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Articles from the March 9, 2017 edition

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 By Sigrid Olson    News    March 9, 2017

Kennecott Continuing Potomac Copper Drilling

POTOMAC - Kennecott Exploration Company (KEC) representatives Regional Communities Manager Matt Jeschke and Principal I Geoscientist Clinton Roberts traveled to Potomac and hosted an informational...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    March 9, 2017

Seven Shooters Qualify for Nationals, Two National Records

BELGRADE – Seven Hellgate Civilian Junior Shooters qualified to shoot at the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) three-position (3P) Air Rifle National Championships in June and five of those also q...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    March 9, 2017

Riders Battle Warm Conditions in Annual Sasquatch Ride

SEELEY LAKE – Lindey's Prime Steak House and SLE Outside hosted the second annual Sasquatch Fat Tire Bike Ride March 4. A dozen riders said they saw every kind of weather Montana offered except cold...

 

BCSA Is a Benefit?

From what I read about the Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act (BCSA), there is very little local opposition to adding another 70,000 acres of wilderness to the millions that we already have. I must wonder what local they surveyed? How did they...

 

Opportunity to Honor Balanced Approach of BCSP

When the timber industry can sit down with conservationists and ranchers can see eye to eye with recreationists – we need leaders who will listen and honor those efforts. That’s why the Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Project (BCSP) is so...

 

Elbow Gravel Pit – Unwise and Unnecessary

SEELEY LAKE - I couldn’t agree more with Libby Langston and Douglas Waldron about the proposed Elbow Gravel Pit. It defies common sense to locate a gravel pit – with all the inherent noise and disruption – smack in the middle of a wildlife...

 

Grateful for Senator Tester's Support of Homegrown Approach to Land Management and Job Creation

In Montana, we know how to turn casual conversations into collaborative policies that work for the benefit of all. The Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Project is a model for homegrown collaboration that works. It includes the support of a diverse...

 

Please Pause for Pets and People

Condon, a great and thriving community, has just added another reason to visit Condon, a DOG GROOMER! Yes, a business which is so needed. You can  message Brenda Phelps Mitchell on Facebook or call 406-590-3935 for an appointment. I visited with...

 

Community Foundation Awards Small Grants

SEELEY LAKE — The Seeley Lake Community Foundation (SLCF) is proud to announce its small grant awards for the cycle ending Jan. 31. The SLCF is a locally driven and locally supported foundation that invests in the health and prosperity of the Seele...

 

Mega Fires and Trails at Next Council Meeting

SEELEY LAKE - Cory Calnan of the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation will kick off the meeting of the Seeley Lake Community Council next Monday at 6 p.m. with a discussion of Mega Fires. Next will be Mike Hopkins, our new...

 

Watercraft Inspection Stations Open in Pablo, Clearwater Junction

SEELEY LAKE - Montana’s first watercraft inspection stations opened Friday in Pablo and at Clearwater Junction at the junction of Highways 200 and 83.  The inspection stations will be operated by the Flathead Basin Commission (FBC) under a...

 

Bogardus Graduates Basic Training

MISSOURI - United States Army Private 2nd Class (PV2) John Wesley Bogardus graduated basic combat training and advanced individual training from Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. Dec 16, 2016. PV2 Bogardus... Full story

 
 By Matt Hart    Opinion    March 9, 2017

Long-Term Vision: Connecting Vital Ground for Grizzlies

Connectivity-it's a hot buzzword when it comes to wildlife. But what does it really mean? At The Vital Ground Foundation, connectivity shapes our organizational vision. A dozen years ago, when the...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    March 9, 2017

Rebounding Market Meets Workforce Challenge

SEELEY LAKE - For years Pyramid Mountain Lumber Inc. (Pyramid) thought the availability of logs was going to be their limiting factor for profitability and capital improvements. This winter they are...

 

Comments Sought on Proposed 2017 Trail Grant Applications

HELENA – Montana State Parks is seeking public comment on Recreational Trails Program (RTP) and Off-Highway Vehicle Program (OHV) grant applications. The Seeley Lake Nordic Ski Club and Swan Valley Connections both submitted proposals. Public comme...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    March 9, 2017

Reporting Weather, Time Honored Tradition

Through the Cooperative Weather Observer (Coop) Program, the National Weather Service (NWS) utilizes citizen volunteers across the country to record daily temperatures and precipitation. This helps...

 

A Church for Groucho Marx: A Quest (Part 2)

Last time (Jan. 19, 2017) I invited you to join me on a quest, a quest to find “church” for those who are skeptical, cynical, or suspicious of churches, of religious organizations in a broad sense - what I am referring to as the “Groucho...

 

Quilters Invite Crafters

SEELEY LAKE - Quilters of the Tamaracks rent the Seeley Lake Community Hall for 12 days each year. Roughly once a month the quilters bring their sewing machines to the hall, spread out their material...

 

Author Describes Swan Valley Place Names

SWAN VALLEY - Nearly 50 people packed into the Swan Valley Museum Friday night to hear local author of "Swan Valley Place Names" Steve Lamar tell how some landmarks around the valley received their na...

 

How to Protect Yourself from Tax Identity Theft

HELENA – Attorney General Tim Fox encourages Montanans to read up on the most common tax identity theft scams and how to avoid them during this year’s Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week, which is hosted by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).  “...

 

Bits of Montana Wisdom (Part 1)

With winter gripping Montana, let us point out that the national record for cold in the lower 48 states – 70 degrees below zero – was documented right here in Montana at 2 a.m. on Jan. 20, 1954, o...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    March 9, 2017

Skiers Round Out Season At Yellowstone Rendezvous

WEST YELLOWSTONE – Among 540 skiers from across the United States, 13 racers from the Seeley Lake Nordic Team and seven other local racers participated in this year's Yellowstone Rendezvous March...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    March 9, 2017

SLE Wrestlers Come Out on Top

MISSOULA – Seeley Lake Elementary (SLE) brought five wrestlers to their first tournament at Hellgate Elementary in Missoula March 2 for a tournament between SLE, Hellgate and C.S. Porter wrestlers....

 

Community Briefs

Youth Invited to Family Movie Night at the Seeley Lake Fire Hall, March 10 SEELEY LAKE – The Missoula County Sheriff’s Office and Seeley Lake Rural Fire District invite youth and families to the Seeley Lake Fire Hall March 10 at 7 p.m. for Movie...

 

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