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  • Cold Is The Word

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Jan 17, 2024

    This past weekend everybody hunkered down in their homes, trying to stay warm with their favorite beverages, blankets, movies and books. After a record-breaking month of December due to warm temperatures, Mother Nature decided to swing conditions the other way for January. On Jan. 13, the National Weather Service in Glasgow reported Glasgow set a record low on Jan. 13 with a low of -35, breaking the previous record of -33 in 1916. This is the first time since Jan. 6, 1982, that Glasgow has had...

  • Warm Weather And Lack Of Precipitation Results In A Slow Start To Winter

    Natural Resources Conservation Service, For the Courier|Jan 17, 2024

    “Warm temperatures and lack of precipitation over the last couple months have resulted in a bleak start to the seasonal snowpack in Montana and northern Wyoming river basins,” said USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Water Supply Specialist Eric Larson. Water year 2024 began with a mid-October snowstorm that brought about two to five inches of precipitation to part of northern Wyoming and southern Montana. Totals from that storm were less across the rest of Montana, particularly in the northwest where river basins such as...

  • Warmest December On Record

    National Weather Service, For The Courier|Jan 10, 2024

    Another record has been broken! This past month was the warmest December on record for Glasgow. The previous record was in 1999 and the last time we had a top 10 warmest December was in 2020 when the average temperature was 27.2 degrees. Four daily temperature records were set this past December. Record high maximum temperatures were set on the 6th and 13th and record high minimum temperatures were set on the 6th and 7th. This is also the fourth time in recorded history that we haven't dipped...

  • 2023 Climate Summary For Glasgow

    For the Courier|Jan 10, 2024

    The National Weather Service office in Glasgow has released its climatological report for 2023. Records date back to 1893. The hottest temperature recorded in Glasgow is 113, set back on July 31, 1900. Last year’s highest temp was 107 degrees. The coldest temperature recorded in Glasgow is -59, recorded on Feb. 15, 1936. The coldest this past year was -18 degrees. We received 11.90 inches of moisture in 2023, 1.54 inches below the average. The record is 22.96 inches from 2011. Glasgow has 83.4 inches of snow in calendar year 2011; this year,...

  • Yesterday's Memories

    Complied by Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Jan 10, 2024

    10 Years Ago Wednesday, January 8, 2014 Arctic Weather Settles In – Dangerous situations in our area were the warmer temperatures that hit, along with freezing rain, right before the deep freeze hit. Ice also caused some issues at the Glasgow International Airport – flights for Cape Air didn't run along with a few other flights on Dec. 29 through Jan. 2. Prairie Ridge resident Robert "Bob" Rorvig celebrated 100 years of life last week while friends and family gathered to wish him well. He...

  • NorthWestern Energy Encourages Montanans To Prepare For Severe Winter Weather

    Jan 10, 2024

    Temperatures across Montana will plunge with dangerous wind-chill factors this week, according to the National Weather Service. The arctic blast will bring heavy snow and strong winds to many areas of the state and prolonged bitter cold beginning Friday, Jan. 12. Montanans are relying on NorthWestern Energy to keep their homes and businesses operating safely. Across the state, extensive planning begins when storms are forecast. NorthWestern Energy’s crews and equipment are positioned to quickly respond to any issues. While we prepare our syst... Full story

  • Yesterday's Memories

    Compiled by Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Nov 22, 2023

    The Courier 10 Years Ago Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2023 At least half a dozen burglaries have taken place in Valley County and Glasgow over the last few weeks. At Monday's City Council meeting, Lt. Trint Gamas said that investigators had one possible suspect in custody – but there may be another. "We just need to remind people to lock their doors on their car doors and their houses," Gamas said during the council meeting. A painful but important reminder was placed at Sullivan Park this week. The... Full story

  • Yesterday's Memories

    Compiled by Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Nov 8, 2023

    10 Years Ago Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013 In Tuesday's municipal elections, voters in Glasgow and Nashua decided to change the names at the top. Glasgow Mayor Dan Carney, looking for his third term, lost to Becky Erickson, an 18-year veteran of the Glasgow City Council. In Nashua, Mayor Pat Hallett was defeated by Allan Bunk, who has been Nashua mayor before. The Valley County Airport Commission has considered its options and recommended that the county assume management and services at Glasgow...

  • Yesterday's Memories

    Compiled by Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Oct 18, 2023

    10 Years Ago Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013 More than 100 repair projects have been identified at the Missouri River mainstream projects (dams and bank stabilization and navigation project) and associated infrastructure. Projects include repairing spillway gates, outlet works, scour areas, work recreational facilities, roads and other flood control structures that were damaged during the Missouri River Flood of 2011. The estimated cost of making these repairs totals $234 million. More than 20 years...

  • Glasgow NWS Undergoes Upgrade To Radar

    Glasgow National Weather Service, For the Courier|Oct 11, 2023

    The NWS weather radar in Glasgow is currently undergoing the last of four major upgrades that are part of a multi-year project known as the Service Life Extension Program (SLEP). "Wholesale replacement of weather radars is cost-prohibitive, and as such it was determined that the best way to ensure that the current aggregate of 158 radars across the U.S. (including island sites in the Pacific and Atlantic) are fully functional for another 30 years is to take on these four individual projects to...

  • National Weather Services Announces Radar Outage During Major Upgrade

    Meteorologist In Charge Patrick Gilchrist, For the Courier|Sep 20, 2023

    Beginning Monday, Oct. 2, the KGGW WSR-88D operated by NOAA’s National Weather Service in Glasgow will be down for approximately two weeks for an important upgrade. Technicians will refurbish and replace the pedestal, one of the most critical components of the radar, which is necessary for antenna rotation and positioning to capture data in all directions. The components are extremely heavy and will require the radome to be removed by crane and replaced when the work is completed. The radar and pedestal were designed to last 25 years, and...

  • Yesterday's Memories

    Compiled by Reece Hunsley|Aug 30, 2023

    10 Years Ago: Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013 The Glasgow City Council at its regular meeting on Tuesday held public hearings and passed resolutions levying assessments for street lights and garbage collection. They also had a public hearing and adopted a preliminary budget for fiscal year 2013-2014. Last Friday the Council decided to bill 320 mills. Taxes will go up, Mayor Dan Carney said, but they haven't [been] raised for a long time. For Glasgow Lighting Districts No. 1-29 the total assessment is...

  • Yesterday's Memories

    Compiled by Reece Hunsley|Aug 16, 2023

    10 Years Ago: Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013 The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, in collaboration with Carroll College and Montana State University, has confirmed this season's first signs of West Nile Virus-positive mosquitos in Phillips, Sheridan, Blaine, Cascade, Prairie and Teton counties. In addition, an American White Pelican near the Medicine Lake National Wildlife Refuge in Sheridan County tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV). No case of human infection has been...

  • Yesterday's Memories

    Compiled by Reece Hunsley|Aug 9, 2023

    10 Years Ago: Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013 "The bottom line is, do you want $200,000 in taxes a year or not?" said Valley County Commissioner Dave Reinhardt on Tuesday. At their regular meeting the commissioners were discussing the tax abatement requested by Compass Wind. The proposed wind farm south of Opheim is still in the negotiation stage with several pieces hanging in the air. The commissioners asked themselves if the project needed the abatement. St. Marie residents have been requesting and...

  • Yesterday's Memories

    Compiled by Reece Hunsley|Jun 28, 2023

    10 Years Ago Wednesday June 26, 2013 In a unanimous decision last week, the Montana Supreme Court overturned a District Court ruling that prevented the movement of Yellowstone bison from the Fort Peck Reservation. This clears the way for about half of the bison to be taken to the Fort Belknap Reservation, which was the original plan when 61 bison were brought north last spring after five years of quarantine and testing for brucellosis. A couple of dry days prevented flash flooding in Valley...

  • Tornados, Thunderstorms, Floods

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Jun 7, 2023

    Mother Nature made her presence known in more ways that one over the last week with severe thunderstorms, flooding and a tornado. After many reports of tornado sightings the evening of June 1 on the Valley and Daniels County border, the National Weather Service (NWS) in Glasgow confirmed a landspout tornado occurred near Lustre. A storm survey team from the Weather Service went out to the area and did not see any visible damage to property or fields. There was also no report injuries. As a...

  • Yesterdays Memories

    Compiled by Reece Hunsley, The Courier|Jun 7, 2023

    Ten Years Ago June 5, 2013 No bids to repair the roof of Glasgow's south side fire hall were received by the deadline last week. Director of Public Works Bob Kompel said three contractors picked up bid packets. He was following up with two of them to ask why they chose not to bid the project. Derrick Simons graduated from the US Naval Academy at Annapolis, Md., on Friday, May 24. Graduates numbering 1,047 marched through the rain to the 163rd commencement exercises that were held at the...

  • Three Valley County Students Represent At BPA Nationals

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|May 10, 2023

    It was another stellar year for Montana at the 2023 National Business Professionals of America Leadership Conference which was held in Anaheim, Calif., on April 25-30. A total of 6,503 individuals from 23 state association and three international countries attended. The Montana's delegation represented 62 secondary chapters, 11 middle level chapters and one collegiate chapter. Included in those numbers are three Valley County students, Glasgow High School's Daniel Berry, and Opheim School's...

  • USDA Montana Crop Progress Report - April 23

    USDA, For the Courier|May 3, 2023

    The past week brought colder temperatures and snowfall to many areas in the State of Montana, according to the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. According to the National Weather Service Forecast Office, temperatures ranged from 45 degrees to 22 degrees across the State, while there was 0.01 to 2.1 inches of precipitation observed in the State for the week ending April 23. Drought conditions improved slightly in areas experiencing moderate and severe drought. However, overall drought...

  • Continued Flooding Sparks Concerns For Residents

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Apr 19, 2023

    As of press time, the Milk River was measuring 31.5 feet and with nowhere for the water to go, visible flooding can be seen from the Fort Peck Highway (MT 42 and MT 24) impacting residents' homes and ranch/farm lands. Sullivan Park has been barricaded off from entry due to the high water and sump pumps are present at the 6th Avenue Bridge as well as Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital, in addition to visible flooding. The National Weather Service in Glasgow held a briefing on April 13 to key...

  • Yesterday's Memories

    Compiled by Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Apr 19, 2023

    10 Years Ago Wednesday, April 17, 2013 The Keystone XL oil pipeline doesn't have its presidential permit yet, but a lot of preparation work has been done so construction can jump into action when it comes. NorVal Electric Cooperative is preparing to supply power to two pump stations that would be built in Valley County to help push crude oil from the Alberta tar sands some 1,700 miles to refineries in the Gulf Coast of Texas. Jewel Fourstar Ackerman was recently honored as the 2013 MIEA Indian...

  • Law Enforcement Report

    Apr 19, 2023

    For the week of April 3 through April 8 there were 11 motor vehicle stops and two reports of loose dogs. For the week of April 10 through 15, there were eight motor vehicle stops, one report of a loose dog, and two reports of loose livestock. Monday, April 3 1640 – An abandoned vehicle was reported. It is off the road and not a hazard, however there is no one around the vehicle. 2054 – Officer advised he is checking out a vehicle that is blocking the alleyway. There is beer in the center console but no one in the vehicle. The officer will...

  • Milk River Experiencing Major Flooding

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Apr 12, 2023

    The National Weather Service in Glasgow held a flood briefing earlier today, April 13, to discuss the current weather conditions as well as what to expect from flooding. Today's rain/snow event saw a half to 3/4 inch liquid precip with less than 2 inches of snow in the Valley with chances for over 6 inches in northern Valley County. A rapid warmup over this past weekend caused rivers to rise very quickly with many basis along the Milk River experiencing Major flooding as of April 13. Conditions...

  • Yesterday's Memories

    Compiled By Michelle Bigelbach|Mar 29, 2023

    10 Years Ago Wednesday, March 27, 2013 Byron Hallock, Irle School PE teacher, kept his bargain with the students. If they met their goal of selling $6,250 in World's Best Chocolate in the school fundraiser, he would dance in a tutu. The top salesmen, Harlyn Brandt, who sold $700 in chocolate was awarded a five-pound chocolate bar for her efforts. A group of bibliophiles has decided to revive the Valley County Friends of the Library, which went dormant some years ago. Some of the goals of the...

  • Valley County Students Compete At State BPA

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Mar 22, 2023

    A handful of Glasgow High School students competed in the Business Professionals of America (BPA) State Conference in Billings that took place March 12 through 14. Winter storms, which resulted in road closures, prevented the students from arriving as scheduled on Saturday, March 11, so unfortunately the group arrived approximately five hours late the following day, only getting two hours to compete in a lot of the competitions. "Our parliamentary procedure team did not even get the chance to...

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