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  • Two more locations listed for possible COVID-19 exposure

    Tim Leeds|Updated Oct 1, 2020

    Hill County Health Department has reported two more locations where people may have been exposed to COVID-19. Health department releases this afternoon said people at Tip-It Saturday, Sept. 26, between 9 p.m. and midnight and people at Magic Diamond Casino Tuesday, Sept. 29, between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. may have been exposed to the illness. "Please be vigilant in watching for symptoms," the releases said. "If symptoms do arise, please contact the Northern Montana Flu Clinic at... Full story

  • Agents back at Amtrak stations, Tuss to speak at hearing secured by Tester

    Patrick Johnston|Updated Oct 1, 2020

    Editor’s note: This version adds comments from Amtrak spokesperson Marc Magliari about how cash sales tickets will not be sold in the Havre and Shelby Amtrak stations. A representative of Amtrak said agents will be coming back to the Havre Amtrak station today, while the head of Havre-based Bear Paw Development Corp. will be testifying this month in a Senate hearing about the rail passenger service as Amtrak cuts the Empire Builder to running three days a week. Amtrak Spokesperson Marc Magliari said in an email Wednesday nigh...

  • Pony netters look for revenge on homecoming

    Aarron Thompson|Updated Oct 1, 2020

    After another split weekend for the Havre High volleyball team, the Blue Ponies are looking to find some more wins, especially in the Northeastern A. This weekend will give Havre that chance, as there are some Northeastern A battles ahead on the road. Starting with long-time rival, the Lewistown Golden Eagles, tonight at 7 p.m. the Ponies will travel down to Lewistown for the team's first meeting of the 2020 season, which will be followed up by a rematch against the Miles...

  • Pumpkin patches growing in the area

    Rachel Jamieson|Updated Oct 1, 2020

    Fall is here again and that means pumpkin patches in the area are starting up. Chinook is hosting a pumpkin patch at Finley's Garden by the Water Plant located at 400 Indiana Street. Ken Finley of Chinook is the organizer of the pumpkin patch. It will be open Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. All proceeds from the pumpkin patch will be donated to the Blaine County Library and other children's programs. Some have already gone on, with events in Havre...

  • Officials plead for people to flatten the curve

    Patrick Johnston|Updated Oct 1, 2020

    Gov. Steve Bullock and some health care experts pleaded with Montanans during a press conference Wednesday to follow recommendations to slow the spread of COVID-19, which is exploding in the state. The state this morning reported 429 new cases confirmed Wednesday. Bullock said many of the cases are coming from congregate settings like schools, assisted living facilities, prisons and increased community transmission. Bullock said four more schools in the state have seen their first positive cases in the past week. He said 65 p...

  • Court shoots down GOP effort to block all-mail election option

    Updated Oct 1, 2020

    by Chris Aadland Montana Free Press A federal judge rejected Wednesday a lawsuit brought by Republican groups seeking to halt mail-in voting during Montana’s November election, calling the plaintiffs’ claims that voting by mail would lead to widespread fraud “a fiction.” Last month, President Donald Trump’s campaign, the Montana Republican Party, the Republican National Committee and the National Republican Senatorial Committee sued Gov. Steve Bullock and Secretary of State Corey Stapleton, alleging that Bullock’s...

  • Fort Belknap entering shut down due to COVID-19

    Tim Leeds|Updated Oct 1, 2020

    Fort Belknap Indian Reservation's tribal government has announced that, due to the increase in cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Blaine County and on the reservation, the reservation is going into shut down status for two weeks, starting at 11:59 p.m. Friday, as the state has his highest new case number and the Hill County Health Department is warning people that, if they were at a Havre bar, they may have been exposed to the virus that causes the disease. The Hill County Health... Full story

  • Man sentenced to 10 years for sex with minor on Rocky Boy

    Updated Oct 1, 2020

    From U.S. Attorney for District of Montana GREAT FALLS — A man who admitted having sex with a minor girl and to recording the activity on his cell phone was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison and five years of supervised release, U.S. Attorney Kurt Alme said. Former Stone Child College assistant basketball coach Christopher Brown, 32, pleaded guilty in June to possession of child pornography and to sexual abuse of a minor. Chief U.S. District Judge Brian Morris presided over the hearing Wednesday. "The defendant not o...

  • The total number of cases of COVID-19 in Montana on the state map after today's 10 a.m. update was 13,500 with 429 new cases.

    Updated Oct 1, 2020

    The number of hospitalizations, including people hospitalized before being tested, was 727 with 178 active hospitalizations. The number of tests completed was 348,709 with 3,551 new tests listed this morning. The number of deaths was 181. The number of recoveries was 9,428 and the number of active cases was 3,891. Local cases by county: Hill: 7 new cases, 193 total, 50 active, 1 active hospitalization, 140 recovered, 3 deaths Liberty: No new cases, 20 total, 6 active, 14 recovered Blaine: 4 new cases, 39 total, 21 active, 1... Full story

  • FWP seeks public comment on Montana Forest Legacy Program updates

    Updated Oct 1, 2020

    From Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is seeking public comment on updates to the Montana Forest Legacy Program’s Assessment of Need document. The Forest Legacy Program, which is administered by the U.S. Forest Service and managed by FWP, provides funding for conserving high-value working forests. Montana forest values conserved by the program include wildlife habitat, sawmill timber and other forest products, public access for recreation, watersheds for municipalities and irrigation, c...

  • Obituary - Arhonto Dritshulas

    Updated Oct 1, 2020

    Arhonto Dritshulas of Havre, 76, entered into eternal rest after a long battle with Alzheimer's September 26, 2020, with her husband and daughters by her side. A private family Trisagion service will be held the evening of October 5, and due to COVID, a private funeral service will be held October 6 followed by a public graveside burial service which will be held at Highland Cemetery at noon. Arhonto Dritshulas was born April 12, 1944, to Serafim and Yarifalia Soterhou in the... Full story

  • Stage I Fire Restrictions Rescinded for Blaine and Valley Counties

    Updated Oct 1, 2020

    From Lewistown Area Fire Restrictions Group With the return of cooler weather, local management has rescinded Stage I Fire Restrictions effective 12:01 a.m. Friday for all lands within Blaine and Valley Counties. Stage 1 restrictions were rescinded in Hill County last Friday. Easing of restrictions means that public land visitors can again use campfires outside of developed campgrounds and posted recreation sites. Burn bans will be in effect for any debris or agricultural burning and may have additional limits. Check with...

  • From the Courts - State District Court: Man sentenced to house arrest on amended DUI charge

    Updated Oct 1, 2020

    Russell Lee Doney was sentenced in state District Court in Havre to house arrest and probation on a misdemeanor count of aggravated DUI, amended from a felony charge of criminal child endangerment for driving while intoxicated with a child in the car, Doney was charged with the felony March 18 when officers found him driving with middle school-aged children in the vehicle after he had been smoking marijuana. The charge was amended to the misdemeanor aggravated DUI July 21. State District Judge Kaydee Snipes Ruiz accepted his...

  • For the Record, Oct. 1, 2020

    Updated Oct 1, 2020

    Havre Police Department Joey Ray Azure of Havre, 25, was arrested on an assault charge, John Martin Holman of Havre, 29, was arrested on an assault charge and on three Justice or City court warrants after a caller on Second Street reported at 1:22 p.m. Wednesday that a man was trying to fight everyone. -- Edward James Lewis of Havre, 69, was issued a summons on charges of possession of dangerous drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia after an officer initiated assistance...

  • Psalm sing set at Atrium Mall

    Rachel Jamieson|Updated Oct 1, 2020

    Individual performers or church choirs are invited to “Make a joyful noise unto the Lord“ Friday at a Psalm sing event at the Atrium Mall downstaris center stage starting at 6 p.m. “The event is just for people to get together and sing and worship their Creator, to express their joy that we’re moving on as a people, as a nation, as a state, as a county, as a city,” Native Nations Chaplains Alliance Chaplain G. Bruce Meyers said. “We are expressing thankfulness, joy, gladness and gratefulness to the Creator, to the Creator God...

  • Looking out my Backdoor - Double bubble toil and trouble

    Sondra Ashton|Updated Oct 1, 2020

    In these perilous times, we must make our own fun. In the interests of pleasure and economy, aided by an unusual (to me) scientific bent, I set out to boil up some chemical experiments. A huge tree with giant orange flowers lifts arms to the sky just outside my northern wall, an African tulip tree, common in Jalisco. I gathered a bowl of fallen flowers, dumped them into a large pot of boiling water. What I hope for is a natural dye, a color in light shade of brown, to dye a...

  • Hi-Line Athlete Profile: Caleb Chambliss, Havre High Golf

    Havre Daily Staff|Updated Oct 1, 2020

    Fall is about as good as it gets for Havre High senior Caleb Chambliss. That's because he gets to do two sports he loves dearly, almost simultaneously. You see, Chambliss is now a four-year letter-winner for the Blue Pony golf teams, but when he's not on the course, which is usually Monday-Friday during the fall high school golf season, he's got a bow, a shotgun or a rifle in his hands hunting on the weekends. Yes, it's safe to say Chambliss, who is making yet another appearan...

  • COVID-19 interrupts Harlem sports

    George Ferguson|Updated Oct 1, 2020

    As has been the case since the start of fall sports, things are changing quickly during the coronavirus pandemic. And that's been especially true this week, as both Harlem and Box Elder schools announced positive cases within their school systems and a return to remote learning only for the time being at both schools. However, the announcements have affected sports differently. Harlem canceled its scheduled volleyball game against Malta Tuesday night, as well as its homecoming...

  • Car passes available at Blue Pony Stadium

    George Ferguson|Updated Oct 1, 2020

    In addition to added fan allowance at Havre High sporting events, HHS has announced that cars will be allowed into Blue Pony Stadium for Friday's homecoming game against Miles City. Havre High School will be selling passes for up to 50 vehicles to park inside Blue Pony Stadium for Friday's Homecoming Football Game against Miles City. Passes will be sold thiw afternoon at Havre High School, from 3:30 to 5:15 p.m. People can go to the West Entrance, the one used for entry into...

  • Andy's re-opens as Bow and Marrow supper club

    Rachel Jamieson|Updated Oct 1, 2020

    A new version of a decades-old Havre restaurant has opened with a new name Bow and Marrow had a soft grand opening last weekend with not only a new style, but a new menu, as well. Bow and Marrow, formerly Andy's Supper Club, is located at 658 First St. W. "The thought behind this was we wanted something that people would typically travel for because we are trying to make a place where people don't have to travel and eat," owner Shaina Hofeldt said. "A lot of times we were...

  • A fair to remember

    Updated Oct 1, 2020

    By Justin Franz Kaiser Health Network Laura Stutzman had no doubts that this year’s Twin Falls County Fair should go on despite the pandemic still raging across the U.S. — and several outbreaks tied to such community fairs. Though she saw few people wearing masks from her volunteer station in the fair’s hospitality tent in southern Idaho earlier this month, she said she wasn’t concerned. Stutzman, 63, had been attending the fair off and on for 30 years, and she didn’t consider this year that different. People in rural communi...

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