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 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

 
 By Pam Burke    Local

Lots going on for Hi-Line Rodeo Team

The Hi-Line Rodeo Team has several members who are already qualified for the 2021 National Little Britches Rodeo Association World Finals, but those achievements aren't the only imp... — Updated 2/24/2021

 
 By Pam Burke    Local

Arctic Games Ice Fishing set for Saturday

The 20221 Arctic Games Ice Fishing Tournament is set for Saturday at Fresno Reservoir. Organizer Kodi Peterson said Fresno Tavern is hosting the fishing tournament this year with... — Updated 2/22/2021

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion

View from the North 40: My childhood still might be the death of me

I don’t mean to alarm anyone, but I almost died of a heart attack Wednesday night and, frankly, I’m too old to be having this kind of heart trouble. Specifically, my heart... — Updated 2/19/2021

 
 By Pam Burke    Local

Bear Paw Ski Bowl opening Saturday

Bear Paw Ski Bowl is opening Saturday, with operating hours of 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. for both days this weekend. Bear Paw Winter Sports, the ski equipment rental and merchandise... — Updated 2/18/2021

 
 By Pam Burke    Local

Havre Trails hosting snowshoe hike in Bear Paws Saturday

The Havre Trails is leading a snowshoe hike up Eagle Creek on Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation Saturday, Feb. 20, and everyone is welcome to join the hike. This is a scenic 2-3... — Updated 2/16/2021

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion

February Guinness World Records - I don't know why

Maybe this winter is getting long for everyone, but it definitely has been too long for some people aching to get into the Guinness Book of World Records — those folks have been... — Updated 2/12/2021

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion

View from the North 40: Oh, rats, you know how to live right

That 2019 news about scientists teaching rats to drive a car is making the rounds again like it’s been cruising the drag and is coming back up the street. I was going to sit at my... — Updated 2/5/2021

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion

View from the North 40: We should re-learn how to use our words

I think we’re in trouble when the phrase “everything old is new again” applies to the writing of instruction manuals. Prehistoric drawings all over the world show images of... — Updated 1/29/2021

 
 By Pam Burke    Local

Hell Freeze hockey tournament back in Havre

The 2021 Hi-Line Hell Freeze Hockey Tournament is set to heat up the ice at Havre Ice Dome Thursday through Sunday. Fourteen teams, including eight from Havre, in this year’s... — Updated 1/27/2021

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion

View from the North 40: A world of strange correlations for man and beasts

Because I think being up-to-date in the news also means reading the “Odd News” articles, I occasionally get a sense that human and animals lead parallel lives, or maybe we are i... — Updated 1/22/2021

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion

View from the North 40: What does your the flag fly for?

The overwhelming number of videos about the D.C. protest-turned-siege of the U.S. Capitol didn’t make me think of my grandpa until I saw an entirely unrelated video that seemed... — Updated 1/15/2021

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion

View from the North 40: In times of stress ...

With plenty of opportunities lately to participate in one of my favorite self-health activities — stress eating — I was prompted to do some research on one of my go-to stress... — Updated 1/8/2021

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion

View from the North 40: The event boundary you didn't know you needed

The annual build-up of anticipation for New Year’s Day is, I think, the clearest proof of mankind’s eternal, stalwart and irrational optimistic nature. How many times have we... — Updated 12/31/2020

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion

View from the North 40: I have a wish that's bigger than Christmas

Holidays are complicated. Have you ever tried to make one up on your own? Sure it’s easy to say “That (fill in the blank) is so awesome, everybody should celebrate it as a... — Updated 12/24/2020

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion

View from the North 40: What is going on with the crazy news this month?

I try to stay positive, but there’s just a whole lot of nope in the paper this week, and I hate to say that it’s affecting me, but here we are and I’m starting things off... — Updated 12/18/2020

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion

View from the North 40: Hope summiting 2020 at 29,032 feet

In a time when American politics has been all about dueling realities, you’ll be happy — in a misery-loves-company kind of way — to know that it’s not just us. Nepal and... — Updated 12/11/2020

 
 By Pam Burke    Local

Eagle Riders holding toy donation drive

The Havre Eagle Riders and friends will be conducting their second annual donation drive Thursday, with members and their supporters visiting Havre businesses to collect donations f... — Updated 12/4/2020

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion

View from the North 40: It's like a fortune just flew in and poohed on my car

I am sitting on a gold mine or, more specifically, I’m fixin’ to hatch me a gold mine. Those stinkin’ pigeons in my barn that I’ve been complaining about for years? They cou... — Updated 12/4/2020

 
 By Pam Burke    Local

House fire destroys commissioner's home

A top Hill County elected official is trying to recover from the loss of his home last week. A house fire 28 miles northwest of Havre on Wildhorse Highway late Wednesday evening... — Updated 12/1/2020

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion

View from the North 40: Put another saddle on the horsey, mate

That famous movie clip from “Man from Snowy River” showing the epic scene, with the hero launching his horse off the top of a mountain and galloping headlong down the... — Updated 11/27/2020

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion

Word things – another casualty of 2020

I don’t remember not loving words. I could read and write before I entered school. Granted, it was pretty rudimentary stuff – because, y’know, I’m clever, but I’m not... — Updated 11/20/2020

 
 By Pam Burke    Local

Bear Paw Winter Sports about to open

Anyone who wants to hit the slopes this winter, but is lacking the gear to do it, can rent seasonal equipment from Bear Paw Winter Sports in Havre. Operated by volunteers from Bear... — Updated 11/19/2020

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion

View from the North 40: The mad, mad world of things and stuff

A May 31, 2017, headline on NBCNews.com says, “One in Four Americans Has a Clutter Problem.” I know that’s true because my husband and I are related to every last one of ones... — Updated 11/13/2020

 

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