Departing council member sees Havre at a crossroads
As he prepares to leave Hi-Line, virtually the only place he has ever lived, Caleb Hutchins sees Havre at a crossroads. Hutchins has been seen as a leader of the group ushering in a new era in the city.
Hill County courthouse unlocks its doors in reopening
The Hill County Courthouse reopened on Monday, but visitors must comply with physical distancing rules to prevent the spread of COVID-19. County officials still urge citizens to use telephone and digital communications when possible rather than visiting the courthouse.
Trio of Hi-Line human smugglers sentenced, face deportation
Three Mexican citizens who admitted trying to smuggle a group of other Mexicans into the United States from a port of entry north of Cut Bank were sentenced last week to time served in prison.
Hill County commissioners may hike employee insurance costs
Tensions ran high last week as the Hill County Commission debated a proposal to raise the amount employees have to pay into the county’s health insurance plan.
Raph Graybill brings campaign push for AG to Havre
Democrat Raph Graybill promises to be an attorney general who is a tough fighter for Montanans on health care prices, in the fight against methamphetamine, and for clean, open government.
Montana Board of Regents award MSU-Northern chancellor 8.1% pay hike
Montana State University-Northern Chancellor Greg Kegel will receive an unscheduled 8.18% salary increase, thanks to the Montana University System’s Board of Regents.
Havre trailer court residents are now their own landlords
The owners, a Missoula-owned limited liability company, were trying to sell the property, as it was listed for several months with no takers. About 39 lots were rented out, but another 20 remain vacant. Then NeighborWorks Montana got involved.
Chippewa Cree set elections for tribal council; Rep. Windy Boy to run
Chippewa Cree voters will go to the polls on Tuesday, Feb. 25, to fill a vacancy on the tribal council created in the wake of Mike Corcoran’s death. Corcoran, 45, died unexpectedly Monday, Jan. 6, of a heart attack.
Havre representative resigns from politics; won’t run in 2020
State Rep. Jacob Bachmeier, D-Havre, the Hill County Democratic chair, shocked Hill County Democrats Sunday night when he announced he was not going to seek re-election and that he would resign his party’s chairmanship.
Montana tribes receive funding to preserve, revive Native languages
The eight state-recognized Native American tribes in Montana will get $89,062.50 each to help save native languages that in many cases, are on the verge of being lost.