Articles from the March 31, 2020 edition
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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...
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
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
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
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
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
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...
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