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  • Obituary - Russell Thomas Gopher

    Updated May 23, 2024

    Russell Thomas Gopher, "Old Man Bear," age 66, passed Sunday, May 19, 2024, at his home in Rocky Boy Montana. Wake services started at 3:00 p.m. Monday, May 20, and funeral services were at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday May 21, 2024, at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Rocky Boy. Burial will be at Summer Hill Drive in Newtown. Holland & Bonine Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements. Please visit Rusty's online memorial page to send a card or leave a message of condolence for... Full story

  • Obituary - James David Morsette

    Updated May 23, 2024

    James David Morsette, lance corporal, USMC (1957-1961), also known as "Ki-Yus-Tas" (Generous Chief of the South), a proud member of the Chippewa Cree Tribe from Rocky Boys Reservation, answered the Creator's cal May 21, 2024. A visitation will be held at Holland & Bonine from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. Friday, May 24, 2024, and his funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 28, 2024, also at Holland & Bonine Funeral Home.... Full story

  • Obituary - James David Morsette

    Updated May 23, 2024

    James David Morsette, lance corporal, USMC (1957-1961), also known as "Ki-Yus-Tas" (Generous Chief of the South), a proud member of the Chippewa Cree Tribe from Rocky Boys Reservation, answered the Creator's cal May 21, 2024. A visitation will be held at Holland & Bonine from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. Friday, May 24, 2024, and his funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 28, 2024, also at Holland & Bonine Funeral Home. Holland & Bonine Funeral Home has been... Full story

  • Obituary - Russell Thomas Gopher

    Updated May 21, 2024

    Russell Thomas Gopher, "Old Man Bear," age 66, passed Sunday, May 19, 2024, at his home in Rocky Boy Montana. Wake services started at 3:00 p.m. Monday, May 20, and funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. today, Tuesday May 21, 2024, at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Rocky Boy. Burial will be at Summer Hill Drive in Newtown. Holland & Bonine Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements. Please visit Rusty's online memorial page to send a card or leave a message of... Full story

  • Rally to discuss safeguarding Box Elder schools to follow cross walk

    Tim Leeds|Updated May 16, 2024

    A cross walk followed by a rally to investigate better protection for Box Elder schools is set for Saturday. The cross walk is set to start in Big Sandy at 9 a.m. Saturday at the rest area there and will proceed to Box Elder. “Because of the darkness of alcoholism, drug addiction, missing and murdered indigenous persons and violence in north-central Montana and the Hi-Line, we will carry a cross, walk and pray,” a flyer about the event says, saying people can call Pastor Rich Jesperson at 406-680-7080 fro more inf...

  • Level of Beaver Creek going down, still will be flooding for some time

    Tim Leeds|Updated May 16, 2024

    Commissioner Mark Peterson said during a commission working meeting Monday that levels in Beaver Creek are going down, but slowly and it may be high for some time. Peterson said the only major damage so far has been at Evergeen Campground off of U.S. Highway 87 and Beaver Creek Golf Course west of town on U.S. Highway 2, other than on Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation, which also declared an emergency. The Hill County Commission issued a declaration of emergency last week due to the rising levels of the creek. Peterson said M...

  • Agenda - Hill County Commission

    Updated Apr 26, 2024

    Monday, April 29, 2024 8 a.m. — Center for Mental Health Meeting in Great Falls 9:30 a.m. — Commissioner working session in the Commission Office 1:30 p.m. — Building manager meeting in the Commission Office Tuesday, April 30, 2024 10:30 a.m. — Road department meeting in the Commission Office Claims and payroll Wednesday, May 1, 2024 Regular business hours Thursday, May 2, 2024 9 a.m. — Chippewa Cree Business Committee meeting at the Rocky Boy tribal office 10 a.m. — Commissioner’s weekly business meeting in the Commissio... Full story

  • Box Elder Schools reopened after Friday closure

    Patrick Johnston|Updated Apr 15, 2024

    Box Elder Schools are open today after an unexpected closure due to a “foreign substance” found in the building that necessitated its shutdown Friday A release put out by the school Sunday said that the school has been thoroughly cleaned and a release a few days ago said that more details on the situation will be made available at a 5 p.m. meeting of the Box Elder School Board tonight. “Thank you to the Chippewa-Cree Housing Authority and Public Health Department for working with Box Elder Schools after the report of a forei...

  • Chippewa Cree, Little Shell receive housing grants through Stockman Bank

    Updated Apr 11, 2024

    Press release Stockman Bank, a member of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines, has announced that 11 Montana organizations including the Chippewa Cree Housing Authority on Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation and the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana were chosen to receive Competitive Affordable Housing Program grants totaling $920,000 dollars, to help Montana families find a safe and affordable place to call home. Chippewa Cree Housing Authority and the Little Shell each are receiving $80,000 through the p...

  • Box Elder prayer vigil honors those recently fallen

    Patrick Johnston|Updated Apr 8, 2024

    A candlelight prayer vigil was held at Box Elder Friday, just more than a week after two Rocky Boy men died in a shooting there, and organizers hope the event will provide comfort and strength to families and a chance to mourn for the lost. The event's main organizer, Chaplain Bruce Meyers, said they had been planning an event like this for some time, but it is especially important now because of what happened late last month. About 1:30 a.m. Thursday, March 28, two Rocky Boy...

  • Obituary - Leona Madeline (Oats) Swan, Wîhkaskwa 'Skwew Kamik (Sweetgrass Lodge Woman)

    Updated Mar 28, 2024

    Leona Madeline (Oats) Swan, Wîhkaskwa 'Skwew Kamik (Sweetgrass Lodge Woman), 69, passed away March 26, 2024. Wake services will begin at 3 p.m. today, March 28, 2024, and will continue until her funeral service, which will be at 10 a.m. Friday, March 29, 2024, all at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church. Burial will follow in the Rocky Boy Cemetery. Holland & Bonine Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements. Please visit Leona's online memorial page to send a card or leave... Full story

  • Monteau, Gopher sworn in as judges at Rocky Boy

    Updated Feb 9, 2024

    Havre Daily News staff Chippewa Cree Business Committee at Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation announced in a Facebook post Wednesday that it hired Harold Monteau to serve as chief judge and Duane Gopher as associate judge Thursday, Feb. 1. Monteau and Gopher were sworn in as judges Monday, Feb. 5, 2024. Monteau and Gopher each have a Juris Doctorate degree and have years of experience serving as judges.... Full story

  • Obituary - Betty Lee "Tootsie" Henderson

    Updated Jan 22, 2024

    Our beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother left us January 21st, 2024. Betty Lee "Tootsie" Henderson was born May 17th, 1947. She met Eugene LaMere in her younger years and together they had five children. Betty Lee enjoyed beading and playing bingo. You would always find her with Cigs and a Coca Cola. She managed to live her whole life without a driver's license, but she even made it to Canada. She enjoyed spending time with her children and all her grandchildren.... Full story

  • Obituary - Betty Lee 'Tootsie' Henderson

    Updated Jan 22, 2024

    Our beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother left us January 21st, 2024. Betty Lee "Tootsie" Henderson was born May 17th, 1947. She met Eugene LaMere in her younger years and together they had five children. Betty Lee enjoyed beading and playing bingo. You would always find her with Cigs and a Coca Cola. She managed to live her whole life without a driver's license, but she even made it to Canada. She enjoyed spending time with her children and her all her... Full story

  • Local News - Well-Off-Man graduates from California Institute of Arts

    Updated Jan 19, 2024

    Sonya Well-Off-Man, an enrolled member of the Chippewa Cree Tribe, graduated from the prestigious California Institute of the Arts with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in music technology and and a minor in digital arts. She finished fall semester 2023 with a 4.00 GPA. Sonya is the daughter of John and Manuela Well-Off-Man....

  • Well-Off-Man presents at national association conference

    Updated Jan 12, 2024

    Press release Inga Well-Off-Man, daughter of Manuela and John Well-Off-Man, will present on “A Culturally Responsive Approach to Teaching Indigenous Music to Beginning Violinists” at the American String Teachers Association conference in Kentucky in March. Her presentation also discusses Montana’s Indian Education for All program related to music education. Inga Well-Off-Man graduated with a master’s degree in violin and music pedagogy from University of Colorado Boulder, and is an enrolled member of the Chippewa Cree Tr...

  • 'A long journey'

    Updated Dec 15, 2023

    Anne Cantrell MSU News Service BOZEMAN - When Georgeline Morsette crosses the stage in the Brick Breeden Fieldhouse today during Montana State University's 139th commencement ceremony, she'll celebrate earning a bachelor's degree and entering a new chapter of life, one where she looks forward to working as an art educator in Montana. The ceremony will be the culmination of Morsette's college career at MSU in which she has successfully completed her coursework, charted a...

  • Havre girl still considered missing

    Patrick Johnston|Updated Nov 2, 2023

    Local law enforcement is still looking for a Havre girl who was reported missing Saturday, despite the girl's mother saying she has been contacted by her daughter. Elianna Hay, 17, who was last seen Oct. 27 around 9 p.m. was reported missing by her family after not returning home and Havre Police Chief Gabe Matosich said Monday that they were still looking for her. Midday Tuesday, Danelle Hay, Elianna Hay's mother, posted on Facebook saying she had been in contact with her...

  • Law enforcement seeking missing Havre girl

    Patrick Johnston|Updated Oct 30, 2023

    A Havre girl was reported missing Saturday, after her family reported the disappearance of Elianna Hay, 17, who was last seen Oct. 27 around 9 p.m. Havre Police Sergeant Justin Gomke said Hay didn't come home to her residence and Havre Police are actively looking for her. Gomke said Hay has been entered into the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System. A Facebook post from Chippewa Cree Law Enforcement Sunday says Hay is 165 pounds, 5-foot-4 and has straight black...

  • Cuts the Rope, LaSalle to enter Cowboy hall of Fame

    Updated Oct 18, 2023

    Press release The Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame and Western Heritage Center announced their 16th class of inductions into the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame, including legacy inductee Clarence Cuts the Rope of Hays and living inductee Leon Lasalle of Laredo. The inductees were chosen from a field of candidates nominated by the general public. Inductees are honored for their notable contributions to the history and culture of Montana. "The Hall of Fame exists to honor those who...

  • Local charter school advocates intervene in lawsuit

    Patrick Johnston|Updated Oct 13, 2023

    As litigation continues to hold Montana’s recently passed charter school bill in limbo, a pair of local Native American leaders have intervened in the case to voice their support for the bill, detailing their plans for advancing language and cultural studies for Native American students they argue isn’t possible without the new law. House Bill 562 allows for the establishment of “community choice” schools with the approval of a local authorized school board or an autonomous state commission, schools that would be eligibl...

  • Out Our Way: Don't mess with Mama

    Updated Sep 15, 2023

    Out our way, there are two critters even ole Doc backs down from: a bull on the fight and an angry mama cow protecting her calf. I have seen what a bull can do — Charlie and I found one in an arroyo with a broken leg after another bull went after him in rut season. He was so torn up we had to shoot him and later haul out the carcass with a big truck. Although much smaller, I have also seen a cow on the fight, and, between the two, I think the bull is less terrifying. I know I have shared this story before, but even e...

  • Obituary -  Charleese Faye Burkybile

    Updated Aug 16, 2023

    Our prettiest, Charleese Faye Burkybile, 19, passed away Monday, August 7, 2023, at her home in Rocky Boy, Montana. Her wake service began Tuesday night, and funeral services were today, Aug. 16, 2023, at 10 a.m., all at Bob Murie Residence on Parker School Road in Rocky Boy. Please visit her online memorial page to send a card or leave a message of condolence for her family at https://www.hollandbonine.com. Charleese was born August 31, 2004, in Yakima, Washington, to... Full story

  • New wellness center looks to heal, empower Rocky Boy youth

    Patrick Johnston|Updated Aug 9, 2023

    A new facility intended to bring wellness and culture to Rocky Boy by working with its youth took a major step forward last week. The Rocky Boy Health Center broke ground on its new Miyo Pimatisiwinkamik Youth Center in a Thursday-morning ceremony last week with speakers sharing their hopes for the center and how it will help local young people, especially those struggling with addiction. "It's a big day for the tribe, a big day for our people," said Chippewa Cree Business...

  • New youth wellness center ground breaking at Rocky Boy

    Patrick Johnston|Updated Aug 4, 2023

    Watch for more on the ceremony in an upcoming edition of Havre Daily News. The Rocky Boy Health Center broke ground on its new Youth Wellness Center in a Thursday morning ceremony with speakers sharing their hopes for the center and how it will help local young people, especially those struggling with addiction. Health Center staff and tribal leaders spoke at the event before members of the Rocky Boy Indian Reservation's Tribal Youth Council put shovels in the ground, the...

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