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 By Pam Burke    Opinion    August 23, 2019 

View from the North 40: History 101: Wassup with Greenland

I don’t know what you’ve heard about Greenland, but it’s a strong, independent, saucy country that don’t take no nonsense off of any countries, even Denmark, which it is married to but not necessarily living with. If you know what I mean....

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    August 16, 2019

View from the North 40: Thoughts from my pretty little brain

I was going to start this column with the eye-catching phrase: I am tired of being a woman. But that’s not true. I’m just tired of all the falderal around the status of womanhood as a whole. Are we objects like doormats or arm candy? Are we...

 
 By Pam Burke    Local    August 16, 2019

Milk River Gobblers set Youth Day for Saturday

For its inaugural Youth Day, the Milk River Gobblers group is bringing experts to Havre Trap Club Saturday for youth, along with their parents and guardians, to enjoy fun activities and a free lunch as they learn about Montana game birds, their...

 
 By Pam Burke    Local    August 12, 2019

Outdoor safety: Helmet safety - Head first

Photos by Colin Thompson and Havre Daily News staff No matter the activity, helmets come with some basic features: The shell, an impact management - foam - liner and a chinstrap or harness to attach...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    August 9, 2019

View from the North 40: Consider the modern miracle of the 1260 spin

Professional skateboarder Mitchell “Mitchie” Brusco, 22, competing Saturday in Skateboard Big Air at the X Games Minneapolis 2019, became the first skateboarder in history of the world to land a 1260 in the competition. That’s a spin of 3.5...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    August 2, 2019

Medicine isn't always pretty, but it could be

Many ancient and traditional medicinal recipes call for animal parts, but modern medicine has its share of animal ingredients, too, and I ain’t just talking about how grandma told you chicken soup would cure your cold. From bear gallbladders to...

 
 By Pam Burke    Local    August 2, 2019

Havre PD to hold bike sale

Havre Police Department will be holding a bicycle sale Monday from noon to 3 p.m. in the southeast corner of the Havre City Shop area, which is located at 195 12th Ave. off Second Street West, across from the National Guard Armory. Assistant Chief...

 
 By Pam Burke    Local    August 1, 2019

Kitchen Cache: Chef Anthony Windyboy, co-owner Boxcars Restaurant and Bar

Between them, Anthony and Ashley Windyboy, owners of Boxcars, had a combined 23 years in the food service industry before buying Boxcars in April 2018. Ashley, who runs the bar at Boxcars, had...

 
 By Pam Burke    Local    July 31, 2019

Carolyn Anderson: Up close and personal

Driving across the stark north-central Montana prairie on an early-January afternoon is, perhaps, the best preparation for walking into Carolyn Anderson's art studio that looks over the tail waters...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    July 26, 2019

View from the North40: It's not planes, trains and automobiles

When I was about 15 years old a friend of my family rode his 10-speed bicycle on a 330-mile road trip from Salmon, Idaho, to our home in northwest Montana and then home again — a 660-miles that took about a week each way, averaging something under...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    July 19, 2019

View from the North 40: I hope appearances aren't that important

The biggest problem with living a secluded lifestyle in the country is that you forget about the possibility of visitors, how to fit other living beings into the sum total of your day, or that you need to look in a mirror before opening the front...

 
 By Pam Burke    Local    July 19, 2019

Assistance available to make tiny tot regalia

People who are getting their kids age 6 and younger ready to compete in the tiny tots category of the Chippewa Cree Celebration powwow, Aug. 2-4, and the youth powwow, Aug. 1, are invited to the Box Elder Family Resource Center to make regalia. The...

 
 By Pam Burke    Local    July 17, 2019

Golf tourney set in conjunction with Rocky Boy Celebration still looking for entrants

Organizer Tim “J.R.” Rosette Jr. said the 2019 Joel Rosette Memorial Golf Tournament to be held in conjunction with the 2019 Rocky Boy Celebration still has a few openings for teams in the Saturday, Aug. 3, four-man scramble tournament at Beaver...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    July 12, 2019

View from the North 40: The whiny days of summer are here

By nature and nurture, I like just enough drama to make a good story. That’s the hallmark of a life being lived correctly — whether it’s a win-event or a fail, it’s all OK as long as the story is worth telling. What I don’t like, and I thin...

 
 By Pam Burke    Local    July 12, 2019

Third Annual SUPfest set at Beaver Creek Reservoir

The Third Annual Bears Paw SUPfest will be taking to the water at Beaver Creek Reservoir Saturday and Sunday, during what forecasters have said will be the two hottest days so far this year. Organizer...

 
 By Pam Burke    Local    June 28, 2019

Hi-Line Living - Weaver takes the reins at AQHA

Big Sandy rancher and horse breeder Stan Weaver always wanted to have a production sale, but he never dreamed that his annual sales would lead to him taking the helm of the world's largest horse...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    June 28, 2019

View from the North 40: No need to worry. It was all under control.

For reasons that still seem sound because we all made it home safe — which I’m happy to state at the outset for people who can’t handle suspense — two friends and I hauled horses to Power, Montana, and back home yesterday despite ill-weather...

 
 By Pam Burke    Local    June 26, 2019

Havre police investigating stabbing

A caller on the 600 Block of 14th Avenue reported at 1:30 this morning that a man had been stabbed on his left side. Officers and an ambulance responded to the residence, and Havre Police Chief Gabe Matosich said the injured man was taken to...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    June 21, 2019

View from the North 40: In pursuit of the meatballs of happiness

I respectfully submit this column to my current employer as a tentative notice of my possible eminent resignation should my application for a job in Denmark as a happiness investigator pan out. Ikea, the assemble-it-yourself furniture and...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    June 14, 2019

View from the North 40: In a world, where teen justice reigns

A principal in West Virginia has been disciplined for plagiarizing the speech he gave to his school’s graduating seniors. Now-graduated student Abby Smith listened to the speech Parkersburg High School Principal Kenny DeMoss gave to her graduating...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    June 7, 2019

View from the North 40: Study reveals what's hiding behind those smiles

Scientific studies are great, but they often raise more questions than they answer, even if it’s just: “How much alcohol are we talkin’ here?” ABC4 News station WZTV, reported in April that a study by Penn State and University of Buffalo...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    May 31, 2019

View from the North 40: I'm hung up on swinging gates

The principles behind installing gates are so simple even I can mess them up. Gates are essential when you have livestock, pets, small children and other animals that you need to keep confined in or out of a fenced area. I have a few miles of fence...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    May 24, 2019

View from the North 40: Somewhere between a few minutes and forever

I’ve been a big, fat, liar, liar, pants on fire all week long. I’d be more concerned with this uncharacteristic laps in moral standards, but I’ve been on vacation and I just can’t muster the energy to show the proper amount remorse. This...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    May 17, 2019

View from the North 40: When a job is more than a job

We’ve read the reports of how joblessness is down, seen all the help wanted signs and listened to the ’70s generation talk about how “jobs were so scarce back in my day, there was 80 people applying for every job listed, and if you didn’t...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    May 10, 2019

View from the North 40: Lenten muskrat, anyone?

While the Catholic Church gets bashed frequently for its outdated church-sanctioned laws and pressured to modernize its ways, I’m here to lend some non-church support for one of those canons which started in the Detroit-area in the 1700s: muskrats...

 

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