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Articles from the June 2, 2016 edition

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Speed Limit Decision Postponed

HELENA - Last Thursday a delegation from the Seeley Lake Community Council (SLCC) appeared before the MT Transportation Commission to plead the case for lower speed limits in town. After testimony...

 
 By Colleen Kesterson    News    June 2, 2016

Swan Pond Fish Release

The Swan Pond is a spring fed gravel pit owned by Montana Department of Natural Resources (DNRC) It has been open since 2005. The Swan Pond is for the benefit of young people. Anglers 15 years of age...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    June 2, 2016

Wadsworth Builders Company Awarded SSHS Expansion Contract

SEELEY LAKE - The Missoula County Public Schools (MCPS) School Board unanimously approved the $1,596,600 construction bid for the Seeley-Swan High School expansion and renovations at their May 24 meeting. Wadsworth Builders Company of Great Falls,...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    June 2, 2016

Lady Blackhawks Set Records and Take Second at State

MISSOULA - The Seeley-Swan Lady Blackhawks finished out their season earning second place at the State Class C Meet May 28. The team finished with 62 points, four short of first place Plains with 66....

 
 By Don Larson    Opinion    June 2, 2016

Consider a New Approach for Seeley Lake's Sewer

SEELEY LAKE - Now that the badly-planned central sewage treatment system is proving to be unaffordable, it’s time for city mothers and fathers to step back and consider a new approach for Seeley Lake. In the world of sewage treatment there are...

 

Commissioner Rye is the Better Choice

MISSOULA - I have read with interest several letters in the Missoulian and the Pathfinder for or against each of the Democratic Party primary nominees for County Commissioner. Regardless of my political affiliations, I am a supporter of Commissioner...

 

In Response to Jean Curtiss's Letter

MISSOULA - I was surprised to read the vindictive letter Jean wrote about Stacy Rye. Is Jean afraid of losing her power she has held for to long? If Jean checked she would know Stacy is in Helena Thursday, May 26 trying to get the state to lower the...

 
 By Burt Caldwell    Opinion    June 2, 2016

Join Me in Voting for Strohmaier

MISSOULA - Several months ago the two voting Commissioners selected Stacy Rye as the best person – on their very first ballot – and appointed her to fill the third Commissioner’s position. Now, after working with her for only seven months, one...

 
 By Nicola Preston    Opinion    June 2, 2016

Strohmaier will Protect the Landscape We Love

I fell in love with Montana during a pack trip in the Bob Marshall wilderness when I was eight years old. Twenty years later, I’m still finding new streams, lookouts, forests and ridgelines that amaze me every time I head out. One of the best...

 

Flathead National Forest Campgrounds Start Opening

KALISPELL – Flathead National Forest campgrounds started opening in early May and all campgrounds, weather permitting, opened Memorial Day Holiday Weekend. Holland Lake, Swan Lake, Emery Bay, Murray Bay, Devil Creek, Lid Creek, Lost Johnny Camp...

 

Please Pause for Pets and People

Well, it seems I put the cart before the horse on saying we have curbed the running dogs. After driving down Riverview every other day, I saw a pack of five dogs running all together on the street and on the sidewalk. People, this is nuts. What are...

 

Health Officials Issue Rabies Reminder

State and local public health officials are reminding Montanans to be aware of the risk for exposure to rabies as summer approaches. From 2009 to 2015, 162 animals submitted for testing to the Montana Department of Livestock (DOL) were positive for...

 

BCSP Launches New Video Series

HELENA – The Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Project (BCSP) announced a monthly video series to showcase the conservation, recreation and forest restoration plan the community has spent a decade vetting. The goal of the increased communication...

 
 By Mary Ann Morin    Opinion    June 2, 2016

Painting a Picture of Today's Forests

“Montana’s National Forests BURNING AN EMPIRE” is the title of the Spring 2016 edition of “Evergreen” magazine. The title creates a dire picture facing Montana forests. According to Montana State Forester Bob Harrington, “Nearly 50...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    June 2, 2016

Missoula County Commissioner

The Seeley Lake Community Council hosted a candidate forum, May 9, at the Seeley Lake Community Hall. Candidates from the Public Service Commission (PSC) District 4, House District (HD) 92 and Missoul...

 

Cooper Graduates Air War College

Lieutenant Colonel Matthew W. Cooper, son of Loretta Cooper of Seeley Lake and 1987 graduate from Seeley-Swan High School, graduated from the Air War College, May 19, Maxwell Air Force Base,...

 

Whalen Homestead Moved to Swan Valley Museum Grounds

SWAN VALLEY - The Whalen homestead cabin is now at home on the Swan Valley museum site. It was located on the Donald property visible from the Kraft Creek road. Sharon Gressle a descendant of the...

 

Hale Denton Devins

Proud parents Laura and Blaise Devins welcomed baby Hale Denton Devins into their lives with help and guidance of grand parents John and Sheila Devins of Seeley Lake and Alan and Gloria Wahlin. With...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    June 2, 2016

Memorial Weekend Brought Riders and Drivers to Potomac

POTOMAC - The Ten Mile Drivers Club (TMD) from Helena arrived in Potomac May 27. With a recreational permit from the Montana Department of Natural Resources (DNRC), they explored the local forests...

 

Swan Valley School 2016 Graduates

Everyone is invited to the Swan Valley School Graduation June 8 at 6:30 p.m. at Swan Valley School...

 

Salmon Prairie Graduate

Everyone is invited to the Salmon Prairie School Graduation June 2 at 6 p.m. at Salmon Prairie School...

 

Seeley Lake Elementary Eighth Grade Graduates

Everyone is invited to the Seeley Lake Elementary (SLE) for the Kindergarten Completion Ceremony June 9 at 12:30 p.m. and Eighth Grade Graduation, June 9 at 6 p.m....

 
 By Colleen Kesterson    News    June 2, 2016

Donovan New Chair, Edits to Draft Continue

SWAN VALLEY - The Swan Valley Regional Planning Committee (SVRPC) meeting held May 26 was led by the new chair Ken Donovan. Edits to the draft regional plan continued focused on recommendations from the Swan Valley school board. The SVRPC made edits...

 

Necessary Conflict

“Let me not pray to be sheltered from dangers, but to be fearless in facing them. Let me not beg for the stilling of my pain, but for the heart to conquer it.” -Rabindranath Tagore (cited in Thriving Through Tough Times, by Deidre Combs, 2012)...

 

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