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 By Pam Burke    Opinion    September 21, 2018 

View from the North 40: We ain't whistling 'Dixie' here

Turns out, whistling is a little more sophisticated than just putting your lips together and blowing. When I was a kid of 10 or so, my older brother took whistling beyond the old puckered-lips technique of our younger days after someone showed him...

 

When the stereotype fits, it can still be weird

Sure, we all joke about it being true, but it’s not. The truth is that not all Canadians are polite people. It’s impossible. Mathematicians will tell you it’s statistically impossible for 36.3 million people to all be polite. Statistically...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    September 7, 2018

View from the North 40: Life is like a box of higher-math equations

Sometimes life hands you a series of complications and issues, but if you keep working through the mess, in the end they all come together to create a simple answer — kind of how one of those complex mathematical formulas with a mess of numbers,...

 
 By Pam Burke    Local    September 7, 2018

Fly-in breakfast set for Saturday at city-county airport

The 2018 Air Fair is set to soar at Havre City-County Airport Saturday starting at 7 a.m. Willie Hurd, president of the event-organizing club the North Central Hangar of the Montana Pilots’ Association, said that this year everyone can come for...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    August 31, 2018

View from the North 40: Not all weeks and columns are created equally

I don’t like writing about the craft of writing, the process of writing, for a variety of reasons — top among them being that I don’t want to make myself look stupid as I pretend to know what I’m doing here. We’ve all been around those...

 
 By Pam Burke    Local    August 30, 2018

Group hears how to communicate with Alzheimer's patients

Local family members and other caregivers of people with Alzheimer's disease and dementia had access to a network of assistance and instruction Tuesday and Wednesday. Alzheimer's Association reports t...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    August 24, 2018

View from the North 40: Life's a matter of perspective, even the news

While news sources are waging a battle of perspectives in articles about humans — an easy example being: Is Trump crazy like bat guano or crazy like a fox — recent articles about animals have another side, as well. A Association Press article abo...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    August 17, 2018

View from the North 40: News that will have you seeing yellow

Paris is known as a city of beauty and history. It is the icon of sophistication. It is now sullying its reputation, literally, with its new urinals. Ah, Paris, you are going in the toilet, or as the city officials prefer “le urinoir.” “Paris...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    August 10, 2018

View from the North 40: When summer fun means killer waves and Santa Claus

Scientists have finally solved the great mystery of the Bermuda Triangle that has haunted mankind for a century, but no one can figure out why Christmas season is now emerging like a mirage through the shimmer of a summer heatwave. Several news...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    August 3, 2018

View from the North 40: Your zebra is such a jackass

Skip political races and cultural wars, Egypt and Mexico have officially gone toe to toe for the title of most outrageous jackassery literally involving a jackass of the four-legged variety, and Egypt has kicked Mexico’s jackass in the brawl. My on...

 
 By Pam Burke    Local    August 2, 2018

Man puts other man in hospital, suspect sought

A man was assaulted Wednesday afternoon on the east edge of Havre and taken to the hospital, and law enforcement are searching for the assailant. Hill County Sheriff’s Office dispatch received a call at 5:07 p.m. about an assault in progress on...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    July 27, 2018

View from the North 40: It sounds like a joke, but feels like hope

A man walked into a Planet Fitness in Plaistow, New Hampshire, last weekend, stripped to his nothings at the front door, paced a few laps in the exercise area naked, checked himself out in the mirror...

 
 By Pam Burke    Local    July 24, 2018

Milk River Indian days set this week

Editor’s note: This corrects information about Cpl. Charles Ball. The 54th Annual Milk River Indian Days powwow on Fort Belknap Indian Reservation is set for Friday through Sunday with related activities starting Wednesday. The powwow, which will...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    July 20, 2018

View from the North 40: Going fishing with the ol' solutions generator

On the surface, catfish, a German crisis, baby ducks, the American Old West, modern American Southeast and a sport that sounds like pasta making, but isn’t, don’t seem to have much in common, but I think we can get there from here. News reports...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    July 13, 2018

View from the North 40: Literary analysis of conflict 101

On days we feel the world has too much conflict, it’s good to remember that literary-minded folks, who are rarely good for practical things, remind us that conflict is good because it inspires passion about ideas, people and things. A story...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    July 6, 2018

View from the North 40: Who's the good girl now?

There is nothing like an enforced daily session on a very specific exercise in both patience and urgency to drive a training point home with a young horse and really help you put your own life in perspective. The first point is a good thing, the...

 
 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...

 

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