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Articles from the October 5, 2017 edition

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 By Andi Bourne    News    October 5, 2017

Bears Into Trouble - Public Reminded to Secure Attractants

SEELEY LAKE – Bears had free reign in Seeley Lake during the evacuations. Now that everyone is back in their home, there is no excuse not to properly secure attractants keeping bears and residents...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    October 5, 2017

New Approach to Salvage Logging – Opinions Still Clash

SEELEY LAKE - More than a million acres of Montana burned this fire season. Of the more than 750,000 federal acres that burned, nearly 160,000 acres were on the Rice Ridge Fire near Seeley Lake. Due...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    October 5, 2017

Sending Creative Messages of Thanks

SEELEY LAKE – It's not every day someone receives a message of thanks or encouragement on a rock. The Seeley Lake Elementary students are expressing their gratitude to the firefighters and others...

 

Rice Ridge Fire Impacts?

SEELEY LAKE – It is no secret that the Rice Ridge Fire took a huge toll on our community mentally, physically and economically. This also happened in 2007 during the Jocko Lakes Fire. Community members are quick to say the economic loss was in the...

 

Stop the Dog and Pony Show and Cut Costs

SEELEY LAKE - I recently received a response from Congressman Gianforte that indicated he was doing his best to reduce federal expenditures but that it looked like with the hurricane and flood expenses of Florida and Texas, along with the fire...

 
 By Don Larson    Opinion    October 5, 2017

Question Costs - Interlocal Agreement and Total Sewer Costs

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Sewer Board has been assessing district residents $47,000 for the past 13 years for “study” of the sewer situation. That’s a total of more than $600,000 of taxpayer money. Now add the cost of the services the...

 
 By Bruce Hall    Opinion    October 5, 2017

Let's Rename the Lake – and the Town

SEELEY LAKE - The trio opposed to the sewer should change their name to Citizens Against Sensible Wastewater Solutions, for that is what they’ve turned out to be. “Citizens for” just doesn’t fit their profile, though it’s typical these...

 

Enough Already, Coach!

MISSOULA - When will the coaching staff be shaken up at the University of Montana football? Enough is enough already, with losses, loss of players and the latest, our very good rookie quarterback who was nothing more than fed to the wolves. I wrote...

 

Revelation

Revelation. It is not only the final book of the Bible but it is also a very descriptive word for the entirety of God’s Word, wherein He continuously reveals Himself and His love for us. Its Latin origin has two meanings: it is both something that...

 
 By Jim Zachary    Opinion    October 5, 2017

Your Local Newspaper: The Real Deal

While no one should ever say "I know it's real because I saw it on the internet," everyone should be able to say, "I know it's real. I read it in the newspaper." Real newspapers reporting real news...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    October 5, 2017

First Friday Kicks Off in Seeley Lake

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Elementary School, Filling Station and Seeley Lake Area Chamber of Commerce have teamed up to launch a family-friendly First Friday in Seeley Lake starting Oct. 6. The intent of the event is to have something fun for...

 

Law Enforcement, County Government at Next Council Meeting

SEELEY LAKE - Law enforcement and Missoula County government will dominate the agenda of the Seeley Lake Community Council’s agenda next Monday. County Commissioner Jean Curtiss will give an update about what is happening in county government....

 

Disaster Loans Available to Businesses

MONTANA – Businesses or private non-profit organizations that suffer physical damage or sustain economic injury in a declared disaster area may be eligible for long-term, low-interest loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration to repair or...

 

Estate Planning for Everybody

Hi all, I am inviting you to come to an important, free event at the Double Arrow Lodge with delicious snacks and beverages provided! Missoula Aging Services and I are bringing Montana's premier...

 

SLE Outdoor Program Summer and Fall Round Up

Does anyone remember anything from the summer of 2017 besides the Rice Ridge Fire? Think back. There was plenty going on in Seeley Lake before fire season: Fourth of July, The Bob Marshall Music Festi...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    October 5, 2017

Senator Tester Pushes Forward with Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act Despite Rice Ridge Fire

WASHINGTON – In the wake of the more than 160,000-acre Rice Ridge Fire, U.S. Senator Jon Tester continues to pursue the Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act. While many of the supporters and those...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    October 5, 2017

Missoula County Delay in Lifting Stage 2 Restriction Result of Bad Timing

MISSOULA – While all fire restrictions on federal, state and tribal lands were lifted Wednesday, Sept. 20, it was still illegal to operate internal combustion engines after 2 p.m., use charcoal or have a campfire on private land and open space...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    October 5, 2017

Seeley Lake Community Foundation Assists with Fire Relief

SEELEY LAKE – Funds are still being distributed to help individuals affected by the Rice Ridge Fire. The Seeley Lake Community Foundation is playing an active role helping to ensure donated funds are getting to those in need. The Missoula County Of...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    October 5, 2017

Decked Logs Will Be Sold Following Assessment

SEELEY LAKE – While the volume of timber harvested during the Rice Ridge Fire suppression efforts is still unknown, the Seeley Lake Ranger District is hoping to have the logs on trucks starting the...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    October 5, 2017

Trevinos Overwhelmed with Support

SEELEY LAKE – The final tally is in for the fundraising efforts that culminated with the Carnival for Addy Sept. 24. Since the carnival was announced in mid-August, $25,630.04 has been raised for...

 

Cynthia Lynn Kenney 1955 ~ 2017

SEELEY LAKE - Cynthia Lynn Kenney, 61, of Seeley Lake passed away Sept. 26. She was born Nov. 4, 1955 in Pierre, S.D. to Al and Loretta Ziech. Seeley Lake was home for Cindy for most of her life. She... Full story

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    October 5, 2017

Hoag Recognized as Athlete of the Year

BUTTE – Seeley Lake seventh-grader Owen Hoag was recognized as one of the 2017 Athletes of the Year with the Montana Association of USA Track & Field. Hoag was excited for the recognition and lo...

 
 By Micah Drew    News    October 5, 2017

Blackhawks Mix It Up at Mountain West

MISSOULA, MONT. – On a rainy Saturday morning Sept. 30, the Seeley-Swan Blackhawks battled hundreds of runners at the Mountain West Classic cross country meet. The meet is the largest in Montana...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    October 5, 2017

Lady Blackhawks 1-2 on the Week

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley-Swan Lady Blackhawks had a busy week taking on Drummond and Lincoln on the road and Charlo at home. They fell to Drummond and Charlo but defeated Lincoln bringing their record...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    October 5, 2017

Blackhawks Take Down Mountain Cats

SUPERIOR - The Blackhawks added another victory to their season Sept. 29 after battling the Clark Fork Co-op Mountain Cats. The high scoring game had the crowd on the edge of their seats until the...

 

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