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Articles from the June 8, 2017 edition

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 By Micah Drew    News    June 8, 2017

Local Author Releases Third Novel, To Hold Book Signing

SEELEY LAKE – Seeley Lake author Tanya Fyfe will be hosting a book signing at the Double Arrow Lodge from 4-6 p.m. on Friday, June 9. Fyfe will be promoting her latest book, "Secrets Abound in...

 
 By Micah Drew    News    June 8, 2017

Electric Fence Incentive Program Promotes Human-Bear Coexistence

Got grizzlies? Defenders of Wildlife can help. The Defenders have an electric fencing incentive program to help landowners protect their yards, garden and animals-without endangering bears. The Defend...

 
 By Colleen Krause    Opinion    June 8, 2017

A Few Questions Regarding the Proposed Sewer

SEELEY LAKE - As most of you may know, the Seeley Lake Sewer Project was legally voted down in December. Why and who said this vote did not stand? However, at the present time, the Seeley Sewer District is still trying to shove this project down our...

 
 By Trista Wendel    Opinion    June 8, 2017

Washington, D.C. Dreams Come True

Here in the small town of Seeley Lake in June of 2018, seventh and eighth graders will be traveling to Washington, D.C. for a once in a lifetime opportunity. Students will explore every nook and...

 

Help Shape the Swan Valley's Economic Future

SWAN VALLEY - The Swan Valley Community Foundation announces a Swan Valley First convening of the community June 21 from 3 – 8:30 p.m. at the Swan Valley Community Hall. The event will focus on a “sustainable local economy.” This is a hands-on...

 

"The Gathering Place" Encapsulates Gordon Ranch History

SWAN VALLEY - The Upper Swan Valley Historical Society's recently published book, The Gathering Place: Swan Valley's Gordon Ranch, encapsulates the rich history of the upper Swan Valley. To document t...

 

Desler Lawrence O'Brien

SEELEY LAKE - Desler Lawrence O'Brien was born May 18 to parents Nicole Maloughney and Kiel O'Brien of Seeley Lake. He was 8 pounds and 19.5 inches long. His brother Liam O'Brien and proud...

 
 By Micah Drew    News    June 8, 2017

Busy Holiday Weekend for Local Law Enforcement

Missoula County officers arrested a 44-year-old homicide suspect after she stopped for gas at Clearwater Junction. Officers found Pamela Jean Courtnage, and the vehicle she had stolen, over Memorial Day weekend. “Ultimately we got her without a...

 

The Nature Fix

Have you ever wondered why you feel so great after a swim in Rainey Lake, a walk to Morrell Falls or a bike ride around Seeley Lake? Is it the refreshing exercise? Is it the awe-inspiring scenery? Could it be the wonderful smells? Florence Williams,...

 

Camas Culture

As you drive along Highway 200 through Potomac you can see several purple-tinged fields off to the north. The purple color is camas flowers. Camas, Camassia quamash, is in the Lily Family. The root...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    June 8, 2017

The Blackfoot Valley Cannibalistic and Aposematic Salamander

POTOMAC - This time of year small amphibians can be found around Potomac waterways, yards and in the woods. The Ambystoma macrodactylum krausei, commonly known as the northern long-toed salamander,...

 
 By Micah Drew    News    June 8, 2017

Bear Resources Hosts Annual Bear Fair

SWAN VALLEY - Condon held its annual bear fair, put on by Swan Valley Bear Resources Saturday, May 4. The afternoon event featured representatives from various Montana outdoor groups and aimed to...

 

Rev. Bonnie Wayne 1933 ~ 2017

SEELEY LAKE - Rev. Bonnie Wayne, age 83, of Seeley Lake passed away May 11 at the home she shared with family including Gary and Heatherann Wayne. Memorial service will be held at Faith Chapel, Pentec... Full story

 
 By Craig Wilson    Opinion    June 8, 2017

The God of Multiple Chances

I have been talking through the attributes of God, the descriptions of Who God is and how God relates to humanity. I want to share about the attribute of God’s mercy. To show mercy is to not give what would normally be deserved. Occasionally those...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    June 8, 2017

Staying Fit and Raising Funds for Children's Cancer Research

SEELEY LAKE – While being the first one to cross the finish line in a bicycle race is not a goal of Seeley Lake's Jaycee McGraves, helping others and staying active are. She, along with Shelley McGr...

 
 By Micah Drew    News    June 8, 2017

SLE Graduates Recognized for Success

SEELEY LAKE - During the Seeley Lake Elementary eighth grade graduation ceremony June 1, staff recognized exceptional students with a variety of awards. 2017 Presidential Academic Achievement Award...

 
 By Micah Drew    News    June 8, 2017

SLE Kindergartners Complete Year

SEELEY LAKE - Seeley Lake Elementary held their kindergarten completion ceremony June 1. Twenty-two students are ready to start as first-graders next year....

 

Community Briefs

Seeley-Swan Community Food Bank Seeks Volunteers SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley-Swan Community Food Bank is looking for volunteers for two hours per month. Duties include stocking shelves, helping clients and staffing the food bank Tuesdays from 12-4...

 
 By Micah Drew    News    June 8, 2017

Swan Valley Elementary Graduates Five

SWAN VALLEY - Friends and family of Swan Valley Elementary students gathered to celebrate the graduation of three kindergarten and five eighth graders. The ceremony, which took place at the SVE gym...

 
 By Micah Drew    News    June 8, 2017

Blackhawks Point Guard to Play in College

SEELEY LAKE - On May 30th, Bradley Miller spent his afternoon working out. The recent Seeley-Swan High School graduate did a dynamic warmup, ab exercises and a lot of sprints. It took longer than he e...

 
 By Micah Drew    News    June 8, 2017

Faster, Higher, Stronger: SLE Unveils New Record Board

SEELEY LAKE - There is a new monument to history in the entryway of Seeley Lake Elementary. On Tuesday, May 30, Bethany Hoag hung the new track and field record board next to the entrance of the gymna...

 

Seeley-Swan Area Urgently Needs Caregivers

The Seeley-Swan area has a critical shortage of caregivers, according to Missoula Aging Services Resource Specialist Linda Howard. She wants to do something about it. “In keeping with our mission to promote the independence, dignity and health of...

 
 By Micah Drew    News    June 8, 2017

SSHS Salutes Outgoing Seniors

SEELEY LAKE - Friends and family members cheered on the Seeley-Swan High School seniors as they crossed the stage during commencement Sunday, June 4. Twenty-one seniors-clad in the traditional black c...

 

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