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Gianforte transition committee a warning on public lands access

Last week, Montana hunters and anglers got our first sense of the direction that Gov.-elect Greg Gianforte wants to take public land, access to critical hunting and sport fishing habitat, state parks and Montana’s $7.1 billion... — Updated 11/27/2020

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion 

View from the North 40: Put another saddle on the horsey, mate

That famous movie clip from “Man from Snowy River” showing the epic scene, with the hero launching his horse off the top of a mountain and galloping headlong down the... — Updated 11/27/2020

 

The Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports Act of 2019

Editor, I respectfully request that Congress pass the Recognizing Motorsports Act, H.R. 5434/S. 2602, in 2020. The bipartisan RPM Act protects the right to convert an automobile or motorcycle into a race car used exclusively at... — Updated 11/25/2020

 

Letter to the Editor - Thanks to Thanksgiving volunteers and stay safe

Editor, I would like to say a great big “Thank you” to all of the volunteers in the past who have helped people in Havre on Thanksgiving. This year, the dinner had to be canceled because of COVID. I’m pleased that the... — Updated 11/25/2020

 
 By Carrie Classon    Opinion

The Postscript: Working at gratitude

I have always loved Thanksgiving. I love that it is a holiday built around a full table and homemade treats. I love the recipes handed down on index cards that only get made once a... — Updated 11/25/2020

 

Letter to the Editor - COVID wave demands new thinking

Editor, This year has been different in so many ways, however one way it will remain the same is that flu season is coming. Montana physicians and the Montana Medical Association see this flu season likely to place an... — Updated 11/24/2020

 

Clergy working to slow spread of COVID-19

We the undersigned clergy, representing diverse faith communities across the state of Montana, pledge to do all in our power to keep our congregations and communities healthy and safe in the midst of this pandemic. While we have... — Updated 11/24/2020

 

Letter to the Editor - This letter is directed to the Board of Trustees of Havre Public Schools.

My son and others need to get back to school. They have already lost more days than I would care to think about that can never be made up. I know my son will graduate just fine. In fact, my belief is that every student in the HPS... — Updated 11/23/2020

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion

Word things – another casualty of 2020

I don’t remember not loving words. I could read and write before I entered school. Granted, it was pretty rudimentary stuff – because, y’know, I’m clever, but I’m not... — Updated 11/20/2020

 

Letter to the Editor - We used to be better than this

Editor, There is an old cabinet in our shop building with the letters “VA DAY” on the front. It’s a reminder of a time when Americans came together and made personal sacrifices for their country. Many joined the military,... — Updated 11/20/2020

 

COVID requires community action

The Montana Nurses Association continues to be incredibly proud of the Montana nurses serving our communities during the COVID pandemic. As they have done from the start, nurses are heroically serving at the front lines of the... — Updated 11/20/2020

 
 By Sondra Ashton    Opinion

Looking out my backdoor: I have nothing to say

Some weeks are like this. Nothing happens. My mind is either too restless to settle or too restful to notice. My son Ben and his girlfriend, Kristen, are recovering from the COVID... — Updated 11/19/2020

 

Letter to the Editor - Protecting the planet is everyone's job

Dear Editor,  There is no question that the health of humanity is inextricably tied to the health of nature. As explorers, we have witnessed the wonder of our world’s biodiversity firsthand. However, we have also seen the... — Updated 11/18/2020

 
 By Carrie Classon    Opinion

The Postscript: Freshly baked bread

“I’m going to bake bread!” my husband, Peter, announced. Inwardly, I said, “Oh, no.” Baking bread is not easy — until it is. Every person I know who bakes bread will... — Updated 11/18/2020

 

Well done, election officials

First off, I want to congratulate and thank our local county election officials for a job well done. All four of the counties in my district, Cascade, Chouteau, Liberty and Hill, have handled the new rules that were handed down... — Updated 11/17/2020

 

COVID bringing 'No Vacancy' signs to health care

Imagine pulling up to your local hospital and finding a “no vacancy” sign. You have COVID and need hospitalization, but no beds are available. Or you are barely able to walk due to intense chronic pain, only to find your hip... — Updated 11/13/2020

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion

View from the North 40: The mad, mad world of things and stuff

A May 31, 2017, headline on NBCNews.com says, “One in Four Americans Has a Clutter Problem.” I know that’s true because my husband and I are related to every last one of ones... — Updated 11/13/2020

 
 By Sondra Ashton    Opinion

Looking out my Backdoor: The creature from the white lagoon

My son and his fiancé are both sick with the dread coronavirus. I had not heard from him so I hounded him, knowing something was wrong. Ben managed to send me a two line email... — Updated 11/12/2020

 

Letter to the Editor - Thanks for plowing

Editor, Thank you, city plows for plowing my street … 10th Street West. Dona Woods Havre... — Updated 11/11/2020

 
 By Carrie Classon    Opinion

The Postscript: Dog celebrity

I am a celebrity among the neighborhood dogs. By now, I have been giving out dog treats on my daily walk for several months. If you think this has gone unnoticed among my town's... — Updated 11/11/2020

 

AARP Montana: AARP Montana thanks those who ensure free and fair elections

AARP Montana wishes to thank all of the County Election Administrators and staff across Montana for their tireless efforts and dedication to ensure the voting process ran smoothly this election season. We appreciate all the hard... — Updated 11/10/2020

 

Connecting globally in a time of pandemic

Mike Mansfield of Montana was a Marine, a miner, and a professor even before he began his political career. He served as Senate majority leader, and later as ambassador to Japan from 1977 to 1988, placing high value on integrity... — Updated 11/10/2020

 

Chancellor's Update: Northern is making gains

Dear Northern, When I step back and look at all the things we have accomplished this semester, especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, I can say with confidence that despite it all, we are making gains. We’ve seen our... — Updated 11/10/2020

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion

View from the North 40: Patience is virtually non-existent at this point

Welcome to Friday, the 136th day of November, 2020, a mere 227 days after Tuesday’s 2020 election, and — as I write this in the wee hours of the morning — we are still... — Updated 11/6/2020

 
 By Sondra Ashton    Opinion

Those were the days, my friend, we thought they'd never end

The Governor of Jalisco pushed the Emergency Button. Only food stores and pharmacies are open for business. The numbers for COVID infections and deaths have doubled what they were... — Updated 11/5/2020

 

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