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 By Andi Bourne    News    June 29, 2017 

Taking Steps Towards a Sustainable Economy

SWAN VALLEY – What started as a conversation about the economy among Swan Valley residents ended with nearly a dozen people focusing on restoration and renovation of the arena grounds. This was one of the three action teams that started taking...

 

Appendices Added - Edits to Third Element Sections

SWAN VALLEY - The Swan Valley Regional Planning Committee voted to add appendices to the draft growth plan at their meeting June 14. The committee also discussed and edited three sections of the Land Use Element. Despite Chair Ken Donovan’s...

 
 By Colleen Kesterson    News    June 1, 2017

Asset-Based Approach and Attendees' Input Addressed

SWAN VALLEY - The Swan Valley Regional Planning Committee (SVRPC) addressed the remaining paragraphs of the Asset Based Approach to Future Development section of the Land Use Element in the draft growth plan May 24. They tabled the final paragraph...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    May 18, 2017

Potomac School Updating and Revising

POTOMAC - The Potomac School Board discussed school operations, curriculum, safety, staff and technology at their May 8 meeting. John Rouse was hired as the new principal replacing Angie Williams. Starla Dugger will start next year as the special...

 
 By Colleen Kesterson    News    May 18, 2017

A Little Headway on Land Use Element

SWAN VALLEY - The Swan Valley Regional Planning Committee (SVRPC) made a little progress editing two paragraphs in the Land Use element of the draft document at the May 10 meeting. Committee members also discussed adding an appendix to the document...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    May 4, 2017

Dupree Recognized for 15 Years of Service, Request for Driver's Education Offered Locally

SEELEY LAKE – The Missoula County Public Schools (MCPS) Board of Trustees recognized trustee Debbie Dupree for her 15 years of service at their April 25 board meeting at Seeley-Swan High School (SSHS). They also took public comment that included a...

 

Two Sections of Land Use Element Addressed

SWAN VALLEY - The Swan Valley Regional Planning Committee (SVRPC) members addressed the Wildland-Urban Interface and Regulatory Framework sections of the Land Use Element contained in the draft growth plan at their April 17 meeting. The committee...

 

Commissioner and Council Candidates Present

SWAN VALLEY - Newly-elected Missoula County Commissioner Dave Strohmaier introduced himself and visited with those in attendance at the Swan Valley Community Council (SVCC) April 18 meeting. SVCC candidates Nathan Richardson and Diann Ericson...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    April 27, 2017

Teacher Contracts, Budget Cuts, 2017-2018 Proposed Calendar Discussed

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Elementary (SLE) school board discussed teacher contracts, proposed solutions to the budget shortfall and the 2017-2018 calendar at their April 18 meeting. The proposed budget and calendar are expected to be approved...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    April 20, 2017

Gravel Pit and SMA Dominate Discussion at Council Meeting

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Community Council’s (SLCC) April 10 meeting covered a wide range of topics including the proposed gravel pit on Cottonwood Lakes Road and the Special Management Area (SMA) for septic systems in Seeley Lake....

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    April 20, 2017

PHC Increasing Services at Seeley-Swan Medical Center

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley-Swan Medical Center (SSMC) gains a new dentist in July. At their April meeting, the Seeley-Swan Hospital District Board also approved the installation of two new sinks that will open another exam room for patients and...

 

Time Concerns and Edits to Land Use Element

SWAN VALLEY - Members of the Swan Valley Regional Planning Committee (SVRPC) discussed at length the community’s concern that the regional draft plan editing was taking too much time at their meeting March 23. They also addressed and voted on...

 

Keller Speaks on Land Use Element

SWAN VALLEY - Local real estate agent John Keller spoke to the Swan Valley Regional Planning Committee (SVRPC) Thursday about his research and thoughts on Land Use in the Swan Valley. Keller told them that the Swan Valley doesn’t need land use...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    March 2, 2017

Chief Spending Allowance Raised

SEELEY LAKE – At their Feb. 21 meeting, the Seeley Lake Fire District Board of Trustees unanimously approved a $4,000 increase in the amount available to the Seeley Lake Fire Chief for equipment purchases. While it was understood that current...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    March 2, 2017

Budget Shortfall Projected for SLE

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Elementary (SLE) Board discussed a projected budget deficit and SLE Outside’s balance sheet at the Feb. 21 meeting. The board also received a board member’s resignation and has an upcoming election for two board...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    February 9, 2017

Seeley Fire District Adds 2011 Polaris Ranger Crew to Fleet

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Fire Board approved the shipping cost for the department to acquire a 2011 Polaris Ranger Crew. Seeley Lake Fire Chief Bob Vanden Heuvel feels this will expand the capabilities of the department to allow volunteers...

 

Committee Focuses on Economic Development Element Edits

SWAN VALLEY - The Swan Valley Regional Planning Committee (SVRPC) discussed and used edits and comments from the public to clarify section 2.4 New Industrial Development in the second element of the plan draft entitled Economic Development at their...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    January 26, 2017

Board Asks RD to Throw Out Election

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Sewer Board discussed options as they try to retain a $10 million funding package after the failure of the bond election. The board was also informed at their Jan. 19 regular meeting that three positions on the board...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    January 26, 2017

SLE Board Discusses SLE Outside Income and Expense Report

SEELEY LAKE – Seeley Lake Elementary School Board discussed the SLE Outside store’s income and expense report for November 2015-November 2016 at their meeting Jan. 17. The board also accepted Sally Johnson’s resignation. Johnson will be...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    January 26, 2017

Fire Board Approves Raises and Budget

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Rural Fire District Board approved a 2.5 percent raise for District Administrator Lynn Richards and Maintenance staff Mark Kues at their Jan. 17 meeting. This was less than the three percent raise Seeley Lake Fire...

 

Swan Lake District Ranger Addressed Council

SWAN VALLEY - Swan Lake District of the Flathead National Forest (FNF) Ranger Rich Kehr presented updates to projects in the works for the Swan Valley, the FNF forest plan revision draft and answered questions from attendees at the Swan Valley...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    January 26, 2017

$100,000 Allocated for Library Improvements Discussed

SWAN VALLEY – The Swan Valley Community Council (SVCC) discussed the $100,000 that will be used for updating the Swan Valley Community Library at their meeting Jan. 17. They assigned the Ad Hoc Committee to ask Director of Missoula County Library...

 

Swan Valley Economic Development Addressed

SWAN VALLEY - The Swan Valley Regional Planning Committee (SVRPC) discussed and edited seven paragraphs in the Regional Draft Plan at their monthly meeting Jan. 11. The paragraphs were part of the Economic Development Element under the section...

 

Community Council Updated on Programs and Services

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Community Council (SLCC) heard several presentations from local organizations at their Jan. 9 meeting. Missoula Aging Services (MAS) Resource Specialist Linda Howard presented information about services available to co...

 

Sewer Q&A Held at Council Meeting

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Community Council hosted a question and answer session with experts involved in the proposed wastewater treatment plant. Voters will decide whether or not to allow the...

 

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