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 By John Kelleher    Local    July 30, 2015 

Fundraiser set to help cancer victim

Kathy Bilger is well known around Havre. Over the years, she has waited on people at 4Bs Restaurant, provided needs for seniors at Northern Montana Care Center and served folks at Town Pump She is...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    July 30, 2015 

Hearing planned on Havre Pipeline service

Many natural gas consumers served by Havre Pipeline Co. are complaining that their service is deteriorating, and they want help from the company to help find and pay for new sources of energy. They...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    July 29, 2015

State official: Two-year property reval cycle is better

The state’s plan to re-evaluate property values every two years will make it easier for taxpayers and reduce “sticker shock,” according to an official of the Montana Department of Revenue. Jason Boggess, DOR’s northern Montana regional manage...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    July 29, 2015

Fundraiser to help cancer victim

Kathy Bilger is well known around Havre. Over the years, she has waited on people at 4Bs, provided needs for seniors at Northern Montana Care Center and served folks at Town Pump She is known for her...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    July 28, 2015

'Today' puts Havre in limelight

Editor’s note: Here is the link to this Today segment. http://www.today.com/home/extreme-diy-35-000-foot-landmark-cozy-home-5-t34841 Havre was in the national spotlight this morning as NBC’s “Today” show did a segment on what host Matt Lauer...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    July 28, 2015

Sewer, water hookups will cost more in Havre

It will be more expensive to hook onto the city of Havre’s water and sewer systems under legislation approved by a City Council committee Monday night. If the full council approves, it will cost $100 for a permit and new users will be charged an...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    July 27, 2015

Cancer survivors celebrate at fundraiser

About 40 people wearing purple Cancer Survivor T-Shirts gathered behind a banner at the Havre High School track Saturday for the annual Relay for Life ceremonies. Music played as survivors slowly...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    July 27, 2015

Committee won't overturn fire dept. reprimand

Havre City Council’s Police and Fire Committee has passed on an opportunity to intervene in a grievance procedure filed by Local 601 International Association of Fire Fighters. At question was a written reprimand against firefighter D.J. Olsen who...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    July 22, 2015

Airport to close 3 weeks for runway repairs

The Havre City-County Airport will be closed Aug. 3 to Aug. 21 while an overdue rehabilitation of the runway is completed. Terry Knowlton, general manager of the airport, said the reconstruction of...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    July 22, 2015

Northern to hold fun run/walk to open school year

A fun run to celebrate the start of the college school year and to raise funds for Montana State University-Northern’s new cross-country program will be held Saturday, Aug. 22. A one-mile walk, 5K run and 10K run will be held throughout the city an...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    July 21, 2015

Havre police to get new rifles

Havre police officers will be getting eight new files that will be in their patrol cars. The 14 MR KeyMod 5.56 caliber rifles will replace outdated rifles — some of which date back 30 years. Police Chief Gabe Matosich told Havre City Council...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    July 21, 2015

Voters to decide on future of five parks

City says underused parks divert resources Havre voters may get a chance this fall to sell off five city parks that city officials say are under-used. Mayor Tim Solomon said city attorneys are preparing legal papers that would authorize the city to...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    July 20, 2015

Stabbing suspect admits guilt in earlier case

Justice L. Brown, the youth who is charged with stabbing three college students in their Havre apartment building, has admitted an unrelated charge in Youth District Court, the equivalent of pleading...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    July 16, 2015

Milk River, Central Montana co-ops to merge

CHS Milk River of Chinook and Lewiston-based CHS Central Montana Co-op, are merging operations. The two cooperatives said the merger was aimed at creating “greater efficiencies and protecting member equity.” CHS Milk River has operations in...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    July 15, 2015

Residents concerned with weather warnings

Hill County officials say they will work on improving the ways residents are warned about impending weather disasters in light of some problems that surfaced during last weekend’s storms. County officials spoke at a community meeting held by...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    July 14, 2015

Clack Museum board makes plans for year

The H. Earl Clack Memorial Museum will be looking at making improvements both inside the walls of the museum and in the community as a whole for the coming year. The board talked about its plans as it elected officers for 2015-16 Monday night. Judi...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    July 13, 2015

Fake cop tries to enter homes

Someone dressed in black and wearing a mask is posing as a police officer and attempting to enter the homes of city residents. Havre police urge people to beware of any such suspicious activity and to promptly call police. Police said the incidents...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    July 13, 2015

Good turnout marks the first Saturday Market

The sky was overcast and there were threats of rain, but a good-sized crowd was on hand Saturday morning for the first Saturday Market of the year on Havre's Town Square. "It's been a pretty good...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    July 13, 2015

Weather Service sets meeting on Independence Day storms

The National Weather Service in Great Falls and Hill County Disaster and Emergency Services will hold a town hall meeting Tuesday regarding the severe weather that struck the Hi-Line on Independence Day evening. Megan L. VanDenHeuvel, the warning...

 
 By John Kelleher    Breaking News    July 10, 2015

Fake cop tries to enter people's homes

Someone dressed in black and wearing a mask is posing as a police officer and attempting to enter the homes of city residents. Havre police urge people to beware of any such suspicious activity and to promptly call police. Police said the incidents...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    July 9, 2015

Local fire restrictions imposed

Hill County has imposed Stage 1 fire restrictions in the county that will take affect a 12:01 a.m. Friday. Blaine County imposed similar restrictions effective today. The action prohibits camp fires except in designated parks and in metal or...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    July 9, 2015

Investigation underway on dead Fort Belknap bison

Fort Belknap is in a state of shock after 18 bison were found dead in a pasture on the reservation. “It’s a tough deal,” said Mark Azure, chair of the tribal council. “Everybody is puzzled, shocked.” Nearly two years ago, the reservation...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    July 8, 2015

City urges care in hiring roofers

Due to the recent wind and hail storm in the Havre area, property sustained hail and wind damage, and that has city of Havre officials worried. Sometimes areas that have sustained damage like this attract some fly-by-night operations that are not lic...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    July 7, 2015

Highway 2 Association pushes its agenda to Havre City Council

Montana, North Dakota, Saskatchewan and Alberta have the potential to become "the golden economic zone," and the Hi-Line ought to prepare to become part of the economic boom. That was the advice for...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    July 7, 2015

City looks at funding North Central Montana Transit

North Central Montana Transit will likely get funding from the city of Havre next year. The transit system asked for help from the city so it can continue to provide transit services in the city, to o...

 

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