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 Opinion    December 6, 2016 

Thank you on Goldhahn fundraiser

Editor, A huge thank-you to all of the people who helped with and/or supported the fundraiser for Lauryn Goldhahn Nov. 20. For those of you who planned, organized, set-up, cooked, served, donated items, purchased items, shared lunch with us,...

 
 Opinion    December 6, 2016 

Join us for Worldwide Candle Lighting

Editor, To all bereaved parents, grandparents, siblings, and those who support them: The North Central Montana Compassionate Friends, along with the National Compassionate Friends, is participating in the 20th annual World Wide Candle lighting in...

 
 Opinion    November 30, 2016

Thanks for Cat/Griz food drive donations

Editor, On behalf of Wipfli LLP, we would like to say thank you for all that you did to make our Cat/Griz food drive a tremendous success. The outpouring of public support was phenomenal. In a short period of time, we were able to raise 1,278.8...

 
 Opinion    November 17, 2016

Equal Voice would fix electoral college criticism

The 2016 presidential election surprised many — some are disappointed, some are jubilant. Electoral College criticism is the new national sentiment. However, the Founding Fathers were not terribly amiss. So why did Hillary win a majority of...

 
 Opinion    November 15, 2016

Officer response on feral cat lacking

Editor, I just wanted to let the public know how the police department handles abandoned animals. Our neighbor moved out of town this summer and her cat was left behind. The cat has been trying to find food and shelter for the entire summer and now...

 
 Opinion    November 11, 2016

Help honor veterans by volunteering to drive

Friday, Nov. 11 is Veterans Day. In November 1919, President Wilson proclaimed Nov. 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day with the following words: “To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in...

 
 Opinion    November 10, 2016

Hats off to dancing stars, and remember to put up a light for veterans

Editor, Hats off to those who organized and participated in the Dancing with the Havre Stars, Havre style! It was an enjoyable evening. And don’t forget to put on a green light honoring our United States of America veterans — yesterday, today...

 
 Opinion    November 4, 2016

Jacob Bachmeier is the best candidate for HD 28

Editor, Last week, I received a political mailer that caught my eye. On the front, a stock photo of a 20-something sitting in a dark basement, holding a videogame controller, sullen face illuminated only by a television. On the back, a grotesquely di...

 
 Opinion    November 4, 2016

Indian Caucus endorses Democratic candidates

Editor, The Montana American Indian Caucus proudly endorses the following Native American Democratic candidates running for the Montana Legislature. Running for the state Senate, Frank Smith and Carolyn Pease-Lopez. Running for the House Of...

 
 Opinion    November 4, 2016

Your destiny is never in your comfort zone

Editor, Step out and do something for yourself and our people. American Indian reservations contribute just under one billion dollars per year to the economy of the state of Montana. I want to keep a large portion of that money home on the...

 
 Opinion    November 4, 2016

Vote for Hess in HD 28

Editor, It was noted the other day in a letter to the editor that Stephanie Hess is a nice person, but we should vote for someone else. It seems to me that we would want people of good character in public office. Someone who refuses to campaign...

 
 Opinion    November 4, 2016

Hess votes to not help people

Editor, State Rep. Stephanie Hess, a Havre Republican who is a member of the House Human Services Committee, voted in the last legislative session to kill Gov. Steve Bullock’s plan to expand Medicaid to provide health insurance to 70,000...

 
 Opinion    November 4, 2016

Vote yes on I-181 for patient care research

Editor Montana scientists need a stable, reliable, funding source to develop leading Centers of Excellence that move basic research to patient care. That’s why on Nov. 8, we must vote Yes on I- 181, a bond initiative to fund biomedical research in...

 
 Opinion    November 3, 2016

Vote Bachmeier for HD 28

Editor, This election the voters in HD 28 have a chance to really make a difference and that is by voting for Jacob D. Bachmeier. In my opinion, it has nothing to do with which party he represents, but the ideals he represents and the vision that he...

 
 Opinion    November 3, 2016

Hess is who I want representing me

Editor, When I first met Stephanie Hess, she was running a group home for disabled adults. She was good at her job as evidenced by the affection her clients had for her. She was shy and quiet. At the time, I would not have imagined that 15 years...

 
 Opinion    November 3, 2016

Thank you Havre, for Red Ribbon Week success

Editor, Hello Havre! Red Ribbon Week 2016 was a huge success thanks to you! We should be genuinely proud of our community for its efforts to promote a Drug-Free neighborhood. McGruff was quite impressed and had a blast visiting you all at school....

 
 Opinion    November 2, 2016

Vote no to I-182

Editor, Proponents of I-182 are trying very hard to make you believe that their initiative is a responsible and accountable solution to the medical marijuana debacle that Montana had to endure since 2004.  I-182 is neither responsible nor...

 
 Opinion    November 2, 2016

Hess best for HD 28

Editor, As a United States veteran of the armed forces, Rep. Stephanie Hess has my vote on Election Day. Hess understands that every citizen has a role to play in protecting America and keeping her great. While soldiers and sailors and airmen defend...

 
 Opinion    November 2, 2016

Please print our letter in your editorial section Love, Maris

Dear Editor, The fourth-grade at Aviston Elementary, located in southern Illinois, is learning about the United States and the different environments, climates, resources and highlights found in each region. The kids in the class think it would be fu...

 
 Opinion    November 2, 2016

Make a difference: Vote

Editor, Some time ago, I was challenged to do something positive that might make a worthwhile difference for our upcoming 2016 elections. Thus, this letter was produced. So be encouraged. Setting aside all the hype, opinions, dogma and personalities...

 
 Opinion    November 2, 2016

Hess for House

Editor, It was my pleasure to serve with Rep. Stephanie Hess in the 2015 Legislative Session. Stephanie’s integrity, thoughtfulness, and knowledge served her well as your representative. Stephanie Hess is fearless in the fight to protect the...

 
 Opinion    November 1, 2016

Vote for Hess on her record

Editor, It’s about time to set the record straight on Rep. Stephanie Hess’ business record. Even though the local Havre Area Chamber of Commerce won’t tell any of the businesses in town, the state Chamber of Commerce will. Stephanie Hess got a...

 
 Opinion    November 1, 2016

Consider how you can reduce waste on America Recycles Day

Nov. 15 is America Recycles Day — a nationally recognized day intended to promote community recycling efforts and help educate Americans about recycling. Now, as far as days go, America Recycles Day may not have the gravitas of a Columbus Day, or...

 
 Opinion    November 1, 2016

Ads against I-181 misleading

Editor, Two weeks before the election, the MEA-MFT’s national organization dumped $528,000 into inaccurate and misleading ads against I-181, the Montana Biomedical Research Fund. This legislation could aid virtually every Montana family, covering e...

 
 Opinion    November 1, 2016

Vote no on I-177

Editor, Recently, there was an advertisement in the Great Falls Tribune and other newspapers displaying the names of 63 veterinarians who supported the Ballot Initiative I-177. There are more than 2,200 licensed veterinarians in the state of...

 

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