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Articles from the April 7, 2016 edition

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 By Andi Bourne    News    April 7, 2016

Pyramid Continues to Avoid Layoffs

SEELEY LAKE – Pyramid Mountain Lumber Company, Inc. has maintained 140 employees and kept their doors open through the worst year financially the mill has ever experienced. Pyramid’s Chief of Operations Loren Rose said the mill intends to...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    April 7, 2016

Volunteers Respond to First Wildland Fire of the Season

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Volunteer firefighters and Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) responded to their first out-of-control debris burn April 2 around 2:30 p.m....

 
 By Montana FWP    News    April 7, 2016

Montana Wolf Numbers Remain Stable in 2015

HELENA - Wolf numbers in Montana remain healthy and well above federally-mandated minimums as the fifth and final year of federal oversight of state wolf management comes to an end in May. Montana's...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    April 7, 2016

Pyramid Graders Recognized for Accuracy

SEELEY LAKE - Pyramid Mountain Lumber excels again this year in grader performance. The Western Wood Products Association (WWPA) recognized Monie Bergeson and Rod Groom with the High Quality (Hi-Q)...

 

Please Pause for Pets and People

The Cakes for Canines on March 16 held at Pop's Place was a great success! Thanks to the many who showed up in support our much needed animal shelter! Big thanks to Tim and Connie who donated all the...

 

MDT Proposes Safety Improvements on Highway 83 and Interstate 90

SEELEY LAKE & DRUMMOND - The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) would like to notify the public and seek comments on a proposal to install safety improvements on Highway 83 and Interstate 90 in the Seeley Lake and Drummond areas. The...

 

Elementary School Levy, Movie Shorts, Traffic Project at Next Council Meeting

SEELEY LAKE - Todd Johnson, Seeley Lake Elementary (SLE) School Board Chair, will kick off the next Seeley Lake Community Council (SLCC) meeting with a discussion of the proposed SLE levy, which will be voted on in the May 3 Special Election. Filmmak...

 
 By Carol Evans    News    April 7, 2016

Tappan/Williams Quartet Wraps Up 2VS Season

SEELEY LAKE - On April 17 the Tappan/Williams Quartet will amaze audiences with their jazz selections and enormous talent. The concert, to be held at 3 p.m. at Seeley-Swan High School (SSHS), is the...

 

Gifford Pinchot Journal "Trip GP and Jack Monroe Up Swan River, June 1896" (Rewritten 4/20/1897)

In 1896, Gifford Pinchot, who later became the first Chief of the U.S. Forest Service, traveled through the Swan Valley inspecting this region of Montana, while working for the National Forest Commission. Jack Monroe, a trapper and guide, accompanied...

 

BLM Resource Management Plan Revision Starts with New Planning Process

MISSOULA – As it begins revising its 30-year-old Resource Management Plan (RMP), the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Missoula Field Office wants to make public involvement in the process one of its top priorities. The RMP, a key source for the...

 

Consumers Warned of Deceptive Vehicle Warranty, Service Contract Notices

HELENA - Attorney General Tim Fox and the Montana Department of Justice want to make Montanans aware of deceptive vehicle service contract “notices” that claim to be issued from the “Motor Vehicle Division (MVD)” that may be appearing in...

 

A Hopeful Picture of Marriage

This past month our family traveled back to Washington to celebrate my parents’ 50th wedding anniversary. We had a wonderful visit with my parents, along with my brother and family traveling from Florida. The occasion of 50 years of marriage...

 

Tracing the Stage Route

Part I established the rusty Model A Ford in Dick Wolff's backyard is what remains of the 1930s mail delivery vehicle called the Seeley Lake Stage. That vehicle was outfitted by Orlie Coates with a...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    April 7, 2016

Helping Others Take Back Their Weekends

SEELEY LAKE –Co-owners Kristy Pohlman and Shawn Ellinghouse opened Blackfoot Lawn Care and Property Maintenance this spring. They offer quality, affordable lawn care with the hopes of giving their...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    April 7, 2016

Learning Discipline and Hard Work Through Wrestling

SEELEY LAKE - Seeley Lake Elementary fifth-grader Ben Haley has been wrestling since he was seven-years-old. He just completed his third season with the Bonner Wrestling Club. He thinks the sport has...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    April 7, 2016

Blackfoot Native Plants

Goal: Potomac residents and owners of Blackfoot Native Plants Kathy and Michael Settevendemie promote the use of native plants through landscaping. "If we grow native plants in our landscapes we can...

 

PSC Chairman Says "Call Before You Dig"

HELENA - In an effort to remind everyone about safe practices when digging, the non-profit Common Ground Alliance sponsors National Safe Digging Month every April. Montana Public Service Commission (PSC) Chairman Brad Johnson delivers the following...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    April 7, 2016

Blackhawks Take to the Track

The Seeley-Swan Blackhawks' track season got underway at the Jim Johnson Invitational in Frenchtown March 31. The Lady Blackhawks took first place with 99 team points at the event that hosted 19...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    April 7, 2016

Spring Swing Opens Blackhawks' Season

The Seeley-Swan Blackhawks golf team took to the fairways of the Missoula Country Club to open their season during the Loyola Sacred Heart’s Spring Swing April 1. McKinley Nicholas led the Blackhawks, shooting an 88. Nicholas, Jacob Haley and...

 

Community Briefs

SLE School Board Approves Levy Amount SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Elementary (SLE) School Board will run a trustee election and a general fund operating levy of $17,056 or 2.21 mills on the May 3 ballot. Three candidates have filed for two open...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    April 7, 2016

April 3, 1996

Editor's note: I know full well many people would just as soon never hear the name Ted Kaczynski again. While Kaczynski deserves no press, the story of his arrest and it's impact on the community,...

 

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