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Letter to the Editor  - Thanks for creating Bear Paw Marathon

Editor, Thank you to the community of Havre for its efforts in supporting the sport of distance running by hosting the inaugural Bear Paw Marathon. As one who has participated in many marathons, I know the amount of planning and... — Updated 6/4/2021


Letter to the Editor - Best wishes on Bear Paw Marathon

Editor, I am writing this letter to send best wishes for success to the participants and organizers of the upcoming Bear Paw Marathon.   I would like to be there myself to lend support, but we have a family event that conflicts... — Updated 6/2/2021


Letter to the Editor - A response on beavers and trapping

Editor, This letter is in response to Jeff C. Dibblee’s and Fran Buell’s letters to the editor. I find it quite interesting that someone else’s opinions and facts are unacceptable and open to criticism and ridicule if it... — Updated 5/25/2021


Letter to the Editor - Show support for Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act

Editor, The Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act currently being debated in Congress is a piece of legislation that is critical in order to further protect and sustain Montana’s public lands for recreational enjoyment for all... — Updated 5/19/2021


Letter to the Editor - Some questions about Beaver Deceivers

Editor, I have been following the debate over the beaver situation in our Hill County Beaver Creek Park. We are losing a tremendous amount of trees and access to the creek itself by a common rodent. The beaver. Now that the... — Updated 5/18/2021


Letter to the Editor - Why an anti-trapping billboard here now?

Editor, Hopefully most of the citizenry of Havre have become aware of the billboard along the highway east of Havre.  If not, please check it out. The billboard was paid for by an anti-trapping organization, “Trap Free Montana P... — Updated 5/14/2021


Letter to the Editor - Library foundation seeking help with elevator repair

Editor, As the Havre-Hill County Library is slowly opening after the COVID-19 shutdown, the library staff has discovered another hurdle. The passenger elevator can no longer be repaired with a quick, inexpensive repair. The... — Updated 5/5/2021


Letter to the Editor - What will free-roaming bison do?

Editor, What will free-roaming bison do? This is a hotly debated question in Montana now. But we can look to Utah for an authoritative answer. In 1941, 18 bison from Yellowstone National Park were released in the remote Henry... — Updated 5/4/2021


Letter to the Editor - Kennedy Stiffarm: I ask for your vote for the school board

Editor, My name is Jessica Kennedy-Stiffarm. I am a candidate for the Havre Public Schools Board of Trustees. I am a mother of three and my children attend school in the district. I am married; my husband’s name is Pete. We both... — Updated 4/28/2021


Letter to the Editor - Thanks for your work during the pandemic

During the past year, federal employees nationwide and 12,898 active federal and U.S. Postal workers of Montana have dedicated themselves to keeping our country running while weathering a global pandemic. They continue to provide... — Updated 4/27/2021


Letter to the Editor - Why do we have to walk uphill to the clinic?

Dear Editor, I’ve never written a letter to the Editor before but I have an issue that has been bothering me for some time. Why do we have to climb a hill to get in the clinic to see our doctors?  When it’s icy it’s very... — Updated 4/20/2021


Letter to the Editor - Care for ourselves and one another - get vaccinated

Editor, As faith leaders in Montana, we encourage you to receive the COVID vaccination if you are able. We believe we have a personal responsibility to get vaccinated as good stewards of God’s creation — our bodies. We believe... — Updated 4/20/2021


Letter to the Editor - Thanks for work during the pandemic

Editor, Thank you to Karen Jelly, our mortician, and my friend, for the excellent job she is doing during this pandemic. She has seen it, done it and lived it from day one. She deserves our greatest gratitude. Sincerely, Faye... — Updated 4/19/2021


Letter to the Editor - Tell them what your vote means

Editor, How can they? … Is it not enough that they control our House, Senate and governor’s seat? … They now demand total political appointment of judges and 10 percent of all state jobs? When we voted “More jobs...less... — Updated 4/19/2021


Letter to the Editor - Help each other in the spirit of togetherness

Editor, My words are addressed to the people of Rocky Boy, who are my brothers and sisters and relatives. Please remember that Rocky Boy and Little Bear worked together to secure a homeland for all of you and all of your... — Updated 4/8/2021


Letter to the Editor - Why would we repeal nuclear safeguards?

Editor, The Montana State Senate is considering House Bill 273, with implications that concern all of us. This bill would repeal Initiative 80, which requires developers of nuclear generating facilities built in Montana to post a... — Updated 4/8/2021


Letter to the Editor - Don't send immigrants to Montana

Editor, We do not want the federal government placing illegal immigrants in Montana. That’s what Joey Biden is planning. Write, email, tweet your senators, congressman, and the governor and tell them not in Montana. The White... — Updated 3/29/2021


Letter to the Editor - Why do legislators want to privatize schools?

Editor, How can 57 Republican legislators support a bill to privatize schools in Montana, House Bill 329? They agree with this bill, requested by the Governor, who has a big stake in an exclusive private school, and would benefit... — Updated 3/25/2021


Letter to the Editor - Don't let legislators end sex education

The current debate surrounding SB 99, Planned Parenthood, and sex education in schools awakened old memories. While researching teenage pregnancy as a nursing student in 1977, I interviewed a pair of junior high school principals.... — Updated 3/22/2021


Letter to the Editor - Don't let legislators make us 'The Montana Experiment'

Some folks may not be familiar with the extreme state budget cutting measures that took place in “The Kansas Experiment,” look it up. That experiment was a disaster. Montana’s legislature is now trying to take us down that pa... — Updated 3/22/2021


Letter to the Editor - Thanks to Tempel on vote for right to repair

To the editor: I’d like to thank state Sen. Russ Tempel for his vote on SB 273, which would have given farmers the right to repair and diagnose their own farm equipment. The largest equipment manufacturers brought in their most... — Updated 3/16/2021


Letter to the Editor - American citizen's fellowship

Editor, Throughout Joe Biden’s presidential campaign, he vowed if elected he would unite a deeply divided country. The reason behind an obvious national division could be up for a reasonable debate. And this letter is not meant... — Updated 3/16/2021


Letter to the Editor - HB 505: A key to the public trough

Anyone who watched or participated in the FWP committee meeting on HB 505 last week had to be amazed at the people who introduced the bill, those who showed up as proponents, and the opponent’s logical arguments. First Rep.... — Updated 3/16/2021


Letter to the editor - Tester not a friend to working Montanans

Editor: With his rumpled suit, his old-school haircut, and his folksy ways, Sen. Jon Tester would have us believe he is a friend of working Montanans.  Do not be fooled. When Sen. Tester had a chance to vote to raise the minimum... — Updated 3/11/2021


Letter to the Editor - Thanks for the vaccinations

Editor, Thank you to the staff at Northern Montana Hospital, the volunteers, and everyone who has played a part in delivering the COVID vaccine to our community. We recently received our vaccinations and found the process to be... — Updated 3/9/2021


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