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Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame to honor inductees at Induction Ceremony & Western Heritage Gathering in Great Falls, Feb. 9

The Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame & Western Heritage Center (MCHF & WHC) extends an invitation to all to attend the Annual MCHF Induction Ceremony & Western Heritage Gathering, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, at the Best Western Heritage Inn in Great Falls. “This year we celebrate our 13th gathering and 11th class of inductions into Read More…

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Montana prison inmate dies from illness

LEWISTOWN — A 76-year-old Montana State Prison inmate has died at the Lewistown Infirmary following an extended illness. The Montana Department of Corrections says Ronald A. Dunn died on Wednesday. A news release from the agency says Dunn was sentenced out of Missoula County in 2014 for abuse of older or developmental disabled person. Dunn Read More…

Renowned pianist Claire Huangci returns to Helena for symphony performance

A night of exquisite music awaits concertgoers Saturday, Jan. 26, when virtuoso pianist Claire Huangci takes to the Helena Symphony stage to perform Camille Saint-Saens’ Piano Concerto No. 2. The 7:30 p.m. Helena Symphony concert at the Helena Civic Center also features Brahms’ First Symphony. Huangci dazzled Helena audiences with two electrifying symphony performances in Read More…

Decades in the making, Carroll College professor's book examines stone coffins of Rome and Greece

The word “sarcophagus” may conjure images of huge Egyptian pyramids, but those are far from the mind of a Carroll College professor who spent decades searching for the stone coffins specifically from ancient Rome and Greece.  Barry Ferst has been teaching at Carroll since 1980, a 38-year span that has seen the philosophy professor teach, Read More…

Second plane in two weeks crashes near Townsend

A small airplane crashed near Townsend Wednesday afternoon, making it the second plane to crash in Broadwater County in two weeks. Broadwater County Sheriff Wynn Meehan said the crash appeared to be much less serious than a Jan. 2 crash that left two Gallatin County men in serious condition. The pilot was not injured Wednesday, Read More…

Billings woman killed in Pryor Road crash ID'd

A woman killed over the weekend in a single-vehicle crash on Pryor Road has been identified as Krisdee Howe of Billings. Howe, 30, was pronounced dead at the scene of the rollover crash on Pryor Creek Road, Yellowstone County Assistant Coroner Rich Hoffman said Wednesday. The crash was reported Sunday morning and is being investigated Read More…

Ice golf tourney moving

The Choteau Volunteer Fire Department’s third annual ice golf tournament, set for Saturday, Feb. 2, is going to be held at the Choteau Country Club’s nine-hole course because there is not enough ice on the Eureka Reservoir to accommodate the winter golfing event. CVFD member Kirk Moore on Monday said the lake has big open Read More…

Mountain lion reported on edge of Hamilton

A woman reported spotting a mountain lion on the eastern edge of Hamilton near a school bus stop late Tuesday. Hamilton Police Lieutenant Steve Snavely said the woman said she saw the lion in an open field headed toward the Daly Mansion. The sheriff’s office reported the sighting was near the intersection of Stonegate Drive Read More…

Strommen Pleads Not Guilty to Rape Charge

Strommen Pleads Not Guilty to Rape Charge Remains Free, Judge Lightens Conditions of Release January 16, 2019 Valley County Sheriff’s Office / For the Courier Luke Strommen had a booking photo taken after appearing in District Court in Glasgow on Jan. 14 for the charge of Felony Sexual Intercourse Without Consent. He was released without Read More…

Opening the 2019 Mont. Legislative Session

Opening the 2019 Mont. Legislative Session January 16, 2019 The 66th Montana Legislature convened Monday, Jan.7, in Helena. While the session is still in its infancy, committees are beginning to meet and legislators are introducing their first bills of the term. We’ve hit the ground running. If you read… For access to this article please Read More…

'The Emperor's New Clothes' Performance

Join the Emperor, his friends and subjects, and the busy Silkworms when the Missoula Children’s Theatre and more than 50 local students present an original musical adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen classic, The Emperor’s New Clothes. Playing the title character of the Emperor is local resident Noah Runner. Other featured performers include Samantha Helm Read More…

State Wrestling Just Weeks Away

State Wrestling Just Weeks Away Scotties Pause to Focus January 16, 2019 Georgie Kulczyk / The Courier Colten Fast maintained the upper hand over his opponent during duals vs. Havre held at GHS on Jan. 8. Fast is ranked number one in the state at 126 lbs. for Class B-C. After the season the Scottie Read More…

Super Hero Night at GHS

Come out on Saturday, Jan. 19, to not only support our local basketball teams but to also be a super hero to those in need. Bring a non-perishable food item to support our local food bank and cheer on the Glasgow Scotties boys and girls basketball teams. Boys varsity action starts at 6:30 p.m., with Read More…

Homestead Playhouse

Homestead Playhouse January 16, 2019 Hidden in the shadows of modern farm buildings, rests a gray rotting log cabin, whispering its memories of the homestead days on the Montana prairie, northeast of Malta. My sister and I made many a journey, through the crescent wheat grass, windin… For access to this article please sign in Read More…

We Want You….. At Story Time!

We Want You….. At Story Time! January 16, 2019 To many people, story time and libraries go hand-in-hand. But surprisingly many parents don’t know about the story time program we have here at the library. Not only is story time a free form of entertainment for parents looking for activities f… For access to this Read More…

Rusted Nuts Compete in Lewistown

Courtesy Photo / For the Courier The Glasgow Rusted Nuts were in Lewistown for the 2019 Open Air Classic Jan. 4-6. Pictured are the Nuts, who claimed fourth place at the three-day tournament. Standing (l-r): Rusty Johnson, Cahle Clampitt, Kyle Schulz, Marcus Lee, Matt Brooks, Taylor Padden, Aaron Johnson, Parker Kulczyk, Andy Schell, Ryan Padden, Read More…

It's Good to Be Home

It’s Good to Be Home January 16, 2019 We are home again with no immediate plans to return to Florida. It’s really nice to be sleeping in our own bed again. The air bed we slept on was good for two weeks, but wasn’t so great the third week. I do miss being with the Read More…

Partial Government Shutdown Makes History

Partial Government Shutdown Makes History Affects Local Families and Community January 16, 2019 The partial government shutdown is now officially the longest government shutdown in history, currently on day 24 as of press time, breaking the previous shutdown record of 21 days, which occurred at the end of 1995 through the beginning of 1996 u… Read More…