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  • Greenough to lead Swan Valley Fourth Parade as Grand Marshal

    Anne Dahl, Upper Swan Valley Historical Society|Jun 30, 2022

    SWAN VALLEY - Longtime Swan Valley resident Ellie Greenough was selected as the July 4, 2022 Parade Grand Marshal by members of the American Legion Post 63 in honor of her many years of community involvement. "I've had every job that's legal to support myself in the Swan Valley," Ellie said. Ellie was born in Detroit, Michigan and grew up in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. She was an early member of the Swan Valley QRU (Swan Valley Emergency Services). She remembers when Mount Saint Helens erupted...

  • Senate candidate Shannon O'Brien works for education and families

    Anne Dahl, Condon, Mont.|Apr 30, 2020

    Shannon O’Brien is running for Montana Senate District 46 and is well suited for the job. She is smart, outgoing, curious and a good listener. Shannon seeks information and makes an effort to learn from experts and constituents. She asks people for their knowledge, ideas and opinions. She is articulate and authentic. Easy to talk with, she remembers the names of many of the people she has met while campaigning. Shannon is a good leader and is actively involved in many community events and programs. She follows through and does what she says s...

  • Open Book Club features author of "Down from the Mountain"

    Reviewed by Anne Dahl, Open Book Club|Nov 7, 2019

    SEELEY LAKE - Bryce Andrews' book, "Down from the Mountain: The Life and Death of a Grizzly Bear," is a story of a grizzly bear named Millie and her cubs that found sustenance in the Mission Valley cornfields and the author's attempt to save them and other bears drawn to the rich food source. Millie's plight brings to mind the recent demise of the mother grizzly nicknamed Windfall and her three cubs that met their demise this year after losing their fear of humans and finding food around homes...

  • Bridges will hit the ground running

    Anne Dahl, Swan Valley, Mont.|Sep 27, 2018

    Lee Bridges may be more prepared to run for the Montana Legislature than any other past or current candidate. She hit the ground running in February, right after registering for House District 92. Since then, Lee has been meeting people from all walks of life every week in the Swan Valley, Seeley Lake, Bonner and East Missoula areas. I’ve seen Lee at several community events, meetings and businesses, face-to-face at the Hungry Bear and most recently at Liquid Louie’s. I’ve watched her chatting with just about everyone, listening and getti...

  • Addrien Marx - Best Qualified for HD92

    Anne Dahl, Condon, Mont.|Oct 6, 2016

    I endorse Addrien Marx for House District 92 because of her long experience as a successful businesswoman in Seeley Lake, because she values wild country and because she has stepped up to the plate to serve our communities in many ways. Addrien knows that if we are to have vibrant communities in rural Montana with good jobs and schools, we need to protect the recreation opportunities that open lands provide and that fuel our economy. Our livelihoods and our sense of well-being depend on our ability to maintain our clear lakes and streams, acces...