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Articles from the April 14, 2016 edition

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 By Andi Bourne    News    April 14, 2016

Voter Status – More than Checking a Box

MISSOULA - Increasing voter turnout is one of the challenges facing the Missoula County Elections office. In an effort to get more people to participate in the election process, the elections office is utilizing outreach and voter education....

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    April 14, 2016

Fire Season Starts in the Bob Marshall

GREAT FALLS - The first wildfire of the season in the Bob Marshall Wilderness was reported Saturday morning, April 9. The Elk Hill Fire was estimated at 1,086 acres on April 11 and 40 firefighters wer... Full story

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    April 14, 2016

Time for Spring Chickens

In Spring many animals have their young. Female chickens, called hens, hatch their young (chicks) from eggs. Whether newly hatched by a hen, in an incubator or purchased from a feed store or...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    April 14, 2016

Reporters and Revelations

LINCOLN - For a couple long weeks in April 1996, Lincoln was the epicenter of the biggest news story in America. The FBI arrested Theodore J. Kaczynski here April 3 in connection with the Unabomber bo...

 

Overtime Pay Rules Will Cause Big Problems for Montana Nonprofits

New rules related to overtime pay being proposed by the US Department of Labor (DOL) are cause for concern in Montana’s nonprofit community.  The changes will cause significant increases in payroll costs and inevitably leading to a reduction of...

 

Seeley Lake District Revised Road Access Due to Early Spring

SEELEY LAKE – Spring is here and the Seeley Lake Ranger District is interested in providing some flexibility to the existing Motorized Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) on roads designated as closed Dec. 1 – April 30.   “We want to allow the public some...

 

The Legend of... Bill the Duck

For Dave who inspired me to share this tale. For Ruth who made it happen. A number of years ago while in Michigan I received a call from a dear friend Ruth. It seems Ruth who owns a family farm had lo...

 

End of Season for Grooming, Avalanche Advisories

MISSOULA – The West Central Montana Avalanche Center posted their last regularly scheduled avalanche advisory for the season Saturday, April 2. Additional updates may be posted if conditions warrant.  Snowmobile trail grooming on the Missoula...

 

Judge Karen Orzech to Retire

MISSOULA - Judge Karen Orzech announced Tuesday, April 5 that she will be retiring effective July 8. The Board of County Commissioners will make an appointment to fill her position until a successor is elected at the 2016 general election in...

 

Put a Bear on Your Car, Help Keep Grizzlies Alive

In the vast Greater Yellowstone region, there's growing recognition of what some call "the grizzly economy." It's not a bearish attitude but rather bullish enthusiasm for recovery of an iconic...

 

Judge Rules Feds Improperly Refused to Protect Wolverines 

Submitted by Brian Sweeney, Communications Director with the Western Environmental Law Center, Taos, N.M. MISSOULA – On April 4 the federal district court for Montana rejected a decision by the...

 

March Precipitation Improves Streamflow Forecasts in Most Montana River Basins

BOZEMAN - Snow at higher elevations and rain in the valley yielded near to above average precipitation during March in all but one Montana River basin, according to data from the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). “The...

 
 By Rick Ferguson    News    April 14, 2016

A Sailor's Journey Across Two War Fronts

When World War II started with the bombing of Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, Michael Milochik was attending high school in Aliquippa, Penn. Mike, like most of his classmates, had never heard of Pearl...

 

Taelynn Mae Darrow

SEELEY LAKE - Taelynn Mae Darrow was born April 8 at 12:14 p.m. to parents Tawney Spence and Kelly Darrow of Seeley Lake. She weighed 8 pounds and was 19.25 inches long. Proud grandparents include... Full story

 

Pull Out All the Stops

SEELEY LAKE – If Jack from Team A is running neck and neck with Jill from Team B and they are 50 yards from the finish line, Jack’s coach might yell, “C’mon, you can do it. Pull out all the stops.” But why is Jack’s coach yelling about...

 
 By Chelsea Cahoon    News    April 14, 2016

Seeley Golf Plays Steve Hullett Invitational

BIGFORK - The weather was beautiful and warm for the Blackhawks as they hit the greens Thursday, April 7, for their second meet of the season. Six Blackhawk golfers headed out to improve their game an...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    April 14, 2016

Blackhawks Tear Up the Track Over Spring Break

The Seeley-Swan Blackhawks had a pair of track meets last week. The team headed to Corvallis April 7 for the Florence/Darby Invitational and then was off to the Bigfork Invitational April 9 in...

 

Community Briefs

Seeley Lake Community Trail Update SEELEY LAKE - Snowbanks have become a rare commodity on the local Seeley Lake community trails. The trails were not unscathed but didn’t suffer a great deal of blowdown from the big blow last fall. However there a...

 

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