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Articles from the January 19, 2017 edition

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 By Andi Bourne    News    January 19, 2017

Local Shooters Named State Champions

SEELEY LAKE – Hellgate Civilian Shooters (HCS) Ibby Lorentz and Justin Thomas took the state championships for junior air rifle and smallbore at the Junior Olympic Invitational in Bozeman, Mont....

 By Andi Bourne    News    January 19, 2017

USFS Roads Closed to Wheeled Vehicle Winter Travel

SEELEY LAKE – A local musher happened upon a vehicle that was stuck on the Cottonwood Lakes Road Jan. 7. This road has been closed to wheeled vehicles since Dec. 5. Had Federal Officer Tyler Robinson been notified both the driver and the friend...

 By Andi Bourne    News    January 19, 2017

Can't Beat the Cold? Enjoy It!

SEELEY LAKE - Around 100 people attended the Seeley Lake Driftrider's annual Snow Ball Saturday night and participated in the annual Fun Run on Sunday. Despite the subzero temperatures, snowmobilers...

 By Carol Brodie    News    January 19, 2017

Weltzien Returns to Open Book Club with "Exceptional Mountains: A Cultural History of the Pacific Northwest Volcanoes"

SEELEY LAKE - O. Alan Weltzien will be reading from and discussing his newly published book, "Exceptional Mountains: a Cultural History of the Pacific Northwest Volcanoes" Saturday, Jan. 21 at 7 p.m....

 By Roxie Sterling    Opinion    January 19, 2017

Not My Land - Let Lewis Have a Gravel Pit and Make a Living

SEELEY LAKE - I moved to the beautiful mountain town of Seeley Lake in 1961 at the age of 16. My husband moved here two years before in 1959. We were here for many years before the Double Arrow Ranch subdivided. I didn’t like it but it wasn’t my...

 By Colleen Kesterson    News    January 19, 2017

Swan Valley Economic Development Addressed

SWAN VALLEY - The Swan Valley Regional Planning Committee (SVRPC) discussed and edited seven paragraphs in the Regional Draft Plan at their monthly meeting Jan. 11. The paragraphs were part of the Economic Development Element under the section...

 By Betty Vanderwielen    News    January 19, 2017

Community Council Updated on Programs and Services

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Community Council (SLCC) heard several presentations from local organizations at their Jan. 9 meeting. Missoula Aging Services (MAS) Resource Specialist Linda Howard presented information about services available to co...

 News    January 19, 2017

Sleep with Door Open or Closed?

Should you sleep with your bedroom door opened or closed? It’s a straightforward question, but the answer isn’t quite so clear-cut. Many variables, including where people sleep in their homes and the location of their smoke alarms, make it chall...

 By Bridget Laird    Opinion    January 19, 2017

Nudging Kids Outdoors

As a mother of four kids myself, I've been guilty of the common complaint that "kids these days" just don't play outside or have opportunities to explore and figure things out on their own like we...

 By Andi Bourne    News    January 19, 2017

Building Community Appreciation and Having Fun

SEELEY LAKE – Seeley Lake Elementary (SLE) Snow School, an after school program funded through the 21st century grant, is in full swing. The goal is to provide outdoor activities that engage the...

 By Michael Siebert    News    January 19, 2017

Bill Would Help Patients Slapped with Big Air Ambulance Bills

SEELEY LAKE - Montanans who paid exorbitant costs for life flight services not covered by insurance testified at the Montana Legislature last week for a bill that would eliminate these costs. Senate Bill 44 would remove the burden of cost for...

 By Rick and Susie Graetz    News    January 19, 2017

Yellowstone, Hellgate: A Discussion of Two Montana Names

Call it 670 miles or perhaps more precisely 674 miles, but either way, the Yellowstone River remains the nation’s longest undammed waterway. It’s a great river that gathers some of the finest mountain and prairie topography on the planet as it...

 By Ken Donovan    News    January 19, 2017

Warhawks Split Week

SWAN VALLEY - After a season opening win, the Swan Valley Warhawks “A” team experienced a close game with Helmville Jan. 12 but were two points short. The B team showed progress but also fell to Helmville 12-28. They traveled to Avon Jan. 14 to...

 By Andi Bourne    News    January 19, 2017

Nordic Ski Team Starts Race Season

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Nordic Ski Team started their season at the Glacier Glide in Whitefish, Jan. 7. Eleven of the 29 team members participated in the 3.5K Skate Race. Coach Bridget Laird s...

 By Sigrid Olson    News    January 19, 2017

Part 1 Winter Pigs, Snowy Sheep and Cold Chickens Surviving Below Zero

Farm and ranch animals are well-adapted to overwintering. Pigs burrow, chickens fluff their feathers and sheep stay insulated in their wool. Providing shelter, fresh water and extra feed is key to...

 By Betty Vanderwielen    News    January 19, 2017

Every Cloud Has a Silver Lining

When a person feels things are at their very worst, a friend might try to offer hope by saying, “Every cloud has a silver lining.” The advice is based on the observed phenomenon that when clouds disperse and sunlight begins to shine through, the...

 Obituaries    January 19, 2017

Hampton "Jay" Brand Dec. 16, 1949 ~ Dec. 27, 2016

SWAN VALLEY - Hampton "Jay" Brand died unexpectedly on Dec. 27, 2016. Jay was born on Dec. 16, 1949 to James and Iris Brand in San Juan, Utah. Following high school graduation Jay enlisted in the... Full story

 By Rev. Carrie A.H. Benton    Opinion    January 19, 2017

Church for Groucho Marx: A Quest

It could have been any day, I do not remember exactly, but the conversation was not new in its content.  I was visiting with a person about the value of participating in the life of a church.  Various reasons were given for not doing so: ...

 By Nathan Bourne    News    January 19, 2017

Lady Blackhawks Down District Foes

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley-Swan Lady Blackhawks soared over the Eagles, tamed the Tigers and made the Pirates walk the plank last week. The three victories against 13-C foes push the Lady Blackhawks'...

 By Nathan Bourne    News    January 19, 2017

Blackhawks Tangle with Eagles, Tigers and Pirates

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley-Swan Blackhawks finished last week with a pair of wins after dropping a close game to Valley Christian. They now have a 6-4 overall record. Versus Valley Christian The...

 News    January 19, 2017

Community Briefs

Build a Snowman or Snow Sculpture to Celebrate Winter SEELEY LAKE – With no Winterfest this year, several downtown Seeley Lake businesses are building snowmen or snow sculptures to celebrate winter. They are encouraging businesses and residents in...