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Once again this summer, area residents and visitors will have the chance to visit the Conrad Farmer’s Market, which will be held in Legion Park on Tuesday evenings from 4-7 p.m. starting on June 29 and continuing through Sept. 7.

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The Dupuyer community is hosting a birthday party celebrating Ivan Doig and featuring Montana Story Weather on Sunday, June 27, from 2-4 p.m. at the Dupuyer Community Hall. Ivan Doig’s commemorative birthday party will feature music stories, exhibits, special guests and birthday cake.

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Governor Greg Gianforte recently announced the disbursement of $20.3 million in federal funds from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) to 52 towns and cities across the state. Cut Bank applied for and will receive $390,949.88. Shelby will be awarded $386,096.54, while Conrad will get $315,46…

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Free lunches will be offered for kids and teens in grades K-12 June 8 through July 8, every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at the Cut Bank Swimming Pool parking lot. Lunch will be served from noon to 12:30 p.m. 

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The Red Cross Blood Drive returned to Valier on June 1 thanks to Kathy Dean and her team of volunteers. Nobody was certain why there was a gap in opportunities to donate in Valier, but they were grateful the drive was back.

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One of the most popular summertime activities for the kids is the Summer Reading Program offered through Glacier County Libraries. And after some quick planning, it’s back again this summer!

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School is out and summer has arrived! If you need someplace to beat the heat the Shelby Splash Park is currently open and ready to provide hours of cool fun, for free, to children of all ages between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., daily. The City of Shelby reminds everyone that there is no lifeguard on …

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Valier’s annual town celebration, Homesteader Days, is back in full swing this year. The 2021 theme, “Remember When?” seems appropriate after changes experienced by so many over the last year.

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Bear season is fully upon us and our livestock. Luckily, several Blackfeet Nation groups are working together to prevent as many bear incidents as possible. Last week was one of the first projects of the season where multiple groups collaborated to build an electric pig enclosure for one of …

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Free lunches will be offered for kids and teens in grades K-12 June 8 through July 8, every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at the Cut Bank Swimming Pool parking lot. Lunch will be served from noon to 12:30 p.m. 

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Big things are happening in Shelby this upcoming weekend! The Kiwanis Kite Festival, the Montana Pullers Association Truck and Tractor Pull, the Parade of Homes and the Shelby Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting the 67th Annual Montana Volunteer Firefighters Convention. 

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It is easy to recognize a need, but while some people wish things were different, others go about creating change. There is not an active PTA/PTO in Valier Schools and the process of setting up an official non-profit is challenging. That didn’t stop Amy Raines from recruiting some parents to…

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Nine Valier High School graduates from the Class of 2021 received generous scholarships through the Valier Community Scholarship Fund totaling $20,947 as well as additional outside scholarships to help fund their post-secondary education endeavors.

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Twenty-seven members of the Cut Bank High School Class of 2021 received their diplomas on Sunday, May 30. During the ceremony, the Class of 2021 members were recognized for their academic, athletic and community endeavors, which earned them $203,600 in scholarship offerings. 

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Northern Ford is among an elite group of Ford and Lincoln dealerships to be recognized with the 2020 President’s Award by Ford Motor Company. The prestigious award honors dealerships that have excelled in automotive retailing in 2020, by providing exceptional customer service and satisfaction.

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Glacier County Interim Library Director Austin Castle and Assistant Librarian Vananda Yazzie of the Browning Branch Library are excited to re-open the doors of the Cut Bank branch of the library this week! According to Castle, the Browning Library is unable to open at this time due to water …

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The Cut Bank Pioneer Press, Glacier Reporter, Shelby Promoter and The Valierian offices will be closed on Monday, May 31, for the Memorial Day holiday. Deadline for classified and display ads for the June 2 issue is noon on Thursday, May 27. The deadline for news and photos is still 3 p.m. o…

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Plans are in full swing for the 2021 Valier All School Reunion, slated for June 25-26. “Because of last year’s cancelation and COVID-19, the reunion is somewhat scaled down from years past,” said Nan Taylor, one of the organizers. But the events that are scheduled are sure to be fun for thos…

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The 2nd Annual Lake Frances Triple P Triathlon is fast approaching. Registrations are coming in from Eastern Oregon, New Mexico, and throughout Montana. Valier’s unique event is drawing participation from athletes of all ages from a 9-year-old to a 73-year-old.

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Luke Dowler and The Midnight Conversations will be performing at the Orpheum Theatre/Weigand Auditorium on Saturday, June 5, at 7 p.m., after the rodeo. All tickets will be $15 and available at the door or on sale at Folklore and Olson’s Drug. Check out his music videos on Pondera Arts Counc…

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Four Valier Panthers advanced to the Class C State track and field meet this weekend in Missoula. Brody Connelly will be the lone representative for the boys’ squad while Erica Ramsey, Emma Valdez and Kylie Christiaens will compete for the girls. 

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This summer the Blackfeet Agriculture Resource Management Team (ARMP) in partnership with the Piikani Lodge Health Institute (PLHI) will be offering a series of training opportunities and support to attend the trainings for any interested Blackfeet farmers and ranchers. The funding to provid…

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How many people can say they grew up to become what they dreamed of as a child and it was as rewarding as they had hoped? Jackie Christiaens is one of those fortunate few, but after 33 years as an educator in Valier Public Schools she is ready to retire from classroom teaching. 

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Ranching has been one of the longest standing professions in Montana, with Rumney Ranch being no exception. Rumney Ranch, which has been in operation for 54 years across four generations, embodies the essence of the hi-line as it runs along the U.S.-Canadian border. 

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When Kathy Dean recognized a need for a blood drawing in the community, she wasn’t satisfied with wondering why they weren’t happening in Valier. She took the initiative to find a way to resolve the problem. 

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Brody Connelly led the Valier track and field squad at the District 10-C Meet last Friday as he topped the field in the 400 with a time of 53.86. Connelly, along with five other Panthers, will compete at the Northern Divisional Meet today and tomorrow (May 19 and May 20) in Great Falls at Me…

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Numerous enough to notice, infrequent enough to startle at seeing, they stimulate reverence, sorrow, sympathy, curiosity and caution. They affect us all to one degree or another. They are the white crosses, which mark the sites of fatal traffic crashes along the highways of Montana. For over…

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With Valier High School’s current enrollment of 49, it isn’t hard to see why the school’s sports teams are often spread thin among rosters. It also isn’t surprising the high school has consistently been unable to field a softball team, leaving the girls that are passionate about the sport wi…

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Despite windy conditions and blowing dust, about a dozen volunteers turned out Tuesday night for a Community Clean Up at the city park in Valier last week. The park is on the intersection of Highway 44 and the Cut Bank Highway, the busiest intersection in town. It’s also the most visible. 

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The time has come again to save a life. Yes it is time again for an American Red Cross Blood Drawing. Our next blood draw is being held Wednesday, May 19, from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Joe Meagher Civic Center in Cut Bank.

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Are you wishing you had space to put in a garden so you could grow your own vegetables?  Well, wish no more. Become a gardener in your own right, with a space you can call your own, all by joining in the fun of the Cut Bank Community Garden.

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Montana Shakespeare in the Parks has announced it will return to in-person performances for its 2021 season. Due to the pandemic, the Montana State University program postponed its 2020 season and created content for all ages under the title “MSIP Live.”