Articles from the November 16, 2023 edition

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Seeley Lake salutes its service members

Dozens of residents circled the Seeley Lake Veterans Memorial on Nov. 11 to honor and remember all who had served. Now 105 since the first celebration of Armistice Day, leaders from the veterans...

 

County closes Boy Scout Bridge indefinitely

Missoula County announced Nov. 15 that the Boy Scout Road bridge will be closed indefinitely because of structural concerns. The Montana Department of Transportation had already limited traffic on...

 
 By Jean Pocha    News    November 16, 2023

Valor Ride brings up veterans' issues

"The Valor Ride was a heck of a trip that I'll never forget," Curtis Friede of Kurt's Polaris said. "I learned that many veterans deal with complications from war every day. Not everyone's world is a...

 

Man gets eight years for child pornography

A Seeley Lake man will be behind bars for the next eight and a half years after he pleaded guilty in July to receiving child pornography. Charles Lief Isaacson, 62, was first arrested by Missoula...

 

Boy Scout bridge study almost complete

The future of the bridge on Boy Scout Road should be known sometime next week as the Montana Department of Transportation wraps up the analysis of its structural study. The results of the study, which was originally estimated to be published by Nov....

 

Elbow Lake gravel pit lawsuit goes to Supreme Court

After a Missoula District Court Judge blocked the state and a construction company from operating a gravel pit near Elbow Lake, lawyers for the two groups appealed the decision to the Montana Supreme Court, which accepted the appeal at the beginning...

 

Strengthening the integrity of Montana's elections

We’re now less than a year out from one of the biggest elections in Montana history. Next November, our ballots will be stacked with candidates for president, U.S. Senate, two congressional seats, governor, attorney general, secretary of state,...

 

Low Levels of Flathead Lake in 2023 Were and Are Avoidable

Flathead Lake is one of the most beautiful places on earth; however, this summer’s low lake levels severely impacted residents, irrigators, fishermen, recreators, marinas, land and dock owners and many other businesses directly or indirectly. The e...

 

Psychological Perspectives: Changing climate

The title of this column can be understood from several different points of view. For example, most often environmental changes that engulf the planet come to mind. There also is the environment that...

 

Missoula County Sheriff's log for Nov. 16

11/3 1:28 p.m. Suspicious Activity 30XX Highway 83, Seeley Lake 11/5 5:12 p.m. Theft 63XX Highway 83, Condon 11/5 6:24 p.m. Accident, No Injury Double Arrow Road, Seeley Lake 11/6 12:21 p.m. Suspicious Activity 30XX Highway 83, Seeley Lake 11/7 4:25...

 

Seeley Lake Rural Fire District Call Log for Nov. 16

11/5/2023 Medical Chipmonk Court 11/7/2023 Medical Morrell Creek Road 11/8/2023 Medical Highway 83...

 

Strength in weakness

Admiral Horatio Nelson is one of England’s greatest heroes, yet his fame was gained not only due to his strengths, but arguably even more so from his weaknesses. Having lost his mother at the age of nine, he began his military career at the age of...

 

(Some of) the joys of fly tying

When I was a kid I was fascinated by trout flies. It seemed almost inborn. It started when I was about eight when my godfather showed me a box of flies that he tied. There was a sporting goods store...

 

Archives for Nov. 16

Thirty-five years ago... Thursday, November 17, 1988 Blackhawks are District Champs Saturday, Nov. 12, the Seeley-Swan girls basketball team played the Philipsburg Prospectors for the 12-C District...

 

Clearwater Resource Council meeting scheduled

The Clearwater Resource council is scheduling a community meeting on Jan. 9 at the Barn in Seeley Lake to present the finding of multiple years of aquatic monitoring of streams and lakes in the Clearwater Valley. Ongoing human activities in the...

 
 By Jean Pocha    News    November 16, 2023

Deer Lodge School District unification passes

The Deer Lodge School District unification passed 876-520 on Nov. 7. Rural areas in Avon, Elliston, Gold Creek, Precinct 2 (from Garrison to the Deer Lodge Fairgrounds), Helmville and Ovando voted against the proposition 156-290. “I hope it’s a...

 

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