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WELCOME TO HAVRE & Montana’s Hi-Line Welcome to Havre and Montana’s Hi-Line, an area rich in the history of the American West, the outdoor opportunities of Montana and a surprising variety of modern life’s cultural opportunities. Incorporated 125 years ago, Havre served as a transportation and supply hub at an intersection of river, trails, roadways and, after James J. Hill forged the Great Northern Railroad, railways. Havre provided goods, supplies and the amenities of a city to area trappers, miners, cowboys and farmers, as well as military personnel stationed at Fort Assinniboine. Now an agriculture, college and railroad town with a thriving business community, Havre has much to offer visitors, from historical and archaeological attractions to outdoor activities, performance, musical and visual arts, and cultural celebrations. Western hospitality is no catchpenny phrase here. Hospitality and friendliness are at the heart of the community. The Havre Daily News is pleased to bring this community tourism information guide to visitors to the area.

ALL TRAILS LEAD TO HAVRE Montana In north-central Montana, the corridor along U.S. Highway 2 from North Dakota to the Rocky Mountains is called the Hi-Line in keeping with the name first given to the railway line that makes the long march across the northern tier of the state. Consider Havre’s Hi-Line area to be a trail to adventure: It’s part of the Lewis and Clark Trail, the Old Forts Trail, The Nez Perce Trail and the Dinosaur Trail — as well as the Great Northern Trail and Cottonwood Country Byway, which are two of the Hands of Harvest heritage trails of north-central Montana. The region has diverse beauty, including plains, island mountain ranges, badlands and waterways, with camping, hiking, fishing, boating and exploration. The area also offers everything from historical and prehistorical museums and tours to plays, live music, county fairs, rodeos, numerous powwows, several golf courses, swimming pools, skateboard parks, casinos, movie theaters, microbreweries and fine dining. Havre is the economic and cultural center of all that the Hi-Line has to offer.

GOT VACATION SNAP SHOTS? Share them! Everyone likes to take photos when traveling. And let’s face it, “selfies” are fun, too! Our team at the Havre Daily News loves to hear from people who are experiencing the best of what the area has to offer from food to the great outdoors and cultural excursions. The Havre Daily News will run reader-submitted vacation photos in its My Hi-Line section. The photos that chosen to run are those that show a unique aspect of something in Havre and the surrounding area. The requirements for submitting photos are as follows:

• At least 1 MB in size • Must contain where and when the photo was taken • Must have the photographer’s name • Must be taken within a month of the submit date. Photos will run approximately two days after they are submitted. Not all photos submitted will run, but we are interested in seeing what you can show us about our area. Photos that show a unique view of the area and people and that are of the best quality will be chosen.





EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES Fresno Walleye Challenge June 8-9, Fresno Reservoir

39th Annual Spring Black Powder Shoot May 25-27, Fort Assinniboine This three-day shoot is held by the Bullhook Bottoms Black Powder Club each Memorial Day weekend. Starting at 8 a.m. Saturday the competition will have almost 40 events, including long-range and primitive shoots and fun events such as tomahawk and knife throwing and a pancake race. Primitive dress is encouraged but not required, and camping is available. For registration and rules go online to

This fishing tournament is an annual team event hosted by the Fresno Chapter of Walleyes Unlimited. Daily and weekend payouts are awarded for largest walleye and northern pike, and points can go toward placing in the four-tournament series in Montana. Two-person teams can register on the day, but organizers recommend they register early because the tournament has a 100-team limit. Call 406-390-2091.

33rd Annual Rod Run June 7-8, Great Northern Fairgrounds This family-friendly weekend event put on by the Hi-Line Cruz’n Association includes a show and shine, free to spectators, as well as a poker run, two evening meals, including a pitchfork fondue and dance with live music after the Saturday awards ceremony. Contact Barb Salerno, 406-265-3163 or, or find Hi-Line Cruz’n on Facebook.





LIVING HISTORY DAY SATURDAY, JUNE 1 The common thread among historical attractions on Living History Day is to show visitors the history of the area, but the spirit of the event is to do this by giving people the opportunity to experience this history firsthand. Living History brings together efforts at several of the area’s historical sites and events, welcoming people to take part in activities, demonstrations and re-enactments that bring those bygone days back to life. The following activities will be held Saturday, except the Everything Antique Show which will be held Friday through Sunday and High Line Heritage House which will have its activities Sunday. Years when extra drivers can be found, North Central Montana Transit bus line makes a special run of buses in a circuit to each of the venues. Call the Havre Chamber at 406-265-4383, during the week before Living History to check on public transportation.

EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES Fort Assinniboine U.S. Highway 87, south of Havre

Havre Beneath the Streets 120 3rd Avenue

Half-hour tours on the Black Jack touring wagon will take visitors through the grounds and remaining structures. Tours and speakers will also teach about traders, soldiers, Mounties and Native Americans, all testimonials to our state’s past and the opening of the frontier. The Bullhook Bottoms Black Powder Club will give live firearm and cannon demonstrations. People can stroll through displays and vendor booths with hides, guns, Native American craft work and more.

Wahkpa Chu’gn Buffalo Jump North side of Holiday Village Mall Wahkpa Chu’gn Buffalo Jump offers visitors a rare opportunity to view artifacts in their natural, found state where different tribes and cultures of Native Americans had run bison off a cliff overlooking the Milk River to harvest the meat. Tours, which are about 45 minutes long and fully handicap accessible, will be conducted on the hour throughout the day starting at 9 a.m. Call 406-265-4000 or stop by the H. Earl Clack Memorial Museum inside the mall.

Displays of some of the city’s old businesses will come alive at Havre Beneath the Streets museum with actors re-enacting the business deals of old, including gambling, drinking and dance hall girls at a saloon, and providing tasty treats, such as penny candy and homemade pastries at Gourley Brothers Bakery.

Frank DeRosa Railroad Museum 120 3rd Avenue Members of the Pacific Junction Railroad Club will run a variety of toscale trains on the museum’s mainfloor tracks and in special runs on the large and elaborate tracks in the museum basement. Admission is free and model train enthusiasts will be on hand throughout the day to talk about the trains and the railroad.

H. Earl Clack Memorial Museum Holiday Village Mall The H. Earl Clack Memorial Museum showcases the area history from the dinosaur age through to modern times. Admission is free. The museum will be open 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

North Central Montana Everything Antique Show Friday – Sunday, Great Northern Fairgrounds The Antique Show gives visitors a unique opportunity to see rural history in action and talk to tractor, car and stationary engine rebuilders, blacksmiths, housewares and toy collectors, and more. The three-day event will have demonstrations, and a roving relics parade on the grounds. Admission is free. See their Facebook page for details of special demonstrations during the weekend.

High Line Heritage House 124 3rd Street The museum will be offering its “History Among the Headstones” tour at 6 p.m. Sunday at Highland Cemetery. Visitors will be taken on a walking tour of the final resting places for historic Havre figures. For information, go online to http://www.





ARTS AND CULTURE Havre is well-known for its numerous enticements for outdoor recreationists, history buffs, archaeology lovers, adventurers and the like. But it also offers an extensive, living and breathing artistic culture. Visitors to Havre can indulge their senses, whether their pleasure is live music, visual arts or theater.


SOUNDS ON THE SQUARE LIVE @ TOWN SQUARE June 12 - Aug. 15 Wednesdays at 6 pm

KICKS @ 6 LIVE @ PEPIN PARK June 18 - Aug. 20 (except July 4th week) Tuesdays at 6 pm

The arrival of summer means a variety of kick-back activities, and Sounds on the Square is a popular and anticipated concert night free at Town Square every Wednesday, weather permitting. These evening events bring a different rock or country band to entertain crowds of locals and visitors, who can socialize, dance, dine and drink al fresco.

The Other Brothers and Sistahs Band will once again be entertaining crowds every Tuesday evening, weather permitting, with themed song selections each week, including Beatles, Elvis and patriotic themes. Everyone is invited to come join the fun at this free event.




ARTITUDES ART GALLERY Atrium Mall, 220 3rd Avenue

Montana Actors’ Theatre MSU-Northern Little Theatre

Artitudes showcases the artwork of local and area artists. Many of these artists and Artitudes members have also taken part in the Global Art Project and Eco-Art showing with environmental co-themes. A new featured artist display is opened to the public with an Artist Reception the second Friday of the month 6 to 8 p.m., featuring live music, refreshments and a chance to talk with the artist. For more information, call 406-265-2104.

Montana Actors’ Theatre is a local theater troupe that has performed as far away as London. MAT presents plays year-round with productions ranging from quirky humor to the dramatic. Summer 2019 weekend productions include “Cyrano de Bergerac,” May 17-25, and “She Kills Monsters” July 25-Aug. 3. For specific times and dates go online to http://www.mtactors. com/.

Native American museum MSU-Northern Vande Bogart Library Montana State University-Northern includes the Louis and Antoinette Hagener Museum of the Northern Montana Plains Indian in the university’s Vande Bogart Library. The museum displays in rotating exhibits Native American artifacts, from regalia to tools, artwork, horse accoutrements, household items and more, including a display honoring a local World War II code talker.











EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES 2-Day Archery Shoot June 15-16, Bear Paw Mountains

Air Fair 2019 June 29, Havre City-County Airport

The 20th Annual Barber Ranch 2-Day Archery Shoot gives archers and families an opportunity to compete in a 3-D tournament with different divisions across four courses of 20 targets and participate in games. Primitive camping is available on site at a working ranch in the Bear Paws. Vendors will be selling food, but Saturday evening’s baron of beef dinner comes with the entry. The route to the competition is well-marked. Find the map and other details at

The annual airshow and breakfast is a unique opportunity for flying enthusiasts and the community to get together to display and admire aircraft of all kinds. The airshow, 7:30-11 a.m., is free, and a nominal fee is charged for the all-you-can-eat breakfast of pancakes, sausage, biscuits and gravy, coffee and juice. If the weather allows, youth who meet the height requirement can go on free flights in small airplanes and pilots will participate in games.

Rotary Club Father’s Day Fishing Derby June 16, Rotary Pond Held annually at Rotary Pond in Beaver Creek Park, this fishing derby gives dads and kids a chance to hang out on the lake and compete for prizes in 10-younger and 11-15-year-old categories in boys and girls divisions. Registration is noon to 1 p.m., and fishing 1 to 3 p.m. Montana fishing regulations must be followed. Fish, Wildlife and Parks stocks fish in the pond to help ensure fun for everyone.





Blaine County Wildlife Museum 417 Indiana Street, Chinook, MT

Dinosaur Hall 415 1st Street NW, Rudyard, MT

In an area with a wealth of historical sites, this world-class museum depicts Montana’s wildlife species in their natural habitat. Permanent exhibits, displays, historic narrations and sound effects bring the displays to life and show the role the state’s various animal species played in Montana’s history. For information or to arrange a tour go to or call 406-357-3102.

A part of Rudyard’s Depot Museum, the Dinosaur Hall is also an affiliate of the Museum of the Rockies and presents a rotation of dinosaur exhibits along with its local displays. The Rudyard area, where Jack Horner got his start, has provided dinosaur specimens for premier institutions for years. Among its permanent exhibits is a fully articulated Gryposaurus found nearby. Call 406-355-4322 for information.

Great Plains Dinosaur Museum 405 N 1st Street E, Malta, MT The museum features permanent exhibits of dinosaurs and other prehistoric fossils curated in a natural setting to help visitors appreciate and fully understand the rich prehistoric resources of the region. The museum also provides the rare opportunity for both youth and adults to work on a dig, excavating fossils with museum staff and paleontologist partners in scheduled laboratory experiences and onsite dig programs. The Dino Digs, similar to summer camps, provide some amenities for the price and have a list of supplies for attendees to bring. Check the museum’s website, http://, for details, prices and available digs. The dates below are those still open at press time. Adult 2019 Dino Dig Dates • July 14 - July 18 • Aug. 26 - Aug. 30 Youth 2019 Dino Digs & Labs May - August Field expeditions — need at least four children, so individuals are encouraged to sign up early and effort will be made to fill the day. Labs — available every afternoon at the museum, except during the three adult dig dates Great Plains Dinosaur Museum

Blaine County Wildlife Museum

Hi-Line Vintage Auto Museum Rudyard, MT Housed in the historic Phillips Building, a former implement dealership, the museum displays more than 20 automobiles from 1905 to the 1970s and is central to Rudyard’s annual community “in-gathering” held the last Saturday of June. Get more information at

Depot Museum 415 1st Street NW, Rudyard, MT Depot Museum has displays representing the era from homesteading on, including household items, post offices, tools, a buggy and sleigh, and a collection of obituaries and newspaper clippings. The museum has, completely appointed to their era, a school house with teacherage, a homestead shack and a blacksmith shop. Also included in the museum’s collection is farm machinery, refurbished 1928-31 trucks, old-time harvesting equipment, headers, threshing machines and more. For information, call 406-355-4322


Montana Dinosaur Trail Havre is uniquely stationed in the middle of dinosaur country and a series of dinosaur exhibits that highlight Montana’s prehistoric significance. Coordinated in 2005 the trail has 14 sites in 12 communities, including Havre, Chinook, Malta and Rudyard on the Hi-Line.

Blaine County Museum 501 Indiana Street, Chinook, MT Visitors experience the West from prehistoric to pioneer times, with emphasis on the Assiniboine and Gros Ventre culture, pioneer days of the cowboy, hardships of the homestead era and two world wars. The museum features several re-constructions, including a tar-paper shack, church, schoolroom, and dentist and doctor’s office. The museum, which is home to extensive paleontology displays, is also the interim visitor center for the Bear Paw Battlefield.




Old Forts Trail An international historic trail that provides a rare opportunity to trace the steps of settlers and their wagon wheel tracks, still ingrained in the soil more than 100 years later, the Old Forts Trail began in the Montana Territory at Fort Benton and led to Fort Assinniboine then into Canada to forts Walsh, Battleford and Wood Mountain and forts Whoop-up, MacLeod and Calgary. The two legs of this pioneer roadway were a vital economic and military link in the development of the American and Canadian West. For information, call 406-265-4383 or 406-265-4000.

Fort Assinniboine 6 mi. south of Havre off U.S. Highway 87 A visit to Fort Assinniboine is a journey back to the end of the Wild West era and Indian Wars. Established in 1879, the 700,000-acre reservation and structures made it the largest fort in Montana and designed to house 10 companies of soldiers. It became home to the Black 10th Cavalry called the Buffalo Soldiers, and their leader, then Lieutenant John J. “Black Jack” Pershing. Decommissioned in 1911, the fort and much of its land became home in 1915 to the Northern Agricultural Research Center, which still operates there today. Fort Assinniboine is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is home to a few special celebrations in summer months including the Bullhook Bottoms Black Powder Shoot each Memorial Day weekend and Living History Day each June. Tours are given throughout the year by calling 406-265-4000.

H. Earl Clack Memorial Museum Holiday Village Mall

Havre Beneath the Streets

Artifacts and displays in the Clack Museum span the times, from prehistoric dinosaurs to the mid-20th century, giving visitors a sweeping view of the times in northcentral Montana. Displays offer views of dinosaur bones found locally, Native American tribes and cultures that have called the area home through the ages, cowboy and settler life, the early days of Havre and post-world war life for area residents. Check for hours.

Wahkpa Chu’gn Bufalo Jump North side of Holiday Village Mall This 2,000-year-old Native American bison kill site was used by different eras of the area’s early Native American tribes which stampeded the bison off the cliff overlooking the Milk River, and harvested meat from the carcasses. Visitors can tour the living archaeological dig in guided tour groups. The site is ADA accessible. The tours, about 45 minutes long, will start at 9 a.m. and continue on the hour throughout the day. Arrange tours by calling 406-265-4000.

Frank DeRosa Rail Road Museum 120 3rd Avenue The railroad is an integral part of the history of towns along the Hi-Line, especially Havre, which still considers itself a railroad town. The railroad museum offers a history of this relationship and has model railroad trains running daily. Visits to the railroad museum and viewing the run of trains is free.

Havre Beneath the Streets 120 3rd Avenue People who go beneath the streets of Havre enter a different time as they walk among re-created displays of old Havre businesses in spaces connected by a series of tunnels underneath downtown Havre. The attraction offers guided tours throughout the day Monday through Saturday. Visitors will see period displays of businessman C.W. “Shorty” Young’s office and a saloon, dental office, drug store, barber shop, meat market, bakery, laundry, opium den and bordello complete with a wax figure of a madam. For more information or to arrange a tour, call 406-265-8888.

Bear Paw Battlefield 15 Miles South of Chinook on US Highway 240 The battlefield is the final resting place of hundreds of men, women and children following the Nez Perce War of 1877. A five-day battle and siege occurred where nearly 800 Nez Perce, who had fled Idaho, were caught while trying to reach refuge in Canada. In the surrender, Chief Joseph gave his immortal speech, “from where the sun now stands, I will fight no more, forever.” The end-point of the Nez Perce Trail, the battlefield is open year round duringdaylight hours, but visitors are encouraged to stop by the Blaine County Museum, 501 Indiana Street in Chinook, to view the audio/visual presentation “40 Miles from Freedom.” For more information on the museum, visit Bring water and a hat and wear appropriate clothing for the walk. To schedule a tour, contact the National Park Service at 406-357-3130.






EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES Fourth of July Celebration July 4 Havre community members put on a free barbecue and live music celebration for the Fourth. Starting at noon in Pepin Park everyone is welcome to come for hamburgers, hotdogs and side dishes and to listen to music from a variety of groups and performers. Kids can join in games and other youth entertainment. At dusk the Havre Jaycees start their commercial-quality fireworks display west of town, viewable from the Great Northern Fairgrounds, Holiday Village Mall parking lot and side streets.

SATURDAY MARKET ON THE SQUARE July 6 - September 21 • 8 am - Noon Like farmers markets across the country, Saturday Market offers a wide selection of locally sourced vegetables, fruits, baked goods and cooked-onsite foods, along with a variety of original crafts from jewelry and artwork to lawn ornaments, household items and Montana and Havre merchandise. The final weekend for the market is during Festival Days.

Bears Paw SUPfest 2019 July 13-14, Beaver Creek Reservoir For water enthusiasts, this stand-up paddle board event and camp-out will have a tandem race, backward race, SUP dodgeball, morning SUP yoga and more. Paddle boards, paddles and life vests will be provided at no extra cost, if needed. Registration starts at noon Saturday, events 1 p.m., with the evening meal provided and free overnight camping. People are welcome to paddle all night and enjoy the lake, music and a campfire. Go online to





FOR THE KIDS - FAMILY ACTIVITIES Havre has more than 20 parks, plus a large city pool, a recently upgraded skate park and other trails and park areas. Other recreational areas in the city include Northern Montana Hospital’s Community Fitness Park, which is dog-friendly and the Bill Baltrusch Walking Trail. People can play softball or soccer on the playing fields, or enjoy a picnic on the tables at the fitness park, located at 15th Street and Montana Avenue behind the hospital. A walking track and restrooms are also onsite. Paved to make it more accessible to elderly people and people with strollers, the Baltrusch Walking Trail offers 2 1/2 miles of trail. Runners, bikers and walkers can also add a mile of unpaved gravel trail to the paved section if they so choose. The trail follows the contours of the land, with slight inclines, but is easily traveled by anyone. An exercise station is found at the beginning of the trail at the south end of 12th Avenue and the corner of 17th Street. Havre-Hill County Community Swimming Pool 420 6th Ave., indoor and open year-round. Havre Community Skate Park 9th Street at Legion Lane Pepin Park 4th Street and 7th Avenue, has playground equipment, restrooms, gazebo, horseshoe pits, barbecue pits, drinking fountain and picnic tables. Carpenter Park 4th Street and 12th Avenue, playground equipment, tennis courts, basketball courts and benches. Lions Park Main Street and 16th Avenue, restrooms and a baseball/softball field. Eagles Park 1st Street and 18th Avenue, playground equipment, drinking fountain, restrooms, horseshoe pits and picnic tables. Patterson Park 9th Street and 11th Avenue, playground equipment, fitness trail with stations, drinking fountain, restrooms, basketball court, off-street parking and picnic tables. American Legion Park 9th Street and 11th Avenue, baseball field with grandstand. Elks Park North and south of 16th Street at 9th Avenue, playground equipment, baseball field, drinking fountain and restrooms. Bill Vaughey Memorial Tennis Courts Nouth of Elks Park at 17th Street and 9th Avenue, four tennis courts. Bert Unruh Memorial Park Heritage Drive and Bullhook Road, two sand volleyball courts and playground equipment. Rotary Park 19th Street and Beaver Creek Boulevard, playground equipment, drinking fountain, sun shade, barbecue pits and open grass area. S-Curve Park 10th Street and 1st Avenue (northeast of MSU-Northern marquee sign). Tourist Park 1st Street and 12th Avenue, picnic tables and playground equipment. Deaconess Park 11th Street and Kennedy Avenue, playground equipment and open grass area. US Bank Park 11th Street West, off-street parking, walking and jogging trails and drinking fountain. Optimist Park Boulevard Avenue and 9th Street West, two baseball/softball fields, playground equipment, restrooms, horseshoe pits, basketball court, drinking fountain, off-street parking and picnic tables. 6th Avenue Memorial Softball Field 12th Street and 6th Avenue, men’s fast pitch and women’s softball field, concession stand and restrooms. Softball Complex Beaver Creek Highway south of Border Patrol Havre Sector headquarters, two men’s slow pitch and women’s softball fields, playground equipment, concession stand and restrooms. Sunrise Edition Park 6th Street and 12th Avenue, playground equipment. Memorial Park 12th Street and 6th Avenue, ice skating area and picnic area. Town Square U.S. Highway 2 between 3rd and 4th Ave. Picnic area and town gathering.







COLLEGE TOWN Montana State UniversityNorthern Havre is home to one of the main campuses of the Montana University System, Montana State UniversityNorthern. Founded in the 1920s as Northern Montana College, the university has many programs in fields that include education, nursing, a widely praised four-year diesel degree, and a world-class biodiesel and alternative-energy research facility. Northern also offers visitors and community members a number of activities ranging from athletics to theater and formal dances to concerts and comedians. The main attraction that Northern, like most universities, has to offer visitors is sports. Currently, Northern participates in the NAIA in football, men’s and women’s basketball, wrestling, volleyball, rodeo, cross country and golf. And with a newly renovated and still historic Armory Gymnasium, sports on the MSU-N campus are as thrilling as ever. Northern is an exciting place to be for all sports, but the Armory Gymnasium has always been the cornerstone of Northern athletics. The Northern wrestling team is always a huge draw to the campus, and the Lights were especially good this past season, not only dominating several duals during their home schedule, but also crowning four NAIA All-Americans, while finishing in the NAIA’s Top 10. The men’s and women’s basketball teams, as well as the Northern volleyball team also drew big crowds and gave fans plenty of excitement this past season, including the Lights’ basketball team hosting a Frontier Conference playoff game in March. This coming season, Northern will also welcome former Havre great Jerry Wagner as the new head coach of the Skylight volleyball team. While fans often pile into the Armory to support the wrestling, volleyball and basketball teams, the MSU-N football team has been a traditional fan favorite, packing crowds into Blue Pony Stadium to cheer on the team, even playing an occasional night game. The Lights, under second-year head coach Andrew Rolin, will open their home season Sept. 14 against Frontier Conference rival Montana Western. Each fall, the Northern Rodeo Team also hosts the MSU-Northern Big Sky Region Rodeo at the Great Northern Fairgrounds, while the Northern cross country teams will host a dual meet this fall at Prairie Farms Golf Course. For all people who have interests outside the realm of athletics, MSU-N has plenty of other activities. Montana Actors’ Theatre, which was locally started and expanded to more troupes in the state, is housed at MSU-N’s Little Theatre. The Havre troupe produces several plays a year, from historical dramas to comedies to musicals with the local orchestra. The university also brings events like concerts and comedians, usually for free for students and at reasonable rates for the public. One of the highlights of Northern’s year-long events calendar is the springtime formal, the We Love Northern Ball, which brings together Northern supporters and alumni of all kinds to celebrate the regionally vital institution.







GREAT NORTHERN FAIR July 17-21, Great Northern Fairgrounds A tradition almost as old as Hill County will again draw thousands to the Great Northern Fairgrounds in July to feast on a variety of special foods, brave the traditional fair rides, peruse commercial booths, partake in free stage entertainment, watch 4-H competitions, compete for bids at the livestock sale and see grandstand events each night. This regional fair draws its roots from the Great Northern Stampede, which began in Havre shortly after the county was created in 1912. To this day, the midway hosts a wide variety of rides and games each year and a wide array of food booths, generally used as a fundraiser by local nonprofit organizations, include favorites pronto pup corn dogs, the meatball-on-a-stick Vikings, the ever-popular fried-bread scones, fresh-roasted corn on the cob, pigon-a-pole, steak-on-a-stick, buffalo burgers, pork chop sandwiches, kettle corn popcorn, snow cones and extreme nachos, along with, of course, the beer garden. Along with operating the Chuckwagon all week, 4-H activities run throughout the fair, with exhibits and livestock competitions, ranging from horse and cattle showmanship to rabbit and poultry showmanship, as well as the market livestock sale Sunday afternoon. Evening grandstand entertainment includes the junior rodeo, an open rodeo, bull riding and a demolition derby.





HAVRE HISTORIC DISTRICTS Havre has three historic district self-guided tours for people to learn about the past: the Havre Residential District, the Downtown District and the Railroad District. All give visitors a look back at the city’s development over the years. Self-guided walking tour maps are available at the Havre Area Chamber of Commerce, 130 5th Ave., and the Havre-Hill County Library, 402 3rd St.

Havre Residential Historic District The Havre Residential Historic District was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1989. Havre’s first home was a simple log cabin, owned by John Bell, a sergeant from Fort Assinniboine. As more people moved to the area and their finances increased, so did the need for permanent homes and many forms of popular architecture were constructed and still proudly exist today. All homes in the Historic District are privately owned. People are asked to respect the privacy of the homeowners and residents –– leave only footprints and take only photographs from the public right of ways – streets, boulevards and sidewalks.

Historic Railroad District In 1891, Bullhook Siding was chosen as the Great Northern Railway division point but railroad officials, especially Hill, did not think “Bullhook Bottoms” was a dignified enough name for their new rail hub. The town held a meeting to select a new name — that first meeting ended in a brawl. The second meeting was more successful, with attendees chosing for the town’s name “Havre,” which means “the haven or harbor” in French as a tribute a handful of key founders of the city. In 1890, the Great Northern had sent several hundred workers to thenBullhook Bottoms to build a depot and several rail sidings. The depot was complete with a platform about 2 feet off the ground to facilitate boarding passengers and loading freight. The depot served as the gateway to the community. In 1904, a new depot was constructed. Still used today, the depot is trimmed with granite and fronted by a small landscaped park. Like many railroad towns, Havre’s streets were set in a grid formation starting with Main Street south of the rail yard. The east-west orientation of the railroad serves as the northern boundary of the town, which fronted the railroad tracks. Main Street is followed by 1st through 3rd streets. The avenues ran perpendicular to the tracks with 3rd Avenue running south from the Great Northern depot. The depot served as the gateway to the commercial district of Havre. H. Earl Clack built the first grain elevator in the area, which led to a chain of five elevators that handled more than 2 million bushels of grain a day.

Havre’s Historic Downtown Business District After a call from railroad magnate James J. Hill for social change — because Havre’s rough and ragged image tarnished any chance to entice outside visitors — and a promotional push from local entrepreneurs to promote Havre, the Havre Industrial Association and the Havre Business Association did their parts to bring settlers to Havre with such slogans as “Boast Don’t Knock” and the newspaper ads described Havre as a “City of Progress.” The homestead boom and the creation of Hill County sparked the growth of businesses and industries. Many of Havre’s big commercial businesses like the Havre Commercial Company, the Lou Lucke Company and the H. Earl Clack Company were located on 3rd Avenue. These companies capitalized on the large number of people arriving or passing through town. New industries and businesses continued to develop and meet the needs of the growing community. These companies expanded while cementing Havre’s place as the regional hub in north-central Montana.

High Line Heritage Resources High Line Heritage Resources offers several historic tours in the areas, including three strolls of the Havre Residential Historic District: Victorian, Eclectic and Craftsman; the Old Downtown Havre Stroll showcasing the business district; a combination stroll of the business district and Victorian homes those early business owners lived in; and History Among the Headstones with stories of some of Havre’s former citizens who now are buried at the local cemeteries. High Line Heritage House Museum is the starting point for all tours. To schedule tours and get the rates, go online to





GO GREEN Call in your tee time ...    Whether you’re visiting Havre, Chinook, Harlem, Malta, Shelby or Fort Benton — there are plenty of challenging golf opportunities in northcentral Montana. Four courses await nearby:

GOLF COURSES Prairie Farms Golf Course Prairie Farms Golf Course is five miles east of North Havre and one mile south of Shepherd Road on the Baltrusch Land and Cattle Co. ranch. The course, set along the Milk River, is lined with tall, centuries-old cottonwood trees. There are two par-5s, two par-3s and five par-4s, making the course a traditional par-36. Each hole has four sets of tee markers, and the nine-hole layout has both frontnine and back-nine tees. A challenging and tight course among towering cottonwood trees, Prairie Farms forces golfers to manage their game and hit straight. The environmentally sensitive area of-


fers wildlife viewing while golfing, along with plenty of scenery of the Milk River Valley and Saddle Butte in the backdrop. Prairie Farms’ amenities include a clubhouse and full-practice facility, complete with an expansive driving range which features several target greens at different distances, along with a full-sized turf teeing area. The facility also has a chipping area complete with a green and practice bunkers, as well as a traditional practice putting green. Prairie Farms hosts a vast array of tournaments each summer, including the Golfing for a Cure Tournament, June 1-2, the NLASF Scramble, which is a fundraiser




permitting, from 7 a.m. to dark seven days a week throughout the season. Cart rental is available. BCGC is also home to many fun and exciting tournaments throughout the summer months, including the Havre Wrestling Tournament, June 2, the Northstar Tournament, June 15, HEDA Tournament, June 16, MSU-N Diesel Technology Tournament, July 21, Swinging Sticks Tournament Aug. 4, the Beaver Creek Classic, Aug. 18, BCGC Club Championship, Sept. 9 and the MSU-N PAS Club Tournament on Sept. 22. For more information, call 406-265-4201.

for MSU-Northern athletics, June 9, the Natalie Patrick Tournament, a fundraiser for scholarships and various local youth sports, June 16, the Rotary Blast Tournament July 7-8 and the NMHC Foundation Tournament Aug. 4. For more information, call 406-265-4790. Beaver Creek Golf Course Havre’s legendary Beaver Creek Golf Course and pro shop, a few miles west of the city along U.S. Highway 2, is one of the oldest nine-hole courses in the state of Montana, and one of the most beautiful. BCGC, just a short distance from the airport, is set against the backdrop of the Bear Paw Mountains, while Beaver Creek itself winds throughout the entire course.

BCGC features nine holes of golf, with front- and back-nine tee boxes for both men and women, and plenty of water on course — a creek and three ponds — to challenge all golfers. With water in play twice on No.1, once on Nos. 3, 5, 6, 7 and 8, and twice again on No. 9, the course is as challenging as it gets. Driving is always at a premium, with extensive out-ofbounds to the left of the course. And with sloping greens, as well as several bunkers keenly guarding those greens, shot-making is at a premium as well. The course features a driving range and two practice putting greens, along with a chipping area. For winter fanatics, BCGC also offers a fully functioning indoor golf simulator. The course is open, weather

Chinook Golf and Country Club    The Chinook Golf and Country Club is northwest of the town of Chinook. The turnoff to the golf course from U.S. Highway 2 west of town is designated by a highway sign marked “Golf.” The course is open throughout the week during daylight hours, weather permitting. Tee times are not necessary. Cart rentals are available. The nine-hole course has daily rates for nine- and 18-hole rounds. Chinook is home to several fun tournaments in the summer, as well as an exciting men’s league. Like Havre’s golf courses, Chinook features beautiful views of the Bear Paw Mountains, as well as the rolling plains of north-central Montana. Chinook’s course also has one of the most beautiful, downhill Par 3s in the area and features a variety of unique, fun and challenging golf holes. For more information, call 406-357-2112. Signal Point Golf Course Located above the scenic Missouri River, Fort Benton’s Signal Point Golf Club has long been known as one of the “finest” nine-hole golf courses in Montana. Signal Point is a traditional par-36 nine-hole course with alternate teeing areas for front and back-nine play. The course is known for its well-groomed greens, which slope front to back, as well as its tight, tree-lined fairways and several key water hazards. Bunkers and plenty of out-of-bounds makes Signal Point a challenging golfing test, while the scenery of the Missouri River Breaks and of historic down-

town Fort Benton below, offers golfers a unique experience. Opened in 1969, Signal Point is located at 345 Signal Point Rd. in Fort Benton. The course has a full practice area and a full clubhouse. Harlem Golf Course This nine-hole public golf course is located in the lush Milk River Valley east of Harlem. The turnoff to the golf course from U.S. Highway 2 three-quarters of a mile east of town is designated by a highway sign marked “Golf Course.” The course is open daylight hours with daily rates for nine- and 18-hole rounds, and holds several tournaments throughout the summer. For more information, call 406-353-2213. Marian Hills Country Club Marian Hills Country Club is a 9-hole public golf course in Malta. The challenges and beauty of a traditional links course with large, undulating greens and well-placed bunkers await golfers at 1652 U.S. Highway 191 South. It is open 7 a.m. to dusk throughout the season. The country club features the Tin Cup Bar and Grill, a driving range, cart rentals and club rentals, along with daily rates for nine- and 18hole rounds. For information, call 406-654-1250 or email Marias Valley Golf Course Shelby’s unique 18-hole golf course located at 1 Golfcourse Road on the Marias River offers both the serious and recreational golfer a pleasant experience on the links along with views of local wildlife found roaming the course in the mornings and evenings. Constructed in 1967, the course has 18 of the largest Bent Grass greens in the state. At 6,690 yards long, the course, with its tree-lined fairways, has water hazards, sand traps, grass bunkers and a challenging 600-yard hole. Marias Valley Golf Course offers a full line of services, including lessons by a PGA professional, air-conditioned clubhouse with food, drink, club and cart rentals and a pro shop. The course has daily rates for nine- and 18-hole rounds. For further information and tee times, call 406-434-5940, or go to





BEAVER CREEK PARK Visit the largest county park in the state Rising from the rolling plains into the Bear Paw Mountains just south of Havre is a little known treasure: Hill County Beaver Creek Park. By act of Congress in 1916, a portion of what had been Fort Assinniboine was set aside for a recreation area for the young city of Havre. In 1947, the Hill County government bought the park and took over operation of what became Beaver Creek Park. The park consists of over 10,000 acres stretched along 17 miles of Montana Highway 234, also called Beaver Creek Highway, and offers fishing, picnicking, camping, hiking and more. Just follow 5th Avenue out of Havre and the northern boundary of the park is a mere 10 miles south of town. Fishing is popular all year — check the map for locations of the park’s ponds, streams and reservoirs. Information about fishing licenses and regulations can be found at the Havre Office of Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks at 2165 U.S. Highway 2 East or at 406-265-6177, or at the local sporting goods stores. Neither hunting nor the use of firearms is allowed within park boundaries. A permit is required for all park use. Day and annual-use park permits are available from the park office and vendors in town. Rustic campsites are scattered the length of the park and are commonly used for barbecues, picnics, camping and events. Visitors should be aware that the park does not have amenities such as water or electrical hookups at individual sites. Most campsites are self-filled on a first-come, first-served basis, but some larger, more developed sites can be reserved for a fee. Additionally, the Beaver Lodge at Camp Kiwanis is a large venue available to rent for events such as weddings, family reunions, youth camps and other large group events. Park operations are funded by park usage fees, which are set at the discretion of the Hill County Park Board which oversees park operations. For more information about park fees, permit vendors and how to reserve Camp Kiwanis or campgrounds, people can contact the park office at 406395-4565, or go to the website The park also has multiple trails which wander through aspen groves and meadows and rise to summits of mountains just a few hundred feet from the valley floor. Most hikes have a moderate difficulty, and maps are available wherever permits are sold. Although some trails and trailheads may be unmarked, park staff can give directions and suggest hiking areas. And during wet and spring run-off conditions, visitors should check with park staff about road and trail conditions. The lower elevations of Beaver Creek Park are home to rattlesnakes, and mountain lion, and black bear sightings have been reported in higher elevations, so caution should be observed when fishing, camping and hiking. Rotary Falls and Canyon hike The canyon just to the north of Bear Paw Lake, locally referred to as Second Lake, is popular for hiking. Rough trails lead through the canyon on both sides of Beaver Creek. The entire area can be accessed from the Dark Skies Viewing area, side roads above the canyon, or from Beaver Creek Highway at the bottom of Rotary Hill. The canyon is spectacular and Rotary Falls — the largest falls in Beaver Creek Park — are beautiful year round. Hiking the canyon up to the spillway of Bear Paw Lake is also beautiful. A portion of the trail has been developed, but in some places the gorge is just wide enough for the stream. On the wooded hillside south of the waterfall are the remains of an old Rotary Youth Camp built in the early 1900s. Rotary Falls Loop The Havre Trails group developed the Rotary Falls Loop in 2018, and have plans to expand this trail in the near future. To access this trail, drive east across the dam at the Bear Paw Lake Fishing Access Site, and look left along the fence to find the parking area and trailhead.


Mount Otis climb This trail was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the late 1930s and is a gently winding set of switchbacks leading from Mooney’s Coulee to the top of Mount Otis. Views are beautiful, and at times the trail meanders beside a lush fir forest on the north side of the mountain. To access this hike, travel east up Mooney Coulee Road to the marked trail head on the north side of the road. Bear Paw Nature Trail hike This is a developed trail that follows a former military road created by Fort Assinniboine soldiers in the late 1800s. This road hangs high above the valley floor on the west side and stretches several miles to Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation’s recreation area where it continues almost to Mount Baldy. A reservation-use permit is needed to continue south of the park boundary. After an elevation gain to get to the trail, it is remarkably flat all the way through Beaver Creek Park. The trail is one of the best areas of Beaver Creek Park for berry picking. Multiple access points lead to the Nature Trail: the northern trailhead located off of Alkali Springs Road; the southern trailhead located off the highway at the southern boundary of the park, at the Brough Coulee Road turn-off; and at Lion’s Campground. Visitors will find the trail just above the valley floor to the west of Beaver Creek Highway. Blackie Coulee Overlook Trail While difficult to find, this hike is one of the most beautiful to take. Blackie Coulee is the southeastern-most coulee in the park. Head across the Beaver Creek ford and start up the narrow and winding Blackie Coulee Road. Watch closely after going up a steep hill for the culvert along Blackie Creek. Stop there. A trail takes off up through the meadow and hillside to the north and winds up at an overlook with great views looking up the Beaver Creek valley. A rock monument rises at that point.






Montana Wilderness Association

HAVRE TRAILS GROUP The Havre Trails group works to promote and improve walking, running and bike paths in and around Havre. The group recently constructed a milelong loop trail along picturesque Rotary Canyon in Beaver Creek Park and will continue the expansion of that trail this summer with the help of the Montana Conservation Corps. To access the trail, turn east at the north end of Bearpaw (Second) Lake, cross the spillway and look for the green gate. The group holds guided, educational hikes in area island mountain ranges and on picturesque public, private and tribal lands. They also host stargazing events at the established star viewing area at Rotary Falls, and in winter take groups snowshoeing through the Bear Paw Mountains. Find updates and details at or email

HIKES Mt. Centennial, Botany Viewing

May 19, Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation Ranger Creek

June 15, Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation Bear Paw Nature Trail/ Brough’s Coulee

July 14, Beaver Creek Park

Rotary Falls Stargazing

September 6-7, Beaver Creek Park

The association is a community of people who love the outdoors and champion wild places. MWA works with communities to protect Montana’s wilderness heritage and outdoor traditions, and to support this effort they organize and lead hikes throughout the state. The following hikes will be conducted in north-central Montana this summer.

HIKES Bullwhacker

May 11, Big Sandy The Bullwhacker is a primitive area of The Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument named for the “bullwhackers” — ox-pulled wagon drivers — who led freight over the Cow Island Trail during the steamboat era. 7 miles/Moderately Strenuous

Sweet Grass Hills

June 9, Shelby

Hike the Sweet Grass Hills, the traditional territory of the Blackfoot (Amskapi Pikunni) people to view volcanic mounds poking out of the grasslands that are still used as traditional fasting sites of the Amskapi Pikunni. 6 miles/Moderately Strenuous

Seven Rooms Cave

June 22, Chester

Explore a beautiful corner of the Sweetgrass Hills in northern Montana.

8 miles/Strenuous

Cow Creek WSA/Nez Perce Trail

August 24-25, Big Sandy

A weekend car-camp and hike in the Cow Creek Wilderness Study Area along part of the Nez Perce Trail will include vast views of the Missouri River Breaks National Monument and surrounding island mountain ranges. A chance to see elk, bighorn sheep, raptors and lizards. 8 miles, Moderately Strenuous Area hiking tips Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation: Individuals must purchase a recreation permit to hike within reservation boundaries. Call Lucilla, 406-395-4207. Havre Trails has hike info for: Ranger Creek, Wolf Creek, Parker Canyon, Square Butte, Mount Centennial, Bowery Peak and Long George. Beaver Creek Park: Individuals must purchase a recreation permit to hike within the park. Permits and maps are available at Bing ’N’ Bob’s, Bear Paw Meats, Havre Area Chamber of Commerce, North 40 Outfitters, Stromberg’s Sinclair and the park office. Havre Trails has hike info for: Bear Paw Nature Trail, Otis Trail, Rotary Falls Trail. More area hike info is available at



HI-LINE DIRECTORY THE FREEZE 1722 Front Street Fort Benton, MT 406-622-3739 HARLEM LUMBER SUPPLY 425 South Main Street Harlem, MT 406-353-2511 KWIK STOP Hwy 2 East & Hwy 66 Harlem, MT 406-353-4964 HI-LINE INSURANCE Hingham, MT 406-397-3146 MINT BAR OF MALTA 14 S First Street E. Malta, MT 406-654-1621

RADIO SHACK OF MALTA 38 S. First Street Malta, MT 406-654-3639 TONER’S TIRE RAMA Rudyard, MT 406-355-4131 CHESTER SUPERMARKET 1498 US Hwy 2 Chester, MT 406-759-5538 LIBRARY VILLAGE ARTS CENTER 410 Main Chester, MT 406-759-5652

Pink church between Harlem & Dodson. Photo courtesy of Peggy Ray

WORSHIP DIRECTORY Community Alliance Church 925 Eighth Street Havre, MT 59501 (406) 265-8482 Sunday Worship ~ 10:45 am Youth Group Sunday 6:00 pm First Lutheran Church 303 Sixth Avenue Havre, MT 59501 (406) 265-5881 Sunday Worship: 9:00 am and 11:00 am St. Jude Catholic Church 624 Fourth Street Havre, MT 59501 (406) 265-4261 Saturday Worship ~ 5:00 pm Sunday Worship ~ 9:30 am Christ Messiah Lutheran Parish 417 20th Street Havre, MT 59501 (406) 265-2334 Pastor Sean Janssen Messiah Lutheran Sunday Worship ~ 9:00 am Big Sandy Christ Lutheran Sunday Worship ~ 11:00 am

St. Paul Lutheran Church 1100 11th Street Havre, MT 59501 Paster Marcus Williams (406) 265-7637 Sunday Worship ~ 11:00 am Van Orsdel United Methodist Church 410 Fifth Avenue Havre, MT 59501 (406) 265-4232 Pastor William D. “Mac” McGrew Sunday Services: Early Service at Timber Creek Village ~ 9:30 am Worship Service at VOUMC ~ 11 am Zion Lutheran Church 803 Illinois Street Chinook, MT 59523 (406) 357-2516 Sunday Worship ~ 9:00 am First Presbyterian Church 701 Fourth Avenue Havre, MT 59501 (406) 265-6923 Sunday Service ~ 11 am





AUTHENTIC NATIVE AMERICAN POWWOWS Captivate audiences of all ages Few public events rival the beauty, intensity, spectacle and spirituality of Native American powwows. Powwows are held throughout the year in north-central Montana, most in summer, and they highlight the culture and tradition of area Native American tribes. Competitive dancers and drumming/singing groups travel from all over the North America to vie for thousands of dollars in prize money at the summer events. Vendors selling clothing, jewelry, Native-themed wares, music and all kinds of food, from Indian tacos to traditional stews, come from all over North America as well. The feeling of family and community is palpable at powwows, where families host feasts at their camps of tepees and tents assembled nearby for the weekend. Everyone is invited to attend the celebrations, which generally include other activities, from rodeos to hand games to athletic challenges. The dancing at powwows always begins with a grand entry. Veterans lead the grand entry bearing flags and the sacred eagle feather, followed by all of the dancers representing each category of dance style and regalia, dancing into the powwow grounds to the beat and singing of a traditional drum group. Competitive dancing is broken down by style, gender and age group, with even tiny tots participating. Each type of dancing has its guidelines for regalia and dancer’s movements, and often its own story as well.

The collective impact of the dancers’ flowing motion in swirling vibrant regalia and the piercing sounds of singers testing the outer limits of their vocal cords against the backdrop of heavy drumbeats is breathtaking. The area powwows are listed below, but contact the tribal offices or see the HDN newspaper insert for full information and added dates for special events.

Wasay Wakpa Wachi July 12-14 in Lodge Pole

A powwow on Fort Belknap Indian Reservation.

Milk River Indian Days July 26-28 in Fort Belknap Events generally include a parade, the Mosquito Run cross-country race and traditional activities.

Rocky Boy Celebration Aug. 1-4 in Rocky Boy Event includes expanded dance categories, an extensive rodeo, a youth powwow Aug. 1, and traditional games and events.

Hays Community Powwow Aug. 8-10 in Mission Canyon At the community’s recently refurbished powwow grounds in the picturesque Mission Canyon.





EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES Moonlight Trap Shoot Aug. 22 & Sept. 21, Havre Trap Club

Havre Trails Brewfest August 24, Pepin Park

Beyond its league shoots and hosting its annual fundraiser competition for Montana State University-Northern, Havre Trap Club will be holding two Moonlight Night Shoots starting at 8 p.m. at the trap club located east off Fifth Avenue, just south of the city limits. The shoots are open to everyone.

The 3rd Annual Havre Trails Summer Brewfest will start at 3 p.m. in Pepin Park, 4th Street and 7th Avenue, with more than three dozen Montana microbrews on tap, food trucks and live music. This event is a fundraiser for Havre Trails, which works at devoloping trails in and around Havre and Beaver Creek Park, and organizes hike events throughout the area.





FISHING A popular recreation on the Hi-Line Fishing is a popular recreation on the Hi-Line, and a cornucopia of opportunities exists in the area for fishing enthusiasts. Most of these waters are owned by the county, state or federal government, but some are privately owned with public access. They provide angling for a multitude of both warm and cold water game fish. Regulations and seasons vary from site to site. Cody Nagel of the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks in Havre said the office has a current listing of regulations, including possession limits and where live bait is allowed. Most anglers need two licenses to fish in Montana — both a conservation license and a fishing license. A warm water stamp is needed to fish for warm water species. LAKE FISHING   West of Havre Fresno Reservoir, which is federally managed, has walleye, northern pike, yellow perch, crappie and lake whitefish. Bailey’s Reservoir, which is privately owned, is south of Kremlin, with northern pike, crappie, yellow perch and walleye. South of Havre in the Bear Paw Mountains, the county-owned Beaver Creek Reservoir has rainbow, brown, brook and cutthroat trout as well as yellow perch, walleye, northern pike and small mouth bass. Farther south at Bear Paw Lake, a FWP location, there are rainbow, brook and cutthroat trout, walleye and small mouth bass. A few miles more to the south in Normandy Coulee is Rotary Pond, a county-owned location, where anglers can find rainbow and brook trout. Reser Reservoir northwest of Chinook, a federal location, offers yellow perch and bluegill. North Faber Reservoir east of Chinook and just north of U.S. Highway 2, also a federal location, has rainbow trout and has rebounded from a low water level last year. The levels this spring were good. South of Chinook, and just north of Lloyd, the privately owned Grasshopper Reservoir has rainbow trout. Privately owned Ross Reservoir, west of Lloyd, is open the third Saturday in May through Nov. 30, and has cutthroat trout. Faber Reservoir, just south east of Cleveland, is managed by FWP and has rainbow trout. Cow Creek Reservoir, about 15 miles south of Lloyd, has tiger muskie, walleye, channel catfish and yellow perch. Stream & River Fishing    Stream and river fishing in the area includes Beaver Creek south of


Havre. Portions of the creek are on private land and portions cross county land. Rainbow, brook, brown and cutthroat trout can be found in Beaver Creek. The Milk River below Fresno Reservoir has rainbow and brown trout, walleye, sauger, pike, yellow perch, whitefish and channel catfish. Big Sandy Creek, which comes out of the Bear Paw Mountains by Big Sandy and flows north to the Milk River west of Havre, has rainbow and brook trout, northern pike and bullheads. Little Box Elder Creek flows out of the Bear Paw Mountains into the Milk River east of Havre near the Blaine County line and has brook and rainbow trout. Access to stream fishing in Blaine County is mostly across private land. Sauger, walleye, northern pike, yellow perch, ling and catfish can be found in the Milk River. South of Chinook, Clear Creek has rainbow, brook and brown trout. Battle Creek, which flows from the north into the Milk River east of Chinook, has walleye, pike, yellow perch and bullhead in its lower portion. Peoples Creek, which flows through the Bear Paw Mountains past Cleveland onto the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation, has brook and rainbow trout. Cow Creek, which starts south of Lloyd and flows into the Missouri River, has brook trout in its upper portion. Always check regulations before fishing an area, and always ask before fishing on private land. For more information, contact the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks in Havre at 2165 U.S. Highway 2 E. or by phone at 406-265-6177.

FRESNO RESERVOIR Fresno Reservoir, 7,388 surface acres of recreational water, is about 12 miles west of Havre. Built for irrigation and flood control in the 1930s, Fresno is a popular recreation and fishing spot, with walleye, northern pike, yellow perch, crappie and lake whitefish. Its 65 miles of shoreline, concrete boat ramp and developed beach make Fresno popular for boating, water-skiing, swimming and camping. The Fresno Chapter of Walleyes Unlimited has ongoing projects to improve facilities for campers, including covered picnic areas, restrooms and campsites. Thanks to Walleyes Unlimited, people planning to go to Fresno for some recreation time can check the weather online before heading out. The Fresno Walleyes mounted a webcam and a weather station on a pole on the southeast corner of their campground off the end of Kremlin Bay Road. At a link accessed from the Fresno Walleye’s website at www., video of the lake conditions streams live, while the continually updated weather station displays data about conditions like temperature, wind, current rainfall and barometric pressure. Changes to fishing regulations has once again opened up the tail waters below the dam for fishing — access around all U.S. dams was restricted after 9/11. Fresno Reservoir offers year-round, recreation from ice fishing tournaments in late winter to beaches, swimming, camping, boating, paddle boarding and fishing from early summer through fall. High water levels at the beginning of warmer weather lead up to the layers of massive rock shelves perfect for sunbathing and for jumping into the water below. And the boating and jet skiing opportunities are spectacular. Throughout the summer, as water levels lower, islands appear, offering afternoons of exploration and markers for swimming races. In fall, Fresno’s many trees offer vibrant scenery with the leaves changing colors against the blue-green water — an amazing setting for afternoon nature walks.




MISSOURI RIVER BREAKS Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument Now managed by the Bureau of Land Management, the Breaks were a wonder to Meriwether Lewis and William Clark during their voyage with the Corps of Discovery and have provided a spot for recreation and work for most of the time since. More than 377,000 acres of public Breaks land were declared a monument in January 2001. About 120,000 more acres of state and private land are reserved to become part of the monument if sold or given to the federal government. Access to the monument is generally by gravel roads, although, highways from Malta and Harlem meet then cross the Missouri just off the eastern edge of the monument in the James Kipp Recreation Area. Many outfitters are licensed to run boating trips and other organized expeditions down the river, and two of the three ferries operating on the upper Missouri are in the monument. One is at Virgelle, and the McClelland Ferry joins the roads between the towns of Chinook and Winifred. BLM has a visitor center in a more than 100-year-old building in the historic town of Fort Benton. Volunteers staff the center during the summer months, providing information about the monument, the Fort Benton community and local sites. The center also has a bookstore and interpretive displays. Vehicles are allowed on existing roads and authorized trails, but off-road use of motorized or mechanized vehicles, including mountain bikes is banned. A variety of plants and animals live in the monument, including more than 60 species of mammals, 20 amphibians and reptiles, and 48 species of fish. For more information, contact the BLM River Management Station in Fort Benton at 406-622-3839, or the Fort Benton Visitors Center at 406-622-5185. On the Net: BLM Upper Missouri Breaks Monument: st/en/fo/lewistown_field_office/umrbnm.html.



CHINOOK MONTANA Nestled in the Milk River Valley along Montana’s Hi-Line is the town of Chinook, which grew up in the 1890s as people looked for a good trade point and farmers and ranchers settled both in the flat lands and the Bear Paw Mountains to the south. When the railroad came through in the 1880s, it opened the lands to homesteaders and created a shipping center for crops, livestock and other goods. Later, farmers planted thousands of acres into sugar beets to supply the Utah-Idaho Sugar Co. which operated in the area from 1924 until 1951. The sugar beet factory and its 225 ft. smokestack are Chinook landmarks even today. That thriving business led to the schools’ team name, the Chinook Sugarbeeters, when the business paid the way for the Chinook High School basketball team, then known as the Tigers, to compete at a national tournament in Chicago after Chinook won the state championship in 1929 Chinook, the seat of Blaine County, is located on Lodge Creek where it empties into the Milk River. The town’s name comes from an Indian word meaning “warm wind,” and it is this wind which brings occasional relief from cold and melts snow in winter months. To find out more about Chinook and events there visit the Chinook Area Chamber of Commerce at

EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES Blaine County Fair July 4-7 The fair is a community event that embodies the heart of Americana, with a carnival, 4-H shows and livestock sale and food booths. The Kid’s Rodeo kicks off the grandstand entertainment Wednesday, followed by pig wrestling, two nights of PRCA rodeo and the demolition derby, and each night ends with live music at the beer garden. Get the schedule and other information at and find the fair on Facebook.

Bear Paw Roundup PRCA Rodeo July 5-6, Blaine County Fairgrounds Held in conjunction with the county fair, the Roundup brings professional rodeo competitors to the Hi-Line in two nights of action starting at 7 p.m. in the grandstand arena.

Sugarbeet Festival September 14, Chinook, MT The town of Chinook comes out in full force for this festival named in honor of the area’s sugar beet growing heritage. The one-day event traditionally includes a parade, car show, appreciation breakfast, vendors and more family activities. Go online to the Chinook Area Chamber of Commerce website,, closer to the date of the event for a full schedule of activities.





HAVRE FESTIVAL DAYS SMALL TOWN USA Festival Days is a long-standing tradition in Havre and a true communitywide celebration. While the Havre Area Chamber of Commerce organizes core events like the hugely popular parade and the crafts show, area groups and organizations hold their events concurrently, giving locals and visitors something to do quite literally every minute of the three-day festival. Regular favorites will be returning including the parade, Kiwanis Club pancake feed, the 48-hour softball tournament, a run of special trains at the Frank DeRosa Railroad Museum, the Friends of the Havre-Hill County Library book sale, the fun run and walk, the quilt show, the Steve Heil Memorial Car Show, and the Commercial Product and Craft Show, along with the final day of Saturday Market. Each year also brings new events or returning events brought back by new organizers and sponsors, with street dances, fundraiser dinners and political rallies. Below is just a sampling of some of the returning venues. Times, days and locations of the activities are included when possible, but all of this information, as well as a list of activities, will be finalized closer to Festival Days weekend. The Festival Days insert in the Havre Daily News will give the complete listings prior to the celebration, or contact the Chamber at 406-265-4383 for information.

SEPTEMBER 20th-22nd • EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES Crafts, Art and Commercial Products Show Saturday - Sunday

Havre Festival Days Parade Saturday, 10 a.m., Fifth Avenue With people of all ages and interests lining the street, the parade is decidedly the most popular activity of the weekend. Marching bands, old cars, commercial and organization floats, farm equipment, performers, horses and more, including lots of candy and, most years, the crowd-favorite South Alberta Pipes and Drums serenading the morning with bagpipes.

This Saturday and Sunday event showcases artwork and handmade crafts of many kinds, including jewelry, holiday decorations, wood carvings, yard arts, metal art, quilts, table settings and much more, from artisans across the state. Also among the more than 60 vendors are commercial products vendors giving the public a chance to see and sample products not found in stores.

48-hour Softball Tournament Friday 6:30 p.m. - Sunday 6 p.m. The annual 48-hour Softball Tournament will officially begin Friday evening with co-ed teams from the region playing in the tournament. All games are held ’round the clock at Sixth Avenue Memorial Field. The tourney will be played, almost uninterrupted, until the end of the championship game Sunday evening.

Steve Heil Memorial Car Show Friday, 6 p.m., Third Street

Kids Movie at the Hangar Saturday, Havre City-County Airport Hangar Everyone is invited to bring theirkids to a free movie at the airport. To accompany the entertainment, hangar members will have popcorn, hotdogs and sodas for sale at a price low enough to fit a small allowance. The movie will be announced closer to the date, but past movies have included Disney films.

Kiwanis Club Pancake Breakfast Saturday, 7 a.m to 1 p.m

The Steve Heil Memorial Car Show will give car buffs a chance to display and view classic and restored vehicles. The car show, held on a blocked-off street downtown, is open to all vehicles, including hot rods, rat rods, antiques, muscle cars, project cars and more. The organizers, family of the late Steve Heil, use this opportunity give automobile lovers an evening of camaraderie.



The Kiwanis Club, which starts preparation for the breakfast before daybreak, will be hosting their annual pancake feed at the Eagles Club. Started in 1955 the breakfast helps raise money to fund the group’s community projects and has become a central part of the Festival Days celebration.

SEPTEMBER 20th-22nd • EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES Frank DeRosa Railroad Museum Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Festival Days Run/Walk RC Model Flying Club • Sunday, Noon

The Frank DeRosa Railroad Museum will end the summer season with a special display of model trains. Members of the Pacific Junction Railroad Club will run a variety of toscale trains on the museum’s mainfloor tracks and in special runs on the large and elaborate tracks in the museum basement. Admission is free and model train enthusiasts will be on hand throughout the day to talk about the trains and the railroad.

KNMC Rock Lotto Saturday, 3-8 p.m.

Rock Lotto adds a twist to the battle of the bands competition with bands formed by random name-drawing of entrants. 2017 saw six bands competing. With five weeks of practice under their belts, the bands will each play 20-minute sets of five cover songs, also drawn at random. With food and a cash bar, along with hours of live music, Rock Lotto has something for competitors and audience members alike.

Friends of the Library Book Sale Havre-Hill County Library • Thursday-Sunday

The only Festival Days event to start Thursday, the used book sale gives book lovers an extra day to take advantage of great deals on coveted reading materials. Thousands of titles – fiction, nonfiction, reference, how-to, children’s books and more along with movies and audio books – will change hands over the four days. The vast majority of titles sell for only $1 for a bag full of books.

Burger Feed Eagles Club • Friday The Eagles Auxiliary will be holding a burger feed Friday night at the Eagles Club for anyone hungry for a hamburger and wanting to help with the auxiliary’s fundraising efforts.

Festival Days Fun Run starts with registration at noon and the run at 1 p.m. The run/walk has two courses — a 1 mile and a 5K — to choose from, with prizes for different categories. All the proceeds are donated to the Havre High School Boys Cross Country team.

Street Dance Eagles Club • Saturday Havre’s Xi Tau chapter of Beta Sigma Phi, an organization formed more than 80 years ago, is once again holding its street dance on Second Street, with live music and drinks served by the bar. Proceeds from the evening will go toward the group’s local charitable efforts.

Havre Beneath the Streets Friday – Sunday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Havre Beneath the Streets will wrap up its the summer season with a regular schedule of tours. Tours will start at 9 a.m. with tour guides leading groups through the displays and narrating the history of Havre’s early business district.

Festival of Quilts Show Friday – Sunday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

The 2019 Quilt Guild Festival of Quilts Show will display large and small quilts. The quilt show annually showcases pieces from local quilters, who count among them winners of juried shows and those who have displayed their works at national venues. Viewers can vote for their favorites and vie for prizes in the annual raffle.





Hells Basement Brewery Our brewery’s name was inspired by the stories of Rudyard Kipling’s travels across Canada and his famous quote “This part of the country seems to have all hell for a basement, and the only trap door appears to be in Medicine Hat. And you don’t even think of changing the name of your town. It’s all your own and the only hat of its kind on earth.” – Rudyard Kipling 1907 Six courageous beer lovers from Medicine Hat along with their families, friends, and countless members of the community worked tirelessly for six months to bring quality, craft beer to Medicine Hat. We take pride in our community, and we’ve worked with a variety of local businesses, tradespeople and artists to make our dream a reality. We’re excited to let you know that we’re now open for business. We can’t wait for you to come in and taste what we’ve created (if you’re over 18 of course).

Culture comes alive at the Esplanade.

Pitch a tent in the city

Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre volunteers and staff are eager to help visitors discover Medicine Hat. In the permanent Museum, guests will see how the city came to be, through the many stories and artefacts within. Right next door, the Heritage Gallery regularly features travelling exhibits, and, this summer, will display photographs of what it was like in the pioneers’ days in a small prairie town called Robsart. Around the corner, the bright 3,000 square foot Art Gallery showcases the finest contemporary art from here and beyond. And finally, a stop at the Archives reveals an immense heritage through its more than one million documents and photos showcasing the community’s story. The dedicated Archives Reading Room staff are more than willing to help you access your own story or connection to “the Hat”.

Wait what? Well technically in the city, however just far enough off the beaten path to question its name, is the full-service municipally run Gas City Campground. Found just off Highway 1, it’s the ideal location to set up camp for one night or one week, while still close enough to city attractions. 403.487.0489 #102, 552-18 St SW

The galleries are all accessible Monday to Friday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday Noon to 5:00 p.m. Plus, when attending a performance in the leading edge theatre, a free visit to the galleries is yours to enjoy.

Medicine Hat Brewing Company

A marvel of contemporary Canadian architecture and a gem in the community and region, the building beckons you in to experience Medicine Hat’s arts and heritage through artefacts, performance, exhibitions and more. The Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre awaits your arrival.

In 1912, the Medicine Hat Brewing Company began serving old fashioned lager, ale and stout to our city’s early, thirsty residents. It’s hot and dry here and we all know how a good beer can cool you off after a hard day’s work. When the Temperance Movement picked up, this popular brewery - One of Medicine Hat’s first - was forced to close.

Positioned above the east bank, adjacent to the South Saskatchewan River, these popular grounds provide easy access to 117 km of the community’s paved trail system perfect for walking and biking. The family oriented campground is well maintained and treed, and provides well-spaced gravel and paved sites for any size RV. Even the family pet is welcome as an off leash dog park is nearby! For those who need connection beyond nature, don’t fret as wifi is available. The 2017 camp season opens on May 5. NEW – Book your reservation online today 403.529.8158 402 11 Ave SW 403. 502.8580 401 1 St SE

But you can’t keep a good thing down. Over a century later, the Medicine Hat Brewing Company name was dusted off and again serves thirsty, hardworking Hatters Timeless Craft Beer. You’ll have an early 1900’s experience when you are in our brewery where strangers become friends and the little things are celebrated. 403.525.1260 1366 Brier Park Dr NW



CALENDAR OF EVENTS May - December May 1st – Trivia Night Wednesdays, 6:00 PM, Old Station Brewing Co. – Open Mic & Karaoke, 6:30 PM, Tip It Bar 3rd – Founders’ Excellence/Athletic Hall of Fame Dinner, 6:00 PM, MSU-N SUB Ballroom 4th – MSU-Northern Commencement, 10:00 AM, MSU-N Gym 5th – Cinco de Mayo Feast, 2:00 PM, Triple Dog Brewing 8th – Open Mic & Karaoke, 6:30 PM, Tip It Bar 9th-11th – Havre High School Spring Play, 7:00 PM, Havre High Auditorium 11th – Mothers Day Dance, 2:00 AM, District 4 HRDC – Holiday Village Mall Spring Craft & Vendor Show, 10 AM, Mall – Bullwhacker Hike with MT Wilderness Association 13th – Havre High School Choir (Rose) Concert, 7:30 PM, Havre High School 15th – Open Mic & Karaoke, 6:30 PM, Tip It Bar 16th – Havre Women’s Golf Association Golfing for a Cure Crunch for a Cause, 5 PM, Taco Johns 17th-18th – “Cyrano de Bergerac,” 8:00 PM, MAT Theatre 18th – Memorial Day Vendor Event and Dance, 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM, Hingham 19th – Mt. Centennial Botany Viewing Hike with Havre Trails 21st – Havre High School Band Concert, 7:30 PM, Havre High Auditorium 23rd-25th – “Cyrano de Bergerac,” 8:00 PM, MAT Theatre 25th-27th – 40th Annual Spring Black Powder Shoot, Fort Assinniboine 26th – Havre High School Graduation, 2:00 PM, Havre High School Gym 27th – Memorial Day 31st – North Central Montana Everything Antique Show, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Great Northern Fairgrounds

June 1st – Women’s Golf Association Golfing for a Cure Fundraiser Tournament, 8:00 AM, Prairie Farms Golf Course – Living History Day, Tour the local attractions – North Central Montana Everything Antique Show, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Great Northern Fairgrounds 2nd – North Central Montana Everything Antique Show, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM,Great Northern Fairgrounds 5th – Trivia Night, 6:00 PM, Wednesdays, Old Station Brewing Co. 7th – Hi-Line Cruz’n Association 33rd Annual Bear Paw Rod Run, 5:00 PM, Great Northern Fair Grounds – Coal Mine Coulee XC motocross pre-rides, 5:30 - 8:00 PM, Coal Mine Road, Big Sandy 7th-8th – Fresno Walleye Challenge, Fresno Reservoir 8th – Hi-Line Cruz’n Association 33rd Annual Bear Paw Rod Run Show & Shine, 2:00 PM, Great Northern Fair Grounds – Northern Lights Athletic Scholarship Foundation Golf Scramble, 8:00 AM, Prairie Farms Golf Course – Coal Mine Coulee XC motocross races, 9:15 AM - 7 PM, Coal Mine Road, Big Sandy – Fresno Walleye Challenge, Fresno Reservoir 9th – Coal Mine Coulee XC motocross post-ride cleanup, Coal Mine Rd, Big Sandy – Sweet Grass Hills Hike with MT Wilderness Association 12th – Sounds on the Square, 6:00 PM, Town Square 14th-16th – Youth Trapper Camp, 6:00 AM, Beaver Creek Park, Camp Kiwanis 15th – Natalie Patrick Foundation Golf Scramble, 8:00 AM, Prairie Farms – Ranger Creek Hike with Havre Trails 15th-16th – 21st Annual 2 Day Barber Ranch Archery Shoot, 8 AM, Hungry Hollow Rd. 16th – Rotary Club Father’s Day Fishing Derby, 1:00 - 3:00 PM, Rotary Pond – Father’s Day Feast, 2:00 PM, Triple Dog Brewing 18th – Kicks@6, 6:00 PM, Pepin Park 19th – Sounds on the Square, 6:00 PM, Town Square 22nd – Seven Rooms Cave Hike with MT Wilderness Association 23rd – Father’s Day Feast, 2:00 PM, Triple Dog Brewing


25th – Kicks@6, 6:00 PM, Pepin Park 26th – Sounds on the Square, 6:00 PM, Town Square 29th – Air Fair 2019, 7:30 - 11:00 AM, Havre City-County Airport

July 3rd – Sounds on the Square, 6:00 PM, Town Square – Trivia Night, 6:00 PM Wednesdays, Old Station Brewing Co. 4th – Independence Day – Fourth of July Community Picnic, 11:30AM - 3:00 PM, Pepin Park 4th-7th – Blaine County Fair, Chinook, MT 5th-6th – Bear Paw Roundup PRCA Rodeo, Chinook, MT 6th – Saturday Market, 8 AM - 12 PM, Town Square 9th – Kicks@6, 6:00 PM, Pepin Park 10th – Sounds on the Square, 6:00 PM, Town Square 12th-14th – Wasay Wakpa Wachi, powwow, Fort Belknap Indian Reservation 13th – Saturday Market, 8 AM - 12 PM, Town Square 13th-14th – Bears Paw SUPfest 2019, Beaver Creek Reservoir 14th – Bear Paw Nature Trail/Brough’s Coulee Hike with Havre Trails 16th – Kicks@6, 6:00 PM, Pepin Park 17th – Sounds on the Square, 6:00 PM, Town Square 17th-21st – Great Northern Fair, Havre, MT 20th – Saturday Market, 8 AM - 12 PM, Town Square – Rotary Blast Golf Tournament, 8:00 AM Prairie Farms Golf Course 23rd – Kicks@6, 6:00 PM, Pepin Park 24th – Sounds on the Square, 6:00 PM, Town Square 25th-27th – She Kills Monsters (Youth Production), 8:00 PM, MAT Theatre 26th-28th – Milk River Indian Days, Fort Belknap Indian Reservation 27th – Saturday Market, 8 AM - 12 PM, Town Square 30th – Kicks@6, 6:00 PM, Pepin Park 31st – Sounds on the Square, 6:00 PM, Town Square

August 1st-4th – Rocky Boy Celebration, Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation 3rd – Saturday Market, 8 AM - 12 PM, Town Square – NMHCF Invitational Golf Tournament, 8:00 AM Prairie Farms Golf Course 6th – Kicks@6, 6:00 PM, Pepin Park 7th – Sounds on the Square, 6:00 PM, Town Square – Shakespeare in the Park, 6:00 PM, MSU-N Campus East Lawn 8th-10th – Hays Community Powwow, Mission Canyon, Fort Belknap Reservation 10th – Saturday Market, 8 AM - 12 PM, Town Square 13th – Kicks@6, 6:00 PM, Pepin Park 14th – Sounds on the Square, 6:00 PM, Town Square 17th – Saturday Market, 8 AM - 12 PM, Town Square 20th – Kicks@6, 6:00 PM, Pepin Park 22nd – Moonlit Trap Shoot, 8:00 PM, Havre Trap Club 24th – Saturday Market, 8 AM - 12 PM, Town Square – 3rd Annual Havre Trails Brewfest, 3:00 PM, Pepin Park 24th-25th – Cow Creek WSA/Nez Perce Trail Hike with MT Wilderness Association 31st – Saturday Market, 8 AM - 12 PM, Town Square

September 2nd – Labor Day 6th-7th – Rotary Falls Stargazing, Beaver Creek Park, with Havre Trails 7th – Saturday Market, 8 AM - 12 PM, Town Square 14th – Saturday Market, 8 AM - 12 PM, Town Square – Chinook Sugarbeet Festival 20th-22nd – Havre Festival Days – Friends of the Library Book Sale – Festival Days Quilt Show – Havre Festival Days Commercial Products & Craft Show




CALENDAR OF EVENTS May - December September cont.

– Run of Special Trains – 48-Hour Softball Tournament 20th – Steve Heil Memorial Car Show 20th – H. Earl Clack Memorial Museum presents “Havre and WWI” 20th – Tom Farnham Burger Feed 20th – 5th Annual Fest of Nations, 7 PM, MSU-N Little Theatre 21st – Kiwanis Pancakes, 7 AM - 1 PM 21st – Festival Days Parade, 10 AM 21st – Moonlight Night Shoot, 8 PM 21st – Saturday Market 21st – KNMC Rock Lotto! 21st – BETA Festival Days Raffle, Food Cart & Street Dance 22nd – Festival Run/Walk, Registration at noon 23rd – Autumn Begins

October 2nd – Trivia Night, 6:00 PM Wednesdays, Old Station Brewing Co. 14th – Columbus Day, Chamber Office Closed – Canadian Thanksgiving Holiday 18th – Northern Alumni Auction, 6:00 PM, Student Union Building (SUB) 26th – Dancing with the Havre Stars, 7:00 PM, St Jude Thaddeus Gymnasium 31st – Halloween

November 3rd – Daylight Savings Time Ends 5th – Election Day 6th – Trivia Night, 6:00 PM Wednesdays, Old Station Brewing Co. 8th – Montana Birthday 11th – Veterans Day – Canadian Remembrance Day 28th – Thanksgiving – Community Thanksgiving Dinner, 11:30 AM - 2 PM, St. Jude Parish 30th – Community Tree Lighting, 5:00 PM, Town Square


4th – Trivia Night, 6:00 PM Wednesdays, Old Station Brewing Co. 7th – Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day 22nd – Winter Begins 24th – Christmas Eve 25th – Christmas Day – Community Christmas Dinner, 11:30 AM - 2 PM, Eagles Club 26th – Boxing Day (Canada) 31st – New Year’s Eve

The calendar for this publication is compiled early each year so it is subject to some changes, and many additional activities will be going on in the area. Check the Havre Daily News Community Calendar, on page 3 daily, for the most current listing of local events.



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