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Study finds Montana hospitals charge nearly three times more than Medicare

When someone in Montana enters a hospital with private insurance, the price for care can be two-to-four times beyond what the federal government sets as fair.    Rand Corporation, a global think tank, released a study earlier this summer that showed private insurance companies paid twice what Medicare paid for the same services nationwide from 2015 through 2017.   Read More…

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Choteau swimmers will be in Conrad July 13-14

Ten Choteau swimmers competed at the Columbia Falls Invitational swim meet on June 29-30. Dax Yeager was the overall high point winner for boys 9-10 and Daisy Yeager tied for second overall high point for girls 8 and younger. The team will complete in Conrad July 13-14. STATISTICS Columbia Falls Invitational Choteau individual results Alexander Read More…

Next phase of Highway 89 rebuild shown

A thin red line drawn on aerial photographs of the nearly seven-mile stretch of U.S. Highway 89 north of Choteau shows where the highway would be reconstructed in 2023 under the state’s current schedule of road upgrades for the Fairfield to Dupuyer corridor. About 35 people attended the Montana Department of Transportation’s three-hour informational open Read More…

Remembering Bull-Nose Rings

Remembering Bull-Nose Rings July 10, 2019 If you grew up as a country kid you may remember seeing, or having, bulls around your area that sported a Bull Ring. These bull rings were not anything fancy or dressy for the bull, although many of these rings of the past were made of brass, whic… For Read More…

Milk River Days Celebrates America

Milk River Days Celebrates America July 10, 2019 Brandon Bigelbach / The Courier Crowds stampeded down main street in Hinsdale, Mont., for Milk River Days. Each year the town closes the streets for a street dance held after the rodeo on July 3, a Fourth of July parade, a pie auction, a ping pong ball Read More…

Visitors and Rhubarb

Visitors and Rhubarb July 10, 2019 Mary Honrud / For the Courier Raspberry Splash and Pretty in Pink Pulmonariums This past week a gardening club, led by Mary Christianson, came to visit me, to view my yard and garden. They, like me, love to see what others have done to beautify their outdoor space. We’re Read More…

Yard of the Week

Yard of the Week July 10, 2019 Courtesy Photo / For the Courier Yard of the Week The Glasgow City Council Yard of the Week, for the week of July 8, belongs to Jeff and Julie Sanders, at 55 Bonnie Street. Nominated by Councilman Rod Karst, the Sanders won $25 in Chamber Big Bucks and Read More…

Nashua School Town Hall Meeting

Nashua School Town Hall Meeting – The Glasgow Courier For the Courier  Nashua School Town Hall Meeting July 10, 2019 Nashua School would like to share the exciting happenings and learning opportunities taking place at the school with the community. Come join Superintendent of Nashua School Mr. James Russell on Monday, July 15, at the Read More…

Delsie Doris Brooks

Delsie Doris (Funk) Brooks, 91, passed away on Monday, June 3, 2019, at the Immanuel Lutheran Home in Kalispell, Mont., where she resided. Delsie “Del” was born to Ferdinand and Agatha Funk on June 30, 1927, delivered by her father on the Funk homestead in Larslan, Mont. Children often rode horses in those days and Read More…

Gene LaVerne Brandt

Gene LaVerne Brandt, age 95, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, great-great-grandfather, friend, and neighbor went to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday July 4, 2019, at Valley View Home in Glasgow, Mont. A celebration of Gene’s life will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 11, at the Bell Mortuary in Glasgow. Read More…

Giving Back

Giving Back July 10, 2019 Gregg Hunter (l) with Nemont Communications presents Ann Kulczyk (c) and Maggan Walstad (r) — both with the pool campaign committee — with a check for $5,000 to go towards the Glasgow Community Pool Campaign. Glasgow Thunder Swim Team members ar… For access to this article please sign in or Read More…

Hope Springs in Glasgow

Hope Springs in Glasgow Inaugural Barbecue Raises Funds to Assist With Medical Costs July 10, 2019 Michelle Bigelbach / The Courier Pictured left to right, Kellie Parks, Kolbi Ross and Kate Parks serve food to Colleen Lindvig at the first annual Project HOPE barbecue on July 4. The Valley County Project HOPE (Helping Others Pay Read More…

Jet Ski Explodes on Fourth of July

Jet Ski Explodes on Fourth of July Two Suffer Injuries, Jet Ski Left as “Empty Shell” July 10, 2019 Warden John Huberty, with Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks in Fort Peck, Mont., is investigating the cause of a jet ski explosion that injured two and left the jet ski completely destroyed on the afternoon of Read More…

UPDATE: Helena teen reported missing found

Zackariah Thomas Bell has been found.  The Helena Police Department is requesting assistance in locating a missing juvenile male. × Continue reading your article with a digital subscription. Loading&hellp; {{start_at_rate}} {{format_dollars}} {{start_price}} {{format_cents}} {{promotional_format_dollars}}{{promotional_price}}{{promotional_format_cents}} {{term}} {{html}} {{action_button}} Thanks for being a subscriber. Sorry, your subscription does not include this content. Please call 877-509-6397 to upgrade Read More…

Daines visits Anaconda Job Corps open house

ANACONDA – According to U.S. Sen. Steve Daines, this year’s open house at the Anaconda Job Corps Center was anything but routine. While the Anaconda Job Corps’ open house is an annual event, Tuesday’s had a special feel to it. Last May, the career-training program was set to be closed, and some Job Corps participants Read More…

Can you find it?

Kristen Inbody, Great Falls Tribune Published 10:51 a.m. MT July 8, 2019 CLOSE Buy Photo Can you find it? (Photo: TRIBUNE PHOTO/KRISTEN INBODY) This photo was taken by Kristen Inbody far, far from here, but still, barely, in Montana. Do you know where it is? Identifications should be specific, such as naming one of the features in Read More…

Glasgow Yard of the Week

Glasgow Yard of the Week July 3, 2019 Courtesy Photo / For the Courier he Glasgow City Council Yard of the Week, for the week of July 1, belongs to Loryn Mason, at 637 6th Ave. S. Nominated by Councilman Doug Nistler, Mason wins $25 in Chamber Big Bucks and proudly displays a sign in Read More…

Music at OTM on July 10

The Old Trail Museum will present a music night on Wednesday, July 10, at 6:30 p.m. on the lawn behind the schoolhouse Music will be provided by the Loose Mules — Rich Clough, Bill Luthin, Gary Betcher and Marca Gibson. This group has volunteered to play for many years to support the museum. “It is Read More…

100 years of local, state, national service

In honor of the national American Legion and Choteau’s chapter both celebrating centennial birthdays this year, the members of Choteau’s C. James Smith Post 6 have been named grand marshals of the city’s Fourth of July parade. “It’s pretty exciting for the post. We still have a couple World War II veterans around, and many Read More…

4-Hers explain projects to volunteer judges

The 2019 Teton County 4-H Fair award winners in exhibits, displayed at the Choteau Pavilion, were: Division 2 (sewing and textiles) — trophy: Quincy Holmquist with black jacket; rosettes: class 2, Quincy Holmquist with black jacket; Class 3, Madeline Konen with wool dress; class 5, Ainsley DeBruycker with recycled ties sewing project. Division 3 (quilting, Read More…

June 16-22

June 16 — 1:27 a.m., deputy spoke with two individuals in Choteau who had warrants out of the Flathead area. — 5:36 p.m., vehicle with mechanical problems was reported to be parked on the railroad tracks on Airport Road in Choteau. —11:32 p.m., deputy provided a welfare check on a Choteau resident. June 17 — Read More…

GFC MSU building a healthier campus

GREAT FALLS — Great Falls College Montana State University is working to promote a healthier campus by providing healthy snacks, mini workshops and a new outdoor area for students, faculty and staff, according to a news release from the college. The Office of Student Activities secured a $5,000 grant from Healthy Colleges Montana (HCM) to Read More…

Independence Day in Choteau

The Choteau Independence Day activities on July 3 and 4 include a parade, an obstacle course race, a rodeo, an art and craft show, a community band concert, a 4 mile/1 mile fun run, a bluegrass and micro-brew fest and a live concert by Nashville recording artist Tim Montana among other activities. The community’s annual Read More…