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  • Community effort needed to prevent suicide, experts said

    Derek Hann|Updated Aug 15, 2019

    Specialists and health professionals agree the only way for Montana to deal with the statewide suicide crisis is to work together in a joint community effort. In Montana suicide is still running rampant. The latest data available, from 2017, showed Montana had the highest rate of suicide per capita in the nation, 28.9 per 100,000 residents, just ahead of Alaska, which had 27 per 100,000 residents. A recent study done by Seniorliving.org — online at https://www.seniorliving.org — said that in 2018 Montana had a rate of 29....

  • Chippewa Cree Tribe declares state of emergency for Chippewa and Cree languages

    Updated Aug 9, 2019

    Havre Daily News staff The tribal council at Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation voted unanimously Thursday to declare an emergency for the native languages at the reservation. A press release from the nonprofit Mahchiwminahnahtik Chippewa and Cree Language Revitalization said they presented a resolution to the Chippewa Cree Tribal Business Committee Thursday asking for the declaration. Merle Tendoy, a Chippewa Cree Elder and MCCLR board member started off by addressing the Business Committee in the Cree Language and then t...

  • Quick Pics: Shots galore at Lil' Shots Carnival

    Updated Aug 9, 2019

  • Hill County Commission implements burn ban

    Updated Aug 9, 2019

    The Hill County Commission implemented a burn ban in the county Thursday, effective at 12:01 this morning. Commissioner Mike Wendland said the commission agreed to implement a burn ban due to dry conditions after participating in a regional fire conditions conference call with the state Department of Natural Resources and Conservation Tuesday. Blaine County has had a burn ban in effect since July 37. Liberty and Chouteau county officials said their counties do not have bans in effect. The Hill County Commission agreed to...

  • Bad HVAC leads to Ryan Building evacuation

    Updated Aug 9, 2019

    By Havre Daily News Staff A burned-out motor in the HVAC system of the Ryan Building on the 10 Block of Second Avenue forced the employees to evacuate Thursday at 3:45 p.m. after someone reported an "electrical smell" from somewhere on the second floor of the building. Havre Fire Department Chief Mel Paulson said the burned motor was pushing smoke into the building and the whole building had to be evacuated. The fire department responded to the scene with two fire engines, an...

  • Woofstock returning to Havre Saturday

    Rachel Jamieson|Updated Aug 9, 2019

    The second annual Woofstock is returning to Pepin Park from 4 to 8 p.m. with live music, vendors, food trucks and, of course, dogs. The event is a fundraiser for Friends of the Havre Animal Shelter, which works to help provide services at the city facility. “The purpose of this event is to keep raising funds for all things we have been doing, like we have implemented our trap-release program for cats,” Friends of the Havre Animal Shelter President Kim Federspiel said. Some of the things Friends help fund include vet...

  • Bullock going to Fort Belknap for CHAP celebration

    Derek Hann|Updated Aug 9, 2019

    Gov. Steve Bullock will be joining in the festivities and will hold a ceremonial bill signing at Fort Belknap Indian Community’s Community Health Aid Program CHAP Celebration Monday. The event will start at 9 a.m. at the Red Whip parking lot and at 9:45 a.m. will walk around the Agency “Loop” and meet back at the Red Whip Center. The event will include guest speakers, a buffalo feast and door prizes. The CHAP bill was passed by the Montana Legislature last session, after some controversy and multiple revisions to the origi...

  • Little Rockies Christian Camp celebrating Golden Anniversary

    Updated Aug 9, 2019

    Press release Little Rockies Christian Camp will celebrate its 50th Anniversary of "training youth for Christian service" during Family Camp Aug. 30 to Sept. 2. An anniversary celebration program will be held Sunday afternoon, Sept. 1, at 3:30. All former campers and participants are invited to attend. The camp facilities were originally a Civilian Conservation Corp camp located south of Landusky. The 40 acres were returned to the original owners, Ben and Ruth Phillips. After...

  • Willow Creek boat launch at Tiber open only to AIS certified boaters

    Updated Aug 9, 2019

    From Fish, Wildlife and Parks Beginning Monday, the boat launch at the Willow Creek arm of Tiber Reservoir will be open only to certified boaters in the Aquatic Invasive Species Program. Also, the decontamination station will be closed for the remainder of the boating season. The action comes because of a shortage of AIS workers at the north-central Montana reservoir. FWP operated a watercraft decontamination station at Willow Creek for much of the summer, allowing all boaters to access this launch area. Boat owners who do no...

  • For for the Record, Aug. 9, 2019

    Updated Aug 9, 2019

    Havre Police Department A caller at BNSF Railway reported at 8:52 a.m. Thursday that they had a 50-gallon spill of a hazardous material, but crews did not need assistance. -- A bike was reported abandoned at a First Street business Thursday at 11:46 a.m. -- A Lincoln Avenue caller reported Thursday at 4:05 p.m. that someone had given him counterfeit money. -- A Thursday 8:27 p.m. call about a man passed out in the alley behind a First Street West business was referred to a...

  • Obituary - Herman Melvin 'Mel' Shulund

    Updated Aug 9, 2019

    Herman Melvin "Mel" Shulund, 84, died at his home in Havre, MT, on August 7, 2019. His service will be held this Sunday, August 11, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Havre at 2:00 p.m. Mel was born in Hamilton, MT, on December 9, 1934, to Herman and Eva Shulund. He moved to Havre after high school and worked in the construction industry with his father, his brothers, and later on his own. He married Donna Kay Mergenthaler on November 11, 1962. They raised three... Full story

  • Montana Invasive Species Council meets August 21

    Updated Aug 9, 2019

    From Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation HELENA — The Montana Invasive Species Council will hold its next meeting Aug. 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the State Capitol Building, Room 172 in Helena. The morning portion of the meeting will focus on administrative business including a review and action on MISC’s work plan and budget for 2019-2020. Project updates will also be provided in the morning, including outcomes from the Mogulones crucifer science advisory panel. In the afternoon, MISC member, Gai...

  • Agenda - Hill County Commission

    Updated Aug 9, 2019

    Monday Office Hours Tuesday 8:30 a.m. — DNRC conference call 10:30 a.m. — LEPC meeting at Detention Center 10:30 a.m. — Road meeting 1:30 p.m. — 911 meeting at City Hall 2 p.m. — Community Decay Ordinance meeting Wednesday 10 a.m. — Safety meeting in Timmons Room 11:30 a.m. — ECIT meeting Thursday 10 a.m. — County officials meeting 11 a.m. — Business meeting Manual claims Employment review Resolutions Tax adjustments County permit approvals Subdivision/survey approval Time for comments from the public. 3 p.m. — Airport Bo...

  • Agenda - H. Earl Clack Memorial Museum Board

    Updated Aug 9, 2019

    The H. Earl Clack Memorial Museum Board will meet Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the Board Room of Havre Inn and Suites. The meeting agenda is: 1. Call to order 2. Roll call of members 3. Reading and approval of minutes 4. Museum Report — Emily Mayer 5. Wahkpa Chu’gn Report — Emily Mayer 6. The Foundation Report — Elaine Morse 7. Committee reports A. Budget and Finance-Val B. Displays 8. Unfinished business A. Schoolhouse clean-up report B. Roof on homestead shack — Eli — cleaning of homestead shack C. Discuss special meeting to...

  • Agenda - Havre Public Schools Board of Trustees

    Updated Aug 9, 2019

    The Havre Public Schools Board of Trustees will meet Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in the Havre Middle School. The agenda for the meeting is: A. Call to order 1. Pledge of Allegiance 2. Roll call 3. Welcome to visitors 4. Presentation and display 5. Agenda deletions or corrections, and additions allowed by policy, if any B. Unanimous consent agenda C. Old business 1. Final Budget FY20 for Elementary District — Elementary District only 2. Final Budget FY20 for High School District D. New business Open Agenda — An opportunity for any...

  • Hi-Line Living: Havre star shines in Fort Peck as well

    Rachel Jamieson|Updated Aug 9, 2019

    "My motto is, when I am reviewing my lines, learning what my character is doing, is saying, 'If I don't believe myself, if I don't believe what I'm saying, if I don't believe what I am doing and if I'm not authentic, then how can I expect an audience person to believe me?' That is what I work for is authenticity and making it real," local thespian Pam Veis said. An acclaimed local actress and director and a major player in Fort Peck Summer Theatre, Veis, originally from...

  • Senior Center News, Aug. 9, 2019

    Updated Aug 9, 2019

    North Central Senior Citizens Center, Aug. 12-16 Monday — Transportation from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday — Transportation from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; bingo at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday — Transportation from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m; TOPS at 8 a.m.; mall shopping 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.. Thursday — Transportation from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday — Medical transportation will be available from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. but people must make a request at least 24 hours in advance. March Menu by Earlene DeWinter (Subject to Change) Monday — Chicken-fried steak, mash...

  • Out Our Way: Check your back trail

    Updated Aug 9, 2019

    Out our way, you can ride for miles over some beautiful country and just enjoy the scenery — but suddenly realize you have no idea where you are or how to get home. Years ago, out in the EmpireRanch in Wyoming, my friend and mentor Elsie told me to get in the habit of checking your back trail. The scenery doesn’t always look the same coming the other way. That ridge you rode over heading east looks totally different heading west. So she taught me to check my back trail so I could find my way home again. As I have dis...

  • Pastor's Corner: Thoughts and prayers

    Updated Aug 9, 2019

    Jesus says, “I am The Way, The Truth, and The Life.” As I write this, I am still struggling to work through my own grief and anger after three more mass shootings this week in Gilroy, California; El Paso, Texas; and Dayton, Ohio. I have attended that very same festival in Gilroy and I was born in Dayton. It hits close to home, literally. Even as a pastor, it is my gut instinct to respond to a week like this by turning off the news, changing the station on the radio, throwing aside the newspaper, and staying off social med...

  • Hello, God. It's me, Mara.

    Updated Aug 9, 2019

    You know, Lord, now and then things just happen that are very pleasing to the eyes — well, maybe pleasing to all of our senses. One can’t help but pause and simply stand in wonderment about Your creation. It really is a shame we don’t notice the happenings daily, or even hourly, but we don’t. We take things for granted, as though they were our due, and are there, specifically for our well-being. Lately, several such days and special events passed before us; let’s call them actions or special delights that we can take pleasure...

  • View from the North 40: Consider the modern miracle of the 1260 spin

    Pam Burke|Updated Aug 9, 2019

    Professional skateboarder Mitchell “Mitchie” Brusco, 22, competing Saturday in Skateboard Big Air at the X Games Minneapolis 2019, became the first skateboarder in history of the world to land a 1260 in the competition. That’s a spin of 3.5 rotations. Did anyone imagine such a thing could be done in the beginning? Skateboarding is relatively new in the history of sports. Sure the wheel has been around literally for ages, but it wasn’t until the 1940s that someone yanked...

  • Skylights get to work under Jerry Wagner...

    Updated Aug 9, 2019

  • Area fall sports begin next week

    George Ferguson|Updated Aug 9, 2019

    It's hot it out, and there's still more than a month of summer left on the calendar. But, this coming week, summer will officially be over for area high school student-athletes. Thursday marks the official first day of the fall sports season as Class A golfers, including the Havre Blue Ponies, take to the course. The following day, all of the other fall sports will get into full swing. Football, volleyball and cross country can begin practicing on Aug. 16, and, coaches would...

  • Time to turn on the Lights

    Chris Peterson|Updated Aug 9, 2019

    If head coach Andrew Rolin and the Montana State University-Northern football team is going to win more games in 2019, there is a lot of work to do and that work starts this Sunday with the opening of fall camp. Rolin said that the Lights would start having players report as early as today. That's when the freshman and newcomers will report, while the veterans will follow on Saturday. Then, Sunday afternoon from 4-6 p.m., the Lights will hold their first practice of the...

  • The HDN wants to cover your teams

    George Ferguson|Updated Aug 8, 2019

    As a new school year approaches, the Havre Daily News is once again excited to cover all of your varsity athletics. But, we need your help in doing so. With the upcoming fall sports season fast approaching, we are asking coaches and athletic directors to please send us you fall schedules. Also, we would like to remind all coaches and athletic directors that, in order to make sure your teams are covered, we ask that you please send us your box scores, tournament results and...