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Articles from the March 31, 2016 edition

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Meyers Receive Montana Neighbor Award

SWAN VALLEY - Dixie and Neil Meyer learned in February they would receive the Montana Neighbor Award, offered by a group of Montana agencies and organizations, and the office of the Governor. The...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    March 31, 2016

Strapping on Their Boots and Answering the Call for More Than 30 Years

SEELEY LAKE - The Missoula County Sherriff's Office recognized Seeley-Swan Search and Rescue (SSSAR) volunteers Gerry Connell, Pat Caffrey and John Anders for more than 30 years of service with...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    March 31, 2016

Eggs Galore at the Annual Easter Egg Hunt

SEELEY LAKE - Locals and visitors to Seeley Lake enjoyed the annual Seeley Lake Lions Club Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, March 26. The 3,005 plastic eggs were gathered in a record time of seven minutes...

 

Flathead National Forest Spring Prescribed Fire Projects

KALISPELL - The Flathead National Forest (FNF) is planning to conduct spring prescribed fire projects when weather, fuel conditions and air quality become favorable. Smoke will be visible from various places in the Flathead Valley depending on the...

 

Strange Coincidences

Probably most of us have experienced coincidences that make us stop and say, "How did that happen?" These coincidences usually give us an eerie feeling and make us think that something mysterious is...

 

Comments Reviewed, More Public Participation

SWAN VALLEY - The Swan Valley Regional Planning Committee (SVRPC) decided how they would review and assess the public’s comments at their March 23 special meeting held at the Swan Valley Community Hall. This round of comments ended March 16. The...

 

Raising Funds for Wetland Conservation this April in Lincoln

LINCOLN - The Blackfoot River Committee of Ducks Unlimited (DU) is hosting its 17th annual dinner banquet at the Lincoln Community Hall Saturday, April 16. Doors open at 5 p.m. A tasty dinner,...

 

Montana State Parks Seeks Public Comment on Draft Public Use Rules

HELENA – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) announced today that public comment is being sought on the proposed Public Use Rules. The current Public Use Rules, which guide the public’s use of state parks, are out of date, many of which were...

 

800 Election Judges Recruited for Missoula County Elections

MISSOULA - Entering 2016, the Missoula County Elections Office needed to recruit 800 election judges for the estimated high voter turnout Presidential Election. Despite being a large hurdle, staff remained cautiously optimistic this goal could be...

 

eDNA: The New Surveillance Tool in the Hunt for Rare Animals

If you were hired to find out whether the devastating zebra or quagga mussels had invaded Swan Lake, how might you go about it? What if your job was to discover whether an isolated population of bull trout or pure cutthroat trout was hiding out in...

 

TNC and Fish, Wildlife & Parks Double Size of Nevada Creek WMA

OVANDO - The Nevada Creek Wildlife Management Area (WMA) is expanding thanks to the transfer of 760 acres of land from The Nature Conservancy (TNC) to Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks. The transfer...

 

Unsolved Mysteries Linger in the Swan Valley

SWAN VALLEY - Unsolved Mysteries in the Swan Valley was the topic March 11 at the Swan Valley Museum. Upper Swan Valley Historical Society (USVHS) president Steve Lamar told the stories with the aid...

 

Behind the Wheel

SEELEY LAKE and SWAN VALLEY – For the past 20 years, owner of Diane's Buses Diane Bourne has transported students five days a week to and from the Seeley Lake Elementary school (SLE). For the last 1...

 
 By Todd Fife    Opinion    March 31, 2016

I Am the Resurrection

In a small village outside Jerusalem, two sisters, Mary and Martha, watched their brother become ill and die. Because they dearly loved their bother, you can imagine their great suffering and mourning upon his death. Their friends and neighbors...

 

Tracing the Stage Route

SEELEY LAKE – Condon resident Dick Wolff has the rusty body of a 1928 Model A Ford in his back yard. Wolff and his brothers have been chasing parts and pieces of it from Swan Valley to Helena....

 

Sebastian Luai Caro-Arteaga

Sebastian Luai Caro-Arteaga was born March 22 at 5:34 a.m. to Luis and Ailed Caro of Seeley Lake. He weighed 7 pounds and was 19.5 inches long.... Full story

 

Wilder Philip Eggeman

Scott and Lindsey Eggeman and big brother Angus of Seeley Lake welcomed Wilder Philip Eggeman March 22 at 9:33 a.m. He weighed 8 pounds, 14 ounces and was 21.5 inches long.... Full story

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    March 31, 2016

A Home Away from Home – Keeping Parents and Children Together

MISSOULA - For a child to end up in the hospital can be a difficult thing for parents and loved ones. The challenge is compounded when the child is being treated in Missoula and the family lives...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    March 31, 2016

Dan Johnson - Lieutenant 705

Dan Johnson joined the Seeley Lake Rural Fire Department (SLRFD) as a volunteer firefighter four years ago. He had no prior experience. In September 2011, Johnson said he showed up at a house fire...

 

SSHS Recognizes Winter Athletes

The Seeley-Swan High School (SSHS) winter sports awards banquet was held March 15 at Seeley-Swan High School. Coaches presented varsity letters, pins, chevrons, All-Conference and All-State awards to...

 

SSHS Track and Golf Schedules

The 2016 Seeley-Swan High School Track and Golf Schedules. Current as of March 30. Please visit http://www.mcpsmt.org/Page/15 and click on the Athletics tab to confirm any changes....

 

Community Briefs

Swan Valley AARP Meeting April 4 SWAN VALLEY - Come and enjoy a fascinating trip to Antarctica is the program planned for the Monday, April 4 meeting of the Swan Valley AARP. Local residents Mary Meistner and Doug Anderson will share photos of their...

 

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