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Articles from the March 16, 2017 edition

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 By Andi Bourne    News    March 16, 2017

Elbow Gravel Pit Discussions Ended

SEELEY LAKE – The Montana Department of Natural Resources & Conservation (DNRC) Southwestern Land Office – Clearwater Unit announced Tuesday, March 14 that the environmental analysis for the Elbow Gravel Pit has stopped and the development of...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    March 16, 2017

Trails Check-in Promotes Sharing, Economic Benefits

LINCOLN – Trails connecting communities to each other, people to the community and dollars to the local economy were the main discussion points at the day-long Southwest Crown Regional Trails...

 

Caribou Struggle to Survive Encroachment

SWAN VALLEY – David Moskowitz is a biologist, expert wildlife tracker, photographer, author and outdoor educator. In Montana shooting photos for his Mountain Caribou Initiative project, Moskowitz...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    March 16, 2017

Good Food, Good Fun to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day

SEELEY LAKE – It wouldn't be St. Patrick's Day in Seeley Lake without the Seniors Center Annual St. Patrick's Day Dinner, Silent Auction and Cake Walk. Even though the celebration fell March 11, nea...

 

Senator Tester Seeks More Wilderness in Montana

Amidst continued news coverage of the debate on public lands, Montana’s lone Democrat in Congress, Senator Jon Tester, has announced a bill to create two new Recreation Management Areas totaling almost 6,000 acres. Within the two new Otatsy and...

 

Tell Your Representatives to Vote YES on HB 570

Once again we see the horrors of puppy mills, with 38 dogs found last week. Will you please stop this terrible cruelty by calling your Representative and Senator and ask them to vote ‘Yes’ on House Bill (HB) 570, the bill that is in the House...

 

Help the Sun Shine Locally This Year

Sunshine Week, the annual celebration of government transparency, kicked off on Sunday. This year, opinion journalists might be tempted to turn critical eyes toward Washington, D.C. The recently...

 

Keller Speaks on Land Use Element

SWAN VALLEY - Local real estate agent John Keller spoke to the Swan Valley Regional Planning Committee (SVRPC) Thursday about his research and thoughts on Land Use in the Swan Valley. Keller told them that the Swan Valley doesn’t need land use...

 
 By Pathfinder    News    March 16, 2017

Double Bill Film Program Premieres "Bud's Place"

SEELEY LAKE – Pure Montana Tales presents Double Bill Film Program at 7 p.m. Friday, March 17 at the Seeley Lake Community Hall. “Our Last Refuge,” a 20-minute film and a 60-minute documentary “Bud’s Place,” will be shown. Admission is...

 

The Challenges of a Long Winter

As the seemingly endless winter snows begin to turn to rain and our valley snowmelt begins to fill our streams and wetlands, it finally appears that spring is here. A winter like this one is an...

 

Invasive Mussel Update

Hard to believe that despite all the snow coming down, spring run-off and ice-off are right around the corner. We received some good news this week on the mussel front. The grant application submitted jointly by Swan Valley Connections, Clearwater...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    March 16, 2017

Rebounding Market Meets Workforce Challenge

Last week, Part I addressed how the market has rebounded for Pyramid Mountain Lumber Inc. in Seeley Lake giving them more raw material to work. While the future is looking bright for Pyramid, they...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    March 16, 2017

Prepared for the Worst, Trained for the Best

SEELEY LAKE - Seeley Swan Search & Rescue (SSSAR) volunteers suited up in their Ice Commander suits and went for a swim at the inlet of Salmon Lake March 11. This was part of their continued...

 

Hopkins' Legislative Update

This last Friday, House Bill 2 (The State Budget) passed out of the Appropriations Committee and is on its way to the House Floor for debate. At this point in the process, it looks to be in good...

 
 By Michael Siebert    News    March 16, 2017

Legislature Back to Business after Special Election Nominations

After uncertainty about how the upcoming special congressional election would change the makeup of the Montana Legislature, the nomination of Democrat Rob Quist and Republican Greg Gianforte means it’s back to business as usual at the state...

 
 By Rick Ferguson    News    March 16, 2017

Sailor/Soldier Rich Nelson

SWAN VALLEY - In 1947, Rich Nelson joined the United States Navy Reserve on the advice of a Navy recruiter visiting his high school in Seattle, Wash. War was about to break out on the Korean...

 

Gladstone and SVE Students Perform

SWAN VALLEY - Jack Gladstone, dubbed "Montana's Troubadour", performed with Swan Valley Elementary (SVE) students Sunday, March 12. The concert was a part of the 2 Valleys Stage 2016-2017 concert...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    March 16, 2017

Deer Outsmart a Huntress for Annual 4-H Drama Festival

POTOMAC - Potomac 4-Hers are performing an old Finnish Folktale entitled "The Hunter and the Old Woman of the Woods" March 18 at the Greenough/Potomac Community Center for the 71st Annual 4-H Drama Festival. The plays begin at 10 a.m. The play was...

 

Dead as a Doornail

A bored teenager might be forgiven for saying, "After 7 p.m., Seeley Lake is dead as a doornail." But what exactly is a doornail, and how did it become the epitome of dead things? In the Medieval peri...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    March 16, 2017

Free, Family Fun on the Big Screen

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Fire Hall turned movie theater Friday, March 10 complete with burgers, popcorn and a big screen. Around 60 children and their parents attended the event hosted by the...

 

24 Years and Still Learning

It was 24 years ago March 11 that a beautiful young lady flew to Anchorage, Alaska, to meet me to embark on the wonderful life-long journey together that we call marriage. I believe my wife Missy is the best gift God has given to me outside of life i...

 

Bits of Montana Wisdom (Part 2)

Have you ever wondered how certain Montana places, rivers and towns got their unusual or just plain unfathomable names? Thanks to the incoming railroad across the top of the state, towns along the Hi-...

 

Annual Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex Public Meeting

KALISPELL - The public is invited to the annual Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex (BMWC) public meeting Saturday, March 18 starting at 10 a.m. at the Seeley Lake Community Hall.  “This is a great annual opportunity to meet with the National Forest W...

 

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