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Fight loosing Amtrak ticket agents

The recent decision to close Shelby and Havre’s Amtrak ticket counter will have huge impacts not only on the passengers that board in Havre, but the Havre and Hi-Line economy. Many people come from all over the region to board Amtrak in Havre....

 

Vote yes to continue supporting Montana's universities

For the past 70 years, Montanans have supported our state’s public colleges and universities by voting “yes” to renew the 6-Mill Levy that appears on the voting ballot every ten years. This small portion of our state property tax bill...

 

Cutting Amtrak wrong for Montana

It was recently announced by the leadership at Amtrak that they will be eliminating ticket agent positions in Montana at both Havre and Shelby, citing budget problems and the proliferation of online ticket sales. This move is short-sighted, will...

 

Legislature needs to fix game warden funding

Unlike most government agencies, which are funded by tax dollars, the Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks is funded almost entirely by a combination of hunter and angler license sales and federal excise tax dollars on guns, ammunition, fishing...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    May 18, 2018

View from the North 40: PSA on grass and weed management

Vegetation management for me is almost like the old adage “it’s a blessing and a curse,” but more like both a curse and a curse. If I apply the full weight of my efforts, I cannot get the good grasses and plants to grow, and I can’t get the...

 

Letter to the Editor - Improve Havre, Adopt a Park!

Editor: Last summer, a discussion spread across Havre’s Facebook community regarding the issue of litter. The overwhelming majority of Havre residents are responsible citizens that pick up after themselves, but it only takes a small number of...

 

Letter to the Editor - Thank you for Stamp Out Hunger

Dear Editor, On behalf of the Havre Community Food Bank and the individuals we serve, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Havre Postal Workers for sponsoring the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive this past Saturday, May 12. Over 2,600...

 
 By Sondra Ashton    Opinion    May 17, 2018

'I Love You - You're Perfect - Now Change'

The delightful musical comedy by the above name is about people in love. It’s not quite the same thing, but my perfect love is my garden. Not a month ago, I said to Leo, my garden helper, “I’ve...

 

Support education by supporting six-mill levy

This November, I will be voting to reauthorize the six-mill levy.  The six-mill levy makes higher education more affordable for Montana citizens throughout the state. Students are footing nearly two- thirds of the cost of Montana’s institutions...

 

Letter to the Editor - Stationed overseas, but Havre always hometown

Editor, I will take command of Marine All-Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 242 the “Bats” at 1442 JST on Friday May 25. At the ceremony, I will thank my parents, John and Nila Compton, and all of the many former commanders, mentors, and general...

 

Letter to the Editor - Tester right on Amtrak

Editor, We are certainly pleased to see Sen. Jon Tester confront Amtrak’s front office. This nation needs and deserves better rail passenger service, not lame excuses from those that have never been active in the sector. John Licht Beaver Dam,...

 

Our View: Government needs to be transparent

The Havre Daily News is seeing an occurrence happening more-and-more frequently that it believes is a serious problem. In any representative democracy — and certainly under Montana’s laws and Constitution — public elected and appointed...

 

Letter to the Editor - Comey someone to emulate

Editor: I just finished reading James Comey’s “A Higher Loyalty.” It is my latest favorite book, a very hopeful book. “A Higher Loyalty” is he memoir of an honorable man making hard choices, following his principles and learning from his...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    May 11, 2018

View from the North 40: Here kitty, kitty. Nice kitty. What th-

Do you ever read or hear some news on an obscure topic about which you know a thing or two because, hey, life can take you in strange directions, but you hear the thing and you know some stuff and you wonder how did those people come out of that...

 
 By Sondra Ashton    Opinion    May 10, 2018

Looking out my Backdoor: My romance with trains

I’m angry. It’s selfish of me, but I worked myself up into a right little snit when I heard Amtrak is cutting service in Havre. Please, no, not an unmanned station. Selfish, I admit. In my...

 

Letter to the Editor - Where does Tester stand?

Editor, Several weeks ago, I called Sen. Jon Tester’s office in Great Falls with two questions.  First, I wanted to know if Sen. Tester had stood during the State of the Union address in January and at which points during that speech.  The...

 

Amtrak needs to improve, not cut, service

In an article about the closing of the Amtrak ticket offices in Havre and Shelby in the May 7 Great Falls Tribune, Havre city councilwoman Sarah McKinney is quoted as saying that if Amtrak can justify the savings, it is “probably OK,” and added,...

 

Letter to the Editor - City needs to clean up fire department administration

Editor, As a former resident, I’ve tried to keep abreast of the local events and happenings, especially when it comes to the functioning of local government and its officials. From what I’ve seen lately, I’m disappointed in the functioning of...

 

Letter to the Editor - MSGA endorsed CSKT water compact

To the Editor: There seems to be some confusion in the PSC District 1 race regarding Montana Stockgrowers Association support of the CSKT Water Compact as it made its way through the Montana Legislature. As we all know the legislation supporting the...

 

Letter to the Editor - Thank you for support of Clack Museum

Editor, April 28, the Friends of the Clack Museum hosted the Third Annual Historic Tea for the purpose of raising funds for the New Havre History Center’s building projects. On behalf of the H. Earl Clack Memorial Museum Board of Hill County and...

 

Letter to the Editor - Vote for Williams in primary

Editor, In the upcoming June primary election, Montana voters have the opportunity to select Kathleen Williams, an experienced, proven candidate for our U.S. House seat. She is the only Democratic candidate with elected office experience. As an avid...

 

Letter to the Editor - Trapped by ambush in the opioid crisis

Dear editor, I don’t like traps. I don’t appreciate an ambush. Right now millions of Americans, some say up to 5 million, are trapped and being ambushed in the opioid crisis. I listened to a woman tell her story the other night. She spoke about...

 

Letter to the Editor - Cook best choice for PSC

The choice is clear in my mind between Randy Pinocci and Rob Cook  for PSC as I have dealt with both men in the House Fish, Wildlife and Parks legislative committee.  Mr. Pinocci asked me to help gather information in the surrounding states...

 

Letter to the Editor - Russ Tempel brings experience to SD14

Editor, In my eight years in the State Senate, one thing became abundantly clear. With the current short term limits on Legislators, a candidate’s level of experience has become extremely important. When Russ Tempel was appointed two years ago...

 

View from the North 40: A heaping helping of foodie news

Of all the special interests I have pursued over the years, I think it’s a fair and honest assessment to say that food is by far my favorite and longest-lasting hobby. Not only do I love food, I love all kinds of foods from cheap, highly...

 

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