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Come and celebrate the Christmas spirit at the 2021 Sunburst Christmas Stroll taking place on Friday, Dec. 3, from 5-8 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 4, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., at the new Sunburst Community Center! The Community Center is located at 314 1st Street North and will be packed full o…

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Blackfeet Nation is more than familiar with the power of the winter’s winds and snow. Now that power is being used to fight late season drought. The Piikani Lodge Health Institute (PLHI) is utilizing snow fences as a tool to create snow deposits that act as water reservoirs. PLHI, an Amskapi…

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Showing cattle is a tradition for the VanHaur family and they take it seriously. They recently traveled to Billings to compete in the annual Northern  International Livestock Exposition (NILE) where the kids entered the National South Devon Show and earned multiple banners.

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Valier’s Hannah Monroe earned First Team All-Conference for District 6C in volleyball for her work on the court this fall. The local junior was the lone Lady Panther named to the All-Conference team.

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The Livestock Loss Board is now accepting loss prevention grant applications. Applications are due by Jan. 31, 2022, and can be emailed to gedwards@mt.gov or by mail to P.O. Box 202005, Helena, MT 59620. Applications are available at www.llb.mt.gov or a paper copy may be requested by regular…

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Calling all pie chefs! The Shelby Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Thanksgiving Pie Sale Fundraiser on Tuesday, Nov. 23, at Shelby Floral & Gift. The sale will take place from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and will provide the perfect opportunity to get those delicious Thanksgiving pies for …

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Each year, the “Brawl of the Wild” clash between the University of Montana Grizzlies and Montana State University Bobcats kicks off the annual holiday food drive in Valier. Pam McFarland, Scott Curry and Wendy Judisch are hoping grid iron fans from both teams will still help “tackle” hunger …

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Seniors who are unable to join family for Thanksgiving for health or other reasons are invited to receive a hearty Thanksgiving dinner with all the fixings from L and L Automotive and the Panther Cafe.  This will be the third year that Greg and Tracy Landreth and a small crew of helpers have…

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There is still time to support the Pondera HealthCare Foundation’s raffle! Tickets are $50 each and only 300 tickets are being sold. Support your local hospital and purchase your ticket at Folklore Coffee in Valier or Conrad. Tickets are also available in Conrad at the following locations: O…

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Veterans Affairs Coordinator Leo Pollock reports just one event is planned for Veterans Day this year. All local Veterans are invited to the Jackpot Restaurant at Glacier Peaks Casino between 12 noon and 3 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 11, to enjoy a luncheon in appreciation for your service.

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The Valier High School National Honor Society and Government class will honor local Veterans with a continental breakfast of rolls, muffins, fruit, juice and coffee at 8:30 a.m. on Nov. 11 in the high school multi-purpose room. Breakfast will be followed by a Veterans Day program at 9 a.m.

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Emily Leonard and Angi Kirkbride didn’t mind the wind and the cold on Sunday. They were overwhelmed by the love and support they felt at the Together We Fight Fun Run/Walk held in Valier. Proceeds from the event, which was organized by Denae Peterson and Celeste Kovatch, will be used to offs…

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The Glacier County 4-H Cheesecake Bakeoff is back for the 2021 Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 13, at the Willie DeGroot Gymnasium in Cut Bank.  Glacier County 4-H is asking bakers to enter their best cheesecake in the bakeoff.  Cheesecakes can be dropped off from 8:30 – 9:15 a.m. Saturday …

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A new competitive bidding opportunity is available with the Montana Department of Revenue’s Alcoholic Beverage Control Division (ABCD). The process allows people and businesses to bid on the opportunity to apply for an available alcoholic beverage license.

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The Valier Panthers volleyball team is moving on to divisionals this week after a fourth place finish at the District 6C Volleyball Tournament last weekend in Simms. The Lady Panthers will take on Geraldine-Highwood at noon on Thursday, Nov. 4, in Belt at the Northern C Divisional.

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Conflicts with high school sports schedules and the first snow of the season threatened to undermine the Spooky Sprint in Valier on Saturday, Oct. 30. However, 20 runners and walkers (and two dogs) turned out Saturday morning for the fun run hosted by the Stone School Inn Bed & Breakfast.

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I was ecstatic to see Helena in my rearview mirror when the Legislature concluded last April. A summer focused on community, business, and family was needed. Montanans truly benefit when their citizen legislator returns home. However, as interim work has continued, it is time for a few updates.

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There will be a shelterbelt and tree care workshop on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 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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NACDC Financial Services along with the Montana Department of Transportation, Glacier County Regional Port Authority and Sweetgrass Development will be sponsoring a workshop covering Digital Marketing Strategies on Wednesday, Nov. 10.

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The Valier Panthers fell to Centerville, 35-12, in their regular season finale last weekend, in a week that had them dealing with injuries, illness and absences as much as an opponent. The Panthers will look to be back to full strength this weekend as they travel to Bridger to take on the Sc…

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The people of Shelby and the surrounding area are invited to a parish mission at St. William Catholic Church entitled “Exploring Love and the Meaning of Life as a Family” on the evenings of Wednesday, Oct. 27 through Friday evening, Oct. 29, at 6.30 p.m., in the church building.

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When Nick Kuka moved to Washburn, Wis., he had no plans to participate in music competitions. His plans changed on a whim when he discovered Big Top Idol, a vocal contest sponsored by Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua. Nick moved his family to Washburn in 2019 where he teaches K-12 Music and …

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The third Sunday each month from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. are the new hours for the Valier Food Bank at First Baptist Church, 725 Montana Street, in Valier.   Thanks to donations, we are able to provide for our community.

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The Valier Lady Panthers volleyball team split a pair of games last week as they took down the Choteau JV squad and fell to Simms in a conference battle. The Panthers will wrap up regular season play with a pair of non-conference matches. They hosted Conrad last night (Tuesday) and will trav…

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Interested and enthusiastic residents gathered at the Valier Public Library for a series of three community Reimagining Rural meetings in cooperation with MSU Extension. The purpose of the meetings was to explore ways to support and improve rural communities in Montana.