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Articles from the March 24, 2016 edition

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 By Nathan Bourne    News    March 24, 2016

Funding Offer Received, Strings Attached

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Sewer District (SLSD) board received a possible funding package for the proposed treatment facility and Phase I of the collection system. The offer from the United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development (RD)...

 

Senior Center Celebrates St. Pat's

SEELEY LAKE – Green was everywhere as the Seeley Lake Senior Center celebrated St. Patrick's Day March 19. Even the traditional corned beef and cabbage and Irish stew were complemented with green...

 

Seeley Lake Local Named Pilot of the Year

SEELEY LAKE – Each year the Montana Pilots' Association (MPA) recognizes a member who has exhibited outstanding support to the MPA and made a significant contribution to aviation in Montana. That...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    March 24, 2016

Real Changes or Shift in Perception

SEELEY LAKE - The goal of the Seeley Lake Ranger District (SLRD) recreation event-permitting program is to promote and support recreation events consistent with the Forest Service mission. This includes recreation opportunity and enjoyment of public...

 

Storyteller Queen Nur Includes Audience with West African Tradition

SWAN VALLEY - Karen "Queen Nur" Abdul-Malik from Willingboro, New Jersey is an award winning, nationally known storyteller of West African culture, African American history, folktales and mythology. S...

 

Mushing Fever

by Kaelin Reiley Seeley-Swan High School Grade 12 I. Night Run Settin' up with the setting sun. Pull the snowhook as darkness descends. Unable to see anything beyond the halo of your headlamp; The...

 

Late Winter Visions

In the gloom of late winter, I sometimes glimpse, the fleeting form of a will-o-the-wisp. I turn to follow my Destiny, to know what it is I'm to do I wish to find my Fate, to learn what is in store...

 

She Rides

This is an ode to the most beautiful woman I know.  No finer lady will this world have the pleasure of knowing, and at 66, may she know that she's the most beautiful version of herself now more than...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    March 24, 2016

Sale of Park and Zoning Discussed at Council

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Community Council (SLCC) hosted WMG Group’s Nick Kaufman to discuss zoning. The council was also presented with an idea from the county to sell a public park on Double Arrow Ranch at its March 14 meeting. The council...

 

Time for Montana Delegation to Step Up and Finish What Has Been Proposed

SEELEY LAKE - Snowmobiles and Seeley Lake go hand in hand during the winter months. Our community sees an average of 125 inches of snow per year…making it a perfect destination for folks looking to unload their sled for a few days and venture into...

 

Public Advised of Saturated Road Beds

MISSOULA – Spring is here and we are all eager to get out into our National Forests.  Before you go, please be aware of road conditions and the increased potential to do harm to forest roads or get stuck.  Every year, most damage to unpaved roads...

 

The Real Estate Market in the Valley is Getting Hot

REAL ESTATE TODAY Real estate sales in the Seeley Swan and Blackfoot valleys are on a run with dramatic increases in both land and home sales over the last 12 months. Although the number of both...

 

BCSP is a Win for All Interests and Stakeholders

The wood products industry has a rich heritage in Montana. Our forests have sustained Montana families for decades. Pyramid Mountain Lumber’s sawmill operation has provided employment for many in Seeley Lake and wages paid have provided countless...

 

Comments Continue on SVRP Draft, Swan River Eligible to Be Wild and Scenic

SWAN VALLEY - Quick Response Unit (QRU) Medical Chief Dan Maloughney and Swan Valley Volunteer Fire Department Fire Chief Randy Williams spoke about their critical need for volunteers and commented on the Swan Valley Regional Plan (SVRP) draft at...

 

Tavenner Files for PSC District 4

ISSOULA - Lee Tavenner of Missoula has filed for Public Service Commission (PSC) for District 4 as a Democrat. Lee filed on March 11. Tavenner is co-owner of Solar Plexus, a solar installation company...

 

Claire Hana Rose

Claire Hana Rose was born March 16 at 12:30 p.m. to Erik and Tomoko Rose of Helena, Mont. She weighed 6 pounds and was 19.75 inches long. Claire is the granddaughter of Loren and Pam Rose of Seeley... Full story

 

Olivia Katherine Bourne

Nathan and Andi Bourne of Seeley Lake welcomed Olivia Katherine Bourne March 2 at 8:17 a.m. She weighed 5 pounds, 7 ounces and was 19 inches long. Proud grandparents include Bruce and Diane Bourne... Full story

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    March 24, 2016

Student Donations Supplement Food Bank

POTOMAC - Potomac School first and second grade classes organized a drive to donate 100 cans of food to the Potomac/Greenough (P/G) Food Bank to celebrate 100 days of school. Their 100th day was March...

 

Shawn Ellinghouse - Captain 704

Shawn Ellinghouse has been a volunteer firefighter for 16 years, all with the Seeley Lake Rural Fire Department (SLRFD). During the summer of 2000, Ellinghouse said the SLRFD was really shorthanded. T...

 

Blanche Harmon Keilman 1916 ~ 2016

SWAN VALLEY - What a life. It began on Sept. 24, 1916 in Panhandle, Texas daughter of Rollie Guy and Malvina Jane Harmon. By Blanche's high school years, her family moved to Amarillo, where she... Full story

 

Dee Lane Mahoney 1935 ~ 2016

SWAN VALLEY - Dee Lane Mahoney passed away March 16 in her home surrounded by her family. Dee was born July 24, 1935 to Merle and Georgia Ziegler in Kemmerer, Wyo. She had fond memories of her... Full story

 

Easter Eggs and Marshmallow Chicks

Easter is arguably the most important holiday for Christians. The death and resurrection of Jesus are the foundation of Christian beliefs. So how has a holiday with so much meaning been seemingly taken over by the Easter Bunny and marshmallow chicks?...

 

Community Briefs

New Trail, Not Ready    SEELEY LAKE – The public is asked to refrain from using the trail around the Seeley-Swan High School (SSHS) property for another couple weeks or until the ground dries out.    When the trail was built, funds weren’t...

 

Students Take to the Red Carpet - Part I

Seeley-Swan High School (SSHS) students walked underneathe the balloon archway showing off their formal attire at the 2016 SSHS Prom, March 18....

 

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