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Letter to the Editor - Thanks for the success of the library reading program

Editor, The winter reading series at the Havre-Hill County Library was themed with the fascinating subject of birds. Rachel Rawn, library director, planned the theme and organized the books and speakers. The Friends of the Havre-Hill County Library,...

 

Letter to the Editor - Support Montana Energy Security Act

Editor, We have the chance in Montana to take some control over the future of our electricity costs. The Colstrip power plants have been a reliable source of electricity for our state for decades, and Units 3 & 4 can continue to provide affordable...

 

Letter to the Editor - Are tax cuts making America great?

Dear editor, I would like to thank all the Republican senators and representatives, Gianforte, Daines, Paul Ryan and Donald Trump for the tremendous tax cuts that affected all the middle class and especially the retired people. We had the same...

 

Letter to the Editor - North Carolina students seeks help learining about Montana

Dear people of the great state of Montana, Hello! I am a fourth-grade student in North Carolina. In fourth grade, we research a state for our state fair, and I have chosen your state! Now I am very excited to learn more about the great state of...

 

Letter to the Editor - Habitat Montana under attack in Legislature

Editor, Montana’s 30-year-old conservation program, Habitat Montana, is currently under attack — again. Last year, landowners and sportsmen saw the dark side of politics with a disappointing show of power from Commissioner Matt Rosendale, Superin...

 

Letter to the Editor - Examples of senior citizen abuse at Rocky Boy

Editor, I am writing a letter to the editor expressing my grief over two cases of senior citizen abuses by the tribal entities here in Rocky Boy. It should be three, but I did receive one tiny load of wood that lasted two days. A disgruntled roads...

 

Letter to the Editor - Fight to get Amtrak back on track

Hello rail fans, I have some great news! On Feb. 15, the transportation budget was passed into law. It states, “the conferees direct Amtrak to provide a station agent in each Amtrak station that had a ticket agent position eliminated in fiscal...

 

Letter to the Editor - WIFE ending art of farming contest

Editor, Montana WIFE, Women Involved in Farm Economics, has been celebrating National Agriculture Week by inviting Montana’s school children to express their ideas on farm life by participating in the “Art of Farming” contest and sending their...

 

Letter to the Editor - President's budget cuts afterschool program

To the Editor: Some 6,500 children in Montana would lose their afterschool program, if the budget proposal from the president sent to Congress on Monday makes it into law. Despite years of research proving that afterschool and summer-learning...

 

Letter to the Editor - Please tell me why you love Montana

Dear Editor, How are you up there in Montana?  I am Ellie and my classmates and I are reading The Watsons Go to Birmingham.  I’m in 7th Grade doing my letter to the editor project and I chose the state of Montana.  (Just so you know I’m the...

 

Letter to the Editor: Judge Barger gives the green light for Hill County Electric to destroy your property

Dear editor, Everyone remembers the big winter storm that swept across north-central Montana in 2017. Like everyone else, my residence was without power for days and my driveway was drifted in within minutes of plowing. I, however, incurred property...

 

Letter to the Editor - Thanks to angels helping in cold, snowy February

Editor, Have you seen any “angels” fluttering around your home this frosty, snowy, cold February? I have many times! The small city of Kremlin, though small, has many people plowing, shoveling, grading and clearing our streets and driveways....

 

Letter to the Editor - Please help with information about the great state of Montana

Dear people of the great state of Montana, Hello! I am a third-grade student in northern Virginia. In third grade, we do state projects, and I have chosen your state. I am very excited to learn more about the great state of Montana as I work on my...

 

Letter to the Editor - Don't let Amtrak dodge the ticket agent issue

Editor, I am writing a response to the March 1 article by Derek Hann regarding Havre and Shelby hoping to get the Amtrak station agents back. As Amtrak’s management has, most particularly over the past year, been especially unsupportive of the nati...

 

Letter to the Editor - More bipartisan, common-sense solutions needed for environment

Dear editor, Both of Montana’s senators, Sen. Jon Tester and Sen. Steve Daines, promoted and voted for the permanent reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund. Rep. Greg Gianforte praised this public lands package and called for...

 

Letter to the Editor - Montana should end auto insurance 'price optimization'

Editor, To drive in Montana we need auto insurance. But insurance companies want to use complicated algorithms called “price optimization” to charge us more based on how we shop, our personal characteristics, and other online behaviors, even if o...

 

Letter to the Editor - Support HB 192 to prevent revenge porn

Dear editor, It’s frustrating to hear statistics like: 1 in 50 people will be victims of revenge porn within the general public and now suffer mental health implications. Of these people, many are also often ashamed or scared to come forward....

 

Letter to the Editor - Speak only Spanish in Havre

Editor, To all the Spanish-peaking citizens of Havre and to those visiting this hamlet: Speak only Spanish! It’s your right! Has your Border Patrol agent ever been out of the county? I suggest we all take Spanish lessons, it’s a beautiful...

 

Letter to the Editor - Thanks for supporting Chamber activities

Dear Editor, The Havre Area Chamber of Commerce had two events in January that were greatly supported by the community and that need thank-yous extended on our behalf. The 110th Annual Meeting and Luncheon was held at the Olympic Room of the Duck...

 

Letter to the Editor - Time to see truth at the meat counter

To the editor: Where’s the beef … from? No one wants to be misled, but it is happening every day at your meat counter. “Product of USA” is now gracing your beef and pork labels, even though your beef and pork are quite possibly not from an...

 

Letter to the Editory - Remembering a friend

Editor, I always thought I was very lucky anytime I was around Roger Martens. I felt that he was amazingly cool and a wonderful presence. I never saw him when he wasn’t in a good mood. Also, I always thought Roger was the coolest looking guy I...

 

Letter to the Editor - Thanks for help on Native American Classic

The organizers of the Native American Classic from Rocky Boy and Box Elder Schools would like to thank Jody Olson, executive director of the Havre Chamber of Commerce, Gary and Leo’s Fresh Foods, Taco John’s, Pepsi and especially the Tourism...

 

Letter to the Editor - Thank you for judge application process

Dear Editor I want to sincerely thank everyone who was a part of the city judge selection process. I worked very hard to prepare for the City Council meeting that was held on the evening of Tuesday January 22nd. I appreciate the support from the comm...

 

Letter to the Editor - A new name for Sen. Sales for his wall bid

From 1953 until 1966 there was a children’s television show hosted by a comedian who went by the stage name “Soupy Sales.” In 1965, upset at having to work on New Year’s Day, Sales ended his live broadcast by directing his viewers to tiptoe...

 

Letter to the Editor - Thanks, Chinook, for beating blood drive goal

Hey, Chinook, we did it!  Each donation can save up to three lives. Because of your generosity, 126 lives will be saved. There were 48 individuals who showed up to donate at the blood drive Tuesday, Jan. 8. There were two deferrals, making our...

 

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