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 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... Full story

 
 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... Full story

 
 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... Full story

 
 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... Full story

 
 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... Full story

 
 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.... Full story

 
 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.... Full story

 
 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.... Full story

 
 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... 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...

 
 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 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

 
 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 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

 
 Opinion    February 6, 2015

Letter to the Editor: Teen dating violence is serious issue

Editor: February is National Teen Dating Violence Prevention and Awareness Month, and it is critical that we take this time to remember that domestic violence is not just a problem for adults. One in three adolescents in the U.S. will be a victim of... Full story

 
 Opinion    February 6, 2015

Letter to the Editor: Young man proves 'Havre Has It'

Editor: Sunday morning when it was so very cold, I noticed the tire pressure light had come on in my car. Living close to the Emporium, I went there for help. A kind and polite employee checked my tire pressure and filled the one that was low with... Full story

 
 Opinion    February 3, 2015

Letter to the Editor: MSU should treat Northern more fairly

Editor: In Montana, all universities are equal, but some universities are more equal than other universities. Waded Cruzado is fond of saying that Montana State University is one university. Of course, nobody is fooled. We know Bozeman comes first... Full story

 
 Opinion    February 3, 2015

Letter to the Editor: Saddened by closing of the Gildford Merc

Editor: I'd like to take a minute or two to address one of the biggest news stories on the Hi-Line this past week: the closing of the Gildford Mercantile. The Merc has been a part of my life since I was a kid. I bought penny candy from John... Full story

 
 Opinion    February 3, 2015

Letter to the Editor: Promises to serve Chippewa Cree Tribe

Editor: Greetings friends and relatives of the Chippewa Cree Tribe, My name is Dustin J. Whitford and the intention of this letter is to inform the people of the Chippewa Cree Tribe of my recent submittal as a candidate for the open position of... Full story

 
 Opinion    January 30, 2015

Letter to the Editor:

Editor: I would like to share a valuable community resource with your readers. Energy Share of Montana is a nonprofit organization whose main purpose is to provide emergency heating assistance to people facing loss of heat or lights in their home... Full story

 
 Opinion    January 26, 2015

Letter to the Editor: GOP had shabby performance at hearings

Editor: This past week we saw House Republicans attempting to control state agencies testimony at committee hearings. At our first committee meeting where we were to go through orientation the chair of the committee, Rep. Art Whittich, attempted to... Full story

 

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