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 By Henry Netherland    News    March 4, 2021

Amended outfitter bill causes divide in State Senate

HELENA - An amended version of a bill that would place no more than 39% of out-of-state elk and deer tags into an “early bird” limited outfitter pool has caused debate in the Montana State Senate resulting in its original sponsor voting against...

 
 By Henry Netherland    News    March 4, 2021

Plan ahead for your pet

SWAN VALLEY - When Unleashed in the Swan owner Kathy Koors of Condon agreed to help foster two dogs while a married couple from Kalispell recovered from COVID-19, she did not expect to continue...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    March 4, 2021

Bonds fail, funding canceled, Hill resigns

SEELEY LAKE - Voters in the Seeley Lake Sewer District rejected a pair of bonds by a 70% margin Feb. 23 that were proposed to pay for construction of a wastewater treatment plant and Phase 1 of the collection system. As a result of the failed...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    March 4, 2021

Lady Blackhawks defend Divisional Title

DEER LODGE - The Lady Blackhawks won the Western C Divisional Championship for the second year in a row defeating Shields Valley, Ennis and Manhattan Christian Feb. 24-26. They remain undefeated as...

 
 By Henry Netherland    News    March 4, 2021

Community Foundation shares updates on grant funds

SEELEY LAKE - Claire Muller, Seeley Lake Community Foundation, executive director, gave updates on how the funding from the $2,000 Reimagining Rural grant was distributed. The original plan was to use the majority of the funding towards providing...

 
 By Larry Dillree    Opinion    March 4, 2021

The cost of Trump's impeachment trials

As little children go to bed hungry, you wasted one hundred million trying to impeach one of the greatest presidents we have ever had – that is just a guesstimate as we the people will never know what it cost. Once again, as tiny babies starve to...

 

Working to protect Constitutional rights of college students

When I was the Business Manager and a Senator with the Associated Students of the University of Montana, we treated all student groups equally even if we had disagreements about their missions....

 

Lolo National Forest announces recreation fee changes and new options for Rental Program

The Lolo National Forest is moving forward with implementing fee changes for developed recreation sites as recommended by the Sanders, Mineral, Missoula and Tri County Resource Advisory Committees, and as approved by the Regional Forester. Revenue ge...

 

Outdoor burning opened March 1

Spring is coming and that means the start to outdoor burning in the county! The General Outdoor Burning Season opened March 1 in Missoula County. If you are planning to burn, please remember that all outdoor burning requires a Missoula County...

 

Council to discuss vaccinations, sewer

SEELEY LAKE - The next meeting of the Seeley Lake Community Council will be this Monday, March 8 at 6 p.m. It will be held via Zoom, and the instructions for sign-on are at the end of this release. The first speaker will be Cindy Farr, Incident...

 
 By Linda Howard    Opinion    March 4, 2021

Join with the team and keep neighbors fed and safe

Thank you to all in the Seeley Lake community who have supported our local Meals on Wheels (MOW) program over the years. This March we are once again launching March for Meals, a month-long campaign t...

 

Answering frequently asked questions about outdoor burning

This past winter and fall we measured more smoke at the Seeley Lake air quality monitor than we have for several years. Since Oct. 1, there have been 11 days when smoke pollution exceeded the National Ambient Air Quality Standard. While smoke from wo...

 
 By Jenny Rohrer    News    March 4, 2021

Open Book Club announces spring schedule

In normal, non-pandemic years, Alpine Artisans, Inc's Open Book Club (OBC) brings people together on a Saturday evening nearly once a month. There, we enjoy rubbing shoulders with an accomplished...

 
 By Jenny Rohrer    News    March 4, 2021

Applications open for AAI Student Arts Scholarships

Life may now seem turned upside down by the coronavirus and recent school closure and event cancellations but Alpine Artisans would like to encourage parents and high school seniors to think...

 
 By Stephen Moon    Opinion    March 4, 2021

On a journey without end

One provided way to life’s journey and prize that can begin right now is the life without regret/sin. “Everyone doing sin also does lawlessness and sin is lawlessness” 1 John 3:4. That is a life of regret. Getting cleansed of self-life and...

 
 By Henry Netherland    News    March 4, 2021

Board unanimously denies Community Center lease

POTOMAC - Members of the Potomac School Board unanimously voted to deny an amended Potomac Greenough Community Center (PGCC) lease agreement for 2021-2022 during a special meeting Monday, Feb. 22. Earlier in the meeting, the Board unanimously...

 
 By Henry Netherland    News    March 4, 2021

Free speech bills move on to State Senate

HELENA - Two bills sponsored by House District 92 Representative Mike Hopkins (R-Missoula) regarding freedom of expression on college campuses have passed the Montana House of Representatives and are set to move on to the Montana State Senate. If app...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    March 4, 2021

Local veterans receive flags flown over the U.S. Capitol

SEELEY LAKE - Veterans and Families of Seeley Lake surprised two of the group's oldest veterans, 90 years young, with U.S. American flags that were flown over the Capitol in Washington, D.C. Veterans... Full story

 
 By Henry Netherland    News    March 4, 2021

SSHS senior named Athlete of the Week

SEELEY LAKE - Seeley-Swan High School Senior basketball player Bethany Hoag was voted Missoulian's Athlete of the Week last week after being nominated for the first time. Every week the Missoulian...

 
 By Chris Aadland    News    March 4, 2021

House passes bills limiting authority of local health officials and governor

Two bills giving the Legislature and other elected officials more oversight of emergency declarations and local health mandates passed the Montana House Monday. House Bill 121 and House Bill 230 are the products of several related proposals brought... Full story

 

Nominations sought for Land Stewardship Award

Missoula County Community and Planning Services is now accepting nominations for the annual Land Stewardship Award. The award recognizes landowners and residents who are taking stewardship of land and water seriously and embarking on projects and...

 
 By Alex Sakariassen    News    March 4, 2021

Testing back on the schedule

Montana joined at least half a dozen other states last month in asking the federal government to waive its required standardized testing for schoolchildren this spring. But under a new directive issued by the U.S. Department of Education last week,...

 

Community Briefs

Satellite Office closed March 11 SEELEY LAKE - The Missoula County Treasurer’s Satellite Office (3360 Highway 83N) will be closed on Thursday, March 11. They will resume regular hours March 25 from 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., closed for lunch 11:30...

 
 By Joe Ellingson    Opinion    March 4, 2021

House Bill 176 is voter suppression

When I introduced the bill that created Montana’s Election Day registration in 2005, the legislature was filled with members who believed that our democracy works best when more of our citizens exercise their right to vote. Senate Bill 302 spoke...

 
 By Austin Amestoy    News    March 4, 2021

Week 8 of the Montana Legislature brings vaccine exemption and broadband expansion bills as lawmakers rush to meet key deadline

Lawmakers Race to Introduce Bills Before Key Deadline; House Committee Holds Marathon Hearings As the Legislature approaches the halfway point of the session -- and a key deadline for general bills -- one House committee heard more than 50 bills in... Full story

 

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