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Articles from the August 24, 2017 edition

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 By Andi Bourne    News    August 24, 2017

Growing and Learning

SWAN VALLEY – When a Missoula client asked Swan Valley gardener Grace Siloti to plant three acres of lavender she did not realize the new opportunity it could afford for her and hopefully others in...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    August 24, 2017

Annual Assessment Passes Despite Protests

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Sewer District Board held their annual assessment hearing after their board meeting Aug. 17. The assessment uses the same methodology as the previous year and charges commercial and vacant property based on square footag...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    August 24, 2017

Sharing the Light of Christ

SEELEY LAKE – From donating blood to swarms of mosquitoes at Teen Missions International Boot Camp in Florida to sharing her testimony and God's love with orphans in Malawi, Africa,...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    August 24, 2017

Untold Stories of the Jocko Lakes Fire

SEELEY LAKE – It's been 10 years since the Jocko Lakes Fire threatened Seeley Lake. With the help of rehabilitation efforts following the fire, the landscape has gone from black destruction to...

 
 By John Kilmer    Opinion    August 24, 2017

Just because... "The Rice Ridge Fire of 2017"

The timing of this story is a scarred sadness for the Seeley Lake area as days remembered that are at rest with God within our prayers along with all of the memories we can only share together during the destruction and devastation of the Rice Ridge...

 
 By Lee Boman    Opinion    August 24, 2017

Most Sensible Solution

SEELEY LAKE - Everyday most Americans work, play, and relax without thinking about what happens every time they flush a toilet. That’s because most Americans have a sewage treatment facility that properly handles human waste. In Seeley Lake each...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    August 24, 2017

Seeley Lake Eclipse Watchers

SEELEY LAKE - Whether just to catch a glimpse or camped out for the duration, Seeley Lake residents were out Monday, Aug. 21 to watch the solar eclipse. Everyone thought it was just...

 

Trail Time

I've logged some serious miles on my saddle this summer and I've had the pleasure of riding some fine horseflesh. With each mile looking out between those ears, I soak up the intrinsic value of time...

 

CMP Receives 2017 America's Best Brokerages Award

SEELEY LAKE - Clearwater Montana Properties announced that it has been named one of America's Best Brokerages in the Summer 2017 issue of "The Land Report." The Land Report's exclusive America's Best...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    August 24, 2017

No Word on Additional Funding Could Mean Delays

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Sewer District Board was informed at their monthly meeting, Aug. 17 that this fall’s planned notice and protest might be delayed. The Board’s public outreach meetings scheduled for Aug. 23 and Sept. 21 will go on as...

 

Montana Delegation: Meet in the Middle and Work for all Montanans 

It’s painful to watch the national news. Partisan politics rule the day. The times when you made decisions by taking into account the best interests of your neighbor feel all but gone. We used to come together as one nation, indivisible and chart o... Full story

 

Wedding Announcement

SWAN VALLEY - Anna Joy Wood of Salmon Prairie and Ryan Allan Hardy of Polson, Montana would like to invite you to their wedding celebration on Saturday, Sept. 16 at 1 p.m. The wedding will be down... Full story

 

Yarrow: A Common but Incredibly Healful Medicinal

Yarrow, Achillea millefolium, is one of my favorite flowers because it is tough and the deer don't seem to like it. Its shallow roots make transplanting easy and it tolerates some neglect in the...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    August 24, 2017

New Principal Joins Potomac School

POTOMAC - Texan John Rouse is the new principal at Potomac School. Rouse said he brings life lessons to Potomac to support the faculty, staff, board members and community members to provide unsurpasse...

 

Housing Element Tackled - Nearly Completed

SWAN VALLEY - The Housing Element, the fourth of seven elements of the Swan Valley Growth Plan, was addressed and edited at the Swan Valley Regional Planning Committee meeting Aug. 16. The committee completed six sections of the element. The committe...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    August 24, 2017

SLE Gears Up for the Year

SEELEY LAKE- The Seeley Lake Elementary School Board of Trustees hired a teacher and approved the 2017-18 budget at their Aug. 16 meeting. They were also updated on several topics ranging from preschool funding and the SLE Outside store, to...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    August 24, 2017

Evacuation Warnings and Orders - What They Mean

SEELEY LAKE – There has been a lot of press about evacuation warnings, orders and recommendations to leave the Seeley Lake area. Missoula County Sheriff’s Office Captain Anthony Rio said the only reason the Sheriff’s Office will issue an evacua...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    August 24, 2017

Merc Construction Moving Forward

SWAN VALLEY – The new Mission Mountains Mercantile had the concrete slab poured at the end of last week. The pre-built walls are supposed to arrive this week as well as the trusses. While it's been...

 

Winning Ticket Drawn for the VFSL Playhouse Raffle

SEELEY LAKE - The winning ticket for the Veterans and Families of Seeley Lake's (VFSL) playhouse was drawn Aug. 17 at the Seeley Lake Senior Citizen's Center. The winner was Shelley Hodne of Seeley...

 

Maintaining Your Christian Joy

How’s your JQ (Joy Quotient). Jesus prayed for his Disciples “...that they may have my joy fulfilled in themselves.” Paul prayed, “...that I might finish my course. With joy.” In Galatians 5:22, Paul lists joy as one of the gifts of the...

 

Community Briefs

Animal Wonders at Placid Lake State Park, Aug. 26 GREENOUGH - Join Montana State Parks for an hour and a half long campfire program on animal adaptations at Placid Lake State Park Aug. 26 at 7 p.m. Animal Wonders will have 10 different animals from...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    August 24, 2017

Rice Ridge Fire Reaches 16,000 Acres

SEELEY LAKE - As of Tuesday, Aug. 22, the Rice Ridge Fire is 16,117 acres, nine percent contained and has 535 firefighters working it....

 

Rice Ridge Fire Wednesday Morning Update

Rice Ridge Fire Morning Update: A community meeting will be held Thursday (8/24) at 6pm at the Seeley Lake Elementary School. Thompson's Central Montana Type 2 Incident Management Team is now in...

 

Rice Ridge Fire Thursday Morning Update

Rice Ridge Fire Morning Update: A community meeting will be held tonight Thursday Aug. 24 at the Seeley Lake Elementary School at 6 pm. The Rice Ridge Fire grew 1,600 acres and is now 17,794 acres....

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    August 24, 2017

Seizing Opportunities - Working Towards Getting Back to Normal

SEELEY LAKE – The community met Aug. 24 for the eighth community meeting. The Rice Ridge Fire has been burning for 31 days. New Evacuations Warnings were issued late Thursday afternoon for Kozy...

 

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