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 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...

 
 Opinion    July 6, 2015

Our View: Work together to get facts out during crises

Hi-Line folks lived through another major weather problem this weekend. A terrible storm with high winds, rain and hail slammed the area, resulting in windows being broken, trees being uprooted, power lines being downed, roads being covered in ice...

 
 Opinion    June 15, 2015

Our View: North Central Montana Transit is worth the money

North Central Montana Transit is looking for testimonials in an effort to get next year's funding. We hope local governments and Hi-Line residents are generous in providing the letters of endorsement. We can’t think of any new program in recent...

 
 Opinion    June 5, 2015

Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels

Laurel — This weekend is Living History in Havre. All day Saturday, activities aimed at entertaining and educating Hill County residents about the rich history they enjoy on the Hi-Line will be held at all historical attractions. See the list in...

 
 Opinion    June 1, 2015

Our View: Fighting blight should be Havre's top priority

The city of Havre may be ready to embark on one of the most important projects it has undertaken in years. The city wants to see what it can do to eliminate or at least reduce a blight. A growing number of apartment buildings, and in some cases...

 
 Opinion    May 29, 2015

Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels

Laurel and Dart — Chuck Johnson and Mike Dennison of Lee Newspapers have been the deans of the Helena press corps for a long time. The two will retire today Johnson started his career covering the 1972 Montana Constitutional Convention, He is...

 
 Opinion    May 22, 2015

Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels - without the darts

We are about to start a holiday weekend, with sunny weather in the forecast. It doesn’t seem like a time to have darts on our mind. So how about some laurels to celebrate the great things going on in our community. Laurel — To the veterans...

 
 Opinion    May 15, 2015

Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels

Laurel — Havre is once again coming to the aid of someone in need. Rick Neuwerth, the owner of Grateful Bread in the Atrium Mall, has been beset with health problems. He’s on the rebound, but he has lots of medical bills to pay. People have been...

 
 Opinion    May 8, 2015

Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels

Laurel — Agriculture is still the biggest industry in Hill County, and the Havre Area Chamber of Commerce celebrates the business annually with an Ag Appreciation Dinner. This year, it will be held in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of...

 
 Opinion    May 4, 2015

Our View: Kegel for Chancellor

More than 40 people spoke at a public forum Thursday morning in favor of naming Greg Kegel permanent chancellor of Montana State University-Northern. Speaker after speaker cited Kegel’s temperament, judgment, ability to create a teamwork atmosphere...

 
 Opinion    May 1, 2015

Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels

Laurel — Gov. Steve Bullock signed into law the bill that will expand Medicaid to thousands of people who have not been eligible. This ensures that many middle class people will be able to receive health care in the early stages of their illnesses...

 
 Opinion    April 24, 2015

Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels

Laurel — The Montana Legislature has given final approval to a proposal to help preserve Montana’s Native languages. Gov, Steve Bullock is almost certain to sign it. Sponsored by Sen. Jonathan Windy Boy, D-Box Elder, the bill would help school...

 
 Opinion    April 17, 2015

Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels

Laurel — The Montana Legislature has given final approval to expansion of Medicaid that will allow about 70,000 people to benefit from health insurance. Our waitresses, taxi drivers and hundreds of other pink and blue collar workers will soon be...

 
 Opinion    April 10, 2015

Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels

Laurel — Congrats to the city of Havre and the Hill County Clerk and Recorder’s office for continuing the tradition of having mail-in elections for municipal offices. Voter turnout has increased sharply since mail-in voting was adopted. It is...

 
 Opinion    April 3, 2015

Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels

Laurel — A Montana Actors’ Theatre play opens, Easter Egg hunts are taking place all over town, special religious services are planned along with church social gatherings and many others events are being held this weekend to celebrate this...

 
 Opinion    March 20, 2015

Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels

Laurel — Helena lawmakers have it right on this one. There is a movement afoot to allocate $15 million to a fund that will be used to expand broadband service to rural Montana areas. Anyone who has tried to use a cellphone to communicate with...

 
 Opinion    March 18, 2015

Our View: Giveaway House has a long, tremendous history

For decades, the Giveaway House on Havre’s north side has been a godsend for people who need clothing, household items and more. In the 1970s, two concerned women, Ruth Nystrom and Ann Friesen, started the program. It has been a model charity....

 
 Opinion    March 16, 2015

Our View: Sunshine Week: Keep government open

This week is Sunshine Week, an annual time designed to encourage openness in governments around the United States. The Society of Professional Journalists and dozens of others groups take part in activities marking the week. Newspapers seem to be...

 
 Opinion    March 5, 2015

Our View: Havre Trails starts off well

Havre Trails, a volunteer group of people who like to walk, and the city of Havre have come to an agreement that can lead to vast improvements to one local park and adjacent walking trails. It can be a model for the way to handle the problem the...

 
 Opinion    March 2, 2015

Our View: Montana should pay its lawmakers higher salaries

Here is a modest proposal: The Montana Legislature ought to give itself a raise. Legislators earn an average of about $10 an hour. Even though they enjoy some good health benefits with the pay, it‘s almost to the point that if Sen. Jonathan Windy...

 
 Opinion    February 27, 2015

Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels

Laurel — Jack Johnsrud won the 49th annual Hill County Spelling Bee this week. Havre Middle School should be proud. They say that spelling is out of date with all the spell-check equipment we have these days. That’s not true, and Jack has proven...

 

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