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 By James Walling    News    July 15, 2015

Smoke, Health Risks Persist In Region

Smoke from massive Canadian fires continues to affect air quality locally, according to Tanja Fransen of ​​National Weather Service Glasgow. Despite varying weather patterns, fire​s in Alberta,...

 

Wild Horse Stampede Kicks Up Dust, Weathers Storms

Taylor Price of Huntsville, Texas, competing in the bareback riding event Thursday, July 9. Street dance festivities were interrupted Friday night, July 12, due to thunderstorms. Other events were...

 
 By James Walling    News    July 15, 2015

Fair Schedule Set, Vendors Sought

The 2015 Northeast Montana Fair & Rodeo is coming up fast. This year's schedule features the Northern Prairie Auto Ram Rodeo Series, which includes the PRCA Rodeo/Wild Horse Race (August 2 at 6 p.m.), the Calf Scramble Calcutta, and the Ladies Calf...

 
 By James Walling    News    July 15, 2015

Improvements Planned for Skylark Road

Valley County Commissioners have released plans to address road conditions on the 1.6 mile stretch of Skylark Road from Hwy 2 to the Sunnyside Golf and Country Club. At a hearing held at the Valley County Courthouse on May 11, 2009, a consensus was...

 

Coast-to-Coast Via Glasgow

Danielle Cummings and Ted Olds, of Brooklyn, N.Y., are cycling their own version of the American Cycling Association's Northern Tier route. The couple stopped in Glasgow July 10, met some new friends...

 
 By James Walling    Opinion    July 15, 2015

A Fistful of Ways that Heat Creates Light

People around here aren’t afraid to fight. It even seems to come highly recommended on occasion. It could be the pleasant release of a street (fight) dance in Hinsdale, as I experienced on a fine July evening a few Fridays back. Or it could be the...

 

Cap Holter and Classic Country

Last Saturday night I went to a dance at the Nashua Senior Citizen Center. The Cap Holter family provided the music. As I listened to the songs I thought how great it was that Cap Holter, who is in his 90s, was joined by his daughter, Joyce, who...

 
 By Virgil Vaupel    Opinion    July 15, 2015

This and That While On Vacation

I decided to take a vacation to visit my granddaughters Lily (11) and Maggie (9) out in Washington and to get out of the smoke from all the fires up in Canada that have inundated Hinsdale recently. Most of my 12.783 faithful know the problems I have...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    July 15, 2015

In Praise of Circles and Swirls

Do you remember the hours you spent in grade school drawing circles on lined paper? Actually, I don’t think you would really call them circles, but it was an exercise we all did in preparation of learning cursive writing. I think that we can all...

 

Tranquility in Fishing Frenzy

A pair of contestants in the 2015 Governer's Cup Walleye Tournement tries their luck in sight of the shaft houses at the Fort Peck Dam.... Full story

 

Melanie Kaye Solberg

Melanie Kaye (Cornwell) Solberg, 50, a resident of Cut Bank, was born Aug. 13, 1964, and passed on Friday, July 10, 2015, after a long battle with cancer. Services will be at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July...

 

Albert Lane Wilson

Albert Lane Wilson, 89, civil and chemical engineer of Glasgow, Mont., died Tuesday, June 23, 2015, of natural causes. A viewing will be held Friday, July 17, at 2 p.m., at The Church of Jesus Christ...

 

Ralph Emerson Nelson

Ralph Emerson Nelson, 77, passed away Sunday, April 26, 2015, at Hospice of the Valley in Glendale, Ariz. He was born on July 21, 1937, to Ralph E. and Mabel (Humphries) Nelson. Ralph's father was kil...

 

Marcella Grant

Marcella (Faraasen) Grant, 92, died in Tualatin, Ore., on Saturday, June 13, 2015. She was born in Hinsdale, Mont., to Axel and Magnhild Faraasen on April 22, 1923. She graduated from Hinsdale High School in 1940. She married Robert Wyatt Grant in...

 
 By Patrick Burr    Sports    July 15, 2015

Governor's Cup Goes Off With a Splash

At 6:45 Friday morning, 200 boats lowered their motors into Fort Peck Marina's placid waters, waited as their drivers cleared the bilge from their hidden underbellies, and, upon finishing the...

 

The Winners

Clay Kittleson (left) and Sam Lawson claim this weekend's Governor's Cup crown with a total weight of 34.52 pounds, including a 20.5-pound haul on the second of the tournament's two days. The duo... Full story

 
 By Patrick Burr    Sports    July 15, 2015

Reds Split the Difference in Six-Game Set

The Reds drove to Laurel last Tuesday with their fate in their hands. Tied in the loss column with league-leading Lewistown, and holding two games in hand, Glasgow knew it could draw even at the top of the table with a spate of strong midweek...

 
 By Patrick Burr    Sports    July 15, 2015

Cal Ripken Tournament Brings Best Out of Glasgow

In Little League, the world is yours, plain as the undiscerning eye makes it. The basepath is a highway; the ball, your toll. Each swing is a time capsule, vacuum-sealed and stored in the mind’s boundless vault upon each successive step into the...

 

Thunder Rolls Through Scobey

For every Thunder swimmer that won a race in Scobey this past weekend, a new pool record was established. That's one of the benefits of competing in a newly constructed swimming pool. The relay teams...

 

Kids Fish, Too

July 11, 2015 124 kids participated with 191 fish caught. Scheels from Billings,Mt provided a free tackle box with tackle for each kid and many other prizes were given out. 5 & under 41 kids 51... Full story

 

Green Spaces in Rural Places:

My garden is bordered on the north and west by our shelterbelts. We have planted lilacs to the east as a living fence and to allow me to labor in the garden sheltered from view. We aren't far from...

 

Nashua Porcupines Coach Remembered

Loren John "Larry" O'Connor was born in New York City on February 12, 1911; he was later nick-named Larry and was known by that name most of his life. Records indicate that hewas baptized as "John...

 

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