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Havre school board picks blended plan for re-opening schools

See our photo albums for additional photos of this event The Havre School Board of Trustees met Tuesday and voted 7-1 to approve a blended plan for re-opening this fall of having half the students... Full story

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    August 12, 2020

New local COVID-19 cases reported in Blaine, Hill counties

New cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Hill and Blaine counties Tuesday, bringing the active number of cases to four in Hill County and two in Blaine County, the respective county health departments report. Hill County reported two new cases, one... Full story

 

Good Vibes bicycle tour passes through Havre

A man riding his bicycle around the perimeter of the United States as part of his Good Vibes tour to share stories of people, places, organizations and communities that are making the world a happier...

 

The total number of cases of COVID-19 in Montana on the state map after today's 10 a.m. update was 5,268 with 175 new cases.

The number of hospitalizations, including people hospitalized before being tested, was 301 with 97 active hospitalizations. The number of tests completed was 196,036 with 1,624 new tests listed this morning. The number of deaths was 80. The number... Full story

 

The Postscript: Summer storm

I was headed out for my daily hike. There was thunder in the distance. “It’s getting lighter,” my husband, Peter, said. “I don’t think we’re going to get any rain.” The air smelled like...

 

Stage 1 fire restrictions ordered for Hill and Roosevelt counties

Press release LEWISTOWN — The long, hot days of summer are drying out the vegetation in north-central Montana. The resulting increased fire danger has prompted authorities to begin implementing fire restrictions. Hill and Roosevelt counties will...

 

Montana Department of Justice warns of new twist on old lottery scam

Press release Officials at the Montana Department of Justice announced today that Montanans, especially senior citizens, should be aware of a new tactic being used in the old lottery scam. The new twist works like this:  A scammer calls someone,...

 

For the Record, Aug. 12, 2020

Havre Police Department David Richard Place of Rudyard, 52, was arrested on a Justice or City court warrant and charges of driving with a suspended or revoked driver's license and driving without...

 

Pro Rodeo returns to the Hi-Line

The Hi-Line summer has been anything but a normal one. In the world of sports, a lot was missing. And one big thing missing from the Hi-Line this summer has been...rodeo. That is about to change...

 

George Ferguson Column: I wish I would have been wrong because I love bigtime college football, and I'm really gonna miss it

When the news of the Big Sky Conference cancellation came down, I have to admit, I wasn't surprised. In fact, in a way, I was vindicated. In other words, I was right. Make no mistake though, I'm not...

 

Two Northstars earn postseason accolades

It was a great season for the Havre Northstars American Legion baseball team, and though it ended at last weekend's Class A state tournament in Lewistown, a pair of Northstars were honored this week....

 

Golf tournaments return

The COVID-19 pandemic has gotten in the way of a lot of sports over the last six months. Golf, however, is one of the sports that has done a good job of navigating the crisis. And this weekend,...

 

USDA announces more eligible commodities for CFAP

From Montana Farm Service Agency U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced Tuesday that additional commodities are covered by the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, including eggs and all sheep, in response to public comments and data....

 

Distress loans available for crop producers without storage in Cascade and Liberty counties

From Montana Farm Service Agency BOZEMAN — U.S. Department of Agriculture Montana Farm Service Agency Executive Director Mike Foster announced the availability of distress loans for crop producers in Cascade and Liberty counties. Previously,...

 

FSA set-aside loan provision can help producers impacted by COVID-19

From USDA Farm Service Agency USDA’s Farm Service Agency broadened the use of the Disaster Set-Aside loan provision, normally used in the wake of natural disasters, to allow farmers and ranchers with USDA farm loans who are affected by COVID-19... Full story

 

USDA Announces Changes to Emergency Haying and Grazing Provisions

From Montana Farm Service Agency BOZEMAN — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency announced changes for emergency haying and grazing use of acres enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program. This includes changes outlined in...

 

State awards nearly $100,000 in ag scholarships

Press release Gov. Steve Bullock announced Friday that nearly $100,000 has been awarded to 12 applicants through the Montana Farmer Student Loan Assistance Program, which was created to encourage Montana’s college-educated youth to pursue a...

 

USDA accepting applications to help cover costs for organic certification

Press release WASHINGTON — USDA’s Farm Service Agency announced Monday that organic producers and handlers can apply for federal funds to assist with the cost of receiving and maintaining organic certification through the Organic Certification...

 

Montana mask directive amended to include K-12 schools

By Patrick Johnston At a press conference this afternoon, Gov. Steve Bullock announced that he is amending the directive he issued July 15 that requires people in counties with four or more active... Full story

 

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