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The Glacier County Commissioners unanimously approved over $5.6 million in budget amendments for FY 2018-19. Of the 12 amendments approved, the largest was for more than $5.1 million. According to Resolution 2019-30, the amendment was needed “to fund a needed unanticipated transfer” to cover…

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Official Glacier Electric Cooperative (GEC) Board Candidacy Petitions are now available for the 2020 Glacier Electric Cooperative Board of Trustees election. Working closely with management, the Board of Trustees ensures the cooperative provides quality service to its members.

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Haylee Kropp, a senior at Cut Bank High School, has had long, beautiful hair for quite some time. She likes long hair. However, she likes the idea of being able to help kids even more. So, Haylee cut 11 and a half inches off her hair and now she is hoping others will do the same, all to help…

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Glacier County was well-represented at the Montana Pro Rodeo Circuit Finals held in Great Falls last weekend by 10 of the best in the business.  Wrapping up the 2019 season over the three Round Rodeo they made their presence known with three go round winners and six more money winners in the…

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The Valier Area Development Corporation is hoping all their hard work pays on Saturday when they welcome hundreds of ice fishing fanatics to the 2020 Ice Fishing Derby! 

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The City of Cut Bank had a busy, productive, and at times, challenging 2019 thanks to Mother Nature. The following is a recap of the many Public Works projects that have been completed or are ongoing as well as an update on the City’s financial position. The Cut Bank Police Department has al…

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Cut Bank, Browning and Valier are home to several competitors in the 41st annual Montana Pro Rodeo Circuit Finals, which is set for Jan. 10-12 at the Four Seasons Arena in Great Falls.

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The Christmas season is over. The Christmas tree have come down, well most of them. The outside lights have been unplugged. However, even with most of Christmas being done and stored away, there is still a need to help cover some Christmas decorating expenses–the town’s Christmas lights and …

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Glacier County’s primary election will be held on June 2, 2020. Anyone interested in running for one of the two Glacier County offices up for election in 2020 can file a “Declaration For Nomination” at the Glacier County Clerk and Recorder’s office beginning Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020. 

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Another year gone by. It certainly feels like the saying “time flies” is exactly what happens to every day of every year, they fly right by. Before we know it, we are into a New Year and now, with 2020 upon us, a new decade.

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In the absence of Chairman Michael DesRosier, Vice Chairman Tom McKay tabled all items on the Dec. 26 Glacier County Commissioners’ agenda until the Commissioners meet next on Jan. 7, 2020. Among the items tabled was the resolution setting the annual salaries for elected officials for fiscal…

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 “It just came in recently and I haven’t spent a lot of time studying it,” Mike Dalton, Rate Analyst for the Montana Public Service Commission, said of a public notice appearing in this week’s Glacier Reporter. The notice sets the stage for 3 Rivers Communications to sell its assets in the 3…

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As a feature writer for the Cut Bank Pioneer Press, I have the privilege of interviewing and then writing about some amazing people. It is wonderful to learn about these people and then share their stories with our little corner of the world. 

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MISSOULA — Chad Bauer, a member of Gov. Steve Bullock’s Grizzly Bear Citizen Advisory Council, expressed a sense of urgency and unease on the second morning of the council’s Dec. 4-5 meeting in Missoula. Bauer and Bullock sat across from each other in a crowded conference room on the Univers…

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Like the audit the year before, East Glacier Park School District 50’s audit for fiscal year 2019 once again lacked any findings related to the school district’s operation. The only finding cited in the audit was due to Glacier County’s record keeping. According to the audit report, “The Cou…

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If you’ve never been to the Glacier County Historical Museum, you don’t know what you’re missing! This weekend is the perfect time to take a short drive to see all the museum has to offer during its two-day “Christmas at the Museum” open house. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 14-15, the museum wil…

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You can help make Christmas a little merrier for children in the 9th Judicial District who have experienced abuse, neglect, or being placed in foster care. Thankfully, these children have a caring Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteer to help with the loneliness and uncertainty o…

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Millions of children, at this time of year, write letters to Santa Claus. Most letters are a request for what they would like Santa to bring them on the most famous night of nights, Christmas Eve. 

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Three Glacier County School Districts have reached a “mutually agreeable resolution” with Glacier County and Treasurer Don Wilson to “transfer all funds” of the Browning, East Glacier and Mountain View School Districts no later than Jan. 15, 2020.

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Not every student that graduates from high school knows what their next step in life is going to be. Sometimes, the best thing to do then is get a job and see if your passion surfaces. That is exactly what Clay Guardipee did.

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Nearly 36 inches of snow has fallen in Cut Bank since September, according to the U.S. Weather Service, breaking the old record of 17 inches set in 1930. It’s no wonder local residents are struggling to maneuver the residential areas of town and some streets in the business district. 

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The Children’s Store has been providing a shopping place for kids as far back as 1980, thanks to the Glaciereens. There are not a lot of records on hand for any activity before that, although today’s organizers, believe the Cut Bank Women’s Club had a store for the kids even before 1980.

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Small Business Saturday is a national event celebrating the small businesses in cities, towns and communities across the nation. It is also a good time to remember to shop at these businesses, that, while small in size, are huge contributors to the economic development of every community the…

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Throughout time, there has always been something kids in school are compelled to try. It is usually things like drugs, tobacco or alcohol, but now, in today’s world, another thing has been added, it is called vaping.

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Calling it an end to an era, Cut Bank Schools Superintendent Wade Johnson recommended the local school board accept the resignation of Scott Laird, who has served as business manager and district clerk for the last 30 years. The school board accepted Laird’s resignation at their regular meet…

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Beverly Anne B. Arguelles has spent her life in the Philippines. But this September, Beverly came to the United State for the very first time. She experienced snow for the first time, teaching in an American school system for the first time and living in Cut Bank.

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The Department of Administration (DOA) is taking action against Glacier County for not submitting reconciled bank statements dating back to July 2018. “Given the importance of knowing how much cash the County has and the long-term inability to reconcile cash, the Department must withhold fin…

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Congressman Greg Gianforte (R-Mont.) announced the recipients of the 2019 Montana Congressional Veteran Commendation, a unique recognition of Montana veterans who served our country and continued their service in their communities. James Geiger, formerly of Valier and now living in Conrad, i…

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The Glacier County Commissioners approved two separate contracts with a professional consultant based in Alexandria, Virginia. On a 2-0 vote at their Oct. 31 meeting, the Commissioners approved a contract with Carlyle Consulting to provide “professional consultant litigation services” for Gl…

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It has been a couple years since its doors have been open, but thanks to the new amazing owners, Terran and Stephanie Lohman, Beehive Homes of Cut Bank is open again and back in business.

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The Festival of Trees is a holiday tradition in Cut Bank and this year the Cut Bank Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to combine it with the annual Prime Rib Cook-off Contest on Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Pioneer Bar. Serving will begin with a social hour from 5-6 p.m., followed by the cook-…

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The Northern International Livestock Exposition, or NILE as it is most commonly known, has been in existence since 1967. It is well-known throughout the agriculture and cattle industries as a premier organization for many reasons, one of those being the quality animals they sell through thei…

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Northern Rockies Medical Center is hosting the 2nd annual Cut Bank’s Food Drive of the Wild starting on Nov. 1! The purpose of the food drive is to collect items for the Harvest Food Pantry by showing the community’s support for either the Bobcats or the Grizzlies in the upcoming “Brawl of t…