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 Opinion    August 25, 2016

Letter to the Editor: Chamber of Commerce thanks bands for Sounds on the Square success

Editor, On behalf of the Chamber of Commerce and the Town Square Committee we would like to thank all the bands that made this summer’s Sounds on the Square a huge success. The time the 10 bands dedicated to each Wednesday evening in the months of...

 
 Opinion    August 25, 2016

Letter to the Editor: Bullock supports public schools

Editor, As a retired teacher, I am deeply offended by the misinformation being mailed to Montanans by the out-of-state group Americans for Prosperity. The mailer claims Gov. Steve Bullock turned his back on special needs children by vetoing HB 322. H...

 
 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

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...

 
 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....

 
 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...

 
 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...

 
 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...

 
 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    July 15, 2016

Letter to the Editor: End of Havre DAV van is likely

Editor: The Havre Disabled American Veterans van has come to a point that it will no longer be able to operate for lack of drivers and a coordinator.   As of June 30 there is only one driver for the van and that is not enough to meet the needs of...

 
 Opinion    July 11, 2016

Letter to the Editor: Beaver Creek Park is a Hill County gem

Editor: We were at Beaver Creek Park in June for our biannual Patera reunion at the Railroad Pagers campground. We arrived a day early so we had time to hike to some of the other camp sites and take a drive through others. As former Havre-area...

 
 Opinion    June 30, 2016

Letter to the Editor: Blue Ponies are going to Washington, and they will be fantastic

Editor: The Blue Ponies are marching in Washington, D.C., on July 4. They are going to be absolutely fantastic. I have been hearing them practice over the past month and driven over to watch them for a few moments as they diligently practiced in the...

 
 Opinion    June 29, 2016

Letter to the Editor: Farmers benefit from CSKT water compact

Editor: Water is our state’s most valuable resource. Montana’s farmers and ranchers livelihood depends on access to water for their crops and livestock. I am writing in support of the Confederate Salish and Kootenai TribesWater Compact. Montana...

 
 Opinion    June 14, 2016

Letter to the Editor: Today is Flag Day - honor our country by honoring our flag

Editor: Havre Elks Lodge 1201 of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks again was very proud and honored to be part of the community Memorial Day Service, melding our Flag Day tradition with their Memorial Day service, exemplifying the motto...

 
 Opinion    June 9, 2016

Letter to the Editor: Thanks for help on Town Square

Editor: Spring rains came at the right time this year, and our Town Square is looking great. The reason for this letter is to personally thank the Havre Chamber Town Square Committee members for more than 16 years of dedication in this project. Havre...

 
 Opinion    May 27, 2016

Letter to the Editor: Parks are for kids, we can do without dog poop

Editor: We have a granddaughter who loves to go and play at the Hospital Park. As grandparents, we love going with her to play and watch her. However, we don't like to watch out for the dog poop. At the park there are stands that have bags for...

 
 Opinion    May 20, 2016

Letter to the Editor: Streets referendum should pass this year

Editor: As my husband, Paul, drove me home after the Streets and Sidewalks Committee meeting Monday night (where the possibility of an infrastructure mill levy on the November ballot was discussed), I winced at every jarring bump in the road as we...

 
 Opinion    May 20, 2016

Letter to the Editor: Support HHS band's benefit dinner tonight

Editor: I am a proud supporter of the Havre Marching Band, and would like to personally invited the Havre community to come out and support the band in its fundraiser, 6 to 8 p.m. today at Havre High School. The band will be having a spaghetti...

 
 Opinion    May 20, 2016

Letter to the Editor: Retiring librarian provides encouragement

Editor: On Wednesday, I came home to read the front page of the Havre Daily News article about the retirement of the Highland Park Early Primary School children’s librarian ShirLee Perrodin. I had just come from a meeting between Havre-Hill County...

 

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