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More Local Churches Open Their Doors; Pastor Looks To Keep New Virtual Platform & New Congregants

The COVID-19 pandemic rendered typical church services into virtual gatherings. And at least one local pastor has discovered that coronavirus has, in a way, enlarged his congregation.  Havre Assembly of God Pastor Edroy “Curt” Curtis met with his board Thursday night to discuss the best approach to maintaining the church’s recently bolstered digital presence and the many new virtual congregants…

Bear Paw Lake Opens For Overnight Camping; Fresno Continues Restrictions

Outdoor season is here. A worldwide pandemic hasn’t stopped Montanans from staking or pulling up onto their favorite camping spot — except where it has. Drive through Hill County’s 10,000-acre Beaver Creek, and you’ll be sure to find a dispersed convoy of RV and camping trailers. While most of Beaver Creek has been open to overnight camping, one popular spot, Bear Paw…

Hill County Commission Says No To Employee Insurance Hike

In an emotional meeting Thursday morning, Hill County Commissioners voted 2-0, with Diane McLean abstaining, to leave health insurance rates for county employees at the same levels as last year. Instead, the county will launch an effort to convince voters to approve a mill levy in the November election. McLean, before abstaining on the motion to retain the existing rates,…

Montana Crops Get COVID Bump, Questions

BY JOHNATHAN HETTINGER At Cyndi Johnson’s farm near Conrad, spring planting preparations are continuing as in any other year. Johnson and her husband are getting their equipment in order, leveling a spot where they got the sprayer stuck a couple of years ago, and finalizing seed, fertilizer and chemical contracts for the season. At first, there was some uncertainty over…

Democratic Candidate For Governor Mike Cooney

BY ALEX MCKENZIE The COVID-19 pandemic may have brought many aspects of daily life to a halt, but Montana’s June 2 primary election is steadily approaching. While this year’s candidates launched their campaigns under relatively normal circumstances, facing off on issues including health care, prescription drug prices, public lands and jobs, the public health crisis has dramatically transformed the political, economic and…

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