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Planning Committee Hears Additional Comments

SWAN VALLEY - Swan Valley residents commented on the Swan Valley Regional Plan (SVRP) draft at the Swan Valley Regional Plan Committee (SVRPC) meeting March 9. Deadline for comments from residents was March 16. Several of the nearly 20 residents pres...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    March 17, 2016

Lady Blackhawks Finish Fourth at State

GREAT FALLS - The Seeley-Swan Lady Blackhawks wrapped up their season, finishing fourth at the State Class C Girls Basketball Tournament March 12. The Lady Blackhawks got off to a good start when...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    March 17, 2016

Dolce Canto to Tour South Korea

MISSOULA – Seeley Lake resident Scott Milner will participate in a concert tour with Missoula's acapella choir Dolce Canto from April 1-9 in South Korea. Their mission for the tour is to be...

 
Mitch Parcell, Seeley-Swan High School Grade 11

School Shooting: Is the issue muscle or your mind?

What do you think causes school shootings? Do people hit a breaking point that just sends them over the edge? Or is it that they are "mental" and just missed their medication timeline? Not a lot of...

 

Vote for Larry Dunham, HD 92

I support the candidacy of Larry Dunham for Representative for House District 92. He has been a member of the Swan Valley Community Council and The Swan Valley Regional Planning Committee and active participant in community activities. He researches...

 
 By Ken Donovan    Opinion    March 17, 2016

Larry Dunham - Good, Local Choice for HD 92

There are lots of great reasons to live in the Swan Valley but occasionally we find some issues that make it difficult to connect to the “outside” world, especially when it comes to political decisions that have large impact’s on our life...

 

Muslim Immigrants Should be Welcomed, Unless…

Since the formation of this great nation, it has welcomed all to participate in the fruits of the most successful capitalistic nation the world has ever known. There are immigrants here from virtually every part of the earth. The people of the...

 
 By Submitted    News    March 17, 2016

UNBRANDED - 3000 miles, 16 wild horses, Mexico to Canada

SWAN VALLEY – There will be a free film showing of “Unbranded,” Saturday, March 19, 7 p.m. at Condon Community Hall, presented by Alpine Artisans, Crown Community Cinema series. Unbranded is the story of four young cowboys, just out of college...

 

Council's Traffic Project Gets Support from Commissioners for Seasonal Implementation

SEELEY LAKE - In a letter to the Missoula office of the Montana Department of Transportation (MDT), the three County Commissioners urged adoption of the Seeley Lake Council’s Traffic Plan on a seasonal basis. The Council’s Traffic Project resulte...

 

Missoula Consolidated Planning Board Recommends Commissioners Adopt Growth Policy

MISSOULA - At their public hearing March 1, the Missoula Consolidated Planning Board took testimony and considered the February 2016 Draft Missoula County Growth Policy. The Planning Board unanimously recommended the Missoula County Board of County...

 
 By Mark Ruby    Opinion    March 17, 2016

Genetic Diversity and NCDE Grizzly Bears

Genetic diversity of wildlife populations are an important consideration for long term conservation. Having a variety of genetic traits across a population is generally considered highly advantageous, as it allows a species a large toolbox of traits...

 

SLCF Announces Small Grant Recipients

SEELEY LAKE — The Seeley Lake Community Foundation (SLCF) is proud to announce its small grant awards for the cycle ending Jan. 31. The next funding cycle ends June 30. The SLCF is a locally driven and locally supported foundation that invests in...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    March 17, 2016

A Woman and Her Dogs Enjoy Late Winter Snow

POTOMAC - Potomac resident Pam Town mushes her trio of dogs for fun and recreation. She explores winter trails in Seeley Lake, Ovando and Potomac by dogsled with Rex, Balto and Comet. Town started...

 

Biscuit & Me

This poem came about last year after my big wreck on Woodrow, who in the poem is called Biscuit. Waxes more poetic to me. After I healed from my last wreck I brought ol' Biscuit out to the arena and s...

 

Water Rate Increase Effective May 1

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Water District would like to give advance notice to our customers that as of May 1, 2016 we will be implementing a five percent rate increase. The increase is limited to the base fee and the water fee portions of your...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    March 17, 2016

Climbing for a Cure Hits Close to Home

SEELEY LAKE - Seeley Lake Rural Fire District SLRFD volunteers Shawn Ellinghouse and Kristy Pohlman participated in their fourth Scott Firefighter Stairclimb in Seattle, Wash. March 6. This year they...

 
 By Gary Moseman    News    March 17, 2016

Sunshine Week Shines Light on Public View of Government

The week of March 13 is a busy one, including St. Patrick's Day parades and shenanigans (especially in Butte) and the Western Art Week shows, sales and parties in Great Falls. The nationally...

 

Show Off Oxymorons Add Meaningful Contradictions

Have you ever read or heard descriptive words when used together seem to make no sense or seem to be set in opposition with each other? Sometimes printed on a shoebox are the words "single pair". At...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    March 17, 2016

Kochel Guitars

Goal: Kochel Guitars focuses on reusing and repurposing materials into something tangible. Owner Sean Kochel takes great pride in his goal of preserving American folk tradition in the guitars he...

 

Montana's Nonresident Visitor Numbers Up in 2015; Total Spending Down

MISSOULA – Preliminary estimates by the Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research (ITRR) at the University of Montana show that approximately 11.7 million nonresidents visited Montana in 2015 and spent almost $3.6 billion in the Treasure...

 

Kristine Koehler (Bergset) 1957 ~ 2016

SEELEY LAKE- Kristine Koehler (Bergset) of Pine City, N.Y. passed away Feb. 24 after a short battle with liver cancer. She was born to Carl and Annabelle Bergset Sept. 25, 1957 in Superior, Mont. She... Full story

 

An Important Choice

Most, if not all, of us have at one time or another said, “I can’t.” Whenever I uttered those words as a young boy, my Dad would always remind me that, “Can’t never accomplished anything.” In like manner, one of my business partners...

 

Community Briefs

Missoula County Sheriff’s Office Call Activity 3/7/16 – 03/14/16 3/7, 1:28 p.m., 40XX Highways 83, Seeley Lake: Disturbance. 3/7, 6:27 p.m., Highway 83, Salmon Prairie: Accident - No Injury. 3/10, 9:07 a.m., 32XX Highway 83, Seeley Lake:...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    March 17, 2016

Meet the SLRFD Officers - Cory Calnan - Captain 703

Calnan has been a volunteer firefighter for 15 and half years all over Montana. He has served on the Seeley Lake Rural Fire Department (SLRFD) for the past six years. Calnan grew up around volunteer...

 

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