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The job of the Havre Daily News is to report to its readers what happens — fun, pleasant and exciting but also unpleasant, disturbing and upsetting. The paper tries to get the information to its readers as effectively as it can, including using soc...

 

Our View - Is no one interested in serving the city?

It is an interesting time. People seem very interested in talking about what officials they like and who they don’t; what policies and proposals they like and what they don’t, and even sharing their own ideas on what should be done that hasn’t...

 

Our View: Kudos to those who help and serve our tourists

May 7-13 is National Travel and Tourism Week, and the Havre Daily News wants to thank the people who make tourists feel welcome in our area. And it fills a major need. Not only does it continue the reputation of the Golden Triangle as a laid-back,...

 

Our View - A newspaper's job is to report the news

The Havre Daily News has great respect for the people who volunteer countless hours to serve on boards that make local events and facilities like the county parks, the local museums and the county fairgrounds work. People work tirelessly with little...

 

Our View - Legislature needs to pass museum, infrastructure bonding bills

The sad legislative story of the Montana Historical Society Museum goes back to before Montana was a state — though the story wasn’t sad then. The Montana Historical Society was chartered by the Territorial Legislature in 1865, 24 years before Mo...

 

Our View: A laurel and a dart for Windy Boy's charter school bill

Kudos to Rep. Jonathan Windy Boy, D-Box Elder, for trying to do something to improve education on Indian reservations and throughout Montana. Windy Boy cites the high dropout rate and discipline problems at reservation schools as one of his reasons...

 

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Republican leaders have now shown two sides of a coin in their opposition to mail ballots in the election to fill the U.S. House seat vacated by Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke — and both sides are wrong. Rep. Forrest Mandeville, R-Columbus,...

 

Our View:

One week after Rep. Jeff Essman, R-Billings, the state Republican Party chair, apologized to  Rep. Jacob Bachmeier, D-Havre, for official GOP Facebook and Twitter posts insulting the freshman legislator, Essmann now has irritated some officials...

 

MISSOULIAN EDITORIAL: Mugshots are public information

Last week the Montana House Judiciary Committee pulled the rug out from under police chiefs and news organizations who jointly supported a simple measure to clarify that booking photos are public information and should be treated as such. Unbelievabl...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    January 27, 2017

Not to imply any relation to reality

I sat on this news for a week. A week. A long week. The stress of it — oi vey — but it was worth the trouble out of respect for the Office of the President of the United States. Now though, the inauguration ceremony of Donald J. Trump as 45th...

 

Our View: County needs to change fair manager position

For the third time in less than three years, the Great Northern Fairgrounds is without a manager. Tim Solomon resigned  in 2015 after 12 years in the position, amidst the board redesigning the fairgrounds manager job description. Since then, the boa...

 

Get out and vote Tuesday, Election Day

It doesn’t matter whether you want Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Gary Johnson, Jill Stein or “Rocky” Roque De La Fuente to be president — if you don’t vote. If doesn’t matter whether you think Steve Bullock or Greg Gianforte would be...

 

Zinke's support of Trump shows Montanans deserve better

Like most Montanans, we were horrified as we watched footage of Donald Trump boasting about sexually assaulting women while Access Hollywood reporter, Billy Bush, laughed and egged him on. We were horrified because we are women and mothers, sisters...

 

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    July 22, 2016

View from the North 40: Not quite science-y science

I don’t want to be thought of as less than a serious amateur scientist, but at some point my home-based research projects always come to loggerheads with what is widely considered to be real life, and then I have to choose between being enthralled...

 

Our View: Band represents best of a great community

OK, we’re a bit biased, but we think the Havre High School Blue Pony Marching Band stole the show at the Washington National Independence Day Parade Monday. The Blue Ponies made Havre proud by entertaining the hundreds of thousands of people who...

 

Our View: Library is a valuable community resource

We always thought it would be nice if the Havre-Hill County Library would be open all day on Saturday. The library now opens at noon, and usually there is a pretty big group of people there using the many services the library provides. That’s why...

 

Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels

Laurel — Saturday morning, a group will walk from Community Fitness Park to Montana State University-Northern. The Autism Fun Run and Awareness Walk will be held Saturday morning to let people know about the condition that affects so many people....

 

Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels

Laurel — Havre Public Schools will conduct its annual Salute to Seniors at noon Sunday, at Havre Middle School. If you are a senior citizens or nearing that age, stop by and look at the exhibits that display the work Havre students have done,...

 

Our View: Vote yes on mill levy

Some voters in the Havre Public school elementary school district got ballots in the mail this week. Others will be going to the polls May 3. On the ballot is a proposal to increase the mill levy by about $10.51 for a home assessed at $100,000....

 

Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels

Laurel — Box Elder Bears have had a pretty good streak with its basketball team, but its hoops success may continue if the Box Elder Bots keep developing a basketball player of their own. The robotics club is developing a robot that can shoot mini-...

 

Our View: Congratulations to two Rocky Boy women

If you are looking for good news on Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation, look no further than the reservation’s health clinic. For years, the clinic was nothing more than an ATM for people who wanted to dip into the Chippewa Cree Tribe’s treasury....

 

Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels

Dart — Every four years, editorial writers decry the ugly state of politics claiming that it is worse than it ever has been. This year, it’s worse than it ever has been. The nasty name-calling has lowered the level of public discourse. We can...

 

Our View: Vote for Havre Beneath the Streets

We at the Havre Daily News shy away from telling people who to vote for. We express our opinions, some would say spout off, but we don’t endorse candidates or express views on just how to vote. We are making an exception, though. Voting is taking... Full story

 

Sunrise Financial raises many troubling problems

Sunrise Financial, a mysterious company apparently based in Great Falls, is buying property, most of them homes, at taxes sales and then holding onto them to let them rot. The reason for this is...

 

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