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 By Pam Burke    Local    December 8, 2017

Hi-Line Living: A gift of history

At a time when the rural landscape is losing more and more of its agricultural icons Havre/Hill County Historic Preservation Commission is honoring the H. Earl Clack Co. and Centennial Mills...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    December 8, 2017

View from the North 40: Please don't call it men's fashion

Remember when perfectly groomed, makeup-wearing men in stylish clothes looked like women but somehow claimed they were men — not just pretty males, but actual men — and the world called them metrosexual? Which still didn’t sound manly, by the...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    December 1, 2017

View from the North 40: O, Canada, you do have a mean bone

Sure I joke about Canada, give them a little friendly ribbing about how polite they are, but I realize it’s in their constitution that they have to be kind to everyone, so imagine my surprise this week to see Canadians being so hateful to...

 
 By Pam Burke    Local    November 27, 2017

Mary Lincoln celebrates her 106th birthday

Born more than a century ago in a homestead shack 12 miles north of Rudyard - before electricity, indoor plumbing, telephones and motorized vehicles became commonplace in rural America - Mary Lincoln...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    November 24, 2017

View from the North 40: Here's to the self-made rocket man

While basking in the afterglow of too much Thanksgiving, rushing into pre-Christmas sale-ing and joining in the holiday season openers, we should all take a moment to send good thoughts to Mike Hughes, a 61-year-old southern California limo driver...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    November 17, 2017

View from the North 40: The things we pile preciously

The problem is that, and this needs explaining, I come from a long line of pile-makers on the maternal side of my family. Not hoarders — we’re pilers, like hoarders-lite. We don’t save bizarre stuff like stacks of every McDonald’s french fry...

 
 By Pam Burke    Local    November 13, 2017

Community Thanksgiving Dinner seeks volunteers

Havre's Community Thanksgiving Dinner is free to everyone through support from an anonymous donor, but what makes it run smoothly is the help of many volunteers. This year’s Community Thanksgiving Dinner will be 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov....

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    November 10, 2017

View from the North 40 - One person's felony incident …

Andrea Schmunk, a 28-year-old mother in Wisconsin, has been arrested on a felony charge of recklessly endangering safety after she allegedly used her 9-year-old son to help weigh down a plastic pool she had strapped to the top of a minivan. Yes, the...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    November 3, 2017

The team is one good man down

I am drawn to useful people, and somewhere along the line I realized that it’s as if — on some subconscious level — my brain is working to assemble a zombie apocalypse team. A team that could save the world. If it comes that we survive fire...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    October 27, 2017

View from the North 40: I'm definitely not sugar-coating this one

Sugar is evil, the article said. Give up the nectar of Satan, the research told me. Feel like you have an alert, newly minted brain, the health food zealots said. What fresh level of hell is this, my body is asking. I’m old enough to be born in...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    October 20, 2017

View from the North 40: A video menagerie of glassworks: My obsession

I didn’t expect to become obsessed with glass-making videos, yet here I am spending several hours a week watching Youtube videos of the folks at the Corning Museum of Glass make the most beautiful glassworks. Just this morning I watched one of...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    October 13, 2017

View from the North 40: The universe's pre-Halloween scary vibe

The universe is getting a jump start on Halloween this year, and it’s doing a pretty good job of setting up a good creepy vibe. Let’s just jump right in with the spiders, the biting spiders. Huntsville, Alabama’s Fire and Rescue Station 17...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    October 6, 2017

View from the North 40: The real challenge surviving a power outage

A total of 44 hours without power starts out all fun and games, but after a while things get real, and nothing spoils the mood like real. The great winter storm of early autumn 2017 kicked into gear Monday, overwhelming our electricity with its...

 
 By Pam Burke    Local    October 4, 2017

Range Recover: Raising grass from the ashes

The 22,000-acre East Fork Fire burned range land for many Bear Paw Mountain ranchers and threatened that of many more, but burned areas in the longterm could be beneficial to the range land and some...

 
 By Pam Burke    Local    October 4, 2017

Fire recovery resources available

Producers with rangeland affected by the fire — whether pastures, shelters and water sources were burned, disturbed by firebreaks or traffic from firefighting equipment, or stressed by overuse from changes in grazing rotation and drought — can...

 
 By Pam Burke    Local    October 4, 2017

Ecologist talks managing heavily burned and disturbed rangelands

The 2017 drought may be the silver lining for rangeland hit by the East Fork Fire, a rangeland plant ecologist at Montana State University said, but some burned areas might require special attention from landowners to help them recover quality, healt...

 

View from the North 40: An ongoing battle, no one is winning

Straight up front I have to say that I do not believe in the use of torture. Torture is inhumane. Torture is an ineffective tool in bringing about true change. And I believe that the pain inflicted with torture actually scars the spirit of the...

 

View from the North 40: And on the 319th day ...

Break out the second layer of clothes, dust off the galoshes, turn up the thermostat and take out the parka, we finally got rain, a cold first-of-the-fall dribbling soaker. I couldn’t be happier unless it was snow. I thought I’d go a lifetime wit...

 
 By Pam Burke    Local    September 14, 2017

Steve Heil Car Show returns to Festival Days

Editor’s note: Due to an editor’s error, information about this show was misreported in a story on Page 11 of the Festival Days special section in Wednesday’s edition of the Havre Daily News. The Steve Heil Memorial Car Show is returning to...

 
 By Pam Burke    Local    September 8, 2017

Miller celebrates 100 years of 'awesome'

Last Sunday, a century to the day after her birth, Marybelle Miller attended her 100th birthday party with friends and family at Sweet Home in Chinook, where the Havreite has lived for the past year....

 
 By Pam Burke    Local    September 8, 2017

Hi-Line Living: Main Street attractions

Havre is seeing work from local people, businesses and organizations to bring color and vigor to the downtown community and the local economy. Main Street Projects Inspired by a presentation from the...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    September 8, 2017

View from the North 40: Just leave the prima donnas at home

All I’m saying is that it’s a good thing it’s not against the law — legally, biblically or otherwise — to covet thy neighbor’s horse, or I would’ve been busted last week — thrown in the hoosegow, tossed out the pearly gates or otherwi...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    September 1, 2017

View from the North 40: The need to gather what is mine

In the face of impending doom, my instinct is to collect up everyone precious to me, like a hen gathering chicks or me filling my plate with my 20 favorite treats in a dessert bar. Mine. Mine. Mine. You are all mine. Come here to me. At the first rep...

 
 By Pam Burke    Local    September 1, 2017

Havre Pride cleanup next week

Havre Pride fall cleanup will be a weeklong affair this year, Monday through next Saturday, said Havre Area Chamber of Commerce Director Jody Olson. Members of the Chamber board decided to put the garbage bins out, at the parking lot at Fifth Avenue...

 
 By Pam Burke    Local    August 29, 2017

FLATLAND LOGGING

Marvel Logging occupies a former mechanic shop east of Havre. The stack of delimbed pine logs that occupy a portion of the parking area sit in stark contrast to the backdrop of Milk River Valley...

 

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