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Controversial Bison Grazing Change Approved for APR

The Bureau of Land Management issued a proposed decision on Dec. 28 approving the removal of interior fencing for the purpose of year-round bison grazing at the American Prairie Reserve's Flat Creek...



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Free Rides Available on New Year's Eve

Valley County Search & Rescue and local wrecker businesses will be providing free rides home on New Year’s Eve. The annual community service is supported by the Glasgow DUI Task Force. Drivers from Search & Rescue, Glenn’s Automotive, and... Full story


Historic Hot Springs No Longer Sleeping

Sleeping Buffalo Hot Springs was discovered in 1922-by a man exploring for oil, as the story goes-and since that time it earned a reputation as, well, having become a little bit worse for wear....


Newton Helms New Documentary

Hometown boy Shawn Newton has penned an affecting documentary segment for the Montana Television Network depicting the raising of Our Lady of the Rockies in Butte. The statue itself is the focus of...


Opheim Students Perform in Christmas Concert

The Opheim Music Department presented their 2015 Christmas Concert on Dec. 21, with performance from elementary and high school students. The concert was under the direction of Cathy Bailey... Full story


Combs Wins $200,000 Prize

Bob Combs was a very dedicated Montana Lottery player for more than 20 years, playing the same games with the same numbers right up until he passed away last January. Due to this dedication to playing his special numbers, his wife Donna continued to...


Ridge Runners, the Rose Room, the Buckhorn and Bob's Place

It is the time to be thinking of New Year Resolutions. I searched my mind for anything I might remember about these resolutions and the only thing I could remember is the fact few of us keep them for very long. So I decided long ago to not make that...


Resolving to Help Others

Another year is ending. Seems like I just get started on a new year and it’s over, leaving me to wonder how it could have flown by so fast. With a new year approaching, people are going over resolutions they want to make - things they hope to do,...


Lines of Communication

I was recently asked to write a letter to the editor of our local newspaper and was provided a template written by a coalition to reduce underage drinking to base my letter. Although well intended, I decided not to use the templates because it... Full story


Social Media Housekeeping

I keep seeing and getting annoyed by memes on Facebook that want you to “type amen” if you love Jesus, and/or to share that meme to “prove” you are “a Christian.” Jesus already knows this. He doesn’t need you to prove it on Facebook by...


People of Valley County

I would like to clarify some questions regarding the property taxes in Valley County. The Montana State Department of Revenue sets forth the tax formulas and it is a very complex system. To break it down, the amount billed out for fiscal year 2016...


Support for VV

I would like to express support for the letters and opinions that have been expressed by Mr. Vaupel in your papers. I don’t have to always agree with him to enjoy a different view. Please encourage him to resume, I understand he has stopped. I...


Sources Matter, Unfortunately

While researching on how gun-free zones are not working to curtail mass shootings but exacerbating them, I came to the conclusion that a person can find irrefutable evidence to support either side of this argument. What? How is that possible?...


Celebrating 102

At 102, Bernice Herman, former Nashua resident, still takes to the dance floor when she hears her favorite music. She celebrated her 102nd birthday at Prairie Ridge where she now resides. Providing... Full story


Gerald 'Jerry' Bies

Gerald "Jerry" Bies, 82, our beloved dad, grandpa, uncle, brother-in-law and friend, went to be with our Lord and Savior on Sunday morning, Dec. 20, 2015. Dad was born on May 2, 1933, in Montrose,...


Glasgow Falls to Sidney in Weeknight Duel

Glasgow hosted the Sidney Eagles in a wrestling duel on Tuesday, Dec 22. Leading into the big event with the varsity wrestlers, the middle school mat boys showed off with some scrappy matches of...


Mushing 101 at Irle

Glasgow native, Shelly Nicol is shown with her two Siberian Huskies. During a recent visit to Glasgow, Nicol stopped at the Irle School to show off Jordy and Mikah to the second grade classes. Nicol... Full story


FWP Seeks Comments on Proposed Hunting Seasons and Rules

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks will hold four public meetings in northeast Montana in January to gather comments on proposed hunting seasons and rules for the next two years.The tentative rules and regulations, available for review and comment... Full story


Class B/C Wrestling Rankings as of Dec. 22, 2015

103 1. Chase DeBoo-Choteau 2. Colin Rogers-Anaconda 3. Gabe Hallock-Glasgow 4. Dylan Riphenburg-Fairfield/Simms 5. Buddy Doolin-Libby 6. Matt Connelly-Valier 113 1. Brock Johnson- Whitehall 2. Parker Snyder-Huntley Project 3. Matt Reyling- Glasgow...


Hoop Runs in the Family

Tessa Duncan was the 8/9 year old winner of the Elk's Hoop Shoot for Wallowa County in Oregon this year. Tessa is the 8-year old daughter of Rob and Tamarah Duncan of Wallowa, Ore. Tamarah was an OHS... Full story


Dawgs Unable to Douse Flames

The high school Ice Dawgs hosted the Flathead Flames Friday, Dec. 18 and Saturday, Dec. 19. From the looks of the official scoresheets, a hockey game broke out during the fight. By the end of two...

 By Kayla Larson    News    December 30, 2015

Irle Fifth Grade Gives Back to Community

December is a very special time of the year for families to spend together in comfort and happiness. This holiday season, Glasgow's Irle Elementary fifth graders set their lists for Santa aside, and...


Film Shorts: Valley Cinemas, Streaming, The Worx

It's a Star Wars New Year at Valley Cinemas. Star Wars: The Force Awakens stays on for a third week. It continues to be paired with the lame comedy Daddy's Home, this month's Will Ferrell enterprise....


Athletes of the Year

Each week in the Glasgow Courier, readers will find an area athlete highlighted for their outstanding efforts. Sponsored by HiLine Ford, the Athlete of the Week is most often chosen by Courier staff, but can also result from an athlete being...


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