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 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...

 
 Opinion    January 14, 2016

Letter to the Editor: Bullock is not helping the carbon emissions problem

Editor: Gov. Bullock could have gone lots of other places, but he went to Colstrip. Beneath massive smoke stacks that have dumped more carbon into our atmosphere than any but a dozen other power plants in the nation, he announced the names of the pe...

 
 Opinion    December 23, 2015

Letter to the Editor: Thank you, Rep. Zinke

Editor: This year, access to Montana’s natural resources was threatened in Congress by agendas that simply don’t understand our traditions and heritage. The Land and Water Conservation Fund became an unnecessary political football, officially exp...

 
 Opinion    December 22, 2015

Letter to the Editor: Congratulations to Havre wrestlers

Editor: I wanted to congratulate the Havre wrestlers on their showing at the Tri-State Tournament last weekend in Idaho. This competition is such a huge opportunity for our kids to grow in the sport, achieve a higher level of competition and make a...

 
 Opinion    December 18, 2015

Letter to the Editor: Firefighters' thoughts on emergency services

Editor: It is after much consideration and thought by Havre Firefighters Local 601 that we have decided to release this statement in regards to the discussion about outsourcing our jobs. As we're sure many of you can imagine we have been bombarded...

 
 Opinion    December 18, 2015

Letter to the Editor: Hepatitis C: Why boomers should get tested

Editor: While anyone can get tested for Hepatitis C, more than 75 percent of adults infected are baby boomers, people born from 1945-1965. Baby boomers are five times more likely to have Hepatitis C. The reason baby boomers have higher rates of...

 
 Opinion    December 10, 2015

Letter to the Editor: Interim pastor expresses thanks to Havre

Editor: I want to express heartfelt appreciation to the wonderful and caring people of Havre who made my short stay as an interim pastor of First Lutheran Church a very wry and meaningful fun-filled experience. Pastor Stan Hoobing...

 
 Opinion    December 8, 2015

Letter to the Editor: Impressed by Havre Beneath the Streets tour

Editor: I was in town on Saturday. I was doing my Christmas shopping and decided to take the tour of Havre Beneath the Streets. I was impressed with the tour. There is a lot of history there. As I was going through the tour, there was a lady and...

 
 Opinion    December 2, 2015

Letter to the Editor: It takes just one

Editor: Thanks goes out to so many people for supporting the 2015 Community Thanksgiving Dinner. As I reflect on another successful year, my thoughts are this: It takes just one. One conversation with Alan to confirm the commitment to Thanksgiving...

 
 Opinion    November 30, 2015

Letter to the Editor: MSU firing Rob Ash a big mistake

Editor: I don't understand the decision of the Montana State University athletic director. As a football coach and a high school science teacher for 28 years, I have seen a lot of ignorant things in football, but he may have just won the grand...

 
 Opinion    November 30, 2015

Letter to the Editor: Montana's clean power plan is good for economy

Editor: I haven’t seen the crap piled so high since our ranch had a feedlot back in the ’70s. NorthWestern Energy recently commissioned a report by the University of Montana’s Bureau of Business and Economic Research to sue the EPA over its...

 
 Opinion    November 16, 2015

Letter to the Editor: Four lanes needed for Highway 2

Editor: The Montana Department of Transportation has recently advertised for a public response to their plan to reconstruct U.S. Highway 2 from Chinook to Fort Belknap. What’s troubling is that once they have completed the project, Highway 2 will...

 
 Opinion    November 10, 2015

Letter to the Editor: Thank you, kind stranger

Editor: A sincere thank you goes to the gentleman who found my wallet at North 40 on Sunday at about 12:30 p.m. I asked the cashiers your name, but they didn't think to ask you, so thank you for your honesty — much appreciated. Dona Woods...

 
 Opinion    October 23, 2015

Letter to the Editor: Glad for son, sad for the Great Northern Fairgrounds

Editor: We would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to the huge number of people who came to the Great Northern Fair Board meeting Tuesday, Oct. 20, to voice their support for Mike Sharp and the Great Northern Fairgrounds. After reading t...

 
 Opinion    September 25, 2015

Letter to the Editor: CSKT compact is working well

Editor: Through independent research and analysis, Montana Stockgrowers, the Montana Farm Bureau and the Montana Chamber of Commerce have determined that the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Water Compact is in the best interest of Montana. These...

 
 Opinion    September 21, 2015

Letter to the Editor: Meyers, Windy Boy praised for Medicaid expansion vote

Editor: Each day I am honored to provide care to individuals who live, work and play in our community. Some of these individuals, who are our friends, family and neighbors, delay getting medical care due to having little to no money and a lack of ins...

 
 Opinion    September 21, 2015

Letter to the Editor: Open primary system has worked for more than a century

Editor: The Montana Republican Party claims a First Amendment right to associate in a closed primary election where only registered Republican voters are allowed to cast a ballot. The Republicans can holler all they want, but if they don’t put it...

 
 Opinion    August 27, 2015

Letter to the Editor: Funding to halt for Buckle Up Program

Editor: For the past number of years, the Buckle Up Program has provided education and awareness in seat belt safety and proper car seat installation to individuals in Liberty, Hill, Blaine and Chouteau Counties. As of Oct. 1, the Hill County Buckle...

 
 Opinion    August 19, 2015

Letter to the Editor: Thanks for help with Sounds on the Square

Editor: As with so many activities that take place in Havre, Sounds on the Square wouldn’t happen without the volunteer help and the financial generosity of those believing in keeping Havre a great place and offering some fun activities like...

 
 Opinion    August 18, 2015

Letter to the Editor: Rocky Boy veterans cemetery is awesome

Editor: I would like to acknowledge a very special place here at Rocky Boy — the new veterans cemetery along Laredo Road. I drive by it twice a day, in the morning coming to Rocky Boy and in the late afternoon returning to Havre. For me this has...

 
 Opinion    August 17, 2015

Letter to the Editor: Havre Scout awarded Eagle Scout rank

Editor: Corey Lloyd, 17, of Havre, was awarded his Eagle rank Thursday, Aug. 13. Corey restored the Hidden Hallows campsite south of town in Beaver Creek Park. Several hours were spent removing overgrowth, laying cement pads, building shelters and...

 
 Opinion    August 6, 2015

Letter to the Editor: Thanks to senators for backing health care clinics

Editor: When we talk about health care, it’s important to remember that even though more Americans have health insurance coverage these days, millions of people still struggle to find a place to go for regular preventative care. A key part of the...

 
 Opinion    August 6, 2015

Letter Editor: Drinking shouldn't be allowed at Sounds on the Square

Editor: I have just finished reading the front page article on “Sounds on the Square drinking OK’d” (Havre Daily News, page 1, Wednesday, Aug. 5). Why must the good people of this community feel that alcohol must be present at every event we...

 
 Opinion    July 31, 2015

Letter to the Editor: Thanks for dedication to Town Square

Editor: The reason for this letter is to personally thank my committee members for more than 15 years of dedication to our Town Square project. Havre ... did you know that this committee of people mow, clean and maintain our community Square each...

 

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