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Articles from the April 14, 2020 edition

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 By Pam Burke    Local    April 14, 2020

Modern ranching carries on with help of technology

As prices for cattle continue to trend low and the beef market gets more turbulent between producers and meatpackers, spring yearling bull sales, operating under social distancing guidelines, are... Full story

 

Letter to the Editor - Social distancing only way to slow spread of virus

Editor, In response to the Hill County commissioner who recently questioned if social distancing is in fact the reason for Hill County’s low COVID-19 positivity rate to date, and acknowledging her responsiveness to the questions brought to her by...

 

Stockman Bank giving PPP loans

Press release MILES CITY — Stockman Bank announced it has, to date, received Small Business Administration approval of 1,500 loans at a total of $225 million for its business customers across Montana as part of the Paycheck Protection Program, or... Full story

 

SAMHSA offers helpline for dealing with stress

Press release The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has reminded people it has a toll-free line people can call in times of stress like the COVID-19 pandemic. The Disaster... Full story

 

Alzheimer's Association offers tips for keeping people with dementia engaged during stay-at-home orders

Press release The Alzheimer’s Association Montana Chapter has put out a press release saying finding ways to stay engaged and active during the COVID-19 pandemic is proving to be challenging for many Montanans, but it can be particularly difficult... Full story

 

Tester: VA must implement CARES Act authorities quickly and efficiently

Note: This was provided by the Office of Sen. Jon Tester After voting to deliver nearly $20 billion to strengthen the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ response to COVID-19, U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., is calling on the nation’s largest... Full story

 

Cottonwood School board sets regular meeting Tuesday

Editor’s note: Due to an editorial error, this was left out of Monday’s edition of the Havre Daily News. Cottonwood School is holding its regular school board meeting today at 6 p.m. at the West School. Due to Gov. Steve Bullock’s stay-at-home...

 

Mosquito control board meeting canceled

The regularly scheduled April Board Meeting of the Mosquito Control District has been cancelled due to COVID-19.  The next regularly scheduled meeting will take place Monday, June 15, unless a meeting needs to be called before that date.  If...

 

Agenda - Hill County Board of Health

The Hill County Board of Health will meet Wednesday at noon. To attend the meeting remotely, people can join the meeting from their computer, tablet or smartphone by logging in to https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/805108917 . They can also dial in...

 

Letter to the Editor - COVID-19 measures buying time

Dear Hi-Line, I am completely happy with our Northern Montana Hospital’s strategic planning and preparation for COVID-19. I firmly believe that the actions of our community members have been largely responsible for its slow arrival here. I also fee...

 

Agenda - Hill County Commission business meeting

The agenda for the business meeting of the Hill County Commission is being held remotely Thursday at 10 a.m. is Public comments on non-agenda items Public comments on agenda items Claims Employment Resolutions PHEP grant amendment Family Planning...

 

Recommendations on preventing exposure to and dealing with coronavirus

Havre Daily News staff Northern Montana Health Care, along with county health departments, the state Department of Public Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other health care organizations are issuing recommenda... Full story

 

For the Record, April 14, 2020

Havre Police Department Officers investigated at 10:59 a.m. Monday report of a remote breath-test violation. -- A caller at a First Street West business reported a man in a camouflage coat, jeans and...

 

It's about more than football right now

It doesn't feel much like spring outside, but the Montana State University-Northern football team would still love to be on the practice field running through what would be their second week of...

 

How to protect yourself and others from novel coronavirus 2019

From Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has given tips for people to use to help keep themselves from acquiring novel coronavirus 2019, the virus that causes COVID-19. CDC says people... Full story

 

Obituary - Ken Grazier

Ken Grazier, 77, passed away due to injuries sustained in a fire.  Cremation has taken place, and memorial services will be held at a later date.... Full story

 

Obituary - Carole Filler

Carole Filler, 85, passed away at her residence on Sunday, April 12, 2020.  Cremation has taken place, and memorial services will be held at a later date.... Full story

 

Obituary - Beth Davidson

Beth Davidson, 70, passed away due to natural causes surrounded by family at her residence Easter Sunday, April 12, 2020.  Cremation has taken place, and memorial services will be held at a later date.... Full story

 

Behavioral health council discusses delays and mental health challenges amid pandemic

The Hill County Behavioral Health Local Advisory Council discussed event delays caused by COVID-19 as well as how the pandemic has affected peoples’ mental and behavioral health during a meeting Monday. Members of the council discussed a number of...

 

Local Golf Report: It's OK to want golf to come back

What a difference a year makes. On Easter Sunday, I sat and watched Tiger Woods win The Masters. Except, it wasn't the 2020 Masters. No it was a CBS rerun of the 2019 Masters tournament, in which...

 

Hutchins resigning from Havre City Council

City Council member Caleb Hutchins is resigning his position in the council after five years and moving out of state. "In the resignation letter I wrote to (Mayor Tim Solomon) and the council, I said...

 

Governor authorizes rent help; BOR restricting camping

Havre Daily News staff More restrictions and assistance have been announced in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, with U.S. Bureau of Reclamation restricting overnight camping and Gov. Steve Bullock announcing authorization of assistance for people... Full story

 

The total number of cases of COVID-19 in Montana on the state map after today's 10 a.m. update was 399 with 5 new cases.

The number of hospitalizations, including people hospitalized before being tested, was 50 with 24 active hospitalizations. The number of tests completed was 9,234. The number of deaths was 7. The number of recoveries was 197. The numbers by county... Full story

 

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