Laurel — U.S. Rep. Steve Daines has a good idea that is worth looking into. He would let the Bureau of Reclamation allow hydropower dams be built on streams canals and ditches. That would provide jobs and create cheap, renewable energy for Montana.
Dart — We have no idea if the people arrested on methamphetamine sale are guilty or not. The courts will make that decision. But the arrest reinforces the feeling that there is a lot more to do in the war on meth. It appeared for a while that progress was being made, and that fewer people were selling, using or becoming addicted to meth. It now, unfortunately, appears that meth is making a comeback.
Laurel — There’s a lot of work to be done for the proposed Havre Public Schools building plans, but the district is off to a good start. The plan will take care of the some of the serious building programs at Havre High School and Sunnyside Intermediate School. Because of good planning by the district, grants and state aid will pay for a good part of the program.
Laurel — Law enforcement officials from throughout the area will be enforcing Montana’s seat belt law in coming days. It’s beyond question that seat belts save lives. The evidence is mounting. The facts are one thing, the human stories are better. At Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation. all six fatal accidents in recent years have involved people who were not wearing seat belts, Acting Police Chief Steve Henry said. See to it that police don’t have much work to do during the crackdown — wear your seat belt.