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Letter to the Editor - To mask or not to mask, there is no question

Why wear a mask? you may ask … Well other than being a menial task ... The virus is quiet, the virus is stealthy Even latching on in secret to the healthy You may think you’ll be fine, you may think it could never be you But when it infects your...

 

Letter to the Editor - Thanks to all for your help

Editor, A heartfelt thank you to everyone that participated in and contributed to my benefit. I am truly amazed by the constant generosity of our community. We are blessed to live among so many caring and selfless individuals.   I would like to...

 

Letter to the Editor - Association leaders call on public to wear masks when social distancing not available

HELENA — We, the undersigned, are as concerned about the rising number of COVID cases and public health as we are with the economic health of the businesses we represent. As we watch many states around the country mandating face masks for everyone...

 

Letter to the Editor - Bullying won't work on my right to support Trump

Editor, To the individual or individuals who recently mailed an anonymous post card to my home to express their disgust for my Trump flag displayed on the front of my property, I’m unmoved by your attempt at “embarrassing” me into removing it f...

 

Letter to the Editor - How should we proceed with COVID-19?

Editor,     How have Montanans been sheltered from the corona virus pandemic?     By closing campuses early in the pandemic.     By ensuring that out-of-staters self-quarantined for 14 days upon arrival.     By encouraging social...

 

Letter to the Editor - Montana no longer last best place in pandemic?

Editor, In March, coronavirus came to Montana, peaking on April 2 with 24 new cases, many in Bozeman, just as cases in Idaho clustered in the Sun Valley ski area. Gov. Bullock wisely acted aggressively, including requiring people entering Montana to...

 

Letter to the Editor - Thanks to Warburton and Magic Carpet Travel

Dear editor, I want to publicly thank Tracey Warburton of Magic Carpet Travel. She worked tirelessly to get me home from Italy when flights across the Atlantic were in short supply and many of those on the limited flight schedule were being...

 

Letter to the Editor - Hate consumes all

Editor, I am a 89-year-old Korean War veteran. My subject is hate, a self-consuming emotion if there ever was one.  It abounds in symbols, swastica, burned-out churches, graffiti. It  comes from deep inside ourselves. It is usually something or...

 

Letter to the Editor - Beaver Creek needs non-lethal beaver management

Editor, Beaver Creek Park is such a treasure in the region and has such great potential for bringing recreational tourism to Hill County. It’s big business, so it’s shameful that the park is managed by a board that allows activities in the park t...

 

Letter to the Editor - Woo hoo health care workers and social distancers

Editor, Much like a virus, disinformation requires a host to survive and, disappointingly, on June 17, 2020, the Havre Daily News printed an opinion piece replete with Oval Office-approved talking points — e.g. draconian, unconstitutional,...

 

Letter to the Editor - Golden Spike should follow the rules

Editor, Shame on you Heidi Hill for praising a business that is not following our governor’s legal and constitutional directives. Not only are his directives not illegal, our state’s Constitution has granted him use of emergency powers. The...

 

Letter to the Editor - A reply to Heidi Hill

I thank God you have no one close to you that is in the “immune compromised risk” grouping. I must read a different Bible than you, even though I sat in the same church you did for a number of years. My Bible says to submit to every ordinance of...

 

Letter to the Editor - USDA's farm aid package leaves malt barley growers behind

Editor, The Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, or CFAP, gives producers of certain commodities or livestock assistance for losses caused by the coronavirus. The USDA claims that CFAP includes coverage for malt barley, but the rules indicate differe...

 

Letter to the Editor - Congress needs to increase SNAP

Editor, The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is one of the best tools our nation has to combat the coronavirus crisis. Prior to this pandemic, nearly 110,000 Montanans struggled with hunger. With jobs and wages lost, this number...

 

Letter to the Editor - Support the renewable energy initiative for Montana's future

Dear Editor: One way the future will soon be arriving in Eastern Montana is through clean, renewable electricity production.   Currently, Orion Renewable Energy is doing the initial site/survey work for the Clearwater Wind Farm it intends to build...

 

Letter to the Editor - Celebrate our nation's flag on Flag Day

Editor, On Aug. 3, 1949, President Harry S. Truman singed the following into law: “The 14th day of June of each year is hereby designated as ‘Flag Day,’ and the President of the United States is authorized and requested to issue annually a...

 

Letter to the Editor - Another public health issue

Editor, While dealing with the devastation and uncertainty wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic, yet another public health problem has reared its ugly head. Racial prejudice. As a physician I can assure you we all look alike “on the inside” and as a...

 

Letter to the Editor - To our Hi-Line community

What do you say during a pandemic? What messages are the most helpful? Our simple message from Northern Montana Vision Center is that we are here for you and we are open. Dr. Whitacre and I are here for any of your eye care needs, whether it be...

 

Letter to the Editor - Not all Californians have Micheal Reagan's views

Editor, As a subscriber to the Havre Daily News and a resident of California, I would like to suggest to your readers that the views expressed by Michael Reagan in his “Free California” column printed in the Havre Daily May 15 do not remotely...

 

Letter to the Editor - Please respect and help tribal communities

Editor: We, the below signed members of the State-Tribal Relations Committee, the Montana Legislature’s liaison with tribal governments, write to encourage the public, residents and non-residents alike, to comply with restrictions tribal...

 

Letter to the Editor - Management determined to kill beavers in Beaver Creek Park

Editor, Beaver Creek Park has beaver, and park management is determined to trap and kill them. Management has been offered free help. A free solution. Dave Pauli with Humane Society of United States, out of Montana, proposed a grant to fully fund...

 

Letter to the Editor - Be sure to complete the Census before heading outdoors

Letter to the Editor: Many of us are itching, probably more than ever, to experience all the great things that long summer days in Montana bring. One simple, but critically important thing to do before heading out is to complete the Census. The...

 

Letter to the Editor - What is up with the park board?

Editor, What the heck is going on with the Hill County Park Board? I have noticed the ongoing discussions about the beaver problem in the park, and am dumbfounded as to why the park board members cannot agree to try any other methods for beaver...

 

Letter to the editor - Thanks to all in this time of crisis

Editor, Hats off to the many people in the medical field who served so valiantly in the coronavirus pandemic, that should have never happened, but took the lives of many Americans and other worldwide people. To the many, many nurses, doctors, first...

 

Letter to the Editor - Will Gianforte agree to debate?

Editor, We Americans like to believe that we live in a free and open society. We expect leaders such as Gov. Steve Bullock, who has issued controversial executive orders to submit to questions about them and to offer some proof that his orders were...

 

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