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 By Andi Bourne    News    February 20, 2020 

New specialty plate requirements could have big impact

SWAN VALLEY – Swan Valley Connections is among 85 nonprofits statewide that received notice Jan. 31 from the Montana Department of Justice Motor Vehicle Division that their generic specialty...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    February 20, 2020 

Community celebrates, supports Destinations for Education

SEELEY LAKE – The Lodge on Seeley Lake was packed Saturday night, Feb. 15 for the 10 year Celebration for Destinations for Education (D4E). Not only did the event celebrate a decade of support for t...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    February 20, 2020 

Doug's last ride

SEELEY LAKE – Monday afternoon, Feb. 10 Doug Pewitt, 80 of Seeley Lake, took his last ride from his home above Salmon Lake. His battle with Alzheimer’s came to an end when he got too close to the thin ice around the inlet of Salmon Lake and his...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    February 20, 2020 

Candidate filings trigger Sewer District election May 5

Following the close of the Special District filing deadline Feb. 10, Seeley Lake Sewer Board is currently the only Special District election that will appear on the May 5 mail-in ballot. However, citizens can apply to be a write-in candidate until Ma...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    February 20, 2020 

Vehicle removed from Salmon Lake

SEELEY LAKE – After a vehicle went through the ice on Salmon Lake, Feb. 10 and emergency responders were released, Clearwater Towing of Seeley Lake worked late into the night to recover the vehicle....

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    February 13, 2020

Man recovered from vehicle in Salmon Lake

SEELEY LAKE – Just after 4:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10 a vehicle was reported sinking into the northern portion of Salmon Lake near the open water. A certified diver with the Missoula County Sheriff's...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    February 13, 2020

Celebrating 10 years of cultural immersion

SEELEY LAKE – "Ten years ago, I and a handful of other students headed to Ecuador. We didn't realize that we were starting something that would last much longer than our time at Seeley-Swan High...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    February 13, 2020

Runaway win in 35th annual 300 mile Race to the Sky

SEELEY LAKE – The Montana's Race to the Sky came through Seeley Lake this weekend after the 35th anniversary start in Lincoln at 1 p.m. Saturday. Seeley Lake's Jessie Royer and her J Team won the...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    February 13, 2020

Smiles and laughter make winter a little brighter

SEELEY LAKE – More than 100 people came out to ice skate and play in the snow Saturday, Feb. 8 for the Seeley Lake Elementary Winterfest. The enthusiasm was tangible as children of all ages and...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    February 13, 2020

Local organizations among large applicant pool for RTP grants

HELENA – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) is seeking public comment on proposed Recreational Trails Program (RTP) grant applications for the current grant cycle which closed Jan. 31. Among the applicants are the Seeley Lake Driftriders,...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    February 6, 2020

Creating a welcoming space

SWAN VALLEY – A five-year dream is finally a reality for Swan Valley School. While the finishing touches are still being completed, the new school portal is operational and ready to welcome parents...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    February 6, 2020

Raising sweet, loving companions

SEELEY LAKE –Angela Johnson reaches in her cage and gently pulls out one of her baby green-cheeked conures. It sits in her hand while she pets its head and then it climbs up her shirt and snuggles...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    February 6, 2020

Biathlon challenges skiers and shooters

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Biathlon continued to grow this year drawing racers from across western Montana Feb. 1. Ninety-six racers took to the course putting their skiing ability and...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    February 6, 2020

Celebrate winter at Seeley Lake Elementary Winterfest

SEELEY LAKE – The community is invited to Seeley Lake Elementary for an afternoon of winter fun Saturday, Feb. 8 from 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. Seeley Lake Elementary Winterfest includes open skating, game...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    February 6, 2020

SLE first grade receives One Class at a Time grant

SEELEY LAKE - Seeley Lake Elementary School first grade teacher Rachel Bemis won Republic Services and KPAX-TV One Class at a Time Grant last week. She was awarded $250 which she will use to purchase...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    February 6, 2020

Phone directory cover announced

SEELEY LAKE – Out of more than 20 entries, Susanna Andersen's photo of the bridge on Boy Scout Road was selected for the cover of the 2020-2021 Seeley Lake Lions Club Phone Directory. It was chosen...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    February 6, 2020

Warhawks celebrate victories

SWAN VALLEY – Swan Valley Elementary Warhawks closed out their season second in the Blackfoot Valley League with their only losses of the season from Helmville. Head Coach Chris Auchenbach is proud...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    January 30, 2020

Surviving the elements

SEELEY LAKE – Pilots train hard for a potential emergency landing. However, having the knowledge to survive after landing the aircraft in mountainous terrain during the winter season is a whole...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    January 30, 2020

Laughs flow freely at Western Burlesque

SEELEY LAKE – Last Chance Saloon Owner Jerry O'Connell was faced with a tough decision. After posting for auditions to perform at his saloon, O'Connell couldn't decide between the six groups that...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    January 30, 2020

NorthWestern Energy scam hits Seeley Lake businesses

SEELEY LAKE – Monday, Jan. 27, two business in Seeley Lake reportedly received a call from someone posing to be NorthWestern Energy. They were told they had outstanding bills and unless they paid immediately their electric would be shut off that...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    January 30, 2020

Propane explosion ignites house

SEELEY LAKE – Tuesday night, Jan. 21 the Seeley Lake Fire Department was paged out to a structure fire on Leota Peak Court. When Fire Chief Dave Lane arrived, the family was outside. They explained that there was a propane explosion. No one was inj...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    January 30, 2020

Patient hardship and command vehicle addressed

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Fire Board received updates from Fire Chief Dave Lane and voted for him to handle a patient hardship request at their Jan. 21 meeting. They also answered questions regarding the accident involving the command vehicle....

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    January 30, 2020

Search and Rescue volunteers receive commendations

SEELEY LAKE – The Missoula County Sheriff's Office presented Sheriff Office Certificates of Commendation and Letters of Appreciation recognizing several Seeley-Swan Search and Rescue volunteers and...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    January 30, 2020

Improvements made for this weekend's biathlon

SEELEY LAKE – Skiers and shooters will combine their skills on the Seeley Lake Nordic Trails for the Seeley Lake Biathlon Saturday, Feb. 1. Being the only citizens Biathlon in Montana, all experience levels are welcome to this very...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    January 30, 2020

Skiers take to the trails for annual OSCR

SEELEY LAKE – Groomers hit the trails at 5:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 25 to prepare the course for this year's OSCR, "Over Seeley's Creeks and Ridges." Nearly 120 racers came from all over the...

 

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