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 By Pam Burke    Opinion

It's more loony 'toons than call of the wild

You know I love a good nature article, one that will amaze, amuse or confuse me, even startle, horrify or repulse a little bit. I look for these articles in the news, but I... — Updated 6/11/2021

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion

View from the North 40: Today it's science, all the way down

I’ll ease you into things with a light-hearted science story, but I’m wrapping it up with some serious monkey business, so you might want to sit down. Scientists have figured... — Updated 6/4/2021

 
 By Pam Burke    Local

FWP stocking local fishing sites

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has begun its annual stocking of fisheries around the area with trout and walleye, and more is expected to be completed in the coming month. "They... — Updated 6/3/2021

 
 By Pam Burke    Local

Man arrested after high speed chase

Havre Police officers and Hill County Sheriff’s deputies were involved Monday evening in a vehicle and foot pursuit of a Havre man, after a vehicle was reported stolen from First Street business. Chad Wagner of Havre, 25, was arr... — Updated 6/1/2021

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion

View from the North 40: Ode to my barn, the home of treasures

There is something about a barn that speaks to the soul, and I’m not just saying that because I have one — or rather I have both — a barn and a soul. I’ve been working on... — Updated 5/28/2021

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion

View from the North 40 - Imagine, if you can, my disappointment

With one headline, Live Science promised me an epic tale of adventure, heroism and more than just a little absurdity: “After a Chinese zoo covered up a leopard escape, 100... — Updated 5/21/2021 Full story

 
 By Pam Burke    Local

FWP Fresno fishery advisory committee moves forward

Despite the weather, ongoing system repair and maintenance projects affecting the waterway, and having to meet remotely, the Fresno Reservoir Fisheries Management Plan Advisory... — Updated 5/20/2021

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion

View from the North 40: Just be sure to slap a slogan on it

We’ve all got answers to life’s problems, but they ain’t all interesting, so today I want to talk a little bit about innovative solutions. Remember the Suez Canal fiasco a... — Updated 5/14/2021

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion

View from the North 40: It could be called mental therapy

I’ve never been good at training two horses at the same time, and yet here I am, on the verge of my rocking chair on the porch years, breaking two horses to ride, and they couldn... — Updated 5/7/2021

 
 By Pam Burke    Local

Antelope herds pass by Havre before fawning season

For more than a month large herds of antelope have been hanging around pastures and fields just outside of Havre, but Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Havre-area wildlife biologist... — Updated 5/6/2021

 
 By Pam Burke    Local

New family takes over long-time family business

Long-time, multi-generational Havre business Floren's Hill County Printing has been sold to new owners Stacy and Bob Mantle - but, in a sense, the business has stayed in the... — Updated 4/30/2021

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion

View from the North 40: And now I'm almost a surgeon

I got to pull stitches out of my husband’s face Wednesday and I was so excited about it I did a happy dance while he wasn’t looking. He never wants to let me play doctor on... — Updated 4/23/2021

 
 By Pam Burke    Local

Bearpaw Bowmen holding 3D Archery Shoot Sunday

Bearpaw Bowmen Archery Club is holding its Spring 3D Archery Shoot Sunday at Eagles Campground in Beaver Creek Park. The 25 3D targets - life-sized animal targets - will be a... — Updated 4/22/2021

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion

View from the North 40: Animals sing the songs of their people

We all have a voice, and for good, bad or weird animals do too. NPR’s Madeline Sofia talked March 25 to U.S. Department of Agriculture entomologist Sammy Ramsey about cicadas... — Updated 4/16/2021

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion

View from the North 40: It's all shabby without the chic

It’s hard to pretty up a home when you have all the decorating instincts of an average sixth-grader. I have countered this lack of style savvy, though, with all the ambition and... — Updated 4/9/2021

 
 By Pam Burke    Local

Spay-neuter clinic set in Chinook May 8-9

Non-profit dog rescue PAWS of Chinook is partnering with Spay Montana to offer the rescue’s first spay/neuter clinic and vaccination clinic set for Saturday and Sunday, May 8-9,... — Updated 4/8/2021

 
 By Pam Burke    Local

High-speed Havre chase ends in crash, injuries

Havre Police officers were involved Monday evening in a high-speed pursuit on First Street that ended in a rollover crash at the junction of U.S. highways 2 and 87, and with one... — Updated 4/6/2021

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion

View from the North 40: 'No deaths have been reported' - Yet

I’ve been around animals enough in my life to know that they can sense when humans are vulnerable, and most of them are perfectly willing to capitalize on our weak moments ... — Updated 4/2/2021

 
 By Pam Burke    Local

Still time to catch the action at Freezout Lake

It's not too late this year to catch the annual spring migration of tens of thousands waterfowl at Freezout Lake Wildlife Management Area along the Rocky Mountain Front. Freezout... — Updated 4/1/2021

 
 By Pam Burke    Local

Fast response limits Sunday Rocky Boy fire

Firefighters from multiple tribal agencies came together in rapid response to get a wildfire contained to minimal acreage in high winds on Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation Sunday... — Updated 3/30/2021

 
 By Pam Burke    Local

'Backroads' in the Bear Paws

A production crew from the Montana PBS series "Backroads of Montana" will be spending the weekend in the Bear Paw Mountains filming and interviewing a Chouteau County ranching famil... — Updated 3/25/2021

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion

View from the North 40: It's the column in which I take a shot at philosophy

As I said in a column a few weeks ago, I’ve taken up archery and am completely enamored with it, largely because it has turned out to be one of those things in life that just... — Updated 3/19/2021

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion

View from the North 40: As luck would have it

Apparently, the coronavirus social distancing guidelines haven’t slowed down the Good Luck Fairy from spreading her magical glittery stardust around the world. Good Luck Fairy,... — Updated 3/12/2021

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion

View from the North 40: Nothing like a little research to get your blood pumping

Nerds look things up, that’s who we are — sometimes that more for worse than for better. It started with “confab,” as in this simple reply: “That sounds fun, but John and... — Updated 3/5/2021

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion

View from the North 40: This is long, but surprisingly pointless

You know a word that we don’t hear very often? Giddy. And that’s a cryin’ shame. Well, of course, giddy doesn’t mean cryin’ shame. It means happy, joyful, elated,... — Updated 2/26/2021

 

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