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  • USFS accepting applications for fall hunting camp extension lottery

    Updated Aug 24, 2019

    From U.S. Forest Service The Rocky Mountain Ranger District of the Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest is reminding people it will accept applications for 25 hunting camp extensions in the Beaver­Willow Road closure area. Applicants will be selected for the extensions using an anonymous lottery-style process until all 25 camps are authorized. The Rocky Mountain Ranger District will accept applications between Aug. 30 and Sept. 13. Applications must be received — not postmarked — in the district office by 4:30 p.m. Friday,...

  • Shodair Children's Hospital has advice for the back-to-school season

    Updated Aug 24, 2019

    From Shodair’s Children Hospital The start of a new school year is a hectic time for most families. New teachers, new courses, new classrooms, maybe even a new school or community. It can be a lot to handle. For children who have experienced trauma, all of that change is heightened, creating additional stress as school begins. Shodair Children’s Hospital has decades of experience as Montana’s leading resource for children’s mental health and understands the importance of creating a smooth transition from summer to school....

  • Horse injured in Great Northern Fair Indian Relay dies

    Derek Hann and Ryan Berry|Updated Aug 24, 2019

    Strike It Big, the horse that crashed in the final lap of an Indian Relay race during the Great Northern Fair in July, has died due to injuries sustained in the accident. Randolph Bigday, Strike It Big's owner, wrote in a statement to the Havre Daily News that the 9-year-old gelding died last weekend and called the day of the accident "one of the hardest days" he's experienced. "We knew it would be a long road to recovery," Bigday said, "and the chances of losing him were poss...

  • Bymaster recounts being stranded in mountain snowstorm following cellphone route

    Rachel Jamieson|Updated Aug 23, 2019

    A Havre High School graduate, Bill Bymaster, recently made headlines in Utah and was interviewed for television news, sharing his story of getting stranded last winter in Montana. Deseret News in Salt Lake City published an article this month on his being stranded in a snowstorm in December. Bymaster was on his way from Kalispell to Hayden, Idaho, Dec. 10, traveling for work doing structural evaluations on buildings. He had been working earlier in Boise, Idaho, and Spokane,...

  • Musem board sets date for meeting with fair board over items on fair grounds

    Tim Leeds|Updated Aug 23, 2019

    The H. Earl Clack Memorial Museum Board announced today it has set a date to meet with the Great Northen Fair Board to draft a memorandum of understanding about museum items on the Great Northern Fairgrounds. Museum board Chair Lela Patera said the meeting is set for 7 p.m. Thursday at the Havre Inn and Suites. The boards have been in contention for about a year about which board is responsible for items the museum has on the fairgrounds, including a Great Northern Railway caboose, farm equipment, the Faber Schoolhouse and...

  • New ambulance, firefighters, come to Havre Fire Department

    Derek Hann|Updated Aug 23, 2019

    Havre Fire Department recently purchased a new ambulance and hired three new firefighters to increase efficiency and effectiveness within the department, Havre Assistant Fire Chief Nathan Courtnage said. Courtnage said the department received the new ambulance Aug. 14 and is working to get it in service. He added that it is the first new ambulance for the department in more than 10 years and has a number of enhanced safety features which will be good for the department. The...

  • Ranger-guided hike set at First Peoples Buffalo Jump

    Updated Aug 23, 2019

    From Montana State Parks Montana State Parks will host a ranger-guided hike at First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park Sunday, Sept. 1, from noon to 2:30 p.m. First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park is a National Historic Landmark and one of the largest buffalo jumps in North America. The visitor center and interpretive trails tell the story of the people, the animals and the landscape of the buffalo culture. In 2014, more than 17,000 people visited this state park. People will hike with a Montana State Parks’ ranger to the t...

  • Local News - HRDC closed Monday for staff meeting

    Updated Aug 23, 2019

    Press release District 4 Human Resources Development Council will be closed Monday for its annual agency all-staff meeting. District 4 HRDC will resume normal business hours Tuesday at 8 a.m....

  • View from the North 40: History 101: Wassup with Greenland

    Pam Burke|Updated Aug 23, 2019

    I don’t know what you’ve heard about Greenland, but it’s a strong, independent, saucy country that don’t take no nonsense off of any countries, even Denmark, which it is married to but not necessarily living with. If you know what I mean. Archaeologists have found prehistoric evidence that different Inuit cultures have inhabited Greenland starting in about 2500 B.C., but life was not easy there on the largest non-continental island on the planet. If you recall from almost...

  • For the Record, Aug. 23, 2019

    Updated Aug 23, 2019

    Havre Police Department A Washington Avenue caller reported two aggressive black and white dogs at 8:50 a.m. Thursday. -- A man was reported hit by a vehicle on Fifth Avenue Thursday at 9:20 a.m. -- Natasha Rose Lohman of Havre, 28, was arrested on a state District Court warrant served at City Court Thursday at 1:20 p.m. -- A caller at a First Street West business reported Thursday at 1:41 p.m. that three July deposits were missing. -- Justin Albert Moore of Dodson, 33, was...

  • Agenda - Havre Public Schools Board of Trustees

    Updated Aug 23, 2019

    The Havre Public Schools Board of Trustees will meet Tuesday at 12:15 p.m. in the Robins School Administration Building. The agenda for the meeting is: A. Call to order 1. Pledge of Allegiance 2. Roll call 3. Welcome to visitors 4. Agenda deletions or corrections, and additions allowed by policy, if any B. New business Personnel Open Agenda — An opportunity for any member of the audience to bring to the attention of the board questions or relevant comments concerning district matters not on the agenda. The board will not d...

  • Agenda - Hill County Commission

    Updated Aug 23, 2019

    Monday 9 a.m. — Center for Mental Health Meeting in Great Falls Tuesday 8:30 a.m. — Department of Natural Resources and Conservation conference call 10:30 a.m. — Road meeting Wednesday Office hours Thursday 10: a.m. — Business meeting Manual claims Employment review Resolutions Tax adjustments County permit approvals Subdivision/survey approval Time for comments from the public. Friday Payroll and claims...

  • Hi-Line Living: Handling animal control in Havre

    Rachel Jamieson|Updated Aug 23, 2019

    "I think it is very important for having a safe place for animals to go," Havre Animal Control Officer Peter Federspiel said. Federspiel took the job as animal control officer in May of 2016 after spending 20 years as a deputy sheriff with Hill County Sheriff's Office. Federspiel said the job encompasses many things besides maintaining the shelter. He said as animal control officer, he goes out in the community, deals with the animals in the community and helps the animals...

  • Ponies on the Prairie

    Havre Daily News staff|Updated Aug 23, 2019

    Every golfer loves playing on his or home course. So, it would stand to reason that the Havre High golf teams were going to have a great day at Prairie Farms Golf Course. And, the Blue Ponies did just that. Thursday at Prairie Farms, the Blue Ponies played host to the annual Havre Invitational, where the HHS boys finished first, the Pony girls took fourth, and most importantly, head coach George Ferguson said, all of his players played strong golf. "It was a great day,"...

  • Senior Center News, Aug. 23, 2019

    Updated Aug 23, 2019

    North Central Senior Citizens Center, Aug. 26-30 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 — Pork schnitzel sandwich, salad,...

  • Chris Peterson Column: Havre, Hi-Line and the Havre Daily News will always be in my heart

    Chris Peterson|Updated Aug 23, 2019

    I am not very good at saying goodbye. I never have been and that is making it especially hard to say goodbye to Havre and the Havre Daily News. But the purpose of this column is to say exactly that — goodbye, to all of you. As you may or may not have heard, I am leaving for the Independent Record in Helena and while I am excited for the new journey that lies ahead for my family and me, it’s with a heavy heart that I say goodbye to Havre and the Hi-line. Just over five yea... Full story

  • Pastor's Corner: The Agony in the Garden of Gethsemane as expressed in our lives

    Updated Aug 23, 2019

    I am not sure if you have noticed, but sometimes life is really hard. Often our personal choices — good or bad — lead us to a place of discomfort, emotional and physical struggle and sense of loss. Sometimes it seems life just hands out misery to us. For no particular reason! If you sense a bit of frustration in that last sentence, you are correct. Having said that, I believe that every time we experience pain, suffering and loss it is an opportunity to grow in our relationship with God. Our Scripture readings for this Sun...

  • Hello, God. It's me, Mara.

    Updated Aug 23, 2019

    You know, Lord, sometimes the wind moans and groans and whistles as it gently flaps the curtains at the open window which we like to have open a bit during this summer season. We know some older folks who in fact seem to know how to read the moods and moans and sighs of the wind — but, for sure, that talent didn’t get to all of us. Uneven heating of the atmosphere by sun energy causes wind or air, which makes for circulation — that’s what one guy in the know mentioned. That was most interesting! Local winds affect only sm...

  • From the Chaplain: Would you wish that on anyone?

    Updated Aug 23, 2019

    I stumbled on a mini-revelation recently. I had heard about a tragic situation and I thought: “I wouldn’t wish that on … ” — and I thought of someone. I stopped and considered: “Is there someone I hold in such disregard that I would wish them misfortune? Is there someone of whom I would think, ‘You got what you deserved?’” I once felt vindicated when a mean-spirited boss of mine was fired because he treated his employees badly. But did I wish him harm? Did I hope his wife would leave him or he might suffer some terrible los...

  • Out Our Way: After the Snows - 2 Thess. 1:3-5

    Updated Aug 23, 2019

    Out our way, the winters can be harsh. Charlie Russell’s “Waiting for a Chinook” is a classic portrayal of that part of Montana life we all know. I can recall Alberta Clippers that dropped tons of snow and temperatures dropping to minus-40 degrees or more. But then comes a chinook, and the snow melts and a mini-spring in February reminds us winter isn’t forever. And then comes the real spring and the winter snows water the pastures and the creeks and water holes. Charlie and I would ride out onto the Tiger Ridge and observe...