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Articles from the March 30, 2017 edition

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 By Andi Bourne    News    March 30, 2017

Winter Access on Cottonwood Lakes Road Questioned

SEELEY LAKE – Missoula resident John Rice has requested year-round access to his property on Cottonwood Lakes Road, National Forest System Road (NFSR) No. 477, from the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) Lolo National Forest (LNF). The Cottonwood Lakes Roa...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    March 30, 2017

Improvements to Seeley-Swan High School Near Completion

SEELEY LAKE – With the exception of a few finishing touches, the improvements to Seeley-Swan High School (SSHS) are complete. The improvements were funded through Missoula County Public School's...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    March 30, 2017

Biannual Field Trip Engages Students in Civics and Science

On Friday, March 22 Seeley Lake Elementary (SLE) junior high students took their biannual trip to Helena to visit Montana Wild and the State Capitol. Students participated in three different Montana W...

 

What Is Needed Is A Definition of Terms

What is a REAL (NATIVE) Montanan? Reading the editorials, it seems that a Real Montanan MUST be completely honorable and trust worthy. No other person can be capable of these traits. I have looked at several reference books with little success. If...

 
 By John Rice    Opinion    March 30, 2017

Stand Up to Mismanagement and Demand Change

That was a great guest column article by Senator Fred Thomas in the March 21 edition of the Missoulian. Senator Thomas was right on target with respect to mismanagement of our public lands by the Federal Government and the tremendous waste created...

 
 By C.A. Disney    Opinion    March 30, 2017

Quist Supports Sanctuary Cities

It may interest the voters of Montana to know that Rob Quist, the democratic nominee for the special election to the U.S. House of Representatives, is a supporter of Sanctuary Cities. He recently stated such on the statewide radio program, Voices of...

 

Habit, Ritual or Disorder

Have you ever found yourself performing a particular behavior and immediately repeating it, or thinking about something that was followed by a specific behavior, and repeating the combination at...

 

Time Concerns and Edits to Land Use Element

SWAN VALLEY - Members of the Swan Valley Regional Planning Committee (SVRPC) discussed at length the community’s concern that the regional draft plan editing was taking too much time at their meeting March 23. They also addressed and voted on...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    March 30, 2017

AAI Offers Annual Youth Grants and Scholarships In the Arts

SEELEY LAKE - Alpine Artisans, Inc. (AAI) is offering youth art grants and a senior scholarship to help young people pay for art, drama, dance or music educational activities any time through June...

 

Be Bear Aware as Bears Emerge From Dens

Grizzly and black bears are emerging from dens, based on radio collar locations, track reports and observations.  Biologists say that males tend to emerge earlier than females; with the warming weather and increasing day length, more bears will be...

 

New Rules Approved for Boats at Tiber and Canyon Ferry Reservoirs

HELENA - Montana’s Fish and Wildlife Commission, in a special teleconference meeting this week, approved new rules for boaters at Canyon Ferry and Tiber reservoirs. The rules are part of Montana’s response to the discovery of invasive mussel...

 

Early Morning Coffee Available Again

SEELEY LAKE – The miniature cabin on Highway 83 at Bison and Bear Center will once again be offering coffee and light breakfast foods to early morning risers and others working, shopping,...

 

The Northern Region Invites Public to Help Identify Priority Trail Maintenance Work

MISSOULA – The Northern Region is inviting the public to help identify trails that will be part of a U.S. Forest Service effort with partners and volunteers to increase the pace of trail maintenance.  Nationwide, the Forest Service will select nin...

 

Stupid Is As Stupid Does

To quote the inspired words of Forrest Gump is to call to mind the simple fact that often we are the cause of our own troubles. “Our own worst enemy,” as my father used to say. How this happens is often a process. A process of thought or, to be...

 
 By Michael Siebert    News    March 30, 2017

No Easy Solutions to Montana's Opioid, Heroin Epidemic

Liz Schwartz’s brother overdosed in their parents’ garage after sucking prescription opioids out of a used fentanyl patch. His mother found him on the floor and immediately called an ambulance. He made it to the hospital in time and survived....

 
 By Michael Siebert    News    March 30, 2017

Special Mail Election, Local Control of Seed, Spearfishing and Eating Disorder Treatment Discussed

HELENA -- With the special congressional election quickly approaching, Montana lawmakers heard heated testimony on a bill last week that would allow counties to opt for mail-in ballots. Senate Bill...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    March 30, 2017

It's Okay to Be Different

SEELEY LAKE – Seeley Lake Elementary (SLE) eighth-grader Amber Koepke has stepped up to the mat as the only female wrestler on the Seeley Lake Wrestling Team. After starting the season a few weeks...

 

Bits of Montana Wisdom (Part 3)

Do you sometimes think the state is being inundated with new ways and we are losing the real Montana? In some places perhaps yes, but most of the state is still the Montana we have always known and...

 

"Rhythms of the West" Exhibition Opens in Missoula

MISSOULA - "Rhythms of the West" is a collaborative exhibition of art created by Bobbe Almer and Steve Woodhouse. The exhibition will open at the E3 Gallery, 229 W Main Street in Missoula, Friday,...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    March 30, 2017

SSHS Recognizes Winter Athletes

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley-Swan High School (SSHS) winter sports awards banquet was held March 14 at Seeley-Swan High School. The banquet was held to present varsity letters, pins, chevrons, All-Confere...

 

Community Briefs

Cakes for Canines to Support Local Animal Shelter April 3 SEELEY LAKE - Join the crew from Paws Up Animal Shelter from Potomac at Pop’s Place Monday, April 3 for the annual Cakes for K9s event. This is a donation breakfast complete with pancakes, b...

 

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