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 By Tim Leeds    Local

Fort Belknap supports additional mining withdrawal

The president of Fort Belknap Indian Community's tribal council said the council is pleased about U.S. Bureau of Land Management announcing it plans to withdraw more land just south... — Updated 6/16/2022

 By Tim Leeds    Local

BLM proposes more land withdrawal at Zortman-Landusky mine areas

Editor's note: Watch for more on this story in upcoming editions of Havre Daily News. The federal government is proposing pulling more land in The Little Rocky Mountains out of... — Updated 6/7/2022


Daines undeserving of conservation recognition

Recently, I canceled a trip to fish for steelhead in Washington because that state closed the Hoh River over historically low returns. This is nothing new to any angler who has followed the trajectory of sea-run fish throughout... — Updated 5/6/2022


Public invited to attend Tiber Reservoir Public Meeting

from U.S. Bureau of Reclamation The Bureau of Reclamation is scheduled to host a public meeting at the Chester Community/Senior Center at 618 E. Adams Ave., Chester, April 7 from 6 - 8 p.m. to discuss recreation at Tiber Reservoir... — Updated 4/1/2022


US approves bison grazing on Montana prairie amid criticism

By Matthew Brown Associated Press BILLINGS — U.S. officials announced Wednesday approval of a conservation group’s proposal to expand bison grazing on prairies in north-central Montana as part of a vast nature reserve over... — Updated 3/31/2022

 By Patrick Johnston    Local

New fire reporting system outlined in fire council meeting

The Hill County Fire Council had their biannual meeting Wednesday, where Bureau of Land Management Lewistown Duty Officer Don Pyrah presented a new system for filing initial reports on fires, and County Fire Warden Amanda Frickel s... — Updated 3/24/2022


Save all the pieces 

“The first rule of intelligent tinkering is to save all the pieces,” advised wildlife biologist Aldo Leopold. In ecology, that means saving diverse niches, all the habitat types necessary for native species to thrive. That is... — Updated 3/24/2022


Cold again, but warmth is on the way, again

Cold and snow are back in the area - apparently briefly - but what that means in the long term, both for weather and for drought conditions, is unknown. After temperatures in the... — Updated 2/22/2022


Obituary - Wallace 'Wally' Edward Elliot

Wallace "Wally" Edward Elliot of Chinook, Montana, age 85, passed away February 16, 2022. He was born on October 15, 1936, in Renville, Minnesota, to John and Pearl Elliot. He... — Updated 2/18/2022 Full story


James Kipp Recreation Area closing for winter season

From U.S. Bureau of Reclamation The James Kipp Recreation Area will temporarily close for the 2022 winter season, starting Jan. 18, according to Bureau of Land Management officials... — Updated 1/7/2022

 By Tim Leeds    Local

Tribes oppose mining exploration in Little Rockies

Leaders of the Fort Belknap Indian Community said they are glad to have the opportunity to talk about a proposed new mine exploration in the Little Rocky Mountains because it will g... — Updated 12/28/2021


Missouri Breaks National Monument to host Bat Week activities

From U.S. Bureau of Land Management International Bat Week is just around the corner, and the Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument team will celebrate by showcasing the 15... — Updated 10/19/2021


Hunters must expect to see bears

From Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Grizzly bears have the potential to be found anywhere in the western two-thirds of Montana, west of Billings, and their distribution is denser and more widespread than in previous years. Some... — Updated 9/16/2021

 By Tim Leeds    Local

Pine Grove fire in Little Rockies 98 percent contained

The Pine Grove Fire in the Little Rocky Mountains is 98 percent contained and demobilization of resources deployed to fight the fire is under way, an update on the InciWeb Pine Grove Fire page said this morning. The fire, which was... — Updated 8/24/2021

 By Tim Leeds    Local

Firefighters continue work on fire in Little Rockies

Firefighters continue today to fight the Pine Grove Fire in the Little Rocky Mountains, gaining some headway with cooler weather and rain in the last week, with an update this morning saying the fire is 58 percent contained, with... — Updated 8/23/2021


Speakers listed for the Missouri Breaks Monument celebration

The 20th Anniversary celebration for the Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument will take place on Saturday, Aug. 28, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Missouri Breaks... — Updated 8/23/2021

 By Tim Leeds    Local

Rain, cooler weather helping with Pine Grove Fire

Firefighters have gained at least a temporary respite in efforts to contain the Pine Grove Fire in the Little Rocky Mountains, although the incident command warns that could change... — Updated 8/20/2021

 By Tim Leeds    Local

State team takes over command at Little Rockies fire

The Pine Grove Fire in the Little Rocky Mountains, which has led to the evacuation of Zortman and the Pine Grove area on Fort Belknap Indian Reservation, is being run as a Type 3 incident with a state fire management team in comman... — Updated 8/19/2021

 By Patrick Johnston    Local

Blaine County lightning strike fire quickly contained

A fire that started in southwestern Blaine County Tuesday has been contained to 12 acres, said Chinook Volunteer Fire Department Chief Kraig Hansen, who also serves as the Blaine County fire warden. The Black Coulee fire grew from... — Updated 8/11/2021


Stage 1 fire restrictions to start in Hill County

Press release The Hill County Commission issued the following notice about the fire restrictions going into effect in the county Friday. In all of Hill County, in a joint effort between Disaster and Emergency Services, Hill County... — Updated 7/21/2021

 By Patrick Johnston    Local

Numerous fires hit area in the past week

Last week Hill and its neighboring counties saw a large number of wildfires, most caused by lightning and all of which appear to be fully contained if not extinguished. In a fire call this morning Hill County Commissioner Mark Pete... — Updated 7/13/2021


Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument to host Family Explorer Day

From U.S. Bureau of Land Management FORT BENTON - People looking for some outdoor family fun are invited to join U.S. Bureau of Land Management park rangers during Family Explorer... — Updated 7/13/2021


BLM Warns of low Missour River water levels

Before people venture out on the Missouri River in their boats, they should be sure to check current water levels. Upper Missouri River flows in Montana are much lower than normal... — Updated 7/12/2021

 By Patrick Johnston    Local

Firefighters battling blazes in Blaine County

Blaine County saw several of fires crop up Thursday night, most of them in the southern part of the county, the apparent result of a lightning storm. Last night also saw a small... — Updated 7/9/2021

 By Dane McGuire    Local

Multiple fires at Missouri River Breaks National Monument

Two wildfires were reported in parts of the Missouri River Breaks National Monument Thursday. Blaine County is listed as the point of origin for the Lone Tree Fire while Fergus... — Updated 6/18/2021


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