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  • Williams, Winter face off in Democratic U.S. House primary: Kathleen Williams

    Rachel Jamieson|Updated May 11, 2020

    Former state Rep. Kathleen Williams of Bozeman and State Rep. Tom Winter of Missoula are facing off in the Democratic primary to advance to the general election for a seat in the U.S. House. "I'm running to bring true, real independent representation for Montana U.S. House, representing all Montana, not special interests," Williams said. She said she thinks she has made a career of trying to connect with Montanans - their hopes, struggles and dreams, and be that "true...

  • Williams, Winter face off in Democratic U.S. House primary: Tom Winter

    Rachel Jamieson|Updated May 11, 2020

    State Rep. Tom Winter of Missoula and former state Rep. Kathleen Williams of Bozeman, are facing off in the Democratic primary to advance to the general election for a seat in the U.S. House. "(I am running) because what I saw in the state Legislature, because now that I've been involved in state government, that so many of the problems that face specifically rural Montanans are because our federal government doesn't have anyone speaking for rural voices and for the Montana...

  • Montana-Wyoming Series latest COVID-19 cancellation

    George Ferguson|Updated May 11, 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic has seemingly wiped out just about everything that high school athletes could play in this spring, and into the summer - including all-star games for graduation seniors. And last week, the last big all-star game to be canceled was the annual Montana-Wyoming All-Star Basketball Series, which was set to be played in June. It's the first time in 45 years the series will not be played. "It's super disappointing," said Rocky Erickson, president of the Midland...


    Aarron Thompson|Updated May 11, 2020

    The Montana State University-Northern Lights wrestling team has been a pillar of success in the NAIA. Northern has put up some impressive seasons on the mat and has gained the attention as a team that can compete till the very end. The Lights have been growing stronger over the years and the 2019-2020 season showed that climb. MSU-Northern finished the year with a 6-4 overall dual record but crushed it at home, going undefeated at 4-0 in the Armory Gymnasium. There were many...

  • Crash kills one in eastern Blaine County

    Patrick Johnston|Updated May 11, 2020

    An early morning crash led to a death Sunday in eastern Blaine County. The Blaine County coroner said Tyler James Cochran, 23, died in the crash, which was reported at 1:22 a.m. Sunday at Mile Marker 8 on Montana Secondary Highway 396. The Montana Highway Patrol reports the 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix Cochran was in was headed westbound on Montana Secondary Highway 396 when the driver lost control. The car rolled twice into the south ditch before returning to the road. No one in the vehicle was wearing a seat...

  • Webinar discusses economic effects of restrictions

    Patrick Johnston|Updated May 11, 2020

    The Solid Finances Webinar put on by Montana State University Extension Thursday had economists discussing the effects restrictions like stay-at-home orders will have on the U.S. economy. MSU Assistant Professor of Health Economics Mariana Carrera said on average, someone who is infected with novel coronavirus 2019 will pass it on to at least two other people before they cease to be contagious. She said this exponential growth rate has been slowed considerably by the various restrictions put in place by states since the... Full story

  • Bullock: More openings scheduled, many applications on state relief programs

    Rachel Jamieson|Updated May 11, 2020

    Gov. Steve Bullock said during a press conference Friday that people are massively responding to a state COVID-19 relief program that opened Thursday, and with continued action to reduce the spread of novel coronavirus 2019 more relaxing of restrictions are likely. Beginning Friday of this week, museums, gyms and movie theaters will have the opportunity to re-open, he said. “The decision was made with input from public health to determine what kinds of social distancing capacity, sanitation requirements must be implemented t... Full story

  • Hill County Health Board continues to help establishments safely re-open

    Patrick Johnston|Updated May 11, 2020

    At the weekly COVID-19 update, members of the Hill County Board of Health provided details on the last week of efforts to help businesses, primarily restaurants, re-open in the wake of Phase One of Gov. Steve Bullock’s phased re-opening plan. Public Health Director Kim Larson said the Hill County sanitarians have spent the last week working with food establishments and restaurants, setting things up to continue meeting regulations as they re-open. Larson said these establishments have been trying their best to stay in line w... Full story

  • The total number of cases of COVID-19 in Montana on the state map after today's 10 a.m. update was 459 with 1 new case.

    Updated May 11, 2020

    The number of hospitalizations, including people hospitalized before being tested, was 62 with 4 active hospitalizations. The number of tests completed was 22,572. The number of deaths was 16. The number of recoveries was 423. The new case Sunday was in Jefferson County, which has a total of three cases. Visit the state tracking map online through a link on .... Full story

  • Goldie Maze turns 102

    Rachel Jamieson|Updated May 11, 2020

    Goldie Maze, a resident at Havre Eagles Manor, turned 102 Sunday. Maze was born May 10, 1918, in Poplar. She said she grew up on a farm with her younger sister, Doris, where they cooked and raised chickens, pigs and cows. "I've lived in the country most of my life, so I'm not up on what goes around the big cities," she said. She said she spends most of her time making dog beds and TV blankets for people. "Just something to occupy my time," Maze said. "When I was younger I didn...

  • For the Record, May 11, 2020

    Updated May 11, 2020

    Havre Police Department A Cleveland Avenue caller reported Friday at 9:03 a.m. that a vehicle window was vandalized. -- Adult Protective Services asked Friday at 9:28 a.m. for a well-being check on Third Street. -- A Kremlin area caller reported a trespassing incident at 10:24 a.m. Friday. -- A 2001 blue Honda Accord was reported stolen in the Havre area Friday at 10:28 a.m. -- Eric Wade Stump of Havre, 19, was arrested on charges of no driver's license and no insurance during...

  • Bear Paw Development requests input on economic priorities

    Updated May 11, 2020

    Press release Bear Paw Development Corp. is seeking input from area residents regarding economic and community development priorities for northern Montana. The organization is currently updating its Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy — CEDS — and is reaching out to individuals who reside in their five-county, two-reservation area. “We really want a good idea of what people think are the strengths and weaknesses of our regional economy and the type of projects that help make our communities stronger, all with the g...

  • Thank a law enforcement officer during National Police Week

    Updated May 11, 2020

    Every day, sworn law enforcement officers, deputies, agents and troopers across Montana put their lives at risk, often while the rest of us are sleeping. They don’t do it for recognition or money, they do it to protect us and our way of life. Along the way, some sacrifice their bodies … and some give up their lives. Last year, 128 federal, state, local and tribal law enforcement officers died in the line of duty across America. In Montana, we lost Gallatin County Deputy Jake Allmendinger in a tragic accident while trying to s...