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  • State Finds Town Of Nashua Failed To Submit Finances

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Feb 21, 2024

    At the end of 2023, a number of Town of Nashua taxpayers submitted an Application for Review of Claim Against a Local Government Entity (Claim) to determine if the Town of Nashua’s violated their fiduciary requirements. These taxpayers wanted to know, from the Montana Department of Administration (DOA), if the Town failed to file annual financial reports with the department, failed to complete and submit an audit or financial review to the department as required and/or failed to adopt by resolution and then submit an annual operating budget t...

  • Downtown Trees Being Vandalized

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Feb 21, 2024

    Though weather conditions have gone from winter to spring back to winter again with icy roads and sidewalks, the Glasgow Beautification Committee is utilizing time and resources to ensure the trees in the Glasgow downtown space thrive which results in the area to be beautiful and distinctive when residents and tourists enjoy the outdoors. However recent bouts of vandalism have damaged the trees, which have resulted in continued loss of resources, including time and money. “It’s so discouraging. The one at the corner of the Nels Kent buildin...

  • Class C District Champions!

    Feb 21, 2024

  • Glasgow Couple Has Requests Denied By State Supreme Court

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Feb 21, 2024

    Todd Kolstad and Krista Cummins-Kolstad, of Glasgow, filed an emergency petition on Feb. 6 with the Montana Supreme Court asking the highest Court to overturn the 17th Judicial District Court Judge Yvonne Laird’s gag-order and for the Court to take supervisory control of the case involving their child. During this hearing, the Supreme Court ended up not overturning the order and also declined to take control of the case. A week later, the Kolstads again filed the request for the Montana Supreme Court to take supervisory control of the case in...

  • Glasgow Elks Lodge Makes Donation To Local Food Bank

    For the Courier|Feb 21, 2024

    Glasgow Elks Lodge #1922 recently made a $2,000 donation to our local Valley Community Emergency Food Bank. The Glasgow Lodge applied for the funds for the donation from the Elks National Foundation (ENF) through their Gratitude Grant Program. Gratitude Grants are the ENF's way of saying thank you to every Lodge that meets the Elks National President's per-member-giving goal for giving to the ENF. Glasgow met that goal for the 2022-2023 year to be eligible for this grant and hopes to meet that...

  • Glasgow Hosts Termite/Mite Hockey Jamboree At The Valley Event Center

    Feb 21, 2024

    The Glasgow Mite Jamboree was held at the Valley Event Center this past weekend with 11 teams, 21 games and more than 120 Mites/Termites players hitting the rink for hockey action throughout the two day event....

  • Department Of Revenue Reminds Property Owners Of Upcoming Important Deadlines

    For the Courier|Feb 21, 2024

    The Montana Department of Revenue would like to remind owners of real and personal property about several important deadlines approaching soon: March 1 Due Date Business and industrial equipment owners need to report their personal property online with the department’s TransAction Portal (TAP) at Businesses have a statutory reporting requirement if their total statewide market value of equipment is over $1 million. Businesses whose statewide market value is $1 million or less are exempt from the business equipment tax....

  • DOJ's OCP Warns Of Scammers Targeting Montana Non-Profits

    For the Courier|Feb 21, 2024

    The Montana Department of Justice’s Office of Consumer Protection (OCP) is warning non-profit organizations of scammers who are targeting them with fake donations and then asking for a portion of the money back, Attorney General Austin Knudsen has announced. OCP has received reports that individual(s) under fake pseudonyms including, ‘Barrington Blythe,’ are making donations to non-profit organizations on behalf of a recently deceased family member for $191,250 with fraudulent cashier’s checks. The checks appear to be legitimate as...

  • City Council Meets In Regular Session: Approve Resolution Calling For Voters To Vote On Review Of Current Government

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Feb 14, 2024

    The Glasgow City Council met in regular session on Feb. 5, which included agenda items such as consent agenda, bid opening, Resolution No. 3155, approval to pay annual dues to Great Northern Development Corporation (GNDC), approval of wage comp committee recommendation for union negotiations, approval of the collective bargaining agreement between the City of Glasgow and Teamsters Local Union No. 2, as well as committee reports, department head reports, and mayor’s report. The Council approved the consent agenda items which included approving...

  • Dr. Whipple Joins Glasgow Clinic Staff

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Feb 14, 2024

    Dr. Robert Whipple is the newest addition to the Glasgow Clinic Primary Care staff as an internal medicine physician and has started seeing adult patients as a primary physician. He comes to Glasgow after serving patients in the Las Vegas, Nev., area for the last 20 years in a private practice with partners. After growing up in Las Vegas, raising a family there, and serving the patients of the area, he and his wife, Stephany, decided Vegas wasn't for them any longer and wanted to move to a...

  • Celebrating 20 Years Of Glasgow Learn To Skate

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Feb 14, 2024

    The annual Glasgow Learn to Skate program held their annual showcase on Feb. 11 at the Valley Event Center to allow students in the program the opportunity to show off all they have learned this session and throughout the skating year. According to instructor Kim Girard, this year's event is a celebration of 20 years of Glasgow Learn to Skate and the skaters of the program. With an Olympic Theme opening, there were a total of 12 performances with the song "Celebration" by Kool and the Gang...

  • Crazy Woman Quilts Competing In 7th Annual Local Quilt Shop Contest

    For the Courier|Feb 14, 2024

    Crazy Woman Quilts needs your support as they compete in’s Local Quilt Shop Contest. This annual contest is dedicated to support local economies and the timeless tradition of sewing. Each year sewists around the world vote for their favorite local quilt shops and share what makes them special. Crazy Woman Quilts is proud to be a member of the “Middle of Nowhere” gang, offering quality quilting fabric, long arm services and lots of advice and inspiration. CWQ staff is currently gearing up for the spring class schedule and...

  • Mardi Gras Celebration At St. Raphael

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Feb 14, 2024

    St. Raphael's held their annual Mardi Gras Carnival on Feb. 11, where families of all ages came out to have fun and enjoy games, good food and prizes. The community and St. Raphael's parishioners volunteered their time in helping put on the event, from making cakes for the cake walk, setting up, managing and taking down the various games, gathering and managing the raffle basket table as well as provided and cooked food to complete the experience of those in attendance....

  • Congratulations State Wrestlers

    Feb 14, 2024

  • Glasgow's Proctor And Whitmer Place At Nationals

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Feb 14, 2024

    Though Speech and Drama held their State competition a few weeks ago, the season hasn’t ended for Glasgow’s Gabe Proctor and Connor Whitmer. As a result of their placing during the B/C State Meet in Choteau at the end of January, both students had the opportunity to travel to Billings this past weekend to compete in the National Speech and Debate Association (NSDA), where students from all over the state convened to compete for a spot in the top third and to become eligible to advance to the National Competition this summer. Proctor placed...

  • Many Fish Were Caught During Chamber's 26th Annual Ice Fishing Derby

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Feb 7, 2024

    Though it felt more like early spring than winter on Feb. 3, a total of 71 participants came out to the Glasgow Area Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture's 26th Annual Ice Fishing Derby on Feb. 3. A total of 134 holes were sold at the Fishing Access Site – Dredge Cuts Trout Pond, where the Derby was held, with a total of 68 fish brought to the weight master during noon and 3 p.m., though many more were caught throughout the event. A guaranteed $2,000 first place was awarded to Trevor Adams,...

  • Jury Finds No Criminal Action In Death Of Dennis Wing

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Feb 7, 2024

    A coroner’s inquest related to the 2022 death of Dennis Wing was held Jan. 31, at the Valley County Courthouse. According to law, the inquest is a formal inquiry into the causes and circumstances surrounding the death of a person and is conducted by the coroner before a jury. In the inquest, the jury consisted of seven individuals, Lewis and Clark County Sheriff Leo Dutton, who oversaw the proceedings, which included four testimonies, and Valley County Attorney Dylan Jensen, who asked the witnesses questions regarding the situation leading...

  • Second Annual Devon Thompson Memorial Slash The Stigma Tournament

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Feb 7, 2024

    Though the Ice Dawgs had a break this past weekend, there was still plenty of hockey action at the Valley Event Center for the second annual Devon Thompson Memorial Slash the Stigma tournament, Feb. 2-4. A total of 11 teams, divided into three divisions, were sponsored by local businesses and with teams comprised of a variety of age brackets. The team 2 Diggers, sponsored by 2 Diggers, comprised of Dillon Hughes, Peyton Smith, Colter Barnett, Bode Barnett, Kent Hubbard, Jake Engstrom and Elizabe...

  • Braaten Wins Government Weed Fighter Of The Year

    For the Courier|Feb 7, 2024

    This winter, Stone Tihista and Levi Capdeville (pictured at left), of the Valley County Weed and Mosquito District nominated Norm Braaten, of Fort Peck, for Government Weed Fighter of the Year. Braaten was recognized for his efforts at the Montana Weed Control Association's Annual Conference on Jan. 31, in Billings, where he was awarded Overall Weed Fighter Of the Year for the MWCA. "I would like to thank Norm for everything he has done for our county and myself over the last year. I would not...

  • Valley County Property Taxpayers To See Increase

    For the Courier|Feb 7, 2024

    Last week, the Valley County Commissioners passed a resolution amending the county mill levy for state equalization, county high school equalization and the county elementary equalization mill levy authority for this fiscal year. The Montana Supreme Court sided with the Gianforte administration in December when it ruled that counties must calculate 95 mills for the states school equalization fund. Most counties including Valley County levied 77.9 mills, as opposed to the full 95 mills, as part of a local solution to help homeowners with...

  • A Salute To The Students Who Excel Academically And Athletically

    Feb 7, 2024

    To see more of local students' achievements see inside of this week's issue! Copies of the newspaper can be purchased at Albertsons, Reynolds, Holiday, Ezzie's Midtown, Ezzie's Westend, AgLand, Cottonwood, 5th Avenue Pharmacy, Raider's Quickstop, Pay N Save, and Agland in Wolf Point. Want to view the week's issue electronically? Sign up for a $35 subscription by clicking "Subscribe" in the upper right hand corner....

  • Unclaimed Property Day Is Back, Returning Money To Montanans

    For the Courier|Feb 7, 2024

    The Montana Department of Revenue is holding approximately $128 million dollars that has yet to be claimed by citizens. Montanans can search for abandoned money or other types of property. The fastest and easiest way to search is online at, a national database listing abandoned money in Montana and other states. “We want to get this money back to the rightful owners,” said Montana Department of Revenue Director Brendan Beatty. “I encourage everyone to take a few minutes to search” Nearly 33 million...

  • Gianforte Rebuts Far-Right Accusations About Child Protection Case In Glasgow

    Mara Silvers Montana Free Press, For the Courier|Feb 7, 2024

    Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte is defending the state health department’s actions in an active child protective case against a wave of online criticism from conservative groups, including some far-right, anti-LGBTQ social media accounts, an unusually public commentary from the state’s highest elected official about confidential child welfare proceedings. In a series of Monday afternoon, Jan. 29, posts on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter, Gianforte responded to direct call-outs from prominent anti-transgender commenters who alleged...

  • VCHD Has COVID And Influenza Vaccines Available

    For the Courier|Feb 7, 2024

    The Valley County Health Department would like to remind the community they are still offering COVID vaccines and influenza vaccines. To obtain these vaccines, walk-in appointments are available every Tuesday, 4 to 5:30 p.m. If that time does not work for you, an appointment can be made by calling 406-228-6261....

  • Zeiger Inducted into MHSA/Wendy's Athletes' Hall of Fame

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Jan 31, 2024

    Luke Zeiger was honored Jan. 27 during the annual Glasgow Wrestling Club Invitational in Scottie Gymnasium as Kip Ryan of the Montana High School Association was on hand to present the 2012 Glasgow High School graduate with a plaque commemorating his induction into the MHSA/Wendy's Athletes' Hall of Fame. Zeiger earned the distinction of becoming only the fourth wrestler in Montana history to be so honored, joining the ranks of Olympian Gene Davis, World Champion Bill Zadick and World Silver Med...

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