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 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...

 
 By Pam Burke    Local    May 8, 2019

Stamp Out Hunger food drive set for Saturday

U.S. Postal Service carriers in north-central Montana are joining fellow carriers across the country who will be collecting non-perishable food items Saturday for the 27th annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. “It’s a tough time of year for some of...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    May 3, 2019

View from the North 40: What are the odds?

Winning the big payout in any lottery is rare because the odds are astronomically against that happening, but that holds true for a lot of things. Because the lottery folks are in the business of making money, they take paying it out very seriously....

 
 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...

 

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