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  • Havre native risks life to save woman from burning SUV

    Paul Dragu|Updated Nov 2, 2016

    Havre native Dylan Shaw received a Lifesaver Award Thursday for pulling an unconscious woman out of a burning car. Shaw, who left Havre in 2008 and has been working for UPS in Missoula, was driving his company truck on Montana Highway 200 near Dixon Aug. 5 when he came to a stop because two vehicles that had collided were blocking the road. Shaw said he got out of his UPS truck to see if everyone was OK. There was an older couple in an F-150 and a lone woman in a Land Rover....

  • Federal judge upholds Montana campaign disclosure law

    Updated Nov 2, 2016

    MATT VOLZ Associated Press HELENA — Montana’s new campaign disclosure law has survived its first test, with a federal judge rejecting arguments that it unconstitutionally interferes with the free speech of groups that want to influence elections without revealing where they get their money or how they spend it. U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen, in ruling for the state Monday, cited the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision in 2010 that allowed unlimited corporate spending in elections. In that case, the justi...

  • Montana official: Group broke disclosure law in court race

    Updated Nov 2, 2016

    MATT VOLZ Associated Press HELENA (AP) — A national organization that seeks to elect conservative judges blatantly violated state law by not reporting $268,000 that was used for attack ads against a Montana Supreme Court candidate, the state’s campaign finance regulator said Tuesday. Commissioner of Political Practices Jonathan Motl gave the Republican State Leadership Committee’s Judicial Fairness Initiative until 3 p.m. Today to register and file a campaign finance report detailing where the money came from. “I fully e...

  • Chamber sets Super Certificate Giveaways at tree lighting

    Updated Nov 2, 2016

    From Havre Area Chamber of Commerce The Super Certificate Giveaway drawings will take place at the Community Tree Lighting, Saturday, Nov. 26. Havre merchants are participating in the holiday drawings for gift certificates and prizes valued to over $2,600. One winner will receive two round-trip tickets with Cape Air and gift certificates valued to $600. The second winner will receive a night’s stay at AmericInn and an oil change from Bergren Transmission with gift certificates valued to $500. The third winner will receive a...

  • Keeping it all in the family?

    Updated Nov 2, 2016

    GREAT FALLS (AP) — Maybe it was a grizzly bear family reunion. Montana wildlife officials spotted 13 grizzly bears together on a private ranch in the foothills of the Rocky Mountain Front southwest of Dupuyer. Fish, Wildlife and Parks grizzly bear management specialist Mike Madel said it seemed like a gathering of females and young who were related or familiar with each other. Madel was tracking radio-collared grizzly bears along the front during the third week of October when he spotted and photographed the group. U.S. F...

  • US says money for Indian land buys will come up short

    Updated Nov 2, 2016

    MATTHEW BROWN Associated Press BILLINGS — An ambitious effort to restore tribal control over huge areas of privately owned land on American Indian reservations is projected to run out of money with millions of acres still unaddressed, according to a U.S. government report obtained by The Associated Press. The Obama administration established the “land buyback program” under a $1.9 billion legal settlement that determined the government squandered billions of dollars it held in trust for tribes from royalties on oil and gas l...

  • Hess for House

    Updated Nov 2, 2016

    Editor, It was my pleasure to serve with Rep. Stephanie Hess in the 2015 Legislative Session. Stephanie’s integrity, thoughtfulness, and knowledge served her well as your representative. Stephanie Hess is fearless in the fight to protect the rights of the people of House District 28 and all of Montana. Stephanie works hard to preserve your freedoms in Helena. I look forward to serving with her again in the 2017 Legislative Session. Please vote Hess for House in November. Rep. Ryan Osmundson, R-Buffalo Vice chair, House A...

  • Please print our letter in your editorial section Love, Maris

    Updated Nov 2, 2016

    Dear Editor, The fourth-grade at Aviston Elementary, located in southern Illinois, is learning about the United States and the different environments, climates, resources and highlights found in each region. The kids in the class think it would be fun to receive postcards, souvenirs, resources or any information about our great country from each of the 50 states. We hope that people who read this letter will be interested in mailing our class items pertaining to their state. Our address: 4th Grade @ Aviston Elementary 350 Sou...

  • Make a difference: Vote

    Updated Nov 2, 2016

    Editor, Some time ago, I was challenged to do something positive that might make a worthwhile difference for our upcoming 2016 elections. Thus, this letter was produced. So be encouraged. Setting aside all the hype, opinions, dogma and personalities involved in an election year, stay focused on values, truth and facts. With the choices set before us, ask yourself a brutally honest question: Who and what does our America need the most to remain “one nation under God”? I once heard it said, “If we want to remain free, it’s...

  • Come to Community Tree Lighting

    Updated Nov 2, 2016

    The Havre Area Chamber of Commerce and members of the business community — along with many local organizations — have organized many holiday events from bazaars to the Community Tree Lighting at Town Square for all to enjoy this holiday season. Everyone is invited to bundle up and gather to bask in the glow of one of Havre’s holiday traditions while joining family and friends at Town Square for the ceremonial lighting of the community Christmas tree Saturday, Nov. 26, with activities starting at 5 p.m. Join members of the H...

  • Vote no to I-182

    Updated Nov 2, 2016

    Editor, Proponents of I-182 are trying very hard to make you believe that their initiative is a responsible and accountable solution to the medical marijuana debacle that Montana had to endure since 2004. I-182 is neither responsible nor accountable. While medical marijuana may be a viable medical solution for people with serious illnesses, providing marijuana from a corner shop by a provider who has no medical degree is neither practical, safe, nor good medicine. It didn’t work the first time it was implemented, and it w...

  • Hess best for HD 28

    Updated Nov 2, 2016

    Editor, As a United States veteran of the armed forces, Rep. Stephanie Hess has my vote on Election Day. Hess understands that every citizen has a role to play in protecting America and keeping her great. While soldiers and sailors and airmen defend the nation and fight our battles abroad, those of us at home have a duty to work hard, build the economy, educate our children, keep our families together, work together with law enforcement to keep our communities safe and diligently guard our freedoms. I am proud to have served...

  • Obituary: Beulah Skoyen

    Updated Nov 2, 2016

    CHINOOK — Beulah Skoyen, 92, longtime Chinook-area resident, passed away Oct. 30 at Sweet Memorial Nursing Home. Funeral services will be held at the American Lutheran Church in Chinook Nov. 3, 2016 at 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Kuper Memorial Cemetery. Condolences for the family may be left at Full story

  • For the Record, Nov. 2, 2016

    Updated Nov 2, 2016

    Havre Police Department Joshua James Fredrick Nimmick of Havre, 38, was issued a summons on a charge of criminal contempt related to a 24/7 Sobriety Program violation Tuesday at 8:07 a.m. at the police department. —— Kevin Bigby of Havre, 33, was issued a summons on charges of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest after a Fourth Street caller reported Tuesday at 10:41 a.m. that her husband had been drinking and was causing a disturbance and needed to go back to treatment. —— Officers investigated a vandalism report after a...

  • 4 teens face arson charges in Hamilton fire

    Updated Nov 2, 2016

    HAMILTON (AP) — A campfire that wasn’t completely extinguished caused a wildfire near Hamilton that burned over 13 square miles of forest land, destroyed 16 homes and 49 outbuildings and cost $11 million to fight, Ravalli County officials said in filing charges against four teens. Three 18-year-old Hamilton men and a 16-year-old girl face felony and misdemeanor negligent arson charges for the Roaring Lion fire, which began July 31 and led to the evacuation of about 600 homes. One homeowner suffered a fatal heart attack whi...

  • State seeks damages for Yellowstone oil spill

    Updated Nov 2, 2016

    BILLINGS (AP) — The state of Montana and U.S. Department of Interior have notified a Wyoming company that they’ll seek compensation for damages caused by more than 30,000 gallons of oil that spilled into the Yellowstone River from a broken pipeline. More than 90 percent of the crude was never recovered following the Bridger Pipeline Company accident in January 2015 near Glendive. The river was frozen when the break occurred and the spill temporarily contaminated water supplies for 6,000 people living downstream of the bre...

  • Montana Farmers Union annual convention features drone and other experts

    Updated Nov 2, 2016

    GREAT FALLS — This past weekend Montana Farmers Union held its 101 annual convention in Great Falls at the Best Western Heritage Inn. The weekend was packed with workshops on drones, pulse crops, water rights, pesticide management and keynote speeches by Dr. Joe Outlaw and Eric McElvenny and visits from several elected officials including Gov. Steve Bullock, Sen. Jon Tester, Congressman Ryan Zinke and Superintendent of Schools Denise Juneau. Outlaw, of Texas A & M, painted a realistic picture of the farm economy and gave s...

  • Nov. 15 next deadline for FSA Filing

    Updated Nov 2, 2016

    From Montana FSA BOZEMAN — USDA Farm Service Agency State Executive Director Bruce Nelson has announced that producers who file accurate and timely reports for all crops and land uses, including failed acreage can prevent the potential loss of FSA program benefits. Nelson asked producers to pay close attention to the acreage reporting dates below for 2017. “In order to comply with FSA program eligibility requirements, all producers are encouraged to visit their local FSA office to file an accurate crop certification rep...

  • Report highlights Montana 'Beef to School' partnerships

    Updated Nov 2, 2016

    MSU News Service BOZEMAN — A team of Montana State University researchers, stakeholders and community partners known as the Montana Beef to School Project has written a case study report to help Montana beef producers, meat processors, schools and communities explore what factors make beef to school programs successful and encourage the use of local beef in every Montana school. The report was released online this week to coincide with National Farm to School Month in October. Farm-to-school efforts are increasing n...

  • Skylights play Lady Griz tough

    George Ferguson|Updated Nov 2, 2016

    Just last year, the University of Montana Lady Griz bludgeoned the Montana State University-Northern Skylights in early November. However, history didn’t repeat itself one year later. Tuesday night, the No. 16 Skylights were back in Dahlberg Arena for another exhibition with the Lady Griz, and this time, while the outcome didn’t change, things were decidedly different as Northern hung with the Griz, even pulling to within four points with a minute to go, before finally fal...

  • Chinook, North Star ready to battle at the Northern C

    Chris Peterson|Updated Nov 2, 2016

    While the Montana High School football playoffs head to their second week, another sport, volleyball, takes another step in its postseason as divisional tournaments will be held across the state starting this week. One of those tournaments is the Northern C Divisional which is being held in Conrad and kicks off Thursday. That divisional will be of interest to fans along the Hi-Line, because not only will the Chinook Sugarbeeters be in attendance, so will the North Star...

  • HHS spikers look for a fresh start

    Chris Peterson|Updated Nov 2, 2016

    The 2016 season has been a challenging one for the Havre High volleyball team, but it's also one that is far from over. And this weekend, the Blue Ponies will have a chance at redemption as they get set for the Eastern A Divisional. The great thing about high school sports, especially ones like volleyball that use postseason tournaments to determine divisional and state champions, is that even though a team like HHS (7-12, 3-5) hasn't had a great season, it still has a chance...

  • Hi-Line Sports Schedule

    Updated Nov 2, 2016

    Wednesday High School Volleyball Havre at Eastern A In Laurel Thursday High School Volleyball Havre at Eastern A In Laurel Northern C At Conrad Friday High School Volleyball Havre at Eastern A In Laurel Northern C At Conrad College Basketball Skylights vs C. Baptist, 4 p.m. Lights at UGF Classic College Volleyball Skylights vs LC State, 7 p.m. Hockey Glacier at Bozeman Saturday High School Volleyball Havre at Eastern A In Laurel Northern C At Conrad College Football Lights at...

  • Updated Oct 28, 2016

  • Weather, prices upside down in north-central Montana

    Tim Leeds|Updated Oct 28, 2016

    A topsy-turvy weather year that looked bleak early on received enough moisture in the north-central Montana region including Blaine, Chouteau, Hill and Liberty counties to produce some good harvests, although a decline in prices at the same time has kept farmers and ranchers from gaining much through that harvest. The forecast for the next few months calls for more precipitation — along with some colder weather — but what will happen with prices is unknown. Early dry weather reverses The moisture over the last half-year is...

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