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 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...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    January 11, 2019

View from the North 40: Spoiler alert: It's more gross than funny

Fatberg, it’s like an iceberg, but made of fat. It’s a thing. You can look it up. In fact, you can look up the word definition in a 28-volume Oxford English Dictionary — which is arguably the premier authority on words in the English language...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    January 4, 2019

View from the North 40: If I were in charge of world records ...

A couple in Wyoming has received confirmation from Guinness World Records that they are the fastest two-man tent assemblers on record in the entire world. Yes, that’s a thing, and Elizabeth and Daniel Minton did it in just over a minute. No,...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    December 28, 2018

View from the North 40: How Principal Grinch gave back Christmas

I know, the Christmas presents have been opened, half of them are already broken or the batteries drained. The tree and all the decorations have come down. The Christmas songs have been cut off, cold turkey, at midnight Dec. 25. It’s over....

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    December 21, 2018

View from the North 40: When the law enforces economics terms

The law of diminishing returns says that if all the factors in a process remain the same, except one, and that one is steadily increased, eventually a tipping point will be reached and everything will start failing, lose its luster, fall to wreck and...

 
 By Pam Burke    Local    December 20, 2018

Account established to help Kremlin family that lost home to fire

A fundraising account has been set up to help the Kremlin family whose house burned early Tuesday morning. The Muller family escaped the fire shortly before 2 a.m. Fire trucks from Kremlin, Havre and Gildford responded to fight the fire, but the...

 
 By Pam Burke    Local    December 18, 2018

Kremlin house total loss to fire

Three people today escaped an early morning house fire in the middle of Kremlin that officials say totally destroyed the residence. Kremlin Fire Chief Kody Peterson said the call came in sometime...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    December 14, 2018

View from the North 40: The greasy gut-bomb called empathy

In case you are wondering, sympathy is defined as feeling compassion, sorrow for another person, and empathy is being able to sense other people’s emotions combined with the ability to put yourself in that person’s place. I like to think of it...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    December 7, 2018

View from the North 40: A news roundup to start the month

When life gives you hard news, read here for the soft and fluffy stuff. Things get crazy in the capitol In the nation’s capitol at the end of November Gavin Clarkson, a New Mexico resident, and his fiancee had their request for a marriage license...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    November 30, 2018

View from the North 40: Like I said before 'meh fwote huhwts'

My purpose here today is simply to explain to you why the tonsils are the stupidest organ in the human body. I know this comes as a shock to everyone who thinks that title belongs to the appendix but, with all due respect, that internal organ must...

 
 By Pam Burke    Local    November 30, 2018

Rodeo team Cowboy Christmas set for Saturday

The Montana State University-Northern rodeo teams are hosting their 19th annual Cowboy Christmas fundraiser Saturday. The annual event will be held in the Armory Gymnasium on the university campus, with no-host cocktails starting at 5 p.m. and the...

 
 By Pam Burke    Local    November 26, 2018

Big Sandy Christmas Stroll set for Dec. 1

Big Sandy’s Christmas Stroll will be taking over the town Saturday, Dec. 1, one of the event organizers, Tina Cook, said. The day, organized by the Chouteau County Community Service Improvement group, will start with Breakfast with Santa at 8 a.m....

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    November 23, 2018

View from the North 40: A kilogram by any other measurement

In a world where it seems the only thing humanity has in common is our divisiveness, scientists from around the globe have met and shown the world that people of the human race come together in one voice to tell the world they can accurately measure...

 
 By Pam Burke    Local    November 20, 2018

Community Thanksgiving delivery deadline Wednsesday

Havre residents who can’t travel to the Havre Community Thanksgiving Dinner Thursday can arrange to have the free dinner delivered by calling North Central Senior Citizens Center between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. today or Wednesday at 265-5464. People...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    November 16, 2018

View from the North 40: Not waving, but drowning, yet laughing

Sometimes I believe all the people who love me beyond my faults, and those people who just don’t know me well enough, when they say, “Oh, it’s too bad you didn’t have kids. You would’ve been a great parent.” Nope. My animals, aka the...

 
 By Pam Burke    Local    November 13, 2018

House fire on Sucker Creek Road

Bear Paw Volunteer Fire Department responded with four units and 11 firefighters to a structure fire reported Monday at about 11 a.m. on the 50000 Block of Sucker Creek Road. Bear Paw Fire Chief Josh Bebee said the fire in the dwelling was contained...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    November 9, 2018

Zen and the art of winter preparedness

Just like I prepared our property for winter by clearing the driveway verge of vegetation that would cause drifting and other problems when the snow and cold hit, my mental and emotional preparedness for winter weather was impeccable this fall. By mi...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    November 2, 2018

View from the North 40

Halloween has brought out all the spider decorations, but a man in Fresno, California, who was house sitting for his parents, had a problem Oct. 24 with real spiders, a problem he felt compelled to...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    October 26, 2018

Opening my pie hole about reality TV

I’m not a fan of reality TV because I can’t stand all the drama, worse, it’s manufactured drama. That is just not my thing. I know that makes me sound old and stodgy, but I was there and of that age when MTV descended from music video...

 

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