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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 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

 By Tori Thomas    Local    December 11, 2014

Living Nativity to take place Saturday night

With Christmas approaching, the annual living Nativity scene is coming up. This will be held Saturday at the Van Orsdel Methodist Church. Ray Toth, the lead coordinator of the event said this display... Full story

 Local    December 11, 2014

Hill County Farm Service Agency accepting ECP applications for wildfire damages

From FSA   Hill County USDA Farm Service Agency is approved to implement the Emergency Conservation Program to address damages caused by wildfires.  ECP is a cost share program that assists producers with the cost of recovery activities required... Full story

 By Tori Thomas    Local    December 11, 2014

Box Elder, Rocky Boy to get money for pre-school education

Two local schools are among the beneficiaries of a $10 million grant the federal government awarded Montana to expand access expand preschool programs for 4-year-olds from low-and moderate-income families. The U.S. Department of Education announced t... Full story

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    December 10, 2014

3 finalists for Northern football coach

Three candidates for the head football coach position at Montana State University-Northern have been named and will be interviewed next week. Ryan Gatch, Kelly Bills and Aaron Christensen are the finalists out of 62 applicants for the position. Gatch... Full story

 Local    December 10, 2014

FWP looking for information in Larb Hills Elk poaching

From FWP Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is seeking information on the poaching of two elk shot and left in the Larb Hills area south of Malta in hunting district 622. FWP Warden Ben Morin said the two elk, one cow and one spike, were shot Nov. 25... Full story

 Local    December 10, 2014

School board approves 5K run, Sunnyside ribbon-cutting planned

The Havre Public School District Board of Trustees met Tuesday to approve a 5K benefit run and a trip to Washington, D.C., and to plan the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the renovations at Sunnyside Primary School. The High School Partners Advocating... Full story

 By Tori Thomas    Local    December 10, 2014

Tuesday gas line break near Saddle Butte

Many people were left without power near Havre Tuesday afternoon after a gas line broke near the Saddle Butte area Tuesday. Butch Larcombe, spokesperson for NorthWestern Energy said a contractor working for Hill County hit a gas line while placing a...

 By John Paul Schmidt    Local    December 9, 2014

Rocky Boy embezzler pleads guilty

John “Chance” Houle, a former Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation tribal council member, pleaded guilty to several charges Monday in the ongoing probe in corruption at Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation.. Houle attended his change of plea hearing at... Full story


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