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 By Pam Burke    Local    April 8, 2020

Tribes finding a way to stay connected during social distancing

As COVID-19 restrictions on social interaction continue to keep family, friends and communities separated and to halt normal activities and events, Native and Indigenous people in the U.S. and Canada...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    April 7, 2020

Keep communities safe, healthy and strong

I am one of the least likely people to participate in what I normally call “Rah-Rah” stuff — those spirit-lifting, come-together, team-building exercises to rally the crowd — so this op-ed is...

 
 By Pam Burke    Local    April 7, 2020

Just 20 seconds of your life

The Centers for Disease Control and National Institutes of Health recommend a thorough cleaning of your hands, repeatedly throughout the day, as well as avoiding touching your face to keep from gettin...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    April 3, 2020

View from the North 40: Schrodinger was obviously onto something

This week’s recurring theme in my life is the thought experiment called Schrodinger’s cat. I’m going to do my best to explain the background of Schrodinger’s cat, but right off the bat, I want...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    March 27, 2020

View from the North 40: Tuesday and the safe place

The second winter after my husband, John, and I were married, we took in a stray cat that showed up on our place. She was a beautiful blue-eyed, sealpoint, Siamese-cross with lots of white markings,...

 
 By Pam Burke    Local    March 27, 2020

Montana lab in forefront of COVID-19 research

A research laboratory in Hamilton, Rocky Mountain Laboratories, is a key part of the National Institutes of Health’s team of facilities that are studying the coronavirus that causes COVID-19....

 
 By Pam Burke    Local    March 24, 2020

CDC gives recommendations on disinfecting

The Centers for Disease Control recommends disinfecting surfaces, but it helps to know a little more about products to get that done effectively and safely. Cleaning and disinfecting are two different...

 
 By Pam Burke    Local    March 20, 2020

People asked to use phone for Easter Basket signup

Signup deadline for Easter baskets distributed by the Havre Salvation Army and Havre Copmmunity Food Bank is March 31, and organizers are asking people who want to participate in the program to...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    March 20, 2020

View from the North 40: The distance between you and me is a comfort zone

My hours spent actually in the office were moved around so I now come to work late at night or early in the morning, like, late-late or early-early when no one is there so that I can do my part to...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    March 13, 2020

View from the North 40: Some things quell panic better than others

If you want to know who to blame about this toilet paper hoarding craze in the midst of a pandemic that does not affect your gastrointestinal tract, blame a gang of knife-wielding men in Hong Kong....

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    March 6, 2020

View from the North 40: Voting is animal nature, one way or another

I have been working to better understand politics and — with Super Tuesday behind us and the Montana primary election still so far in the distance that we can’t see our relevance beyond our...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    February 28, 2020

View from the North 40: We're flush with philosophy today

Do you ever wonder if your priorities should be in the toilet? In a piece written for National Public Radio, Greg Rosalsky extolled the virtues of Japanese toilets, which are, apparently, miracles of...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    February 21, 2020

View from the North 40: My life has come to this, folks

I don’t want to make anyone uncomfortable by bragging about what went on in my bedroom earlier this week, or jealous of my under-the-covers escapades, but I feel the strong need to overshare:...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    February 14, 2020

View from the North 40: It's a revolution by resolution

Several news sources have reported in the past two weeks that Tennessee state Rep. Micah Van Huss, R-Jonesborough, has taken his stance against “fake news” all the way to his state’s...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    February 7, 2020

View from the North 40: Would you run through fire for it?

When I was a wee small human, among my prized family possessions were an impressive 6-inch thick Webster’s dictionary and the full, multi-volume faux-leather bound Encyclopedia Britannica. One day,...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    January 31, 2020

View from the North 40: Thank you, Minnesota, I needed some validation

I don’t mean to sound paranoid, but the United Nations has set out to ruin my entire year, and they’re pretending that they’re doing it for my well-being. Their website says that the United...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    January 24, 2020

View from the North 40: There is such a thing as stereotype reversal

My husband, John, and I do not have a stereotypical marriage. I hate to brag, but we are so much odder than that. A friend sent me a message a few weeks ago to say that she would try to let me know...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    January 17, 2020

View from the North 40: Remembering how cold the cold is

I once read advice from a well-respected author who said writers of fiction should pull details from their memories, not from current experiences. Specifically, she gave the example that winter...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    January 10, 2020

View from the North 40: Modern cooking redefines the modern meal

I made bread pudding yesterday — I know it’s not the rocket-science of baking and it’s not fancy, but I wanted to treat myself to one of my favorite foods. It was made extra-special because I...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    January 3, 2020

View from the North 40: What the heck, Deirdre

A Maryland woman has proven that, when it comes to Christmas gifts, it’s not the giving that counts — it’s the giving, then taking it back and then cashing it in for $50,000 that really counts....

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    December 27, 2019

View from the North 40: I think of it as Super Me rather than GMO me

As you take stock of the past year and look forward to the new one along with the renewed hope for the future that it brings, I urge you to consider the traits you wish to develop in the future ...

 
 By Pam Burke    Local    December 23, 2019

Havre Beneath the Streets holds holiday special

Havre Beneath the Streets will be holding its Holiday Special through Dec. 31. With the museum decorated for the holidays, Beneath the Streets is offering lower prices to bring people in to share the...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    December 20, 2019

View from the North 40: A practical magic in a real world

I grew up in the “Bewitched” era, and that after-school TV fantasy sitcom probably ruined me forever. I have believed in magic ever since. I’ve looked for it, longed for it. I was absolutely...

 
 By Pam Burke    Local    December 17, 2019

MSU Extension starts winter gardening workshops Wednesday

Winter might seem to be an unlikely time to think about gardening, but Montana State University Hill County Extension Office is hosting free gardening workshops this winter to help prepare people to...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    December 13, 2019

View from the North 40: My dog, in his next life

It occurred to me this week that, as I have been watching my dog, Cooper, negotiate his way through his elder years, if Cooper were a human I would recognize him immediately. As a dog, he looks exactl...

 

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