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Is Montana still the last best place?

MISSOULA – Annick Smith was the featured speaker for the Alpine Artisans fundraiser dinner that formed part of the 2019 three-day "In the Footsteps of Norman Maclean" festival. In introducing...

Living with the land

SWAN VALLEY – Kathy Kinzfogl, better known as Littlebird, thinks of it as eco-homesteading. Her partner Brian Parks thinks more in terms of permaculture. By whatever name, it means a style of...

Seeley Fire Department receives grant for new exhaust system

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Rural Fire District received a nearly $73,000 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) that will be used to install a new exhaust system in the bays of Station 1. Seeley Lake Fire Chief Dave Lane said this new system...

We will never forget

SEELEY LAKE - Wednesday morning, Sept. 11 Seeley Lake Rural Fire Department personnel stood in front of the Post Office in Seeley Lake to remember those who served and lost their lives during the...

Questions answered on proposed fee increases on the Lolo National Forest

SEELEY LAKE – Seeley Lake District Ranger Quinn Carver and Lolo National Forest Acting Public Affairs Officer Katelyn Jerman presented the proposed recreation fee increases for the Lolo National Forest at the Seeley Lake Community Council meeting...

Tales of Swan Valley outfitters - Tom Parker

SWAN VALLEY – Tom Parker was the final speaker at the Aug. 3 Upper Swan Valley Historical Society (USVHS) program Guides and Outfitters of the Swan Valley. His talk was punctuated by comments from...

A view from Ground Zero

MANHATTAN, N.Y. – It was a beautiful September day as Tom Browder walked the final leg of his daily commute across the World Trade Center Plaza. As he stood at the foot of the North Tower, he...

Grizzly bear euthanized in Swan Valley due to food conditioning

SWAN VALLEY - An adult female grizzly bear was euthanized Sept. 10 after the bear and three cubs became food conditioned and broke into structures to obtain grain. Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks captured the bears in the Seeley-Swan Valley....

Montanans Deserve Better Than One-Size-Fits-All Federal Healthcare

Rural Montana is facing some pressing challenges. We must provide quality medical care for an aging population, so our seniors can enjoy healthy, vibrant lives in the communities they’ve always called home. And we need to create more jobs for the...

Parenting in Montana

You know those days when, as a parent or caregiver, you feel like you don't know what to do to help your child or feel frustrated with your child's behavior? Most parents have experienced these...

Maclay Bridge is a Seeley-Swan problem

MISSOULA - Perhaps many of you in the Seeley-Swan Valley area are aware there is an old bridge down in Missoula on the west side of town. It has been the subject of debate and controversy for over 25 years. Undoubtedly, most of you believe you have...

What's up with the brain and exercise?

Those of you who know me know that I enjoy talking about the brain and how it plays an enormous role in our lives. Our feelings, thought patterns, habits and much more are all formed and processed...

Failing Windfall

SWAN VALLEY – She was born on a cold winter day, wrapped and warm, high above the headwaters, in the same landscape where she later gave birth to celebrated triplets. Her neighbors loved her and many people experienced firsthand the wonder of...

Chillax at the Seeley Lake Huckleberry Festival

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Huckleberry Festival and end of summer blowout is this Saturday, Sept. 21. Organizer Michelle Brumfield encourages everyone in town to enter the huckleberry cooking/baking contest, bring a picnic lunch and a game to...

Upcoming Events Calendar

September 18 & 19 • Share Our Space with Quiltmakers of the Tamaracks, 10am-4pm, Seeley Lake Community Hall. All quilters, crafters and scrapbookers welcome. RSVP to Kris 241-1209. September 18...

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