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 By John Kelleher    Local    July 1, 2015 

Vance seeks Ward 1 seat

Douglas Vance, an associate with Heberly Associates, will run for Havre City Council from Ward I. Vance filed with the Hill County Clerk and Recorder’s Office on Tuesday, setting up a contest with Ed Matter, the retired general manager of KXEI....

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    June 30, 2015

Local smoky air caused by Canadian fires

A rash of wildfires in northern Alberta and Saskatchewan caused smoke to fill the air over the Hi-Line Monday night and today. National Weather Service meteorologist Keith Jaszka said wind patterns have changed, and the air should be clear in Hill...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    June 29, 2015

Zinke, Tester, Daines speak to veterans

United States defense forces are endangered because the Defense Department bureaucracy is expanding and the number of active duty troops is on the decline. That was the warning from U.S. Rep. Ryan...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    June 24, 2015

Lawmakers to address Legion in Havre

The entire Montana congressional delegation will be in town sometime this weekend to address the Montana American Legion convention. Representatives of the state's 130 posts will gather at the HRDC bu...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    June 24, 2015

Woodwick: Referendum could help street problems

Some streets in Havre are so bad off that they would be better off as gravel roads, City Council Member Allen "Woody" Woodwick said Tuesday night. Woodwick told Hill County Democrats that a...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    June 24, 2015

Blackfeet to honor Tester, Ament

Big Sandy's two most well-known residents will be honored by the Blackfeet Nation at 1 p.m. Friday. The tribe will show its appreciation to Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament and Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., for their support in the effort to protect...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    June 22, 2015

Ex-probation officer acquitted of rape

It took a jury just a little more than a hour Friday to find Stephen Mills not guilty of rape. Judge Kathleen Bidegaray sent jurors in for deliberations just before noon, and they returned just after...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    June 22, 2015

Jobless rate declines again in Montana

Montana’s jobless rate went down to 3.9 percent in May, according to figures from the Montana Department of Labor and Industry. The nationwide jobless rate of 5.6 percent is a .1 percent increase over April. The state added about 1,500 jobs over...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    June 19, 2015

Mills trial on rape charge continues

During the second day of testimony, defense attorney Jeremy Yellin continued to try poking holes in the allegations made by a woman who said then-probation officer Steve Mills raped her. Mills is on...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    June 19, 2015

Mueller named Havre assistant superintendent

Havre High School principal Craig Mueller has been named assistant superintendent of Havre Public Schools. The school board made the appointment Thursday. Mueller has been principal of Havre High...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    June 18, 2015

Victim testifies in Havre rape trial

The woman who says she was raped by her son's juvenile probation officer quietly, shaking at times, told jurors her story during the opening day of testimony Wednesday. She said she had gone out with...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    June 17, 2015

Ex-probation officer's trial begins today

The trial of former Hill County Probation Officer Stephen Mills will begin this morning in District Court at Havre. Mills, born in 1965, is charged with raping the mother of a juvenile offender who was under his supervision. Jury selection was held...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    June 17, 2015

Engineering firm to study water tanks

Havre City Council has approved a $171,000 contract with NCI Engineering of Great Falls to do design work for the major repairs planned for the city's two water towers. The actual refurbishing of the...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    June 16, 2015

Havre City Council hires new attorney

For as long as city officials can remember, the law firm Bosch, Kuhr, Dugdale, Martin and Kaze has represented the city of Havre. But City Council voted Monday night to replace the firm. Instead, the council named the Lorang Law firm as the new...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    June 16, 2015

Kicks @ 6 to kick off summer season tonight

Kicks @ 6, which is becoming a Havre tradition, opens the summer season at 6 p.m. today at Pepin Park. The summer will be filled with exciting music and fun times in the park promises Kirt Miller,...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    June 16, 2015

Havre youth collect shoes to build water wells in Africa

Havre youth are collecting used pairs of shoes that will be sent to Africa. The shoes will be sold and the profits will be used to build fresh water wells in the struggling country of Burkina Faso, one of the poorest countries on Earth. Youth from...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    June 16, 2015

Annexation process chugs along

The city of Havre efforts to annex 14 properties west of the city have slowed, according to two officials who are taking part in the discussion. “They are moving forward slowly, way too slowly,” said Mayor Tim Solomon. The city wants to annex...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    June 16, 2015

Jeff Ament rebuilds Havre skate park

The city of Havre is getting a major addition to its skatepark compliments of Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament. Mayor Tim Solomon said the rock musician, who hails from Big Sandy, has donated $50,000 for...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    June 15, 2015

Havre woman second runner-up in 2015 Miss Montana contest

Havreite Mary Kaercher finished second runner-up in the Miss Montana pageant in Glendive Saturday night. Kaercher was also chosen Miss Congeniality by her peers and won the $750 Spirit and Leadership...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    June 15, 2015

Brekke seeks third term on Havre council

Havre City Council member Andrew Brekke has filed to seek a third term. Brekke is the only candidate to have filed his intentions with the Hill County Clerk and Recorder. Brekke has represented Ward...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    June 12, 2015

Hi-Line Living: Living History

Living History celebrates the places in Havre where people can learn - and enjoy - the many historic events that made the Hi-Line what it is today. It's an annual event that offers visitors and...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    June 12, 2015

Havre Ford conducts peanut butter drive

Havre Ford is hoping the community will help it fill its pickup truck. The company is working with the Havre Food Bank to collect jars of peanut butter. They hope to fill a pickup by June 26 to forward the food to the food bank. They are asking...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    June 11, 2015

Dems take aim at Gianforte stance on schools

Montana Democrats didn’t wait for Greg Gianforte to show up in Havre Wednesday before they criticized him. Gianforte has acknowledged he is considering a challenge to Montana Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock who is expected to seek a second term. But...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    June 11, 2015

Gianforte: Telecommuting could boost Montana, Hi-Line economy

Greg Gianforte's son David does business every day with people in Singapore, Sydney, Australia and Chicago. He does that in his bedroom in Bozeman, Greg Gianforte told a crowd in Havre Wednesday night...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    June 11, 2015

Cars on display this weekend for rod run

For 28 years, the Hi-Line Cruz'n Association has held a rod run that attracts people from throughout Montana and beyond. The tradition continues this weekend, when more than 50 cars and their owners...

 

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