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  • Bear Paw among 11 development organizations certified

    Updated Feb 4, 2016

    Press release HELENA – The Montana Department of Commerce has completed a competitive RFP process to award 11 Certified Regional Development Corporation contracts including to Havre-based Bear Paw Development Corp., the oldest economic development district in the state. CRDCs receive state funding to facilitate economic development in their regions. Core activities include strategic planning, revolving loan fund management and business technical assistance. CRDCs also apply f...

  • Signing Day 2016: Havre's Rismon becomes a Bulldog

    Chris Peterson|Updated Feb 4, 2016

    Signing day is always a special day of the year for college football fans. Rosters become finalized and recruits at long last, have an official destination, most of them anyway. And while most of the college football world will be focused on where the big-name, five-star recruits sign, Hi-Line sports fans will be interested in the final landing spot of a number of talented local players, who shined on the gridiron. One such player is Havre High's Nate Rismon, who recently sign...

  • Fort Belknap calls for more on voting offices

    Alex Ross|Updated Feb 4, 2016

    The Fort Belknap Indian Community Council has written a letter to Montana Secretary of State Linda McCulloch requesting that she use her authority to direct Blaine County to establish “fully equal satellite voting offices” on the reservation. In the Jan. 27, letter obtained by the Havre Daily News, the council said Blaine County seemed unwilling to open such offices on the reservation to provide those who live on or near reservations with in-person and late-voter registration opportunities. “It is obvious that Blaine Count...

  • Northern looks at football stadium, vets' center

    Alex Ross|Updated Feb 4, 2016

    Montana State University-Northern Chancellor Greg Kegel told a meeting of the Montana State University Council in Bozeman Wednesday, that a veterans success center and a football stadium are two projects being considered by the university. Talk of the possible projects was confirmed by both Rachel Dean, administrative assistant to Kegel, and Jim Potter, director of university relations at Northern, though both stressed that such projects are in the preliminary stages and no...

  • Harlem water treatment plant worker back on job

    Paul Dragu|Updated Feb 4, 2016

    Brett Arensmeyer, a Harlem man who was injured after walking into a cloud of hot chlorine gas last week, is back at work and will be going to Billings to get treatment for lung damage. Arensmeyer is back at work “on a limited basis,” according to Harlem Mayor Bill Taylor and Public Works director Richard Mohar. “We had to keep him away from the water plant for a week,” Taylor added. Arensmeyer lives in Harlem with his wife and three kids, where he works in the city's water treatment plant. Last week, a malfunction with a...

  • Beaver Creek Park plans on using extra revenue to replace facilities

    Paul Dragu|Updated Feb 4, 2016

    Beaver Creek Park made an additional $9,000 last year thanks to a $1 a head increase in cattle grazing prices. Park Superintendent Chad Edgar said Wednesday, in a phone interview, that the park plans to invest that money in new bathroom facilities. The park cattle grazing price went from $11 a head per month to $12 in 2015. The park went from making $81,000 to $90,000 on grazing cattle. The plan is to replace two wooden outhouses with concrete ones by the middle of this year,...

  • Obituary - William F. Arvin

    Updated Feb 4, 2016

    William F. Arvin, 89, of Havre, Montana, 18 days before his 90th birthday, passed away in his home on Jan.. 30, 2016. A graveside service will be on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, at 1 p.m. at Lawndale Cemetery, near Opheim, Montana, with Pastor George Sturm officiating. Bell Mortuary is in charge of Arrangements. Condolences may be left at Bill was born on Feb. 17, 1926, to William Arvin Sr. and Eva Ree (Sisson) Arvin, in Kansas City, Missouri, their oldest... Full story

  • Tester to host 16th Small Business Opportunity Workshop in Billings

    Updated Feb 4, 2016

    Press release Sen. Jon Tester today announced he is hosting his 16th Small Business Opportunity Workshop in Billings on Accessing Capital: Financing your Business in the 21st Century. Tester's workshop will focus on helping Montana small businesses maximize their potential by connecting entrepreneurs with the capital they need to start up and grow in the 21st century. "Accessing capital is one of the biggest challenges facing small businesses in Montana," Tester said. "My...

  • Havre hosts state small business conference

    Updated Feb 4, 2016

    Press release The Montana Small Business Development Center Network will be hosting their seventh annual Invest in Success small business conference on March 15-16 in Havre at the Montana State University-Northern campus. The Montana Small Business Development Centers are a statewide network of 10 regional centers serving all 56 counties in Montana. The SBDC staff offer professional business counseling to emerging and growing small businesses in all stages of business. The...

  • FWP news

    Updated Feb 4, 2016

    9 Hunting Licenses sales started Monday with change in fees From FWP HELENA— Montana’s 2016 hunting and fishing licenses wnt on sale Monday under a new fee structure passed by the state legislature. Licenses will be available at all Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks license outlets. This year hunters must purchase a new “base hunting license” that is a prerequisite to buying any state hunting license. The $10 resident license includes the hunting access enhancement fee that was charged separately for $2 last year. The new...

  • Lights hope to hit stride at Tech, LC State

    George Ferguson|Updated Feb 4, 2016

    It's been a tough Frontier Conference season so far the Montana State University-Northern men's basketball team. And, a tough six-game road trip continues this weekend. Tonight, the Lights (3-7, 14-8) are in Butte for a battle with the Montana Tech Orediggers (1-9, 6-16), and Saturday, MSU-N travels to fifth-ranked Lewis-Clark State (8-2, 20-2) for a showdown with the high-powered Warriors. Both games are rematches from games in Havre three weeks ago, where the Lights...

  • Skylights face daunting road games

    George Ferguson|Updated Feb 4, 2016

    The Montana State University-Northern women's basketball team has suffered two difficult losses on the road last weekend. But, life won't get any easier for head coach Chris Mouat's squad this week. The No. 20 Skylights (5-5, 16-5) are in the middle of a six-game road trip, and this weekend, it takes them to Frontier Conference rivals Montana Tech and Lewis-Clark State. Tonight, Northern is in Butte to face the upset-minded Orediggers (2-8, 6-15), while the Skylights battle 12...

  • Chinook hosts Northern B-C

    George Ferguson|Updated Feb 4, 2016

    The 2016 high school wrestling postseason is here. And the Havre High gymnasium isn't the only place on the Hi-Line where a chance to get to next week's All-Class State Tournament hangs in the balance. On Saturday, the Chinook High gymnasium will host the 2016 Northern B-C Divisional Tournament, where the road to state tournament glory begins for so many grapplers. Locally, the Northern B-C features the host Chinook Sugarbeeters, the top-ranked team in Class C, as well as...

  • Blue Ponies host Cowgirls in the Corral

    Chris Peterson|Updated Feb 4, 2016

    At 2-6, the Havre High girls basketball team doesn't have the greatest non-conference record. But most of the losses have come at the hands of highly talented teams. Tonight, the Blue Ponies will play one of the two teams they have beaten out of conference in the Conrad Cowgirls. After winning six consecutive games to get to 8-4, the Ponies lost back-to-back games to Great Falls High and CMR last week. Tonight, they will look to get back on track at home against Conrad on the...

  • Signing Day 2016: Lights ink 33 future gridders

    George Ferguson|Updated Feb 4, 2016

    The Montana State University-Northern Lights went through a difficult rebuilding season last fall. But, when National Signing Day rolled around, it became clear the Lights aren’t looking back. On Wednesday, Northern head coach Aaron Christensen announced the addition of 33 new signees in Northern’s 2016 recruiting class, the second under Christensen. The class is composed of seven junior college transfers and 26 high school seniors. Included in the group of high school sig...

  • Prep Basketball, College Basketball Standings

    Updated Feb 4, 2016

    Prep Basketball Standings GIRLS Central A Conf. Overall Havre 6-0 8-6 Browning 5-1 10-4 Belgrade 2-5 3-11 Lewistown 1-4 4-10 Livingston 1-5 3-11 Eastern A Conf. Overall Hardin 7-1 10-3 Billings Central 4-1 11-1 Miles City 5-2 9-4 Laurel 3-3 7-7 Glendive 1-6 1-13 Sidney 0-7 2-11 1B Conf. Overall Fairfield 9-0 13-1 Cut Bank 5-3 8-6 Choteau 4-2 11-3 Rocky Boy 4-4 6-8 Conrad 1-7 2-12 Shelby 1-7 1-12 1B Conf. Overall Fairfield 9-0 13-1 Cut Bank 5-3 8-6 Choteau 4-2 11-3 Rocky Boy 4-4 6-8 Conrad 1-7 2-12 Shelby 1-7 1-12 9C Conf....

  • Local Bowling Report: Plenty of tourney action around the Hi-Line this month

    Ken Brubaker|Updated Feb 4, 2016

    For the tournament minded bowler, there are several going on right now, plus a few coming in the near future. These centers spend a lot of money, time, and labor in hosting a tournament. I would hope all U.S.B.C. members realize this and support the different tournaments in our area. They are as follows: The 27th annual Budweiser Handicap Tournament at Snowy Lanes in Lewistown is running through through Feb. 28 for team and singles. Call 1-877-538-3473. No-Tap Mixed Doubles at Jack’s Lanes in Fort Benton Feb. 13through F...