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Articles from the October 11, 2017 edition

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Close Call With a Glacier Grizzly

Editor's note: For Fire Prevention Week (October 8-14), we are featuring several stories, images, opinion columns/letters and public service announcements related to this year's historically costly... Full story


Jury Finds for Gilbert on Felony Charges

On Oct. 5, Larry Edward Gilbert II appeared at the Valley County Courthouse to face charges for multiple crimes, including assault with a weapon and criminal endangerment as well as lesser charges such as criminal mischief with damages in excess of... Full story

 By Dana Rogge    News    October 11, 2017

A Million Acres Scorched by Wildfires

Dry conditions plagued Montana this summer, with multiple wildfires torching over 1 million acres throughout the state. The largest fire, the Lodgepole Complex fire, impacted over 270,000 acres.... Full story


Magruder Property Auction Set for Oct. 25

Following a recent market appraisal of $50,000, the Valley County Commissioners have decided to hold a public auction of the Magruder property (also known as the farmer’s market) on Oct. 25 at 9:30 a.m. at the Valley County Courthouse. The... Full story

 By James Walling    News    October 11, 2017

Fire Prevention Tips, Activities

The theme of this year’s Fire Prevention Week is “Every Second Counts – Plan 2 Ways Out!” The Glasgow Volunteer Fire Department and Valley County Glasgow Long Run Volunteer Fire Department served hot dogs, chips and sodas at no charge at the... Full story


Letter to the Editor

Our U.S. Congress is out to give the oil and gas industry a pass –all on the taxpayer’s dime. Earlier this year, the U.S. House attached a pro-waste amendment onto a must-pass bill. Our congressmen are currently attempting to skirt the rules that... Full story


Frank Talk About Wildfires

This summer’s catastrophic wildfire season and hazardous, persistent smoke pollution has all Montanans talking. The fires took the lives of two young men, destroyed homes and Sperry Lodge, blew a hole in the state budget, discouraged tourism and...


'Suicide,' A Word

Suicide has to be one of the saddest words in the English language. It’s a word you are never ready to hear. Dr. Scott Hahn, professor at Stevensville University spoke of an episode in his life. He was enroute to a speaking engagement when he...


All Our Treasures

My family has a love for old things, and I must admit we are almost running out of room for all of our treasures. Just the other day my husband and daughter retrieve some glass canning jars from one of his childhood homes. Many of these jars have a B...


Married For 49 Years

This past week my husband and I celebrated our 49th wedding anniversary. Those 49 years have saw lots of ups and downs. We've been through losing our house twice to fire. I say house rather than home because I've always held that a house is a...


Endangered Species Act: Part II

The ESA is broken. So what can we do to fix it? Ideally, privately owned lands should be removed from all applications of the Act. However, this would take an act of Congress. Good luck! The Constitution of the United States Amendment V stated,...


Calendar of Upcoming Events in the Area

THURSDAY – FRIDAY OCT. 12-13 Grant Writing Bootcamp for Nonprofits & Fundraising Workshops at the Cottonwood Inn, Glasgow. Thursday’s workshop from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., cost $150 per person, $125 for Two Rivers Economic Growth members, and... Full story


Sharon Marie Lux

Sharon Marie (Hebbelman) Lux, age 79, of Billings, Mont., passed away on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 13, at St. Bernard's Catholic Church in... Full story


Diana Annette Bruce

Diana Annette (Moore) Bruce passed away peacefully Sunday morning, Oct. 1, 2017, at the age of 92. She was born Nov. 8, 1924, in North Dakota, a daughter of Grant and Edla Moore. Her family moved to G... Full story


Donald Eugene Cobb

Donald Eugene Cobb joined our Lord and Savior Monday morning, Sept. 25, 2017, at the University of Washington Medical Center at the age of 71 years. He was born on April 13, 1946, to Pauline and... Full story


Sarah Charlotte Alma Bryant

Sarah Charlotte Alma (Emanuelson) Bryant, 95, beloved mother and grandmother, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, in Glasgow, Mont. She was born Sept. 28, 1922, to Swedish immigrants Henning and... Full story


Franklin R. Partridge

Franklin R. Partridge, 65, passed away at his home in Chinook on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017. Frank wishes to invite all his family and friends to a celebration of life at The Palace Bar in Havre at 2... Full story


Steven Deyoung

Steven Deyoung, age 48, of Glasgow, Mont., passed away suddenly on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, at his home. A visitation will be held on Thursday, Oct. 12, at Bell Mortuary from 5-7 p.m. Funeral services will be Friday, Oct. 13, at 10 a.m. at Bell... Full story


Scottie Runners Test State Venue in Helena

The Scotties competed in two meets last week. First, the squad was in Helena Oct. 5 to get a preview of the course they will be running at the state competion. The Capital City 7 of 7 Invitational... Full story

 By Lori Dailey    Sports    October 11, 2017

Scotties Eke Out Homecoming Win Over Poplar

For homecoming on Oct. 7, GHS outlasted a tenacious Poplar team that played with full hearts and sheer energy. While it wasn't the Scotties' most stellar performance, it still counts as a win, so it... Full story


Hi-Line Skating Announces Registration Opportunities

Registration for the 2017-2018 season with Hi Line Skating will be Sunday, Oct. 15 from 3:30-5 p.m. at the Valley Event Center. Children who need to rent skates should attend so that the proper skate size may be determined. The Basic Skills Program... Full story


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