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Articles from the February 16, 2017 edition

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 By Andi Bourne    News    February 16, 2017

Cottonwood Lakes Gravel Pit Approved with Conditions

SEELEY LAKE – The Conditional Use Permit (CUP) for the proposed gravel pit on Cottonwood Lakes Road received zoning approval with conditions at the Feb. 9 Powell County Planning Board meeting. According to Powell County Planner Carl Hamming, the ap...

 

Culinary Club Learns Cupcake Decorating Techniques

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Elementary Culinary Club, one of the afterschool programs available through the Twenty-First Century Grant, cooked a Mexican meal in October, baked Thanksgiving pies...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    February 16, 2017

Etnire Takes Third in 100 Mile Race to the Sky

SEELEY LAKE – Seeley Lake musher Roy Etnire finished third in this year's 100-mile Race to the Sky. He was the only local musher to participate in their year's race. Etnire operates Mystik North...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    February 16, 2017

Most Board Positions Filled by Acclamation

The Seeley Lake Rural Fire District and Swan Valley Community Council are the only local boards required to hold a special district elections this May for their open positions. The rest of the local board positions were either filled by acclimation...

 

Recreation Event Permit Application Deadline March 31

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Ranger District is currently welcoming Recreation Event Special Use Permit applications for 2017 summer and fall events. Applications must be submitted by March 31. Applications received after this date will be...

 

Sad Day for Montana's Representation

Twice in one day, Senator Steve Daines has disgraced Montana. “School choice” does not help the budget of public schools in our cities and towns and it offers nothing whatsoever for education in our rural areas, where there will never be charter...

 

Help Us Help You!

Swan Valley Emergency Services (SVES) would like to share some situations we have dealt with when responding to emergencies. With the recent warmer weather (annual mid-winter thaw) the ice/snow pack on driveways and approaches is giving way to deep...

 

Thank You for Your Cooperation

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Fire District and the Missoula County Sheriff’s Office want to thank the residents of Seeley Lake for their patience and cooperation during the Saturday, Feb. 4 propane incident. Your calm demeanor during the...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    February 16, 2017

Phone Scam Targets Local DISH® Network User

SEELEY LAKE – This past January Seeley Lake resident Karen Montgomery was skeptical after received a phone call that showed up as DISH® Network (DISH) on her caller ID. While the offer to change out her satellites sounded like a good one,...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    February 16, 2017

Temporary Gravel Pit Proposed Near Elbow Lake

SEELEY LAKE – The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) is proposing to open a temporary gravel pit and asphalt plant near Elbow Lake and adjacent to Highway 83 close to mile marker three. They are soliciting public input...

 

Winters Were Long and Often Bitterly Cold

 Alvin Eugene “Gene” Miller “made his appearance into the world” in 1936 during an, “… early November blizzard that blew into the Flathead Valley.” His parents were Joe Miller and Mabel Kauffman Miller. “In the spring of 1939...

 

Invasive Mussel Update

Since the November announcement of invasive mussels found in Tiber Reservoir, the state's response team has been working hard to assess the situation and develop plans for the upcoming recreation seas...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    February 16, 2017

Making Dogs a Little Prettier – Grooming Business Opens in the Swan Valley

SWAN VALLEY – Brenda Mitchell opened a dog grooming business this past summer out of her home in Condon. She hopes the local service of bathing, grooming, clipping and trimming will make things...

 

Senator Malek Reflections

Hello Seeley-Swan! It’s been a cold, snowy winter in Helena but I think you all have us beat for winter weather! I am very busy this session, sponsoring 10 bills as well as an amendment to sewer and water district voting rights, on behalf of...

 

Lawmakers Grapple with Tough Issues

HELENA -- A bill that would have abolished the death penalty in Montana was narrowly voted down in committee last week on a 9-10 vote. House Bill 366, sponsored by Rep. Adam Hertz, R-Missoula, would have replaced a death sentence with life...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    February 16, 2017

Ovando Luau Shakes Cabin Fever

OVANDO – The Saturday after Super Bowl, the Ovando community joins together for the Annual Ovando Community Luau. They don their best Hawaiian attire over long johns, sweaters and wool socks and...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    February 16, 2017

Valentine Dinner and Bingo a Success

POTOMAC - The Potomac/Greenough Community Center (PGCC) was filled with more than 50 people Feb. 11 eating a Valentine meal and then playing Bingo. The function was the second time the PGCC board has...

 

White As Snow

Winter . . . one of my top four seasons! In our neck of the woods, winter pleasures us each year with the awesome beauty of fresh white snow, a striking allusion to the covering that God offers over our sin-stained lives. As the delightful days of...

 

Alexander Wins Spelling Bee

SWAN VALLEY - Swan Valley Elementary (SVE) sixth-grader Trista Alexander won the school's spelling bee held Feb. 7 at SVE.  Alexander is pictured with runner-up seventh-grader Seth Richardson and...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    February 16, 2017

Wrestling Program Starts in Seeley

SEELEY LAKE – Seeley Lake Elementary (SLE) eighth-grader Soren Moon is organizing a wrestling program in Seeley Lake for elementary and junior high boys and girls. While the official schedule with practice times and meet dates has not been...

 

SSHS Recognizes Lady Blackhawk Seniors

SEELEY LAKE - Seeley-Swan High School (SSHS) recognized their senior basketball athletes and senior musicians along with their families at the last Blackhawk's home game of the season Saturday, Feb....

 

Lady Blackhawks Head to Districts Seeded #1

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley-Swan Lady Blackhawks finished out their regular season with a pair of district victories. They defeated Victor and Darby pushing their conference record to 10-0 and overall...

 

Blackhawks Seeded #2 Going into Districts

an Blackhawks wrapped up their regular season with a pair of district wins against Victor and Darby. Their conference record is now 8-2 with an overall record of 12-6. The victories cemented their...

 

Community Briefs

CORRECTION – Swan Lake “Threatened” Not “Impaired” In the Seeley Swan Pathfinder’s Feb. 2 ‘A Place for All’ column titled “Water Quality in the Swan Valley – It Takes Work,” it stated that Swan Lake was listed as an “impaired...

 

FRENCHTOWN - Lady Blackhawks to Face Clark Fork in Championship game of District 13-C Tournament

The Lady Blackhawks sailed past Victor 61-19 in the semifinal and advance to the championship to face Clark Fork at the District 13-C tournament. Clark Fork defeated Darby 54-33 on its way to the... Full story

 

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