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33 years of loving kids

SEELEY LAKE – "[Kathy Teague] you have touched so many people's lives and made such a positive difference," said Julie Haines, Seeley Lake Elementary Special Education Coordinator, at Teague's...

Seeley Lake needs to clean up attractants

SEELEY LAKE – "We are considered one of the worst bear problems in the region," said Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Game Warden Bill Koppen. "There is just no reason for it." After a black bear...

Records fall as Girls take first, Boys second at Western C

MISSOULA - The Seeley-Swan Girls won the Western C Divisional track meet May 16-17 outscoring second place Charlo 123 to 91.5 while the Boys came in second with 98.5 points behind Manhattan Christian...

Pyramid moving forward with big changes

SEELEY LAKE - Pyramid Mountain Lumber gave a brief update on the market and plant improvements at Pyramid’s Contract logger/Landowner/Log seller meeting May 3 in Seeley Lake. Pyramid’s Chief Operations Officer Loren Rose provided some...

Counterfeit bill found circulating in Seeley Lake

This counterfeit $50 bill was received by a Seeley Lake resident this past week. While at first glance it looks legitimate, closer inspection reveals several discrepancies with the main one being...

Three-way tie for chili champ

SWAN VALLEY - For the first time in the 29 year history of the American Legion Post No. 63 Annual Condon Chili Cook-Off May 18, there was a three way tie for first place. Ronda Feucht, Tony Quadros...

Public input sought on Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment

More people suffering from lung and heart disease due to prolonged periods of wildfire smoke. More frequent fishing restrictions because of reduced summer streamflows and higher water temperatures. Increased costs to protect homes from larger, more...

Soup Bowl Fundraiser returns to Loon & Fish Festival

SEELEY LAKE - Over the 19 years of the Loon and Fish Festival, Bob Korn of Swan Valley's Kornutopia created and donated at least 100 bowls for the Food Bank Soup Bowl fundraiser. This raised more...

Loon migration and Montana's common loons

Prior to John James Audubon's birth in 1785, not much was known about bird migration. Some people believed birds went underground in winter, hibernating like bears. Some thought waterfowl spent the...

Thank you for the vision – Let's get behind this!

SEELEY LAKE - Steve and I want to commend our new Ranger Quinn Carver for the opportunity to work alongside the Forest Service this last Wednesday. Allowing for firewood gathering prior to the community clean-up day, helped with reducing the amount...

Watch your language

Back in the day when I was a lad and ol’ Shep was a pup, if anyone got angry and said something off color, most grown ups would say “watch your language!!!” or threaten to wash our mouths with soap. However, just up the road from the old...

Another senseless killing

SEELEY LAKE - Another senseless bear killing…why?? After being shot in the face by a shotgun and blinded, the bear was unable to see and stumbled around while someone laughed. The game warden was able to capture the bear and put it down to end...

Two weeks left to vote for the best

We have a little over two weeks left of the Best of the Valleys voting, the votes are adding up. Make sure to cast your before June 8 so you will be counted. Winners will be announced in the July 4 issue! This is the third year we have sponsored...

Rev. Herbert Schiefelbein 1927 - 2019

BILLINGS, MONT. - Pastor Herbert A.W. Schiefelbein died in the Christian faith on April 29 in Billings, Mont. at the age of 91, after a brief illness. Pastor Schiefelbein was born Oct. 19, 1927 in...

Hazel Rae Pockrandt

SEELEY LAKE - Jessica Anderson and Richard Pockrandt of Seeley Lake welcomed their daughter Hazel Rae Pockrandt May 12. She was 5 pounds, 12 ounces and 19 inches long. Also welcoming Hazel into the...

Upcoming Events Calendar

May 22 • Wednesday Happy Hour with R&B, Americana, Classic Rock group Pintler Express Soulful Acoustic, bar opens at 5pm; Music, cocktails and food 6-8pm, The Lodges on Seeley Lake May 23 ...

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