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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...

 

Letter to the Editor - Take a hike! Really!

To the Editor There are great opportunities for hiking in Beaver Creek Park and it isn’t necessarily someone trying to get rid of or punish anyone. And one doesn’t even need a trail. Beaver Creek Park has several constructed trails and with the...

 

Letter to the Editor - Join the missing types movement: Donate blood July 9 at Wallner Hall in Chinook

Editor, The letters missing here, “MERIC N RED CR SS,” may not seem like a big deal. But the letters A, B and O make up our main blood groups. For a patient in the hospital needing blood, it’s everything. Only 3 out of 100 people in the U.S....

 

Letter to the Editor - Thanks for Beaver Creek Park

Editor, Beaver Creek Park remains a gem in my family’s history: Last week we spent the day there, cooked by fire and had an excellent time of it all — just as I recall from 60 years ago. Kudos to Chad Edgar and his staff for all their huge...

 

Letter to the Editor - Fossil Festival planning meeting scheduled

The fifth Fossil Festival will be Labor Day Weekend, Sept. 4, 5 and 6, 2020. It will be the second hosted by Havre Public Schools Education Foundation. The weekend festival takes time and many volunteers. A meeting has been scheduled to get plans...

 

Letter to the Editor - Thanks for helping Shriners help children

Editor, The North Central Montana Shrine Club would like to thank the public for buying the Vidalia onions to support our hospitals. We unloaded 6,000 pounds of onions and had them sold in nine days. We buy the onions from Georgia, pay for the...

 

Letter to the Editor - Need more, not fewer, after-school programs

To the editor: Too many Havre children leave school each weekday afternoon with no adult supervision awaiting them. It’s no coincidence that those afternoon hours are when children are most likely to be victims of crime and to engage in risky...

 

Letter to the Editor - Thanks for supporting Northern, keep it up

Dear Editor, You and many of your readers probably know by now, today, Friday June 14, will be my last day as the executive director of the Montana State University-Northern Alumni Foundation. Before leaving, I wanted to thank everyone in the...

 

Letter to the Editor - Honor the flag on Flag Day

Editor, Havre Elks Lodge #1201 of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks again was very proud and honored to be part of the American Legion’s Community Memorial Day Service and the Boy Scout’s Flag Retirement Ceremony, melding our Flag Day...

 

Letter to the editor - Need to fix net-metering imbalance

Dear editor, I am a NorthWestern Energy employee and also a net-metering customer of the company. I bought a home that has rooftop solar installed. I am very interested in the proposal for a new customer class made by my employer to the Montana...

 

Letter to the Editor - Come to library Blast Off carnival

Editor, We at the Havre-Hill County Library invite and encourage everyone to participate in this year’s Summer Reading Program: A Universe of Stories. We are getting things started Wednesday, June 12, with a Blast off Carnival in the library...

 

Letter to the Editor - Continue fight for Amtrak and four-lane Highway 2

Editor, Yes! Bob Sivertsen, please continue to fight for Amtrak and the four-lane highway. I care! Come on, Hill County, Havre and the Hi-Line towns of north-central Montana. Raise your voices loud and clear to be heard that we do need Amtrak. Call...

 

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