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 By Pam Burke    Opinion    April 28, 2017 

View from the North 40: So ... pigs are man's best friend now?

James “Mac” McIntyre of Florida went to the South Pacific to find a pig, but got a dog, too — well, kind of. Huffington Post reports that McIntyre, a trained zoologist, has been many things in h...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    April 21, 2017

View from the North 40: When the numbers don't add up

I hope you’re good at math because I am going to employ my rudimentary mathematical skills to get this column done quickly so I don’t waste my valuable vacation time at a computer. I would love...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    April 14, 2017

The North 40: You could live at 48.598870 -109.946392

Despite the fact that GPS navigation systems are notorious for misdirecting drivers into all manner of wrong locations — like the Swiss driver who had to have his van and himself airlifted by...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    April 7, 2017

View from the North 40: Don't buy the blue ones, they're renegades

In an era with an overabundance of women’s undergarments to choose from, I just want white cotton. You know, simple, no-lace, all-natural, plus a bit of elastic around the edges,...

 
 By Pam Burke    Local    April 5, 2017

Hi-Line Farm & Ranch April 2017

After 2016, when cattle prices dropped to as low as half the prices seen the previous two years, cattle producers are working their way through a typical weather-diverse Montana winter and spring to g...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    March 31, 2017

I just can't kick the habit

A common joke among horse people goes like this: If you want to keep your kids off drugs, get them hooked on horses, and they’ll never have money for anything else. Sure, we laugh — we laugh as...

 
 By Pam Burke    Local    March 29, 2017

MT Angus Association helping midwest wildfire victims

In response to the more than 2 million acres of land burned, homes, buildings and fences destroyed, and countless livestock lost or injured in the March wildland fires that spread in Texas, Oklahoma,...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    March 24, 2017

Pamville News Analysis: The after-party party

We interrupt our previously scheduled column to bring you the latest news on the possible defection of a high-ranking Republican to the Democratic Party. Several national and international news...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    March 17, 2017

Humiliation is, apparently, addictive

It’s one thing to know something about yourself that is, let’s say, not a plus, like “I’m not awesome at geography,” but it’s another thing to have it demonstrated, repeatedly, to truly...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    March 10, 2017

It's wordy, but there's food at the end

“No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.” — Robin Williams Words and ideas are the stock in trade in Pamville this week. • Let’s start with the Environmental...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    March 3, 2017

#Not my time-space continuum

Growing up an avid reader of science fiction and fantasy, I was always comfortable with the idea of reality not being what we expect it to be and even looked for signs that I was living in or had...

 

Scale association discusses upgrades, new manager

At its 2017 annual meeting Feb. 1 the Hill County Scale Association board members discussed maintenance at the facility and the need to start a search for a scale manager. The holding pens at the...

 
 By Pam Burke    Local    February 24, 2017

Care and feeding of a feral cat

I didn’t realize before now that I had preconceived notions about how a quarter-feral cat would behave, but I see, now, that I did, and that image did not include him being a demanding prima donna....

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    February 10, 2017

In honor of Dad's 75th birthday

I was 33 years old, walking from the house to the shop on a warm spring day, the moment when I realized that I knew my parents when they were my age. I stopped mid-stride and calculated the years...

 

Hi-Line Farm & Ranch February 2017

Youth interested in the 4-H Market Swine program have opportunities in the next few weeks not only to learn about how to chose a weaner pig, but also to buy show-bred weaners in Havre. Hill County...  Website

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    January 27, 2017

Not to imply any relation to reality

I sat on this news for a week. A week. A long week. The stress of it — oi vey — but it was worth the trouble out of respect for the Office of the President of the United States. Now though, the...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    January 13, 2017

It's a clean life, if you don't weaken

My mother-in-law used to say, “It’s a great life, if you don’t weaken.” I think it’s an old Irish saying. It definitely sounds like something the Irish would come up with — a truism...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    January 6, 2017

Someone has to be it

I call it negative inspiration. You know how you meet someone or read a story about someone amazing who has triumphed in life despite incredible tragedy. Yeah, this isn’t it. Negative inspiration is...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    December 30, 2016

The beautiful poetry of SPAM

It's probably too obvious to be worth mentioning, since I do write for part of my living, but I love words. The thing is that it's not just the words themselves — like how "unite" and "untie" have...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    December 23, 2016

Making the holiday spirit bright

In this busy time of year — while I wait for the the first wave of crowds to run out of money and the second wave to get their gifts exchanged post-Christmas — so I can do my holiday shopping,...

 
 By Pam Burke    Local    December 15, 2016

Local horsewoman spearheads horse rescue

It was the pictures of two Appaloosa horses waiting in a feedlot for shipment to a slaughterhouse that motivated Michelle Donaldson to rally fellow horsewomen to save as many horses as they could...

 
 By Pam Burke    Local    December 7, 2016

Hi-Line Farm & Ranch December 2016: The future of ag trade and the TPP

The Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement between the United States and 11 other Pacific Rim nations is unlikely to be ratified during the lame duck session or after President-elect Donald Trump...

 
 By Pam Burke    Local    November 21, 2016

St. Jude all set for Havre Community Thanksgiving Dinner

Whether diners come alone or with family and friends, whether they are locals or visitors, everyone is welcome to a full turkey dinner, with trimmings and companionship, for free for Thanksgiving....

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    November 4, 2016

May the horse be with you, literally

It’s been a while since I’ve broke a horse, but it’s time for my youngster to learn to be responsible grownup. I am reminded that progress in training horses isn’t linear. For the first time...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    October 28, 2016

Humans vs wild things gets wilder

As fall set in and hunting season has gotten into full swing that old rivalry between man and beasts of the wild is getting into full swing. The polar wars Some disputes are expected, like from polar...

 

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