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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...

 

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...

 

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...

 
 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...

 
 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...

 
 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,...

 
 By Gwendolyne Honrud    News    June 3, 2020

Golf On

Keep it sunny. And safe. A slightly modified catch phrase at the golf course this season, but it is working. In keeping with protocols outlined by Governor Steve Bullock and local health officials,...

 
 By Gwendolyne Honrud    News    May 13, 2020

Where's the Beef? It's Local

While Valley County has not a single confirmed case of COVID-19, the local community is still feeling the effects of the global pandemic in other ways. The county went through the state-wide...

 

Governor Bullock Announces Additional Phase One Guidelines

On May 7, Governor Steve Bullock announced additional guidelines on Phase One reopening to include gyms and fitness studios, movie theaters and museums the option to reopen beginning May 15, provided they follow the strict guidelines regarding...

 
 By Gwendolyne Honrud    News    May 13, 2020

Chamber Moving Forward With Spring and Summer Events

“Having our events outdoors helps,” Lisa Koski, executive director of the Glasgow Area Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture, told the Courier about her organization’s plans to proceed this spring and summer as Montana moves toward reopening...

 

Gov. Moves to Lift COVID Measures

After weeks of social distancing guidelines, stay-at-home orders, quarantines and business, bar and restaurant closures, Montana Governor Steve Bullock announced on April 14 that the state will begin...

 

Schools To Finish Year Online

Governor Bullock announced a phased reopening plan on April 22 in order to provide Montanans with the ability to return to a little bit of normalcy. The plan included schools having the option to return to in-classroom teaching beginning May 7 while...

 

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