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The Wild West of Weed in Valley County

In Valley County, it is no longer the case of smoke it if you can find it, but smoke it if you want it. As of Jan. 1, Montanans age 21 and older can legally purchase and use marijuana for...


Top Headlining Articles of 2020

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...


County Commissioners Vote to Ease Fire Restrictions

During their regular meeting Wednesday morning, County Commissioners Mary Armstrong and Paul Tweten voted to ease fire restrictions. Chair John Fahlgren was away on county business. Valley County has been under Stage 1 Fire Restrictions due to the... Full story

 By Chris McDaniel    News    August 18, 2021

'A Source of Strength and Compassion'

Valley County Sheriff's Office has a new chaplain who will provide faith based support to members of the law enforcement community, first responders and citizens at large. "I covet your prayers so I...

 By Chris McDaniel    News    July 7, 2021

Valley County Approves Five-Year Capitol Improvements Plan

The three Valley County Commissioners have identified the top ten infrastructure projects needing to be addressed in the near- to mid-future as part of the five-year Capitol Improvement Plan (CIP)...

 By Chris Mcdaniel    News    June 30, 2021

Fireworks Banned for 4th of July

The usage of fireworks this 4th of July weekend has been banned due to extreme fire hazard due to ongoing drought and extreme heat conditions blistering Valley County. During their meeting Wednesday,... Full story

 By Chris McDaniel    News    May 19, 2021

Three County Commissioners Voice Opposition to President Biden's '30x30' Initiative

The Three Valley Commissioners have approved a resolution opposing the federal government’s “30x30” land preservation goal. President Joe Biden signed an executive order on Jan. 27 he said would help restore balance on public lands and waters,...

 By Chris McDaniel    News    May 19, 2021

Valley County Burn Ban Lifted

The three Valley County Commissioners have lifted the burn ban, allowing farmers to burn their fields with a permit from the fire department. “A burn ban means we won't give any permits for burning,” said Chairman John Fahlgren. “With our...


In Brief

LOCAL NEWS Valley County Free Tree Day 1,000 Trees Donated Thursday, May 13 ws another successful Valley County Free Tree Day. Resilient friends, supporters and volunteers turned out to get in on the action. One thousand seedlings in the five...

 By Chris McDaniel    News    May 5, 2021

Heated Discussion at County Commissioners Meeting Over Refuse District

Community ire over the recent disbanding of the former Valley County Refuse District Board was on full display during the April 28 County Commissioner meeting. "To dissolve a board is your last...

 By Chris McDaniel    News    May 5, 2021

Brian "Auzzie" Austin To Stay On In New Refuse District Manager Spot

Brian “Auzzie” Austin has been chosen to fill the new position of Valley County Refuse District Manager. Austin was formerly the Valley County Landfill manager, a position eliminated in effort to tackle massive indescrepencies with how customers...

 By Chris McDaniel    News    April 28, 2021

End of an Era

The Valley County Refuse District Board, in operation since 1973, is no more. During their regular meeting April 21, the three commissioners voted to disband the refuse board — effective April 23 — based on legal counsel indicating the nine...

 By Chris McDaniel    News    April 21, 2021

Duck Creek Road Improvements In The Works

Valley County will apply for $5 million in federal monies to make improvements to Duck Creek Road via the Federal Land Access Program (FLAP). “It is available to us because it accesses federal lands,” Mary Armstrong, Valley County commissioner,...

 By Chris McDaniel    News    April 21, 2021

Finding Equilibrium

Trying to find a balance between the livelihood of farmers and an ancient fish on the verge of extinction is not an exact science, but a best guess based on available data. Area farmers are worried ab...

 By Chris McDaniel    News    April 14, 2021

Creation of Refuse District Manager position delayed

Work continues to finalize a job description for the newly created position of Valley County Refuse District Manager. During a meeting on April 7, the three county commissioners spoke at length with representatives from the Valley County Refuse Board...

 By A.J. Etherington    News    April 7, 2021

New Hinsdale Ambulance Coming Soon

The County Commissioners gave the Hinsdale Ambulance Service the final boost needed to purchase a new ambulance for western Valley County. Using monies raised from payments on low-interest rural devel...


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


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...


Weinmeister Receives DNRC Director's Award for Dedication to Dept.

When Pam Weinmeister's career at the Glasgow office of the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation began over 37 years ago, it had a familiar start for some in northeast Montana. "I needed a...


Pippen Appointed Clerk and Recorder

At their regular weekly meeting on Oct. 21, the Valley County Commissioners announced they had unanimously selected Marie Pippen for the soon-to-be vacated Clerk and Recorder and Superintendent of Schools position. Pippen will replace Taryn Aberg,...


Valley County Confirms Second Death

Over the past week, Valley County has added 65 new cases and five hospitalizations to the county’s COVID-19 numbers. As of press time, there are 58 active cases with 137 recovered for a total number of cases of 195, and 12 total hospitalizations... Full story


A Message From The Valley County Commissioners

It’s Time Our county is experiencing a large uptick in active Covid-19 cases. It’s in the schools, the nursing home and FMDH, in addition to our businesses and government offices. It’s time to take social distancing recommendations seriously.... Full story


Valley County Clerk & Recorder Resigns

Valley County Clerk & Recorder/Superintendent of Schools Taryn Aberg submitted her resignation letter to the county commissioners on Sept. 21. Aberg was elected to her position in 2018 and the four-year term will expire Dec. 31, 2022. Aberg’s resig...


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