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Articles from the August 30, 2017 edition

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  • East Fork Fire in Bear Paws 8,000 acres, zero percent contained

    Updated Aug 31, 2017

    9:05 a.m. The emergency operation center for the East Fork Fire in the Bear Paw Mountains issued a fact sheet and press release about the fire this morning, saying the fire as of this morning had grown to more than 8,000 acres with zero percent contained and evacuations still in effect as of this morning. It says the center has reports the fire had not crossed Box Elder Creek as of this morning. EOC says 130 structures are threatened and seven are reported burned, but... Full story

  • Evacuation order in effect in Bear Paws

    Updated Aug 30, 2017

    3:15 p.m. Rocky Boy Public Schools issued a release that the schools will not be transporting students to the Parker School area when school is released. Parents must come and pick up their children from the school. “Until this evacuation notice is lifted by the tribe, no school buses will be running in the area affected by this order,” the notice said. Further evacuations ordered by the tribe will be noticed to the public via radio, the notice said. 2:20 p.m. Hill County Disaster and Emergency Services Coordinator Dave She... Full story

  • Bear Paw fire close to county park

    Paul Dragu|Updated Aug 30, 2017

    Hill County Commissioner Diane McLean said late this morning that the East Fork Fire that started on Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation Sunday has spread to the northeast and is leading to further road restrictions on Beaver Creek Park. "The fire has traveled into Miners Gulch significantly, and it is unpredictable at this point," McLean said. She said officials are extending the road closure in Beaver Creek Park to Taylor Road, and no campers or recreationists are to go to...

  • School employees train for emergency situations

    Paul Dragu|Updated Aug 30, 2017

    Before returning to school, all Havre Public School employees learned new safety protocols meant to help handle armed intruders, bomb threats and other similar possible dangers. School resource Officer Josh Holt of the Havre Police Department gave the same Standard Response Protocol presentations three times Monday and Tuesday, just in time for the first day of school today. A bulk of the presentation concentrated on the differences between lockout and lockdown and what to do...

  • Correction - MSUN Community choir and orchestra

    Updated Aug 30, 2017

    Information provided to the Havre Daily News that ran on Page A3 in Tuesday’s edition misreported the date that the MSUN Community Choir would begin practice. The choir begins Monday, Sept. 11, from 7 to 9 p.m. in Room 208 in Pershing Hall at Montana State University-Northern and will practice from 7 to 9 p.m. on following Mondays, while the MSUN Community Orchestra is practicing from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays in Pershing Hall Room 208.... Full story

  • Agenda - Hill County Public Cemetery District

    Updated Aug 30, 2017

    This agenda ran in Tuesday’s paper with the wrong date. Hill County Cemetery District will meet at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 31, at the cemetery office. • Call to order • Public comment • Approval of minutes from previous meeting • Old business • New business • Claims...

  • For the Record, Aug. 30, 2017

    Updated Aug 30, 2017

    Havre Police Department Officers investigated after a First Street business caller reported Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. finding a fanny pack with a wallet. —— A 16-year-old was arrested on two Justice or City court warrants and a possession of drug paraphernalia charge Tuesday at 11:27 a.m. on Second Street. —— Russell Clifford Cooper of Havre, 47, was issued a summons on charges of criminal trespass to property and criminal mischief after a 12th Street caller reported Tuesday at 4:18 p.m. that it appeared someone was staying in the...

  • Obituary - Josephine 'G. G.' Briere Smith

    Updated Aug 30, 2017

    Josephine "G. G." Briere Smith passed away peacefully surrounded by her family Aug. 27, 2017, at Northern Montana Care Center. She was the sixth child of nine born to Joe and Louise Briere in Chinook, Montana, Aug. 20, 1937. Josephine was a familiar face at the GiveAway House, where she volunteered for years. She enjoyed visiting with friends and family; people watching; and crocheting. Josephine was preceded in death by her husband, Rocky Smith; son Greg Briere; and five... Full story

  • Women Stepping Forward for Agriculture conference coming to Billings

    Updated Aug 30, 2017

    Press release People can make plans now to attend the annual Women Stepping Forward for Agriculture Conference at the DoubleTree Hotel in Billings Sept. 26-28. This year’s conference is packed with speakers that will deliver information on today’s most pressing topics: farm safety and disaster preparedness, increasing profitability, women in ag business, self-defense, and media outreach. Featured speaker Bob Budd, executive director of the Wyoming Wildlife and Natural Resource Trust, will discuss mentorship during his tal...

  • USDA issues CRP deadline reminders

    Updated Aug 30, 2017

    From USDA USDA Farm Service Agency reminds Montana producers of the upcoming Conservation Reserve Program deadlines. • Aug. 31: 2017 Emergency CRP Haying Ends • Sept. 15: All Hay Bales Must be Removed from Emergency CRP • Sept. 13: 2017 CRP Managed Summer/Fall Grazing Period Ends • Sept. 13: 2017 CRP Routine Grazing Period Ends • Sept. 30: 2017 CRP Managed Harvesting Period Ends • Sept. 30: 2017 CRP Emergency Grazing Period Ends • Nov. 12: All Hay Bales Must be Removed from Managed CRP Contact the local FSA office with q...

  • 2017 Livestock Forage Disaster Program expanded

    Updated Aug 30, 2017

    From USDA The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency’s Livestock Forage Disaster Program has been expanded in Montana, with coverage including in Blaine, Chouteau and Hill counties. The program provides compensation to eligible livestock producers who suffer grazing losses for covered livestock due to drought on privately owned or cash leased land, or fire on federally managed land. Livestock producers in 24 Montana counties are eligible to apply for 2017 LFP benefits on small grain, native pasture, imp...

  • Blue Pony spikers begin league play in Belgrade

    Chris Peterson|Updated Aug 30, 2017

    Last week, the Havre High volleyball team tested out the waters of regular season play, but starting Friday in Belgrade, the Blue Ponies will be playing matches that count in the standings. The Ponies opened their 2017 campaign in Glendive at last weekend's Eastern A Tip-Off Tournament. Havre played a total of six matches, winning one, tying two more and losing the other three. However, none of those matches were regulation matches, which Havre will play two of Friday in Belgr...

  • Skylights face tough foes in California

    George Ferguson|Updated Aug 30, 2017

    It's right back on the court for the Montana State University-Northern volleyball team. And after a grueling four matches at last weekend's Big Sky Challenge in Butte, the Skylights will once again venture outside of Montana. Friday and Saturday, new head coach Rose Obunaga's Skylights will be in Menlo, California, for the Menlo College Tournament, an event that will feature many of the schools from the tough, Golden State Athletic Conference. And while Northern (3-5) will hav...

  • Hi-Line Athlete Profile: Kordell Small, Rocky Boy Football

    Chris Peterson|Updated Aug 30, 2017

    For years, the Rocky Boy football team was trying to get to the point of playing varsity football. In Class B, playing 11-Man, it was difficult, but last season it finally happened. Yet, predictably, the Stars first go-around was a rough one, as Rocky Boy went 0-8. But now that they are playing 8-Man football, the Stars appear to have found a home and Saturday, thanks to a spectacular five-touchdown performance from Kordell Small, the Stars found the win column in a varsity...

  • 2017 MSU-N Football Preview: Talented but inexperienced Northern defense aiming to do its part

    George Ferguson|Updated Aug 30, 2017

    College graduation is a special time in many young people's lives. But for football teams like the Montana State University-Northern Lights, it can also serve as a stark reminder of what's ahead. For the MSU-Northern defense, Northern's 2016 graduating class included a who's who of top Northern defenders, including all-time sack leader Tyler Craig, almost all of the Lights' starting defensive line, and top defensive backs Logan Sprouse and Garrett Jerricoff. So it goes...

  • Hi-Line Sports Schedule

    Updated Aug 29, 2017

    Thursday High School Volleyball Box Elder vs Chinook Friday High School Football Havre vs Lewistown, 7 p.m. Chinook vs CJI, 7 p.m. Harlem vs Wolf Point, 7 p.m. Box Elder at Cascade, 7 p.m. High School Volleyball Havre at Belgrade/Park Chinook Invitational North Star Showcase High School X-Country Havre at Cut Bank College Volleyball Skylights at Menlo Tourney vs Westmont, 12 p.m. vs S.D. Christian, 4 p.m. Saturday High School Football Rocky Boy vs HLP, 7 p.m. Ft. Benton at...