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It is wrestling tournament time in Cut Bank! That is good news, mostly because it was not a given, based on the pandemic the country has been dealing with for almost a year now, that post-season tournaments would be allowed. But tournament time it is!

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According to Public Information Officer James McNeely, in meeting with reps from Blackfeet Community Hospital and the Southern Piegan Health Center, approximately 4,500 vaccinations have been administered to residents of the Blackfeet Reservation, with around half of those having received bo…

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Ice conditions are ideal for the Valier Area Development Corporation’s annual Lake Frances Ice Fishing Derby on Saturday, Feb. 27. The ice derby was originally scheduled for Jan. 16  but was postponed due to open water on the lake. Ice conditions have been measured at 12-18” of new ice as of…

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It was first reported by the Toole County Sheriff’s Office on Feb. 9 that two fishermen from Missoula County had gone missing the evening of Feb. 8. The two fishermen and one other friend had been camping on the north side of the Marias River, down below the Adamson Road in Southeast Toole C…

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We are less than two weeks away from Transmittal, which is the halfway point of the legislative session. This is the deadline by which all general House bills must be voted on and sent to the Senate and Senate bills to the House, or they die in process.

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Bills seeking to establish Indigenous Peoples Day in Montana resurfaced for the third time in the Legislature with renewed support from advocates who said it’s time to celebrate the history of the state’s Indigenous peoples.

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Cut Bank was one of only a handful of rural airports across the United States selected recently to host a “General Aviation Advancing America” interactive forum facilitated by the National Air Transportation Association (NATA). The forum was designed to brainstorm ideas on how community lead…

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Last fall, the average participant in the Glacier County Extension Total Money Makeover (TMM) book club paid off $2,250 in debt, cut up two credit cards, and saved $750 towards their emergency fund or retirement throughout the class!  The TMM, by Dave Ramsey, provides a practical and inspiri…

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Don’t lose twice this bear season! Glacier county is, “one of the hardest hit areas in the state” when it comes to livestock lost to predators, according to Montana Live-stock Loss Board Director George Edwards. This year be sure to have reimbursement coverage for livestock killed by bears, …

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The Valier Panthers girls basketball squad closed out the regular season with a 1-1 weekend, defeating Dutton/Brady while falling to Cascade. The Lady Panthers head into this weekend’s District Tournament in Cascade as the No. 2 seed and will take on Sunburst at 4 p.m. on Thursday.

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Erik Nelson and Chas Bales are seeking election to the Valier School Board. Both Nelson and Bales filed for the three-year positions currently held by Tim Hartwell and Robert Widhalm, reported District Clerk Mary Lundy last week.

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Forty of Montana State University’s top seniors and their faculty and staff mentors will be recognized Tuesday, Feb. 16, at the 39th annual Awards for Excellence. This year’s event will be held online. Among those to be honored is Browning’s Danielle Antelope, College of Education, Health an…

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The Shelby Promoter reported in last week’s edition that President Biden’s executive order regarding private prison contracts would not affect Crossroads Correctional Center in Shelby. A recent email from CoreCivic Director of Public Affairs Amanda Gilchrist states their comment may have bee…

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The discord and chaos surrounding the fall 2020 election cycle destroyed public confidence in the integrity of the election process. I have been asked by numerous constituents whether Montana elections are secure. While there is no Montana evidence of significant voter fraud, there are obvio…

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Valentine’s Day is a reminder to express fondness and appreciation for those we cherish whether they be sweethearts, relatives, best friends, or people who serve us such as teachers, pastors, and service personnel. Who is your Valentine and why?

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Three positions on the Valier Schools board of trustees are up for re-election in 2021. The three-year terms of Tim Hartwell and Robert Wid-halm expire this year. Erika Nefzger was appointed by the board in December to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Kurt Christiaens. He resig…

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Snow and cold temperatures might tempt one to hunker down and await spring, but the Valier Area Development Corporation (VADC) doesn’t take much rest. Members met on Tuesday, Feb. 2 to finalize preparations for the Feb. 27 ice fishing derby and plan for the upcoming tourist season.

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There will be a shelterbelt and tree care workshop on Thursday, Feb. 18 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Glacier County Annex conference room (1210 E. Main, Cut Bank, MT 59427).  There is no cost to attend but an RSVP to glaciercountycd@gmail.com or 873-2239 is requested.

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The COVID-19 pandemic brought a flood of new orders and guidelines from local health departments for businesses across Montana, including particularly tricky ones for owners and employees on mask use. Jim Edwards, the owner of Pattee Creek Market in Missoula said his business adapted, puttin…

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Two bills aimed at changing the way Montana runs its elections is moving through the Montana Legislature, though one measure is drawing criticism from election administrators and county commissioners who worry the state’s election processes might be further politicized.

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The Panther girls basketball squad went 3-0 last week as they picked up a trio of conference wins. The Panthers are atop the 10-C entering the final stretch of regular season play. 

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 Montana’s average teacher pay ranks 27th in the nation, near the midpoint of the states. Unfortunately, Montana’s beginning teacher pay is the lowest of all states, thus Montana K-12 schools struggle to recruit and retain new teachers. 

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How can you not make a big deal out of a 100th birthday? For starters, you can turn 100 during a global pandemic, so the big celebrations that often accompany such accomplishments are curtailed. Then, you can just be humble and quietly go about your everyday business. And … you can ask the n…

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Maverick Bench was an eight-year-old little boy from Kila, a small town outside of Kalispell, Mont. In May 2020, he was diagnosed with Aplastic Anemia. This is a very rare condition in which the body stops producing enough new blood cells. He was transported to Colorado where he went through…

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On Feb. 3, 2020, President Trump declared a Public Health Emergency. On March 12, 2020 Governor Bullock declared a Montana Public Health Emergency.   Both orders remain in effect.  This “Public Health Emergency” is likely to last well over a year.  A 50-state combined federal emergency has n…

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In 2021, FAST Blackfeet will begin a new Food Pharmacy Program in the Blackfeet Nation. It will expand on the food distribution success of the O´yo´•0´ Food Pantry. Participants will get specialized food from the pantry that is healthy for people at risk for diabetes, high blood pressure and…

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Preface: I am writing this article not only as a health care professional, but also as a fellow human. I am right here with you. 

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The Independence Bank Scholarship application deadline is quickly approaching. Applications for the scholarship must be received in the MSU-Northern Financial Aid Office by Feb. 5. The Independence Bank Scholarship is open to incoming freshman students planning to attend MSU-Northern. 

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 Three bills that would continue the work of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons Task Force had their first hearing in the House Judiciary Committee Thursday.

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Valier Schools will be looking for a new superintendent for the 2021-22 school year. Julie Gaffney submitted her resignation to the school board earlier this month. Gaffney cited “personal reasons” for her resignation, which is effective June 30, 2021. The board accepted her resignation at t…

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Ice conditions on Lake Frances looked promising a week before the annual ice derby scheduled for Jan. 16. Organizers were gathering raffle prizes and fishermen were looking forward to the event. Even the forecast appeared favorable as overnight temperatures were predicted to stay low even th…

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Cut Bank’s Addisyn Bengtson is famous for her cake decorating skills, and she’s putting those to work with her “Cupcakes for a Cause” project. As her 4-H Teen Leadership Project, Addisyn is organizing Glacier County 4-Hers to bake and decorate Valentines cupcakes that will be delivered Feb. …

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Glacier County Com-missioners Michael Des-Rosier and John Overcast were joined with incoming Commissioner Mary Jo Bremner at the Jan. 12 meeting at the Satellite Office in Browning. Roads Supervisor John Evans also attended, along with Treasurer Don Wilson, CFO Chancy Kittson and HR Director…

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Mark your calendar for Saturday, Feb. 13, for a great opportunity to learn from some of the best about beekeeping. The workshop is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Glacier County Annex building, 1210 East Main, in Cut Bank and includes lunch. Door prizes will also be given away through…

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With the annual Valier Area Development Corporation’s annual Ice Fishing Derby rescheduled, the friendly staff of Norman’s Outdoor Sports wanted to remind those participating in the derby of some equipment tips and other tricks to make the most of their time on the ice. They also reminded an…