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 By Pam Burke    Opinion    April 19, 2019

View from the North 40: English speakers unite - for a better vocabulary tomorrow

Earlier this week a friend of mine was puzzling over why English speakers use the word “disgruntled” all the time, but we never drop the “dis” prefix and say “gruntled.” A “disgruntled” customer can file a complaint, but why don’t...

 
 By Pam Burke    Local    April 17, 2019

Quinn holds book signing in Havre tonight

Big Sandy organic farmer and businessman Bob Quinn will be speaking about his book “Grain by Grain” along with co-author Liz Carlisle tonight at Montana State University-Northern. The public is invited to the event, which will take place at...

 
 By Pam Burke    Local    April 12, 2019

Hi-Line Living: Harvesting a farmer's wisdom

Farmer and businessman Bob Quinn said that in 1978, when he returned home from California to the family farm in Big Sandy with his with his wife and children, he simply intended to make a living on hi...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    April 12, 2019

View from the North 40: The news is falling my way today

For the record, I don’t need anyone to applaud me or approve of the way I negotiate life for me to feel validated, but sometimes that kind of support makes me want to laugh like a jerk, “haaaa haaa hah!” while pointing my bust-a-cap fingers in...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    April 5, 2019

View from the North 40: Feed me, Seymour, feed me

It’s spring, so the annual harassment has begun about my fat horses. It didn’t help that we went to see some friends over the weekend and all their horses looked trim and fit. Apparently the difference between our horses’ physiques was...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    March 29, 2019

View from the North 40: These guys are big in politics

For those people tired of elected officials fighting over trivial matters that have nothing to do with properly governing our country at federal, state and local levels, this saying offers some comfort: Everything must come to an end one day. I am...

 
 By Pam Burke    Local    March 29, 2019

MSU-N Rodeo hosting its PRCA rough stock challenge

Montana State University-Northern Rodeo’s showcase fundraiser event, the PRCA Extreme Bares and Broncs Challenge, will be bringing in some of the nation’s best pro-rodeo bareback and saddle bronc riders tonight and Saturday in the Bigger Better...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    March 22, 2019

View from the North 40: I'm qualified to be the judge of that

I feel like my whole education and employment history has come together today to bring you this column which celebrates liberal arts in the news. To start this list off, we’ll look at the headline I read titled “Punctuation Marks.” Grammar and...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    March 15, 2019

View from the North 40: Vaguely legal news briefs

A federal appeals court in Michigan gave unanimous support Wednesday to your First Amendment rights to communicate clearly with your middle finger. The Associated Press reports that in 2017, Taylor, Michigan, police officer Matthew Minard pulled...

 
 By Pam Burke    Local    March 13, 2019

Montana Seed Show starts Thursday in Harlem

The 70th Annual Montana Seed show will be running Thursday through Saturday, March 14-16, at Harlem High School. Thursday is all about agriculture with entry and judging of the wool fleeces, grain, legume, grass and potato and woodworking projects....

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    March 8, 2019

View from the North 40: Huh, the time change has a sucker punch

Twice a year, when the time change comes around, I am stunned by the amount of whining and complaining people do over one hour of sleep more or less. It’s an hour, not the end of times, you’ll survive. You’ll even adjust; it’s true. You will...

 
 By Pam Burke    Local    March 8, 2019

Author speaks about ties between birds and man

Award-winning author Jim Robbins of Helena was at the Havre-Hill County Library Thursday evening for the library's Winter Reading Series to talk about his book "The Wonder of Birds." Speaking to...

 
 By Pam Burke    Local    March 7, 2019

MSU-Northern Rodeo teams host events in Havre

Montana State University-Northern Rodeo teams will be hosting a variety of events in Havre - including a new PRCA-sanctioned rodeo - leading up to the teams' participation in the annual spring rodeo...

 
 By Pam Burke    Local    March 6, 2019

Quinn launches new book in his hometown of Big Sandy

Internationally renowned Big Sandy organic farmer Bob Quinn spent Tuesday, the day his book "Grain by Grain" was released, in his hometown of Big Sandy signing books and speaking at the Big Sandy...

 
 By Pam Burke    Local    March 4, 2019

Quinn to launch ag book Tuesday in Big Sandy

Internationally renowned Big Sandy organic farmer Bob Quinn will be launching his book, “Grain by Grain,” at the Big Sandy Library Tuesday. Co-authored by Liz Carlisle, who wrote “Lentil Underground” about organic farmers in north-central...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    March 1, 2019

View from the North 40: Making winter not so bad - Psyche!

Psychologists have long lists of terms for what they — and we, the flawed masses — call coping or self-defense mechanisms because, in the end, we all have to do what we can to get through to happier, or less suckier, days. Like spring. I’m not...

 
 By Pam Burke    Local    March 1, 2019

Helena author in Havre for the library reading series

Award-winning author Jim Robbins of Helena is set to lead discussion about his book which looks at mankind’s relationship to, and lessons from, birds, as part of the Winter Reading Series hosted by Havre-Hill County Library. Robbins will speak at t...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    February 22, 2019

View from the North 40: The beet definitely will go on

My husband doesn’t like beets. I do like beets. This is, I'll admit, inconsequential and the beet-thing obviously hasn’t been a deal breaker in this marriage or much of a “thing” at all (and you know what I mean by “thing” if you’re...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    February 15, 2019

View from the North 40: Maybe learn Canadian as a Second Language

Ian Hammond, which sounds like an actual name and not a user name, started as a joke an online petition to sell Montana to Canada for $1 trillion to help pay down the U.S. debt, arguing that: “We have too much debt and Montana is useless. Just tell...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    February 8, 2019

View from the North 40: Separation of church and insurance is the real issue

When I was in high school we lived in a house that had a metal-covered gambrel roof — aka barn roof — with a shallow slope from the peak to the first angle and a steeper slope to the eve which was actually an 8-foot deep porch roof that was at a...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    February 1, 2019

View from the North 40: That weed is some bad sh-tuff

While the whole country is debating the mary jane, ganja, dank, 420 issue of legalizing marijuana, I’m obsessing over weed of the noxious list kind. I know. I wrote about noxious weeds sometime in the last year or two. I swear I had every...

 
 By Pam Burke    Local    January 29, 2019

Northside home likely a total loss in early morning fire

Northside home likely a total loss in early morning fire A residence that burned on the north side of the railroad tracks early this morning is likely a total loss. Havre Fire Chief Mel Paulson said the call for a structure fire on the 1000 Block of...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    January 25, 2019

View from the North 40: Right hand doesn't care what the left is doing

Yes, 40 years is a long time to hold a grudge, but I think it’s safe to say, now, that my whole brain can let the resentment go, thanks to some German researchers and a small herd of horses. In 1979 an art teacher named Betty Edwards wrote a book...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    January 18, 2019

View from the North 40: Where's wall dough?

The other day I was presented this mind-bending analogy by someone attempting to put the government shutdown and border wall into perspective: “Trump is asking for $5.7 billion out of an annual budget of $4.407 trillion … In other words, Trump...

 
 By Pam Burke    Local    January 11, 2019

Cattle workshop set in Chinook

The Chinook FFA Chapter is hosting a free, low-stress cattle handling workshop Tuesday that is open to the public. Local organizer of the clinic Larry Surber said he and a group of the FFA students saw clinician Tom Curtin give this presentation in...

 

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