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Seeley-Swan High School sued over alleged discrimination

SEELEY LAKE - Former Seeley-Swan High School (SSHS) student Owen Mercado and his mother Deidre Lechowski-Mercado are suing the school and the Missoula County Public School District (MCPS) alleging that the school and its staff members were made aware...

 

Seeley Lake resident to star in MCT's adaptation of 'Shrek The Musical JR.'

MISSOULA - Homeschooled Junior Grace Wilson of Seeley Lake has culminated her passion for musical theater as she takes the stage as Shrek in Missoula Children's Theatre's (MCT) adaptation of Shrek...

 

Jeff Wisehart vaults from trainee to trainer

SEELEY LAKE – In 1965 Jeff Wisehart moved from New Mexico to San Jose, California, where he lived with his sister while attending West Valley College. He said California at that time was beautiful,...

 

Revision to COVID-19 mitigation requirements recommended

MISSOULA COUNTY - The Missoula City-County Board of Health announced a series of recommended changes to be made to Missoula County’s current COVID-19 mitigation requirements during a virtual meeting Friday, Feb. 12. These revisions will be up for... Full story

 

Vaccination drive-thru flawless

SEELEY LAKE - We would like to commend the people involved on the COVID vaccination shots that were given at the high school on Feb. 8 in Seeley Lake. Everyone involved did a wonderful job organizing, putting together and initiating the process. We...

 

Jobs and economy

We are just over one third into the 67th Montana State Legislative Session. Daily, I find myself thinking, "Jobs and the economy, jobs and the economy, jobs and the economy." I find it helpful to...

 

Budget and marijuana

We have just crossed the 30-day threshold here in the legislature and are approaching our "General Transmittal" deadline. This will be the deadline by which all general policy bills that do not...

 

Seeley Lake logger named 2020 Logger of the Year

SEELEY LAKE - J&E Contracting Owner-Operator Ed Jungers received Montana Tree Farm Program's (MTFP) 2020 Logger of the Year. Jungers started the logging company with his father John over 20 years...

 

Teacher salary raises approved

POTOMAC - At their Feb. 8 meeting, the Potomac School Board voted four to one to approve the Potomac Education Association (PEA) contract for 2021-2023. This new contract would result in a $4,024.25 salary raise for all teachers regardless of...

 
 By Rob Rich    Opinion    February 18, 2021

Thinking like a beaver: A BDA primer

In the first snow of October 2018, along Basin Creek outside of Butte, Montana, I volunteered to be a beaver. Or, lacking all the right anatomy, I at least tried to think and act how nature's best...

 

Comment period extended for North Fork Blackfoot Fish Restoration Project

SEELEY LAKE - In response to public feedback, the Lolo National Forest is extending the public comment period for the North Fork Blackfoot River Native Fish Restoration Project for an additional 30 days or through March 12. Located in the...

 
 By AARP Montana    News    February 18, 2021

AARP Montana issues Resource Guide for COVID-19 vaccines

HELENA – Montana families are closer to accessing the information they need about the COVID-19 vaccine rollout thanks to a newly launched online resource center from AARP Montana. The site offers up-to-date information as well as answers to... Full story

 

Winter is here

Finally, it seems winter has graced the valleys with its presence, drawing recreationalists from Montana and throughout surrounding states. Locals who have patiently waited for snow to fall have...

 

Sharing the Word

Many, many moons ago winter always had some time to hunt the big cats. There were always some guys who would show up at the old place on the Summit to give chase. My dear wife, who in 53 years never...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    February 18, 2021

Vaccines, staffing, Lazy Acres RV Park and elections discussed

SEELEY LAKE – At their Feb. 9 meeting, the Seeley-Swan Hospital District Board received updates regarding vaccinations, Karen Ayers’ resignation at the Seeley-Swan Medical Center, Lazy Acres RV Park Subdivision and the sewer bond election....

 

Snow language is snowballing

It used to be said Eskimos had 100 different words for snow. Now the word "Eskimo" is largely considered a pejorative term and has been replaced by Alaskan Native. With that change comes the...

 

Seeley-Swan Blackhawk Booster Club update

The community members and families of Seeley Lake and Swan Valley have stepped up to support Seeley-Swan High School (SSHS) this school year. Usually, the members of the Club are showcased on signs...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    February 18, 2021

More Winter Fun Photos

The Seeley-Swan turned into a winter wonderland over the weekend. The Seeley Lake Ranger District officially reported 31 inches of snow from 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5 – Monday morning around 10 a.m. By...

 

Douglas E. Waldron

SEELEY LAKE - Last November, we unexpectedly lost our beloved community member Douglas E. Waldron, 75. As many of you know, Doug came to the Seeley Lake area in about the year 2000 after retiring... Full story

 

Sandra J. (Sandy) Thompson Berry Aug. 13, 1947 - Feb. 5, 2021

SEELEY LAKE - Sandra (Sandy) Jude Thompson Berry went to be with her Father in Heaven at 5:20 p.m., Feb. 5 in the presence of her husband and oldest son. Before Alzheimer's stole her ability to read,... Full story

 

Seeley-Swan fends off Pirates

SEELEY LAKE - The Lady Blackhawks and Blackhawks finished out their regular season with victories over the Victor Pirates Feb. 11. The Ladies defended their home court while the Boys took the fight...

 

Community Briefs

Seeley Lake Community Council vacancy filled SEELEY LAKE – At their Feb. 4 meeting, the Missoula County Commissioners appointed Seeley Lake resident Sharon Teague to the Seeley Lake Community Council. Teague and Seeley Lake resident John Richards...

 

The right to fair pay and fair rates

In 1883 Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt attended a fancy-dress ball that outshone any ball New York had seen, wearing her electric light dress. Railroad tycoons like Cornelius Vanderbilt hosted such opulent affairs with profits from their monopoly...

 

Tax reform week at the Montana Legislature

HELENA- This was “tax reform week” at the Montana Legislature. Many of Governor Gianforte’s Montana Comeback tax proposals had committee hearings this week with tremendous support. The House Taxation Committee heard two of these bills and the...

 

Elections have consequences

Since winning the Legislature in 2011, Republicans have introduced multiple pieces of legislation undermining Montana’s great hunting and fishing. Fortunately, successive Democratic governors vetoed them. The veto pen now belongs to Greg Gianforte....

 

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