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Sheriff's Office reopens 1991 cold case

MISSOULA –A Washington couple's trip to Glacier National Park came to a violent end almost three decades ago near Lake Alva. The unsolved homicides of Iva LaRue and Kenneth Cheetham are being... Full story

SSHS senior recognized for computing achievements

HELENA – As part of an effort to encourage more young women to choose careers in technology, the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT), NorthWestern Energy and Carroll...

Bartlett receives Teresa Veltkamp Advocacy Award for Excellence

HELENA – This past March, Seeley Lake Elementary junior high math and science teacher Patti Bartlett was among four other Montana educators that received the 2019 Teresa Veltkamp Advocacy Award for...

50's Diner - SSHS Prom 2019

SEELEY LAKE – After the last couple walked across the stage for Grand March April 13, the DJ started off the 1950's Diner themed 2019 Seeley-Swan High School prom with the soundtrack from "Grease."...

Big Larch to open for Firewood Days – Campground opens Memorial Day

SEELEY LAKE – With around 20 projects scheduled across the Seeley Lake Ranger District this summer, Acting District Ranger Quinn Carver said he understands everyone wants their forest back after...

Bunny trail has many side paths

How did the Easter bunny hop his way into a religious holiday? And why does a bunny lay eggs? Well, there's the spring proliferation theory, the ground-nesting bird explanation, the pagan goddess...

Community Briefs

Condon Easter Egg Hunt, April 20 SWAN VALLEY – Everyone is invited to attend the first Easter Egg Hunt in Condon Saturday, April 20 at 9:30 a.m. at the Condon Baseball Field on the north end of the airstrip along Highway 83. Age groups include...

Montana Legislature weighs bills to encourage hemp industry

Colby Johnson was celebrating his 30th birthday in Las Vegas when he noticed the neon advertisements for cannabidiol (CBD). The letters were everywhere. The hemp-derived tincture cannabidiol is said to relieve pain, anxiety and other health issues,...

Actively take care of firefighters - Not just passively

Representatives and Senators, HELENA - Senate Bill 260 was signed into law on April 3, 2019, establishing the Trenton Johnson Memorial Highway, for the sake of honoring the risks wildland firefighters accept in order to save the lives and property...

Public Service Commission needed to protect Montana

An Open Letter to Montana State Legislators and Governor Bullock: As former and current Montana Public Service Commissioners, we represented Montanans across this great state in balancing the needs of utilities with the needs of consumers. We took...

Opioids – Paying the price for the minority who abuse

Several years ago I was involved in a severe single-car auto accident when a left front tire blew out on a country road. I was intentionally placed in a coma for a few months as my body worked to recover from multiple spinal fractures and other...

Revolver or auto?

When asked that question, my reply is, “what do you want the gun for?” Let’s talk about only concealed carry for now. I will address other purposes later. There are so many choices it can be... Full story

The choice

"Pilate said unto them, Whom will ye that I release unto you? Barabbas, or Jesus which is called Christ?" Pontius Pilate, the Roman prefect of Judaea, was faced with a dilemma. Finding Jesus not...

Nicholas Beery 1946 - 2019

SEELEY LAKE - Nicholas Beery, 73, passed away Wednesday, April 10 at St. Patrick Hospital, Missoula, Mont. He was born Jan. 31, 1946 to Margaret and Newell Beery. As a boy he lived on the family... Full story

Logan Maughan graduates Marine Corps Boot Camp

SAN DIEGO, CALIF. – Seeley Lake's Logan Maughan, 2018 graduate of Seeley-Swan High School, graduated Marine Corps Boot Camp at MCRD San Diego, Calif. April 12. Maughan was given the honor to carry... Full story

Upcoming Events Calendar

April 18 • Maundy Thursday service and Sedar Meal, 6pm, Holy Cross Lutheran April 19 • Easter Pottery Event, 3-6pm, Blue River Station • Easter egg Stuffing, 5pm, Seeley Lake Senior Center ... Full story

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