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Articles from the October 14, 2020 edition

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  • Crazyboy sentenced to 10 more years probation for high-speed chase

    Rachel Jamieson|Updated Oct 16, 2020

    Editor’s note: This version clarifies that the new sentence follows 10-year sentences issued Sept. 9. A Havre man was sentenced in state District Court in Havre Tuesday to 10 years probation in charges stemming from a high-speed chase he led law enforcement officers on while awaiting sentencing in other cases including regarding a large burglary and theft ring in the area. Jaylen Jake Crazyboy, who chose not to speak before his sentencing, was sentenced 10 years, all s...

  • Supreme Court reverses Census ruling, bureau can end counting

    Updated Oct 14, 2020

    Staff and wire reports Montana’s Democratic governor and lieutenant governor and U.S. senator Tuesday all blasted a U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning lower court decisions requiring the Census to continue counting through the end of the month. All three said ending the count early could lead to short counts in Montana, reducing federal funding to the state and potentially impacting whether Montana gets a second seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. “This is a disappointing act of judicial activism from the Sup...

  • Bullock details local enforcement measures in press conference

    Patrick Johnston|Updated Oct 14, 2020

    Gov. Steve Bullock provided an update on local community efforts to combat COVID-19 during a press conference held Tuesday, where he again urged Montanans to work together to slow the spread of the virus. Bullock said Yellowstone County hit 62 cases per 100,000 people last week and Billings is now in the top 20 metro areas in the U.S. in terms of cases. He said local public health in the county has set a goal of bringing the rate of infection down to 40 cases per 100,000 and w...

  • Havre schools going remote, activities continue

    Rachel Jamieson|Updated Oct 14, 2020

    In split votes, Havre Public Schools Board of Trustees approved Havre Public Schools to go to full remote learning untill Wednesday, Oct. 28, and extracurricular activities to continue with additional precautions as the number of cases of COVID-19 continue to grow in Hill County including in the school district. Since Sept. 20, more than 20 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in people associated with the district. The school approved 5 to 3 with Havre Public Schools going...

  • Police: Box Elder man killed by Billings officers pulled a gun

    Patrick Johnston|Updated Oct 14, 2020

    Billings police report that a 29-year-old Box Elder man who died after Billings police officers shot him Monday pulled a gun while the officers were trying to detain him. The name of the Box Elder man has not been released pending notification of relatives. Billings Police Chief Rich St. John said officers Ryland Nelson and Justin Bickford of the Billings Police Department shot the 29-year-old Box Elder man, during a physical altercation around 10:20 p.m. Monday. St. John said during a press conference Tuesday that the...

  • The total number of cases of COVID-19 in Montana on the state map after today's 10 a.m. update was 20,210 with 668 new cases.

    Updated Oct 14, 2020

    The number of hospitalizations, including people hospitalized before being tested, was 920 with 292 active hospitalizations. The number of tests completed was 414,579 with 4,928 new tests listed this morning. The number of deaths was 225. The number of recoveries was 12,068 and the number of active cases was 7,917. Local cases by county: Hill: 23 new cases, 425 total, 179 active, 7 active hospitalizations, 239 recovered, 7 deaths Liberty: No new cases, 27 total, 5 active, 22 recovered Blaine: 12 new cases, 158 total, 79... Full story

  • Human rights groups warn Ammon Bundy is building an army

    Updated Oct 14, 2020

    From Montana Human Rights Network Since its start in Idaho earlier this year with a few dozen supporters, the so-called “People’s Rights” network has spread across the country and grown to over 20,000 members. People’s Rights Montana District 1 started holding meetings in Havre in June. The group’s founder and national leader is Ammon Bundy, a member of the far-right family that engaged in armed standoffs with the government in Nevada and Oregon. Beyond Bundy, there hasn’t been much known about People’s Rights. Until now. Th...

  • Agenda - Hill County Commission business meeting

    Updated Oct 14, 2020

    Editor’s note: This was not sent to the Havre Daily News until after printing deadline Tuesday. Hill County Commission will hold its business meeting Thursday at 10 a.m. The meeting agenda is: Public comments on non-agenda items Public comments on agenda items Claims Employment Resolutions Contracts Board appointments: Policy updates: County permit approval: Subdivision/survey approval Stevenson Family gift County Needs Sewer hook-up, RSID #2, Forschee...

  • Agenda - Havre City-County Airport Board

    Updated Oct 14, 2020

    Havre City-County Airport will meet Thursday at 3 p.m. in Havre City Hall. The meeting agenda is: 1. Approval of September 17 minutes. 2. Correspondence. 3. Reports: (A) Manager (B) Inspection (C) Finance (D) Engineer - DOWL a. Runway Pavement Preservation Project. 4. Public comments 5. Unfinished business (A) Big Hangar repair status a. Historic Preservation (B) Board policies and procedures 6. New business (A) Fencing of Southeast Airport 7. Approval of the October claims The Board meeting will be held in person in the EOC...

  • Social Security payments going up for cost-of-living-adjustements

    Updated Oct 14, 2020

    From U.S. Social Security Administration Social Security and Supplemental Security Income benefits for approximately 70 million Americans will increase 1.3 percent in 2021, the Social Security Administration announced Tuesday. The 1.3 percent cost-of-living adjustment — COLA — will begin with benefits payable to more than 64 million Social Security beneficiaries in January. Increased payments to more than 8 million SSI beneficiaries will begin Dec. 31. Some people receive both Social Security and SSI benefits. The Social Secu...

  • For the Record, Oct. 14, 2020

    Updated Oct 14, 2020

    Havre Police Department At 11:32 a.m. Tuesday, a caller on 10th Avenue reported a vehicle with windows broken out. -- Officers investigated an 11:51 a.m. Tuesday report of suspicious activity at Sunnyside School. -- A water main break was reported at Third Street and 15th Avenue Tuesday at 12:07 p.m. -- Someone stopped at the police station Tuesday at 2:50 p.m. to report a theft. Hill County Sheriff's Office A caller reported finding a bike on Second Street West at 10 a.m....

  • Letter to the Editor - An open letter to my Havre High School Shakespeare teacher

    Updated Oct 14, 2020

    To Mr. Jay Pyette, It’s been a long time. I haven’t seen you since I went slinking out of your Shakespeare class with, what was it, a D-minus, I believe? Not my proudest academic achievement, but I thank you for not failing me entirely. I’m sure I didn’t deserve a passing grade. The quality of your mercy is certainly not strained. But I feel now is the time for me to tell the truth and shame the devil. I was not a good student. I saw little point in Shakespeare. The highlight of my time in your class was learning that a...

  • The Postscript: Animal office mate

    Carrie Classon|Updated Oct 14, 2020

    Today I will get Blue again. Blue is the anxious Italian mastiff that I dog-sit on Wednesdays while his owner, Bill, works in the office. The new procedure is that I walk down to Bill’s house, fetch Blue, and bring him back to my home. This seems to work better than having Bill drop him off. When Bill does that, Blue hangs onto Bill’s legs and tries to avoid coming in my house like a petulant 4-year-old trying to avoid day care — which is exactly what he is. When I go to Bl...

  • Hi-Line Athletes of the Week

    Updated Oct 14, 2020

    Orion Thivierge, Havre Football It’s been a tough season for the Havre High football team, but in a 26-12 win over Hardin last Friday night, the Ponies finally had something to smile about. And so did junior Orion Thivierge, who scored all four of HHS’ TDs in the win, including an interception for a score, and three rushing touchdowns. Thivierge, a state champion wrestler as well, rushed for 102 yards, caught two passes, had eight tackles a sack and INT on his big night. Yel...

  • MHSA makes changes to fall postseason, start of winter sports

    George Ferguson|Updated Oct 14, 2020

    It's time for the Havre High cross country teams to hit the final stretch of the big race. Yes, the season is wind9ing down for the Blue Ponies, who travel to Lewistown for the Eastern A Fall Classic Thursday. The meet, started several years ago, rotates around the conference, and replaces a divisional meet. Cross country doesn't require divisional or detract races because all teams qualify for the state meets. And speaking of the state meets, the Montana High School...

  • Skylights picked third, Lights fourth in Frontier Preseason hoops poll

    George Ferguson|Updated Oct 14, 2020

    College basketball will be returning to the Hi-Line soon. And Frontier basketball is now just two months away, as the league announced its revised 2020-2021 schedule last week. And Monday afternoon, the Frontier also announced its Preseason Coaches Poll. In the women's poll, the Montana State University-Northern Skylights, of longtime head coach Chris Mouat, are picked to finish third in the league this season. The Skylights, who began practicing last week, return a veteran, t...

  • USDA offers low-interest loans for producers in impacted by wildfire

    Updated Oct 14, 2020

    Emergency support to producers in surrounding counties/border states also available BOZEMAN — Montana agricultural producers who lost property due to recent natural disasters may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture physical loss loans. The Farm Service Agency offers the low-interest loans to agricultural producers in Gallatin County who incurred losses due to a wildfire that has occurred since Sept. 4. Approval is limited to applicants who suffered severe physical losses only, including the loss of buildings and l...

  • New options available for signing and sharing USDA documents online

    Updated Oct 14, 2020

    From Montana USDA BOZEMAN — Farmers and ranchers working with USDA’s Farm Service Agency or Natural Resources Conservation Service can now sign and share documents online in just a few clicks. By using Box or OneSpan, producers can digitally complete business transactions without leaving their homes or agricultural operations. Both services are free, secure and available for multiple FSA and NRCS programs. “Box and OneSpan support social distancing measures while providing efficient, user-friendly options for our custo...

  • USDA announces Oct. 30 deadline on WHIP+ applications

    Updated Oct 14, 2020

    From U.S. Department of Agriculture WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced Friday, Oct. 30, as the deadline to submit applications for the Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program — Plus, called WHIP+, for 2018 and 2019 losses. USDA did not originally specify a deadline when the program was announced. “The physical and financial loss experienced by farmers and ranchers impacted by natural disaster events in 2018 and 2019 was widespread and catastrophic,” USDA’s Farm Service Agency Administr...