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 Opinion    August 31, 2015

Our View: Havre should become a cardiac safe community

People having heart problems are at a distinct disadvantage in rural areas. When people are undergoing full cardiac arrest, they have very little time to get care. It’s difficult enough when you are in metropolitan areas and close to clinics or...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    August 28, 2015

View from the North 40: Pamville News Roundup

Editors at Pamville News are bringing readers a healthy dose of international news items to freshen their morning. ABCNews.go.com reports the 20th Air Guitar World Championship started Thursday in...

 
 Opinion    August 28, 2015

Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels

Laurel — The Boys & Girls Club of the Hi-Line has unveiled its new facilities to the public. The expanded building provides more services to the young people the club serves. Just a dozen or so years ago, when the club opened, organizers...

 
 Opinion    August 27, 2015

Looking Out My Back Door: August in Montana on a cheeseburger a day

When I lived in Harlem, Shirley, Bev and I gallivanted around the country whenever we felt the strong urge to get out of Dodge, to shake out the metaphorical cobwebs. Since we “solita” women find cooking for one less than fun, someone would take...

 
 Opinion    August 27, 2015

Letter to the Editor: Funding to halt for Buckle Up Program

Editor: For the past number of years, the Buckle Up Program has provided education and awareness in seat belt safety and proper car seat installation to individuals in Liberty, Hill, Blaine and Chouteau Counties. As of Oct. 1, the Hill County Buckle...

 
 Opinion    August 25, 2015

Our View: Ordinance needed to ensure better streets

Havre City Council has considered a proposal to beautify and diversify the city by encouraging developers and contractors to build streets that are more attractive and designed with sidewalks and bike lanes. Those actions would beautify the city and...

 
 Opinion    August 19, 2015

Community Focus: Daines: Obama's Iran deal lacks transpancy

If Iran’s ultimate goal is to obtain a nuclear weapon, the deal reached by the Obama administration sets Iran on a course to do so. From the time this deal is agreed to, Iran has ten years to fill their coffers with tens of billions of dollars...

 
 Opinion    August 19, 2015

Letter to the Editor: Thanks for help with Sounds on the Square

Editor: As with so many activities that take place in Havre, Sounds on the Square wouldn’t happen without the volunteer help and the financial generosity of those believing in keeping Havre a great place and offering some fun activities like...

 
 Opinion    August 18, 2015

Letter to the Editor: Rocky Boy veterans cemetery is awesome

Editor: I would like to acknowledge a very special place here at Rocky Boy — the new veterans cemetery along Laredo Road. I drive by it twice a day, in the morning coming to Rocky Boy and in the late afternoon returning to Havre. For me this has...

 
 Opinion    August 17, 2015

Letter to the Editor: Havre Scout awarded Eagle Scout rank

Editor: Corey Lloyd, 17, of Havre, was awarded his Eagle rank Thursday, Aug. 13. Corey restored the Hidden Hallows campsite south of town in Beaver Creek Park. Several hours were spent removing overgrowth, laying cement pads, building shelters and...

 
 Opinion    August 17, 2015

Our View: Let's make sure everyone gets their chickenpox shot

The Montana Legislature took its sweet time in mandating the public school students be vaccinated against chickenpox. Every other state beat Montana to the punch. But all praise to the lawmakers for their quick turnaround this past session. They...

 
 By John Kelleher    Opinion    August 17, 2015

Editor's Note: Gary Wilson leaves a legacy

Historians tell us that we need to know where we came from if we are to know where we are and where we’re going. If that’s the case, we in Havre and the Hi-Line know a lot more about ourselves because of the work of Gary Wilson. Wilson wrote...

 
 By George Ferguson    Opinion    August 14, 2015

Community Focus: We need to speak out against animal cruelty

Picture yourself in this situation. You’ve just pulled up to your local garbage disposal site. You’re ready to unload whatever you brought with you. And there, amongst the foul smells and the...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    August 14, 2015

View from the North 40: Ugly creature is as ugly does

Having spent last week’s column bemoaning man’s inhumanity to the ugly creatures of the world, I must confess that my husband, John, and I are no less guilty of our own prejudices in favor of beau...

 
 By Sondra Ashton    Opinion    August 13, 2015

Looking out my back door: Misadventures of a Montana woman, some legendary, some 'phone-y'

Oh, dear, my troubles began with air travel. I managed to get me and my bionic parts through security in Mazatlan and through both customs and security in Dallas/Ft. Worth. To me, that is a big deal....

 
 By Rep. Ryan Zinke    Opinion    August 13, 2015

Comunity Focus: Wilderness bill won't put out wildfires

Right now, there are nine active wildfires in Montana, burning thousands of acres of our cherished national parks, forests and grasslands. Hundreds of thousands of acres in California are burning too. This is in part because of the dry and hot...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    August 7, 2015

View from the North 40: The ugly creatures great and small

Cecil the lion, yes, I’ve been avoiding the topic. It’s a matter of prudence and respect to the issue. In case you are among the 1 in 1.02567 million people who doesn’t know what I’m talking...

 
 Opinion    August 7, 2015

Comunity focus: Health centers help out many Montanans

This week marks National Health Center Week and there is no better way to recognize the work of Montana’s Community Health Centers than to tell the story of our patients. Holly lives in the Flathead Valley with her husband and her mother. Five...

 
 Opinion    August 6, 2015

Letter to the Editor: Thanks to senators for backing health care clinics

Editor: When we talk about health care, it’s important to remember that even though more Americans have health insurance coverage these days, millions of people still struggle to find a place to go for regular preventative care. A key part of the...

 
 Opinion    August 6, 2015

Letter Editor: Drinking shouldn't be allowed at Sounds on the Square

Editor: I have just finished reading the front page article on “Sounds on the Square drinking OK’d” (Havre Daily News, page 1, Wednesday, Aug. 5). Why must the good people of this community feel that alcohol must be present at every event we...

 
 By Sondra Ashton    Opinion    August 6, 2015

Looking Out My Back Door: The sky is falling - Where is the magic umbrella?

My friend Cheryl’s children are urging her and Dave to move right now from their long-time home in Tillamook, Oregon to the inland side of the Cascades. Why? Because they live at sea level between t...

 
 By Lori Roberts    Opinion    August 3, 2015

Community Focus: Havre community was a hero for this program

I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who helped with our summer reading program at the Havre-Hill County Library. “Community Heroes” has been a great success. I appreciate everyone who has made this summer a success beginning with the U.S....

 
 By Pam Hillery    Opinion    August 3, 2015

Community Focus: Keep on working for a better Havre

Two years ago last week we received my diagnosis: “highly suggestive of ALS.” As the last two years have played out, clearly the suggestion was correct. I walked in to the Mayo Clinic in July 2013; I sit in my wheelchair today and for the rest...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    July 31, 2015

View from the North 40: It's all fun and games with someone else's money

My personal frugality is legendary … if you can call using an old towel dangling from three strips of duct tape as a curtain over the window in the front door a legend, rather than low-class,...

 
 Opinion    July 31, 2015

Letter to the Editor: Thanks for dedication to Town Square

Editor: The reason for this letter is to personally thank my committee members for more than 15 years of dedication to our Town Square project. Havre ... did you know that this committee of people mow, clean and maintain our community Square each...

 

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