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 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... Full story

 
 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 23, 2016  
 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...

 
 Opinion    May 10, 2016

Letter to the Editor: Back pack stolen, $100 reward is offered

Editor: On Saturday, April 30, at approximately 6:30 p.m., an item was taken from the Duck Inn Restaurant. It was a blue and black Camelback 14er backpack. While it is disheartening to accept the fact that a thief took it, what is more difficult to...

 
 Opinion    May 9, 2016

Letter to the Editor: Fight teen pregnancy during May

Editor: May is Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month, a time when we focus on the need to reduce teen pregnancy in our communities. If parents, youth, schools, businesses, faith leaders and health care providers join together to address teen pregnancy, we...

 
 Opinion    April 15, 2016

Letter to the Editor: LIEAP offers help in paying utility bills

Editor: Need assistance paying your heating bill? Low Income Energy Assistance Program, or LIEAP, is Havre and the Hi-Line’s home heating help program. This year, the program has extended the application deadline until 5 p.m., Monday, May 2. If you...

 
 Opinion    April 11, 2016

Letter to the Editor: Why I choose to vaccinate

Editor: With recent anti-vaccine articles and presentations taking place in our community, I wanted to take this time to step forward, as a mother of two, and express why I choose to protect my family through vaccination. I grew up with a mother who...

 
 Opinion    April 5, 2016

Letter to the Editor: Climate change will affect agriculture in Montana

Editor: Climate change is harming Washington’s shellfish industry. According to its Department of Health: “As CO2 reacts with seawater, it lowers pH and reduces the concentration of carbonate ions … .” Shellfish are less likely to form...

 
 Opinion    March 29, 2016

Letter to the Editor: Kaul is right, enforce cellphone ordinance

Editor: Regarding the March 22 story in the Havre Daily News quoting former councilman Bob Kaul on the subject of using hands-on cellphones while operating a motor vehicle in Havre: Let me say, I couldn’t agree more. I also am a former Havre city...

 
 Opinion    March 29, 2016

Letter to the Editor: Hi-Line United thankful for support

Editor: Hi-Line United Soccer Club would like to thank the Havre and Hi-Line community for their support. We had over 40 organizations, businesses, and individuals help us during our month of fundraising in February. Equally important, members of...

 
 Opinion    March 18, 2016

Letter to the Editor: Thanks for helping with the Jason Groseclose Memorial Basketball Tournament

Editor: Thank you to all who contributed in any way at the Jason Groseclose Memorial Basketball Tournament over the last 20 years. It is a bittersweet time of the year for us as we say goodbye to this event. We will miss the players, fans and the...

 
 Opinion    March 9, 2016

Letter to the Editor: National Red Cross Month honors volunteers

Editor: It’s Red Cross Month, a month during which we like to recognize everyday heroes who reach out to help their neighbors when they are in need. March has been recognized as Red Cross Month for more than 70 years. All of our presidents,...

 
 Opinion    February 29, 2016

Letter to the Editor - Hearing on government changes

Editor: Re: Public hearing for public input, Tuesday, March 8. Your Havre City Government Study Commission has spent the last 18 months reviewing our duties, reviewing appropriate documents, establishing a budget for the Study Commission, establishin...

 
 Opinion    February 17, 2016

Letter to the Editor: Clack Museum will re-open on Thursday

Editor: The H. Earl Clack Memorial Museum of Hill County will re-open in its current location, Holiday Village Mall's east end, Thursday, Feb. 18, at 1 p.m. The museum has been closed since Jan. 18 to update exhibits and deep clean the entire...

 
 Opinion    February 16, 2016

Letter to the Editor: Appreciates well-behaved wrestlers

Editor: I was in town with a friend over the weekend and stayed at the AmericInn. I was resigned to being kept awake part of the night given our adjacent rooms were filled with wrestlers attending a tournament. Kudos to the adults chaperoning these...

 
 Opinion    January 26, 2016

Letter to the Editor: Plant a Seed ... READ!

Editor: There is an opportunity of a lifetime for preschool-age residents of Hill and Blaine counties. Dolly Parton Imagination Library is sponsored by Plant a Seed...READ! This program provides children from birth to 5 years with an age-appropriate...

 
 Opinion    January 19, 2016

A thank you to a caring community

Editor: I wanted to take this opportunity to comment on a very special group of people you have in your community at Northern Montana Care Center. My mother, Delores Hutchison, passed away at Northern Montana Care Center on Dec. 9. She had been a...

 

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