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Articles from the August 18, 2020 edition

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Petition circulating on mail-in ballot decision

State Rep. Jacob Bachmeier, D-Havre, is gathering signatures for a petition asking the Hill County Commission to reconsider its recent decision not to implement mail-in voting for the upcoming 2020 general election. Bachmeier, who is also chair of...

 

Northern plans for full campus re-opening

Montana State University-Northern is returning back to campus by doing face-to-face interactions, but with safety precautions and caution. "We've decided that we're opening the campus," Chancellor...

 

City Council approves levies for next year's budget

In a series of unanimous votes, the Havre City Council approved the first readings of continuing a number of tax levies and assessments to fund next year’s budget. These included resolutions levying and assessing a tax on the cost of maintaining st...

 

Bullock: State budget, fire fund, in good shape

Gov. Steve Bullock said during a press conference Monday that, despite the pandemic and what looks to be a tough fire season, the state is in a relatively strong position going into the next few years. “We’ve wrapped up the state fiscal year and...

 

North Star Schools sets full re-opening

North Star Schools is re-opening for its upcoming school year with all students coming back at 100 percent capacity. Superintendent Bart Hawkins said the district is starting in Phase 2 of the schools’ plan that’s on the school’s website....

 

The total number of cases of COVID-19 in Montana on the state map after today's 10 a.m. update was 5,846 with 57 new cases.

The number of hospitalizations, including people hospitalized before being tested, was 339 with 97 active hospitalizations. The number of tests completed was 205,512 with 787 new tests listed this morning. The number of deaths was 84. The number of...

 

Letter to the Editor - Safety should come before political beliefs

Editor, I have been an Election Judge in Hill County for over 20 years, so I feel as qualified as anybody to speak to the election process. Having worked with both Clerk and Recorders Diane Mellem and Sue Armstrong, I have witnessed firsthand the...

 

Letter to the Editor - The Bible tells us so

Editor, Anyone who denies the government’s, any government’s, right, let alone obligation, to impose rules and regulations to safeguard its citizenry, is ignoring the timeless basis upon which all civilizations were founded. Pick up your Bible,...

 

Letter to the Editor - Ask for an absentee ballot

Dear Editor: The Hill County Commissioners have voted down mail-in ballots for the General Election because they feel it is right I guess or maybe some other fraud idea. Twenty-four people told Commissioner Peterson they wanted to vote in person,...

 

Letter to the Editor - Wake up and end pandemic

I too say “Shame on McLean and Peterson” for endangering peoples lives by banning a mail ballot vote. Come on people do you realize how deadly COVID-19 virus is? Then again those that vote to hold fairs in the counties across Montana on a...

 

Letter to the Editor - Polling places raise concerns

Editor, I have some concerns if Hill County is forced to have polling places open for in person voting. I am sure that this responsibility of the clerk and recorder to solve these problems. I talked to a friend who has been a polling place worker...

 

Letter to the Editor - Sad to see one-sided editorial on mail ballots

To the Editor, Your Aug. 14 editorial says “All of the arguments against mail ballots have been debunked.” By whom? You? It is naïve to think the only human endeavor in which people won’t lie, commit fraud, or make mistakes is in elections,...

 

Letter to the Editor - Asking to wear a mask is reasonable

Editor, In one of the many informational TV programs about COVID-19 a doctor explained why masks work. (Sorry, I didn’t catch his name) He stated that even though the virus is microscopic, it is surrounded by droplets of moisture from your...

 

Letter to the Editor - Vote absentee this October

Editor, “We are making this so convenient.” Hill County Commissioner Diane McLean regarding voting, 8/13/2020 No, you’re not. You’re making it exceedingly difficult, expensive and dangerous. “Over the past 20 years, more than 250 million ba...

 

Triangle annual meetings in Havre and Big Timber canceled

Havre Daily News staff Triangle Communications has announced its annual meetings scheduled for October have been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A press release said the Board of Trustees of Triangle Telephone Cooperative Association, doing bu...

 

Over 28,000 UI payments issued for Aug. 10-14

Press release HELENA — The Montana Department of Labor and Industry announced Monday that more than 28,000 Unemployment Insurance payments totaling over $11M were issued over the week of Aug. 10 through Aug. 14, providing benefits to eligible...

 

DLI applies for 'Lost Wage Assistance' UI funds

Press release HELENA — The Montana Department of Labor and Industry announced Monday it has applied for the Lost Wages Assistance Payments grant through the Federal Emergency Management Administration. Upon approval, this grant will allow DLI to...

 

People offered chance to apply for absentee ballots

Havre Daily News staff Montana Women Vote has issued a press release telling people that if they would like to register to vote from home, they can visit http://mtvr.org/mwv to get a pre-filled voter registration form mailed to them with a...

 

Agenda - Havre City-County Airport

Havre City-County Airport Board will meet Thursday at 3 p.m. in the City Hall Emergency Operation Center. The meeting agenda is: 1. Approval of July 16 minutes. 2. Correspondence. 3. Reports: (A)  Manager (B)  Inspection (C)  Finance (D)...

 

Agenda - Hill County Commission business meeting

The Hill County Commission will hold its business meeting Thursday at 11 a.m. People are asked to wear a mask or face covering if they attend. People are able to join the meeting remotely if they wish using their computer, tablet or smartphone by log...

 

Correction - Board of Health guest column

The end of a guest column from the Hill County Board of Health that printed on Page A4 of Monday’s edition of The Havre Daily News misreported the credentials of board member Erica McKeon-Hanson, MPH, master of public health....

 

For the Record, Aug. 18, 2020

Havre Police Department Someone stopped at the police station Monday at 10:46 a.m. to ask officers about fake money. -- An arrest was made after someone reported Monday at 4:03 p.m. that a woman was...

 

Someone had to be the first

2020 has been arguably, one of the most hectic years in sports history. COVID-19 has ravaged the world of sports. It canceled the spring sports seasons for high schools and colleges across the country...

 

Local Golf Report: Good luck Havre High golfers

Just like last week, this one is going to be another busy week on the golf course. So, before I get into results, playoffs and tournaments, I would just like to say an advanced thank you to Prairie...

 

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