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 By Tim Leeds    Local    August 29, 2014 

Cattle back at Beaver Creek Park Tuesday

The last major camping holiday often brings many visitors to Beaver Creek Park south of Havre, and its end brings more visitors of the bovine type. The cattle grazing season, the single largest source of revenue for the park, starts the day after... Full story

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    August 29, 2014 

HRDC adult ed has new hours, new focus

The head of employment and training at District 4 Human Resources Development Council said that, in the midst of local schools rolling out a new year, HRDC is making some changes in how its education is presented as well. Director Andi Daniel said...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    August 28, 2014

HasEagle changes plea in rape case

A former law enforcement officer who absconded from an alleged rape changed his plea to a reduced charge in that case. Donald J. HasEagle, born in 1988, pleaded no contest in state District Court to a felony charge of aggravated assault. That charge... Full story

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    August 28, 2014

Task force talks ways to reduce teen pregnancy

A local task force continued its work Wednesday tasked by a Hill County Health Improvement Plan, trying to find ways to keep getting teenage girls from getting pregnant and ways to help pregnant and parenting teen girls — and boys. Wanda Meredith,...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    August 26, 2014

Huston admits Rocky Boy theft

A Havre businessman and former school board chair has pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy, fraud and embezzlement at Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation, with the government saying it would have proven he was one of the ringleaders of the... Full story

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    August 26, 2014

Storm breaks records

The steady rain that fell last week set some records in the state, including Chinook tying its record for the most rain received in August. Light snow was reported in some mountain regions. National Weather Service reports Chinook received 5.49...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    August 26, 2014

Task force looks at teen pregnancy Wednesday

A task force is meeting in Havre Wednesday to continue looking at ways to improve one of the three top health issues identified for improvement in the county: Reducing teen pregnancy and working to provide more support for teens. Wanda Meredith of th...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    August 25, 2014

No state charges against Houle

A state judge has denied the Hill County attorney’s request to file felony charges against a Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation tribal council member, but John “Chance” Houle still faces three trials in federal court alleging fraud, corruption... Full story

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    August 25, 2014

Rain soaks north-central Montana

Steady rains kept farmers out of fields with a delayed harvest but brought much-needed rain to the region late last week and over the weekend, though they also are bringing flood warnings and advisories farther east and in central Montana. The Nation...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    August 22, 2014

Gardipee gets 13 years

A federal judge again disappointed both sides in Thursday's sentencing of a woman involved in the death of an 11-month-old Oct. 21 on Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation. He sentenced Cecilia Rose Gardipee... Full story

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    August 22, 2014

County asks for airport tax

The Hill County Commission is sending a request to voters in November for a tax to pay for work at the Havre City-County Airport. Commissioner Jeff LaVoi, who sits on the airport board, said the tax...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    August 21, 2014

Gardipee faces sentence in child death

Cecilia Rose Gardipee of Box Elder is being sentenced today for her role in the death of Kaidynce Small, an 11-month-old who died Oct. 21. The sentencing hearing was being held in U.S. District Court at Great Falls this morning. Witnesses favoring st... Full story

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    August 21, 2014

Ketchum: Fourth time back in court brings two years

A man facing his third revocation of his release on a suspended sentence — the second in five months — was ordered to spend the rest of his sentence with the state Department of Corrections. Andrew Ketchum of Box Elder, born in 1988, admitted ear...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Breaking News    August 21, 2014

Gardipee sentenced to 13 years in toddler death

Cecilia Rose Gardipee will spend the next 13 years and four months in prison for her role in the death of Kaidynce Small on Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation Oct. 21, days before his first birthday. U.S. District Judge Brian Morris imposed the same... Full story

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    August 20, 2014

Demo derby will move to Saturday at fair

On a 3-2 vote, the Great Northern Fair Board Tuesday approved moving the Havre Jaycee Demolition Derby to Saturday, a spot the Northern Rodeo Association professional rodeo has held for the last two years. The Jaycees at July’s meeting made the... Full story

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    August 20, 2014

Fair board talks about budget cut

The Great Northern Fair Board Monday discussed dealing with a proposed smaller budget. Fairgrounds manager Tim Solomon said he put in a request based on last year's budget, but the budget proposal was $90,000 smaller. Hill County Commissioner Jeff...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    August 19, 2014

Second suspect charged in pill heist

A second person faces charges stemming from a pharmacy robbery that netted thousands of prescription painkillers. Ryan M. Greenough, born in 1983, was in the Hill County jail this morning on $25,000 bond for two counts of possession of drugs with... Full story

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    August 19, 2014

BLM kills Bullwhacker land swap

The federal agency that was looking at a potential land swap to open access to the Bullwhacker area in southern Blaine County said that swap is off the table. Bureau of Land Management announced in a...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    August 18, 2014

Huston signs plea agreement

One day after a hearing in which Shad Huston withdrew his offer to change his plea in a Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation embezzlement case, he signed a plea agreement offering to plead guilty to theft from an Indian tribal organization. Thursday... Full story

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    August 18, 2014

Region celebrates Bullhook opening

Rain drove the event inside Friday but didn't dampen the spirits of well more-than 100 people gathered to celebrate the opening of Havre's newest medical facility. The grand opening of Bullhook...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    August 18, 2014

Tester slams D.C. politics

In an interview Friday, Montana’s senior U.S. senator, Democrat Jon Tester, said partisanship still is clogging the hallways in the nation’s capital. “It’s not good. It hasn’t been good for a while,” Tester said. “I put it on the...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    August 15, 2014

Belcourt: 7.5 years in prison

GREAT FALLS — At the end of a 3½ hour sentencing hearing that included extensive praise of the defendant, a U.S. district judge told a former state legislator and Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation tribal official he would have to pay the price for... Full story

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    August 15, 2014

State asks Huston attorney to remove himself

GREAT FALLS — In another twist in what was supposed to be a change of plea hearing, the federal government said in a hearing in Great Falls Thursday that it would file a motion to disqualify Shad Huston's attorney because he had represented a... Full story

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    August 14, 2014

Lt. Gov. praises new Bullhook clinic

In a tour of Havre's newest medical facility in the midst of National Health Center Week, Lt. Gov. Angela McLean praised the work to get Bullhook Community Health Center up and running. "It's really... Full story

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    August 14, 2014

Huston to go to trial

A change of plea hearing in federal court in Great Falls this morning for Shad Huston turned into a trial scheduling hearing. After Huston’s attorney, Michael Sherwood of Missoula, and Assistant U.S. Attorney Carl Rostad told U.S. District Judge...

 

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