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  • Rosendale talks with commission about local issues

    Patrick Johnston|Updated Apr 6, 2021

    Rep. Matt Rosendale, R-Mont., met with the Hill County Commission Monday to discuss a number of issues and to hear the needs of Hill County. Among the issues Rosendale discussed was immigration and the possibility of undocumented immigrants and asylum seekers being brought to Montana for processing and possible release. The last few weeks have seen conflicting reports that the Biden Administration may be considering transferring immigrants and asylum seekers to northern...

  • Cape Air upgrades fleet

    Patrick Johnston|Updated Apr 6, 2021

    Editor's note: This version corrects the headline. Ground crews at Havre City-County Airport began training Monday on three Tecnam P2012 airplanes that were delivered that morning as part of Cape Air's eventual refleeting of their Montana services with larger planes. Cape Air Managing Director of Marketing and Public Relations Erin Hatzell said the new planes seat nine passengers and feature 30 percent more space than their predecessor, the Cessna 402, and feature more modern...

  • Hill County reports another death, new COVID-19 cases

    Tim Leeds|Updated Apr 6, 2021

    While numbers of new COVID-19 cases have declined in the state and in this part of north-central Montana in recent months, the disease has not gone away, with Hill County reporting its 43rd COVID-19-related death and four new cases Monday and the state’s governor catching the disease as new cases creep up in some parts of the state. Hill County Health Department reported the death and new cases in a release Monday afternoon. Prior to that, Blaine, Chouteau, Hill and Liberty counties had listed no active cases in any of the c...

  • High-speed Havre chase ends in crash, injuries

    Pam Burke|Updated Apr 6, 2021

    Havre Police officers were involved Monday evening in a high-speed pursuit on First Street that ended in a rollover crash at the junction of U.S. highways 2 and 87, and with one arrest on multiple charges. Havre Police Capt. Aaron Wittmer said that Monday at 6:28 p.m. an officer saw Jalen Jaret Watson of Havre, 19, driving a vehicle on Third Avenue between First and Main streets, and recognized him as a person with outstanding warrants. The officer attempted to pull Watson...

  • City amends budget for downtown master plan

    Dane McGuire|Updated Apr 6, 2021

    Following a meeting Monday night Havre City Council members amended the budget to include a Community Development Block Grant/Home Fund Grant to help with the cost of developing a downtown master plan. Havre was awarded $20,000 by The Montana Department of Commerce through its Main Street Montana program to develop the master plan. The total cost of the master plan is expected to be between $40,000 and $50,000. The Hill County Community Foundation has provided $5,000 in...

  • McGuire joins Havre Daily as new reporter

    Kimberly Bolta|Updated Apr 6, 2021

    Dane McGuire has joined Havre Daily News as a new reporter. McGuire came to Havre from Jerseyville, Illinois, where he grew up, because this job had everything he was looking for, he said. His immediate family is in Jerseyville and were supportive of his journey to Montana despite the big adjustment, McGuire said. "They knew I was getting very anxious because I graduated in 2020 and didn't have work until I came to Havre," he said. "I am right where I need to be, and I got a t...

  • State and local COVID-19 update, April 6, 2021

    Updated Apr 6, 2021

    Hill County Health Department Monday reported the 43rd COVID-19-related death in the county. The total number of cases of COVID-19 in Montana on the state map after today’s update was 105,333 with 218 new cases, 961 active. The number of active hospitalizations was 33. The number of deaths was 1,477. Blaine County Health Department reported March 30 being being notified of no new cases, 752 total, none active, no active hospitalizations, 24 deaths. The department said it would not list case numbers unless they change. Hill C... Full story

  • Obituary - Stan Stephens

    Updated Apr 6, 2021

    Stan Stephens passed away on April 3, 2021, in Kalispell, Montana, following an extended period of declining health. He was 91 years old. He was born September 16, 1929, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, to Margaret and Joseph Stephens, immigrants from Scotland and England. He was the second-oldest of five remarkable boys. He grew up in a loving and musically gifted family, learning from his father to master the trumpet at an early age. By age 7, Stan was playing trumpet solos in... Full story

  • Park board hears update on park usage, activities

    Kimberly Bolta|Updated Apr 6, 2021

    Beaver Creek Park usage is steadily increasing, Superintendent Chad Edgar said at the Hill County Park Board meeting Monday. Edgar also let the board know that the south end cattle guard replacement has been delayed because the road department no longer wants to install it due to liability issues, further delaying the completion of the south cross fence. The board will be working with a contractor to replace the cattle guard in the future. Edgar provided a park update that...

  • Agenda - Hill County Commission weekly business meeting

    Updated Apr 6, 2021

    The agenda for the Hill County Commission weekly business meeting Thursday at 10 a.m. is: Public comments on non-agenda items Public comments on agenda items Claims Employment Budgets Ordinance Resolutions Contracts Agreement for ambulance services The Cavalry LLC Board appointments Policy updates County permit approval Subdivision/survey approval County needs Project Funds Accepted: Fresno Reservoir Road Surface Preservation Project...

  • For the Record, April 6, 2021

    Updated Apr 6, 2021

    Havre Police Department A Third Street caller reported Monday at 1:23 p.m. that a garage door had been spray painted. -- Officers investigated after a First Street West business caller reported at 5 p.m. Monday having a shoplifter in custody. -- An arrest was made on a warrant Monday at 5:53 p.m. at Carpenter Park on Fourth Street. -- Tanner Joseph Walker of Hays, 38, was arrested on two Justice or City court warrants and on charges of obstructing a peace officer or other...

  • Another View: The Choteau Acantha Legislature should not add strings to ARPA funds

    Updated Apr 6, 2021

    The Montana Legislature is working this week on plans to appropriate the nearly $3 billion American Rescue Plan Act funding package that Montana will receive from the federal government. Unfortunately, the Legislature is entertaining a controversial amendment in the bill to cut federal aid funds by 20 percent to local government entities that have imposed public health directives more stringent than those set by the state. Since the state now has no public health directives, any local directive would be deemed more stringent...

  • Hi-Line Athlete Profile: Grace Crantz, Havre High Tennis

    Kason Clark|Updated Apr 6, 2021

    With the return of spring sports after they were shut down in 2020, many Havre High student-athletes are getting the opportunity to compete again. One such athlete is junior Grace Crantz, a Blue Pony tennis player who is anticipating her return to the courts. "I just want to have fun," Crantz said. "I'm just really looking forward to being back on the court and to play with everyone else because it's been a while." Crantz has been playing tennis since her freshman year when...

  • Northern spikers enter Frontier postseason with momentum

    Kason Clark|Updated Apr 6, 2021

    After finishing a season that was pushed to the spring because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Montana State University-Northern volleyball team will be playing in the Frontier Conference postseason tournament for the first time since the 2019 fall semester. The Skylights will begin postseason play on the road tonight at Carroll College. The Skylights head into the postseason after finishing last in the Frontier Conference with a record of 2-18. They are on a four-match losing...

  • Local Golf Report: What an amazing person and friend Mrs. Pete was

    George Ferguson|Updated Apr 6, 2021

    Normally, I’d begin a new year of From Tee to Green with much joy and excitement as another golf seasons starts. However, the beginning of this particular golf season will start for many of us, with a heavy heart. Havre recently lost a special person in the form of Connie Peterson, and I decided to honor her in this column because she absolutely loved being on the golf course, and in my adult years that’s where I saw Connie the most. Of course, Connie was a fixture in our com...

  • Perry receives Northern Montana Health Care "C.A.R.E." Award

    Updated Apr 6, 2021

    Press release Northern Montana Health Care presented the C.A.R.E. - Compassionately Achieving Remarkable Excellence - Award to Lindsay Perry, RMA, OT, a member of the Ortho Team at Northern Montana Specialty Medical Center last week. Perry was nominated for this honor by her co-workers. "For over a month, Perry was the only permanently assigned member of the Orthopedic Nursing Staff," one of her nominators said. "Her exceptional leadership abilities allowed her to...