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  • Showing Off

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Jul 29, 2020

    The rodeo arena was filled with 4-H members, their horses, families and judges for the annual 4-H Horse Show July 23 and 24 at the Northeastern Montana Fairgrounds. Putting their horses through their paces, the 4-H kids went through several events such as horsemanship, English horsemanship and speed events. Club members from across the county participated before the eyes of the judges, presenting skills they have worked on for the past year. Madelynn Tatufu won the Grand Championship for...

  • Fractured Fairy Tales Come To Life

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Jul 29, 2020

    Siblings Bridget Wright and Ian Wright, both of Glasgow, turned classic fairy tales upside down providing unexpected twists and tales last week with the Fort Peck Summer Theatre's Theatre for Young Audiences production of Fractured Fairy Tales. The sibling duo performed at the Glasgow City-County Library, The Rex Theatre, in Scobey, the Phillips County Museum, in Malta, and the Fort Peck Interpretive Center last week. "The shows went really well!," exclaimed I. Wright. "The crowd was smaller in...

  • Confirmed Cases Of COVID-19 Continue To Rise in VC

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Jul 29, 2020

    Over the past week, two more cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the county. On July 23, the Valley County Health Department and Frances Mahon Deaconess hospital confirmed the seventh positive case, a male in his 60s, who is not hospitalized and is isolating at home. This individual was a named contact to a previous positive case and did not show signs of symptoms. The eighth positive case was released on July 25, a female in her 70s who is also not hospitalized and is isolating at home. This individual is symptomatic and it’s unknown...

  • Hunting Access Programs Protect Traditions

    Jul 29, 2020

    Dear Editor, Only five percent of Americans hunt, and for those of us that do, fewer return to the field every year. Even in Big Sky Country, where we pride ourselves on our strong hunting culture, there has been a small but measurable decline in resident hunters over the past decade. The decline in the hunting population across the country tracks the decline in the number of acres open to public hunting. If we want to pass on the opportunity to pursue wild animals in wild landscapes to the...

  • Fort Belknap Water Compact Good For The Hi-Line

    Jul 29, 2020

    Dear Editor, Putting water to beneficial use in a semi-arid state like Montana is dependent on two truths. Water must be physically available, and the corresponding truth is that there must be a legal right to use that available water supply. As the recent failure of Drop 5 on the St. Mary/Milk River Diversion system and the impending lack of adequate supplies in the Milk River later this summer make clear, the infrastructure to make the physical delivery of that water must be rebuilt and repair...

  • Montana Citizens Are Blessed With Public Lands

    Jul 29, 2020

    Dear Editor, A recent survey by the University of Montana revealed information about how Montanans feel about our public lands and how we use them. The phone survey of 500 registered voters was done by Republican Lori Weigel, a Republican pollster with New Bridge Strategy and Dave Metz, a Democratic pollster with Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin, Metz & Associates. The survey's findings indicate that more than three-quarters of Montanans visited public lands 10 or more times in the past year, and r...

  • Entrepreneurs Encouraged To Participate In Minnow Tank

    For the Courier|Jul 29, 2020

    Great Northern Development Corporation, Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in conjunction with the Department of Transportation Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program is hosting a business plan competition throughout a seven-county region in northeastern Montana consisting of Valley, Garfield, McCone, Richland, Roosevelt, Sheridan, and Daniels. The goal of this event is to attract new entrepreneurs and support existing businesses in northeastern Montana by uniting communities in a common goal of economic development. GNDC and... Full story

  • Public Hearing To Discuss County's Community Development

    For the Courier|Jul 29, 2020

    Valley County will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, Aug. 4, at 5:30 p.m. in the office of the Valley County Commissioners located at 501 East Court Street, Glasgow. The purpose of the hearing is to obtain public comments regarding the County’s overall community development needs (public facilities, economic development, and housing needs), including the needs of low and moderate-income persons. Valley County will also seek the views of citizens on the activities that should be undertaken to meet the identified needs and their relative... Full story

  • Calendar Of Upcoming Events In The Area

    Jul 29, 2020

    Summer hours for the Pioneer Museum through August are Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Fort Peck Interpretive Center is now open daily, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors are asked to wear masks and remain six feet from others outside their household while in the building. The Senior Citizen Center will continue Meals on Wheels. Grab n’ go meals are available on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays for those age 60 plus with a $5.50 suggested donation. Please call 228-9500 by 9 a.m. to reserve a grab n go meal. Tuesday, Aug. 4 – Pulled...

  • 2020 Paint Run/Walk Aug. 8

    For the Courier|Jul 29, 2020

    The sixth annual Paint Run/Walk will be held Saturday, Aug. 8 starting at 9 a.m. The Run/Walk is a 2.5 mile untimed event highlighted by participants being sprayed with powdered paint at various points along the course. This event, which is a fundraiser for the Warriors on the Water Project, is jointly sponsored by Glasgow High School Student Council and the Glasgow Recreation Department. The race begins in front of the Glasgow Civic Center and proceeds north for two blocks before turning left and heading west on 2nd Ave. South. At the edge of...

  • Veteran Service Officers Coming to Glasgow and Malta

    Steve Mulonet, For the Courier|Jul 29, 2020

    Service officers for the Montana Veterans Affairs Judy Loendorf and/or Steve Mulonet will be visiting Malta and Glasgow 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. Masks are also required. Service officers will be in Glasgow on Wednesday, Aug. 12, from 1 to 4 p.m., at the Glasgow VA Clinic. They will also be in Malta on Thursday, Aug. 13 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Malta City Hall. Veteran service officers...

  • Census Takers To Start Follow Up

    For the Courier|Jul 29, 2020

    The U.S. Census Bureau is scheduled to begin following up with households in Montana that have not yet responded to the 2020 Census. Inquiries made by the Courier to find out when work will begin in Valley County went unanswered by press time, however the Billings area census office is scheduled to begin follow-up work on Aug. 11. The work is scheduled to conclude no later than Oct. 31. Households can still respond now by completing and mailing back the paper questionnaire they received, by responding online at 2020census.gov or by phone at...

  • Glyn Went Bamford

    Jul 29, 2020

    Glyn Went Bamford, 84, of Fort Peck, Mont., passed away on Tuesday, July 21, 2020, of natural causes. He was born to Helen Went Bamford and Glyn Albert Bamford on July 22, 1935, in Portland, Ore. He was the middle of five children, Sally, Rilda, Elizabeth and Wallace. His family moved frequently and he attended numerous schools, graduating from Waldport, Oregon High School in 1952, at the age of 16. As a child, Glyn loved to play on the beach, played baseball, football, and track, and was an... Full story

  • Karen Arlene Stearns

    Jul 29, 2020

    Karen Arlene (Garwood) Stearns passed away Wednesday, July 8, 2020. Karen was born Dec. 14, 1947, in Glasgow, Mont., to Edgar and Toni Garwood. She was the second of three children. She grew up and attended school in Nashua, Mont. Graduating from Nashua High School in 1966, Karen continued her education at the Beauty School in Billings. On Nov. 4, 1967, Karen married Gary Stearns and in 1968 Steven was born and they moved to Lewistown, Mont. Gary had a job with Montana Power and Karen began... Full story

  • Larry C. Geiser

    Jul 29, 2020

    Larry C. Geiser, 78, of Glasgow, Mont., passed away Saturday, July 25, 2020. Family will receive friends at Bell Mortuary in Glasgow, Mont., Wednesday, July 29, 5 to 7 p.m. with the Rosary at 6:30 p.m. Funeral mass will be Thursday, July 30, at 10:30 a.m., at St. Raphael's Catholic Church in Glasgow. Burial will be at a later date. Larry was born Nov. 4, 1941, in Elbowoods, N.D., to Martin L. and Sibyl (Lind) Geiser. He received his education at Mandree, N.D. After graduating from high school,... Full story

  • Veronica May Schaefer

    Jul 29, 2020

    Veronica May (Zvonar) Schaefer, 73, of Marana, Ariz., passed away on Friday, July 17, 2020. Formerly of Nashua, Mont., Veronica was born on May 17, 1947. Per her wishes, no services are planned.... Full story

  • Yard Of The Week

    Jul 29, 2020

    The Mayor’s Yard of The Week goes to Paul Koski for his beautiful hanging flower baskets in front of Scottie Car Wash. “It’s an extra colorful welcome to all traveling on Highway 2,” stated Mayor Erickson....

  • Raspberries, Raspberries, Raspberries

    Mary Honrud, For the Courier|Jul 29, 2020

    I'm still spending all the hours of every morning picking raspberries. They just keep on ripening and requiring picking. I'll go around the outer edges of the long rows one day, and then through the center between the two thick rows the next. Then repeat. Sundays are skipped. I believe I have enough berries frozen to last through the long winter months, so others are now benefiting from my largesse. The local cafe should soon have jam. Several of my church families had containers of berries to...

  • Horsin' Around

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Jul 29, 2020

    "They're getting that rodeo action where they can." Announcer Myron Malnaa sounded pleased that not much can deter ranch diehards, who came out to compete and celebrate National Day of the Cowboy in the Middle of Nowhere. Events all across the state have been canceled, including the annual PRCA Rodeo held during the Northeastern Montana Fair, due to concerns surrounding health and safety in the midst of COVID-19. But with only a handful of cases in Valley County, the Old Mil Ranch Scramble went...

  • Thunder Finish Off in Sidney

    A.J. Etherington, The Courier|Jul 29, 2020

    The Glasgow Kiwanis “Thunder” Swim Team rolled into Sidney this past weekend to finish off their altered season with a bang. Competing with nine other teams—Malta, Chinook, Harlem, Lewistown, Roundup, Sidney, Scobey, Glendive and Plentywood—the Thunder brought 26 of Glasgow’s finest to the pool ending the season off with a few top spots and a few more podium finishes. Head coach Ethan Shrader had great things to say about how they ended the season. “Every swimmer swam their best races, and our team looked amazing throughout the...

  • Mow 'Em Short

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Jul 29, 2020

    The eleventh annual Mow ‘Em Short golf tournament was held July 25 at Sunnyside Golf and Country Club. A record 32 teams signed up to compete in this year’s event, filling up the available slots a mere days before the tourney. A mix of locals and out-of-towners hit the greens in an attempt to win the many hole prizes and swing for a $500 hole-in-one prize, which unfortunately went unclaimed. Under a bright blue sky and after 27 holes of golf, Out-of-towners Tony Kindle and Gordon Webb drew the first place gross spot with a score of 101...