally arrested on a Blaine County arrest warrant in another state and was returned to Montana to face several criminal charges pertaining to child sexual assault. According to Valley...

  • County Road Supervisor Placed On Paid Administrative Leave

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Apr 5, 2023

    The Valley County Commissioners held a meeting on March 31 inside the Board of County Commissioners to discuss a personnel issue associated with the County Road Supervisor Todd Young. The Commissioners stated the reason for the meeting was due to an allegation, that if substantiated, could implicate a violation of the county personnel policy. Though information on the allegation was not provided, Commissioner Mary Armstrong indicated it was her opinion that until the allegation can be substantiated and investigated Young be placed on...

  • SB 442 Hailed As Bipartisan Compromise To Resolve Cannabis Tax Revenue Debate

    For the Courier|Apr 5, 2023

    A Senate Committee has advanced a legislative fix to resolve the debate over how the State spends recreational cannabis tax revenue by meeting multiple funding needs. Senate Bill 442 was amended and unanimously passed out of the Senate Finance and Claims Committee on March 30. The revised bill provides stable funding for county roads, supports veterans and drug treatment services, and establishes a new Habitat Legacy Account to conserve habitat and restore more of Montana’s land and waterways. For months, citizens, lawmakers, and others have...

  • 2023 Montana Aviation Awareness Art Contest

    For the Courier|Apr 5, 2023

    MDT Aviation Awareness Art Contest is designed to broaden knowledge of aviation and aerospace to promote careers in these industries. The contest is open to all students in grades kindergarten through 12 in public, private and home schools. Categories include Category 1: Kindergarten thorough fifth grade; Category 2 sixth through eighth grade and Category 3 ninth through 12th grade. Entries must be submitted no later than Friday, April 14 and the size of the poster should not exceed 11” x 14”. Artwork must have an aviation theme, can be col...

  • Biden-Harris Administration Announces $24+ Million Investment For Clean Water Infrastructure Upgrades

    For the Courier|Apr 5, 2023

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)has announced more than $24 million from the 2023 Consolidated Appropriations Act for states, Tribes, and territories through this year’s Clean Water State Revolving Funds (CWSRF) in the states of Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming. The funding will help communities upgrade essential wastewater and stormwater systems to protect public health and treasured water bodies across the nation. “Too many communities across the country are facing challenges with water infrast...

  • Veteran Service Officers Coming to Glasgow and Malta

    For the Courier|ERROR

    Veteran service officers for the Montana Veterans Affairs will be visiting the following locations and times 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 at the VA Clinic from 1-4 p.m. on Wednesday, April. 12. They will also be in Malta on Thursday, April 13, from 9:30-11:30 a.m., at the Malta City Hall. Officers will visit nursing homes and assisted living centers by... Full story

  • ORLC Indian Taco Supper

    For the Courier|ERROR

    Nashua Our Redeemer Lutheran Church will be having a Indian Taco Supper on Tuesday, April 11, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. This is a free will offering. Take outs are available and everyone is welcome. Thrivent has provided supplemental funding.... Full story

  • Calendar Of Upcoming Events In The Area

    Apr 5, 2023

    EDITOR’S NOTE: Deadline for calendar additions is Mondays at noon. Please email your event to [email protected] or submit in person at the Courier office, 531 2nd Ave. S., Glasgow. The Valley County Pioneer Museum is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday. Nemont Manor has activities scheduled throughout the month for the entire community as well as the residents of Nemont Manor. If you would like a calendar, please contact 406-228-4306 or e-mail [email protected] and they will mail one to you. Events are also listed below.... Full story

  • Frank C. Jensen

    Apr 5, 2023

    Frank C. Jensen, 62, of Hinsdale, Mont., passed away at his home on Wednesday, March 29, 2023. The family will receive friends on Friday, April 14, at the Bell Mortuary in Glasgow, Mont., from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be 11 a.m., April 15, at the American Legion Hall in Hinsdale, with burial following at Hillview Cemetery in Hinsdale. A luncheon will follow at Hinsdale American Legion Hall. "Frankie" was born on June 17, 1960, the youngest child of Frank and Alma (Nelson) Jensen. He... Full story

  • Benjamin 'Ben' Math

    Apr 5, 2023

    Benjamin "Ben" Henry Math, age 83, passed away peacefully with family by his side, on Friday, March 24, 2023, in Yuma, Ariz., after a short illness. A service and burial at the Saco cemetery will be held at a later date. Ben was born June 1, 1939, in Malta, Mont., to Henry and Edna (Fewer) Math, the oldest of three siblings. He was raised on the family farm, in the Plainsview area, north of Whitewater, Mont., where he rode his horse to the country school and then graduated from Whitewater High... Full story

  • Great Northern Development Corporation Awarded $4M to Expand Local Meat Processing Capabilities

    For the Courier|Apr 5, 2023

    Great Northern Development Corporation (GNDC) was successfully awarded $4M through the USDA’s Meat and Poultry Processing Intermediary Lending Program (MPILP) to assist regional processors in further supporting the local food supply chain. MPILP provides grant funding to intermediary lenders who finance – or plan to finance – the start-up, expansion, or operation of slaughter, or other processing of meat and poultry. The objective of the MPILP is to strengthen the financing capacity for independent meat processors and to create a more...

  • Rotunda Roundup From Montana Farmers Union Legislative Update for March 27-31

    Rachel Prevost and Jasmine Krotkov, For the Courier|Apr 5, 2023

    The following is a weekly update of Montana Farmers Union involvement in the 2023 Legislature. MFU is the state’s largest and oldest grassroots farm advocacy organization representing family farms, and has worked more than 100 years on behalf of Montana farmers, ranchers and rural communities. Protecting farmers’ data, providing more access to Montana foods, and incentivizing bio- and alternative fuels took priority for Montana Farmers Union’s efforts in the Legislature this week. When it comes to data collection, MFU holds that Montana...

  • Glasgow Stockyards Market Report

    For the Courier|Apr 5, 2023

    The market report for the Glasgow Stockyards as of March 30, show 620 cattle sold with cows and bulls steady. Young feeding/turnout cows were higher and there was no test on feeder cattle or bred cattle. Utility and commercial cows brought in $92 to $104, with the top at $108; canner and cutter cows $75 to $90; young feeding/turnout cows $115 to $160.50; and bulls $115 to $129.50. The Gibbs Red Angus Production Auction, hosted by the Pat and Bill Gibbs Family, of Jordan, had 37 Red Angus Bulls sell with an average of $3,541. The top bull sold...

  • Sprinter

    Mary Honrud, For the Courier|Apr 5, 2023

    Here we are, suffering through yet another winter event even though the calendar tells us it’s spring. It’s so depressing to see more snow blowing sideways through the yard. Yesterday the highway up here was bare. Today we’re back to a total mess: patches of wet, flowed by slush, followed by snow-pack, followed by slushy drifts, soon to be followed by ice. There are long sections where none of the dividing lines on the road are visible because of the build-up of snow/slush. The fog isn’t helping at all. I have finally put some seeds...

  • Too Much Tech

    Richard Noble, For the Courier|Apr 5, 2023

    We’re surrounded here in 2023, by so much technology. In some cases, when we count the smart devices, our connected homes, portables and wearables; quite literally surrounded. While in many ways it makes our day to day simpler, there’s also a strong argument that too much technology has a tangible negative effect on our lives. How much then is too much when it comes to electronic doodads? When do the devices which we rely upon for entertainment, planning, and generally keeping our lives in order start to have a negative effect instead?...

  • Investment Ideas For Business Owners

    Financial Advisor Arron Franzen, For the Courier|Apr 5, 2023

    By definition, business owners put a lot of their financial resources into their enterprises. But as an owner, you may need to invest in more than inventories and payroll to help achieve the future you’ve envisioned. Here are a few investments you may want to consider: • Retirement account – Depending on the nature of your business and how many employees you have, you can choose from a variety of tax-advantaged retirement plans, such as an owner-only 401(k), an SEP-IRA and a SIMPLE IRA. By contributing regularly to one of these accounts,...

  • Yesterday's Memories

    Compiled by Michelle Bigelbach, For the Courier|Apr 5, 2023

    10 Years Ago Wednesday, April 3, 2013 Rep. Steve Daines stopped in Glasgow early this morning on a swing through eastern Montana as part of his statewide natural resources tour. Spillway rehab is Corps’ largest repair. The flood of 2011 caused damage to every dam on the Missouri and much of the levee system in the lower reaches. The plunge pool at the bottom of the spillway is the largest single repair project on the Missouri River system. The force of the water that poured out of the lake and down the mile-long concrete chute, 55,000 cubic...

  • Young Scotties Compete At Ballin' In The Basin

    For the Courier|Apr 5, 2023

    Though the regular basketball season for the Scotties have ended, the season for young Scotties has not. After winning first place in the Havre basketball tournament the weekend before, eighth-graders Gage Waarvik, Cade Hudyma, Gavin Redstone, Cash Stulc, Tre Graham, Drew Simensen, Liam Chapman and Tayven Bietz, along with coaches Warrvik and Hudyma, participated in the Ballin' In The Basin basketball tournament this past weekend in Williston, where they took home another first place finish and...

  • GRD Co-Ed Volleyball Tournament

    Apr 5, 2023

    March 29 Tournament Independence Bank def. Ball Smackers Hi-Line Ford def. Durum Busted Knuckle def. Ezzies Hi-Line Ford def. Independence Bank Hi-Line Ford def. Ezzies Hi-Line Ford def. Busted Knuckle Championship Game Busted Knuckle def. Hi-Line Ford Final Standings Ezzies 20-0 Busted Knuckle 13-7 Durum 13-7 Independence Bank 12-9 Hi-Line Ford 10-10 Ball Smackers 7-13 Missouri River Realty 3-17 Two Bump Chumps 2-18...

  • BLM Resource Advisory Council Application Period Opens

    For the Courier|Apr 5, 2023

    Interested in volunteering your time to advise the Bureau of Land Management on public land management issues? BLM Resource Advisory Councils are citizen-based groups which assist in the development of recommendations that address public land management issues. Both the Western Montana and the Missouri Basin RACs are accepting applications until April 28, 2023. Resource Advisory Councils are chartered under the Federal Advisory Committee Act and consists of 15 members who serve two to three-year terms. The BLM is looking to fill vacancies in...

  • Law Enforcement Report

    Apr 5, 2023

    For the week of March 27 through April 1, there were 12 motor vehicle stops, two reports of VIN inspection requests and two reports of loose dogs. Monday, March 27 0945 – A nurse called to advise they have a cat bite victim. The cat belongs to the victim and this happened at home. An email will be send to the Health Department and an officer will be contacted. 1758 – Caller stated a woman has his dog. She told him he needs a release to get his dog back. An officer was patched with the caller. Tuesday, March 28 1032 – Reporting party calle...

  • Governor Gianforte Holds Roundtable With Ag Leaders

    For the Courier|Apr 5, 2023

    To mark Montana Agriculture Day, Governor Greg Gianforte convened a roundtable discussion with ag leaders to discuss challenges and opportunities facing the industry on March 21. “Agriculture is Montana’s number one industry, and we’re committed to being a good partner to producers as they drive our economy, strengthen our communities, and feed the world,” Gov. Gianforte said. “With farmers and ranchers in mind, we delivered Montanans the largest tax cut in state history, and with farmers and ranchers in mind, we’re investing in...

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