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Letter to the Editor - Havre could get a makeover!

Editor, HGTV is taking nominations to “spruce up” a small town at no charge to the town. I think Havre could be a strong contender. We are located in the “Last Best Place.” Many people have heard about Montana but never visited and are...

 

Letter to the Editor - Thanks Havre Youth Hockey

Editor, For two weekends in a row Havre has been treated to some pretty good fun and hockey at the Havre Ice Dome. Parking lot was overflowing with supporters of this awesome game. I am pleased to be a resident of Havre and a supporter of Havre...

 

Letter to the Editor - Thanks for supporting Toys for Tots

Dear Editor, I’m writing with heartfelt appreciation and gratitude to our generous community for their support of Toys for Tots second annual event.  Toys for Tots was able to partner with The Salvation Army this year to identify families in...

 

Letter to the Editor - Recent comments on Cowboy Hall of Fame off the mark

Editor, Recently one of our members submitted a letter expressing his opinions about the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame. We disagree with his characterizations of the past few years of challenges that our organization has faced. We have engaged with thi...

 

Letter to the Editor - Community invited to Valentine's Day Vendor/Craft Gala

Will you be our Valentine? The Hill County 4-H program will be hosting a Valentine’s Day Vendor/Craft Gala Saturday, Feb. 8, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 9, from noon to 4 p.m. at the 4-H Chuckwagon. Public entry fee is $1 or a...

 

Letter to the Editor - Thank you for helping share meaning of Christmas

Dear Editor, I am writing to thank Havre residents for sharing the true meaning of Christmas with children in need this past holiday season. Because of the generosity of donors in Havre and across the United States, Operation Christmas Child, a...

 

Letter to the Editor - Daines lied under oath

To the Editor: Steve Daines lied when he recently swore an oath for the impeachment trial of Donald Trump to “do impartial justice according to the Constitution and laws.” We all know this because Daines has called Trump’s impeachment a...

 

Letter to the Editor - Chinook holds successful blood drive

The Chinook community hosted the American Red Cross Blood Drive Tuesday, Jan. 7. There were 43 individuals that showed up to donate with five deferrals making our total number of pints donated 38 on...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    January 17, 2020

View from the North 40: Remembering how cold the cold is

I once read advice from a well-respected author who said writers of fiction should pull details from their memories, not from current experiences. Specifically, she gave the example that winter...

 

Letter to the Editor - Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame needs reorganization

Editor, My fellow Montanans, I feel compelled to bring to your attention an issue that should concern you. The Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame Board of Directors wasted nearly $1 million in taxpayer and contribution funds and no one has been held to...

 

Letter to the Editor - Thanks to Lakeside Excavation on finishing Bullhook

Editor, I would like to take a moment to thank Tyler Smith and his crew for stepping in and finishing the Bullhook Diversion project through Havre. They did their work in a timely fashion and it was done with great professionalism.  The work was...

 

Letter to the Editor - Sunnyside Trade Fair a success

Editor, Wooden signs, hand-crafted ornaments, homemade dog treats, and much more awaited lucky buyers Dec. 12 at the Sunnyside Intermediate School Trade Fair. Thanks to the community’s stunning generosity, those items and much more — all created...

 

Letter to the Editor - Thanks and congratulations on drawings at tree lighting

Editor, A heartfelt thank you to all the businesses that donated to the Havre Area Chamber of Commerce Super Certificate Giveaway and the Kids Baskets held Nov. 30th: Bergren Transmission, Subway, Montana State University-Northern Bookstore, JM...

 

Letter to the Editor - Congress needs to pass park, LWCF funding

Editor, Montana’s national parks are some of the best in the country, but they desperately need repairs. Parks across our county, like those in Montana, are facing unreliable funding, record visitation and aging infrastructure. That’s why I am...

 

Letter to the Editor - Thanks to the volunteers for Community Thanksgiving Dinner

Editor, The 2019 Community Thanksgiving was a success because of the team effort from the abundant volunteers. During the event we talked about our gratitude towards the anonymous donor. In the kitchen, we reflected on the good works from Gary &...

 

Letter to the Editor - Seeking nominations for Elliot award

Editor, The Blue Pony Booster Club is seeking 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...

 

Letter to the Editor - The facts on Empire Builder ridership

To the editor, Havre Daily News: In an article about ridership on Amtrak’s Empire Builder passenger train featured in the Nov. 25 edition of the Havre Daily News, I am quoted as suggesting that the peak ridership for the train at 554,000 in 2008 wa...

 

Letter to the Editor - Daines and Gianforte must take immediate action on CSKT Compact

Editor, The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribe Water Compact took over a decade to negotiate with water users on and off the CSKT nation. The CSKT will protect the rights of water users across Montana. It passed the Montana Legislature with...

 

Letter to the Editor - Thanks to blood drive volunteers

Editor, I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to all the volunteers that help with the blood drive that takes place at the St. Judes Parish Center every other month.  Since the drive is also held during the school year...

 

Letter to the Editor - Montana politics

Editor, It was with amusement that I read the Havre Daily News article Oct. 7 quoting Rep. Jacob Bachmeier, D-Havre, basically blasting Public Service Commissioner Randy Pinocci for having an opinion Bachmeier didn’t like, and expressing that...

 

Letter to the Editor - Remember Eldon Mooney Dec. 7

Editor, On 7 December, the Pacific Junction Railway Club at the Havre Rail Museum will honor Eldon Mooney. Eldon moved to Havre from Billings, where he worked for the Northern Pacific Railroad the Burlington Northern Railway. In Havre he worked for...

 

Letter to the Editor - Naber an example of what rural teachers should be

Dear editor: I was very pleased with Ila McClenahan’s interesting account of her teachers at the one-room elementary schools across north-central Montana. She was a student at Staton Coulee School while I was a student at rural Burnham School...

 

Letter to the Editor - Thanks to everyone for helping with speech and debate

Editor, The members of the Havre HIgh School speech and debate team want to thank everyone for stepping up and helping us by judging at our invitational tournament Saturday. Many of our regular judges took time from their Saturday to come and rank st...

 

Letter to the Editor - In search of decency

Editor, “At long last, have you no sense of decency left, Sir?” Such was the question asked of Sen. Joseph McCarthy during a Senate Committee hearing he was conducting. The questioner was the U.S. Army Chief Counsel Joseph Welch, and, to his...

 

Letter to the Editor - Tuesday is Stuttering Awareness Day

Editor, Tuesday, Oct. 22, is International Stuttering Awareness Day. Stuttering is the only disability people still laugh at but we’re working to change that! Just over 70 million people around the world stutter, including more than 3 million...

 

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