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 Opinion    April 23, 2015

Letter to the Editor: Help keep MDC open

Editor: I am asking for your help in a matter of great personal concern to me. Montana Developmental Center in Boulder is on the verge of closing. Senate Bill 411 passed in the Senate and House. There are just a few more steps until it reaches the...

 
 Opinion    April 22, 2015

Letter to the Editor: Proud of Havre for its conduct on Havre Pride Day

Editor: We are thankful for all the help we had for our spring community cleanup this past Saturday. Havre Pride weekend started on Friday with a group of school kids (4- to 5-year-olds) wanting to get in to the act and help. Thanks to Jen Graham...

 
 Opinion    April 21, 2015

Letter to the Editor - Ir-Responsible Republicans make it a sad day

Editor: The following Republicans voted with Democrats consistently this legislative session: Reps. Rob Cook of Conrad, Christy Clark of Choteau, Roy Hollandsworth of Brady, Frank Garner of Kalispell, Geraldine Custer of Forsyth, Tom Berry of...

 
 Opinion    April 17, 2015

Letter to the Editor: Dritshulas, Lotton praised for construction of new hotel

Editor: As a community we have to give full credit to Bill Dritshulas and Lotton Construction Co. for creating one of the most spectacular man-made views in north-central Montana. When you drive west on U.S. Highway 2 or 2nd Street in the early morni...

 
 Opinion    April 16, 2015

Letter to the Editor: You'll like 'Over the River and Through the Woods'

Editor: “Over the River and Through the Woods” is a play about family, food, fun and faith. I encourage everyone to come see our play. We have enjoyed our acting and all the fun we’ve had doing the play. We really want to have a huge crowd for...

 
 Opinion    April 8, 2015

Letter to the Editor: Reminder: Two Park Board seats up this year

Editor: To Hill County residents and to members of the Hill County Park Board whose terms will expire this spring. Existing rules designate that Park Board members terms are three years. Currently, there are no term limits for Park Board members,...

 
 Opinion    April 3, 2015

Letter to the Editor: HHS pep band, cheerleaders, mascot praised

Editor: I want to take this opportunity to acknowledge our Havre High School pep band, cheerleaders and Blue Pony mascot. There is no doubt in my mind they all collectively are one of the best in the state. The enthusiasm and spirit they bring to...

 
 Opinion    April 3, 2015

Letter to the Editor: Christian schools should pay for themselves

Editor: The conversation at the legislative update was about charter schools but Rep. Bruce Meyers had suggested that the public’s desire for charter schools had something to do with a desire for Christian schools. I commented that I thought those...

 
 Opinion    March 31, 2015

Letter to the Editor: Montana Developmental Center can be turned around

Editor: The Montana Senate last week voted to close Montana Developmental Center in Boulder, largely reacting to hysteria generated by Disability Rights Montana, the decision is wrong for several reasons, including the fact that a number of clients...

 
 Opinion    March 25, 2015

Letter to the Editor: Praise for bill that would ban attendance at animal fights

Editor: Dogfighting and cockfighting are despicable blood sporst, and unfortunately a loophole in Montana law is letting people get away with attending and participating in this illegal sport. Montanans have a long tradition of caring for animals,...

 
 Opinion    March 20, 2015

Letter to the Editor: Giveaway House board has done great work

Editor: I am writing in response to the story that appeared in the Havre Daily News regarding Sheila Forshee and the previous issues with the Giveaway House. It is important that everyone know how excited I am as the founder and president of My Neigh...

 
 Opinion    March 18, 2015

Letter to the Editor: So you need help paying heating bills? LIEAP can help you

Editor: Havre Hi-Line’s home heating help program is still accepting applications until 5 p.m., Thursday, April 30. If you live in the counties of Hill, Blaine or Liberty counties, our office wants to help you. The program, LIEAP — pronounced LEE...

 
 Opinion    March 18, 2015

Letter to the Editor: Reporters should report both sides of political issues

Editor: The Havre Daily News coverage of the legislative videos at noon on Tuesdays should include both sides of the discussion not just the speakers and pictures of the Democratic party. It shows a bias on the part of the Havre Daily News. With...

 
 Opinion    March 16, 2015

Letter to the Editor: Stick to facts on Medicaid expansion

Editor: State Rep. Stephanie Hess, R-Havre, in her explanation of why she voted against the governor's plan to expand Medicaid to 70,000 deserving Montanans, cited several incorrect statistics. She claimed that in the first year the program would...

 
 Opinion    March 6, 2015

Letter to the Editor:

Editor: It wasn't all that long ago I was walking door to door, campaigning for Havre City Council. I was greeted by many with a smile and a thank-you. Others were curious if I was a Democrat or Republican. The remaining concerned citizens asked...

 
 Opinion    March 5, 2015

Letter to the Editor:

Editor: Montana's Hi-Line is generally associated with grasslands, endless fields of wheat, large herds of cattle, and remoteness. It is all that, but it is also a place where a wilderness experience can be found. For those willing to get off the hig...

 
 Opinion    March 4, 2015

Letter to the Editor: Enforce ban on cellphone use while driving

Editor: Where is the outrage? Propose chickens in town and there is all kinds of opposition with feedback to the councilmen. Why not with people driving with cellphones in their hands. How many accidents have there been or how many injured people...

 
 Opinion    March 4, 2015

Letter to the Editor: Change rules on milk expiration date

Editor: I am writing this letter after finding out that the date on a gallon of milk is not an expiration date, while following the recent attempt at legislation. First, my family and friends that I have talked to have all thought the date on the...

 
 Opinion    March 3, 2015

Letter to the Editor: HHS Close Up thanks Havre

Editor: Havre High School Close Up would like to thank all of the community members, businesses and family members who supported our pancake breakfast fundraiser on Feb. 22. We would especially like to thank the Eagles Club for its continued support...

 
 Opinion    March 2, 2015

Letter to the Editor: AG thanks Hess for her sponsorship of anti-abuse bills

Editor: I would like to thank Rep. Stephanie Hess of Havre for sponsoring one of the bills I brought forward in this legislative session. House Bill 75 creates a sexual assault prosecution unit within my office’s Prosecution Services Bureau....

 
 Opinion    March 2, 2015

Letter to the Editor: Oppose effort to ban sage grouse hunting

Editor: Every sportsman should be aware of Senate Bill 247. It deals with the closure of one of our hunting seasons in Montana, specifically the closure of all sage grouse hunting in the state. It is an attack on hunting plain and simple....

 
 Opinion    March 2, 2015

Letter to the Editor: Alzheimer's disease is the ultimate thief

Editor: On the heels of the big Oscar win for the film “Still Alice,” many of us are asking ourselves “Am I at risk for Alzheimer’s?” The answer is, if you have a brain, you are at risk.  Alzheimer’s disease is a global epidemic....

 
 Opinion    March 2, 2015

Letter to the Editor: People should be free to make the ultimate decision

Editor: This is the written testimony I submitted to the Montana House on House Bill 477: As a taxpayer and citizen of the state of Montana, I see HB 477 as an attempt by the government, to take away a freedom that I believe the Supreme Court of the...

 
 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...

 
 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...

 

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