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 Opinion    September 15, 2014 

Letter to the Editor

Editor: As a U.S. Forest Service retiree, I know the benefits of a well-managed forest. Over the last 20-plus years, I have seen the federal government's "on the ground" forest management deteriorate. Lack of timber sales and excessive access... Full story

 
 By Bill Thackeray    Opinion    September 15, 2014 

Community Focus: A great educational leader

I was very pleased with your recent front-page article describing the changes that have taken place at Hays-Lodge Pole School under the supervision of a new school board and a highly qualified new school superintendent, Margaret Campbell. As your... Full story

 
 Opinion    September 12, 2014

Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels

Laurel The annual atlatl competition at the Wahkpa Chu'gn buffalo jump in Havre was held again last weekend. It provided an opportunity for area residents, especially young people, to see this amazing site that tells of daily life and the rich... Full story

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    September 12, 2014

View from the North 40: When tragedy stalks my house

One of the greatest tragedies to an enlightened mankind, which, as a group, develops a strong sense of attachment, is dealing with loss. This can be loss of loved ones or co-workers, loss of a home or... Full story

 
 By Sondra Ashton    Opinion    September 11, 2014

Looking Out My Backdoor: Letters home about rain, floods and water

Dear Richard, Across the street the sewer main sprung a vicious leak. Nasty, smelly water is burbling up, sending a gray putrid pool down the street my way. The break is right on the corner of Calle del Pulpo and Tiberon. Actually, I don't know... Full story

 
 By Heidi Borlaug chair Agri-Business Committee    Opinion    September 11, 2014

Ag Appreciation Banquet to take a new course

Editor: To area ag producers, for 17 years, the Havre Area Chamber of Commerce's Agri-Business Committee has organized the Ag Appreciation Banquet with incredible support through business sponsorships. This has been an event the committee and... Full story

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    September 5, 2014

View from the North 40: The Gods of Irony love horses

The Gods of Irony have their own random agenda, and they rarely interact, intervene or interfere on purpose with a human - unless of course, that human has horses, then they're fair game. Horses are... Full story

 
 Opinion    September 5, 2014

Our View: Hi-Line darts & laurels

Montana State University-Northern is en route to getting some of its education program off of moratorium. Other programs may be back on the books in the next few months. Provost William Rugg has spearheaded the efforts and deserves praise for his wor... Full story

 
 By Sondra Ashton    Opinion    September 4, 2014

Kicking, and embracing, the e-world with panic

Drag me kicking and screaming to the latest electronic devices and I obviously want nothing to do with them. My cellphone — the dumbest one I can find — is smarter than I am, and has functions I... Full story

 
 Opinion    September 2, 2014

Our View: No more bickering, support Northern

Montana State University-Northern is at a crossroads again. The university that is at the heart of Havre life has gone through some serious problems in recent years. It is vital that things get back on track for the sake of the community, the staff... Full story

 
 Opinion    August 27, 2014

Our View: Old-fashioned debates are needed in House, Senate races

In 1992, when Republican Marc Racicot and Democrat Dorothy Bradley were running for Montana governor, they went from town to town, debating each other. In all, they had 25 debates. Many were televised or on the radio. If people were uninformed about... Full story

 
 Opinion    August 25, 2014

Our View: Hays-Lodge Pole back on the right path

Not long ago, we wrote in this column that the only heroes in the Hays-Lodge Pole school district were the students who kept coming to school every day in hopes of getting an education. The school was in an adult-induced bedlam. In a power struggle,... Full story

 
 By John Kelleher    Opinion    August 25, 2014

The real fight against ALS

There has been a lot of jocularity in recent days because of the national craze of challenging people to have ice cold water poured over their heads as a way of raising funds for the fight against ALS, the dreaded neurological disease. If the craze m... Full story

 
 By Randy Granner    Opinion    August 25, 2014

Thanks to those who helped out during baseball season

As this year's baseball season ends in Havre, I would like to thank all the volunteer coaches who help get us through the months of game and practices. The time commitment is great, and your time invaluable. Without you, nothing would get done and... Full story

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    August 22, 2014

Can't we at least be frenemies

War doesn’t do as much for humanity as it used to. We’re all so angry and ill-tempered it’s tiresome. Where's the unity? After World War I and its exciting sequel World War II, the war... Full story

 
 Opinion    August 22, 2014

Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels, August 22, 2014

Laurel — Bullhook Clinic is now officially open. The successful decade-long effort to get its own building was celebrated with a ceremony that included local, state and national officials. Volunteers, staffers and community leaders who helped out... Full story

 
 By Sondra Ashton    Opinion    August 21, 2014

Choices we make and second-guess later

Actually, there is no “we.” I am the one wondering if I lost my last wing nut. I’m down in the dumps, crawling along the bottom of the pit, rolling in slime and garbage. Well, it sort of feels... Full story

 
 By Rich and Susan Franzen    Opinion    August 21, 2014

Two Havreites helped stranded visitors

Editor: A heartfelt thank-you to Paul and Randy for helping Trikers from Iowa. On July 14, we were traveling through Havre on our way to Glacier National Park. We had serious wheel-bearing troubles on our trike and were just glad that we made it...

 
 By Tom Kain    Opinion    August 20, 2014

The positive impact of Coach Samson

I was a member of the Lights football team from 2006-2009. I currently work as a teacher in Helena. I was greatly disappointed when learning that coach Mark Samson was no longer the football coach at Montana State University-Northern. Coach Samson br... Full story

 
 By Frank Peterson    Opinion    August 20, 2014

50 years have passed at 'new' Havre High School

Another school year is just around the corner. Fall activities are beginning, teachers are busy getting rooms and materials ready, parents are getting back-to-school supplies, and students are excited and apprehensive about new classes and/or new... Full story

 
 By Mark Peterson    Opinion    August 19, 2014

Time for Limbaugh to leave

Editor: This past week has been very trying for the Montana State University-Northern community. Coach Mark Samson is a highly respected individual in the state of Montana. When he was told he had to resign or be fired, it cut deep into the many... Full story

 
 Opinion    August 18, 2014

Our View: Klan should crawl back under their rocks

Leaflets extolling the virtues of the United Klans of America landed on front lawns — and, in some cases, appropriately in the gutters — throughout Havre this weekend. “You can sleep well tonight knowing the UKA is awake,” the leaflet... Full story

 
 By Bob Petrino    Opinion    August 18, 2014

Samson didn't deserve such poor treatment at Northern

Mark Samson is a sound football coach and a man of great integrity, a man who always gets along with his players. I can say this because he coached for me when we were winning Frontier Conference championships at Carroll College. In my opinion, he... Full story

 
 By KC York    Opinion    August 18, 2014

FWP wolf stamp plan worthy of support

Montana Fish Wildlife and Park's proposed Wolf Stamp hearing on Aug. 14 was well attended. No matter the stamp name, all wildlife will benefit from education, habitat acquisition, increased game wardens and nonlethal measures to address conflicts... Full story

 
 By Sondra Ashton    Opinion    August 14, 2014

Hometown county fair, Anywhere, USA

I attended the Dawson County Fair with my daughter Dee Dee and her family. It was touch and go whether there would even be a Saturday night rodeo. Black clouds had rolled in, covering the sky,... Full story

 

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