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 By Tim Leeds    Local    February 23, 2018 

Park Board sends cabin lease revisions to county attorney

At the end of a special meeting Thursday, the Hill County Park Board approved sending a draft revision of lease agreements for Beaver Creek Park cabins to the Hill County Attorney almost unchanged, despite audience members saying their suggestions...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    February 22, 2018

Havre schools warn of telephone scam

The Havre Public Schools district is warning people not to give money to telemarketers saying they are looking for money to help Havre students — or for any reason. “We just don’t operate like that,” Havre Superintendent Andy Carlson said....

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    February 22, 2018

Shooting threat found Thursday at Havre High deemed unsubstiated

Havre Public Schools reported in an announcement on its website that someone at 3 p.m. Thursday reported that a threat indicating a school shooting would occur was written on the wall of a boys bathroom at Havre High School. The announcement says...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    February 16, 2018

Hazardous travel again in forecast

National Weather Service again has issued a hazardous travel weather conditions warning, saying blowing and drifting snow will continue today and turn into snowfall tonight and through the weekend, along with bitterly cold temperatures developing by...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    February 15, 2018

Local fire departments get grants after worst wildfire season in a century

Several local fire departments have received cash assistance after fighting numerous fires in what is reported as the worst Montana wildfire season in 100 years. Plain Green Loans, the online lending company of the Chippewa Cree Tribe of Rocky Boy’...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    February 12, 2018

Topsy-turvy weather stays in the forecast

With up-and-down, back-and-forth weather conditions in this part of north-central Montana, forecasters are saying the area might get a short break from bitter cold, but some more snow, before below-zero temperatures return. After massive amounts of...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Opinion    February 9, 2018

Editor's Note: Reporting the news isn't always pretty

The Havre Daily News is in the job of reporting news, reporting the facts, to its readers. We don’t always like what we have to report, and sometimes we have to make judgement calls on what we print. People don’t always agree with us. We printed...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    February 9, 2018

Snow lets up in Havre, cold on the way

The Havre area received another dump of snow Thursday, but whether it was a record is not officially known as yet. It did lead to school and road closures in the area, although with the end of the storm roads were being cleared and some travel...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    February 8, 2018

Park board holds cabin lease meeting

The Hill County Park Board has called a special meeting this month to approve recommendations on Beaver Creek Park cabin lease agreements made by a board committee. The board will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, in the Timmons Room of the Hill...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    February 7, 2018

Cold, snow continues, wrestling trip moved up

Snow keeps falling on the Hi-Line, and it looks like more is on the way, a National Weather Service meteorologist said today. “We’ve decided that nature has picked your town to beat up on this year,” Matt Jackson of National Weather Service in...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    February 5, 2018

Senate candidate causes school lockdown

The candidacy of a Havre resident for the U.S. Senate seat took a new twist Friday when, apparently on his way out of town, William James Dean is alleged to have tried to pull his children out of...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    January 26, 2018

Hi-Line Living: A springlike winter break on the Hi-Line

After a frigid blast of winter air froze the Hi-Line from Christmas through the first part of January, a blast of spring-like warmth settled in, letting people switch from winter parkas to light...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    December 29, 2017

Fire, blizzard devastate area

Editor’s note: This corrects the location of a vehicle-caused grass fire that resulted in the death of an Ohio woman. The biggest news in this part of north-central Montana this year was fires -...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    November 10, 2017

Local recycling enters a new era

One era of recycling on the Hi-Line has ended, but another has begun. Recycle Hi-Line, which five years ago started a citywide recycle drive, held for several years now on the third Saturday of each...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    October 20, 2017

PSC sets meeting on power outage

Following one of the largest power outages in the state possibly for decades, the Public Service Commission wants to know what people think of NorthWestern Energy's response to the outage and has a me...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    September 29, 2017

Hi-Line Living: East Fork Fire

Editor's note: This is the first in a two-part series on the East Fork Fire. Watch next Friday's Hi-Line Living for more on what people went through during the fire and what they are doing to recoup....

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    September 12, 2017

East Fork Fire evacuations lifted

Fire officials said this morning that work is progressing well on the East Fork Fire, one day after evacuations were lifted by the Hill County Sheriff’s Office. Theron Oats, fire management officer for the Chippewa Cree Tribe’s Forestry...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    September 8, 2017

Team transfers command at East Fork Fire

With the high-intensity fire suppression scaling down on the East Fork Fire in the Bear Paw Mountains, the top-level incident management team turned the command over to a local management team this...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    September 8, 2017

Activities to raise awareness of suicide set for next week

Activities are scheduled throughout next week in Havre to raise the awareness of suicide detection and the need for suicide prevention, including the third annual Walk for Awareness scheduled for Thursday evening. Amber Spring, one of the organizers...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    September 7, 2017

Plans for Festival Days closing in on opening day

The executive director of the Havre Area Chamber of Commerce said planning for this year’s Festival Days, which starts Friday next week, is nearly complete, and she invited people from the region to come participate in the parade Saturday, Sept....

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    September 6, 2017

MAT bringing Alice to Havreland for Death by Chocolate

The local acting troupe is once again bringing food, festivity and theatrical mystery to Havre in its annual fundraising event, Death By Chocolate. "We put a little bit of a twist to it, that's all I...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    September 6, 2017

City Council starts budget meeting

Havre City Council heard Tuesday about work to rehabilitate a city water tank, approved some requests for street closures for Festival Days and ended by opening its final budget meeting, continued to 6 tonight in City Hall. Public Works Director...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    September 1, 2017

East Fork fire pushing into Blaine County

The Emergency Operations Center for the East Fork Fire that now has burned more than 20,000 acres in the Bear Paw Mountains said in a release this morning that the fire has, once again, shifted...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    August 24, 2017

Police release details of fatal crash

Havre Police released Wednesday afternoon details of an Aug. 15 crash near Highland Cemetery in Havre that injured three people, killing one of them. The release said that at 12:24 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15, a 2011 Chevrolet Impala was as traveling on Pa...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    August 23, 2017

Name of traffic fatality in Havre released

While Havre Police have not yet returned calls asking for details about an Aug. 15 crash in Havre that ended in the death of a man, the Hill County coroner has released the name of the fatality. Hill County Sheriff and Coroner Jamie Ross said Tuesday...

 

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