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Rice Ridge Fire Wednesday Morning Update

Morning Update: The Rice Ridge Fire is 160,181 acres, 71% completed* and has cost $45.9 million. There are currently 366 personnel assigned to the fire. YESTERDAY: Periodic rain showers yesterday...

Accounting for $3.6 Million of Firefighting Equipment

SEELEY LAKE – The Rice Ridge Fire rehabbing process began Thursday. Firefighting crews started wrapping up 135 miles of hose, collecting the 224 pumps and 1094 sprinkler heads and collapsing the...

Burnout Totals 7,000 Acres – Meets Objectives

SEELEY LAKE – Despite concerns from near-by landowners, Greg Poncin's Type 1 Incident Management Team initiated a 7,000 acre burnout north of Cottonwood Lakes Road (Forest Road 477) Sunday, Sept....

Making Something Good Out of the Bad

SEELEY LAKE – Doug Janison was short just one ingredient he needed to host an ice cream social for the firefighters at the Rice Ridge Fire Camp. Janison, managing partner of Houston's Too Catering, ...

Evacuation Warnings and Fire Restrictions Lifted

SEELEY LAKE - The cooler temperatures and moisture in the form of rain and snow were welcomed sights this past week. With the change in weather, fire managers and law enforcement lifted all...

No Blackfoot River in Movie That Made It Famous

MISSOULA – Twenty-five years ago the movie "A River Runs Through It" was released. The film was based on Norman Maclean's novella of the same name and the river was the Blackfoot. Taking its cue...

Fourth Element Finished – Committee Sprints Through Fifth

SWAN VALLEY - The Swan Valley Regional Planning Committee worked through the final sections of the Housing Element and completed the Transportation Element of the Growth Plan at their meeting Sept. 13. The SVRPC addressed the goals, policies and...

Blackhawks Qualify for State at First Meet

PABLO, MONT. – The Seeley-Swan High School Cross Country team took to the course for the first time this season at the Salish Kootenai College Silver Fox Golf Course Saturday, Sept. 16. While Head...

Thank You for Best of the Valleys Recognition

SEELEY LAKE - I want to say a big THANK YOU to the community of Seeley Lake for voting Good Times the best place to buy a gift.  I am honored, thankful and humbled for the recognition.   Sue had a dream when she opened Good Times in 1982, and I...

Unite as a Community and Make Our Voices Heard

SEELEY LAKE - It is probably general agreement that the summer of 2017 in Seeley Lake will be remembered as the summer of the fire, as opposed to the summer of sunny skies, fresh mountain air and experiencing a variety of recreational...

Sewer: A Newcomer's Perspective

SEELEY LAKE - As relative newcomers to the Seeley Lake community, please allow us to provide our perspective on the municipal sewer issue. Three years ago we purchased a seasonal (summer) cabin on Boy Scout Road. Our time here during the summers...

Response to Ken Silvestro's Letter

SEELEY LAKE - First, a solid majority voted in a certified, legal election against the sewer initiative last December. That speaks volumes about peoples’ no-growth wishes for Seeley Lake and for their inability to shoulder the heavy financial...

We Fight Fires, But Don't Manage

The topic of wildfire raises the level of awareness of our forests. Some of this is good. People become aware and then they are compelled to act. Unfortunately, I’m not sure if they are going to act in the right manner. Wildfire in the West In...

Upcoming Events Calendar

September 20 Wildfire Smoke Screening, 8am-4pm, Seeley Lake Community Hall. Call the Missoula County Health Department for more information, 406-258-4755 September 20 Red Cross Blood Drive,... Full story

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