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State Finds NorVal GM Harassed, Retaliated Against Employee

The Montana Human Rights Bureau (HRB) released the decision of the Office of Administrative Hearings on the case of Shalaine Lawson against NorVal Electric Cooperative on Oct. 22. The decision ruled in Lawson’s favor and determined that NorVal...


Strommen Behind Bars in Roosevelt County

Ex-Valley County Undersheriff Luke Strommen has been behind bars since the evening of Oct. 22. According to Valley County Sheriff Tom Boyer, Strommen was ordered into custody by Judge Jon Larson following an emergency hearing about Strommen’s condi...


Fatal Crash Determined to Be Alcohol Related

Valley County Sheriff Tom Boyer has informed the Glasgow Courier that a July 30, 2019 fatal crash was the result of impaired driving. According to Boyer, sometime in the early morning hours of Tuesday, July 30, 46-year-old Adam Nees drove his SUV...


Thistle & Thread Plants Roots

"Quite a ways from the fair booth, isn't it?" That bit of understatement came from Thistle & Thread co-owner Ashley Kemmis, at her store's grand opening in downtown Glasgow Oct. 24. Plans for...


CARE Coalition Continues Mission

The Elks Lodge Room in downtown Glasgow was host to a meeting of the minds as the Valley CARE Coalition brought community leaders together to discuss their ongoing work. After three and a half years of advocating for the overall health and...


Vaping Becomes Epidemic in MT

E-cigarettes, specifically the brand of e-cigs JUUL, have been around since 2015, however, it has only been this year that deaths and injuries have been reported as a result of vaping. As of press time, there have been no reported death or illnesses...


Growers Groups Send Letter to Ag. Secretary

The Honorable Sonny Perdue U.S. Department of Agriculture 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C., 20250 Oct. 16, 2019 Dear Secretary Perdue: As you know, many farmers in the Northern Tier states are currenty suffering serious crop damage...


Representatives Push Ag. Sec. on Crop Losses

Montana's Congressman and both Senators wrote to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to push for Ag. relief for losses due to the eradic weather patterns during harvest this year. For the context and story see page 5A. The Honorable Sonny Perdue...


Calendar of Upcoming Events in the Area

For September and October, the Valley County Pioneer Museum is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Fort Peck Interpretive Center is open during the month of October, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday. Powerhouse tours... Full story


St. Raphaels Annual Coat Drive Starts Now

Getting ready for cooler weather, St. Raphael’s Catholic Church is now accepting donations for their annual coat drive. They are looking for winter coats, hats, gloves, warming layers, work clothes, and other winter gear for both kids and adults.... Full story


Sign Up Now for Block of Bucks

The Glasgow Soroptimists announce the annual Block of Bucks collection day will be on Friday, Dec. 6. The annual program provides clothing for Valley County children from infant to 17 years of age. Parents may sign up at the Office of Public... Full story


Jack Edward Bishop

Jack Edward Bishop passed away into the loving arms of his Savior, Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019, at Hi-Line Retirement Home in Malta, Mont., with his loving wife by his side. As per Jack's request,... Full story


Richard Lynn Skyberg

Richard Lynn Skyberg, 60, of Havre, Mont., passed on Friday, Oct. 25, 2019. A Celebration of Life will be held 6 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 30, at the Eagles Club in Havre. Funeral services will be 2... Full story


NAN Presents Dennis Stoughmatt et L'Esprit Creole

The Northeastern Arts Network is proud to present the second performance in their 2019-20 Big Sky Series. Dennis Stoughmatt et L’Esprit Creole will take the stage in the Glasgow High School Auditorium on Tuesday, Nov. 5, at 7 p.m. The...


Zombie Harvest Might Be Beheaded?

We managed to knock off another 1,000 acres of wheat, with some help from a neighbor. The remaining 1,000 acres will not get done. It’s all basically feed wheat now anyway. What’s left is mostly on the ground, where it will remain. We have a...


Ranch Profitability Workshops

The MSU Extension Service is hosting free Ranch Profitability Workshops on Monday, Nov. 4, and Monday, Dec. 2. Participants are encouraged to attend all sessions as they build off of previous lessons. Overall ranch profitability is the sum of... Full story


Young Looks to City Council

Long-time Glasgow resident and County Road Department Supervisor Todd Young is running for the open Ward 1 seat on the Glasgow City Council against the current sitting councilwoman Nanci Schoenfelder....


Schoenfelder Looks To Keep Seat

Glasgow resident and current city council member Nanci Schoenfelder is currently in the running to keep her city council seat for Ward One against Glasgow resident and County Road Department...


Scottie Boys and Girls Harriers Finish 4 and 6 at State

The scene in Great Falls was bleak the morning of Oct. 26. Gray overcast hung over the plains, a cold wind blew from the Rockies to the West and a blanket of snow had tucked the ground in before...


Grid and Bear It

Coach Patrick Barnett said his team would be preparing as much mentally as physically for their final regular season game against the No. 1 ranked Fairfield Eagles. That work was on full display as th...


Lady Scotties Finish Out Regular Season with Away Matches

The Lady Scotties wrapped up their regular season on the road playing against Malta on Oct. 24 and against Wolf Point on Oct 26. The Scotties defeated the M-ettes in three games, 25-9, 25-19, 25-17....


Valley County Election Results

The Valley County Election Results are in. For Ward 1 of the Glasgow City Council Todd Young won the seat with 219 votes against incumbent Nanci Schoenfelder who received 128 votes. In Fort Peck, voters had the opportunity to vote for two aldermen... Full story


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