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  • VC Commissioners Meet In Regular Session:

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Aug 23, 2023

    The Valley County Commissioners met in regular session on Aug. 16, inside the Board of County Commissioners located inside of the Valley County Courthouse. First on the agenda was approving employment/termination notices, of which there were none, and taxpayer comment relative to budget requirements and increases for fiscal year 2024 per the public notice that was printed in the July 5 and 12 issues of the Glasgow Courier. Though there was no public comment, Commissioner Mary Armstrong stated, “Those budgets are all available in the Clerk a...

  • Fort Peck Rural Water District Looks Forward To Future

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Aug 23, 2023

    During the regular board meeting of the Fort Peck Rural County Water District on Aug. 14, tensions were high among the board members in attendance as each tried to understand each others’ viewpoints on how certain situations have been handled over the past few years, not only by the Board members themselves but also by the general counsel of the board, David Irving. At the May board meeting, board member Mary Kaercher expressed concerns about Irving as the general counsel for the Fort Peck Rural County Water District which ultimately led to a...

  • NEMT Fair

    Aug 23, 2023

    For the Rosette winners, Quonset winners, and more NEMT Fair related coverage you can pick up a physical copy of The Glasgow Courier for $1 where available....

  • Discs Were Thrown At The Throw The Dam Open

    Brandon Bigelbach, The Courier|Aug 23, 2023

    The Hi-Line Hyzers hosted their second tournament of the season at the Fortress Disc Golf Course on Aug. 19 in Fort Peck. This tournament consisted of two rounds of 18 holes. Results: Pro Division 1- Sawyer Bracy, of Billings, with a total of 97 strokes 2- Austin Fonk, of Helena, with a total of 104 strokes Pro Division for Ages 40+ 1 - Greg Gaustad, of Billings, with a total of 108 strokes 2 - Oscar Vega, of Williston, N.D., with a total of 113 strokes Amateurs Advanced Amateur Division 1 -...

  • Colbrese Red Ball Golf Tournament

    For the Courier|Aug 23, 2023

    The Colbrese Red Ball Golf Tournament was held on Aug. 12, at Sunnyside Golf Course, starting with Calcutta at 9 a.m., following with shot gun at 9:30 a.m. A total of 17 teams signed up this year. Lake Kloker, Alec Boland, Alex Schriver and Gerti Johnson took home 1st net with a score of 90.16 for $1,400. Kevin Schindler, Tyler Fox, Nathan Hopstand and Taylor Hopstad took home 2nd net with a score of 94.28 for $1,000. Zack Burner, Melanie Burner, Jenn Jackson and Storm Jackson took home 3rd net with a score of 94.48 for $600. Jake Hughes,...

  • Welcome Back!

    Aug 23, 2023

  • Support Your Free Press

    Joshua Wood, Stevenson Newspapers|Aug 23, 2023

    Dear Editor, Police raiding a newspaper and confiscating reporting material seems like something one would expect to find in a banana-republic, or in a scene from a dystopian novel. Yet, that is exactly what happened recently to the Marion County Record. The Record is a weekly newspaper in rural Kansas, serving a population of approximately 1,900 and known for its dogged reporting on various issues affecting the community. On Aug. 11, the newspaper office was raided by the Marion Police...

  • Funding Gives Montana A Plan To Reduce Vehicle-Wildlife Collisions

    Aug 23, 2023

    Dear Editor, Anyone driving Montana's highways knows the risk of colliding with deer and other wildlife. Hardly a mile goes by without the gruesome reminders of hit animals, broken bumpers, or smashed headlights scattered on the shoulder. According to the Bozeman-based Western Transportation Institute, collisions with wildlife can be reduced by up to 85 percent with the installation of wildlife crossing infrastructure such as fencing and under and overpasses. Such installations have been...

  • Governor Gianforte Encourages Montana Homeowners To Apply For Property Tax Rebate by Oct. 1

    For the Courier|Aug 23, 2023

    Beginning Aug. 15, eligible Montana homeowners may claim their property tax rebate up to $675 at getmyrebate.mt.gov. Claims must be filed by Oct. 1, 2023. “Property taxes are too high, which is why we prioritized and secured immediate property tax relief for Montanans this legislative session,” Gov. Gianforte said. “I encourage folks to get online and claim their rebate.” To qualify for the rebate, taxpayers must have owned and lived in their home for at least seven months during 2022. The amount of the rebate is the property taxes paid on...

  • Commissioner Troy Downing Encourages Montanans To Prepare For Fire Season

    For the Courier|Aug 23, 2023

    Wildfire season is real and is now. It is threatening homes, businesses, and property. Insurance Commissioner Troy Downing advises Montanans to be prepared for loss due to wildfire and to take steps now to mitigate risk and protect their property. Before a Wildfire: Ensure there is defensible space around your property by trimming or removing trees and bushes and by removing combustible material away from structures. Make sure you have an evacuation plan and that your family knows what to do and where to meet in case of fire. Make and keep an...

  • Burma Shave Signs - Fire Season

    Gwen Cornwell, For the Courier|Aug 23, 2023

    Back to Burma Shave signs. Chaperone your cigarettes! They should not go out alone. I think this signage along the highways was, and still would be, very appropriate, especially with the fire season that we have had. I have seen several grass fires. Not horrible fires like we are hearing about on the news but devastating enough to make me very fearful of them. Say your prayers, knock on wood, or whatever you feel brings you luck, but be prepared the best you can and take extreme care. None of us want that as a “Remember....

  • Region 6 Citizen Advisory Council Meeting Being Held August 29 At Sleeping Buffalo Hot Springs

    Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks

    Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks’ Region 6 Citizen Advisory Council (CAC) will meet from 10 a.m. to approximately 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 29, at the Sleeping Buffalo Hot Springs meeting room. The public is welcome to attend. FWP will give updates on wildlife season setting for 2024-25, fisheries plans and regulations, access projects, and more. Following a working lunch for CAC members and FWP staff, there will be a short tour of local FWP sites. Each of FWP’s seven administrative regions has a volunteer CAC to help guide policies and pro... Full story

  • Community Calendar

    Aug 23, 2023

    EDITOR’S NOTE: Deadline for calendar additions is Mondays at noon. Please email your event to [email protected] or submit in person at the Courier office, 531 2nd Ave. S., Glasgow. The Valley County Pioneer Museum is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Nemont Manor has activities scheduled throughout the month for the entire community as well as the residents of Nemont Manor. If you would like a calendar, please contact 406-228-4306 or e-mail [email protected] and they will mail one to you. See page 4A for next week's events. C... Full story

  • FPST Concludes The 54th Season With The Cat-And-Mouse Thriller "Misery"

    For the Courier

    Pam L. Veis and Andy Meyers star in this brand-new stage adaptation of the Academy Award winning Stephen King classic! A thrilling and tense plot unfolds, as a famous novelist finds himself trapped in the secluded home of his “biggest fan.” Following fan favorites “The Woman in Black” and “Wait Until Dark”, the famous story will keep audience on the edge of their seats! Bringing over a decade of chemistry to their iconic roles, Veis and Meyers have shared the stage in multiple FPST productions, including “Leading Ladies,” “The Music Man,... Full story

  • Montana State Announces Eighth Class Of Hilleman Scholars

    For the Courier|Aug 23, 2023

    Fifty-three high school graduates from across Montana have been selected for their effort and potential as the eighth class of Montana State University's Hilleman Scholars Program, which is named after Maurice Hilleman, one of the state's most influential native sons and an MSU graduate. Mary "M.E." Cunningham, of Fort Peck, Mont., was one of the Hillemnan Scholars from 29 communities across Montana selected. Hilleman Scholars are eligible for up to $6,500 in academic support for their first...

  • Larry Grant

    Aug 23, 2023

    Larry Grant, 63, of Glasgow, Mont., passed away on Sunday, Aug. 13, 2023, after a long battle with ALS. A memorial service will be held at Bell Mortuary in Glasgow on Tuesday, Aug. 29, at 10 a.m. Larry was born on Jan. 21, 1960, to William and Helen Grant in Glasgow. In 1970 the family moved to Sublimity, Ore., and later to Lebanon, Ore. Larry graduated from Lebanon High School in 1978 and went on to study drafting at Chemeketa Community College graduating in 1984. In 1977, Larry met Kathie...

  • Samuel E. Richardson

    Aug 23, 2023

    Samuel E. Richardson, 81, of Glasgow, Mont., passed away Friday, Aug. 18, 2023, at Valley View Home in Glasgow. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held Thursday, Aug. 24, at 11 a.m., at Bell Mortuary in Glasgow with a reception following. Sam was born Nov. 14, 1941, in Glasgow, to Ellsworth and Josephine (Stilson) Richardson. He graduated from Nashua High School in 1959. After graduation, Sam attended Montana State University for a year and continued his education at the...

  • Rep. Rosendale Requests An Open And Public Process As The Department Of Interior Considers Reintroducing Bison In Montana

    For the Courier|Aug 23, 2023

    On Aug. 16, Congressman Matt Rosendale (MT-02) sent a letter to Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland requesting more information on meetings her Department is holding on the potential reintroduction of bison in Montana. “It is within the interest of Montanans and my duty as one of their Congressman to be made aware of any action the Department is considering regarding the reintroduction of bison,” said Rep. Rosendale. “It is concerning that these hearings are occurring quietly with little to no information available to the public. I expec...

  • Inflation Reduction Act Section 22007 – Discrimination Financial Assistance Program

    For the Courier|Aug 23, 2023

    On July 7, USDA and its partner vendors announced the opening of the application period for Section 22007 of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), which directs USDA to provide financial assistance to farmers, ranchers, and forest landowners who experienced discrimination in USDA farm lending programs prior to January 2021. The opening of the application process is an important step in delivering on USDA’s commitment of providing financial assistance to those who have faced discrimination in USDA farm lending programs. The application process i...

  • Glasgow Stockyards Market Report

    For the Courier|Aug 23, 2023

    The market report for the Glasgow Stockyards as of Aug. 17, show 215 cattle sold. Utility and commercial cows brought in $95 to $109.50; canner and cutter cows $85 to $100; and bulls $118 to $134.50. There will be no auctions on Thursday, Aug. 24 and Thursday, Sept. 7....

  • Back To School Means It's Fall??

    Mary Honrud, For the Courier|Aug 23, 2023

    It seems to me as though once the kids are heading back to school Mother Nature decides it’s time for cooler weather. I guess that makes the kids appreciate their new warm school clothing. That cooler weather only lasts a few days, though. The early mornings will be cool, but afternoons still get quite warm. This results in lots of jackets and sweatshirts being left behind, to the dismay of moms everywhere. This change in the weather has me thinking about all the houseplants I have parked outside and how I’m really going to cut down on the num...

  • Yesterday's Memories

    Compiled by Reece Hunsley|Aug 23, 2023

    1 Years Ago: Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013 The Glasgow High School Educational Trust said this week that it is honored to announce a recent gift of $10,000 from former Glasgow resident and longtime Glasgow School District Clerk Eunice (Burrus) Moen. She made the gift in memory of her daughter Lila Moen Sanders, who died of a brain tumor in 1981, and in honor of her daughter Phyllis Moen Sanguine. Both girls graduated from GHS in 1954. After being rebuffed in their attempt to vote a candidate onto...

  • Glasgow City Council Yard Of The Week

    For the Courier|Aug 23, 2023

    The Glasgow City Council has awarded Somer and Brandon Hoerster, 735 9th St. N., as the Yard Of The Week for the week of Aug. 21. They received $25 in Chamber Big Bucks, sponsored each week in the summer by the Glasgow City Council. If anyone would like to nominate somebody for yard of the week you may call the Chamber office at 406-228-2222 or email them at [email protected]....

  • FWP Seeking Comment On Statewide Fisheries Management Plan, Fishing Regulation Proposals, And Fort Peck Management Plan

    FWP, For the Courier

    Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Region 6 will host two informational meetings on several fish-related topics, including proposals for the 2024 Fishing Regulations, the Statewide Fisheries Management Plan, and the Fort Peck Management Plan. The meetings will be held in Glasgow starting at 6 p.m., on Monday, Aug. 28, at the FWP headquarters Quonset room (1 Airport Road), and in Havre at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 30, at the Best Western Great Northern Inn (1425 US Hwy 2). Montana’s famed fisheries provide amazing recreational opportunities, from b... Full story

  • Sen. Tester and Rep. Rosendale Urge To Delay TSA Employee Screening Policy

    For the Courier|Aug 23, 2023

    On Aug. 17, Congressman Matt Rosendale (MT-02) sent a letter to TSA Administrator David Pekoske demanding his Agency retract their Airport Security Program National Amendment (TSA-NA-23-02) that requires airports across Montana to increase the physical screening of employees and install expensive explosive protection equipment with zero financial support. “Aviation security screening and safety at our airports is a national priority; however, this amendment imposes unreasonable requirements on Montanan airports which already contribute s...

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