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Articles from the October 19, 2017 edition

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 By Andi Bourne    News    October 19, 2017

Bringing Back a Little Summer

SEELEY LAKE – Shoppers filled Deer Country Quilts Saturday morning, Oct. 14 when 29 quilters from Helena chose to take a road trip to Seeley Lake. The quilt store was the group's first stop before...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    October 19, 2017

Sheriff's Office Reflects on Lessons Learned

SEELEY LAKE – “No” was the response most Seeley Lake residents received from the Missoula County Sheriff’s Office in the first days of the Evacuation Order issued the evening of Aug. 28. With the task of establishing control and managing...

 

Swan Valley Students Contribute to Next Exit History App

SWAN VALLEY – Fifth through eighth-grade students from Swan Valley School, Salmon Prairie School, and area home schools came together at the Upper Swan Valley Historical Society (USVHS) Museum...

 

Curious……

Regarding the letters to the editor concerning the sewer project during the past four months, Don Larson states that, “All the 20 against the project were by residents who live and vote in the Sewer District.” I guess Don needs to look more close...

 

Engineering Documents Are Out; Take the Time and Effort to Study Them

SEELEY LAKE - Rumor has it that critical engineering documents, revealing the design, actual plan components and budget for the proposed sewer, are finally in the hands of the sewer board. Can that group demonstrate the integrity, maturity and...

 

Location of Sewer Treatment Facility Could Negatively Affect Wells

SEELEY LAKE – A group of approximately 110 well-owner, landowners in the airport area east of Seeley Lake are concerned about the location of the proposed sewer system. We all take our water from private, individual wells and we are concerned...

 

Seeley Lake is NOT Polluted

SEELEY LAKE - Over the past year, since the Seeley Lake Sewer Project was defeated in the election last fall, I have read several articles about how much the lake is polluted and how the proposed sewer project is going to miraculously fix that. The...

 

Alive

3:15 a.m. I open one eye and look at the alarm clock as it sounds, my body not wanting to leave the warmth and comfort of bed. My brain starts slowly processing the day's task at hand. Ten hours in th...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    October 19, 2017

Foundation Seeks Homes for Sonoma County Fire Victims

SEELEY LAKE – The stress, chaos and loss that surrounds wildfire is still fresh on the minds of Seeley Lake residents. The Seeley Lake Community Foundation is organizing an effort to offer temporary refuge to those who have lost their homes or...

 

Seeley Lake District Recreation Event Permit Open Season Announced

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Ranger District has announced a Nov. 30 deadline for submitting 2017/2018 Winter/Spring Recreation Event Special Use Permit applications. Applications received past this deadline will not be accepted for review.  A...

 
 By Carol Brodie    News    October 19, 2017

Open Book Club Opens Fall Author Readings with Brian D'Ambrosio's "Shot in Montana"

SEELEY LAKE - Brian D'Ambrosio will be discussing his book on the history of Big Sky Cinema, "Shot in Montana," Saturday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m. at the Grizzly Claw Trading Company. Alpine Artisans Open...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    October 19, 2017

Council Meetings Restart after Summer Hiatus

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Community Council got back on schedule with their meeting Oct. 9. It was the first meeting since the spring after all of the summer meetings were canceled due to lack of quorum or the Rice Ridge Fire. The council was...

 

What's Happening In Real Estate?

Early in the 2017 Season Many markets in the country are experiencing a supply and demand problem with housing inventory, and Seeley Lake is no exception. Our major selling season usually runs from...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    October 19, 2017

Potomac Annual Bike-a-thon Full of School Spirit

POTOMAC - Potomac School kindergartners through eighth-graders participated in the annual Bike-a-Thon Oct. 12. The Bike-a-Thon is a fundraiser to raise money for educational activities. The number of...

 
 By Derek Strahn    News    October 19, 2017

Homestead Act Launches New Era

"As I looked across the rolling expanse of prairie, filled with the beauty of a Montana sunset, I sent up a little prayer of thanksgiving from my heart for this our very first home. Only a rectangle...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    October 19, 2017

Potomac School Balances Ideas and Issues

POTOMAC – The Potomac School Board heard public concerns and addressed regular items including reports and the principal’s plan at their Oct. 9 meeting. During public comment a letter from a community member was read raising concerns about volunt...

 

Hope in a Darkening World

Not so long ago we had a President that declared, “We are not a Christian nation.” A statement which would likely have surprised and upset our founding fathers. And though today’s headlines might lead one to discouragement and despair, this...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    October 19, 2017

Swan Valley Emergency Services Reaches Out During Fire Prevention Week

SWAN VALLEY – In keeping with Fire Prevention Week Oct. 8-14 Swan Valley Emergency Services opened their doors and hosted their annual open house Saturday, Oct. 14. Attendees enjoyed drinks and...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    October 19, 2017

Rustic Pots- Just for the Fun of It

SWAN VALLEY - Potter Dodie Wood's Rustic Pots Studio was new to the tour this year. While she has displayed her pottery at Russ and Larrine Abolt's studio in the past, this was the first year she had...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    October 19, 2017

Artists Shares Beauty in Creating

Fall colors and snow-capped mountains were a sight to behold as art enthusiasts traveled through the Blackfoot, Clearwater and Swan Valleys for Alpine Artisans, Inc.'s annual Tour of the Arts....

 

Eagle Satellite Achieves DISH 'Premier Local Retailer' Status

MISSOULA – DISH recently designated Eagle Satellite as a “Premier Local Retailer,” the company’s highest honor for businesses that demonstrate excellence in performance and customer experience. Following a highly selective process, Eagle...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    October 19, 2017

Performance Outshines Record

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Elementary girls volleyball season wrapped up at the Copper League Tournament in Frenchtown, Oct. 14. While the girls finished eighth in the league, Head Coach Angela...

 
 By Micah Drew    News    October 19, 2017

Despite Injuries, Blackhawks Shine at City Meet

MISSOULA, MONT - "Well that was a PR," said an out of breath Lane Mackie-Wendel shortly after he finished the Missoula City cross country meet Oct. 11. Despite an array of injuries plaguing the cross...

 

Lady Blackhawks Fend Off Pirates

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley-Swan Lady Blackhawks successfully defended their home court from the Pirates of Victor Oct. 14. The victory improves their record to 5-8 overall and 4-4 in conference. The...

 

Community Briefs

Town Clean Up SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Rural Fire District encourages residents of Seeley Lake to remove the evacuation warning and order flagging and signs from their property to help clean up the town. Since all the evacuation notices have...

 

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