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Fat Hippie expresses concerns over marijuana initiative

SEELEY LAKE - Fat Hippie, LLC owner Terry Lucke and office manager Dawn Butler are concerned with certain aspects of the upcoming initiative I-190 on the November ballot that would legalize the recreational use of marijuana in Montana. “I don’t...


Will Kats shows intricately detailed wood carvings during Tour of the Arts

SEELEY LAKE – Two women from Hamilton, Montana, artists in their own right, came to Alpine Artisans' Tour of the Arts Saturday October 10. "Oh my gosh! Oh my gosh!" Barbara Liss exclaimed as she...


Two men rescued off Holland Peak

SWAN VALLEY- A 56-year-old man and his 31-year-old hiking partner were rescued from  Holland Peak Monday, Oct. 5 after one of the men experienced a life-threatening medical condition. The men were...


Algae bloom observed at Placid Lake

PLACID LAKE - Clearwater Resource Council reported another algae bloom just south of the public boat launch at Placid Lake State Park. The bloom was observed Wednesday, Oct. 7. Samples were sent to...

Alleged defamation case closed, no charges filed

SEELEY LAKE – Saturday morning, May 9 Clearwater Montana Properties CEO Kevin Wetherell was out showing vacant lots on Double Arrow Ranch. “When I finished showing property that morning, I looked at my phone and it was blowing up with Facebook...


Seeley Lake logs impact Great Flood of 1908

If the early history of Seeley Lake is intertwined with the lumber industry, the rise of the United States Forest Service is incontrovertibly intertwined with Seeley Lake and in particular with the...

Small team runs meet in Arlee

ARLEE – Just a handful of runners on the Seeley-Swan Cross Country team traveled to Arlee for their Thursday, Oct. 8 meet. Junior Hannah Ayers ran for the Ladies. She placed fourth with a time of 23:27. This was her fastest time for the season....


Pair of measures would legalize marijuana in Montana

Marijuana is back on the ballot - the third time in the last five election cycles - but this year Montanans will decide for the first time whether to follow other states like Colorado and Washington...


Protecting grizzly country near the Gateways to Glacier

Grizzly bears are highly intelligent, but as far as we know they can't read maps. When a bear living in Glacier National Park sets out in search of food or a mate, it doesn't know when it crosses the...

Democracy one - Republicans zero

Around the United States for the last several years, Republicans have pushed legislation and regulations to make voter registration and voting more difficult. As we all know, and Republicans like Trump and a few others have publicly admitted, they...

Give Browder a chance

Mike Hopkins is asking to be re-elected to the Montana Legislature as the representative from the Seeley-Swan -Potomac-Bonner-Clinton area. Here’s a fact to consider in your decision to vote or NOT VOTE for him. Seeley residents have been...

Community members make communities stronger  

My wife and I moved to Seeley Lake in 2019 from the Flathead Valley, seeking to simplify and reconnect with nature and a smaller community. We quickly met many residents who made us feel welcome and provided great examples of community love and...

O'Brien brings people together

When you campaign across our beautiful state, as we both have had the opportunity to do, you learn a thing or two about what it means to be a Montanan. You learn that while there are unique issues in each of our 56 counties, we all share many of...


Jay Haveman Aug. 10, 1939 – Oct. 10, 2020

SEELEY LAKE – Jay Haveman was born in Billings, Montana on Aug. 10, 1939. The son of Louis and Martha Haveman, Jay was raised on the family ranch and went to grade school at the rancher school and... Full story


Justina Henkel March 28, 1927 - Oct. 6, 2020

SEELEY LAKE - Justina I. Henkel, age 93, of Seeley Lake, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 6 at her home. She was born on March 28, 1927, in Kitzingen, Germany, to Franz and Maria Magdalena Homer Hart.... Full story


Graham Patrick Jones

DENVER, COLORADO - Jeff and Deirdre Jones of Denver, Colorado are thrilled to announce the birth of their son, Graham Patrick Jones on Aug. 31. He weighed six pounds, six ounces and was 19 inches... Full story

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