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 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    January 23, 2015 

New fire chief takes his place

The new Havre fire chief, Tim Hedges, was sworn in at the Havre City Council meeting Tuesday, officially replacing outgoing chief Dave Sheppard. Tim Hedges, 53, said he is extremely excited to take... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    January 23, 2015 

Hi-Line Living: Ski Bear Paw

Opening day for the Bear Paw Ski Bowl was last weekend and it brought more than 100 skiers and snowboarders to Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation to participate in Havre's yearly tradition. Dave Martens,... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    January 23, 2015 

St. Jude boiler quits, will soon be replaced

St. Jude Thaddeus School is slated to get an upgrade after its boiler called it quits. The Rev. Daniel J. Wathen, the pastor of St. Jude Thaddeus Church and superintendent of the school, said the boiler crashed Wednesday and they expect to begin... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    January 22, 2015

Construction boom

The numerous construction projects in the city of Havre and the surrounding area may show hope for forward progress for an area that has experienced some weakening population numbers. The... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    January 21, 2015

Vandals bust vehicle windows downtown

Early this morning, several windows were broken out of vehicles parked in downtown Havre. The first incident of vandalism the Havre Police Department responded to, according to a call log from the... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    January 20, 2015

Northern remembers, honors Martin Luther King Jr.

At Montana State University-Northern, community members gathered to remember the man who helped America achieve the level of civil justice it has today. Cristina Estrada-Underwood, the director of... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    January 19, 2015

Ski bowl opening day brings Havre out

Bear Paw Ski Bowl had its opening day Saturday and more than 100 skiers and snowboarders visited it to test the new snow. "Opening day's been really good," said Dave Martens, the mountain manager.... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    January 16, 2015

Bear Paw Ski Bowl to open Saturday

The Bear Paw Ski Bowl’s opening day is Saturday, after last week’s final snow showers and some quick grooming of the slopes were completed. The ski bowl sits south of Havre in the Bear Paw Mountains just south of Beaver Creek Park on Rocky... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    January 15, 2015

No bomb found

Students were evacuated from Havre High School after a bomb threat was called in Wednesday morning. "Around the 11 o'clock hour, the school received a call that the school was going to blow up," said... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    January 15, 2015

'9 Circles'

Montana Actors' Theatre's latest production, "9 Circles," will have its opening night Friday. "9 Circles" is based on true events and tells the story of Pvt. Daniel Reeves, who has been honorably... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    January 14, 2015

NW Energy donates to Northern diesel center

At a press conference yesterday, officials from Montana State University-Northern and NorthWestern Energy gathered at Chancellor Greg Kegel's house to talk about the company's donation to the Automoti... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    January 14, 2015

Transgender issues raise questions at school board

At Tuesday’s Havre Public School Board of Trustees meeting at Havre Middle School, concerns over how to deal with possible future situations involving a transgender student playing for a school sports team were voiced. Dennis Murphy, the... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    January 13, 2015

Cottonwood sign raises memories, questions

A piece of Hi-Line history has been hanging in one of the conference rooms of the Havre Public Schools Robins Administration Building, but not much is known about it. School Superintendent Andy Carlso... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    January 13, 2015

NW Energy donates for auto-diesel building

NorthWestern Energy announced this morning that it is donating $125,000 to Montana State University-Northern’s new automotive and diesel technologies building. Officials from NorthWestern are going to meet with MSU-Northern officials at interim...

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    January 12, 2015

Northern ball set to celebrate students

The We Love Northern Ball is around the corner and will employ a new theme this year. The ball is one of Montana State University-Northern’s premier fundraising events and all the money gained at the ball will go to scholarships for future and curr... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    January 9, 2015

Havreite and another assaulted in New Zealand

A Havre native and a Shelby resident were assaulted in New Zealand within 48 hours of landing in the country. Jacob Ulgenes, 22, of Havre and Scott Kelleher, 23,of Shelby graduated December from Montana Tech in Butte and were visiting New Zealand as... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    January 9, 2015

Hi-Line Living: Pencil and Paper

Don Greytak, a local artist who is well-known in Montana, especially eastern Montana, and parts of the nation, spent decades perfecting his art, though he would modestly argue that "perfect" is not... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    January 8, 2015

'Crystal Highway' Havreites plead guilty

The last of three Havreites who were charged in a federal meth-ring bust pleaded guilty Wednesday. Justin Roland Turner was the last of the three men from Havre to plead guilty after a federal investigation of methamphetamine trafficking from... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    January 8, 2015

Local artist captures Montana

Don Greytak has been producing his detailed pencil drawing for over 35 years and has become a staple in Montana art. His depictions are often, if not in most cases, of rural Montana landscapes and...

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    January 7, 2015

New Rocky Boy election to be held - again

The election committee of Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation is scheduling an election to fill the chairman and another seat on the Chippewa Cree Business Committee. The Feb. 3 election will replace elected chairman Kenneth Blatt St. Marks and John “... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    January 7, 2015

'Winter in the Blood' out in many formats

“Winter in the Blood,” which was filmed on the Hi-Line, is now available through Netflix and other Internet services. The film is now available on Netflix, Amazon, Vudu and iTunes. It was made available on Netflix Jan. 1. On the Internet Movie...

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    January 7, 2015

Rocky Boy embezzler Huston's sentencing rescheduled for March

One of the people indicted during the Guardians Project investigation of Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation was scheduled to be sentenced today, but the hearing has been moved to March. Shad James Huston, who lives in Havre and is a former Havre... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    January 7, 2015

Casino thief pleads guilty

Amber Nicole Wells, one of the three women who were charged with felonies for stealing from a Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation casino, pleaded guilty Tuesday. She, along with Maria Rose Newton and Melinda Marie Descharm, on or around Jan. 20, 2013,...

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    January 7, 2015

Their future looks bright

The Sunnyside Geography Bee, which is part of program created by the National Geographic Society, was held Tuesday at Havre High School's auditorium. Stephanie Padget is the 2015 champion from... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    January 5, 2015

Malmstrom called for suspicious device

Havre Police Department officers got more than they bargained for when they impounded a vehicle Friday. A section of the police station’s parking lot was taped off after officers found what appears to be a possible explosive device in the vehicle.... Full story


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