Category Archives: Recent Events


On Tuesday, December 23rd the newly elected County Officials for Golden Valley County were sworn into office by District Judge Randal I. Spaulding at the Golden Valley County Courthouse. Those officials included Douglas Miller-Justice of the Peace; Craig Mattheis-Treasurer/Assessor/County Superintendent of Schools; Kent Sipe-County Attorney; Robert Pallas-Sheriff/Coroner; John Lewis-County Commissioner; Mary Lou Berry-Clerk & Recorder/Clerk of Court. The new terms for these County officials begins on January 1, 2015.

Swearing In Of Officials

Swearing In Of Officials

2015 County Officials

2015 County Officials


Road Conditions Report

Current conditions of the roads in Golden Valley County can be found by clicking on the “Road Status” tab at the top of this website. It is updated as information is received from both the Sheriff’s Department and the County Road Department.

Job Hiring in Road Department Postponed

The Golden Valley County Commissioners have postponed hiring an additional full-time road employee at this time.

Severe Thunderstorm Results in Property Damage

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Downed Spruce Trees  photos by Cindy Caywood

Downed Spruce Trees
photos by Cindy Caywood

The afternoon of July 8th saw a severe Thunderstorm with high winds slamming the town of Ryegate. Many residents experienced toppled or broken trees, roof damage and other damage from the marble sized hail and wind-estimated to be in excess of 75 miles per hour by the National Weather Service. See link:
for the complete assessment of this storm which travelled east from Ryegate with tornado activity in some of those areas.

Hailstorm Hits Golden Valley County

Hailstorm June 13 2013
The Hailstorm as it approached from the SW

Last Thursday a wicked Hailstorm hit Golden Valley County with anywhere from pea size hail in the town of Ryegate, ping-pong ball size in the town of Lavina, to baseball size in the SW Corner of the County. Damage to pasture, crops, buildings, equipment and vehicles were extensive in many of the Southern areas of the County.