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Letter to the Editor - Safety should come before political beliefs

Editor, I have been an Election Judge in Hill County for over 20 years, so I feel as qualified as anybody to speak to the election process. Having worked with both Clerk and Recorders Diane Mellem and Sue Armstrong, I have witnessed firsthand the...

 

Letter to the Editor - The Bible tells us so

Editor, Anyone who denies the government’s, any government’s, right, let alone obligation, to impose rules and regulations to safeguard its citizenry, is ignoring the timeless basis upon which all civilizations were founded. Pick up your Bible,...

 

Letter to the Editor - Ask for an absentee ballot

Dear Editor: The Hill County Commissioners have voted down mail-in ballots for the General Election because they feel it is right I guess or maybe some other fraud idea. Twenty-four people told Commissioner Peterson they wanted to vote in person,...

 

Letter to the Editor - Wake up and end pandemic

I too say “Shame on McLean and Peterson” for endangering peoples lives by banning a mail ballot vote. Come on people do you realize how deadly COVID-19 virus is? Then again those that vote to hold fairs in the counties across Montana on a...

 

Letter to the Editor - Polling places raise concerns

Editor, I have some concerns if Hill County is forced to have polling places open for in person voting. I am sure that this responsibility of the clerk and recorder to solve these problems. I talked to a friend who has been a polling place worker...

 

Letter to the Editor - Sad to see one-sided editorial on mail ballots

To the Editor, Your Aug. 14 editorial says “All of the arguments against mail ballots have been debunked.” By whom? You? It is naïve to think the only human endeavor in which people won’t lie, commit fraud, or make mistakes is in elections,...

 

Letter to the Editor - Asking to wear a mask is reasonable

Editor, In one of the many informational TV programs about COVID-19 a doctor explained why masks work. (Sorry, I didn’t catch his name) He stated that even though the virus is microscopic, it is surrounded by droplets of moisture from your...

 

Letter to the Editor - Vote absentee this October

Editor, “We are making this so convenient.” Hill County Commissioner Diane McLean regarding voting, 8/13/2020 No, you’re not. You’re making it exceedingly difficult, expensive and dangerous. “Over the past 20 years, more than 250 million ba...

 

Letter to the Editor - Vote on mail ballots

Dear Editor: We just finished reading the Havre Daily News article concerning your votes on the decision not to provide general election mail ballots to the electorate of Hill County. First, we would like to say that we appreciate Commissioner Mike...

 

Show appreciation to our public health professionals

As the Hill County Board of Health, we would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge and recognize the tireless efforts and commitment of our dedicated public health professionals at the Hill County Health Department. During a time when...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    August 14, 2020

View from the North 40: Misappropriation is a global issue

Canada, land of polite people and popular beer, among other magical things, has for the past two years also been home to one of the most unfortunately and rudely named beers on the market. HuruHuru...

 

Our View: Shame on McLean and Peterson for endangering people's lives

Editor’s note: This version has been edited to reflect that people can make online requests for absentee ballots. Shame, shame on Hill County Commissioners Diane McLean and Mark Peterson. With a stroke of the pen, they have put people's health and...

 

Letter to the Editor - McLean, Peterson endangering people

Editor, Hill County Commissioners Mark Peterson and Diane McLean need to re-evaluate their duties to this community. One would assume it is their job to listen to those with knowledge and expertise and then make the best decision for everyone. Yes,...

 

Show some love, would you?

It’s been a tough year for everyone — and it is just August. Plague. Politics. Unemployment. Uncertainty. A year ago, this very week, I started my job here at the Montana State Univeristy-Northern Foundation and I couldn’t have known how my...

 

No statewide sales tax. Not today. Not ever.

I’m running for governor to protect and defend our Montana way of life. As a fourth-generation Montanan who raised his kids here, that means fighting back against out-of-state special interests who want to block our access and sell off our land to...

 

Looking out my backdoor: Greetings from Gringolandia

Michelle and Ana, up the road in Oconahua, tagged the name “Gringolandia” onto our enclave and it stuck. Though there has never been a dozen of us in residence at any one time, we are the closest...

 

The Postscript: Summer storm

I was headed out for my daily hike. There was thunder in the distance. “It’s getting lighter,” my husband, Peter, said. “I don’t think we’re going to get any rain.” The air smelled like...

 

Flattening the curve on chronic wasting disease

It’s cool this morning. There is a different feel to the air. The days are slowly getting shorter, my bird dogs are getting restless and I am listening for that first bugle of a bull elk down in the river bottom. It’s that time when I, and all...

 

More - not less - Amtrak service is needed

Thanks to the Havre Daily News for its coverage of “all things Amtrak” over the past three years including the destaffing of the local station and the pending threat to reduce service from daily to three days per week beginning Oct. 1....

 

Letter to the Editor - Paper's People's Rights articles biased

Editor, This was the first Montana People’s Rights Group meeting that I have attended and I was disappointed with the dark bias that was used by HDN to describe it. Conveniently, there was no mention that the meeting was opened with a prayer and...

 

Our View - The facts on People's Rights

The Havre Daily News has received complaints, via Facebook, by telephone and now in an opinion column and a letter, printed on this page, about its coverage of people attending meetings in Havre held by People’s Rights Montana District 1. The...

 

People's Rights responds to HDN stories

We are honored Havre Daily News thought the local People’s Rights group significant enough to deserve back-to-back stories. But we’re also discouraged. Much ink was dedicated to someone who doesn’t live in Montana, much less in Hill County, as...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    August 7, 2020

View from the North 40: Pauline and the strange and perfect beauty in imperfection

An Austrian tourist in Italy is facing the ire of museum officials and possible charges after damaging a 200-year-old plaster sculpture while taking a selfie with it at the Gipsoteca Museum in...

 

Our View: Thanks for keeping spread of COVID-19 down - and keep it up

Despite the incredibly sad news that Hill County now has experienced its first COVID-19-related deaths, and despite the fact that counties in the area are still having new confirmations of cases of COVID-19 trickling in, The Havre Daily News wants...

 

Letter to the Editor - Thank you for support in our time of loss

Editor, Thank you so much to all our family and friends who supported us in our time of loss and sorrow. Tyler Big Bow inspired those around him and made a positive impact on many of his loved ones, patients and peers. Tyler was a recipient of the...

 

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