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Governor Tightens COVID-19 Mitigation Measures

Less than 24 hours after the Valley County Board of Health issued an updated health order tightening COVID-mitigating measures in the county, Governor Bullock further tightened his own health measures limiting business capacities and decreasing...

 
 By Maggan Walstad    News    November 25, 2020 

Pool Fundraising Surpasses $1 Million Dollar Mark

The Valley County Community Pool Campaign blew past the $1,000,000 mark in the middle of November thanks to a generous grain donation through our bushel drive program! This comes a month after the committee had another successful fundraising event....

 

Electronic Recycling Now Available In VC

Many people browse the Black Friday sales and decide the holidays are a good time to upgrade their televisions, computers, laptops, cell phones, etc. These new purchases replace older versions, which are then either thrown away or placed out of...

 

Local Artist's Experience Motivates To Give Back

The walls of Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital will have a new addition in the near future due to a generous donation from a local artist. At the end of October, St. Marie resident and artist Leith DeW...

 

VCHD Passes New Health Order

The Valley County Health Board passed an updated health order on Nov. 16 expanding on orders issued by the governor of Montana and tightening COVID-19-prevention restrictions on crowd sizes regardless of setting, ability to social distance and...

 

Law Enforcement Train on Overdose-Reversing Drug

There have been over 700 opioid overdose fatalities in Montana since 2000. Many of those deaths were not the result of illicit drugs, but rather due to the use of prescription drugs for pain. In...

 

Valley County Man Drowns After Falling Through Ice

The Valley County Sheriff is reporting part-time Valley County resident Carl Mann drowned the morning of Nov. 20 after falling through the ice covering the Trout Pond near Fort Peck, Mont. He was 71 years old. Sheriff Tom Boyer told the Courier,...

 

COVID-19 Status in Valley County

The Valley County Board of Health was planning to release a local public health order in response to continued upticks in positive coronavirus cases in the county. The mandate was set to be released Monday, Nov. 9 (as of press time the draft had not...

 

County Failed Strommen Victims, Suit Alleges

A pair of lawsuits filed in Federal Court in Great Falls in early November allege Valley County failed to act in protecting the then-underage victims of ex-Undersheriff and convicted sex offender Luke Strommen when he sexually abused and raped them w...

 

A Legacy of Completing the Story

Sherri Turner's decades-long career at the Valley County Sheriff's Office is coming to a close this November after Turner announced her retirement earlier in the year. When she leaves her job as the...

 

Still Raising Awareness

The Valley CARE Coalition and Eastern Montana Community Mental Health Center partnered this year for Red Ribbon Week, a national movement to promote drug free youth. This year due to COVID-19 health a...

 

Votes Fly the Coop

It became the comically contentious subject of 2020, but a two-year effort to change the law in Glasgow to allow for the raising of chickens has failed after being placed before the voters of Valley...

 

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...

 

Valley County Hits 400 Cases of COVID-19

The Valley County Health Department reported the 400th case of COVID-19 in the county on Nov. 2. The total case count is a sharp increase from the beginning of October when the county was reporting just over 140 cases on Oct. 7. Of the total number...

 

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...

 

Health Infrastructure Feeling Effects of COVID-19

During a public meeting of the Valley County Board of Health, alongside representatives from Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital, STAT Air Ambulance, Prairie Ridge, Valley View Home, the Chamber of Commerce and county health officer Anne Millard, one...

 

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...

 

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,...

 

Hope For A Conversation About Change After KKK Costume In Glasgow

A Valley County man sparked outrage across the county, Montana and the nation after a picture posted to social media showed him dressed as a Klu Klux Klansman for Halloween. The man, later identified...

 

Inside Valley View's Fight With Coronavirus

It has been over two weeks since coronavirus was detected at Valley View Nursing Home on Oct. 5. In that time cases have spread among staff and residents as the home implemented policies, lockdowns and isolation to combat the spread of the virus...

 

FMDH Fills With COVID Patients

In a digital townhall on Oct. 18, Valley County Health Officer, Dr. Anne Millard, gave an update on the state of the COVID-19 pandemic in the county calling on its residents to “take this more seriously” and urging people to follow mandatory...

 

Montanans Run Out Of Time To Complete Census

Montanans who thought they had more time to fill out the 2020 Census ran out of time last week when the Supreme Court approved the Trump administration’s request to end the 2020 Census earlier than expected. Another consequence of the COVID-19...

 

Glasgow School Board Adds Girls Wrestling

The Glasgow School Board met for their regular meeting on Oct. 13, and on the agenda was the discussion to add girls wrestling to the Glasgow High School activities. Athletic Director Brenner Flaten outlined the proposal, analysis and a survey taken...

 

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