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Articles from the October 27, 2016 edition

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 By Andi Bourne    News    October 27, 2016

Foundation Announces Four Initiatives

SWAN VALLEY – The Swan Valley Community Foundation (SVCF) announced the four initiatives for the $70,000 grant they received from the William H. Donner Foundation, Inc. The initiatives include fully vesting the SVCF endowment, support for small...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    October 27, 2016

Longtime Ovando Residents take Ownership of Blackfoot Commercial Co.

OVANDO - Fred Valiton said he considered buying the Blackfoot Commercial Company when Howie and Peggy Fly put it on the market several years ago but just couldn't swing the price. This fall, however,...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    October 27, 2016

Family Fun for Halloween

SEELEY LAKE – Haunted Scapes brings family fun to Seeley Lake with a pumpkin patch, bouncy house, maze, haunted house and more. They will be open Thursday – Sundays through Monday, Oct. 31 when...

 

Marx Understands Small Business Struggles

Addrien Marx is who and what we need for House District 92. Throw away the ugly card you were sent by the Montana Republican legislative campaign. Apparently they were all sitting on a thin branch in a tall tree and the branch broke and they fell on...

 

Be Informed, Get Out and Vote

Election day is coming on Nov. 8. I encourage all of you to come out and vote if you haven’t done so already with absentee ballots. This has been a wild election season and as US citizens we not only have the responsibility to vote but must also...

 

Reject Washington D.C. – Style Politics

As candidates, we all have to make a choice as to what kind of campaign we want to run. Recently, mail from my opponent has been sent out blatantly lying about my positions, from public lands to education. I take these lies as a compliment, as I...

 

Don't Impose Big City Sewer Solutions When a Proven, Small Community Solution Exists

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Sewer District proves to be an important local issue and for good reason. The wrong decision on this issue can put Seeley Lake in a situation of unaffordable debt service on a centralized sewage processing system (CSPS)...

 

Meet T-Bone, the 4-H Steer

My name is Danielle Sexton and here is my steer T-Bone! On Oct. 2, 2016, I went to the Two Creek Ranch to buy my steer for my 2017 4-H market beef project from rancher Wayne Slaght in Ovando. I have...

 

Montana Ranch Owner Leaves Impact in Seeley Lake

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Community Foundation (SLCF) is pleased to announce the donation of property at the Double Arrow Meadows Golf Course from Pat and Nina Brock. Pat Brock said, “After owning a ranch in Ovando for 20 years, we fell in...

 

Library Bond and Swan Valley Library Improvements, Shooting Range Discussed

SWAN VALLEY - Missoula County Public Library (MCPL) Director Honore Bray presented about the MCPL Bond and Swan Valley Library improvements to nearly 40 attendees at the Swan Valley Community Council (SVCC) meeting Oct. 18. Swan Valley resident Rick...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    October 27, 2016

Board Explores New Route

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Sewer Board has been discussing an alternative route for the main pipe to the proposed wastewater treatment plant. Plans to send out information packets on the proposed...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    October 27, 2016

Decoy Program One Tool for Hunting Enforcement

SEELEY LAKE – Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) Game Warden Bill Koppen worked with the state to initiate the FWP decoy program in Great Falls, Mont. 25 years ago. Ever since, Koppen has used...

 

Opening Weekend Hunting Harvest Totals on Track with Last Year

Opening weekend of the 2016 general hunting season resulted in an encouraging tally of harvested big game animals through the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) hunter check stations in west-central Montana.  The total harvest of 212 animals...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    October 27, 2016

Potomac Superheroes Present Fire Safety

POTOMAC - October is Fire Safety Month. A group of four Greenough/Potomac Volunteer Fire Department (GPVFD) volunteers spoke to Sunset and Potomac Schools Oct.19. The group from the GPVFD included...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    October 27, 2016

Discussions Continue about Officer Stipend and Department Needs

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Fire District Board of Trustees welcomed Connie Clark to the board. They discussed the need for paid officers and an assistant chief. No decisions were made. Continued discussion along with the budget approval are on...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    October 27, 2016

Missoula County Commissioner and Justice of the Peace Candidates Share Their Positions

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Community Council hosted two candidate forums, Sept. 19 and Sept. 29, at the Seeley Lake Community Hall. They also hosted the Justice of the Peace candidates at their...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    October 27, 2016

Justice of the Peace Candidates Share Their Positions

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Community Council hosted two candidate forums, Sept. 19 and Sept. 29, at the Seeley Lake Community Hall. They also hosted the Justice of the Peace candidates at their...

 

Slowing Down

“What do mortals get from all the toil and strain with which they toil under the sun? For all their days are full of pain, and their work is a vexation; even at night their minds do not rest.” (Ecclesiastes 2:22-23) Some of us are a bit reluctant...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    October 27, 2016

Fubuki Daiko – Never Missed A Beat

SEELEY LAKE – Fubuki Daiko filled the Seeley-Swan High School gymnasium with their traditional Japanese drumming Tuesday, Oct. 18. Their high-energy performance included elements of dance,...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    October 27, 2016

Lady Blackhawks Split Final Week

The Seeley-Swan Lady Blackhawks split the final week of the regular season winning against Darby and falling to Valley Christian. The Ladies record heading into District Tournaments is 8-2 in...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    October 27, 2016

Elementary Volleyball Wraps up Season

SEELEY LAKE & POTOMAC – The Seeley Lake Elementary Eagles wrapped up their season with a 5-4 record for the eighth grade A team and 7-2 record for the B team of seventh graders. "We are so...

 
 By Zelda Haines    News    October 27, 2016

Strumpfer and Maughan Place in Top 15 at State

KALISPELL – The Blackhawks Cross Country team placed two runners in the top 15 medal winners at the state meet held at the Rebecca Farm in Kalispell, Mont. Oct. 22. Cera Strumpfer placed ninth with...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    October 27, 2016

Blackhawks Fall to Flint Creek

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley-Swan Blackhawks finished out their season 0-7 with a loss to the Flint Creek Titans Oct. 21. Blackhawks Head Coach Ryan Sokoloski described the season as a "rough season" but...

 

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