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Articles from the March 8, 2018 edition

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 By Andi Bourne    News    March 8, 2018

Snowmobiler Rescued Near Marshall Lake

SEELEY LAKE – Seeley-Swan Search and Rescue volunteers responded to a call near Marshall Lake Thursday evening, March 1. A snowmobiler was reportedly pinned beneath his snowmobile in a small creek....

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    March 8, 2018

Potomac School Friday Program Unresolved

POTOMAC - The future remains uncertain regarding the Friday Explorers program at Potomac School. Parents feel they have little support from the school in trying to sustain a Friday program while the board chair does not feel it is appropriate to...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    March 8, 2018

Rice Ridge Recap Sheds Light on Historic Fire Season and Local Decisions

SEELEY LAKE – Discussions of the extraordinary 2017 fire season with a focus on the Rice Ridge fire filled Seeley Lake Elementary Feb. 28. This time 16 panelists from 10 different organizations prov...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    March 8, 2018

Seeley Lake Water District Receives 2018 Outstanding System Award

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Water District received Montana Rural Water Systems, Inc.'s 2018 Outstanding System of the Year. This is the biggest award the district has ever received. Montana...

 
 By John Driscoll    Opinion    March 8, 2018

Return to Grassroots

Why is it that our political parties are so disagreeable while we still visit with each other over coffee? The answer is that our political parties in Montana are no longer drawing their direction from our grassroots. Including Libertarians, of the 4...

 

Chairman Comments and Fire District New Chief Update

There seems to be misinformation being shared publicly. This is being written to clarify actions in part. At our recent district board meeting with four board members present, who bring over 100 years combined volunteer/board experience, spoke on...

 

When Times were Tough

After the last go round with Ben Widrick, set me to think'n about one of his trapping endeavors. Back in the late thirties times were still tough and a dollar looked like a dinner plate. Uncle George...

 

Outdoor Burning Opened March 1

March 1 marked the opening of outdoor burning by permit in western Montana. All burns require a permit, that can be obtained at the County Burn Permit System online at www.burnpermit.mt.gov, at the Seeley Lake Fire Department (200 Firehouse Lane) or...

 

Great Ideas and Mushrooms at Next Council Meeting

SEELEY LAKE - The next meeting of the Seeley Lake Community Council will open on a cheerful note. Lee Boman has collected four great ideas for Seeley that will be presented to the public. Boman explained that “our objective is to make the...

 
 By Bridget Laird    Opinion    March 8, 2018

Building a Ski Team is a Marathon, Not a Sprint

SEELEY LAKE - The seeds for the Seeley Lake ski team we know today were unwittingly sown in 2009, when some Seeley moms who loved to ski wanted to get more local kids skiing on our local trails. One...

 
 By Eric Dietrich    News    March 8, 2018

Why Some Young Professionals Settle in Small-town Montana

For much of rural Montana, brain drain has been a fact of life for decades. Come high school graduation, the pattern goes, small towns see their most ambitious sons and daughters pack their bags,...

 

Second Regional Draft Plan Available for Comment

SWAN VALLEY - The Swan Valley Community Council discussed how to distribute the completed second draft of the regional plan to the public at their meeting Feb. 27. The council members agreed that residents can peruse the plan and submit specific comm...

 

Jesus Loves the Little Children

Of this there can be no doubt for in the Good Book in Mark 10:16 Jesus took the children in His arms, put His hand on them and blessed them. It should trouble us all to hear how many children are abused and neglected. The little ones are denied the...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    March 8, 2018

New Chief Recommended, Board Concerns Addressed, Operations Manual Sections Updated

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Fire District Board of Trustees held two special meetings Feb. 27 and March 1 to discuss the new chief candidates, address board concerns and approve revisions to several sections of the District’s Operations...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    March 8, 2018

Request to Annex Swan Mountain Estates Tabled

SEELEY LAKE - At the Feb. 20 Seeley Lake Fire District Board meeting Martin Cahoon presented the Board with a petition from Swan Mountain Estates to be annexed into the Fire District per Montana Code Annotated Section 7-33-2125. Swan Mountain...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    March 8, 2018

Making Life a Little Easier for Those in Pain

SEELEY LAKE – When Terry Lucke's first patient asked him to be her provider he wasn't sure if he could provide marijuana to a 70-year-old woman. After she told him she had been smoking weed before...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    March 8, 2018

Peltier Takes Third in Poetry Slam

MISSOULA – Seeley-Swan High School junior Kyle Peltier and senior Amber Leetch participated in a Poetry Slam at the Public House in Missoula Feb. 17. The Slam was hosted by Big Sky High School's...

 

Community Briefs

Date Change for Music in the Schools Concert SEELEY LAKE – Due to scheduling conflicts, the Music in the Schools concert including the Seeley Lake Elementary band and Seeley-Swan High School band and choir has been moved from March 14 to March 21....

 

Bristol Macklee Hughes

DEWEY, ARIZ. - Parents Carie and John Hughes of Dewey, Ariz. announce the birth of their daughter Bristol Macklee Hughes Feb. 12 at 10:18 a.m. She was born 7 pounds, 10 ounces and 22 and half inches... Full story

 

Graduation Announcement

SAN DIEGO, CALIF. – Private 1st Class Terry L. White II, 19, graduated at Recruit Depot San Diego, Calif. Jan. 5. He is the son of Terry and Heidi White of Alaska, grandson of former Seeley Lake... Full story

 

Proud to Endorse Russ Fagg

I am proud to endorse Russ Fagg for the United States Senate. Russ announced that he had received endorsements from over 100 current and former Republican leaders from around the State. I am on that list because I believe that Russ is the only...

 

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