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  • Benefis CMO: Montana in public health crisis

    Patrick Johnston|Updated Oct 16, 2020

    Montana Gov. Steve Bullock said Thursday said he wants to stress just how hard people are working in Montana to keep the virus that causes COVID-19 under control and deal with the recent surge in cases and how they need everyone's help. "Our universities, our local public health departments and our health care workers are stepping up in incredible ways right now to do everything that we can to keep combating this virus," Bullock said. "But they will be much more successful if...

  • Completion of St. Mary work celebrated

    Rachel Jamieson|Updated Oct 16, 2020

    ST. MARY DIVERSION - Local, state, tribal and federal partners along with Montana's congressional delegation gathered together Thursday at Drop 5 on the St. Mary Diversion and Conveyance Works to celebrate the completion of fixing structures after catastrophic failure earlier this year. "I got the privilege of being the project engineer on this job, and it's a once-in-a-lifetime shot to come across a project like this," HDR Engineering Project Engineer Stan Schweissing said. "...

  • HRDC's Adult Learning program faces funding problem

    Patrick Johnston|Updated Oct 16, 2020

    District 4 Human Resources Development Council is facing a funding problem with one of its programs, the Adult Education Center. The center helps people older than 16 learn skills necessary to begin their careers, including job searching, creating resumes, interview preparation and general career planning as well as other things like driver’s license preparation and study skills. However, the primary activity the program engages in is preparing people for their high school equivalency exam, the HiSET, offering general and r...

  • Hill County has confirmed two more COVID-19-related deaths. The total number of cases of COVID-19 in Montana on the state map after today's 10 a.m. update was 21,595 with 665 new cases.

    Updated Oct 16, 2020

    The number of hospitalizations, including people hospitalized before being tested, was 986 with 319 active hospitalizations. The number of tests completed was 425,462 with 5,630 new tests listed this morning. The number of deaths was 235. The number of recoveries was 13,212 and the number of active cases was 8,148. Local cases by county: Hill: 24 new cases, 474 total, 205 active, 8 active hospitalizations, 257 recovered, 12 deaths Liberty: No new cases, 28 total, 6 active, 22 recovered Blaine: 17 new cases, 184 total, 102...

  • Hill County Courthouse elevator repairs may begin next week

    Updated Oct 16, 2020

    At the Hill County Commission’s weekly business meeting Hill County Commissioner Mike Wendland said work on the Hill County Courthouse’s elevator could begin as early as Tuesday. Wendland said a crane might be in the street that day so people should keep that in mind. The elevator, which has been out of service since late August, has necessitated that the commission set up a voting station in the Timmons Room to provide handicap access for residents of Hill County. During the business meeting, the commission also ann...

  • Crisis help and support numbers listed

    Updated Oct 16, 2020

    During the COVID-19 pandemic and the isolation and stress caused by it, many people are looking for resources for themselves and others who need support. Following are a list of some numbers people can call for help and support. • Montana Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) • RAINN National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-4673 • Tumbleweed Runaway and Family Crisis Program: 406-259-2558 and, toll free, 1-888-816-4702 • Friendship Line by Institute on Aging is both a crisis intervention hotline and a warm-li...

  • Local Montana High School Rodeo Association All-Around Winners

    Updated Oct 16, 2020

    Havre Daily News staff Members of the Hi-Line Rodeo Team won some All-Around award buckles at the Montana High School Rodeo Association competition that brought high school and junior high school competitors to the rodeo held Oct. 10-11 at the Bigger Better Barn. Buckle winners were: Mary Gibson, Senior Girls, Cole Detton, Senior Boys, Josie Robbins, Junior Girls, Mitch Detton, Junior Boys...