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 By Sondra Ashton    Opinion    November 26, 2014 

Thanksgiving in Mazatlan - it's a lot more than a word

There is a man who sits on a low trolley at a certain intersection roadway along the Malecon, a broad walk next to the seawall which runs about six miles around the harbor. I suppose one might call... Full story

 Opinion    November 26, 2014 

Our View:Hi-Line has a lot to be thankful for

While we each individually look at what we should be thankful for in our lives, it might be nice at this time of the year to look at what we are thankful for and what inspires us in the public life of our community. Lots of Hi-Line people have... Full story

 Opinion    November 25, 2014

Be thankful for Montana's wildlife bounty

FWP Director M. Jeff Hagener This Thanksgiving, as you're gathered around the table about to give thanks — for good health, for loving friends and family members, for our soldiers overseas — consider adding another blessing: for living in a... Full story

 Opinion    November 24, 2014

Letter to the Editor: Our loving God sets standards to live by

Editor: Pam Hillery's statement that (her) "God is a loving God" saddens me. It implies that those who oppose same-sex marriage believe in a God who isn't. But our God is also loving; He is also just, and He knows that boundaries are necessary. Or... Full story

 Opinion    November 21, 2014

Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels

Laurel — The American Society of Civil Engineers did a study of Montana’s infrastructure. It came to the obvious conclusion. the state of Montana’s roads and public infrastructure is pretty sad. We suspect if they did a detailed study of the... Full story

 By Pam Burke    Opinion    November 21, 2014

View from the North 40

The following is a sampling of news items and information bites that we , the ever-vigilant here in the Pamville Newsroom, felt compelled to share — and comment on: News agencies in the San Fransisc... Full story

 By Sondra Ashton    Opinion    November 20, 2014

The story of a typical day in the neighborhood

Take the other day, a typical day, as typical as any day can be when home base is a beach resort on the Pacific coast of Mexico. We’d eaten tropical fruit and sweet rolls, in a café overlooking... Full story

 Opinion    November 18, 2014

Letter to the Editor: Illinois students want to learn about Montana's highlights

Editor: The fourth grade at Aviston Elementary, located in southern Illinois, is learning about the United States and the different environments, climates, resources and highlights found in each region. The kids in the class think it would be fun to... Full story

 Opinion    November 17, 2014

Letters to the Editor: No high school activity has good kids or bad kids

Editor: As a parent of a Havre High School student who is participating in sports, I feel I need to address a few points brought up by Angela Pratt in the article about the school play. I do not believe that any activity more than any other has... Full story

 Opinion    November 17, 2014

Our View: Don't close state meetings

Promises of the new Montana Legislature that there will be openness and cooperation in the upcoming session got off to a rocky start Thursday night. Members of the House Republican caucus met secretly in the basement of a Helena hotel to talk about p... Full story

 Opinion    November 14, 2014

Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels

Laurel: Police are generally skeptical about speaking to the press about cases under investigation. Often, we think, this is counterproductive. Police keep quiet even if it would be in their best interests to let the public know what they are doing.... Full story

 By Pam Burke Humor columnist    Opinion    November 14, 2014

View from the North 40: It's an ugly attitude, really

Lacking most signs of those qualities commonly referred to as feminine, I have been content to go through life as I started it, as a tomboy. Life would be a jean-clad and dirty finger-nailed slice of heaven if this were the end of the story. However,... Full story

 Opinion    November 13, 2014

Letter to the Editor: Businesswoman: Pre-K education is vital

Editor: As an innovator and business owner in Montana, I know firsthand how important it is that we have a strong workforce both now and into the future.  It is critical that our children learn to think creatively, to think outside the box, to... Full story

 By Sondra Ashton    Opinion    November 13, 2014

Music - even the Doors - knows no borders

Kathy and I peeled ourselves out from under the palapa on the beach, changed into street clothing and took a pulmonia down to the Plazuela Machado. We had two things in mind. We like to experience... Full story

 Opinion    November 11, 2014

Our View: Today, thank veterans for their service

Today is Veterans Day, the day set aside for Americans to honor those who have served in the armed forces over the year. Many of those honored today are not the people described as heroes in the traditional sense. It is not the day to pay tribute to...

 By John Paul Schmidt    Opinion    November 10, 2014

Polar Plunge took the man out of my Superman costume

Two Havre Daily News reporters John Paul Schmidt and Tori Thomas took part in Saturday's Sub-Zero Super-Hero Polar Plunge. Here is their account. Makeshift and classic superheroes, along with sadist o...

 By Tori Thomas    Opinion    November 10, 2014

The Princess and the Polar Plunge

On Oct. 23 a senior Havre Police Department patrol officer came into the Havre Daily News office and nominated me to participate in the Sub-Zero Super-Hero Polar Plunge. Having recently moved from sun...

 By Pam Burke Humor columnist    Opinion    November 7, 2014

View from the North 40: Garbage in, garbage gut, happy me

I am what could be called an indiscriminate eater because I enjoy eating, will try most anything and have favorite foods categories from cuisine and to gut bomb. I can be equally happy with a hot meal that’s taken hours to prepare or courses to... Full story

 Opinion    November 7, 2014

Letters to the Editor: Thanks for backing Haunted Walkway

Editor: The Atchison family would like to thank Havre and surrounding communities for the support shown during our “Haunted Walkway” during All Hallows Eve. We started back in 2010 with just a little bit of dress-up while we passed out candy to... Full story

 Opinion    November 7, 2014

Letters to the Editor: Thanks for help with Harvest Party

Editor: Thank you to all the community members who participated in the Eagles Manor Harvest Party. We would like to thank Walmart, Nalivka’s, Pizza Hut, Gary & Leo’s Fresh Foods and various residents for donating food, gift cards, cash and party... Full story

 Opinion    November 7, 2014

Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels

Laurel All praise to 5,064 voters in Hill County who got to the polls and let their voices be heard Tuesday. Decisions made by the Montana Legislature probably have more impact on people’s day-to-day lives than congressional decisions. People have... Full story

 By Sondra Ashton Local columnist    Opinion    November 6, 2014

Looking Out My Backdoor: My lessons in living the Zen way - with panic

My friend Kathy and I lounged on the beach, mindlessly watching the waves roll in. Tide was high so the waves were literally underfoot. We each had a book open but upended on our laps. “I love it the way my mind goes empty while I’m on the beach... Full story

 Opinion    November 3, 2014

Our View: Bullock right on Ebola

The biggest heroes in the international battle against the dread disease Ebola are the brave souls who gave up the comfort of their homes and traveled to Africa to help people most directly affected. Doctors. nurses and other aid workers have... Full story

 By John Kelleher    Opinion    November 3, 2014

Editor's Note: The outlook for election night

Election night is always one of the most challenging and most fun for reporters. It is, at best, organized chaos. That's especially the case when you don't know the outcome in advance. And there are...

 By Pam Burke Humor columnist    Opinion    October 31, 2014

View from the North 40: For the most part, I had an awesome, Fluffy, childhood

I’m not saying my childhood was any more awesomer than anyone else’s — certainly it had its share of dark points and failures, many of these self-induced — but my childhood had its amazing highlights that others would be hard pressed to...


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