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Local Easter services move online during social distancing

Editor’s note: This adds services by Havre’s First Presbyterian Church that were left out due to an editorial error. Churches and ministries around Havre have moved Good Friday and Easter services online in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The...

 By Sondra Ashton    Opinion    April 9, 2020

Looking out my Backdoor: This time reminds me

It must have been the winter of ’65-’66. I was pregnant with Dee Dee, who was born in April. Harvey and I lived on the ranch south of Dodson. A mile-long dirt drive with three “farmer gates...


For the Record, April 9, 2020

Havre Police Department Officers investigated an animal abuse report from First Street at 11:18 a.m. Wednesday. -- An arrest was made during a 6:18 p.m. vehicle stop on First Street Wednesday, after...


SBA offers coronavirus emergency loans, other assistance

This was taken from the U.S. SBA website The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a...


State announces successful infrastructure bond sale

Note: This was provided by the Office of the Montana Governor HELENA — Gov. Steve Bullock announced Tuesday the state successfully sold bonds at a historically low interest rate and can move forward with planning infrastructure projects across...


Feds providing Montana National Guard funding for COVID-19 response

Note: The information in this release was provided by the offices of the Montana governor and U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte  Montana’s governor and its congressional delegates have announced the federal government is providing funding to the Montana... Full story


COVID-19 program information starting to flow to Montana businesses and employers

Press release The Montana Chamber of Commerce and Montana Bankers Association said last week in a release that, with the new laws and more than $2 trillion in disaster recovery and relief funding approved by the U.S. government, it is incumbent upon...


U.S. Chamber offers resources during COVID-19 pandemic

Havre Daily News staff The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has listed online a variety of resources it has compiled to help businesses combat the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. “The U.S. Chamber is working closely with the White House, U.S. government...


Army Corps of Engineers closing Fort Pack campgrounds

Press release FORT PECK — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced Tuesday it was beginning the orderly shutdown of all USACE-managed campgrounds around Fort Peck Lake to protect against the further spread of COVID-19, effective Wednesday. The... Full story


Tester urges Senate leadership to pass bill with more funding, flexibility in Paycheck Protection Program for Montana businesses

Note: This was provided by the Office of U.S. Sen. Jon Tester U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., urged Senate leadership Wednesday to pass a bill with more funding for the Paycheck Protection Program, as well as an expansion of the program to Montana bus... Full story


Waiting to bat: Havre High softball team hoping for a spring of some kind

As the days go by, the world of sports stays on hold, with many players, coaches and fans longing for the return of one of the most passionate pastimes in the nation. From professional leagues to...


HHS provides funding to Montana health centers to combat COVID-19 crisis

Note: This was provided by the Office of Rep. Greg Gianforte WASHINGTON — Congressman Greg Gianforte, R-Mont., announced Wednesday that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will award more than $1.3 billion to nearly 1,400 health... Full story

 By Rachel Jamieson    Local    April 9, 2020

Job Service working to help people deal with COVID-19

Job Service-Havre is helping people in the community and the surrounding counties deal with unemployment from COVID-19. As of March 28, 24,067 initial unemployment claims were filed in the state of Montana and 32,858 was the number of Montanans... Full story


People asked to step up and help with cloth masks

Havre Daily News staff The Montana State University Hill County Extension office and Hill County Health Department announced Wednesday they are continuing to organize volunteers in the community who w... Full story


College National Finals Rodeo called off due to COVID-19

The Montana State University-Northern women's rodeo team had qualified for the 2020 College National Finals Rodeo this June, based on points earned through the Big Sky Region's fall schedule. But the...


The total number of cases of COVID-19 in Montana on the state map after today's 10 a.m. update was 354 with 19 new cases.

The number of hospitalizations, including people hospitalized before being tested, was 36. The number of tests completed was 7,860. The number of recoveries was 157. The number of deaths was 6. The numbers by county were: Hill: 1, zero new cases... Full story

 By Rachel Jamieson    Local    April 9, 2020

Cowboy poetry workshop set via internet

People may not be able to gather to share cowboy poetry at the moment with social distancing and stay-at-home directives in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but a group is offering a taste that could help people pass the time during social...


Company funds confirmed on Oakwood Village funding

Havre Daily News staff Montana Department of Commerce announced today that a Havre project to rehabilitate Oakwood Village Apartments has received funding. The department announced that Affiliated Developers Inc. was awarded $3.6 million through the...


Board of Health COVID meeting set Friday

Press release Every Friday at 1 p.m. the Hill County Board of Health holds a COVID-19 update meeting. People can join the meeting Friday using their computer, tablet or smartphone by visiting https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/805108917 . They also... Full story


MontanaPBS to livestream COVID-19 special tonight at 7

Press release MontanaPBS will continue with the third installation of their live broadcast special "Answering Questions About Coronavirus" tonight at 7. This program will be available to view on-air,... Full story


First Presbyterian streaming services through Holy Week

Havre's First Presbyterian Church has online services set tonight through Easter Sunday. The church is streaming live services on Facebook at 7 p.m. each day for Maundy Thursday tonight, Good Friday,... Full story


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