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 Opinion    July 25, 2014 

Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels, July 25, 2014

Laurel — Havre Police acted quickly and professionally in responding to an armed robbery at Western Pharmacy earlier this week and in promptly apprehending a suspect. Robberies are infrequent in this community, fortunately, and it was important to... Full story

 Opinion    July 18, 2014

Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels, June 18, 2014

It’s Fair Week, and everyone is in a good mood, so let’s stick to laurels. Laurel — The Montana Supreme Court has ruled what we thought was obvious. If you want to claim that you shot somebody in self-defense, you have to actually claim it.... Full story

 Opinion    July 11, 2014

Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels, July 11, 2014

Dart — The idea of the state taking control of federal land in Montana is, unfortunately, taking hold in some quarters. Montana’s federal lands are national treasures that are enjoyed by people around the country. The people of the United States... Full story

 Opinion    July 3, 2014

Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels, July 3, 2014

Laurel — Community groups always unite to present entertaining programs for the community. Nothing highlights that fact more than this weekend. The Havre Jaycees will put on their annual Independence Day fireworks display Friday night. During the... Full story

 Opinion    June 30, 2014

Our View: Meanwhile, lots of work is being done at Rocky Boy

Another person has been convicted in the widening scandal at Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation. And two more Rocky Boy public officials have been charged with felonies. The scandal has taken its toll on morale at the reservation. Many people are... Full story

 Opinion    June 23, 2014

Our View: State's deal with Charter is a win for taxpayers

The people of Montana were the winners in an out-of-court settlement announced last week that let Charter Communications keep $9 million of the $34 million the state says it is owed. Going forth, Charter will pay a tax rate of 6 percent that the... Full story

 Opinion    June 20, 2014

Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels, June 30, 2014

Laurel — The United Way of Hill County will hold its Day of Action Saturday. At noon and again at 2 p.m., they are asking volunteers to come to Van Orsdel United Methodist Church to help package food — macaroni and cheese and beans and rice —... Full story

 Opinion    June 13, 2014

Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels, June 13, 2014

Laurel — Loren Jenkins, Roger St. Pierre and Fred Charles Henderson will be inducted into the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame. Each were experts at the art of cowboying, one of Montana’s finest traditions. Just as important, they were active... Full story

 Opinion    June 6, 2014

Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels, June 6, 2014

Laurel — One of the great things about Havre is that the community is always stepping forward to help out neighbors in need — even neighbors people don’t know directly. This weekend, benefits will be held at the Havre Eagles Club for two women... Full story

 Opinion    May 30, 2014

Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels, May 30, 2014

Laurel — United Way of Hill County’s Day of Action will be June 21. This year, United way is asking people to gather at VanOrsdel United Methodist Church to help package macaroni and cheese and bean and rice meals for the Havre Food Bank. The... Full story

 Opinion    May 23, 2014

Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels, May 23, 2014

Dart — Chinook residents are living without water this week because aging infrastructure caused a water main break. Chinook isn’t the only Hi-Line municipality that has water and sewer lines that are in poor repair. Many other communities have ti... Full story

 Opinion    May 19, 2014

Our View: It's time to end the death penalty in Montana

Because of the bedlam over how to best execute condemned prisoners, Montana’s death penalty is on hold. District Judge Jeffrey Sherlock has ordered further hearings on use of phenobarbital as the primary drug used in executions. Montana’s... Full story

 Opinion    May 16, 2014

Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels, May 16, 2014

Laurel — Independence Bank and BNSF Railway launched the first Hi-Line Economic Summit Wednesday. Lots of talk and interesting ideas flowed from the many speakers and panelists who were on hand. The job now is to be certain that the ideas are... Full story

 Opinion    May 9, 2014

Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels, May 9, 2014

Laurel — Members of the National Association of Letter Carriers will be adding to their duties Saturday. At post offices in Havre and throughout the Hi-Line, they will join colleagues around the nation in the Stamp Out Hunger campaign. People are... Full story

 Opinion    May 2, 2014

Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels, May 2, 2014

Laurel — Rocky Boy residents on Thursday gathered for a candlelight vigil for Kaidynce Small, the 11-month-old child who died last year. It has been a tough time for Rocky Boy in recent years. The tight-knit community has been torn asunder by... Full story

 Opinion    April 28, 2014

Our View: Bundy is a demagogue who should be ignored

There are arguments pro and con — more con, we think — to the idea that state governments should take over federally owned lands in western states. A group of western Republicans met in Sandy, Utah, this weekend with the intent of pushing state-t... Full story

 Opinion    April 25, 2014

Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels

Laurel — At Montana State University-Northern, students took an active role in an effort to clean up the campus for Earth Day. Lots of students took part. They celebrated the day with a T-shirt and a barbecue. Among other things, the students... Full story

 Opinion    April 24, 2014

Our View: Havre school board sets tone for the district

Much of the future success of Havre depends on the Havre Public Schools. The school district has the task of educating our young people — academically and socially — so they are ready to meet the challenges of the mid-21st century. Faced with... Full story

 Opinion    April 21, 2014

Our View: Here's how Helena could help the Hi-Line

Leaders of the Democratic caucus in the Montana House and Senate will be in Havre Wednesday for an all-day listening session. Democrats insist that except for a barbecue at Sen. Greg Jergeson’s house, the visit is not overtly political. We... Full story

 Opinion    April 18, 2014

Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels, April 18, 2014

Laurel — Havre High School students and those from several other area high schools did very well at the District 7 Music Festival last weekend. It was a tribute to the students, their talent and their hard work that they did such a good job. It... Full story

 Opinion    April 16, 2014

Our View: Find a way to keep museum on track

The H. Earl Clack Memorial Museum has become a collection point for Havre and Hill County historical items and artifacts. People have used it to find out their families and their histories. Folks can find out about interesting tidbits or major... Full story

 Opinion    April 15, 2014

Our View: Don't let bigotry fester

Three people were killed in Overland Park on Sunday when a self-proclaimed white supremacist opened fire at a Jewish Community Center and a Jewish retirement complex. As it turned out, former Ku Klux Klan leader, got everything wrong and ended up... Full story

 Opinion    April 14, 2014

Our View: Key support for water projects

U.S. Steve Daines, R-Mont., seems to be in sync with his Democratic colleagues, Sens. Jon Tester and John Walsh, in pushing Congress to approve funding for the north-central water project. All three want to approve a plan to fully fund water... Full story

 Opinion    April 11, 2014

Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels, April 11, 2014

Laurel — Special praise to the law enforcement and firefighting officials who put their heart and soul into saving the life of Robert Jay Thomas Sunday night and throughout Monday. Trying to save Thomas’ life while keeping the public safe was... Full story

 Opinion    April 8, 2014

Our View: Protecting lives trumps rash action

Monday’s 21-hour police standoff with an armed man got a lot of attention in Havre and across the state. More than 40,000 people viewed the online version of the story over the course of the day, and about 300 people shared the story on Facebook.... Full story


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