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Drew charged with vehicular homicide, drug possession following Potomac crash

By Gwyneth Hyndman A local woman who was struck and killed by a vehicle after stopping to help stranded motorists on Hwy 200 on Dec. 21 has been named by Missoula County Sheriff and Coroner TJ McDermott. Victoria E. Richardson, 61, of Potomac, had...

 
 By Jean Pocha    News    January 5, 2023

Arctic blast swoops through Montana

What was going on last week with that crazy cold weather? Was it an Alberta Clipper, Bomb Cyclone, Winter Storm Elliot? A record low temperature on December 22 of -48 degrees in Potomac and the third...

 
 By Jenny Rohrer    News    January 5, 2023

European classical trio featured this Sunday

For the Seeley Swan Pathfinder 2 Valleys Stage is presenting a "once-in-a-lifetime" concert of classical and unusual music from a European ensemble - The Valencia Baryton Project - on Sunday, Jan. 8....

 

Kindness helps reindeer take flight

SWAN VALLEY - While all the reindeer cadets attending the School of Reindeer in the North Pole thought flying would be a piece of cake, they quickly realized it was not as easy as it looked and...

 

Blackhawks strike again

VICTOR - The Lady Blackhawks took the win over the Victor Pirates at their third away game on Dec.17. The girls took the lead right away, only giving Victor 10 points to their 49 in the first half,  and leaving them with zero points in the second...

 

Christmas event carries on despite weather

SALMON PRAIRIE - The Salmon Prairie School Christmas program - a student-written play entitled "Santa" - was held Dec. 20 at the school with friends and neighbors braving the elements in...

 

On the Twelfth Day of Christmas …. Epiphany!

Each year on January 6 – twelve days after Christmas - Christians around the world  celebrate the feast of Epiphany, also known as Three Kings Day.    [ In the United States, in modern times, the Catholic Church celebrates Epiphany on the...

 

Grizzly study wraps

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks wildlife staff completed its final assessment of grizzly bear activity in occupied grizzly bear habitat. Effective Saturday, Dec. 24, wolf trapping season is open in all areas of occupied grizzly bear habitat across...

 

Bears and Berries: Why Shifting Seasons Require Innovative Safety Measures

With the calendar turning to a new year, bears across the Northern Rockies are snug in their winter dens. The months leading up to this hibernation season were especially difficult for many of them, however, due in part to a poor summer crop for...

 

20/35 Look Back

1987 Fire Damages Resort Cabin An early morning fire last week damaged a cabin at Tamaracks Resort north of Seeley Lake.  The occupants of the cabin, James Williamson, his wife and four children, were treated for smoke inhalation as a result of the...

 

Spotted Bear project aims to improve diversity

KALISPELL - Flathead National Forest, Spotted Bear Ranger District signed the final decision notice for the Spotted Bear Mountain Project last week. This project is located just south of the Spotted Bear Ranger Station. One goal of the project is to...

 

Dept. of Agriculture Rural Dev. announces $1M investment

U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development in Montana State Director Kathleen Williams announced today that USDA is investing almost $1 million to expand access to economic opportunities and improve housing and educational infrastructure for...

 

No matter where we go, there we are

Rev. Jon Bergen has moved from Scotland to be the new minister at Seeley Lake Baptist Church beginning Jan. 1. Ahead of starting his new position, he shared some thoughts on celebrating “Hogmany” and his anticipation of building new relationships...

 
 By Jean Pocha    News    January 5, 2023

Ringing in Christmas

HELMVILLE - Everyone participated as Helmville School performed many musical numbers and two plays, "The Littlest Christmas Tree" and "A Dickens of a Christmas" December 14 at the Helmville Community...

 

Seeley Lake Book Club reading 'Wayfaring Stranger'

This month the Seeley Lake Book Club is reading "Wayfaring Stranger" by James Lee Burke.  The Denver Post calls it “A sprawling thriller drenched with atmosphere and intrigue that takes a young boy from a chance encounter with Bonnie and...

 

Seeley Lake Community Council to meet

The January 2023  meeting of the Seeley Lake Community Council will be held at the Barn (2920 Highway 83) on Monday, Jan. 9. Pizza will be served starting at 5:30 p.m., and the meeting will begin at 6 p.m. Featured speakers/topics are as follows: ...

 

Community Briefs

Missoula County Sheriff’s Log December 21-28 12/21, 12:01 p.m., Highway 83, Seeley Lake, Accident No Injury 12/23, 1:45 p.m., Locust Lane, Seeley Lake, Accident No Injury 12/23, 5:01 p.m., 3x MM Highway 83, Condon, Slide-In No Property Damage...

 

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