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 By Tim Leeds    Local    July 8, 2020 

Rocky Boy goes into lockdown as Hill County confirms 11 active COVID-19 cases, five on the reservation

Editor’s note: This version clarifies that five cases were confirmed by the health center at Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation but that the confirmations do not mean all five cases were on the... Full story

 
 Local    July 8, 2020 

USDA reminds Montana producers to complete crop acreage reports

Press release BOZEMAN — USDA’s Farm Service Agency is reminding Montana producers to complete crop acreage reports by the applicable deadline for their county. Acreage reporting dates vary by crop and by county. Peoplr can contact their FSA...

 
 Local    July 8, 2020 

National Ag Innovation Challenge awards business creativity

Press release The Montana Farm Bureau Federation is urging Montana’s agricultural business entrepreneurs to apply for the 2021 Ag Innovation Challenge.  American Farm Bureau Federation, in partnership with Farm Credit, is hosting this national bus...

 
 Local    July 8, 2020 

Red Cross joins forces with 'Wonder Woman 1984' to save the day for patients in need

Press release GREAT FALLS — This July, the American Red Cross and “Wonder Woman 1984” are joining forces to save the day for patients in need of lifesaving blood transfusions. The Red Cross has an urgent need for blood donors this summer, as...

 
 Local    July 8, 2020 

For the Record, June 8, 2020

Havre Police Department Tuesday at 3:57 p.m., a caller asked for a well-being check on Seventh Street. The person called again to say the family member had been found and canceled the request. -- A...

 

Court blocks limiting ballot collection

A state District Court judge has blocked a Montana law passed as a referendum in the 2018 election that limited the collection of absentee ballots during an election. Judge Jessica Fehr in Billings granted an injunction Sunday blocking the...

 
 By Patrick Johnston    Local    July 8, 2020 

Health Department bracing for more positives at testing event

The Hill County Health Department, in the wake of new cases that were confirmed in the county over the holiday weekend, is now expecting more confirmed COVID-19 cases to result from the asymptomatic... Full story

 
 By Rachel Jamieson    Local    July 8, 2020 

Bullock: Ramping up rules on safety in senior living facilities

Gov. Steve Bullock said during a press call Tuesday more needs to be done to protect residents in senior living facilities from COVID-19. "Today, as Montanans, we've received some of the most solemn... Full story

 
 Local    July 8, 2020 

Rocky Boy enacts seven-day lockdown

The Chippewa Cree Business Committee today approved a seven-day lockdown at Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation with almost all tribal operations and businesses on the reservation shut down. The... Full story

 
 Local    July 8, 2020 

The total number of cases of COVID-19 in Montana on the state map after today's 10 a.m. update was 1,371 with 44 new cases, which does not include five positive rapid tests in Hill County

The number of hospitalizations, including people hospitalized before being tested, was 117 with 22 active hospitalizations. The number of tests completed was 106,421 with 1,094 new tests listed this morning. The number of deaths was 23. The number... Full story

 
 Local    July 8, 2020 

DOI declares repairs to St. Mary Diversion emergency work

Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., announced today that the U.S. Department of the Interior has ruled that repairs to two drop structures on the St. Mary Diversion and Conveyance Works that transports water to the Milk River qualify as emergency work,...

 
 By Rachel Jamieson    Local    July 7, 2020

COVID-19 surge hits Hill County

Hill County saw a surge in new COVID-19 cases over the weekend since the first case was identified in March. Six new cases are confirmed, one Saturday and five Monday through contact tracing,... Full story

 

Standing Chest Stretch can help with muscle imbalance

From Montana Office on Aging and Brilliant Aging Weeks of sedentary days can threaten your independence. Join us for simple activities you can do at home to support independence a resilience. Losing physical function was considered a normal part of...

 

Indian Health Service announces national expansion of the Community Health Aide Program

Press release The Indian Health Service is announcing the national expansion of the Community Health Aide Program. The program provides education and training of tribal community health providers to increase access to quality health care, health...

 

Agenda - Hill County Commissioner weekly business meeting

Hill County Commissioner will hold its weekly business meeting Thursday at 10 a.m. People are able to join the meeting remotely if they wish using their computer, tablet or smartphone by logging in at https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/285550365 ....

 

For the Record, July 7, 2020

Havre Police Department Shayna Jo Marie Koop of Box Elder, 24, was issued a summons on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia after a caller at a First Street business reported Friday 9:19 a.m....

 

Bullhook Blossoms feature first yard of 2020

From Bullhook Blossoms Garden Club The Bullhook Blossoms Garden Club is featuring the yard at 13 Saddle Butte Drive. This very appealing yard is the work of Angela Sebelius and Mark Rowlatt. This...

 

Legal Tip of the Week - CARES Act

Did you know that the CARES Act protects some tenants from eviction for nonpayment of rent through July 25?  The CARES Act protects tenants in federally covered rentals from eviction for non-payment of rent through July 25. After July 25, a...

 
 By Rachel Jamieson    Local    July 7, 2020

City Council sends charter proposal to voters, hears stop sign request

Along with sending a proposal to convert Havre to a charter form of government, Havre City Council Monday heard suggestions from a local residents to place stop signs in certain parts of Havre during City Council Monday. Bill Lanier suggested 4 stop...

 
 By Patrick Johnston    Local    July 7, 2020

End Racism Through Unity event interrupted by rain

Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation held an End Racism Through Unity event on the evening of the Fourth of July but it was interrupted by a rainstorm that necessitated the cancelation of some aspects of...

 
 By Patrick Johnston    Local    July 7, 2020

Park Board hears complaints on proposed fence

The Hill County Park Board addressed concerns during its monthly meeting Monday about a cross fence it has been planning to have built in the southern potion of Beaver Creek Park. Community member Lowell Alcock said he didn’t know what the purpose...

 

The total number of cases of COVID-19 in Montana on the state map after today's 10 a.m. update was 1,327 with 80 new cases.

The number of hospitalizations, including people hospitalized before being tested, was 117 with 22 active hospitalizations. The number of tests completed was 105,327 with 2,401 new tests listed this morning. The number of deaths was 23. The number...

 

Severe storm risk warning issued for area through this evening

National Weather Service issued the following warning for an enhanced risk of severe weather from late this morning through early evening today: "A strong upper level disturbance and surface cold fron... Full story

 

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