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Articles from the April 2, 2024 edition


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  • City Council approves bulk water station repairs

    Tim Leeds|Updated Apr 4, 2024

    Editor’s note: This version corrects the spelling of the name of Havre Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Shelli Sayers. Havre City Council at its meeting Monday approved shifting funds to repair the city Bulk Water Station and to close roads in the city limits fo the upcoming Annual Art Alley Celebration and Bear Paw Marathon. The council also approved applying for a grant to plan for a potential special improvement district to fix roads, curbs and gutter, water a...

  • Chinook man killed in car crash March 17

    Updated Apr 2, 2024

    Press release Montana Highway Patrol released a report Saturday about the death of a Chinook man after a single-vehicle car crash the afternoon of March 17 on Montana Secondary Highway 529, also known as Clear Creek Road. Blaine County Sheriff/Coroner John Colby said the man who died was Larry Larson of Chinook, 68. Highway Patrol reports that it is believed that a medical emergency happened prior to the crash. The eastbound Chevrolet Silverado left the south side of the roadway at about 2:05 p.m. March 17, traveling in the...

  • Commission discusses SB 442 support

    Patrick Johnston|Updated Apr 2, 2024

    At a working meeting Monday the Hill County Commission discussed how to go about voicing their support for the veto override of Senate Bill 442, deciding to put it on the next two business meeting agendas to which they invite members of the public and local legislators to share their thoughts. SB 442, which was passed during the 2023 Montana Legislature but vetoed by Gov. Greg Gianforte, allocated tax revenues from marijuana sales to conservation, veterans and, of most interest to the Hill County Commission Monday, county...

  • CASA of Hill County promotes happy childhoods

    Updated Apr 2, 2024

    Press release Blue Pinwheels are blooming around Havre. April is National Child Abuse Prevention month and the pinwheels symbolize happy, healthy childhoods. Every child deserves a good one! CASA of Hill County is spreading awareness about child abuse and neglect prevention; and how we can all help as a community. With the support of the Montana Children's Trust Fund, CASA volunteers are planting pinwheels, painting pinwheels, spreading awareness and promoting Strengthening...

  • Park Board talks employee pay at Beaver Creek Park

    Patrick Johnston|Updated Apr 2, 2024

    The Hill County Park Board held it’s monthly meeting Monday evening where members discussed, among other things, finding a way to reimburse employees for the substantial commute to and from their jobs, an issue Beaver Creek Park Superintendent Chad Edgar said is damaging his ability to hire. See more on Monday’s Park Board meeting in Wednesday’s edition of the Havre Daily News. Edgar said it is very difficult to compete in the local job market when they pay what they do for a job that requires a 20 mile minimum drive every...

  • FWP schedules virtual meeting to discuss proposed fishing regulations changes

    Updated Apr 2, 2024

    Press release HELENA — Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks will host a virtual meeting Tuesday, April 9, at 6 p.m. to gather input for the 2025-26 fishing regulations. Fishing regulations are now under a process like hunting regulations, going through a comprehensive public review every two years. Fishing regulations are printed during odd numbered years. To review FWP’s proposed regulation changes, people can go to https://fwp.mt.gov/aboutfwp/public-comment-opportunities/fishing-regulations . FWP will also accept and rev...

  • Opponents to SB 442 spewing false information

    Updated Apr 2, 2024

    Hello, my name is Todd Devlin, a fourth-generation farmer/rancher in eastern Montana. I have been a Prairie County Commissioner since 1995, and a past president of the Montana Association of Counties (MACo) in 2016-2017. I have been very involved in public land and natural resource issues both at the state and national level for over 30 years. Currently, I am the chair of the National Association of Counties Public Lands Steering Committee and the executive director of the Montana Natural Resource Coalition of Counties....

  • The Postscript: Perfection

    Carrie Classon|Updated Apr 2, 2024

    I was lying in bed the other night in the little apartment my husband, Peter, and I rent in Mexico, and thinking that things were perfect. Then I wondered what that meant. Because, without trying very hard at all, I could come up with things that were far from perfect — in the world, in the neighborhood, even in my body if I really started digging. But it did not prevent me from feeling that — at that moment, lying in bed, listening to the distant cacophony of noises out...

  • State Senate pushes back on a judicial Trojan horse

    Updated Apr 2, 2024

    A majority of the Montana Senate has delivered letters to the Montana Supreme Court, Governor, and Secretary of State outlining our concern that a recent court order is unconstitutional. It’s easy to get lost in the weeds of the issue, but the heart of the matter is pretty simple. It’s about the separation of powers among our three branches of government. The Legislature is the branch closest to the people. We cannot abide a situation where the people’s voice in Helena is ignored by the other branches. First, it’s importa...

  • Help protect climate for our children

    Updated Apr 2, 2024

    The American Academy of Pediatrics was the first major medical society in the US to write a policy statement on climate change. Our updated policy was just published in March 2024. In the 14 years since the first edition, a vast body of peer-reviewed medical literature has emerged showing even more harm from heat and air pollution to health and mental health of children. There is strong evidence that exposure to heat and air pollution for pregnant women affects the health of the unborn baby resulting in more preterm births,...

  • For the Record, April 2, 2024

    Updated Apr 2, 2024

    Havre Police Department Officers assisted a 9:41 a.m. Friday caller in the Havre area with a complaint about someone's social media posts. -- Someone stopped at the police station Friday at 11:13 a.m. to report a fraud incident. -- A juvenile on Ninth Avenue reported Friday at 11:28 a.m. a woman who should not be in the house, and investigating officers found the allegation was unfounded. -- Officers searched for but couldn't locate a suspicious man reported to be in a park...

  • Correction - All Hi-Line Girls Team

    Updated Apr 2, 2024

    A page A7 story in Monday’s edition of Havre Daily News about the Havre Daily All Hi-Line Girls Team misreported where Chinook Sugarbeeter Hallie Neibauer is attending college. Neibauer is attending Montana Tech in Butte.... Full story

  • Agenda - Hill County Commission business meeting

    Updated Apr 2, 2024

    Editor’s note: The Hill County Commission submitted this morning an amended agenda for its weekly business meeting Thursday. The full agenda follows. The weekly Hill County Commission business meeting will be held Thursday, April 4, in the Commission Office. The public may participate in the Hill County Commission weekly business meeting https://us05web.zoom.us/j/87670806969?pwd=3D2AtxALo3jBtpEbOZlUCaH7VcZQQm.1 The agenda for the meeting is: Meeting called to order Approval of last week’s minutes Public comments on non...

  • Verploegen to play at University of Mary

    George Ferguson|Updated Apr 2, 2024

    She's been working towards this goal for a long time. And while her final season of girls fastpitch softball in high school is just getting started, Havre Blue Pony Elle Verploegen now knows exactly what she'll be doing with her collegiate career. Last week, Verploegen, a senior at HHS, signed to play softball at the University of Mary in Bismarck, North Dakota. Verploegen is a four-year varsity player for the Blue Ponies, of head coach Tony Vigliotti. She's been the starting...

  • Pony thinclads get their season started

    George Ferguson|Updated Apr 2, 2024

    Last week, the Havre High track teams got a shot at competing for the first time this spring. After a couple of cancellations, Havre made the long trek to an invitational meet in Frenchtown last Thursday. The Havre girls were led by star sprinter Kaydence Reoter, who win the 100 and 200 meters. Macy Brandon was stellar as well, finishing second in the 200 and width in the 100. The Havre girls also won the 4x100 relay. The team was made up of Reiter, Brandon, Macee May, and Kya...

  • Local Golf Report: Welcome Back Golfers, I'm Back too

    George Ferguson|Updated Apr 2, 2024

    I know, bad weather is returning to Havre. Even though it's been a year since we moved away, trust me, I look at Havre's weather every single day. So I know, that while April is here, winter isn't letting go just yet. Still, because we've now turned to April, it's time to bring back my local golf report. As you all know, I'm playing golf in Denver now, but, I still want to work diligently to bring you your local golf report every week between now and Halloween. And there's a...