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Articles from the September 29, 2016 edition

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Lower Speed Limit Approved for Seeley Lake

SEELEY LAKE - A two-year saga came to a successful conclusion when the Montana Transportation Commission granted virtually all of the requested speed limit reductions that the Seeley Lake Community Council had petitioned for. The Commission’s...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    September 29, 2016

Swing Your Partner Supports School

OVANDO – Smiles and laughter filled the Ovando School gymnasium as the community and students swung their partners and do-si-doed Friday, Sept. 23. The square dance was the first fundraiser hosted...

 

Community Voices Opinions – Public Lands Transfer

SWAN VALLEY - American Lands Council (ALC) representatives Kerry White and Jennifer Fielder spoke to nearly 100 people at the Swan Valley Community Council (SVCC) meeting Sept. 20. They were invited by the council to provide information and answer...

 

Remembering Mr. Nelson

SEELEY LAKE - It's been 20 years this Sept. 30, since the unsolved murder of seventh and eighth-grade teacher Cliff Nelson. His 20-year tenure at Seeley Lake Elementary came to an end that night but...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    September 29, 2016

Celebrating Public Lands

SEELEY LAKE – Monture Guard Station was buzzing with activity in celebration of National Public Lands Day Saturday, Sept. 24. The Seeley Lake Ranger District (SLRD) had activities for children and...

 

Marx is Best Choice for House District 92

Addrien Marx is blessed with the background and skills that make her the ideal representative for Montanans living in House District 92. Addrien knows what it means to be a mother. She knows first hand the challenges of running a Montana business....

 

American Lands Council – Best Interest for Montana or Front for Special Interest Groups?

SWAN VALLEY – Tuesday, Sept. 20 I attended the meeting at the Condon Community Center. The American Land Council presented their reasons for the transfer of Federal land to State control. The representatives Jennifer Fielder and Kerry White put for...

 

Apology for the Ruckus Caused by Fielder's Presentation

SWAN VALLEY - As a resident of Senator Jennifer Fielder’s county - Sanders - I wish to apologize to all the logically inclined people of Condon for the ruckus she created last week. Here, in Sanders County, we know what kind of misrepresentations...

 

More Transparency Needed by Sewer District

SEELEY LAKE - The argument between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton over who is more transparent just two months before the election brings to mind our local situation with the Seeley Lake Sewer District Board. With just over two months before the...

 

Thank You for Your Support

SEELEY LAKE - I would like to thank everyone for all their prayers, donations and help getting through my ordeal. It has been a long haul… I would like to thank Seeley Lake 911, my church and employer for their support and making it possible to...

 

Stream Wishing Within a Knight's Heart in Dragon's Valley

I sit near Morrell Creek trying to think of a prompt I hear a name that the water whispers to me and allows my Imagination to fly on the wings of my broken heart And my eyes see the scales that are...

 

Turk to Read "Crocodiles and Ice"

SEELEY LAKE - Jon Turk will be presenting his new book “Crocodiles and Ice” Saturday, Oct. 1, at 7 p.m. at the Grizzly Claw Trading Company sponsored by Alpine Artisans’ Open Book Club. As Turk states, “Crocodiles and Ice is a scientist/adven...

 

Recreation Event Permit Application Deadline Oct. 31

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Ranger District has announced an Oct. 31 deadline for submitting 2016/2017 winter/spring Recreation Event Special Use Permit applications. Applications received past this deadline will not be accepted for review.  A...

 

Seeley Lake Man Picked Up On Charges in Tennessee

JACKSON, TENN. - After a two-month investigation, with the assistance of federal law enforcement agencies, 54 year old William Farrell Russell of Seeley Lake was arrested at a residence in Jackson, Tenn. on 20 counts of Distributing, Possessing, or...

 

SPC Parcell Graduates from Airborne Training

CONDON - SPC Rincon R. Parcell, 2006 graduate from Seeley-Swan High School from Condon, graduated from Airborne (Parachute Jump) Training with the 1st Battalion, 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment in...

 

Swan River Draft Floodplain Updates Presented to Community

SWAN VALLEY - Staff from the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) and Missoula County presented information to Swan Valley residents about the proposed updates to the Swan River Floodplain and the impacts to individual...

 

Resource Team Sifts Through Seeley Lake Assets and Dreams

SEELEY LAKE – Change is inevitable in any community. That is the working premise of the Montana Economic Developers Association (MEDA). The question is whether the community wants to direct that...

 

Understanding Air Quality Messages on SLE's Electronic Sign

SEELEY LAKE - With the abundance of wood and no natural gas pipeline in the area, many businesses and residents of Seeley Lake use wood stoves as an affordable heating option. Unfortunately, winter...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    September 29, 2016

Bear Activity Continues in Seeley Lake

SEELEY LAKE – In the last couple of weeks there have been several bear sightings, one black bear killed in Dogtown and another broke into a car at the Tamaracks Resort. Montana Fish, Wildlife and...

 

Stink Bug Mistaken Identity

As the hot summer days move into cooler autumn weather, insects like stink bugs and Western Conifer seed bugs are moving into sheltered areas to spend the winter. They may move indoors and if...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    September 29, 2016

Candidates Address Local Issues and Concerns

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Community Council hosted a candidate forum, Sept. 19 at the Seeley Lake Community Hall. Candidates for Governor/Lieutenant Governor, U.S. Congress, Secretary of State, Su...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    September 29, 2016

Canine Fun for Everyone

SEELEY LAKE - Montana Mountain Mushers (MMM) held their Canine Fun Days this past weekend, Sept. 24 and 25 at the West Side Bypass Trailhead north of Seeley Lake. Around 10 experienced mushers from...

 

Carol Joyce Boyd 1932 ~ 2016

OVANDO - Carol Joyce Boyd gave unconditional love and caring to those that she touched in this world. She gave without expectation of anything in return leading an extraordinary life of courage. Her... Full story

 

Life in the Valley

Living in a valley, as we do here in Seeley Lake, one comes to appreciate both the beautiful scenery of the surrounding mountains and the shelter from the high winds that are so often a part of life on the plains. And as in life, the mountain top...

 

Blackhawks Take on the Falcons

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley-Swan Blackhawks hosted the Twin Bridges Falcons Sept. 23. The Blackhawks defense came out strong forcing the Falcons to punt on their opening drive. When the Blackhawks...

 

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