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Articles from the March 29, 2018 edition

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 By Nathan Bourne    News    March 29, 2018

Zoning Variance Granted for 61-lot Subdivision

DEER LODGE - The Powell County Board of Adjustment unanimously approved a zoning variance request for a 61-lot subdivision named Swan Mountain Estates near the Seeley Lake Airport at the March 20 public hearing. The variance was the beginning of the...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    March 29, 2018

Local Schools Celebrate Music in Our Schools Month

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley-Swan High School Band and Choir joined with the Seeley Lake Elementary and Swan Valley School Bands Wednesday, March 21 to celebrate Music in Our Schools Month®...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    March 29, 2018

Liberty Fire Repair Work Nearly Complete - Monitoring Underway

SEELEY LAKE – The repair efforts on the Liberty Fire are nearly complete with only a few roads still needing work in the Gold Creek area. The Nature Conservancy Resource Advisor for the Liberty...

 
 By Amy Gannon    News    March 29, 2018

Occurrence of Bark Beetles Following Wildfires

The wildfires of 2017 took a direct toll on millions of trees across the Montana landscape. In some cases, trees on the periphery of these fires and in areas of lesser severity were merely scorched. Although these scorched trees may not die outright,...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    March 29, 2018

Springtime Kindling

Survival of the species with rabbits is successful. Every 28 to 31 days, five to 10 blind, pink, slightly velvety and squirmy rabbit kits are kindled, or born. If unregulated breeding occurs, one...

 

The Cost of Commercial Mushroom Harvest

I read about the permitting of commercial mushroom hunters being allowed and possible recruitment of additional law enforcement. I admit to not seeing these commercial mushroom gatherers in action but have witnessed first hand the actions of the...

 

Slotnick Thoughtful, Innovative, Effective County Commissioner

MISSOULA - Missoula County is at a crossroads. The city is in the midst of a building boom, planners forecast 2000 additional city residents annually, and the county confronts increasing recreational and residential subdivision pressure and...

 

Slotnick Embodies Collaboration

MISSOULA - I write in support of Josh Slotnick, the Democratic candidate for the Missoula County Board of Commissioners. Josh has been my mentor since I worked at his family farm in 2011, then as a Teaching Assistant and employee at the PEAS Farm. He...

 

Where White Lilies Grow

by Elizabeth Done Seeley-Swan High School, Grade 12 I know a place where the lilies do not thaw, A place where beauty collides with all that is raw. White petals extend past thick brush Close by...

 

Chairman of the Board Fire District Update

It is of utmost importance to the Seeley Lake Rural Fire District and its Board of Trustees that we are not only providing the best emergency services possible to our community, but that the community we serve has faith in the services and the...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    March 29, 2018

Missoula Community Concert Band to Perform with SSHS Band

SEELEY LAKE – The Missoula Community Concert Band will join Seeley-Swan High School for a joint concert Tuesday, April 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the SSHS Auditorium. SSHS Music Director Kristen Cottom said...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    March 29, 2018

Policy Needs and School Safety Top School Board Discussion

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Elementary student walkout, school safety upgrades and required facility maintenance were the main topics of discussion at the March 20 school board meeting. The student-led Walkout at SLE occurred March 14 at 10 a.m....

 

Springtime for Sellers and Buyers in Seeley Lake!

As the houses start to pop out of the snow banks this spring, the Seeley Lake real estate market is set to take off! What this Means for Sellers: We all know that the best time to sell anything is...

 

Seeley Lake Trails Project Presents Survey Results

SEELEY LAKE – Part I of the report on the March 7, 2018 public trails meeting gave the results of the resident and visitor survey conducted in 2017 by the Clearwater Resource Council (CRC) Trail...

 

Choteau Searches for Formula to Stop Loss of Population, Jobs and Students

CHOTEAU – "I'm really into formulas," says Choteau Area Port Authority board member Blair Patton. "People who are successful know the formula. You do not have a successful small community...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    March 29, 2018

Equipment Upgrades and New Supporting Groups

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Fire Board continues through policy updates and was informed of new groups to help support the fire department at their March 20 meeting. Thanks to the Montana Community Foundation $15,000 grant, 13 new turnouts, six...

 

Comments and Future of Second Draft Discussed

SWAN VALLEY - The Swan Valley Community Council answered questions and addressed other concerns pertaining to the second draft of the Swan Valley Regional Growth Plan at their March 20 meeting. Missoula Community and Planning Services (CAPS) planner...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    March 29, 2018

Taking the Stress out of Buying and Selling

SEELEY LAKE – "Real estate has always been an interest of mine so I thought I would try it. Turns out I like it," said Stephanie Cahoon, a new real estate agent with Keller Williams. Cahoon is...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    March 29, 2018

Music that Makes You Move

SEELEY LAKE – The music of John Robert y Pan Blanco not only filled the Seeley Lake Community Hall for three hours Sunday, March 25, the rhythms and high notes could be heard in the parking lot. The...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    March 29, 2018

Pyramid Employees Recognized for Timber Grading Accuracy

SEELEY LAKE - Pyramid Mountain Lumber excels again this year in grader performance. The Western Wood Products Association (WWPA) recognized Monie Bergeson, Tim Wood and Justin Simon with the High...

 

Separation of Self

Have you ever wondered why a world in such obvious trouble would choose to resist good? In the midst of a world which is filled with misery and dysfunction, does it not strike you as odd that we seem to look in all the wrong places for answers to...

 

Blackhawks Shine at Opening Track Meet

CORVALLIS - The Seeley-Swan Blackhawks fielded seven boys and 12 girls in the opening track meet of the season March 24. They competed against 15 A, B and C class teams. Seeley-Swan's athletes did wel...

 

Community Briefs

Donations Needed SEELEY LAKE - Loving Hearts is in need of clothing and household items. Consider donating gently used, no longer needed items that are in good shape and in good working condition.   Clothing should be clean, no holes or stains, no...

 

The Better Choice – Russ Fagg

In November Montana voters have an important role to play in giving Republicans a 60 vote majority in the Senate. Since each state gets two Senators one Montana vote is worth 19.85 New York and 39.54 California votes since our population is 1.05...

 

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