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Articles from the September 28, 2017 edition

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 By Andi Bourne    News    September 28, 2017

Closures Remain in Effect on the Rice Ridge Fire

SEELEY LAKE - Closures related to fire suppression efforts on the Rice Ridge Fire are still in effect for public lands managed by the Lolo National Forest, Montana Department of Natural Resources and Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks. Local agencies...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    September 28, 2017

Smiles and Fun Help Reach $20,000 Goal

SEELEY LAKE – Sunday afternoon was the best day for a party in months and a party it was. The sun added sparkle to the snow-capped mountains as the Seeley Lake community came out en masse raising...

 

Governor Bullock Launches Wildfire Relief Effort for Businesses and Communities

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock announced a collaborative effort across state government to help Montana businesses and communities impacted by wildfires access state resources to help minimize the economic impact. “Montana is strong and...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    September 28, 2017

A New Normal on the Landscape

SEELEY LAKE - As of Tuesday, Sept. 26, the Rice Ridge Fire was 160,181 acres and has cost around $47.1 million. While the fire burned through a majority of the Seeley Lake Ranger District on the east...

 

I Told You So

I wrote this letter nearly 30 years ago and it was published in the Kalispell Daily Inter Lake newspaper – please read it. “I just finished reading in the Daily Inter Lake where farmers who lost 40 percent of their crops are eligible for federal...

 

Thank You Greg Poncin's Team and Firefighters

SEELEY LAKE - I want to thank the Northern Rockies Incident Management team for dropping by my house and sharing maps and information about the Rice Ridge Fire. I live on Woodworth Road and the fire was burning right behind my house. They would stop...

 

Patriotism

The politicians have been milking the patriotism cow for some time, at the same time they want to ignore veterans’ needs. As soon as some citizen on the street or representative in Congress or the white house starts espousing patriotism, a big red...

 

Thank You Seeley Lake!

My name is Mona Bennett, aka MontanaNana (Addy Trevino’s Grandma). As I approached the carnival fundraiser for my granddaughter my heart was truly touched. From several blocks away I watched people all going to one place with one goal; to support...

 

Lolo National Forest Fire Season 2017

Well it looks like we may finally exiting the fire season of 2017. Many questions are on the minds of the people that reside in this area of the nation. The first and easiest question is how did it start? The answer to that is simply a lightning...

 

Support a Smart Future, Support the Sewer

SEELEY LAKE - I have watched the lively debate about the proposed Seeley Lake sewer system for some time now, with many thoughtfully constructed arguments on each side, as well as some wild rantings and conspiracy theories. Here’s some of the...

 

Out 'N The Woods Again

I have a sign by my cabin door that sez, “I’d rather be lost in the woods then found at home.” All these years lost from the Out ‘N The Woods column made me think what a college professor said to me when I quit writing. Sez he, “Your...

 

Board Refuses to Answer Questions

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Sewer District Board refused to answer questions brought by the public at their Sept. 21 meeting. Also at the meeting the board was updated by their manager on the status of funding and progress toward the next step....

 

SLE to Make Up Week in the Spring

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Elementary School Board of Trustees discussed how to make up the four days of school missed due to the Rice Ridge Fire, teacher bonuses and enrollment at their Sept. 19 meeting. Superintendent Chris Stout said that most...

 
 By Carol Evans    News    September 28, 2017

Mais Oui! Prepare for a Bit of French, A lot of Music and Maybe Some Dancing!

SEELEY LAKE - Dennis Stroughmatt and L'Esprit Creole (Don't call it Cajun!) will be bringing foot stomping, hand clapping music to our valleys Oct. 8 (note date change!), 3 p.m. at the Seeley-Swan Hig...

 

Think of Life as a Verb, Not a Noun. It's a Process.

I didn’t write this as an expert on physiological or social processes, or as a representative of any organization. I did write it as an area resident who would like to meet others for informal discussions about the topics presented. Death. Is it...

 

From the Field to Woods N Water

POTOMAC - From a special hunt to perhaps a trophy animal, taxidermy is a way to preserve the memory. Woods N Water in Potomac is the place to get that done. Woods N Water is the new taxidermy shop loc...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    September 28, 2017

From $22 to $460 in Three Months

SEELEY LAKE – When Kindergartner Jesse Wink came up with the idea to raise money for Seattle Children's Hospital this summer he started with $22. After three months he raised $460.09 and presented t...

 

National Dental Hygiene Month

October is National Dental Hygiene Month, and while it often means more to hygienists than it does to everyone else, it also gives us dental professionals an opportunity to share our enthusiasm about...

 

Have No Other Gods

Exodus 20:1-3, “And God spoke all these words, saying, “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. “You shall have no other gods before me.” This is the opening to one of the most well...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    September 28, 2017

Overwhelming Response to Wildfire Health Screening

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake community response to the wildfire health screening held Sept. 20 was overwhelming. Health officials closed the door three hours early after 95 participants signed up....

 

Lady Blackhawks Fend off the Trojans

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley-Swan Lady Blackhawks hosted Drummond Sept. 19 before heading to Arlee Sept. 23 for an all-day tournament. Versus Drummond The Lady Blackhawks got off to a slow start....

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    September 28, 2017

Blackhawks Step It Up

THOMPSON FALLS, MONT. – The Blackhawks took to the course in Thompson Falls for their second meet of the season. Even on the harder course, Cordell Turner, Levi Reinitz and Aydin Bayford shaved off...

 

Blackhawks Victorious over Trojans

SEELEY LAKE - The Blackhawks made the most of a makeup game against the Troy Trojans Sept. 25 after falling to the Darby Tigers Sept. 22. Versus Darby The Blackhawks’ defenders took to the field...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    September 28, 2017

SSHS Recognizes Seniors

SEELEY LAKE - Seeley-Swan High School recognized their senior football athletes and manager along with their families at the Blackhawk's home game Sept. 22 against Darby....

 

Community Briefs

Swan Valley AARP Meeting, Oct. 2 SWAN VALLEY - The Swan Valley AARP will meet at noon Monday, Oct. 2 at the Swan Valley Community Hall. A potluck lunch hosted by Russ and Larrine Abolt will begin at 12:30 p.m. At 1:30 p.m., Joe Pecora, a Cowboy Poet...

 

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