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 By Alex Ross    Local    April 20, 2018

Hi-Line Living: Weather won't cut road crews a break

The winter was like just one big blizzard for Hill County Road Department Supervisor Andy Hanson and his 19-member crew. "It just seemed like it was never ending," he said. The heavy snowfall,...

 

Hi-Line Living: Caring for the animals

If you have been out to Havre Animal Shelter, called about a stray animal or seen the man in the blue "Havre Animal Control" shirt, you have probably met Pete Federspiel; the man with the big smile...

 

Hi-Line Living: Robots on the Hi-Line

While many high school classrooms may be empty during lunchtime, Chris Comp's classroom seems to be the complete opposite. Lunches and snacks are spread over the tables but are greatly ignored as the...

 
 By Alex Ross    Local    March 30, 2018

Hi-Line Living: Big concert for small towns

The Havre Middle School auditorium teemed with seventh- and eighth-grade choir students Monday, as students from middle school choirs throughout the area gathered to take part in the Invitational...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    March 23, 2018

Hi-Line Living: Bullhook Bottoms to Havre: Celebrating Havre's incorporation year

Before there was Havre, there was an area south of the Milk River called Bullhook Bottoms, which got its name from the butte southeast of present-day Havre that regional Native Americans called Bullho...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    March 16, 2018

The joys of calving on the Hi-Line

As a scientist, Livestock Operations manager for the Northern Agricultural Research Center Cory Parsons, an Idaho native, "objectively" believes that Montana beef is superior. No, he said he can't pro...

 
 By Alex Ross    Local    March 9, 2018

Hi-Line Living: Music Man

For decades, John Steinhardt performed at nightclubs and bars around the world, but recently he has spent much of his time sharing the stage with young musicians at Hays-Lodge Pole High School....

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    March 2, 2018

Hi-Line Living: The roots of skiing: Bear Paw Ski Bowl

The Bear Paw Ski Bowl is not a typical ski hill. There's no posh resort tucked into it. It's not operated by transplants who've moved to the area just for the skiing. And it's one of only two ski hill...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    February 23, 2018

Fort Assinniboine - the beginning of north-central Montana

Before Montana became a state, before the name Havre had ever been emblazoned on, or staked in, any part of the Hi-Line, there was a Fort Assinniboine. "If it weren't for Fort Assinniboine, there...

 
 By Alex Ross    Local    February 9, 2018

Hi-Line Living: Working and shopping at Sally Ann's

Matt Montagino walked into Salvation Army's Sally Ann Thrift Store, 23 years ago, and he has been working there ever since. At the time, Montagino and his wife had just moved from Seattle to Havre...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    February 2, 2018

Hi-Line Living: Hi-Line Hell Freeze

Hockey in Havre makes sense. It doesn't take much straining to see why one of the coldest places in Montana - in the U.S. - would embrace a sport that started in another winter town, Nova Scotia,...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    January 26, 2018

Hi-Line Living: A springlike winter break on the Hi-Line

After a frigid blast of winter air froze the Hi-Line from Christmas through the first part of January, a blast of spring-like warmth settled in, letting people switch from winter parkas to light...

 
 By Alex Ross    Local    January 19, 2018

Hi-Line Living: Activities abound at Boys & Girls Club

Every weekday afternoon scores of children disembark from school buses outside of the Boys & Girls Club of the Hi-Line. When the crowds of children rush through the door, the environment goes...

 

Hi-Line Living: Looking ahead in 2018

Editor’s note: The Havre Daily News wanted to talk to local officials and see what they thought would be major issues, good or bad, to look at in the coming year. Several county, tribal and college...

 

Hi-Line Living: Working in the cold

When temperatures drop - New Year's Day saw Havre tie a record low of minus 32 also hit in 1911 and 1924 - many people want to stay inside and avoid the cold, but not everyone can do that. Some people...

 

A northern Montana Christmas

Havre Daily News staff Christmas is upon us, and the signs of the season have appeared along the Hi-Line and south through the Golden Triangle. Starting with free community dinners on Thanksgiving...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    December 15, 2017

Hi-Line Living: 'Tis the season for The Angel Giving Tree

Among the Christmas trees dispersed throughout Havre this holiday season are a select group of trees which could make a significant difference for some children this season. Salvation Army's Angel Giv...

 
 By Pam Burke    Local    December 8, 2017

Hi-Line Living: A gift of history

At a time when the rural landscape is losing more and more of its agricultural icons Havre/Hill County Historic Preservation Commission is honoring the H. Earl Clack Co. and Centennial Mills...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    December 1, 2017

Hi-Line Living: Mary's children's books

Mary McKenzie is a local children's book author who finds time for her passion somewhere in between her full-time job at the Hi-Line Sletten Cancer Institute and her family, which includes five...

 
 By Alex Ross    Local    November 24, 2017

Hi-Line Living: Havre's Haven: Helping fulfill needs

Jolene Ophus said she often wants to save the world. "I would save 400 orphans if I could, but I don't have the money or energy," she said. As manager of Havre's Helping Haven, a thrift store in the...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    November 17, 2017

FADC: Helping Montana 'ag-preneurs'

The Montana Food and Agriculture Development Center Network was created to help agricultural visionaries and entrepreneurs with ideas who need a little extra push making it happen. "You have a great...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    November 10, 2017

Local recycling enters a new era

One era of recycling on the Hi-Line has ended, but another has begun. Recycle Hi-Line, which five years ago started a citywide recycle drive, held for several years now on the third Saturday of each...

 
 By Alex Ross    Local    November 3, 2017

Hi-Line Living: Fun, food and SCHOLARSHIPS

When Cayeveoon "Paco" Jones received a scholarship to Montana State University-Northern, it was a big deal. Jones, a senior from Oklahoma City, majors in health promotion and plays for the Northern... Full story

 

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