Reader Hunting Photos

Thank you to everyone who shared their photos with us this year! Congratulations on your...

Average harvest in west-central Montana, up in the northwest

The general big game hunting season that opened Oct. 26 concluded Sunday, Dec. 1 across Montana. Despite fewer hunters than in years past in northwest Montana, the overall number of harvested deer...

Fall athletes receive awards

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley-Swan High School (SSHS) fall sports awards banquet was held Nov. 20 at Seeley-Swan High School. The banquet was held to present varsity letters, pins, chevrons,...

Old West Christmas Fest draws people from all over

OVANDO - Good family, rural community fun drew people from as far away as Florida to the 18th annual Old West Christmas Fest. The town of Ovando came a live with sweets and treats, wagon rides,...

Building a music program from the ground up

SEELEY LAKE – Seeley Lake resident Sandra Abbott became the music director at Seeley-Swan High School last January. She is now teaching general music to all ages at Seeley Lake Elementary School...

Public comment sought on 2020-2021 Montana State Park fee schedule

HELENA – Montana State Parks is seeking public comment on the draft Montana State Parks 2020/2021 Fee Schedule. If adopted, the fee schedule would be in effect from Jan. 1, 2020 through Dec. 31, 2021. Comments will be accepted through Sunday,...

Powell County and Deer Lodge Medical Center reach agreement

DEER LODGE, MONT – Powell County and the Deer Lodge Medical Center (DLMC) have come to an agreement regarding Powell Emergency Medical Services, LLC (Powell EMS), previously the Powell County Ambulance Service. That agreement includes language...

Leos Club breaks $1,000 mark in annual Turkey Drive

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Leos Club hosted their third annual Turkey Drive Nov. 22. The Club raised more than $1,300 for the Seeley-Swan Community Food Bank this year. While no turkeys were...

Free counseling available to help people heal from abuse

To the members of the Seeley Lake community, Have you ever had a dating partner who: • Embarrassed you or put you down? • Controlled who you see, where you go or what you do? • Took your money...

Actual cost estimates needed for worst case scenario

SEELEY LAKE - The so-called “worst case scenario” monthly estimate for the sewer project? Yes, that is the worst case scenario for me, a resident in Phase 1. The following is part of a letter I sent to the Seeley Lake Sewer District Board Sept....

What is Adult Protective Services (APS)?

During the holiday season of joyous celebrations with family and friends it is important for us to continue to be mindful of the older adults and those with disabilities in our community. We should...

The fear of man

We've noticed this year of a bear problem like never before. Grizzly bears seem to be everywhere. Trains plow'n em off the tracks. Hunters be'n attacked, bears kill'n calves, kill'n sheep, raiding...

Advent, a time of waiting and preparation

Have you picked up your new 2020 calendar? Can you believe it? 2020! Our favorite venders have calendars waiting for us to pick up. In our home we have calendars all over the place - on the kitchen...

Michael Christy McCormick Aug. 11, 1937 – Nov. 19, 2019

HELMVILLE - Michael Christy McCormick passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 19 from an extended illness. Mike was born Aug. 11, 1937 to William and Helen (Christy) McCormick at St Joseph Hospital in Deer... Full story

Rowan Lee & Kinley Gray Parcell

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO – Rowan Lee and Kinley Gray Parcell were born June 17, 2019 to Canyon and Brooke Parcell of Colorado Springs, Colo. Rowan weighed 5 pounds, 10 ounces and 19.25 inches long....

Natalie Lynne Parcell

ROUND ROCK, TEXAS – Natalie Lynne Parcell was born March 27, 2019 to parents Earl and Janet Parcell of Round Rock, Texas. She weighed eight pounds, 15 ounces and was 20 inches long. Natalie was... Full story

Upcoming Events Calendar

Through mid-December •$10 food bags for the Seeley-Swan Community Food Bank available at Cory's Valley Market. Sponsored by Veterans & Families of Seeley Lake. Through December 16 • Giving... Full story

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