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Articles from the January 7, 2021 edition

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Porcupine Dump site to remain open twice a week

LAKE COUNTY - Lake County Commissioners unanimously voted to keep the Porcupine Dump site open for two days a week following recommendations from the Solid Waste Board during their Dec. 16 Commissioner meeting. The days in question have not been...


Snow Joke half marathon goes virtual

SEELEY LAKE -  Runners will be able to run the 42nd annual Snow Joke Half Marathon on their own terms this upcoming February. Run Wild Missoula helps put on the event. Interim Executive Director Ashl...

 By Andi Bourne    News    January 7, 2021

Building a legacy of service and philanthropy

SEELEY LAKE – Sitting around a table at the Elkhorn Café in the fall of 1999, Seeley Lake resident Stan Nicholson told Loren Rose and four other future board members that there were 28 nonprofits...

 By Andi Bourne    News    January 7, 2021

Playing in the snow

SEELEY LAKE - Playing in the snow with family was an activity many Seeley Lake residents enjoyed over the New Year including Kris Martin and her son Sam Welch. They built these two snow bears to help...

 By Andi Bourne    News    January 7, 2021

Public hearing to outline ATV safety requirements Jan. 7

Do you ride all-terrain vehicles? The Missoula County Commissioners are holding a hearing Jan. 7 at 2 p.m. where they have been asked to approve a resolution “Outlining the need for safety while operating all-terrain vehicles.” The Commissioners...


Need a plan with community support

SEELEY LAKE - Another lawsuit in the mix may be the last thing the village of Seeley needs to make sense of what is already a train wreck of a process to decide on the sewer.   If, after decades of public discussion, we’re still fighting about...

 By Don Larson    Opinion    January 7, 2021

Where is democracy going?

Senator Steve Daines is one of 12 senators who have decided your vote doesn’t count.  Those officials, led by Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, have organized to protest Joe Biden’s victory and are making a futile effort to unseat the...


Top priorities this legislative session

This week we gave the Oath of Office, promising to uphold the constitutions of the United States and Montana. This 67th Legislative Session proves to be a unique one, and as we begin, I want to thank...


COVID-19 vaccination protocol and testing in Seeley

Greetings, If you were wondering about current vaccination protocol, the Missoula City-County Health Department has a new web address, that will keep us up to date about...

 By Nathan Bourne    News    January 7, 2021

Sewer bond election voter requirements outlined

SEELEY LAKE – According to the Missoula County Elections Office, there are a couple of changes to the voter registration process for property owners in the Seeley Lake Sewer District for the upcoming Bond election. The Feb. 23 election will be... Full story


Department of Transportation, Community Foundation, Forest Service at next Council Meeting

SEELEY LAKE - The next meeting of the Seeley Lake Community Council will be this Monday, Jan. 11 at 6 p.m. with an intriguing agenda. It will be held via Zoom. Instructions for sign-on are at the end of this release.  The first speaker will be Bob...

 By Garry Swain    Opinion    January 7, 2021

Get outside, be active for the health of it

Some of you were lucky enough to have been born here, in the gorgeous Crown of the Continent and the bridge between two of the most awe-inspiring parks in the entire country. Some of you discovered...


Science communication at Glacier National Park

When it comes to communication about climate change, there's a lot of complexity to consider, said USGS scientist Dan Fagre.  "The problem is that to really understand it, people need to understand...


Alan Lee Childs Aug. 11, 1943 – Nov. 19, 2020

SWAN VALLEY - Alan Lee Childs, 77, born Aug. 11, 1943 died of natural causes on Nov. 19. Alan was born in Browning, Montana but grew up in Libby, Montana with his parents Dorothy and Lee Childs. He... Full story


Willis "Bill" Ogden Sept. 26, 1934 – Nov. 4, 2020

SEELEY LAKE - On Nov. 4, Willis "Bill" Ogden passed away at 86, five years to the day his wife Patricia passed in 2015. He was survived briefly by his older sister Virginia.  Born in Streator,... Full story


Updated vaccination distribution plan released

Governor Steve Bullock announced Dec. 30 the state’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan has been updated to incorporate the new federal recommendations for allocation to critical groups in Montana and an estimated timeline.   “As the first... Full story


"Behold, the virgin shall be with child and bear a son,

and they shall name him Emmanuel, which means, ‘God with us.’” Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:23 The Perpetual Virginity of Mary is one of the Marian Dogmas of the Catholic Church. Dogmas are formalized truths from the apostles or sacred Tradition...


Missoula County awards COVID job retention grants

MISSOULA COUNTY – Missoula County Commissioners approved distributing almost $625,000 from the COVID-19 Small Business Job Retention Fund to 27 businesses impacted by the pandemic. The funding is...


Blackhawks take precautions as they head onto the court

SEELEY LAKE - Seeley-Swan High School's basketball teams played their first games this past weekend. To prevent players and fans from contracting coronavirus, organizers had to make certain... Full story

 By Nathan Bourne    News    January 7, 2021

Mountains Cats no match for Blackhawks

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley-Swan Blackhawks and Lady Blackhawks opened their basketball season with victories over the Clark Fork Coop Mountain Cats Jan. 2. Due to COVID-19 precautions, the Boys played...


Community Briefs

Yurt at Seeley Creek Nordic Ski trails closed for season SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Creek Nordic Ski trails just north of town on Morrell Creek Road are groomed and ready for skiers. However due to COVID-19, the yurt at the trailhead is closed for...


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