News

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Smoke shrouds the remains of a small stand of timber burned during a coulee fire two weeks ago. A burn ban is in effect for Fergus County.
Photo courtesy of Ben Phillips

08/05/2020 - 5:00am
Despite Monday’s rain, Central Montana fire danger is still high, leading to a burn ban across Fergus County. Part of the reason Monday’s .65 inches rain wasn’t enough to move the needle on fire danger is that July was much drier than normal for the...

Sports

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The Redbirds walk off the field after a mid-inning meeting earlier this season. Photo by Matthew Strissel

08/05/2020 - 12:00am
Play ball. This year’s Class A State Legion Baseball Tournament begins Thursday at 10 a.m. with a game between the Bitterroot Bucs from the West District and the Belgrade Bandits from the South District. Three hours later at 1 p.m. the Havre...

Community

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08/05/2020 - 4:21pm
Anna Ruth (Fink) Horack passed away on Sunday, July 26, 2020. Anna was born in Salt Creek, Wyoming on Nov. 2, 1926, and moved with her parents, Alvah and Anna Fink to Roy, Montana before the start of the depression. She attended Roy High School but...

Opinion

08/05/2020 - 12:00am
Dear Editor, Water right protection and certainty is important to not only those in agriculture, but all Montanans. Whether used for irrigation or any beneficial use, all Montanans have a vested interest in the certainty and protection of water...

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