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  • Tester Joins Republicans On Resolution To Overturn Biden Administration Nursing Home Staffing Mandate

    For the Courier|Jun 12, 2024

    U.S. Senator Jon Tester has joined Republican colleagues in introducing a Congressional Review Act resolution to overturn the Biden Administration’s first-ever minimum staffing mandate for nursing homes that was finalized last month. A Congressional Review Act resolution, or CRA, is an oversight tool Congress may use to overturn final rules issued by federal agencies by a simple majority vote. “Too many folks in Washington don’t understand the challenges that long-term care facilities in rural areas face,” said Tester. “At a time when nursin...

  • Delay In Receipt Of Glasgow Courier

    Jun 5, 2024

    Again, we want to thank all the readers, subscribers and advertisers for supporting us. We want to reiterate, we recognize the printing of The Glasgow Courier has not been up to the standards that you expect from your local newspaper. We recognize the too dark photos where you can’t see who is in the photo. We recognize the blurriness of photos. We also recognize the dark streaks on the pages, which make it hard to read what is on the page. For the month of June, the Glasgow Courier will be printing in Kalispell, Mont. We have to submit p... Full story

  • Valley C.A.R.E. Coalition

    May 29, 2024

    Dear Editor, Hey everyone! I want to shine a spotlight on an organization that has accomplished some AMAZING things in our community, the Valley C.A.R.E. Coalition. The Valley C.A.R.E. Coalition strives to help facilitate positive changes that reduce stigma and raise awareness about behavioral health, as well as to enhance the resources available in Valley County to promote wellness for all community members. I wanted to share with you the profound fulfillment I’ve experienced through my i...

  • Standing Up To A Governor Who Doesn't Respect Fishing And Hunting Values

    May 29, 2024

    Dear Editor, If there is one thing every business owner, rancher, and manager agrees on, it's that if you don't have good people, you don't have much. And if there's one thing Montanans (and, increasingly, outsiders) know, it's how good our hunting and fishing opportunities generally are. They make life here special. They feed our families and shape our lives. We tend to assume these same opportunities will continue for our kids, regardless of income-but Governor Gianforte and Fish, Wildlife &...

  • Dirty Politics

    May 29, 2024

    *Paid Political Content* Dear Editor, I am writing to warn voters about the dirty politics being played in the primary elections in House District 29 and Senate District 15. Now in my eighth year as a state legislator including four years at House Majority Leader, I have had many occasions to observe the "dark" side of politics. However, this primary election has shocked even me with the lies and distorted voting records presented as facts in mailers urging voters not to support Speaker Pro... Full story

  • From The Publisher's Desk

    May 22, 2024

    First, we want to thank all the readers, subscribers and advertisers for supporting us. We recognize the printing of the Glasgow Courier has not been up to the standards that you expect from your local newspaper. We recognize the too dark photos where you can’t see who is in the photo. We recognize the blurriness of photos. We also recognize the dark streaks on the pages, which make it hard to read what is on the page. After bringing these examples to the attention of the printing press operator and the owners of the Glasgow Courier, we have be...

  • Mission Accomplished!

    May 15, 2024

    Our congratulations to Sam Morehouse, a newly elected official for the Fort Peck Rural County Water District Board. Though relatively new to the Board, we believe Sam has the potential to be a good board member. We hope all new directors will get up to speed and work to restore credibility to the Board. Our decision to run for the Board forced the first Water Board election in more than 20 years! We purposely ran for election to raise awareness and expose the truth of what has been occurring at...

  • Veteran Survey: Make Your Voices Heard

    May 8, 2024

    Dear Editor, Montana's veterans deserve to live with dignity and independence. The Department of Public Health and Human Services is conducting an important survey to understand and improve the living conditions for our veterans. We at the Veterans Navigation Network encourage every veteran, caregiver, and family member in Montana to participate. This survey will help the state understand what veterans need to live well in their communities. It looks at healthcare access, financial stability,...

  • Another Folly For Fort Peck Rural County Water District Board Members

    May 8, 2024

    Dear Editor, I am concerned the Fort Peck Rural County Water District Board has learned NOTHING from public input and their expensive legal opinions regarding open meeting laws and public transparency, consider the following:. After seeing the notice in BS Buzz that the rebuttal to my campaign materials would be available on April 24, 2024, I immediately sent the Board an email. I inquired about how the ads, the expenditure of funds and and rebuttal all got accomplished without a Board meeting!...

  • The New BLM Sage Grouse Conservation Plan

    May 8, 2024

    Dear Editor, Flushed with their success in using the Endangered Species Act (ESA) to shut down the western U.S. timber industry (has anyone heard how the spotted owl is doing?), the nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) bragged they would use the same ploy to shut down grazing on the federally managed western range lands. They were not successful but for the last 30 or so years the Federal and State governments have spent over a BILLION taxpayer dollars to 'save' the sage grouse. Now the Bureau...

  • Concerns Regarding Fort Peck Rural County Water District

    May 1, 2024

    Dear Editor, I would like to applaud Jody Sundheim Novak for her recent column in the Courier's Letter to the Editor section and giving the rest of us courage to publicly speak up about matters of great importance. If I were to take the Nashua Town Council name out of her letter and insert the Fort Peck Rural County Water District (FPRCWD) name, the story would almost be exactly the same. However, FPRCWD Board members took their efforts to a much lower level by actually violating the open...

  • Fort Peck Rural County Water District Board Lack Of Transparency

    May 1, 2024

    Dear Editor: The letter to the Editor in the April 24 Courier written on behalf of the Board of Directors for the Fort Peck Rural County Water District is another example of why Mary Kaercher and I are running for positions on the Board. We oppose Board practices that are NOT transparent and contrary to Montana law. Although this letter is purportedly from the Board – for the purpose of providing "relevant facts and evidence" related to "two candidate statements" that were "distributed" – the...

  • Strengthening Families Month Is a Great Opportunity to Help a Local Child

    Apr 24, 2024

    Dear Editor, April is Strengthening Families Month, a time to promote the safety and well-being of Montana's kids. If you've seen any blue pinwheels, these are the symbols of this month and drawing attention to the issue of child abuse. Communities around the state and country put them up in April. When a child enters foster care due to abuse or neglect, this begins a legal process to determine what will happen to the child. This is where a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) comes in....

  • Notice to Fort Peck Water District Customers

    Apr 24, 2024

    Dear Editor, The Board of Directors of the Fort Peck Rural County Water District have been made aware that two candidates for the Director election have distributed candidate statements with many references to the current Board of Directors actions and inactions. The Board is preparing a rebuttal statement to provide all of the relevant facts and evidence related to their statements. This will be available to the public on Wednesday, April 24, 2024. Board meeting minutes and financial... Full story

  • Montana's Unemployment Rate Remains Near Historic Low

    For the Courier|Apr 24, 2024

    On April 19, Governor Greg Gianforte announced that Montana’s unemployment rate was 3.3 percent in March as employment levels increased. “Montana’s economy is thriving thanks to our pro-jobs, pro-business policies,” Gov. Gianforte said. “While we continue to battle inflation, many businesses are hiring and providing good paying jobs. Our administration will continue to develop workforce opportunities so every Montanan has a chance to fulfill the American dream.” Since Gov. Gianforte took office in January 2021, nearly 41,000 jobs have been c...

  • Concerns Regarding Town Council Of Nashua

    Apr 17, 2024

    Dear Editor, I am writing to express my deep concerns regarding recent events that have come to light regarding the Town Council of Nashua. The purpose of this letter is to shed light on the serious issues that have been identified, namely the missed municipal election and the conduct of Town Council meetings. Prior to the regularly scheduled Town Council Meeting on April 8, it was revealed that there would not be a municipal election this year. Astonishingly, this oversight had gone unnoticed,... Full story

  • Gianforte's Next-Door Neighbor Slammed With A 70% Tax Hike

    Apr 10, 2024

    PAID POLITICAL CONTENT Governor Greg Gianforte’s next-door neighbor in Bozeman is considering selling the family home she grew up in, after the governor slammed her with a nearly $5,000 property tax increase in 2023. “I checked online right when [the bill] came out and went, ‘holy crap—there it is!’” Deborah Newville, a Montana resident, says in an emotional video released by candidate for governor Ryan Busse. Newville recently moved back into her modest family home in Bozeman, directly across Manley Road from one of Gianforte’s homes. Public...

  • Competent and Effective Leadership Matters

    Apr 10, 2024

    PAID POLITICAL CONTENT Dear Montanans, This is a hopeful time for so many of our students. The future is bright as graduation nears and families beam with pride, anticipating their child walking across that stage. As a legislator, a former classroom teacher and the mom of a high school student, though, I must admit I worry. Are we doing enough to make sure all our students have the opportunities they deserve? That is why I'm running to be your next State Superintendent of Schools. We've...

  • A Letter To The Citizens Of Montana

    Apr 3, 2024

    Dear Editor, County Commissioners from across Montana appreciate the widespread support that Senate Bill 442 enjoyed throughout its legislative process. Marijuana revenues are new to Montana, and the bill's thoughtful distribution of this higher-than-expected new revenue stream included some funding for county roads. Bipartisan and impactful legislation backed by such a wide variety of Montanans is a rarity, and we commend Senator Lang and the bill's many proponents for their efforts. Even...

  • Students Need To Fill Out The FAFSA

    Apr 3, 2024

    Dear Editor, Montana's Future is at Risk As of the writing of this guest editorial, there has been a 30 percent decrease in FAFSA submissions by students and their parents across the United States compared to last year. In Montana, the decline is also substantial at 25 percent. What is FAFSA and why is it important? FAFSA stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid, and students must complete it prior to applying for federal grants, work-study, and loans. Colleges and universities use...

  • Smoke House

    Gwen Cornwell, For the Courier|Mar 27, 2024

    A friend and I were discussing Burma Shave signs the other day. I know that I have done this before, but thought I would start out with one again. STAND A LITTLE CLOSER TO YOUR RAZOR FOR A CLOSER SHAVE. With that behind us thought I would ask how many of you had access to a smoke house in days past? A lot of folks butchered and processed their own meat in days past. If you or your family did the chances are you may still have that old building standing. I doubt if that smell ever left the building. I rather enjoyed the smell but not all do. I...

  • Women's History Month Celebrates Women's Contributions To The Nation's Economy

    Mar 20, 2024

    Dear Editor, This year we observe the 37th anniversary of Women's History Month, which is a celebration of women's contributions to history, culture, society, and business. Women have been the driving force behind America's economic rebound from the pandemic, creating 50 percent of all new businesses since 2020. In 2023, women opened more than 1,200 new businesses each day including women of color who experienced some of the highest business growth rates in American history. This post pandemic...

  • Cabrera Running For Congress

    Mar 20, 2024

    Dear Editor, Ming Cabrera is running for Congress in the Eastern Montana District. Ming has been in business for many years in Billings and Eastern Montana. Ming was born and raised in Montana graduating from Huntley Project in the mid-1970s. He has a history of being a contributor to his community and our state. Ming has earned my respect and I hope you will consider voting for him in the upcoming primary election. John Daggett Glasgow, Mont....

  • Montanans: Celebrate St. Patrick's Day Responsibly By Planning For A Sober Ride Home

    For the Courier|Mar 13, 2024

    Valley County Sheriff’s Office, Glasgow Police Department, and the Montana Highway Patrol (MHP) are encouraging Montanans to plan for a sober ride home before celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. Celebrations and festivities at bars and restaurants are common for St. Patrick’s Day, and celebrations may happen during the days leading up to St. Patrick’s Day. Law enforcement partners across the state will be increasing patrols and making DUI arrests to help all Montanans get home safely. Under the Vision Zero goal, Valley County Sheriff’s Office, G...

  • AG Knudsen Warns Of Common Scams During National Consumer Protection Week

    For the Courier|Mar 13, 2024

    Attorney General Austin Knudsen is warning Montanans of frequently reported website-based scams – including law enforcement, bitcoin investment and tech support scams during National Consumer Protection Week which ran from March 3-9. “Our Office of Consumer Protection is here to help Montanans protect their hard-earned money from scammers, but please remember to stay vigilant and educate yourself on the common fraud schemes on the rise in our state,” Attorney General Knudsen said. A law enforcement scam is carried out by phone fraudsters calli...

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