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The Glacier County Commissioners will ask voters once again to support a tax increase to fund the Glacier County Emergency Medical Services (EMS). The Commissioners said the deadline to finalize adding the special EMS mill levy to the primary ballot is March 6. At their meeting on Feb. 20, t…

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The Cut Bank Chamber received  $1,875 in additional donations after an article promoting their “Beer for a Cause” fundraiser was published last month. According to Executive Director Erin Kittson, the evening brought in $1,210 thanks to generous donations from community members, bingo player…

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East Glacier resident Brian Gallup is seeking to unseat incumbent Glacier County Commissioner Tom McKay in the upcoming primary election. Gallup filed as a Democrat for the position of District II County Commissioner on Monday, Feb. 24, reported County Elections Administrator Crystal Cole.

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What was Cut Bank Harvest Foods, is now Cut Bank Big Sky Foods. The name change is “because we no longer belong to the Harvest ad group,” said co-owner Ed Blake.  He and Jim Reiter own and operate the independently-owned Cut Bank grocery store. “The decision was made to move to the ‘CenterPl…

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The Cut Bank City Council has some decisions to make when it comes to Phase 4 of the City’s Water Distribution System Upgrade. The City’s engineering firm, Great West Engineering, made a presentation to the Council last month on storage tank alternatives and the impact each would have on loc…

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More grant funds are being withheld from Glacier County due to the County’s inability to provide accurate cash reconciliation information to the Department of Administration and the County’s failure to implement its Corrective Action Plan from earlier audits.

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“We don’t have any reserves right now,” stated Glacier County Commission Chairman Michael DesRosier at the Feb. 4 meeting of the Glacier County Commissioners. “We’re right at the edge.” DesRosier said with the current budget and financial issues the County should make it to “the end of April…

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The Glacier County Health Board and the Glacier County Health Department made a plea to the Glacier County Commissioners on Jan. 23 to “consider the impact the Glacier County EMS has on the overall health and safety” of the county’s residents and to “make sure the EMS is adequately funded.”

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Looking back at pictures from your high school annual or sporting events is always entertaining and maybe even a little frightening. Reminiscing and remembering those “good old days” just got easier for Cut Bank High School graduates and Wolves fans. 

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Two antiquated heating registers in the Glacier County Courthouse ruptured within five days of each other, causing damage to offices on three levels in the courthouse. According to County Maintenance Supervisor Shannon Pep-ion, the two incidents will be separate claims to the County’s insura…

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The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT)’s Aeronautics Board approved over $3.6 million in funding requests from 35 public-use airports during their Helena meeting on Jan. 16.  The requests were for a variety of improvement projects that focused on lighting enhancements, runway, taxiwa…

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Scott Laird and Charlene Aberg both started working for the Cut Bank Schools within a few weeks of each other. Now, after working side-by-side for almost 30 years, they are both set to retire at the end of this school year.

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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.