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 By Tim Leeds    Local    July 23, 2014 

Jaycees want Saturday for demo derby next year

After a successful run for the Jaycees demolition derby run each year at the Great Northern Fair — including the addition of a new race — the service group is wanting to move to a more prime-time day. “We want to know if we could have …...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    July 23, 2014 

Court sends Ghostbear back for felony rape sentencing

A man sentenced for a misdemeanor after a jury convicted him of sexually assaulting a 7-year-old girl who was visiting him in a homeless shelter is coming back to Havre to face a different sentence. Edward Harold Ghostbear, born in 1977, was... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    July 23, 2014 

'Sympathy Jones' takes the stage Thursday

The youth production of the local acting troupe is bringing a musical-mystery-suspense thriller to Havre starting this week with its production of "Sympathy Jones: The new secret agent musical." The M... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    July 22, 2014

Stidham not guilty plea denied

A Havre judge Monday ruled against a Havre woman’s request to back out of a plea agreement. Cindy Stidham, born in 1966, had moved to change her plea of no contest to an assault charge stemming from threatening her husband with his own gun, and... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    July 21, 2014

Wildfires clouding air quality

Wildland fires two states away and in another country have been impacting weather in north-central Montana, with a local sanitarian warning people to be careful about the smoke in the air. “The biggest thing is, anybody who has lung problems is... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    July 21, 2014

Farmer hits pole Saturday and takes out Hi-Line power

A farming accident took out power for 60 miles of the Hi-Line Saturday, although a power company representative said it was repaired quickly. Butch Larcombe of NorthWestern Energy said power went out from about Chester to the Fort Assinniboine area...

 By Tim Leeds    Breaking News    July 21, 2014

Havre pharmacy robbed at gunpoint

Havre police are looking for a woman suspected of robbing a Havre pharmacy at gunpoint Monday. Havre Police Department Lt. Aaron Wittmer said a person brandished a handgun inside Western Drug in... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    July 18, 2014

Bullhook clinic to open Monday

The latest phase of a project 10 years in the making is coming to fruition, with the new Bullhook Community Health Center facility across from Havre City Hall on the 500 Block of 3rd Street opening... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    July 17, 2014

Turning Highway 2 into 'Super 2'

Planning is moving forward on upgrading the next section of U.S. Highway 2 to a “Super 2” configuration with passing and turning lanes, with the Montana Department of Transportation looking for comments on the proposal. The project would upgrade... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    July 16, 2014

Pig kissing raises $1,100 in library fundraiser

Four lucky local officials had a special romantic occasion Tuesday after votes in a fundraiser were declared a virtual tie and the potbelly pig Daisy II got a kiss from each. The candidates all put...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    July 16, 2014

Rape defendant misses first court date

A Plentywood man still has a warrant out on his arrest on $50,000 bond after law enforcement were unable to find him to bring him to his first appearance on a charge of rape. Kevin J. Kavon was charged May 20 with sexual intercourse without consent.... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    July 15, 2014

Great Northern Fair opens tomorrow

While some activities have started in the background for most, the 2014 Great Northern Fair will start firing on all cylinders Wednesday. Hill County 4-H’ers have been registering, setting up and doing interviews and the 4-H exhibit building was...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    July 15, 2014

Big Sandy benefits moving forward

Connected projects to build a new library in Big Sandy and to help an injured local rancher - who had been helping with the library effort - are moving forward with community support. More than 40... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    July 15, 2014

Videos feature Wahkpa Chu'gn as Brumleys mark 20 years

In the midst of their 20th year running the site, a local couple is seeing some increased visibility of the site with one video out and another in the works. Anna Brumley, manager of the Wahkpa...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    July 14, 2014

Summer weather continues

Fair weather hit the region in time for the Blaine County Fair last week and is expected to continue this week with the Great Northern Fair starting in Havre Wednesday. After a cool spring that started dry then turned to some significant moisture...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    July 11, 2014

Burns sentenced in Rocky Boy case

A federal judge Thursday sentenced the first of a series of people who have pleaded guilty in a complex, interrelated set of plea agreements dealing with corruption and embezzlement at Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation. Thursday, U.S. District Judge... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    July 11, 2014

Tester concerned about Iraq

Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., said the situation in Iraq has him worried and the United States needs to be careful that sending advisers, to help the Iraqi government deal with rebels, doesn’t escalate into sending combat troops back to the Middle...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    July 11, 2014

Sen. Tester hopes 'gamesmanship' doesn't bog down Congress

Montana’s Sen. Jon Tester said Thursday he hopes several important bills will move forward quickly but is not so sure after what he called political gamesmanship stalled an outdoors bill he said was a “slam-dunk.” At the start of a press...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    July 10, 2014

Daines joins water project funding group

Montana’s sole U.S. representative joined colleagues from the Dakotas Wednesday in shifting money to regional rural water projects including in north-central Montana. A press release from Rep. Steve Daines, R-Mont., said the congressman joined Reps... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    July 10, 2014

Park board updated on work, projects, activity

The Hill County Park Board heard at its monthly meeting this week about a multitude of activity at or planned on Beaver Creek Park, including updates on improvements to camp sites. The board approved a request from Railroad Pagers to move forward... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    July 10, 2014

Main Street project hits Fort Belknap, Rocky Boy

The Montana governor’s project to build a blueprint for job creation and economic development returned to north-central Montana Indian country this week. Lt. Gov. Angela McLean held a Main Street Montana discussion Wednesday at Aaniiih Nakoda...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    July 9, 2014

Probation officer denies rape charge

A Havre man has denied raping the mother of a youth under his supervision as a juvenile probation officer, and the judge set the trial for Dec. 8. Stephen David Mills, born in 1965, pleaded not guilty in state District Court in Havre this week to a... Full story

 By Tim Leeds    Local    July 9, 2014

Board talks rules at Beaver Creek Park

A member of the Hill County Park Board said Monday she thinks the board at times gets hung up on following the rules set for the operation of Beaver Creek Park. Renelle Braaten said during Monday’s Park Board meeting during a discussion of a cabin...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    July 9, 2014

Stidham hearing rescheduled after new attorney a no-show

A Havre woman accused of assaulting her husband with his own handgun will have to wait at least another week for any movement in two cases she faces in state District Court in Havre. Her attorney missed hearings scheduled for Tuesday. Cindy R....

 By Tim Leeds    Local    July 8, 2014

Group calls out park board over FWP comments

A group of Hill County residents have criticized Hill County Park Board members for comments they made at the June Park Board meeting about Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks asking the board to resolve a problem with charging people to fish. Lou...


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