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 Local    December 22, 2014 

U.S. rules for St. Marks in whistleblower case

Correction: The U.S. Department of the Interior has determined that Ken St. Blatt Marks was illegally removed as chair of the Chippewa Cree Business Committee, but has not ordered he be reinstated, his attorney, Martha King said. St. Marks and his... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Local    December 22, 2014 

Gov.'s pre-K program concerns Hansen

The Early Edge pre-school program proposed by Gov. Steve Bullock will be far more expensive than supporters claim, and it will cause unforeseen problems for school districts that take part. Those are the concerns of State Sen.-elect Kris Hansen,... Full story

 By Tori Thomas    Local    December 19, 2014

Havre man denies attempted murder

The man accused of attempting to kill another Havre man pleaded not guilty Thursday in state District Court in Havre to charges including attempted murder. Douglas Hopf, born in 1968, was officially... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    December 19, 2014

Judge orders new election at Rocky Boy

The results of the latest elections for the four new members of the Chippewa Cree Business Committee were thrown out Thursday morning. Melody Whitford, the judge who oversaw the Jonathan Windy Boy v. Election Board hearing Tuesday, released her... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    December 18, 2014

Guardians tout success on reservations

GREAT FALLS — Many representatives from the various government entities that collaborate to fight fraud and corruption in Montana Indian reservations under the Guardian Project met Wednesday in Great Falls. As of Dec. 8, 40 felony convictions have... Full story

 By Tori Thomas    Local    December 18, 2014

Whooping cough hits Montana

C.M. Russell High School girls basketball game against Havre High was called off last weekend because a team member contracted pertussis or “whooping cough.” This prompted concern about the disease and whether it has spread to the Hi-Line.... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Local    December 18, 2014

Salvation Army short of fundraising goal

The Havre Salvation Army's Bonnie Bennett Memorial Kettle ring is in need of more volunteers. Bonnie was a 33-year volunteer who rang the Salvation Army bell at the north door of Gary & Leo's Fresh Foods. She died in October, and the Salvation Army... Full story

 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 Paul Schmidt    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 Paul Schmidt    Local    December 17, 2014

Hearing held on Windy Boy challenge to election

A hearing for Sen. Jonathan Windy Boy’s contest against the results of the Chippewa Cree Business Committee elections was heard in tribal courts Tuesday. Windy Boy was represented by his attorney Teresa Harris of Box Elder, and representing the...

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    December 17, 2014

Sunnyside ceremony show community projects

A ribbon-cutting ceremony for some of the renovations at Sunnyside Intermediate School was held Tuesday, and the facilities were opened to the community. Havre Public School District Superintendent An... Full story

 By Tori Thomas    Local    December 17, 2014

Consortium talks alcohol abuse, teen pregnancy and mental health

A consortium group working to improve the health of Hill County heard updates concerning the mental health awareness, alcohol abuse and teen pregnancy task forces at a meeting Tuesday at Northern Montana Hospital. Amber Spring, of the mental health...

 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 Tori Thomas    Local    December 16, 2014

Benefit for Keeley Wilson set for Dec. 28

A sloppy joe luncheon and silent auction benefit event for local girl Keeley Wilson, 16, who has Williams Syndrome will take place Sunday, Dec. 28, at the Van Orsdel United Methodist Church, 410 5th...

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    December 16, 2014

Eastlick sentencing rescheduled

A man indicted during the Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation investigations into corruption was to be sentenced Wednesday, but he has been given more time. James Howard Eastlick Jr.’s sentencing has been pushed back to March 11. Eastlick pleaded...

 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 Paul Schmidt    Local    December 16, 2014

Casino thief pleads guilty

One of the three women who is charged with stealing money from a Rocky Boy casino has agreed to plead guilty to a charge of theft from an Indian gaming establishment. Maria Rose Newton, 34 at the time of the burglary, of La Junta, Colorado, has her...

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    December 15, 2014

Congress OKs Border Patrol pay system reform

Wednesday, Sens. Jon Tester and John McCain’s bill to reform the way in which Border Patrol employees get paid was unanimously passed at the U.S. House. Once the bill is signed by President Barack Obama, the pay system will be changed. According... Full story

 Local    December 15, 2014

Havre speech wins in Great Falls

Special to the Daily News Havre High School speakers faced tough competition in the two-day Electric City Invitational Speech Tournament in Great Falls, bringing home the trophy in the Class ABC competition. Stanford-Geyser took second in the ABC... Full story

 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 Paul Schmidt    Local    December 12, 2014

Native American trauma to be discussed

A workshop that will discuss and take an inside look at the historical and intergenerational trauma of Native Americans will be held at the Vo-Tech Building at Stone Child College Monday and Tuesday. Danita Strawberry has been giving these lectures... 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 Tori Thomas    Local    December 11, 2014

Bullhook Clinic receives $11K from feds

Havre’s Bullhook Community Health Center has been given $11,593 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to expand quality improvement. Cindy Smith, executive director at the Bullhook Community Health Center said that her health... Full story


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