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Articles from the December 31, 2015 edition

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 By Andi Bourne    News    December 31, 2015

Republic Services Takes Over Transfer Station Management

SEELEY LAKE - As of Dec. 1, the Seeley Lake Refuse District Transfer Station is under the operation and management of Republic Services of Montana. They signed a 12-month contract with Missoula County that can be renewed annually for up to three...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    December 31, 2015

Kind Hearts Give Lucky Dog Second Chance

POTOMAC – A lost Weimaraner dog was found Sept. 24 dragging his dehydrated, starving body through a frost covered meadow in the Lost Creek area near Condon. He was taken to Paws Up Safe Home and...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    December 31, 2015

From the Ground Up A New Appreciation after 40 Years of Flying

SEELEY LAKE - After more than 40 years of flying experience each, Seeley Lake residents Erik Gullikson and Bob Thorne are building their own two-seater plane, an S-20 Raven. During his career as an...

 

Good Horses to Ride

As another year draws to a close in the crazy old life, I hope that you had time to enjoy the holidays in festive style with those you love.  Now, it's almost time for that "new year, new me" nonsens...

 

Wolves: What to Do

When you hear the word wolf what is the first thing that comes to mind? A voracious killer that will kill you just to see you die? Or, a cute, harmless dog that resembles your family pet? Or a mammal...

 
 By Pathfinder    News    December 31, 2015

Moore Won't Run for Third Term for HD 92

MISSOULA - Representative David "Doc" Moore of House District 92 (HD 92) has decided not to run for a third term in the Montana House of Representatives. He stated that he has really enjoyed...

 
 By Larry Dunham    News    December 31, 2015

Dunham on Republican Ticket for House District 92

Since Republican David "Doc" Moore is not running for House District 92 (HD 92), Condon resident Larry Dunham submitted his application for the Republican ticket. "I will get informed, get involved,...

 
 By Pathfinder    News    December 31, 2015

Thane Comments on Hellgate Data Breach - Oliver Resigns

MISSOULA - Missoula County Public Schools (MCPS) Superintendent Mark Thane spoke in a news conference Dec. 15 about the unintentional data breach that occurred from the Hellgate High School administrative offices on Friday, Dec. 4. LMG Security...

 

Changes in the Montana Logging World…A Trip Down Memory Lane

There is nothing better than sitting down with knowledgeable people and picking their brains. That is exactly what I did this month. It started with a notice from Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation [DNRC] that Pyramid Mountain...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    December 31, 2015

Stewardship Project Underway on Cottonwood Lakes Road

SEELEY LAKE - Bull Creek Forestry of Seeley Lake has begun work on the Seeley Lake Ranger District’s Mountain Creek Stewardship Project off of Cottonwood Lakes Road (US Forest Service Road #477). Approximately three miles of the road is closed for...

 

Cost Containment Recommendations for Healthcare Insurance

HELENA - With healthcare costs on the rise across the country, the Montana Business Leadership Council (MBLC) is recommending a few simple, bi-partisan measures that will aid in lowering healthcare costs for Montanans. One of the policy measures is...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    December 31, 2015

Selling Adventure in Seeley Lake

SEELEY LAKE – Rocky Mountain Adventure Gear (RMAG) in Seeley Lake is under new ownership and operating with a new business model offering outdoor recreation rentals. Moose Jergesen and Duane...

 

Edward "Bud" Remy Berckmoes 1931 ~ 2015

SEELEY LAKE - Bud Berckmoes passed away peacefully Dec. 26.  He was born in Fromberg, Mont. to Remy and Elizabeth (Schleinning) Berckmoes Nov. 15, 1931. Later in life, Bud moved to Seeley Lake, Mt., where he resided for over 40 years. He worked as... Full story

 

Christmas Trees and How They Have Grown

SEELEY LAKE – Decorated trees are an almost indispensable part of modern Christmas festivities. Where did the custom originate? Why do people perpetuate it? And to what extremes has it been...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    December 31, 2015

Giving Tree Makes Christmas a Little Brighter

SEELEY LAKE - The annual "Giving Tree," sponsored by the Mountain Lakes Presbyterian Church women, brought Christmas joy to many families in the Valley. Nearly 90 gifts were given to 18 families in...

 

Fresh Snow, Fresh Start

I love the beauty of a fresh covering of snow. After several days without a new snowfall, the ground begins to look muddy, full of tire tracks and various debris covers the surface. Once a new layer of fresh snow covers the ground once again the...

 

Swan Valley Student Letters to Santa

Kindergarten Dear Santa Claus, How are your reindeer doing? What is your favorite color? And my name is Levi. Please may I have legos. Sincerely, Levi. Dear Santa Claus, I would like a bean bag. My name is Bryar. I would like a baskitball hoop....

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    December 31, 2015

Haines Contracting

Goal: Haines Contracting's goal is to provide quality work for his customers providing for all their forest-related needs. This includes cutting stumps low, making sure the clean-up is aesthetically... Full story

 

Salmon Prairie School Students Perform Swan Valley Version of "How the Grinch Stole Christmas"

SALMON PRAIRIE - On Dec. 22, six Salmon Prairie students in grades kindergarten to eighth grade presented their own production of "How the Grinch Stole Christmas." Parents, friends and community...

 

Community Briefs

Swan Valley AARP Meeting, Jan. 4 SWAN VALLEY - Fairytale Farm will be the program Monday, Jan. 4 for the Swan Valley AARP at the Swan Valley Community Hall. Local resident and owner of Fairytale Farms Sarah Mendenhall will charm attendees with a...

 

Reader Photo - Winter Fishing Fun

Seeley Lake sixth-grader Sawyer Shelmerdine caught this 34 inch, nearly 15 pound northern pike Wednesday, Dec. 23 while fishing on Salmon Lake with his dad, Phil. Sawyer caught it on a tip up using...

 

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