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 By Paul Dragu    Local    September 15, 2017

Hi-Line Living: Recreating in Havre's Parks

Havre's 22 parks cover 80 acres of city ground, take 10 employees to keep up in the summer and provide a platform for baseball games, community events and places for children to have a good time....

 By Pam Burke    Local    September 8, 2017

Hi-Line Living: Main Street attractions

Havre is seeing work from local people, businesses and organizations to bring color and vigor to the downtown community and the local economy. Main Street Projects Inspired by a presentation from the...

 By Paul Dragu    Local    September 1, 2017

Hi-Line Living: Big Sandy: Small town, small school

Montana is a big state filled with many small towns, many of which have their own small schools. Big Sandy is one such town, though it wasn't always as small. Going back to the '70s, Big Sandy High...

 By Paul Dragu    Local    August 25, 2017

Hi-Line Living: Bringing balance with bees

Honeybees are the only insects that produce food for humans - food that never spoils. This factoid, among others - honey is the only food that includes all the substances needed to sustain life - is...

 By Paul Dragu    Local    August 18, 2017

Hi-Line Living - Giving and Growing: Bob Doney

It took four years of tilling the ground before Bob Doney had a plot that could produce, he said. Once that plot off Bullhook Drive was fertile, Doney was off and growing and hasn't looked back since....

 By Paul Dragu    Local    August 4, 2017

Hi-Line Living: Rudyard seeking new Sore Head

The people of Rudyard have been without an official sore head since the last one, Cliff Ulmen, died at the age of 95 Dec. 7, 2014. By Sept. 18, they will have a new one. For decades, Rudyard has been...

 By Paul Dragu    Local    July 28, 2017

Hi-Line Living: Should Fresno feed fish as well as crops?

Advocates say it's high time Fresno Reservoir be recognized and authorized as what it already is - a recreational body of water and fishery as well as an irrigation reservoir. This year's drought has...

 By Alex Ross    Local    July 21, 2017

Hi-Line Living: Looking for water in north-central Montana

Last week, amid sweltering heat and arid conditions, the Chippewa Cree Tribe of Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation was grappling with a shortage of available drinking water. Chippewa Cree Tribal Water...

 By Paul Dragu    Local    July 14, 2017

Hi-Line Living: The Haldemanns

John and Betty Haldemann, both nearly in their 90s, have a large ranch 25 miles south of Chinook, deep in the Bear Paw Mountains. The couple - he is 87, she 88 - work on the ranch regularly. Betty, wh... Full story

 By Alex Ross    Local    July 7, 2017

Hi-Line Living: An Independence Day tradition created in Havre, Montana

Pepin Park was already teeming with people Tuesday at noon when the annual Fourth of July Festival was scheduled to begin. The thunder of guitar riffs and booming voices of a band performing at the...

 By Paul Dragu    Local    June 30, 2017

Hi-Line Living: Mosquito District

The mosquito population in Hill County has fallen drastically since 2004. Hill County Mosquito District Supervisor Terry Turner has said that 4,000 mosquitoes used to be caught in a light trap.  But...

 By Paul Dragu    Local    June 23, 2017

Hi-Line Living: Joplin's day to shine

The day began with a run commemorating a local boy who died in a motorcycle crash years ago and ended with hours-long snowmobile races made possible by slightly inebriated drivers in costumes going...

 By Chris Peterson    Local    June 9, 2017

Hi-Line Living: 13th Annual Golfing for a Cure Tournament

When it comes to choosing a place to live, there can be a variety of factors to consider. But when considering Havre, Montana, you have to consider the town slogan because in Havre, it really is all...

 By Alex Ross    Local    June 2, 2017

Hi-Line Living: Honoring the fallen on Memorial Day

Military veterans, their loved ones and community members gathered for several events in Havre on a Monday that comes only once a year: Memorial Day. The events began with a Memorial Day...

 By Paul Dragu    Local    May 19, 2017

Hi-Line Living: Beaver Creek Park prepping for camping season

South of Havre lays the volcanic Bear Paw Mountain range, which houses 10,000 acres of an escape for outdoorsy types, fishing enthusiasts, intermittent cabin dwellers and, especially, camping aficiona...

 By Paul Dragu    Local    May 5, 2017

Hi-Line Living: Special Olympics Torch Run:

Havre police officer Josh Holt is no stranger to physical strain. As a former 10-year U.S. Army combat engineer with a lifelong track record of activity, it wasn't a stretch to ask him to cover the...

 By Alex Ross    Local    April 28, 2017


The H. Earl Clack Memorial Museum is in the process of making its own history as it moves forward with relocating to the Griggs Printing building on Fifth Avenue. The museum purchased the two-story...

 By Alex Ross    Local    April 21, 2017

Hi-Line Living - Helping people live their lives

When Julie Anderson began working at the Havre Day Activity Center she thought she would only be there for about a month while she looked for another job. Now, 25 years after she arrived, Anderson is...


Hi-Line Living - Montana farmers sowing seeds

April is seeding season, a time during which Hill County farmers continuously work for weeks to plant more than 1 million acres of green peas, lentils, alfalfa, canola, barley and Montana's largest...

 By Paul Dragu    Local    April 7, 2017

Hi-Line Living - Music festival returns to Havre

District 7 Music Festival time is an exciting and busy time for Havre High School students and music teachers, as music is not taken lightly in Havre. "We take our music program seriously," first-year...

 By Alex Ross    Local    March 31, 2017

Hi-Line Living - Planting seeds for reading on the Hi-Line

Lorraine Verploegen tells parents they are their child's first teachers. "A lot of parents get nervous about that and say 'well I am not a teacher,'" Verploegen said, but added that every time a...

 By Paul Dragu    Local    March 24, 2017

Hi-Line Living: VFW Bear Paw Junior Rifle Club

Kids and young adults in the Havre area have been shooting .22-caliber rifles at Havre's VFW Bear Paw Junior Rifle Club since the 1930s, and shooting instructor Randy Martin said he's had teams place...

 By Paul Dragu    Local    March 17, 2017

Montana Seed Show

The annual Montana Seed Show began 68 years ago with a focus on potato seeds, but the event has grown and evolved to feature much more than that. A walk through the Harlem Hig School gymnasium, where...

 By Paul Dragu    Local    March 10, 2017

More than 50 years of community action

District 4 Human Resources Development Council is one of the oldest community action agencies in the country. It has been around since 1965 and for a time bounced all over town before settling at...

 By Alex Ross    Local    March 3, 2017

Bear Paw Development makes a mark in Montana

For nearly 50 years, Bear Paw Development Corp. has left its mark on north-central Montana's economy by helping local communities, governments and entrepreneurs meet their economic development needs....


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