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Articles from the April 9, 2020 edition

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 By Andi Bourne    News    April 9, 2020

Be vigilant against pandemic scams, frauds

Local and state agencies are warning consumers to beware of frauds exploiting the outbreak of COVID-19 and the economic stimulus checks that will be distributed across the country. “Scammers are hard at work turning breaking news into ways to... Full story

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    April 9, 2020

Kearney retires from Swan Valley School

SWAN VALLEY – "I think some of those teachers got glitter out just to get to me," said Swan Valley Elementary School custodian Dar Kearney laughing at the memories. "The older kids all knew, Dar...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    April 9, 2020

Celebrating Holy Week outside church walls

SEELEY LAKE – Sunday morning, April 5 those driving Highway 83 through Seeley Lake were greeted with Burma-Shave-type signs on pastel-colored crosses with a palm branch mounted to every light pole... Full story

 

Johnson's road from infantry to ministry

SEELEY LAKE – In November of 1967, when the Vietnam War was heating up, Don Johnson received notification he had been drafted into the United States Army. Though repulsed at the possibility of...

 

What freedom means to me

I am confident if you ask ten people what "Freedom" means to them, you would get ten different replies. During these difficult times of quarantine, maintaining social distances, staying at home and...

 
 By Shirley Faust    Opinion    April 9, 2020

Jury duty - A privilege of democracy

Raise your hand if you would like to serve on a jury. If you raised your hand – thank you! If you didn't, consider this: If you were the subject of a jury trial and needed a jury of your peers to...

 
 By Gavin Roselles    News    April 9, 2020

Powell County implements pre-screening of 9-1-1 callers

POWELL COUNTY - The Powell County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) 911 Dispatch Center will be instituting measures to assist in the pre-screening of potential exposure for First Responders. When someone calls 911 or the non-emergency line, he or she may...

 
 By Claire Muller    News    April 9, 2020

Accessing key resources through collaboration

What a wild few weeks it has been. We hope you're doing ok. Crises bring lots of stress and unknowns. Yet, this is also an opportunity for some beautiful collaboration. There are so many good people...

 

Coronavirus updates – Week in review March 31 - April 6

Below is a summary of the new information about local and statewide closures, restrictions and accommodations due to the coronavirus as of Monday, April 6. Information changes daily, sometimes... Full story

 

Seeley-Swan real estate - What now?

2019 SALES FINISHED WITH THE HIGHEST SALES RECORDS SINCE 2005 In 2019, property sales in the valley finished substantially over the total sales records that were set in 2018. The housing markets in th...

 

Celebrating Easter despite COVID-19

SEELEY LAKE – Among the things the coronavirus has disrupted is the supply lines feeding the nation. Who would have thought toilet paper would become the most hoarded commodity? There's a possibilit...

 

Flathead National Forest prepares for spring prescribed fire projects

SWAN VALLEY - Flathead National Forest is planning spring prescribed fire projects when weather and air quality are favorable. People can expect to see smoke in various places in the Flathead Valley depending on burn locations and weather...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    April 9, 2020

Residents reminded to only flush toilet paper

SEELEY LAKE – During this time of toilet paper shortages across the country, local owner of Rockn-B Septics Norman Bernstrauch reminds those on septic systems to put used handi wipes, disinfectant...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    April 9, 2020

Going on a bear hunt in Seeley

SEELEY LAKE - Stuffed animals are appearing in windows of residences and businesses as the Seeley Lake community joins the global movement of "Teddy Bear hunts" for children. The hunt is inspired by...

 

Economic impact payments: What you need to know

WASHINGTON – The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service announced that distribution of economic impact payments will begin in the next three weeks and will be distributed automatically, with no action required for most people....

 

William "Bill" Graham 1942 - 2020

SEELEY LAKE - William "Bill" Graham's permanent change of address is 316 Heavens Way effective March 30. Bill was surrounded by his children as God called him home. He was born Oct. 9, 1942 to Glen... Full story

 

Lessons for a viral pandemic

Well, this is a new one. At least, it is for me, and for the vast majority of you who read this, and the vast majority of Americans. We are undergoing an historic event that will likely alter the world we know going forward and we are being required...

 

SSHS recognizes basketball players

SEELEY LAKE – Due to the school closure because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Seeley-Swan High School (SSHS) winter sports awards banquet was canceled. Members of the SSHS varsity basketball...

 

Community Briefs

Ice Off 50/50 Challenge partners with AAI SEELEY LAKE – Participants have until Sunday, April 12 at 6 p.m. to enter their guess for the 2020 Ice Off 50/50 Challenge sponsored by Tamaracks Resort. Each date and hour is $10. Half of the pot, which...

 

Send me to the Senate

When you see an Ace of Hearts taped face-out in a window or on a door, or brass-tacked on a post or a tree, it means within, or passing nearby, is an American with courage and caring enough to respond to the call of duty to protect and defend our...

 
 By Cliff Larsen    Opinion    April 9, 2020

Choose experience and vote Kimberly Dudik

The challenges that COVID-19 presents are both unprecedented and telling -- they highlight the cracks in our system that leave out the most vulnerable, especially our seniors and veterans. As a veteran of the Vietnam War, retired businessman,...

 

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