Articles from the January 25, 2024 edition

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 By Griffen Smith    News    January 25, 2024

County changes 'policy' for Seeley Lake SMA septics, says data appears concerning

The Missoula County Health Department now requires tighter standards for septic systems in the Seeley Lake Special Management Area (SMA) as officials said the best available data from the area shows...

 

Ice Skating rink at elementary open

The Ice Skating rink is now open to the public for the winter season. Garry Swan, President of Seeley Lake ROCKS, said the rink has developed great ice with the recent chilly temperatures. Rules for...

 
 By Griffen Smith    News    January 25, 2024

First responders rescue two snowmobilers near Lake Marshall

Two snowmobilers got stuck off trail above Marshall Lake on the evening of Jan. 13, prompting Seeley Swan Search and Rescue and Two Bear Air to extract them amid extremely cold temperatures. Seeley Swan Search and Rescue Chief Ken Brochu said the...

 

Highway 200 open after 30-car pileup

Highway 200 just after the Helmville turnoff stood closed for several hours Jan 21. after a massive pileup of cars halted any access to the road. Luckily, law enforcement reported no injuries with the incident. The Montana Highway Patrol reported...

 

Montanans can help law enforcement stop human trafficking

Human trafficking is not just a big city problem – it’s happening right here in Montana. Which is why, during National Human Trafficking Prevention Month, I’m encouraging Montanans to learn the signs of human trafficking and report it if they...

 

Judges endorse Wilson

As retired Montana judges, we join to endorse Judge Dan Wilson of Flathead County in his bid for election to the Montana Supreme Court. This year, Montanans will elect two new Justices to our state’s highest court. Chief Justice Mike McGrath and As...

 

Get to know your judges

As you learn about all the candidates for various offices this year, the most important ones are the ones that most Montanans know the least about. The politicians you need to do the most research on are not the would-be congressmen, governors, or ev...

 

The western Montana hot stove fly tying league

The meetings are probably coming to order – in some sort or another, all over western Montana. For about 16 years on Tuesday afternoons we held a meeting that would qualify for the hot stove fly...

 
 By Alan Muskett    News    January 25, 2024

Swan Valley Community Council meeting does not erupt in violence

As an intrepid member of the Fourth Estate, I ventured out into the frigid night, determined to shine light on the Swan branch of the Deep State. Parenthetically, the Fourth Estate refers to the press. I’d never actually known what the first three...

 

Ted Eugene Lockwood (1952 - 2024)

Ted Eugene Lockwood – age 71, died peacefully at home on Jan. 6, 2024, surrounded by his family and loving and devoted wife. Born the youngest of three on Jan. 28, 1952, to Marvin and Florence... Full story

 

Joel Robert Roesner (1979 - 2024)

Joel Robert Roesner, of Seeley Lake, Montana, joined eternity with our Lord on Jan. 12, 2024, after an admirable four-year struggle with colon cancer. He died at home, with his wife constantly by his... Full story

 

Sacred Gifts

I read a story recently about a woman who looked out her window and noticed something beautiful: sunlight glistening on moist leaves. Immediately prior to this, the day was very gloomy, as was her mood. But that brief moment of light reminded her of...

 

Seeley Council discusses bridge projects, micro grants

The January community Council Meeting provided updates for the Seeley Lake bridge projects. Shane Stack, the Missoula County Public works director, said he feels confidence in various grant applications, letters of support from local people and...

 
 By Griffen Smith    News    January 25, 2024

Boys can't hold on against Lincoln, get first district win against Valley

The Seeley Swan High School Boys Basketball Team could not make enough shots on the road against Lincoln on Jan. 19, but rallied back against Valley Christian for a win at home on Jan. 20. Head Coach...

 
 By Griffen Smith    News    January 25, 2024

Lady Blackhawks split weekend - fall to Lincoln, top Valley

The Seeley Swan High School Girls Basketball Team was dealt a narrow road loss against Lincoln High School on Jan. 19 and then took a commanding victory over Valley Christian on Jan. 20. The Lady...

 

Missoula County Sheriff's Log for Jan. 25

1/12/24 Fire Grandview Dr 1/14/24 Medical Hwy 83 1/15/24 Medical standy Hwy 83 1/15/24 Accident Injury Hwy 83 1/15/24 Accident Injury Hwy 200 1/15/24 Accident Injury Hwy 200 1/19/24 Accident Injury Hwy 83...

 

Archives for Jan. 25

Thursday Jan. 26, 1989 Race to the Lake MUSHERS WAIT FOR THE OPENING GUN as they line the lake's edge at Holland Lake Saturday in the first leg of the 100-mile "Race to the Lake," run in two 50-mile...

 

Effort under way to vaccinate people with disabilities and elderly

An effort is under way in Western Montana to remove common barriers preventing older adults, people with disabilities and other vulnerable populations from getting vaccinated for COVID-19, influenza, respiratory syncytial virus, pneumonia and shingle...

 

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