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Articles from the April 2, 2020 edition

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 By Andi Bourne    News    April 2, 2020

History Foundation awards USVHS grant

SWAN VALLEY - The Montana History Foundation (MHF) announced its 2020 grant cycle will put $164,800 into 29 historic preservation projects in 27 communities this year including the Upper Swan Valley...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    April 2, 2020

New collaborative pools resources to offer assistance

SEELEY LAKE –Seeley Lake pastors and representatives from Missoula Aging Services sat around a big table at Seeley Lake Baptist Church March 19. Their conversation centered around working together to best serve the community through the... Full story

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    April 2, 2020

Lolo National Forest closes all campgrounds, cabins and lookouts

Effective March 28, all Lolo National Forest campgrounds, rental cabins and lookouts will be temporarily closed through April 30 or until the order is rescinded. The health and safety of visitors, as well as Forest Service employees and volunteers,...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    April 2, 2020

For the love of dogs

SEELEY LAKE – "The more time we spend with our dogs, the better that relationship is going to be and the more value you are going to have in the eyes of your dog," said Julee Samuli, a certified...

 
 By Troy Spence    Opinion    April 2, 2020

Get the Sewer Board back in the hands of the people - Vote Morris and Gilpin

SEELEY LAKE - As I sit here waiting out the coronavirus to pass, I realize the only other thing that will kill you is the cost of a sewer in Seeley Lake. The people of Seeley need Tom Morris and Jason Gilpin on the board to clean up the corruption...

 
 By Addrien Marx    Opinion    April 2, 2020

Vote O'Brien for SD 46 – Savvy leader for the new world ahead

SEELEY LAKE - Shannon O’Brien as candidate for SD 46? WE should all take STRONG note of this! Shannon is a powerful, energetic and experienced leader to help this District and our state in this ultra-critical time. Shannon has the experience to...

 
 By Molly Hackett    Opinion    April 2, 2020

Walls of water, potatoes, zucchini & row covers

Q: What are walls of water? A: They are 18-inch plastic cylinders which act like miniature greenhouses. The wall forms a circle of water-filled tubes. Walls of water can be purchased at a hardware or...

 
 By Linda Howard    Opinion    April 2, 2020

Resources for these challenging times...

Dear Seeley Swan friends,​ I am writing this note from my home office and feel somewhat removed as I expect you all do too. These are extremely challenging times for all of us and can feel scary. I...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    April 2, 2020

50/50 Ice Off Challenge kicks off

Editor's Note: This article was updated Thursday, April 2. The Tamaracks Resort will be partnering with Alpine Artisans, Inc. (not the Chamber as originally published) for the big event following the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions. SEELEY LAKE ...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    April 2, 2020

Coronavirus updates – Week in review March 24 - March 31

Below is a summary of the new information about local and statewide closures, restrictions and accommodations due to the coronavirus as of Tuesday morning, March 31. Information changes daily,... Full story

 
 By CJ Johnson    Opinion    April 2, 2020

Spring is a great time to prepare your property for fire season

Springtime marks a pretty big occasion in Montana- time to tidy up the landscaping from last year's growth before the new buds bloom. It's time to freshen up the mix fuel, to fire up the chainsaw and...

 

Protect yourself, stay home and help others

We grew up listening to our parents and grandparents tell stories of personal sacrifice during World War II: rationing, conserving, sharing and pulling together as families, communities and the...

 

The Nature Conservancy launches free online resource

The Nature Conservancy and its 550 scientists are launching Nature Lab, a new online learning platform designed to help students learn the science behind how nature works for us and how we can help keep it running strong. “As schools around the...

 

FWP adjusts facility management, state lands remain open for day use

Montanans are lucky to have so many opportunities to get outdoors and recreate, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. And while Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks encourages recreation outside, we also encourage careful planning and prudence. The...

 

Flathead National Forest closes rental cabins, developed campgrounds

KALISPELL – Fifteen rental cabins in Flathead National Forest have been closed indefinitely for the health and safety of visitors and staff. Developed campgrounds and most restroom facilities are also closed. Even though campgrounds are closed,...

 

Glacier National Park closes over coronavirus concerns

Glacier National Park announced it will temporarily close, as of 5 p.m. Friday, March 27 in coordination with the state of Montana, Flathead County, Glacier County and the Blackfeet Tribe. "We're...

 

Guidelines for conducting public meetings during State of Emergency

HELENA – Montana Attorney General Tim Fox issued a letter of advice in response to a request for guidance on how government entities should conduct open meetings during the COVID-19 state of emergency. “The COVID-19 pandemic and...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    April 2, 2020

Meeting needs outside the church walls

SEELEY LAKE – When schools were closed for an additional week following spring break, Mission Bible Fellowship's Kids Club Coordinator Erika Wilson came up with the idea to put together Boredom...

 

Hairbrained or harebrained?

SEELEY LAKE – The word "hairbrained" conjures images of Lucy from the "I Love Lucy" show engaging in hilarious and unsuccessful attempts to get into show business or to make money as in the famous...

 

Give me true peace

The COVID-19 virus is causing panic and fear and no one likes the uncertainty. So, we all scream for some peace and stability in this chaotic world. We wrestle with trust and not having control....

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    April 2, 2020

Making the best of challenging times

SEELEY LAKE - Despite the uncertainty and challenges presenting the community after two weeks of restrictions and closures, local residents and businesses are still trying to keep a positive attitude...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    April 2, 2020

Preparedness discussion offers tips and tools

SEELEY LAKE – Double Arrow Landowners Association sponsored a virtual Community Preparedness Discussion that was aired live on the Seeley Swan Pathfinder Facebook page March 26. DARLOA President...

 

Mental health and self-care during the coronavirus crisis

While COVID-19 poses a significant threat to our physical health, it also threatens our mental and emotional health. We're concerned about infection and the health of loved ones. We're struggling...

 

Community Briefs

Death Notice, James “Jim” Calvin Webb SWAN VALLEY - James “Jim” Calvin Webb, age 86, of Condon passed away on Monday, March 23. Services for James will be held at a later date and will be announced when arrangements are complete. Please...

 

Governor Bullock extends motor vehicle deadlines, provides online service and mail

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock issued a Directive allowing Montanans to renew their driver’s licenses online and by mail and extended the deadline to complete title and registration paperwork to provide essential services without furthering...

 

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