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 By Andi Bourne    News    February 23, 2017 

Improving Traffic Safety During Snow Joke

SEELEY LAKE – Organizers for the Snow Joke Half Marathon are implementing improved safety precautions and closing one lane of Highway 83 during the Feb. 25 event to better manage the traffic on race day. With 893 finishers last year and even...

 
 By Betty Vanderwielen    News    February 23, 2017 

Sue Cushman Named AAI 2017 Arts Benefactor

SEELEY LAKE – Alpine Artisans Incorporated (AAI) has a long-standing policy of each year honoring an AAI member or members who have exhibited exceptional support of the arts in the Clearwater Valley...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    February 23, 2017 

Condon House Fire Total Loss

SWAN VALLEY – Swan Valley Emergency Services (SVES) responded to a house fire on Saskatoon Lane in Condon Saturday, Feb. 11 just after midnight. While the owner and her dog escaped the blaze...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    February 23, 2017 

Lady Blackhawks Two-Step to Divisionals

FRENCHTOWN - The Seeley-Swan Lady Blackhawks danced past Victor and Clark Fork to earn the title District 13-C Champions for the fifth year in a row. The victories advance the Lady Blackhawks' season...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    February 23, 2017 

Funding on Hold Pending Rural Development's Decision

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Sewer Board was updated on the status of their grants and their appeal to the United States Department of Agriculture, Rural Development (RD) at their Feb. 16 board meeting. District Manager Greg Robertson said that the...

 
 By Trails Advisory Council    News    February 23, 2017 

Seeley Lake Trails Project Launches Public Input Session Feb. 25

SEELEY LAKE - Following two years of preparation, the Seeley Lake Trails Project will launch its public input process on Saturday, Feb. 25, from 1-4 p.m. at the Seeley Lake Community Hall in Seeley Lake. The meeting will bring local and regional...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    February 23, 2017 

Center Horse Project, Gravel Pit, Air Quality and Speed Limit Signs Dominate Discussion

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Community Council (SLCC) had a packed agenda for the Feb. 13 meeting. Presentations on the Center Horse Landscape Restoration Project, a proposed gravel pit near Elbow Lake and air quality were accompanied by...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    February 23, 2017 

Making Seeley Lake a More Vibrant Community

SEELEY LAKE – As a result of the Resource Team Assessment conducted last fall by Montana Economic Developers Association (MEDA), the Seeley Lake Vibrancy Committee has formed and is working towards addressing the community priorities identified in...

 
 News    February 23, 2017 

FWP Seeks Comment on Rules Aimed at Invasive Mussels

HELENA - Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) is seeking comment on proposed amendments to rules that outline new regulations needed in the battle to contain, detect and prevent the risk of spreading invasive mussels and other aquatic invasive...

 
 By Lynne Rogers FNP-C    News    February 23, 2017 

Get the Facts About Mono

I can remember as a teenager when mononucleosis or mono was going around in my high school and about half the class was out sick. I was included in the "out sick" population. Mono also known as the "k...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    February 23, 2017 

Dupree Steps Down – Hopeful Local will Run for Her Seat

SEELEY LAKE –Missoula County Public Schools (MCPS) board trustee and Seeley Lake resident Debbie Dupree is stepping down this May after serving 15 years on the board. She feels it is time for new energy on the board and hopes that someone from the...

 
 By Colleen Kesterson    News    February 23, 2017 

Committee Finishes Edits to Actions in Draft Plan

SWAN VALLEY - The Swan Valley Regional Planning Committee (SVRPC) agreed on edits to the remaining six of the original seven actions of the draft plan’s Economic Development Element at their Feb. 15 meeting. The first action, which required communi...

 
 News    February 23, 2017 

Snow – More than Meets the Eye

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Elementary (SLE) second-graders have been studying the science of meteorology, specifically the processes and phenomena of the atmosphere as a means of forecasting the...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    February 23, 2017 

Pioneer Girls Start Out Strong

POTOMAC - The Potomac Pioneers Girls basketball season began Feb. 9 with home games against the Lolo Loggers. Potomac won one game with a final score of 44 - 16 and lost the other game 20-24. The next game brought the DeSmet Padres to Potomac Feb....

 
 By Michael Siebert and Freddy Monares    News    February 23, 2017 

Legislative Roundup - Week 7

HELENA - The Montana Legislature heard emotional testimony a bill last week that would include gender identity and sexual orientation in the state’s non-discrimination laws. Introduced by Rep. Kelly McCarthy, D-Billings, House Bill 417 would add...

 
 News    February 23, 2017 

SSHS Recognizes Blackhawk Seniors

SEELEY LAKE - Seeley-Swan High School (SSHS) recognized their senior basketball athletes and senior musicians along with their families at the last Blackhawk's home game of the season Saturday, Feb....

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    February 23, 2017 

Blackhawks Settle for Fourth

FRENCHTOWN - The Seeley-Swan Blackhawks season came to an end with a fourth place finish at the District 13-C Tournament in Frenchtown last weekend. The Blackhawks headed into the tournament seeded se...

 
 News    February 23, 2017 

Community Briefs

Seeley Lake Library News SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Library will discuss Mark Spragg’s “Where Rivers Change Direction” on Wednesday, March 15 at 11 a.m. In this memoir, Spragg describes growing up on the oldest dude ranch in Wyoming “with...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    February 16, 2017

Cottonwood Lakes Gravel Pit Approved with Conditions

SEELEY LAKE – The Conditional Use Permit (CUP) for the proposed gravel pit on Cottonwood Lakes Road received zoning approval with conditions at the Feb. 9 Powell County Planning Board meeting. According to Powell County Planner Carl Hamming, the ap...

 
 By Betty Vanderwielen    News    February 16, 2017

Culinary Club Learns Cupcake Decorating Techniques

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Elementary Culinary Club, one of the afterschool programs available through the Twenty-First Century Grant, cooked a Mexican meal in October, baked Thanksgiving pies...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    February 16, 2017

Etnire Takes Third in 100 Mile Race to the Sky

SEELEY LAKE – Seeley Lake musher Roy Etnire finished third in this year's 100-mile Race to the Sky. He was the only local musher to participate in their year's race. Etnire operates Mystik North...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    February 16, 2017

Most Board Positions Filled by Acclimation

The Seeley Lake Rural Fire District and Swan Valley Community Council are the only local boards required to hold a special district elections this May for their open positions. The rest of the local board positions were either filled by acclimation...

 
 News    February 16, 2017

Recreation Event Permit Application Deadline March 31

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Ranger District is currently welcoming Recreation Event Special Use Permit applications for 2017 summer and fall events. Applications must be submitted by March 31. Applications received after this date will be...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    February 16, 2017

Phone Scam Targets Local DISH® Network User

SEELEY LAKE – This past January Seeley Lake resident Karen Montgomery was skeptical after received a phone call that showed up as DISH® Network (DISH) on her caller ID. While the offer to change out her satellites sounded like a good one,...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    February 16, 2017

Temporary Gravel Pit Proposed Near Elbow Lake

SEELEY LAKE – The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) is proposing to open a temporary gravel pit and asphalt plant near Elbow Lake and adjacent to Highway 83 close to mile marker three. They are soliciting public input... Full story

 

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