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Tuesday, November 25th 2014
American Red Cross Blood Drive Set For Glasgow On December 2nd And 3rd

The American Red Cross asks eligible donors to give something that means something this holiday season – a lifesaving blood donation.

Blood donations often decline this time of year when donors get busy with holiday festivities and travel. Severe winter weather and seasonal illnesses, like the flu, can also have a serious impact on blood donations, but the need for blood remains steady. On average, the Red Cross must collect 15,000 blood products every day for patients across the country.

Eligible donors with all types are needed, especially those with O negative, A negative and B negative. To learn more about donating blood and to schedule an appointment, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Upcoming blood donation opportunities
Glasgow
12/2/2014: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., VFW, 1222 Us Highway 2 W
12/3/2014: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Frances Mahon Hospital, 621 3rd St. South

Hinsdale
12/3/2014: 1:30 p.m. - 6 p.m., Hinsdale Legion Hall, Legion Hall

How to donate blood
Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

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Tuesday, November 25th 2014
Montana House Committee Assignments Released

2015 House of Representatives Standing Committee Assignments
Agriculture (Tu, Th, 3 p.m.)
Redfield, Alan (R) – Ch
Clark, Christy (R) – VCh
MacDonald, Margie (D) – VCh
Berglee, Seth (R)
Curdy, Willis (D)
Harris, Bill (R)
Hertz, Greg (R)
Karjala, Jessica (D)
Lang, Mike (R)
Manzella, Theresa (R)
McKamey, Wendy (R)
Monforton, Matthew (R)
Mortensen, Dale (R)
Olsen, Andrea (D)
Olszewski, Albert (R)
Pease-Lopez, Carolyn (D)
Perry, Zac (D)
Pierson, Gordon (D)
Salomon, Daniel (R)
Staffanson, Scott (R)
Webber, Susan (D)
Williams, Kathleen (D)

Appropriations (M-F, 8 a.m.)
Ballance, Nancy (R) – Ch
Osmundson, Ryan (R) – VCh
Noonan, Pat (D) – VCh
Brodehl, Randy (R)
Burnett, Tom (R)
Cuffe, Mike (R)
Dudik, Kimberly (D)
Ehli, Ron (R)
Ellis, Janet (D)
Glimm, Carl (R)
Hagstrom, Dave (R)
Hollandsworth, Roy (R)
Holmlund, Kenneth (R)
Jones, Donald (R)
McCarthy, Kelly (D)
Mehlhoff, Bob (D)
Peppers, Rae (D)
Tropila, Mitch (D)
Tschida, Brad (R)
Woods, Tom (D)

Appropriations/Finance & Claims Joint
Subcommittees:
Education (M-F, 8 a.m.)
Hollandsworth, Rep. Roy (R) - Ch
Jones, Sen. Llew (R) – VCh
Hamlett, Sen. Bradley Maxon (D)
Jones, Rep. Donald (R)
Moore, Sen. Eric (R)
Woods, Rep. Tom (D)
General Government (M-F, 8 a.m.)
Osmundson, Rep. Ryan (R) – Ch
Taylor, Sen. Janna (R) – VCh
Blasdel, Sen. Mark (R)
McCarthy, Rep. Kelly (D)
Phillips, Sen. Mike (D)
Tschida, Rep. Brad (R)

Health & Human Services (M-F, 8 a.m.)
Ehli, Rep. Ron (R) - Ch
Webb, Sen. Roger (R) – VCh
Burnett, Rep. Tom (R)
Caferro, Sen. Mary (D)
Keenan, Sen. Bob (R)
Noonan, Rep. Pat (D)

Judicial Branch, Law Enforcement and Justice
(M-F, 8 a.m.)
Brodehl, Rep. Randy (R) - Ch
Hansen, Sen. Kristin (R) – VCh
Dudik, Rep. Kimberly (D)
Holmlund, Rep. Kenneth (R)
Howard, Sen. David (R)
Wolken, Sen. Cynthia (D)

Long Range Planning (M-F, 8 a.m.)
Cuffe, Rep. Mike (R) - Ch
Ripley, Sen. Rick (R) – VCh
Hagstrom, Rep. Dave (R)
Peppers, Rep. Rae (D)
Smith, Sen. Cary (R)
Tropila, Rep. Mitch (D)
Windy Boy, Sen. Jonathan (D)

Natural Resources and Transportation
(M-F,8 a.m.)
Glimm, Rep. Carl (R) - Ch
Brenden, Sen. John (R) – VCh
Ballance, Rep. Nancy (R)
Ellis, Rep. Janet (D)
Keane, Sen. Jim (D)
Mehlhoff, Rep. Bob (D)
Rosendale, Sen. Matt (R)

Business and Labor (M-F, 8 a.m.)
Berry, Tom (R) – Ch
Welborn, Jeffrey (R) – VCh
Lynch, Ryan (D) – VCh
Clark, Christy (R)
Curdy, Willis (D)
Fitzpatrick, Steve (R)
Hunter, Chuck (D)
Kipp, George III (D)
Knudsen, Austin (R)
Lang, Mike (R)
Moore, David (Doc) (R)
Noland, Mark (R)
Olsen, Andrea (D)
Pierson, Gordon (D)
Pope, Christopher (D)Ricci, Vince (R)
Salomon, Daniel (R)
Staffanson, Scott (R)
Steenberg, Tom (D)
Education (M, W, F, 3 p.m.)
Laszloffy, Sarah (R) – Ch
Lamm, Debra (R) – VCh
McClafferty, Edie (D) – VCh
Bennett, Bryce (D)
Essmann, Jeff (R)
Funk, Moffie (D)
Greef, Edward (R)
Hertz, Greg (R)
Kelker, Kathy (D)
Meyers, G. Bruce (R)
Monforton, Matthew (R)
Price, Jean (D)
Salomon, Daniel (R)
Schwaderer, Nicholas (R)
Webber, Susan (D)

Ethics (On call)
Harris, Bill (R) – Ch
Schwaderer, Nicholas (R) – VCh
Bennett, Bryce (D) – VCh
Pease-Lopez, Carolyn (D)
Federal Relations, Energy and Telecommunications
(M, W, F, 3 p.m.)
Lang, Mike (R) – Ch
Zolnikov, Daniel (R) – VCh
Steenberg, Tom (D) – VCh
Berry, Tom (R)
Custer, Geraldine (R)
Knudsen, Austin (R)
Lynch, Ryan (D)
McNiven, Jonathan (R)
Moore, David (Doc) (R)
Pease-Lopez, Carolyn (D)
Person, Andrew (D)
Pinocci, Randy (R)
Pope, Christopher (D)
Schreiner, Casey (D)
Welborn, Jeffrey (R)

Fish, Wildlife and Parks (Tu, Th, 3 p.m.)
Flynn, Kelly (R) – Ch
Welborn, Jeffrey (R) – VCh
Price, Jean (D) – VCh
Brown, Bob (R)
Brown, Zach (D)
Cook, Rob (R)
Court, Virginia (D)
Fiscus, Clayton (R)
Hess, Stephanie (R)
Jacobson, Tom (D)
Lieser, Ed (D)
Meyers, G. Bruce (R)
Noland, Mark (R)
Person, Andrew (D)
Pinocci, Randy (R)
Shaw, Ray (R)
Smith, Bridget (D)
Wagoner, Kirk (R)
White, Kerry (R)

Health and Human Services (M, W, F, 3 p.m.)
Wittich, Art (R) – Ch
Wagoner, Kirk (R) – VCh
Hill, Ellie Boldman (D) – VCh
Berglee, Seth (R)
Doane, Alan (R)
Eck, Jenny (D)
Harris, Bill (R)
Hayman, Denise (D)
Hess, Stephanie (R)
Jacobson, Tom (D)
Karjala, Jessica (D)
Mandeville, Forrest (R)
Olszewski, Albert (R)
Perry, Zac (D)
Pierson, Gordon (D)
Redfield, Alan (R)
Ricci, Vince (R)

Judiciary (M-F, 8 a.m.)
Bennett, Jerry (R) – Ch
Doane, Alan (R) – VCh
Court, Virginia (D) – VCh
Berglee, Seth (R)
Eck, Jenny (D)
Fiscus, Clayton (R)
Hess, Stephanie (R)
Hill, Ellie Boldman (D)
Kelker, Kathy (D)
Laszloffy, Sarah (R)
MacDonald, Margie (D)
Manzella, Theresa (R)
McConnell, Nate (D)
Meyers, G. Bruce (R)
Monforton, Matthew (R)
Pease-Lopez, Carolyn (D)
Perry, Zac (D)
Person, Andrew (D)
Pinocci, Randy (R)
Regier, Keith (R)
Wagoner, Kirk (R)

Legislative Administration (On call)
Welborn, Jeffrey (R) – Ch
Clark, Christy (R) – VCh
McClafferty, Edie (D) – VCh
Bennett, Jerry (R)
Cuffe, Mike (R)
Doane, Alan (R)
Dunwell, Mary Ann (D)
Lang, Mike (R)
Perry, Zac (D)
Pierson, Gordon (D)
Tropila, Mitch (D)
Webber, Susan (D)
Zolnikov, Daniel (R)Local Government (Tu, Th, 3 p.m.)
Greef, Edward (R) – Ch
Fitzpatrick, Steve (R) – VCh
Swanson, Kathy (D) – VCh
Berry, Tom (R)
Custer, Geraldine (R)
Funk, Moffie (D)
Garner, Frank (R)
Hayman, Denise (D)
Kelker, Kathy (D)
Lamm, Debra (R)
Lavin, Steve (R)
Mandeville, Forrest (R)
McConnell, Nate (D)
McNiven, Jonathan (R)
Pope, Christopher (D)
Ricci, Vince (R)
Schwaderer, Nicholas (R)
Steenberg, Tom (D)
Wilson, Nancy (D)
Zolnikov, Daniel (R)

Natural Resources (M, W, F, 3 p.m.)
White, Kerry (R) – Ch
Fitzpatrick, Steve (R) – VCh
Lieser, Ed (D) – VCh
Bennett, Jerry (R)
Brown, Bob (R)
Brown, Zach (D)
Court, Virginia (D)
Dunwell, Mary Ann (D)
Flynn, Kelly (R)
Manzella, Theresa (R)
McConnell, Nate (D)
Mortensen, Dale (R)
Noland, Mark (R)
Olsen, Andrea (D)
Regier, Keith (R)
Shaw, Ray (R)
Staffanson, Scott (R)
Williams, Kathleen (D)

Rules (On call)
Essmann, Jeff (R) – Ch
Bennett, Jerry (R) – VCh
Hunter, Chuck (D) – VCh
Doane, Alan (R)
Dudik, Kimberly (D)
Eck, Jenny (D)
Hertz, Greg (R)
Knudsen, Austin (R)
Laszloffy, Sarah (R)
MacDonald, Margie (D)
Miller, Mike (R)
Randall, Lee (R)
Regier, Keith (R)
Williams, Kathleen (D)
Wittich, Art (R)
Woods, Tom (D)
State Administration (M-F, 8 a.m.)
Essmann, Jeff (R) – Ch
Harris, Bill (R) – VCh
Schreiner, Casey (D) – VCh
Bennett, Bryce (D)
Brown, Bob (R)
Funk, Moffie (D)
Garner, Frank (R)
Greef, Edward (R)
Hayman, Denise (D)
Karjala, Jessica (D)
Lamm, Debra (R)
Mandeville, Forrest (R)
McKamey, Wendy (R)
McNiven, Jonathan (R)
Mortensen, Dale (R)
Price, Jean (D)
Shaw, Ray (R)
Swanson, Kathy (D)
Webber, Susan (D)
Wittich, Art (R)

Taxation (M-F, 8 a.m.)
Miller, Mike (R) – Ch
Hertz, Greg (R) – VCh
Williams, Kathleen (D) – VCh
Brown, Zach (D)
Cook, Rob (R)
Custer, Geraldine (R)
Dunwell, Mary Ann (D)
Flynn, Kelly (R)
Jacobson, Tom (D)
Lavin, Steve (R)
Lieser, Ed (D)
McClafferty, Edie (D)
Olszewski, Albert (R)
Randall, Lee (R)
Redfield, Alan (R)
Schwaderer, Nicholas (R)
Smith, Bridget (D)
White, Kerry (R)
Wilson, Nancy (D)
Zolnikov, Daniel (R)

Transportation (M, W, F, 3 p.m.)
Lavin, Steve (R) – Ch
Clark, Christy (R) – VCh
Wilson, Nancy (D) – VCh
Cook, Rob (R)
Curdy, Willis (D)
Fiscus, Clayton (R)
Garner, Frank (R)
Kipp, George III (D)
McKamey, Wendy (R)
Miller, Mike (R)
Randall, Lee (R)
Smith, Bridget (D)
Swanson, Kathy (D)
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Tuesday, November 25th 2014
Montana Senate Committee Assignments Released

2015 Senate Standing Committee Assignments
Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation (Tu, Th,
3 p.m.)
Brown, Taylor (R) – Ch
Hoven, Brian (R) – VCh
Caferro, Mary (D)
Cohenour, Jill (D)
Hansen, Kristin (R)
Howard, David (R)
Moore, Eric (R)
Pomnichowski, JP (D)
Stewart-Peregoy, Sharon (D)
Swandal, Nels (R)
Wolken, Cynthia (D)

Business, Labor and Economic Affairs (M-F, 8 a.m.)
Buttrey, Ed (R) – Ch
Arntzen, Elsie (R) – VCh
Brown, Dee (R)
Connell, Pat (R)
Facey, Tom (D)
Smith, Cary (R)
Stewart-Peregoy, Sharon (D)
Vance, Gordon (R)
Vuckovich, Gene (D)
Whitford, Lea (D)
Committee on Committees (On call)
Brenden, John (R) – Ch
Brown, Dee (R)
Hansen, Kristin (R)
Ripley, Rick (R)
Taylor, Janna (R)
Vincent, Chas (R)

Education and Cultural Resources (M, W, F, 3 p.m.)
Brown, Taylor (R) – Ch
Blasdel, Mark (R) – VCh
Arntzen, Elsie (R)
Cohenour, Jill (D)
Facey, Tom (D)
Hansen, Kristin (R)
Jones, Llew (R)
Keenan, Bob (R)
Moe, Mary Sheehy (D)
Stewart-Peregoy, Sharon (D)

Energy and Telecommunications (Tu, Th, 3 p.m.)
Webb, Roger (R) – Ch
Ankney, Duane (R) – VCh
Blasdel, Mark (R)
Connell, Pat (R)
Driscoll, Robyn (D)
Jones, Llew (R)
Kary, Doug (R)
Keane, Jim (D)
Keenan, Bob (R)
Larsen, Cliff (D)
McNally, Mary (D)
Tutvedt, Bruce (R)
Windy Boy, Jonathan (D)

Ethics (On call)
Arntzen, Elsie (R) – Ch
Brown, Dee (R) – VCh
Facey, Tom (D)
Malek, Sue (D)
Finance & Claims (M-F, 8 a.m.)
Jones, Llew (R) – Ch
Keenan, Bob (R) - VCh
Blasdel, Mark (R)
Brenden, John (R)
Caferro, Mary (D)
Hamlett, Bradley Maxon (D)
Hansen, Kristin (R)
Howard, David (R)
Keane, Jim (D)
Moore, Eric (R)
Phillips, Mike (D)
Ripley, Rick (R)
Rosendale, Matt (R)
Sesso, Jon (D)
Smith, Cary (R)
Taylor, Janna (R)
Webb, Roger (R)
Windy Boy, Jonathan (D)
Wolken, Cynthia (D)

Appropriations/Finance & Claims Joint
Subcommittees:
Education (M-F, 8 a.m.)
Jones, Llew (R) – VCh
Hamlett, Bradley Maxon (D)
Moore, Eric (R)

General Government (M-F, 8 a.m.)
Taylor, Janna (R) – VCh
Blasdel, Mark (R)
Phillips, Mike (D)
Health & Human Services (M-F, 8 a.m.)
Webb, Roger (R) – VCh
Caferro, Mary (D)
Keenan, Bob (R)

Judicial Branch, Law Enforcement and Justice
(M-F, 8 a.m.)
Hansen, Kristin (R) – VCh
Howard, David (R)Wolken, Cynthia (D)
Long Range Planning (M-F, 8 a.m.)
Ripley, Rick (R) – VCh
Smith, Cary (R)
Windy Boy, Jonathan (D)

Natural Resources and Transportation (M-F, 8
a.m.)
Brenden, John (R) – VCh
Keane, Jim (D)
Rosendale, Matt (R)
Fish and Game (Tu, Th, 3 p.m.)
Brenden, John (R) – Ch
Ripley, Rick (R) – VCh
Facey, Tom (D)
Fielder, Jennifer (R)
Hamlett, Bradley Maxon (D)
Hinkle, Jedediah (R)
Phillips, Mike (D)
Smith, Cary (R)
Vincent, Chas (R)
Vuckovich, Gene (D)

Highways and Transportation (Tu, Th, 3 p.m.)
Arntzen, Elsie (R) – Ch
Vance, Gordon (R) – VCh
Barrett, Dick (D)
Brown, Dee (R)
Buttrey, Ed (R)
Kaufmann, Christine (D)
Malek, Sue (D)
Sales, Scott (R)
Sands, Diane (D)
Taylor, Janna (R)
Thomas, Fred (R)
Whitford, Lea (D)

Judiciary (M-F, 8 a.m.)
Sales, Scott (R) – Ch
Fielder, Jennifer (R) – VCh
Driscoll, Robyn (D)
Hansen, Kristin (R)
Hinkle, Jedediah (R)
Kary, Doug (R)
Larsen, Cliff (D)
McNally, Mary (D)
Moe, Mary Sheehy (D)
Sands, Diane (D)
Swandal, Nels (R)
Vincent, Chas (R)

Legislative Administration (On call)
Fielder, Jennifer (R) - Ch
Brown, Taylor (R) – VCh
Pomnichowski, JP (D)
Tutvedt, Bruce (R)
Vuckovich, Gene (D)
Local Government (M, W, F, 3 p.m.)
Taylor, Janna (R) – Ch
Buttrey, Ed (R) – VCh
Barrett, Dick (D)
McNally, Mary (D)
Pomnichowski, JP (D)
Sales, Scott (R)
Tutvedt, Bruce (R)
Vance, Gordon (R)
Vuckovich, Gene (D)

Natural Resources (M, W, F, 3 p.m.)
Vincent, Chas (R) – Ch
Ripley, Rick (R) – VCh
Ankney, Duane (R)
Brenden, John (R)
Connell, Pat (R)
Fielder, Jennifer (R)
Hamlett, Bradley Maxon (D)
Hoven, Brian (R)
Kaufmann, Christine (D)
Keane, Jim (D)
Larsen, Cliff (D)
Phillips, Mike (D)

Public Health, Welfare and Safety (M, W, F, 3 p.m.)
Thomas, Fred (R) – Ch
Howard, David (R) – VCh
Caferro, Mary (D)
Sands, Diane (D)
Smith, Cary (R)
Swandal, Nels (R)
Windy Boy, Jonathan (D)
Rules (On call)
Rosendale, Matt (R) – Ch
Moore, Eric (R) – VCh
Barrett, Debby (R)
Barrett, Dick (D)
Blasdel, Mark (R)
Buttrey, Ed (R)
Hansen, Kristin (R)
Keenan, Bob (R)
Moe, Mary Sheehy (D)
Phillips, Mike (D)
Ripley, Rick (R)
Sands, Diane (D)
Sesso, Jon (D)
Smith, Cary (R)
Thomas, Fred (R)
Wolken, Cynthia (D)
State Administration
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M, W, F, 3 p.m.)
Brown, Dee (R) – Ch Webb, Roger (R) –
VCh
Dr
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Hinkle, Jedediah (R) Kary, Doug (R) Malek, Sue (D) Whitford, Lea (D)
Taxat
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Tut
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Thomas, Fred (R) – VCh
Ankney, Duane (R)
Bar
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Blasdel, Mar
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Brown, Tay
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Cohenour, J
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Hoven, Br
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Kaufmann, Chr
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Monday, November 24th 2014
Hi-Line Turkey Federation scholarship honors the memory of longtime supporter Barb Marsh

All high school seniors in Valley County are eligible to apply for a substantial college scholarship that will be awarded in February by the Hi-Line Gobblers chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation.

The scholarship winner will be announced at the Hi-Line Gobblers’ 9th annual fundraising banquet, scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015 at St. Raphael’s Catholic Church’s parish hall.

The scholarship is awarded in memory of Barb Marsh, a longtime supporter of both the Turkey Federation and local youth. Marsh died unexpectedly last January. To memorialize her commitment to the NWTF, her partner, Joe Younkin, sponsored a special rifle that was auctioned at last year’s banquet. Proceeds from that commemorative rifle, purchased by Norm Sillerud, are being distributed to eligible high school students this year.

For details about eligibility and other details on the scholarship, students are encouraged to visit with career counselors at high schools in Glasgow, Nashua, Frazer, Hinsdale, Opheim, and Lustre.

Younkin has donated another commemorative firearm to the Hi-Line Gobblers’ 2015 banquet that will fund 2016 scholarships, and has pledged to sponsor the scholarships every year. Plan to attend the Feb. 21 banquet to bid on the special scholarship gun and to recognize the winner of the 2015 Barb Marsh Memorial Scholarship.

Call Scott Billingsley at 263-7161 or Jenn Jackson at 263-7339 for information about both the banquet and the scholarship.

Monday, November 24th 2014
Valley County Unemployment Rate Lowest Since July Of 2006

The latest numbers show the state's unemployment dipped lightly in October to 4.5% while the The unemployment rate has decreased by 0.8 percentage points since January. The U.S. jobless rate dropped to 5.8%.

Total employment estimates suggested job growth of 580 jobs over the last month, with 12,145 jobs added over the past year. Total employment estimates include payroll employment plus agricultural and self-employed workers.

The labor force increased by 56 workers in October, while the number of unemployed declined by 525 workers. Payroll employment estimates indicate a small employment decline of 400 jobs. Payroll employment has added roughly 7,000 jobs over the past year.

The highest jobless rate sat at 10.4% in Glacier county while at the other end of the spectrum was 1.4% in Fallon County.

Valley County's unemployment rate is at its lowest since July of 2006. According to Montana Department of Labor and Industry the unemployment rate in October was just 2.4% with a total labor force of 4,067.

In October of 2013 the unemployment rate was 3.6% with a labor force of 3,981.

Monday, November 24th 2014
Two Weather Events Possible This Week

From the National Weather Service

Two storms are possible for our area this week.

The first will impact northeast Montana late tonight into Tuesday. It looks like a quick half to one and a half inches of snow will fall with the disturbance...but the main impact will come from blowing snow as northwest winds of 15 to 25 mph, with higher gusts, pick up with the cold front on Tuesday. Conditions will improve on Tuesday evening as winds die down. A Winter Weather Advisory for snow and blowing snow is in effect from 5 AM MST on Tuesday morning through 5 PM MST on Tuesday evening for all of northeast Montana.

The second and more powerful storm will arrive early Wednesday morning as pacific moisture begins to overrun a stalled cold front over Petroleum, southern Phillips, and western Garfield counties The boundary could be as far east as McCone, southern Valley, Prairie, and Northern Phillips counties. Initially the precipitation type will begin as snow, with significant accumulations of 3 to 6 inches possible. The boundary will begin to lift northward on Wednesday night as a warm front, bringing a change over from all snow to a mix of snow and freezing rain. This area of mixed precipitation looks to reach as far north and east as the Canadian and North Dakota borders by Thursday afternoon, before the precipitation lifts further north ending the threat by Thursday evening. For details on the second storm please see the attachment below.

Confidence is only moderate at best regarding the second system, but considering the amount of travel expected for the Thanksgiving holiday we thought it prudent to issue a watch to highlight the threat from freezing rain. Especially considering all the travel hazards that just .01" of freezing rain can cause.

A Winter Storm Watch is in effect for accumulating snow changing to freezing rain from Wednesday morning through Thursday afternoon for Petroleum, southern and central Philips, Garfield, McCone, Prairie, and southern Valley Counties.

Another Winter Storm Watch is in effect for freezing rain from Thursday morning through Thursday evening for the remainder of northeast Montana.

Wednesday, November 19th 2014
Republicans: Keystone pipeline down, but not out

DINA CAPPIELLO, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is promising the new Republican majority will quickly resurrect Keystone XL pipeline legislation killed by Democrats, potentially setting up an early 2015 veto confrontation with President Barack Obama.

After the bill failed by one vote Tuesday, McConnell said the pipeline legislation would be on top of the agenda next year and will land on Obama's desk.

The vote was a blow to Louisiana Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu, who forced the issue onto the Senate docket. She faces difficult odds in a Dec. 6 runoff election against Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy.

Even if Landrieu wins her re-election, Republicans are likely to have the votes to pass the bill in January, when they will have at least 53 seats. If Cassidy wins, they will have 54.


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

Wednesday, November 19th 2014
Thanksgiving Day Dinner Celebrates 24th Year

The 24th Annual Valley County Thanksgiving Day Dinner, sponsored by community volunteers, will be held Thurs. Nov. 27th at the Glasgow Senior Citizens Center, 328 4th St. So. Serving will take place from 12noon – 2p.m. The meal is free of charge & open to everyone, not just senior citizens, all ages are welcome. There will be no carry out or deliveries available. For more information contact Ruth Ann Hutcheson, 228-8392.

Tuesday, November 18th 2014
Governor Bullock's Budget Includes Grant Money For City Of Glasgow And Glasgow School District

Montana Governor Steve Bullock's proposed 2017 budget includes grant funding for the City of Glasgow and the Glasgow School District along with funding for a bridge to be built in Valley County.

The proposed budget needs to be approved by the 2015 Montana Legislature which will convene in January.

The City of Glasgow is looking to make improvements to its water system and the budget includes a $500,000 grant from the Treasure State Endowment Program. The total cost of the water system improvements would be $7,566,129. The City of Glasgow is also seeking $125,000 from the Renewable Reserve and Grant Loan program, a $2,595,336 grant from Rural Development and a loan in the amount of $4,145,794 from Rural Development. The City of Glasgow has already put forth $200,000 for this project.

The Montana Legislature will have to give final approval for the Treasure State Endowment money and the Renewable Reserve and Grant Loan Program.

Governor Bullock's proposed budget also is recommending $494,108 for Valley County to replace the Milk River Road Bridge which is located 2 miles northeast of Hinsdale and crossed over Beaver Creek. Valley County is kicking in $494,108 for the project which would replace the current bridge with a new concrete bridge.

Governor Bullock's budget is also recommending grant money to the Glasgow School District for security upgrades for the 3 schools in the Glasgow school system.

The Quality Schools Grant Program is funded by revenue from the timber harvest on common school trust lands, and rental income received from power site leases.

The Glasgow School District would use the grant of $150,390 to add access control systems to each school. The grant money would be used to install proximity badge readers at critical entry points at each school, to allow access only to those with a badge.

Tuesday, November 18th 2014
Keystone Pipeline vote on Tuesday

WASHINGTON (AP) — Maine independent Sen. Angus King is leaving open the possibility that he might support legislation to approve the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline, which appears to be just shy of the 60 votes needed to advance.

King told reporters on the eve of a Senate vote that he is probably going to oppose the bill. But he several times refused to rule out voting for the legislation. The measure currently has the public support of all 45 of the Senate's Republicans and 14 of its Democrats.

Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu, who is the bill's chief Democratic supporter, says it has the 60 votes necessary. She has made her efforts to pass the bill a centerpiece of her uphill race in a Dec. 6 runoff against Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy.

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Tuesday, November 18th 2014
Glasgow Has Christmas Tree Up In Downtown Glasgow For First Time In 25 Years

The Glasgow Chamber has orchestrated the setting up of a Christmas tree in downtown Glasgow for the first time in 25 years.

For many years, downtown Glasgow had a Christmas tree set up in downtown Glasgow on 2nd Avenue South at a downtown intersection. But due to liability issues the installation of the tree had to be discontinued.

Glasgow Chamber Executive Director, Lisa Olk, worked with different organizations and individuals to get a Christmas tree up in downtown Glasgow this year.

Olk said she got permission from Markles Inc. to set up a tree in their parking lot across from D and G Sports and Western. It involved drilling a hole in the parking to and casing put in the hole to hold up the tree.

Olk said employees with the City of Glasgow drilled the hole and put the casing in and crews from Northwestern Energy put the tree up on November 17th. The tree came from the Glasgow Boy Scouts who actually cut the tree down in the backyard of Les and Patty Scanlan in Fort Peck.

So for the first time in 25 years there will be a large lighted Christmas tree in downtown Glasgow to celebrate the Christmas season.

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