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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...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    October 27, 2017

Hi-Line Living: If the levee breaks

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers inspections have judged the Milk River Levee unacceptable, a status that means the chance of flood in areas it's meant to protect is elevated and many could be forced to...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    October 20, 2017

Hi-Line Living: Dale Shulund: Sketching for a living

It took less than 10 years of persistent drawing for Havre pencil sketch artist Dale Shulund's artwork to find its way in the nation's capital. Shulund, who said he began seriously drawing and...

 
 By Alex Ross    Local    October 13, 2017

Jumping into the future

After 23 years of managing and improving the Wahkpa Chu'gn Buffalo Jump, John and Anna Brumley will soon no longer head the archeological bison kill site that, over the years, has become a magnet for...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    September 29, 2017

Hi-Line Living: East Fork Fire

Editor's note: This is the first in a two-part series on the East Fork Fire. Watch next Friday's Hi-Line Living for more on what people went through during the fire and what they are doing to recoup....

 

Festival Days 2017: Shadows of our western past

Summer 2017 has given the Hi-Line of north-central Montana reason for celebrating rain and welcoming it with great pleasure whenever it decides to fall, even if it happens to be parade day of...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    September 15, 2017

Hi-Line Living: Recreating in Havre's Parks

Havre's 22 parks cover 80 acres of city ground, take 10 employees to keep up in the summer and provide a platform for baseball games, community events and places for children to have a good time....

 
 By Pam Burke    Local    September 8, 2017

Hi-Line Living: Main Street attractions

Havre is seeing work from local people, businesses and organizations to bring color and vigor to the downtown community and the local economy. Main Street Projects Inspired by a presentation from the...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    September 1, 2017

Hi-Line Living: Big Sandy: Small town, small school

Montana is a big state filled with many small towns, many of which have their own small schools. Big Sandy is one such town, though it wasn't always as small. Going back to the '70s, Big Sandy High...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    August 25, 2017

Hi-Line Living: Bringing balance with bees

Honeybees are the only insects that produce food for humans - food that never spoils. This factoid, among others - honey is the only food that includes all the substances needed to sustain life - is...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    August 18, 2017

Hi-Line Living - Giving and Growing: Bob Doney

It took four years of tilling the ground before Bob Doney had a plot that could produce, he said. Once that plot off Bullhook Drive was fertile, Doney was off and growing and hasn't looked back since....

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    August 4, 2017

Hi-Line Living: Rudyard seeking new Sore Head

The people of Rudyard have been without an official sore head since the last one, Cliff Ulmen, died at the age of 95 Dec. 7, 2014. By Sept. 18, they will have a new one. For decades, Rudyard has been...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    July 28, 2017

Hi-Line Living: Should Fresno feed fish as well as crops?

Advocates say it's high time Fresno Reservoir be recognized and authorized as what it already is - a recreational body of water and fishery as well as an irrigation reservoir. This year's drought has...

 
 By Alex Ross    Local    July 21, 2017

Hi-Line Living: Looking for water in north-central Montana

Last week, amid sweltering heat and arid conditions, the Chippewa Cree Tribe of Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation was grappling with a shortage of available drinking water. Chippewa Cree Tribal Water...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    July 14, 2017

Hi-Line Living: The Haldemanns

John and Betty Haldemann, both nearly in their 90s, have a large ranch 25 miles south of Chinook, deep in the Bear Paw Mountains. The couple - he is 87, she 88 - work on the ranch regularly. Betty, wh...

 

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