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 By Nathan Bourne    News    March 23, 2017

Board Given Verbal Go-Ahead from Rural Development

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Sewer Board received news at the March 16 meeting that they will be given a second chance at a funding package from the United States Department of Agriculture, Rural Development (RD). The board also discussed hiring a...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    March 23, 2017

March for Meals Campaign to Help Recover Local Deficit

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Senior Center (Sela Senci) has teamed up with Missoula Aging Services (MAS) for the 15th annual March for Meals – a month-long, nationwide celebration and...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    March 23, 2017

Eagles Take First in Copper League

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Elementary (SLE) Eagles put their name in the record books after taking the championship game in the Large School A Copper League. This was the first year the Eagles ha...

 

Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act Supports Collaboration and Balanced Use

 Ovando, Mont. rancher Jim Stone said it best when he mentioned “neighbors working together” to craft the Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Project which has resulted in introduction of the bill to create the Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act...

 

Interested to Learn More About Montana

Hello people of the great state of Montana! I’m a fourth grade student in North Carolina. In fourth grade, we do state reports and I have chosen your state! I am very excited to learn more about the great state of Montana as I work on my report....

 

She Walked Beside the Wagon

I believe five foot tall Lizzie Kate Longstreet (Hunter) Rich, my great, great grandmother, with her dark, raven hair is my guardian angel. Here's why... The stories of Grandma Lizzie have always...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    March 23, 2017

Resolution Approved to Increase Mill Levies, Ending Thursday Early Out for Next Year Proposed

SEELEY LAKE – Seeley Lake Elementary (SLE) Board approved a resolution of intent to impose an increase in levies should Senate Bill (SB) 307 be approved. Superintendent Chris Stout also apprised the board of the preliminary discussions to end...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    March 23, 2017

Fill the Truck with Shoes Supports Missoula County 4-H Livestock Sales

SEELEY LAKE & POTOMAC – The Seeley Lake Trailblazers and Potomac 4-H Clubs are joining with the other 4H clubs who attend the Western Montana Fair to collect gently worn, used and new shoes....

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    March 23, 2017

Past Winners Outweigh Competition

SEELEY LAKE – The winners of this year's Biggest Loser Six-Week Challenge held by Optimal Fitness in Seeley Lake were all winners from past challenges. Seeley Lake residents Susan Bracha, Jodie...

 

Celebrating 30 Years of Restoration in the Blackfoot Watershed

This year marks Big Blackfoot Chapter of Trout Unlimited's (BBCTU) 30th Anniversary. It's hard to believe it was back in 1987 when BBCTU held their first meeting initiated by a group of thoughtful...

 

Missing Puzzle Piece

As the state of Montana gears up for the influx of boats and watercraft that might carry invasive mussels, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) is working quickly to update measures that help prevent the spread of these species. FWP has proposed new...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    March 23, 2017

Rebounding Market Meets Workforce Challenge

SEELEY LAKE – Pyramid Mountain Lumber Inc. of Seeley Lake announced their new incentive package to help keep their current employees and ultimately help recruit new ones. The announcement comes on the heels of a rebounding market giving them more...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    March 23, 2017

Dirt Biking in the Snow

Snow biking is gaining popularity among winter enthusiasts in Potomac. Snow bikes are able to go in timber where snowmobiles cannot due to their shape and agility. Most snow bikes are interchangeable...

 

James Thomas (Rocky) Scalise June 20, 1922 ~ March 9, 2017

MISSOULA – James Thomas (Rocky) Scalise, 94, passed away Thursday, March 9 at St. Patrick's Hospital in Missoula. His parents, Joseph (Giuseppe) and Carmella Farao Scalise were new to America,...

 
 By Erik Iverson    Opinion    March 23, 2017

Lifted Up

The commonly recognized symbol for the medical and health professions is a staff with two snakes entwined about it, known as the “Caduceus.” This actually derives from modern misunderstandings that confused this symbol of the mythical Greek god...

 

SLE Students Gain Access to 1,900 More Books

SEELEY LAKE – Seeley Lake Elementary (SLE) librarian Michele Holmes has worked for years to find an affordable way to provide students with access to eBooks as part of the school library offerings....

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    March 23, 2017

Much Ado Teaches Second Graders They Can Do Anything

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Elementary (SLE) second grade class performed William Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing" March 8. What started as just a story read aloud to the class in last...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    March 23, 2017

Making Art Out of Food

SEELEY LAKE – Seeley Lake resident Laura Devins has brought her professional cake decorating skills and business Chocolate Moose Cakes to Seeley Lake. While her primary focus is wedding cakes,...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    March 23, 2017

Pioneer Girls Take Second in Tournament

MISSOULA - The Potomac Pioneers girls' basketball season ended with a second place finish for the Copper League Small Schools Team at the Adams Center in Missoula. Their playoff game March 14 was in...

 

Community Briefs

Seeley Lake Library News SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Library Book Club will discuss J.D. Vance’s “Hillbilly Elegy” Wednesday, April 12 at 11 a.m. In this memoir, Vance describes life growing up in a poor Rust Belt town where many of his...

 

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