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Articles from the March 20, 2020 edition

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 By Tim Leeds    Local    March 20, 2020

Northern continues adjustments in COVID-19 oubreak

Montana State University-Northern is continuing to make adjustments to its services when students come back from spring break next week to reduce exposure to novel coronavirus-19, including...

 

Blaine, Liberty counties restrict restaurant, bar access

In response to the urge to use “social distancing” to reduce exposure to novel coronavirus 2019, two more counties have joined communities restricting access to bars and restaurants and other facilities. Blaine County Health Officer Jessica...

 

Gary & Leo's, Senior Center offering grocery pick-up, delivery

Gary & Leo's Fresh Foods on First Street has partnered with the North Central Senior Center to provide a pick-up or delivery service for the elderly and people in and near Havre at high risk from...

 

Mixed news from the Economic Outlook Seminar

During the Montana Economic Outlook Seminar this week, multiple economists from the Bureau of Business and Economic Research gave status updates on Montana and the U.S.’s key industries delivering a mix of good and bad news. The Bureau of Business...

 
 By Pam Burke    Local    March 20, 2020

People asked to use phone for Easter Basket signup

Signup deadline for Easter baskets distributed by the Havre Salvation Army and Havre Copmmunity Food Bank is March 31, and organizers are asking people who want to participate in the program to... Full story

 

Snowball challenge accepted and complete

Press release Local law enforcement delivered the results of taking advantage of some snow to the local food bank. In January, the acting chief of U.S. Customs and Border Protection Blaine Sector...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    March 20, 2020

View from the North 40: The distance between you and me is a comfort zone

My hours spent actually in the office were moved around so I now come to work late at night or early in the morning, like, late-late or early-early when no one is there so that I can do my part to...

 

Obituary - Georgia Vasseur

Georgia Vasseur passed away March 12, 2020. Georgia was born November 19, 1926, in Utica, MT, in a hotel owned by her grandfather. She was married to Thomas Allen Duncan in December of 1944, and they... Full story

 

Man arrested for targeted arson and 15 hit-and-runs

Bruce Edward McLain, 64, was arrested earlier this week on an accusation of deliberately hitting multiple vehicles with his car early Monday morning. McLain is being held on a $150,000 bond for criminal endangerment, several counts of criminal mischi...

 

NorthWestern Energy offers resources for customers impacted by the coronavirus

Press release BUTTE — Montanans’ collective efforts to prevent the spread of the coronavirus means more people are spending more time at home. NorthWestern Energy is prepared for the energy load shifts resulting from this change. “We will... Full story

 

Montana health insurers expanding telehealth coverage to fight COVID-19

From the Office of the Montana Auditor HELENA — Four major health insurance companies operating in Montana are voluntarily expanding their coverage of telehealth services to aid in the state’s response to the virus known as COVID-19. Montana... Full story

 

Agenda - Hill County Commissioners calendar

Monday Regular business hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday 10:30 am — County Road Department meeting Wednesday Regular business hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday 10 a.m. — Weekly business meeting Manual claims Employment review Resolutions Tax...

 

For the Record, March 20, 2020

Havre Police Department Havre police received a call from Seventh Avenue at 11:30 a.m. Thursday in which the caller reported missing a lot of property. -- Officers investigated a call from an 18th...

 

I was there when the hoops stopped

In my time watching and covering sports, there are things I have seen and things I have yet to see. I remember sports being canceled because of poor weather, travel restrictions and other...

 

George Ferguson Column: Blue Pony girls have been on one historic run

You know that old saying, all good things must come to an end? I guess, last Friday, in a way, that could be applied to the Havre High girls basketball team when they fell to the Billings Central Rams...

 

Out Our Way: Sometimes God rides drag - Psalm 23 

   Out our way, moving cows is a lot different than moving sheep was in Biblical times. The ancient shepherds raised the sheep from lambs and stayed with them nearly always. Hence the sheep knew...

 

Pastors Corner: COVID-19 - JOSHUA 1:9

For this week’s religious article, I was going to share a “Serve” verse of Scripture. But when I arrived in my office one of the mornings this week and checked my email and notifications of Facebook posts, I came across one that I wanted to...

 

Roping Religion: Trust in God

Many of the ideas and scriptures for this article are from the devotional “God Wants You To Win!” by world champion calf roper Jeff Copenhaver. Matthew 6:25-34 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or...

 

Hello, God. It's me, Mara.

You know, Lord, having just visited with a couple of near neighbors who are moms of small kids, sharing some nighttime incidents, it brought back memories from long ago - but things like "back then"...

 

Havre Daily continuing to publish

The Havre Daily News is continuing to provide as much coverage as possible of the outbreak of COVID-19, using this website and social media to report on items as they arise as much as possible. The Havre Daily continues to publish its print edition...

 

Governor orders statewide in-facility shutdowns tonight including bars, restaurants

Gov. Steve Bullock today announced measures to curtail the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in Montana, closing dine-in food service and alcoholic beverage businesses and other activities that pose enh... Full story

 

OPED: Rallying together as Montanans in times of crisis

Montanans are no strangers to challenging and unprecedented times. In 2017, we tackled the most expensive fire season on record and the largest since the big burn of 1910. Through economic downturns, we have made sacrifices in order to help... Full story

 

FWP to close front desk services in response to COVID-19

To protect the public and staff from the spread of COVID-19, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks closed its offices around the state to the public beginning at 5 p.m. Friday. "With license sales and appl... Full story

 

Montana VA-Havre cancels April outreach

The Montana Veterans Affairs Division-Havre Office put out a notice saying the outreach meetings scheduled for April have has been cancelled until further notice. The office will keep the public... Full story

 

Montana, federal tax filing deadlines extended

Staff and wire report Gov. Steve Bullock extended Friday the payment and filing deadlines for 2019 individual income taxpayers to July 15 in accordance with the new federal filing deadline. The U.S.... Full story

 

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