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Looking out my Backdoor: An update on Sondra's surgery, and some poems

I’m writing to you today from warm and sunny Glendive. Mom had her hip repair surgery on Thursday, the 26th. Merry Christmas! The post from her original hip replacement had slipped down into the...

 

Look for Legislative Week in January

I trust your Christmas was fun-filled with family, friends and shared. Our holidays were spent with family and friends that included some sledding with grandkids. We now look forward to a New Year that may hold opportunities or challenges....

 

Letter to the Editor - NWE continues with poor judgement

NorthWestern Energy’s most recent management plan lacks meaningful information regarding energy storage or solar production. They propose to be the major owner of the Colstrip power plants, which have limited years of usefulness, repeated non-compl...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    December 27, 2019

View from the North 40: I think of it as Super Me rather than GMO me

As you take stock of the past year and look forward to the new one along with the renewed hope for the future that it brings, I urge you to consider the traits you wish to develop in the future ...

 

Theodore Roosevelt was one of a kind

We had no television at our ranch because my father thought its absence would encourage his kids to read. I’m extremely grateful to him. I remain an avid reader of history, and discovered Theodore Roosevelt during my childhood years. “Theodore...

 

Looking out my Backdoor: Whims and wing-dings

December comes to a close with Christmas. Whether one believes the Birth of the Christ Child to be myth or metaphor, history or hysteria, is of no matter. My belief makes it neither one nor another....

 

Letter to the editor: Don't let scammers take advantage of your support for Montana's volunteer firefighters

Here in Montana, we understand the dangers of wildfires and structure fires, especially in rural areas. We appreciate the men and women who lay their lives on the line to protect us, and we know that the majority of them are volunteers. So when the...

 

The Postscript: Caleb the Christmas tree

I went with my parents to get a Christmas tree. All the trees were wearing hangtags shaped like bells and all the bells had hand-lettered names on them. At first, I assumed these trees were spoken...

 

Letter to the Editor - Thanks to Lakeside Excavation on finishing Bullhook

Editor, I would like to take a moment to thank Tyler Smith and his crew for stepping in and finishing the Bullhook Diversion project through Havre. They did their work in a timely fashion and it was done with great professionalism.  The work was...

 

Access fuels hunting dollars in north-central Montana

Back in 2007, a hunting organization, the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership, undertook a massive effort to identify the most important regions in the state for Montana hunters. They produced a heat map based on input from over 40 sporting...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    December 20, 2019

View from the North 40: A practical magic in a real world

I grew up in the “Bewitched” era, and that after-school TV fantasy sitcom probably ruined me forever. I have believed in magic ever since. I’ve looked for it, longed for it. I was absolutely...

 

Letter to the Editor - 15th Annual Holiday Hoops Blue Pony alumni basketball games set

Havre Public Schools Education Foundation’s is getting ready to host the 15th Annual Holiday Hoops Blue Pony Alumni Basketball Games. It is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 27, at Havre High School gymnasium at 7 p.m. Admission to the game is a non-peris...

 

Looking out my Backdoor: Breakfast at Calano's

Lani and I sneaked off to breakfast at Calano’s this Sunday morning. It is something we do now and then. We don’t go often, usually, like today, on a whim. If you don’t ride whims, you are...

 

Letter to the Editor - Sunnyside Trade Fair a success

Editor, Wooden signs, hand-crafted ornaments, homemade dog treats, and much more awaited lucky buyers Dec. 12 at the Sunnyside Intermediate School Trade Fair. Thanks to the community’s stunning generosity, those items and much more — all created...

 

Letter to the Editor - Regarding Trump's letter to Pelosi Dec. 17, 2019

Editor, You Trumper’s may feel the letter was justified and showcased your man’s superior intellect. I and others know it shows how deranged the egomaniac has become. There was no need to show his insanity in an open letter on White House...

 

The Postscript: Christmas at the greenhouse

It is the tender cusp of Christmas. It is that time when emotions run close to the overfill point, when sentimentality and anger and depression and euphoria mix freely together, with not enough space...

 

Letter to the Editor - Thanks and congratulations on drawings at tree lighting

Editor, A heartfelt thank you to all the businesses that donated to the Havre Area Chamber of Commerce Super Certificate Giveaway and the Kids Baskets held Nov. 30th: Bergren Transmission, Subway, Montana State University-Northern Bookstore, JM...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    December 13, 2019

View from the North 40: My dog, in his next life

It occurred to me this week that, as I have been watching my dog, Cooper, negotiate his way through his elder years, if Cooper were a human I would recognize him immediately. As a dog, he looks exactl...

 

The Postscript: The cookie situation

“People have been asking about the squeaking of the ship,” our captain reported, somewhere in the middle of the Atlantic, “but I must tell you, this is nothing to worry about.” He then...

 

A holiday comeback for Toys 'R' Us?

For many years, Giovanna De La Rosa enjoyed working at Toys ‘R’ Us — especially during the holiday shopping season. “I loved bringing joy to families and to children,” she shared at a recent congressional hearing. “I watched so many of...

 

Looking out my backdoor: Parsing the Fear

On a Saturday I saw an orthopedic specialist. He said, “I can fix your hip and leg.” I’m kind of backward when it comes to medical issues. I didn’t go to him for a fix. I went for a referral...

 

I see no reason to like APR

It’s been several months (a couple years, even?) since I first started reading letters to the editor about the APR — American Prairie Reserve — and started learning people’s opinions about what its presence in central Montana meant for our...

 

Cooney best choice in governor's race

Have you decided who to support in the next race for governor? It seems early but the primary election is six months away and it’s less than a year to the general election. Mike Cooney is the best choice for governor. Most of us know who Cooney is...

 

Spending time with family and talking Montana issues

I have spent the past month-and-a-half catching up with family. My two brothers and I, who have not been together for over five years, were able to meet up in Oklahoma and had a great time. Our youngest brother flew in from Las Vegas and thought he...

 

How would tax cuts be paid for?

At a gubernatorial campaign fundraiser, U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte, R-Mont., pledged to cut taxes 30 percent over his first two years. The promise of “huge tax cuts” is attractive, but voter beware: Tasty bait often hides painful hooks. State...

 

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