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Letter to the Editor - Help us get counted

Editor, I am writing to remind the Havre community of the importance of the 2020 Census, with the hope that those of you who have not yet completed the Census may learn of its significance, especially in our rural communities. Growing up in a rural...

 

Letter to the Editor - We are all in these times together

Editor, In these days of racial tensions, I must speak of my multiracial family. All of my children have Black heritage. All have Native American heritage, all have Gros Ventre ancestors. Some are enrolled at Fort Belknap. Some are enrolled Crows....

 

Letter to the Editor - Kiwanis Pancake Feed canceled

The Kiwanis Club of Havre regrets to announce that we will not be holding our annual Pancake Day this fall.  We feel that the risks to public safety outweigh the benefit to be gained from holding the event. We do plan on holding it again next year,...

 

Letter to the Editor - Lawmakers saving Postal Service is critical

Editor, I have been reading with interest the news articles about the disruption of the U.S. Postal Service over the last week. I rely on the USPS to deliver several of my life-saving medications. The latest attempts by Postmaster General DeJoy and...

 

Letter to the Editor - Montana voters need help

Editor, It is a shame so many Montana voters do not understand how to vote. But, not to worry, in the recent election many public-spirited national corporations, foundations and political figures volunteered their time and money to inform and...

 

Letter to the editor - Conserve, not log, forests

Editor, The Bozeman Municipal Watershed logging project, the South Plateau Landscape logging project near West Yellowstone, and other plans to log public lands in Montana ignore the scientific fact that logging exposes soil to the sun and wind, to...

 

Letter to the Editor - Shame on Trump for post office troubles

To the Editor, The U.S. Postal Service is in trouble now thanks to Trump’s misguided appointment of DeJoy as Postmaster General. The removal of the post boxes and mail sorting machines to influence the election is hurting millions of people. A...

 

Letter to the editor - Festival Days Parade canceled, activities still planned

Festival Days is a time-honored tradition since 1980. The Havre Area Chamber of Commerce was excited to celebrate our 40th parade through beautiful Havre. However, we are sad to announce that the 2020 Havre Festival Days Parade has been canceled due...

 

Letter to the Editor - United Way crab boil canceled, help still needed

Did you know that in one year, donations to United Way of Hill County touched more than 45,300 lives in our community? Thank you for your support and kindness, as we continue to live united together. United Way supports non-profit funded partners tha...

 

Letter to the Editor - Walmart should enforce mask requirement

Dear editor:     During the first 20 minutes of our shopping at Havre’s Walmart on Aug. 16, I noticed six adults and two children (about eight years old) not wearing face masks.  I asked an assistant manager what could be done about that...

 

Letter to the Editor - Support Badger-Two Medicine act

Editor, I’ve never been to the Badger-Two Medicine, but I’ve been hearing a lot about it and I support protecting. Why do I support protecting it despite never having stepped foot there? I am a Montana native who was raised in a hunting family....

 

Letter to the Editor - We should expect more from our elected officials

Editor, Politicians are only as good as the words they speak. Hill County Commissioner Mark Peterson should take that to heart. Thursday, Peterson and fellow Commissioner Diane McLean voted to reject an all-mail ballot despite the pandemic and...

 

Letter to the Editor - McLean, Peterson should fix mistake and then resign

Dear Editor, I read with interest then dismay about Hill County commissioners voting against a mail-in ballot election. I was stunned that they would decide to risk the lives of the Hill County residents during this worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. The...

 

Letter to the Editor - Voters still have options

Editor, I am one of the election judges who made the hard decision to not work at the polls this year. I am in a vulnerable age group. It was a difficult decision to make, as I have been an election judge for many many years. It can be a long and...

 

Letter to the Editor - Relief bill needs to include SNAP and EBT

Editor, As the coronavirus rages on across our state, it has caused yet another crisis — child hunger. Thousands of families with kids right here in Montana are now dealing with unemployment, rising food prices, eviction and hunger. And yet...

 

Letter to the Editor - Safety should come before political beliefs

Editor, I have been an Election Judge in Hill County for over 20 years, so I feel as qualified as anybody to speak to the election process. Having worked with both Clerk and Recorders Diane Mellem and Sue Armstrong, I have witnessed firsthand the...

 

Letter to the Editor - The Bible tells us so

Editor, Anyone who denies the government’s, any government’s, right, let alone obligation, to impose rules and regulations to safeguard its citizenry, is ignoring the timeless basis upon which all civilizations were founded. Pick up your Bible,...

 

Letter to the Editor - Ask for an absentee ballot

Dear Editor: The Hill County Commissioners have voted down mail-in ballots for the General Election because they feel it is right I guess or maybe some other fraud idea. Twenty-four people told Commissioner Peterson they wanted to vote in person,...

 

Letter to the Editor - Wake up and end pandemic

I too say “Shame on McLean and Peterson” for endangering peoples lives by banning a mail ballot vote. Come on people do you realize how deadly COVID-19 virus is? Then again those that vote to hold fairs in the counties across Montana on a...

 

Letter to the Editor - Polling places raise concerns

Editor, I have some concerns if Hill County is forced to have polling places open for in person voting. I am sure that this responsibility of the clerk and recorder to solve these problems. I talked to a friend who has been a polling place worker...

 

Letter to the Editor - Sad to see one-sided editorial on mail ballots

To the Editor, Your Aug. 14 editorial says “All of the arguments against mail ballots have been debunked.” By whom? You? It is naïve to think the only human endeavor in which people won’t lie, commit fraud, or make mistakes is in elections,...

 

Letter to the Editor - Asking to wear a mask is reasonable

Editor, In one of the many informational TV programs about COVID-19 a doctor explained why masks work. (Sorry, I didn’t catch his name) He stated that even though the virus is microscopic, it is surrounded by droplets of moisture from your...

 

Letter to the Editor - Vote absentee this October

Editor, “We are making this so convenient.” Hill County Commissioner Diane McLean regarding voting, 8/13/2020 No, you’re not. You’re making it exceedingly difficult, expensive and dangerous. “Over the past 20 years, more than 250 million ba...

 

Letter to the Editor - Vote on mail ballots

Dear Editor: We just finished reading the Havre Daily News article concerning your votes on the decision not to provide general election mail ballots to the electorate of Hill County. First, we would like to say that we appreciate Commissioner Mike...

 

Letter to the Editor - McLean, Peterson endangering people

Editor, Hill County Commissioners Mark Peterson and Diane McLean need to re-evaluate their duties to this community. One would assume it is their job to listen to those with knowledge and expertise and then make the best decision for everyone. Yes,...

 

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