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 By Pam Burke    Local    July 25, 2014

Chippewa Cree Rodeo to conduct school

The Chippewa Cree Rodeo Association, with the sponsorship of Washington Redskins Original Americans Foundation, is conducting three days of rodeo schools at the Sybil Sangrey-Colliflower Memorial Arena three miles east of Box Elder A team roping,...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    July 25, 2014

As American as ketchup pie

Nothing says Americana quite like the Midwestern heartland and good ol’ American ketchup, and nothing says America’s heartland needs you more now than ever than a 170-foot-tall ketchup bottle going on the auction block in a little city called... Full story

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    July 18, 2014

Too real for action reels

Maybe I watch too many movies and I’ve become jaded, bored by the action movie formula, but thoughts of reality keep intruding on my action/adventure cinema experience. In a scene where thieves break into a downtown office to steal solid gold bars... Full story

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    July 11, 2014

The devil is in the details

I am willing to entertain the idea that the devil is real and he is working in the manufacturing business as a design concepts innovation engineer. Yes, I just made up that job title, but with the devil on the loose, literally making mischief, I thin... Full story

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    July 3, 2014

To err is human, to forgive needless

Today we celebrate the colossal public error and the people whose job or hobby puts them in line of public scrutiny. I live your pain. Today we celebrate the 1-minute parking sign in Brentwood, California. Yes, it’s a one-hour parking area, but... Full story

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    June 27, 2014

The Airhead DNA Theory

Sometimes I wish I’d taken drugs in my youth — not that I’m advocating that behavior as a lifestyle, but it just seems like such a white-bread cliché to blame my chronic airheadedness on being a natural blonde. And I’ve met my parents,... Full story

 
 By Pam Burke    Local    June 27, 2014

History takes flight

CUTBANK - People who have flown, whether as passenger or pilot, commonly comment at some point about one's change in perspective inspired by flight. They no longer look in the same way at the... Full story

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    June 20, 2014

Well, no one burned at the stake

The next time I get to whining about how my government is like my mother — always saying no, can’t don’t — I’m going to have to remind myself that at least I don’t live in Swaziland where they just passed laws regulating fictional... Full story

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    June 13, 2014

The root of the gender role debate

While the flying cotton from the wealth of blooming cottonwood trees is amping up the sinus problems of area allergy sufferers, it also sparked debate in my household. For those who don’t know, cottonwood trees come in two types: chicks and guys.... Full story

 
 By Pam Burke    Local    June 12, 2014

Classic cars return to Hi-Line

28th Annual Bear Paw Rod Run is hosting a fleet of show cars in Havre this weekend. Put on by the Hi-Line Cruz'n Association, the Rod Run annually brings in car enthusiasts and from all over Montana... Full story

 
 By Pam Burke    Local    June 6, 2014

The life of a highway flagger

There are two seasons in Montana, winter and road construction, or so the old joke says. While construction crews toil away with all manner of heavy equipment on the inside of a construction project...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    June 6, 2014

Rowe vs. Elliott: hottie cage match

Part 2 of 2 We begin where we began last time: with naked Mike Rowe on the Internet. We move on to where we ended last time: with naked Sam Elliott on the Internet. We see, now, clearly there’s a pattern to my thinking, there’s also a purpose: Wh... Full story

 
 By Pam Burke    Local    June 5, 2014

Benefit will help woman who helped others

Kathy Leeds has spent a large part of her life working to help others and, Saturday at the Eagles Club, the community has a chance to give back to her to help raise funds for her recent medical expenses. Kathy was director for 20 years of Quality... Full story

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    May 30, 2014

Philosophy of naked Mike Rowe

Part 1 of 2. I saw Mike Rowe naked. Not in person, of course, like with my eyes reaching out and touching his bare-naked skin — because he’s Mike Rowe, “Dirty Jobs,” “Deadliest Catch,” “I got me a resonant, opera-trained voice that I... Full story

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    May 23, 2014

It's a mindset thing

I have outdone myself this week and turned from being simply old to being old-old. Birthdays come and go and we get older with more or less grace and certainly without any effort on our part because aging is just a byproduct of breathing. We have an... Full story

 
 By Pam Burke    Local    May 21, 2014

Poker run to benefit Wounded Warriors

Motorcyclists, and road trip enthusiasts in general, have an opportunity to cruise north-central Montana roads, win prizes and help out a good cause this weekend in the area's first poker run of the...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    May 16, 2014

Internet: philosophy conductor

The Internet is the biggest thing to happen to mankind since the wheel — and some of us use it just to watch funny videos on Youtube. I know, if I lived in those prehistoric times when the wheel was new, I would’ve thought it was cool just... Full story

 
 By Pam Burke    Local    May 14, 2014

From online hobby to Havre business

When a Havre man volunteered last year to use his expertise selling secondhand items online to help a friend of his wife's sell her parent's estate, he ended up launching a new local business. Brett... Full story

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    May 9, 2014

Pamville News: Deterring crime 101

In an era when untold amounts of tax dollars are spent on steering kids away from a life of crime — both before and after the criminal behavior has begun — through education programs and activities or young kids, teens and parents, Nebraska... Full story

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    May 2, 2014

If it comes back to you, it's yours

In the late ’70s — when disco was first showing signs of dying a merciful death and my puberty was still lying dormant beyond its expected arrival — author and avid pilot Richard Bach wrote this popular bit of wisdom: “If you love someone,... Full story

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    April 25, 2014

The world has come to this

It is, perhaps, true that the world is going collectively crazy. Or maybe it’s just something about North America. ——— Canadians, they always seem like the nicest, most level-headed people in the world, like the United State’s corny, eccent... Full story

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    April 18, 2014

Life lessons: A pain in the head

One of the latest trending videos on the Internet is of a young man, presumably the Jared Michael who originally downloaded it, who was trying to get a video of himself, with his back to the tracks, as a train approached and passed. That was the... Full story

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    April 11, 2014

Sometimes change stinks

It’s not that I’m afraid of change or that I hate change. I’m just highly suspicious of change, and when I say highly I mean it in a big way that’s in all capital letters — and italics — like HIGHLY suspicious. Change operates under its o... Full story

 
 By Pam Burke    Local    April 10, 2014

Rodeo team hosting clinic for horsemen

Montana State University-Northern men’s and women’s rodeo teams are bringing in renown bit maker and equine specialist Dave Elliott Friday evening for a horse-related clinic that offers the public a chance to learn about bitting and equine...

 
 By Tim Leeds Pam Burke Eric Seidle    Breaking News    April 9, 2014

Antique cars destoryed in Blaine Co. fire

A large garage and workshop adjacent to the home of Trish and Skip Taylor was gutted by fire on Wednesday afternoon. Two antique cars and three other vehicles were destroyed. Havre, Chinook and... Full story

 

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