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Horse injured in Great Northern Fair Indian Relay dies

Strike It Big, the horse that crashed in the final lap of an Indian Relay race during the Great Northern Fair in July, has died due to injuries sustained in the accident. Randolph Bigday, Strike It Bi...

 
 By Ryan Berry    Local    August 8, 2019

Ryan Building evacuated Thursday afternoon

Employees at the Ryan Building were forced to evacuate today at about 4 p.m. after someone reported an "electrical smell" somewhere on the second floor of the building. Havre Fire and Police...

 

500 acres consumed in wildfire

Several fire agencies responded to a large field fire south of Fresno Road between Havre and Kremlin on the Fresno High Grade earlier today. After almost three hours of battling flames, a patchwork...

 
 By Ryan Berry    Local    July 30, 2019

Charity never ceases for Feed My Sheep

In an unexpected act of charity, Feed My Sheep Soup Kitchen received a new picnic table Saturday morning thanks to a donation by Robin Thompson and her parents. Judy Neely, a weekend cook and...

 

500 acres destroyed in wildfire near Havre

Several fire agencies responded to a large field fire south of Fresno Road between Havre and Kremlin on the Fresno High Grade earlier today. After almost three hours of battling flames, a patchwork...

 
 By Ryan Berry    Local    July 26, 2019

Vehicle crashes into 305 Building

Editor’s note: The actual damage to the building, which may have sustained structural damage and had additional damage inside, was unknown at the time this story went to press. The vehicle that hit...

 
 By Ryan Berry    Local    July 25, 2019

Winds whip up fire, threatening Big Sandy home

A fire tore across a field and threatened property northwest of Big Sandy Wednesday afternoon, after the remnants of a Tuesday night fire were brought back to life by high winds. Robin Pearson said...

 
 By Ryan Berry    Local    July 18, 2019

It's all fun and games ... until someone gets hurt

The Great Northern Fair hit full steam Wednesday evening, and with it, so did the emotional ups and downs of fair season. On the north end of the fairgrounds, half-packed rides were swinging people in...

 
 By Ryan Berry    Local    July 16, 2019

Town Pump grant adds Hose Monster to Fire Department arsenal

The Town Pump Charitable Foundation has donated $2,600 worth of equipment to the Havre Fire Department through a grant program, and Assistant Fire Chief Nathan Courtnage said the city's firefighters...

 
 By Ryan Berry    Local    July 16, 2019

City Council approves new assistant fire chief

Havre City Council approved the assignment of Nathan Courtnage as the Havre Fire Department's new assistant fire chief Monday evening during the twice-a-month council meeting at Havre City Hall. "It...

 
 By Ryan Berry    Local    July 15, 2019

Havre 'dodged a bullet' during Sunday storm

Hill County Disaster and Emergency Services Coordinator Dave Sheppard said Havre "dodged a bullet" Sunday evening when a severe thunderstorm passed just south of the city. "It was looking pretty...

 
 By Ryan Berry    Local    July 11, 2019

Gary & Leo's reopens this morning after fire shutdown

Gary & Leo's Fresh Foods opened for business again this morning after an electrical fire shut down the grocery store Wednesday afternoon. "We are up and running," co-owner and general manager Tracy...

 

Upgrade to Havre Skatepark underway, courtesy of Ament

Havre Skatepark will be closed to the public for two to three weeks as work, funded by Pearl Jam bass player Jeff Ament, is completed at the park. "The City of Havre is asking the public to stay off...

 
 By Ryan Berry    Local    July 10, 2019

Chippewa Cree Nation ponders constitutional amendment

ROCKY BOY'S INDIAN RESERVATION - Members of the Chippewa Cree Tribe came to a public meeting Tuesday evening at the Chippewa Cree Council Chambers on Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation to discuss a...

 
 By Ryan Berry    Local    July 10, 2019

Electrical fire shuts down IGA

An electrical fire at Gary & Leo's Fresh Foods at about 2 p.m. has shut down the grocery store for at least a few hours. Havre Fire Chief Mel Paulson said the fire was rather small and that the...

 
 By Ryan Berry    Local    July 2, 2019

Courthouse Annex operations displaced after sewer backup

Hill County Health Department workers have been forced to work from the basement of the Hill County Courthouse after sewage backed up into the basement Thursday evening of the Courthouse Annex buildin...

 
 By Ryan Berry    Local    June 14, 2019

Gildford, Kremlin '69ers reunite for 50-year reunion

"With the ropes of the past, we will ring the bells of the future." The class motto of the Gildford High School class of 1969 rang in the air during a joyful class reunion Sunday at Gildford Park in...

 
 By Ryan Berry    Local    June 14, 2019

Gas leak leads to evacuation in Highland Park

Multiple units from Havre Fire Department and Police Department were on the scene of a gas leak near Highland Park Early Primary School before 10 a.m. Thursday, leading to the evacuation of at least...

 
 By Ryan Berry    Local    May 24, 2019

Rocky Boy Class of 2019 celebrates commencement

Rock Boy High School celebrated the class of 2019 Thursday night in a tearful ceremony that recognized the hardships and dedication of its seniors. Teresa Olson, a teacher at Rocky Boy schools, was...

 
 By Ryan Berry    Local    May 23, 2019

Box Elder Class of 2019 graduates in pomp and ceremony

The 21-member Box Elder High School class of 2019 was honored Wednesday night during a commencement ceremony at the Box Elder High School Gymnasium. Hundreds of attendees packed the room to watch as...

 
 By Ryan Berry    Local    May 21, 2019

Stamp Out Hunger collects 1.5 tons of food

In conjunction with local United States Postal Service workers, the Havre Food Bank collected 2,913 pounds of non-perishable food items Saturday, May 11, as part of the annual Stamp Out Hunger Food...

 
 By Ryan Berry    Local    May 20, 2019

Salvation Army welcomed back with open arms

Dozens of Havreites gathered outside Sally Ann's Salvation Army Thrift Store in the wind and rain Friday morning to be some of the first shoppers at the newly renovated second-hand store. After a...

 
 By Ryan Berry    Local    May 17, 2019

Four Havre businesses on board with "Taste Our Place"

Representatives from the Montana Department of Commerce toured four local businesses Thursday as the state works to get a new "Taste Our Place" program launched across Montana. Susan Joy and Kate...

 
 By Ryan Berry    Local    May 16, 2019

Fire Departments unite for controlled burn

The Havre Fire Department held a controlled burn and training session in conjunction with Bear Paw Volunteer Fire Department, Chinook Volunteer Fire Department and the Montana Department of Natural...

 
 By Ryan Berry    Local    May 16, 2019

Neiffer recognized for Old Station preservation

A day before reaching his brewery's one-year anniversary, Old Station Brewing owner Steve Neiffer was presented an award Wednesday for his efforts to preserve and utilize a piece of Havre history. As...

 

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