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Articles from the February 25, 2021 edition

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 By Andi Bourne    News    February 25, 2021

Running the line between recreation and conservation

Just after sunrise Saturday, Jan. 9, local wolf trapper Rob Henrekin fired up his snowmobile to check his trapline, something he has done every day since the wolf season opened Dec. 15. While he had...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    February 25, 2021

Sewer Bonds Failed

SEELEY LAKE - Both of the Sewer Bonds up for election Feb. 23 failed by a large margin. The preliminary results for the Phase 1 Bond was 33 Yes, 80 No. For the Plant, 98 voters approved and 198 voted against. Results are preliminary until canvassed....

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    February 25, 2021

Leading by example, encouraging others

SEELEY LAKE – Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021 was officially proclaimed Klaus von Stutterheim Day by the Missoula County Commissioners. The Proclamation honors Von Stutterheim's many years of service to...

 

Locals recognized for life saving efforts

SEELEY LAKE - The Missoula County Sheriff's Office honored five individuals at a ceremony Tuesday, Feb. 16 for their life-saving actions following a September plane crash north of  Seeley Lake...

 

Lady Blackhawks soar through District 13C tournament

SEELEY LAKE - The Lady Blackhawks defended their home court from the Victor Pirates and the Granite Prospectors to earn the top District 13C trophy. The Lady Blackhawks had a bye in the first round...

 

Ranked Choice Voting - A good idea

I see Ranked Choice Voting as part of a suite of reforms that might lead to more reasonable politics. Are you looking for practical solutions to the many problems we face in common, instead of the rhetoric of political extremism? Then Ranked Choice...

 

Death, taxes and transfer: HB320 is the latest attempt to resurrect rejected land transfer legislation

Twenty-six days. That’s how long it took legislators to resuscitate legislation that supports transferring public land to the state, an idea Montanans have rejected time and time again. The newest effort, Representative Steve Gunderson’s house...

 

Your psychology and the universe

Recently, I was asked to describe the overall structure of a person's psychology. Often, I describe one element at a time. Seldom do I attempt describe the entire structure. So, I thought it might be...

 

Focusing on children

It's important to me that your voice is present at the legislature. All rural voters in Senate District 46 are invited to meet with me every other Wednesday at 7 p.m. via Zoom, and I encourage you to...

 

Community Foundation awards 2021 grants to local groups

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Community Foundation (SLCF) helps local groups fund important community projects. In this capacity, the SLCF strives to be a community resource and catalyst for innovative approaches to improving the quality of life in...

 

Health Board revises COVID-19 mitigation requirements

MISSOULA COUNTY - The Missoula City-County Board of Health voted 6 to 1 to make several revisions to the County’s current COVID-19 mitigation requirements during a virtual meeting Thursday, Feb. 18. These revisions include: 1. Increasing event... Full story

 

Paycheck Protection Program sees changes in operations

The Joe Biden-Kamala Harris Administration and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are making operational changes to the U.S. Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) in order to create more equitable relief for American small businesses according... Full story

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    February 25, 2021

District responds to County Commissioners

SEELEY LAKE – At their Feb. 16 meeting, the Seeley Lake Fire Board listened to letters written by Fire Chief Dave Lane and Board Chair Scott Kennedy in response to a letter dated Jan. 14 from the Missoula County Commissioners. It was sent to Board...

 

Subdivision proposed near Blanchard Creek

SEELEY LAKE - Developers of a proposed 13-lot residential subdivision held a virtual neighborhood meeting Tuesday, Feb. 16 to go over initial details for the project. Paul Forsting, IMEG Corporation...

 

Board updates policies

SEELEY LAKE - Members of the Seeley Lake Elementary School Board unanimously approved a second round of board policy updates in their 2000’s series during a meeting Wednesday, Feb. 17. Superintendent Josh Gibbs also provided updates on the School I...

 

Terry Nelson Daugherty Oct. 12, 1950 - Dec. 30, 2020

GREAT FALLS – On Dec. 30, 2020, my dear sweet husband, Terry Nelson Daugherty was called to heaven. After thirty years of pain due to a logging accident, he is finally at peace. He called me his... Full story

 

Faith that works through love

Do you desire more faith? We can have it by developing a loving relationship with our Lord. It is a personal connection with someone of good character that causes us to have faith. Well, our heavenly...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    February 25, 2021

Candidate filings trigger Fire District election May 4

Following the close of the Special District filing deadline Feb. 8, the Seeley Lake Rural Fire District is currently the only Special District election that will appear on the May 4 mail-in ballot. However, citizens can apply to be a write-in...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    February 25, 2021

Eagles starting to gel as a team, building confidence

SEELEY LAKE – When the Seeley Lake Elementary Eagles swept the court against Granite Feb. 17, Head Coach Brett Haines said the girls are starting to play together. After adding four girls to the...

 

Blackhawks' season ends in double overtime

DARBY - The Blackhawks season came to an end in the opening round of the 13C District Tournament Feb. 16 at the hands of the Darby Tigers. The Blackhawks came out strong outscoring the Tigers 2 to 1 in the first two quarters taking a 23-11 advantage...

 
 By AARP    News    February 25, 2021

Applications open for AARP Community Challenge Grants

AARP Montana invites community organizations and local governments across the state to apply for the 2021 Community Challenge grant program, now through April 14. Grants fund quick-action projects that can range from several hundred dollars for... Full story

 

Community Briefs

Memorial donations for Sandy Berry SEELEY LAKE – Due to the closing of the Paws Up Safe Home Animal Shelter in Potomac, those wishing to honor Sandy Berry can make donations in her name to Hazel and Owen Tyler at 1270 Copper Cliff Drive, Potomac,...

 

Listen to the voters and oppose HB457

During the 2020 election, Montana voters approved I-190, legalizing and taxing marijuana for adult use. On the Montana ballot, I-190 passed with 56.9% of the vote, the most popular initiative this year. Montana voters strongly support individual...

 

Black Ram Project will wipe out old growth forests and bring death to Yaak grizzlies

The Kootenai National Forest advocated the 95,412-acre Black Ram Project will curtail fire risk in the wildland-urban interface and restore historic forest conditions by logging the most fire-resistant and resilient old growth forests, 12 miles from...

 

Calling Gianforte's actions on the carpet

Dear Greg, You are now the leader of a group of Montanans (and Montana wannabes like you) who think wearing a necktie, which serves no purpose, is more important than wearing a mask in a pandemic, which saves lives. In addition, you are the leader...

 

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