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 By Andi Bourne    News    November 23, 2017 

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

ROCKPORT, TEXAS – With the Rice Ridge Fire bearing down on Seeley Lake and no moisture in sight, Houston, Texas was hit with Hurricane Harvey, flooding 350,000 homes and dumping 53 inches of rain...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 23, 2017 

Turkey Drive Huge Success

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Leos Club collected 10 turkeys and more than $750 for the Seeley-Swan Community Food Bank during their Turkey Drive Nov. 17. The event was a huge success. Leos Club Pre...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 23, 2017 

Cottonwood Pit Subjected to Extended Review

SEELEY LAKE – The Department of Environmental Quality subjected Deer Creek Excavating, LLC’s application for Opencut Mining Permit to extended review. They felt public comments received at the Nov. 2 public meeting indicated that substantial...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 23, 2017 

All-Star Ensemble Students Leave Impression

MISSOULA - Seeley-Swan High School students Jayla Kauffman and Jared Townsend participated in the University of Montana Silver All-Star Wind Ensemble Nov. 10-12. They both enjoyed the opportunity to...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 23, 2017 

Hayhurst Brings Chamber's Focus Back to Fun and Relationships

SEELEY LAKE – Lisa Hayhurst is all about having fun and building relationships. As the new executive director of the Seeley Lake Chamber of Commerce, she looks forward to bringing a lot more fun to...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 16, 2017

Seeley Fire District Hires Interim Chief

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Fire Board offered Michael Greer an interim chief position for the Seeley Lake Rural Fire District pending finalizing the pay rate and job description. They also agreed to start advertising for a new fire chief and...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 16, 2017

Sanders Receives 2017 Governor's Award for Excellence

HELENA – Resource Manager Gordy Sanders of Pyramid Mountain Lumber received the 2017 Governor's Award for Excellence in the Use and Promotion of Montana Wood. While Sanders was surprised by the...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 16, 2017

The Cost of Service

SEELEY LAKE – Veterans and members of the public joined together Nov. 11 at 11 p.m. to honor and thank the veterans in the Seeley Lake community. The Veterans and Families of Seeley Lake hosted the...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 16, 2017

Senior Project Proposes to Help Kids and Seeley Lake

SEELEY LAKE – Seeley-Swan High School senior Gabby Sexton has teamed up with KYSSMAS For Kids for her senior project. Her goal is to help the Missoula radio station 94.9 KYSS FM approach all the...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 16, 2017

AIS Sampling Ends for the Season - No Mussels Detected

With snow coming early this year, the 2017 aquatic invasive species sampling wrapped up at the end of October. Clearwater Resource Council AIS Specialist Joann Wallenburn, field technician Swan...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 16, 2017

Kra-Z's - Keeping Riders Out on the Snow

SEELEY LAKE – Ski-Doo® riders in Seeley Lake will not be left in the cold this winter. Seeley Lake residents Karl and Shannon ZurMuehlen opened Kra-Z's Service and Repair Nov. 1 in Seeley Lake i...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 16, 2017

Missoula Exchange Club Reaches Out to Seeley

MISSOULA – The Missoula Exchange Club is reaching out to Seeley Lake and encouraging the community to get more involved. Exchange Club member since 2002 and part-time Seeley Lake resident Larry...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 9, 2017

DEQ Listens to Community on Proposed Gravel Pit

SEELEY LAKE – More than 70 concerned citizens attended the Department of Environmental Quality public meeting Nov. 2 to voice their support, concern or find out more information regarding the opencut mining permit submitted by Deer Creek...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 9, 2017

Snow Geese Descend Upon Seeley Lake

Thousands of snow geese flew through the area Nov. 3 stopping for the afternoon on Seeley Lake. Lakefront property owners Dick and Cindy Lewis said they have never seen this many snow geese on the...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 9, 2017

Halloween Trunk-or-Treating in Seeley Lake

SEELEY LAKE - More than 170 kids came dressed in their favorite costume for the fourth-annual Trunk-or-Treat at the Wilderness Gateway Inn in Seeley Lake.Organizers Alex and Mark Kues were thankful...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 9, 2017

Blackfoot Donates $50,000 to Fire Relief Funds

MISSOULA - Blackfoot announced a total pledge of up to $50,000 to support local communities affected by Montana's unprecedented wildfire season and to help offset the extensive damage. Nearly $30,000...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 9, 2017

Burned Area Emergency Response Recommendations Made for Rice Ridge Fire

by Andi Bourne Pathfinder SEELEY LAKE – The Rice Ridge 20-person Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) team finished their assessment of the Rice Ridge Fire Oct. 20. In 11 days they were able to...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 9, 2017

Kovatch Named Prep Athlete of the Week

MISSOULA - Seeley-Swan High School freshman Klaire Kovatch earned the Missoulian's Prep Athlete of the Week last week. The Missoulian nominated Kovatch for her performance at the District 13-C...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 9, 2017

Blessings Continue for Trevino Family

SEELEY LAKE – Fundraising for Seeley Lake's Trevino family continues after their three-year-old daughter Addy was diagnosed with a terminal brain tumor this past summer. The "Grizzlies of the...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 9, 2017

First Tracks of the Season

SEELEY LAKE - Claire Muller puts in some of the first tracks of the season at the Seeley Creek Nordic Ski Trails Nov. 2. The official grooming of the ski trails won't start until Dec. 1. However...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 2, 2017

Loving People for More Than 30 Years

SEELEY LAKE - "Love the people," was the message Pastors Gary and Heatherann Wayne received when accepting the call to serve Faith Chapel in Seeley Lake in 1987. While the implementation of that...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 2, 2017

Volunteers Save Trailer, Contents Total Loss

GREENOUGH – Just after 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24 Greenough Potomac Volunteer Fire Department responded to a possible structure fire just west of Clearwater Junction. While volunteer firefighters...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 2, 2017

How Do We Live With Fire?

by Andi Bourne Pathfinder MISSOULA - A panel of eight experts discussed the challenges and lessons of the 2017 fire season to help address the question How Do We Live with Fire? The forum, moderated...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 2, 2017

Amendment Proposed to Cottonwood Gravel Pit Haul Route

SEELEY LAKE – The Double Arrow Land Owners’ Association (DARLOA) Board of Directors requested an amendment to the Conditional Use Permit (CUP) approved by Powell County for the Cottonwood Gravel Pit proposed by Deer Creek Excavating, LLC. The...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 2, 2017

Thinking Outside the Classroom

SWAN VALLEY – "There is so much more to education than what is in a lesson plan," said first-year teacher Jamie Matthew. Matthew joined the Swan Valley School teaching staff this year after working...

 

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