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 By Andi Bourne    News    December 5, 2019 

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...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    December 5, 2019 

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,...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    December 5, 2019 

Christmas Bazaar kicks off Small Business Saturday

SEELEY LAKE - The community started their holiday shopping by supporting local artists and crafters gathered at Lindey's Prime Steak House on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 30. For the next three...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    December 5, 2019 

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...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    December 5, 2019 

Eagles strive for consistency

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Elementary Eagles are set for take-off in the last couple weeks of the boys' basketball season. This year there are 16 boys on the fifth and sixth grade B team and...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    December 5, 2019 

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,...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 28, 2019

Bringing people together with pottery

SEELEY LAKE – For the past year Blue River Station and Obsession Pottery have joined together to offer something for all ages to have fun with pottery at their holiday pottery events. Potter Carrie...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 28, 2019

Welcome Cowboy Claus at Old West Christmas Fest, Nov. 29

OVANDO - A reliable source reported that they spotted and even spoke with the elusive Cowboy Claus last week. This source reports that Cowboy Claus is indeed on his way to the Blackfoot Valley hamlet...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 28, 2019

Helping their neighbors one task at a time

SEELEY LAKE – For Sam Olinger and Janet Price no job is too small if it helps out their neighbor. Owners of Seeley Residential Services, LLC, based out of Seeley Lake, say their goal is to offer a...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 28, 2019

Board reviews approves strategic plan, increases principal position

SWAN VALLEY – The Swan Valley School Board approved the Swan Valley Elementary School Strategic Plan and reviewed their evaluations at their monthly meeting Nov. 20. They also unanimously approved increasing Principal Ralph King’s position from...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 28, 2019

BLM purchases more than 7,000 acres in lower Blackfoot watershed

MISSOULA – On Nov. 21, the Bureau of Land Management's Missoula Field Office preserved public access by acquiring 7,268 acres of land in the Blackfoot River Corridor. Using Sportsman's...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 28, 2019

Follow through with the hunt, properly dispose of carcasses

SEELEY LAKE - A frequent complaint to Fish, Wildlife and Parks this time of year centers on carcasses dumped after someone has removed the meat. Not only does the carcass look unappealing and stink,...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 21, 2019

Living in lion country

SEELEY LAKE – Thursday, Oct. 31 wasn't the first time Patti Bartlett had seen a mountain lion on her property. She and her dog Chinook were out checking her pasture fence off north Boy Scout Road...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 21, 2019

Swan Valley information hub celebrates 40 years of service

SWAN VALLEY – This November, the Swan Valley Community Library celebrates 40 years of serving the Swan Valley. While the building has been updated and faces have changed, it remains a hub of...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 21, 2019

Fire Department Angel Tree returns for second year

SEELEY LAKE - Seeley Lake Rural Fire District is excited to announce the second annual Angel Tree. Last year they provided gifts to 19 boys and girls through the generosity of the community. This year the department hopes to be able to help more...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 21, 2019

New doctor, RV Park proposal, covenants discussed

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley-Swan Hospital District Board learned more about the new doctor that will be starting at the Seeley-Swan Medical Center next month and discussed the proposed RV Park with adjacent landowner Dave Stewart at their Nov. 12...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 21, 2019

Kauffman represents SSHS for fourth year in All-Star Ensemble

MISSOULA – Seeley-Swan High School trombone player Jayla Kauffman returned for her fourth year with the University of Montana High School All-Star Band Nov. 8-10. While this experience was very...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 14, 2019

Chasing a cure

SEELEY LAKE – "Well it is not cancer but it is diabetes," the doctor told Bekah and David Cahoon after their six-year-old son Chase was rushed to the emergency room June 18, 2018. "This is...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 14, 2019

Clearwater Resource Council welcomes new executive director

SEELEY LAKE – Clearwater Resource Council hired Caryn Miske as their new executive director this past October. Miske is looking forward to working with the CRC board to support the mission of CRC...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 14, 2019

Bear Aware Art Show highlights how to reduce conflicts with bears

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Elementary Junior High Art Elective is hosting its first Bear Aware school-wide art show through November. The intent of the art show is to provide a prevention and...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 14, 2019

Home of the free, because of the brave

SEELEY LAKE – Hand shakes, hugs and thank yous were abundant at the Veterans Day Ceremony in Seeley Lake Nov. 11. Veterans and Families of Seeley Lake President Barbara Knopp thanked all the...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 7, 2019

Keeping his eye on the target

SEELEY LAKE – Mike Dellwo pulled back his bow and lined up on the target. After nearly 40 years of regularly finishing in the top five at archery tournaments around the country, a shoulder injury...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 7, 2019

Pyramid automates its grading

SEELEY LAKE – Pyramid Mountain Lumber, Inc. made great strides this week towards automating the finishing side of the mill. This was the first of two updates to increase efficiency, provide more,...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 7, 2019

Seeley man sentenced for vehicular homicide

MISSOULA – On Oct. 24 Seeley Lake’s Micah Nicholas was sentenced to 20 years with 15 years suspended and $230 in fines after entering into a plea agreement. Nicholas was charged with one felony account of vehicular homicide while under the...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 7, 2019

Celebrate local veterans, Nov. 11

Everyone is invited to join the Veterans & Families of Seeley Lake at the Veterans Memorial Garden north of Seeley Lake and the American Legion Post 63 at the Swan Valley Community Hall in Condon at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11 to celebrate and thank...

 

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