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Articles from the July 20, 2017 edition

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 By Andi Bourne    News    July 20, 2017

Windstorm Downs Trees, Crushes Camper

SEELEY LAKE – Seeley Lake emergency personnel responded to a report that downed trees in Lake Alva campground trapped campers around 8 p.m. Friday, July 14. Two trees fell lengthwise on a camper...

 

Committee Works Through Third Element - Completion Deadline Set

SWAN VALLEY - The Swan Valley Regional Planning Committee continued to work through the Land Use element of the draft growth plan. They also agreed to have the document ready to submit to the Missoula County Commissioners by Nov. 1 at their meeting...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    July 20, 2017

Despite Heat, Festival Rocks

SEELEY LAKE – Live music was easy to come by in Seeley Lake this past weekend as bands from all over the country came to play at the second annual Bob Marshall Music Festival. While the official...

 

Once-in-a-Lifetime Grant Only for Phase 1 - Leaves Other Phases on the Hook

SEELEY LAKE - Recent information misstated that a “once-in-a-lifetime” grant will pay two-thirds of sewer costs. It won’t. It is only for Phase 1. Later phases 2, 3, and 4 each need to re-apply for any grant money. This should especially...

 
 By Angelo Pecora    Opinion    July 20, 2017

Thank You Seeley Fire and Ambulance Crew!

I would like to extend my heartfelt appreciation and thanks to the Seeley Fire and Ambulance crews for their prompt, courteous and professional response in regard to my emergency call Saturday evening. They were a blessing. In fact, after the...

 
 By E. L. Taylor    Opinion    July 20, 2017

Must Consider Long-term Health for the Entire Valley

SEELEY LAKE - The letters last week on what to do about the proposed sewer project have stirred renewed interest from the community. This is wonderful. The more input from residents the better. Senator Tester just gave the Seeley Lake Sewer District...

 

Procrastination or Caution?

Many people experience frequent excessive delays in life or the inability to make a decision, as well as to complete or begin projects. There can be many different psychological reasons for these...

 

Montana State Parks Seeks Public Comment On Snowmobile Trail Grooming Grant Applications

HELENA – Montana State Parks is seeking public comment on 25 grant applications for snowmobile trail grooming funds for the 2017/2018 winter season. This includes $17,343 for the Seeley Lake Driftriders. Montana’s Snowmobile Program, as...

 
 By Pathfinder    News    July 20, 2017

Monahan Fire Starts North of Ovando

OVANDO - The Monahan Fire was reported at approximately 5:30 p.m. Sunday, July 16 on Monahan Mountain. Trails #402 and #27 near Limestone Pass were closed Monday for public and firefighter safety. The fire is approximately 17 miles north of Ovando an...

 

Kimber Rose Richards

BREMERTON, WASH. – Kimber Rose Richards was born July 3 to parents Ryan and Lita Richards, formerly of Seeley Lake, now of Bremerton, Wash. She weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce and was 21 inches long.... Full story

 

Seeley Lake Home Sales Down Due to Lack of Inventory

REAL ESTATE TODAY What a difference a few years and even a few months make in real estate. In January, we talked about the fact that land sales would increase in 2017 due to lack of home inventory....

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    July 20, 2017

Potomac Hoppers - Spray or Harvest?

POTOMAC - Multiple species of grasshoppers are throughout Potomac Valley this summer in hayfields, gardens, roadways and lawns. Some residents were concerned enough about crop and other plant damage...

 
 By Micah Drew    News    July 20, 2017

Seeley Unable to Match "Gold Standard" in AIS Inspection

SEELEY LAKE – A silver Toyota Tacoma towing a blue and white striped motor boat pulled up to the check station at Clearwater Junction. Two inspectors circled the watercraft, checking for the...

 

Public Reminded, "If You Fly, We Can't"

BOISE, IDAHO – Federal, state and local wildland fire management agencies and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) urge members of the public not to fly “Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)” or drones over or near wildfires. Unauthorized...

 
 By Micah Drew    News    July 20, 2017

Yellowstone Area Grizzlies Delisted as Endangered Species

The Montana Grizzlies will soon be under new management. We’re not talking about the UM football team, but rather the grizzly bear population in the state. Specifically, those living in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Interior Secretary Ryan...

 

Choices

In the book of Matthew, Jesus taught, “Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.” Here we learn a powerful lesson—that it is impossible to orient ourselves towards Christ without having an...

 
 By Micah Drew    News    July 20, 2017

Races Abound During Festival

Change Your Pace Challenge SEELEY LAKE - Seventy-two runners braved the late morning heat to run in the Change Your Pace Challenge 10K, 5K and 2K races. Micah Drew from Seeley Lake finished first in t...

 
 By Micah Drew    News    July 20, 2017

Faces of the Fifty

SEELEY LAKE - Six miles up Rice Ridge Road, a line of vehicles slowed to a stop. Dirt roads spread out to the left and right until they disappeared in to the trees along the ridge. Race Coordinator...

 
 By Micah Drew    News    July 20, 2017

Dogtown: One Band's Tie to Seeley Lake

SEELEY LAKE - Hours before his first performance at the Bob Marshall Music Festival, Matt Strachan was lounging at his cabin in Dogtown. Scattered around the back deck overlooking the Clearwater...

 

Community Briefs

Asphalt Millings Pile Continues to Grow – No Current Legal Issues SEELEY LAKE - The millings pile south of Seeley Lake has grown considerably over the course of the Highway 83 construction. There are currently no violations with the site. The...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    July 20, 2017

Firefighter Killed Near Seeley

SEELEY LAKE – Trenton M. Johnson,19-year-old firefighter from Missoula, sustained injuries from a falling tree while fighting the Florence Fire on the Seeley Lake Ranger District the afternoon of...

 

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