Articles from the April 8, 2020 edition

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 By A.J. Etherington    News    April 8, 2020

Medical Supplies Arrive At FMDH

Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital received a shipment of medical personal protective equipment (PPE) needed to help with the hospital’s efforts in detecting, preventing and possibly fighting COVID-19 in Montana. To date, FMDH has received two... Full story

 By A.J. Etherington    News    April 8, 2020

Bullock Warns Orders Will Be Extended

*Editor's Note: Since this story was written and published, Governor Steve Bullock extended his stay-at-home order through April 24.* In a press call with reporters on April 3, Montana Governor Steve Bullock warned that public health orders, such as... Full story


Martens Honored With VFW Public Servant Award

The respect shown by the staff of Frances Mahon Deaconess Stat Ambulance to Valley County Dispatch Supervisor Kim Martens is overwhelming. And seeing that respect for her work, the Montana State...


Cooped Up Yet Still Flying

Perhaps it is partly because this is an agricultural-driven region, but locals realize that in order for something to truly grow and thrive, it takes love, nurturing and commitment. And Valley County...


Primary To Be All Mail-In Ballots

The COVID-19 pandemic, and the government’s response to it, appear to have impacted most every aspect of Americans’ daily lives, as well as aspects of life that do not occur daily. Elections often bring to mind the image of polling booths, decked... Full story

 By A.J. Etherington    News    April 8, 2020

TC Energy And Barnard Pipeline Adapt Safety Plan

Barnard Pipeline and TC Energy will require workers arriving to work on a cross-border pipeline in the region to quarantine for 14 days before starting work. The plan is an abridged version that requi...


Protect Yourself From COVID-19 Scammers

Dear Editor, At a time when everyone is impacted by this pandemic crisis, it's hard to imagine that anyone would want to cause additional harm. Yet, right now there are thieves who want to bilk you...


PSC & NWE – Please Do The Right Thing

Dear Editor, As a state legislator, I've been saying for years that NorthWestern Energy has been gaming the system and that the Public Service Commission has allowed that to happen. We now find...


Easter Verse Passover

Dear Editor, [It is] the days of Passover when Jesus Christ actually died. He rose again exactly 3 days and 3 nights later exactly on the feast of First Fruit. There is a story in the Bible that tells...


Medicaid Reform Will Not Lead to Abortions

Dear Editor: For over 100 years, Holy Rosary Healthcare has delivered quality healthcare services to counties throughout eastern Montana. We continue to take pride in living our Mission to reveal and...


From The Valley County Sheriff's Office

To the residents of Valley County, The Valley County Sheriff’s Office is working closely with the County Commissioners, County Attorney, County Health Department, and the County Health Official during this COVID-19 virus pandemic. We ask that you... Full story


COVID-19 Testing At FMDH

Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital is following the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC’s) clear guidelines for prioritizing COVID-19 testing. This ensures that both state and local testing supplies are used responsibly and in a way that ensures we... Full story


Attention Snowbirds

In addition to the Governor’s Stay-At-Home Order, the VC Health Officer Order 2020-02 / Clarification to Order 2020-02 states: Persons who newly enter Valley County, resident or non-resident, including snowbirds. Persons who exited Valley County... Full story


CoE Modifying Ops At Rec Areas Due To Coronavirus

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has announced it will begin the orderly shutdown of all USACE-managed campgrounds around Fort Peck Lake to protect against the further spread of COVID-19. The Interpretive Center, powerhouse tours, group shelters, pla... Full story


All City Of Glasgow Playgrounds Closed

Effective immediately: All City of Glasgow playgrounds, including tennis and basketball courts are closed until further notice due to public health concerns. A recent study conducted by the National Institutes of Health, published in the New England... Full story


Webinars on COVID and the Economy

Montana State University Extension will offer several webinars that discuss economic effects from the current COVID-19 pandemic. The webinars will be offered from 2 to 3 p.m. each Thursday from until April 23. The courses will be presented by MSU... Full story


Evelyn Kemp

Evelyn (Wagner) Kemp was called home unexpectedly to be with her Lord on Friday, March 20, 2020, at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital in Glasgow, Mont. Evelyn was surrounded by family until her... Full story


Keith Lavell Bryan

Keith Lavell Bryan left this world on Monday, April 6, 2020. Due to the COVID-19 virus, a memorial service will be held at a later date. Born in Springville, Utah, to Jessie and Harvey Bryan Sr., on A... Full story


Diane Skolrud

Diane M. Skolrud, age 58, of Glasgow, Mont., passed away on Friday, April 3, 2020, at the Missouri River Center in Great Falls, Mont. Diane has been cremated and the family is working with Bell Mortuary planning services at a later... Full story


POEs In Montana Change Hours Due to COVID-19

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced on April 3, hours of operation at six ports of entry in Montana, including Opheim, will be reduced as a result of reduction in traffic due to the coronavirus (COVID-19). The hours will be in effect d... Full story


EMCMHC Is Available For Mental Health and Substance Abuse Issues

Eastern Montana Community Mental Health Center wants everyone to know that they are available for any mental health or substance abuse issues an individual may be dealing with. They can be contacted 24 hours a day at 228-9349. Department of Public... Full story

 By Mary Honrud    Lifestyle    April 8, 2020

Snow, Seeds, Supper

I’m sad to report we’ve been getting more snow, off and on. It melts a little, a little gets added, then melts a little more. The melting is winning; I can see a bit of lawn next to the garden, as well as mud at the bottom, where my asparagus...

 By A.J. Etherington    News    April 8, 2020

30 COVID Tests So Far at FMDH

Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital is reporting that they have conducted 30 tests at their facility since testing for the COVID-19 disease became available in early March. Those numbers do not reflect... Full story


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