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Articles from the August 1, 2013 edition

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 By Tim Leeds    Local    August 1, 2013

The Great White Combine

Along with bringing one of the most precious commodities in north-central Montana — water — thunderstorms this summer also have been bringing the nemesis of farmers everywhere — hail, the Great... Full story

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    August 1, 2013

Congress busy before Aug. recess

The members of Montana’s congressional delegation have been busy in the last few days before the nation’s lawmakers went into their August recess, including pushing on some signature bills. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., and Rep. Steve Daines,... Full story

 
 By Matt Volz - Associated Press    State News    August 1, 2013

Wash. man pleads not guilty to son's death

ANACONDA — A Washington state man pleaded not guilty Wednesday to beating and stabbing to death his 3-year-old son in a southwestern Montana field this month after taking him from their Lacey,... Full story

 
 Local    August 1, 2013

For the Record: August 1, 2013

Havre Police Department Officers investigated a report made Wednesday at 2:16 p.m. of a break-in at an 11th Street West apartment. ——— After a caller reported Wednesday at 3:17 p.m. his wallet stolen from his vehicle at a 1st Street West... Full story

 
 By Sondra Ashton    Opinion    August 1, 2013

The mystical weather psychic speaks

It is a dire and dirty job but somebody has to do it. Every night for the last week thunder rumbled while lightning forks split the sky and sundered the earth. Every night during the sky show, while... Full story

 
 By Pete Steinmetz    Opinion    August 1, 2013

Kind words for Northern Montana Hospital, staff

I often hear people say that if you have a serious problem that requires surgery you must go elsewhere to find quality care. If something goes wrong, we always hear about it from every corner of town, but rarely hear about success stories. Well,... Full story

 
 By Daniel Horton    Sports    August 1, 2013

On the links, and back to the hardwood

Just a couple of years ago, North Star High’s Jordy Donoven was not known for his golf game. Instead, Donoven was known more for his athletic abilities on the football field, the basketball court... Full story

 
 By George Ferguson    Sports    August 1, 2013

Column: Time to move on in Missoula, but for me, there's a lot of damage that's been done

Over the past 18 months, and to some extent, even longer, the University of Montana football program, and by extension, the school itself, has gone through some tumultuous times. Investigations by the NCAA, the Department of Justice and the... Full story

 
 State News    August 1, 2013

Missoula police chief focusing on DOJ response

MISSOULA (AP) — The police chief is turning over the handling of daily operations to his assistant chief so he can focus on Missoula's response to a federal investigation over how his department handled reports of rape and sexual violence. The... Full story