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Wildfire Burns Over 3,000 Acres West Of The Pines

Lightning set off a wildfire on Bureau of Land Management land west of the Pines Recreation area on Fort Peck Lake the night of Aug 20 or early morning on Aug. 21, according to Montana Department of... Full story

 

VC Opts For Mail Ballots

At their regularly-scheduled meeting on Aug. 19, the Valley County Commissioners voted unanimously to move to a mail ballot election, with the option of in-person voting, for the 2020 general election. Ballots will be mailed out for the Tuesday,...

 

Treasure Trail Plans To Increase Capability

On Aug. 4, Governor Steve Bullock and the Montana Department of Agriculture announced that more than $7.5 million would be distributed to meat processors across the state. The coronavirus relief funds...

 

Saving An Ancient Fish

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Fisheries Biologist Tyler Haddix knows just how complicated Pallid Sturgeon recovery in the Upper-Missouri River Basin can be, he's been working on it for 15 years....

 

St. Marie – Fix It Or Fold It

Dear Editor, Nick Chiechi did not out of the sky raise rates! Due to the additional cost of Dry Prairie $14.25 EDU for all St. Marie water users, public hearings were held and a proposed rate...

 

MFU Supports Tester's Efforts On Right To Repair

Editor's Note: This letter was updated by the Montana Farmers Union on Aug. 27. Dear Editor, Montana Farmers Union is pleased to see Senator Jon Tester put the issue of right to repair front and...

 

VCHD Update On COVID-19

Editor’s Note: The Valley County Health Department and Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital confirmed one case of COVID-19 over the past week. As of Aug. 23, the county has three active cases with 34 recovered and 37 total cases. Case 37 is a female... Full story

 

Make the Right Choice – Celebrate The End of Summer With A Sober Ride

Despite daily life being different this year, one thing that hasn’t changed is our desire to enjoy the summer season with family and friends. Historically, Labor Day weekend is a popular travel time with increased traffic on the roads, and this...

 

Calendar Of Upcoming Events In The Area

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... Full story

 

Toby Thompson Reading and Book Signing

Please join Wheatgrass Arts & Gallery in the Loaded Toad Open Space for a special reading and book signing of Toby Thompson’s book “Fired On: Targeting Western American Art.” Thompson will be reading and expounding on excerpts from the... Full story

 

Lavern 'Vern' Harry Wiens

Lavern "Vern" Harry Wiens, 80, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020. Services will be held on Saturday, Sept. 5, at 10:30 a.m. at Gospel Fellowship Churc... Full story

 

Kurtis 'Joe' D. Tolzien

Kurtis "Joe" D. Tolzien, 82, of Stevensville, Mont., passed away Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020, at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital in Glasgow, Mont. Graveside services will be held Monday, Aug. 31, at 2... Full story

 

Mary Ann Remus Services

Mary Ann (Farrell) Remus of Glasgow, Mont., passed away peacefully at Valley View Home, in Glasgow, on Monday, March 16, 2020, at the age of 90. A celebration of life will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 29, at Bell Mortuary with Pastor John Valle... Full story

 

Pool Campaign Closing In On $1,000,000 Raised

Budding entrepreneur Oakleigh Trott chose one of the hottest weeks of the summer to set up shop in front of her house. Selling $0.50 lemonade one cup at a time, she amassed quite the business "Ya, I'v...

 

Confession Time

First off, I'm offering a confession: my gardening skills are not up to par this year. I'm feeling rather disappointed in my efforts this year. I don't know if it is because it's 2020 (the whole Covid...

 

Adapting To Change: Scottie Volleyball Kicks Off Unusual Season

Last season, the Scottie volleyball team saw much success. They ended their season with an impressive 18-3 record, punched their ticket to State, the first time in nine years, were crowned District...

 

Scotties Ready To Go

The Glasgow Scottie football team kicked off their season Aug. 22 at Scottie Field with the traditional Red and White game, pitting teammates against each other. Playing before an empty stadium, but...

 

Train Collides With Vehicle Near Vandalia

The Montana Highway Patrol has told the Courier that a train struck a pick up truck at the Montfort Rd crossing south of Vandalia at about 9:10 the morning of Aug. 27. The truck was carrying only the driver, who suffered minor injuries, according to... Full story

 

Valley County Implements Stage I Fire Restrictions

At their regular meeting on Aug. 26, the Valley County Commissioners unanimously voted to approve the recommendation from Valley County co-Fire Wardens Bob Hanson and Rob Brunelle to move the county to State I Fire Restrictions. The restrictions...

 

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