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Articles from the February 25, 2016 edition

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Estimates Increase 2.2 Million for Phase I

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Sewer District (SLSD) board received an updated cost estimate of 11.8 million dollars for the proposed wastewater treatment facility and Phase I of the collections system at their Feb. 18 meeting. In other business, the...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    February 25, 2016

Stine Electronics Celebrates 50 Years

SEELEY LAKE - Stine Electronics of Seeley Lake is celebrating 50 years in business. Owner Bob Stine's work in communications has been predominantly with the military, fire, Emergency Medical Services...

 

Lady Blackhawks Claim First Place at Districts

HAMILTON - For the fourth year running, the Seeley-Swan Lady Blackhawks beat out the competition for First Place at the District 13-C tournament. The Ladies took down Lincoln, Clark Fork and Drummond...

 

Blackhawks Take Second at Districts

HAMILTON - The Seeley-Swan Blackhawks upset third seeded Clark Fork, 45-41, in the opening round and second seeded Granite, 46-39, in the semifinal of the District 13-C Tournament. The victories set...

 

Is Standardized Testing Really Necessary?

Ever since I entered high school, I have had the major goal to graduate and go to college. My dad always says, "The time will come when you grow up, and you'll have to decide what you want to do in...

 

A Call to Action for the Swan Valley Community

SWAN VALLEY - We have an opportunity before us to be heard or to be ignored. I am writing this letter to those of us who want to be heard by Missoula County regarding the maintenance and protection of the Swan Valley. As many of you know, a draft of...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    February 25, 2016

Elementary Bond Levy Approved for May Election

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Elementary (SLE) School Board unanimously approved a general fund levy to be voted on in the May 3 Special Election. The exact amount will be decided at the board’s March 22 meeting. District Clerk Sally Johnson...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    February 25, 2016

SSHS Design Plan Approved

SEELEY LAKE - CTA Architects Engineers (CTA) of Great Falls, Mont. met with Missoula County Public Schools (MCPS) representatives and members of Alpine Artisans Inc. Thursday, Feb. 18 to finalize the design plans for the addition of the Seeley-Swan...

 

Leaving a Legacy

Some moments simply leave your mouth absent of words, your eyes filled with warm tears and your heart so full of love and pride. When those moments come, you make note of every detail in that capsule...

 

40 Years of Community Conservation in the Blackfoot

Propelled to fame by Norman MacLean’s “A River Runs Through It,” few Montana landscapes are as beloved as the Blackfoot River watershed. Those who are fortunate enough to live here come to know the forested valleys, hidden streams and elusive...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    February 25, 2016

The Quest for Fur

Successful trappers in the Blackfoot Watershed rely upon the ability to read animal signs and study behavioral patterns within habitats. Within the watershed, there are animals that can be trapped...

 

Residents and Missoula Lawyer Comment on Regional Plan Draft

SWAN VALLEY- Missoula lawyer Colleen Dowdall, recognized in the state of Montana as an authority on land use, along with several residents presented their comments on the Swan Valley Regional Plan (SVRP) draft at the Swan Valley Community Council...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    February 25, 2016

SSSAR Recognizes Flathead County Sheriff's Office and Two Bear Air

KALISPELL – Seeley-Swan Search and Rescue (SSSAR) personnel recognized Flathead County Sheriff's Office (FCSO) Commander Brian Heino, FCSO Sheriff Chuck Curry and Two Bear Air Head Pilot Jim Bob...

 

Use IRS Free File for Free Online Tax Prep & E-Filing

It's time to file our tax returns.  Last year I discovered www.IRS.gov/freefile.  It provides free online tax preparation and e-filing for people earning $62,000 or less a year.  The IRS...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    February 25, 2016

Customer Satisfaction Number One for Seeley Sales & Services LLC

SEELEY LAKE – Seeley Sales & Services LLC opened in Seeley Lake in March 2015. Owner Chad Fowler offers garage door sales, services and parts, along with snowmobile, ATV and chainsaw sales,...

 

Gladstone Receives National Award

SEELEY LAKE - First Peoples Fund, a national organization supporting Native American artists, has named Jack Wallace Gladstone of East Glacier, Mont. as one of seven recipients of the 2016 Jennifer...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    February 25, 2016

Little Debbie's Housekeeping & Handyman Services

Goal: Sole proprietor and owner of Little Debbie's Housekeeping & Handyman Services Deborah Boast offers a well-rounded service with everything from deep cleaning, changing hard to reach light...

 

The Meaning Behind Off the Cuff

SEELEY LAKE - More than one politician has created problems for himself by speaking “off the cuff.” In the case of a politician the phrase means talking without having a written speech to refer to, or not having sufficiently thought things...

 

Cases of Hand-Foot-and-Mouth Disease Increase in Missoula County

MISSOULA - The Missoula community is currently experiencing an increase in cases of Hand-Foot-and-Mouth Disease (HFMD). HFMD is a common virus in young children that causes mild fever, blisters in the mouth and a rash, usually seen on the palms of...

 

James White 1942-2016

SEELEY LAKE - James White, 73, of Seeley Lake passed away Tuesday, Feb. 16. He was born to Henry James White, Sr. and Opal (Jetton) in 1942. His father was stationed at Pearl Harbor when the Japanese... Full story

 

A Tribute to Jim White

SEELEY LAKE - Our little volunteer fire department is greatly saddened by the passing of one of our own, Jim White. Jim joined the department in April 1994 and was its Volunteer Fire Chief from 1996... Full story

 

Surrendering Bitterness

“Moses cried out to the Lord, and the Lord pointed out a tree to him. He threw it in the water, and the water became sweet.” (Exodus 15:25 CEB) The notion of “surrender” has a myriad of understandings. On one hand we can relinquish an...

 

Community Briefs

Register Early for the Snow Joke, Caps Out at 1,000 Runners SEELEY LAKE - After last year’s unprecedented turnout of more than 800 runners, this year’s Snow Joke Half Marathon scheduled in Seeley Lake Feb. 27 looks poised to attract an even...

 

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