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Articles from the March 14, 2014 edition

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 By George Ferguson    Sports    March 14, 2014

Ponies bust the Broncs

GREAT FALLS — Opening games of a state basketball tournament aren’t supposed to be easy. But the veteran Havre High girls basketball team sure made it look that way Thursday night in Great Falls.... Full story

 
 By George Ferguson    Sports    March 14, 2014

Three Skylights tabbed Frontier All-Conference

It’s already been a big season for the Montana State University-Northern Skylights, but Wednesday things got even better. The Frontier Conference announced its 2013-14 All-Conference Team and... Full story

 
 By George Ferguson    Sports    March 14, 2014

Cougars will give Skylights a dose of offense

It’s been eight long years since a Montana State University-Northern women’s basketball team played at the NAIA national tournament. But the wait is now over as the 2013-14 Skylights are in the... Full story

 
 By George Ferguson    Sports    March 14, 2014

High-scoring Lions will test MSU-N defense

The Montana State University-Northern men’s basketball team is no stranger to the NAIA national tournament. And inside Kansas City’s Municipal Auditorium, the Lights have faced some very talented... Full story

 
 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    March 14, 2014

Kaidynce family shows support

GREAT FALLS — The family of Kaidynce Small — an 11-month-old baby who died Oct. 21 — showed up to the Great Falls federal courthouse Thursday to attend a hearing in the case of Cecilia Rose Gardipee, who is charged with murdering the baby. The... Full story

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    March 14, 2014

Feds: Tadios abusing system by firing lawyers

Federal prosecutors say Fawn Tadios, the former CEO of Rocky Boy Health Clinic, charged with stealing $50,000, is abusing her rights by constantly firing her lawyers. Just the same, prosecutors have agreed to a hearing in federal court at Great... Full story

 
 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    March 14, 2014

Brewery to open in Havre

Havre will soon be able join the ranks of Whitefish and Missoula as towns that can boast their own local brands of beer. Mike and Erin Garrity have had Triple Dog Brewing Company in the works for... Full story

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    March 14, 2014

Summit: Montana economic future looks bright

Experts at an economic seminar in Havre Wednesday had a consistent theme — most parts of the Montana economy are expected to grow, or at least remain stable, in 2014. Patrick Barkey, director of the Bureau of Business and Economic Statistics at... Full story

 
 Obituaries    March 14, 2014

John 'Jack' Douglas Marshall

On Tuesday, March 11, 2014, John "Jack" Douglas Marshall passed away at St. Pete's Hospital in Helena after a short illness. Jack, 71 years old, was surrounded by family at the time of his passing.... Full story

 
 Local    March 14, 2014

For the Record, March 14, 2014

Havre Police Department Officers investigated a 9:02 a.m. Thursday call from 2nd Street about the calling party’s granddaughter running away. ——— Officers investigated a 9:08 a.m. Thursday call from 5th Avenue about gas stolen from a work... Full story

 
 By Gary Wilson    Local    March 14, 2014

Return to Park History: Excerpts from the N.R.H.P. nomination

(Since there has been continued interest in the history of Beaver Creek Park, the Preservation Commission presents the following information we have collected. It is based on excerpts from the nominat... Full story

 
 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    March 14, 2014

Nona's Coffee House

Correction: Nona's Coffee House is located on the 600 block of 3rd Ave. Leann and David Johnson opened Nona's Coffee House for many reasons, but the biggest is to leave something for their children... Full story

 
 By Emily Mayer    Local    March 14, 2014

Celebrating History: Apartments, grocery and a liquor store

We continue this series celebrating the 150th anniversary of Montana Territory with The Havre Promoter. Information for this column, the 10th in this series, is in the March 13, 1914 issue. Several... Full story

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    March 14, 2014

It's still legal to torture plants

With a high level of self-entertainment and very little sense of self-preservation, my husband told me that I should teach a course on how to effectively torture and kill plants. Everybody’s a comedian. Too bad he isn’t good at it, I say. To be... Full story

 
 Opinion    March 14, 2014

Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels, March 14, 2014

Laurel — There are a lot of reasons to be proud of the state champion Box Elder Bears boys basketball team. But people ought to be especially proud of the work they did this week at a community meeting on drug abuse. Bears players spoke to the... Full story

 
 By MATT VOLZ Associated Press    State News    March 14, 2014

Author Jon Krakauer seeks football rape case info

HELENA (AP) — Author Jon Krakauer is asking a judge to order the release of records in the 2012 rape case against University of Montana quarterback Jordan Johnson. Krakauer attorney Mike Meloy says in a petition filed Feb. 12 that the "Into the... Full story

 
 State News    March 14, 2014

UM student denies rape charge

MISSOULA (AP) — A University of Montana student has denied charges he raped a fellow student in her dorm room in mid-February. KECI-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1cYJkmx) 18-year-old Timothy Eugene Schwartz of Bozeman pleaded not guilty Thursday to... Full story

 
 By George Ferguson    Sports    March 14, 2014

State A Update: Havre knocks down Laurel, will play for state title

GREAT FALLS - The Havre Blue Ponies are 32 minutes away from their first state championship in girls basketball in 17 years. On Friday night at the Four Seasons Arena, the Blue Ponies dominated... Full story

 
 State News    March 14, 2014

FBI probes Ravalli County treasurer's office

HAMILTON — The FBI is investigating allegations made by the interim county treasurer that Ravalli County didn't maintain its files properly and allowed tax liens to be sold illegally, county officials say. The Ravalli Republic (... Full story

 
 By George Ferguson    Breaking Sports    March 14, 2014

HAVRE HIGH GIRLS WIN CLASS A STATE TITLE

GREAT FALLS - A 17-year girls basketball state championship drought came to an emotional and exciting end for the Havre High girls basketball team Saturday night at the Four Seasons Arena as the Blue... Full story

 
 State News    March 14, 2014

Snowmobiler injured in Montana avalanche

BOZEMAN (AP) — A snowmobiler injured in an avalanche near Cooke City in western Montana has been airlifted to a hospital in Bozeman. The Park County Sheriff's Office says the 28-year-old man was with a group of 13 snowmobilers when the slide hit... Full story

 
 State News    March 14, 2014

Canada-Mexico flight makes emergency Montana stop

HELENA (AP) — A flight from Canada to Mexico carrying about 150 passengers has made an emergency medical landing in western Montana after encountering extreme turbulence that injured a flight attendant. Sunwing Airlines spokeswoman Janine Chapman... Full story