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 By Tim Leeds    Local    October 19, 2016

Randolph, Laird among judge candidates submitted to governor

Two local attorneys are among the candidates submitted to Gov. Steve Bullock for appointment to replace retiring state Judge John McKeon. The names of Havre attorney Randy Randolph and former Blaine County Attorney Yvonne Laird, along with Dan... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Opinion    October 18, 2016

Some problems raised about candidate forum and coverage

Some representatives of local Republican parties have raised some issues — that are valid — both about the setup of and the coverage of the political candidate forum the Havre Daily News sponsored Thursday and an article about the forum that ran...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    October 18, 2016

Fort Belknap sets workshops on water rights for stalled water compact

The government at Fort Belknap Indian Reservation is working to educate its members about water and water rights as a compact deciding exactly what the reservation’s rights are remains stalled in Congress. Fort Belknap Indian Community Council is...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    October 14, 2016

Candidates speak in Havre Forum

Several candidates in local state legislator races were stumping in Havre Thursday in a candidate forum giving a solo presentation to the audience. State Rep. Bruce Meyers, R-Box Elder, Democrat Douglas Adolphson of Glasgow, and Republican Jim...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    October 12, 2016

Preservation success Kiwanis Chapel featured on ornament

The Havre/Hill County Historic Preservation Commission has released its latest Christmas ornament highlighting local history, with the featured building one of its successes. The pewter ornament featu...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    October 12, 2016

Harlem team heads to world F1 model car race

A Harlem High School team is one of three in the nation headed to Austin, Texas, this month to compete for the honor of being crowned F1 in Schools world champion 2016. Going to the event is the...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    October 10, 2016

Election starts for absentee voters

With the general election only a few weeks away, and absentee ballots available Tuesday and being mailed out Friday, the Havre Daily News will provide information about candidates in local races throughout the week. The coverage starts today with...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    October 3, 2016

HHS students raising money for European music trip

A group of Havre High School music students are holding a fundraiser Wednesday courtesy of Havre’s Domino’s Pizza to help them perform in Europe next summer. Domino’s will donate 20 percent of proceeds of all of its sales from 11 a.m. to 11...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    September 30, 2016

Domestic violence awareness walk set for Saturday

People are asked to wear purple Saturday and walk down Fifth Avenue to help raise awareness about domestic violence. Kara Fox, domestic abuse program advisor at District 4 Human Resources Development Council, said getting the word out about domestic...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    September 29, 2016

MAT slates auditions Friday for 'Haymarket Eight'

The local acting troupe is moving on with a new season, holding auditions Friday for a different kind of theater. Montana Actors’ Theatre founder and Artistic Director Jay Pyette said the two-day production of “Haymarket Eight” by Derek...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    September 29, 2016

Rocky Boy up to $1.6 million in DOJ grants

A grant-writing firm announced this week that the federal government has awarded Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation more cash to help with law enforcement, courts and services for victims Jim Swan, CEO of RJS and Associates, said grants announced...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    September 29, 2016

Northern Alumni Auction set for Saturday

A scholarship fundraiser for Montana State University-Northern described as an easy-going, fun time is again going on in Havre, including its legendary Chinese auction. MSU-Northern Alumni Foundation Executive Director Jim Bennett said the...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    September 23, 2016

Hays-Lodge Pole schools schedule heritage activities

Hays-Lodge Pole schools on Fort Belknap Indian Reservation have a series of activities scheduled to highlight Native American heritage, ending with a parade and powwow next Friday, Native American Heritage Day in Montana. The activities include...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    September 21, 2016

Sunnyside receives FitDesks

Students at Sunnyside Intermediate School have a new way to keep active at school - riding a bicycle while studying. Librarian Lorraine Don pursued purchasing FitDesks for the school, and after the...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    September 19, 2016

City Council schedules redo on annexation vote

Havre City Council is again visiting the question of annexing properties west of town, with the agenda for tonight’s meeting including a vote to repeal one measure moving forward with annexation and another to take a vote on a new version of the...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    September 16, 2016

Community Project

People attending Festival Days events this weekend - and from now on - might notice the results of the second project underway of a group working to revitalize downtown Havre: colorful local art...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    September 16, 2016

Pam Hillery dies after battle with ALS

Three years after being diagnosed, a prominent local well-known for community, social and political activism has died after her struggle dealing with the effects of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis,... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    September 15, 2016

Festival Days celebration starts today

Havre Festival Days started today with the first of four days of book sales at the Havre-Hill County Library and a film festival starting at 8 p..m. in The Little Theatre in Cowan Hall at Montana...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    September 15, 2016

City council committee hears firefighter grievance

The chair of the Havre City Council Labor Committee told Havre firefighters it would issue a decision soon on a grievance alleging Havre firefighters have been forced to work as engineers without being paid for it. “We will let you know within...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    September 14, 2016

CloseUp working to go to inauguration

Some Havre High School students are raising funds to go to the presidential inauguration in January, and are offering people the chance to have some pizza and help with the trip. Lindsey Manuel-McInerney, advisor of the nonprofit, nonpartisan...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    September 13, 2016

Charter restores Internet, makes full repairs overnight

After a damaged fiber-optic cable cut cable and Internet access for Charter Communications customers in Havre for up to eight hours, service was restored until late last night when more permanent repairs again shut down service for a few hours....

 By Tim Leeds    Local    September 12, 2016

Internet down in Havre

Internet service provided by Charter Communications went out this morning in Havre about 7 a.m with a representative of the company saying the exact cause was not yet known by about 9 a.m. “Crews are investigating the cause and working to restore...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    September 8, 2016

Hospice fundraising not for local care

Local residents may be receiving letters asking them to help hospice care, but money they send may not be ending up at local hospices— or even to a hospice. Northern Montana Healthcare Foundation Executive Director Christen Obresley said...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    September 7, 2016

Park celebrates 100th anniversary

A recreation area considered by many to be a hidden gem of the region turns 100 today. Sept. 7, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed into law the bill that turned part of the military reservation of...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    September 2, 2016

Annexation again on City Council agenda

The Havre City Council at its meeting Tuesday will once again visit the topic of annexing property west of the city limits into Havre. The first item on the agenda for the 7 p.m. meeting is the first reading of a resolution to annex property into...


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