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Biden Intends to Rescind Keystone XL Permit JAN. 20 - In yet another setback to TC Energy and the building of the Keystone XL pipeline, CBC in Canada was first to report on Jan. 17 confirmation of...


McKean Ousted From FWP Commission Warns Against Politicization of Wildlife Management

The Montana Senate voted on party lines to reject the appointment of Andrew McKean of Valley County to the Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission on Feb. 19. The vote to reject McKean passed 31 to 18...


Gianforte Lifts Statewide Mask Mandate

Montana Governor Greg Gianforte issued an executive order on Feb. 12 allowing the statewide mask mandate to expire following his signing of a law protecting businesses from COVID-related liabilities. The news was not a surprise. Gianforte had said... Full story


County Receives CDBG Grant

The Valley County Commissioners received word from Governor Steve Bullock on Dec. 21 that the county had been selected for A community Development Block Grant. The $450,000 grant award is for water system upgrades to water mains, a storage tank and...


COVID Deaths Climb To Eight Last Week

The number of deaths in Valley County caused by COVID-19 rose to eight last week as cases climbed to nearly 600 confirmed infected with the coronavirus. According to the Valley County Health Departmen.t there were 41 active cases in the area as of...


COVID-19 Update

Montana’s COVID-19 numbers dropped last week with the long holiday weekend, with one day of reporting showing fewer than 400 cases. Health experts across the nation, however, are predicting a surge of new cases in the upcoming weeks as people... Full story


County Votes Are In

A lot will have changed between press time and the arrival of this newspaper, but Valley County's votes have been tallied and counted and the results are in. In total, 4,327 people cast their ballots...


Hi-Line Meats Open For Business

"Busy, very busy," said Brian Austin on how work was going at Hi-Line Meats which opened in a brand new facility on Oct. 24 in Glasgow. Situated on Highway 2 beside the VFW, the small facility was... Full story


Election Day 2020 is Next Tuesday

Election Day 2020 is less than a week away. Tuesday, Nov. 3, is the final day of this year’s general election. This year, Valley County is conducting the election entirely by mail, falling in line with the majority of the state, to observe health a...


Justice Barrett Will Protect Montana's Way of Life

Dear Editor, Earlier this year, I joined two Montana families at the United States Supreme Court. I went to hear the oral arguments for a landmark case very relevant to the State of Montana. The case...


Jobs for Montana's Graduates Recognized

Last month Governor Steve Bullock announced that Jobs for Montana’s Graduates received its 14th “5-of-5” award. Glasgow High School was among 16 schools in the state recognized for reaching the “5-of-5” standard for 2019. To receive the...


Students and Teachers Return To Classrooms

Valley County students have returned back to the classroom over the past two weeks. Opheim Schools and Lustre Christian started back into the classroom on Aug. 19, Glasgow and Hinsdale started back...


VC Opts For Mail Ballots

At their regularly-scheduled meeting on Aug. 19, the Valley County Commissioners voted unanimously to move to a mail ballot election, with the option of in-person voting, for the 2020 general election. Ballots will be mailed out for the Tuesday,...


Treasure Trail Plans To Increase Capability

On Aug. 4, Governor Steve Bullock and the Montana Department of Agriculture announced that more than $7.5 million would be distributed to meat processors across the state. The coronavirus relief funds... Full story


Take The Census.......TODAY

Field data collection for the 2020 Census is expected to end Sept. 30, a full month earlier than the original extension, which was established due to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham, the shift in deadline...


Glasgow Schools Moving Forward with Reopening

Glasgow Schools will be reopening this month. That was the unanimous decision of the Glasgow School Board at their meeting on Aug. 6. Board members Mona Amundson, Angie Page, Blaine White and Ryan Fast were present. Superintendent Wade Sundby...


Great American Outdoors Act Signed

After years from Montana’s delegation advocating to fund conservation projects, outdoor recreation and maintenance of national parks as well as other public lands, the Great American Outdoors Act was signed by President Trump on Aug. 4. The biparti...


COVID-19 Status in Valley County

Valley County’s active COVID-19 cases stand at five as of press time this week. The cumulative number of cases in the county stands at 13, with eight recovered diagnoses. With the new cases, Valley County is now under the mask mandate issued by...


Glasgow School Board to Discuss Reopening Plans

“...but you can’t please all of the people all of the time.” That liberally used partial quote from poet John Lydgate has applied to countless situations over the centuries and may be in the backs of the minds of the Glasgow School board...

 By Gwendolyne Honrud    News    July 8, 2020

VC Residents Honored For Volunteerism

Money might make the world go round, but volunteers are what keep Valley County going. Two of those volunteers were recently recognized by Governor Steve Bullock and First Lady Lisa Bullock with 2020...

 By A.J. Etherington    News    July 8, 2020

State Releases Plan To Reopen Schools In Fall

The Governor of Montana Steve Bullock announced in a July 2 press conference his plan for reopening schools in the fall. Citing the reliance students and parents have on schools for nutrition, socialization and education, and the health benefits of... Full story

 By A.J. Etherington    News    July 1, 2020

VC Confirms Two More COVID-19 Cases

July 1 Update: Since the publication of this story, an additional lab-confirmed case of COVID-19 has been identified in Valley County. Case #4 is a male in his 30s who is not hospitalized and is isolating at home. The case was identified through cont... Full story

 By A.J. Etherington    News    June 24, 2020

Valley County Sees First Affiliated COVID Case

Valley County recorded its first COVID-19 case last week. According to the health department, a local man in his 60s tested positive for the disease while he was outside of Valley County and is being isolated in the county he tested positive in. At p... Full story

 By A.J. Etherington    News    June 17, 2020

Valley County Primary Results

A primary record 62.71 percent of the registered voting population in Valley County cast ballots in the all-mail state primary on June 2. In total, 2,943 of 4,693 voters cast their ballots with 686 cast for Democrats, seven for the Green party and...


Meatpacking Industry Facing Challenges and Changes

At the beginning of June, Montana Governor Steve Bullock announced the state was making available $2 million dollars to boost in-state processing and storage capacity for local meat processors. The monies will come from the federal Coronavirus Aid,...


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