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 By Pam Burke    Opinion    June 22, 2018 

View from the North 40: 'The Twilight Zone': It was all real

When I was a kid one of the small handful of television networks that our TV would pick up regularly ran reruns of “The Twilight Zone,” and that program really kept us alert because we didn’t know what we were going to get each week —...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    June 15, 2018

View from the North 40: Belly up to the bar for a shot of beaver

The Associated Press reported Tuesday that a New Hampshire distillery has created a new bourbon, Eau De Musc, which derives its flavor in part from secretions extracted from a beaver’s castor sacs. Do you remember the coffee bean that became...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    June 8, 2018

View from the North 40: You say @#$^&, I say ha, ha, hah

At one point in the evolution of the North 40’s motherland, we took down some barbed wire fence and put up a one-wire electric fence to temporarily split our two main pastures. I swear we did this for practical purposes. The pain and torture were...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    June 1, 2018

View from the North 40: They'll bite you when you're down

For all you people who feel like bad things keep happening to you when you’re stressed and overwhelmed by life already, a group of researchers at the University of Liverpool in England offers one more set of data to help prove that it’s not just...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    May 25, 2018

View from the North 40: The science of killing myths

The believers, conspiracy theorists, wanna-bes and want-it-to-be’ers are waiting, as the saying goes, on tenterhooks as a researcher pits modern genome science against the myth of the Loch Ness monster. New Zealand’s University of Otago...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    May 18, 2018

View from the North 40: PSA on grass and weed management

Vegetation management for me is almost like the old adage “it’s a blessing and a curse,” but more like both a curse and a curse. If I apply the full weight of my efforts, I cannot get the good grasses and plants to grow, and I can’t get the...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    May 11, 2018

View from the North 40: Here kitty, kitty. Nice kitty. What th-

Do you ever read or hear some news on an obscure topic about which you know a thing or two because, hey, life can take you in strange directions, but you hear the thing and you know some stuff and you wonder how did those people come out of that...

 
 By Pam Burke    Local    May 11, 2018

Walleye Challenge slated at Fresno next week

The Fresno Walleye Challenge, a two-day fishing tournament with day money and overall payouts for the two-person teams, is a week away, and organizers said the tournament still has a few openings left before reaching the 100-team limit. The...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    April 27, 2018

View from the North 40: Goodbye Brock Creek Road, farewell Garrison Junction

Some moments, those profound life moments, come at you like a truck wreck in the making, in slow motion, from a few miles out. You always knew that the road would be slick ahead, but you thought it wouldn’t happen for many miles. You thought...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    April 13, 2018

View from the North 40: Move along, folks, there's no sympathy to see here

If sympathy was a tangible thing that you could use to fill a room, all the sympathy my siblings and I got from our parents when we were children would amount to a vast, empty hall filled with nothing but echoes of our complaints. Maybe a few...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    April 6, 2018

View from the North 40: What are you talking about, Weather Channel?

As much as I am totally into dramatics, I do not think my adopted hometown of Havre deserved to be labeled as the worst city in the whole United States of America this winter. Yeah, I get it, our weather has sucked this year, truly, I’ve lived...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    March 30, 2018

View from the North 40: This isn't really about Easter

It's just another week in weird news. First, some people really know how to celebrate the holidays, and some people are just a train wreck. We all know folks who go all out for the Easter holiday with colored eggs and an 8-foot blow-up Easter bunny,...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    March 23, 2018

View from the North 40: If it smells like a crappy cover up ...

I was never one of those chicks who had guys rushing to do things for her or even to save her from herself. I wasn’t one of those uber-pretty and delicate girls for whom guys fell over themselves, and I had enough sarcasm and swearing to make...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    March 9, 2018

View from the North 40: You just never know what'll get a laugh

I’m calling it a quirk, but if I were hard-pressed to be honest about it, I’d have to admit that it’s a failing or a weakness or a glitch, even, in my brain. I suffer from homophonia. That’s not a word. I just made it up. I started with a rea...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    March 2, 2018

Big payday for the nerds, and some validation

Behold the mighty comma — arguably the most common of punctuation marks, though oft misused, misunderstood and misplaced, and subject to roughly a bajillion rules — and one comma, or rather lack of a comma, just got its day in court. Oakhurst Dai...

 
 By Pam Burke    Local    February 27, 2018

Smoke 'em if you got 'em

On the ever-growing list of locally owned dining places offering unique menus in Havre, add the deli at Gary& Leo's Fresh Foods, which installed a commercial-sized smoker and has become the go-to...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    February 23, 2018

View from the North 40: Nature is wondrous, but not always pretty

Nature is all around us, and sometimes it’s a little too much in-your-face. A Cooper’s hawk in upstate New York is helping one city with its pigeon problem, but not everyone is appreciative. A red-eyed, crow-sized raptor, the Cooper’s hawk...

 
 By Pam Burke    Local    February 19, 2018

Gianforte meets about Madison Food Park

U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte, R-Mont., met today with Todd Hanson, Madison Food Park director of development whose office is in Havre, to learn about the proposed food processing facility. Hanson told Gianforte that the intent of the company is to...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    February 16, 2018

View from the North 40: How to Kill a Joke 101

I always said the quickest way to kill a joke was to explain it, but I think scientists have discovered, unbeknownst to themselves, that the most efficient way to kill a joke is to research it and explain the research. Thoroughly. Apparently,...

 
 By Pam Burke    Local    February 16, 2018

Area ag producers courted by developers

Todd Hanson, director of development of the proposed 3,000-acre Madison Food Park to be located between Great Falls and Belt was in Havre Thursday to speak with area farm and ranch producers, and ag s...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    February 9, 2018

View from the North 40: In the end, the lessons proved to be good

February must be a month to revisit topics because I’m back with marijuana-infused news, this time home-grown here in the U.S. and as wholesome as a Girl Scout working the annual cookie sales gig. Last week I reported on two Canadian cops who...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    February 2, 2018

Keystoned cops in Canada suspended

Toronto newspapers are reporting that two of the city’s police officers have been suspended with pay pending an investigation on allegations that they consumed cannibis edibles while on duty. No charges have been filed and any criminal activities a...

 
 By Pam Burke    Local    January 31, 2018

Bed, Breakfast and Beyond

Driving onto the property at Montana Style Bed and Breakfast is akin to entering a world where treasures from other times and other places transform the rooms and atmosphere into a wonderland for...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    January 26, 2018

View from the North 40: Solid gold news no one can really use

Much to my surprise, a North 40 column from a few weeks ago created a confused hullabaloo among a few readers who were concerned that President Donald Trump actually might be, as I suggested, authorizing a wall of such grand proportions between the...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    January 19, 2018

View from the North 40: Pamville News, the winter boredom edition

The burden of trying to be funny this week is too great for my tense and increasing stooped shoulders to bear. Fortunately, we here at Pamville News are fond of gathering odd news and this week has enough of that to fill the gap. They fought the law...

 

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