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Denying The Climate Crisis Will Only Make It Worse

Dear Editor, We all know what happens to the frog in a gradually warming pot of water. Too slow to react it eventually boils to death. Since the Industrial Revolution humans have been steadily... Full story

 

Updating VC's Growth Policy

Dear Valley County, The Valley County Commissioners have asked the County Planning Board to undertake an update to the Valley County Growth Policy. The current policy was first adopted in 2006. The... Full story

 

Valley County Seeks Input on Growth Policy

Valley County is seeking the public’s input on the Valley County Growth Project. The county is updating the Growth Policy and residents can provide input to the process by completing the online survery at www.surveymonkey.com/r/ValleyCo. Paper... Full story

 

FMDH Looks At Process Improvement While Also Giving Back to Community

Throughout the month of October, Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital employees participated in an in-house “Bright Ideas” competition that allowed employees to provide suggestions on various improvements that could be made within the hospital while...

 

Bill Wrap-Up Includes COOL, Economic Programs

The focus in Helena is turning away from committee hearings on new bills to amending, fine tuning and passing what legislation remains in volley. Farm Bureau didn’t testify on any new pieces of legislation this week; rather we focused on...

 

Former Ambassador Baucus Talks China, Trade with the Courier

In light of the ongoing trade dispute with China, the Courier arranged an interview with former Ambassador to China and Senator from Montana, Max Baucus. This interview was conducted an the afternoon...

 

Gianforte Talks Issues with Local Leaders

In front of a rare sirloin steak (“It can’t be too rare” according to the Congressman) and a bottle of domestic beer, the U.S. Representative for Montana Greg Gianforte talked through key issues and policy priorities with local leaders that...

 

Trump's Gift

After nearly a year in office, Donald Trump has finally achieved his first legislative victory. Just three days before Christmas, President Trump signed the Tax Cut and Jobs Act into law. He describes it as a “big, beautiful Christmas gift” to...

 

On the Road, At Home

I know it. Most Montanans know it. At its core, the strength of Montana’s economy and our way of life relies on the power of a strong public education system. Nowhere is that more clear than on a road trip in Montana. Here is my most recent road...

 

Conservative by Default

Having been born and raised in Montana I found myself parroting the very ideals I thought made my state great. I adored the conservative, evangelical, fiscally responsible and socially restrictive nature of conservatism for no other reason than that...

 

Open Letter on PRMP/FEIS

Dear Governor Bullock: I, David Pippin, a lifelong resident of Valley County (political subdivision of the State of Montanan), do here by protest the “HiLine Proposed Resource Management Plan and Final Environmental Impact Statement (PRMP/FEIS)" on... Full story

 
 By Ron Stoneberg    Opinion    June 10, 2015

Gauging the Greater Sage Grouse Listing Dilemma

The time is rapidly approaching when the US Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) has to do something or get-off-the-pot concerning listing the greater sage grouse under the Endangered Species Act...

 
 By Bonnie Davidson    News    March 4, 2015

TransCanada Pipeline Officials Visit To Make Their Point

Only a week after the presidential veto, TransCanada officials made their rounds talking with local officials and groups in town. Bud Anderson, an employee of Western Energy Planning who is an independent contractor for TransCanada, met with the...

 

FWP And Problematic Wildlife

The last few decades in Montana have seen a remarkable recovery in wildlife populations. For example, Montana’s elk population was down to almost 20,000 animals in 1940. By 1970 it had increased somewhat to 55,000. But after that we’ve seen...

 

2014: The Year That Was In Local News

January • Has Glasgow really been sucked into some vortex that's dropped the temperatures below zero? The easy answer is no. Tanja Fransen, warning coordination meteorologist at National Weather...

 

Downtown Revitalization Plan On The way

The city council has approved the bid for a downtown revitalization plan from Land Solutions, LLC. At $12,000, it was the lowest bid. Other bids that came in were at $20,000 and higher. Land Solutions' proposal outlined working with the city staff...

 
 By Bonnie Davidson    News    April 16, 2014

Waste Not? Or Want Not?

It's a big number, maybe a tough one to swallow. The number is an estimated $7,566,100. That is what Morrison-Mairle Inc. proposed for all the improvements at the water treatment plant (WTP) in...

 

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...

 

Glasgow's Growth Policy

As more home businesses are becoming part of today’s culture and Glasgow is shifting into a time of change, the city has looked to add a growth policy. The decision was made to go ahead with the policy through the firm DJ&A. Recently, the company...

 
 By Samar Fay    News    May 15, 2013

Glasgow Growth: Focus Group Weighs In

The city of Glasgow’s Growth Policy project team held four focus group and visioning workshop meetings at the Civic Center last week. The Housing Focus Group met Wednesday evening, and three meetings were held Thursday: Community Services and...

 
 By Samar Fay    News    May 1, 2013

City-County Planning Board To Be Dissolved

The Valley County commissioners voted Tuesday to publish a notice of their intent to dissolve the defunct City-County Planning Board. It is a housekeeping measure to clear the old joint board off the books since the city of Glasgow has informed the...

 

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