Our View: Darts and Laurels for Sept. 20, 2013
September 20, 2013
Laurel — Montana State University-Northern received a $1.7 million grant this week that will be used to increase the college’s programs designed to train people for well-paying jobs. The Hi-Line has far too few well-paying jobs, and efforts to improve prospects for our young people should be encouraged.
Laurel — Speaking of Northern, word came out this week that enrollment is headed in the right direction: up. More students are seeing the advantages that Northern offers. Efforts of the administration to get the word out are beginning to bear fruit.
Dart — It’s great Havre city officials are willing to meet with owners of properties that are to be annexed into the city, but suggestions from the property owners that the process be delayed are out of order. More discussion about annexation? The topic has been discussed to death for years now. Let’s move ahead.
Laurel — Havre people seem to be getting into the whole idea of recycling materials. Every month there seems to be a bigger turnout for recycling drives. Congrats to Recycle Hi-Line for leading the effort and to the people of Havre who are taking part in the drive to free up space at the landfill.
Laurel — There will be great weather for Festival Days this weekend, so we hope everyone gets out to enjoy the various activities. The Havre Area Chamber of Commerce does a great job of organizing this massive festival, but hundred of volunteers make the whole thing possible. Thanks to the Chamber and the volunteers.