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Articles from the March 1, 2018 edition

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 By Andi Bourne    News    March 1, 2018

Two Snowmobiles Go Through Seeley Lake

SEELEY LAKE - Around 6 p.m. Saturday night two snowmobilers went through the ice on the north end of Seeley Lake where the ice is typically thin. Both drivers were able to get out of the water and...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    March 1, 2018

Fire District Roles, Responsibilities and Terminations Discussed

SEELEY LAKE – Missoula County Deputy Attorney Matt Jennings spoke to the Seeley Lake Rural Fire District Board Feb. 20 and nearly 20 members of the public about the distinction between the Seeley Lake Fire District and the Seeley Lake Fire Company....

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    March 1, 2018

Ovando Nominated for Community of the Year

OVANDO – Owner of Ovando's Blackfoot Angler Kathy Schoendoerfer said she needed to be convinced the phone call wasn't a scam when Kevanne Campbell with the Montana Office of Tourism and Business...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    March 1, 2018

Snow Jokers Fill Seeley Lake for 39th Year

SEELEY LAKE – A field of more than 700 runners descended upon Seeley Lake for the 39th Annual Snow Joke Half Marathon. Temperatures were in the low 20s when the race started and the snow packed cour...

 
 By John Rice    Opinion    March 1, 2018

Cut the Fat, Streamline the USFS and Make It Accountable

With respect to US Forest Service Regional Forester Leanne Martin’s Editorial request for an open checkbook for mismanagement of our national forest. One thing about our National Forest Service employees, they have more guts than government mules....

 
 By Jeremy Smith    Opinion    March 1, 2018

Join Me in Supporting Josh Slotnick

MISSOULA - As a writer, parent, local food lover and proud Missoula County resident, I’m thrilled to support Josh Slotnick’s campaign for Missoula County Commissioner. Josh co-founded Garden City Harvest and the PEAS Farm, teaches in the...

 

2018-2019 Hunting Season Structures, Regulations Approved

HELENA - The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission convened Feb. 15 and approved hunting season structures and regulations for 2018 and 2019.  The five-member Commission is a quasi-judicial citizen board appointed by the Governor from five geographic...

 
 By Chris Stout    News    March 1, 2018

Bob Marshall Music Festival Aims to Stimulate Local Economy, Adds New Scholarship Program

SEELEY LAKE – The sub-zero temperatures may feel like they’re here to stay, but Montana’s summer festival season will be here before you know it. We’re excited to announce the Bob Marshall Music Festival returns to Seeley Lake for its third y...

 

Jean Curtiss Launches Re-election Campaign for Missoula County Commissioner

MISSOULA - Missoula County Commissioner Jean Curtiss outlined her vision for Missoula County, announcing her intention to seek a fourth term on the commission. With a proven track record of bringing...

 
 By Linda Howard    Opinion    March 1, 2018

Join the March for Meals - Seeley Lake

Hear the band? Join the March this Spring! Join us as we march into spring with our annual Meals on Wheels (MOW) campaign March for Meals - Seeley Lake. March for Meals - Seeley Lake is truly a...

 
 By Mark Ruby    Opinion    March 1, 2018

Wolverine Monitoring in Northwest Montana

Conservation managers devote a considerable amount of time and resources to preserving wildlife populations and balancing other land management values. This is understandable given the complexity of gathering information on complex ecological...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    March 1, 2018

Improv and Fast Hands Took Center Stage

SEELEY LAKE – The Valinor Quartet brought a cultural music explosion to the Seeley-Swan High School auditorium Sunday, Feb. 25 as part of the 2 Valleys Stage 2017-2018 Concert Series. The acoustic...

 

Through Boom or Bust – Sisters Maintains Identity

SISTERS, ORE. - The drive from Portland to Bend weaves through a few towns offering a chance to pause for food and gas on your way to somewhere else. Sisters is a good place to stop. Arriving in the...

 

School Safety Tops School Board Discussion

SEELEY LAKE – Access to Seeley Lake Elementary School (SLE) during non-school hours and problems with the intercom system were the main topics discussed at the SLE School Board meeting Feb. 20. Staff changes and leave of absences were also...

 

A Different Conversation

Just then a religion scholar stood up with a question to test Jesus. “Teacher, what do I need to do to get eternal life?” He answered, “What’s written in God’s Law? How do you interpret it?” He said, “That you love the Lord your God...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    March 1, 2018

Animal Control to Provide Dog Kennel in Seeley, Sackett Hired

SEELEY LAKE – In addition to the discussion with Missoula County Deputy County Attorney Matt Jennings, the Seeley Lake Fire District Board approved the installation of two temporary dog kennels at Station #2 to be used by Animal Control and approve...

 
 By Chris Jewett    News    March 1, 2018

A Look from the Inside Out

A phone call at 4:30 a.m. on Sunday. Is somebody dead? Nope, they need me at the Seeley Lake Community Hall to help out. Okay, will be there in half hour. Getting my pack ready with some food, water,...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    March 1, 2018

Potomac 4H Club Partners with Local Fire Department

POTOMAC - Sausages, coffee and eggs were hot, pancakes were flipping and conversation was buzzing during the first annual partnered "Pancakes and Permits" event at the Potomac/Greenough Community...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    March 1, 2018

Bringing an Edge to Local Design

SEELEY LAKE – When Brandy Wyckoff moved to Seeley Lake this past summer many of her clients in Seattle, Wash. did not even realized she moved. Owner of the freelance graphic design business...

 

Eighth-Grade Students Venture into Business

SEELEY LAKE – Three eighth-grade students in the Jobs for Montana Graduates (JMG) Middle School Program gave a presentation to the Seeley Lake Elementary (SLE) School Board Feb. 20 detailing the...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    March 1, 2018

Bartlett-Gladstone Recognized for Avalanche Education

SEELEY LAKE – Seeley Lake Elementary Junior High teacher Patti Bartlett-Gladstone was completely surprised when Seeley Lake resident and National Avalanche Instructor Steve Thompson recognized her...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    March 1, 2018

Blackhawks' Seasons End at Divisional Tournaments

HAMILTON - The Seeley-Swan Blackhawks and Lady Blackhawks both ran into season ending competition at the Western C Divisional Tournament. The Girls lost their opening game with Charlo and succumbed...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    March 1, 2018

Girl Pioneers Working Hard

POTOMAC - "From personal experience, you learn you can't give up so easily," said eighth grade Potomac Pioneer Hailey Oien. Although the Pioneers girls basketball team has not won a game yet, they...

 

Community Briefs

SSHS Yearbooks Wanted SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Historical Society is digitizing the Seeley-Swan High School yearbooks. They are missing yearbooks for 1968, 1970 and 1984. “High school yearbooks are like a digital time capsule, capturing the...

 

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