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  • Breaking news: Afghan army deserter busted in Havre

    John Kelleher|Updated Oct 15, 2015

    A man who deserted from the Afghanistan army has been arrested in Havre. U.S. Border Patrol officers from the Havre station arrested Mustafa Tanin as he was on a westbound Amtrak train on Tuesday. Agents said Tanin, an officer in the Afghan military, entered the United States for military training. He was sent to Lackland Air Force in San Antonio, Texas. He was in Washington, D.C., on a training exercise on Sept. 29, when he deserted, By leaving his assignment, he was declared absent without leave by the Afghan military....

  • Zinke confirms he might run for Speaker

    Alex Ross|Updated Oct 15, 2015

    Rep. Ryan Zinke, R-Mont., confirmed he will consider mounting an insurgent campaign for Speaker of the House, should Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis.,not enter the race. “We are waiting for what Paul Ryan has to say,” Zinke said Wednesday during a short press call from Baker, where he was on a tour. This week, the first term representative, who holds the only seat representing Montana in the House, is wrapping up a three-day trip across the state. He was also later scheduled to make stops in Miles City and Colestrip. Zinke told the Hav...

  • Matosich: No need for Havre city manager

    John Kelleher|Updated Oct 15, 2015

    Havre Police Chief Gabe Matosich says he believes city government is working well the way things are, and there is no need for a city manager form of government. Matosich was the most recent in a string of city department heads who was interviewed by the city’s Study Commission, a three-member panel that is looking for way to improve the city’s form of government. The most frequent idea heard by the commission is for a city manager to run the day-to-day operations. Under that system, a mayor would become the presiding off...

  • Quic Pics: Teaching fire safety and prevention

    Updated Oct 15, 2015

  • Quic Pics: Zombies come to Havre

    Updated Oct 15, 2015

  • Council candidate forum is tonight

    John Kelleher|Updated Oct 15, 2015

    Candidates for Havre City Council will introduce themselves to the public tonight at a candidate forum sponsored by the Havre Daily News. The candidates in the two contested races will answer questions submitted by the public and by the Havre Daily News staff. The two candidates for uncontested races will have five minutes to explain their positions on the issues. The forum will begin at 7 p.m. in Hensler Auditorium at Montana State University-Northern. Havre Daily News reporter Alex Ross will moderate in place of Havre High...

  • Agenda: Great Northern Fair Board

    Updated Oct 15, 2015

    The fair board will meet Tuesday, Oct. 20, at 5:30 p.m. at Havre-Hill County Library in the meeting room. Call the meeting to order Roll call of board members Read and approve the minutes of the previous meeting Finances: 1. Budget 2. Bills to be paid — Linda Committee reports: 1. Fossil Festival 2. Rodeo 3. Jaycees 4. Free Stage 5. Carnival 6. Night Shows 7. School 8. 4-H 9. Commercial Building/Outside Exhibits 10. Food Booth 11. Grounds and Maintenance-Keys Old business: 1. Fair foundation 2. Insurance adjuster 3. MSU-N e...

  • Looking out my back door: Turning of the seasons

    Sondra Ashton|Updated Oct 15, 2015

    Nancie sent me photos of the vibrant leaves along the highway and streets of Leavenworth, yellow and orange and red against the green backdrop of Douglas fir and cedar. Immediately I could imagine the golden snake of cottonwoods slithering across the plains, hugging the banks of the Milk River. I love this season with a tinge of sadness, knowing it is short-lived, knowing winter could arrive before the next calendar page is turned. Those years when early frost, heavy with...

  • Agenda - Hill County Weed Board

    Updated Oct 15, 2015

    Hill County Weed Board will meet Monday, Oct. 19, at 6:30 p.m. at the Hill County Shop. • Call to order: Minutes; • Public comment; • Correspondence; • Unfinished business: Fall Coordinator Training; • New business: Budget, purchase orders, district update, contract with Mosquito District, phragmites, season in review and annual meeting....

  • ELF food drive coming next week

    John Kelleher|Updated Oct 15, 2015

    Havre firefighters — hoping to beat the Hi-Line subzero weather — will hold their Everybody Loves Firefighters food drive early this year. Firefighters will take their fire trucks, lights flashing and sirens blaring, through the east end of Havre next Wednesday, then they will go through the west end Thursday. They will go door to door collecting nonperishable food items for donations to the Havre Food Bank. The drive is the largest effort the food bank undertakes to collect food. Cody McLean of the International Ass...

  • Havre speech and debate invites judges

    Updated Oct 15, 2015

    Press release The Havre High School speech and debate team is hosting a tournament Saturday, Oct. 24, at the high school and head coach Tim Leeds said he wanted to invite anyone who would like to judge to contact the team. Leeds said he and assistant coach Randy Bachmeier have been contacting people from the list of past judges, but with people dropping landlines to switch to mobile phones, changing numbers and addresses, some may be missed. Leeds said he wants to make sure anyone who would like to judge has the opportunity....

  • For the Record, Oct. 15, 2015

    Updated Oct 15, 2015

    Havre Police Department Raul David Estrada, 49, of Salt Lake City, Utah, was arrested on charges of driving with a suspended licence and failure to produce proof of insurance during a vehicle stop at 12:17 p.m. Wednesday on 1st Street. —— Officers responded to a 12:38 p.m. call Wednesday at a 10th Avenue location, after a report that someone stole items from a car the night before. —— Erica Ann Dion, 33, of Havre, was arrested on a state District Court warrant Wednesday at 4:33 p.m. at the Havre Police Department. —— Offi...

  • Obituary - Gay Alice Nalivka

    Updated Oct 15, 2015

    Gay Alice Nalivka, 67, passed away of natural causes at her home Thursday Oct. 8, 2015. Cremation has taken place, and memorial services will be held Wednesday, Oct. 21, at 11 a.m., Holland and Bonine Funeral Chapel with Byron Keith officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Cemetery. Her family has requested that memorials be made in Gay's honor may be made to Benefis Gift of Life Housing, Rez-Q Dogs or to a charity of the donor's choice. Services and arrangements have been... Full story

  • Obituary - Carmen O. Moccasin

    Updated Oct 15, 2015

    LODGE POLE — Carmen O. Moccasin, 29, a BIA firefighter, died Monday, Oct. 12 at her home. Wake services began at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, at the Chief Nosey Center in Lodge Pole. Funeral services were 11 a.m., today, Oct. 15, 2015, at the Chief Nosey Center. Burial was in Lodge Pole Cemetery. Condolences for the family may be left at Full story

  • Black powder club holds Christmas turkey shoot

    Updated Oct 15, 2015

    Press release The Bullhook Bottoms Black Powder Club held its annual Christmas Turkey Shoot on Sunday, Oct. 11 at the Hill County Sports Shooting Range on River Road west of Havre. Sixteen shooters participated in the afternoon event with six matches all five shots each at various distances and positions. Shooting conditions were very tough with a steady 25-35 mile per hour wind and gusts up to 50-plus miles per hour. Keeping targets on the backers and keeping the backers standing was a feat in itself and the scores for the...

  • Frontier Notebook: Frontier football is halfway home

    George Ferguson|Updated Oct 15, 2015

    The football season goes by fast, and the stretch run of the Frontier Conference is now officially here, as the league passed the halfway mark last weekend. And while nothing is remotely clear in the Frontier’s title race, the picture slowly started to unfold with a couple of games last weekend, and a few games this weekend that might make things even less cloudy. In Dillon last Saturday, UM-Western had a chance to keep its nose out in front of the chase for the Frontier title...

  • Local Bowling Report: Good turnout for State Seniors

    Ken Brubaker|Updated Oct 15, 2015

    After two weekends of the Montana State Senior Tournament at Hi Line Lanes, the current standings are as follows for six-line singles: Super Senior Open, Handicapped: 1. Merle H. Christianson, 2. Clay Croff, 3. David A Pirker, 4. Don H. Jones; Super Senior Women, Handicapped: 1. Peggy E. Reller, 2. Char Erwin, 3. Doris Howard; A Open, Handicapped: 1. James Watkins, 2. Danne M. Showers; A Women Handicapped: 1. Jane V Shaff, 2. Ruth A. Sparkel, 3. Carole L. McNulty, 4. Faye Brubaker; B Open, Handicapped: 1. Glenn Huestis, 2....

  • Skylights feel rejuvenated

    George Ferguson|Updated Oct 15, 2015

    The Montana State University-Northern volleyball team started its season at the beginning of August. So a bye week last week was a welcome sight for the Skylights. Now however, it's back to work, and the second half of the Frontier Conference season will be a challenging one Northern (1-4, 9-12), which comes into this weekend's match having beaten UM-Western two weeks ago for its first Frontier Conference win. Still, the rest and time to regroup was good for the Skylights,...

  • It's their night, their last night at home

    Chris Peterson|Updated Oct 15, 2015

    There has always been something special about playing football at Havre High. And one of the great traditions within the program is the final walk the seniors will take this Friday Night inside Blue Pony Stadium. The walk, which is well known to Havre sports fans is when all the senior football players and cheerleaders walk from end zone to end zone, hand-in-hand, one last time. And this Friday, the senior class of 2016 will get their chance to participate in one of Havre foot...

  • Prep Football, Volleyball, College Standings

    Updated Oct 15, 2015

    Prep Football Standings Central A Conf. Overall Havre 3-0 5-2 Lewistown 1-1 3-3 Belgrade 1-1 1-5 Livingston 1-2 1-6 Browning 0-2 0-6 Eastern A Conf. Overall Miles City 3-0 7-0 Billings Central 3-0 5-1 Laurel 1-2 4-2 Sidney 1-2 4-3 Glendive 1-2 3-3 Hardin 0-3 1-5 Southwestern A Conf. Overall Dillon 2-0 6-0 Butte Central 2-0 5-2 Hamilton 2-1 6-1 Stevensville 0-2 1-6 Corvallis 0-3 0-6 Northwestern A Conf. Overall Whitefish 2-0 6-1 Polson 1-1 3-3 Frenchtown 0-1 3-4 Columbia Falls 0-1 2-3 1B Conf. Overall Fairfield 2-0 6-0...

  • Sports Photo: Northern C championship clinched at Hoon...

    Updated Oct 15, 2015