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 By Sigrid Olson    News    January 18, 2018 

Potomac School Explorers Program Terminating

POTOMAC - This spring when school is out, the Potomac School Explorers program, as it currently exists, will end due to loss of funding from the 21st Century Grant. A core group of impacted families are working together to find solutions to continue...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    January 18, 2018 

Proposed 60-lot Subdivision Fills Barn

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Community Council packed the parking lot and filled the barn with residents wishing to learn more about a proposed subdivision at their Jan. 8 meeting. In other business, the council’s newest member, Lee Boman was swor...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    January 18, 2018 

Maciag and Calnan Recognized for Fire Season Leadership

GREENOUGH – Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation Clearwater Unit firefighters received two statewide awards for their efforts during 2017's unprecedented fire season. Senior...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    January 18, 2018 

Riders Cash-in at Fun Run

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Driftriders Snowmobile Club hosted their annual Snow Ball Weekend Jan. 13-14. Following the banquet Saturday night, 232 hands were sold for the Fun Run Sunday. Men's...

 

Movie Night Features "T-REX: Her Fight For Gold"

SEELEY LAKE – Alpine Artisans, Inc and the Seeley Lake Chamber of Commerce present Montana Winterfest Movie Night featuring “T-Rex: Her Fight for Gold.” The movie will begin at 7 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 20 at the Seeley Lake Community Hall with...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    January 18, 2018 

Rice Ridge Salvage Proposed, Comments Sought

SEELEY LAKE – A handful of interested community members gathered Jan. 10 to learn more about the less than 5,000 acres proposed for timber salvage on the 160,000-acre Rice Ridge Fire that burned...

 
 By Jan Anderson    News    January 18, 2018 

Solving the Affordable Housing Crisis

Story & photos by Jan Anderson Editor, Boulder Monitor BOULDER, MONT – When fire destroyed two mobile homes in a Boulder trailer court and damaged two others in June 2016, it underscored what...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    January 18, 2018 

Potomac School Board Hosts Crucial Discussions

POTOMAC - Potomac School board continued discussion on armed staff, the ending of the Friday Explorers program and adult education at their Jan. 8 meeting. They encourage the community to get involved in the discussions that will continue at their...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    January 18, 2018 

Local Hunters Supportive of Proposed Regulation Changes

SEELEY LAKE – Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is proposing changes to the 2018-2019 hunting regulations that, due to increasing numbers, will allow more elk and deer to be harvested in Region 2. Re...

 

New Weeds Program to Improve Wildlife Habitat

HELENA - Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is launching a new program to improve wildlife habitat through noxious weed management on both public and private lands. The 2017 Montana Legislature passed the Montana Wildlife Habitat Improvement Act. It...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    January 18, 2018 

Waldron Finds New Purpose for His Writing

SEELEY LAKE – After depositing his two royalty checks for less than 50 cents each, Seeley Lake author Douglas Waldron questioned why he continues to write and publish his books since all he ever...

 

Taking Art on the Road

SEELEY LAKE – Each year, the Art Mobile of Montana (AMM) hires a qualified art instructor to load approximately 30 fine art pieces into a van. The instructor then drives all over Montana displaying...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    January 18, 2018 

Nordic Team Kicks off Season

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Nordic Team is setting the pace for a great season. Thirteen skiers participated in Glacier Glide 3K Skate Race in Whitefish Jan. 6. The youngest member of the team,...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    January 18, 2018 

Blackhawks Battle Tigers and Pirates

The Seeley-Swan Blackhawks and Lady Blackhawks faced a pair of district foes last week. They hosted the Darby Tigers Jan. 12 and then traveled to take on the Pirates of Victor Jan. 13. The Boys...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    January 11, 2018

Pedestrian Crosses In Front of Moving Vehicle - Treated and Released

SEELEY LAKE – Around 12:40 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 7, Seeley Lake volunteers and Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Jacob Parks responded to a vehicle/pedestrian collision on Highway 83. The pedestrian was transported to Missoula and released later in the da...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    January 11, 2018

Bracha Lands Monster Pike

SEELEY LAKE – Seeley Lake's Susan Bracha landed this 42 inch, 24 pound, 2 ounce northern pike Saturday, Jan. 6 ice fishing on a local lake. This is her third season ice fishing and by far her most...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    January 11, 2018

From Skates to Boots, The Fun Never Stopped

SEELEY LAKE – For the eighth year, hockey players took to the "ponds" in the south bay of Seeley Lake Jan. 5-7. The Seeley Lake Pond Hockey tournament was filled with 44 teams. Despite the poor ice...

 

The Hermit of The Stray Bullet Reaches Out

OVANDO – Sheri Ritchlin is many things – author, lecturer, essayist, blogger and amateur videographer. During the winter she is the Hermit of the Stray Bullet Café. Ritchlin said, "I have a stran...

 

Montana Snowpack Currently the Best in the Western U.S.

The snowpack across most of the western U.S. isn’t looking good in most states but it’s a different story in the state of Montana, according to snowpack data collected by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). After a hot and...

 
 By Kate Schimel    News    January 11, 2018

Examining the Disparity of Urban and Rural Growth

Look at statewide numbers and Montana's economy seems to be doing well. Between 2000 and 2015, the number of jobs in the state of Montana grew 20 percent, according to a report released last year by...

 
 By Carol Brodie    News    January 11, 2018

Caroline Patterson Reads from "Ballet at the Moose Lodge"

SEELEY LAKE - Caroline Patterson, executive director of the Missoula Writing Cooperative, will be reading from and discussing her recent collection of short stories, "Ballet at the Moose Lodge"...

 

Red Cross Blood and Platelets Shortage Prompts Urgent Call for Donations

This January, National Blood Donor Month, the American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood and platelet donors of all blood types to help address a winter blood donation shortage. The next opportunity to donate in Seeley Lake is Jan. 16 from 12 -...

 

Grants Available to Seeley Lake Non-profits

SEELEY LAKE - As part of its mission, the Seeley Lake Community Foundation endeavors to help charitable groups in Seeley Lake fund projects to benefit the community. Their Small Grants Program supports the ever-changing needs of a community that is d...

 

Winter Trails Day in the Flathead, Jan. 20

KALISPELL, MT – The Flathead Community of Resource Educators (CORE), a network of individuals and organizations working together to increase awareness and understanding about the natural, historical and cultural resources of the Flathead Region,...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    January 11, 2018

From Stopping Point to Destination

CHALLIS, IDAHO – Mining and ranching is the main economy of Challis, Idaho. When the Thompson Creek Mining Company, a molybdenum mine west of Challis, ended their mining operations in 2014 the bust...

 

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