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Articles from the May 4, 2017 edition

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 By Andi Bourne    News    May 4, 2017

Richards Admits Guilt After 25 Years

BILLINGS – At her parole hearing April 21, Seeley Lake woman Becky Lynn Richards admitted she shot her husband Jim after 25 years of maintaining her innocence. The Montana Board of Pardons and Parol...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    May 4, 2017

The Social Problem – Coexisting with Wildfire

SEELEY LAKE – The reality of wildfires burning more frequently with higher intensity and across larger areas was the hot topic Thursday, April 27 during the Era of Megafires event in Seeley Lake. Gu...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    May 4, 2017

Mercado and Haines Named SSHS Most Inspiring Students

MISSOULA - Seeley-Swan High School (SSHS) senior Gavin Mercado and junior Cameron Haines were recognized as two of Missoula County Public Schools (MCPS) Most Inspiring Students at a banquet April 20....

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    May 4, 2017

Students Experience Calving at Paws Up Ranch

GREENOUGH – It is calving season in the Blackfoot. Sunset School students had the opportunity to learn about the calving and ranch operations at the Paws Up Ranch from Ranch Manager Kyle Kelley and...

 

Thanks

SEELEY LAKE – A quick “Thank You” to our church family for all the food, cards and visits. Also, we want to thank the community of Seeley Lake and my neighbors for being here for Jon and I. What a caring and thoughtful community we have. God...

 

Senator Malek Reflections

Now that winter is ending, we Montanans are putting away our skis and snowshoes. We’re preparing to kayak, camp and hike in our public lands. Our summer recreation plans could change. The assault on our public lands continues. This session, the...

 

Please Pause for Pets and People

Not sure if I had this in my last column so thought I would tell you about my neighbor across the street. He went out early one morning to get his pickup and there stood a moose. I’m not sure who scared each other the worse but he said the moose...

 
 News    May 4, 2017

Prescribed Burns Planned on Seeley Lake Ranger District

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Ranger District is planning to conduct prescribed burning this spring if weather, fuel and air quality conditions allow for safe and effective operations. The project areas include two locations, both adjacent to Seeley...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    May 4, 2017

Dupree Recognized for 15 Years of Service, Request for Driver's Education Offered Locally

SEELEY LAKE – The Missoula County Public Schools (MCPS) Board of Trustees recognized trustee Debbie Dupree for her 15 years of service at their April 25 board meeting at Seeley-Swan High School (SSHS). They also took public comment that included a...

 
 By Jed Little    Opinion    May 4, 2017

Utility Cycling: Tracking our Roadside Weed Infestations from a Bike Saddle

The 2017 Montana State Legislative session generated a lot of coverage from both local and national media on bicycles using our state roadways. Much of this press shone a negative spotlight on our state: HB-267, the Safe Passing Bill, which would...

 

More Colors on the Land

A glorious little flower found early in the spring among the sage and bunchgrass is the yellow fritillary or yellow bell, Fritillaria pudica. It's a member of the Lily Family (Liliaceae) and it blooms...

 
 By Colleen Kesterson    News    May 4, 2017

Students Benefit From Local Grant - Host Science Fair

SWAN VALLEY - All 31 Swan Valley Elementary (SVE) School kindergarten through eighth grade students participated in a Science Fair held April 26. It was the culminating activity resulting from the...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    May 4, 2017

Students Hold Poetry Slam to Honor National Poetry Month

SWAN VALLEY – Swan Valley Elementary School's (SVES) third through fifth grade class hosted a Poetry Slam April 28 in honor of National Poetry Month. Each student chose one or two poems to share...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    May 4, 2017

Trailblazers Celebrate 25 Years of Service

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Trailblazers 4-H Club hosted a dinner and silent auction to celebrate the club's 25 years of service to the community. Sophomore Trailblazer Nicole Williams organized...

 
 By Betty Vanderwielen    News    May 4, 2017

Customizing the Outdoor Experience

SEELEY LAKE – Seeley Lake resident Juan de Santa Anna is known in the valley for his photography – portraits, weddings, group events, landscapes. He said he is passionate about photography but he...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    May 4, 2017

Six Point Construction, Inc.

Goal: Six Point Construction Inc. of Potomac is owned by longtime Potomac residents Bob and Crystal Cheff. The goal of Six Point Construction Inc. is two fold: to provide for family and to build the...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    May 4, 2017

Mercer Breaks Swan Valley Elementary Triple Jump Record

RONAN – Swan Valley Warhawk Rose Mercer broke the Swan Valley Elementary School triple jump record March 31 at the first meet of the season in Ronan, Mont. She jumped 28 feet, 10.75 inches beating...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    May 4, 2017

Blackhawks Compete at Top Ten and Great Falls

GREAT FALLS - The Seeley-Swan Blackhawks headed over the mountains to challenge athletes from more than two dozen Class A, B and C schools April 29. The Lady Blackhawks took third while the Boys took fourth. Earlier in the week the Blackhawks’ top...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    May 4, 2017

Blackhawks Shine at Double Arrow

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley-Swan Blackhawks did not let the threatening clouds douse their game April 25 at Double Arrow Golf Course. The Boys finished with a score of 252, ten strokes ahead of Big Fork...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    May 4, 2017

AARP Speech Contest Builds on Public Speaking Skills

SWAN VALLEY – For more than 20 years the Swan Valley AARP has sponsored the biennial Speech Contest for local students. On April 26, Swan Valley Elementary School (SVES) students gave their speeches...

 
 News    May 4, 2017

Community Briefs

Death Notice – Steven Johnstone SEELEY LAKE – Missoula County Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to a call Saturday April 22 at the Wolf Ridge Apartments. Steven Johnstone was found dead in his apartment. Deputy Mike Sunderland said, “He...

 

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