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 By Pam Burke    Opinion    September 30, 2016 

View from the North 40: Beware the wild-eyed, feral one

The essentials for traveling out of the country are simple: • Have a reliable vehicle. • Have a good driver. • Bring a familiar blanky and comfort food for the neurotic companion. • Leave the... Full story

 By Pam Burke    Opinion    September 23, 2016

View from the North 40: Welcome to Canuck-land, folks

Owners of a store in the village of Whycocomagh, Nova Scotia, are employing some good ol’ colonial strategies to help out with a population problem that has become an employee shortage problem:... Full story

 By Pam Burke    Opinion    September 9, 2016

View from the North 40: How it's funny and not funny

Not that I was hyper-critical before, but now that I'm hyper-sympathetic to errors, I find myself thinking - far too often - "Ha, ha, haw, hmm, ooooh, man, I feel your pain." It really is pain I feel...

 By Pam Burke    Opinion    September 2, 2016

View from the North 40: One plus one is not three

One of my horses is kind of loaned out to a ranch right now, and it’s like having a disturbance in the Force to be missing one of the living beings in my life. The two horses I have left are...

 By Pam Burke    Opinion    August 26, 2016

View from the North 40: Pamville News: U.S. tests invasion tactics

With war in the Middle East bleeding the U.S. military budget dry, government officials have had to come up with creative ways to practice war craft, and officials launched their inaugural test run...

 By Pam Burke    Opinion    August 19, 2016

View from the North 40: Supervillain, or just a serial killer?

The bodies are piling up and the continual scenes of carnage are starting to eat away at my soul, causing me to ponder the deeper implications of the bloody actions of my quarter-feral, yellow-tabby...

 By Pam Burke    Opinion    August 12, 2016

View from the North 40: Maybe read books - not minds

Back in the dark ages when I was young and the internet wasn’t even a twinkle in Al Gore’s eye, my contemporaries and I would imagine what it would be like to read people’s minds. We were...

 By Pam Burke    Local    August 10, 2016

Leeds takes over Havre Daily newsroom

Long-time reporter for the Havre Daily News Tim Leeds is the newspaper's new editor. Leeds, originally hired as a reporter at the Havre Daily almost 17 years ago, had been serving as assistant editor...

 By Pam Burke    Local    August 9, 2016

Claudia's Mesa

Claudia Galofre Krevat grew up on the northern coast of Colombia, South America, where lentil beans are a traditional comfort food, and she has gathered food tips from countries around the globe,...

 By Pam Burke    Opinion    July 29, 2016

View from the North 40: More than clothing optional

What do you do when your life is literally too boring for words? You turn to the weird news of the world: While the temperatures have been hot all across Montana the past few weeks, the east coast...

 By Pam Burke    Local    July 27, 2016

Converting to organic farming

Changing an agricultural operation over to certified organic doesn't happen overnight, said Bob Quinn of Big Sandy during a presentation at the New Idea Expo at Havre’s Atrium Mall April 8. Quinn...

 By Pam Burke    Opinion    July 22, 2016

View from the North 40: Not quite science-y science

I don’t want to be thought of as less than a serious amateur scientist, but at some point my home-based research projects always come to loggerheads with what is widely considered to be real life,...

 By Pam Burke    Local    July 20, 2016

Small steer big project

Though her older brother had taken a market beef to the fair every year he was eligible during his 4-H career, when it came time for Sage "Benny" Brown of the Bear Paw Beavers 4-H Club to follow in...

 By Pam Burke    Opinion    July 15, 2016

View from the North 40: I swear yoga is for everyone

I started taking a yoga class for all the usual reasons: to work on strength, flexibility, balance, humiliation. Now, if I were writing this column strictly for my family to read, I could stop at...

 By Pam Burke    Local    July 15, 2016

Ram Rodeo entries due Tuesday

Entries for the 2016 Great Northern Ram Rodeo, which will take place Thursday and Friday of the fair, will be taken by phone all day Tuesday. Normally a sanctioned rodeo open only to Northern Rodeo As...

 By Pam Burke    Opinion    July 8, 2016

View from the North 40: Leading edge of home decor

In pursuit of the perfect flooring for my some-day new-to-us home, considerable research and countless hours of analysis paralysis have led me to this: I’m bringing dirt floors back into fashion. Th...

 By Pam Burke    Opinion    July 1, 2016

View from the North 40:

The trouble with using sarcasm as your favorite communication device and then doubling down on that by writing a humor-based column is that it hurts your credibility. It’s not that people think...

 By Pam Burke    Opinion    June 17, 2016

View from the North 40: Lists aren't just for to-do

Something in the human mind loves lists: Top 5 businesses to work for and Top 5 not to work for; 10 most impressive acts of laziness in history; 24 things women over 30 shouldn’t wear; 24 things...

 By Pam Burke    Opinion    June 10, 2016

View from the North 40: RIP week, long live next week

Tragedy has been stalking my household since last we met, and I feel beholden to offer my condolences during these sad times in which I am living. RIP my perfectly ergonomic computer mouse which has...

 By Pam Burke    Opinion    June 3, 2016

View from the North 40: Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake, baker's man

Eleven kids aren’t that many. Any teacher would be happy to have that many kids in a classroom. A baker could make a regular dozen doughnuts and still have one left. So, yeah, 11 is nothing, unless...

 By Pam Burke    Opinion    May 13, 2016

View from the North 40: As the Revolution turns

I have been watching a television series based on events and people involved in the American Revolution and it is clear to me that, had I lived at that time in history, the likelihood of my survival t...

 By Pam Burke    Local    May 6, 2016

Lentils - An everyday food

Growing up on the northern coast of Colombia, South America, Claudia Krevat ate lentils, a lot of lentils, because the small bean is a food staple across the country. Now, after 30 years of cooking an...

 By Pam Burke    Local    April 29, 2016

Air support for Guard and Reserve

The hangar doors were pulled wide, spilling in sunshine and hardly a breeze at all - until they arrived to make one. Thirty-some people gathered at the open doorway of the main hangar at Havre...

 By Pam Burke    Opinion    April 29, 2016

View from the North 40: I'm not a big fan of it at all

Now, when it’s too late to back out of this course of action, I really understand that there is no way that one can build a home without having to shop for things — like, a lot of things. I admit...

 By Pam Burke    Opinion    April 22, 2016

View from the North 40: The pun is: We nailed it

Marriage experts say that one of the keys to a long and successful marriage is to keep a little surprise, some mystery, in your relationship: My husband, John, surprised me Saturday morning by having...


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