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Articles from the January 26, 2017 edition

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 By Andi Bourne    News    January 26, 2017

Petition Demands Speed Limit Change Reversed

SEELEY LAKE – A petition, to return the speed on Highway 83 to its original limits prior to the changes implemented this past October, has been available at businesses in Seeley Lake and Condon for nearly two months. The intent is to get as many...

 

Students and Parents Urged to End Bullying, Prevent Suicide

SEELEY LAKE – Hip-hop music was blaring, colored lights were flashing and three 14-foot screens carried rotating Say Something logos as fifth through eighth-grade students from Seeley Lake...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    January 26, 2017

Haired-up Equines, Frosty Cattle and Icy Dogs Surviving Below Zero

Many horses, cattle and dogs live in rural areas and experience subzero weather in the winter. Each species has certain needs during cold snaps. Missoula County Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    January 26, 2017

The Only Constant is Change

SEELEY LAKE – Saturday, Jan. 28 will mark the 35th annual Over Seeley's Creeks & Ridges (OSCR) 50 kilometer (K) ski race. The OSCR has become a local legend in the ski community because of its...

 

Hometown

Hometown. You spend the entirety of your childhood waiting for the day to leave this god-forsaken place just knowing there must be a bigger, better world out there awaiting you. And there possibly...

 

The Not So Scary Facts About Blood Clots

As a young resident covering night shifts, I remember my first 'code blue.' I was nervous but the staff was competent and confident. We did CPR, we pushed meds, and we did everything as we were...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    January 26, 2017

Board Asks RD to Throw Out Election

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Sewer Board discussed options as they try to retain a $10 million funding package after the failure of the bond election. The board was also informed at their Jan. 19 regular meeting that three positions on the board...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    January 26, 2017

SLE Board Discusses SLE Outside Income and Expense Report

SEELEY LAKE – Seeley Lake Elementary School Board discussed the SLE Outside store’s income and expense report for November 2015-November 2016 at their meeting Jan. 17. The board also accepted Sally Johnson’s resignation. Johnson will be...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    January 26, 2017

Fire Board Approves Raises and Budget

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Rural Fire District Board approved a 2.5 percent raise for District Administrator Lynn Richards and Maintenance staff Mark Kues at their Jan. 17 meeting. This was less than the three percent raise Seeley Lake Fire...

 
 By Mark Ruby    Opinion    January 26, 2017

The Story of the American Marten

The American marten is a very charismatic creature despite its small size. The house-cat sized member of the weasel family has short legs, pointed ears and a well-furred tail that extends to about a third of its total body length. Perhaps best...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    January 26, 2017

Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Takes to Ice Fishing on Placid Lake

SEELEY LAKE – Women from around Montana came to Seeley Lake this weekend to learn how to ice fish with the Montana Fish, Wildlife &Parks (FWP) Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) program. Leader Kim...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    January 26, 2017

Tanned and Happy at Minx Beauty Bar

SEELEY LAKE – Minx Beauty Bar is holding its Grand Opening Jan. 28-29 in the Lazy Pine Mall. It offers sunless tanning, full body waxing, facials, eye lash extensions and lash lifts. Owner Jenifer...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    January 26, 2017

Final Projects Demonstrate Creativity

SEELEY LAKE – Seeley Lake Elementary (SLE) junior high students shared their final science projects Wednesday, Jan. 18 at the SLE Science Fair. Eighth grade students built Rube Goldberg machines to...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    January 26, 2017

Skiesta Draws Tough Competition

SEELEY LAKE – SLE Outside hosted their fifth annual Skiesta Saturday, Jan. 21 at the Seeley Lake Nordic Trails. This year 40 racers from Seeley Lake, Missoula, Sandpoint and Whitefish youth ski...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    January 26, 2017

Legend of Sleepy Hollow Comes to SLE

SSEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Elementary (SLE) Drama Club presented "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" Jan. 18. Sixth-grade teacher Sharon Teague led an elective entitled "Stage Craft" that did all of...

 

Swan Lake District Ranger Addressed Council

SWAN VALLEY - Swan Lake District of the Flathead National Forest (FNF) Ranger Rich Kehr presented updates to projects in the works for the Swan Valley, the FNF forest plan revision draft and answered questions from attendees at the Swan Valley...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    January 26, 2017

$100,000 Allocated for Library Improvements Discussed

SWAN VALLEY – The Swan Valley Community Council (SVCC) discussed the $100,000 that will be used for updating the Swan Valley Community Library at their meeting Jan. 17. They assigned the Ad Hoc Committee to ask Director of Missoula County Library...

 

Marion Ruth Burmeister Jan. 1, 1927 ~ Jan. 14, 2017

SEELEY LAKE - Marion Burmeister nee Schmutz was born New Year's day 1927 in Queens, N.Y. to Anna and Walter Schmutz.  She was raised with her brother Bob in Queens, N.Y. where she graduated from high... Full story

 

Kenneth Wayne Lowe Jan. 2, 1928 ~ Dec. 31, 2016

PLACID LAKE - Kenneth Wayne Lowe passed away of natural causes on Dec. 31, 2016 in Clancy, Mont. at the age of 88. Wayne was the son of Virgil and Urena Lowe. He was born in Williston, N.D. Jan. 2,... Full story

 

Marie Potts Gilbert ~ 98

DEER LODGE - Our mother disliked long obituaries. She threatened to come down and haunt us if a lengthy one was ever written for her. So, we told her we would write, “she was born, she lived, and she died”. She said, “Fine!” However, after... Full story

 
 By Ken Donovan    News    January 26, 2017

Warhawks Close Out Regular Season

SWAN VALLEY – The Swan Valley Warhawks had a busy week travelling to Helmville and Hall and hosting the Avon Elks at home for their last game of the regular season. The A team was won on the road...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    January 26, 2017

Lady Blackhawks Add Two More to the Tally

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley-Swan Lady Blackhawks marked down a pair of victories this week against Valley Christian and Drummond. The wins extend the Lady Blackhawks' overall record to 11-1. Versus...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    January 26, 2017

Blackhawks Split Week with Eagles and Trojans

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley-Swan Blackhawks fell to Valley Christian and defeated Drummond last week. They now have a 7-5 overall record. Versus Valley Christian The Blackhawks headed to Missoula to...

 

Pride - A Great Deceiver

Imagine you’re facing an assassin, an assassin who has been hired to kill you. Now imagine handing him the weapon to kill you with. I know this is difficult to imagine and yet that is exactly what pride is like. Satan, the great deceiver, comes to...

 

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