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We have 3 local newscasts daily on each station.
1240 AM KLTZ: 7:30am, 12:30pm, 5:30pm
Mix-93 FM: 7:05am, 12:05pm, 5:05pm

Our Prime Time News sponsors include: Ag Partners, LLC - Bakers Jewelry - Brian Gregory, Computer Consultant - Diesen Pumping - Edward Jones, Bryan Krumwiede - Gaffaney's Total Office Source - Glenn's Automotive Repair & Wrecker Service - Helland Agency - Ezzie's Midtown - Nemont - Oasis Lounge Eatery & Casino - Park Grove Bar & Grill - Pehlke's Furniture & Floor Coverings - Robyn's Nest Home Decor and Fine Gifts - Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, Shelly George - Triple A Glass - Will's Office World - Gysler Furniture & Appliance in Wolf Point

Other sites of interest:
Glasgow Police Department
Valley County Jail Roster
State of Montana Sexual and Violent Offender Web Site
Amber Alerts
Montana Governor's Cup

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.

Friday, October 24th 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.

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


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:

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.

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014
Man plans to plead guilty in oil patch killing

SIDNEY, Mont. (AP) — A Colorado man plans to plead guilty to killing a Montana teacher in a case that drew attention to the darker side of the Northern Plains' oil boom.

A plea agreement with prosecutors filed Tuesday calls for a 100-year sentence for 25-year-old Michael Spell on a charge of deliberate homicide.

Spell is charged with the 2012 murder of Sherry Arnold, a 43-year-old Sidney high school teacher who disappeared while jogging. Her body was found buried in a North Dakota field.

Spell is due in court Wednesday before District Judge Richard Simonton in Sidney.

Prosecutors want Spell to serve his time in prison. The defense will ask for him to be sentenced to the state health department, which would allow Spell to be sent to a facility for the mentally disabled.

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014
Hunters are Asked to be Courteous in the Field

As the General hunting season approaches Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks of Region 6 would like to remind you to be courteous of landowners’ property while in the field. While most hunters make a conscious effort to close gates behind them, every year some gates get left open by careless hunters causing landowners additional work. This can result in many hours of effort re-sorting already worked cows and calves. The common rule is to leave gates as they are found, but there can be exceptions.

For example, if you find a gate lying on the ground with cattle on one side and none on the other, the gate may have been left open by another hunter, and not the landowner. Please take a few minutes to find out if the gate should be closed, by calling the landowner, public land agency, or even a MFWP employee (Game Warden, Block Management Tech, or Biologist).

The time you take to contact someone, could be the difference in keeping the land open to hunting in the future.

Tuesday, October 21st 2014
Glasgow’s Tourism Business Improvement District (TBID) Grant Monies Available

The Glasgow Tourism Business Improvement District (TBID) announces that 2014/2015 Grant Monies are NOW available to 501c3 Non-Profit organizations. Applications for grants encompass events, projects or tournaments that will bring additional tourism to Glasgow.

The mission of the Glasgow Tourism Business Improvement District (TBID) is to generate room nights for lodging facilities in the City of Glasgow, Montana by effectively marketing our region as a preferred travel destination. The TBID receives its funding from the $1.00 per room charge collected by the Glasgow Motels.

Grant Criteria and Applications are available at the Glasgow Chamber, http://www.glasgowmt.net or by emailing Tami Burke @ tbidglasgow@nemont.net.

For more information about the Glasgow Tourism Improvement District (TBID), please contact Tami Burke at (406)480-2819 or by email tbidglasgow@nemont.net.

Monday, October 20th 2014
Valley County Commissioner Candidate Debate Now Online

Stan Ozark sat down with the Paul Tweten and Russ Dahl the 2 candidates for Valley County Commissioner. Here is the audio of the interview.

Valley County Commissioner Candidates

Farm Equipment Sales
Northern Prairie Auto Sales
Sand Electric
D & G
Helland Agency
Valley Bank
Dale Plumbing & Heating
Cottonwood Inn
Cape Air
Fort Peck Summer Theatre
Big Sky Water
Prairie Ridge
Hi-Line Ford
First Community Bank
United Insurance & Realty
Bakers Jewelry
Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital
Tire-rama Glasgow