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Posts published in May 2020

We’re Shuttering The Havre Herald

It’s been two years to the month, nearly to the day, since we launched The Havre Herald. Coincidentally, we’ve now made the difficult decision to halt our operation. The sun has set on The Herald. Shuttering our news operation is, at its core, a financial decision. There is very little to indicate this operation will become sustainable in the foreseeable…

Havre 911: Possibly Blind Poodles Wandering

The following are Havre Police Department and Hill County Sheriff’s Office reports made between May 1 and May 7. Both agencies respond to animal control calls as well. Friday, May 1 7:26 a.m., 10th Avenue and Fourth Street. A caller said someone driving a red Explorer drove onto the sidewalk and almost hit him. 8:50 a.m., Ninth Street. Someone reported…

Havre Businesses Adjust To ‘New Normal,’ Whatever That May Be

If there is any agreement about what happens next for Havre’s small businesses, it seems to be that the future is an unwritten book. “I don’t know what new normal is,” said Steve Neiffer, owner of two Havre businesses. “I don’t think anyone knows.” Neiffer owns Bergren Transmission, an auto repair shop, and Old Station Brewing Co., a craft brewery…

Letter: Bullock’s Landlord Restriction Results In Higher Costs For Good Tenants

Our governor has made an error in judgment with his decision to force Montana landlords into canceling evictions and extending rental payments. What Mr. Bullock fails to realize is that although most tenants will eventually pay the rents that are owed, some will stay in the rental as long as they can before sneaking out. This does not take into…