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 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... Full story

 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...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    September 1, 2016

City works on major water main break in Highland Park

After nearly two days of work, Havre Public Works employees should have water back to a full block of residents in Highland Park this morning, Public Works Director Dave Peterson said today. Peterson...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    August 29, 2016

Training set for innovators, inventors

Local innovators, inventors and researchers are invited to attend a workshop at Montana State University-Northern Wednesday to learn key concepts on how to take an idea all the way to production and the market. The Montana Office of Tourism and...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    August 23, 2016

Eagle Riders hold international poker run for Hope Project

Havre’s Eagle Riders 166 have added another fundraiser to their work in the area, this one with an international bent. Eagle Riders Secretary Lynette Cline said more than 65 motorcycle riders, about half from Canada, gathered in Havre over the week...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    August 17, 2016

Benefit set for newborn baby

A family is looking for help so they can be at the hospital where their newborn baby will in October undergo surgery - the third since his birth July 25. Pizza Hut will hold a benefit Sept. 1 for... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    August 16, 2016

Commission gets manager proposal on the ballot

The Havre Government Study Commission made it just under the wire and added a proposal to create a city manager for Havre’s government to send to the voters in November. The Hill County Clerk and Recorder confirmed this morning that the proposal...

 By Tim Leeds    Opinion    August 12, 2016

From the Editor: Leeds hopes to continue tradition of getting out the news

I want to introduce myself, and my goals, to the readers of the Havre Daily News. Some of you already know me. My name is Tim Leeds, a former reporter and assistant editor at the Havre Daily, and I to...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    August 9, 2016

Chamber calls for Festival Days registration

With Havre Festival Days once again just around the corner, the Havre Area Chamber of Commerce is calling on people who wish to participate in some of the events - including the parade - to... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    August 8, 2016

Bear Paw Development Corp. program gives grant for Sweetheart Bakery building

A local program is helping another local property work to clean up leaked fuel, and the public is invited to a meeting Tuesday to hear the plans. Bear Paw Development Corp. announced in a press release that details of plans to clean up the former...


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