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 Opinion    August 22, 2016

Letter to the Editor: Board thanks helpers for fair success

Editor, The Great Northern Fair Board would like to extend a tremendous thank-you to all businesses and individuals involved in making our fair a success this year. We couldn’t have done it without you. Wade Bickford and Patrick Construction Lori...

 
 Opinion    August 22, 2016

Letter to the Editor: Teacher urges vote for Romano

Editor I’m a third-generation teacher who has taught a variety of science classes in our public schools for 25 years. Currently, I’m serving as president of the Great Falls Education Association, representing over 800 educators. I’m also the...

 
 Opinion    August 22, 2016

Letter to the Editor: Gianforte for free enterprise, not federal socialistic domination

Editor, I am fully behind Greg Gianforte for governor. We sadly and urgently need to unseat current Gov. Steve Bullock. I have talked with Gianforte several times, but feel he likely needs more truthful information on why neither the water compact...

 
 Opinion    August 19, 2016

A revisit of the Havre-Fort Belknap EIS

It’s all about the economy and enhancing the economic viability of communities in the Highway 2 Corridor. The Highway 2 Association is the voice that’s been advocating for 4 For 2, an adequate transportation system, which is the prerequisite for...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    August 19, 2016

View from the North 40: Supervillain, or just a serial killer?

The bodies are piling up and the continual scenes of carnage are starting to eat away at my soul, causing me to ponder the deeper implications of the bloody actions of my quarter-feral, yellow-tabby...

 
 Opinion    August 19, 2016

Letter to the Editor: Thanks for helping at Red Cross blood drive

Editor, Thanks to the 114 registered donors who walked through the doors of St. Jude Parish Center July 11 the Red Cross blood drive was a huge success. Only six donors were deferred and there were three first-time donors. For some reason the July...

 
 By Sondra Ashton    Opinion    August 18, 2016

Looking Out My Backdoor: Straining tea leaves through my teeth

My cousin Nancie will board the plane for her home in Washington today. Three weeks wasn’t enough time for her to finish the long list of tasks she set herself in her new casa. But she painted and...

 
 Opinion    August 17, 2016

Letter to the Editor: Long-term storage of rail cars on unused BNSF tracks is wrong

Editor, We live on U.S. Highway 87 and instead of beautiful Montana sunsets and “big sky,” we look at rusty train cars with New York and Chicago graffiti on them. Tourism is a critical source of income for this state. Compliments of BNSF...

 
 Opinion    August 16, 2016

Letter to the Editor: Thank you, mosquito control district

Editor, I would like to thank Terry Turner and his staff for the great job they do in keeping our city pest free. After traveling to other cities, we are truly spoiled by being able to be outdoors and enjoy it without worrying about mosquitoes, etc....

 
 By Paul Dragu    Opinion    August 16, 2016

Reporter responds to counselor's concerns

When I read Mr. Kevin Zoren's letter to the editor about the article I'd written and we published Friday, "Man arrested in bizarre parking dispute," my first reaction was to seriously consider if I...

 
 Opinion    August 15, 2016

Letter to the Editor: Havre Daily takes one step forward, 10 back on mental health

Editor, Thursday you highlighted the effort Bullhook employees, Friday HDN mocks the mentally ill. One step forward, 10 steps back. I was extremely disappointed when I picked up (Friday’s) paper and read the article entitled “Man arrested in biza...

 
 Opinion    August 15, 2016

Letter to the Editor: What would it take for Ryan Zinke repudiate Donald Trump?

Editor, Recently, with his poll numbers plummeting, and his pathway to legitimately winning the election fading, Trump suggested to his followers that there was a “Second Amendment” solution to Hillary.  “If she gets to pick her judges,” he...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Opinion    August 12, 2016

From the Editor: Leeds hopes to continue tradition of getting out the news

I want to introduce myself, and my goals, to the readers of the Havre Daily News. Some of you already know me. My name is Tim Leeds, a former reporter and assistant editor at the Havre Daily, and I to...

 
 Opinion    August 12, 2016

Letter to the Editor: Remember to thank a police officer

Editor, Please help me thank our local law enforcement on Sept. 17 — National Tell a Police Officer Thank You Day. The initiative has been started by the Whole Truth Project and Wives Behind the Badge, an organization with a mission to promote a...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    August 12, 2016

View from the North 40: Maybe read books - not minds

Back in the dark ages when I was young and the internet wasn’t even a twinkle in Al Gore’s eye, my contemporaries and I would imagine what it would be like to read people’s minds. We were...

 
 By Rhonda Petersen    Opinion    August 12, 2016

Guest Column: Realization of a long-time dream

Chances are if you called the Havre Daily News during the last 15-plus years, I was the one who answered your call. During my 17 years at the newspaper, I have answered the phone thousands of times helping customers and directing telephone calls to...

 
 Opinion    August 11, 2016

Letter to the Editor: Teacher supports Romano

Editor, I have been teaching in Montana for the past 24 years. I am also a parent of an elementary student and a Montana University student. As an educator here in Great Falls, I have seen a lot of changes. Having good leadership in the top positio...

 
 By Sondra Ashton    Opinion    August 11, 2016

Looking Out My Backdoor: A-hit-me-over-the-head look

The workmen are finished. Thanks to daily rain my damaged lawn is repairing itself. No more mud and crud. My house is in order. Trees are planted. I’m weeding the neglected flower beds....

 
 Opinion    August 10, 2016

Letter to the Editor: Romano is the right choice

Dear editor, As a native Montanan who went to school in Bozeman, I know Montana students receive a high quality education. After moving out of state for work and experiencing schools outside of Montana, my wife and I decided to move back to Montana...

 
 Opinion    August 9, 2016

Letter to the Editor: Vote no on trapping initiative

Dear editor, On Nov. 8, 2016, the electorate will cast their vote for or against I-177, banning trapping on all public lands in Montana. Public lands defined in I-177 as “all federal, county, city owned land in Montana including public lands...

 
 Opinion    August 5, 2016

View from the North 40: The attraction is not the water

The Universe has been conspiring this summer to make me long for one of the few things I miss about living in the mountains of western Montana: Clear water. Lots and lots of clear, cold water. It gathers in lakes, vast and small, roils and surges in...

 
 By John Kelleher    Opinion    August 4, 2016

Kelleher column: It's the end of a great ride

A couple of months ago, Fortune magazine did one of its surveys on the worst jobs in America. For the third year in a row, newspaper reporter was listed as the worst job you could hold. The low pay, long hours, financial trouble of newspapers,...

 
 By Sondra Ashton    Opinion    August 4, 2016

Looking Out My Back Door: Sorry, no story this week

My mind is a mess. Twenty-three days ago the men began work in my backyard, front yard, patio and, yes, even inside my house. Twenty-three days of mud and crud and cement dust, of men and tools and Me...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    July 29, 2016

View from the North 40: More than clothing optional

What do you do when your life is literally too boring for words? You turn to the weird news of the world: While the temperatures have been hot all across Montana the past few weeks, the east coast...

 
 Opinion    July 28, 2016

Looking Out My Back Door: Bubbles from my fish bowl

I’m the fish, pacing my casita. I feel like I live in an aquarium. Bubbles rise from my mind. Occasionally I gasp for oxygen. Three weeks, every day but Sunday, blessed reprieve of Sunday, workmen swarm my yard. The projects creep forward. Abel and...

 

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