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 By John Kelleher    Local    July 25, 2016

Portrayal tells the life of CMR's wife

The old Faber Schoolhouse on the Great Northern Fairgrounds was full of people sitting in the old-style, classroom wooden desks Thursday night. The overflow crowd was sitting in folding chairs along the side of the room, They were fanning themselves...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    July 20, 2016

Program at fair will focus on C.M. Russell's wife

The Faber Schoolhouse on the Great Northern Fairgrounds is a symbol of yesteryear. It will come alive Thursday night when Mary Jane Bradbury tells the story of Nancy Cooper Russell, wife of the famed artist Charles M. Russell. The actress and...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    July 19, 2016

4 compete for Miss Rodeo title

Four locals will compete for Miss Great Northern Rodeo this week. The four will be interviewed and exhibit their modeling and horse-riding talents at noon Wednesday at the Great Northern Fairgrounds'...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    July 19, 2016

City council approves buying new police equipment

The Havre Police Department may soon be getting new radar guns and new furniture for the city’s 911 dispatch center. The city hopes to purchase the equipment under a $10,530 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant. City Council authorized...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    July 18, 2016

Chairman makes strong push for city manager

Dave Brewer said he is a strong supporter of the plan to make major renovations to Havre's deteriorating street system. Just the same, Brewer told the Pachyderms Friday that he is happy the City...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    July 18, 2016

Lotton reports arriving at GOP convention in Cleveland

Settling into Cleveland and socializing was the highlight of Sunday's activities at the Republican National Convention. Brad Lotton of Havre, one of Montana's delegates, said the highlight for him was...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    July 14, 2016

Program will help women enter nontraditional careers

Montana State University-Northern is launching a new program to encourage women to enter nontraditional careers. The program will encourage women to enter courses leading to occupations that have traditionally had few women, such as plumbing or...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    July 13, 2016

Council panel favors scaled-back streets program

A Havre City Council committee has proposed that voters be asked to pay $15 million over 20 years to improve city streets. That is one-half the amount that was rejected by voters in November 2015. But under the proposal adopted by the Streets and...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    July 13, 2016

Buffalo Jump slates moonlight tour

The public is invited to a moonlight tour of the Wahkpa Chu’gn Buffalo Jump Friday night. The tour will be conducted with glow sticks and candles. People will be given the chance to practice with an atlatl, an ancient throwing weapon. “People...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    July 13, 2016

Bank gives 4-H Chuckwagon a $50,000 boost

The effort to raise $400,000 for a new 4-H Chuckwagon for the Great Northern Fairgrounds is three-quarters of the way home thanks to a donation Tuesday. Independence Bank contributed $50,000 in the...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    July 12, 2016

Hays call center to celebrate expansion

Island Mountain Development Group will celebrate the 5,200-square foot expansion of the eCommerce call center in Hays Wednesday, July 20. The expanded part of the call center, which handles calls for internet lending businesses, was opened some time...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    July 12, 2016

City panel to discuss streets program proposal

A Havre City Council committee will meet at 5:30 p.m. today to discuss the proposal to renovate city streets. The Streets and Sidewalks Committee is considering a variety of proposals to rehabilitate deteriorating city streets. A $30 million program...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    July 12, 2016

City charter panel questioned on manager proposal

The Havre Government Study Commission heard questions but no outright opposition to the proposed city manager form of government at a public hearing at Monday night. The biggest concern raised by people was the cost of the position and how the city...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    July 11, 2016

Saturday Market opens for 2016

Jake Waldner stood behind a table full of delicious-looking homemade baked goods and homegrown vegetables Saturday morning at the first-of-the-season Saturday Market on Town Square. There were fewer...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    July 11, 2016

Havre Study Commission to hold public hearing

The Havre Study Commission will inch closer to making its final report at 7 p.m. today when it holds a public hearing at city hall. The commission members said they want to hear from the public on its tentative proposal which calls for:...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    July 8, 2016

Havre City-County airport gets grant for design work

The Havre City-County Airport will get a $144,900 U.S. Department of Transportation grant to do design work for repairs and improvements to its taxiways, Sen. Steve. Daines announced. Runway work at t...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    July 6, 2016

City Council rejects downgrading city status

Havre City Council, after a tense debate, voted unanimously by voice vote Monday night to reject Mayor Tim Solomon's proposal to change the city's classification from Class 1 to Class 2. "I don't...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    July 6, 2016

Streets to close for 2 downtown festivals

Havre City Council Tuesday gave its OK to two street closings for community festivals in coming months. The Hill County Health Department will hold its annual Lil’ Shots Carnival Friday, Aug. 12, and asked that 4th Avenue from 3rd to 4th streets...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    July 5, 2016

National spotlight shines on Havre High band

Crowds estimated at more than 100,000 people watched as the Havre High School Marching Band paraded Monday through downtown Washington. The band had raised money to pay for their trip to the nation’...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    July 5, 2016

Mayor wants to downgrade Havre to Class 2 city

City Council will be asked tonight to make Havre a Class 2 city under state law, changing its decades-old status as a Class 1 city. While some say the vote is a routine matter acknowledging what is already a fact, others say it is a thinly veiled...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    July 1, 2016

Marching band heads to DC for parade

Havre High School marching band members boarded a bus this morning to take them to Spokane, Washington. From there, they will fly to Washington, D.C., where they will tour the city and represent Monta...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    July 1, 2016

Facts about July 4 parade in Washington, D.C.

In response to questions from readers, here is what we have been able to find out about the July 4th parade in Washington, D.C. — Havre Daily News A delayed broadcast of the parade will be available online Monday evening at www...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    June 30, 2016

Havre 4th of July celebration set in Pepin Park

What started out as two brothers putting on a picnic for people who had nothing else to do July Fourth has turned into a massive community party. More than 1,500 people are expected to be on hand Monday for the 15th annual Havre Fourth of July...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    June 28, 2016

Hearing planned on city manager proposal

The public will get its chance to say what it feels about the proposed city manager form of government at a public hearing, 7 p.m. Monday, July 11, at Havre City Hall. The Government Study Commission adopted a tentative report Monday night that outli...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    June 27, 2016

Rain doesn't slow down the fun at the Blaine County Cruise

Marvin Potter of Harlem stood proudly next to his 1985 Corvair in the parking lot at the Hill County Weigh Station at U.S. highways 2 and 87 Saturday morning. It was cold and rainy, the coldest and...

 

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