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Progress On Water Treatment Plant

Glasgow may be a step ahead on improving infrastructure compared to other Eastern Montana communities that are in need to get ahead of the curve. The city finished up their wastewater treatment plant...


The Bus Stops Here

It's been around long enough that some of the locals might take it for granted. But public transit in rural areas is often a struggle in small communities across the nation. Next month will mark 40... Full story


Human Trafficking & Why It's Here: An Introduction

While the Bakken is close by, residents along the Hi-Line might not want to admit or recognize that a growing problem is only a few hundred miles away along our main corridor. Human trafficking has been widely reported around the nation in the last... Full story


What To Do With HWY 2?

"I don't want to borrow on the highway future," Director of Montana Department of Transportation Mike Tooley said at a meeting that took place at the Cottonwood Inn in Glasgow on Friday. Tooley came... Full story


What Will City Do? Cut Spending? Raise Taxes?

Most of the Glasgow City Council met for a sometimes dreaded annual event. While budget meetings might not start with a bang, they could end with a sigh of frustration this year. Property values have dropped this year, causing a drop in tax...


Sexual Violence In Eastern Montana Gets Washington's Notice

Media releases from the offices of U.S. Rep. Daines and Sen. Walsh: • Rep. Steve Daines on Aug. 26 applauded the announcement that the Office on Violence Against Women will designate $3 million to prevent and prosecute violence against women in... Full story

 By Bonnie Davidson    News    July 23, 2014

Thefts, Scams On The Rise

While it’s not a sharp increase from previous years, there has been a noticeable rise in thefts and scams in Valley County and in Glasgow. Gone are the days where you can leave home with the door unlocked, or leave your car unlocked at the grocery...

 By Bonnie Davidson    News    July 2, 2014

Traffic Signs Find Speed A Problem

While speeding is a general problem on the road, the signs set up to collect data through a grant have been making some impacts on speeders coming through Glasgow. Glasgow Police Chief Bruce Barstad explained that the data collected has helped...

 By Bonnie Davidson    News    June 11, 2014

Bakken Documentary Filming To Begin

With a lot of focus on problems, housing and changes around the Bakken, sometimes the stories of real people are overlooked. A few Montana documentarians have been raising funds to change that through a Kickstarter campaign and will be filming in...


On the Right Track

Baker Invite results are below. These are the events in which a Scottie athlete finished in the top 3. Boys Team scores – Glasgow 88.33, Baker 72.33, Glendive 54. 100 – Connor Murnion, Jor, 11.32; Ryan Grandchamp, Gla, 11.39; McQ Burley, Bro,...


A Year After Glasgow, Radioactive Waste Firm In Legal Trouble

An oil company that hoped to store radioactive waste in Glasgow a year ago is now facing more legal problems. Daniel McNair and his son Daniel Ross McNair are facing 14 felony charges in an indictment filed in Anchorage,on March 28. According to a...

 By Bonnie Davidson    News    March 12, 2014

The Children Left Behind

This is Part 4 of a series of articles focusing on educating the community about drug use in Valley County. Sometimes the smallest voices are forgotten. Unfortunately drugs can take not only your... Full story


Stranger Danger & Domestic Abuse

Lightning strikes. It’s a phrase that Glasgow’s Police Chief Bruce Barstad used to explain the likelihood of a stranger abducting a child. An incident reported in last week’s law enforcement page is still under investigation of a possible...


Two Senators, One Glasgow

Glasgow seniors had the chance to meet last week with U.S. Sen. Jon Tester and Sen. John Walsh. The two passed through Glasgow while visiting with agencies and citizens during their "listening" tour....


Bullock Wants FBI To Stay

Eastern Montana has seen an increase in crimes and drug activity closer to the areas that have exploded in population and jobs near the oil fields. The Federal Bureau of Investigations currently has an office located in Sidney, and there have been...


Drug Abuse In The County: It's Changing

This begins a series of articles over the next several weeks that will focus on educating the community about drug use in Valley County. If you've looked at your friends and neighbors and the local... Full story


Keystone XL Pipeline May Face More Hurdles Yet

Questions between bigger business and a healthy environment are at much of the controversy of the Keystone XL Pipeline that would come through Valley County and travel all the way to Nebraska and eventually the Gulf of Mexico. This past week the... Full story


Three Years Later, Jail Gets A New Cooler

The three-year anniversary to the construction of the new jail is coming up in March. The project took months to finish and cost thousands of dollars. Valley County Sheriff Glen Meier explained that...


Local Housing Crunch: It's Real And It's Documented

Something that may not be a shock to some is that housing in Glasgow may be hard to come by. The growth policy Glasgow has developed shows that there is a lack in affordable housing in the area. Key findings in the report show that in 2010 around 85...


Radioactive Waste, Bison and XL

January • The winter storm that hit northeast Montana on Thursday night, Jan. 10, wasn't a surprise. It had been making its way across the state, heralded by the forecasters. But its intensity on... Full story


Speeders Beware: Digital Traffic Signs Aid Glasgow Police

Anyone traveling west on Highway 2 may have noticed the flashing sign at the bottom of the hill coming into town. It flashes your speed if you're above the posted limit, or at one point it will flash...


Canadians Hope To Tap Into Bakken

Sen. Max Baucus took the stage with Canadian Ambassador Gary Doer on Monday at the Montana Economic Development Summit in Butte to announce big news for the Bakken. Baucus and Doer unveiled a trade mission from Manitoba this November that will bring...


Keystone XL: End The Wait

The U.S. is faced with a unique opportunity to take energy matters into our own hands with the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline. With more than 60 years’ experience, TransCanada is a leader in the responsible development and reliable...

 By Samar Fay    News    July 17, 2013

SWAT Team In The Works

A Valley County sheriff’s deputy is expanding the common practice of mutual aid in rural Montana to start a regional SWAT team. Chief Deputy Reed Mesman has begun making plans with eight law... Full story

 By Samar Fay    News    July 3, 2013

Working On The Railroad

It would be hard to miss this railroad project. Wooden ties have been laid out along the tracks from Glasgow to Wolf Point for weeks. Odd yellow machines are clustered on sidings. Motels in Glasgow ar... Full story


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