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  • Thanking Tow Truck Drivers

    Oct 4, 2023

    As a past paramedic/firefighter I want to acknowledge another first responder that is rarely recognized or thanked. Recently one of our County Newspaper articles had a thank you given only to the police, fire and ambulance. We do not seem to value our Tow Truck Drivers. They too face the horrors of every bad accident scene; get called out at all hours of the night and work in the worst weather, longer than the other first responders. More Tow Truck Drivers are killed or injured every year on the...

  • Glasgow Scottie Upcoming Facilities Bond Tidbits

    Oct 4, 2023

    The election will be administered by the Valley County Election Administrator and will be a mail-ballot election. Ballots will be mailed out on Sept. 29 and must be returned by Oct. 17. Tidbit 1 What will the proposed $8.58 Million Dollar Facility Improvements Bond include? #1 – Replace the failed 80-year-old boiler at Glasgow High School to assure our students will have adequate heat in the winter months. #2 – Extensively repair damaged roofs at Glasgow High School and Glasgow Middle School to assure that we can keep the inside of our bui...

  • The Upcoming Glasgow Bond

    Sep 27, 2023

    Dear Editor, I grew up in Saco and have been a member of this community since 2004. I married into the Glasgow lifestyle and could not be more proud to live anywhere in the world. Which, if you know my husband, you recognize that living in Glasgow wasn't up for negotiation! The bond put forth by our school board cannot be reduced to an academics vs athletics discussion. When I look back on my youth my academic and athletic successes are completely intertwined. Academics contributed to my future...

  • In Support Of Artificial Turf For Glasgow

    Sep 27, 2023

    Dear Editor, Hi All. It's Kyler Hallock, a recent 2022 graduate of Glasgow High School. I wanted to take this time to say a few things about the Scottie Field "Recharged" Project and upcoming School Bond. As a former student-athlete at GHS, I participated in football and wrestling for all four years, and for me, being involved in sports was a huge part of my life! My experience as a football player; has led me to voice my support of artificial turf for the Glasgow School District. Throughout my...

  • Deadline Approaching For Property Tax Rebate

    Sep 27, 2023

    Dear Editor, Sunday, Oct. 1 is the deadline to claim your $675 property tax rebate for this year. Tens of thousands of Montana property owners have already claimed theirs. If you're a Montana resident who pays property taxes on your primary residence, head to getmyrebate.mt.gov as soon as possible to claim yours. And whether you've already claimed this year's rebate or not, put a reminder on your calendar to claim next year's as well. A second $675 property tax rebate will be available from...

  • Glasgow Scottie Upcoming Facilities Bond Tidbits

    For the Courier|Sep 27, 2023

    The election will be administered by the Valley County Election Administrator and will be a mail-ballot election. Ballots will be mailed out on Sept. 29 and must be returned by Oct. 17. Tidbit 1 What will the proposed $8.58 Million Dollar Facility Improvements Bond include? #1 – Replace the failed 80-year-old boiler at Glasgow High School to assure our students will have adequate heat in the winter months. #2 – Extensively repair damaged roofs at Glasgow High School and Glasgow Middle School to assure that we can keep the inside of our bui...

  • In Support Of Proposed School Bond

    Sep 20, 2023

    Dear Editor, The Cottonwood Inn owners and management want to assure you of our support for the proposed School Bond to fund the Scottie Recharged project. As one of the largest private businesses in Glasgow, we understand the importance of our schools and school activities to this community. We employ 70 to 80 community members whose children and grandchildren attend school in our district. It is important for our business to be successful to provide for those families and individuals. And our...

  • The Upcoming Glasgow Bond

    Sep 20, 2023

    Dear Editor, My perspective on the upcoming bond: We moved back to Glasgow four years ago. It wasn't in our plans to make this move but we were blown away by the school environment that has been established here (especially compared to other places), the supportive community, and the hometown pride. Through foster care, we have given as many kids the best opportunity to thrive that we can. It is a big commitment for our family, but in the end more children have a chance to start their own lives...

  • The Upcoming Glasgow Bond

    Sep 20, 2023

    I'd just like to express my gratitude towards the Glasgow community. I grew up in Hinsdale. I played football for Glasgow and had more track practices in Glasgow than I did in Hinsdale for pole vaulting. Many Glasgow families, (Hartsocks, Kittlesons, Hughes, Remus, Riggins, Corys, Flatens, Krumwiedes... I could do this all day...), made me feel at home and always helped/watched out for me. Don't get me wrong, life is not only about sports, however, many life lessons are learned through these...

  • Glasgow Scottie Upcoming Facilities Bond Tidbits

    For the Courier|Sep 20, 2023

    The election will be administered by the Valley County Election Administrator and will be a mail-ballot election. Ballots will be mailed out on Sept. 29 and must be returned by Oct. 17. Tidbit 1 What will the proposed $8.58 Million Dollar Facility Improvements Bond include? #1 – Replace the failed 80-year-old boiler at Glasgow High School to assure our students will have adequate heat in the winter months. #2 – Extensively repair damaged roofs at Glasgow High School and Glasgow Middle School to assure that we can keep the inside of our bui...

  • Cowboy Sweetheart

    Gwen Cornwell, For the Courier|Sep 20, 2023

    Since it has been a few weeks since remembering and I have been traveling, not on the highway, but by air, I thought I would share another Burma Shave - Asked what he did for exercise Gallo, a Spanish bull fighter, replied that he smoked Havana Cigars. Now on to my trip to Missouri, I got to see a girl that I went to school with in the fifth grade in Missouri. We used to stand on our farm house back porch and sing “I want to be a Cowboy Sweetheart.” So, I shared with her just how silly and naïve we were. Sharing old memories is great and some...

  • To the Community of Glasgow

    Sep 20, 2023

    As directors of the Glasgow Area Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture, Inc., we enthusiastically support the proposed bond for improvements to the facilities within the Glasgow School District. This bond is essential - not only for the benefit of our students, but also for the community of Glasgow. Tournaments and regular sporting events that are held at our current facilities provide a much-needed economic boost for our area, often during the financially strained times of the year. Currently, ou...

  • Bundy Park Proposal Details

    Sep 13, 2023

    Dear Community, Over the last year, our nonprofit, Siding 45, has raised over $112,000 to build a skatepark in Glasgow. Half of those funds came from Jeff Ament's foundation Montana Pool Service, and we aim to take advantage of more opportunities to bring outside money into our community. Our next step is to find a location for the park, and we are hoping to build it in Bundy Park. This idea has not been confirmed but last month the city council decided to look into the technicalities and...

  • Next Legislative Session's Work Begins Now

    Sep 13, 2023

    Dear Editor, It's fairly common knowledge that Montana's legislative branch of government is a citizen legislature that only meets in session for 90 business days every two years. While true, those facts often lead to misconceptions about the real nature of legislators' work. In reality, the Legislature works year round. Being an effective legislator is much closer to full-time public service than a part-time job. Constituents regularly contact their elected representatives looking for...

  • Glasgow Scottie Upcoming Facilities Bond Tidbits

    Sep 13, 2023

    The election will be administered by the Valley County Election Administrator and will be a mail-ballot election. Ballots will be mailed out on Sept. 29 and must be returned by Oct. 17. Tidbit 1 What will the proposed $8.58 Million Dollar Facility Improvements Bond include? #1 – Replace the failed 80-year-old boiler at Glasgow High School to assure our students will have adequate heat in the winter months. #2 – Extensively repair damaged roofs at Glasgow High School and Glasgow Middle School to assure that we can keep the inside of our bui...

  • Medicare Advantage Supports Health Care for Rural Americans

    Sep 6, 2023

    Dear Editor, Health care policy is a perennially hot topic, and with good reason-it's about the welfare of the people and how the nation takes care of its most vulnerable. When it comes to health care, few programs have been as transformative as Medicare Advantage, a public-private initiative that provides high-quality, low-cost health care for seniors and people with disabilities. In health care, consumer choice is paramount. While original Medicare offers a one-size-fits-all model that might...

  • Healthy Bison, Healthy Grasslands

    Sep 6, 2023

    Dear Editor, It's been a busy and productive first-half of 2023 for our bison team at American Prairie. The biggest cause to celebrate has been the remarkable turn-around in range conditions thanks to the moisture that has fallen over Montana so far this year. In addition to greener pastures, our team is pleased to report several milestones regarding our bison herd. Healthy Herd This spring American Prairie welcomed 65 new bison to its herd. These bison originated from the Laramie Foothills herd...

  • Glasgow Scottie Upcoming Facilities Bond Tidbits

    For the Courier|Sep 6, 2023

    The election will be administered by the Valley County Election Administrator and will be a mail-ballot election. Ballots will be mailed out on Sept. 29 and must be returned by Oct. 17. Tidbit 1 What will the proposed $8.58 Million Dollar Facility Improvements Bond include? #1 – Replace the failed 80-year-old boiler at Glasgow High School to assure our students will have adequate heat in the winter months. #2 – Extensively repair damaged roofs at Glasgow High School and Glasgow Middle School to assure that we can keep the inside of our bui...

  • Tester And Daines Oppose Biden Administration's Staff Mandate For Rural Nursing Homes

    For the Courier|Sep 6, 2023

    Following the announcement on Sept. 1 that the Biden Administration is proposing a federal mandate dictating staffing levels at nursing homes, which would place an undue burden on rural and underserved facilities that are struggling with severe staffing shortages, U.S. Senator Jon Tester (D) and U.S. Senator Daines (R) issued statements opposing the mandate. “At a time when rural states like Montana are experiencing challenging staffing shortages, it’s completely unacceptable for the Biden Administration to impose a one-size-fits-all sta...

  • Prescription Drug Price Cuts for Montanans Announced

    For the Courier|Sep 6, 2023

    Montana seniors will see cheaper prescription drug prices on 10 common medications as a direct result of the Inflation Reduction Act. The law will lower the prices of 10 prescription drugs for Montana seniors by securing price negotiation power for Medicare, by allowing Medicare to directly negotiate drug prices with pharmaceutical companies. The negotiating process will begin Aug. 29, with cuts scheduled to go into effect in 2026. “Montanans should never have to make the choice between life-saving medication or putting food on the t...

  • Bond Informational Letter

    Aug 30, 2023

    To the community members of Glasgow, As members of the Glasgow School Board, we would like to address our voting members regarding the proposed bond that will benefit our students and community for years to come. The bond will allow our school district to repair the roofs at the high school and the middle school, repair the failed boiler at the high school, and provide an outdoor athletic facility that will benefit our students and community. Bonds are used by school districts to finance needed...

  • Camp Lejeun Marine Base Toxic Exposure

    Aug 30, 2023

    Dear Editor and Veterans, The Camp Lejeune Justice Act was passed as part of the PACT Act Aug. 10, 2022. Anyone who resided, worked, or was otherwise exposed, including utero, for 30 days or more between Aug. 1, 1953, and Dec. 31, 1987, and diagnosed with a serious illness or condition, may be eligible to file a claim under this act. This includes surviving family members of individuals who suffered harm from Lejeune water on behalf of their deceased loved ones. Toxic materials were released...

  • Support Your Free Press

    Joshua Wood, Stevenson Newspapers|Aug 23, 2023

    Dear Editor, Police raiding a newspaper and confiscating reporting material seems like something one would expect to find in a banana-republic, or in a scene from a dystopian novel. Yet, that is exactly what happened recently to the Marion County Record. The Record is a weekly newspaper in rural Kansas, serving a population of approximately 1,900 and known for its dogged reporting on various issues affecting the community. On Aug. 11, the newspaper office was raided by the Marion Police...

  • Funding Gives Montana A Plan To Reduce Vehicle-Wildlife Collisions

    Aug 23, 2023

    Dear Editor, Anyone driving Montana's highways knows the risk of colliding with deer and other wildlife. Hardly a mile goes by without the gruesome reminders of hit animals, broken bumpers, or smashed headlights scattered on the shoulder. According to the Bozeman-based Western Transportation Institute, collisions with wildlife can be reduced by up to 85 percent with the installation of wildlife crossing infrastructure such as fencing and under and overpasses. Such installations have been...

  • Governor Gianforte Encourages Montana Homeowners To Apply For Property Tax Rebate by Oct. 1

    For the Courier|Aug 23, 2023

    Beginning Aug. 15, eligible Montana homeowners may claim their property tax rebate up to $675 at getmyrebate.mt.gov. Claims must be filed by Oct. 1, 2023. “Property taxes are too high, which is why we prioritized and secured immediate property tax relief for Montanans this legislative session,” Gov. Gianforte said. “I encourage folks to get online and claim their rebate.” To qualify for the rebate, taxpayers must have owned and lived in their home for at least seven months during 2022. The amount of the rebate is the property taxes paid on...

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