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Articles from the November 16, 2017 edition

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 By Andi Bourne    News    November 16, 2017

Seeley Fire District Hires Interim Chief

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Fire Board offered Michael Greer an interim chief position for the Seeley Lake Rural Fire District pending finalizing the pay rate and job description. They also agreed to start advertising for a new fire chief and...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 16, 2017

Sanders Receives 2017 Governor's Award for Excellence

HELENA – Resource Manager Gordy Sanders of Pyramid Mountain Lumber received the 2017 Governor's Award for Excellence in the Use and Promotion of Montana Wood. While Sanders was surprised by the...

 

Swan Valley Residents Offer Heartfelt Words

SWAN VALLEY - Swan Valley American Legion Post #63 Commander Rick Ferguson spoke to those gathered at the Veterans Day ceremony Nov. 11 held at the Swan Valley Community Hall. He urged those present...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 16, 2017

The Cost of Service

SEELEY LAKE – Veterans and members of the public joined together Nov. 11 at 11 p.m. to honor and thank the veterans in the Seeley Lake community. The Veterans and Families of Seeley Lake hosted the...

 

Grab the Golden Ring While it is There

SEELEY LAKE - This kind of opportunity to improve the community and prepare it for a long future will not come again soon, if ever. We are fortunate to have a generous grant to pay for a sewer system and the dedicated people willing to volunteer...

 

Deck Stacked in Favor of the Sewer

SEELEY LAKE - The Sewer Board has nicely stacked the deck for passage of its atrocious, expensive sewer proposal. Here’s how.  By ignoring last December’s vote and opting for a “protest” procedure, the Board has effectively disenfranchised...

 

Seeley Lake Sewer – It's a Community Investment

SEELEY LAKE - Response to this summer’s fires showed the resilience of people living in Seeley Lake. It is not something any of us want to see repeated. We all know how important Seeley Lake is to the community and local economy. Our forests...

 

Interim Chief Hired for Seeley Lake

SEELEY LAKE - We are delighted to announce our new interim Fire Chief, Michael Greer. This is in response to our current community needs and the department in an effort to be expeditious and proactive in moving forward in protecting and servicing...

 

Sewer Decision in Landowners' Hands

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Sewer Board adopted a resolution at its Nov. 8 meeting to levy special assessments on property in the district to pay for construction of the proposed wastewater treatment plant and Phase 1 of the collection system. In...

 

Again Birds of a Feather

Have you watched and wondered how a flock of small birds just weave and turn as one headed for somewhere? Like some inner radar maneuvering this way and that. Just another wonder of Ol' Mother...

 

"Community" is Key!

With this summer’s highly unfortunate fire activity, evacuation warnings and orders, we all learned important lessons: Being good stewards and neighbors is far more important than promoting negativity, pointing fingers and being critical of...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 16, 2017

Senior Project Proposes to Help Kids and Seeley Lake

SEELEY LAKE – Seeley-Swan High School senior Gabby Sexton has teamed up with KYSSMAS For Kids for her senior project. Her goal is to help the Missoula radio station 94.9 KYSS FM approach all the...

 

Cole Jungers & Katie Hood

SEELEY LAKE - Seeley-Swan High School graduates Cole Jungers and Katie Hood were engaged Nov. 10. Cole proposed where they had their first kiss three years ago. They will be married by next summer...

 
 By Carol Brodie    News    November 16, 2017

Open Book Club presents Poet Mark Gibbons, Nov. 18

SEELEY LAKE - Alpine Artisans Open Book Club presents poet Mark Gibbons who will be reading and discussing his poetry Saturday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m., at the Grizzly Claw Trading Company. There is no charge to attend and all are welcome. Gibbons’...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 16, 2017

AIS Sampling Ends for the Season - No Mussels Detected

With snow coming early this year, the 2017 aquatic invasive species sampling wrapped up at the end of October. Clearwater Resource Council AIS Specialist Joann Wallenburn, field technician Swan...

 

Final Element Accepted - Appendices Added

SWAN VALLEY - The final seventh element entitled Implementation was discussed, edited and accepted by the Swan Valley Regional Planning Committee at their meeting Nov. 8. The appendices, taken from text of three elements contained in the growth plan...

 

Brushing Up Against History

SEELEY LAKE – Seeley Lake resident Patrick Constantinides knows some interesting inside information about the final stages of the Iran Hostage Crisis of 1979. Constantinides was the Assistant General Manager of one of the American banks in London d...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 16, 2017

Kra-Z's - Keeping Riders Out on the Snow

SEELEY LAKE – Ski-Doo® riders in Seeley Lake will not be left in the cold this winter. Seeley Lake residents Karl and Shannon ZurMuehlen opened Kra-Z's Service and Repair Nov. 1 in Seeley Lake i...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 16, 2017

Missoula Exchange Club Reaches Out to Seeley

MISSOULA – The Missoula Exchange Club is reaching out to Seeley Lake and encouraging the community to get more involved. Exchange Club member since 2002 and part-time Seeley Lake resident Larry...

 
 By Derek Strahn    News    November 16, 2017

Homestead Act Launches New Era

Several short-term trends helped trigger Montana's remarkable homestead boom. The most significant was the Enlarged Homestead Act of 1909, which doubled the free land available to settlers to 320...

 

Margaret Frances McLean Copenhaver 1919-2017

OVANDO - On Nov. 8 at the beautiful age of 98, Margaret Frances McLean Copenhaver peacefully passed away at home surrounded by family. Margaret, daughter of William McLean and Mayme Superneau McLean,... Full story

 

Urgent Love

And now I want to urgently remind you, dear friends, of the old rule God gave us right from the beginning, that Christians should love one another.  If we love God, we will do whatever he tells us to. And he has told us from the very first to love...

 

Community Briefs

Seeley-Swan High School Leos Club Turkey Drive, Nov. 17 SEELEY LAKE – In the spirit of giving, the Seeley-Swan High School Leos Club will be collecting turkeys Friday, Nov. 17 from 4-6 p.m. at various locations in Seeley Lake. All donations...

 

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