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Articles from the May 18, 2017 edition

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 By Andi Bourne    News    May 18, 2017

Reaping the Rewards from the Hunt

SEELEY LAKE – Seldon Reum of Polson, Mont. has been the first in line at the Blackfoot Clearwater Game Range Highway 83 west entrance near mile marker three for four of his six years. This year the...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    May 18, 2017

Training Thinking Sawyers

As of July 19, 2017, anyone who runs a chain saw or crosscut saw as a US Forest Service (USFS) volunteer or member of a cooperating partner group is required to be certified through the USFS saw program. The intent of the new National Saw Policy is t...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    May 18, 2017

Blackhawks Earn 13-C District Title

FRENCHTOWN - The Seeley-Swan Blackhawks brought home both the Girls and Boys 13-C Championships from the district track meet May 12-13. The Lady Blackhawks dominated the competition earning 225...

 
 By Rick Ferguson    Opinion    May 18, 2017

Gianforte - All Business & Loyal to the State of Montana

Regarding Montana’s special election, May 25: “Native son” Rob Quist may have been born in Montana but his character hardly represents the qualities that are necessary to represent the majority of the citizens of the great state of Montana. He...

 
 By Heather Layman    Opinion    May 18, 2017

Under this Big Sky

I've often found it easy to wax poetic about the mountains of home in western Montana. I've always referred to them as the supermodel of landscapes, so easy to admire with their grandiose perfection i...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    May 18, 2017

Potomac School Updating and Revising

POTOMAC - The Potomac School Board discussed school operations, curriculum, safety, staff and technology at their May 8 meeting. John Rouse was hired as the new principal replacing Angie Williams. Starla Dugger will start next year as the special...

 
 By Colleen Kesterson    News    May 18, 2017

A Little Headway on Land Use Element

SWAN VALLEY - The Swan Valley Regional Planning Committee (SVRPC) made a little progress editing two paragraphs in the Land Use element of the draft document at the May 10 meeting. Committee members also discussed adding an appendix to the document...

 

Canty to Read His New Book "The Underworld"

Kevin Canty will be presenting his new book, "The Underworld" Saturday, May 20 at 7 p.m. at the Grizzly Claw Trading Company The event is sponsored by Alpine Artisans Open Book Club. Professor Canty...

 
 By Bridget Laird    Opinion    May 18, 2017

SLE Spring and Summer Outdoor Education Program

SEELEY LAKE - I love my job! As the Outdoor Education Program Coordinator at Seeley Lake Elementary (SLE), I get to work with kids of all ages and develop programs for them that require reaching out...

 

Larch Love

The larches that have looked dead for the past six months have not disappointed us. They have greened up! Oh happy day! Our mountains are once again adorned with that incredible praying mantis green....

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    May 18, 2017

Building a Sense of Place on the Banks of the Blackfoot River

GREENOUGH – The confluence of the Blackfoot and the Clearwater Rivers off Sunset Hill Road was the classroom for nearly 100 Seeley-Swan High School students May 10 as a part of their annual...

 
 By Joann Wallenburn    News    May 18, 2017

The AIS Gold Standard

At a recent two-day training session for watercraft inspection and decontamination in Kalispell, Whitefish Lake Institute gave a short presentation on the plan to protect Whitefish Lake. It has to be the Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Gold Standard i...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    May 18, 2017

AAI Awards Scholarship and Youth Grants

SEELEY LAKE – Alpine Artisans, Inc. (AAI) announced the recipients of the youth grants and the 2017 Ruth Korn Memorial Scholarship recipient at the Alpine Revue: Art Auction and Talent Show May 12....

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    May 18, 2017

Local Talent Supports the Arts

SEELEY LAKE – Local musicians and poets treated attendees to a wide range of talent at the Alpine Artisans, Inc. (AAI) Alpine Revue May 12. Those in attendance also had the opportunity to bid on...

 
 By Ron Cox    News    May 18, 2017

History Repeats Itself

SEELEY LAKE - During the record challenging winter of 1997, the Double Arrow Ranch barn collapsed. Coincidentally, the community had recently completed an assessment and had identified a need for a...

 

Take Precautions to Avoid Hantavirus

The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) and local public health agencies remind Montanans and visitors to the state to be aware of the risk of hantavirus and to take precautions to avoid rodent exposures.  “Although hantavirus...

 

The "Second" Great Call of Christian Faith

Here I’m speaking not of the call to salvation, the “greatest call” outlined in Romans 10:9, “That is you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” For that...

 

Donald William Livingston 1927-2017

SEELEY LAKE - Donald William Livingston, 89, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on May 5, 2017. Don was born June 22, 1927 in Durand, Wisc., the fourth of seven children to Eugene and... Full story

 

Community Briefs

Scholarships for SSHS Graduates SEELEY LAKE — The Seeley Lake Community Foundation is proud to announce scholarships available to Seeley-Swan High School graduates who have finished at least one year of college, university or technical school. The...

 

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