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Wednesday, October 18th 2017
Individuals Responsible for Multiple Mule Deer Shot in McCone County Have Been Identified, Wardens Thank the Public
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Region 6 game wardens declare that due to good people coming forward with good information, the individuals responsible for the multiple mule deer killed in northern McCone Co. last week have been identified and interviewed.

Region 6 wardens would like to thank the public for their phone calls, comments, and Facebook shares, and would also like to thank media outlets for helping to spread the word.

Wardens are now working with the McCone Co. attorney, and charges are pending. The case will then go in front of the McCone Co. Court.

“Our job is not to prosecute the case, our job is to present the evidence and details of fish and wildlife crimes to the proper county attorney for prosecution,” said Region 6 warden captain Ron Howell. “Ultimately, it will be up to the McCone Co. Justice Court to determine the outcome.”

Warden Todd Tryan appreciates the calls and other information that came in, and he is currently working with the TIP-MONT program to determine reward possibilities for individuals that came forward with key information.

The 1-800-TIP-MONT program is a toll-free number where one can report violations of fish, wildlife or park regulations. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward up to $1,000 for providing information that leads to a conviction.

Wednesday, October 18th 2017
Live Under the Big Sky Features Valley County Commissioners
Wednesday, October 18th 2017
Youth Outdoor Skills Event Held in Glasgow was a Success
A free youth outdoor skills event was held in Glasgow on Sunday, Oct. 15, at the Glasgow Trap Club. The event was organized and funded by donations and volunteers from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, Hi-Line Sportsmen, Ducks Unlimited, and the Glasgow Trap Club.
Twenty youngsters showed up on a beautiful day to enjoy some fun activities and a great lunch of burgers, hotdogs, and hot apple cider. Youth participated in activities including archery, binocular use/Montana mammal ID, BB gun shooting, shotgun shooting and the Laser Shot shooting simulation.

Organizers look forward to doing this again next year, and hope that they can get more youth involved. Please contact one of the organizers if you have any idea on how to make this a better event.

The organizers would like to thank Glasgow businesses Albertsons, Reynolds Market, and T&R Trucking for their generous donations.


Wednesday, October 18th 2017
Now Is A Good Time To Apply For Apprentice Hunter Program
Montana’s two-day, youth-only deer hunt is coming up Oct. 19 and 20, and general deer and elk season opens Oct. 21. If you want to expose a young person to hunting and mentor that person through their first hunt, now is a good time to consider signing them up for the Apprentice Hunter program. The youth hunt is a great opportunity for these novice hunters to enjoy a less crowded time in the field. With that, it’s important to note that legal apprentice hunters can hunt throughout the general season.

The Apprentice Hunter law, enacted by the Montana Legislature, allows people ages 10 and older to hunt as apprentices with a mentor for two seasons without completing a Hunter Education course. As of 2017, there is no longer an upper age limit on being an apprentice.
Fish, Wildlife & Parks highly recommends that interested people visit the website at fwp.mt.gov and read the packet on the Apprentice Hunter program before seeking certification. The packet outlines guidelines for both the apprentice and the required mentor, including what apprentices can and cannot do, who can act as a mentor, and how the certification process works. Reading up on it beforehand may prevent possible confusion and save people from making an extra trip.

Some key details to note:
Certification must take place at an FWP office, although the forms can be downloaded ahead of time from the website;
A person must be certified before purchasing appropriate licenses, which will then show apprentice status;
If the mentor is not related to an apprentice who is under the age of 18, a legal guardian’s signature also will be needed, and the parent must provide his or her driver’s license in addition to the mentor’s;
A mentor must present a valid driver’s license or other identification at the time of certification;
There is a $5 fee for certification.
An Apprentice MUST:
Be at least 10 years old at the time of license purchase;
Hunt with a mentor who is at least 21 and one that has completed hunter education if born after Jan. 1, 1985;
Have the appropriate Montana hunting licenses for the species being hunted which indicate that he/she is Apprentice Hunter certified
Stay within sight of the non-hunting mentor at all times

An Apprentice MAY:
Be a resident or nonresident;
Obtain apprentice certification for no more than two license years before he or she must complete a hunter safety and education course.

An Apprentice is NOT ELIGIBLE to:
Obtain a special bow and arrow license without first completing a bowhunter education course;
Obtain a resident hound training license for chasing mountain lion;
Participate in a hunting license or permit drawing with a limited quota;
Obtain any bighorn sheep license;
Obtain an elk license if under 15 years of age.

A Mentor MUST:
Be 21 or older;
Be related to the apprentice by blood, adoption or marriage; or be the apprentice’s legal guardian or be designated by the apprentice’s legal guardian (guardian must complete form and show ID);
Have completed hunter education if born after Jan. 1, 1985;
Have a current Montana hunting license;
Complete the Apprentice Hunter Mentor form;
Agree to accompany and supervise the apprentice hunter and remain within sight of and direct voice contact with the apprentice always while in the field;
Confirm that the apprentice possesses the physical and psychological capacity to safely and ethically engage in hunting activities.
Tuesday, October 17th 2017
JSEC Requests Donations For Scholarship
Dear Area Businesses and Interested Persons,

The Glasgow Job Service Employers’ Committee (JSEC) offers $1,000 in scholarships each year to Valley County students pursuing training immediately after high school. As an effort to improve our work-force, we are asking you to contribute to this scholarship fund.

Students can use the funds toward school related costs for any type of training. This includes short term or long term programs, technical fields, the trades or the arts. Scholarship winners are chosen based on their plans, financial need and determination.

According to the Montana Department of Labor and Industry 2015 Labor Day Report to the Governor, there a more educated workforce will be needed in the next ten years. Education beyond high school typically provides more opportunities for employment as well as increased earning potential.

We hope you will join other employers in the county by donating toward the JSEC Scholarship this year. Our goal is to raise at least $1,000 which would directly fund two or three scholarships.

Contributions can be sent to:
Glasgow JSEC, c/o Stacey Amundson, 319 3rd Street South, Glasgow Montana 59230. All donations are tax deductible and a receipt will be issued upon request. Please call me with any questions, (406) 228-2476 Ext. 1. Thank you in advance for your support!

Sincerely,


Stacey Amundson
Glasgow JSEC Chair


Job Service Employer Committee Scholarship 2018


____$25 ____$50 ____$100 $________ amount of your choice

Tuesday, October 17th 2017
Interest Free Community Cash Now Available
The Glasgow Area Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture is kicking off the 2017 holiday season with its Annual COMMUNITY Cash program.

COMMUNITY Cash Script will be available beginning Tuesday, October 16th, 2017, at First Community Bank in Glasgow/Hinsdale, Valley Bank, and Independence Bank. The purpose of the Community 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”. As an incentive, the Chamber will pay the $10 processing fee for all loans written on October 16th, 2017. These are no interest loans and there is a 10 month repayment period starting in January 2018. These loans can be used for lots of merchandise and services in our area and it’s not just for your Christmas shopping. Lobbies at participating banks will be open till 5PM this day.

Individual shoppers may borrow up to $1,000.00 and married shoppers up to $2,000.00 on approved credit. The Community 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 Community Cash. The last day to purchase the cash is December 29th, 2017, the last day to use it is January 5th, 2018.
A list of all of the participating merchants and promotions will be available at the Chamber office, on the Chamber website, at participating banks and stores. In 2016, 69 business members participated in the program, 123 loans were issued for a total of $121,850.00 dollars Spent Locally! The Chamber encourages residents to buy locally and use the Christmas program.
“BUY LOCALLY AND THE BUCK STAYS HERE”

Tuesday, October 17th 2017
Live Under the Big Sky Features Andrew McKean of Outdoor Life Magazine
Monday, October 16th 2017
Wardens Seeking Information on Multiple Mule Deer Shot with a Shotgun in McCone County
Pictured: This buck was found on Monday, and had traveled a ways from the road before it died.

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks game wardens are seeking any information regarding multiple mule deer killed in McCone County in the evening hours of Sat., Oct. 14. At least eight deer were found, including one fawn still barely alive, that were shot with a shotgun. The deer were found scattered over two miles near road 528 in northern McCone County, on the north end of the Remuda Twitchell BMA, about 10 miles east of Hwy 24.

A local resident reported the dead deer early Sunday morning to the area Block Management Technician Dave Walter, who then contacted local warden Todd Tryan. Tryan spent most of the day Sunday gathering evidence at the crime scene. Four mule deer fawns and two does were found dead. One fawn was found still alive, and had to be dispatched by Tryan. The buck was found on Monday morning, and FWP personnel are still searching for more injured or dead deer.

"I've seen senseless killing before in my 10 years, but this incident ranks right up there among the worst,” said Tryan. "I'm also tired of having to put wounded animals like that fawn out of their misery, all because of blatant disregard for Montana's public resources."

Along road 528 near the incident, 22 spent 12-gauge shells were found, and all were of a load typically used for pheasants.

“This type of cartridge would never be used for big game, so these animals likely suffered considerably,” said Tryan. “With the number of spent shells found, there could very likely be many more deer that were injured or have since died. We are still looking.”

Anyone with information about the crime is encouraged to call warden Tryan directly at 406-263-0067, or call FWP’s 24-hour wildlife tip line at 1-800-TIP-MONT (1-800-847-6668).

The 1-800-TIP-MONT program is a toll-free number where one can report violations of fish, wildlife or park regulations. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward up to $1,000 for providing information that leads to a conviction.

“This was a completely senseless and pointless act of killing Montana’s game animals needlessly and illegally,” said Region 6 warden captain Ron Howell. “The individual(s) that did this are poachers. Hunters didn’t do this. We challenge the public to help provide more information on this case and others, so we can hold these individual(s) accountable for their actions.”

Monday, October 16th 2017
Reminder in the Field this Hunting Season: Be a Good Steward of the Land
Although most hunters respect the land, property, and wildlife they are hunting, many others do not. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks would like to remind hunters and all outdoor enthusiasts to be good stewards of the land, and respect both private and public property. The FWP Region 6 Citizens Advisory Committee, recognizing that this is an ongoing issue, raised the need for more public outreach.

Since the start of hunting season, there have been reports of vandalizing of Block Management Area (BMA) boxes, hunters driving off road, illegal trespassing, hunters being shot over, littering, and livestock being shot. Below are just a few of the things that hunters and all outdoor enthusiasts should be aware of when enjoying our resources:

Littering- not only is littering careless and unsightly, it is against the law. This includes toilet paper, and the proper management of human waste.
Leave gates as you find them- If a gate is closed, close it behind you. If it is obviously open (pulled all the way back to the fence), leave it open. If you are unsure, contact the landowner or public land agency.
Know your target and beyond- Hunters must be sure of what they are shooting at (species, sex, etc.), and know what lies beyond their target (houses, outbuildings, livestock, vehicles, other hunters).
Be aware of fire danger at all times, and use precautions.
Be weed free- Check clothes, dogs, ATV’s, and vehicles for weeds and weed seeds to help prevent the spread to other private and public lands.
Avoid driving on muddy roads- Unless it is a well-graveled road, walk.
Avoid ridge driving and driving to overlooks- Not only is this a poor strategy while hunting, it is considered as driving off road if it is not already an established trail.
Ask for permission to hunt- Montana law requires permission for all hunting on private land. Even if the land is not posted, hunters must have permission from the landowner, lessee, or their agent before hunting on private property.
Completely fill out BMA slips- If a hunter doesn’t correctly fill out a block management slip, they are hunting without permission.
Know where you are located- Whether you are hunting public land, private land, or land enrolled in an access program such as block management, it is every hunter’s responsibility to know where they are to avoid trespassing. Maps are always available, as are GPS chips and cell phone apps to aid in orientation.
Driving off road- While hunting on private property, a person may not drive off established roads or trails without landowner permission. Off-road travel on public land, including game retrieval, is prohibited unless designated as open. Consult appropriate land agency or land maps for specifics.
Accessing public lands- Access to public lands (on a private road) through private land requires permission of the private landowner, lessee, or their agent.
Camping- camping is allowed on most public lands (see agency regulations), but permission is needed to camp on private property and BMAs.
Know the rules- Consult BMA maps for specific rules on block management property, including: driving on roads, parking areas, no shooting zones, walk-in only areas, camping, number of hunters allowed, game retrieval, etc. Rules for most land agencies can be found on maps and/or on brochures. Go to the appropriate agency website or local office for information.

Report violations- report any hunting and fishing, trespassing, vandalism, or other criminal activity you see to 1-800-TIP-MONT (1-800-847-6668).

The 1-800-TIP-MONT program is a toll-free number where one can report violations of fish, wildlife or park regulations. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward up to $1,000 for providing information that leads to a conviction.

Also remember that this time of year is a very busy time for landowners. Cattle and other livestock are being moved from their fall pastures, and are often brought near the home site for winter feeding and care. Please use common sense and respect when around these activities.

FWP also offers a free online program called The Montana Hunter-Landowner Stewardship Project. This project is an information program for anyone interested in promoting responsible hunter behavior and good hunter-landowner relations in Montana.
The program is delivered through an interactive website utilizing questions, videos, and feedback as well as opportunities for you to test your knowledge on a variety of practical topics related to hunter-landowner relations and responsible hunter behavior.

Please go to here to learn more and complete the program.

Monday, October 16th 2017
Cole Ponds Fishing Access Site Will Have Weapons Restrictions
Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks are initiating a weapons restriction at Cole Ponds Fishing Access Site (FAS) northwest of Saco, starting this 2017 hunting season.

Due to concerns of surrounding landowners near the FAS, FWP agreed that rifle hunting could be restricted. The FAS will be open for all hunting, but weapons will be restricted to archery, muzzleloader, shotgun, and traditional handgun only. This is consistent with the weapons restrictions that are found on most of the local Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs).

Wednesday, October 11th 2017
Latest On Keystone XL Pipeline
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Trump administration says a federal court has no authority to second-guess a presidential permit for the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada.

Justice Department attorneys are due in U.S. District Court in Montana on Wednesday to argue for the dismissal of two lawsuits that challenged the March permit for the 1,179-mile pipeline.

Conservation groups and Native American organizations contend an environmental review of the project completed three years ago was inadequate. They've asked U.S. District Judge Brian Morris to revoke its permit.

But government attorneys say that the courts can't interfere because Trump has Constitutional authority over matters of foreign affairs and national security.

The line proposed by TransCanada would transport Canadian crude through Montana and South Dakota to Nebraska. The Obama administration rejected it, but it was revived under Trump.

Wednesday, October 11th 2017
Live Under the Big Sky Features Aero and Farm Bureau
Tuesday, October 10th 2017
Two Rivers Growth Membership Meeting Tonight
Two Rivers Economic Growth invites you to their Annual Membership Tues. Oct. 10th at the Cottonwood Inn & Suites. Social Hour & appetizers with a no-host bar is from 5:30-6:30p.m.

Special Guest will be Tash Wisemiller, Montana Main Street Program Coordinator, from 6:30-7p.m., followed by the annual meeting, election of officers & strategic plan development from 7-8p.m.

We are excited to hear Tash speak on the importance of a vibrant & sustainable downtown & what that means for the economic climate for individuals & business owners. Montana Main Street, to date, has infused more than $55,000 into our community & we are so grateful for this program & we rely on its continued support as we uphold our commitment to making Valley County the best place to live, work & play!

We hope you will join us in welcoming Tash & learning more on how we can mobilize our downtown business district to benefit residents throughout Glasgow, Valley County & all of Northeast Montana!

To RSVP or for more information, please call Two Rivers Economic Growth, 406-263-GROW (4769) or email trg2@nemont.net.

Tuesday, October 10th 2017
Live Under the Big Sky Features Orion Samuelson and Speakers From Northeast Montana Ag Expo
Friday, October 6th 2017
Larry Gilbert Found Not Guilty On 4 Felony Charges But Guilty On 4 Misdemeanor Charges
A Valley County District Court Jury found Valley County resident Larry Gilbert not guilty on four felony charges in a trial that wrapped up on Thursday in Glasgow.

The jury did find Gilbert guilty on four misdemeanor charges.

Gilbert was arrested by the Glasgow Police Department December 27th of 2016 after they responded to an altercation at a residence on the south side of Glasgow. Gilbert allegedly confronted an adult male and threatened him with an assault rifle. An adult female, also at the residence, was allegedly threatened and physically assaulted with the rifle. Gilbert then began to drag the woman with his vehicle, at which time the young adult male fired shots at the vehicle, until the female was freed.

After fleeing the residence, Gilbert was apprehended near the Valley County Courthouse where during the arrest, police discovered a concealed weapon present on him.

Gilbert was found not guilty on the felony charges of assault with a weapon, criminal endangerment, negligent endangerment and criminal mischief. He was found guilty on the misdemeanor charges of criminal mischief, carrying a concealed weapon, possession of dangerous drugs-marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Larry Gilbert remains incarcerated in the Valley County Detention Center as his is facing other charges in Valley County.

Thursday, October 5th 2017
FSA Processing CRP And Farm Program Payments
The Valley County Farm Service Agency is now processing CRP and farm program payments. The payment amounts need to be verified prior to being released. They have been getting numerous calls from producers and financial institutions asking about payment amounts. They ask that you do NOT call the office inquiring about payments at this time as it slows the process down for everyone. If by the end of the month you have not received your payment, or you believe it is in error, they will be happy to assist you at that time. They thank you in advance for your cooperation during this busy time.
Thursday, October 5th 2017
Live Under the Big Sky Features Mark Ward of the Montana Outdoor Radio Show
Wednesday, October 4th 2017
Pub Crawl Schedule
GHS Homecoming events include the Pub Crawl, Sat. Oct. 7th, with the Saskatoon Police Pipes & Drums performing:
4:30 – 5:15p.m. ~ Sunnyside
5:30 – 6:15 ~ Elks Club
6:30 – 7:15p.m. ~ Busted Knuckle Brewery
7:20 – 8:05p.m. ~ Stockman Bar
8:10 – 8:55p.m. ~ Alley’s Palace
9 – 9:45p.m. ~ Montana Bar
10 – 10:45p.m. ~ Durum Restaurant
11 – End ~ Cottonwood Inn.

All Homecoming events are proudly sponsored by the Glasgow Chamber, Scottie Booster Club, GHS Student Council, Glasgow Kiwanis, Northwestern Energy & the above Pub Crawl Participants.

Wednesday, October 4th 2017
Live Under the Big Sky Features Nemont CEO Mike Kilgore
Wednesday, October 4th 2017
Two Rivers Announces 2017-2018 Annual Membership Meeting
Glasgow, MT October 2, 2017 – Two Rivers Economic Growth invites you to their Annual Membership on Tuesday, October 10th at the Cottonwood Inn & Suites located at 54250 US Hwy 2, Glasgow, MT 59230.
5:30-6:30 pm
Social Hour & Appetizers
No Host Bar

6:30-7:00 pm
Special Guest, Tash Wisemiller
Montana Main Street Program Coordinator
Community Development Division
Montana Department of Commerce

7:00-8:00 pm
Annual Meeting, Election of Officers & Strategic Plan Development

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to learn more about the Montana Main Street Program! We are excited to hear Tash speak on the importance of a vibrant and sustainable downtown and what that means for the economic climate for individuals and business owners. Montana Main Street, to date, has infused more than $55,000 into our community and we are so grateful for this program and we rely on its continued support as we uphold our commitment to making Valley County the best place to live, work and play!

We hope you will join us in welcoming Tash and learning more on how we can mobilize our downtown business district to benefit residents throughout Glasgow, Valley County and all of Northeast Montana!

To RSVP or for more information, please call Two Rivers Economic Growth at 406-263-GROW (4769) or email trg2@nemont.net .

Tuesday, October 3rd 2017
Fundraising And Grant Writing Workshops Set For Next Week
Fundraising & grant writing will be the focus of 2 workshops coming up at the Cottonwood Inn & Suites.

The 1st workshop, “Planning for Fundraising Success,” is slated for 1:30 – 4:30p.m. Wed. Oct. 11th.

The 2nd workshop, “Grant Writing Bootcamp for Nonprofits,” will be held from 9a.m. - 4:30p.m. Thurs. Oct. 12th.

Registration is $125 for the day-long grant workshop & $65 for the half day fundraising workshop with a discount provided for Two Rivers Economic Growth Members.

Visit www.GrowValleyCounty.com or stop by the Two Rivers office at the Glasgow Chamber for registration details. Space is limited so reserve your spot soon.

Tuesday, October 3rd 2017
Public Invited to Sight-in Firearms at the Valley County Rifle and Pistol Club Range on Oct. 14
Local organizations are teaming up to provide a public “sight-in day” at the Valley County Rifle and Pistol Club (VCRPC) shooting range starting at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 14. All hunting-aged folks are welcome, and youth under 18 years of age need to be accompanied by an adult. The event is free of charge.

Members of the VCRPC, Hi-Line Sportsmen, and Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks will be on-hand to offer assistance, advice, and encouragement for both youth and adults to properly and safely sight-in their firearms. FWP will be providing some hearing and eye protection, along with paper targets, but the public is also encouraged to bring their own safety equipment if they desire. No shotguns are allowed at the event.

The Hi-Line Sportsmen will be providing hot dogs, chips and water, with a free-will donation for the meal. Hi-Line Sportsmen will also be selling merchandise. While at the event, folks are encouraged to learn more about both the Hi-Line Sportsmen and the VCRPC, as new members are always welcome.

The location for the sight-in day is at the VCRPC range north of Glasgow: Drive two miles north from Glasgow on Highway 24 North, turn west (left) on Johnson Road, and proceed west 1.5 miles to the club gate. Go through the gate and follow signs for approximately one mile to the range.

If there is suspect weather, and in the event of cancellation, please check either the Region 6 FWP and/or Hi-Line Sportsmen’s Facebook page for updates.

Please call Hi-line Sportsmen President Jennifer Jackson at 406-263-7339 if there are any questions. The public is asked to make sure that all firearms are in good, safe working order, and matched with the correct ammunition that will be used during the hunting season.

Tuesday, October 3rd 2017
Free Youth Outdoor Skills Event Scheduled Sunday, Oct. 15 at the Glasgow Trap Club
Photo tagline: Mike Lackner, a member of the Glasgow Trap Club, advises a young shooter

A free youth outdoor skills event is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 15, at the Glasgow Trap Club. The event is organized and funded by donations and volunteers from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, Hi-Line Sportsmen, Ducks Unlimited, and the Glasgow Trap Club.

Youngsters under age 10 are scheduled from 10-11:30 a.m., with registration beginning at 9:30 a.m. Parents/guardians need to be on hand to register and sign-in. Youth will be invited to participate in possible activities including archery, binocular use/big game animal ID, pellet gun shooting, and the Laser Shot shooting simulation.

Youth ages 10-18 are scheduled from 1-3 p.m., with registration beginning at 12:00 p.m. For participants under age 18, parents/guardians need to be on hand to register and sign. The second session will include shooting shotguns, archery, big-game shot selection, and the Laser Shot shooting simulation.

Between the two sessions, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., youth will be invited to enjoy lunch provided by organizers.

Safety is the number one priority, and several qualified instructors will be located at all stations. Shooting glasses and/or hearing protection will be used for appropriate stations, and safe gun handling and archery use will be the first requirement of all participants.

Shotguns, pellet guns, ammunition, targets, binoculars, and archery equipment will be loaned at no cost for the duration of the event. Participants between ages 10 and 18 may bring their own shotguns, ammunition, and archery equipment if they choose. Organizers ask that personal firearms and archery equipment are unloaded and in safe, operating condition before bringing them to the event. Please bring correct ammunition (target load) for shotguns. No broadheads are allowed if bringing personal archery equipment, only field tips, and we encourage participants to mark their arrows for easy identification. All firearms and archery equipment will be inspected by organizers to ensure its field-worthiness.

Some activities may or may not take place due to weather, and in the event of cancellation, please check either the Region 6 FWP and/or Hi-Line Sportsmen’s Facebook page for updates.

The Glasgow Trap Club is located off Skylark Road, north of Glasgow. After turning onto Skylark Road from Highway 2, veer right after a tenth of a mile, and then veer left. Follow the gravel road another two-tenths of a mile until arriving at the Trap Club on the right. Parents are asked to stay, especially with the younger kids. Please contact Marc Kloker at FWP with any questions at 406-228-3704.

Monday, October 2nd 2017
Jay Witkowski Sentenced To 80-Year Prison Term In Death Of Evenlynn Garcia
District Court Judge Yvonne Laird sentenced Jay Witkowski to 80 years of incarceration for his role in the death of Glasgow resident Evenlynn Garcia.

Evenlynn Garcia was stabbed and run over by Witkowski on December 31st near Glasgow. Witkowski is accused of repeatedly stabbing Garcia and beating her in the back of the head with a tire iron before pushing her out of a moving vehicle and running her over.

Garcia was found lying in the middle of a road covered in blood and was taken to the Glasgow hospital before being flown to Billings for additional treatment. She died 3 days later.

Witkowski had agreed to a plea agreement and appeared in court with his 2 attorneys, Clark Mathews and Terry Toavs.

After nearly 3.5 hours of testimony and presentations Judge Laird sentenced Jay Witkowski.

Judge Laird followed the terms of the plea agreement and sentenced Witkowski to 70 years on the charge of deliberate homicide and another 10 years for using a dangerous weapon.

Judge Laird did allow Witkowski to be eligible for parole if he followed several conditions including completing a chemical dependency treatment program.

The 70 year sentence and 10 year sentence are to be served consecutively, meaning that he could conceivably serve 80 years in prison if he does not get parole status.

Witkowski has a long criminal history including 28 misdemeanor convictions and 1 felony drug conviction.

He was turned over to the Valley County Sheriff's Office and will be then turned over to the Montana State Department of Corrections.

Witkowski will be credited with 275 days that he served in the Valley County Detention Center.

Friday, September 29th 2017
Cooler, Wet Weather Approaching This Weekend
(From the National Weather Service Glasgow office)
The recent warm and dry weather will come to a sudden end Saturday Night when a cold front moves through Eastern Montana. Highs mainly in the 70s today and Saturday will cool to the 50s on Sunday and 40s on Monday and Tuesday. Lows will be in the 30s starting Sunday Night for several nights.

A deep slow moving upper level trough will move into Montana on Sunday and could remain over the area for several days. Confidence is high on the Sunday arrival but there are model forecast differences on how long it will stay over the area. At this point, it looks like the trough could be in the area through Wednesday.

Rain showers are likely Saturday Night and Sunday with the cold front. On and off rain showers possibly snow showers if temperatures are cold enough can be expected between Sunday Night and Wednesday. The most frequent rains are expected to be north of the Missouri River. While rain totals could exceed an inch north of the Missouri River, areas south of MT 200 may only see a quarter to half inch. Rainfall total forecast are likely to change.

If any snow does occur, it will be wet and slushy. There is a chance of accumulations in some higher elevations Monday Night like the Opheim area and the Little Rockies near Zortman but it is too early to tell how much snow could fall.

Thursday, September 28th 2017
Inaugural Northeast Montana Ag Expo And Night of Honors Is October 13th
The Glasgow Area Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture cordially invites you to be part of history at the inaugural Northeast Montana Ag Expo and Night of Honors on Friday, October 13, 2017 at the Valley Event Center. A two-fold event, the Expo is a combination of the longstanding “New Trends in Agriculture” day-long agricultural seminar and the “Ag Appreciation Dinner/Night of Honors” held for the first time in 2016.

This is a community event and we are encouraging any local organizations/groups to contact the Chamber if you are interested in presenting an award of any kind. We will be awarding our 2017 Trend Setter Award and the Chamber’s Volunteer of the Year award. We are also looking for your help in determining our community volunteer of the year. Please contact our office at 406-228-2222 to recommend a volunteer or for more information.

We hope you can join us for a night of fun and fellowship.

Thursday, September 28th 2017
Wardens Seeking Information on Dead Whitetail Buck in McCone County
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks game wardens are seeking any information regarding a 5X5 whitetail buck that was found dead about 75 yards off Cow Creek Road south of Vida in McCone County. The deer was found by a hunter on Sept. 23.

Anyone with information about this deer is encouraged to call R6 Warden Captain Ron Howell at 406-228-3718 or call FWP’s 24-hour wildlife tip line at 1-800-TIP-MONT (1-800-847-6668).

The 1-800-TIP-MONT program is a toll-free number where one can report violations of fish, wildlife or park regulations. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward up to $1,000 for providing information that leads to a conviction.

Thursday, September 28th 2017
Paving Project Occurring At Duck Creek Fishing Access Site Forces Boat Ramp To Close
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks’ Duck Creek Fishing Access Site (FAS) boat ramp will be closed, starting this week, until further notice. The FAS, which is near Fort Peck at the Duck Creek Recreation Area will remain open to foot traffic.

Contractors will begin by moving dirt and gravel in preparation to widen and pave the parking area near the boat ramp. With the salmon snagging season opening on Oct. 1, and the Duck Creek FAS being a popular fishing site for snagging, FWP asks that anglers use caution around the construction equipment and personnel. In addition, anglers need to please pack-in and pack-out all items and trash.

Please contact the Region 6 Headquarters in Glasgow at 406-228-3700 with any questions.

Wednesday, September 27th 2017
FWP Properties In Phillips And Valley County No Longer Have Fire Restrictions
Following county officials’ recommendations, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks fishing access sites (FASs) and other properties in Phillips and Valley counties will no longer have any fire restrictions. Where normally allowed, campfires will again be permissible.

As of press time, FWP properties in the following counties in Region 6 are still in Stage 1 restrictions: Hill, Blaine, Garfield, Richland, Roosevelt, and Sheridan. Daniels county remains in a burn ban.

Please heed all signs posted on FWP properties on whether fires are permissible. For updates on restrictions and closures around the state, go to fwp.mt.gov and under the “news” tab, click on “drought and fire.”

Wednesday, September 27th 2017
Wardens Seeking Information On Vandalism At Block Management Box In Blaine County
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks game wardens are seeking any information regarding a block management area (BMA) sign-in box that was vandalized in Blaine County. The incident occurred sometime around the weekend of Sept. 15 at the Halseth BMA box located on Barney Olson road about six miles south of Chinook. The sign-in box and signs were shot repeatedly with a 12-gauge shotgun.

“Things like this vandalism are sad to see,” said Dirk Paulsen, Region 6 investigator. “It is a waste of sportsman’s dollars to both clean up and repair this mess, and it sends a poor message for the future of hunter access and the block management program.”

Anyone with information about the crime is encouraged to call Paulsen at 406-230-2277 or call FWP’s 24-hour wildlife tip line at 1-800-TIP-MONT (1-800-847-6668).

The 1-800-TIP-MONT program is a toll-free number where one can report violations of fish, wildlife or park regulations. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward up to $1,000 for providing information that leads to a conviction.

Tuesday, September 26th 2017
Live Under the Big Sky Features Northeastern Arts Network and Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital Foundation
Friday, September 22nd 2017
U.S. Senator Jon Tester successfully defended Montanans from Verizon's attempt to terminate contracts
(Bozeman, Mont.)-U.S. Senator Jon Tester has successfully defended Montanans from Verizon's attempt to terminate contracts.

Tester demanded answers from Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam last week and pushed the telecommunications company to reverse its decision to eliminate contracts and remove rural customers from its network. Verizon responded to Tester's demands today and announced that the company will continue to serve Montanans and will not terminate the service of rural customers.

"Wireless communication is critical for Montana families, businesses, and emergency first responders," Tester said. "I am pleased with Verizon's decision to uphold its commitment to our state, if any Verizon customers have continued concerns, please contact my office. I will continue to defend Montanans from harmful actions that undermine our quality of life."

Tester received his assurances from Verizon earlier today that no Montanans will be involuntarily removed from their contract.

Thursday, September 21st 2017
Glasgow Superintendent Bob Connors Releases Statement Regarding Bus Accident
Today, our eighth graders were going to Havre for their annual field trip. Our third bus, our handicapped bus, was struck head on by a vehicle that crossed into our lane. Unfortunately, our bus driver, Jim Belcher and the driver of the other car died at the scene. Jim was a long time activity driver for our district and will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to both driver’s families.

We had four students and a chaperone sent to Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital in Glasgow for non-life threatening injuries. Upon further examination, one of our students was flown to Billings to receive treatment for non-life threatening injuries. All students and our chaperone are doing well.

I was really impressed with our first responders at the accident site; the Glasgow and Long Run Fire Departments, the EMTs, Sheriff, Glasgow Police, Highway Patrol. Their preparation and professionalism was amazing.

Our hospital is second to none. When I arrived, again I was impressed with our community. Of course the people on call were there, but some who were not supposed to be there showed up to make sure all of their bases were covered. CEO Randy Holom came down to see if we needed anything. First class operation.

I am very proud of our school staff. They have risen to the challenge in this unfortunate situation. They have supported our kids and have helped their peers deal with their emotional day.

We are a small, very connected community, therefore, we will have all of our school counselors available for student and staff support. If you have any questions please contact your child’s support.

Thursday, September 21st 2017
Solid Finances Starts September 27
Registration if free. If you haven't registered yet, follow the links below to register.

Please join the Solid Finances webinar series this year. We have made some changes to improve the series. This year will feature presenters from North Dakota State University Extension Service, Kansas State University Research and Extension, University of Idaho Extension and Montana State University Extension. This multi-state format will bring new expertise to the series to better serve you.

The 2017-2018 Solid Finances schedule will consist of 17 sessions, with the first session on September 27th. Solid Finances will feature 8 different presenters sharing their expertise and answering your questions.

Joel Schumacher (MSU Extension) will open the series on September 27th by addressing When is Insurance Important?. Elizabeth Kiss (K-State Research and Extension) will lead the next session on Health Insurance from a Financial Perspective. Deb Wood (K-State) and Carrie Johnson (NDSU Extension) will lead sessions 3 and 4.

Complete Schedule

If you would like to participate in the 2017-2018 series, you will need to register:
If you are using the same email address with which you registered last year; please register here.

If you are registering with a different email address; please register here.
There is no cost to participate in the Solid Finances program, however registration is required.

We record all of the sessions in the webinar series. Recordings of past sessions are available for viewing here.

Here are few participants’ comments about last year’s program:
I find the webinars to be a great resource. Please continue them!
I enjoyed learning…from the webinars.
Because of Solid Finances…I got organized with my retirement accounts.
Completing the FAFSA was much easier because of the webinar.
I hope you will participate in this year’s Solid Finances series.

Thursday, September 21st 2017
Live Under the Big Sky focuses on leadership with students from GHS and a Leadership Montana Event in Miles City
Wednesday, September 20th 2017
Live Under the Big Sky Features Nashua School Superintendent Bill Colter for the first half of the program and Denise Herman and Sheila Doll of Hi-Line Home Programs for the second half.
Wednesday, September 20th 2017
Live Under the Big Sky features Tim Volk and Del Hansen from the Valley Event Center
Tuesday, September 19th 2017
Glasgow School District Bus Involved In Accident Tuesday Morning
Two people were killed and children were injured in a head on crash near Glasgow on Tuesday morning that involved a Glasgow school bus and a pickup.

The accident was called in at 6:40am Tuesday morning on U.S. Highway #2 west of Glasgow.

A handicap accessible school bus was headed west on Highway #2 when it collided with a east bound pickup.

The Montana Highway Patrol is stating that a female driver of the pickup completely crossed the center line and struck the westbound school bus head-on.

The MHP is stating that there were 3-4 students riding in the bus.

The children riding in the bus suffered injuries and were transported to the Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital for treatment of injuries.

The driver of the bus and the driver of the pickup were killed and were pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. Valley County Sheriff Vernon Buerkle has reported to KLTZ/KLAN that the driver of the east-bound pickup was Julie Steiger, age 31 of Troy, MT. Jim Belcher, age 73, of Fort Peck, MT was driving the bus.

The MHP said the driver of the pickup is from northwest Montana and the driver of the bus is from the Glasgow area.

The handicapped accessible bus and 2 Scottie Cruisers were headed to Havre for an 8th grade field trip when the accident occurred. The 2 Scottie Cruisers were turned around and came back to Glasgow after the accident.

Glasgow Superintendent Bob Connors said remaining activities for the Glasgow School District will go on as scheduled including the Scottie Volleyball team traveling to Sidney and the Cross Country team competing in Frazer.


Monday, September 18th 2017
Glasgow School Enrollment Increases Significantly
The Glasgow School District saw an increase of 35 students compared to last September according to numbers furnished by the district.

The pre-school through grade 12 enrollment is 873 students compared to 838 last September.

The largest classes in the district are grades 1 and 6 each with 78 students.

The Glasgow enrollment had fallen to 807 students in the fall of 2015.

Saturday, September 16th 2017
Valley County Combined Campaign 2017-2018
The Valley County Combined Campaign is celebrating its 36th year of giving with an invitation to Valley County non-profit organizations to join the 2017-2018 campaign.

There are two openings available this year for member positions. Consideration will also be given to applicants for an available permanent position on the campaign. Any Valley County nonprofit organizations interested in applying are required to have their own 501 (c)3 nonprofit status and will not be allowed to do any other soliciting for contributions during the year(s) they are a member of the campaign.

Please submit a letter of interest indicating your organization’s mission and needs, along with a copy of y0ur 501(c)3 letter to: Valley County Combined Campaign, PO Box 224, Glasgow, MT. This letter must be received no later than October 10, 2017. Any organization interested in applying for the available positions will be asked to give a brief presentation about their organization, including what, specifically, they will be designating their monies toward at the October meeting of the Valley County Combined Campaign board of directors on October 17th at 5:30 pm at NorVal Electric, 54091 Hwy 2 W. Glasgow, MT.

If you have any questions you are asked to contact Leila Seyfert at 263-0321 or leilaseyfert@live.com or Candy Lagerquist at 263-4512 or lclager@nemont.net.

The VCCC was formed in 1982 so that community members and businesses would only be contacted once during the year for donations. The 2017-2018 campaign will take place from April 21 to May 5, 2018. The generosity of the residents of Valley County in 2017 greatly impacted our participating organizations!

Friday, September 15th 2017
Scottie Homecoming 2017
The Glasgow Area Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture will once again be hosting the Saskatoon Police Pipes & Drums during the 2017 Glasgow Scottie Homecoming Festival weekend. The band will be a part of the Scottie Homecoming Parade on Friday, October 6th, 2017 at 2:30pm, the Scottie Booster Club tailgate party at GHS at 6:00, and performing during half time of the Scottie vs. Shelby Coyotes football game.

On Saturday morning, the Band will perform at the Kiwanis Club Pancake Breakfast at the Cottonwood Inn & Suites at 9AM, continue onto Valley View Home @ 10:00AM, Nemont Manor @ 10:30AM and to Prairie Ridge @ 11:00AM. They will also play at the start of the varsity volleyball game against Poplar at approximately 3:00/3:30pm.

At 4:30PM the annual Pub Crawl will begin at Sunnyside Golf Course.
The Pipe Band is sponsored by the Glasgow Area Chamber of Commerce, Scottie Booster Club, GHS Student Council, Kiwanis Club & Local Area Merchants.

The Chamber will also be awarding chamber big bucks for the best class float, community float, organizational float, as well as best business window display. This years’ homecoming theme is “Clobber the Coyotes”.

Bring the family and enjoy one of the many opportunities to watch the Saskatoon Police Pipe Band perform and enjoy Scottie Homecoming 2017. Show your Scottie Pride and decorate your window. Got Spirit? Prove It!

Friday, September 15th 2017
Glasgow Completes Branding Project
Glasgow, MT September 12, 2017 – Glasgow’s Branding Project by the City of Glasgow and Two Rivers Economic Growth is complete!

Two Rivers Economic Growth and the City of Glasgow recently completed the Glasgow Brand. This was done through cooperation with individuals representing Glasgow Area Chamber of Commerce, Glasgow Tourism Business Improvement District, Glasgow Schools, Glasgow Police Department, Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital, Valley County Commissioners and several local business owners. The Glasgow Downtown Association successfully initiated this process and will be integral in utilizing this brand in the development and revitalization of downtown Glasgow.

Funding through the Montana Main Street Program made it possible to develop a City Growth Plan (2013) and a Downtown Master Plan (2015). Both of these documents identify the immediate need for a city-wide Brand. Two Rivers and the City of Glasgow applied to Montana Main Street once again for funding and hired the Wendt Agency of Great Falls to develop the Glasgow Brand based upon this direction.

A successful brand turns a location into a destination by building a name that makes a lasting impact on the public’s perceptions. Its aim is to turn a city into a place where people want to live, work and visit. A strong identity is vital in vying with other places for attention in tourism and business or revitalization initiatives. Through this process a logo and a tagline have been adopted to represent our area. Key assets and community values were identified and a positioning statement was formed:

“Proudly named after a town in Scotland, Glasgow is a vibrant hub in northeast Montana where life is lived at the pace you choose. Rooted in appreciation for tranquility, freedom, and tradition, life is just simpler here. Integrity and generosity are the backbone of our community, which is why our people go the extra mile for their neighbors and welcome visitors with a friendly smile and genuine northeastern Montana hospitality. Glasgow offers a blend of local retailers, quaint boutiques, fun family attractions, tasty coffee shops, eateries, and a brewery – all surrounded by sweeping landscapes and recreational opportunities under dramatically endless skies. With our wide open spaces, there is plenty of room to explore outdoor adventure and natures wonders without the crowds.”

From this positioning statement our brand promise was born: “In Glasgow, you will discover a new perspective on life and awaken your sense of peace, place and pride.” This promise then translated into our new tagline: “More of What Matters” and is part of our city logo. Glasgow’s new logo represents a strong agriculture industry, the Milk and Missouri Rivers, our dramatic sunrise and sunsets and an active, vibrant and progressive community. All of the colors within the image are also represented in the plaid pole banners throughout town and can be used in unison so that our Scottish heritage and pride continues to shine though.

Now that our brand is complete and a new grant cycle is open with Montana Main Street, Two Rivers and the City of Glasgow have taken the next step in applying to develop a Wayfinding Plan that will help pedestrians and vehicles navigate our city and identify key areas within the community to encourage patronage and vitality of space. We plan on beginning signage projects in May 2018 as a shovel-to-the-ground approach by getting to work as soon as the planning phase is complete to achieve visible results as soon as possible.

Two Rivers could not accomplish all that it has without the support and collaboration with the City of Glasgow and our membership. We truly value all of the hard work and input that has gone into the decision-making process and we are proud to represent our new brand. This will sharpen marketing efforts while reaching an identified target audience. As stewards of the Glasgow Brand it is important to maintain the integrity of the positioning statement and brand promise. Involved entities have agreed that as a community we will strive to deliver what visitors and residents value and maximize efforts by continuing to speak with one unified voice.

We encourage local businesses and organizations to utilize this brand in recruitment efforts and in promoting Glasgow as your chosen place to live, work & play. Please contact the Two Rivers office with questions or for logo images to place on your website or in publications by calling 406-263-GROW (4769) or email trg2@nemont.net. If you have not been to Glasgow, we encourage you to visit and see all that the seat of Valley County has to offer!

Friday, September 15th 2017
Tanja Fransen Guest On Live Under the Big Sky Talking Weather
LIve Under the Big Sky was talking about the weather on Thursday with Tanja Fransen of the National Weather Service Office in Glasgow. Listen to the entire program here:

LIve Under the Big Sky 9/14.

Thursday, September 14th 2017
Great Falls Tribune Reports Verizon Terminating Cellular Contracts With Rural Montanans
Story From Great Falls Tribune

LORING – "Dropped like a bad habit," as he put it, Kyle Wasson was among a “small group” of Verizon customers who learned recently they would no longer be covered by the wireless giant as of Oct. 17.

Wasson, a customer for 8 or 9 years, received a letter from the company reading, in part: “We will no longer offer service for the numbers listed above since your primary place of use is outside the Verizon Wireless network” and “we discovered you are using a significant amount of data while roaming off the Verizon Wireless network."

Wasson had unlimited data, which isn’t available with his new provider, Havre-based Triangle Mobile, though he said otherwise their service will be better. He lives in Loring, which is north of Malta and about 15 miles south of the Canadian border.

Brandi Horn of Harlem said she was devastated to be dropped.

"There is no better service in rural Montana than Verizon," she said. "It's going to be hard finding an affordable and high-coverage service now."

Sue Hagen of Scobey said after she got the dropped notice she called Verizon and learned 19,000 clients were booted.

Verizon spokeswoman Meagan Dorsch said a “small group of customers” had been notified Verizon would stop providing service for them.

“This only affects a few people who primarily roam on other networks and does not affect customers who primarily use Verizon’s own network,” she said.

In an email, Dorsch said the 19,000 clients Hagen was told are being dropped by Verizon is not an accurate number. She said the number of customers being dropped is just a fraction of that number, but she declined to say how many Verizon customers will have their accounts dropped by the company.

We’re providing advance notice to these customers so they have plenty of time to port their wireless number to another company before their Verizon wireless service ends," Dorsch said. “We regularly review accounts with data use that primarily takes place outside of the Verizon network.”

Thursday, September 14th 2017
Senator Tester Demanding Answers From Verizon After Termination Of Wireless Contracts For Rural Montana Residents
(U.S. Senate)-U.S. Senator Jon Tester is demanding answers from Verizon after the telecomm giant unexpectedly terminated the wireless contracts of rural Montanans.

Tester is pushing Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam to reverse his company's decision to remove rural customers from its network. In a letter to McAdam, Tester urges Verizon to continue serving customers in rural areas. Verizon has stated that it terminated the contracts of rural customers who used too much data, despite the fact that customers had signed up for Verizon's unlimited data contract.

"I am very troubled by Verizon's recent decision to terminate contracts for customers living in rural areas of Montana," Tester wrote. "Give the importance of wireless communications for maintain public safety, running a business, and staying connected during emergencies, I strongly urge Verizon to reverse its decision to involuntarily remove rural customers from its network."

Tester in his letter is demanding immediate responses to specific questions about why the company is backing out of its contracts with rural customers. Tester is specifically asking Verizon exactly how many Montana customers and phone numbers the decision affects, when the company decided to take action against rural customers, and why Verizon didn't provide more notice to affected customers.

Tester also raised concerns about the impact Verizon's actions will have for rural families and their ability to access wireless communications, especially during emergencies.

Wednesday, September 13th 2017
Valley County Long Run Fire Department And Glasgow Fire Department Topic of Live Under the Big Sky Program
Brian Austin, Chris Knodel, Brandon Brunelle and Rob Brunelle were guests of Live Under the Big Sky on Wednesday. They spoke of the efforts of the fire departments this year and the need for updated equipment. If you would like to donate to the fire departments you can drop off your donation at Valley Bank or contact any firefighter. The full show is here:

LIve Under the Big Sky 9/13.

Tuesday, September 12th 2017
Live Under the Big Sky Features Scottie Booster Club and Scottie Athletics
Live under the Big Sky today featured Mike Pehlke and Ruth Ann Hutcheson speaking on the Scottie Booster Club and Brenner Flaten who talked about the state of Scottie athletics.

Listen Here:

LIve Under the Big Sky 9/12.

Monday, September 11th 2017
Glasgow Man Arrested On Attempted Deliberate Homicide Charge
20-year old Glasgow resident, Tanner Cook, was arrested on Friday after an altercation that sent a VCSO Deputy to the hospital for treatment.

Sheriff Vern Buerkle, told Kltz/Mix-93 that a Deputy arrived at the Trails West Trailer Court around 12:30pm on Friday responding to a call of domestic disturbance.

Cook allegedly broke out the window of the deputy's vehicle with an iron bar and when another deputy arrived on scene, Cook allegedly hit the deputy with the same iron bar.

The deputy was transported to the FMDH where he was treated and released but according to Sheriff Buerkle, the deputy has not been cleared to go back to work.

Cook has been charged in Justice Court with 2 counts of criminal mischief, disorderly conduct, 2 counts of aggravated assault on a peace officer, assault with a weapon, resisting arrest and attempted deliberate homicide.

Bond was set at $500,00 and Cook is incarcerated in the Valley County Detention Center.

Cook was charged in July with felony assault with a weapon and misdemeanor criminal mischief on a separate incident and was out of jail on court conditions.

Monday, September 11th 2017
Inaugural Northeast Montana Ag Expo Set For October 13
The Glasgow Area Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture cordially invites you to be part of history at the inaugural Northeast Montana Ag Expo on Friday, October 13, 2017 at the Valley Event Center. A two-fold event, the Expo is a combination of the longstanding “New Trends in Agriculture” day-long agricultural seminar and the “Ag Appreciation Dinner/Night of Honors” held for the first time in 2016.

The morning will begin at 8:30 a.m. with one of America’s most widely followed agricultural broadcasters, Orion Samuelson, featured during the opening session. At 10 a.m., a trade show will open inside and outside of the Valley Event Center. Both agricultural and home-based businesses are welcome and, with the show being free of charge for attendees, foot traffic should be exceptional. Happening simultaneously with the trade show will be a series of twelve breakout sessions covering topics from estate planning to commodity market updates and narrowleaf hawksbeard to beef cattle management and health.

As day turns into evening, it will be your opportunity to sponsor a table for a sit down prime rib dinner. Save seats for your employees, invite your farm and ranch customers, or extend an invite to a community volunteer that you’d like to thank. It is a fun event that allows you to socialize with area producers and meet potential new customers.

The Glasgow Area Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture will present the Del Strommen Trend Setter Award during the dinner and invites any area clubs or nonprofits to present any awards/honors they may have on the big stage. Dancing to live music from River North will follow dinner and the presentation.

We hope you can join us for a night of fun and fellowship.

Friday, September 8th 2017
Valley View Home Levy Passes With 57% Of Vote
Valley County voters by a margin of 1571-1154 voted to levy of tax of $300,000 for the next 2 years to supplement funding for Valley View Nursing Home in Glasgow.

The tax will be assessed starting in October of this year.

The next step is another vote next year in which Valley County will be asked to create a Hospital District in the county to manage the taxpayer funding for Valley View Home.

Voter turnout was 61%.

Friday, September 8th 2017
Region 6 Citizen Advisory Committee Meets September 12 at the Cottonwood Inn in Glasgow
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks’ Region 6 Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC) will meet from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 12 at the Cottonwood Inn conference room in Glasgow.

The meeting is open to the public and will include the induction of the newest CAC members. There will also be wildlife, fisheries and law enforcement updates from FWP, and a roundtable discussion with CAC members.

Each of FWP’s seven administrative regions has a volunteer CAC to help guide policies and programs. The Region 6 group meets three times a year. For more information about the Region 6 Citizen Advisory Committee, visit the FWP Web site at fwp.mt.gov/regions/r6/cac/ .

FWP ensures that its meetings are fully accessible to persons with disabilities. To request special accommodations for this meeting, please contact 406-228-3700.

Friday, September 8th 2017
Fish, Wildlife and Parks Topic Of Live Under the Big Sky
Marc Kloker was a guest on Live Under the Big Sky on Thursday discussing a wide range of topics involving Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks:

LIve Under the Big Sky 9/7.

Friday, September 8th 2017
Emergency CRP Hay Bale Removal Extension
The Valley County Farm Service Agency would like to inform producers that the deadline for removing hay bales from emergency CRP haying has been extended until October 15, 2017.

If you have questions please call the Valley County FSA office at 228-4321 ext. 2.

Thursday, September 7th 2017
Future Of Valley View Home Topic Of Discussion On Live Under The Big Sky Program
Stan Ozark and Haylie Shipp visited with Don Fast, Ken Jansa and Kent Hanawalt on Wednesday during the Live Under the Big Sky program. They discussed the future of Valley View Nursing Home and the upcoming levy election September 7th.


LIve Under the Big Sky 9/6.

Wednesday, September 6th 2017
53% Of Ballots For Valley View Home Election Have Been Returned
53% of the ballots have been returned for the Valley View Home Levy Election. All ballots must be returned to the Valley County Courthouse by 8pm Thursday. There are still over 2100 ballots that have not been returned to the Valley County Election Administrator.


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Counting Board of the SEPTEMBER 7, 2017 VALLEY VIEW HOME LEVY Election will begin at 10:00 AM on September 7, 2017 according to §13-15-105, MCA. The Counting Board will meet in the County Commissioner’s room in the Valley County Courthouse. The Counting Board will manually count votes cast by using a tally book. Any individual observing the counting board procedures must take an oath and be sequestered with the board until after the poll closes at 8:00 PM.
No election judge or other individual having access to the information may disclose any results of early counting while the polls are open.

Wednesday, September 6th 2017
LIve Under the Big Sky Features Montana Governor Steve Bullock and Glasgow Mayor Becky Erickson
Live Under the Big Sky premiered on Tuesday and the first guests of the program included Governor Steve Bullock and Glasgow Mayor Becky Erickson. Here is an archive of the first program!

LIve Under the Big Sky 9/5.

Sunday, September 3rd 2017
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Instates Burn Ban at Pines Recreation Area
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Peck Project has elected to ban all open fires within the Pines Recreation Area. Building, maintaining, attending or using a campfire, fire pit or charcoal grill is prohibited. Liquid petroleum and LPG stoves that can be turned on and off are allowed.

Additionally, smoking is allowed only within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable materials.

If you have questions concerning this matter, please contact the Fort Peck Project Office at 406/526-3411.

Thursday, August 31st 2017
Final Relay For Life Numbers
The Northeast Montana Relay For Life Event Leadership Team is proud to announce their final total for this year's Relay For Life event held on August 12th at Glasgow's Valley County Fairgrounds. The group had set a goal of $50,000 for this year's event and raised $58,162.47.

This money is used for various programs with the American Cancer Society. A majority of it is used for research, but other programs that are available in our area are: Look Good; Feel Better program (a program that helps cancer patients deal with hair loss, use of make-up, and how to better your appearance while under going treatment), lodging while undergoing treatment, gas cards for travel, and a Cancer Outreach Program (area people you can call for help in finding out who to turn to when you are first diagnosed with cancer). These services are free to our area cancer patients. For information, contact Mona Amundson at 406-263-4176.

The Event Leadership Team thanks the communities of Northeast Montana in Phillips County, Valley County, Sheridan County, Daniels County and Roosevelt County for their generosity. In the last sixteen years we have been able to contribute over $1,000,000 towards cancer research and support programs. It is our hope that through the efforts and support of the communities in our area and around the world that someday a cure for all forms of cancer will be found.

Tuesday, August 29th 2017
R6 FWP Urges Hunters To Check Fire Status, Make Safety A Priority

With our region of northeast Montana suffering from emergency drought and the constant threat of wildfires, hunters and other recreationists taking to the field must be aware of local fire restrictions and take precautions. Some Block Management Areas (BMAs) in Region 6 are currently closed or have rule changes (see list below), and all counties in Region 6 (as of Mon., Aug. 28) are in Stage 1 fire restrictions or in a burn ban.

Montana archery antelope hunters are already hunting with their 900 hunting licenses. Montana’s upland game bird season (and mourning doves) open this Friday, Sept. 1, while the archery-only hunting season for deer, elk, antelope, bighorn sheep, black bear, wolf and mountain lion begins Sept. 2.

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks urges hunters to check in with the regional FWP offices or online about potential closures before making final plans.
Hunters and other recreationists should:
• Drive only on established roads.
• Avoid roads with tall vegetation in the middle track.
• Never park over dry grass and other vegetation.
• Carry a fire extinguisher—or water-filled weed sprayer—shovel, axe, and, a cell phone for emergency calls.
• Restrict camping activities to designated camping areas.
• Build campfires only in established metal fire rings, if allowed (note restrictions).
• Smoke only inside buildings or vehicles.
• Check on any fire restrictions in place.

When it comes to site-specific fire restrictions, FWP follows the lead of the county where the site is located. Currently most counties in Montana are under either Stage 1 or Stage 2 fire restrictions.

As of Mon., Aug. 28, all counties in Region 6 (Choteau, Hill, Blaine, Phillips, Valley, McCone, Roosevelt, Sheridan, and Richland) are in Stage 1 restrictions, except for Daniels Co. which is in a burn ban. In addition, the BLM-managed lands within the Upper Missouri Breaks National Monument are in Stage 2 restrictions.

Stage 1 restrictions ban campfires except where specifically exempted, allow cooking fires on propane devices that can be shut off and smoking only in vehicles and areas three feet in diameter that are cleared of flammable materials.

Stage 2 restrictions start with regulations delineated by Stage 1 restrictions. In addition, Stage 2 restrictions ban welding, explosives, driving off established roads and use of internal-combustion engines, except for vehicles on established roads, between 1 p.m. and 1 a.m. each day. Generators used in enclosed buildings or in an area cleared of vegetation specifically are exempted from Stage 2 restrictions.

FWP sites that could be impacted fire restrictions include fishing access sites, wildlife management areas and state parks.

Private landowners along with land enrolled in Block Management or other private land access programs may also have restrictions or closures. Be sure to ask when securing permission.

Currently in Region 6, we have several BMAs that have closures or restrictions:
BMA # BMA Name County Date Closed Date Open
193 Larry Christianson McCone 8-15-17 10-1-17
181 Biebinger Ranch Blaine 8-15-17 ?
10 Williamson Ranch Blaine 8-15-17 ?
183 BKB Ranch Blaine 8-15-17 ?
187 Wine Cup Blaine 8-15-17 ?
6 Mack Ranch Choteau 8-15-17 ?
3 Phalen Ranch Hill 8-15-17 ?
29 North Phillips Phillips Open: Walk in Only

BMAs fire restrictions and closures will be updated as changes occur here.

For up-to-date details on state-wide FWP property fire and drought-related restrictions and closures, visit FWP's website at fwp.mt.gov. Click Restrictions & Closures under the “News” tab. In addition, you can go to https://firerestrictions.us/mt/ to see restrictions statewide.

Always be prepared to prevent or extinguish fire starts. Your assistance during this time will be appreciated.

Tuesday, August 29th 2017
Dr. Andy Fahlgren Returns To Glasgow To Practice Medicine
The Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital has announced that Andrew Fahlgren, MD is now practicing at the Glasgow Clinic. Dr. Fahlgren is a graduate of Glasgow High School and returns to his hometown to practice medicine at the Glasgow Clinic. Dr. Fahlgren's specialty is Internal Medicine.

Stan Ozark sat down with the newest physician in Glasgow and visited about his journey to becoming a doctor and what he likes to do in his spare time:

Dr Fahlgren.

Friday, August 25th 2017
Attempted Escape From Valley County Detention Center
2 inmates incarcerated at the Valley County Detention Center attempted an escape early Friday morning according to Valley County Sheriff Vern Buerkle.

The inmates, Jay Witkowski and Austin Adams were unsuccessful in their escape attempt but they did manage to abduct a detention officer and take keys from the officer. After taking the keys they walked to the kitchen area and realized that they didn't have the proper keys to access the outside. It was at this point that they pulled the fire alarm. Officers from the Valley County Sheriff's Office and the Glasgow Police Department then entered the Detention Center and put the 2 inmates back into custody.

Sheriff Buerkle said that steps are being taken this moment to make sure that an event like this doesn't happen again.

Both Adams and Witkowski are now facing felony charges of attempted escape, aggravated kidnapping and intimidation along with misdemeanor charges of criminal mischief and false alarms.

The detention officer who was abducted did not suffer any injuries and in fact helped get the two inmates back into custody and into cells.

Sheriff Buerkle said the two inmates are now in solitary confinement until further notice.

Friday, August 25th 2017
Emergency Haying & Grazing
The Valley County Farm Service Agency wants to remind producers that hay bales from the emergency haying of CRP MUST be completely removed from the CRP acreage no later than September 15, 2017.

Cattle grazing CRP must be removed by September 30, 2017.

If you have questions please call the Valley County FSA office at 228-4321 ext. 2.

Friday, August 25th 2017
4 More Job Service Offices Being Closed In Montana
HAMILTON, Mont. - A Montana Department of Labor and Industry official says four Job Service offices will be closing throughout the next few months due to a cutback in federal funding.

Department Communications Director Jake Troyer says the closures, announced on Thursday, will be to offices in Anaconda and Dillon at the end of September and offices in Hamilton and Lewistown at the end of October.

The offices help job-seekers plan their careers by polishing resumes, learning about networking and identifying training needs.

Scott Eychner, administrator for the department's Workforce Services Division, says the process of choosing the offices that will close was data driven.

Troyer says 16 jobs are impacted at the four offices, but six of those positions will be kept at different locations.

Thursday, August 24th 2017
Governor Bullock Appoints Betty Stone To Montana State Parks And Recreation Board
MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced he is directing the Montana State Parks and Recreation Board to develop a “Parks in Focus” initiative to identify long-term solutions to the opportunities and challenges faced by Montana’s State Parks system.

“Montanans value our public lands and the amazing outdoor recreational opportunities those lands provide. Montana’s state parks provide family recreational and educational experiences as well as public access to key waters across the state,” said Governor Bullock. “Our State Parks are one of the many ways we access public lands, and a vibrant State Parks system is an important part of our heritage and our economy.”

“Parks in Focus” will leverage relevant expertise to conduct research, support transparent engagement and ultimately deliver and begin implementation of a set of recommendations that build from the Parks 2020 strategic vision. In a memo sent to Montana Fish Wildlife & Parks Director Martha Williams, Bullock asked members of the Montana State Parks and Recreation Board to work with new Board members to develop the “Parks in Focus” Initiative.

“The strength of our State Parks system ultimately contributes to enhancing our quality of life and our outdoor recreation economy and thus our commitment to a shared vision for the future of our Parks must be made by all Montanans who care about the resources under stewardship of the Department,” Bullock wrote in the memo.

Bullock’s memo coincides with the announcement of several new members of the Parks Board and the departure of chair and co-chair of the Board, Tom Towe and Mary Sexton, as well as Diane Conradi and Douglas Smith.

“Tom Towe and Mary Sexton have provided great leadership through their commitment to always protect our public lands and to strengthen opportunities for Montanans to recreate and for outdoor businesses to thrive,” said Bullock. "I want to thank them for their passion for the Parks system during their time of service."

Here are the newly appointed members of the State Parks and Recreation Board:

State Parks and Recreation Board
Scott Brown, Billings. Qualification: District 5 member. Brown is the owner of The Base Camp in Helena and Billings and is an avid outdoorsman.

Angie Grove, Helena. Qualification: District 1 member, Chair. Grove has 28 years with the Montana Legislative Audit Division, working specifically with the State Parks Division.

Mary Sheehy Moe, Great Falls. Qualification: District 3 member. Sheehy Moe had a distinctive career in education, most recently serving as the Deputy Commissioner for Two-Year Education for the Montana University System, and served as a State Legislator.

Betty Stone, Glasgow. Qualification: District 4 member. Stone has been the manager at the Cottonwood Inn for 28 years and a co-owner since 2004, she also serves as past chair and director of the Two Rivers Growth and development, director of Missouri River Country and is on the Montana Lodging and Hospitality Association Board.

Jeff Welch, Livingston. Qualification: District 2 member. Welch is the Executive Creative Director at MERCURYcsc.

Thursday, August 24th 2017
Cost Share Assistance Deadline Is August 31
The deadline to apply for cost share assistance for livestock water developments under the Farm Service Agency’s Emergency Conservation Program (ECP) is Thursday, August 31.

ECP is a cost share program to assist livestock producers in developing livestock water sources such as wells, pipelines, spring developments or hooking into public water sources, to replace other water sources that have failed due to drought.

For an appointment or more information, please contact the Valley County FSA office at 406-228-4321 extension 2.

Thursday, August 24th 2017
Montana Department of Transportation Proposes Over-Height Detection System in Glasgow
GLASGOW - The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) would like to notify the public and seek comments on a proposal to install an over-height vehicle detection and warning system for the railroad bridge over 6th Street South (Montana Highway 42) in Glasgow.

Proposed work includes installation of over-height vehicle detectors and warning signs activated by over-height vehicles in advance of 6th Street South. The purpose of the project is to prevent over-height vehicles from striking this bridge and blocking 6th Street South.

Construction is tentatively planned for 2019 depending on completion of design and availability of funds. New right-of-way and relocation of utilities are not anticipated.

For more information, please contact Glendive District Administrator Shane Mintz at (406) 345-8212 or Project Design Engineer LeRoy Wosoba at (406) 4441280. Members of the public may submit written comments to the Montana Department of Transportation Glendive office at P.O. Box 890, Glendive, MT 59330-0890, or online at:

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

Please note that your comments are for project UPN 9357. Alternative accessible formats of this information will be provided upon request by contacting the Office of Civil Rights, P.O. Box 201001, Helena, MT 59620; (406) 444-9229; fax (406) 444-7243, or e-mail to aflesch@mt.gov. Those using a TTY may call (800) 335-7592 or through the Montana Relay Service at 711.

Thursday, August 24th 2017
Remembering Karen D. Newton With GHS Educational Trust Gift
“Learning is fun!”, an expression often used by educators and parents to motivate students, was more than just a slogan to the late Karen D. Newton. When she stepped into her classroom each day, it became a reality. The lesson was clear: Learning was important, requiring both attention and effort, but it was also “fun!” Her infectious enthusiasm, extensive knowledge, and sense of humor, even in the most trying of circumstances, made each day’s adventure in learning and living in community “fun” for hundreds of Glasgow elementary students throughout her 29 and 1/2 years of devoted instruction. Decades later, many of Mrs. Newton’s former students remember her patient guidance through Montana history projects as their first experience in independent research and writing and their first real connection with their community and state. These activities were typical of the many skills she taught that would serve her students for a lifetime.

A native of Lewistown, Montana, who earned a Master’s Degree in Education from Eastern Montana College (now MSU-Billings), Karen D. (Horning) Newton showered the same devotion on her children Andy Newton and Dyan (Ben) Garcia, and on her grand-daughter Zoey. An active member of the community in both formal and informal groups, Karen’s intelligence and commitment were well-known and appreciated, and her many friends and associates would attest that just as she did in her classroom, she made everything “fun.”

A donation to the Glasgow High School Educational Trust in her memory from her husband Tim Newton ensures that Mrs. Newton’s lessons will be remembered and will continue to support and encourage others to pursue their educational goals. The 2017-2018 academic year marks the first time a financial gift will be made by the trust in her memory to a GHS graduate attending college, trade school, or an accredited online program. A gift will be made by the trust in her memory every year hereafter.

The Glasgow High School Educational Trust was established by the GHS Class of 1938 in 1964. Its mission is to provide financial assistance to GHS alumni enrolled in higher education and to purchase equipment and programs for Glasgow High School that cannot be financed within the regular budget. Gifts of cash, real estate, and stock from faithful supporters across the nation have grown the corpus of the trust to over $6 million dollars. Interest earned on its investments is awarded to eligible applicants through a semi-annual process administered by the trustees.
Application deadlines are July 1st and October 15th of each year.

Glasgow High School graduates who have completed one year of college or one semester of trade school, are in good academic standing, attending full-time (12 semester credits minimum), and showing steady progress toward completion of a degree or certification are encouraged to apply. Financial need has always been a primary consideration. The application, which lists additional requirements that must be met, is available at www.ghsedutrust.org. It must be completed properly, thoroughly, and submitted on time to be considered.

To date, the trust has made 2,265 awards to 707 different students totaling $2,003,500.00. Many of these students have received multiple awards over their courses of study. The trust has also made 118 awards to Glasgow High School providing enrichment activities and advanced equipment to every department. The dollar amount of these gifts totals $232,517.80.

Whenever the trust receives donations that total $500 in the name of a particular individual, a gift is given to a student or GHS in the name of that person. Gifts of $10,000 or more in the name of a particular individual allow for a permanent annual naming opportunity. The trust is honored to add Karen D. Newton’s name to its permanent list.

At its recent semi-annual meeting, the Glasgow High School Educational Trust made the following awards in honor, recognition, or memory of the individual(s) listed after the student’s name and school.

First time recipients: Mary Fewer, University of Montana, IMO Ivy and Millie Knight; Andrea Hansen, MSU-Bozeman, IMO Mary “Pat” Baker; Kerry Hoffman, University of North Dakota, 1st Semester: IRO Stannebein Family, 2nd Semester, IMO Lila Moen Sanders and IHO Phyllis Moen Sanguine; Karissa Liebelt, North Dakota State University, IMO Bernard T. “Bunky” Sullivan; Rachel Mickelson, Utah State University, IMO Karen D. Newton; Amy Nelson, MSU-Bozeman, IHO Beryl Pehlke; Jacob Page, University of Montana, IMO Cecil and Chloe Toftness; Brett See, Northwest College, 1st Semester: IHO Charlotte Bruce, 2nd Semester: IRO Willard and Charlotte Bruce Family; Alexa Shipp, MSU-Billings, IHO Bill and Peggy Pattison Endowment; Alexandrea Simensen, MSU-Bozeman, IMO Donald J. “Don” Baker; Kendra Vaughn, MSU-Billings, IMO L. J. and Jean Baker.

Second-time recipients: Josie Braaten, MN State University-Mankato, IMO Harold H. and Irene W. Smith; Amy Breigenzer, University of North Dakota, IMO Audrey and Arthur Parke; Kaleb Cole, MSU-Bozeman, IMO Aaron “Chappy” Chatten; Edwin Daggett, MSU-Bozeman, IMO Wallace L. Johnson; Erika Hartsock, UM-Skaggs School of Pharmacy, IRO Beatrice Trites Family; Gage Legare, MSU-Bozeman, IMO James K. “Jamie” Fewer; Abby Mehling, Northern Michigan University, IMO James F. and Anne Hoffmann; Tamrah Pewitt, MSU-Bozeman, IMO Ardis Parke Fuhrman; Samuel Schultz, MSU-Bozeman, 1st Semester: IMO Ronald A. Combs, 2nd Semester: IRO Herb and Lucille Friedl Family; Luke Zeiger, Chadron State College, IMO Robert “Bob” E. Rennick, Jr.

Third-time recipients: Alexandre Daggett, Minot State University, 1st Semester: IMO Horace O. and Emma C. Gamas, 2nd Semester: IRO LeRoy and Bess Lockwood Family; Megan Dailey, Dickinson State University, IMO Hovland Family; Emma Fewer, University of Montana, IRO James and Ailene Dokken Olk Family; Debra Griebel, University of North Dakota, IRO Tom and Flora Coghlan Family; Madison Hansen, MSU-Bozeman, IMO Erik Walstad; Abigail Helland, MSU-Bozeman, IMO Dr. Nancy Lee Etchart; Lane Herbert, University of North Dakota, IMO Verda R. Stewart; Kylie Heringer, University of CO-Denver, IRO Ione and Phyllis Kleppin; Alex Page, UM-Skaggs School of Pharmacy, IMO Dr. F.M. and Bernice Knierim; Mariah Stein, Missouri Valley College, IHO Everett and Elizabeth Breigenzer; Chloe Sukut, MSU-Bozeman, IHO Sever and Esther Enkerud; Lachlan Vaira, University of North Dakota, IMO Leonard H. and Kathryn L. Langen; Ellen Walstad, University of North Dakota, IMO Marsha Cotton Hall; Rachael Zeiger, University of South Dakota, IHO O. E. and Lois Markle Family.

Fourth-time Recipients: Danielle Belleau, Humboldt State University, IHO Gayle Wagenhals Sage; Emilee Morehouse Poole, Rasmussen College, IMO Dean Rusher; Andrew Wageman, University of North Dakota, IMO Richard “Dick” and Mary Lou Alley Wagenhals.

The following equipment was purchased for Glasgow High School:
Elliptical Cross Trainer - Health Enhancement Department – IMO Brian Pehlke;
Vex Classroom Kits (2) - Industrial Technology Department – IHO Stan Andersen Family
Digital Scales (3) - Science Department – IMO Harry Rybock
Lincoln Power Mig 201 Welder - Industrial Technology Department - IRO Glenn and Carolee Grina Wallem;
Welding Curtains (6) - Industrial Technology Department - IMO Vern and Edna Richardson;
Shop Coats (25) - Industrial Technology Department - IRO Paul and Joyce Ruffcorn Jacobson;
Welding Gloves (20) - Industrial Technology Department - IMO Maxine Fiedler.

Wednesday, August 23rd 2017
Beck Foundation Announces 2017 Scholarship Recipients
The Theo and Alyce Beck Foundation Trust has announced its 2017 scholarship recipients. There were a total of twenty scholarships awarded this year.

Kathleen Brandt, daughter of Mark and LeAnn Brandt, in her sophomore year at Montana State University – Billings, majoring in Physical Therapy.

Kaleb Cole, son of Jeff and Julie Cole, in his junior year at Montana State University – Bozeman, majoring in Chemical Engineering.

Edwin Daggett, son of John and Sheri Daggett, in his junior year at Montana State University – Bozeman, majoring in Electrical Engineering.

Megan Dailey, daughter of Mike and Lori Dailey, in her final year at Dickinson State University, majoring in Creative Writing with a minor in Coaching.

Emma Fewer, daughter of Jennifer Fewer and the late James Fewer, in her final year at University of Montana, majoring in Finance.

Mary Fewer, daughter of Jennifer Fewer and the late James Fewer, in her sophomore year at University of Montana, majoring in Finance.

Andrea Hansen, daughter of Steve and Peggy Hansen, in her sophomore year at Montana State University – Bozeman, majoring in Nursing.

Lane Herbert, son of Craig and Doreen Herbert, in his junior year at University of North Dakota, majoring in Civil Engineering.

Gage Legare, son of Robert and Lisa Legare, in his junior year at Montana State University – Bozeman, majoring in Business Finance.

Karissa Liebelt, daughter of Greg and Shannon Liebelt, in her sophomore year at North Dakota State University, majoring in nursing.

Alex Page, daughter of Greg and Jill Page, in her senior year at Skaggs School of Pharmacy, majoring in Pharmacy.

Brett See, daughter of Larry and Heidi See, in her sophomore year at Northwest College, majoring in Agroecology.

Alexa Shipp, daughter of Cam and Kim Shipp, in her sophomore year at Montana State University – Bozeman, majoring in Counseling.

Madison Sibley, daughter of Kirk and Jennifer Sibley, in her final year at University of Mary, majoring in Occupational Therapy.

Alexandrea Simensen, daughter of Kris and Leslie Simensen, in her sophomore year at Montana State University – Bozeman, majoring in Architecture.

Laurel Wageman, daughter of Gary and Annette Wagemen, in graduate school at Boise State University, majoring in Business Administration.

Ellen Walstad, daughter of Darrell and Margareta Walstad, in her final year at University of North Dakota, majoring in Chemical Engineering and Honors Program.

Lachlan Vaira, son of Nick and Nancy Vaira, in his final year at University of North Dakota, majoring in Criminal Justice.

Luke Zeiger, son of Dan and Shantel Zeiger, in his junior year at Chadron State College, majoring in Health Enhancement and Physical Education.

Rachael Zeiger, daughter of Dan and Shantel Zeiger, in her junior year at University of South Dakota, majoring in Nursing.

The Theo and Alyce Beck Foundation Trust was set up to create income for two purposes: 1. To benefit people who would better themselves through higher education. These scholarships are for Valley County Graduates who are past their first year of education. 2. To help fund projects to promote better living in Valley County through non-profit organizations.

Theo and Alyce Beck were Northeast Montana people who cared about the communities they lived in, whether it was Baylor where their lives began, Opheim where they farmed, or Glasgow where Alyce spent her retired years after Theo passed away.

Alyce was active in 4-H and Homemakers Club as well as entering plants, sewing projects and homemade baked goods in the Northeast Montana Fair.

This is the eighth year that the Theo and Alyce Beck Foundation Trust has awarded scholarships.

Monday, August 21st 2017
Glasgow Fire Department Responds To House Fire
The Glasgow Fire Department responded to a house fire at 30 Angus Drive on Sunday afternoon. The cause of the fire hasn't been determined and the homeowners insurance company is conducting an investigation.

Glasgow Fire Chief Brandon Brunelle told Kltz/Mix-93 News that no injuries were reported but a person sleeping in the basement was alerted to a fire in the home by the Glasgow Police Department and escaped through a basement window.

The Glasgow Fire Department was on scene of the fire until 9am Monday morning.

Monday, August 21st 2017
Souvenir Starts This Weekend At Fort Peck Summer Theatre
Audience favorite Alicia Bullock-Muth returns to Fort Peck Summer Theatre, starring as Florence Foster Jenkins, ‘the world’s worst singer’

Souvenir is the inspiring true story of Florence Foster Jenkins, (the ‘world’s worst singer’) and her dedicated accompanist Cosme McMoon. Their bizarre partnership yielded hilariously off-key recitals that became the talk of New York and earned them cultish fame. The play culminates in their sold-out performance at Carnegie Hall in 1944. The recent award-winning film adaption starred Meryl Streep as Florence.

Starring as Florence is Alicia Bullock-Muth, a staple of the Montana theatre and music scene, a beloved educator, choral conductor and vocal teacher. Her wide range of performance and musical direction credits include Billings Opera, Montana Lyric Opera, Port Polson Players, Bigfork Summer Playhouse and Missoula Community & Children’s Theatre. Her FPST credits including Claree in Steel Magnolias, The Bird Woman in Mary Poppins, Mama Rose in Gypsy, Mrs. Paroo in The Music Man and serving as musical director for Disney’s Tarzan, Mary Poppins, The Music Man, Willy Wonka and this season’s Grease.

Cosme McMoon is played by Travis Kuehn. A Billings native, he received his BA in Vocal Performance from Rocky Mountain College and recently his Masters in Musical Theatre from University of Montana.

FPST Artistic Director Andy Meyers, who previously directed Bullock-Muth in a sold-out production of Souvenir in Missoula, again serves as Director, and he has assembled the same cast and design staff for the FPST production.

Performances are August 25 – September 4; Friday & Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 4:00pm. For tickets and more information visit our online box office at fortpecktheatre.org

Sunday, August 20th 2017
Governor Bullock Declares Drought Disaster In 31 Counties Including Valley County
MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today issued an Executive Order declaring the following 31 counties and six Indian Reservations are in drought disaster:

Blaine, Big Horn, Carter, Chouteau, Custer, Daniels, Dawson, Fallon, Fergus, Garfield, Golden Valley, Hill, Judith Basin, Lake, Lincoln, McCone, Musselshell, Petroleum, Phillips, Powder River, Prairie, Richland, Roosevelt, Rosebud, Sanders, Sheridan, Treasure, Valley, Yellowstone, Wheatland, Wibaux Counties, and the Fort Peck Indian Reservation, Fort Belknap Indian Reservation, Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation, Crow Indian Reservation, Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation, and the Flathead Indian Reservation.

“High temperatures, extreme drought, and worsening fire conditions are affecting Montanans in many corners of our state,” said Governor Bullock. “We’re doing everything we can to minimize the economic impact of these hot and dry conditions and help folks get back on their feet using all resources available.”

This drought disaster declaration continues the temporary suspension of “hours of service” regulations and waives temporary registration, temporary fuel permits, and over-dimensional permit requirements for commercial vehicles providing support for the drought. The declaration also compels maximum employee assistance and cooperation with the United States Departments’ of Agriculture and Commerce to secure timely economic assistance.

As of July 10, 2017, small nonfarm businesses in 16 Montana counties are eligible to apply for low-interest federal disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration after Governor Bullock sent a letter to Secretary Sonny Perdue requesting a Secretarial Drought Disaster Designation. Affected counties and reservations are also eligible for the Livestock Forage Program.

Governor Bullock’s new Executive Order is attached. On July 19, 2017, Governor Bullock issued Executive Order 6-2017 declaring 28 Montana counties and five Indian Reservations in a drought disaster.

For more information visit www.drought.mt.gov.

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