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Articles from the February 20, 2020 edition

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 By Andi Bourne    News    February 20, 2020

New specialty plate requirements could have big impact

SWAN VALLEY – Swan Valley Connections is among 85 nonprofits statewide that received notice Jan. 31 from the Montana Department of Justice Motor Vehicle Division that their generic specialty...

 

Hayhurst served country through camera lens

SEELEY LAKE – Eric Hayhurst became interested in photography when he was a student at Capital High School in Helena. He liked the creativity of developing a negative in the darkroom to produce the p...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    February 20, 2020

Community celebrates, supports Destinations for Education

SEELEY LAKE – The Lodge on Seeley Lake was packed Saturday night, Feb. 15 for the 10 year Celebration for Destinations for Education (D4E). Not only did the event celebrate a decade of support for t...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    February 20, 2020

Doug's last ride

SEELEY LAKE – Monday afternoon, Feb. 10 Doug Pewitt, 80 of Seeley Lake, took his last ride from his home above Salmon Lake. His battle with Alzheimer’s came to an end when he got too close to the thin ice around the inlet of Salmon Lake and his...

 

Thank you - You make us proud

SEELEY LAKE - Doug Pewitt passed away on Feb.10 after his vehicle fell through the ice on Salmon Lake. This tragedy was softened and made easier to handle due to the response and support of individuals and agencies involved. Thanks go out to Seeley...

 

New candidates bring possibility of change

SEELEY LAKE - Missoula County officials have spent more than a half-million taxpayer dollars in the past decade trying to sell a community sewer here in Seeley Lake. Unfortunately, the proposal the sewer board settled on stinks. It does not clean up...

 
 By John Rice    Opinion    February 20, 2020

More handymen would be win-win for Montana

The task force the governor has created to protect Montana’s workers, businesses and taxpayers sounds good on paper but sometimes good intentions end up hurting our poor and less fortunate at the expense of protecting the more affluent. Other than...

 

Soul by any other name

Over the years, the idea of soul became the property of many disciplines: religion, philosophy, medicine, technology and psychology. For example, the word that I so often use – psyche -- refers to...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    February 20, 2020

Candidate filings trigger Sewer District election May 5

Following the close of the Special District filing deadline Feb. 10, Seeley Lake Sewer Board is currently the only Special District election that will appear on the May 5 mail-in ballot. However, citizens can apply to be a write-in candidate until Ma...

 

Representative Mike Hopkins files for re-election

Fiscally responsible budgets, strong conservative fiscal policy, the first comprehensive infrastructure package for Montana in over a decade, protecting our Second Amendment rights and fighting to...

 

Taking on a new decade and new ideas

There's something about a new year that makes us reflect on where we are and what we want to do in the future. We make resolutions, plans, try to break old habits and begin new traditions. Coupled...

 

FWP seeks volunteer instructors for Hunter, Bowhunter Education

 Montana's hunting legacy depends on active, skilled and ethical hunters who pass on their traditions to new generations. This happens in hundreds of classrooms across Montana each year through the...

 

Building permits tops Council agenda

SEELEY LAKE – Missoula County Building and Development Programs Manager Nicole Whyte attended the Seeley Lake Community Council meeting Feb. 10 to discuss changes to the County building permitting program including adopting new codes and a fee...

 

Aligning with the upper Light

There is the story of a shipwreck on a dark and tempestuous night, when not even a star was visible. A ship was approaching the harbor of Cleveland, with a pilot on board. The captain, noticing only one light as they drew near - that from the...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    February 20, 2020

Vehicle removed from Salmon Lake

SEELEY LAKE – After a vehicle went through the ice on Salmon Lake, Feb. 10 and emergency responders were released, Clearwater Towing of Seeley Lake worked late into the night to recover the vehicle....

 

Applications being accepted for Centennial Farm and Ranch properties

HELENA - The Montana Historical Society (MHS) is accepting applications for the Centennial Farm and Ranch program. New inductees will receive a framed certificate signed by the governor, recognition at the “Ag Day” ceremony in the Montana State C...

 

Bury the hatchet

SEELEY LAKE – The phrase “bury the hatchet” means to cease hostilities and make amends. Not surprisingly, the origin of the phrase comes from Native Americans, who literally did bury hatchets. Doubtless such ceremonies were performed before...

 

Blackhawk seniors recognized

SEELEY LAKE - Seeley-Swan High School recognized their senior basketball athletes and managers along with their families at the last home game of the season Saturday, Feb. 15....

 

Lady Blackhawks and Blackhawks top seed in 13-C

SEELEY LAKE – The Lady Blackhawks and Blackhawks both head into this week's District 13-C Tournament seeded in the top spot. The Lady Blackhawks wrapped up their final week of the regular season...

 

Community Briefs

Death Notice SWAN VALLEY - Marian (Matthew) Seaman, 87, passed away in Missoula on Friday, Feb. 14. Arrangements are under the care of Garden City Funeral Home. Federal Grant Brings Early Education Option to Rural Montana 4-year-olds HELENA, MONT....

 

The truth about the rich

Democrats claim taxing the “rich” is the way to help the middle class and poor. That the rich get rich by taking wealth from others. Norm would have said “idiots!” Bill Gates and Paul Allen, worth billions, created an operating system for...

 

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