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 By John Kelleher    Local    December 17, 2014 

Bullock's plan has lots for Hi-Line

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock’s $300 million Build Montana program, aimed at improving the state’s sagging infrastructure, includes several projects for the Hi-Line. In addition to the importance of improving the state’s schools, highways and...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    December 17, 2014 

Restraining order on St. Marks lifted

Ken Blatt St. Marks, the elected chair of the Chippewa Cree Business Committee, said the temporary restraining order that kept him 500 feet away from the tribal offices was lifted after he had a tribal court hearing Tuesday. “They threw out the (te...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    December 16, 2014

Street, sidewalk repair plan proposed

Two Havre city councilwomen are proposing the city study the idea of asking voters to fund a massive plan to improve the city’s deteriorating streets, sidewalks and other public facilities. First Ward Democrats Pam Hillery and Terry Lilletvedt...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    December 16, 2014

Female to join Havre police force

For the first time in several years, Havre will have a female police officer. City Council approved the appointment of Victoria Olson as a probationary police officer at Monday night’s council meeting. A Havre native, Olson graduated from Havre...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    December 16, 2014

United Way fundraiser set

The United Way of Hill County campaign is headed down to the wire. A "fun"draiser will be held at Pizza Hut of Havre Thursday. People who buy a pizza at the restaurant, for delivery or for pickup, should mention to the server that they want 20...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    December 15, 2014

Program will help people in need

“My Neighbor in Need,” a Great Falls-based organization that helps match needs with community support, will open an office in Havre early next year. Under the program, people who have a special need will call into My Neighbor in Need, which will... Full story

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    December 15, 2014

Living Nativity

A larger-than-usual crowd gathered at the living Nativity scene at Van Orsdel United Methodist Church Saturday night. It was pretty much the same as it has been in recent years, said Ray Toth, who...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    December 15, 2014

Program will hep people in need

“My Neighbor in Need,” a Great Falls-based organization that helps match needs with community support, will open an office in Havre early next year. Under the program, people who have a special need will call into My Neighbor in Need, which will... Full story

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    December 12, 2014

Hearing set in challenge to Rocky Boy ruling

Chippewa Cree tribal council member-elect Jody LaMere and the Chippewa Cree Election Committee are appealing a tribal court ruling that bars the swearing-in of three new tribal council members elected in the Nov. 4 election. A hearing will be held... Full story

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    December 8, 2014

Bell ringing without Bonnie

At the front door at Gary & Leo's Fresh Foods, Savanah Pierson was ringing the bell next to the Salvation Army red kettle Saturday afternoon. Next to her was Arjan Pokhard. He handed out candy... Full story

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    December 4, 2014

Benefit planned for Jarvis

Friends call Richard Jarvis “a nice guy, the kind of guy everybody knows.” That’s why so many people were devastated to learn he had been diagnosed by Hodgkins lymphoma. The former Havre High School football and wrestling standout is...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    December 3, 2014

'Alternative' schools backed by Windy Boy

Alternative schools could be created on Indian reservations to educate students who are having a hard time in traditional schools under a plan introduced by State. Sen. Jonathan Windy Boy, D-Box Elder. The senator said the plan, which immediately... Full story

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    December 2, 2014

Police probe 2nd Street shooting

David Hopf, 46, of Havre, fired a single shot from a high-calibre weapon through the rear window of a car on 2nd St., Saturday night, Havre Police Chief Gabe Matosich said Monday night. The bullet narrowly missed the driver of the car and exited... Full story

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    December 1, 2014

Windy Boy: Set speed limit at 85 mph

The speed limits on Montana Interstate highways would rise from 75 mph to 85 mph and state two-lane roads would go up from 75 mph to 80 mph under a bill sponsored by state Sen. Jonathan Windy Boy, D-Box Elder. Three similar bills have been...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    December 1, 2014

Festival raises over $50k

A great back-and-forth exchange of bids took place Saturday night with a standing-room-only crowd at Festival of Trees at St. Jude Parish Center. Little by little, the bids for the Christmas tree put...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    December 1, 2014

Chilly downtown Christmas fests held Saturday

Brock Ross stood in front of Master Sports on 1st Street in downtown Havre Saturday afternoon, ready to take part in the first Santa Run. The Havre Area Chamber of Commerce had hoped for better... Full story

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    December 1, 2014

Police probe 2nd Street shooting

David Hopf, 46. of Havre, fired a single shot from a high-calibre weapon through the rear window of a car on 2nd St., Saturday night. Havre Police Chief Gabe Matosich said Monday night. The bullet narrowly missed the driver of the car and exited... Full story

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    November 28, 2014

Ex-Stone Child president faces more charges

Former Stone Child College President Melody Henry faces more theft charges that could bring her an additional 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Those charges were opened on Tuesday when she appeared in federal court in Great Falls. She and her... Full story

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    November 28, 2014

A community tradition

Tiger and Lolly Evans were regulars as volunteers at the annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner. A anonymous donor pays for the food, that usually attracts several hundred people. Volunteers do all the...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    November 26, 2014

Four things to do for Thanksgiving: Santa Run

People at the Havre Area Chamber of Commerce were looking at coming up with new ways of celebrating Christmas. Chamber President Debbie Callahan, a runner herself, decided that it would be good to com...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    November 25, 2014

Rocky Boy council removes St. Marks

Two people are acting as chair of the Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation tribal council. St. Marks, who was sworn in as chair Thursday after winning a two-year-long legal battle, was served Friday with papers signed by four council members charging him... Full story

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    November 25, 2014

Rocky Boy students raise funds for gifts

Elementary school students at Rocky Boy schools will get a free Christmas gift thanks to two high school students who are undertaking a massive effort to raise funds. Isiah Murie and Tristen Belgrade, both seniors at Rocky Boy High School, are in... Full story

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    November 21, 2014

Session will guide people through adoption process

People considering adopting children face some pitfalls and many opportunities. And most potential parents have lots of questions about what path they should take if they want to adopt children. That’s why Mike Zook and Charlie Klimas and other...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    November 20, 2014

Help sought in locating deer poacher

State wildlife officials are seeking tips from the public about the poaching of a mule deer buck near Fresno Reservoir west of Havre. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Warden Andy Matakis said the buck was shot on private property approximately one...

 
 By John Kelleher    Local    November 20, 2014

St. Marks wins election appeal

Suspended Chippewa Cree tribal chair Ken St. Marks has won his effort to have the results of the special election upheld. A tribal appeals court has ruled that the tribe's election committee was wrong in overturning St. Marks' election as chair. St.... Full story

 

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