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  • Quick pics: Teaching fire safety

    Updated Oct 23, 2023

  • Brush fire east of Big Sandy

    Patrick Johnston|Updated Oct 19, 2023

    By: Patrick Johnston A brush fire east of Big Sandy is sending plumes of smoke into the air, but details remain scarce for now. The Chouteau County Sheriff’s Department reports that the fire is between mile markers 76 and 77 on Judith Landing Road east of Big Sandy. The department reports that Big Sandy Volunteer Fire Volunteer Fire Department and Loma Rural Volunteer Fire Department are on scene now, but there is no other available information. Watch for updates here.... Full story

  • Vincent, Berg butt heads over sanitarian issue during Board of Health meeting

    Patrick Johnston|Updated Oct 19, 2023

    A meeting of the Hill County Board of Health became contentious Wednesday as Hill County Public Health Director Kim Berg, also the county's health officer, repeated her request that the Hill County sanitarian be brought back under the Hill County Health Department, a request that received significant resistance. Berg said the duties of the Hill County sanitarian - a position now filled part-time by Clay Vincent, who has been retired as the county full-time sanitarian and...

  • Peterson asks for county policy enforcement on employees

    Updated Oct 19, 2023

    At a meeting of Hill County officials Wednesday morning, Hill County Commissioner Mark Peterson asked that department heads hear and pass on a number of reminders to their employees regarding following county policy. Peterson said he wanted to remind everyone to be respectful in their dealings with those in and outside of their departments, and that the county relies on proper communication to function. “We have some issues within departments of not wanting to communicate very well,” he said. He also said he’s heard about...

  • Northern Brown Bag lecture on vampires set for Wednesday

    Updated Oct 19, 2023

    Press release Montana State University-Northern will kick off its fall 2023 Brown Bag Lecture Series with a presentation by Associate Professor of English Valerie Guyant, Ph.D. The event will be held Wednesday, Oct. 25, from noon to 1 p.m. in Hensler Auditorium in the Applied Technology Center, and it is open to the public. The presentation is titled "Vampires & Other Blood Drinkers: Take a Bite Out of Literary History Across Time and Cultures." If someone says the word...

  • Quick pics: Gladstone live in Havre

    Updated Oct 19, 2023

  • For the Record, Oct. 19, 2023

    Updated Oct 19, 2023

    Havre Police Department A Wednesday 9:08 a.m. request for a welfare check on family members in Havre was referred to Child Protective Services. -- A stolen wallet was reported at the police station at 10:23 a.m. Wednesday. -- A vehicle crash was reported on 11th Street West Wednesday at 11:33 a.m. -- A theft was reported Wednesday at 12:01 p.m. on Fifth Avenue. -- Jasmin Rose Laforge of Havre, 28, was issued a summons on a theft charge after a Wednesday 12:27 p.m. caller at a...

  • Blue Ponies wrap up season with road trip

    Kason Clark|Updated Oct 19, 2023

    It feels like it barely just started, but the regular season for the Havre High volleyball team will come to an end this weekend. With road trips to Sidney and Miles City to wrap up the year, the Blue Ponies will be looking for a strong finish. The Ponies will start the road trip with a match against Sidney this Friday night. The Eagles currently stand at fourth in the Northeast A heading into the match. The Ponies already defeated Sidney, 3-2, earlier this season at home, so...

  • Skylights return from the break with a match at Western

    George Ferguson|Updated Oct 19, 2023

    It will have been 20 days since the Montana State University-Northern volleyball team last took the court. But, Friday night in Dillon, the rest is over. Northern, and the rest of the Frontier Conference, returns to to action Friday night, with the Skylights visiting Montana Western. The match starts the final stretch of the 2023 season, in which the Skylights are currently 1-4 in conference play and 9-11 overall. Western, meanwhile, is enjoying one of its strongest seasons...

  • UM College of Business creating a safer online future for our state

    Updated Oct 19, 2023

    Fall on the University of Montana campus is always a special time - the leaves are turning, and the students' excitement for the new year and achieving their academic and career goals brings a positive energy. This year is particularly special because we welcomed our inaugural class of Cybersecurity Majors to the UM College of Business. Cybersecurity is a rapidly growing field. In Montana, over 700 cyber workforce positions are unfilled, and nationally, we expect 33% job...