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Articles from the June 30, 2016 edition

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 By Andi Bourne    News    June 30, 2016

New Benches Installed Along Highway 83 Trail

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Community Foundation (SLCF) replaced the six wooden benches along the trail paralleling Highway 83 with steel-framed benches made of old skis. This is one of three...

 

Holland Falls - Trail No. 416

Directions: Turn east off Highway 83 near mile marker 35 onto Holland Lake Road. Stay to the left at all road junctions. After passing the Day Use Area and Campground, the road comes to a dead end at...

 

Thirty Years Culminate in Pathfinder Celebration

SEELEY LAKE – Spread across tables forming a large L in the Seeley Lake Community Hall were 30 oversized bound books. Each book held a year's worth of issues of the Seeley Swan Pathfinder...

 
 By Emily Howard    Opinion    June 30, 2016

Technology in Rural Montana

Jack and Belinda Rich currently run the Rich Ranch in Seeley Lake, Mont. with family and friends. The Rich family have shared their love for rural culture in Montana's outdoors for more than 40...

 

Make Your Vote Count

MISSOULA - This year I had the opportunity to participate in the processing of mail-in ballots for Missoula County in the 2016 primary elections. I was one of 42 people selected to remove ballots from the blue, secret envelopes and unfold them so...

 
 By Ron Cox    Opinion    June 30, 2016

It'll Take More Than Blue Paint

Recently there was an article in the Missoulian by George Ochenski suggesting a way to “enhance access to public lands” is to  “paint the corner posts on all state land sections blue.” He thinks that would make it so “any member of the...

 

Outdoor Burning by Permit Closed for Fire Season

MISSOULA - Due to forecasted high temperatures without precipitation to abate fire danger, the Missoula County Fire Protection Association (MCFPA), in conjunction with federal, state and local wildland fire suppression agencies, the Missoula County...

 

Burned Area Recovery Work to Begin for Morrell Complex

SEELEY LAKE - Work to recover areas impacted by last summer's Morrell Complex Fire on the Seeley Lake Ranger District has begun and is expected to continue until mid to late-July. The work includes...

 

Summer Season: Peak Time for Grilling Fires

As summer kicks off, home chefs everywhere are reaching for their grills, eager to usher in the long-awaited barbecue season. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends that grillers pay particular attention to safety in the spring...

 
 By Dan Rogers    Opinion    June 30, 2016

America's Electric Grid - Adapting for the Future

For most of us, it is hard to imagine a life without electricity, yet behind your light switch exists one of the greatest infrastructure systems ever built. Our nation's electric grid traces its origi...

 

County Parks, Trails & Open Lands Launch Online Map Tool

MISSOULA - The Missoula County Parks, Trails & Open Lands Program created an online mapping tool, http://gis.missoulacounty.us/CAPS/ParksAndTrails/, to make finding parks and trails simple and accessible to the public. This image-rich application wor...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    June 30, 2016

Reviving Tupper's Lake so It Can Thrive

SEELEY LAKE - The Nature Conservancy (TNC), with the help of partners and local contractors, are working on the Clearwater-Blackfoot Project, 117,152 acres of land acquired in the Blackfoot Valley...

 

Please Pause for Pets and People

Once again we want to thank all of you who helped make our last bake sale such a success. We must start with the Swansons who donated the beautiful wooden bowls. They were a big hit! The little dog...

 

Pet Summer Safety Tips

Never leave your pets in a parked car: Not even for a minute or with the car running and air conditioner on. On a warm day, temperatures inside a vehicle can rise rapidly to dangerous levels. On an 85-degree day, for example, the temperature inside...

 

Pinchot Journal: Disappointment at Skunk Prairie

Submitted by the Upper Swan Valley Historical Society. Reprinted from the Library of Congress Manuscript Division...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    June 30, 2016

School Board Approves New Hires and Discusses Theft

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Elementary (SLE) School Board of Trustees approved the bus contract transfer from Diane’s Buses to Conley Transportation, discussed the recent theft and hired Erin Lynch to replace Julie Little in second grade and Bret...

 

Regional Plan Draft Edited and Reworded

SWAN VALLEY - The Swan Valley Regional Planning Committee (SVRPC) met June 24 to revise the draft plan. They addressed sections of the Natural Resources and Environment Element. Changes were applied to sections pertaining to fencing, timber...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    June 30, 2016

Assistant Chief and Officer Stipend Discussions Continue

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Fire Board discussed the possibility of an Assistant Fire Chief and providing a stipend for officers at their June 21 meeting. Seeley Lake Fire Chief Bob Vanden Heuvel told the board he needs more time to determine what...

 

11.7M Nonresident Travelers Spent Nearly $3.7B in Montana Last Year

MISSOULA – Nonresident travelers mean big bucks for Montana. The final 2015 nonresident visitor numbers were released April 27 by the Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research (ITRR) at the...

 
 By Rick Graetz    News    June 30, 2016

Garnet Offers Montana's Best Preserved Ghost Town

GREENOUGH - It's quiet now, especially when heavy snows descend on the Garnet Mountain Range. More than 120 years ago though, Garnet was a boisterous place, going full blast even in the harsh winter...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    June 30, 2016

Saved by SPOT™

SEELEY LAKE - Every year search and rescue crews are called into the backcountry to find recreationists who have gone missing or found themselves in trouble. Carrying a SPOT™ tracker offers peace of...

 

Montana Private Land Conservation: It All Starts With People Around a Kitchen Table

It all started at a kitchen table in the Blackfoot Valley. Back around 1970. Local folks like us, including our good friend and neighbor Bill Potter. Worried about increasing recreational pressure on...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    June 30, 2016

What You Should Know Before Getting a License to Carry

SWAN VALLEY - The National Rifle Association (NRA) has developed a motto recently, "The only thing that is going to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun." Condon resident and local...

 

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