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Articles from the August 4, 2021 edition

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  • Correction - Havre firefighters at Taylor Fire

    Updated Aug 4, 2021

    A story on the front page of Tuesday}s edition of Havre Daily News misreported that Bear Paw Volunteer Fire Department had assisted in fighting a fire near White Sulphur Springs.... Full story

  • Delta-driven COVID surge hitting Montana

    Tim Leeds|Updated Aug 4, 2021

    The surge in COVID-19 cases - and hospitalizations - has hit the United States including Montana and is starting to show in this region of the state. Blaine, Chouteau, Hill and Liberty counties all have seen an increase in cases after a comparative lull for a couple of months. In a release Tuesday, Hill County Health Department reported the county has 21 active cases, and Blaine County Health Department reports six active cases there. Hill County had dropped to no active...

  • Mosquitoes with West Nile virus detected in Montana

    Pam Burke|Updated Aug 4, 2021

    Despite the drought, mosquitoes are still finding a way to persist, including the species that carry diseases like West Nile Virus, and the Hill County Mosquito Control District reported Sunday that mosquitoes testing positive for West Nile were found in northeastern Montana. Hill County Mosquito District Supervisor Terry Turner said mosquito samples are collected once a week and sent to Carroll College where students analyze the sample pool for total number of mosquitoes and...

  • Hill County COVID-19 vaccinations up to 6,000

    Dane McGuire|Updated Aug 4, 2021

    Community members held a sign-painting event last night outside Bullhook Community Health Center in Havre, updating the sign's COVID-19 vaccination total to 6,040 people, 48 percent of the goal of all 13,256 eligible people. Northern Montana Health Care Director of Infection Prevention Alysia Mosness attended the sign-painting along with Bullhook Community Health Center CEO Kyndra Hall. "So, just kind of talking on behalf of Northern Montana Health Care, we do feel that the...

  • Chinook youth raising money for mental health organization

    Dane McGuire|Updated Aug 4, 2021

    A youth group in Chinook known as JUMP is putting on a “Big and Bold Vacation Bible School,” which started Aug. 3 and for the remainder of the week will be collecting money to aid Intermountain, a Helena-based mental health organization. Pastor Chris Haughee said Intermountain provides hope and healing to youth and families, including residential care. “We still have an aspect of the care that we provide for children that involves residential stay for those children that have...

  • Big Sandy's Quinn talks to book club about farming, grain by grain

    Patrick Johnston|Updated Aug 4, 2021

    Former Big Sandy farmer and renowned agricultural researcher Bob Quinn was invited by Havre's Sparkle Plenty Book Club to talk about his 2019 book "Grain by Grain," which members of the club recently read. The book is an autobiography told through the lens of Quinn's work in agriculture studying the potential of organic farming, as well as his efforts to shift the mindset of fellow producers and the industry at large toward a more sustainable and healthier way of doing...

  • For the Record, Aug. 4, 2021

    Updated Aug 4, 2021

    Havre Police Department Justin James Martin of Havre, 43, was arrested on charges of partner or family member assault and possession of drug paraphernalia after officers investigated a suspicious 911 hang-up call on Fourth Street Tuesday at 6:54 a.m. -- Patrick Ryan Schroeder of Havre, 30, was arrested on a trespass to property charge after a Third Avenue caller reported Tuesday at 10:33 p.m. that a man was trying to break into his house. Hill County Sheriff's Office Harvey...

  • The Postscript - Bad gardener

    Carrie Classon|Updated Aug 4, 2021

    I have never been a gardener. This makes me feel like a misfit in my family. My mother is a wonderful gardener. She had an enormous vegetable garden in the suburbs before it became fashionable to do so. Her mother was also an avid gardener. She escaped the demands of 11 children by spending time with her flowers. There are photos of my grandma in her garden and she looks as if she is having a wonderful time, but I figure any activity that would allow you to escape the demands...

  • After a state title, momentum builds with the return of the Havre Tennis Camp

    Kason Clark|Updated Aug 4, 2021

    A state championship can go a long way for a high school program. As well as allowing a team to earn their place in history and hang a banner in their gym, it can inspire many young athletes to try out for the sport and try to carry on the program's success. One program that might be seeing that effect is the Havre High tennis team after their boys team won a state championship in May. This week, the Havre Tennis Camp returned to Havre after missing out last year due to the...

  • 2021 Frontier Football Preview: LB

    George Ferguson|Updated Aug 4, 2021

    For years, the Frontier Conference has produced some of the very best linebackers in all of NAIA football. And that trend continued back in 2019 when Montana Western's Jason Ferris won the defensive player of the year. Fast forward to this fall, and the league will certainly have some really good linebackers playing again, including at Montana State University-Northern, where Dylan Wampler, a junior returns after earning All-Conference and NAIA All-American honors in last...

  • MSU Extension advises caution for livestock feeding or grazing weeds during drought

    Updated Aug 4, 2021

    From MSU News Service BOZEMAN - Due to the extended drought in Montana, water availability in many areas has become severely limited. Reservoirs have dried up and are becoming covered in weeds. Montana State University Extension educators are cautioning livestock managers to evaluate weed feed and grazing land for nitrate toxicity during drought. "Due to the severe drought, weeds have become prevalent across pastures and many producers are limited in their cattle movement...

  • FWP seeks public comment on emergency haying/grazing leases on WMAs

    Updated Aug 4, 2021

    HELENA — Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is seeking public comment on a proposal to establish emergency haying and grazing leases on portions of 14 Wildlife Management Areas in the state. The purpose of these late summer/fall 2021 leases is to improve wildlife habitat while making forage available for area agricultural producers. This proposal is in support of Gov. Greg Gianforte’s July 1 statewide drought emergency declaration and is a collaborative effort between FWP and the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation...

  • Seminar set for Aug. 11 on feeding cattle in a drought

    Updated Aug 4, 2021

    Press release Whether getting a good or bad price on calves, it is critical to have the weight and maintain good body condition on cows who are carrying the next crop. At 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 11, at the Frontier in Dunkirk, Marias River Livestock Association is holding a seminar on feeding and vaccinations during drought to help put weight on the calves and maximize cattle’s health. A barbecue beef dinner will begin at 5 p.m. and presentations at 5:45 p.m. The meal is sponsored by Friesen Nutrition of Great Falls. Most r...