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EPA NEARS CONCLUSION OF YEARS-LONG PROJECT

The sight of emergency shower trailers parked outside houses and crews shrouded in chemical protection masks working in yards and attics has become commonplace in Lincoln county. The EPA crews moved house to house with their asbestos cleanup crews. As dump trucks carrying contaminated soil maneuver down narrow streets, homeowners have mourned the loss of Read More…

FVCC Faces $1.2 Million Funding Cut

Flathead Valley Community College could face losing $1.2 million in state funding if the Legislature’s budget proposal goes through, portending a potential increase in tuition and narrowing of programs offered at the school. According to FVCC president Jane Karas, the cuts that lawmakers are proposing for higher education could effectively lead to more expenses for Read More…

Power Move

In 1859, French physicist Gaston Planté invented the first rechargeable battery, a technological breakthrough that set the stage for the industrial revolution. More than 150 years later, Planté’s lead-acid battery has evolved through numerous iterations but the electrochemistry at the core of his invention remains largely the same. Most prominently, lead-acid batteries are fundamental to Read More…

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City plans to create port authority

The Choteau City Council on March 21 took the first step toward establishing a port authority for the city that would work exclusively on fostering economic development here. The Council unanimously adopted a resolution of intent, starting the statutory steps needed to create a port authority — a board allowed under state law that exists Read More…

Clash of the Zealots and the Morally Flexible

Donald Trump learned an important lesson about being a populist with a Conservative House. His Party does not actually support him or his views. Conservative evangelical style Tea Party Republicans are not necessarily prepared to go along with Trump’s idea that he alone gets to decide America’s future. Nor are they willing to concede their Read More…

Loving the Lone Star

Last week, a picture appeared on my Facebook page that brought me to tears. It’s a photo of a rancher standing near charred fence posts and burnt, twisted, and broken barbed wire as he looks across scorched and blackened grazing land. Just a very small part of the half million acres destroyed by three wildfires Read More…

Kenneth C. Abern

Kenneth C. Abern, 89, from Glasgow/Nashua/Billings, Mont., passed away on Friday, March 3, 2017, from Alzheimer’s disease. He leaves behind his loving wife, Leslie “Bobbie”; four daughters Cheryl, Karen, Susan, DeeDee; two grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Walter Arthur Adler Jr.

Walter Arthur Adler Jr., age 62, of Fayetteville, Ark., passed away Friday, March 3, 2017. He drowned while trying to retrieve a boat that had drifted away from a boat ramp off of Vaughn Road near the US 412 bridge in Arkansas. He was born Nov. 22, 1954, in Loveland, Colo., to Barbara and Walter Read More…

Grading Gorsuch

Grading Gorsuch Reagan-era Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died a year ago last month. The Supreme Court vacancy has not been replaced since his demise. In 2016, the Democrats had less than a majority in the Senate and lacked the prowess to confirm Obama’s replacement pick for SCOTUS, or even implement the nuclear option they Read More…

NWS Glasgow Getting Radar Upgrades

Beginning Monday, April 3, The National Weather Service Forecast Office in Glasgow will be doing upgrades to the weather radar. The upgrades are expected to last approximately three days, during which time the radar will be down. If a threat of significant weather presents itself during the lead up of the outage, the upgrades will Read More…

Glasgow Highlanders Finish Season

The Glasgow Highlanders traveled to Billings March 25 and 26 for the Montana Open. The club boasted the tenth-largest team at the event with 30 wrestlers competing. With 15 placers at the event, the club also bested a 2013 record of 12 placers. Overall, the Highlanders finished 15th out of 134 teams. Montana Open Results Read More…

Valley Community Food Bank Stands at the Ready

James Walling/The Courier The Valley Community Food Bank stands at the ready at 1020 1st Ave. N. Pictured (L-R): Marlene Charette, Joe Vander Woude, Pat Hallet, Laurie Koessl, Gail Scott and Bob Smith. Not Pictured: Nancy Bowman, Cecilia Borseth, Marilyn Smith, and Kathy Ramsbacher. To make a donation, call 406-263-3663.

Lilly A. Baker

Lilly A. (Toavs) Baker, age 94, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 25, 2017, surrounded by family. She was born Feb. 17, 1923, to AF and Marie Toavs in Wolf Point, Mont. She married Lloyd L. Baker Feb. 24, 1944. Together, they resided in Lustre on the Baker family farm and raised Read More…

David Lynn Arneson

David Lynn Arneson fell asleep in death on Friday, March 17, 2017. Up to his death and in his final weeks, he was surrounded by his loving family and friends. He faithfully devoted his life, first and foremost, as a baptized minister in the Christian congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. His final hours were spent focused Read More…

Calendar of Upcoming Events in the Area

THURSDAY – MARCH 30 4 – 6 p.m. – Shippwrecked Seven Month Anniversary Open House. There will be clearance tables, sales racks, prizes and Bergie’s ice cream. 227 5th St South, Glasgow. 7 p.m. – “Lives Touched by Jesus” Lenten services at First Lutheran Church, Glasgow. 7 p.m. – Awards program for Creative Writing contest Read More…

The Question: A Mathmatical Curiosity

Editor’s note: The following is Part II of Sierra Holt’s paper, “Reinterpreting the 1882 Bison Population Collapse.” The full text was presented at the 2017 Winter Grazing Seminar in Glasgow. American bison nearly went extinct. Jan. 1, 1889, there were 456 known to exist (Hornaday, 1889, p. 464). They are believed to have descended from Read More…

Graveside Services for Patty Wass

Graveside Services for Patty Wass – The Glasgow Courier Graveside Services for Patty Wass Graveside services for Patty Wass will be held on Saturday, April 1, at 1 p.m. at Highland Cemetery in Glasgow. Join us after for a reception at the VFW. Patty went to meet her Lord and Savior on Sunday, Feb. 19, Read More…

Sister Dorothy Elizabeth Zimmer

Sister Dorothy Elizabeth Zimmer, age 98, a Sister of Providence for 73 years, died Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, at St. Joseph Residence in Seattle, Wash. She was born June 7, 1918, to Peter and Elizabeth (Niehoff) Zimmer in Glentana, Mont., the second oldest of six children. She entered the Sisters of Providence in February 1943 Read More…

Class C All-State, All-Conference Selections

2017 District 3-C Boys All-Conference Team Saunder St. Marks, Sr.-Frazer Jayson Jackson, Jr.-Frazer Trace Simonson, Jr.-North Country Cache Younkin, Sr.-North Country Michael Brown, Sr.-Lustre Christian Peyton Nieskens, Sr.-Scobey Kole Ralston, Sr.-Scobey Brayden Jackson, Jr.-Frazer Thomas Brown, Jr.-Lustre Christian Preston Baldry, Sr.-Scobey Honorable Mention Tyrese Messerly, So.-Dodson Dylan Sanner, Fr.-Nashua Nolan Viste, Sr.-Nashua Kobe Ralston, Sr.-Scobey Read More…

Human remains found near Pryor on Tuesday

Human remains discovered Tuesday on the Crow Reservation are believed to belong to a man who has been missing since December 2013. The remains are thought to belong to Michael Plainbull. Other parts of Plainbull’s body were discovered near Pryor by a rancher in July 2014, said Travis Burrows, supervisory senior resident agent of the Read More…

Animal Collective, Fleet Foxes announce Missoula shows

Experimental art-pop act Animal Collective and indie-folk band Fleet Foxes both announced Missoula concerts at the Wilma Theatre. Animal Collective will play on Wednesday, June 28. The Baltimore quartet, which includes solo artist Panda Bear, released its last album, “Painting With,” in February 2016. After years in the experimental freak-folk scene, the group’s 2009 album, Read More…

Five apply for Justice of Peace job

The Teton County commissioners invite all county residents to attend a public forum on Wednesday, March 29, at 6:30 p.m. in the courtroom of the county courthouse in Choteau to meet the five applicants for interim Teton County justice of the peace. The five candidates are Devonna McCartney, Dianna Fellers Nelson, Pete Rasmussen and Janie Read More…

Dillon company hopes to go big with big data

DILLON — One Montana company is hoping to harness the power of big data to become more competitive on the national stage. Months after announcing its intention to compete against Panera by adding more bakeries to its franchised locations, Dillon-based Great Harvest Bread Co. has tapped analytics firm Buxton to study the growth potential of Read More…

Stabilizing shade: Willows planted along Prickly Pear Creek to alleviate erosion, reduce water temps

Prickly Pear Creek flowing through the Helena Valley has long felt the impact of erosion impairing habitat for aquatic life. On Monday, volunteers, the Lake Helena Watershed Group, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks and the Lewis and Clark Conservation District continued work at the Upper Prickly Pear Creek Fishing Access Site aimed at reducing some Read More…