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  • Missoula author, musician's 'Finding Montana' event in Havre set for Aug. 19

    Dane McGuire|Updated Aug 12, 2021

    Hi-Line Arts Council and Humanities Montana will be presenting a multimedia program Thursday, Aug. 19, at 7 p.m. at the Little Theatre in Cowan Hall on the Montana State University-Northern campus featuring Montana author and musician Ednor Therriault. “Finding Montana – From Alzada to the Yaak, to Culbertson and Back,” is part of Humanities Montana’s “Montana Conversations” series. “Finding Montana is basically a kind of a wrap up of all the traveling around Montana, I’ve...

  • Bullhook Community Health Center color run Saturday

    Dane McGuire|Updated Aug 12, 2021

    Saturday, Aug. 14, Havre's Bullhook Community Health Center will be putting on its annual Color Fun Run/Walk to close out Community Health Center Week. "National Health Center week is a way to celebrate the community health centers and raise awareness about the mission and accomplishments that we have provided to our patients over the past five decades. And community health centers are part of a national network, but we're individual and we serve almost 30 million people...

  • Havre faces court petition over police health benefits

    Tim Leeds|Updated Aug 12, 2021

    Havre is going to court to answer a petition by the Montana Federation of Public Employees that represents Havre police officers saying the city needs to make up for a shortage of payments in an arbitrated agreement over the officers’ health insurance. MFPE filed a petition for enforcement Friday. The petition says when the city made a payment in March to officers to make up shortfalls in what it was supposed to pay for health insurance premiums under a July 1, 2018, to June 30, 20202 collective bargaining agreement, it d...

  • Johnson sentenced to 55 years for negligent homicide

    Tim Leeds|Updated Aug 12, 2021

    A Havre man was sentenced in state district court for the second charge after being convicted for the second time of negligent homicide in the shooting death of his brother. Shane Clark Johnson, born in 1968, was convicted of negligent homicide in 2014 in the Nov. 9, 2013, death of his brother, Travis Johnson, and was convicted of the offense again June 15 after a six-day trial in District Court in Havre. Judge Matthew Cuffe sentenced Shane Johnson Friday to 50 years in Montana State Prison as a persistent felony offender...

  • State and local COVID-19 update, Aug. 12, 2021

    Updated Aug 12, 2021

    The total number of cases of COVID-19 in Montana on the state map after today’s update was 119,519 with 393 new cases, 2,516 active. The number of active hospitalizations was 179. The number of deaths was 1,729. Blaine County Health Department reported Wednesday evening being notified of 5 new cases, 8 active, no active hospitalizations, 887 total cases, 24 deaths. Hill County Health Department reported Wednesday evening that 2 new cases were reported, 22 active, no active hospitalizations hospitalizations, 2,108 total c... Full story

  • Obituary - Dennis R. Hinkle

    Updated Aug 12, 2021

    Dennis R. Hinkle, 76, passed away due to natural causes at Northern Montana Care Center on December 17, 2020. Cremation has taken place, and graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, August 16, 2021. Dennis’ family has suggested memorial donations be made in his memory to the Alzheimer’s Foundation-Montana, the Havre American Legion, or the charity of the donor’s choice.... Full story

  • For the Record, Aug. 12, 2021

    Updated Aug 12, 2021

    Havre Police Department A written or verbal warning was issued after a caller from Fourth Street at 8:04 a.m. Wednesday said a neighbor's dogs start barking about 5 a.m. -- A written or verbal warning was issued after a caller from 15th Avenue at 10:33 a.m. Wednesday said four dogs were running loose. -- A written or verbal warning was issued after a caller from the 1300 Block of First Street reported at 12:20 p.m. Wednesday that a highly intoxicated man was walking...

  • Agenda - Hill County Mosquito Control District

    Updated Aug 12, 2021

    Hill County Mosquito Control District will meet at 5:15 p.m. Monday, Aug. 16, in the Hill County Weed and Mosquito Control District Office, Hill County Road and Weed Shop Complex,1405 W Second. St. The meeting agenda is: 1. Review minutes from previous meetings 2. Correspondence 3. New business a) Purchase order approval b) Mosquito sample testing results c) West Nile virus in the state d) NWMCA Conference in October 4. Unfinished business a) Budget update b) Larvicide and adulticide applications 5. Announcements — n...

  • Correction - Blaine County Fair demolition derby

    Updated Aug 12, 2021

    A listing of events at the Blaine County Fair printed on page B4 in Wednesday’s edition of Havre Daily News misreported the date of the demolition derby. The Demolition Derby is Saturday, Aug. 14.... Full story

  • Region 6 FWP urges hunters to check fire status, make safety a priority

    Updated Aug 12, 2021

    Press release from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks GLASGOW – With the region of northeast Montana suffering extreme or exceptional drought with the constant threat of wildfires, hunters and other recreationists taking to the field must be aware of local fire restrictions and closures and take necessary precautions. Archery antelope hunters will be hunting with their 900-20 hunting licenses starting Aug. 15. Montana’s upland game bird season — and mourning doves — open Sept. 1, along with the archery-only hunting season...

  • Blue Pony marching band to perform Friday

    Tim Leeds|Updated Aug 12, 2021

    Havre High School’s Blue Pony marching band is finishing up its band camp this week and is inviting people to its Parent’s Night performance Friday night at Blue Pony Stadium. Havre High band teacher Cullen Hinkle said the performance is free of charge and starts at 6 p.m. Friday with the gates opening about 5:30 p.m. Hinkle invited people in the community to come and see what the band has been working on....

  • Plenty of NAIA powers highlight Skylight's 2021-22 hoops schedule

    George Ferguson|Updated Aug 12, 2021

    Coaches like Montana State University-Northern's Chris Mouat are prepping for a hopefully much more normal women's basketball season than the last. And with that normal comes the return of a full schedule, including something the Skylights didn't get to do much of last year - pay non-conference games. Mouat recently released the Skylights 2021-22 schedule, which kicks off Oct. 26 against Dickinson State in the Armory Gymnasium. A year ago, the Skylights didn't play any...

  • Lights add three standouts to 2021-22 roster

    George Ferguson|Updated Aug 12, 2021

    The 2021-22 Frontier Conference men’s basketball season is just around the corner. But, it’s not too late for Montana State University-Northern head coach Shawn Huse to continue building his roster. Huse recently announced additions to the Lights for the 2021-22 campaign. Jerome Bynum, a 6-0 versatile sharpshooter of Southern Arkansas University Tech, joins the Lights after averaging 11.5 points per game, on 47 percent three-point shooting in 2019-20. They finished 19-11 that...

  • Griz, Cats both highly ranked in FCS Stats Poll

    George Ferguson|Updated Aug 12, 2021

    Both the Montana State Bobcats and Montana Grizzlies got fall camp underway last week, and when the season begins Labor Day weekend, both will be highly ranked. In the STATS FCS Preseason Poll released Monday, the Griz come in at No. 9 and the Cats are ranked No. 12. The STATS poll and the NCAA FCS Coaches Poll are the two main polls for the Football Championship Subdivision. Overall, five Big Sky Conference teams are ranked in the Top 25, led by four-time defending...

  • Looking out my Backdoor: Staring at a blank piece of paper

    Sondra Ashton|Updated Aug 12, 2021

    Here I am again, sitting at my computer, staring at a blank page of paper that’s not real paper, waiting for inspiration to write, to share with you, the latest happenings in my real life. And one of the most real things that occurs to me is guilt. I feel guilty. Real good ol’ Catholic guilt. Let’s take the little things first. Every day it rains, here on the high plateau surrounded with mountains in central Mexico. Beginning in June, through July and now into August. The e... Full story

  • Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep

    Pam Burke|Updated Aug 12, 2021

    While the classic image of Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep is of them in craggy ranges of the Rockies, populations thrive east of the Divide into Midwestern states, and in Montana some of the largest populations are found in the Missouri River Breaks. Scott Hemmer, Fish, Wildlife and Parks Region 6 wildlife biologist, said that hunting district 680 that stretches north of the Missouri River across Chouteau, Blaine and Phillips counties has regular sheep counts of around 450....