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Articles from the November 26, 2015 edition

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 By Andi Bourne    News    November 26, 2015

Residents Awake to Chaos - Many Without Power

SEELEY LAKE - Many residents in Missoula County were awakened Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning, Nov. 17-18 by the sounds of trees snapping and, what some described, as "a freight train"...

 

Cottonwood Lakes Road to Close for Log Haul Traffic

SEELEY LAKE - Approximately three miles of the Cottonwood Lakes Road (#477) on the Seeley Lake Ranger District will be closed beginning Dec. 1 for public safety while log truck traffic associated with the Mountain Creek Stewardship project is occurri...

 

Montana TNC Honored with National Award

HELENA - The Nature Conservancy (TNC) in Montana was awarded the prestigious 2015 National Land Protection Award from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). This competitive award is presented...

 
 By Kara Good    Opinion    November 26, 2015

Rapid Forest Assessment in the Auggie Fuel Treatment Area

The Rapid Forest Assessment (RFA) in the Auggie fuel treatment area near the Morrell Creek Ski Trails in Seeley Lake, Mont. will assist everyone in knowing what is in our forests. A control plot is an...

 

Referee Needed for Land Board Appraisal Process on State Lease Lands

SEELEY LAKE - I have written to the Montana State Land Board which consists of the Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, Superintendent of Public Instruction, Insurance and Securities Commissioner. I also included the head of the...

 

Rememberin' Back When - Part 2 Turkey in the Straw, or Car or Post Office

Back in those times, early 70s, we lived in a small rural village somewhat akin to Ovando. We lived in town in the old parsonage. That didn't stop me from bringing home mules, cattle, horses and of...

 

SpaghettiOs Recall Issued Due to Choking Hazard

Campbell Soup Company is voluntarily recalling 14.2 ounce cans of SpaghettiOs Original due to a potential choking hazard posed by pieces of red plastic found in a small number of cans. This plastic material is from parts of the can lining which may...

 

Thanksgiving Day Presents Hidden Hazards

When most people think about Thanksgiving, images of turkey, stuffing and time spent with loved ones typically come to mind, not fire hazards. However, an increased risk of fire is, in fact, a reality of Thanksgiving. According to the National Fire...

 

Governor Bullock Secures Approval of Plan to Extend Health Coverage to Thousands of Montanans

HELENA - Governor Steve Bullock, joined by Sen. Ed Buttrey and Holly Blouch, announced that Montana’s innovative plan to extend health coverage to thousands of the state’s residents has been approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid...

 

1929 Fire Survivor Donated to Historical Society

SWAN VALLEY - In October, Roger Donald generously donated an original homestead cabin to the Upper Swan Valley Historical Society (USVHS). The cabin, locally known as Grandma Whalen's cabin, will be...

 

Seeking Nominations for 2016 Neighbor Awards

HELENA - Governor Steve Bullock, along with a group of Montana-based organizations, is seeking nominations for the “Montana Neighbor Awards.” The awards give recognition to landowners who work collaboratively with their neighbors to enhance...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 26, 2015

Seeley Lake Fire Board - Snowplow Bid Approved and Cadet Program Suspended

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Rural Fire District Board of Trustees accepted Rod Stevens’ bid for snow plowing both Station 1 and 2. Rod Stevens Construction was one of two bids received for the 2015-2016 snow-plowing contract. Stevens has held...

 

Small Business Saturday Year-round Impact of Shopping Small

As the voice for our nation’s entrepreneurs, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) celebrates all small businesses on a daily basis.  When our small businesses do well, our communities do too. Therefore, as part of our annual tradition, I...

 

Love Brings "Missing Bells" to Seeley Lake

SEELEY LAKE – Former Seeley Lake resident Donna Love has written a number of picture books introducing young children to elk, herons, osprey, loons and national parks. Her most recent book, "Santa...

 

Sometimes Our Images are Borrowed but This Scene has Its Own Portrait in my Heart 

It was a scene straight from a Leanin' Tree Christmas card. The five-by-five bull elk was moving uphill on a well-traveled path through lodgepole pine while snowflakes as large as dollars and wetter...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 26, 2015

TNC Highlights 2015 Accomplishments and 2016 Goals

SEELEY LAKE - The Nature Conservancy (TNC), in collaboration with The Blackfoot Challenge, held a public meeting Nov. 16 to provide updates on the Clearwater-Blackfoot Project. TNC had purchased 117,000 acres in January 2015 from Plum Creek. TNC disc...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    November 26, 2015

Community Center Projects and Plans

POTOMAC - The Potomac/Greenough Community Center (PGCC) in Potomac is undergoing changes and improvements. Jeanne Hall, PGCC chair, said the projects will support and benefit all the groups that use...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 26, 2015

Committee Works through Final Element

SWAN VALLEY - The Swan Valley Regional Planning Committee discussed the Implementation Element at their last meeting Nov. 19. Planner Robert Horne expects to have a complete draft for the committee to review at the December meeting. The... Full story

 

Enter with Thanksgiving and Praise

It is one of my favorite holidays this week - Thanksgiving. Between feasting, family, friends, floats, furlough and football, it always seems to be a fabulous time! There is a long tradition of Thanksgiving in our nation, dating all the way back to...

 

Ryan Donald Greenwood 1992 ~ 2015

SEELEY LAKE - Ryan Donald Greenwood, 23, joined his keeper of the stars Sunday, Nov. 15 due to a tragic vehicle accident. Ryan was born May 30, 1992 to Robert Greenwood and Rendie Connell, in... Full story

 

Rodney Allen Kvamme 1931 ~ 2015

SEELEY LAKE – Born May 9, 1931, at home in the small town of Mekinock, N.D., it was debated for years whether Rodney Allen Kvamme actually arrived on Mother's Day or not. His mother Hilda Kvamme... Full story

 

SSHS Recognizes Fall Athletes

The Seeley-Swan High School (SSHS) fall sports awards banquet was held Nov. 17 at Seeley-Swan High School. The banquet was held to present varsity letters, pins, chevrons, All-Conference and Academic...

 

Tribute to Rod Kvamme

We’ve missed him for a few years and were saddened to hear of the passing of long time Seeley Lake resident and Seeley Lake Historical Society supporter, Pastor Rod Kvamme. Rod was instrumental in forming the Seeley Lake Writers Club and acted as... Full story

 

MDT Extends No Passing Zone, Commissioners Support SVE Safety Issue

SWAN VALLEY - Newly elected Missoula County Commissioner Stacy Rye spoke at the Nov. 17 meeting of the Swan Valley Community Council (SVCC). She told those in attendance that the commissioners supported the citizens concerned about the danger to...

 

Seeley Lake Antler Crafts

Goal: Seeley Lake Antler Crafts owner Wade Rathbun's goal is to offer a unique craft for others to enjoy and use in their homes. He uses the freshest antler sheds possible offering a high quality prod...

 

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