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Articles from the April 28, 2016 edition

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Searching for Hidden Treasure

SEELEY LAKE – Another 21st Century Grant-funded activity for Seeley Lake Elementary (SLE) students and their parents was declared a success by the participants. Saturday, April 16, SLE teacher...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    April 28, 2016

Clarke Named Fulbright Scholar, Heads to Nepal

SWAN VALLEY - Lily Clarke, former resident of Condon, is one of five alumni from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Ore. to receive a Fulbright Scholarship. She will spend a year working on a...

 

Forest Service Signs Decision for Watershed Restoration in Swan Valley

SWAN VALLEY - Jim and Cold Creek watersheds in the Swan Valley provide important bull trout spawning and rearing habitat. Thirty years ago logging and road development activities impacted watershed conditions and reduced fish habitat quality. As a re...

 
 By Zoey Matheny    Opinion    April 28, 2016

Let Them Live

To this day, thousands of babies are in a "live or die" situation, in which their mothers decide whether or not to keep them or to terminate them without even knowing them. If you were a woman and...

 
 By Tim Love    Opinion    April 28, 2016

Marx Will Continue the Tradition

Addrien Marx is running for HD92. We support her. It was with some sadness that we read of Addrien  leaving the business [Rovero’s] that she and Larry started some 20 years ago.  We watched the business begin with hope and saw it flourish...

 

Rye is Right for Missoula

MISSOULA - As the Clerk and Treasurer for Missoula County, I have had a front seat to the governing style of Missoula County Commissioner Stacy Rye. In her short time on the County Commission, Stacy has been a fierce advocate for open and...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    April 28, 2016

Johnson and Beall Named Most Inspiring Students

MISSOULA - Seeley-Swan High School (SSHS) junior Quinton Johnson and senior Tanner Beall were recognized as two of Missoula County Public Schools (MCPS) Most Inspiring Students at a banquet April 21....

 
 By Kelly McGuire    News    April 28, 2016

Free Mental Health Services Continue in Seeley Lake

SEELEY LAKE - Kaitlyn Ahlers and Heather Halko will be offering free mental health services in the Seeley Lake community for the next two years. These services are available to adults and children...

 

Spirituality by Any Other Name

In the previous article, I introduced the idea of strange coincidences known in psychology as synchronicity. In order for the experience to be considered synchronicity, the strange coincidence has to...

 
 By Cory Calnan    Opinion    April 28, 2016

Seeley Lake Community Fire Preparedness Day

May is designated as Wildfire Awareness Month here in Montana. For those of us living around Seeley Lake, fire is, and always has been, a routine occurrence. It is something we need to be aware of...

 

Bear Resistant Garbage Containers Available

SWAN VALLEY - Swan Valley Connections (SVC), formerly Swan Ecosystem Center, has bear resistant garbage containers that can be placed on Swan Valley residents’ property to lessen the chance of bear conflicts. The bears have emerged and are...

 

Study Tracks Spending Patterns of Montana Visitors

MISSOULA – During 2015, an estimated 11.7 million nonresident visitors traveled in Montana. Each year, the Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research (ITRR) at the University of Montana surveys a sampling of these visitors in an effort to...

 
 By Erik Iverson    Opinion    April 28, 2016

Victory

The term “parting shot,” to give someone a final riposte in an argument while departing, originated with ancient Iranian (Parthian) fast, light horsemen who would turn and shoot backward toward pursuing cavalry to lure them into an ambush of...

 

Sherry Ann Goodman Ruttenbur 1942 ~ 2016

SEELEY LAKE - Sherry Ann Goodman Ruttenbur, 73, loving wife, mother and dear friend, died of complications from strokes in Missoula, Mont. April 11. She was born in Missoula June 10, 1942 to Jack W....

 

Candidates Respond, More Information Needed on Wild and Scenic

SWAN VALLEY - Three candidates running for two vacant Swan Valley Community Council (SVCC) seats spoke and responded to a question during the SVCC regular meeting Tuesday, April 19. The Swan River’s eligibility to become a Wild and Scenic River...

 

Pinchot Journal: Sleeping under a Spruce with One Blanket to Share

Gifford Pinchot, who later became chief of the U.S. Forest Service, was working for the National Forest Commission in 1896 when he traveled south through the Swan Valley with Jack Monroe, a trapper and guide. In the first installment of the 7-part...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    April 28, 2016

Tackle the Waters Expands Local Tradition

SEELEY LAKE – Seeley Lake residents Jim and Connie Betson purchased Gary's Lures from owner Gary Ikerd this past spring. They changed the name to Tackle the Waters LLC. They look forward to...

 

From Cross Cut Saws to Mechanized

SWAN VALLEY - Neil Meyer, longtime Salmon Prairie resident, said that making a living as a logger in the early days was hard work in the Swan Valley. He shared stories about how logging was...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    April 28, 2016

SLE Board Adopts Five-Day Calendar

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Elementary board adopted the 2016-2017 calendar at its April 19 meeting. Students will attend school five days a week starting Sept. 6. Summer break begins June 2. Christmas break will only be one week this year. A...

 

Community Briefs

Seeley Lake Library News SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Library Book Club will be discussing Elizabeth McCracken’s “Thunderstruck and Other Stories” Thursday, May 19 at 11 a.m. This book is a collection of nine stories that navigate the fragile...

 
 By Chelsea Cahoon    News    April 28, 2016

Hawks Play Historical Old Works Course, Anaconda

Early Thursday morning Seeley-Swan's six-member team set out for the Anaconda Golf Invitational. By the time Saturday's Thompson Falls meet rolled around, they were down to two players. McKinley...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    April 28, 2016

Blackhawks Host SSHS Invitational

The Seeley-Swan Blackhawks took on the Missoula Quad April 19 and then hosted the Seeley-Swan High School Invitational April 23. The Blackhawks joined, Big Sky, Ronan and Charlo at Missoula County...

 

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