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The holidays are just around the corner and so is the Cut Bank Chamber Holiday Bazaar. If you have not done so already, mark your calendars for Saturday, Nov. 2, to attend Northern Montana’s best bazaar. The bazaar will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Cut Bank High School Gymnasium. Admissi…

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There is some truth to the saying that the family who plays together, stays together. The proof of that is at the Cut Bank Saddle Club that has a number of multiple generation families, playing together, riding horses together and competing together in O-Mok-See.

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Outside of school, 4-H is the largest youth development program in Montana that reaches nearly 20,000 youth in all of Montana’s 56 counties.  Within the Glacier county 4-H program, 86 4-H members have been learning to, “Make the Best Better,” this past year under the leadership and guidance …

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The Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame & Western Heritage Center (MCHF & WHC) announced the 12th class of inductions into the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame. The inductees were chosen from a field of candidates nominated by the general public. Inductees are honored for their notable contributi…

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For the first time, the Indian National Finals Rodeo (INFR) will be televised, with RIDE TV carrying the Championship Round live from South Point Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday, Oct. 26. Showcasing the action from previous rounds, RIDE TV will also air five one-hour INFR highlight shows in D…

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Debra A. Silk, the attorney for the Browning School District, as well as the East Glacier and Mountain View Elementary School Districts, filed an application for a preliminary injunction and temporary restraining order on Oct. 3 to prevent the Glacier County Treasurer from “continuing to ina…

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“It has been a true pleasure working for and with you all the last five years. I will miss this incredible job so much, but I feel very blessed that I get to take this coming year and see so much of the United States with my upcoming travels,” wrote Nicole Altenburg, Director of the Cut Bank…

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“Browning School District has retained Montana School Board Association’s legal counsel to pursue retrieval of School District funds from the County immediately,” stated Browning Schools Superintendent Corrina L. Guardipee-Hall. Glacier County Treasurer Don Wilson denied the Browning Schools…

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Rick Billman was honored as the Montana Hospital Association’s 2019 Health Care Trustee of the Year last week at the association’s annual convention in Billings. Billman was nominated for the award by Northern Rockies Medical Center (NRMC).  

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Understanding “vaping” and what it means to those that use it, has been a daily and ongoing learning event for Holley DeWitt, Glacier County Health Department Tobacco Prevention Specialist.

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The North Central Montana Friends of NRA plan to hold their 19th Annual Banquet at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5 at the Pondera Shooting Sports Club in Conrad. Social hour starts at 5 p.m. with prime rib dinner at 7 p.m. 

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The ladies of St. Margaret Catholic Church will be hosting their annual Fall Dinner and Raffle on Sunday, Oct. 13 from noon to 3 p.m. at the church. The cost to enjoy the dinner, which will be a turkey dinner with all the trimmings and will include dessert, is $10 for adults and $5 for stude…

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Glacier County officials have discussed the County’s “deficit” during meetings, but only in general terms.  When asked, County officials would not provide what the amount the County’s deficit was at fiscal year end or presently. A deficit of over $4.5 million, however, is listed in two “Nega…

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Glacier County is the first county in Montana to have all of its school districts move their school monies from the County to a bank. Cut Bank Schools was the first district to move their funds in 2015. The remaining school districts in Glacier County are now following their lead.

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The Cut Bank Pioneer Press has launched an online NFL Pro Pick ‘Em Challenge for the current NFL season. It’s free to participate and prizes will be awarded for winners at the end of each week as well as a grand prize at the end of the season.  The inaugural challenge is presented by Edward …

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“We have had a very busy summer,” announced Laura McKenna, Director at the Parkview Center. “And we are counting on it being just as busy for fall and winter.”

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Emily Shea might have been dealt a bad hand while doing a career she loves, but this young, strong lady decided to turn something that could have ended her career into a positive thing. Not only did she find a way to save her career, she also found a way to help others too.

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A year ago, the Glacier County Libraries were asked to cut $56,000 from their annual budget. Director Jamie Greco and the Library Board for both the Cut Bank and the Browning branches of the Glacier County Public Library diligently did as they were asked, knowing full well, that meant cuttin…

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If there is ever a chance for a student in high school to go to Europe, maybe with a group for an educational experience, by all means, they should go, if they can! That is exactly what Kendall Hibbs from Cut Bank and Taylee Rides at The Door and BreeAnna Polk, both from Browning thought aft…

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If you have ever stepped foot inside the Cut Bank branch of the Glacier County Library, you know what a wonderful treasure it is. And if you are a regular user of this facility, no doubt you recognize how very fortunate we are to have this library in our community. 

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When John Waller came to work at Northern Ford he expected it to be a short-term job. But fast forward to 2019 and not only will you find John from time to time, but also his two sons Josh and Matt, who are taking over the business. Northern Ford is having a tailgate party-themed Chamber Up …

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While it is a given harvest will happen close to the fall, there is not an exact date for when it will take place. Factors of spring weather, summer moisture, storms and insects, all play a role in harvest time and yields in the end. 

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Most every kid in school will tell you summer is over when the school year begins. For the kids in the Cut Bank School District that day was yesterday, Tuesday, Aug. 27 when the doors of the schools flew open and the hallways and classrooms were busy once again. 

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Glacier County sold seven EMS vehicles, including two 2015 Chevrolet Suburbans, a flatbed trailer as well as numerous pieces of medical equipment through Belgrade Online Auctions.Com last month.  A check dated July 28 was made out to “Glacier County EMS” for $67,558.34 following the sale of …

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Cars from around Montana and Alberta lined the airport grounds last Satruday for Montana Fun Weekend’s car show. After the winners of the show were announced, many of the cars made their way to the airport runway for the drag races. 

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The Cut Bank School Board of Trustees approved a budget last week that will make taxpayers of School District No. 15 happy. With the taxable value of the school district increasing by over nine percent, it will take 18.25 fewer mills to fund the 2019-20 school budget and that means school ta…

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He has been a teacher, a coach, athletic director, assistant principal, principal and, still is a dad to two wonderful grown children. And now, he brings all that amazing work experience to Cut Bank. Welcome Tres Genger, the new principal at Cut Bank High School.

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The following students received scholarships from the Cut Bank Elks Charitable Corporation in 2019. Echo Dassinger, Kade Hickey, Sidney Lane, Madison Larson, Michaela Larson, Linsey Milender, Logan Swenson, Justin More and Marissa VandenBos all received $1,000 scholarships. The applicants mu…

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Cut Bank Harvest Foods has been open for over a year and is already expanding to fill a need in the Cut Bank area. Harvest Foods is adding a new business inside the store. Glacier Pharmacy will be opening very soon.

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There is just something wonderful about a homecoming. Kathy Lindberg will be the first to agree with that statement. “I feel like I can breathe here,” she said. “I am so excited to be back.”

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“The statutory noncompliance found in the Glacier County Treasurer’s Office continues to present fiscal hardships to school districts and directly impacts the district’s taxpayers.” That was just one of the concerns conveyed by the Montana Office of Public Instruction (OPI) to the Glacier Co…

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When Pat Coryell graduated from Cut Bank High School in 1971, he did what most kids do and found some work for the summer. It was construction work. That summer started Pat’s career in construction, whether he knew it at the time or not.

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When Alec Morrisett’s three pigs arrived in Cut Bank on Mar. 25, his main goal for the 4-H swine project was to have fun. When the dust settled at the 2019 Marias Fair swine show, not only had Alec had fun, but Alec and Okie had bested 73 other hogs for the Grand Champion Market Swine title! 

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While the kids may change over the years, the quality of livestock at the Marias Fair only continues to improve and the tremendous community support for 4-H youth remains steady. With an additional ten head of livestock to sell this year, the 2019 Marias Fair 4-H livestock auction grossed $4…

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It was a disappointing night for Cut Bank Police Chief Mike Schultz who watched and listened for three hours as election workers tallied the votes in Tuesday’s special City election. Unofficially, the School Resource Officer (SRO) mill levy was defeated by 52 votes, 339-287. Passage of the $…

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What happens when you take the popular Montana Fun Weekend event and add a new, totally different, fundraising event to it? Well, come see for yourself on the weekend of Aug. 16-18 when the Montana Fun Weekend welcomes Cut Bank Trails and Ales Brewfest to their line-up.

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A run of bad luck has left the pulse crop market cold, and as a result Pardue Grain has laid off 14 workers from its $7.2 million facility 12 miles west of Cut Bank, according to Roger Sammons.