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 Opinion    February 27, 2015 

Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels

Laurel — Jack Johnsrud won the 49th annual Hill County Spelling Bee this week. Havre Middle School should be proud. They say that spelling is out of date with all the spell-check equipment we have these days. That’s not true, and Jack has proven... Full story

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    February 27, 2015 

From the North 40: It's the sounds of morning

I think that because my typical day starts before most people’s does, before the noise of civilization in motion, it’s the sounds of morning that captivate me most. I am used to the beloved... Full story

 
 Opinion    February 27, 2015 

Letter to the Editor: A lot of people, groups help Boy Scouts

Editor: There have been many individuals, families, businesses, organizations and other groups in and Havre and along the Hi-Line that have been very supportive of Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts and we would like to take this time to say "Thank You" on... Full story

 
 Opinion    February 27, 2015 

Letter to the Editor: Volunteers worked hard for 9C tourney

Editor: Communities that do things together are stronger. This past weekend was a true testament to this thought, as many worked together to make the 9C tournament a huge success. The Athletic Committee of the Havre Area Chamber of Commerce in...

 
 By Sondra Ashton    Opinion    February 26, 2015

In my next life, I would love to have hair

Recovery from surgery has multi-faceted aspects. In my considered opinion, most aspects don’t bear the attention we tend to give them. The grim reality is that we get to go through the discomforts,... Full story

 
 By Marc Racicot    Opinion    February 26, 2015

Water compact benefits CSKT, all Montanans

The CSKT Water Compact is just one of the many important negotiated agreements that our state has entered into over a long period of time with the Indian tribes of Montana. Through the years, numerous water compacts and other state-tribal... Full story

 
 By Clay Vincent    Opinion    February 25, 2015

Few problems seen with urban chickens

As the Hill County sanitarian and a lifelong pet owner, I would like to make my thoughts known on the issue of urban chickens. I have owned dogs or cats all of my life and only until recently did I... Full story

 
 Opinion    February 24, 2015

Letter to the Editor: Headline in Rocky Boy case was wrong

Editor: I read the headline in your Feb. 9 paper. It read: "Rocky Boy embezzler trial scheduled in federal court." Then you go on to mention a person's name in connection to the trial date. It is apparent that you have judged this person named in... Full story

 
 Opinion    February 24, 2015

Letter to the Editor: Key Club did great job on suicide awareness

Editor: We would like to thank the Havre High Key Club and Hannah Pepprock for their Suicide Awareness Project bringing awareness to the middle school and high school students and faculty. We would also like to thank John Ita, the administration... Full story

 
 Opinion    February 20, 2015

Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels

Laurel — Thousands of people are in Havre this week for the District 9-C basketball tournament. Small towns in Montana — and especially the Hi-Line — go crazy over basketball. The tourney is a social event as well as an athletic event. It is t... Full story

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    February 20, 2015

From the North 40: Plumbing avoidance issues

When you suffer from what I like to call random obsessive compulsive disorder, as I do, there’s no telling what idea, concept, image, worry, question or song your brain is going to take hold of and... Full story

 
 Opinion    February 19, 2015

Guest column: Montana's health care answer

(The following piece is writtenn by Sen. Fred Thomas, Rep. Art Wittich, Rep. Nancy Ballance, Rep. Ron Ehli, Sen. Matt Rosendale, and Sen. Cary Smith, Republican members of the Montana House.) We recently introduced our Big Sky Health package, which... Full story

 
 Opinion    February 19, 2015

Letter to the Editor: Tester is not working for citizens

Editor: During his successful 2006 Senate campaign, Jon Tester took an unambiguous stand against illegal immigration.   His website said, in part: “Our first priority must be to secure ports and borders to keep out terror threats, illegal drugs a... Full story

 
 By Sondra Ashton    Opinion    February 19, 2015

A look at Carnival, the Mardi Gras of Mazatlan

The 117th annual Carnaval. This year the theme is Los Suenos del Rey Momo — the Dreams of the King. Momo — a mythological Greek god who wore masks of satire, mockery and censure, the god of... Full story

 
 Opinion    February 16, 2015

Letter to the Editor: Northern should cancel tarot card readings

Editor: I am in agreement with Kathy Shirilla pertaining to tarot card reading to be held at Montana State University-Northern. It is not a good thing to have. Hopefully Northern will cancel this event. Dona Woods Havre... Full story

 
 Opinion    February 16, 2015

Letter to the Editor: HDN reporter did good job on MAT story

Editor: I was very pleased to see that your reporter, John Paul Schmidt, included two full paragraphs describing the new play being produced by Montana Actors’ Theatre at Cowan Hall’s Little Theatre. In his story announcing tryouts for the plan,... Full story

 
 Opinion    February 16, 2015

Letter to the Editor: Girl Scout cookie season is in fulll swing

Editor: It’s the 40th birthday of the Samoa cookie and Girl Scout cookie season is here. Girl Scouts will be knocking on doors through Feb. 22 to take cookie orders and will set up their cookie booths around the community, March 27-April 19. Of... Full story

 
 Opinion    February 16, 2015

Our View: Havre city officials face tough decisions ahead

In coming weeks, Havre city officials will be looking at the possibility of a major infrastructure renovation project. It calls for improvements for streets and perhaps sidewalks and stormwater systems. Over the next 20 years, city officials said,... Full story

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    February 13, 2015

View from the North 40: Queen of exposure patrol

The Montana legislative Judicial Committee quickly shot down an indecency law referendum proposed this session. In this display of infinite wisdom, it has also shot down my chance at a job upgrade. Th... Full story

 
 Opinion    February 13, 2015

Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels

Laurel Business woman Renelle Braaten and Montana State University-Northern Interim Chancellor Greg Kegel are among the winners of the Montana Ambassadors award. The two have served the community in different ways, though they share in common that... Full story

 
 Opinion    February 13, 2015

Letter to the Editor:

Editor: Paranormal activity? Psychic/medium sense? Thomas Edison’s Telephone to the Dead? Tarot card readings? Ghost investigations? Most of us would probably say that is “out there.”  Most of us would probably say this could be a gathering... Full story

 
 By Sondra Ashton    Opinion    February 12, 2015

My motto: All dreams fall from the same sky

Upbeat. Uplifting. Positive. I like to fill my weekly articles with humor and hope. Re-read the title, an ancient Hopi expression. That’s all the hope I have to give you. This is my second week... Full story

 
 By Llew Jones    Opinion    February 11, 2015

Beware of out-of-state special interests

For the decade-plus I have served, I have consistently refused to be intimidated into taking votes or signing pledges demanded by out-of-area special interest groups, insisting instead to always... Full story

 
 Opinion    February 11, 2015

Tarot card reader not appropriate for Northern

Editor: To the people of Havre and the staff and students at Montana State University-Northern, I just want to express my concern to learn by way of the Monday article in the Havre Daily about the psychic-paranormal investigator and tarot card... Full story

 
 Opinion    February 9, 2015

Our View: Drug testing of the poor will accomplish nothing

People who receive farm supports of any kind. County employees who plow our roads. City workers who keep our water and sewer systems working even on holidays. Contractors who build our state-owned buildings and highways in good shape. People who are... Full story

 

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