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 By Andi Bourne    News    August 22, 2019 

Leading with literacy, building school pride

SEELEY LAKE – Seeley Lake Elementary's new Superintendent Daniel Schrock has always loved the excitement of the first day of school and the fresh start it offers. Schrock said this year is no...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    August 22, 2019 

SSSAR facility named in honor of past chief Gerry Connell

SEELEY LAKE – Members of the community and visitors came out for the Seeley-Swan Search and Rescue Open House to check out the facility, meet the volunteers and enjoy lunch. At the dedication, Assis...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    August 22, 2019 

Generosity fills backpacks

SEELEY LAKE – Every year when school starts Seeley Lake Elementary Secretary Suzie Teafoe has a collection of donated school supplies available to help students. This year Teafoe said the...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    August 15, 2019

Continuing success at SSHS

SEELEY LAKE –Seeley-Swan High School's new principal Kellen Palmer is excited for the first day of school when the halls will be filled with students and he can start getting to know everyone. He...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    August 15, 2019

4-Hers shine in and out of the ring

MISSOULA – Potomac Valley 4-H Club and the Seeley Lake Trailblazers stood out at this year's Western Montana Country Fair Aug. 7-11. Despite the 90 plus degree days at the start of the fair, many...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    August 15, 2019

Seeley Lake Trailblazers Results - 2019 Western Montana Country Fair

Seeley Lake Trailblazers 4-H uses the Danish system in the judging process. Top ribbons include grand and reserve champion, followed by a purple group (P – top in their class), blue group (B), red...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    August 15, 2019

Community invited to Search and Rescue Open House Aug. 17

SEELEY LAKE – After officially moving into their new building in the fall of 2015 at 130 Shop Road near the Seeley Lake Airport, Seeley-Swan Search and Rescue is inviting the community to an Open...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    August 15, 2019

"Dream Big" through collective giving

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Community Foundation presented 14 organizations with more than $74,000 raised from this year's Change Your Pace Challenge at their annual banquet Aug. 11. Foundation Ex...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    August 8, 2019

Choosing the best line, chasing the dream

SEELEY LAKE – "Dad, did we just do a wheelie?" Seeley Lake native Colby Evenson asked his father Errol. "It was scary, but from there I was hooked. I just wanted more and I wanted to go faster."...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    August 8, 2019

Man rescued after eating mushrooms

SWAN VALLEY – On July 30 Seeley-Swan Search and Rescue was called just after 5 a.m. for a 50-year-old man that had reportedly eaten mushrooms on the trail to Upper Holland Lake and was violently ill...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    August 8, 2019

Dunham Creek Road opened after slides

SEELEY LAKE - Quick work by Forest Service personnel and contractors from Bull Creek Forestry cleared the Dunham Creek Road from recent debris flows caused by a surge of precipitation the last week...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    August 8, 2019

Douglas-fir Tussock moth outbreak damaging trees – causing allergic reactions

Douglas-fir trees throughout western Montana are being damaged by an outbreak of Douglas-fir tussock moth (DFTM). It is localized to the historic outbreak regions including Missoula. Caterpillars and...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    August 1, 2019

Photo memoir offers courage and hope to overcome fear

SEELEY LAKE - As Randi de Santa Anna looked through the photographs her husband Juan took of their journey through breast cancer, the story was clear. She coupled her daily journal entries with his...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    August 1, 2019

Improvement District to fund Lindbergh Lake bridge maintenance

SWAN VALLEY – At a meeting held July 10, the Missoula Board of County Commissioners adopted Resolution No. 2019-106 to assess the Rural Special Improvement District No. 282 for the cost of maintaining the Lindbergh Lake bridge across the Swan...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    August 1, 2019

Sen. Tester requests mark-up for Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Jon Tester submitted a letter to Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chair Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Ranking Member Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) Thursday, July 25 requesting a bill mark-up for the Blackfoot...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    August 1, 2019

Debris slides block access to Lodgepole Trailhead

SEELEY LAKE - Recent thunderstorms camped on Spruce Creek last week which caused a substantial mud/debris slide to cover the Dunham Creek Road (Forest Road #4388) in three places. There were several...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    August 1, 2019

Local 4-Hers to showcase projects at Western Montana 4-H/FFA Fair

MISSOULA – The 4-H and Future Farmers of America livestock and exhibit buildings are open to the public Aug. 5 – 11 during the Western Montana County Fair. The 4-H/FFA Fair is an opportunity for 4-H members to show off their projects and hard...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    July 25, 2019

Public invited to participate in SLE superintendent selection, July 29

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Elementary School District Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the following finalists for the position of SLE District Superintendent. Daniel Schrock has been the Superintendent and K-12 Principal of Ekalaka, Mon...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    July 25, 2019

Food Bank receives more than $1,000 from Soup Bowl Fundraiser

SEELEY LAKE – Alpine Artisans, Inc. presented the Seeley-Swan Community Food Bank with a donation of $1,084 raised from their Soup Bowl fundraiser at the Loon and Fish Festival over Memorial Day...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    July 25, 2019

Board approves fees for fire and rescue response

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Fire Board adopted a resolution establishing and implementing a program to charge mitigation rates for fire and rescue emergency and non-emergency services. This is an effort to provide the service that Fire Chief Dave...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    July 25, 2019

Couples themed golf night shakes up the course

SEELEY LAKE – A couples themed golf night at Double Arrow has brought a whole new attire to the course Thursday nights. Spurred by a golfer wearing Hawaiian golf shorts, pro shop employees Chelsea...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    July 18, 2019

Board discusses leadership changes

SWAN VALLEY – The Swan Valley School Board approved a contract amendment with Seeley Lake Elementary to continue several necessary services at their regular meeting July 9. They also tabled a contract for principal submitted by Chris Stout,...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    July 18, 2019

Miss Montana stops in Seeley Lake

SEELEY LAKE – Miss Montana flew into the Seeley Lake Airport Sunday, July 14 as part of the Seeley Lake Fly-in. Seeley Lake Aviation Foundation President Scott Newpower said that this was one way...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    July 11, 2019

Something for everyone at Seeley's Independence Day celebration

SEELEY LAKE – A lone trumpet playing the Star Spangled Banner echoed across Seeley Lake just moments before the main fireworks display lit up the sky. This was the grand finale to a full day of Four...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    July 11, 2019

Something for everyone at Seeley's Independence Day celebration

SEELEY LAKE – A lone trumpet playing the Star Spangled Banner echoed across Seeley Lake just moments before the main fireworks display lit up the sky. This was the grand finale to a full day of Four...

 

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