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Rice Ridge Fire Sunday Morning Update

Rice Ridge Fire Morning Update: Another community meeting will be held Monday, Aug. 21 at 6pm at the Seeley Lake Elementary School. Burnout operations last night were done around Mount Morrell...

Critical Three Days Ahead - Continue to Stay Prepared

SEELEY LAKE – The community gathered Thursday, Aug. 17 for the sixth community meeting on the Rice Ridge Fire. The fire has dropped to the fourth fire on the national priority list. Suppression...

Rice Ridge Fire Wednesday Morning Update

Rice Ridge Fire Morning Update: A community meeting will be held Thursday, Aug. 17 at 6pm at the Seeley Lake Elementary School. The Rice Ridge Fire grew around 300 acres and is now 12,091 acres. It...

Behind the Lines on the Rice Ridge Fire

SEELEY LAKE - As of Aug. 15, the Rice Ridge Fire continues to burn 1.4 miles northeast of Seeley Lake. It has grown 3,331 acres and remains 10 percent contained. Nearly 100 firefighters have been...

Huckleberry Festival Celebrates Montana's "Purple Gold"

SWAN LAKE - Montana does not have a designated state fruit, but if it did, no one would question the nomination of the huckleberry. From border to border, in gift stores and truck stops, restaurants...

Seeley Lake Battles More Smoke Than Flames

SEELEY LAKE – Missoula City-County Health Department issued recommendations Aug. 9 to avoid the dangerous wildfire smoke in Seeley Lake. Recent air monitoring readings have shown record levels of...

Untold Stories of the Jocko Lakes Fire

SEELEY LAKE – The $31.5 million price tag for the 2007 Jocko Lakes Fire made it the costliest fire in Montana history to date. During the height of suppression efforts, Montana spent $1 million per ...

Potomac 4-H Club Victorious at Western Montana Fair

MISSOULA - Potomac Valley 4H members wagon-wheeled right through the 2017 Western Montana Fair with projects ranging from cowboy poetry to leathercraft to English horsemanship, flashlights, hogs,...

Daines - A Little Bit About Our Summer

While we’re dealing with one of the worst threatening wildfires in the U.S. right now here with our Rice Ridge Fire on Seeley Lake’s doorstep, Senator Jon Tester and Governor Bullock both came to Seeley Lake to make serious inquiries and...

Comments Insult to Firefighters and Public Health Officials

I was pleased to read an article in the Great Falls Tribune on Aug. 11 that reported on the forest fire situation in the Seeley Lake area. I am a resident of this town and I can unequivocally state that this natural disaster has had a tremendous...

A Hard Look at Forest Management and Fire Suppression is Needed

Before I start let me make it clear, I support and honor all those who are working to control the fires burning near Seeley Lake and throughout Montana. However, those in charge, including the Forest Service and our government representatives need...

Wildfires and Logging

Two young firefighters killed by falling snags – snags that should not have even been there. These snags should have been cut years ago and sent to the sawmill as logs, or cut and sent to the pulp mill. When all else failed – open the gate and...

Snake Season is Here

Not a hunting season, but a season to admire Montana’s snakes for what they are: a vital cog in the natural world that serves an important purpose even if some of us suffer the heebie-jeebies at the mere thought of a snake. Last week while out...

Wedding Announcement

Seeley Lake residents Robert and Tracy Snider were married Aug. 11 by Todd Fife in Condon....

Upcoming Events Calendar

Aug. 16 Citizens Alliance Bank (CAB) Customer Appreciation BBQ, 4-7pm, CAB Seeley Lake SLE 21st Century Adventure Club: 9am-3pm. Meet at SLE Outside - Ages 8-14: Aug. 15 Holland Falls Natural History ...

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