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People invited to Boats in the Breaks to celebrate 20 years of the Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument

Havre Daily News staff Friends of the Missouri Breaks Monument is inviting people to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument by joining the Boats in the Breaks canoe and kayak race Saturd... — Updated 4/20/2021


Letter to the Editor - PBS film misrepresents wilderness areas

Dear Editor: The rebroadcast of the 2019 film “Wild by Law and Nature,” produced by Montana PBS, deserves comment because the film misrepresents wilderness and the issues involved. A big problem with the film is that there is... — Updated 2/19/2021


House Ag Committee discusses bill restricting bison transfers

The Montana House of Representatives Agriculture Committee held a hearing Tuesday regarding a pair of bills that could slow or halt restoration efforts for bison in Montana. The first, House Bill 318, sponsored by Rep. Kenneth... — Updated 2/17/2021

 By Tim Leeds    Local

FWP looking for applicants for Fresno fishery advisory committee

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks announced it is looking for applicants to be on an advisory committee for a first-ever official fisheries management plan for Fresno Reservoir west... — Updated 2/9/2021


Obituary - Loretta Park

Loretta Park, 73, passed away due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident Monday, January 18, 2021. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 23, 2021,... — Updated 1/22/2021 Full story


Glacier National Park announces entrance fee-free days for 2021

From Glacier National Park WEST GLACIER — Glacier National Park will waive its entrance fee on six days in 2021. The fee-free days are part of the Trump Administration’s unprecedented commitment to increase access, promote... — Updated 1/7/2021

 By Grant Evans    Local

BLM again proposes withdrawing Little Rocky land from mining

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is proposing continuing a withdrawal of federal land in the Little Rocky Mountains from mining, in an area still recovering from pollution caused by earlier mining. In 1997, Pegasus Mining... — Updated 11/20/2020


Public input sought on proposed Fergus County conservation easement

Press release Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking public input on an environmental assessment for a proposed conservation easement on approximately 1,733 acres near Denton. FWP is inviting the public to review and comment on... — Updated 11/5/2020

 By Rachel Jamieson    Local

Tester celebrates passage of Cmdr. John Scott Hannon veterans bill

U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., held a press call Thursday where he provided updates on his efforts in combating COVID-19 in Montana, the second CARES Act package, his recent biparti... — Updated 10/23/2020

 By Rachel Jamieson    Local

Northern ag degree ranked 11th in nation

Montana State University-Northern was ranked number 11 nationally for its agriculture program by Learn.org for the 50 Best Agriculture Degrees in the 2020-2021 school year. Northern College of Technical Sciences Dean David Krueger... — Updated 10/7/2020


FWP seeks public comment on Montana Forest Legacy Program updates

From Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is seeking public comment on updates to the Montana Forest Legacy Program’s Assessment of Need document. The Forest Legacy Program, which is administered by... — Updated 10/1/2020

 By Patrick Johnston    Local

Democratic candidates talk platform, opponents and voting

At a “Get Out to Vote” Zoom rally held in Hill County, Democratic candidates for offices on the state and national level talked about their priorities, platforms and the differences between themselves and their opponents, as... — Updated 9/10/2020


Blaine County goes into Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

by Havre Daily News staff With drying conditions continuing to hit the state, Blaine and Golden Valley counties have jointed other Montana counties already under Stage 1 Fire Restricions including Chouteau and Hill Counties.... — Updated 9/3/2020


Ammon Bundy pushing People's Rights groups

Local chapters of “People’s Rights” are popping up in Montana communities. We’ve sounded the alarm that the person behind creating People’s Rights is Ammon Bundy, a member of the insurrectionist family that orchestrated... — Updated 8/31/2020


Officials respond to claims by People's Rights group

The evening of July 28, a group called People's Rights Montana held a meeting, the fifth of its kind, in the empty Tilleman Dodge building on Highway 2 East in Havre, a meeting that... — Updated 8/6/2020 Full story

 By Patrick Johnston    Local

BLM makes progress on Little Rockies fire containment

The Mud Creek Fire in the Missouri River Breaks about 6 miles outside of Fort Belknap Indian Reservation was designated 100 percent contained Saturday night at a little more than 93 acres. Bureau of Land Management Lewistown Duty... — Updated 8/3/2020


Fresno irrigation releases end, water levels likely low into next year

Havre Daily News staff Agencies have told the public that, despite releases from Fresno Reservoir for irrigation ending for the season, lower water levels in the reservoir are likely to impact fishing and irrigation at the... — Updated 8/3/2020


Blaine County has issued a burn ban effective immediately

Blaine County Sheriff's Office posted on its Facebook page today that the Blaine County Commission approved a burn ban in the county effective immediately. The ban is due to... — Updated 7/31/2020


CSKT water compact bill clears first hurdle in U.S. Senate

Chris Aadland Montana Free Press A Montana water rights bill that would end a years-long debate was passed by a congressional committee Wednesday, the next step in ensuring irrigators and the Confederated Salish and Kootenai... — Updated 7/30/2020


Off-road get-together planned for Saturday

Havre Daily News staff A group of off-road driving enthusiasts is planning a get-together for Saturday in the badlands 20 miles northwest of Havre, not far from Fresno Reservoir, and anyone interested in going, including anyone... — Updated 7/24/2020


Daines a conservationist? Not so fast

Unless the political winds in Washington change quickly, Congress will soon send the Great American Outdoors Act — GAOA — to President Trump’s desk. Trump has assured he’ll sign it into law. This legislation represents a... — Updated 6/18/2020


Sage grouse ruling highlights need to improve public land management

In a recent U.S. District Court ruling by Judge Brian Morris, the American public heard loud and clear that the federal administration broke the law when it offered leases on public lands in critical Sage grouse habitat. This court... — Updated 6/16/2020


State wildlife management areas opening Friday with distancing protocols

From Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Many recreationists look forward to May 15 every year as the opening day of many of Montana’s Wildlife Management Areas that are closed between Dec. 1 and May 15 to minimize disturbance to wi... — Updated 5/15/2020 Full story

 By Rachel Jamieson    Local

Downing, Nicol, Tuxbury face off in GOP auditor primary: Troy Downing

Big Sky businessman Troy Downing is facing off against Billings insurance company employee Nelly Nicol and Helena insurance agent Scott "Tux" Tuxbury in the Republican primary to... — Updated 5/1/2020

 By Rachel Jamieson    Local

Alliance sues over bull trout in St. Mary Diversion

An attempt to rehabilitate the 100-year-old system that supplies much of the water to the Milk River is facing a legal setback. Wednesday, Alliance for the Wild Rockies filed a lawsuit over the protection of bull trout requesting... — Updated 3/27/2020


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