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Articles from the April 12, 2018 edition

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 By Andi Bourne    News    April 12, 2018

Trophy Pike Caught in Local Lake

Jimmy Zander of Potomac has been fishing for a "wall hanger" even since he can remember. After his father Charlie got a 24.5 pound northern pike on Lake Upsata in 1996, he's been trying to beat him....

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    April 12, 2018

Bartlett Gladstone Receives MEEA Educator's Award

SEELEY LAKE - "It is such an honor to be recognized by your peers across the state," wrote Seeley Lake Elementary Junior High Teacher Patti Bartlett Gladstone after receiving the 2018 Montana...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    April 12, 2018

The Resort at Paws Up: Embracing Montana Through Community

SALMON LAKE - The island log home retreat on Salmon Lake is under new ownership, becoming the property of the Montana Education Benefits Foundation (MEBF) at the Resort at Paws Up. The "Island Lodge"...

 

Missoula County Building Permits and Inspections Needed for 61-Lot Subdivision

I have been following the purposed 61-unit Swan Mountain Estates subdivision in Powell County, just outside Seeley Lake. I have some concerns that I don’t believe are adequately addressed.  While I don’t have any problem with the subdivision in...

 

Vote For Trustees that Will Support Our Fire Volunteers

SEELEY LAKE - As we all know, Seeley Lake is a small, rural, unincorporated community. For fire and medical emergencies, we are served by a volunteer fire department. Our property taxes pay to outfit the department with equipment and gear, pay for...

 

Horse Tradin'

It's springtime... no wait. Not in my neck of the woods anyway. It's January 78th, but that's another story for another day.  Anywho... What I meant to say is that it's horse trading season again...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    April 12, 2018

Inspiring Visitors to Come to Seeley Lake

SEELEY LAKE – After hearing of the devastation caused by the fires last summer in Seeley Lake, Corvallis business owner Cody Edwards made an appointment with the Seeley Lake Area Chamber of...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    April 12, 2018

Three-on-Three Tournament to Help Fight Childhood Hunger

SEELEY LAKE – Seeley Lake Elementary eighth-grader Hannah Ayers is looking for basketball players and enthusiasts who not only love the game of basketball but who will also join the fight against childhood hunger in Montana. She is hosting a three-...

 

JeffreyJames Halvorson Running for Missoula County Commissioner

MISSOULA - I believe everyone should have a say in their government. I want to write laws that force Commissioners to send important issues to the voting booth for the people to decide, such as all...

 

Work and Play on TNC Ground

With abundant snow, this has been an outstanding season for winter recreation around Seeley Lake. We are grateful to all of the people and partner groups who have made this a safe, successful and fun season on The Nature Conservancy’s lands. From...

 

Molly Hackett Shares Gardening Expertise

SEELEY LAKE – Despite a thick layer of snow still covering the ground in many yards, more than 50 Clearwater Valley residents, whose fingers were itching to get into the soil, gathered at the...

 
 By David Erickson    News    April 12, 2018

No Zoning Lets Entrepreneurs Thrive in East Missoula but for How Long?

MISSOULA - For Lee Bridges, a 35-year homeowner in East Missoula, and board member on the East Missoula Community Council, a big part of the path toward economic sustainability is for her community...

 

Local Election Guide - May 8th Mail-in Election

Mark Butcher - Incumbent I am currently a serving board member and up for renewal for my position. I was originally approached to consider serving because of my Operator qualifications for water...

 

Local Election Guide - May 8th Mail-in Election

Connie Clark - Incumbent Seeley Lake has been my home for 26 plus years. I am a Montana native born and raised in Kalispell. In 1991 we bought Pop's Place which we operate today. We raised four...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    April 12, 2018

Loving Hearts Gets a Face Lift

SEELEY LAKE – Loving Hearts was given a face-lift this past week. They reopened Saturday, April 7 welcoming shoppers with a new bright, open atmosphere. Customers raved about how open, organized...

 

Norman Leslie Hall April 7, 1949 ~ March 29, 2018

SEELEY LAKE - Norman Leslie Hall was born to Phyllis and Robert Hall on April 7, 1949. He grew up in Dalton, Massachusetts. On a trip with his family he fell in love with Montana. Attending the... Full story

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    April 12, 2018

Personnel Issues Fill Agenda

SEELEY LAKE - At their special meeting April 4, Seeley Lake Rural Fire District Board of Trustees met to discuss board member possible Article 17 violation/public display towards board members and the chief, unprofessional conduct in public, public...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    April 12, 2018

Adding a Vintage Feel to Someone's Closet

SEELEY LAKE – Adding handpicked, quality clothing that adds a vintage feel to someone's closet is the goal of the newly opened second hand clothing store La Rosa Vintage. Sole owner and operator...

 

Bentley Daniel Gray

SHELDON, WASH. - Bentley Daniel Gray was born April 2 to William and Laken Gray of Shelton, Wash. He weighed seven pounds, four ounces and was 19 1/4 inches long. Proud great grandparents include...

 

Missoula Community Concert Band Gives Back

SEELEY LAKE – The Missoula Community Concert Band filled the Seeley-Swan Auditorium stage during their outreach concert with Seeley-Swan High School Band April 3. Not only did they bring songs of...

 
 By Jack Pippo    Opinion    April 12, 2018

A Ray of Sunshine - Service to Others

How could we forget the fires of 2017? Ranking #1 in the nation in any category was bad enough. We ranked #1 in fire and #1 in worst air in recorded history. To add insult upon injury, if you lived east of Highway 83 here in the valley, you were...

 

Common Sense

After the recent school shooting the usual cries for gun “safety” went out. Stephen Smith who lost his mother in a school shooting wrote a great pro-gun guest editorial which pretty much reflects my views on the subject. Democrats and other liber...

 

Troy Downing - Man of Directness, Honesty and Patriotism

My grandfather’s generation fought in WWI, my father’s in WWII and mine in the many conflicts which followed. Each generation of Americans valiantly stood against the evil of their day as we must also do. Today’s battlegrounds, unlike Iwo Jima...

 

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