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Articles from the August 18, 2016 edition

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 By Andi Bourne    News    August 18, 2016

Teague's Steer Earns More Than $25,000 for Memorial Scholarship

MISSOULA - The late Seeley Lake Trailblazer 4-H Club member Mark Teague’s steer raised more than $25,000 Saturday, Aug. 13 at the Western Montana Fair 4-H & FFA Livestock Sale. All of the proceeds raised from the sale of the animal will go into...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    August 18, 2016

Second Ambulance Increases Coverage

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Rural Fire District (District) received their new Type 1 ambulance in mid-July. The ambulance was put into service July 30 and will be the first unit to respond. The...

 

Fun at the 4-H Country Fair

MISSOULA - The Seeley Lake Trailblazers and Potomac Valley 4-H Clubs participated in the 2016 Western Montana Country Fair this past week. Whether it was for their animal project, non-animal project...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    August 18, 2016

Seeley Lakers Win Local Triathlon Team Event

SEELEY LAKE – The annual Youth for Christ (YFC) Seeley Lake Challenge Duathlon/Triathlon attracted 111 solo racers, six teams and a record number of children to the shores of Seeley Lake, Aug. 13....

 

Who Will Pay for the Sewer?

SEELEY LAKE - I’ve read the public notice regarding the proposed levy for the Seeley Lake Sewer District. It is as incomprehensible as most public notices but since it affects me directly – and quite harshly – I tried to puzzle my way through...

 

Marx Best Choice for HD92

MISSOULA - Giving support to a political candidate is one made with considerable thought and yes, purpose. I do this as a strong endorsement of Addrien Marx for House District (HD) 92. She has always reflected and acted with purpose in protecting...

 

Identifying Problems and Finding Solutions

Loren Rose is the Chief Operating Officer for Pyramid Mountain Lumber, Inc. in Seeley Lake. Todd Myers is the Vice President of Marketing and Business Development for Cloud Peak Energy. 2016 is proving to be one of the more challenging years to...

 

Changes

All things change, so we are told. In other words, nature and human nature eventually change. We only need to look at photos of ourselves from years ago, compared to the present, to see evidence of...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    August 18, 2016

Progress Made but No Solution to Snow Plowing in Dogtown

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Community Council (SLCC) was updated on the progress made in the last year toward resolving the issue that ended county road maintenance for Dogtown residents. The council also heard from the transportation commissioner...

 

Piper Fire Still Smoldering

SWAN VALLEY - The Piper Fire burning on the Swan Lake Ranger District within the Flathead National Forest continues to burn. The fire area received significant precipitation on Aug. 9 and 10 with amounts reaching approximately three quarters of an...

 

SLE Outdoor Education Spring and Summer Update

Seeley Lake Elementary's (SLE) Outdoor Program immerses students in our local heritage, culture, landscape and outdoor adventure, using these as a foundation to study language arts, social studies,...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    August 18, 2016

Fostering Connection with the Landscape

SWAN VALLEY – Swan Valley Connections (SVC) will release a new Swan Valley Trails Interpretive Map mid-September. Their goal for the interpretive map is to help educate visitors and residents about the human and natural history of the area while pr...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    August 18, 2016

Rental Crisis in Seeley Lake? Through Property Managers' Eyes

Editor’s Note: One of the first complaints we hear from people moving to Seeley Lake is they cannot find a place to rent. Potential renters are faced with limited options, budget constraints and lack of availability. Several renters, property...

 

"Hoot Owl" Fishing Restrictions Lifted

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks lifted “hoot owl” fishing restrictions on the Bitterroot and Blackfoot River and its tributaries Aug. 10.  The entire Blackfoot and its North Fork, Copper, Monture and Morrell tributaries, as well as the...

 

Missoula County Subdivision Regulations Public Hearing

MISSOULA - The Missoula Board of County Commissioners is scheduled to hold a public hearing on proposed amendments to Missoula County Subdivision Regulations Chapter 8, entitled “Divisions of Land Exempt From Review Under MSPA (Montana Subdivision...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    August 18, 2016

4-H Archers and Shooters Take First Place

MISSOULA - Between the Seeley Lake Trailblazer and Potomac Valley 4-H Clubs 18 members took various shooting projects for the fair and came away with seven first-place awards. The shooters competed...

 
 By Carol Evans    News    August 18, 2016

Richard III Coming to Seeley Lake

SEELEY LAKE - Montana Shakespeare in the Parks (MSIP) will be in Seeley Lake Aug. 26. The 10-player company will present "Richard III" at 6 p.m. on the Double Arrow Grounds. "Richard III" is a...

 

Julie Ann Hacker (Case) 1934 ~ 2016

POTOMAC - Julie Hacker died at home Friday, Aug. 12 after five years of suffering from a blood cancer, multiple myeloma. She was born April 24, 1934 at the Thornton Hospital in Missoula, Mont. to Arno... Full story

 
 By Ron Cox    News    August 18, 2016

Visitors Numbers Tallied for Seeley Lake

SEELEY LAKE - The numbers have been tallied by Seeley Lake Historical Museum and Visitor Center staff for people coming through the barn door in June and July. June Visitation We counted 317 (252 last year) visitors, accounting for about 1875 (2142)...

 

Too Many Minds

Recently I was watching the movie “The Last Samurai” starring Tom Cruise. In the movie, Cruise’s character finds himself among the Samurai, training in their ancient warfare practices. At one point he states, “I have never seen such...

 

A Family Tradition Celebrated For 35 Years

SWAN LAKE - The Swan Lake Huckleberry Festival, held Aug. 13, celebrated 35 years. The Swan Lake Chamber of Commerce and Community Club (SLCC&CC) sponsored the event, emphasizing family tradition....

 

Free and Reduced-Price School Meals

Seeley Lake Elementary announces the 2016-17 policy for Free and Reduced-Price School Meals for students whose schools participate in the U.S. Department of Agriculture [National School Lunch Program...

 

Placid Lake Regatta Results

On Saturday Aug. 6 the Annual Placid Lake Regatta & Canoe Race was held. Here are the results: Sailboat Race Small boats 1. Merna Terry small boat 1:16.37 2. Dan Masar windsurf 1:32.57 3. Roger...

 

Montana Community Foundation receives $1,000 from Thrivent Financial to help build stronger communities

MISSOULA – Montana Community Foundation (MCF) recently received $1,000 as part of a gift from Thrivent Financial. The funds will be used to support MCF's mission to create a culture of giving so...

 

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