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  • Park board looks at draft on beaver control policies

    Patrick Johnston|Updated Jul 15, 2021

    The Hill County Park Board was presented a draft of their Rules and Regulations Committee's proposed policy on beaver management on Beaver Creek Park Monday, which includes trapping and non-lethal alternatives. The policy states that beaver provide significant benefits to the ecosystem of the park but that some of their population can be removed for the sake of the park's aesthetics, facilities, infrastructure and public spaces. The policy has the stated goal of using...

  • Hill County 4-H interview results delayed till Thursday

    Updated Jul 14, 2021

    Due to computer issues and delays, Havre Daily News was not able to publish today the results from Tuesday's 4-H interviews at the Great Northern Fair. The full results will be published in Thursday's edition....

  • Letter to the Editor - Support Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act

    Updated Jul 13, 2021

    Editor, In 2017, Montana’s outdoor recreation economy generated $7.1 billion. Two years later, Montana Sen. Jon Tester introduced the Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act — BCSA — a piece of federal legislation to bolster Montana’s economy by protecting 80,000 acres of land for conservation, recreation, and restoration. Ninety-eight percent of Montanans believe that outdoor recreation is important to Montana’s economic future. With thousands of acres dedicated to snowmobiling, mountain biking, hiking and fishing, the BCSA...

  • Numerous fires hit area in the past week

    Patrick Johnston|Updated Jul 13, 2021

    Last week Hill and its neighboring counties saw a large number of wildfires, most caused by lightning and all of which appear to be fully contained if not extinguished. In a fire call this morning Hill County Commissioner Mark Peterson said the county saw five wildfire related calls last week, most of the fires being weather-related, and all of which were contained in relatively short order. He said damage was restricted to 20 acres and the local fire departments and emergency services deserve a tip of the hat for their quick...

  • Archeologists visit Wahkpa Chu'gn Buffalo Jump

    Dane McGuire|Updated Jul 13, 2021

    At a meeting of the H. Earl Clack Museum Board Monday night, Board Chair Lela Patera discussed a July 6 visit from state archeologist Patrick Rennie and Montana native Jim Keyser of the Oregon Archeological Society. Patera said the two archeologists did some work at the Wahkpa Chu’gn Buffalo Jump behind the Havre Holiday Village Mall. “Why they were here was they wanted to map a stone that’s at the bottom of the stairs with a hoofprint on there,” she added. She said the arc...

  • LAC continues work to reduce stigma on mental health issues

    Patrick Johnston|Updated Jul 13, 2021

    The Hill County Behavioral Health Local Advisory Council met Monday and discussed progress on their mental health PSAs, possible partnerships at the Central Service Area Authority and a recent meeting with a representative of Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont. LAC Chair Andi Daniel said contracts for the PSAs, which seek to normalize and encourage people to seek help dealing with their mental health struggles by letting local people tell stories about their own experiences, have been drawn up and include the filming of 10...

  • Obituary - Drew Michael Bracken

    Updated Jul 13, 2021

    Drew Michael Bracken, age 40, passed away on June 29, 2021, in Coeur d'Alene, ID. He was born in Shelby, MT, and lived there until the age of 10. He then moved to Havre, MT, until graduating high school. Eventually he settled in Coeur d'Alene, ID, and started his career as an auto glass technician, Drew worked for several companies before starting his own business, Bracken Auto Glass. His slogan was, "If your windshield is a crackin', better call Bracken." Drew was known for... Full story

  • Obituary - Danny Zinn

    Updated Jul 13, 2021

    Danny Zinn, 65 passed away on July 6, 2021, at Peace Hospice in Great Falls, MT. A graveside service will be held on July 17, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. at Kuper Memorial Park Cemetery in Chinook, MT.... Full story

  • Agenda - Hill County Commission business meeting addition

    Updated Jul 13, 2021

    The Hill County Commission this morning sent an addition to the agenda for its business meeting Thursday at 10 a..m. The additional item is “Justice Court ALS interpreter” under contracts. The full agenda now reads: Public comments on non-agenda items Public comments on agenda items Claims Employment Budgets Ordinance Resolutions Contracts Public Health Emergency Preparedness Contract #20-07-6-11-026-0 Amendment #3 Justice Court ALS interpreter Board appointments Policy updates County permit approval Subdivision/survey app...

  • Correction - Beaver Creek Jam

    Updated Jul 13, 2021

    The headline of a story about The Southern Satellite performing and being filmed at Beaver Creek Jam in Havre misspelled the name of the band.... Full story

  • For the Record, July 13, 2021

    Updated Jul 13, 2021

    Havre Police Department Officers investigated a 5:25 p.m. Monday report of a stabbing on First Street Northeast. -- An arrest was made after a Monday 9:46 p.m. caller on First Street West reported suspicious activity involving a man and a woman. -- A caller at the skate park reported Monday at 10:32 p.m. finding an iPhone. -- Taruha Marie Kirkaldie of Havre, 33, was arrested on charges of partner or family member assault and disorderly conduct after a caller at First Avenue...

  • FWP announces inaugural Watercraft Inspector Appreciation Week

    Updated Jul 13, 2021

    From Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Watercraft inspection stations are the first line of defense to protect Montana’s water from the harmful impacts of aquatic invasive species. Because of this, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is introducing the first annual Watercraft Inspector Appreciation Week on August 2-8. Inspectors work at more than 20 roadside watercraft inspection stations located across the state that are operated by FWP and partner organizations. “Watercraft inspectors are incredibly important to the AIS pre...

  • Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument to host Family Explorer Day

    Updated Jul 13, 2021

    From U.S. Bureau of Land Management FORT BENTON - People looking for some outdoor family fun are invited to join U.S. Bureau of Land Management park rangers during Family Explorer Day at Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument Thursday, July 29. Family Explorer Day offers free, two-hour outdoor activity programs, weather permitting, starting at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Participating families with children of all ages are encouraged to bring active imaginations and be ready...

  • Blister Beetles are affecting more than just alfalfa

    Updated Jul 13, 2021

    By Colleen Buck Montana State University Hill County Extension Agent Blister beetles have been found in hay fields in Hill County. Generally, these beetles inhabit alfalfa fields, however this year that is not the case. They have been found in grass hay fields as well as alfalfa fields. Blister beetles get their name because they cause blisters when the cantharidin fluid found in their bodies comes into contact with skin or is ingested. They mainly affect horses fed hay containing blister beetles, however, they can be toxic...

  • Health officials suggest steps to prevent catching West Nile virus

    Updated Jul 13, 2021

    From Montana Department of Health and Human Services State and local public health officials are reminding Montanans to take steps to avoid mosquito bites and prevent infection from West Nile virus. In Montana, WNV season usually begins in July and ends in October, as this is when the mosquitoes responsible for it emerge. “As we head into West Nile Virus season all Montanans are encouraged to take the necessary precautions,” Department of Public Health and Human Services epidemiologist Erika Baldry said. “There was only one c...

  • Sieglock's home listed as Bullhook Blossoms featured yard

    Updated Jul 13, 2021

    Photos and story courtesy Bullhooks Blossom Garden Club Walking around the yard at 1468 Lincoln Ave., you are seeing a 22-year labor of love in progress. Vic and Sara Sieglock are the enthusiastic owners. Sara says the lawn is Vic's to water, mow and weedeat - he did build her flower beds; she is the flower person. The yard is lush and green with three separate flower areas bordered by cement blocks arranged in tasteful curves. Each contains a variety of colorful perennials, a...

  • Hall of Famer Mike Van Diest coming to Northern

    George Ferguson|Updated Jul 13, 2021

    There are few names in the world of Montana football, and none that are bigger in the realm of NAIA coaching than Mike Van Diest. That name, when it comes to success, knowledge and skill, reigns supreme after what was an incredible and historical career at Carroll College, where he led the Fighting Saints to six NAIA national championships. Now, Mike Van Diest is bringing all of that history, all of that knowledge, all of that skill as a coach to Montana State University-North...

  • From The Fringe...These Northstars are so much more than a state tourney host

    George Ferguson|Updated Jul 13, 2021

    It's been nearly two full years since the Havre Northstars American Legion baseball club won a bid to host the Class A State Legion Tournament. Of course, that tournament was actually supposed to be in 2020, but, COVID-19 put the brakes on the plan. So, with just a couple of weeks until one of the biggest, and best weeks of baseball in Montana comes to historic Legion Field, the Northstars' long wait is almost over. And yet, as Havre fans will soon see, the wait will have...

  • Local Golf Report: Thank you Jimmy for Rotary Week

    George Ferguson|Updated Jul 13, 2021

    It was Rotary Week last week, and what a week it was. First and foremost, I want to say a huge thank you to Jim Kato for putting on the Rotary Youth Golf Camp last week. As the head coach of the Havre High golf program,. I truly appreciate Jim's dedication to youth golf, and it was good too see the camp back this year. As a local golfer, I also owe Jim and everyone who helped him put on the the annual Rotary Blast Golf Tournament. For years, it's been one of my favorites, and...