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Thursday, October 30th 2014
Absentee Ballots Continue To Arrive At Valley County Elections Office

1662 registered voters in Valley County have already cast their ballots in advance of the November 4th General Election. Due to relaxed absentee voter laws in Montana many voters now choose to cast their ballot by absentee rather then go to the polls on election day.

Almost half of the registered voters in Valley County choose to vote absentee and of the 2,252 voters who requested a absentee ballot, 72% half turned their ballots in to the election office.

Voter turnout in Valley County currently is at 34% with nearly 600 absentee ballots yet to be returned and of course this is not counting the plentiful voters who choose to vote on election day.

Voter turnout in Valley County was just 49% during the primary election in June but turnout for the last general election in 2012 was 82%.

Wednesday, October 29th 2014
New Reports Filed Show Thousands Spent On Race For Valley County Sheriff

New political finance reports filed by the two candidates for Valley County Sheriff show that the candidates have spent thousands of dollars and much of it their own money.

Candidates for political office were required to file campaign finance reports last week for the period from June 19th through October 18th.

The two candidates for Valley County Sheriff have loaned or contributed plenty of money for the hottest political race in Valley County for the 2014 election season.

Incumbent Glen Meier spent $2,124 in the period from June 19th to October 18th. Meier reported receiving $1440 in receipts for the period and had $2411.00 in his campaign account as of October 18th. In May of this year, Meier loaned his campaign $3,340.

Challenger Joe Horn reported receiving $6,047 in campaign receipts from June through October 19th. Horn spent $6139.87 and had a cash balance of $1101.95 as of October 19th. Joe Horn reported donating $1025 to his campaign in the general election and also reported loaning his campaign $3050 for the general election.

Here is a link to view who has made donations to the two candidates for Valley County Sheriff and other candidates in Valley County: http://campaignreport.mt.gov

Tuesday, October 28th 2014
Natural Gas Next In The Bakken

Original story in Minneapolis Star Tribune

The next natural resource coming out of the Bakken could be natural gas.

Less profitable than oil and more difficult to transport, natural gas has been so secondary in North Dakota that drillers still burn off more than a fourth of what rises from the ground.

A quiet transformation is underway, however, as the state bids to turn natural gas into a native business and drive down flaring.

A growing network of pipelines and processing plants has made North Dakota a recent target for billions of dollars of investment toward factories that convert natural gas into other products like fertilizer and plastic.

Cullen Goenner, an economist at the University of North Dakota, says it's a natural progression to start using the other resources in the area.

A group called Badlands NGL announced in a news conference with Gov. Jack Dalrymple two weeks ago that it wants to convert cheap, abundant ethane into polyethylene, the raw material of plastic bags and bottles. The $4 billion factory would churn out rail car loads of the tiny, milk-white plastic beads.

Tuesday, October 28th 2014
2014 Block of Bucks Kick Off

The Glasgow Soroptimists along with Pacific Steel and Recycling and the Glasgow High School Student Council announce the annual Block of Bucks collection day on December 5, 2014.

The annual program provides clothing for Valley County children from infant to 12 years of age. Parents may sign up at the Office of Public Assistance, located at 630 Second Ave S., Glasgow. Please note that this is a new location. It is in the same building as the Social Security Office. Sign up begins on Monday, Nov. 3 and continues through Monday, Dec 1.

Parents must sign up in person. Calls will not be accepted. No applications will be accepted after Monday, December 1. Applications MUST be picked up at the Office of Public Assistance and returned to that office. There will be no other location where forms may be picked up or turned in.

Donations are needed to fund the clothes shopping event and are deeply appreciated. They may be mailed prior to collection day to: Soroptimists of Glasgow, Box 961, Glasgow, MT 59230.

Volunteers are needed to help families shop on Saturday, December 6th. Please call Mary Armstrong at 253-350-2070 if you are willing to help, or if you have any questions.

Tuesday, October 28th 2014
Low-flying helicopter to map Poplar groundwater

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A helicopter with a large wire hoop hanging beneath it will be making low-level flights over northeast Montana as part of a groundwater survey.

Officials with the U.S. Geological Survey said people who see the flights in the Poplar River Valley should not be alarmed. The flights will begin Tuesday and continue for five to ten days.

The agency is working with the Fort Peck Office of Environmental Protection to study groundwater contamination from the East Poplar oil field.

The helicopter flown by a contractor will tow the wire hoop back and forth over an area of roughly 200-square-miles to measure the electrical properties of the earth.

Scientists will use the information to map a layer of shale that limits the underground movement of water beneath the Poplar River Valley.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Monday, October 27th 2014
French Knight Of Legion Of Honor Awards To Be Presented Tuesday

VFW Post 3107 will be hosting a ceremony on Tuesday, October 28th at 11:00a.m. to honor 3 area WW II Veterans.

The honorary consul of France in Montana, Laurence Markarian, will be presenting the French Knight of Legion of Honor award to Lloyd Eide, Gordon Olson and Kenneth Newton.

The public is invited to attend.

The Medal of Legion of Honor is the highest and most renowned distinction in France. It is a sign of France's true and unforgettable gratitude and appreciation for an individual's personal, precious contribution to the United States' decisive role in the liberation of France during World War II.

The medal itself is described as a star with 5 double vertices mounted with a crown of laurel and a red ribbon. The front displays the emblem of the Republic. In the back are 2 French flags surrounded by the words "Honor" and "Nation."

Created by Napoleon, it has been presented for the last 2 centuries to the most deserving.

Monday, October 27th 2014
JSEC Committee Looking For Contributions For Scholarships

The Glasgow Job Service Employer's Committee is looking for donations for scholarships for area students.

Their goal is to raise at least $1,000 - which would directly fund 2 or 3 scholarships.

The Glasgow Job Service Employer's Committee believes a post-secondary education is vital for youth to do more than just get a job, but prepares them to successfully pursue a rewarding career. The average debt for Montana college graduates is $27,475 according to a 2012 study by the Institute for College Access and Success. The committee would like to help students minimize that debt by offering a scholarship to Valley County students.

The JSEC Scholarship Committee would choose the recipients based on a written application and an oral interview. The application process would be open for one month, starting in February 2015.

If you would like to join them in supporting area students, contributions may be sent to:

Glasgow JSEC, 74 4th Street North, Glasgow, Montana 59230.

All donations are tax deductible and a receipt will be issued upon request. If you have any questions you may call 228-9369.

Monday, October 27th 2014
Downstream Campground Closes For The Season - New Fort Peck Dam & Interpretive Center Hours

The Downstream Campground at Fort Peck Lake closed for the season on October 23, 2014. In support of limited mobility hunter access, the entire Downstream Recreation Area including Kiwanis Park, the Nature Trail and the campground will be closed to both vehicle and foot traffic starting November 6 through November 23, 2014. Kiwanis Park and the Nature Trail will open back up to public use on November 24.

The Fort Peck Interpretive Center hours for November are open Tuesday – Friday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. The center will also be closed on Tuesday November 11 in honor of Veteran’s Day and Thursday November 27 and Friday November 28 in honor of Thanksgiving. Powerhouse tours will be available by advance appointment throughout the winter.

For the months of December, January and February the Interpretive Center will not have set hours. Instead, the Interpretive Center will be available for groups to use the meeting room or individuals and families to tour the facility by making an advance appointment during weekdays.

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact the Fort Peck Fort Peck Interpretive Center at (406)-526-3493 or the Project Office at (406) 526-3411.


Friday, October 24th 2014
Glasgow Chamber To Pay $10 Processing Fee For Christmas Cash Loans 5-7pm October 24th

The Glasgow Area Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture is kicking off the 2014 holiday season with its Annual Christmas Cash program.

Christmas Cash Script will be available beginning Friday October 24th, 2014, at First Community Bank in Glasgow/Hinsdale, Valley Bank, and Independence Bank. The purpose of the Christmas Cash program is to encourage people in our area to Shop Locally. Glasgow has a very good variety of quality products, services, and retail stores to choose from for your shopping needs.

The Chamber is once again trying a “kick-off night”. Valley Bank, Independence Bank and First Community Bank Glasgow will remain open till 7:00PM and write loans. Local merchants will also remain open for your shopping convenience, in conjunction with the 4rd Annual Chocolate Walk. As an incentive, the Chamber will pay the $10 processing fee for all loans written from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. You are encouraged to stop by one of the participating banks beginning Monday October 20th, 2014 to pick up your paperwork. These are no interest loans and there is a 10 month repayment period starting in January 2015.

Individual shoppers may borrow up to $1,000.00 and married shoppers up to $2,000.00 on approved credit. The Christmas Cash can be used to purchase a variety of goods from toys, tires, gas, appliances, home furnishings or improvements, tools, groceries, clothing gift certificates or meals at the participating Merchants. You must be a Chamber member to accept the cash and participate in this program. You do not, however, need to be a Chamber member to borrow the Christmas Cash.

The last day to purchase the cash is December 23rd, 2014, the last day to use it is December 24, 2014.

A list of all of the participating merchants and promotions is available now at the Chamber office, on the Chamber website, at participating banks and stores. In 2013, 60 business members participated in the program, 185 loans were issued for a total of $159,999.00 dollars Spent Locally! The Chamber encourages residents to buy locally and use the Christmas program.

Friday, October 24th 2014
Chocolate Walk Is Today

Glasgow's 4th Annual Chocolate Walk is today (Friday, October 24th) from 4-7p.m.

There are over 20 businesses participating with sweet delights. Everything is free.

Stop into Alley’s Palace for the Awards Party starting at 9pm. You can pickup your poker sheets at Apple Trolley or Prewett Interiors today.

You can participate in the just the Chocolate Walk and not the poker run part if you’d like.

Call Joy at the Apple Trolley, for more information at 228-2915.

Thursday, October 23rd 2014
Colorado man pleads guilty to oil patch murder

SIDNEY, Mont. (AP) — A Colorado man has pleaded guilty to the 2012 murder of a Montana teacher in an oil boom town where residents say their lives were forever altered by the crime.

Montana District Judge Richard Simonton on Wednesday accepted the guilty plea from Michael Keith Spell on a count of deliberate homicide. A charge of attempted kidnapping was dropped under a plea agreement.

Prosecutors are recommending a 100-year sentence. They want Spell to serve his time in prison.

Attorneys for Spell want the mentally disabled 25-year-old from Parachute, Colorado, committed to a state institution for the disabled.

Spell admitted that he and an accomplice killed Sherry Arnold during an attempted abduction as the 43-year-old Sidney High School math teacher was out for a pre-dawn jog. The accomplice pleaded guilty last year and is awaiting sentencing.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Thursday, October 23rd 2014
Woman dies in crash near Plentywood

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A 34-year-old woman died in a two-vehicle crash on Montana Highway 5 in northeastern Montana.

Sheridan County Coroner Dave Fulkerson identified the victim as Julia Perkins. He told The Billings Gazette that Perkins had a Nebraska driver's license but her family was contacted in West Des Moines, Iowa.

The Montana Highway Patrol says Perkins was driving eastbound near Plentywood at about 6:10 p.m. Tuesday when she abruptly hit the brakes. Her car slid into the westbound lane and collided with a car driven by a 46-year-old man from Webster, North Dakota.

Perkins died at the scene. Her passenger, a man in his 30s, was ejected from the vehicle. Both he and the North Dakota man were taken to the hospital in Plentywood.

Fulkerson says Perkins had some medical conditions that could have contributed to the crash.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Thursday, October 23rd 2014
MDT Proposes Antelope Signing Along Highway 2

MDT proposes antelope signing for six segments of U.S. 2 and two segments of U.S. 191 in Phillips and Valley counties

The segments (as indicated by reference posts (RP)) are as follows:

U.S.2 RP 477.6 to RP 490.1 Bowdoin East and West Phillips County
RP 506.5 to RP 512 Hinsdale East and West Valley County
RP 518.5 to 520.5 Vandalia East and West Valley County
RP 533 to RP 535.5 Cut-Across East and West Valley County
RP 536.7 to RP 538.2 Glasgow East and West Valley County
RP 553.3 to RP 555.3 Nashua East and West Valley County
U.S. 191 RP 5.3 to RP 21.5 Malta North Phillips County


Proposed work includes developing wildlife cautionary zones for wintering pronghorn antelope. This will be achieved by utilizing folding signs that will be opened when antelope are wintering in the area and closed when antelope are not present. In the case of Nashua and Bowdoin cautionary zone the addition of a blinking yellow light to notify motorists of lingering or crossing antelope will be added. The lights will be turned on when wintering herds are present and turned off when they leave the area.

The project is tentatively scheduled for construction in 2015, depending on completion of all project development activities and availability of funding.

No new Right-of-Way or utility relocations will be needed.

For more information, please contact Glendive District Administrator Shane Mintz at (406) 345-8212 or Project Design Engineer Michael S. Grover, P.E. at (406) 4444188. For the hearing impaired, the TTY number is (406) 4447696 or 1-800-335-7592, or call the Montana Relay at 711. Members of the public may submit written comments to the Montana Department of Transportation Glendive office at PO Box 890, Glendive MT 59330-0890, or online at

http://www.mdt.mt.gov/mdt/comment_form.shtml

Thursday, October 23rd 2014
November 3 Deadline For ELAP

Producers Reminded of Nov. 3rd Deadline for the 2014 Emergency Assistance for Livestock Program (ELAP)
In Montana, Excessive Rain Now Approved as an Eligible Loss Condition for Livestock Feed Losses under the 2014 ELAP Program

Livestock producers that suffered damaged or destroyed mechanically harvested forage, either in the field or in the stack, due to excessive rain or flooding may be eligible for compensation under ELAP. Producers must file a notice of loss and application for payment by Nov. 3, 2014 to be considered eligible. Producers are also required to submit all supporting documentation to support their losses by the deadline. There are no late-file provisions under the ELAP program.

Please contact your local FSA Office before the November 3rd deadline to file an application. Phone: (406)228-4321

Thursday, October 23rd 2014
Montana Transportation Commission Meeting Set For October 30

Helena - The public is invited to attend the Transportation Commission meeting scheduled for 8:30 am, Thursday, October 30, 2014 at the Montana Department of Transportation, Commission Room, 2701 Prospect Avenue, Helena MT. The Transportation Commission will review and take action on the following agenda items:

Planning:
1) Interstate Capacity Funding Reserve
2) Construction Project on State Highway System -
Huffine Lane & Cottonwood Road - Bozeman
3) Functional Classification/System Designation -
a. Bench Boulevard – Main Street to Lake Elmo Drive (Billings)
4) Glendive District Culvert Projects -
Culverts - East of Rosebud
Culvert – South of Opheim
5) Bridge Replacement Project -
Middle Fork Porcupine Creek – 11 Miles South of Opheim

6) Tentative Construction Plan/Program Concurrence

Speed Zones:
7) Belgrade – Bozeman Frontage Road (P-205)

Regular Business:
8) Hamilton Limited Access Control Resolution
9) OAC Proposed Rule Notice
10) Certificate of Completion – August, 2014
11) Change Orders – August, 2014
12) Letting Lists
13) Directors Discussion & Follow-up

The time of 10:00 a.m. on Thursday has been set aside for public comment on other transportation related issues. For more information contact Lori Ryan at (406) 444-7200 or lryan@mt.gov .

MDT attempts to provide accommodations for any known disability that may interfere with a person’s participation in any service, program, or activity of our department. If you require reasonable accommodations to participate in this meeting, please call Lori Ryan, (406) 444-7200. For the hearing impaired, the TTY number is (406) 444-7696 or 1-800-335-7592 or call Montana Relay at 711.

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