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  • Meth Lab Discovered by GPD, One Charged

    A.J. Etherington, The Courier|Jun 27, 2018

    The Glasgow Police Department told the Glasgow Courier that on Friday, June 22, Leighton Scott Hughes was arrested and charged with multiple felonies and misdemeanors related to dangerous drugs. As of press time, Hughes had been charged with the operation of a clandestine laboratory for the production of a dangerous drug, namely methamphetamine; the possession of dangerous drugs for both marijuana and meth; possession of drug paraphernalia; criminal possession of dangerous drug precursors for...

  • Cowboys Descend on Opheim for Annual Rodeo

    Frank and Linda Vargo, Courier Correspondents|Jun 27, 2018

    Opheim is a very small town of about 88 residents in northern Montana, according to the 2016 count, give or take. Once a year, however, the population increases by about ten times that for the rodeo, which was held June 24. The Opheim rodeo begins with a parade, as all rodeos do, and people line up on both sides of the street. Riders on horseback carry the American flag, the Canadian flag and the Montana State flag as the riders go past up one side and down the other while everyone stands and...

  • Student Safety Stressed at School Board Meeting

    Georgie Kulczyk, The Courier|Jun 27, 2018

    The Glasgow School Board met in regular session on June 20. All trustees were present along with one dozen school personnel and a handful of community members. The meeting began with the public comment period, which allows attendees to comment on items that are not on the agenda. Candy Lagerquist utilized the time to voice several concerns that she had regarding the safety of school district buses, stating that she believes the safety of kids, drivers, coaches and teachers is in jeopardy. Lagerquist cited several areas of concern regarding the...

  • TransCanada Talks KXL Construction

    Mark Hebert, For the Courier|Jun 27, 2018

    It was almost exactly 10 years ago that TransCanada Corp. announced it hoped to cross Phillips and Valley Counties, and for the first time in its history the project has a presidential permit as well as permits in state along the route. “We are committed to moving forward with this project in a timely manner,” said TransCanada spokeswoman Robynn Tysver. Tysver said TransCanada has assessed numerous options when dealing with housing the pipeline’s workforce during construction in northeast Montana. She said that TransCanada’s plan is to erect a...

  • Newton Wins Third Emmy, 10th MBA

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Jun 27, 2018

    The National Academy of Television Arts and Science Northwest Awards were held on June 9, in Seattle, Wash., Glasgow's own Shawn Newton walked the red carpet and brought home an Emmy for his work on the storytelling series "Under the Big Sky," from the Montana Television Network. Newton won an Emmy in the category Promotion – Program – Campaign, which was one of four categories he was personally nominated for, while the series itself was nominated for a total of six awards. This was not New...

  • Update on New Pool

    Kathy Granger, Glasgow, Mont.|Jun 27, 2018

    Dear Editor, The Valley County Friends of the Glasgow Pool are proud to announce that they are currently working on plans and cost estimates for a new swimming pool. When we have solid numbers and design we will release more information and begin the fundraising process. We also wanted to let everyone know that money previously raised for the swimming pool are sitting in a special account with the city of Glasgow and earmarked for a new pool. These funds are not being utilized to maintain our existing pool. The main theme for the new pool is...

  • A Final Bid Farewell to the Bonnie City

    Dionne Bradley, Glasgow, Mont.|Jun 27, 2018

    Dear Glasgow, Glasgow, Montana. It's in the middle of nowhere. It isn't some super pretty mountainous area with tons of trees. We live in the less known, less desirable part of Montana. In the summer, it is hot and the lake is at 25 degrees. The wind in the fall will destroy a trampoline in your own backyard. Winter is bitter and cold and the spring isn't much different. It is extreme and not all often very comfortable; but I don't think that is why we love Glasgow. Those are just the little...

  • Dear Readers

    A.J. Etherington, Letter from the Editor|Jun 27, 2018

    Dear Readers, It is hard to believe it has been over two months since I started as the publisher here at the Courier. Harder to believe is everything that has happened in such a short amount of time. Not only have we covered oil spills, meth labs, a packed commissioner’s race, a controversial sheriff’s race and we even managed to get the Courier on NBC Nightly News, but we have also painted, cleaned out some old stuff and started returning hard copy photos. It has been a whirlwind for sure, but we have tried our hardest to be timely, acc...

  • A Giant of a Man, He Was

    Sandy Laumeyer, Just a Thought|Jun 27, 2018

    When I was a small child, I’d look up at my father and think “He’s a giant.” As a grownup, I still thought of him as a giant. In many ways he was a man ahead of his time. He had a passion for learning, a passion he passed on to me. So often he’d tell me that my education didn’t have to end with my diploma from high school. He’d always say, “The day you quit learning you are dead.” Dad told me that people who accumulate material possessions just for the sake of showing off were never happy. Oh, they might tell you they are, but you’ll always fin...

  • Pool Props to VCFoP

    Gwendolyne Honrud, Community Commentary|Jun 27, 2018

    Thank you, to the Valley County Friends of the Pool for a much anticipated update on their continued efforts to build a new pool in Glasgow. While details are still mostly unavailable to the public, these dedicated and committed community members are quietly continuing to work on our behalf. Thank you to all who have put in, on their own time, the work needed to keep our current pool functional. Thank you to the city workers who toil on the equipment that keeps the pool running. Thank you to the lifeguards for making sure swimmers, of all...

  • Nostalgic Glasses

    Gwen Cornwell, Remember When|Jun 27, 2018

    Do you remember drinking your morning orange juice out of juice glasses that had colorful flowers, little animals, maybe cartoon characters and Disney figures painted on them? These were no doubt recycled glasses as they originally held various jellies and jams. I doubt anyone gave a thought to recycling, only wondered if the next trip to the grocery store might allow one of the younger siblings to have a glass of their own. If you were lucky, your family may have accumulated a half dozen or so. Sounds crazy, but remember this was the era when...

  • Calendar of Upcoming Events in the Area

    Jun 27, 2018

    The Valley County Pioneer Museum is open for visitors Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For special appointments or events, call 406-228-8692. WEDNESDAY – JUNE 27 7:30 p.m. - The Dam Cabaret at the Fort Peck Summer Theatre. THURSDAY – JUNE 28 9 – 11 a.m. - Social hour at the Nashua Senior Center. 10 a.m. - Playing in the Band for children age 0-6 at the Glasgow City-County Library. 5 p.m. - Cabin Association Meeting at the Fort Peck Marina. FRIDAY – JUNE 29 9:30 a.m. - 2018 NE MT Pulse Plot Tour. Meet at Tarum Road, south of Richlan... Full story

  • James Orval Westby

    Jun 27, 2018

    James Orval Westby, 91, passed away in his home on Friday, June 15, 2018. Memorial services will be at the Eastern Montana State Veterans Cemetery in Miles City, Mont., on Monday, July 16, at 1 p.m. He was born July 19, 1926, to Adolph and Mable (Isakson) Westby. He attended school in Opheim, Mont., and served in the United States Army from 1949 to 1951. He served with the Dirty Dozen Tank Core 12th Tank Company in Anchorage, Alaska. He farmed northwest of Opheim on the family farm for a number...

  • Weeds, Corn and Cookies

    Mary Honrud, For the Courier|Jun 27, 2018

    We’ve been getting more rain, for which we are grateful. However, all that wetness means the weeds are really sprouting. The crops we want to grow are not the only plants thriving out there. So, while my husband is trying to get our wheat crop sprayed to kill those weeds, I’m out doing more hand-weeding in my garden. I do love my shelterbelt trees but I’m not so very thankful they drop lots of seeds. There is one tree with small serrated-edged leaves that have tons of seeds encased in a white papery disc that flutters nicely in the wind. They...

  • Summer Sailstice at Fort Peck Lake

    Jun 27, 2018

  • Fun and Crafts at Glasgow City-County Library

    Jun 27, 2018

    Children and families enjoyed songs and stories read by librarians as well as made disc and rock art at the Glasgow City-County library on June 21. In order to keep children and families engaged during the summer months, the library is putting on a "Libraries Rock" summer reading program. Each week there will be fun activities for children of all ages....

  • Reds Double-Defeat Patriots

    Georgie Kulczyk, The Courier|Jun 27, 2018

    The Glasgow Reds hosted the Richland County Patriots in a home double-header on June 19. The Reds defeated the Patriots by a margin of 10 points in both contests, winning 12-2 and 13-3. Glasgow picked up an early lead in the first game, bringing in nine runs in the first three innings. Kevin McDonald began the scoring streak when he hit a double in the first inning. Richland Co. managed two runs in the third inning, but were unable to score for the rest of the game. The third inning was a big...

  • Swimmers Strong in Plentywood

    Georgie Kulczyk, The Courier|Jun 27, 2018

    The Glasgow Kiwanis Swim Team competed in Plentywood June 23 and 24, and finished with a strong performance from the two dozen swimmers that attended, according to head coach Nicole Arnold. With just one-third of the team competing, they secured third-place hardware. Senior swimmer Katie Kaiser swept her events for the second week in a row, earning high point in her age group. Arnold highlighted the swimmers that led the team with first-place finishes: Jordan Billingsley (100m backstroke),...

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