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 By George Fergson    Local    March 31, 2020

Updated: Winter weather expected to return to region

As of Tuesday afternoon, the National Weather Service in Great Falls has issued a Winter Storm Watch for Havre and Hill County as well as a Winter Storm Warning for Blaine County. The NWS says that a possible 4-6 inches of snow is expected to fall...

 

Highland Park school moves to remote learning

As remote learning was set to begin Monday in Havre Public Schools, each school and grade level was working to set how their procedures will work with each doing things differently than the next. At... Full story

 

Lights 2020 football signing class grows to 27

It was not long ago, Montana State University-Northern head coach Andrew Rolin announced the first part of his 2020 recruiting class. But over the course of the last month, the class has certainly...

 

The total number of cases of COVID-19 in Montana on the state map after this morning's 8 a.m. update was 184 with four deaths.

The numbers by county were: Hill: 1 Blaine: 0 Chouteau: 0 Liberty: 0 Toole: 6 Gallatin: 69 Yelllowstone: 28 Missoula: 12 Lewis and Clark: 11 Flathead: 11 Silver Bow: 10 Cascade: 8 Madison: 6 Lincoln: 5 Park: 3 Deer Lodge: 3 Broadwater: 3 Lake: 2... Full story

 

U.S. Chamber creates coronavirus loan guide to help small businesses

Press release WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has created a guide to help small businesses, independent contractors and gig economy workers prepare to file for a coronavirus relief loan under the  Coronavirus Aid, Relief and... Full story

 

2020 Census operations delayed due to COVID-19

COVID-19 has caused significant delays for the various operations of the 2020 Census, and more delays are possible as the situation progresses. “It looks like there’s going to be a really long operational pause, that’s the big effect in... Full story

 

Commerce urges self-responding to 2020 Census

Press release HELENA — All Montanans can now fill out their 2020 Census online, by phone or by mail — even without receiving an official invitation to participate. The 2020 Census is available to fill out now online at http://my2020census.gov,... Full story

 

Havre schools move fully to remote learning

Remote learning began in full Monday for Havre Public Schools students. “For each of our buildings it’s kind of we are trying to get our feet wet, the parents are getting their feet wet, so we are kind of learning as we go,” Superintendent... Full story

 

Letter to the Editor - Shelter at home can reduce impact of pandemic

Editor: This is a very important message for the people of Montana. If we all follow the shelter at home rule, we can avoid becoming as devastated as Italy or New York City. Only leave the house for food, medicine or urgent medical care. Only... Full story

 

Mobile home appraisal notices arriving

Press release This week, the Montana Department of Revenue mailed notices to property owners of mobile and manufactured homes that are assessed separately from the land on which they are located. The notice is not a tax bill. Instead, the notice... Full story

 

Responsibilities of citizenship during pandemic

As the death toll from the novel coronavirus rises, we are brutally faced with the reality that public policy directly affects the number of Americans and Montanans who are victimized by this modern plague. And also by the reality that, because of... Full story

 

Public comment opens for proposed OHV grant applications

Press release HELENA — Montana State Parks is seeking public comment on proposed 2020 Off-Highway Vehicle — OHV — grant proposals for the current grant application cycle which closed Feb. 28. Public comments will be accepted through Thursday,...

 

Governor increases capacity to transport critical supplies

Press release HELENA — Gov. Steve Bullock implemented Friday actions to increase the ability of commercial motor carrier vehicles to ensure a supply of food, medical supplies, farm inputs and feed and hay during the COVID-19 emergency. The... Full story

 

Lawmakers also in new day with COVID-19

We are in a new day, legislating and politics as we knew it has become learn-as-we-go. The face-to-face meetings are no more, web-based conference is the new meeting protocol. Webex, Zoom, Skype, Conference Call and Facetime are my new norm. It... Full story

 

For the Record, March 31, 2020

Havre Police Department A 15th Avenue caller reported Monday at 8:51 a.m. that an air compressor was stolen from a pickup during the night. -- A black Schwinn bicycle was found in a 12th Avenue yard...

 

Agenda - Hill County Commission weekly business meeting

The Hill County Commission will hold its business meeting Thursday at 10 a.m. with online and telephone access to the public. The meeting agenda is: Public comments on non-agenda items: Public comments on agenda items: Claims Employment Resolutions...

 

Obituary - O-sah-w Pi-ne-s (Yellow Bird), Gary J. LaMere

O-sah-w Pi-ne-s (Yellow Bird), Gary J. LaMere, 72, passed away Saturday, March 28, 2020, at his residence in Great Falls. Wake services began at 2:00 p.m. Sunday March 29, 2020, and continued until his funeral service at 11:00 a.m. Monday, March 30,... Full story

 

Correction - COVID-19 impacts on hotel business

A front-page story in Monday’s edition of the Havre Daily News misreported the names of the Best Western Plus Havre Inn and Suites and Best Western Plus Great Northern Inn.... Full story

 

Northern's Adam Huse, former Blue Pony stars earn NAIA All-American honors

The NAIA basketball season ended suddenly, when the men's and women's national tournaments were canceled due to the growing coronavirus crisis last month. But the awards circuit is ongoing, and three...

 

Havre city park playground equipment closed

The Havre Parks and Recreation Department announced this afternoon that, effective immediately, all Havre city park playground equipment is closed. The parks are still open, a release said, but... Full story

 
 By Press Release    Local    March 31, 2020

NMHC gives update on alternate clinic, COVID-19

Northern Montana Health Care is reminding people it has opened an alternative clinic for suspected COVID-19 patients on the east side of the NMHC campus at 124 13th Street. Patients who feel that... Full story

 

Governor prohibits evictions, foreclosures during stay-at-home order

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock said today he has issued a directive prohibiting landlords from evicting tenants for nonpayment of rent during his stay-at-home order to reduce the spread of COVID-19, and... Full story

 

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