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Veggies and fruits increase provides more nutritional access to WIC families

Press release March 12, the American Rescue Plan Act authorized State WIC Agencies to enhance the WIC benefit for a period of four months, expanding the vegetable and fruit voucher from $9/month for children and $11/month for women... — Updated 6/14/2021

 
 By Press release    Local

Chamber reminds of road closures for marathon

The Havre Chamber of Commerce is reminding people of road closures Saturday during the inaugural Bear Paw Marathon. The Chamber is advising anyone who uses Montana Secondary Highway... — Updated 6/3/2021

 

Havre parks bathrooms closed due to vandalism

Havre Parks and Recreation Department announced that, due to recent vandalism, the rest rooms at the city parks are closed to the public until further notice. “We apologize for any inconvenience,” the department said in the... — Updated 5/24/2021

 

Mandatory 10-digit dialing coming to 406 area code

Press release The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has adopted 988 as a new three-digit number to be used nationwide to reach the National Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Crisis Lifeline, starting July 16, 2022. Until... — Updated 4/14/2021

 

Through HealthCare.gov, 58,000 Montanans are eligible for zero-dollar plans

From U.S. Department of Health and Human Services U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra announced Tuesday that 58,000 Montanans are eligible for zero-dollar plans through HealthCare.gov due to the... — Updated 4/14/2021 Full story

 

Emergency rent, utility assistance available for Montanans impacted by COVID-19

Note: This was provided by the office of the Montana governor HELENA — Governor Greg Gianforte announced Tuesday that the Montana Emergency Rental Assistance program is taking applications from Montanans who have lost income and... — Updated 4/7/2021

 

Wanted by the FBI: Applicants for the Salt Lake City Virtual Teen Symposium

From Federal Bureau of Investigation SALT LAKE CITY — The Salt Lake City FBI invites all interested high school juniors and seniors, 16-18 years of age, in Utah, Idaho, and Montana to apply to the FBI’s Teen Symposium. Classes... — Updated 3/29/2021

 

Saint Mark's Episcopal Church lasts 99 years

By Keith J. Doll Havre/Hill County Historic Preservation Commission Part 1 of a 2-part series Since St. Mark's ended services this year, I thought it was fitting to run this article... — Updated 3/19/2021

 

Crisis help and support numbers listed

Press release During the COVID-19 pandemic and the isolation and stress caused by it, many people are looking for resources for themselves and others who need support. Following are a list of some numbers people can call for help... — Updated 3/18/2021

 

FWP reminder: Be bear aware when recreating outdoors

From Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks HELENA — Bears are emerging from dens with the onset of spring, and people are reminded to “Be Bear Aware.” Bears can be found throughout Montana. In recent years, grizzly bear population... — Updated 3/17/2021

 

Where's my refund? Montanans can check online

From Montana Department of Revenue Montanans who have filed their 2020 Montana income tax returns can now check the status of their refunds online.  Montanans can simply visit the department’s website at... — Updated 3/15/2021

 

Glacier National Park community discussion set for Thursday

From Glacier National Park WEST GLACIER — Glacier National Park will hold a virtual community discussion Thursday, March 18, 7-8 p.m. regarding challenges the park and visitors will face in 2021.   Sponsored by the Glacier... — Updated 3/15/2021

 

MSU Extension offers information for those concerned about memory loss

MSU News Service BOZEMAN — Montana State University Extension has teamed up with several state departments to create a free packet of information related to giving care for those with memory loss. “Legal and Financial Steps... — Updated 3/15/2021

 

Aging and Disability Resource Centers support senior citizens

Aging Services Specialist Lisa Baxter The Aging and Disability Resource Centers were developed through a partnership between the Administration on Aging/Administration for Community Living, and the Centers for Medicare and... — Updated 3/15/2021

 

MSU Extension publishes new MontGuide fact sheets to aid Montanans

From MSU News Service BOZEMAN — Montana State University Extension recently published six new MontGuides covering a variety of topics to provide unbiased information for Montanans. As part of their outreach efforts, MSU... — Updated 3/8/2021

 

Celebrating History: Many social events occurring

by Emily Mayer With winter waning 100 years ago, many gatherings, both personal and social, took place in Havre. The Havre Plaindealer states in its March 5, 1921, edition: This has been another busy week in Havre social circles. W... — Updated 3/5/2021

 

Nominations sought for 32nd Annual Centennial Bell Award

Press release Nominations are now being accepted for the 32nd annual Montana Statehood Centennial Bell Award. This year's award will honor the Montana History Teacher of the Year... — Updated 3/3/2021

 

Recruiting starts for the Youth Forest Monitoring Program

HELENA - The Montana Discovery Foundation and the Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest are looking for one field instructor and seven incoming high school students who love the ou... — Updated 2/25/2021

 

Montana Association of Clerk and Recorders offer scholarships

Press release The Montana Association of Clerk and Recorders is again sponsoring two scholarships for graduating seniors who will be attending an in-state college or university. The first-place scholarship is for $1,000 and the... — Updated 2/19/2021

 

Crisis help and support numbers listed

During the COVID-19 pandemic and the isolation and stress caused by it, many people are looking for resources for themselves and others who need support. Following are a list of some numbers people can call for help and support.... — Updated 2/19/2021

 

Hunting and fishing license year begins March 1

From Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks The new license year for hunting and fishing in Montana opens March 1, which means that is the day people can buy your 2021 hunting and fishing licenses and begin applying for permits and... — Updated 2/19/2021

 
 By Pam Burke    Local

Bear Paw Ski Bowl opening Saturday

Bear Paw Ski Bowl is opening Saturday, with operating hours of 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. for both days this weekend. Bear Paw Winter Sports, the ski equipment rental and merchandise... — Updated 2/18/2021

 

Call made for Montana Junior Duck Stamp 2021 entries

Press release A call has gone out to student artists, art educators and mentors announcing that the 2021 Montana Junior Duck Stamp Contest is accepting entries now until March 19.... — Updated 2/18/2021

 

Montana state-fish art contest open

Artists grades K-12 are invited to submit entries to a Montana state-fish art contest. State-Fish Art is a national contest sponsored by Wildlife Forever that recognizes winners by... — Updated 2/11/2021

 

Senior Listening looks at Medicare COVID coverage

by Aging Services Specialist Lisa Baxter Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) covers FDA approved vaccines. The Medicare beneficiary will pay nothing for this vaccine. Have your Medicare card on hand so your provider can bill... — Updated 2/10/2021

 

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