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Articles from the February 28, 2019 edition

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 By Andi Bourne    News    February 28, 2019

Sen. Malek proposes Trenton Johnson Memorial Highway

HELENA - The Senate Highways and Transportation Committee unanimously passed Senate Bill 260 at their Feb. 21 hearing. If signed into law, the bill would establish the Trenton Johnson Memorial Highway on Highway 83 between mile marker 14, just south...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    February 28, 2019

Burn permits Potomac style

POTOMAC - The partnership between the Greenough/Potomac Volunteer Fire Department (GPVFD) and the Potomac Valley 4-H Club was a continued success Feb. 23 at the annual Pancakes and Permits event in Po...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    February 28, 2019

SLE students reach out, offer hand up

SEELEY LAKE – Seeley Lake Elementary seventh and eighth graders are reaching out to help students on the Blackfeet Reservation. Thanks to the students' efforts, SLE junior high science and math...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    February 28, 2019

Jokers enjoy run in the sun

SEELEY LAKE – With the sun peaking out and temperatures reaching the low 20s, more than 550 runners were eager to get on the course Saturday morning, Feb. 23. Under new management, the annual Snow...

 

Stop the stupidity and build the wall

Warning signs are all around us and our wishy washy and spineless ways, are blinding us to the truth. We already have Isis members in America and they keep coming over our borders. Hoda Muthana, other Isis brides and other Americans who turned their...

 

Neither snow nor rain nor heat but your address must be complete

SEELEY LAKE - First, I want to express appreciation to the staff of the Seeley Lake Post Office. They have undergone a complete transformation in the last several months with a new postmaster and 100 percent new staff. Now they are learning our area...

 

My Own Reality

Here I am in reality. I turn the page, and I'm in the forest. Trees lightly dusted with white powdered sugar. Wearing just pajamas and slippers, I start walking. I saunter over logs, Under low...

 

The 'Man Flu' and other maladies

Let's talk today about one of the most horrible illnesses known to, well-MAN-the man flu! As a man and a previous man flu sufferer, I can tell you-it's awful. While my wife (and women in general) may...

 

Remembering

Cutt'n timber all over the country you get to see and hear some things that you'll never forget. On that burn over at the North Fork of the Blackfoot where me and Elden Rammell were sentenced to cut,...

 

How we can protect the Blackfoot River

Tucked in the valleys and mountains that surround Ovando and Seeley Lake are the many creeks that feed into the Blackfoot River. Among them are North Fork of the Blackfoot, Monture Creek, Morrell Creek and West Fork of the Clearwater. These...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    February 28, 2019

Recreational Trails Program seeks public comment on 2019 grant applications

HELENA – Montana State Parks is seeking public comment on proposed Recreational Trails Program (RTP) grant awards for the current grant cycle which closed Jan. 31. Public comment on the proposed RTP grant awards is open through Saturday, March 9...

 

Rangers, Trappers & Trailblazers featuring author John Fraley

SEELEY LAKE - Please join us to listen to John Fraley, historian and storyteller of infamous characters who shaped the history of wild country in the forks of the Flathead River. He will be sharing...

 

Changes to look for in the 2019 Real Estate Market – What you need to know

We've been experiencing an active residential market in Seeley Lake this winter with five homes currently under contract. Not bad for the dead of winter in Seeley Lake! Experts agree that the market...

 

The new Seeley Lake Community Foundation building: Where collaboration happens

The snow is flying and the Seeley Lake Community Foundation is hard at work on our biggest new project, creating a community space in the former Deer Country Quilts building, along Highway 83. We're...

 

New plan for infrastructure introduced

We are coming up on transmittal week. Any general bill that has not had a hearing, passed through a committee and whichever chamber it originated in by the end of this week will be dead. Committees will be in overdrive and every House Floor Session...

 

Lawmakers debate local gun ordinances, teacher recruitment program and affordable housing

House Endorses Legislation To Prohibit Local Gun Ordinances The Montana House of Representatives last week passed a bill that would prohibit local governments from implementing gun ordinances. About 50 volunteers for the Moms Demand Action group...

 

Forest Service seeks scoping comments on Van Lake project

SWAN VALLEY - The Swan Lake Ranger District of the Flathead National Forest is requesting public scoping comments on the Van Lake Project in the Swan Valley. Comments received by March 15 are the most helpful in project development. The proposed...

 

Gloria Jean & Jack Venters

SEELEY LAKE - Gloria Jean and Jack Venters of Seeley Lake celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary Feb. 12. They were married in 1966 in Des Moines, Wash. Happy Anniversary and love from your...

 
 By Rob Rich    News    February 28, 2019

Insects with impact: Helping manage bark beetles for healthy forests

SWAN VALLEY – Winter is typically a quiet time of year, but come February, the phone at Swan Valley Connections (SVC) starts ringing. "Yes, the date is still April 15," I hear Leanna Grubaugh say...

 

William Donald Martin Jr. Dec. 24, 1943 - Feb. 5, 2019

HELENA - William Donald Martin Jr. passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, Feb. 5. He was preceded in death by: his parents W.D. Martin, Sr. and Ann Marie Martin; sons William D, Martin III and... Full story

 

Faith before feelings

A good friend once used the illustration of what he referred to as, “The Faith Train.” He pointed out that our faith is the engine, fed by the coal car of facts and followed by the caboose of feelings. When we let our feelings, or emotions, be...

 

Lady Blackhawks fall at Western C Divisional

BUTTE, MONT. - The Lady Blackhawks' season came to an end at the hands of the Manhattan Christian Eagles at the Western C Divisional Tournament Feb. 23. The Ladies fell to West Yellowstone in the...

 

Community Briefs

Help set the stage for the 2019-2020 2 Valleys Stage season SEELEY LAKE - It’s already time to start making plans for next season’s 2 Valleys Stage performances! Everyone in the community is invited to participate and provide input on which perfo...

 

New Green Deal

As a conservative, I am used to Liberal Democrats accusing me, or the people I vote for as: sexist, bigoted, misogynist, racist, xenophobe, homophobe, climate denier, hater and dumb. I admit, I don’t know what some of those big words mean, but I...

 

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