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Letter to the Editor - Montana politics

Editor, It was with amusement that I read the Havre Daily News article Oct. 7 quoting Rep. Jacob Bachmeier, D-Havre, basically blasting Public Service Commissioner Randy Pinocci for having an opinion Bachmeier didn’t like, and expressing that...

 

Letter to the Editor - Remember Eldon Mooney Dec. 7

Editor, On 7 December, the Pacific Junction Railway Club at the Havre Rail Museum will honor Eldon Mooney. Eldon moved to Havre from Billings, where he worked for the Northern Pacific Railroad the Burlington Northern Railway. In Havre he worked for...

 

Letter to the Editor - Naber an example of what rural teachers should be

Dear editor: I was very pleased with Ila McClenahan’s interesting account of her teachers at the one-room elementary schools across north-central Montana. She was a student at Staton Coulee School while I was a student at rural Burnham School...

 

Letter to the Editor - Thanks to everyone for helping with speech and debate

Editor, The members of the Havre HIgh School speech and debate team want to thank everyone for stepping up and helping us by judging at our invitational tournament Saturday. Many of our regular judges took time from their Saturday to come and rank st...

 

Letter to the Editor - In search of decency

Editor, “At long last, have you no sense of decency left, Sir?” Such was the question asked of Sen. Joseph McCarthy during a Senate Committee hearing he was conducting. The questioner was the U.S. Army Chief Counsel Joseph Welch, and, to his...

 

Letter to the Editor - Tuesday is Stuttering Awareness Day

Editor, Tuesday, Oct. 22, is International Stuttering Awareness Day. Stuttering is the only disability people still laugh at but we’re working to change that! Just over 70 million people around the world stutter, including more than 3 million...

 

Letter to the Editor - Taking responsibility for my actions

I would like to make the following statement regarding my legal situation, although I will not comment directly on any legal pending matter, I can comment in regards to my probation violation. Any questions regarding pending charges need to be...

 

Letter to the Editor - Should do more than save money to earn a Bronze Star

Editor, In regards to U.S. Army veteran Alfred Shryer receiving the Bronze Star for saving the Army money: I am veteran of the Vietnam era and was one of the fortunate ones who never set foot in Vietnam. When I read the article, I was glad to see...

 

Letter to the Editor - Congress needs to act on net neutrality

Editor, I am someone who works a full-time job and is pursuing higher education via the internet. Without access to Montana State University Billings’ online program, or without adequate internet access, I would not have been able to continue my...

 

Letter to the Editor - Thanks to Northern Montana Hospital for outstanding performance

Editor, I was vacationing in Havre in August when I experienced a medical issue. I went to the Northern Montana Hospital to seek remedy and received the best medical care I’ve ever encountered. After a few tests, the emergency room physician, Dr Ch...

 

Letter to the Editor - Consider contacting American Legion for crash fatality marker

Editor, Loss of life from a vehicle crash has a devastating impact on families and friends of the victim. A loved one is suddenly no longer with us. It has become a practice for people who have lost loved ones due to a fatal crash to express their...

 

Letter to the Editor - Support Amtrak and the Festival Days Run of Special Trains

Dear Editor, This railroad-related letter comes for two reasons. First, I want to thank you and your staff for commitment to reporting on Amtrak issues and for supporting efforts to re-staff Montana ticketing locations and for preservation of...

 

Letter to the Editor - Push Daines to oppose Pendley as BLM director

Editor, Having William Perry Pendley as acting director of the Bureau of Land Management, which manages more public land than any other federal agency, is like the proverbial henhouse-guarding fox — on steroids. Pendley (whom I’ll refer to as...

 

Letter to the Editor - Gun control only punishes the good buys

Hunting and shooting is a family tradition for us. First our children and now our grandchildren learn how to handle a firearm, they learn maintenance and proper safety. They respect firearms. They have the right to carry on this tradition — a...

 

Letter to the Editor - I'm A Missoula Gun Owner - Keep Background Checks

I wish I could say I was bewildered with Republican “logic” with firearms in objecting a free city in a free state (we are free aren’t we?) to pass background checks to curb the ease of exchange of dangerous weapons within its city limits, but...

 

Letter to the Editor - Why do Bozeman people matter more than Havreites

Editor, This letter is in regards to an article that ran in the Havre Daily News Aug. 15, 2019, Page A3. Congratulations to the Montana State University alumnus and faculty member for winning a regional Emmy award. I am sure their parents are very...

 

Letter to the Editor - Thanks and congratulations on Woofstock

We want to congratulate Friends of the Havre Animal Shelter for hosting the second annual, and very successful, Woofstock. We are very grateful to the Friends for allowing us, the Havre Dog Park Club, to have a fundraising table at the Pepin Park eve...

 

Letter to the Editor - Thanks for success at Biz and Brews

Dear Editor, The Havre Area Chamber of Commerce would like to thank all those who participated in the new Biz and Brews event last weekend. The goal was to encourage shopping locally and it was a success! Thanks to the businesses that had drink...

 

Letter - Oppose NEPA rule change

Editor, “In the last few years, it has become increasingly clear that soon some president and some Congress must face the inevitable task of deciding whether or not the objective of a quality environment for all Americans is a top-priority...

 

Letter to the Editor: Seattle woman seeking 1938 HHS yearbook

Dear editor, I am trying to locate a yearbook from 1938 for Havre High School. It is the year my late father, Jim Leeds, graduated. My family is putting together a book of memories about him and we would love to include parts of his high school...

 

Letter to the Editor - Say no to new debt collection proposal

Editor, They told us if we got educated then we would see success in our lifetime. Yet, more than 44 million Americans have student debts that combine to total $1.5 trillion. Having to borrow money for school is stressful enough; abusive debt...

 

Letter to the Editor - The bright side of a tough day

Editor, “Havre, it’s the People” was brought to light once again this past week. Last Wednesday, Gary & Leo’s experienced an electrical fire in our refrigeration compressor building. The IGA and HealthMart crew, led by Brenda Friede,...

 

Letter to the Editor - Chinook blood drive again a success

Editor, The Chinook Community Blood Drive was another success. We collected a total of 46 pints on a goal of 40. Great job Chinook!  Each donation can save up to three lives. Because of your generosity, 126 lives will be saved. Kurtis Slaughter was...

 

Letter to the Editor - Bullock has lost touch with Montana and Montana values

Editor, What is the U.S. Climate Alliance? It is a domestic group formed specifically to undermine President Trump’s excellent decision to pull out of the Paris Climate Agreement. Now, by executive order, Part-time Gov. Steve Bullock has...

 

Letter to the Editor - Thank you for supporting Sticker Shock

Dear Havre Community, Thank you to all our community partners who supported our Sticker Shock campaign July 2-4. If you purchased alcohol or pizza over those three days, you may have noticed a blue and white label on the box encouraging you to...

 

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