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  • Two Glasgow Small Business Owners Receive $10,000 Through Backing Small Business Grant Program

    For the Courier|Jul 3, 2024

    American Express and Main Street America announced on June 25 the 500 small business owners who have been awarded $10,000 through the Backing Small Businesses grant program. The program’s 2024 grant recipients represent U.S. small businesses across all 50 states, plus D.C. and Puerto Rico. Later this year, grantees will have the opportunity to apply for an additional $30,000 enhancement grant that will be awarded to 25 small businesses. Local businesses in Glasgow, Busted Knuckle Taproom and Elle Boutique, were two of the Montana award w...

  • Valley County Will Receive PILT Funding To Provide Vital Services Across Montana

    For the Courier|Jul 3, 2024

    The Department of the Interior has announced more than 1,900 state and local governments around the country will receive a total of $621.2 million in Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) funding for 2024. Valley County is expected to receive $984,349 of the total $43,301,694 secured in Payment In Lieu of Taxes (PILT) funds to support critical law enforcement, firefighting, and infrastructure priorities across Montana. This compares to $1,335,959 in 2023. Valley County has over 1.1 million acres of federal land so receives a substantial PILT payment...

  • Community Comes Together For First Alive At Five Of Summer At Nemont

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Jun 26, 2024

    Alive at Five made its debut event of the summer season on June 19 at the Nemont Office. A rain shower did not stop those in attendance from having a good time, participating in the 50/50 drawing, listening to music by Jolie Blue, enjoying delicious food from Nemont as well as spending time with family and friends. New to this year's events is a fire truck pull competition instead of the Hot Dog eating competition. Milk River Inc. has put together a four-part series of fire truck pulls to crown...

  • Officials Still Trying To Figure Impacts Of St. Mary Siphon Failure

    Nicole Girten The Daily Montanan, For the Courier|Jun 26, 2024

    The Milk River Project, which is part of a system that delivers drinking water to 18,000 people and more than 700 farms, will shut down early this year following the breach of 110-year-old pipes near Baab. Christopher Gomer with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation said June 18 the irrigators along the Hi-Line will have about 30 days of water left from Frenso and Nelson reservoir storage but after that will have an early shutdown this year. “Depending on where we align with the fix, will point us in the direction of what future impacts will be,” Gome...

  • Glasgow Board Room Named After Longtime Superintendent

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Jun 26, 2024

    During their regular meeting session on June 12, the Glasgow School Board approved naming the Glasgow School District Boardroom after Gary F. Martin, who was a longtime superintendent for the school district. Martin passed away on Wednesday, May 15, 2024, at his home of congestive heart failure. Martin served as superintendent for the school district for 27 years, from 1972 to 1999, and achieved many accomplishments during those years. “In recognition of Gary’s 27 years as superintendent of Glasgow Schools, I feel this is a very worthy des...

  • Nashua Is Part Of One-Third Of Montana Municipalities To Review Local Government

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Jun 26, 2024

    Over the next two years, the town of Nashua will be one of a dozen cities and counties across the state who will review their local governments as called for by voters during the Primary Election on June 4. In a vote of 56 For and 46 Against, voters decided a study commission was necessary to study and potentially change the structure of the Town of Nashua Council, which is the town’s body of government. Once a decade, Montana’s Constitution offers voters the chance to study and potentially change the structure of local governments. The measure...

  • Frazer Celebrates Opening Of Center

    Bill Vander Weele Northern Plains Independent, For the Courier|Jun 26, 2024

    Frazer and Fort Peck residents celebrated the long-time dream of a community hall in Frazer on June 13, with a grand opening. The Freda Fourstar Omak’ce “One With Many Children” Frazer Community Hall opened with a ceremony that included a free meal. The Poplar River Boys performed two Honor Songs. Tribal Executive Board member Dana Buckles congratulated the community on behalf of the Fort Peck Tribes’ administration. He noted that Frazer now has a top-notch facility for senior citizens to eat and for a lot of meetings to take place. The facilit...

  • Historic Montana Bar's Sign Gets Vibrant Makeover

    Two Rivers Economic Growth, For the Courier|Jun 26, 2024

    The historic Montana Bar has recently undergone a significant facelift, thanks to the collaborative efforts of Two Rivers Economic Growth and the Glasgow Downtown Signage grant program, generously underwritten by Prairie House Gardens. This initiative is part of the broader Valley County Storefront Beautification grant program. Lana Monson, the proprietor of the Montana Bar, applied for the grant with the vision of revitalizing the bar's iconic but faded sign. Her goal was to breathe new life...

  • State Senator Claims Unprecedented Right to Government Secrecy

    For the Courier|Jun 26, 2024

    On June 13, a group of Montana voters responded to Senator Keith Regier’s unprecedented attempt to avoid discovery of documents related to partisan gerrymandering of the Public Service Commission (“PSC”). A district court previously held that the PSC district map likely was an illegal partisan gerrymander—meaning that the map likely was drawn to prevent legitimate political competition for the five PSC seats. The voters seek information from Senator Regier—the map’s sponsor—consistent with ordinary discovery procedures. Senator Regier claims...

  • Attorney General Knudsen Announces Appointments To The Montana Missing Indigenous Persons Task Force

    For the Courier|Jun 26, 2024

    Attorney General Austin Knudsen has announced appointments to the Montana Missing Indigenous Persons Task Force. The task force’s main goals are to break down jurisdictional barriers and identify causes that contribute to missing and murdered Indigenous persons. During the 2023 legislative session, Attorney General Knudsen supported Rep. Tyson Running Wolf’s House Bill which extended the task force for 10 years and provided for a full-time program coordinator. The 10-year extension will help the task force members set and achieve long-term goa...

  • Yard Of The Week

    Jun 26, 2024

    Glasgow City Council has awarded the Yard Of The Week to Chuck & Val Barstad at 31 Firth Place. Awards will be given out each week in June, July and August. They received $25 in Chamber Big Bucks provided by the Glasgow City Council. If anyone would like to nominate somebody for yard of the week you may call the Glasgow City Office at 406-228-2476....

  • Fireworks Ordinance In Glasgow

    For the Courier|Jun 26, 2024

    Glasgow City Ordinance does allow the possession of fireworks and the discharge of fireworks over the 4th of July holiday. The ordinance allows the possession and storage of fireworks from June 24th through July 5th of each year in the city limits of Glasgow. From the period of July 3rd through July 5th of each year, permissible fireworks may be fired, set off, exploded or discharged within the city limits, but aerial projectiles may not have the ability to exceed 10 feet in the air. the use of fireworks shall be permitted between the hours of... Full story

  • Glasgow Says 'See You Later' To Retirees At End Of Year Social

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Jun 19, 2024

    The end of the school year typically brings joy to kids as they await summer break but for the teachers and staff of the school, it brings shared tears, memories and "see you laters" to staff who will begin another life chapter. The Glasgow School District held their end-of-the-year social on May 22, at Sunnyside Golf Course. Staff of the School District and community members shared stories, reminisced and congratulated retirees Wade Nelson, Christine Johnson, Barb Etchart and Jan Dix, for...

  • Nemont Manor Foundation Presents Grants To Local Organizations

    For the Courier|Jun 19, 2024

    The Nemont Manor Foundation presented $50,000 in grants on June 11 to 10 organizations that benefit the Valley County community. The grants were awarded from the Valley County Masonic Endowment Fund, which was established at the Montana Community Foundation in 2022. Grant requests were reviewed by the Valley County Masonic Endowment Committee. Awardees include: Shriners Hospitals for Children - $22,000 for the Shriners Children’s Hospital in Spokane. Fort Peck Fine Arts Council - $1,500 to bring the Theatre for Young Audience to Fort Peck Theat...

  • Corps Of Engineers Seeking Information Regarding Vandalism At Kiwanis Park

    For the Courier|Jun 19, 2024

    The US Army Corps of Engineers at Fort Peck is seeking any information regarding the recent vandalism that took place at Kiwanis Park. Several structures were spray painted including a cement picnic table and a large playground. The removal of the paint will be both expensive and labor intensive, if it can be removed from these resources. The vandalism was first noticed on June 3. A report with the Valley County Sheriff's office was completed on June 4. If you have any information regarding the... Full story

  • 30th Anniversary Of The Longest Dam Race

    Jun 19, 2024

    3th Annual Longest Dam Race Results Place Bib Name Gender Gender Place Age City State Clock Time Chip Time Pace 1 Mile Run/Walk Top 3 Finishers Male Results 1 8994 Reilly Rees M 1: M 15 Wolf Point MT 06:32.62 06:32.62 6:33 2 8997 Jacob Bekker M 2: M 14 Scobey MT 07:01.04 06:51.74 6:52 3 4975 Holden Kloker M 3: M 10 Glasgow MT 07:29.48 07:19.80 7:20 1 Mile Run/Walk Top 3 Finishers Female Results 1 8957 Caylen Jankowski F 1: F 16 07:22.00 07:22.00 7:22 2 8955 Tanae Baker F 2: F 16 Glasgow MT...

  • Milk River Chapter Flag Day Celebration

    For the Courier|Jun 19, 2024

    Milk River Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, presented Flag Day Certificates to area businesses on Friday, June 14. In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a presidential proclamation that designated June 14 as Flag Day. On Aug. 3, 1949, National Flag Day was officially established by an Act of Congress. The week of June 9 – 16, 2024 was designated as Flag week. American citizens are encouraged to fly your flag every day but especially during Flag week Chapter Regent Joy Linn, C...

  • Great Northern Development Corporation Celebrates 30 Years Of Economic Development And Community Transformation In Northeast Montana

    For the Courier|Jun 19, 2024

    Great Northern Development Corporation (GNDC) is proud to announce the celebration of its 30th anniversary. Since its inception, GNDC has been dedicated to fostering economic growth and revitalizing the local economy across the six counties it serves: Valley, Daniels, Sheridan, Roosevelt, Garfield, and McCone. Over the past three decades, GNDC has played a pivotal role in transforming the communities within northeast Montana. Through a variety of initiatives and programs, GNDC has successfully supported small businesses, facilitated job...

  • Yard Of The Week

    Jun 19, 2024

    Glasgow City Council has awarded the first yard of the week for the week of June 10 to Tom and Linda Stathos at 619 5th Ave So. Awards will be given out each week in June, July and August. They received $25 in Chamber Big Bucks provided by the Glasgow City Council. If anyone would like to nominate somebody for yard of the week you may call the Glasgow City Office at 406-228-2476....

  • Valley County Election Results

    Michelle Bigelbach, The Courier|Jun 12, 2024

    Valley County residents were able to make their voice heard during the Primary Election on June 4. Local races included the voting for two County Commissioners to move onto the Primary Election; Local Government Review for the County and the cities of Glasgow, Fort Peck and Nashua; State Senator District 15 and 16; State Representative District 28, 29, 31 and 32; District Court Judge District 17; and Republican Precinct Committeeman for Precinct 33. The total active voters in the county are 4,548 however there were only 2,501 total ballots...

  • Annual CARE Mental Health Awareness Walk

    Gwendolyne Honrud, The Courier|Jun 12, 2024

    Valley CARE Coalition hosted their annual Mental Health Awareness Walk June 6. Community members and speakers gathered at the Valley Event Center along with law enforcement escorts to hear new perspectives on the need for awareness around and care for mental health. Taylor Hohlen of FMDH and the CARE Coalition welcomed participants with a reminder that any time is a good time to address and maintain mental health. She then turned the microphone over to Gracie Otten, Miss Glasgow Teen, who...

  • Local LE Requesting Assistance In Finding Suspects In Acts Of Vandalism

    For the Courier|Jun 12, 2024

    The Valley County Sheriff’s Office and Glasgow Police Department are requesting the assistance from the community on reporting suspicious behavior regarding vandalisms. The Glasgow Police Department has been investigating vandalism cases near the east side of Glasgow by the baseball field. There have been multiple fires causing property damage in the same area within the last month. They believe suspects are a group of juvenile males between the ages of 10 and 14 years old. As the investigations continue, the Valley County Sheriff’s Office and... Full story

  • Structure Fire At Shady Rest

    For the Courier|Jun 12, 2024

    Glasgow/Long Run Fire Department was paged to a structure fire at Shady Rest, in Glasgow, on June 5, at 12:53 p.m. Upon arrival, fire was observed on the exterior of the residence with smoke showing from the eaves. A trooper with Montana Highway Patrol was first on scene and immediately started using a fire extinguisher on the exterior of the residence. Fire crews then began fire suppression. There was moderate damage to the exterior of the home and minimal damage to the inside. There were 13 fire personnel on scene with Fire Command, Engine... Full story

  • Bagpipers At Pipers

    Jun 12, 2024

  • Feeding The Need

    Jun 12, 2024

    Throughout the month of May, Bank of Glasgow held their 2024 food drive. With a goal of collecting 1,000 pounds of food for the Valley Community Food Bank, the community came together to exceed that goal, by donating 1,048 pounds. As an incentive to donate, those who brought in donations were entered into a drawing for a $50 gift card. Dennis Garsjo, of Glasgow, was the lucky winner!...

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