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Articles from the February 8, 2018 edition

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 By Andi Bourne    News    February 8, 2018

Montana Community Foundation Distributes $600,000 to Benefit Wildfire Relief Efforts

HELENA – The Montana Community Foundation (MCF) distributed more than $600,000 in grants to 81 organizations including 64 fire departments across Montana from the Montana Wildfire Relief Fund. Area...

 

Keeping the Ships Afloat

POTOMAC – Since his father, uncle and two cousins had served in the U.S. Navy, it seemed only natural to Scott Miller in 1967 that, rather than wait to be drafted into the U.S. Army, he should...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    February 8, 2018

Residents Express Concerns Over Flathead Plan

SWAN VALLEY – Representatives of the Flathead National Forest met with area residents at the Swan Valley Community Hall to discuss where the re-writing of the Forest Plan is in the process and the next steps. The Swan Valley Community Council...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    February 8, 2018

Be Creative, Let Your Stress Go Free

SEELEY LAKE – When Kris Gullikson and Belinda Rich started the biannual Painting for a Dream workshop at Rich's Montana Guest Ranch, Gullikson never dreamed she would hosting monthly painting...

 

Capitalism and Natural Resources: Finding a Balance

Back in 1898, near the headwaters of the Missouri River in what is now Glacier National Park, my great grandfather found and drilled the first oil wells in Montana. He also found the school teacher in Altyn (who was 33 years younger) and on their win...

 

Ensuring Outdoor Recreation

Montana’s booming outdoor recreation industry is dependent on having ample wild and wonderful places. We cannot manufacture new wild places. Now is not the time to shrink our public lands, now is the time to protect our public lands. One important...

 

Don't Feed the Deer

When I lived in the Swan and before I hauled my ponies and mule over to winter on the bench out of Fairfield to my great friend old Mormon Sam, I needed considerable hay. Elden Rammell once introduced me to an old timer on the Helmville cutoff named...

 

Race to the Sky Comes through Seeley Lake This Weekend

LINCOLN – The 2018 Young Living Race to the Sky, Montana’s premier sled dog race, runs Feb. 9-13. This year there are 20 teams registered as of Feb. 5. This includes teams from Montana, Utah, Idaho, Washington and Minnesota. Seeley Lake’s Roy...

 
 By Carol Brodie    News    February 8, 2018

Open Book Club Presents Theodore Catton

SEELEY LAKE - Theodore Catton, associate research professor of history at the University of Montana, will be reading from and discussing his recent book "Rainy Lake House, Twilight of Empire on the...

 

Next Legislature Must Stand Up for Montana

Montanans are now seeing the real-life consequences of budget decisions made by the Republican legislators who make up the majority of our state legislature. Over the next year, 28 property assessment offices will be closing their doors in addition...

 

Discussion of 60-Home Subdivision to Continue at Next Council Meeting

SEELEY LAKE - The 60-home subdivision proposed in Powell County next to the Seeley Lake Airport will continue to be a topic of discussion at Monday’s Community Council meeting, Feb. 12. One of several major issues is the fact that the subdivision...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    February 8, 2018

Bringing Care Into the Home

SEELEY LAKE – Kristin Mason never thought when she started her career working with young children that she would end up working with the elderly. After more than 10 years working in geriatrics...

 
 By Jan Anderson    News    February 8, 2018

Boulder Aims For a Brighter Future Economy

BOULDER, MONT. – When the Montana legislature decided in 2015 that the Montana Developmental Center would close within two years, it was a blow to the community of Boulder. For more than 125 years,...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    February 8, 2018

Preventing Icy Toe Jam

During extreme conditions, snow and ice can impact the feet and hair of domestic animals and can cause more than discomfort. When the temperature drops and rises and the snow melts and clings,...

 

Wedding Announcement

SEELEY LAKE – Seeley Lake's Claire Kesterke married Condon's Jonah Rosen Feb. 3 at Mission Bible Fellowship. Rosen was a 2010 Seeley-Swan High School graduate. Kesterke was a homeschool graduate in... Full story

 

The Wisdom of King Solomon

Early in his life after he had taken over as King from his father David, God said to Solomon, “Ask what you wish Me to give you.” (1 Kings 3:5) Solomon replied that because he was young he wanted wisdom to discern between good and evil to be...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    February 8, 2018

Warhawks Leave It All on the Court

SEELEY LAKE – The Swan Valley Warhawks hosted the Blackfoot League Tournament at Seeley Lake Elementary Feb. 3. The Hall Huskies won the tournament and also received the Sportsmanship Award. The...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    February 8, 2018

Blackhawks Clash with Trojans and Fend Off Lynx

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley-Swan Blackhawks and Lady Blackhawks took on Drummond Feb. 1 and then hosted Lincoln Feb. 3. The Boys had a great game against the Trojans at Drummond. They jumped to an early...

 

Schlabach Announces Candidacy for HD 92

SEELEY LAKE - Duane "Cecil" Schlabach announced his candidacy for House District 92 as a Democrat. He filed Jan. 31, 2018 with Lee Boman as his Treasurer for the campaign. Schlabach decided to run...

 
 By Mike Hopkins    News    February 8, 2018

Representative Hopkins Files for Re-election

Politics these days can be brutal. On the airwaves people act as if disagreeing on some particular policy is grounds to hate one another but that hasn't been my experience representing the people of...

 

Smith Files for House District 92

MISSOULA - A local realtor and engaged citizen DJ Smith announced his candidacy for House District 92. He is seeking the Republican nomination. Smith is running to assure protection of Montana values...

 

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