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 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    September 1, 2015 

Peterson withdraws child sex abuse pleas

Gary Peterson, who pleaded guilty in April to three of 32 counts of sexual abuse of children he was charged with, withdrew his guilty plea at his sentencing Monday. "There may be a reason this may...

 
 By Alex Ross    Local    September 1, 2015 

Dollar Zone gets new spot, new name

The Dollar Zone, a discount retailer in Havre, will be moving to a new building and getting a new name. Currently housed in the old Creative Leisure building on 1st Street, employees have been moving...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    September 1, 2015 

3rd Street hole will remain till next spring

It will be spring before the city of Havre can make repairs to the gaping hole on 3rd Street between 5th and 6th avenues. The street collapsed into Bullhook, the creek that drains storm runoff through...

 
 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    September 1, 2015 

Havre Firefighters to 'Fill the Boot'

As part of the annual tradition firefighters across the nation uphold, the Havre Firefighters Local 601 will be on the streets of Havre Friday to raise money for Muscular Dystrophy Association. D.J. Olson, the president of the Local 601, said they...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    September 1, 2015 

Ex-deputy clerk worries about manager form of gov't

The city manager form of government would be advantageous to Havre, former Deputy Clerk Annette Sweeney told the city’s Study Commission Monday night. But she’s afraid that adding a city manager would be cost-prohibitive. The three-member panel...

 
 By Alex Ross    Local    August 31, 2015

Juneau talks on education issues

Denise Juneau, state superintendent of public instruction, visited the Hi-Line Friday to celebrate the launch of Graduation Matters Harlem, a voluntary effort by the school district in partnership...

 
 Local    August 31, 2015

Brothers plan to open Bullwhacker

Staff and wire report Access to 50,000 acres of federal land in the Upper Missouri River Breaks in north-central Montana soon will be reopened to the public. Dan and Farris Wilks announced in a press release that Bullwhacker Road in Blaine County,...

 
 Local    August 31, 2015

Rocky Boy lender probe includes Nevada partners

MATT VOLZ Associated Press HELENA — A federal criminal investigation into the former leaders of the Chippewa Cree Tribe’s online lending operations now includes a Nevada company the tribe partnered with in its first attempt to offer payday...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    August 28, 2015

Smoky air worries health officials

For updates on the smoke situation this weekend, see www.havredailynews.com or our Facebook page. For a complete chart explaining various air quality indexes, see www.havredailynews.com. The thick haze of smoke that has covered the Hi-Line is...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    August 28, 2015

City to consider funding transit system

A proposal on whether to fund North Central Montana Transit appears to be the only issue outstanding in the effort to pass a 2015-16 Havre city budget. A public hearing on the spending plan will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8, at City Hall. Counc...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    August 28, 2015

Bullock requests disaster declaration for Blaine County

Gov. Steve Bullock has asked the United States Department of Agriculture to designate Blaine County a disaster area because of damage caused by the July 4 hail storm. If Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack grants the request, Blaine County farmers...

 
 By Alex Ross    Local    August 28, 2015

Juneau and Harlem celebrate Graduation Matters

Montana Superintendent of Public Instruction Denise Juneau is in Harlem today for the kickoff of a program aimed at reducing the high school dropout rate and ensuring students are college and career ready. Harlem joins 53 other districts across Monta...

 
 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    August 28, 2015

Fort Belknap woman sentenced to three years probation, $13,135

Nicole Marie Brockie was found guilty and sentenced Thursday to three years probation and to pay a restitution of $13,135 for a charge of federal welfare assistance fraud Thursday. The Fort Belknap Indian Reservation resident was originally indicted...

 
 Local    August 28, 2015

St. Mary Diversion working group sets Havre meeting

Staff and wire report The St. Mary Rehabilitation Working Group will meet in Havre Sept. 15 from 10 a.m. to noon in the Havre City Hall meeting room.  The public is invited to attend the meeting of the group, which is pushing to find a way to rehabi...

 
 Local    August 27, 2015

New charges filed against Havre businessman in tribal probe

Staff and wire report A grand jury has handed down a new criminal indictment against a Havre businessman who already faces bribery, embezzlement and theft charges in a corruption investigation into...

 
 Local    August 27, 2015

Tester talks about security, trafficking

Senator, Homeland Security deputy secretary visit Havre Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., and Deputy Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas were in Havre Wednesday where they held a press conference...

 
 By Alex Ross    Local    August 26, 2015

Boys & Girls Club unveils building expansion

The Boys & Girls Club of the Hi-Line held a ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday and opened its doors to the public to tour its newly enlarged building. "We've had so much local support we want to make...

 
 Local    August 26, 2015

District celebrates new addition at Sunnyside School

After an often-tumultuous year-and-a-half of construction marked by delays, the public finally got a look at the newly overhauled Sunnyside Intermediate School Tuesday night during an open house and...

 
 By Alex Ross    Local    August 25, 2015

Repair shop to give away renovated van

People in need will benefit A local auto body shop is starting what it hopes will be an annual contest to give away a renovated vehicle to an individual or family in need. Chris Preputin, owner of...

 
 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    August 25, 2015

Havre Trails releases hike schedule

Havre Trails, which focuses on promoting healthy living through hikes and alternative methods of transportation, has released a schedule of guided walks for autumn. The walks have been in the works for months and span a spectrum of interests, from...

 
 Local    August 25, 2015

Hill County becomes 'cardiac ready'

Hill County is ready to undertake an effort to become "cardiac ready." That means people who suffer from cardiac arrest will be promptly treated by knowledgeable people with modern equipment and...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    August 24, 2015

Setback for Rocky Boy's Plain Green in federal court

Plain Green, the online Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation-based high-interest loan company, has suffered a legal setback in U.S. District Court in Northern Illinois, the Chicago area. A U.S. District Court judge has ruled that a company trying to...

 
 Local    August 24, 2015

Woman who lost roof charged in court case

The Havre woman whose roof was mistakenly torn off by a contractor pleaded not guilty Friday to a charge that she violated an order of protection. Krissa Kirby of Havre denied the allegation that she was illegally in contact with Julie Ridgeway, owne...

 
 By Alex Ross    Local    August 24, 2015

Rocker cuts ribbon at Havre skate park

Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament was on hand with city officials and a good-sized crowd Friday for a noon ribbon-cutting to mark the grand opening of a new section of Havre's skate park. The ceremony...

 

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