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Articles from the February 9, 2017 edition

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 By Andi Bourne    News    February 9, 2017

Propane Leak Causes Scare

SEELEY LAKE – Emergency personnel from Seeley Lake, Potomac, Condon and Missoula responded to a propane leak from a broken valve on a propane tank Saturday, Feb. 4 just after 10 a.m. Volunteer firef...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    February 9, 2017

Providing Building Blocks for Healthy, Balanced, Engaged Students

SEELEY LAKE – Seeley Lake Elementary (SLE) is continuing the conversation and support for mental health following the Say Something Assembly. SLE has curriculum in place for all ages to help them...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    February 9, 2017

Morton Honors Friend and Teammate Peter Hale

SEELEY LAKE – Seeley Lake Regional Outdoor Center for Kinetic Sports (ROCKS) hosted its fourth annual Peter Hale Memorial Race Saturday, Feb. 4 at the Rich Ranch. Among the 60 participants was...

 
 News    February 9, 2017

Race to the Sky This Weekend

LINCOLN - Race to the Sky, Montana’s premier sled dog race runs Feb. 10-14. After several years of low snow pack on the race trail, officials are battling very deep snow and tough trail conditions, the trail crew reported today. There are teams fro...

 
 By Elinor Williamson    Opinion    February 9, 2017

Please Pause for Pets and People

Well the birds are coming back already. I have the usual winter ones but I also have a couple of little wrens. I bet they wonder why they came back so soon. They like the seeds and suet feeders so they will be fine. The big cats are out so please...

 
 By Iriey Anderson    Opinion    February 9, 2017

Great Grandma Leita

We parked our Model As in October And couldn't drive them until May Horses and wagons took their place The Old Condon Highway was all we had to travel on With snow up to the horse's shoulders Almost...

 
 By Roxie Sterling    Opinion    February 9, 2017

Jobs are More Important than Recreation

SEELEY LAKE - I currently live 100 yards from the Seeley Lake airport and a quarter mile from Cottonwood Lakes Road. I know a little bit about gravel pits.  As a child, I lived with my parents and my three siblings at a gravel pit in Western...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    February 9, 2017

Seeley Fire District Adds 2011 Polaris Ranger Crew to Fleet

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Fire Board approved the shipping cost for the department to acquire a 2011 Polaris Ranger Crew. Seeley Lake Fire Chief Bob Vanden Heuvel feels this will expand the capabilities of the department to allow volunteers...

 
 By Submitted by the Seeley Lake Community Council    News    February 9, 2017

Five-Year Plus USFS Project at Next Council Meeting

SEELEY LAKE - Air Quality in Seeley Lake will kick off the meeting of the Seeley Lake Community Council next Monday. Ben Schmidt, Missoula County Air Quality Specialist, wants to start a general conversation on wood stoves and air quality with a...

 
 By Benjamin Schmidt and Sarah Coefield    Opinion    February 9, 2017

Seeley Lake Air Quality Update

SEELEY LAKE - The 2016-2017 winter has been a cold snowy affair for western Montana. Because of the colder-than-usual temperatures, people are burning more wood to heat their homes and the...

 
 By Submitted by the U.S. Forest Service    News    February 9, 2017

Crown of the Continent Collaborative Receives USFS Chief's Award

MISSOULA – The Southwestern Crown of the Continent Collaborative and the Flathead, Helena-Lewis and Clark and Lolo National Forests received the 2016 Forest Service Chief's Award for Sustaining...

 
 By Mike Hopkins - R    Opinion    February 9, 2017

Hopkins' Legislature Update

HELENA - Things are starting to move on the budget side here at the Legislature and I wanted to share some information with you as we move forward. First, explaining a bit about the process and then...

 
 By Pathfinder    News    February 9, 2017

USFS Seeks Comment on North Fork Blackfoot Trail Bridges Project

SEELEY LAKE - The Lolo National Forest is proposing the North Fork Blackfoot Trail Bridges Project located in the Scapegoat Wilderness on the Hobnail Tom Trail #32 on the Seeley Lake Ranger District, Lolo National Forest. The project area is situated...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    February 9, 2017

Pioneers Hit the Slopes

POTOMAC - More than 20 Potomac School students along with staff and parents traveled to Discovery Ski Area Feb. 3 for a ski day. This ski day for Potomac students was in conjunction with the Friday...

 
 By Rick and Susie Graetz    News    February 9, 2017

Montana Remains 'High, Wide and Handsome'

“Colorado is high, having more peaks within its borders than any other state. Wyoming is wide, with the breadth of the plains between the Bighorns and the Grand Tetons. California is handsome, with...

 
 By Shane Kesterke    Opinion    February 9, 2017

The President

We live in a time in America, though certainly not the only time in America, where much of the country seems to be polarized between differing political viewpoints. And this polarization seems to show up most after an election, with some of those...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    February 9, 2017

Eagles and Warhawks Challenge Each Other for First Time in 20 Years

SWAN VALLEY – The Swan Valley Warhawks hosted the Seeley Lake Elementary (SLE) Eagles Thursday, Feb. 2 for the first time since the late 1990s. The B and A teams battled it out with the Eagles bring...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    February 9, 2017

Blackhawks Win Thriller at Home

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley-Swan Blackhawks had the crowd on the edge of their seats as they defeated Drummond at the buzzer. The Blackhawks also defeated Lincoln last week extending their conference...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    February 9, 2017

Lady Blackhawks Add to Winning Streak

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley-Swan Lady Blackhawks triumphed over the Trojans and Lynx last week. The Ladies remain undefeated in conference with an 8-0 record and boast a 15-1 overall record. Versus...

 
 News    February 9, 2017

Missoula County Commissioners Seeking Applicants for Board Positions

MISSOULA - The Missoula County Commissioners are looking to fill vacancies on eight boards. All applications are available online or in the County Commissioners’ Office, located at 199 West Pine Street. Submissions may be filed electronically or...

 
 News    February 9, 2017

Vital Ground Presents Douglas Chadwick to Talk about Grizzlies

MISSOULA - In a lively and thought-provoking evening presentation Thursday, Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Heritage Hall, 20 Fort Missoula Road, Missoula, Mont., wildlife biologist and author Douglas Chadwick, who recently published “Tracking Gobi...