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Articles from the November 3, 2016 edition

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 By Nathan Bourne    News    November 3, 2016

Lady Blackhawks Upset Eagles for Championship

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley-Swan Lady Blackhawks brought down the undefeated Valley Christian Eagles for the District 13-C Championship in Seeley Lake Oct. 29. The feat was easier said than done, as the...

 By Andi Bourne    News    November 3, 2016

Serving Good Food Fast for the Last 25 Years

SEELEY LAKE – Having little restaurant experience, Tim and Connie Clark purchased Pop's Place in 1991. After 25 years, they said the best thing about the business has been the relationships they...

 By Andi Bourne    News    November 3, 2016

Bartlett Places Second at Night of Champions

SEELEY LAKE – Terryl Bartlett, owner of Optimal Fitness and certified trainer, placed second in the Night of Champions Bodybuilding, Fitness and Figure Championships Figure Masters 50 Class in...

 By Dave Allen    Opinion    November 3, 2016

VOTE NO on I-177 for the Sake of Balanced, Science-Driven Wildlife Management

Plain and simple, I-177 would have far-reaching, damaging impacts on public safety, taxpayers and wildlife. The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation stands opposed to I-177. Trapping is a key tool used by wildlife managers as a science-based management...

 By Tim Furey - MT Legislator 2007-2012    Opinion    November 3, 2016

Marx-Energy for HD 92

As a past legislator for Northeastern Missoula County I have been extremely impressed with Addrien Marx and her energy, enthusiasm, dedication and genuine concern for the people of Montana. Marx has a history of community involvement and service....

 By Don Larson    Opinion    November 3, 2016

"Family" Trustees Granted Vote in Sewer Election

SEELEY LAKE - Seeley Lake Sewer District property owners who hold their properties in family trusts will be able to vote Nov. 23 on the bond issue.  That’s a reversal.  The Elections Office notified those owners a few weeks ago they would be...

 By Jim Erven - Missoula City-County Health Department    Opinion    November 3, 2016

The Solution to Poor Water Quality in Seeley Lake is Community Sewer System

SEELEY LAKE - The community of Seeley Lake has a water quality problem. The problem is that the local groundwater has elevated levels of nitrate. The main source of the nitrate is septic systems located in Seeley Lake. Septic systems do a great job...

 By Bruce Friede    Opinion    November 3, 2016

Council Misrepresents Community

SEELEY LAKE - I read the minutes of the Transportation Commissioners meeting for May 26, 2016 on the Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) website. If you want to read them yourself, I...

 Opinion    November 3, 2016

Two Important Votes For Local Citizens

 I support Addrien Marx for our representative in our state legislature. I’ve known Addrien for nearly 25 years. She and I don’t necessarily agree on all things political but her open-minded approach to our discussions has always impressed me....

 By Don and Sandi Doucett    Opinion    November 3, 2016

Vote NO for Seeley Lake Sewer

SEELEY LAKE - We have been long time Seeley Lake residents (70 years) and have supported all community projects through these years. However, the Sewer Projects is one we must vote NO on! Our population is too small to incur this kind of a debt. We...

 By Addrien Marx - Democratic Candidate for HD92    Opinion    November 3, 2016

Vote by the Facts

“Negative campaigning is only effective if we as citizens allow it to be.” I agree with my opponent on this, only I personally do not believe that stating facts on how we are different – from sources that withstand legal review – is...

 By Ken Kronsperger    Opinion    November 3, 2016

Local Survey Update on Presidential Nominees

1. E-mail Gate: My “Hillary for President” T-shirt showed me that the attitudes toward my Hillary option were greeted with a fair amount of curiosity and suspicion. My friends thought I had lost my bearings, my not so much friends, thought I had...

 By Diann Ericson and Mike Childs    Opinion    November 3, 2016

Dave Strohmaier: Read His Website

I am certain many of you feel this way…the candidate you support must reflect your values. Values first, party second. By values, I mean what is the candidate’s position on issues that you believe are important to our county, state and nation....

 By Sara Stevenson    Opinion    November 3, 2016

SLE Jumps into Multimedia

SEELEY LAKE – One of the elective choices for fifth to eighth graders at Seeley Lake Elementary (SLE) is Multimedia. Mrs. Michele Holmes, the technology teacher at SLE, formed the class in 2005-6...

 News    November 3, 2016

Mild Weather Contributes to Modest Start to Hunting Season

Mild weather across west-central Montana in the first week of the general big game hunting season did little to move deer and elk. Harvests reported through the Anaconda, Bonner and Darby check stations were modest. Across the three check stations co...

 By Heather Layman    Opinion    November 3, 2016

Get It Together, Women

It was recently pointed out to me by a male counterpart (and I am sure a trustworthy source like Hillary's email) that after my last rant about woman logic, women are twelve percent more likely to be...

 By Ron Cox    Opinion    November 3, 2016

Trail History of Seeley Lake - First Generation Trails

SEELEY LAKE - This spot in God’s Country has always been a cross roads of trails. The Ancient Indian trail up the Blackfoot River (known as Cokahlarishkit, as Lewis rendered it, or “the River of the Road to Buffaloe,” better transcribed as Qoq...

 By Sigrid Olson    News    November 3, 2016

Preserving Primm Meadows

POTOMAC - The Montana Conservation Corps (MCC), together with The Nature Conservancy (TNC), has been working on a restoration project at Primm Meadows, north of Highway 200 up Gold Creek. The project...

 By Andi Bourne    News    November 3, 2016

Engaging Students Through Discussion, Research and Activity

SEELEY LAKE – After substitute teaching at Seeley-Swan High School (SSHS) in 2014, Crissina Quinn returned this year to SSHS as the new U.S. History, Psychology, Sociology and Drama teacher. Her...

 Obituaries    November 3, 2016

Angela Marie Kimmel "Angie" 1976 ~ 2016

SEELEY LAKE - Angie, 39, of Philomath, Ore. passed to Spirit Oct. 27 surrounded by her parents and her brother in her family home in Seeley Lake. She was born Nov. 21, 1976 in Spokane, Wash. to Susan... Full story

 Obituaries    November 3, 2016

Brian Auchenbach

SWAN VALLEY - On Monday, Oct. 24, 2016 our beloved father, Papa, brother and friend to many, peacefully passed away to join his wife surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Reading, Pa. to... Full story

 By Shane Kesterke    Opinion    November 3, 2016

Musing from a Muslim Country

I started writing this in a hotel room near the end of a trip to a predominantly Muslim country. I thought I would share a few musings about our experience in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). This was not the first time we have visited a Muslim...

 News    November 3, 2016

Harvest Party Fun in Condon

SWAN VALLEY - Condon Community Church hosted their annual Harvest Party, Oct. 31. Attendees enjoyed a variety of games, food and candy....

 By Betty Vanderwielen    News    November 3, 2016

Twenty-First Century Halloween

SEELEY LAKE – While one of the main goals of the Twenty-First Century Grant program is to widen educational opportunities for children, a complementary goal is to promote parental involvement and...


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