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 By Patrick Johnston    Local    July 8, 2020 

Health Department bracing for more positives at testing event

The Hill County Health Department, in the wake of new cases that were confirmed in the county over the holiday weekend, is now expecting more confirmed COVID-19 cases to result from the asymptomatic...

 
 By Patrick Johnston    Local    July 7, 2020

End Racism Through Unity event interrupted by rain

Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation held an End Racism Through Unity event on the evening of the Fourth of July but it was interrupted by a rainstorm that necessitated the cancelation of some aspects of...

 
 By Patrick Johnston    Local    July 7, 2020

Park Board hears complaints on proposed fence

The Hill County Park Board addressed concerns during its monthly meeting Monday about a cross fence it has been planning to have built in the southern potion of Beaver Creek Park. Community member Lowell Alcock said he didn’t know what the purpose...

 
 By Patrick Johnston    Local    July 7, 2020

Health Department bracing for more positives at testing event

The Hill County Health Department, in the wake of new cases that were confirmed in the county over the holiday weekend, is now expecting more confirmed COVID-19 cases to result from the asymptomatic testing that Bullhook Community Health Center is...

 
 By Patrick Johnston    Local    July 3, 2020

Drive-through COVID testing set in Havre

Bullhook Community Health Center, in cooperation with the Hill County Health Department, the Montana Primary Care Association and the Governor’s office will be conducting drive-through COVID-19 testing for asymptomatic people in the Havre area at...

 
 By Patrick Johnston    Local    July 3, 2020

Commission sets dates for ambulance district public hearings

The Hill County Commission set dates for public meetings regarding the proposed creation of a county-wide ambulance district during its weekly business meeting Thursday. One meeting will take place in Hingham at 7 p.m. July 14 in the back room of Spe...

 
 By Patrick Johnston    Local    July 2, 2020

Jaycees' fireworks display seeks to introduce a touch of normalcy

The Havre Jaycees' Fireworks Display will be taking place at the Great Northern Fairgrounds Saturday - the evening of the Fourth of July - and the organization's fireworks shop that funds the display...

 
 By Patrick Johnston    Local    July 1, 2020

Sheriff, justice of the peace present budgets

Hill County Justice of the Peace Audrey Barger and Hill County Sheriff Jamie Ross presented their departments’ proposed budgets for the coming fiscal year in separate meetings with the Hill County Commission Tuesday and discussed some...

 
 By Patrick Johnston    Local    July 1, 2020

Situation still unclear on requested sewer variance

The Hill County Health Board met Tuesday to continue their discussion regarding a variance that Mike Winchell, owner of Lodestar Land and Home requested at a meeting with the board last week, and ended finding out it has no authority on the issue....

 

National coin shortage starts to affect Havre

Havre is beginning to see some effects from the national coin shortage going on in the wake of the COIVD-19 pandemic. The Federal Reserve said this shortage is a result of the U.S. Mint operating at reduced capacity due to the ongoing pandemic. Jeff...

 

Local law enforcement provides rules and regs for private fireworks usage

With Independence Day hitting this weekend, and the Havre Jaycees holding its annual fireworks display, law enforcement have some tips on what is legal and what is not for private individuals setting...

 

Officials warn of COVID safety as case number rises

Gov. Steve Bullock held a press conference Wednesday to provide an update on the recent spike of COIVD-19 cases in Montana since the implementation of Phase Two of the state’s re-opening as well as to allow public health officials to provide...

 

[email protected] draws crowd of 40 amid pandemic

Pepin Park hosted the first performance of [email protected] Tuesday, a concert featuring a local band with artists including Kurt Miller, Kris Shaw and Ryan Johannessen that drew 40 attendees despite the...

 

4-H Fair to be held July 17 through 19

Hill County Extension is proceeding with plans to hold a virtual 4-H Fair on the Great Northern Fairgrounds starting July 17, with it’s animal shows running through the morning of July 19, after which they will host their sale. Hill County...

 

Request for sewer variance discussed by health board

Editor’s note: This version corrects the name of Lodestar Land and Home. The Hill County Health Board met Monday with Michael Winchell, owner of Lodestar Land and Home, to discuss a variance that would allow him to install a septic system in a...

 

Storms sweep the Hi-Line

Havre and the Hi-Line region got hit with a series of thunderstorms Sunday afternoon and evening, producing 0.28 inches of precipitation in Havre, as well as pockets of hail up to 1 inch in diameter. The National Weather Service in Great Falls...

 

COVID-19 testing event planned for Hill County

Hill County Department Health Director Kim Larson said at a county officials meeting Thursday, her department is working with Bullhook Community Health Center to set up sentinel testing in the same vein as has been done on the Rocky Boy’s and Fort...

 

Commission and city discuss the creation of county-wide ambulance district

At a Hill County Commission meeting with representatives from the Havre Ambulance Service and Rudyard Rural Ambulance Service as well as Havre Mayor Tim Solomon and Havre Finance Clerk Doug Kaercher, the discussion turned to the idea that a...

 

Holiday Village Mall looking for applicants for vendor fair

Holiday Village Mall will be holding a Summer Nights Vendor Fair every Thursday in July from 5 to 8 p.m. and are taking applications from potential vendors interested in participating in the event....

 

Jaycees fireworks still set at the Great Northern Fairgrounds

Editor’s note: This corrects the amount for the contract awarded to Clausen and Sons for work on The Bigger Better Barn. The Great Northern Fair Board briefly discussed during its meeting Tuesday a few events at the fairground including a...

 

County Attorney suggests during budget meeting some changes to attorney's office

Hill County Attorney Karen Alley met with the Hill County Commission Tuesday to present this year’s budget for her office and answer questions about it, as well as propose some changes she said would help improve operations. Alley said the third...

 

Hill County Commission working to fund lift station improvements

The Hill County Commission is working to upgrade the lift stations in North Havre in the coming years in an attempt to improve their efficiency and get ahead of any potential environmental or health-related dangers these stations may cause in the...

 

Highland Manor Apartments finds interested buyer

Beki Brandborg of Echo Enterprises in Helena, is in the process of purchasing Highland Manor Apartments in southeastern Highland Park with the intention of renovating the 32 units from top to bottom....

 

Golden Spike COVID-19 noncompliance discussed by Tavern Association

Hi-Line Tavern Association President Tom Farnham said the association discussed the situation with local bar, The Golden Spike, which Farnham said has been consistently ignoring the governor's...

 

Atrium set for a grand re-opening June 26

The Atrium will hold a grand re-opening event Friday, June 26, to promote its various businesses featuring live music, alcohol and a raffle. Two weeks before the event storefronts in the building...

 

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