Articles from the July 19, 2017 edition

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 By Michael Brandt    News    July 19, 2017

County 4-H Preps for Fair

With the Northeast Montana Fair only two and a half weeks away, Valley County 4-H members are busy preparing their projects that they will be entering. Some are busy with their market animals, while others are busy baking. For some other members,... Full story

 By A.J. Etherington    News    July 19, 2017

Alvernaz Sentenced, Local Agencies Credited

The United States Attorney's Office announced that Toni Louise Plummer-Alvernaz was sentenced to one year in prison, $246,024 in restitution and a $100 special assessment for her involvement in a... Full story

 By Dane Osen    News    July 19, 2017

Commissioners Approve Airport Road Project, Turn Down Raises

After recently announcing they will be accepting bids for a project that will span 1.8 miles of Airport Road, Valley County Commissioners have accepted the offer made by sole bidder Century Paving of Lewistown. The company’s bid of $774,477 will... Full story


Theatre for Young Audiences Features Free Shows

With a goal of increasing visibility and awareness about the performing arts, the Fort Peck Summer Theatre is presenting a series of performances around the greater Northeast Montana region. Directed by Andy Meyers, The Last of the Dragons will be... Full story

 By Lih-An Yang    News    July 19, 2017

VCCD News: Drought, Haying, Fire Safety

As Valley County falls under category D4--exceptional drought--on the U.S. Drought Monitor this month, USDA has authorized emergency haying on CRP lands beginning July 16. Valley County Conservation District would like to remind all area producers... Full story


USDA Offers Programs to Assist Drought Stricken Areas

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated Valley County as a primary natural disaster due to losses and damages caused by the recent drought. Many Montana counties, including Valley Cou... Full story

 By Craig Overby    Opinion    July 19, 2017

Music and Meaning

As I jog around Glasgow, one of the songs that rotates through my iPod is Katy Perry's "Firework." This is hard for a 50-year-old raised on classic rock like Led Zeppelin and Van Halen to admit, but the opening riffs of that fluffy pop song never...


Correction: 'Gianforte'

In a July 12 story titled "Gianforte Hears from Northeast Montana Farmers and Ranchers," a quotation in the final paragraph was misattributed to Opheim's Dennis Honrud. It was Marvin Tarum of Richland who said, "[T]his close to the border, Canada's... Full story


Cutting Community Mental Health

The discussions around health care and cuts to Medicaid have been reduced to faceless statistics. For community mental health, and the people who rely upon our services, it’s a double whammy. The state of Montana also has announced that cuts are...

 By Josie Braaten    Opinion    July 19, 2017

Legitimate Camping Experience

My parents have always loved to camp, so naturally, we did a lot of camping when my siblings and I were younger. At first I was the biggest weenie. I had a fear of wind, lightening, the dark, out houses, pretty much everything that makes the camping...


On Documentaries

Lately, I’ve been watching documentaries on wildlife from around the world. One documentary was about wildlife in the Rocky Mountains, which peaked my curiosity. Is there one about eastern Montana? About prairie dogs, gophers (the Richardson...


Gary Alfred Mott

Gary Alfred Mott, 82, died peacefully in his sleep on Saturday, July 15, 2017, in Billings, Mont. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m., at Kathy Lillis Chapel (2429 Mission Way) in Billings... Full story


Daniel Schellinger

On Wednesday, July 5, 2017, with his children by his side, Daniel Roman Schellinger, 83, joined his beloved wife and other family members in heaven after complications from surgery. His smile, wit,... Full story


Lucille R. Lenz

Lucille (Ricker) Lenz, 87, of Glasgow, passed away in her home of natural causes. A private family service will be held at a later date. She was born in Poplar to Albert and Florence (Davis) Ricker.... Full story


Lillian Marie Adams

Lillian Marie (Jensen) Adams, 91, of Sun Lakes, Ariz., passed away on Saturday, July 8, 2017. Internment of her remains will be at a later date next to her husband, Donald, at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver, Colo. She was born on Aug. 17,... Full story


Reds Sweep Cardinals in Double Header at Home

The Reds faced the Billings Cardinals in two games at home on July 12, and sent them away with two losses. Reds 4, Billings Cardinals 2 Glasgow defeated the Cardinals by just two runs in their first... Full story


Thunder Finishes Fifth in Glendive

The Glasgow Kiwanis Swim Team took 21 athletes to Glendive July 15 and 16. Despite very hot temperatures throughout the meet, the team finished in fifth place, and several swimmers contributed with... Full story


2017 MT. Governor's Cup Youth Fishing Tourney

The 2017 Montana Governor's Cup Youth Fishing Tournament was held at the Kiwanis Park fishing ponds in Fort Peck on July 8. Fishing began at 8:30 a.m. with 94 kids participating, and 89 fish were reeled in by the tournament end. The effective bait... Full story


Krumwiede Commits

Former Glasgow Reds and standout Scottie athlete Keil Krumwiede, who graduated from GHS in 2015, has committed to play college baseball at the University of Nebraska – Omaha. After high school,... Full story

 By Andrew McKean    Sports    July 19, 2017

Hi-Line Sportsmen Offers Mini-Grants

If you have an idea to improve hunting, fishing, access, or shooting sports in northeast Montana, Hi-Line Sportsmen wants to help fund it. The Hi-Line Sportsmen conservation club is soliciting applications for its mini-grants program. The grants, in... Full story


Calendar of Upcoming Events in the Area

WEDNESDAY – JULY 19 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. - Crazy Day of Fun at Little Campers. Salsberry Brothers will be set up in front of the store for an afternoon of sliding and bouncing, weather permitting. Little ones can paint, chalk, construct and illustrate... Full story


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