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  • Yesterday's Memories

    Compiled by Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Nov 15, 2023

    The Courier 10 Years Ago Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2023 Congressman Steve Daines made two stops in Valley County on Veterans Day, capping off a long day that began with appearances in Crow Agency and Billings. Daines greeted local Republican supporters at Sunnyside Golf Course, talking about shipping Montana coal with Ben Untersecher, a BNSF conductor. After about an hour and a half, Daines went on to the Fort Peck Hotel to join in a potluck dinner and speak with veterans enjoying a deer hunting...

  • Law Enforcement

    Nov 15, 2023

    For the week of Nov. 1 through 9, there were seven motor vehicle stops, 13 accidental dials/prank calls, five reports of loose livestock, one report of loose dogs, one report of a barking dog, and one report of a missing dog. Wednesday, Nov. 1 2300 – An officer served the warrant on the arrestee. Booking video was pulled and copied to flash drive. Thursday, Nov. 2 0232 – Reporting party called and said someone was honking their horn outside his door. He believes the horn honking is in retribution for speaking with her about her barking dog...

  • Yesterday's Memories

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

    1 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...

  • Valley County Breaking Direction From Administration Of Governor

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Nov 1, 2023

    Valley County is one of the 49 counties who have chosen to not follow a directive from the administration of Gov. Greg Gianforte by scaling back their collections of a state-level school funding property tax. These 49 counties will levy 77.9 mills of school equalization tax for 2023, as opposed to the full 95 mills ordered by the Montana Department of Revenue. The Montana Association of Counties (MACo) indicates that only Broadwater, Deer Lodge, Glacier, Madison, Meagher, Teton and Toole counties will levy the full amount. The dispute comes...

  • Yesterday's Memories

    Compiled by Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Nov 1, 2023

    1 Years Ago Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013 Frazer Elementary School District No. 2 and Frazer High School District 2B will conduct a bond election by mail ballot on Dec. 18. The Elementary School wants to sell $445,000 in general obligation school building bonds and the High School District proposes selling $980,000 in bonds. The total of $1,425,000 is to pay a portion of the costs of repairing, restoring and replacing certain parts of the district buildings; demolition of the existing...

  • Valley County Commissioners Vote To Reduce Amount Of Mills Levied On Valley County Residents

    For the Courier|Oct 11, 2023

    The Valley County Commissioners voted on Oct. 4 to reduce the amount of mills levied on Valley County taxpayers which will reduce the tax amount paid by $500,000. Valley County joins virtually every county in Montana in reducing the amount of mills levied for the State Equalization Fund, County Elementary Equalization Tuition Fund and County High School Equalization Tuition Fund. This will save Valley County taxpayers $500,000 and reduce the amount of money that is passed on to the State General Fund. The commissioners said they believe the...

  • Clarifying Misinformation In MTSBA's Update Regarding 95 Mills

    Oct 11, 2023

    Dear Editor, Montana School Board's Association Executive Director has issued a memo to his membership on the 95-mill issue. It appears he is looking to garner support for the administration to litigate this issue (asking for the Department of Revenue or the Governor to seek injunctive relief), and he makes a few statements that need corrections. First, counties have been given the calculated levy authority BY THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE indicating the current levy authority is 77.89 mills. That...

  • Yesterday's Memories

    Compiled By Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Sep 27, 2023

    1 Years Ago Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013 Wednesday evening, Sept. 25, brought in over 250 community members to celebrate Frazer School's adequate yearly progress (AYP) accomplishment for the 2012-13 school year. The school made a 20 percent gain in reading and math and also was above the AYP attendance threshold of 80 percent, with the elementary at 87 percent and the junior high and high school at 81 percent. There's no one answering the phone at the Glasgow Field Office of the Bureau of Land...

  • Yesterday's Memories

    Compiled by Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Sep 20, 2023

    1 Years Ago – Sept. 25, 2013 Nashua residents had a chance to ask questions and voice concerns about the building of an overpass to alleviate the problem of the village's railroad crossing being blocked by trains. Approximately 40 people were at the meeting held Sept. 24. A presentation of four options for construction of the overpass was presented by Tim Erickson of HDR Engineering in Billings. Also present at the meeting to field questions were MDT officials. Crown bearers Bode Barnett and M...

  • Commissioners Support Questioning Of Mill Levy Process

    Michelle Bigebach, The Courier|Sep 13, 2023

    In response to growing concerns regarding property tax increases resulting from high residential reappraisals, in August Beaverhead County reached out to Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen seeking an opinion on the interpretation of laws related to property tax levies. This request is supported by the Montana Association of Counties (MACo), of which Valley County is a part of, demonstrating a unified concern amongst county officials across the state. The request seeks clarification on the calculation of statewide school equalization mills,...

  • Transit Employees Obtain Longevity Pay

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Sep 6, 2023

    The Valley County Commissioners met during regular session on Aug. 30, where they took action on the Transit Boards recommendation for longevity pay. The Transit Board recommended a longevity pay of $10 per pay period for one to two years of service; $15 per pay period for two+ to five years of service; $25 per pay period for five+ to 10 years of service; and $40 per pay period for anyone with over 10 years of service. During the meeting, Commissioner John Fahlgren amended the Board’s recommendation stating the employee must have worked d...

  • Yesterday's Memories

    Compiled by Reece Hunsley|Sep 6, 2023

    1 Years Ago: Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013 Valley County's new justice of the peace, James Wixson, was appointed by the county commissioners last Wednesday and sworn into office Monday by Clerk and Recorder Lynne Nyquist. He came to Glasgow with the FBI in 1981 and was involved in investigating major crimes on the Fort Peck and Fort Belknap reservations. He retired here in 1997 after a long career as an agent. The Valley County Commissioners adopted the recommendation of the County Compensation...

  • VC Commissioners Meet In Regular Session:

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Aug 23, 2023

    The Valley County Commissioners met in regular session on Aug. 16, inside the Board of County Commissioners located inside of the Valley County Courthouse. First on the agenda was approving employment/termination notices, of which there were none, and taxpayer comment relative to budget requirements and increases for fiscal year 2024 per the public notice that was printed in the July 5 and 12 issues of the Glasgow Courier. Though there was no public comment, Commissioner Mary Armstrong stated, “Those budgets are all available in the Clerk a...

  • Community Calendar

    Aug 23, 2023

    EDITOR’S NOTE: Deadline for calendar additions is Mondays at noon. Please email your event to [email protected] or submit in person at the Courier office, 531 2nd Ave. S., Glasgow. The Valley County Pioneer Museum is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Nemont Manor has activities scheduled throughout the month for the entire community as well as the residents of Nemont Manor. If you would like a calendar, please contact 406-228-4306 or e-mail [email protected] and they will mail one to you. See page 4A for next week's events. C... Full story

  • Community Calendar

    Aug 16, 2023

    EDITOR’S NOTE: Deadline for calendar additions is Mondays at noon. Please email your event to [email protected] or submit in person at the Courier office, 531 2nd Ave. S., Glasgow. The Valley County Pioneer Museum is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Nemont Manor has activities scheduled throughout the month for the entire community as well as the residents of Nemont Manor. If you would like a calendar, please contact 406-228-4306 or e-mail [email protected] and they will mail one to you. Come see the Fort Peck I... Full story

  • Yesterday's Memories

    Compiled by Reece Hunsley|Aug 9, 2023

    1 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|Aug 2, 2023

    1 Years Ago: Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013 Although the calendar says August, the severe weather season is still going strong across Northeastern Montana. Quite a few storms moved from west to east across Valley County on Monday afternoon. They brought 40 mph. wind and half-inch hail to Hinsdale. Southeast of Baylor 1-inch hail was reported, along with more than an inch of rain. Lustre also received more than an inch of rain, all within a 40-minute window, along with the hail. Real working cowboys...

  • Yesterday's Memories

    Compiled by Reece Hunsley|Jul 12, 2023

    1 Years Ago: Wednesday July 10, 2013 June marked the fourth straight month that ended up being wetter than normal, with 4.19 inches of rain falling in Glasgow. This is 1.86 inches more than the normal of 2.33 inches. More than half an inch of rain fell at the airport on three separate occasions, the greatest being 1.33 inches on June 3. The Goodkind Gallery threw a reception recently to open the showing of the works of Orlando Montenegro, an artist from Las Vegas. What he brought to Glasgow...

  • Valley County Commissioners Raise Elected Officials And Non-Elected Permanent Employees Salaries

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Jun 28, 2023

    The Valley County Commissioners met for their regular session on June 21, where in addition to regular business of approving employment and termination notices for the county, they also set elected officials’ salaries, approved salary increases for all non-elected, permanent full-time and permanent part-time employees in addition to appointing board members to various county boards to terms beginning July 1. The Commissioners also agreed to sign the interlocal agreement 2023-2024 between Valley County, Valley County Sheriff and the Town of N...

  • Yesterday's Memories

    Compiled by Reece Hunsley|Jun 28, 2023

    1 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...

  • Yesterday's Memories

    Compiled by Reece Hunsley, The Courier|Jun 14, 2023

    1 Years Ago Wednesday, June 12, 2013 Glasgow's high school and middle school band teacher, Dr. Brad Persinger, has been named as the VFW Montana Teacher of the Year. The award was publicly presented by the VFW's Art Widhalm at this year's Memorial Day ceremony. Renowned Assiniboine artist William Standing will be featured at the Pioneer Museum in Glasgow in what could be the largest assembly of his art, sponsored by the Valley County Historical Society. The centerpiece of the show is "The...

  • Commissioners Approve FNP And Health Officer

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|May 31, 2023

    The Valley County Commissioners met for their regular meeting on May 17 in the Board of County Commissioners, located inside the Valley County Courthouse. The meeting’s agenda included signing the Provider of Record Agreement, signing the agreement to provide planning medical services and the signing of the Health Officer Agreement. During the meeting, the Commissioners approved the Provider of Record Agreement between Michelle Ozark, Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) and the Valley County Health Department as well as approved the agreement f...

  • Valley County Road Supervisor Resigns

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|May 10, 2023

    The Valley County Commissioners had set a meeting date of May 5 to discuss personnel issues of the Valley County Road Supervisor Todd Young. Young had been placed on paid administrative leave since the Commissioners voted on March 31 to place him on leave while an allegation, that if substantiated, could implicate a violation of the county personnel policy, was investigated. As a result of privacy policies regarding personnel issues at the County level, no information was provided on why Young resigned or what the outcome of the investigation s...

  • Yesterday's Memories

    Compiled by Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|May 10, 2023

    1 Years Ago Wednesday, May 8, 2013 The three-way contest for one seat on the Glasgow School Board was settled Tuesday night. Mona Amundson was elected to a three-year term with 739 votes. Sarah Swanson had 418 votes and Rod Ost had 137. Voting was running high for this election. Forty-three percent of the 3,084 registered voters requested absentee ballots. The Cottonwood was packed Tuesday for the first day of the 45th annual Governor's Conference on Aging. It marked the first time Glasgow has... Full story

  • Calendar Of Upcoming Events In The Area

    May 3, 2023

    EDITOR’S NOTE: Deadline for calendar additions is Mondays at noon. Please email your event to [email protected] or submit in person at the Courier office, 531 2nd Ave. S., Glasgow. The Valley County Pioneer Museum is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Nemont Manor has activities scheduled throughout the month for the entire community as well as the residents of Nemont Manor. If you would like a calendar, please contact 406-228-4306 or e-mail [email protected] and they will mail one to you. Events are also listed below. P... Full story

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