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Articles from the March 7, 2019 edition

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 By Nathan Bourne    News    March 7, 2019

County lacks resources to fulfill promised engineering

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Sewer District Board was informed at their Feb. 27 meeting that Missoula County will most likely not be able to fulfill construction engineering as promised by the former District manager. In other business the board...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    March 7, 2019

Seeley man receives 20-year sentence

SEELEY LAKE – On Feb. 28, Judge Gregory Pinski sentenced Seeley Lake resident Justin Cahoon, 22, to 20 years with 15 years suspended after he plead guilty to sexual intercourse without consent with a 14-year-old child on or about Sept. 13, 2017....

 
 By Ashly Alexander    News    March 7, 2019

Looking through the lens with Leon Kauffman

SWAN VALLEY - On March 1, Leon Kauffman took members of the Swan Valley community on a journey through his camera lens. At the Swan Valley Community Hall, Kauffman presented a wide variety of his...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    March 7, 2019

Palmer selected as new SSHS principal

SEELEY LAKE - Missoula County Public schools announced Kellen Palmer, current Instructional Coach at Douglas High School in Douglas, Wyo., will fill the principal position at Seeley-Swan starting with the 2019-20 school year. Palmer was among three c...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    March 7, 2019

Enjoying First Friday by the fire

SEELEY LAKE – Sub-zero temperatures didn't keep locals from coming out for the Seeley Lake Area Chamber of Commerce's First Friday event at The Lodges on Seeley Lake, March 1. Missoula's Good Old...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    March 7, 2019

Sub-zero temperatures settle into Seeley Lake

SEELEY LAKE - Monday, March 4 the Seeley Lake Ranger District reported a low of -34. This is the lowest temperature recorded for March at the Ranger District since they started keeping records in...

 
 By Molly Hackett    Opinion    March 7, 2019

Raised bed and path woes

Q: We are starting our first garden of raised beds in Seeley Lake. How much do we have to worry about soil contaminants in our garden beds? Is there some way to keep the soil in good health from year...

 
 By Linda Howard    Opinion    March 7, 2019

With your help we can meet our $5,000 goal for Meals on Wheels Seeley Lake

Hear the band? Join the March... Join us as we march into spring with our local Meals on Wheels (MOW) campaign March for Meals - Seeley Lake. March for Meals – Seeley Lake is the annual fundraising...

 
 By Brian Atwell    Opinion    March 7, 2019

Empathy Turtle

He felt everything displayed by people He loved how he felt when they were happy He had the greatest power of all Empathy It was the Empathy Turtle Now, the Empathy Turtle loves people And a close...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    March 7, 2019

Snowmobilers found after separated from their groups

SEELEY LAKE – Seeley-Swan Search and Rescue responded to two calls for “lost” snowmobilers this past weekend. Both were found before they had to spend the night in the sub-zero temperatures. Missoula County Sheriff’s Deputy Sergeant Bob...

 

ROCKS is building Hill-16 Trails

SEELEY LAKE - Seeley Lake ROCKS is thrilled to be building non-motorized, multi-use recreation trails near Placid Lake State Park in the Hill-16 recreation area. We cleared more than two miles of old...

 

Commissioner, principal, fire chief and Forest Service recreation staff headline Council meeting

SEELEY LAKE - The next Seeley Lake Community Council meeting March 11 will have a full agenda again.  It will start with Josh Slotnick, who was newly elected to the County Board of Commissioners last year. Slotnick will talk about his experience in...

 
 By Michael Cropper    News    March 7, 2019

OBC presents Jeremy Smith's "Extraordinary Story"

Jump out of your La-Z-Boy® and into your jet propelled roller blades for this amazing biography of a late 20th century naughty girl, flying on her wits and outstanding skill, to top corporate woma...

 

Why use bells and whistles?

SEELEY LAKE – If Joe bought a fancy new computer, he might boast to Cindy, "It has all the bells and whistles." Nevertheless, if Cindy were to take apart his computer, she would find neither a bell...

 

Successes at the half way point

We have now finished the 45th Legislative day and are officially halfway through the legislative session in Helena. Most members of the Legislature have a week or so break as the general bills are all transmitted over to the opposite legislative...

 

Lawmakers debate vaccines and country of origin labeling

HELENA — The 66th Montana Legislature is at its halfway mark and that means that any general bills that did not make it through their first house before the transmittal deadline are effectively killed. About sixty bills have passed both houses and...

 

Carolyn Upton named Lolo Forest Supervisor

MISSOULA – Carolyn Upton has been named Forest Supervisor for the Lolo National Forest and is expected to begin work in Missoula at the end of March. Upton is currently the deputy Forest Supervisor on the Medicine Bow-Routt National...

 

AARP Montana announces the 2019 AARP Community Challenge Grant Program

HELENA - AARP is now accepting applications for the 2019 Community Challenge grant program to fund “quick-action” projects that spark change in local communities. The grant program, which is now in its third year, is part of AARP’s nationwide...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    March 7, 2019

Hellgate Civilian Shooters turn up the heat

After a slow start to their season, four Hellgate Civilian Shooters have received an invite to Junior Olympics in April, the first Hellgate team has secured an invite to the Civilian Marksmanship Prog...

 

Missoula County seeks nominations for Land Stewardship Award

MISSOULA - 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...

 

Carl "Callie" Antone Bergset Jan. 11, 1959 - Feb. 23, 2019

SEELEY LAKE - On Feb. 23, 2019 with the backdrop of a beautiful snowy Montana morning, Carl Antone Bergset (aka Callie) age 60, passed away peacefully at his home in Seeley Lake surrounded by his... Full story

 
 By Roger Andruss    Opinion    March 7, 2019

First tracks

It was a day of fresh, untracked powder that I’ll never forget. Crested Butte had been hammered for several days with storms. My son John and I had driven over to the ski area to spend the night, not imagining we’d see 30 more inches of fresh...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    March 7, 2019

Seeley Lake Nordic Club finishes season at West Yellowstone

WEST YELLOWSTONE – The Seeley Lake Nordic Team finished their season at the West Yellowstone Rendezvous March 2. Head Coach Bridget Laird said it was a fun season even though the team was smaller...

 

Community Briefs

Community invited to join MCPS superintendent search SEELEY LAKE - Missoula County Public Schools Superintendent Mark Thane is also retiring at the end of the school year. MCPS Board of Trustees with the support of Ray and Associates, Inc. is conduct...

 

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