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Officials looking at action on Golden Spike's COVID-19 non-compliance


Last updated 1/5/2021 at 11:36am

Havre Daily News/Kimberly Bolta

Multiple vehicles are parked outside The Golden Spike Monday shortly before 11 p.m., nearly an hour after the gubernatorial directive that bars close at 10 p.m. to try to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Hill County officials say they are exploring legal action due to The Golden Spike violating COVID-19 directives.

The Hill County Health Department is exploring legal action against Havre bar The Golden Spike for deliberate and repeated violation of Gov. Steve Bullock's public health mandates.

Hill County Sanitarian Clay Vincent and Hill County Sanitarian-in-Training Will Lorett said they've been receiving complaints about the establishment for over two months for staying open past 10 p.m., not requiring face masks or social distancing and being over capacity.

"A lot of complaints would be an understatement," Vincent said.

He and Lorett said they have repeatedly spoken with Golden Spike Owner Tammy...

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