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Letter to the Editor - Thanks for making the Thanksgiving dinner possible

Editor, In 2020, we couldn’t see a safe way to move forward with the Community Thanksgiving Dinner as life was full of uncertainties. Out of concern and respect for the health of the members of our community, we made the difficul... — Updated 11/30/2021


Letters to the Editor - Let's not beat around the bush

Editor, Let’s not beat around the bush. I am tired of ignoring the obvious. Donald Trump wants to run this country whether he has the votes or not. Donald Trump refused to recognize that he lost the election to Joe Biden. He... — Updated 11/24/2021


Letter to the Editor - Senator should back BCSA

Dear Editor, As an honorary Missoulian, I can confidently say Montanans in particular have a deeply rooted connection to the environment. Jack Rich, the hardworking owner of local family-owned Rich Ranch, said “our hearts belong... — Updated 11/10/2021


Letter to the Editor - Don't believe them!

Editor, When you see Gov. Greg Gianforte, Sen. Steve Daines and Rep. Matt Rosendale in new Carhartts, baseball caps and shiny shovels attending infrastructure groundbreaking ceremonies, don’t believe them. They all criticised... — Updated 11/9/2021


Letter to the Editor - Thanks for helping make United Way crab boil a success

United Way of Hill County would like to thank the following businesses and individuals for helping to make our 2021 Crab Boil a success! We couldn’t have done it without the support of this community. Property West, Taco Johns,... — Updated 10/27/2021


Letter to the Editor - Daines is wrong on BCSA

Editor, Sen. Jon Tester is in support of the Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act, BCSA, as are many Montanans and Missoulians. This bill is intended to expand protections to the headwaters of the Blackfoot and Clearwater Rivers,... — Updated 10/22/2021


Letter to the Editor - Join Juneau at MontPirg Zoom event

Editor, Like many Montana residents, I grew up in a small town. Our rural areas certainly have their own charms, but it is no question that these same charms pose obstacles to getting involved in politics. After moving out of my sm... — Updated 10/20/2021


Letter to the Editor - Congress needs term limits

Editor, In 1977, I watched admiringly as Orrin Hatch ran for U.S. Senate on a platform of voluntary term limits. He ran against three-term Utah Senator Frank Moss, saying, “What do you call a Senator who’s served in office for... — Updated 10/15/2021


Letter to the Editor - Friends holding silent auction for library

Editor, The Friends of the Havre-Hill County Library set-up a silent auction in the library. The silent auction items are older slightly used Montana books, local authors and a few other classics; with fiction and non-fiction... — Updated 9/27/2021


Letter to the Editor - Its not worth dying for

Editor, When I was in school, our director of nursing education, who had been in the military service, said that her recurring nightmare was having to do triage. This is the protocol described in the Sept. 20 article “Montana in... — Updated 9/22/2021


Letter to the Editor - Masks: one of the three best defenses in modern germ warfare

Editor, I’m a CASA volunteer and a Havre Public School bus driver. In each of these positions, I am not only entrusted with helping ensure children’s safety. I am also required by law to report instances of suspected child... — Updated 9/21/2021


Letter to the Editor - My commitment to sustainable beef production

Editor, Cattle ranchers, like me, are dedicated to caring for our animals and the land every day of the year. On our ranch, we believe that cattle are part of the climate solution. First, they are incredible recyclers, and by feedi... — Updated 9/21/2021


Letter to the Editor - Support NAMI Walk Sept. 19

Dear Friends Your past support of the NAMI Walk has meant a great deal to us, and we can’t thank you enough for the generosity! We have this walk for the awareness to reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness will be held on... — Updated 9/9/2021


Letter to the Editor - How long till Montana follows Texas

Editor, How ironic: The US Supreme Court just allowed a law passed by Texas Republicans that effectively bans abortion while Republicans in Montana have been chanting, “My body, my choice,” in protests against vaccine and mask... — Updated 9/8/2021


Letter to the Editor - 'Research' on 'rule' on masks in schools is flawed

Editor, The Gianforte administration issued a new rule discouraging mask mandates in schools. The governor rationalized this by contending that several studies show masking has adverse effects upon children. His office released a... — Updated 9/3/2021


Letter to the Editor - No right to infect others

Editor, No one has a constitutional right to infect others with a deadly disease. There is no “freedom” from vaccination or from required wearing of masks. We are not free to disregard a stop light or a speed limit. There is... — Updated 8/30/2021


Letter to the Editor - The enemy

Editor, The once well-known comic strip hero Pogo wisely proclaimed, “We have met the enemy and he is us.” This wisdom is an appropriate description of today’s American society. Among the millions of independent,... — Updated 8/3/2021


Letter to the Editor - Contact your senators about climate change

Dear Editor, It’s awful … the smoke, wildfires, drought, heat, loss of crops, dead fish, algae blooms -- all impacts exacerbated by our changing climate. Here’s a bipartisan solution that benefits all of us. Plenty of... — Updated 8/3/2021


Letter to the Editor - The public has a right to know the facts in fair accusations

Hill County commissioners, I am in receipt of the letter asking for my resignation from the Great Northern Fair Board. I am disappointed that the commissioners have made the decision based on false allegations. Yet not one... — Updated 7/27/2021


Letter to the Editor - Need to take care of viaduct safety issues

Dear Hill County commissioners Diane McLean, Mark Peterson, Jake Strissel, There is a preliminary upgrade plan being drafted on a seven-mile stretch of Highway 232. I was surprised to learn at the open house, last Thursday, that... — Updated 7/20/2021


Letter to the Editor - Reminder for Jon Tester!

Sen. Jon. Tester, If you vote yes for the confirmation of David Chipman,  that’s a no vote for you, in your up coming election. Responsible gun owners will not forget to vote no for you. Roy Johnson Heron... — Updated 7/15/2021


Letter to the Editor - Support Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act

Editor, In 2017, Montana’s outdoor recreation economy generated $7.1 billion. Two years later, Montana Sen. Jon Tester introduced the Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act — BCSA — a piece of federal legislation to bolster Mo... — Updated 7/13/2021


Letter to the Editor - Help give back to veterans and the community at Beaver Creek Jam

Editor, Havre is definitely one of those places that is filled with pride and support for their small-town community. It is also one of those places that holds very few events because of its small population — which is why a... — Updated 7/6/2021


Letter to the Editor - Keep our children healthy and in school

Editor, Congratulations to the Bear Paw Marathon runners! Let us follow their lead by focusing on and improving our health. The parents and children in this community need the support of our health advisors and approval from our... — Updated 6/9/2021


Letter to the Editor - Thanks for helping make a dream come true

Editor, On June 5, I watched a dream come true. When I moved back to Montana in 2009, I was running a half marathon every year. To train for them, I did a lot of shorter runs in town, but I dislike running loops, so for the long on... — Updated 6/8/2021


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