New signs going up at border crossings
The border crossings north of Havre will have new welcoming looks starting Friday.
Havre Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Debbie Vandeberg said new “Welcome to Montana” signs will go up Friday at the border at the ports of Wild Horse and Willow Creek.
The signs are part of a program announced in January to put up signs with images of wildlife or scenery in Montana welcoming people to the state. The state is producing 11 different signs, with an image of the Upper Missouri River Breaks on the signs for north of Havre.
Canadian traffic across the border has been high in recent years, with a Chamber of Commerce and Bear Paw Development Corp. survey of local businesses showing that many or most businesses in Havre have significant traffic — and revenue — coming from Canadian customers.
The Port of Wild Horse has been a focus for increased traffic for more than a decade, with a committee comprising members from the Hi-Line and from the Medicine Hat, Alberta, area p...
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