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 Opinion    July 6, 2015 

Our View: Work together to get facts out during crises

Hi-Line folks lived through another major weather problem this weekend. A terrible storm with high winds, rain and hail slammed the area, resulting in windows being broken, trees being uprooted, power lines being downed, roads being covered in ice...

 
 By John Kelleher    Opinion    July 6, 2015 

Noel was one great guy

Noel Davidson died last week, and Havre lost a tremendous developer, a community leader and above all a fine fellow. Noel packed 200 years of living in his 97 years. People all over town recall Noel as the man who built their family's first home. He...

 
 By Sondra Ashton    Opinion    July 2, 2015

Looking out my back door: Life's changeS - One size does not fit all

I intend to unload some of my philosophy on you. I’ll call it the gospel (small “g”) according to me (small “m”). I am not important enough to rate a big “M.” So if you want to take...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    July 2, 2015

View from the North 40: Help me! I'm melting, melting … meltiiing

I would like to take this time to go on record as formally declaring that hot weather sucks. I know, that’s pretty strong language for not a very profound revelation. In my defense, though, if I...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    June 26, 2015

View from the North 40: Skip the Bette Davis eyes, I wanted Farrah hair

It’s been been almost 40 years, so I should let it go, plus it’s not right to speak ill of the dead, but I'm saying it anyway: I still really, really, really dislike Farrah Fawcett for making...

 
 By Sondra Ashton    Opinion    June 25, 2015

Looking out my back door: Just walking in the rain, getting soaking wet

“Just walking in the rain. Getting soaking wet. . . People. . . stare at me. . . saying who can that fool be.” That fool be me. Gloriously, deliciously drenched. Three hurricanes this month held p...

 
 Opinion    June 24, 2015

Strengthen plans on sage-grouse to save Hi-Line lands

On May 28, the Bureau of Land Management reached a historic milestone in its effort to conserve the imperiled greater sage-grouse. The plans proposed by the BLM would protect the West’s sagebrush sea, which acts as essential habitat for the...

 
 Opinion    June 19, 2015

View from the North 40: The argument for poor, inspirational me

In a depressing accident of birth, like big feet and a location in southern something-not-Montana listed as my birthplace, I was born without a silver spoon. I would be an awesome rich person — generous, fun-loving, laid back, definintely not...

 
 Opinion    June 15, 2015

Our View: North Central Montana Transit is worth the money

North Central Montana Transit is looking for testimonials in an effort to get next year's funding. We hope local governments and Hi-Line residents are generous in providing the letters of endorsement. We can’t think of any new program in recent...

 
 Opinion    June 12, 2015

View from the North 40: Up a language creek without a translator paddle

Imagine, if you can, a world in which people in different regions spoke different languages. Yes, I just asked you to imagine reality, but let’s step that up a notch. Now, imagine having to rely on a computer program to help you communicate in the...

 
 By Sondra Ashton    Opinion    June 11, 2015

Looking out my back door: Envy me - I live a full life without logic

Envy me if you wish. My living room ceiling leaks drops the size of tadpoles. The wind stirred by Hurricane/Tropical Storm Blanca, like an angry sieve, filtered a heavy layer of grit over everything...

 
 Opinion    June 11, 2015

Letter to the Editor: North Central Montana Transit seeks support

Editor: As you may be aware, North Central Montana Transit runs Monday through Friday morning and afternoon along the Hi-Line. Commuters travelling 30-plus miles to work every day reduce their carbon footprint by utilizing the transit system. Also,...

 
 Opinion    June 9, 2015

Letter to the Editor: Newspaper, prosecution were unfair in case

Editor: Last Tuesday and Wednesday my husband and I were at the Hill County Courthouse in support of our daughter, the defendant, who was served papers for taking money from her grandmother-in-law who lived at Eagles Manor. Our daughter had been...

 
 Opinion    June 9, 2015

Letter to the Editor: Eks Lodge glad to pay tribute to U.S. flag

Editor: Havre Elks Lodge 1201 of the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks was very proud to be part of the Community Memorial Day service melding our Flag Day tradition with the Memorial Day service, exemplifying the motto “One Nation,...

 
 Opinion    June 5, 2015

Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels

Laurel — This weekend is Living History in Havre. All day Saturday, activities aimed at entertaining and educating Hill County residents about the rich history they enjoy on the Hi-Line will be held at all historical attractions. See the list in...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    June 5, 2015

From the North 40: Pakistan is all about that bass

Pamville News The latest rumor from the Pentagon is that U.S. Armed Forces and covert operations agencies will be starting a major recruitment push in the war against Middle Eastern foes because it...

 
 By Sondra Ashton    Opinion    June 4, 2015

Looking out my back door: Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night

Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds reads an inscription on the James Farley Post Office in New York City, the...

 
 Opinion    June 1, 2015

Our View: Fighting blight should be Havre's top priority

The city of Havre may be ready to embark on one of the most important projects it has undertaken in years. The city wants to see what it can do to eliminate or at least reduce a blight. A growing number of apartment buildings, and in some cases...

 
 Opinion    June 1, 2015

Letter to the Editor: Thank you to My Neighbor in Need

Editor: Yes, the economy, low-income people and middle-income people are being squeezed with the cost of hamburger at $11 for a three-pound package on sale, $4.50 for a gallon of milk and mechanics charging $70 to $100 an hour. The cost of...

 
 Opinion    May 29, 2015

Letter to the Editor: Search & Rescue thanks Pizza Hut, Havre for support

Editor: Hill County Search and Rescue would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to Pizza Hut for sponsoring the fundraiser held on April 14, and to the people of Havre and surrounding communities for their support and generosity. HCSAR has been...

 
 Opinion    May 29, 2015

Letter to the Editor: Book tells story of basketball rivalry, small town living in Montana

Editor: As a local historian, I read many books pertaining to the history of this area, Montana and the American West. Most of these books are excellent, providing useful and interesting information about the subject at hand, but sometimes some...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    May 29, 2015

View from the North 40: Proudly flying the fail flag

Some topics are of such great importance that they beg to be illuminated by the written word, though doing so endangers the writer’s very wellbeing. Thus it is, dear readers, I write this column at...

 
 Opinion    May 29, 2015

Letter to the Editor: Thanks police for protecting her, community

Editor: I am writing to thank all of our local cops for putting their lives on the line every day to protect me and the citizens of Havre, especially right now. I need all the protection I can get. Dorothy Solomon Havre...

 
 Opinion    May 29, 2015

Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels

Laurel and Dart — Chuck Johnson and Mike Dennison of Lee Newspapers have been the deans of the Helena press corps for a long time. The two will retire today Johnson started his career covering the 1972 Montana Constitutional Convention, He is...

 
 By Sondra Ashton    Opinion    May 28, 2015

Looking out my back door: Make mistakes - and use your fine china

As far as we know we have only one life to live. That suggests to me that I want to make careful choices. Of course some things are out of my control, such as the sock that went missing when I picked...

 

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