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 By Patrick Johnston    Local 

Local documentary on people lost to COVID-19 underway

Havre resident and local amateur documentarian Clayton Quinnell, who published a self-made documentary on the effects of COVID-19 on the Hi-Line in December of last year, is hoping to make another video memorializing those who... — Updated 5/13/2021

 
 By Patrick Johnston    Local

Mueller: Wants next year as close to normal as possible

In a series of unanimous votes the Havre Public Schools Board of Trustees canvased the results of the recent school board elections, provided academic excellence awards to students... — Updated 5/13/2021

 
 By Patrick Johnston    Local

Work ongoing on future Clack Museum location

The H. Earl Clack Memorial Museum Board discussed at its meeting Monday work being done on the former Griggs Printing Building on the 10 Block of Fifth Avenue, where the museum will eventually move. H. Earl and Margaret Turner... — Updated 5/11/2021

 
 By Patrick Johnston    Local

LAC discusses PSAs, mental health directory progress

The Hill County Behavioral Health Local Advisory Council discussed Monday public service announcements to raise awareness about and to normalize mental health issues. LAC members have spoken in previous meetings about making PSAs t... — Updated 5/11/2021

 
 By Patrick Johnston    Local

Commissioner Pinocci speaks to North Central Pachyderms

Public Service Commissioner Randy Pinocci spoke at a meeting of the North Central Pachyderm Club to discuss the 2020-2021 Legislative Session, spending a fair amount of time at the... — Updated 5/10/2021

 
 By Patrick Johnston    Local

Most new Hill County COVID-19 cases in teens to 30s

Hill County Public Health Director and Health Officer Kim Berg said in a report given to the Havre Daily News that the majority of the county’s cases of COVID-19 are in people in their teens to 30s, and she believes the area has... — Updated 5/10/2021

 
 By Patrick Johnston    Local

Critical repairs at Fort Assinniboine see influx of financial support

The Fort Assinniboine Preservation Association, has recently received a significant financial boost to its ongoing efforts to repair critical damage to the fort’s Officers’ Amusement Hall roof. A press release sent by... — Updated 5/10/2021

 
 By Patrick Johnston    Local

Murdered and Missing Indigenous Persons awareness walk held at Rocky Boy

More than 30 people showed up to a Murdered and Missing Indigenous Persons awareness walk Wednesday at Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation, with many attendees having been personally... — Updated 5/7/2021

 
 By Patrick Johnston    Local

Safety procedures detailed as grizzlies become more common in the area

The Big Sandy Senior Center hosted a talk by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Bear Management Specialist Wesley Sarmento detailing how to deal with the increasing presence of grizzly bears in the area. During the last several... — Updated 5/6/2021

 
 By Patrick Johnston    Local

Library in need of funds to repair elevator

The Havre-Hill County Library is in the midst of a search to find funding to repair their elevator, which stopped working a few months ago due to a broken cylinder. Library Director Rachel Rawn said the Havre-Hill County Library... — Updated 5/5/2021

 
 By Patrick Johnston    Local

Park Board discusses lodge stabilization, veteran memorial campground and beaver trapping

The Hill County Park Board met Monday evening and discussed a number of issues surrounding Beaver Creek Park, but the most immediate was the need to stabilize the lodge. Beaver... — Updated 5/4/2021

 
 By Patrick Johnston    Local

Missing and Murdered Indigenous People Awareness Walk set for Wednesday

Wednesday starting at 1 p.m. a Missing and Murdered Indigenous People Awareness Walk is going to be held on Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation. A post on The Chippewa Cree Tribe’s Facebook page says the walk is meant to raise... — Updated 5/4/2021

 
 By Patrick Johnston    Local

Five face off in race for two school board seats: Holden

Michele Holden is running for a seat on the Havre Public Schools Board of Trustees for a three-year term. Five candidates are vying for two three-year terms, with the top two vote-g... — Updated 5/3/2021

 
 By Patrick Johnston    Local

Five face off in race for two school board seats: Kennedy-Stiffarm

Jessica Kennedy-Stiffarm, a local public health nurse, is running for a seat on the Havre Public Schools Board of Trustees for a three-year term. Five candidates are vying for two... — Updated 4/29/2021

 
 By Patrick Johnston    Local

Local health official urges caution as COVID-19 surges globally

Hill County Public Health Director and Health Officer Kim Berg is asking people in the community to take precautions against spreading COVID-19 as cases rise in the area, Montana,... — Updated 4/28/2021

 
 By Patrick Johnston    Local

Workshop set as drought-inducing conditions continue

Hill County and much of the surrounding area finds itself in moderate drought conditions and Montana State University's Hill County Extension is hosting a workshop this week to... — Updated 4/27/2021

 
 By Patrick Johnston    Local

Berreth, Ophus face off for one-year Havre School Board term: Brandon Berreth

Longtime Havre Public Schools employee Brandon Berreth is vying for a seat on the Havre Public Schools Board of Trustees for a one year term, running against sitting board member Garritt Ophus. Ophus was appointed to his seat earli... — Updated 4/26/2021

 
 By Patrick Johnston    Local

Berreth, Ophus face off for one-year Havre School Board term: Garrit Ophus

Garrit Ophus, a sitting member of the Havre Public Schools Board of Trustees is running to retain his seat in a race against longtime Havre Public Schools employee Brandon Berreth.... — Updated 4/26/2021

 
 By Patrick Johnston    Local

Health Officer urges caution amid global surge of COVID-19

At the Hill County Board of Health’s bi-weekly COVID-19 update Hill County Public Health Director and Health Officer Kim Berg said prevention efforts against COVID-19 must continue amid a global rise in cases. Berg said new... — Updated 4/26/2021

 
 By Patrick Johnston    Local

RSID-21 meeting set for Tuesday

A meeting about the funding of RSID 21 will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Great Northern Community Center. Hill County Commissioner Mark Peterson said the purpose of the meeting is primarily to discuss the funding of the... — Updated 4/26/2021

 
 By Patrick Johnston    Local

New Havreite using virtual IRONMAN to fundraise for organizations

Havre Daily News Reporter Dane McGuire is looking to become one of the prestigious few to make it on to IRONMAN's VR Wall of Legends and raise some money for local and national... — Updated 4/23/2021

 
 By Patrick Johnston    Local

Commission tables second reading of social host ordinance

The Hill County Commission in its weekly business meeting Thursday voted to table the second reading of a social host ordinance because the commissioners wanted more time to gather public opinion and investigate possible changes... — Updated 4/23/2021

 
 By Patrick Johnston    Local

Beaver management meeting draws many supporters of trapping

The Hill County Park Board’s Rules and Regulations Committee held a meeting Wednesday with strong viewpoints expressed on both sides regarding the future of the board’s methods of beaver population control in Beaver Creek Park.... — Updated 4/22/2021

 
 By Patrick Johnston    Local

Fair board discusses 2021 fair events, welcomes new board members

In addition to welcoming four new board members, the Great Northern Fair Board at its monthly meeting Tuesday discussed proceeding with plans for the 2021 Great Northern Fair. New members are Bob Kaul, Bob Sivertsen, Lex Kellen,... — Updated 4/21/2021

 
 By Patrick Johnston    Local

Water shutdown in Chinook starts Wednesday, boil-order to follow

The city of Chinook will be shutting down residents’ water between 7 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m. Thursday in order to repair a defective waterline with the assistance of COP Construction, and is advising people that get water... — Updated 4/20/2021

 

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