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 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...

 
 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...

 
 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...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    August 5, 2016

MAT holds fundraiser, final children's acting camp

The local acting troupe is soon holding two youth events in Havre, a KidsMAT children’s acting camp next week and a pancake feed fundraiser Sunday for its youth programs including KidsMAT. Montana Actors’ Theatre Artistic Director Jay Pyette...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    June 30, 2016

New court actions on Rocky Boy fraud, embezzlements

A former tribal council member at Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation was scheduled to plead guilty to charges today in federal District Court in Great Falls in three separate cases alleging fraud, corruption, embezzlement and tax evasion. This comes af...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    May 17, 2016

Absentee ballots available at clerk and recorder's office

The Hill County Clerk and Recorder’s Office has reminded Hill County residents that absentee ballots are available for the 2016 federal primary election. People who want to vote absentee in the June 7 primary must request a ballot at the Clerk and...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    May 17, 2016

Rocky Boy voting office open and running

The Hill County Clerk and Recorder’s Office has reminded voters that, after coming to an agreement with the Chippewa Cree Tribe of Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation, it has opened each Wednesday on the reservation an alternative voting office for...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    April 14, 2016

Sunchild's appeal on embezzlement sentence denied

A panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals denied Wednesday an appeal filed by a former chair of the Chippewa Cree tribal council saying he was sentenced too harshly for his role in corruption and...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    April 14, 2016

Winter weather advisory hits area

National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory starting at midnight through noon Friday for north-central and central Montana, including the Hi-Line from Browning to Chester. A Weather Service forecast says a moist, low-pressure...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    February 24, 2016

License plates raising funds in Beaver Creek's 100th anniversary

One year after the creation of a license plate commemorating Beaver Creek Park - and in the 100th anniversary of the recreation area's formal dedication - the funding foundation for the park has seen...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    January 25, 2016

Rocky Boy pharmacist sentenced on tax charges

A federal judge kept the sentence suggested in a plea agreement for Darin Lee Miller of Havre in a case involving corruption and embezzlement at Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation. Federal District Judge Brian Morris sentenced Miller to nine months in...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    December 3, 2015

Two plead in Rocky Boy lending company case

Two more Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation officials have pleaded guilty in an ever-widening investigation of fraud, corruption and embezzlement on the reservation under plea agreements that include the duo paying more than $2 million in restitution....

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    December 2, 2015

Hi-Line Farm & Ranch December 2015: Ag producers could see less moisture

With the strongest El Niño in nearly two decades expected to last through the winter months, local farmers and ranchers could be seeing less snowpack and possibly a dryer agricultural year, though experts say exactly what will come still is...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    November 18, 2015

High-speed chase lands Hays man in jail

A high-speed chase that started in Havre and proceeded to Blaine County has left a 22-year-old Hays man in the Hill County jail facing multiple charges from multiple jurisdictions. Havre police initiated the pursuit of Daryl Kuli Gone, with Hill...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    November 16, 2015

Public schools on lockdown during search for escaped prisoner

Correction — An earlier version said Arkinson is considered armed and dangerous. The Havre Police Department press release said he is considered armed, but did not say dangersous Havre schools went...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    November 11, 2015

Morsette pleads guilty in pharmacy robbery

What was scheduled as a hearing in state District Court on whether a Havre woman was competent to stand trial changed tone Tuesday when attorneys submitted a signed plea agreement and Arlene D....

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    November 10, 2015

Huston sentencings scheduled, rescheduled

A Havre businessman and former school board chair has pleaded guilty to more charges of fraud and embezzlement involving Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation, and his sentencing has been set for early next...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    November 10, 2015

Morsette pleads in armed pharmacy robbery

A Havre woman pleaded guilty this morning in state District Court in Havre in a case charging her with robbing a Havre pharmacy of some 6,000 pills at gunpoint. Arlene Morsette, born in 1984, was scheduled for a hearing on her competency to stand...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    November 6, 2015

Woman charged with $85K insurance fraud

A Havre woman is in the court system facing charges she defrauded a national insurance company out of nearly $85,000 with fake claims among the payment of more claim benefits from the company in its Montana group plan. Karla Ann Fisher, born in...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    November 6, 2015

Water supply group slates Havre meeting

St. Mary rehabilitation meeting set for Tuesday A meeting of a group working to find funds to rebuild the system that supplies much of the water in the Milk River each year is meeting in Havre next week, with an agenda that includes a moment of...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    November 5, 2015

Three charged in theft, chase, obstruction cases

Three Havreites pleaded not guilty Wednesday in state District Court in Havre on charges ranging from stealing and wrecking a car while an escapee from a prison sentence to leading police through town on a high-speed chase nearly up to 100 mph at...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    November 4, 2015

Man charged with sexually assaulting 13-year-old

A foreign national who was doing construction work in Havre faces charges he sexually assaulted a 13-year-old Havre girl who met him via Facebook. Eblin Javier Caceres-Martinez, aka Javier Martinez, of Honduras is in the Hill County jail on $50,000...

 

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