Articles from the January 18, 2024 edition

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 By Jean Pocha    News    January 18, 2024

Historical museum preserves and promotes

Through volunteer efforts, the Upper Swan Valley Historical Society (USVHS) has been delving into local history through word and deed for 36 years. Twenty-five years ago on March 10, 1988, the first...

 
 By Griffen Smith    News    January 18, 2024

New chapter starts for Flathead National Forest Supervisor

The newly-hired Flathead National Forest Supervisor said he's always admired the natural beauty and extensive wilderness of western Montana. Now he gets to oversee three district rangers across...

 
 By Griffen Smith    News    January 18, 2024

CRC points out areas of concern, ecosystem delicacy during water report

Water data from the Clearwater Resource Council and the Seeley Lake Sewer District showed an area of concern near Riverview Drive Bridge and highlighted how sediments from burn scars and dirt roads...

 
 By Jean Pocha    News    January 18, 2024

Grants offer rural development opportunities

January marks the beginning of the second year of the Missoula County Rural Grant Program, Commissioner Juanita Vero said. Both Micro Grants for up to $500 and Impact Grants for projects $501 to...

 

Candidates aren't Montanans

The people of Montana have elected: · Our Governor, who is from California, · Our junior Senator, also from California, · A Representative, from Maryland. All three are wealthy and have shown a general disregard for what the people of Montana...

 

Dear Senator Daines

We, the Powell County Commission, wish to express support for the Montana Sportsmen Conservation Act (MSCA) and the release of Hoodoo Mountain and Wales Creek Wilderness Study Areas (WSA). Montana’s WSAs have been stuck in legal limbo for over 40...

 
 By Rex Koenig    Opinion    January 18, 2024

Why I vote Democrat

When people ask me why I vote for Democrats, I point no further than the Copper Kings of Butte during the 20th century. The Copper Kings kicked working people in the teeth. They slashed wages. They broke up Unions. They bought off politicians, and...

 

Ruling against housing legislation is misguided

A judge in Gallatin County recently blocked two bills aimed at addressing Montana’s housing crisis, siding with a radical anti-housing interest group. The decision to block Senate Bill 323 and Senate Bill 528 is misguided and unfortunate. These...

 

Swan Valley Connections announces new leadership

The Board of Directors of Swan Valley Connections (SVC) is pleased to announce a new leadership team following the departure of Executive Director Rebecca Ramsey. The organization is restructuring to welcome three managing directors to lead SVC into...

 

Elden LeRoy Rammell (1936 - 2023)

Elden LeRoy Rammell, best known as "Papa Smurf," passed away on Dec. 6, 2023. He was 87. Elden was born in Idaho Falls, Idaho, and was raised on a farm in Fort Shaw. He married his wife, Dorine Mable...

 

Scratching the fly tying itch

Alvin looked like he could have stepped out of an old-country Weiner schnitzel or biergarten commercial: rotund body, big features, big frame, distinctly Germanic features set in a jolly countenance,...

 
 By Claire Muller    News    January 18, 2024

Grant deadline Jan. 31 for projects helping Seeley Lake

Non-profit organizations are invited to submit grant proposals to the Seeley Lake Community Foundation for 2024 projects. Applications are due Jan. 31. The Seeley Lake Community Foundation helps local groups fund important community projects in the...

 

Missoula County Sheriff's log for Jan. 18

1/03 10:33 am Littering 17XX Woodworth Rd., Seeley Lake 1/03 8:19 pm Vandalism 31XX Highway 83, Seeley Lake 1/04 7:25 am Theft 1XX Cutthroat Dr., Seeley Lake 1/04 7:55 pm Suspicious Activity 6XX Tamarack Dr., Seeley Lake 1/05 10:48 am Suspicious...

 

Archives for Jan. 18

Thirty-five years ago... Thursday Jan. 19, 1989 New building to house restaurant, Double Front Chicken plans Seeley Lake store Double Front Chicken, a 28-year-old specialty restaurant in Missoula, will soon be opening a Seeley Lake restaurant. Gene...

 

Avian Flu becomes a concern for trumpeter swans

The Blackfoot Challenge recently learned of the deaths of four trumpeter swan cygnets hatched to Blackfoot swan 3A6 in Sheridan, Wyoming. Swan 3A6 was released in the Blackfoot in 2016 and nested in the Sheridan area this year. The cygnets were...

 

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