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Letter to the Editor - Shelter at home can reduce impact of pandemic

Editor: This is a very important message for the people of Montana. If we all follow the shelter at home rule, we can avoid becoming as devastated as Italy or New York City. Only leave the house for food, medicine or urgent medical care. Only... Full story

 

Letter to the Editor - Stay safe and find stuttering help online

Dear editor, As many schools are now closed and parents are searching for at-home and online resources for children, the nonprofit Stuttering Foundation not only has resources, but also activities and guidance for helping young people with their...

 

Letter to the Editor - Stick to the facts while dealing with COVID-19

I am appalled the Havre Daily News chose to run Ann Coulter’s xenophobic, racist rant. This rhetoric is not harmless. It incites fear and hate and is the last thing we need when facing a crisis. Unfortunately, anti-Asian sentiment is already on...

 

Letter to the Editor - Our commodity markets are broken

During this crisis the American people instinctively knew what they needed: food. News showed empty store shelves as politicians warned not to hoard and promised plenty of food. If our market system were functioning, demand would increase the value... Full story

 

Letter to the Editor - Thanks for work on feral swine workshop

Editor, The Hill County Conservation District would like to thank the following for their additions to our feral swine workshop: • Our educated speakers for their knowledge and passion on the subject. • Stockman’s Bank, Infinity Bake Shop and...

 

Letter to the Editor - Enter your soup to help the dog park

Editor, Do you make a soup, chili or stew that’s so delicious that you would love to share it with your community — and possibly win an award for the best soup in town? Now you have that opportunity. The Havre Dog Park Club will hold the Havre...

 

Letter to the Editor - Deadline for quilt show entries closing in

Editor, There are only two weeks until the 28th Annual Quilt Show at the 71st Montana Seed Show.  The dates for the show are Friday, March 13, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, March 14, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the band room at Harlem High... Full story

 

Letter to the Editor - Kudos to Thompson for job well done

I want to give a shoutout to the Havre Daily News photographer, Colin Thompson. He is the one walking the sidelines for two hours during our football games up and down the Hi-Line. He is the one who is crouched under the basketball hoop to catch...

 

Letter to the Editor - Friends of Beaver Creek Park invite people to help help the park

Editor, The Friends of Beaver Creek Park was organized in December 2011, to help support our beloved park in the Bear Paw Mountains. We strive to assist in off-setting costs associated with maintaining such a large, beautiful facility, and it is...

 

Letter to the Editor - Budget hurts nation's nature health

Dear Editor: I read the Republican administration’s budget proposal for 2021 — https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/budget_fy21.pdf . It cuts programs essential to our health, economic well-being and communities. Please support...

 

Letter to the Editor - Montana Water Rights Protection Act beneficial for all water users

Editor, Contrary to claims made by some opponents, the Montana Water Rights Protection Act introduced by Sen. Steve Daines and supported by Sen. Jon Tester, is not only bi-partisan, but has tremendous benefits for water users both in Lake County and...

 

Letter to the Editor - Montana's members of Congress should support stopping unfair lending

A Google search or Netflix documentary will tell you, payday loans are predatory. Lenders offer small loans with interest rates averaging over 390 percent. CNBC reports loans in Ohio, Kentucky, Texas, Nevada, Utah and Wisconsin with rates from 500 pe...

 

Letter to the Editor - Thanks for bringing holiday spirit to downtown Havre

Dear editor: I hope many noticed the small holiday wreaths that were attached to the downtown stop signs this past Christmas season. I first noticed them when at the intersection of Third Street and Third Avenue. They made me smile. What a fun touch...

 

Letter to the Editor - Havre could get a makeover!

Editor, HGTV is taking nominations to “spruce up” a small town at no charge to the town. I think Havre could be a strong contender. We are located in the “Last Best Place.” Many people have heard about Montana but never visited and are...

 

Letter to the Editor - Thanks Havre Youth Hockey

Editor, For two weekends in a row Havre has been treated to some pretty good fun and hockey at the Havre Ice Dome. Parking lot was overflowing with supporters of this awesome game. I am pleased to be a resident of Havre and a supporter of Havre...

 

Letter to the Editor - Thanks for supporting Toys for Tots

Dear Editor, I’m writing with heartfelt appreciation and gratitude to our generous community for their support of Toys for Tots second annual event.  Toys for Tots was able to partner with The Salvation Army this year to identify families in...

 

Letter to the Editor - Recent comments on Cowboy Hall of Fame off the mark

Editor, Recently one of our members submitted a letter expressing his opinions about the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame. We disagree with his characterizations of the past few years of challenges that our organization has faced. We have engaged with thi...

 

Letter to the Editor - Community invited to Valentine's Day Vendor/Craft Gala

Will you be our Valentine? The Hill County 4-H program will be hosting a Valentine’s Day Vendor/Craft Gala Saturday, Feb. 8, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 9, from noon to 4 p.m. at the 4-H Chuckwagon. Public entry fee is $1 or a...

 

Letter to the Editor - Thank you for helping share meaning of Christmas

Dear Editor, I am writing to thank Havre residents for sharing the true meaning of Christmas with children in need this past holiday season. Because of the generosity of donors in Havre and across the United States, Operation Christmas Child, a...

 

Letter to the Editor - Daines lied under oath

To the Editor: Steve Daines lied when he recently swore an oath for the impeachment trial of Donald Trump to “do impartial justice according to the Constitution and laws.” We all know this because Daines has called Trump’s impeachment a...

 

Letter to the Editor - Chinook holds successful blood drive

The Chinook community hosted the American Red Cross Blood Drive Tuesday, Jan. 7. There were 43 individuals that showed up to donate with five deferrals making our total number of pints donated 38 on...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    January 17, 2020

View from the North 40: Remembering how cold the cold is

I once read advice from a well-respected author who said writers of fiction should pull details from their memories, not from current experiences. Specifically, she gave the example that winter...

 

Letter to the Editor - Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame needs reorganization

Editor, My fellow Montanans, I feel compelled to bring to your attention an issue that should concern you. The Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame Board of Directors wasted nearly $1 million in taxpayer and contribution funds and no one has been held to...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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