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Articles from the January 9, 2020 edition

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 By Andi Bourne    News    January 9, 2020

Two perish in New Year's Day avalanche

SEELEY LAKE – A New Year's Day ride took a fatal turn when three snowmobilers from Anaconda were trapped in an avalanche near Lake Dinah, in the southern Mission Mountains west of Seeley Lake....


Klassens struggled to juggle family and military life

SWAN VALLEY – Edward and Heidi Klassen met and began a relationship aboard the USS John Stennis. Both ended up serving 20 years in the U.S. Navy and ultimately getting married. But maintaining a...

 By Andi Bourne    News    January 9, 2020

Seeley Lake man found guilty of embezzlement

SEELEY LAKE – On Nov. 18, Bradley Walters of Seeley Lake was convicted of one felony count of theft by embezzlement for more than $10,000 and one felony count of deceptive practices while working as the secretary/treasurer of the Seeley Lake...

 By Andi Bourne    News    January 9, 2020

Haines named Coach of the Year

SEELEY LAKE – In addition to her first state title, Seeley-Swan High School Cross Country coach Zelda Haines was voted the Montana Coaches Association's Coach of the Year for Class C Girls' Cross...

 By David Wall    Opinion    January 9, 2020

Protecting the County and the taxpayer

When I introduce myself as the Missoula County auditor, most people respond with: "Are you like the IRS?" "Do you go door to door and audit taxpayers?" "Nice to meet you, am I in trouble?" I am...


Suicide prevention at next council meeting

SEELEY LAKE - Suicide Prevention will top the agenda of next Monday’s meeting of the Seeley Lake Community Council. Sadly, Montana holds the suicide record in the nation with more than three and a half times the rate of New York, the lowest state....

 By Andi Bourne    News    January 9, 2020

ROCKS receives $10,000 grant from Missoula County

MISSOULA - Seeley Lake ROCKS received a $10,000 grant for expansion of the ice rink at Seeley Lake Elementary school as part of nearly $37,000 in matching grants awarded by the Missoula County’s Parks and Trails Advisory Board. Grant applications...

 By Jenny Rohrer    News    January 9, 2020

Open Book Club presents memoir authors

SEELEY LAKE - Alpine Artisans' Open Book Club kicks off the new year with the presentation of an exciting collection of short stories from over 41 Montana women, titled "We Leave the Flowers Where...

 By Andi Bourne    News    January 9, 2020

The puck drops Friday for 10th annual Pond Hockey tournament

SEELEY LAKE – Despite the feet of new snow, the organizers of the 10th annual Seeley Lake Pond Hockey Tournament (SLPH) will not be swayed. The Four rinks in the south bay of Seeley Lake will be ready to welcome 34 teams Jan. 10-12. The community...

 By Andi Bourne    News    January 9, 2020

Gabrielian brings classical music to life

SEELEY LAKE - World-renowned classical pianist Tanya Gabrielian started off the New Year bringing a whole new level of music to the Seeley-Swan High School auditorium. Playing to an audience of more...


Kathleen (Kathy) Mary Maradeo Dec. 18, 1953 – Dec. 17, 2019

SEELEY LAKE - Kathy (Dore) Maradeo, 65, of Seeley Lake, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 17, one day short of her 66th birthday. She passed away peacefully at home attended to by her husband, as was her wish. She was on home hospice care due to her long... Full story


Randy Alfred Styler Aug. 15, 1952 – Jan. 3, 2020

SWAN VALLEY - Randy Alfred Styler was born Aug. 15, 1952 in Warroad, Minn. to Walter F. and RosaLee P. (Stoskopf) Styler. In 1956, the family moved from Minnesota to western Montana. Randy attended... Full story


Imagine the 'What if...?'

What is a community foundation? Community foundations are organizations that can help manage community-wide discussions and collect and distribute funds for local projects. A community foundation is a...


Free skijoring and dogsledding Fun Days Jan. 11 and Jan. 12

SEELEY LAKE – Mushers and skijorers of all experience levels are invited to Montana Mountain Mushers Fun Days Jan. 11 and Jan. 12 at the West Side Bypass Trail, just north of Seeley Lake off Fawn Creek Road. Park in the musher’s parking lot (on...

 By Jim Johnson    Opinion    January 9, 2020

Disconnected from the head

My beautiful wife was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 1985. MS is an auto-immune disease that causes debilitating issues between the brain and the body. Its effect causes parts of the external an...

 By Nathan Bourne    News    January 9, 2020

Seeley-Swan defeats Clark Fork Co-op Mountain Cats

SUPERIOR – The Seeley-Swan Blackhawks and Lady Blackhawks took on the Clark Fork Co-op Mountain Cats Jan. 3 on the road. The Blackhawks hung with the Mountain Cats in the first quarter but took a sizable lead in the second quarter. They headed...


Kendall Reese Cahoon

SEELEY LAKE - Kendall Reese Cahoon was born Jan. 2 at 4:31 p.m. to Christian and Holly Cahoon of Seeley Lake. Kendall was also welcomed by her big sister Kaylee Mae and grandparents Steve and Tira... Full story


Community Briefs

Missoula County Public Schools launches strategic planning process MISSOULA - Missoula County Public Schools (MCPS) is beginning the next phase of its long-term planning process. MCPS wants the public’s input on what they value most about MCPS and...


Join me in the March for Life 2020

Life is something everyone reading this has. Where did it begin? Many of us wonder, many of us trust it is from God, and most of us can agree that it is sacred. I’d like to write briefly of what this means to me and invite you to come pray for...


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