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Articles from the March 3, 2016 edition

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 By Nathan Bourne    News    March 3, 2016

Lady Blackhawks Take Second and Head to State

HAMILTON - The Seeley-Swan Lady Blackhawks are heading to State C Tournament after taking the long road to second place at the Western C Divisional Tournament last weekend. The Lady Blackhawks won...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    March 3, 2016

Kennecott Pauses on Potomac Copper

POTOMAC - Kennecott Exploration Company (KEC) of Rio Tinto will not return to Potomac for copper drilling this year. "The bar is set high for Kennecott and mining. There is no compelling reason to go...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    March 3, 2016

Cheetah Herders Legacy Comes to a Close

SEELEY LAKE – Runners took to the roads around Seeley Lake for the 37th annual Snow Joke Half Marathon. This was the last year the local Cheetah Herders, the group that started the race 37 years...

 
 By Rick Ferguson    Opinion    March 3, 2016

Now is Not the Time to Be Divided

SWAN VALLEY - For two days this past week, my granddaughter and I have had to stop and let elk cross Kraft Creek Road on the way to her bus stop on Highway 83. Over the years we have seen bears, coyotes, wolves, deer and, of course, the elk. We have...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    March 3, 2016

Seeley Lake Musher Readies for Second Iditarod Run

SEELEY LAKE – After trading horses for sled dogs in 1992, Seeley Lake musher Martin Koenig has enjoyed a "hard core" racing career including spirit, stage, mid-distance and distance racing. Even tho...

 

Setting the Record Straight about Paws Up Animal Shelter

POTOMAC - I received two phone calls Sunday about negative remarks about Paws Up Animal Shelter of Potomac on a local Facebook group. I would like to inform those who wrote those remarks. Facebook should not be used to damage people who have saved an...

 
 By Ken Silvestro    Opinion    March 3, 2016

Discovering Our Personal Myths

The last article took us away from our current theme of collective and personal myths, due to an article written by Nicole Williams. Her article included many psychological elements that I thought wou...

 

Juniper Jo Exstrom

SEELEY LAKE - Juniper Jo Exstrom was born Feb. 21 at 2:28 a.m. to Seeley Lake parents Julie Little and Joesy Exstrom. She is also welcomed into the world by her grandparents Kathy and Ray Simonsen of... Full story

 

Sawyer Lee Hanson

SEELEY LAKE - Sawyer Lee Hanson was born to Seeley Lake residents Dairic Hanson and Kalah Triepke on Feb. 22 at 1:25 p.m. He was 20 1/2 inches and weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces. Greg and Karla Triepke,... Full story

 

MCPS Receives Favorable Interest Rate on Bond Sales, Saves Money for Taxpayers

MISSOULA - The Missoula County Public Schools (MCPS) Board of Trustees authorized the sale of bonds to fund school improvements under the Smart Schools 2020 plan Dec. 8, 2015. Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016, the District executed the first sale of $51.6 mill...

 

Recreation Event Permit Application Deadline Announced - March 31

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Ranger District has announced a March 31 deadline for submitting 2016 summer and fall Recreation Event Special Use Permit applications. Applications received past this deadline will not be accepted for review.  A...

 
 By Carol Brodie    News    March 3, 2016

Open Book Club Presents People Before the Park

SEELEY LAKE - Dr. Sally Thompson will be reading from her recently published "People Before the Park" Saturday, March 5 at 7 p.m. at the Grizzly Claw Trading Company sponsored by Alpine Artisans'...

 
 By Bruce Auchly    Opinion    March 3, 2016

Love in the Time of Cold

One day it’s warm and sunny, the next day cold and snowy. Welcome to that time on the calendar between winter and spring, though spring really doesn’t seem to hit us some years till May. In the animal kingdom, several species ignore the calendar...

 

Decision to Improve Four State Park Bicycle Campsites

SEELEY LAKE –Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) announced that a decision notice has been issued for proposed shared group bicycle campsites at four state parks in western Montana. The decision notice recommends to move forward with the...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    March 3, 2016

Noxious Weed Treatments Achieving Results

SWAN VALLEY – Funded through the Southwestern Crown Collaborative (SWCC), the Swan Lake Ranger District (SLRD) on the Flathead National Forest (FNF) has been able to launch an active noxious weed...

 

Outdoor Burning by Permit Opened March 1

MISSOULA - March 1 marks the opening of outdoor burning by permit in western Montana. All burns require a permit, which may be obtained at the County Burn Permit System online at https://app.mt.gov/burnpermit/.  Assistance with permit applications...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    March 3, 2016

Sasquatch Fat Bike Ride Debuts in Seeley Lake

SEELEY LAKE – Seeley Lake's Mike Lindemer partnered with SLE Outside to bring the first fat tire bike ride to Seeley Lake, March 5. His goals for the first Seeley Lake Sasquatch Fat Bike Ride are...

 

Katherine Kay Kovatch 1955 ~ 2016

MISSOULA - Katherine (Kathy or Katie) Kay Kovatch was born on Sept. 18, 1955 to Harry Neil Kovatch and Lois Mae (Henneman) Kovatch in Conrad, Mont. On Feb. 23, in the early morning hours at her home,... Full story

 

Thoughts from a Snowmobile Trip

I write this having just returned from a snowmobile trip to British Columbia. Seeley Lake has wonderful snowmobiling, world-class snowmobiling, but sometimes it’s nice to just get away on a trip to somewhere else. While out riding, I had a few...

 
 By Chris Lorentz    News    March 3, 2016

Shooters Earn Invites to National Junior Olympics

SEELEY LAKE - The Hellgate Junior Shooters set lofty goals and they are well on the way to realizing them.  The Junior Precision Rifle Team has been practicing hard since they came back from the Wint...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    March 3, 2016

Snow Fun for Everyone

SEELEY LAKE – Seeley Lake Elementary (SLE) students finished their Snow School with a final Snow Day at Camp Paxson, Feb. 25. Students wore their snowman costumes and enjoyed games including snow...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    March 3, 2016

Community Reflects and Wishes Marx Good Luck

SEELEY LAKE – Family, friends and the community at large gave well wishes, hugs and shed tears at the Good Luck and Best Wishes party for Addrien Marx, owner of Rovero's. Greg Tabish of Missoula...

 

Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame Seeks Nominations for Class of 2016

BIG TIMBER - The Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame & Western Heritage Center (MCHF & WHC) is seeking nominations for the 2016 Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame induction round. Every year, the MCHF & WHC honors living and historical figures that have made...

 

DPHHS Officials Announce First Zika Virus Infection in Missoula County

MISSOULA - State public health officials have identified the first case of Zika virus infection in Montana in an adult female from Missoula County who returned from a Zika-affected area. The infected individual is not pregnant. Zika is a disease...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    March 3, 2016

Cob-it Log & Home Restoration

Goal: Cob-it owners Bill and Donna Bogardus' goal is to preserve and maintain log and wood-sided homes. They aim to serve their customers with craftsman-quality cob blasting and superb customer servic...

 

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