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Our View: Band represents best of a great community

OK, we’re a bit biased, but we think the Havre High School Blue Pony Marching Band stole the show at the Washington National Independence Day Parade Monday. The Blue Ponies made Havre proud by entertaining the hundreds of... — Updated 7/5/2016


Our View: Library is a valuable community resource

We always thought it would be nice if the Havre-Hill County Library would be open all day on Saturday. The library now opens at noon, and usually there is a pretty big group of people there using the many services the library... — Updated 6/7/2016


Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels

Laurel — Saturday morning, a group will walk from Community Fitness Park to Montana State University-Northern. The Autism Fun Run and Awareness Walk will be held Saturday morning to let people know about the condition that... — Updated 4/29/2016


Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels

Laurel — Havre Public Schools will conduct its annual Salute to Seniors at noon Sunday, at Havre Middle School. If you are a senior citizens or nearing that age, stop by and look at the exhibits that display the work Havre... — Updated 4/22/2016


Our View: Vote yes on mill levy

Some voters in the Havre Public school elementary school district got ballots in the mail this week. Others will be going to the polls May 3. On the ballot is a proposal to increase the mill levy by about $10.51 for a home... — Updated 4/18/2016


Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels

Laurel — Box Elder Bears have had a pretty good streak with its basketball team, but its hoops success may continue if the Box Elder Bots keep developing a basketball player of their own. The robotics club is developing a robot t... — Updated 4/8/2016


Our View: Congratulations to two Rocky Boy women

If you are looking for good news on Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation, look no further than the reservation’s health clinic. For years, the clinic was nothing more than an ATM for people who wanted to dip into the Chippewa Cree... — Updated 3/29/2016


Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels

Dart — Every four years, editorial writers decry the ugly state of politics claiming that it is worse than it ever has been. This year, it’s worse than it ever has been. The nasty name-calling has lowered the level of public... — Updated 3/18/2016


Our View: Vote for Havre Beneath the Streets

We at the Havre Daily News shy away from telling people who to vote for. We express our opinions, some would say spout off, but we don’t endorse candidates or express views on just how to vote. We are making an exception,... — Updated 3/16/2016 Full story


Sunrise Financial raises many troubling problems

Sunrise Financial, a mysterious company apparently based in Great Falls, is buying property, most of them homes, at taxes sales and then holding onto them to let them rot. The... — Updated 2/26/2016


Our View: Montana's Native health care crisis is a scandal

Montana is looking for a new Indian Health director whose job it will be to close the gap in life expectancy between Natives and whites in the state. A study showed that Native men live 19 years less than whites in the state,... — Updated 2/23/2016


Hi-Line darts and laurels

Laurel — People from throughout the Hi-Line are in Havre for the District 9C basketball tournament this week. The tournament is an enduring tradition in the area. It is smalltown America at its best. Older people often look back... — Updated 2/19/2016


Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels

Laurel: A Teddy Roosevelt impersonator visited Havre High School earlier this week to give students a first-hand lesson in history. Hal Stearns, a Montana storyteller, spoke last week at the Senior Center of northcentral Montana... — Updated 2/12/2016


Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels

Laurel — The tiny town of Turner has a fighting spirit. Turner has seen a dramatic loss in population in recent years. Some small, rural towns have died out, but don’t count Turner out. The residents of this northern Blaine... — Updated 2/5/2016


Our View: Create a city manager to save Havre money

We know lots of people who would make excellent mayors of Havre. People who have a real feel for the community. People from all political persuasions and parties who have a sense of where the city should be headed. People who are... — Updated 1/19/2016


Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels

Laurel: Residents of Fort Belknap Indian Reservation have declared a state of emergency because of the methamphetamine epidemic. It is fantastic to see the tribal government take such a strong stand against meth, and we hope it... — Updated 1/8/2016


Our View: Hats off to Candi Zion and recycle volunteers

Seven years ago, Candi Zion sat at a small table not far from where Havre Pride was holding its twice-a-year Havre cleanup program. She looked a bit lonely. It wasn’t quite clear to many people just what she was doing there. She... — Updated 1/5/2016

 By John Kelleher    Opinion

Editor's Note: Meth: A serious problem to focus on for this year

When our new reporter Paul Dragu started covering news along the Hi-Line, he quickly noticed one thing: Use of meth was something that was involved in a lot of news stories: • The Havre school board hired a part-time drug... — Updated 1/5/2016


Our View: Some goals for 2016

This very special part of the planet that we inhabit faces some serious decisions in coming years. There are problems in our government, our social structure and in our infrastructure. All of the problems are fixable, and we hope... — Updated 12/31/2015


Our View: Merry Christmas to all

Many of us use Christmas as a time to look at our lives and be thankful for our blessings. We hope Havre does the same this Christmas season. In the course of reporting the events in this community, we at the Havre Daily News have... — Updated 12/24/2015

 By Pam Burke    Opinion

Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels

Laurel — Havre certainly has shown lots of Christmas spirit in the past week. Schools, colleges, fraternal organizations and others put on their finest and celebrated the season... — Updated 12/18/2015


Our View: Thankful to those who serve our community

Jamie Eagleman, according to legal papers filed in District Court, stabbed a bartender in the back twice, attacked one police officer while carrying a knife she had concealed in her groin area. She lunged at another officer and... — Updated 12/14/2015


Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels

Laurel — The Havre High School Choir performed at a concert Thursday night,. It is the first of many concerts planned for the holiday season by the music departments throughout the school district. We have an excellent music... — Updated 12/4/2015


Our View: Norm Gorder – Do a little volunteer work in his honor

Havre has a long tradition of people who do volunteer work for the community good. But it will take future generations a lot if they are to match the commitment Norm Gorder has shown this special spot on the earth over the last 77... — Updated 12/3/2015


Our View: Three cheers for Rocky Boy's fight against meth

A major effort is underway at Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation to eliminate use of methamphetamine. Rocky Boy residents have seen the devastating effects on the drug on their communities and their children, and we are heartened to... — Updated 12/2/2015


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