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By Alex Ross 

Chamber revives ice-fishing derby


January 10, 2018

Havre Daily News/Ryan Welch

An ice auger sits next to a ice-fishing hut on Beaver Creek Reservoir Dec. 28. Beaver Creek Reservoir might be the location for a revived Havre Area Chamber of Commerce ice-fishing tournament Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 27-28. If conditions at Beaver Creek won't work, the Chamber has selected Fresno Reservoir as a backup.

After a year without its annual fishing derby, the Havre Area Chamber of Commerce has revived the tradition this month, but with some changes.

The Chamber will host the Arctic Games Ice Fishing Tournament and Raffle Saturday, Jan. 27, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 28, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Chamber Executive Director Jody Olson said the tournament will be held at Fresno Reservoir or Beaver Creek Reservoir, though Beaver Creek would probably be ideal, she added.

She said changes in wind and warmer temperatures can make ice unsafe there.

"So our backup is Fresno," she said...

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