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Articles from the November 9, 2017 edition

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 By Andi Bourne    News    November 9, 2017

DEQ Listens to Community on Proposed Gravel Pit

SEELEY LAKE – More than 70 concerned citizens attended the Department of Environmental Quality public meeting Nov. 2 to voice their support, concern or find out more information regarding the opencut mining permit submitted by Deer Creek...

 

Learning About China via the U.S. Army

OVANDO – When Ovando resident Jerry Swanson talks about his years serving in the United States Army, he starts with flunking out of college and ends with a career as a college professor. As Swanson...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 9, 2017

Snow Geese Descend Upon Seeley Lake

Thousands of snow geese flew through the area Nov. 3 stopping for the afternoon on Seeley Lake. Lakefront property owners Dick and Cindy Lewis said they have never seen this many snow geese on the...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    November 9, 2017

When Dinosaurs Came To School

POTOMAC - From the ghastly to the hysterical with glamorous in-between, Potomac School went all out for the Halloween Parade of Costumes Oct. 31. Headless horsemen, clowns and spooky students set the...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 9, 2017

Halloween Trunk-or-Treating in Seeley Lake

SEELEY LAKE - More than 170 kids came dressed in their favorite costume for the fourth-annual Trunk-or-Treat at the Wilderness Gateway Inn in Seeley Lake.Organizers Alex and Mark Kues were thankful...

 

Halloween Ovando Style

OVANDO - Worms on a bun, slithering pizza, tater vomit, frozen eyeballs and baby pumpkins were some of the delicacies served to costumed Ovando kids and their families on Halloween night. And after...

 

A Win-Win Solution for the Gravel Pit

SEELEY LAKE - Just some questions I have about the protestors of Gary Lewis’s gravel pit. Who are these protestors? What are their names? Do they even live in Seeley Lake? Are they being paid to protest by some group? What were their jobs before...

 
 By Don Larson    Opinion    November 9, 2017

Projected Sewer Rates Raise Questions

SEELEY LAKE - At this time it looks like sewer rates in the downtown Seeley area will be around $80 a month...that will be just about the highest monthly sewer rate in the state. Landlords will have no recourse but to pass that cost on to their...

 

We Will Never Forget the Kindness of Seeley Lake

SEELEY LAKE - When we set out from Pyramid trailhead on a 12-day backpacking trip in the Bob on July 23, we were filled with excitement and a bit of trepidation about the challenging and beautiful journey ahead. We had no way of knowing that a night...

 

Of Fires, Habitat and Logging

Now that the fires have cooled, at least in the woods, here are a few things to contemplate. The “save the world people,” i.e. Friends of This and That, Filers of Lawsuits to Stop Logging, Road building, Access, Save the Animals and Save the...

 

Paying for Sewer O&M: Two Fairer Ways

SEELEY LAKE - Greg Robinson and the go-along sewer board have revealed intentions to charge very unfairly for sewer Operation and Maintenance. First, they cannot seem to learn or accept that when it comes to using and deriving benefits from a sewer,...

 

Build Montana's Workforce, Build Montana's Future

As communities across the nation work to recover from recent natural disasters, many are discovering that while they have plenty of rebuilding to do, they lack the manpower to do it. This circumstance comes as no surprise to the Montana Contractors...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 9, 2017

Blackfoot Donates $50,000 to Fire Relief Funds

MISSOULA - Blackfoot announced a total pledge of up to $50,000 to support local communities affected by Montana's unprecedented wildfire season and to help offset the extensive damage. Nearly $30,000...

 

Safety Improvements Proposed on Montana Highway 200

GREENOUGH - The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) would like to notify the public and seek comments on a proposal to install centerline rumble strips on about 30 miles of Montana Highway 200 east of Bonner in Missoula County. The project...

 

Looking Back at Smoke from the Rice Ridge Fire

by Simply put, 2017 was the worst wildfire smoke season we have seen in Missoula County. Of course, anyone who lived in Seeley Lake during the Rice Ridge Fire already knew that. It's not uncommon for...

 

Despite Recent Snow, Bears Still Active

Recent grizzly bear attacks involving hunters reinforces the importance of being bear aware in Montana, even with a thick layer of snow on the ground in most parts of the state. During the past weekend, hunters were attacked by bears in separate...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 9, 2017

Burned Area Emergency Response Recommendations Made for Rice Ridge Fire

by Andi Bourne Pathfinder SEELEY LAKE – The Rice Ridge 20-person Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) team finished their assessment of the Rice Ridge Fire Oct. 20. In 11 days they were able to...

 

Student Presentations Focus on Community

SWAN VALLEY - The students in the Landscapes & Livelihoods course at Swan Valley Connections wrapped up their semester by giving presentations on their research projects to the Condon community on...

 

Gregory Joseph Triepke 1964-2017

SEELEY LAKE - Gregory Joseph Triepke, 53 of Seeley Lake, passed away Sunday, Oct. 29 following a brief battle with cancer. Greg was born May 2, 1964, in Great Falls to Richard and Joan Triepke, recei...

 

A Refuge in the Lord

A memorable experience in my teenage years was a strenuous hike up Mount Rainier in Washington State. I ascended the mountain to an elevation of a little over 10,000 feet arriving at Camp Muir. This camp contains shelters that are important staging...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    November 9, 2017

Lady Blackhawks Two and Out at Divisionals

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley-Swan Lady Blackhawks volleyball season came to a screeching end at the Western C Divisional Tournament Nov. 9-10 at Manhattan Christian. The Lady Blackhawks fell to Plains, 11-25, 12-25 and 13-25 in the opening round. They...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 9, 2017

Kovatch Named Prep Athlete of the Week

MISSOULA - Seeley-Swan High School freshman Klaire Kovatch earned the Missoulian's Prep Athlete of the Week last week. The Missoulian nominated Kovatch for her performance at the District 13-C...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 9, 2017

Blessings Continue for Trevino Family

SEELEY LAKE – Fundraising for Seeley Lake's Trevino family continues after their three-year-old daughter Addy was diagnosed with a terminal brain tumor this past summer. The "Grizzlies of the...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 9, 2017

First Tracks of the Season

SEELEY LAKE - Claire Muller puts in some of the first tracks of the season at the Seeley Creek Nordic Ski Trails Nov. 2. The official grooming of the ski trails won't start until Dec. 1. However...

 

Community Briefs

November Council Meeting Canceled, Postponed to December SEELEY LAKE - The November Seeley Lake Community Council meeting was scheduled to take place at the same time as an important public sewer meeting scheduled for next Monday, Nov. 13, at the...

 

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