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 Opinion    September 27, 2016 

Letter to the Editor: Stopping trapping on public land a no-brainer

Editor, This letter is addressing I-177. Please consider voting for this Initiative. I feel the concerns I’m sharing with you are extremely important to the reputation of our great state of Montana.  Trapping with the use of steel–jaw leg hold...

 
 Opinion    September 23, 2016

Letter to the Editor: Austin's annexation attitude ironic

Dear Editor, I find it somewhat ironic that Kyle Austin calls the City of Havre greedy when he wants to start a business with city water and sewer but does not want to pay city taxes. Who might be the greedy one here? Perhaps he does not realize that...

 
 Opinion    September 21, 2016

Letter to the Editor: Initiative-177 Trap-Free Public Lands: Time to put trapping in the past

Editor, My lifetime as a Montanan leaves me a special perspective on fur trapping and the role it played in the history of Montana and our nation. As a young person in the 1930s and 1940s, I knew a few of the remaining mountain men who traveled the...

 
 Opinion    September 19, 2016

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, I would like to share the good news and the good deeds that transpired this summer by Van Orsdel United Methodist Church’s SOS Committee (Save Our Souls). VOUMC SOS Committee kicked off a third summer with their Back Pack Program. The...

 
 Opinion    September 19, 2016

Letter to the Editor - Buell misconstrues trapping Initiative-177

Editor, Trapper Fran Buell’s letter wildly misconstrues Montana Trap-Free Public Lands I-177.  If a badger digs holes in agricultural fields on public lands, damaging a crop and endangering the safety of the tractor driver, and someone actually...

 
 Opinion    September 14, 2016

Letter to the Editor: Annexation to destroy local economy

Editor, Again, the City of Havre is proposing to annex business’s and land extending west along U.S. Highway 2 including but not limited to; The Holiday Village Mall, Hill Co. Electric, Northwestern energy, Havre Ford, and the AmericInn. Currently...

 
 Opinion    September 13, 2016

Letter to the Editor: Thanks go out for work on Havre Pride

Editor, The Chamber of Commerce Havre Pride Committee would like to thank those who came out this past Saturday to pick up Havre. As with any project, it takes many to make it work and be successful. There were many community folks out and about...

 
 Opinion    September 12, 2016

Letter to the Editor: Walk works to raise awareness of suicide

Editor, Suicide is an issue in our community, but what can we do to stop it?   As the chair of the Havre NAMI — National Alliance on Mental Illness — I would encourage you to attend the Second Annual Suicide Awareness Walk Sept. 15 at 7 p.m. at...

 
 Opinion    September 12, 2016

Letter to the Editor: Nothing sporting about trapping

Editor, I am compassionate, yet realistic — my husband is a hunter and fisherman.   I heard outrageous lies when approached by a trapper at his booth during a recent fair saying that animal rights people are trying to outlaw hunting and fishing...

 
 Opinion    September 9, 2016

Letter to the Editor: Council's action on 4 for 2 stifles development

Friends and neighbors, The Highway 2 Association has been the voice of the 4 for 2 mission for 15 years. Our mission has been to enhance economic development in the U.S. Highway 2 corridor by constructing a four-lane highway. An adequate...

 
 Opinion    September 9, 2016

Letter to the Editor: Laslovich fails Montanans; Rosendale fighter for jobs

Editor, What we need to see in our next state auditor is someone who understands what it takes to help small businesses grow and create Montana jobs. It deeply concerns us that Jesse Laslovich has none of that experience, and worst of all, his...

 
 Opinion    September 9, 2016

Letter to the Editor: War vetarans file medical marijuana suit in Montana

Editor, On Aug. 31, Montana’s rollback of access to medical cannabis went into effect. Thursday, the Montana State Attorney General’s Office was served with a copy of a complaint filed by several citizens, two of whom are Montanan’s...

 
 Opinion    September 7, 2016

Letter to the Editor: Montana's future in good hands with Melissa Romano

Editor, I have been a high school math teacher in Butte for the last eight years. I am also a trustee for the Southwestern Montana Central Labor Council, a candidate for House District 74, and the National Education Association director for Montana....

 
 Opinion    September 6, 2016

Letter to the Editor: Vote against anti-trapping initiative

Editor, Are you a farmer who leases state land to plant crops on? Are you a rancher who grazes livestock on State lands? If so, it is imperative that you check out I-177 which will appear on the Nov. 8 ballot. A farmer who leases State land and has...

 
 Opinion    September 6, 2016

Letter to the Editor: Juras best choice for Supreme Court

Editor, Kristen Juras is running for the Montana Supreme Court, and I support her wholeheartedly. I have known her since 1989, and worked closely with her as a practicing lawyer and as a law professor. If elected to the Court, Kristen will be the onl...

 
 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...

 

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