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Letter to the Editor - Interim committees will no longer be nonpartisan

Editor, In the Montana Legislature, the pressure to get each bill heard and acted upon quickly with many looming deadlines does not allow for time to study and careful review of the important and complex bills. Such bills can be... — Updated 5/2/2023


Letter to the Editor - I want to keep our school district strong

Editor, I am Kevin Johnson, a candidate for Havre Public Schools board of trustees. I am a lifelong Havre resident and graduated from HHS as well as NMC (now MSU-N) with an AAS in Automotive and a BS in Vocation... — Updated 4/25/2023


Letter to the Editor - Park board chair committee comments misguided

Editor, This comment has to do with the article about the April 3 Hill County Park Board meeting that was published in the April 5 edition of Havre Daily News. I was unable to attend that particular meeting, but going off the... — Updated 4/21/2023


Letter to the Editor - For today's Republicans, falsehood is truth

Editor, The Republican party is in the process of destroying American democracy. Its organizers have infiltrated the highest echelons of state and federal government and have instigated acts of violence directed against elected... — Updated 3/21/2023


Letter to the Editor - Health care budget should address pharmacy benefit managers

Editor, I was disappointed to hear that the health care focus in President Biden’s 2024 budget proposal is centered around implementing more government price controls and raising taxes on Americans. Our health care system needs... — Updated 3/21/2023


Letter to the Editor - Allow disabled hunters to use crossbows

Editor: Senate Bill 298 is a bill allowing disabled hunters to use crossbows in archery season. There is adaptive equipment available but does not fit all people. SB 298 would allow disabled Montanans to spend family time in the wa... — Updated 3/13/2023


Letter to the Editor - Lawmakers: Protect Medicare Advantage

Dear Editor: Rural access to health care has never been simpler than with Medicare Advantage. With Medicare Advantage, I know that I get quality care and peace of mind. Not only do I have affordable premiums that protect my... — Updated 3/10/2023


Letter to the Editor - It has been my pleasure serving at the museum

Dear editor, It has been my pleasure and joy to serve the people of Hill County as the Clack Museum and Wahkpa Chu’gn Buffalo Jump manager for the past nearly five years. From greeting visitors at the museum and buffalo jump, to... — Updated 2/17/2023


Letter to the Editor - VICTORY! – But who's the biggest loser?

Editor, Apparently, somebody won something last week, because MEIC and other anti-coal groups are claiming a VICTORY! On Friday February 10, 2023, Donald W. Molloy, U.S. District Court Judge, Missoula, ordered that mining cease at... — Updated 2/17/2023


Letter to the Editor - Thanks to all on Hill County Spelling Bee

Dear Editor: Feb. 9, 2023, the 56th Annual Hill County Spelling Bee was held at the Havre Middle School. Such an event can only happen with the help of dedicated community leaders. Crucial financial support for this event was provi... — Updated 2/14/2023


Letter to the Editor - Limiting comment not true public service

Editor, It was disappointing to read in the Feb. 3 edition of Havre Daily News of the commissioners limiting the processes for public and county officials to participate and comment on county business.  Though it is... — Updated 2/10/2023


Letter to the Editor - Thanks for supporting Boy Scouts of America

The Boy Scouts of America was founded Feb. 8, 1910, thus in 2023 we are celebrating 113 years. I would like to take this time to say thank you to all who have supported the various BSA programs over the past year. There have been... — Updated 2/10/2023


Letters to the Editor - Thanks to top fire fighters and peace officers

I want to acknowledge that the American Legion Post #11, at our December 2022 meeting, decided to again search for our Top Fire Fighter and Peace Officer in Hill County. I took the project on and I went to the Havre Fire... — Updated 1/20/2023


Letter to the Editor - Help keep Chinook's pool and park for generations to come

Editor, As the community of Chinook prepares to vote on the Pool and Park Bond Initiative, I write to encourage you to support these vital facilities that have served our community for over 40 years. I applaud the progress and... — Updated 12/2/2022


Letter to the Editor - Hearts of the community shown by Thanksgiving dinner volunteers

Editor, Our community is blessed with so many generous people. Their hearts are never empty, they overflow with joy, their actions are kind and caring. I wish to express my deepest gratitude to all the volunteers who shared their... — Updated 12/2/2022


Letter to the Editor - Take a lesson in sportsmanship from the Bobcats

Editor, Take a lesson from Tommy Mellott. I was very proud that at end of the Cat-Griz game that he asked for respect for the Griz bus/players when they departed Bozeman. Last year when they departed Missoula his team was shown ver... — Updated 11/25/2022


Letter to the Editor - All bereaved parents, grandparents, siblings, and those who support them

The North Central Montana Compassionate Friends, along with the National Compassionate Friends, is participating in the 23rd annual World Wide Candle Lighting in remembrance of those children gone too soon. The death of a child is... — Updated 11/22/2022


Letter to the Editor - Thanks for your support

Thank you so much for all of your support and encouragement throughout this campaign. We all hold unique ideas and ways of thinking, but this campaign showed that, no matter what walk of life anyone comes from, we all can work... — Updated 11/11/2022


Letter to the Editor - Mueller will be missed for his support

Editor, As president of the Friends of Music Booster Club for the music department of Havre Public Schools, I had the absolute pleasure to work with Havre Superintendent Craig Mueller. Not only did he support the arts within the... — Updated 11/4/2022


Letter to the Editor - Thanks for supporting United Way

United Way of Hill County would like to thank the following businesses and individuals for supporting our 2022 Crab Boil Fundraiser. This event would not be possible without the great support of our community! Lewis Heating and AC... — Updated 11/1/2022


Letter to the Editor - January 6, 2021

Editor, Here’s what was really happening on January 6th, 2021: • Gas was $1.93/gallon • There was zero inflation • Supply-chain was functioning well • Economy was strongest in 50 years • The border was controlled and... — Updated 10/27/2022


Letter to the Editor - Thanks for having an excellent hospital in Havre

Editor, In mid-August, I experienced a very traumatic and serious accident in my own backyard. I fractured most of my ribs an the left side and my left arm. I was transported immediately by ambulance to Northern Montana Hospital.... — Updated 10/27/2022


Letter to the Editor - Vote no on Bear Paw Credit Union merger till we know more

Dear Editor, This letter goes out to the members of the Bear Paw Credit Union. It pertains to the proposed merger with Altana Federal Credit Union. I am urging all members to vote no on the merger until all facts can be gathered.... — Updated 10/21/2022


Letter to the Editor - Vote for the Constitution this year

Editor, The Montana Constitution is an admirable work, and I marvel at it because, being from Colorado, not even our state constitution can compare to it. Recently, “the right to know” in the Montana Constitution has caught my... — Updated 10/21/2022


Letter to the Editor - Make justice your aim this election

Editor This year, Montanan’s are facing the most critical general election in recent history with results that will have significant impacts on future generations. We Montana citizens, no matter the party affiliation, have... — Updated 10/18/2022


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