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 By Pam Burke    Opinion    November 15, 2019

View from the North 40: Yes, these really are wonky times

Sometimes, in these modern times, it’s difficult for us to make sense of the world but, rest assured, I am here to tell you that there are very good reasons why things don’t make sense. The world...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    November 8, 2019

View from the North 40:Even on a good day, it's all mayhem

“I just want my house clean enough so that if someone drops by unexpectedly, it doesn’t look like we’re six days into battling a poltergeist” — Author unknown. I don’t normally quote...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    November 1, 2019

View from the North 40: Part 2 of the the two-part 'Ewww' series

Last week’s Part 1 of the “Ewww” series was about our resident over-the-door bat that made its way into our house, but this Part 2 really ups the ewww-factor, proving that we are not living the...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    October 25, 2019

Part 1 of a two-part 'Eww' series

I live out in the country with my dog, cat and horses, visited daily by deer, birds of all timidness and ferocity, and mysterious predators that slink through in the night, but this ain't a Disney...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    October 18, 2019

View from the North 40: The ancient cry of my people, or just my mother's voice

Language is both a science and a mystery. I am not here today to bring some kind of resolution to the issue, but I do want to add my perspective to the mix. Plenty of studies have been published to...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    October 11, 2019

View from the North 40: The scariest Halloween event … ever

I thought that this era — when all our embarrassing, stupid stunts get filmed, posted on the internet and commented on by uncharitable strangers — was enough to make me glad that I grew up in...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    October 4, 2019

View from the North 40: All this for one little shower stall?

Anticipation and Dread are like fraternal twins separated at birth, one raised by well-adjusted and supportive parents to think positively, and the other raised by well-meaning, but vaguely clueless p...

 

View from the North 40: Testing 1,2,3 … the image is snowy

Winter is coming. It’s all everybody can talk about. This weekend’s storm is going to descend from the frozen Arctic wasteland of Canada’s hinterlands, envelop the Rockies in snow, roll it down...

 
 By Pam Burke    Local    September 25, 2019

Little Britches Rodeo coming to Havre, again, for three weekend events

Hi-Line Rodeo Team is holding its second annual fall 2019 Little Britches Rodeo mini-circuit at the Great Northern Fairgrounds in October and November, and the first registration deadline is Oct. 7....

 

View from the North 40: A double-header fight of Them vs. Us, They vs. We

I’m not much into Them and They or Us and We, but the struggle between Them and Us and They and We has been growing in the last decade. I heard it in town last week, a conversation about Them. The...

 

Havre Festival Days Events Calendar

Friday, Sept. 20 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. — Friends of the Library Book Sale (Library Meeting Room) 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. — Anka’s Treasures Trunk Show and Demonstration (Bearly Square Quilt Shop) Noon - 6 p.m. — Quilt Guild Show and Vendors (former...

 

View from the North 40: Another edition of barnyards gone wild

The internet is full of farm animals that have gone wild in the past two weeks, and I’m not talking about Youtube videos of farm cats being all crazy cute and stuff. I am talking about the...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    September 6, 2019

View from the North 40: A tale of too many rocks

Once upon a time in Montana we all would’ve been swimming with the fishes, but times change. The ice ages melt. The inland sea recedes. The Missouri River settles into a drainage 60 miles south....

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    August 30, 2019

View from the North 40: Barely functional, even when functioning

We had that weird dry spring, so I scheduled a week off to get some work done outside — I even booked a rental tractor to help with the work — and then the skies opened up and it rained all that...

 
 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...

 
 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...

 
 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...

 
 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...

 
 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...

 
 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...

 
 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...

 
 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...

 

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