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 Opinion    February 5, 2016 

Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels

Laurel — The tiny town of Turner has a fighting spirit. Turner has seen a dramatic loss in population in recent years. Some small, rural towns have died out, but don’t count Turner out. The residents of this northern Blaine County community are...

 
 Opinion    January 19, 2016

Our View: Create a city manager to save Havre money

We know lots of people who would make excellent mayors of Havre. People who have a real feel for the community. People from all political persuasions and parties who have a sense of where the city should be headed. People who are leaders in...

 
 Opinion    January 8, 2016

Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels

Laurel: Residents of Fort Belknap Indian Reservation have declared a state of emergency because of the methamphetamine epidemic. It is fantastic to see the tribal government take such a strong stand against meth, and we hope it will continue in...

 
 Opinion    January 5, 2016

Our View: Hats off to Candi Zion and recycle volunteers

Seven years ago, Candi Zion sat at a small table not far from where Havre Pride was holding its twice-a-year Havre cleanup program. She looked a bit lonely. It wasn’t quite clear to many people just what she was doing there. She had to explain, she...

 
 By John Kelleher    Opinion    January 5, 2016

Editor's Note: Meth: A serious problem to focus on for this year

When our new reporter Paul Dragu started covering news along the Hi-Line, he quickly noticed one thing: Use of meth was something that was involved in a lot of news stories: • The Havre school board hired a part-time drug counsellor at the high...

 
 Opinion    December 31, 2015

Our View: Some goals for 2016

This very special part of the planet that we inhabit faces some serious decisions in coming years. There are problems in our government, our social structure and in our infrastructure. All of the problems are fixable, and we hope the people of...

 
 Opinion    December 24, 2015

Our View: Merry Christmas to all

Many of us use Christmas as a time to look at our lives and be thankful for our blessings. We hope Havre does the same this Christmas season. In the course of reporting the events in this community, we at the Havre Daily News have a...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    December 18, 2015

Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels

Laurel — Havre certainly has shown lots of Christmas spirit in the past week. Schools, colleges, fraternal organizations and others put on their finest and celebrated the season with plays,...

 
 Opinion    December 14, 2015

Our View: Thankful to those who serve our community

Jamie Eagleman, according to legal papers filed in District Court, stabbed a bartender in the back twice, attacked one police officer while carrying a knife she had concealed in her groin area. She lunged at another officer and threw knives at two...

 
 Opinion    December 4, 2015

Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels

Laurel — The Havre High School Choir performed at a concert Thursday night,. It is the first of many concerts planned for the holiday season by the music departments throughout the school district. We have an excellent music staff that is very...

 
 Opinion    December 2, 2015

Our View: Three cheers for Rocky Boy's fight against meth

A major effort is underway at Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation to eliminate use of methamphetamine. Rocky Boy residents have seen the devastating effects on the drug on their communities and their children, and we are heartened to see the...

 
 Opinion    December 1, 2015

Our View: Norm Gorder – Do a little volunteer work in his honor

Havre has a long tradition of people who do volunteer work for the community good. But it will take future generations a lot if they are to match the commitment Norm Gorder has shown this special spot on the earth over the last 77 years. Norm died...

 
 Opinion    November 27, 2015

Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels

Dart — The Fort Belknap tribal courts and corrections system is steadfast in making sure that the public doesn't know what is going on with the prisoner who escaped from custody in Havre last week. Under pressure from a reporter, an unnamed...

 
 Opinion    November 23, 2015

Our View: Public deserves full story on the escapee

The escape of attempted murder suspect Gabriel Arkinson in downtown Havre Tuesday showed the best of Havre and the Hi-Line, and it showed some ways day-to-day operations need to improve. Havre police officers and their colleagues from U.S Border...

 
 Opinion    November 20, 2015

Letter to the Editor: We would like to say thank you

Editor: To the kind stranger who helped my daughter pick me up after a bad spill in the Domino's parking lot Tuesday evening, thank you. We both appreciated you taking a moment to help me/us. So, though I don't know who you are, I pray that God...

 
 Opinion    October 13, 2015

Our View: Our plea: Bite the bullet, vote for streets plan

Havre city officials certainly aren't playing politics with the proposed $30 million streets repair program. There couldn’t be a worse time to present to residents a tax hike that will average more than $200 a year. Residents were just hit with a...

 
 Opinion    September 18, 2015

Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels

Laurel — It’s Festival Days weekend, and lots of people will return home to Havre to see the parade and take part in the various programs and special events. Thousands of people will take part in the festivities, but it also takes thousands of...

 
 Opinion    September 11, 2015

Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels

Laurel — A laurel goes to Montana State University-Northern for its effort to rehabilitate its lovely old Hagener Science Center building and especially for rehabilitating it to improve facilities for its worthwhile nursing program, which is vital...

 
 Opinion    September 4, 2015

Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels

Darts: A court case is being held now concerning whether the present form of lethal injection is the best to use in Montana. There is something bizarre about such a debate. It seems best to us that the debate should be solved by simply eliminating th...

 
 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...

 
 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 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 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...

 
 Opinion    July 27, 2015

Our View: Worker's death is a tragedy

Bob Mitschke, a 36-year employee of NorthWestern Energy, was killed in an accident last week. He was replacing a damaged transmission structure near Helena Thursday night when the accident happened. He died Friday. Utility workers, just like...

 
 Opinion    July 7, 2015

Our View: Little Shell Tribe deserves to keep traditions alive

Officials of the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa indians are hopeful that new rules will make it easier for the federal Interior Department to relent and grant official status for the tribe. The feds have been reluctant to grant recognition to the...

 

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