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Articles from the April 16, 2020 edition

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 By George Ferguson    Sports

OUTDOORS: It's more than OK to get outside and hike right now, but please don't take risks

One of the most emphasized aspects of Montana's stay-at-home order, as well as orders like that all over the country, is one thing you can do is get outside and get some exercise.... — Updated 4/16/2020

 
 By George Fergson    Local

COVID-19 cancels first Bear Paw Marathon

Like so many other sporting events in 2020, the first-ever Bear Paw Marathon is over before it ever started. Wednesday, the Havre Chamber of Commerce announced through a press release that the 2020 Bear Paw Marathon, set to be run... — Updated 4/16/2020 Full story

 

Quick Pics: Standing in the sunshine

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 By Patrick Johnston    Local

Health Board quarterly meeting looks at COVID-19 measures

During the Hill County Public Health Board’s quarterly meeting Wednesday, Hill County Attorney Karen Alley said she wished to clarify and outline the roles and authority of the Health Board and Public Health Officer Jessica... — Updated 4/16/2020 Full story

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local

Daines gives live Facebook update on COVID-19 efforts

U.S. Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., during a live event on his Facebook page, said more works needs to be done to fight the spread of novel coronavirus 2019, but he is optimistic due to the dropping number of infections and decreased... — Updated 4/16/2020 Full story

 
 By Rachel Jamieson    Local

Tester gives live update on Facebook on COVID-19 efforts

Sen. Jon Tester D-Mont., held a Facebook live event Wednesday to answer people’s questions about the coronavirus and to provide any updates. “I know there’s a lot of challenges out there not only by businesses, but also by... — Updated 4/16/2020 Full story

 

Local food banks, soup kitchen receiving COVID-19 grants

Havre Daily News staff Town Pump Charitable Foundation is helping people out during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Foundation is providing $1 million in grants to food banks and other assistance organizations, including $10,000 to the... — Updated 4/16/2020 Full story

 

The total number of cases of COVID-19 in Montana on the state map after today's 10 a.m. update was 415 with 11 new cases.

The number of hospitalizations, including people hospitalized before being tested, was 52 with 21 hospitalizations still active. The number of tests completed was 9,936. The number of deaths was 7. The number of recoveries was... — Updated 4/16/2020 Full story

 
 By Pam Burke    Local

Workshop on growing cold-hardy berries set for internet broadcast

Anyone interested in learning more about how to grow cold-hardy berries in Montana can tune in to a four-part series of web broadcasts by the Montana State University Western Agricu... — Updated 4/16/2020 Full story

 

Obituary - Shirley Ann Meyers

Shirley Ann Meyers, 65, passed away due to natural causes at her Duck Creek residence Tuesday, April 14, 2020.  Wake services began at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, 2020, and funeral services were at 10:00 a.m. today, April 16,... — Updated 4/16/2020 Full story

 

GOP leadership critiques Bullock's coronavirus response and asks for plan to restart economy

Eric Dietrich Montana Free Press HELENA — As the COVID-19 pandemic has upended Montana in recent weeks, Gov. Steve Bullock, a Democrat, has drawn little criticism from elected leaders in either party as he instituted a series of... — Updated 4/16/2020 Full story

 

Governor announces creation of Coronavirus Relief Fund Task Force

Press release HELENA — Governor Steve Bullock announced Wednesday the establishment of the Coronavirus Relief Fund Task Force to provide guidance and advice on how to best use $1.25 billion appropriated to Montana through the... — Updated 4/16/2020 Full story

 

For the Record, April 16, 2020

Havre Police Department Officers impounded a bike found at a First Street business at 4:20 p.m. Wednesday. -- A caller at the hospital reported a dog bite Wednesday at 7:41 p.m.... — Updated 4/16/2020

 

Hunting permit drawing results now available

Press release The wait is over. Hunters can now check the results of the 2020 nonresident combination and elk and deer permit drawing to see if they were successful. To view drawing results online go to MyFWP and click on... — Updated 4/16/2020

 

MontanaPBS to live stream COVID-19 special at 7 tonight

Press release MontanaPBS will continue with the fourth installation of its live broadcast special "Answering Questions About Coronavirus" tonight at 7. The program will be... — Updated 4/16/2020 Full story

 

A two-front war: Fighting coronavirus and hate

President Donald Trump has rightly described the national effort to defeat the coronavirus epidemic as a war. Many have already died, and many more will die in this war, but we may be confident that we will ultimately prevail. Unfo... — Updated 4/16/2020

 
 By Sondra Ashton    Opinion

Looking out my Backdoor: Re-reading the classics, irreverently yours

Occasionally I pick up one of the classics in literature for a re-reading. I don’t recall what prompted me; it wasn’t the virus. Several weeks ago, in the interests of perusing... — Updated 4/16/2020

 

SBA continuing to provide help during pandemic

The U.S. Small Business Administration continues to aggressively move forward in assisting small businesses and nonprofit organizations adversely affected by the devastating impact of coronavirus and the illness it causes,... — Updated 4/16/2020 Full story

 

COVID-19 spurring tax and finance changes

(BPT) — Novel coronavirus 2019 and the illness it causes, COVID-19, is changing our lives in many ways, including how we file our income taxes. The IRS has announced some changes that impact your 2019 income tax return. March 27,... — Updated 4/16/2020 Full story

 

Tavern's now qualify for COVID-19 aid

Havre Daily News staff The members of Montana’s congressional delegation have announced that most taverns have been added to businesses eligible for federal assistance in the COVID-19 pandemic. Several Montana taverns were not... — Updated 4/16/2020 Full story

 

OUTDOORS: Wildlife on the Milk...

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 By George Ferguson    Sports

OUTDOORS: Milk River drainage, Montana well above average for snow pack

As the second half of spring begins, the snowpack situation in Montana is looking good, and that's in spite of a below average winter. According to the USDA's Montana Snotel Snow Wa... — Updated 4/16/2020

 
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