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Brushing Up Against History

SEELEY LAKE – Seeley Lake resident Patrick Constantinides knows some interesting inside information about the final stages of the Iran Hostage Crisis of 1979. Constantinides was the Assistant General Manager of one of the American banks in London d...

 

Learning About China via the U.S. Army

OVANDO – When Ovando resident Jerry Swanson talks about his years serving in the United States Army, he starts with flunking out of college and ends with a career as a college professor. As Swanson...

 

Halloween Ovando Style

OVANDO - Worms on a bun, slithering pizza, tater vomit, frozen eyeballs and baby pumpkins were some of the delicacies served to costumed Ovando kids and their families on Halloween night. And after...

 

Sparrow's Vine Meets Disney

SEELEY LAKE – The world of Disney infiltrated the Double Arrow Lodge Thursday, Oct. 19, at the annual fundraiser for Sparrow's Vine Parenting and Pregnancy Resource Center. Tables were elegantly...

 

Swan Valley Students Contribute to Next Exit History App

SWAN VALLEY – Fifth through eighth-grade students from Swan Valley School, Salmon Prairie School, and area home schools came together at the Upper Swan Valley Historical Society (USVHS) Museum...

 

Ellis Relates the Experience of a Lifetime

SWAN VALLEY – In the late 1950s, Swan Valley resident Steve Ellis developed an interest in missiles, especially in the Minuteman Missile program. That interest led him to a 24-year career in the...

 

SLE Students Experience Delayed Start

SEELEY LAKE – Though Seeley Lake Elementary School (SLE) got off to a slow start, having canceled the first four days of school due to fire danger, students and teachers are back and plunging into t...

 

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...

 

The Blackfoot River Ran Through It

SEELEY LAKE – After two years of planning and organizing, the In the Footsteps of Norman Maclean Festival finally came to fruition Sept. 8-10. Sponsored by Alpine Artisans, Inc. (AAI) and spearheade...

 

No Fish Were Harmed in the Making of This Film

SEELEY LAKE – When a book begins "In our family, there was no clear line between religion and fly fishing," it is a safe bet the book is going to contain a lot about fly fishing. When that book is...

 

Seeley Lake Resonates with Shakespeare's "Macbeth"

SEELEY LAKE – Chuckles rippled through the audience gathered on lawn chairs and blankets at the Double Arrow Lodge grounds when the three witches from Shakespeare's "Macbeth" spoke of scattering...

 

Edwards Fulfills Obligation to Friends and Neighbors

SEELEY LAKE – When asked why he joined the military, Seeley Lake resident Scott Edwards answered, "I received a letter informing me 'You have been chosen by your friends and neighbors'." Sixty-five...

 

Pioneer Descendants Share Memories During Homestead Tour

SWAN VALLEY – The more than 100 people who enjoyed the Upper Swan Valley Historical Society's (USVHS) Homestead Tour Saturday, Aug. 5 had a variety of reasons for participating. Some people wanted...

 

Ovando Hosts Grand Prix Pinewood Derby

OVANDO - While Ovando's fire trucks showed off on the parade route, their fire hall was converted into the site of the first annual Ovando Pinewood Derby. Employing the services of Keith Kallstrom of...

 

Much Ado about the Red, White & Blue in Ovando

OVANDO - The community of Ovando started off their Fourth of July celebrations with a parade from Trixi's to downtown Ovando. The theme "Everyone participates, no one watches."...

 

Butterworth's Military Career Highlighted

SEELEY LAKE – Seeley Lake Montana has become the home of a number of retired military personal. Among them is Larry Butterworth, retired colonel in the United States Army. Though Butterworth came...

 

Talented Musicians Present Music Galore

SEELEY LAKE - On May 4, guitar and banjo players, vocalists, pianists and an accordion player joined the Seeley-Swan Mountain Bells in presenting an evening of Music Galore. This is the fifth year...

 
 By Betty Vanderwielen    News    May 4, 2017

Customizing the Outdoor Experience

SEELEY LAKE – Seeley Lake resident Juan de Santa Anna is known in the valley for his photography – portraits, weddings, group events, landscapes. He said he is passionate about photography but he...

 

Hunting for Cold Treasure

SEELEY LAKE – Lions Club member and official treasure hider Ellen McWilliams watched the trees dancing in the wind amid snow flurries at the Lions Club Park the day before Easter and said, "I think...

 

Kelson Explains Seed Saving 101

SEELEY LAKE – More than 50 garden enthusiasts gathered in the Seeley Lake Community Hall April 1 to hear Robin Kelson of The Good Seed Company of Whitefish, Mont. speak about selecting, saving and s...

 

Early Morning Coffee Available Again

SEELEY LAKE – The miniature cabin on Highway 83 at Bison and Bear Center will once again be offering coffee and light breakfast foods to early morning risers and others working, shopping,...

 

SLE Students Gain Access to 1,900 More Books

SEELEY LAKE – Seeley Lake Elementary (SLE) librarian Michele Holmes has worked for years to find an affordable way to provide students with access to eBooks as part of the school library offerings....

 

Caribou Struggle to Survive Encroachment

SWAN VALLEY – David Moskowitz is a biologist, expert wildlife tracker, photographer, author and outdoor educator. In Montana shooting photos for his Mountain Caribou Initiative project, Moskowitz...

 

Dead as a Doornail

A bored teenager might be forgiven for saying, "After 7 p.m., Seeley Lake is dead as a doornail." But what exactly is a doornail, and how did it become the epitome of dead things? In the Medieval peri...

 

Quilters Invite Crafters

SEELEY LAKE - Quilters of the Tamaracks rent the Seeley Lake Community Hall for 12 days each year. Roughly once a month the quilters bring their sewing machines to the hall, spread out their material...

 

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