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Letter to the Editor - Thanks for cleaning trees on Fifth Ave.

I would like to publicly express my thanks to the Montana Department of Transportation crew that has been working to clean up the trees on Fifth Avenue. They removed two old, half-dead unsightly trees on the boulevard near my house. These trees were...

 

Letter to the Editor - Beavers in Beaver Creek Park – Enemy or ally?

It depends on who you ask. Are beavers a nuisance or an invaluable Mother Nature-provided stream ecosystem engineer? Like many things in our biological world, both attitudes are partly right and partly not right. Beavers cut down trees, flood areas,...

 

Letter to the Editor - A change is needed in the House

Thank God a group of Republican legislators have taken the initiative to rid Montana House of Representatives of a 30-year supermajority experiment that has contributed to hyper-partisanship disdained by most of Montana’s citizens. The Montana...

 

Letter to the Editor - Tree topping not acceptable

Editor, Tree topping, or removing a major part of a large tree’s crown by cutting branches to stubs or to the trunk — see photo on the front page of the Havre Daily News 12-20 paper — is never an acceptable part of proper tree maintenance. If...

 

Letter to the Editor - A letter to U.S. Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont.

Arthur Eugene Beckes sent a letter to Sen. Steve Daines Dec. 21 and allowed the Havre Daily News to reprint it here Sen. Daines, The Trump administration has lost Jim Mattis, a reasonable man in a post that absolutely requires reason. If this...

 

Letter to the Editor - Sunnyside trade fair a success

Editor, Wooden signs, hand-crafted ornaments, homemade dog treats and welded metal work awaited lucky buyers Dec. 13 at the Sunnyside Intermediate School trade fair. Thanks to the community’s stunning generosity, those items and much more — all...

 

Letter to the Editor - Thanks for letting me serve as judge

Editor, It is with much gratitude to the citizens of Havre, who gave me my opportunity to serve our city as their judge, that I announce my resignation from office. My last day as Have City Judge will be Jan. 21. I am leaving municipal service to...

 

Letter to the Editor - Library hayrides ready to roll

Editor, It’s that time of year again! Your Havre-Hill County Library will be hosting their annual Holiday Hayride Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. Join us for an afternoon that will be sure to get you and your whole family into the Christmas spirit....

 

Letter to the Editor - Martin family hosts Christmas Cap and Glove drive

The Martin Family of Hays, along with our employees at Martin’s Grocery, are all sponsoring a Christmas a Cap and Glove drive for all ages. Our winters can get pretty harsh out here, and we see so many people going without, so we decided we would...

 

Letter to the Editor - Nominations for Elliott Award sought

Editor, The Blue Pony Booster Club is in need of nominations for the Dr. Jim Elliott Memorial Award. Dr. Elliott’s family gave the first award in 2001 and purchased a plaque that hangs in a trophy case at the Havre High School’s west foyer with t...

 

Letter to the Editor - Thank you, Northern Montana Hospital special care section

Editor, A short time ago we experienced the death of a family loved one. The last few days of his life were spent in the comfort care section of Northern Montana Hospital. This was a very difficult time that was made bearable by the exceptionally...

 

Letter to the Editor - Thank you for your love and care at our celebration of life

Editor, It was wonderful to see all the friends who came to the celebration of life of Ruth Ervin. Your support and love was outstanding and heartfelt. Thank you, Eagles Club and your staff. You made a hard situation successful. And the Hi-Line...

 

Letter to the Editor - Thanks to all for helping when needed

Ediitor, We would like to thank the wonderful mall employees and the very kind couple that helped my husband when he needed medical assistance at Holiday Village Mall on Monday. Also the EMTs and ER staff were so kind, knowledgeable and efficient....

 

Letter to the Editor - Come join the fellowship of the Community Thanksgiving Dinner next year

Dear Editor, For decades in Havre a team of people organize a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, this past Thursday was no exception. Our current mission statement is like the first celebrated Thanksgiving in 1621, that meal 397 years ago was arranged...

 

Letter to the Editor - People lighting candles worldwide Dec. 9 in remembrance

To 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 22nd annual World Wide Candle Lighting in remembrance...

 

Letter to the Editor - Thirty-seven-years-old and going strong

I’ve surpassed 25 consecutive years of joining as many as 800 of my closest friends in savoring the turkey and all the fixins during the annual Community Thanksgiving Day Dinner, first in St. Jude’s Social Hall and then in the Parish Center. I...

 

Letter to the Editor - Thanks to Zinke on Badger-Two medicine

Dear Editor: The Badger Two-Medicine on the Rocky Mountain Front is a sacred area for the Blackfeet Tribe and one of Montana’s most spectacular landscapes This week, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke took an important step forward in protecting this...

 

Letter to the Editor - Glad Dems won, but angry at the party

To The Editor: I am at a loss to know what to do with certain thoughts and feelings following the mid-term elections. I am relieved that my wife and I, as well as tens of millions of other Americans, will not have to fear our Social Security Retireme...

 

Letter to the editor - We need to change the change in our country's culture

Dear Editor, We, the past state presidents of the Montana Business and Professional Women’s Organization, encourage women to consider involving themselves in public service and politics. The culture of our country is changing rapidly, leaning away...

 

Letter to the Editor - Thanks for helping preserve history

Editor, On behalf of the H. Earl and Margaret Turner Clack Memorial Museum Foundation, The H. Earl Clack Memorial Museum and the Wahkpa Chu’gn Buffalo Jump, I would like to extend a sincere “Thank You” to the residents of Havre, Hill County...

 

Letter to the Editor - All should support Medicare for All

Editor, Expanded and Improved Medicare for All has benefits so clear and impressive, it is absurd for any informed American to not insist on congress implementing H.R. 676. The U.S. spends twice as much per capita on health care as other...

 

Letter to the Editor - Excessive taxpayer dollars spent by President Trump on Montana campaigning

Editor, My name is Raymond Nelson, a 1964 graduate from Havre Central High and 26 1/2 year Navy veteran. I was a resident of Montana from 1946 to 1980. It was then I changed residency to South Carolina where I was stationed and bought a home. I am a...

 

Letter to the Editor - Support the fair with your vote

Editor, Our Great Northern Fairgrounds holds a special place in everyone’s heart. Not one of us who has been here long does not have a fond memory of the fair or using the grounds in some way. It may be 4-H, rodeo, derby, Indian relay races,...

 

Letter to the Editor - Vote yes for I 186 and clean water

Editor, I grew up in eastern Montana, swimming in the Missouri River and Fort Peck Reservoir. Water was, and is, a significant part of life for me. I feel very fortunate to have been able to stay in Montana throughout my life; and clean water is...

 

Letter to the Editor - Vote for 6-Mill Levy for affordable education

To the Editor, I write this letter in a small coffee shop just after touring an 800-year-old cathedral in Salamanca, Spain. As a study-abroad student almost 5,000 miles away from my home university of Montana State University, I reflect on my...

 

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