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Great Grandma Leita

We parked our Model As in October And couldn't drive them until May Horses and wagons took their place The Old Condon Highway was all we had to travel on With snow up to the horse's shoulders Almost...

 

Ingredients for the dragon of my mind

I am from the heavy breathing, the feet slapping the track One lap, two laps, three laps, four. And I cross the finish line I am from the woods, the trees speaking to me as they dance to the beat of...

 

Rest On Fawn Peak

If I fall asleep for the last time, Let it be as the sun kisses the Mission Mountains as orange replaces blue. Let it be when jays roost, does feed on clover silently near by. Let it be when the bull...

 

Empty

Today, Somewhere between black and white The sky cries And the willows weep Yet, streams still flow, The world turns I miss you so much more than yesterday Today, Is not black, And Today, Is not...

 

Students Learning to Cook

One elective Seeley Lake Elementary (SLE) students may choose is the food elective taught by Bridget Laird. The food elective lets people discover the thrills of cooking. They are making any kind of...

 

Relax – Join Chess Club

SEELEY LAKE - On Tuesdays and Thursdays 7-8 a.m. at Seeley Lake Elementary, the Junior High teacher Duane Schlabach (Mr. S) oversees Chess Club. Kids enjoy playing matches and learn to play the game....

 

SLE C Team Creams Drummond

SEELEY LAKE - In October Seeley Lake Elementary's (SLE) volleyball C team played Drummond. In the first match Drummond served first, and by the end the score was 25 (SLE) to 17 (Drummond). The second...

 

Plastic + Heat Gun = Art

SEELEY LAKE - Seeley Lake Elementary fifth through eighth graders are doing electives. Sharon Teague, the sixth grade teacher, also teaches the art elective. Students are working with plastic and a...

 

Spectacular Makerspace Takes Off

SEELEY LAKE - Makerspace is a time for Seeley Lake Elementary (SLE) kids to unleash their creativity. Makerspace is an activity before school, 7-7:55 a.m. This is an activity in the 21st Century...

 

SLE Jumps into Multimedia

SEELEY LAKE – One of the elective choices for fifth to eighth graders at Seeley Lake Elementary (SLE) is Multimedia. Mrs. Michele Holmes, the technology teacher at SLE, formed the class in 2005-6...

 

Meet T-Bone, the 4-H Steer

My name is Danielle Sexton and here is my steer T-Bone! On Oct. 2, 2016, I went to the Two Creek Ranch to buy my steer for my 2017 4-H market beef project from rancher Wayne Slaght in Ovando. I have...

 

SLE Student Government 

SEELEY LAKE - Students of Seeley Lake Elementary (SLE) run for Student Government each year, and this year may be the best yet. Twelve students ran, and it was astonishing to see how prepared and enth...

 

What it Means to Be a 4-Her

4-H was created to empower young people and to give them the tools to grow in their individual strengths. But many people still ask, "Why join 4-H? What's so great about it?" The benefits 4-H can...

 

Stream Wishing Within a Knight's Heart in Dragon's Valley

I sit near Morrell Creek trying to think of a prompt I hear a name that the water whispers to me and allows my Imagination to fly on the wings of my broken heart And my eyes see the scales that are...

 
 By Hannah Ayers    Opinion    July 21, 2016

Farewell Summer

The sun glistens on the trees Through the brightly colored autumn leaves Shadows cast on the ground All near the ground squirrels' mound The birds' songs grow weak As the autumn mornings become more...

 
 By Emily Howard    Opinion    June 30, 2016

Technology in Rural Montana

Jack and Belinda Rich currently run the Rich Ranch in Seeley Lake, Mont. with family and friends. The Rich family have shared their love for rural culture in Montana's outdoors for more than 40...

 
 By Amber Leetch    Opinion    May 12, 2016

spring break

The excitement the weeks before the temptation to run screaming fearing you'll explode from the anticipation daydreaming of warm weather and sandy beaches hoping to get a tan even though pale skin...

 
 By Bo Jungers    Opinion    May 5, 2016

Gun Control

I believe, as our founding fathers did, that it is not a privilege but a right to own and bear arms. In our world today there are so many crimes and violent acts being committed that people are...

 
 By Zoey Matheny    Opinion    April 28, 2016

Let Them Live

To this day, thousands of babies are in a "live or die" situation, in which their mothers decide whether or not to keep them or to terminate them without even knowing them. If you were a woman and...

 

Mushing Fever

by Kaelin Reiley Seeley-Swan High School Grade 12 I. Night Run Settin' up with the setting sun. Pull the snowhook as darkness descends. Unable to see anything beyond the halo of your headlamp; The...

 

Late Winter Visions

In the gloom of late winter, I sometimes glimpse, the fleeting form of a will-o-the-wisp. I turn to follow my Destiny, to know what it is I'm to do I wish to find my Fate, to learn what is in store...

 
Mitch Parcell, Seeley-Swan High School Grade 11

School Shooting: Is the issue muscle or your mind?

What do you think causes school shootings? Do people hit a breaking point that just sends them over the edge? Or is it that they are "mental" and just missed their medication timeline? Not a lot of...

 

Is Standardized Testing Really Necessary?

Ever since I entered high school, I have had the major goal to graduate and go to college. My dad always says, "The time will come when you grow up, and you'll have to decide what you want to do in...

 

Save our Waters

SEELEY LAKE - Seems with everything these days money is always a factor. It mostly is everyone's first priority but why won't that change? For the sake of the environment and ourselves, why can't mone...

 

Drinking Age to 18

Remember when you were 18, finally becoming the adult that your parents expected you to be. Remember the good times with friends, staying out late, having a few drinks now and then. Wasn't it great?...

 

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