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 By Chris McDaniel    Opinion    July 28, 2021 

DNC Working to Snoop on Text Messages

Wow. We really are living in George Orwell's "1984." Or, at least, such a possibility is in sight. The Democratic National Committee (DNC) is seeking to work with cell phone companies to prevent text...

 
 By Tyler Edwards    Opinion    July 28, 2021 

Each Traffic Stop Could Be a Life or Death Scenario

It's 3 a.m. on an unusually dark night, when you receive an alert from dispatch. It's a description of a vehicle involved in a recent shooting close two towns away. You don't think much of it, but...

 
 By Richard Noble    Opinion    July 28, 2021 

Technology and My Cat

Pet ownership. Of all the things which have come a long way in the last few decades, this might be my favorite. As people, we're able to enjoy all of the wonderful advances which ameliorate our days a...

 
 By Mary Honrud    Opinion    July 28, 2021 

A Deadline, is a Deadline, is a Deadline

EDITOR'S NOTE: This column was slated to run in the July 21 edition, but was held due to lack of space. In case anyone who isn’t advertising in or writing columns for the Glasgow Courier hasn’t noticed yet, the deadline for each week’s issue...

 

'There I was, Just Minding My own Business...'

You've heard it before, "So there I was, just minding my own business, when all of a sudden..." Well, just when you thought that it might be reaching the finality of things happening in St. Marie, it...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    July 28, 2021 

Suffering Through the Heat

As we are suffering through this heat it may help to remember the other extremes. Do you remember the winter of 1949 & 50? I do not know the months, and no, I did not call the weather service, but some remember having two nights in a row of -55...

 

We Have Water! YAY!

I received a message from Saint Marie's Water Manager, Rob Esaias, on Monday, July 12th that he had the water main fixed. A word of warning goes with this if you EVER have a water break. We were told...

 
 By Tyler Edwards    Opinion    July 21, 2021

I'm Going to Make a Traffic Stop

Traffic stops on the surface seem very simple and straight forward. From the outside looking, in these stops may appear as if someone did something inherently wrong or malicious. In general, the...

 
 By Richard Noble    Opinion    July 21, 2021

How Much Screen Time? Avoiding Digital Burnout.

The connected world in which we live is great, isn't it? Email in your pocket, books on your tablet, movies just a tap away on your television. But how much is too much when it comes to these...

 

Speed Limit Sign Needed

Speed Limit Sign Needed There is a problem for people in northeast Glasgow between the high school, middle school and church. We have encountered hazards. First, a 15 mph sign on the west end of...

 

Biden Administration Admits Defunding Police Doesn't Work

Talk about hypocrisy. The Biden Administration is now touting efforts to fund police in a knee-jerk reaction to a massive increase in violence nationwide. This comes on the heels of 2020 when the Demo...

 

President Biden's Gun Crime Strategy

In June, President Biden unveiled a comprehensive strategy to combat gun violence. This strategy implements preventative measures that are proven to reduce violent crime, and attacks the root causes ...

 
 By Tyler Edwards    Opinion    July 14, 2021

Why are the Cops Following Me?

A very common complaint against patrol officers is that they followed a vehicle for an extended period of time for no apparent reason. Being in a small town; our officers are trained to have a great...

 

Repentance Necessary to Escape God's Wrath

"But I tell you that anyone who is angry with a brother or sister will be subject to judgment. Again, anyone who says to a brother or sister, 'Raca,' [worthless] is answerable to the court. And...

 
 By Chris McDaniel    Opinion    July 7, 2021

Facebook Encourages Users to Become Snitches

Not that I have any respect for Facebook, but if I did, they would have lost it. Again. It seems the company founded by Mark Zuckerberg, the reigning Technocrat in Chief, isn't content with only sucki...

 
 By Tom Boyer    Opinion    July 7, 2021

Six VCSO Deputies Can Now make Arrests on Reservation

On Thursday, June 10, six officers from the Valley County Sheriff's Office completed their cross-deputization training with Chief of Police Jim Summers of the Fort Peck Tribal Law and Justice Office....

 
 By Richard Noble    Opinion    July 7, 2021

The Fear Surrounding Technology

As a technology professional of over 15 years, I can wholeheartedly assure you that your phones, smart devices and televisions are not listening to your conversations. Well, other than when they are....

 

Calling All Citizen Journalists!

As I continue on the journey of revamping this newspaper, I am preparing for the next phase to begin. But, to do it, I will need your help. You see, I am a one man show when it comes to news...

 

Among Despair, Hope Through Christ

"For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it in hope." Romans 8:20 If my understanding is correct, we seed winter wheat in the fall. The seed then...

 

Publisher's Desk

It seems marijuana is still a bit of a sticky-icky subject in Montana. Last month, Governor Gianforte signed HB 701 into law. The bill outlines the regulations for marijuana commercialization, some...

 
 By Tyler Edwards    Opinion    June 23, 2021

Police Chief's Desk

The Glasgow Police Department reminds our community about their local fireworks ordinance. This ordinance was created to allow the youth the opportunity to light minor fireworks off in the city...

 

Publisher's Desk

This weekend, as I was out at the Missouri River Recreation Area for Youth near Fort Peck Dam photographing and interviewing the latest crop of Boy Scouts, I was suddenly 12-years-old again and a Boy...

 

Letter to the Editor

The Local Soroptimist International of Glasgow was organized to support and improve the lives of women and girls. The local Thrift Store is the main source of income to achieve this goal. WE donate...

 

Letter to the Editor

Our family from New York and Pennsylvania had a week long adventure in Middle of Nowhere, MT. Most of us had not previously seen your wonderful state or been on a ranch. Our visit was packed with...

 

Police Chief's Desk

Editors Note: This is Part One of a multiple issue series. Read next week's edition to find out how a traffic stop looks through a police officer's eyes. For most people this could be their first...

 

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