Articles from the July 8, 2020 edition

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Rocky Boy enacts seven-day lockdown

Editor’s note: This version adds an amendment on entry points later made by the Chippewa Cree Business Committee. The Chippewa Cree Business Committee today approved a seven-day... — Updated 7/9/2020 Full story


For the Record, July 8, 2020

Havre Police Department Tuesday at 3:57 p.m., a caller asked for a well-being check on Seventh Street. The person called again to say the family member had been found and canceled... — Updated 7/9/2020


The total number of cases of COVID-19 in Montana on the state map after today's 10 a.m. update was 1,371 with 44 new cases, which does not include five positive rapid tests in Hill County

The number of hospitalizations, including people hospitalized before being tested, was 117 with 22 active hospitalizations. The number of tests completed was 106,421 with 1,094 new tests listed this morning. The number of deaths... — Updated 7/8/2020 Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local

Rocky Boy goes into lockdown as Hill County confirms 11 active COVID-19 cases, five on the reservation

Editor’s note: This version clarifies that five cases were confirmed by the health center at Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation but that the confirmations do not mean all five... — Updated 7/8/2020 Full story


DOI declares repairs to St. Mary Diversion emergency work

Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., announced today that the U.S. Department of the Interior has ruled that repairs to two drop structures on the St. Mary Diversion and Conveyance Works that transports water to the Milk River qualify as... — Updated 7/8/2020


State coronavirus map update, June 8, 2020

The total number of cases of COVID-19 in Montana on the state map after today's 10 a.m. update was 1,371 with 44 new cases, which does not include five positive rapid tests in Hill... — Updated 7/8/2020

 By Patrick Johnston    Local

Health Department bracing for more positives at testing event

The Hill County Health Department, in the wake of new cases that were confirmed in the county over the holiday weekend, is now expecting more confirmed COVID-19 cases to result... — Updated 7/8/2020 Full story

 By Rachel Jamieson    Local

Bullock: Ramping up rules on safety in senior living facilities

Gov. Steve Bullock said during a press call Tuesday more needs to be done to protect residents in senior living facilities from COVID-19. "Today, as Montanans, we've received some... — Updated 7/8/2020 Full story


Obituary - Joyce Shortell

Long-time Havre resident, beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother Joyce Shortell has gone to her Lord in Heaven. Joyce passed from this life July 2, 2020. She was at home... — Updated 7/8/2020 Full story


Court blocks limiting ballot collection

A state District Court judge has blocked a Montana law passed as a referendum in the 2018 election that limited the collection of absentee ballots during an election. Judge Jessica Fehr in Billings granted an injunction Sunday... — Updated 7/8/2020


Court decision puts future of public schools in voters' hands

A decision by the United States Supreme Court last week could put Montana’s quality public schools at risk. The U.S. Supreme Court issued a 5-4 decision in Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue, holding that states must... — Updated 7/8/2020

 By Carrie Classon    Opinion

The Postscript: Dog stories

My husband, Peter, and I miss having a dog. I see a lot of dogs on the trail during my daily hike, and so Peter (who is always full of good ideas — usually about things I should... — Updated 7/8/2020


Red Cross joins forces with 'Wonder Woman 1984' to save the day for patients in need

Press release GREAT FALLS — This July, the American Red Cross and “Wonder Woman 1984” are joining forces to save the day for patients in need of lifesaving blood transfusions. The Red Cross has an urgent need for blood... — Updated 7/8/2020


Tennis camp will return in 2021

Havre High head tennis coach George Ferguson has announced that the annual Havre Tennis Camp has been canceled. The camp was to be held July 27-28 at the Bill Vaughey Memorial... — Updated 7/8/2020

 By George Ferguson    Sports

Holt resigns as HHS x-country coach

Fall sports are hopefully right around the corner. And, as they approach, Havre High School will be looking for a new head cross country coach. On Tuesday, new Havre High... — Updated 7/8/2020

 By George Ferguson    Sports

Havre 12U softball teams play well this summer

A pair of Havre 12U girls fast pitch softball teams recently completed their seasons, including at the Monday Tournament in Glasgow just a short time ago. One Havre 12U squad played... — Updated 7/8/2020

 By Aarron Thompson    Sports

Northstars storm past the Reds at Legion Field

After another split doubleheader against the Great Falls Lightning Sunday, the Havre Northstars American Legion baseball club was looking forward to a doubleheader against the... — Updated 7/8/2020


USDA reminds Montana producers to complete crop acreage reports

Press release BOZEMAN — USDA’s Farm Service Agency is reminding Montana producers to complete crop acreage reports by the applicable deadline for their county. Acreage reporting dates vary by crop and by county. Peoplr can... — Updated 7/8/2020


National Ag Innovation Challenge awards business creativity

Press release The Montana Farm Bureau Federation is urging Montana’s agricultural business entrepreneurs to apply for the 2021 Ag Innovation Challenge.  American Farm Bureau Federation, in partnership with Farm Credit, is hostin... — Updated 7/8/2020


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