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The Glacier County Commissioners have hired Chancy Kittson as the County’s Chief Financial Officer. Kittson served as Interim CFO for 90 days and was paid $48 per hour as an independent contractor. Kitt-son’s new statusis now that of a department head and he will answer to the Glacier County…

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The Glacier County Commissioners listened to Glacier County Library Director Jamie Greco, Assistant Director Vananda  Yazzie, and advocates of the Browning branch of the Glacier County Library express their support to keep the branch library open during the Commissioners’ May 7 meeting in Cut Bank.

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A treasure is defined by Merriam-Webster as “something that is very special, important or valuable.” Glacier County is home to a very special, and often undiscovered treasure – the Glacier County Historical Museum.

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  The Cut Bank Education Foundation and Alumni Association (CBEFAA) held its annual “Celebrating Success” scholarship recognition reception, honoring 15 graduating seniors with $46,600 in scholarship awards on Sunday, April 28. 

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Isaac Alan Matt, 23, of Cut Bank, faces four felony charges, including Attempted Deliberate Homicide and Assault on a Peace Officer, when he allegedly fired on a Glacier County Sheriff’s Deputy at approximately 11:51 a.m. on Sunday, May 12. Matt is also charged with two felony counts of Crim…

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Two Cut Bank youth bowlers are heading to national competitions but they need your help! Saturday, May 11, from 5:30-8:30 p.m., the Moose Lodge is holding a spaghetti fundraising dinner for Jeremy Gallagher and Jacqualyn McMullan. The duo qualified for the National Junior Gold Bowling Tourna…

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The Glacier County Library received the 2019 Excellent Library Service Award (ELSA) from the Montana State Library (MSL) Commission at the 107th annual Montana Library Association conference held in Helena last month. A total of 44 libraries received the honor in 2019.

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The Glacier County Com-missioners reaffirmed their commitment to demolish the county-owned Merc building on South Central Ave., clearing the way for the sale of the Chamber-owned Public Drug building. A contingency of City of Cut Bank and Cut Bank Area Chamber of Commerce members met with th…

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Lanaina Upham is Glacier County’s new Disaster and Emergency Services Director. The Glacier County Commissioners approved hiring Upham at their April 23 meeting in Browning. 

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There is just something wonderful about growing your own produce. From seed to harvest and all the fun in between, there is nothing quite like enjoying all the fruits, or veggies, of your labors.

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Gail Davis was honored by the Cut Bank Area Chamber of Commerce as this year’s Citizen of the Year. In presenting the award, longtime friend and Chamber board member Nicole Altenburg offered this tribute:

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“We’re here to help you, not to be an obstacle,” stated Cheryl Grey, Administrator of the State Financial Services Division, Thursday, April 18, during a meeting between Glacier County officials and four officials from the Montana Department of Administration (DOA). The meeting was not liste…

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Dylan and Emily Johnston are both Cut Bank “kids.” They grew up here, went to school here and were even in the same grade. Their grandparents lived across the alley from one another and were good friends. Emily was friends with Dylan’s stepbrother, Andy Shortman. They knew a lot about each o…

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Controversy surrounding the inclusion of larger projects such as the Romney Classroom renovation or the Helena Cultural Center formed the basis for much legislative debate.  The water, sewer, and irrigation projects critical to local communities are not controversial enough to make news. The…

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Resist the temptation to turn off your water! City officials are still giving a discount to city water users of $20 per month to entice them to leave water running in at least one faucet in their home or business.

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Glacier County Treasurer Don Wilson changed the report he uses for the monthly “cash report” last month. At the March 26 meeting in Browning, Wilson presented the Commissioners with a “Confidential” cover sheet stating, “DO NOT distribute or allow access to ANYONE other than yourself. In acc…

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When Matilde Sanchez came to Montana for the very first time, most of the state, including Cut Bank, was in the throes of one of the coldest weeks winter had to offer. 

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Spring is in the air and the Glacier County MSU Extension office has three upcoming workshops for the yard and garden enthusiast!  Workshops will be held on Tuesday evenings at the Glacier County Annex, 1210 E. Main, Cut Bank, 6-8 p.m. on April 23, April 30 and May 7.

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Over the last several months Glacier County Sheriff’s Office, under the direction of employee Jody Hickey, have submitted three grants for funding to continue to improve the everyday responsibilities of the Sheriff’s Office, Communication Center and Detention Center.

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“We are busy, that’s for sure,” said Roger Sammons, who, along with his wife, Lisa, own Pardue Grain, located west of Cut Bank on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation.

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Former County Commis-sioner Ron Rides At The Door, who owns Sun Roads Farmory, met with the Commissioners about the  $368,000 Community Development Block Grant-Economic Development funding he received in 2013 for his Sun Roads Farmory business. Sarah Converse, Executive Director of Sweetgras…

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All three Glacier County Commissioners were on hand for the regularly scheduled commission meeting on March 26 in Browning. Also attending were Human Resources Director Mike Kittson, Treasurer Don Wilson, Chief Finance Officer Chancy Kittson and Melanie Heavy Runner, who took the minutes.

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The Glacier County Commissioners were asking voters for more than $2 million in increased taxes to fund two special EMS mill levies. And the voters said no. Unofficial results from the EMS Special Mill Levy Election, which was conducted by mail ballot, were announced less than two hours afte…

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With less than a week left before Glacier County election officials will tally the results of two special mill levy elections for the Glacier County EMS, less than 700 ballots have been returned. Deadline to return the ballots in the special “all mail” election is April 2. 

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In Erin Kittson’s world, as the saying goes, “There is always cake.” Erin is a cake baker, creator and decorator-extraordinaire. Her creations bring smiles, oohhs  and aahhs and the repeated compliments of “that cake is absolutely wonderful!” 

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Glacier County has contracted with two more consultants to assist with its financial challenges in the Treasurer’s Office and EMS department. Glacier County Commissioners Tom McKay and John Overcast approved paying the two consultants a combined rate of $100 per hour during their March 21 me…

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Glacier County Treasurer Don Wilson presented the January 2019 Cash Report to the Glacier County Commissioners earlier this month, stating he believed in the past “some accounting was done wrong” and he was looking to “change the format” of the cash report “to make it easier to follow” in th…

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The Glacier County Commissioners and Treasurer Don Wilson confirmed the county is no longer under contract with Bob Denning and his firm, Denning, Downey & Associates, CPAs (DDA). According to Wilson, Denning told county officials, “I can’t work with Don Wilson.”  County Commissioner Tom…

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In 1999, the Montana State legislature passed the Indian Education For All (IEFA) law, labeled as Montana Code Annotated 20-1-501. Six years later, they provided funding for that law, helping schools across the state teach and educate students on Native American cultures and beliefs. 

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Good friends. Good wine. Good food. That sounds like a good way to spend an evening. Then you are in luck, an evening like that is just around the corner, thanks to a newfound friendship and partnership between the Village Dining, Lounge and Casino and Cut Bank Harvest Foods.

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John Vermulm thought being the Cut Bank High School wolf mascot when he was a freshman, was a dream come true. But then, he found himself trying out for the cheer squad, also as a freshman. He made the squad and for the last four years, has been loving the whole cheering “thing.” It too, has…

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Due to extreme cold temperatures, several residents have experienced frozen water service lines. The City of Cut Bank recommends that you turn your water on to just a trickle when you are not using water, especially when you are sleeping or away from your home. Doing so should keep the water…

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Travis Lantis, CEO of Lantis Enterprises, and several members of the local nursing home staff met with the Glacier County Commissioners on Feb. 21. Lantis delivered a mix of good and bad news during the meeting.