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Thursday, January 18th 2018
TransCanada Clears Hurdle To Construct Keystone XL Oil Pipeline
TransCanada Corp. has enough customer interest to go forward with the Keystone XL oil pipeline, if the company decides to build it.

The Calgary-based company now has "approximately 500,000 barrels per day of firm, 20-year commitments,” according to a statement on Thursday. The pipeline operator will continue to secure additional volumes.


The announcement marks yet another hurdle overcome for the project, first proposed in 2008. In November, TransCanada received state approval in Nebraska to construct the conduit there along an alternate route, a decision that may spur added legal action by foes who say the new path hasn’t received the same review as the original plan. So far, the company hasn’t yet officially green-lighted the project, a spokesman said.

"We are progressing toward a final investment decision,” Terry Cunha, a spokesman for TransCanada, said in an emailed statement. "We continue to work through internal milestones to construct and put into service this important infrastructure project."


The company said in its statement it is working with landowners along the new path to obtain the necessary easements. Construction preparation has begun, the company said, with primary work potentially coming in 2019.

Keystone XL would be a victory for Canadian oil sands producers who are facing transportation bottlenecks getting their crude to market.

The pipeline would ship 830,000 barrels of crude a day from Hardisty, Alberta, through Montana and South Dakota to Nebraska, where it would connect to TransCanada’s existing Keystone system that carries crude to the U.S. Gulf Coast hub of refineries and export terminals.


“Over the last 12 months, the Keystone XL project has achieved several milestones that move us significantly closer to constructing this critical energy infrastructure for North America," Russ Girling, TransCanada’s chief executive officer, said in the statement.

Keystone XL drew fierce opposition from environmentalists concerned about climate change and landowners along the path in Nebraska. Former President Barack Obama rejected TransCanada’s application in 2015, saying that it wasn’t in the national interest. That decision was reversed by the Trump administration.

Monday, January 15th 2018
Think You Know Who Receives Your Property When You Pass Away? Think again...
Marsha Goetting, MSU Bozeman to Appear in Glasgow.

Do you know who will receive your property if you pass away without an estate plan? Do you know when wills or trusts have control over property and when they don't? Dr. Marsha Goetting, Montana State University Extension Family Economics Specialist answers these questions and also explores how you can avoid probate with payable on death designations (PODs), transfer on death registrations (TODs), and other beneficiary designations. Estate Planning provides many options on how to structure your future wishes.

Dr. Marsha Goetting will be in Glasgow January 27, 2018 and provide two informational workshops one focusing specifically on wills and trusts and another basic level workshop for those interested in the estate planning process. She will also highlight the Beneficiary Deed law that allows a Montanan’s to pass real property to your heirs without probate. She will provide illustrations of how your property is titled impacts who receives it upon your death.

Will and Trusts will begin at 10:00 a.m. in the Valley County Courthouse. Her Estate Planning program will begin at 1:00 also in the Courthouse. A light lunch will be served between the two programs. Dr. Goetting is also offering to meet with individuals or families on a one on one basis to discuss your specific situation. She stresses that she does not offer legal advice, but can offer ideas and options to consider. Registration for both seminars as well as these appointments may be set up prior to January 27 by calling the Valley County Extension office. 228-6241

Dr. Marsha A. Goetting is a Professor and Extension Family Economics Specialist at Montana State University in Bozeman. During the past six years she has presented over 330 educational sessions reaching over 11,500 Montanans with financial and estate planning information. She has also authored over 76 MontGuides and bulletins and has received national, regional, and state awards for her financial management and estate planning programs. Dr. Goetting received her Bachelors and Master’s degrees in Family Economics and Adult Education from Kansas State University and her PhD from Iowa State University. Please contact the Valley County Extension Office for more information. 228-6241

Friday, January 12th 2018
Plenty of candidates file on first day of filing for county elected office
Thursday was the first day of filing for political office for the 2018 political season and due to several retirements, there are some open seats in county government.

Lynne Nyquist has announced she is retiring after 20 years as the elected Valley County Clerk and Recorder. She will serve until the end of 2018.

Bruce Peterson will retire at the end of his term in December as Valley County Commissioner representing District #3.

The filings on Thursday:

Valley County Commissioner: Michael Carney, Arlie Gordon and Rene Clampitt

Treasurer: Brenda Anderson

Valley County Attorney: Dylan Jensen

Valley County Sheriff/Coroner: Lucas Strommen

Valley County Clerk and Recorder: Taryn Stebleton

Thursday, January 11th 2018
Salvation Army Bell Ringing A Success
Glasgow Kiwanis and the Ministerial Association send out a big THANK YOU to the Valley County Community and Shopko for the generous support of the Salvation Army bell ringing campaign. A total of $5,900 was raised to fund local families and individuals. All of the money raised stays in the local area.

Volunteers from the churches, Kiwanis, and the local community braved the frigid temperatures to ring the bell on weekends between Thanksgiving and Christmas at the Glasgow Shopko. These volunteers are the force that makes the bell ringing campaign a success.

The Salvation Army bell ringing program was started in 1895 with a mission to feed the homeless in San Francisco. The Valley County program is administered locally by area churches with oversight provided by the Denver Salvation Army. Kiwanis assists the Ministerial Association in the staffing of the bell ringing and collects the buckets for deposits. Money raised supports needy families and individuals that request assistance through the churches.

The 2017 total of $5,900 is up substantially from recent years. Again, Thank You to the volunteers and all who donated so generously.

Thursday, January 11th 2018
2018 Political Season Starts Today
The 2018 political season starts today with filing open for political offices on the statewide and county levels.

In Valley County there are a full set of offices that are up for election this year:

Valley County Commissioner
Valley County Clerk and Recorder/Supt. of Schools
Valley County Sheriff/Coroner
Valley County Attorney
Valley County Public Administrator
Valley County Justice of the Peace.

Filing opens today and will continue to be open until March 12th.

Wednesday, January 10th 2018
Glasgow Chamber Has Successful Holiday Season With Community Cash Program
The Glasgow Area Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture had a very successful holiday season with its Annual Community Cash program.

The Community Cash Script was available starting on October 16, 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”. The Glasgow merchants offer a variety of quality products along with outstanding customer service.

In 2017, 64 Chamber business members participated in the program with 82 loans totaling $75,090 from Valley Bank, 35 loans totaling $26,6500 from FCB, and 18 loans totaling $16,600 from Independence Bank for a total of $118,340 dollars Spent Locally!

The Chamber Big Bucks program was also very successful. From October 16th thru December 31st, 2017 alone over $19,710 of Chamber Big Bucks was purchased from the Chamber office. With both programs $138,050 was spent LOCALLY during the 2017 Holiday season in Glasgow. The Chamber thanks everybody for participating in these programs and supporting our local merchants! “BUY LOCALLY AND THE BUCK STAYS HERE”

Wednesday, January 10th 2018
Glasgow TBID Looking For Proposal On Welcome Sign In Glasgow
Glasgow Tourism Business Improvement District is looking for a proposal to design and produce a metal image/lettering to affix to the large rocks that are placed in concrete adjacent to Highway Two on the east and west side of Glasgow.

Interested artists/metal fabricators are asked to submit two or three designs using the new Glasgow logo and incorporating the words “Welcome” and “Glasgow”. Designs along with suggested materials and total cost for both signs (design, materials, and installation) should be mailed to Glasgow Chamber, PO Box 832, Glasgow, Montana 59230 or dropped off at the Glasgow Chamber Office by noon on March 2, 2018. The signs must be installed by May 1, 2018.

Requirements: Must be a permanent/low maintenance material affixed to the rocks
Must be easily visible – we are looking to replace the metal on the west end to be something that stands out more and is readable from the highway

Sign dimensions must be included in the bid – measurements and photos of the rocks can be obtained by e-mailing chamber@nemont.net

The TBID board reserves the right to select the best suited design and will consider qualifications, previous projects, ability to meet the timeline, and price.

Tuesday, January 9th 2018
Region 6 Citizen Advisory Committee Meets January 18 at Fort Peck Multispecies Fish Hatchery
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks’ Region 6 Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC) will meet from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 18, at the Fort Peck Multispecies Fish Hatchery, located at 277 Montana Highway 117, just north of Fort Peck, MT.

The meeting is open to the public, and will include updates on chronic wasting disease and aquatic invasive species in the state, and fisheries and law enforcement updates.

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.
Tuesday, January 9th 2018
Region 6 Hunting Season Proposals For 2018-2019 To Be Discussed At Four Meetings Across Northeast Montana
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks will hold four public meetings in northeast Montana in January to gather comments on proposed hunting seasons and rules for the next two years. In addition, updated information will be presented on Chronic Wasting Disease, which has recently been detected in the state. Interested hunters are encouraged to attend these meetings to hear the proposals, ask questions, and make comments.

The tentative rules and regulations, available for review and comment online now at fwp.mt.gov, were approved by the Fish and Wildlife Commission at their December meeting, and include statewide and local hunting regulations for all big game, migratory birds, and upland game birds.

Every two years FWP considers changes to all hunting seasons, proposes changes from the previous biennium, and encourages public comment before the Fish and Wildlife Commission makes its final decisions in February. Public meetings are held across the state to present the proposed seasons and accept public comments. FWP and its commissioners will also accept written, online or emailed comments through Jan. 24.

Some of the proposed hunting season and rules changes, relevant to Region 6, include: lengthening the elk shoulder seasons in the Missouri River Breaks and Bears Paw Mountains, additional mule deer and white-tailed deer antlerless B-licenses, changes to the archery antelope license drawing process, and expansion of the youth deer season.

The public is encouraged to visit the FWP website for the full proposals or attend a public meeting. In northeast Montana, all public meetings are scheduled for 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the following dates and locations:
Glasgow Mon., Jan. 8, Cottonwood Inn
Malta Thurs., Jan. 11, Malta High School cafeteria
Havre Tues., Jan. 16, Hill County Electric, hospitality room
Plentywood Wed., Jan. 17, Sheridan Co. Courthouse, Jubilee Room

Comments may be submitted at these public meetings, online at fwp.mt.gov, or by mail to: FWP Wildlife Division, “attn: hunting season proposals,” PO Box 200701, Helena, MT 59620. Comments are due by 5 p.m. on Jan. 24, 2018. If there are any questions about the Region 6 meetings, please call the Region 6 Headquarters in Glasgow at 406-228-3700.

Monday, January 8th 2018
Region 6 Hunting Season Proposals for 2018-2019 to be Discussed at Four Meetings across Northeast Montana
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks will hold four public meetings in northeast Montana in January to gather comments on proposed hunting seasons and rules for the next two years. In addition, updated information will be presented on Chronic Wasting Disease, which has recently been detected in the state. Interested hunters are encouraged to attend these meetings to hear the proposals, ask questions, and make comments.

The tentative rules and regulations, available for review and comment online now at fwp.mt.gov, were approved by the Fish and Wildlife Commission at their December meeting, and include statewide and local hunting regulations for all big game, migratory birds, and upland game birds.

Every two years FWP considers changes to all hunting seasons, proposes changes from the previous biennium, and encourages public comment before the Fish and Wildlife Commission makes its final decisions in February. Public meetings are held across the state to present the proposed seasons and accept public comments. FWP and its commissioners will also accept written, online or emailed comments through Jan. 24.

Some of the proposed hunting season and rules changes, relevant to Region 6, include: lengthening the elk shoulder seasons in the Missouri River Breaks and Bears Paw Mountains, additional mule deer and white-tailed deer antlerless B-licenses, changes to the archery antelope license drawing process, and expansion of the youth deer season.

The public is encouraged to visit the FWP website for the full proposals or attend a public meeting. In northeast Montana, all public meetings are scheduled for 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the following dates and locations:

• Glasgow Mon., Jan. 8, Cottonwood Inn
• Malta Thurs., Jan. 11, Malta High School cafeteria
• Havre Tues., Jan. 16, Hill County Electric, hospitality room
• Plentywood Wed., Jan. 17, Sheridan Co. Courthouse, Jubilee Room

Comments may be submitted at these public meetings, online at fwp.mt.gov, or by mail to: FWP Wildlife Division, “attn: hunting season proposals,” PO Box 200701, Helena, MT 59620. Comments are due by 5 p.m. on Jan. 24, 2018. If there are any questions about the Region 6 meetings, please call the Region 6 Headquarters in Glasgow at 406-228-3700.

Thursday, January 4th 2018
Corps: Missouri River Power Generation Up In 2017

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says electric power generation from the Missouri River's six upstream dams increased 23 percent in 2017.

The agency manages dams and reservoirs along the 2,341-mile river. Corps engineer Mike Swenson says energy production from the dams in the Dakotas, Montana and Nebraska totaled 9.6 billion kilowatts of electricity last year, up from 7.6 billion kilowatts.

He says a billion kilowatt-hours of power is enough to supply about 86,000 homes for a year.

The Western Area Power Administration sells the power generated from the dams to rural electric cooperatives, municipal utilities, Indian tribes and other customers.

But the power created last year wasn't enough to satisfy customers' contracts and WAPA had to purchase $28.3 million of electricity on the open market.

Thursday, January 4th 2018
Valley County High School Seniors Encouraged To Apply For Barb Marsh Memorial Scholarship
All Valley County high school seniors are eligible to apply for a substantial college scholarship that will be awarded in February by the Hi-Line Sportsmen.

Scholarship winners will be announced at the conservation group’s annual fundraising banquet, scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 at St. Raphael’s Catholic Church’s parish hall in Glasgow. Over the past four years, a total of $10,000 has been awarded to 10 Barb Marsh Scholars.

In keeping with the wildlife-conservation mission of the Hi-Line Sportsmen, scholarship applicants must possess a valid Montana hunting license. Other considerations are community service and participation in hunting and conservation-oriented activities. Application deadline for the scholarship is Feb. 2, 2018.

The scholarship is presented in memory of Barb Marsh, a longtime supporter of wildlife conservation and local youth, who died unexpectedly in January 2014. Each year since her death, Barb’s partner, Joe Younkin, has sponsored a special rifle that is auctioned at the conservation banquet. Proceeds from the previous year’s auction are distributed to eligible high school students the following year. The amount of the scholarship varies from year to year since it is dependent on funds raised by the auction, but in previous years, multiple $1,000 scholarships have been awarded to college-bound Valley County high schoolers.

Younkin has donated another firearm to the Hi-Line Sportsmen’s 2018 banquet that will fund 2019 scholarships. Plan to attend the Feb. 24 banquet to bid on the special scholarship gun—a Henry Golden Boy lever-action .22 rifle—as well as other firearms, sporting goods, and products donated by local businesses, and to recognize the recipients of the 2018 Barb Marsh Memorial Scholarship.

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

Call Jenn Jackson at 263-7339 or email Jackson at jennjenn910@gmail.com for information about both the scholarship and the banquet, which raises funds for local wildlife conservation, outdoor recreation, youth events, and our hunting heritage.
Wednesday, January 3rd 2018
Glasgow City Council Rejects Permit For Animal Rescue Shelter
On a vote of 4-1 the Glasgow City Council rejected a permit which would of allowed a Animal Rescue Shelter located at 812 5th Avenue North. The permit was put forth by Cindy Ramsbacher of Northeast Montana Pet Rescue.

The council chambers were packed with neighbors who voiced their opposition to the rescue shelter. Many neighbors spoke of the fear of barking dogs, the odor of dog feces and the possibility of declining property values with a animal shelter located in the neighborhood.

The City of Glasgow ordinance allows the operation of a animal rescue shelter in the city limits with strict limitations. The ordinance requires verification of current rabies vaccinations for each animal held in the facility, the size of the animal shelter determines how many animals may be sheltered and the facility must be non-profit. Other requirements include the shelter may not accept any animals outside of Valley County and the facility must provide an appropriate fenced area in which the animals may be placed for exercise.

With the rejection of the shelter permit, the city of Glasgow currently has no animal rescue shelter.

Many neighbors said they weren't against a shelter but thought it should be located outside of the city limits.

Thursday, December 28th 2017
New Year's Eve Rides Available
Valley County Search & Rescue along with the local wrecker services, Thompson & Sons, Glenn's Automotive, Hi-Line Collision, will be giving rides again this New Year's Eve.

Names & Numbers of those donating their services are:
Whiskey Isakson, SAR, 263-2505
Jeron Wesen, SAR, 263-0265
Dave Ahlstedt, SAR, 270-6215
Cat Fisher, SAR, 648-7357

Tom Pewitt, Hi-Line Collision, 263-2154

Tom & Dawn Thompson, Thompson & Sons, 263-7265

Doug Cook, Glenn's Automotive, 263-1249 (Nashua, Park Grove & Fort Peck Area)

The DUI Task force and Nemont Beverage are donating funds to make this possible

Thursday, December 28th 2017
Winter Storm To Hit Montana - Winter Weather Advisory Underway For Northeast Montana
...WIND CHILL ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM MST FRIDAY...
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS AFTERNOON
TO 5 PM MST SATURDAY...

* WHAT...Very cold wind chills expected. Snow expected. Plan on difficult travel conditions. Expect wind chills to range from 10 below zero to 35 below zero. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 6 inches, with localized amounts up to 10 inches, are expected.

* WHERE...Portions of northeast Montana.

* WHEN...For the Wind Chill Advisory, until 11 AM MST Friday. For the Winter Weather Advisory, from 5 PM this afternoon to 5 PM MST Saturday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...The cold wind chills will cause frostbite in as little as 30 minutes to exposed skin. Be prepared for reduced visibilities at times.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Wind Chill Advisory means that cold air and the wind will combine to create low wind chills. Frost bite and hypothermia can occur if precautions are not taken. Make sure you wear a hat and gloves.

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

Thursday, December 28th 2017
A Very Cold And Possibly Snowy Weekend Ahead
Confidence continues to improve for the next snow storm set to impact many locations across northeast Montana. This storm will largely be driven by the Canadian arctic low pressure system pushing a disturbance along the NW flow aloft over the region. Enough moisture and dynamic forcing will be in place to allow repeated periods of snowfall to develop and spread through many portions of NE Montana.

MAIN POINTS
Two periods of moderate to heavy snowfall with be: 1) this afternoon through Friday afternoon, then 2) Friday evening through Saturday night.
Greatest snow amounts (around a foot - Winter Storm Warning) are expected near and SW of a line from Phillips through Hell Creek, through Terry with lesser amounts (around 3 inches or less - Winter Weather Advisory) NE of that line.
Isolated snow amounts of 15 to 17 inches are possible for portions of Petroleum and SW Phillips Counties.
Even though wind speeds are expected to be generally less than 15 mph, dangerously cold wind chills approaching 50 below zero are possible, especially, Friday night through Saturday morning.
Heavy snow will also impact most of the rest of Montana (winter storm warnings are in effect).

IMPACTS
Many roads will become snow covered, making travel difficult - especially US-191, MT-200, and other roadways through central portions of Montana.
Some roads may become closed.
Holiday travel plans will need to be adjusted.
Frostbite can occur on exposed skin within 30 minutes.

CONFIDENCE LEVELS

Timing: High
Snow Amounts: Moderate to High
Wind Chills: Moderate to High

Wednesday, December 27th 2017
Theo and Alyce Beck Foundation Trust Awards Grants
Eight Valley County organizations received grants from the Theo and Alyce Beck Foundation Trust. Recipients are Fort Peck Fine Arts Council for Auditorium Lights for the Fort Peck Theatre, Milk River, Inc. for Recycling Project, Nashua Volunteer Fire Department for Equipment Upgrade of Fire Resistant Suits, Nashua Senior Citizens for Boiler/Furnace and Hot Water Heater Replacement, The Children’s Museum of Northeast Montana for Installation of High-Traffic Linoleum Floor, Glasgow School District for The Snack Pack Program, Town of Opheim for New Well and Valley County Conservation District for a meter to Investigate Salinity in Livestock Drinking Water.

Theo and Alyce Beck were Northeast Montana people who cared about the communities they lived in. Before she passed away Alyce graciously set up the Theo and Alyce Beck Foundation Trust to help fund projects and promote better living in Valley County through nonprofit organizations. This is the ninth year grants have been awarded.

Wednesday, December 27th 2017
Mule Deer Buck Shot in Malta, Wardens Seeking Information
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Region 6 game wardens are seeking any information regarding a mule deer buck that was shot and left in the town of Malta on Dec. 26.

On the morning of Dec. 26, Malta area game warden Ben Morin responded to a call from the Phillips County Sheriff’s Office concerning a deer that had been shot and died on the corner of 6th St. E. and 7th Ave. E. inside the city limits of Malta.

Anyone with information about the crime is encouraged to call Warden Ben Morin directly at 406-654-7630, 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.

Friday, December 22nd 2017
Daines Honors Montanan of the Week: The Community of Glasgow
U.S. Senator Steve Daines today recognized the community of Glasgow for leading the way with their generosity during the holiday season.

Daines’ recognition in the Congressional Record is available here.

Through his “Montanan of the Week” initiative, Daines each week will highlight a Montanan by submitting a statement of recognition in the official Congressional Record, the document that reflects the official proceedings of Congress.

Daines welcomes anyone to nominate fellow Montanans for Daines’ “Montanan of the Week” program by calling Daines’ office at 202-224-2651 or by filling out the contact form on Daines’ website: http://www.daines.senate.gov/connect/email-steve

The following is the statement submitted to the Congressional Record:

MONTANAN OF THE WEEK

Mr. President, this week, I have the distinct honor of recognizing the community of Glasgow for leading the way with their generosity during the holiday season. Earlier this month, members of the community successfully conducted their annual Block of Bucks program to help raise funds for local families to have warm clothing during the winter months.

This charitable effort brought together a broad collection of the community, including the Glasgow Soroptimists, student council leaders from Glasgow High School, members of the National Guard, the local Elks Club, a host of local businesses and dozens of other volunteers. Through their focused actions, the community of Glasgow raised over thirty thousand dollars to provide more than three hundred children with winter clothing. If you have ever experienced winter along the Hi-Line in northeast Montana, you will know how important it is to have the proper gear. The generosity of neighbors in towns like Glasgow is something that we can all appreciate.

It is a Montana hallmark for neighbors to identify a need and then gather the people and resources to meet that need at a local level. Going into Christmas, I would like to offer a heartfelt thank you to the folks in Glasgow for giving their time and talents to help others by adding warmth to the holiday season.

Friday, December 22nd 2017
Health officials report increase in influenza activity
Local and state public health officials are seeing an increase in influenza activity across the state, with nearly 200 new cases, 40 hospitalizations, and several outbreaks reported over the past two weeks.

Reported cases are slightly higher than this time last year; however, influenza activity typically does increase in December. Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) officials are encouraging all Montanans to take some precautions when traveling this holiday season.
Influenza is a respiratory illness with symptoms that may include fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, headache, chills, and fatigue. Influenza affects millions across the United States each year. In Montana, the flu season usually peaks in January and lasts through May; however, flu outbreaks can be unpredictable. The influenza vaccine is the best form of prevention against the flu and provides protection throughout the entire flu season.

Influenza vaccination can reduce flu illnesses, doctor visits, missed work or school, but also can prevent flu-related hospitalizations and deaths. During the 2016-2017 flu season, DPHHS recorded 829 hospitalizations and 56 deaths related to influenza.

“The influenza vaccine protects against multiple strains of flu,” said Stacey Anderson of the DPHHS Communicable Disease Epidemiology section. “Even if the vaccine may not prevent every case of influenza, the evidence shows that getting a flu shot still can prevent severe illness and hospitalization. The vaccine also provides protection against other strains that circulate during the season.”

Anderson also states that getting the vaccine not only helps the individual, but can help keep others healthy as well. “Everyone is at risk for complications of the flu,” she said. “It’s not too late to get vaccinated, and the vaccine will help not only you, but protect those around you as well.”
In addition to getting the flu vaccine, public health officials recommend the following, especially during the holiday travel season:

• Avoid contact with sick people
• Stay at home when you are sick
• Cover your cough
• Wash your hands with soap and water to reduce the spread of germs
• Clean and disinfect surfaces regularly
• If you do get the flu, talk with your healthcare provider to consider antiviral treatment
More information can be found at the DPHHS website: www.flu.mt.gov

Thursday, December 21st 2017
FMDH Announces Changes to Physician Clinics
Effective January 1, 2018, the business entities of Glasgow Clinic, FMDH Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, and Hi-Line General Surgery will merge and be known as Glasgow Clinic. The new Glasgow Clinic will be made up of two divisions, the Primary Care division and the Specialty Care division. The Primary Care division will house Family Medicine and Internal Medicine. The Specialty Care division will house General Surgery, Obstetrics/Gynecology and Orthopaedic Surgery. All clinics have been, and will continue to be, owned and operated by Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital (FMDH) or its subsidiary, Hi-Line Medical Services. The clinic merger is expected to have minimal impact on patients, but will allow FMDH to better leverage payment programs from Medicare and Medicaid.

The merger will not impact the way care is delivered to patients by the Specialty Care clinics, but it will change the names of the clinics, the primary phone number for the clinics, and the manner in which clinic charges appear on the Explanation of Benefits issued to patients by their insurance company. Please note that because the names of the Specialty Care clinics will change, your statements will now have Glasgow Clinic printed on them, along with the date of service and the name of the physician or non-physician provider. By next fall, all services from FMDH will be billed on one statement. FMDH is very excited to be able to provide combined statements. This has been a frequent patient request for many years. Patient statements will contain updated information regarding these changes as they become ready to roll out.

Medicare patients will notice a change in their Medicare part B copay as FMDH anticipates the new clinic alignment will trigger the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services to increase the Medicare per-visit payment rate for the newly formed clinic. If a Medicare patient has supplemental insurance whose benefits cover the 20% Medicare Outpatient Coinsurance, they will only see the change on their Explanation of Benefits. FMDH recognizes that a patient’s financial health is an important part of their overall health and understands that an increase in a patient’s coinsurance can be a cause of significant concern. FMDH has programs in place to assist patients with meeting the financial demands of health care, including a person who is dedicated to assisting patients with navigating these demands. If you or a family member have concerns about meeting the financial demands of health care, please contact Terry Jung at 228-3633.

Beginning January 1st 2018, patients will be able to make an appointment with any Glasgow Clinic physician or non-physician provider by dialing 228-3400. The phone system will route you to the appropriate scheduler based on your needs. At this time, the physical locations for the OB/GYN, Orthopaedic and General Surgery clinics will not change, but future plans are to relocate all Specialty Care services into one location that will be accessed separately from Primary Care services, and will be much closer to what is now considered the Glasgow Clinic. FMDH is excited to share this news with our community as we continue our commitment to be the best place to receive care in rural America. (If you have questions or concern, please call 228-3400)

Wednesday, December 20th 2017
Updated Winter Storm Warning Info From National Weather Service
A strong storm system is moving through Montana today and is bringing accumulating snow to almost all of Northeast Montana. Northeast winds 15 to 30 mph will produce areas of blowing and drifting snow today. The snow will exit the region late this afternoon and this evening. A prolonged period of cold temperatures is expected through most of next week.
Monday, December 18th 2017
$1000 Reward Offered For Information On Theft Of Christmas Inflatables.
Late Friday evening an individual or individuals stole a set of Christmas inflatables from in front of Scottie Express Wash in Glasgow.

The owner of Scottie Express Wash, Paul Koski, is offering a $1000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or people that stole the inflatables.

The inflatables were located in front of Scottie Express Wash on Highway #2.

If you have any information on this theft you are urged to contact the Glasgow Police Department.

Monday, December 18th 2017
Region 6 Hunting Season Proposals for 2018-2019 to be Discussed at Four Meetings across Northeast Montana
Photo tagline: mule deer doe hiding in a stand of grain- photo by FWP

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks will hold four public meetings in northeast Montana in January to gather comments on proposed hunting seasons and rules for the next two years. In addition, updated information will be presented on Chronic Wasting Disease, which has recently been detected in the state. Interested hunters are encouraged to attend these meetings to hear the proposals, ask questions, and make comments.

The tentative rules and regulations, available for review and comment online now at fwp.mt.gov, were approved by the Fish and Wildlife Commission at their December meeting, and include statewide and local hunting regulations for all big game, migratory birds, and upland game birds.

Every two years FWP considers changes to all hunting seasons, proposes changes from the previous biennium, and encourages public comment before the Fish and Wildlife Commission makes its final decisions in February. Public meetings are held across the state to present the proposed seasons and accept public comments. FWP and its commissioners will also accept written, online or emailed comments through Jan. 24.

Some of the proposed hunting season and rules changes, relevant to Region 6, include: lengthening the elk shoulder seasons in the Missouri River Breaks and Bears Paw Mountains, additional mule deer and white-tailed deer antlerless B-licenses, changes to the archery antelope license drawing process, and expansion of the youth deer season.

The public is encouraged to visit the FWP website for the full proposals or attend a public meeting. In northeast Montana, all public meetings are scheduled for 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the following dates and locations:
Glasgow Mon., Jan. 8, Cottonwood Inn
Malta Thurs., Jan. 11, Malta High School cafeteria
Havre Tues., Jan. 16, Hill County Electric, hospitality room
Plentywood Wed., Jan. 17, Sheridan Co. Courthouse, Jubilee Room

Comments may be submitted at these public meetings, online at fwp.mt.gov, or by mail to: FWP Wildlife Division, “attn: hunting season proposals,” PO Box 200701, Helena, MT 59620. Comments are due by 5 p.m. on Jan. 24, 2018. If there are any questions about the Region 6 meetings, please call the Region 6 Headquarters in Glasgow at 406-228-3700.

Monday, December 18th 2017
Ice Fishing Season is Beginning, Anglers Encouraged to Practice Safety
Photo courtesy of the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

It’s that time of year when ice anglers will be heading out to Montana's waters for the ice fishing season. Ice fishing is a great winter activity that the entire family can enjoy. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks reminds anglers that safety should be the number one concern during a day out on the ice.

While the first ice of the year often offers some of the best fishing, it also can be quite variable from location to location and from day to day.

Anglers should be familiar with the water body they plan to fish, or go with someone who knows that water and how ice tends to form and change there. The safest ice anglers are those who pay as much attention to the condition of the ice as they do the fishing conditions.

In FWP Region 6, there are dozens of water bodies that have windmills operating to keep dissolved oxygen flowing to fish and other aquatic life through the long winters. However, according to Havre-area Biologist Cody Nagel, it can also change the ice conditions.

“Anglers need to be extra careful about venturing onto any ice where these windmills are operating because the action of the aerators can weaken or thin the ice,” Nagel said. “A good rule of thumb is that if you see a windmill operating out on a pond or reservoir, you should use extreme caution.”

And when on the ice, remember:
• If you have even the slightest doubt about the safety of the ice—stay off it. No fish is ever worth a fall into frigid water.
• Blue ice is usually hard. Watch out for opaque, gray, dark or porous spots in the ice that could be weak, soft areas. Ice also tends to thin more quickly at the shorelines.
• The following are MINIMUMS needed with ice thickness:
4 inches: 1 person with gear
5 inches: small group spread out
6 inches: snowmobile or ATV
9 inches: small automobile*
12 inches: pickup truck or SUV*
*not recommended, but if you must, proceed at your own risk!

• Watch for pressure ridges. These are areas of open water or thin ice where the ice has cracked and heaved due to expansion from freezing.
• Test the ice ahead of you with an ice spud bar or an auger.
• Don’t leave children unsupervised on the ice.
• Lakes and ponds do not freeze at the same thickness all over.
• Moving water—rivers, streams and springs—weaken ice by wearing it away from underneath. Avoid ice on rivers and streams, or where a river or stream enters a lake, pond or reservoir.
• The least safe ice usually occurs early and late in the season, when the weather is warmer.
Some other common ice-safety reminders to keep in mind include:
• Dress warm and waterproof to help prevent frostbite and hypothermia.
• Consider changes in the weather (and ice conditions) during the prior 24 hours.
• It's OK to wear a life jacket (PFD) or carry a throwable floatation device while out on the ice — safe ice-anglers do it all the time.
• Before you head from home, tell someone where you plan to fish and when you plan to return.
• Carry a pair of ice picks (long spikes on a heavy string around your neck). If you break through the ice, you can use the spikes to grip the ice and pull yourself out of the water.

Monday, December 18th 2017
Glasgow Police Department Arrests Man On Drug Charges
On Friday night, the Glasgow Police Department arrested a 35-year old Glasgow man during a probation check.

William Kratzer was found in possession of an eighth of an ounce of methamphetamine. He was charged with possession of dangerous drugs, and distribution of dangerous drugs, both felonies. And he also faces a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.

Kratzer is currently being held in the Valley County Detention Center.

Monday, December 18th 2017
John Michael Montgomery To Headline Northeast Montana Fair Concert

Montgomery will bring his string of 15 number ones to Glasgow on August 4, 2018.

GLASGOW, MONTANA – December 18, 2017 – Following a fantastic return to the Northeast Montana Fair (NEMF) Concert in 2016 and an even more successful 2017 event, the NEMF Concert Committee is pleased to announce that chart-topping country artist John Michael Montgomery will be taking the NEMF stage on Saturday, August 4, 2018.

With chart-toppers like “Rope the Moon,” “Life’s a Dance,” “Sold (The Grundy County Auction Incident),” and “I Swear,” Montgomery is guaranteed to have the crowd singing along.

After a multi-year hiatus, the Glasgow Area Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture, Milk River Motor Sports, KLTZ/Mix-93, Glasgow Rodeo Committee, and Glasgow Tourism Business Improvement District worked together to resurrect the fair concert in 2016 and kept the momentum going into 2017.

“With the continued phenomenal support of our community,” says Committee Chair Haylie Shipp, “we will continue to build a bigger and better concert each and every year.”

Just in time for Christmas stocking stuffers, pre-sale ticket vouchers are now available at the Glasgow Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture. Adult tickets are $35 in advance and $45 at the gate.

Children under 5 will be able to attend the concert free of charge. Students between the ages of 5 and 12 will get a discounted $20 ticket.

Friday, December 15th 2017
Glasgow School Enrollment Falls To 865 Students In December
The latest enrollment report from the Glasgow School District shows school enrollment at 865 students compared to 869 students in November.

Even though there are 4 fewer students in December compared to November, the 865 students is higher then the 840 students from December of 2016.

When the school year started in September, the Glasgow School enrollment was at 873 students.

The largest class in the Glasgow school system is grade 6 with a total of 77 students with the smallest class at 43 students in grade 2.

Friday, December 15th 2017
Tourists In Montana Spent More Than $3 Billion In 2017 According To New Report
MISSOULA- A new report shows that while the number of visitors to Montana didn't change much in 2017, the amount they spent still increased.

The University of Montana's Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research's preliminary estimates show that in 2017, 12.2 million nonresidents visited the Treasure State and spent more than $3 billion. Tourism spending supports an estimated 38,700 jobs directly and indirectly supports $556 million of labor income.

Gasoline spending topped the ITRR's list of tourism spending, followed by restaurant and bars, hotels, outfitters/guides and groceries and snacks.

The number of visitors is fairly even with the amount of visitors for 2016, but the report shows that visitors nonetheless stayed longer and spent more, resulting in an 8 percent increase in total spending.

Wednesday, December 13th 2017
Mule Deer Buck Shot Southwest of Glasgow, Wardens Seeking Information
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Region 6 game wardens are seeking any information regarding a small mule deer buck that was shot and left about 20 miles southwest of Glasgow, sometime on or around Dec. 8.

The deer appears to have been shot in the neck, and all the meat was left to waste. The incident occurred on BLM land about one mile southwest of Grub Reservoir, just 20 yards off the Beaver Branch road. The general deer season has been closed for two weeks.

Anyone with information about the crime is encouraged to call Warden Todd Tryan directly at 406-230-0067, 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.

Monday, December 11th 2017
Final Block Of Bucks Total
The final total for the Block of Bucks is $30,310! The program, administered by the Glasgow Soroptimist Club, provides funds for children in need of essential clothing.

Last year a total of $31,671.00 was collected; donations totaled $28,703 in 2015. There were 325 children in the program this year, who each received $93 for the essential clothing.

Volunteers helped the children shop on Saturday. Thanks again to everyone who donated!

Friday, December 8th 2017
General Big Game Season Ends in Region 6, Elk Shoulder Season Starts Soon
For the second year, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Region 6 has a shoulder season that allows antlerless elk hunting from Dec. 15-Dec. 31, with a specific B-license. Elk licenses (general elk or B-licenses) valid during the archery and general seasons are not valid for the shoulder season in Region 6. Hunters must have previously applied for this opportunity during the June 1 license drawing, and received their elk B-license that is only valid during the R6 shoulder season, either a:

699-00 Elk B-license-valid in HDs 620, 621, 622, 630, 631, 632-on all public and private lands, not including CMR National Wildlife Refuge

696-00 Elk B-license-valid in HDs 680 & 690 on all public and private lands

A shoulder season is a firearms season that occurs outside the general season and is focused on antlerless elk harvest. Shoulder seasons are not intended to replace harvest during the archery or general firearms seasons, but aim to provide additional antlerless elk harvest to bring elk populations closer to objectives.

Shoulder seasons have specific objectives, and the Fish and Wildlife commission and department will monitor the success of shoulder seasons in each hunting district to ensure they are meeting the fundamental objectives.

Even though a shoulder season occurs outside the general season, all hunting regulations apply, including (but not limited to): obtaining landowner permission to hunt on private lands, properly validating your tag, wearing 400 square inches of orange above the waste, following legal shooting times, not shooting across a public road or right of way, leaving evidence of sex/species of the animal, and not shooting from a vehicle.

FWP suggests that hunters contact private landowners as early as possible, and to please be respectful during the holiday season. Shoulder-season licenses are also valid on legally accessible public lands (except CMR Wildlife Refuge), and in participating Block Management lands.

Block Management Cooperators were given the opportunity to opt out of the shoulder season, and three BMAs in the shoulder season areas are not participating in the shoulders season for elk: #1 Springer, #21 Thorstad, and #48 Burke Ranch. These BMAs are, however, still open for upland bird hunting through Jan. 1.

Biologists would like to remind license holders that this is not a “damage hunt,” with elk stacked up in concentrated areas. Hunters should prepare to hunt hard for elk, no different than any other hunting season. Expect variable weather conditions to possibly include deep snow, cold, and/or muddy conditions. Hunters should have means to retrieve elk over potentially long distances.

Region 6 will not have any shoulder season hunt information coordinators. If there are any general questions concerning the shoulder season in Region 6, the FWP website contains a wealth of information at fwp.mt.gov/hunting/seasons/elkShoulder/, or please contact the following:
• Questions about the 699-00 license can be directed to the FWP R6 office at 406-228-3700.
• Questions about the 696-00 license can be directed to the FWP Havre office at 406-265-6177.

Friday, December 8th 2017
Glasgow Among Recipients Of Main Street Program Funds
Nine Montana communities will share $100,000 in grants through the Montana Department of Commerce’s Montana Main Street Program, to support downtown revitalization and economic development projects.

“Montanans cherish our charming, vibrant downtowns and visitors seek them out,” Commerce Director Pam Haxby-Cote said,“These small grants go a long way in assisting communities with
strengthening and preserving historic downtowns with an eye toward the future.”

The following communities have received Montana Main Street Program awards:

City of Boulder: $20,000 for a Downtown Master Plan that harnesses community revitalization momentum with strategic vision and development projects.

Butte-Silver Bow County: $11,000 for a Hotel Finlen preliminary architectural report, an essential step toward successful rehabilitation.

City of Dillon: $12,500 for a Streetscape Design Plan that will develop a walkable downtown Dillon and support local economic vitality.

City of Glasgow: $15,000 for a Wayfinding Plan that better directs the flow of downtown pedestrians and tourists.

City of Great Falls: $8,000 for phase II of the Pedlet Placemaking Project that develops outdoor seating and supports the growth of local downtown business.

City of Kalispell: $10,000 for the Kalispell Trail Economic Development & Design Plan, a component of the larger rail corridor redevelopment and revitalization Core Area Plan.

City of Lewistown: $10,000 for the Creekside Marketplace Project, creating accessible greenspace and commercial development on Main Street.

City of Shelby: $3,500 for a Historic Preservation Plan, that prioritizes preservation, rehab, and local historic development incentives.

City of Stevensville: $10,000 for a Downtown Master Plan, River Park Site Plan and a Market Analysis that organize local development opportunities, local business growth, and community facilities.

Montana’s Main Street Program is recognized as a national leader in the development and revitalization of community downtowns. The program was established in 2005 and currently serves 27 communities across the state.

Friday, December 8th 2017
Mule Deer Buck Shot South of Chinook, Wardens Seeking Information
Photo: Headless mule deer buck found south of Chinook- photo by FWP

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Region 6 game wardens are seeking any information regarding a mule deer buck that was shot and left about sixteen miles south of Chinook, sometime on or around Nov. 14.

The head was removed from the deer, and all the meat was left to waste. The incident occurred on private property about 1.5 miles east of the Chinook Clear Creek Rd., near the junction with the Havre Clear Creek Road. The deer was found along what is locally referred to as the “gas well road,” which connects Clear Creek Rd. and Lloyd Rd. to the east. Only those with explicit private landowner permission can travel this trail.

Anyone with information about the crime is encouraged to call Warden Investigator Dirk Paulsen directly 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.

Friday, December 8th 2017
Two Cow Elk Shot and Wasted near Slippery Ann Elk Viewing Area, Wardens Seeking Information
Photo: One of two wasted elk found near the Slippery Ann Elk Viewing Area on CMR
Photo courtesy of FWP

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Region 6 game wardens and federal wildlife officers are seeking any information regarding two cow elk that were shot and left near the CMR’s Slippery Ann Elk Viewing Area, about 20 miles south of Zortman in southern Phillips Co., sometime on or around Nov. 23.

The two elk were found at the junction of CMR route 854 and 101, on the east side of the Slippery Ann Elk Viewing Area. A third elk was apparently shot, as there was a pile of entrails left behind. The elk were within 50 yards of each other and visible from the roadway. The two wasted elk were not salvageable due to the amount of time elapsed.

Anyone with information about the crime is encouraged to call Malta-area warden Ben Morin at 406-654-7630, federal wildlife officer Deborah Goeb at 406-464-5181 ex. 13, 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.

Friday, December 8th 2017
Headless, Wasted White-tailed Deer Found in Saco Dump, Wardens Seeking Information
Photo courtesy of FWP

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Region 6 game wardens are seeking any information regarding a headless white-tailed buck that was recently left at the Saco dump about two miles south of Saco off the Larb Creek Rd.

On the afternoon of Dec. 6, Malta-area warden Ben Morin responded to a TIP-MONT call about a headless deer left at the dump. Morin located the deer and found it gutted and headless. The deer was unable to be salvaged.

Anyone with information about the crime is encouraged to call Morin at 406-654-7630, 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, December 7th 2017
Live Under the Big Sky Features Northeast Montana Veterans Memorial
Wednesday, December 6th 2017
Department of Commerce Announces Community Development Block Grants Awarded To Phillips County And Circle

HELENA, Mont. – Montana Department of Commerce Director Pam Haxby-Cote today announced $3.3 million in federal community development grants to assist eight local governments with projects to add or enhance important services for their communities.
Eight towns, cities and counties across the state will receive funds through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), a federally-funded program Commerce administers for Montana.
“Montana’s vibrant communities are working hard to build stronger places for their residents to live and work,” said Director Haxby-Cote. “It’s exciting to see their plans produce tangible results across Montana, and it’s a privilege for Commerce to be part of the process.”
The CDBG program assists local governments with a range of community development initiatives such as affordable housing, job creation, public works, services for at-risk members of the community and plans for future growth.
Full List of Grant Recipients:
• Beaverhead County, on behalf of the Jackson Water and Sewer District, received $294,000 for renovation of water system improvements, including construction of a new well house and transmission main connections.
• The City of Hamilton received $450,000 for construction of an Early Head Start building, play area and drop-off loop.
• The City of Helena received $450,000 for construction of a group home for supportive community living for up to eight adult residents at risk of homelessness.
• The City of Roundup received $450,000 for improvements to the water distribution system.
• Lewis and Clark County received $450,000 for renovation of an eight-unit, single-room occupancy residential group home for adults with developmental disabilities.
• Phillips County received $320,000 for the rehabilitation of the Malta Opportunities, Inc. building that provides residential, day and transportation services to people with developmental disabilities.
• Sanders County received $450,000 for centralized wastewater system replacement in the Town of Paradise.
• The Town of Circle received $450,000 for phase 1 replacements of 6,600 linear feet of asbestos cement and cast iron main.

Wednesday, December 6th 2017
Chronic Wasting Disease Found In Mule Deer Near Canadian Border
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A fatal disease has been found in a deer in north central Montana, marking the second region to have an occurrence of chronic wasting disease since it first emerged in the state this fall.

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks said Tuesday that a mule deer tested positive for the disease after being shot Nov. 12, north of Chester near the Canadian border.

Chronic wasting disease already was present in surrounding states and provinces. It sickens deer, elk and moose, causing organ damage and death.

Four deer tested positive for infection this fall in south-central Montana — more than 250 miles (400 kilometers) from the latest case. State wildlife officials are planning to hold a special hunt in that area, which is around the town of Bridger, to gauge the disease's prevalence.

Tuesday, December 5th 2017
Glasgow Police Department Reminds Glasgow Citizens To Remove Campers And RV's From City Streets And Alleys.
With winter coming, the Glasgow Police Department would like to remind citizens of Glasgow that no camper, RV or watercraft may be parked on any street or alley of this city from December 1st through March 31st. The GPD thanks you in advance for your cooperation.
Tuesday, December 5th 2017
Live Under the Big Sky Features Former Griz Football Player and NFL Agent, Andrew Schmidt
Thursday, November 30th 2017
Live Under the Big Sky Features Chronic Wasting Disease with Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks
Wednesday, November 29th 2017
Two Rivers Economic Growth Seeks New Members
Dear Valley County Community Members,

Two Rivers Economic Growth is located in Glasgow and serves as the economic engine for Valley County. We are seeking wider representation by encouraging businesses, organizations, civic leaders and individuals to join our efforts in making Valley County the best place to live, work and play!

By joining Two Rivers Board of Directors or one of our committees you will be supporting your area by communicating specific needs and goals to achieve lasting and measurable results.

Joining Two Rivers is a great way to grow your business and community. As a member, you connect and collaborate with other businesses and colleagues who are dedicated to ensuring the economic stability and growth of Northeast Montana. We are looking for energized, motivated individuals who will attend one lunch meeting the first Tuesday of each month in Glasgow to receive and share updates, report on matters in their neck of the woods and essentially be the voice of their area. There are currently four open seats on the board, several seats on our committees and volunteers are always an asset.

By joining Two Rivers Board of Directors or one of our committees you will be supporting your area by communicating specific needs and goals to achieve lasting and measurable results. If you or someone you know may be interested in representing your community and becoming involved, or for more information please, contact Two Rivers at 406-263-4769 or email trg2@nemont.

Sincerely,

TeAra Bilbruck

TeAra Bilbruck
Executive Director
Two Rivers Economic Growth, Glasgow

Wednesday, November 29th 2017
Live Under the Big Sky Features Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign
Wednesday, November 29th 2017
Live Under the Big Sky Features Bob Kompel of City of Glasgow Talking New Water Treatment Plant and City Levee
Tuesday, November 21st 2017
Live Under the Big Sky Features Community Thanksgiving Dinner, Block of Bucks and Valley County Food Bank.
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