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Contents REAL ESTATE LISTINGS Property West Flynn Realty Northern Land & Realty Koefod Agency Ruff Real Estate LLC Havre Hi-Line Realty Havre Realty FEATURES The Kallenbergers ...On Rodeo & Life Jeff Ament ...Skateparks Kitchen Cache ...Eat With Me, Darcy Azure Havre Trails ...Summer Brewfest 2018

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26 Third Street 8 Bedrooms, 7 Baths

1375 18th Street 6 Bedrooms, 3 Baths

715 12th Avenue ~ $260,000 5 Bedrooms, 3 Baths

838 12th Street ~ $239,000 5 Bedrooms, 2 Baths

1036 Boulevard ~ $150,000 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath

1114 10th St. W. ~ $197,000 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths

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1015 Ohio Street N • Chinook, MT ~ $200,000 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths 1001-1007 4th Street ~ $180,000 215 7th Avenue ~ $150,000 201-211 7th Street ~ $130,000 1720 1st Street ~ $125,000 • 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths 108 9th Street • Chinook, MT ~ $69,000 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath 18 Alkali Springs Road ~ $61,500 • 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath 1033 3rd Street ~ $45,000 • 4 Bedrooms, 1 Bath LOT 23 20th Street ~ $43,000

Havre Daily News 119 Second Street / P.O. Box 431 Havre, MT 59501 406-265-6795

417 Main St. S • Harlem, MT ~ $35,000 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath

Please be aware that due to the time lapsed between publications some Real Estate listings may have changed. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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1245 12th Street~$339,000

Spacious 3+bedroom, 2 bath home with new roof, siding & windows.Open floor plan with large living room, formal dining, kitchen with breakfast area off of large deck, fireplace, family room & unfinished basement. Gorgeous private fenced back yard and 840 sq ft garage-room for vehicles and toys.

Call Janis Flynn Pyrak @390-4900

1076 Wilson Ave ~ $315,000

Spacious, clean and recently updated 6 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath home with open floor plan, formal dining & sunken living room, master suite w/fireplace. 3 levels offer privacy and room to roam. Fenced back yard, plus shop/garage w/pit.

520 2nd Ave ~ $435,000

Beautiful Brick 5 bdrm, 3 bath Home in the Historic District on 2nd Avenue. Original hardwood flooring, updated kitchen, fireplaces, well kept yard & double car garage. This home is ready to make it your own. Call today for your personal showing!

Call Kristi Parrotte @ 390-4912 or Ken Nelson at 406-439-0595

1637 Rich St W~$290,000

4 bdrm, 3 bath Ranch style home located near Schools and Park. Open floor plan, lots of updates, large backyard, double garage and great views from 2 decks.

Call Janis Flynn Pyrak @390-4900

Call Janis Flynn Pyrak @390-4900

832 13th Street ~ $179,900

Nice, updated 6 bedroom, 2 bath home with great yard, 2 decks and garden area. Oversized single garage, carport and off-street parking.

Call Janis Flynn Pyrak @390-4900

310 Central Ave W ~ $155,000 Harlem, MT

Spacious 3 bedroom, 2 bath home in Harlem, MT. Hardwood flooring and rock fireplace. Large private fenced back yard with great deck. 2 stall Detached garage.

Call Janis Flynn Pyrak @390-4900

1010 Cactus Drive~ $285,000

216 14th Avenue~ $138,000

Nice updated 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with all new paint inside and out. 2 stall heated attached garage with mechanic's pit, updated electrical, new roof and on demand hot water heater. Off street parking and move in ready.

Unique, private 3 bedroom, 4 bath home with incredible views! Fireplace, Sauna, main floor laundry and bonus room with 1 bedroom & bath on 2nd level. Double attached heated garage plus carport & underground sprinklers-all on over 1 ½ Acres in town.

Call Janis Flynn Pyrak @390-4900

815 Missouri St ~ $154,000 Chinook, MT

Updated 3 bedroom, 2 bath home in Chinook, MT. Large kitchen & living area, den & main floor laundry. 2 stall garage, large patio & deck, all on 2 1/2 lots.

Call Janis Flynn Pyrak @ 390-4900

Call Gary Toldness @390-3155

1135 Cleveland Rd ~ $225,000 Chinook, MT Nice, updated 3 bdrm, 2 bath split entry home located on the edge of Chinook, MT. Large lot, fenced yard, lots of trees, garden area and deck off back of home. Includes additional double garage plus single garage.

Call Ken Nelson @ 406-439-0595

295 Stockyard Rd - Chinook, MT $299,000 108' x 40' Shop with Boiler floor heat and gas forced air as back up, city water / sewer. Three 14 x 16 commercial drive through doors, 28 x 32 office space, rest room and overhead storage on 1 Acre lot.

295 Stockyard Rd - Chinook, MT $199,000 40' x 80' Split Shop:East side- storage/ West side, wash bay. Radiant heat, two 14 x 16 overhead doors on each end of shop and four 10 x 16 sliding doors off storage area.

Call Janis Flynn Pyrak @ 390-4900 or Ken Nelson @ 406-439-0595

Shop For Sale ~ $85,000

Good location- 2 Bay Shop with Hwy 2 Frontage. Oil change pit, office, rest room & new siding to cover bldg.

Call Ken Nelson @ 406-439-0595

Acreage For Sale

106 Acres. Flood frigated. Hay land for sale. Located near Chinook, MT

Call Ken Nelson @ 406-439-0595

910 7th Ave~$113,900

3 bedroom, 1 bath home. Updated kitchen, new paint and new flooring throughout. Single car garage and fenced back yard in nice quiet location.

Call Kristi Parrotte @ 390-4912

114 5th St E~4-Plex Chinook, MT~$139,900

Four (1) bedroom, 1 bath units close to the downtown area and the High School in Chinook, MT. Many updates and Good Income Potential.

Call Paul Kuka @ 265-7845 or 265-2060

1137 11th Street ~ $123,800

2 bdrm, 1 bath home that sits on 5 vacant lots. Double detached garage. Lots of space to add on or build.

Call Kristi Parrotte @ 390-4912

16 Sawmill Gulch Rd. - $44,500

220 Do Drop In Rd $115,000 Chinook, MT 3 bdrm, 1 bath home with new siding and windows near Zurich, MT. Located on approx 5 irrigated Acres. Corrals, outbuildings and garden area. Country living-great for horses and dogs.

Call Ken Nelson @ 406-439-0595

Cabin in the Bear Paws! New 1 room cabin w/loft. Includes water, electricity, appliances-furniture too! Nice private yard with fire pit and Beaver Creek running through.

Call Kristi Parrotte @ 390-4912

1401 6th Street ~ $84,000

2 bedroom, 1 bath single level home on large lot. Double stall garage with off street parking.

Call Janis Flynn Pyrak @390-4900

Holland Apartments - 407 4th Ave.

14-Plex. Spacious Apts. - Good cash flow. Close to downtown. 8 1 Bedroom. 6 Studio.

Call Ken Nelson @ 406-439-0595

605 & 611 2nd Street

Adjoining properties that may be purchased together or separately & are zoned Commercial Intermediate on 60x140’/30x140’ lots. 605 is the former Salvation Army Church Building & living quarters and 611 has over 2000 sq ft main floor & 1800 sq ft bsmt. Many possibilities for these buildings.

Call Paul Kuka @ 265-7845 or 265-2060 for more info

Land for Sale

• +/- 640 Acre Farmland located N. Joplin, MT ~ All Farmed • +/- 1280 Acres Farmland located S. Inverness, MT - All CRP • +/- 160 Acres Farmland located N. Joplin, MT - All Farmed • +/- 2390 Acres Farmland located N. Havre, MT - Nearly All Organic • +/- 400 Acres Farmland located S. Gildford, Mt - All CRP Call Ken Nelson @ 406-439-0595 or Larry Martinson @ 406-390-1509


Montana State University-Northern Rodeo’s husband and wife coaching team, Doug and Emily Kallenberger, bring their years of rodeo experience and strong sense of family to lead their student athletes to success in and out of the arena.

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On a warm, sunny day in late August Doug Kallenberger, head coach for the Northern rodeo program, talks to a handful of his student athletes in one of the first practices at the Great Northern Fairgrounds for the 2018-19 season. His topics range from getting a list of the events everyone will be competing in at their first rodeo in Cody, Wyoming, just more than a week away, to the scheduled rotation of caring for the team’s livestock, primarily a herd of steers kept at the fairgrounds, and everyone policing their own trash at the arena during practices. Emily Kallenberger, assistant coach, stands to the side within the circle of students and their horses. She tells them about the team retreat in Beaver Creek Park that weekend and how to check out the mandatory life jackets at the university, then spends the rest of the meeting fielding a few side questions from students and studying their faces, some of them new to the team and the university this year. This scenario would play out two more times that day because, even though the Northern men’s and women’s rodeo teams only have a total of about 20 members, the Kallenbergers found that holding shorter practices with a portion of their students in each is more effective than holding one large practice with everyone in attendance. This way, Doug said, they get more one-on-one time.

“It’s more effective this way,” Emily said. “When everybody’s here there’s just a lot of standing around waiting their turn and they lose focus. This way they can make their run, think about what they want to change and then get right back out there and do it.” The system of practices might be more time consuming for the Kallenbergers, but it’s better for their student athletes, so the time investment is never in question. Besides, Emily pointed out, their own two children, Kenzie, 11, and Rome, 4, were there with them and they were hanging out an arena doing what they love, rodeo. “We’re pretty lucky,” she added. Emily and Doug both grew up in rodeo and went into the professional ranks, making finals and earning championships along the way – Emily barrel racing and Doug in saddle bronc and now team roping. The rodeo life has been their life. Heading into their fifth year as Northern coaches, they feel they cocoach pretty equally across the board. They might have strengths, they said, but they each have advice to offer in all the collegiate events: barrel racing, breakaway roping, goat tying, team roping, bareback riding, saddle bronc, bull riding, steer wrestling and calf roping. They don’t assume, though, that they have all the answers to the rodeo questions. “That’s the thing that’s hard about it

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is there’s so many events in rodeo from bull riding to saddle bronc to the barrels, to try to be a master of all those it’s just — I’m not — and I’m not going to pretend I am,” Doug said. Kallenbergers often bring in people with expertise, such as NFR qualifiers, to give advice on their particular event. One year, Emily said, they took a group of students to Texas to work with some rodeo pros. “I feel our number one job here,” he added, “is to provide the kids the best opportunity to get better. Opportunity means having cattle, having a facility, having it ready to go.” Northern has been renting the facilities at the fairgrounds, and that partnership has worked out well, they said, to give the program a home base. The students can rent stalls to board their own horses, giving new students, especially, some assurance that they will have a place for their horse. They have found, though, that their athletes tend to make friends eventually in the local rodeo and ranching community, giving them connections around the community that offer places to keep their horses. “The community members, they are pretty amazing,” Emily said. “… A couple of four-year seniors, they are kind of a part of those families now, and it’s just kind of cool to see Havre open their arms for these kids and be so welcoming, and we don’t have to provide every stall because there as so many welcoming neighbors.”

Potential New Facility While this arrangement has worked well, MSU-Northern is working on major steps toward building their own equine facility and expanding education options with the potential to help the rodeo teams as well. Northern Chancellor Greg Kegel and his administration have been working with the Montana University System Board of Regents to offer a minor in equine studies that could help draw rodeo students in as a recruitment tool. The facility, which would be designed as a multipurpose installation, would also house the rodeo program, Doug said. “We’re very thankful for this,” Emily said, nodding at the fairgrounds arena, “but there’s some opportunities with putting up something else and having an equine program for Northern.” The equine minor would focus on equine science to make it unique among the other horse programs in the University System, Doug said, adding that the curriculum and instruction assistance is being worked on in partnership with Montana State University’s

Northern Agricultural Research Center south of Havre. A local businessman came on board right away to offer about 50 acres of land west of town, Doug said, and some preliminary designs have been made to establish a possible facility layout, and its construction phases. “It’s moving along at a faster pace than what I thought it would,” he said. “But, y’know, you got all these steps.” If all the steps fall into place, he said, the hope is that by the first of the new year the zoning will be approved and the money for construction, which Doug said will be handled through MSU-Northern Foundation, will be finalized. “Initially, we would be looking at an outdoor arena, and we darn near have everything we need from the panels and everything we’ve accumulated over the years,” and used at the fairgrounds, Doug said, so “we could do a new facility as far as an outdoor facility fairly quickly. We just have to level some dirt and then start pounding some posts and put your arena up.”

While the rodeo team would make its home base at the facility and that would have benefits, the plan is, ultimately, that the facility will have classrooms and offices and an indoor arena, along with a broader role. That could include, Emily said, dog training classes and a revival of the therapeutic riding program that Havre once had, which could involve nursing students, too. Getting the students involved might ease the intense manpower burden that therapeutic riding programs naturally have, she added. “(The equine facility) is not just going to be built for the rodeo team, though,” Doug said. “Number one, it’s built for an equine program, that’s why it’s being built, and then the rodeo team can use it, as well. It can be a home for us.” “We thought that that was a great idea. It would work well with our rodeo team. It would help us with recruiting on our rodeo team,” Emily added. “We really got lucky that Chancellor Kegel is here. He’s an advocate for it, so that’s been really great.”

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The College Experience Recruitment, the Kallenberger’s said is one of the harder jobs they have. Northern rodeo competes in the Big Sky Region of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association, which includes big guns like Montana State University in Bozeman and University of Montana in Missoula, along with Dawson Community College, Miles Community College, MSU-Billings, Northwest College in Powell, Wyoming, UM-Western and University of Providence and any competitors from Blackfeet Community College, which doesn’t have a rodeo program. Bozeman, which has more than 50 students on its rodeo teams this year, has a $1 million endowment for its rodeo program, Emily said, and some of the other schools have equine degree programs, so recruitment tools are important. Northern, though, isn’t without its attractions, they said. The relatively small class sizes, strong degree and trade programs, and Havre’s supportive community top their list of mentions throughout the conversation. They offer significant scholarship money, as well. Unlike other college sports, they aren’t limited to recruiting from high school teams, Emily said, and that widens their recruitment pool. “It’s kind of hard for them to go on this endeavor to get a degree,” she added. “The knowledge is — they don’t realize — the great thing. But really this is kind of a nice thing just to get them (to college) and get their feet wet and say ‘OK you can be a part of this and you can get your education and it’s going to be a win-win I promise you.’” While recruiting is crucial, so is student retention — the flip side of the same coin — and the way the Kallenbergers approach this issue speaks to their sense of family. They said that in their first year of coaching they saw a pretty high dropout rate that they were not having success combating until they attended a retention workshop at Northern. The workshop focused on Native American student retention, they said, but the same principles worked for their students, many of whom come straight

out of high school or off the ranch and have a hard time transitioning. For the past two years, they said, they’ve seen 90 percent retention among their student athletes. “We started doing some tutoring sessions. We started having them bring us their grades, so they had to be accountable through the rodeo season,” Emily said, adding that Northern’s admissions office started sending notices to them about struggling students on team and they work together to help with the problems. They also didn’t let student athletes compete if they weren’t meeting their education goals, letting them know, she said, that “we’re here for school and this is a bonus.” “You gotta do some self-reflection, too, as a coach,” Doug said. “What are you doing? Are we creating a family feel here? Are we giving them a sense of belonging?” The college rodeo season is split between fall and spring. In between the teams still practice, go to and hold events, and work on fundraising. Kallenbergers get to know their student athletes, Emily said, because they spend the entire school year working together. They try, in that time, to give them a sense of belonging to a family while stressing the importance of their education. There’s a balance in there, Doug said, in nurturing them and asking them

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to learn a sense of personal responsibility and setting them up to succeed. Unlike other college athletes, rodeo athletes have to get themselves to their competitions. The university pays for fuel, lodging and food, but the pickup trucks and horse trailers are the students’. “It’s really the kids and their families. They come in with those rigs from home that their parents have put together,” Emily said, “so what we do before we go is we sit down and have a little meeting and say who has a truck and a trailer that they want to pull this weekend … and these little sweetie pies raise their hands and say I will.” They leave as a group and travel together, Doug said, and sometimes they have breakdowns, but that’s a teaching element. They’re on their own without parents taking charge, he added, but not without backup from their teammates and coaches. The competition itself helps prepare them to handle pressures later, including the possibility that they will become professional rodeo competitors, they said. Beyond their regular competition pressure, the students who qualify for the College National Finals Rodeo also contend with television coverage, they said. This includes cameras, commentators and reporters interviewing the student athletes so this gives them a chance to step up a level before competing at a professional level.

A Way of Life Doug, the son of Raymond and Debbie Kallenberger, grew up on the family ranch south of Havre. A 4-H’er and a saddle bronc rider in high school and college rodeo as well as the Northern Rodeo Association and the Pro Rodeo Cowboys Association, he has qualified for finals and won championships up through the ranks, and after turning his competitive spirit to team roping, he won a national championship in that, too. The daughter of Jerome and Desiree Bell, Emily grew up on her family’s ranch on Fort Belknap, going to school in Harlem. She began barrel racing as a young kid and her family spent summers and weekends together going to rodeos. She, too, has qualified for finals and won championships through her career including in the NRA and state PRCA, and she has qualified for the Indian National Finals Rodeo eight times. She book-ended the talk about her accolades with the statement that she feels lucky to have been “blessed with some good horses.” Doug and Emily met while they were on the MSU-Northern rodeo teams and have continued competing together since then. Emily is the preschool director for Box Elder schools and her summers away from school are spent traveling to rodeos. As the agricultural loan officer

and a vice president at Stockman Bank, Doug said, he can get away weekends, but sometimes he’s driving to catch up with Emily, and their children, at a rodeo. Their daughter Kenzie is already doing well enough this year to have qualified her first time for the INFR in barrel racing, and Rome, at 4, just turned old enough to start sheep riding, so he hit the local mini-circuit of Chinook, Havre and Rocky Boy rodeos this summer, they said, and he seems to be hooked. “We’re lucky to have grown up in rodeo,” Doug said, adding, “What’s so great about rodeo. You can be on top of the world today, and tomorrow you can be at the bottom —” “So it’s very humbling,” Emily added. “It’s not like you made the NFL and it took a year, we’re talking the next day. You just had one of the worst days ever and the next day, you’re back on top ... that’s life.” That’s the life they feel enriches them, too. The decision to apply jointly for the coaching position at Northern was a big one for them, they said, and they talked over what their goals were beforehand to make sure they were making the right decision for everyone. Their main goal, they said, was

not so much to fix anything because they didn’t want to downplay efforts of coaches before them or make it sound like what those coaches had done wasn’t enough. Rather their goal, they said, was to put the honest effort in to build on what they inherited and leave it better than they found it. “They all did a great thing and made it better, but it’s kind of like what we tell our kids. There will be things that you do as freshmen, or seniors out the gate, that you won’t reap the benefits from. You’re going to do the work to do this, and you might hit this thing as a senior that we’re getting all this money for, but the next class in sees the reward, but that’s life, someone left it better for you, so let’s just keep doing that.” Ultimately, they said, they feel personally invested in Northern’s rodeo program. “Y’know, Doug and I were both on the team, so I met my husband here,” Emily said, “and we got our degrees and so it kind of helped get us on our feet, so I just always wanted to try to come back —” “And give back to the place that gave us kind of who we are to day,” Doug added. “We are products of MSU-Northern, back in the community, giving back however we can.

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1420 Wilson Avenue

Great home has 3 bedrooms and 2 baths with a detached double car garage. Updated kitchen, main floor utility room, beautiful bonus room, fireplace in main living space. Lovely fenced yard has underground sprinklers.

30783 US Hwy 2, Kremlin

NEW LISTING! 1.6 acre lot in Kremlin. 3+ bedrooms, 1.5 baths home has open concept kitchen/living room, large garage with room for a garden! Easy commute.

1240 11th Street

4 bedroom, 2 bath home in great location, nice yard, deck, 2-car finished garage. Clean and move in ready!

Commercial Lots Commercial lots located in Havre with US HW 2 and 15th Avenue access. Possible owner financing!

3401 13th Street West

5-bed/3-bath home, oversized 2 car attached garage and separate shop building on 1 acre.

419 8th Street

Nice duplex on quiet street, each unit has 2-bedrooms, 1 bathroom. Each unit has been completely remodeled with new kitchens, new flooring, upgraded baths and all new interior paint! Income opportunity or live in one half and let the other half help with the mortgage.

934 5th Ave and 427 10th St. 2 houses for the price of 1! Great investment opportunity! Only $115,000

606 1st West - Arctic Circle 320 10th Street

For Sale or Rent. Seat in dining or drive through. Great restaurant prospects or conversion to other use.

4 bed/2 bath home, 1488 sq. ft of space only $130,000!


100 Frontage Road, Shelby 1405 12th Street

Executive duplex sits on large lot in quiet neighborhood. Each unit has 3-bedrooms, 2-bathrooms and includes double, attached garage with nicely fenced yard for each unit.

310 & 316 10th St. & 1009 3rd Ave.

This 4-unit property makes a great investment opportunity! All units have 2 bedrooms with 1 bath and are close to college and convenient to downtown.


Milk River Ranch

1632 38th Ave. NE

Great property conveniently close to town, but not in it! Beautiful home includes 3+ bedroom, 2 bath and an attached double car garage. Home sits on 1.5 acres. Privacy and lots of space for all your hobbies!

11135 River Rd.

Minutes from town, Country Living at its finest! 5061 sq. feet on 60 acres. 5-bed/4 baths, 3 fireplaces and wet bar. Home has separate living space in walkout basement. Fencing for horses.

located between Chinook & Havre. Over 2600 acres, multiple hay and pasture possibilities. Great access from multiple country roads. Property includes homesite and several cattle facilities. Great hunting possibilities!

commercial/office building sits on 8.59 acres of space.

LAND LISTINGS We have qualified buyers for farm and ranch properties.


Call Jim for more details! 406-799-2253

JEFF AMENT the man behind the skateparks

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STORY BY GEORGE FERGUSON Photos by colin thompson

Pick any warm, sunny summer day, heck even a day when the pavement is dry, and in places like Havre, Rocky Boy, Big Sandy, and so many more rural communities around Montana, you’ll find kids skateboarding. In so many of those places, they’re skateboarding in skate parks that wouldn’t be there if it weren’t for the care and generosity of one man — Jeff Ament. For some time now, Ament, the bass player for the world-renowned rock band Pearl Jam and a native of Big Sandy, has been working to bring skateboarding to small-town Montana.    This past summer, Ament, in cooperation with Evergreen Skate Parks, opened a brand new bowl on Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation, named  the Ah-Wah-Si-Sahk Community Skatepark. Hundreds of community members turned out for the grand opening in June, with Ament and friends on hand.     “It’s mind-blowing because I didn’t really know the community was getting together. I thought some kids were going to show up, we were going to give ‘em some hats and shirts and maybe give a few boards away and teach a few

kids to ride,” Ament said. “Whether it’s Big Sandy or Box Elder or wherever, whenever you see a community come together like this for anything, but especially for the youth, I always get a little emotional about it. It’s always heartwarming to know that everybody still cares about young people. So to see everybody out here today, it’s amazing.”    Ament, who has been an avid skater all his life, didn’t have the kind of facilities to skate that places like his home town of Big Sandy have now. And his history of building skate parks has now spanned nearly two decades.     “My parents bought me a Grentech board in 1975 or 1976,” Ament said of his history of boarding back in an interview with VICE in 2015.  “I rode that a little bit but I wasn’t

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super in love with it. There weren’t a lot of good sidewalks or smooth pavement where I grew up. But in the summer of ‘76 we went to California to visit some cousins and my cousin, Gary, had made this killer stringered board with California Slaloms and Road Rider 4s on it. It was so much smoother than my Grentech board and we spent the entire vacation riding that board out in front of their house. When I left he gave me a Skateboarder magazine. It was a 20-hour drive home and by the time we got back to Montana I was 100 percent skateboarder. I was way in.”    Years later, Ament went from skateboarder to building skate parks so that youths of Montana, especially in rural areas, could share his passion.   

His first project was in his now home town of Seattle, where he helped open the Seattle Center Skate Park all the way back in 2000. From there, he turned his attention to Montana, where he has since helped build as many as 14 skate parks, starting with MOBASH Park in Missoula, where Ament also resides. MOBASH opened in 2006, followed by the Helena Skatepark in 2009.    Then, in 2010, Ament finally brought skating to his first home town. Ament grew up playing sports in Big Sandy, including an outstanding career with the Big Sandy boys basketball team. However, it wasn’t until his adult years that he was able to see his dream of kids having a top-notch skate park in Big Sandy, come true. In 2010, he opened the first phase of what is now the Big Sandy Skatepark. Phase 2 opened in 2015, and subsequently, Big Sandy

has held many festivals and skate jams, making it one of the hubs of rural skateboarding in Montana.    Thanks to Ament’s passion for skateboarding and love for helping to give young kids an outlet to enjoy, more and more skateparks have opened in Montana. Ament opened the Glendive Skatepark in 2014, Thunder Park in Browning in 2014, The Ironhorse Skatepark in Baker in 2014, the Stevensville Skatepark in 2015, the Hays Skatepark in 2016, the Malta Skatepark in 2016, the Darby Skatepark in 2017, the Big Spring Skatepark in Lewistown in 2017, and the Rocky Boy Skatepark this summer. He also has helped with the Havre Skatepark both in 2015 and 2016. Ament has also helped build several parks on reservations in South Dakota and has three more projects  in the works, with parks currently being built in Wolf Point, Hamilton and

Livingston.    For a small state like Montana, that’s a lot of skate parks, and its all due to Ament’s passion and his ability to care about youth. For him, the youth, the kids, that’s what it’s all about.     “That’s 90 percent of the reason I do this,” Ament said at the Rocky Boy grand opening. “I love young people so much. I want to get them outside and get them active. So much of my youth was spent in Big Sandy and in this part of the country riding motorcycles, riding our bikes, playing basketball and just being outside. It’s what I love about Montana. Its clean air and clean water and mountains and rivers and the lakes. So this is what it’s all about for me, just giving these kids an opportunity to be outside, be active and be healthy.”

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Jeff Healy 265-6767, Ext 1

Rachel Burchard 406-945-2046


Richard Jarvis 406-879-6206


404 12th Avenue ~ $168,000 62 Beaver Creek Blvd. $170,000

3 bedroom, 2 bath home.

Very nice, comfortable 3 bedroom 2 bath home with updates! Has a mix of hardwood and tile floors. Bathroom upstairs has tub with jets and updated vanity. New paint inside and out. Fenced back yard and detached 2 car garage with new electrical box, electric garage door opener, 220 outlet, and exterior paint. Great location. It's close to coffee shop, restaurants, parks and High school.

430 Main St. • Inverness $60,000 3 bedroom, 2 bath home.

1017 Third Street This unique & charming 3 bedroom, 2 bath home is ready for you!

420 2nd St. NE • Rudyard $90,000 2 bedroom, 2 bath home.


1120 9th Avenue ~ $218,000 4 bedroom, 2 bath home.

726 6th Aveue ~ $339,000 824 16th Street ~ $165,000 2 bedroom + 1 non conforming, 1.5 bath home.

FARM & RANCH Missouri River Breaks Ranch $5,500,000

Completely remodeled historic home 6 bedroom, 4 bath home.

10 miles form the Breaks, 4980 +/- acres of deeded pasture land along with 7909 +/- acres of BLM allotment, and 1,120 +/- acres of State leased ground. Ranch also has a house, Quonset, shop, and other outbuildings.

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GREAT SHOP ON THE EDGE OF TOWN LISTED AT $350,000 Great 68 x 80 all steel shop with concrete floors.


229 Michigan Ave. Big Sandy, MT

1333 County Road 800 NW

This gorgeous Ranch has River & Creek frontage only a few minutes from Havre. With farm & ranch land and an incredible custom built 4 bedroom 4 bathroom home, partially heated shop, 2 barns and large storage building for machinery. Contact Ed Ruff for your private showing.There is also 224 +/- acres of pasture land and irrigated hay land. Asking Price $690,000

Excellent home in the quaint town of Big Sandy, vinyl fence, natural wood floors, 3 bedrooms, 1 & 3/4 Bathrooms & attached garage.


Several business rentals on the main floor with good rental history and plenty of parking. Downstairs is a complete living facility comprised of nothing but the best for a home...there is a down under driveway with lots and lots of inside storage for equipment, trucks & vans...

226 8th St ~ $174,900

This recently update home is over 1,800 sq.ft. & an easy walk to downtown, newer kitchen, 2 remodeled bathrooms, 2 bedrooms mainfloor, 2 nonconforming bedrooms, large TV room & an amazing 3 stall garage

9336 US HWY 2 W ~ $490,000

920 7th Avenue

A stream runs through it. This gorgeous 5 bedroom home on Sandy Creek has been completely remodeled and comes with 30+- Acres, the big shop, corrals and fences.

Large Warehouse in Town, with big parking pad, over 2,800 sq. ft. building that has high side walls and thick concrete floor with two wide n high overhead doors.

Hall Ranch Chinook, MT

Hall Ranch, Chinook, MT, 1,929+- Acre Ranch consisting of 289+- Acres Irrigated land, 80+Acres Fallow land and the remainder in pasture land, with Headquarters that are well maintained and are set up to accommodate 150+- cow, calf herd with all the Barns, Corrals, Shop, Home & Garage to run such an exclusive operation.

1200 3rd St ~ $58,000

This house has made a nice home for the sellers dad and is now a rental with a duplex unit in the downstairs area.


Hi-Line Motel

Own your own business!!! This well kept jewel has new roof overlayment and siding with 14 units total, living quarters in office area and everyone of the units have had recent updates. This Motel shows a great cash return and the old Radio Shack (an extra large building) could be used for another business. Contact Edward Ruff for more information.

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Darcy Azure, owner of the food truck business on First He said he likes to concoct different dishes, melding Street called Eat With Me, said he came up with the ideas from his own experience with an inspiration from name because, “that’s what I want, people to come eat something he’s eaten or seen, or even from a food he with me, try what I try, because I try everything.” has found at the store. Azure started learning the art of cooking when he was “Your senses are the biggest contributor to cooking a young kid, and through his years of working as a cook choices,” he said. “You can figure out what to add to a in a variety of restaurants, he has honed his skills and dish or what will go together by tasting and smelling difhis philosophy for developing simple, affordable, yet ferent combinations.” creative, dishes from scratch. It doesn’t always work, he admitted with a laugh, but “I learned to cook old-school. Like my macaroni and when it does he perfects the recipe and writes it down in cheese, I make from scratch because I learned when I his notebook. was, like, 8, 9, 10 years old,” Azure said. “I grew up with Working for himself has been liberating for him and, commodities. I lived in Dodson, Montana. I learned to he said, he doesn’t think he could work in a restaurant cook with the bare minimum of everything, and I learned again, following a full, set menu. to make it taste great.” He came up with a simple menu with a few regular Over the years, Azure said, he has items — burger, chicken strips, spiral worked everywhere from fast food to cut fries and pretzel sticks — but the “Your senses are dining restaurants and sandwich shops rest changes weekly, he said. the biggest to taco places, and he gained a lot of Each week starts with a menu experience and knowledge along the plan, he said, but that might change contributor to way. if he finds something at the grocery cooking choices,” he said. Honing his craft hasn’t been all store that is in prime flavor and calls about work, though. He also takes “You can figure out what to to him to be used in a different, new time to eat in both unique and everydish. add to a dish or what will day places and, he said, he watches In the end, though, Azure stays go together by tasting and the food channel, too. true to his simple roots. “I’ve been able to absorb all of Everything he makes has to be smelling different that, put that with all I know,” he said. affordable and easy to make from combinations.” This, he added, can make eating groceries he can hand pick at the Darcy Azure out hard sometimes because he is local grocery store, he said, so he’s Owner/Operator Eat With Me always mentally dissecting the meal not going to make something that to figure out how it was made, how requires an imported saffron spice, to reproduce his own version of it and but he’s equally unlikely to serve a what his changes, his own flare, would be. something cooked with pre-made, frozen, ingredients off “My food I can make quick, but it takes a little longer a food service truck. because I’m gonna sit there and tear the cilantro and set His style, he said, is in the details, such as cooking the it on my taco. I’m gonna take time to slice a fresh lime pulled pork for 18 hours, even in the heat of summer, and split it and twist it on my tacos,” he said. “Or I’m because that makes the most flavorful, juicy meat, and gonna take time to make a mango salsa and I’m gonna slicing whole chicken breasts into strips to dip in the use fresh mangoes even though they’re a pain in the tempura he made himself because that, along with his butt.” secret mix of spices, makes a unique chicken strip. Those details are important, he said, because you It’s easy, he said, to buy frozen cheese sticks and a have to love the food you’re making, and for Azure, jar of sauce, but not that much more difficult to make loving food means being creative. his wonton cheese sticks and simple marinara dipping That creativity manifests itself across the board when sauce, a recipe he did share, and the payoff is a much Azure is dealing with food. bigger treat.

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Though Darcy Azure is winding down his season of creating and selling meals from his food truck business, Eat With Me, on First Street, he has shared a recipe for Wonton Cheese Sticks and a Simple Marinara Dipping Sauce that will fit in easily with the fall and winter entertainment season. Whether you are prepping foods for an in-house or tailgate football party, needing appetizers for a family gathering or whipping up some finger food for an office party, this recipe will suit the occasion. “The concept, basically, is what I like,” Azure said. “You know everybody likes mozzarella sticks, everybody has a different take on mozzarella sticks. It’s just a simple wonton, just a simple mozzarella stick like you buy at the store.” The recipe makes providing a homemade appetizer easy, almost as easy as buying pre-made, but it obviously brings the freshness of something with a homemade touch rather from a jar. “I like it because it’s a simple concept and a simple appetizer,” he said. “It’s something that John Doe can go to the store and say, ‘You know what? I feel like mozzarella sticks,’ and here’s an easy way to do it.”

Wonton Cheese Sticks & Simple MarinaRA Dipping Sauce

from Darcy Azure, Eat With Me Wonton Cheese Sticks 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning 1 tablespoon dried parsley 1 package wonton wraps 1 package mozzarella string cheese canola or vegetable oil heated in deep fat fryer or about 1/2” deep in a pan

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Simple Marinara Dipping Sauce 4 tomatoes, chopped ¼ cup garlic, minced 1 medium onion, chopped fine 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning ¼ cup tomato paste or sauce 1 cup water, more water to preference salt and pepper to taste

Instructions: Stir tomatoes, garlic, onion, seasoning, ¼ cup tomato paste and 1 cup of water together in a pan on medium-high until bubbling. Lower heat and simmer sauce ingredients for about 15 minutes. This will boil down the moisture, so add water to desired thickness of sauce and heat through before serving. While dipping sauce is cooking, prepare cheese sticks Put Italian seasoning and parsley in a shallow bowl. Cut cheese sticks into pieces that fit diagonally across wontons so that the corners of the wonton can be folded over the ends of the cheese. Roll cheese sticks in spice blend to lightly coat. Wrap the sticks by laying a cheese stick across a corner of a wonton, then roll the cheese stick half-way, fold the two midcorners across the cheese stick and dampen the end corner of the wonton with water, and finish rolling the cheese stick. Seal the end corner down. Cook wontonwrapped cheese sticks in hot oil, turning to brown evenly, which should take just a few minutes. OCTOBER 2018 | LIVING Havre and the Hi-Line MAGAZINE |




Havre Trails Second Annual Summer Brewfest, held Aug. 25 in Pepin Park, brought in Montana craft brewers and a Montana winery along with food vendors and two musical groups for the organization’s fundraiser, which looks on track to becoming a summer tradition on the Hi-Line. Havre Trails member Lindsey Brandt-Bennett said about 1,000 people bought tickets to sample the beer and wine, and the group estimated another 200 or more came just to enjoy the evening. 2017 saw about 670 people at the event, she added. “I didn’t quite expect to expand by that much this year, but I’m really glad we did,” she said. Havre Trails is a nonprofit organization that works to promote and improve the walking, running and biking paths in the Havre and Hill County area, and members have led hikes across north-central Montana, including on Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation and in the Sweetgrass Hills. This year’s brewfest brought in around $15,000, which is almost double the $8,000 from last year, Brandt-Bennett said. The 2017 funds went into the first phase of construction of the Rotary Canyon Loop Trail and parking area in Beaver Creek Park, she added, and the group plans to invest the bulk of this year’s funds into the Rotary Canyon trail again, expanding it further. “It’s one mile, but we’d like to continue, and that’s what we told the park board, as well,” she said. “That’s at least one direction that we’ll be working in, and we’re excited about that.” The group plans to hold a hike on the Rotary Canyon Loop Trail, Oct. 6, starting at Bear Paw Lake, followed by a stargazing event.

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