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Articles from the April 16, 2020 edition

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 By Sigrid Olson    News    April 16, 2020

Potomac resilient through COVID-19 pandemic 

POTOMAC - The Potomac community continues to adjust to COVID-19. The school, businesses and other organizations keep moving forward amidst challenges and continual change. The Potomac School has been... Full story

 By Andi Bourne    News    April 16, 2020

Seeley Lake resident named AAI Art Benefactor

SEELEY LAKE - Each year, Alpine Artisans, Inc. selects an individual or a business that has contributed outstanding merit to the local community. This year's Arts Benefactor award was given to Sara Wi...

 By Andi Bourne    News    April 16, 2020

Living with bears comes full circle in the Swan Valley

SWAN VALLEY – There is a new ranger who will be making the rounds in the Swan Valley this spring and summer visiting campgrounds and dispersed sites helping to educate the public about living respon...

 By Don Larson    Opinion    April 16, 2020

Vote Morris and Gilpin for a change in direction

SEELEY LAKE - I am writing to recommend Tom Morris and Jason Gilpin for election to the Seeley Lake Sewer District board. Here is why. With only one recent exception, current board members have blindly pursued an exorbitantly expensive sewage...

 By John Rice    Opinion    April 16, 2020

Government regulations inhibit handyman services

We now have many Montanans wanting to work to support their families but in my opinion are prohibited from doing so by intrusive government regulations. Private homeowners and landlords in Montana that need to have maintenance work done and now...

 By Troy Spence    Opinion    April 16, 2020

Consider alternatives as you vote

SEELEY LAKE - Ballots are in the mail this week. Please fill them out and sign them correctly. This is the time to vote two great candidates onto the board. Don’t let two candidates who are business owners make you subsidize the sewer for their...


Bring PSC back to working for the public - Vote Tranel

The current Public Service Commission is dysfunctional and hasn’t been serving the public’s interest. Why should you care? Because it affects your pocketbook, your environment and the social well being of Montanans. Do wildfires and smoke...

 By Dori Gilels    Opinion    April 16, 2020

O'Brien's expertise in education needed in Legislature

Voters in Senate District 46 should check the box for Shannon O’Brien on June 2. I’ve known Shannon for over a decade and she is a passionate leader who has dedicated her career to providing a quality education for Montana’s kids. As an...

 By Gwen Jones    Opinion    April 16, 2020

Tranel will benefit Montanans

Monica Tranel is running for the Public Service Commission District 4 including Missoula, Lake, Ravalli, Sanders, Granite, Mineral and Lincoln counties. I am grateful to have such an intelligent, hardworking, educated and knowledgeable candidate for...


A vote for O'Brien will not disappoint

Vote for Shannon O’Brien for Senate District 46 and you will not be disappointed. Shannon has extensive experience as an educator and an advocate for our children. She served as education policy advisor for Governor Bullock and dean of Missoula...

 By Tom Puchlerz    Opinion    April 16, 2020

Public lands more precious than ever

Montanans are doing our part in this very difficult time to help each other out and curb the spread of the COVID 19 virus. We come together and look out for each other, as we always have in times of crisis and in this case that means practicing...


Drawing The Scrupulous Line On Graft

A candidate for the United States Senate in Montana’s June 2 primary election has refused to accept campaign contributions during the reporting quarter ended March 31, 2020. He spent $2,474.73, which includes the $1,740 filing fee and expenses for...

 By Dusty Weber    Opinion    April 16, 2020

Burning Down the House

Us: Some unusually bad hail came through this season and sadly it shattered many of our most precious stained glass windows in our home. What should we do? Government: Start by pouring gasoline all through your house and light it on fire. When the...


Responsibility during a global crisis

There are many ways to understand responsibility. For example, caring for and not endangering another person, such as caring for someone you love – your spouse, your children or your parents. A...


Spotted knapweed battles against spring weather and treatments

The past few weeks I have been making a concerted effort to take daily walks on the ranch where I live. Last week the snowy path I wandered gave way to a spring melt off event. By mid-week I sighted m...


Use caution when outdoor burning

With warmer, drier conditions expected later this week, interagency wildland fire officials with the Missoula County Fire Protection Association (MCFPA) are expecting an increase in outdoor burning by permit. The fire danger rating is currently LOW...


Nonresident spring turkey and black bear hunting suspended

Following the extension of Montana Governor Steve Bullock’s directive that out-of-state travelers must quarantine for 14 days, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks director Martha Williams has suspended nonresident hunting seasons for spring turkey and b...


Seeley Lake School District No. 34 Trustee & General Levy

Voter Information: There are five candidates for the two open SLE School Board trustee positions. The sixth candidate Jody "Doc" Welter will fill the two-year position since he ran unopposed....


Seeley Lake - Missoula County Sewer District Directors

Voter Information: There are five candidates for the two open director positions on the Seeley Lake - Missoula County Sewer District. Candidates are listed in the order they filed. Candidates' respons...

 By Andi Bourne    News    April 16, 2020

Motor Vehicle Division responds to social distancing directives

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. This is an effort to provide essential services without... Full story


Home energy bill assistance available

If you are worried about how you are going to pay your home energy bill as a result of issues related to COVID-19, please contact Energy Share of Montana. Energy Share is a statewide nonprofit organization whose purpose is to help Montanans facing lo... Full story

 By Andi Bourne    News    April 16, 2020

Sharing love of art while adapting to new norm

SEELEY LAKE - The stay at home order couldn't have come at a better time for local artist Kris Gullikson at her Uncorked and Creative Studio in Seeley Lake. Though the learning curve has been steep,...

 By Andi Bourne    News    April 16, 2020

Reaching out and changing lives during challenging times

SEELEY LAKE – Amidst the uncertainty and challenges presented by statewide closures of schools and businesses, many residents are reaching out to others with encouragement and support. The ways to... Full story


Easter celebrations in the Valleys

With the Governor declaring the Easter Bunny essential and forgiving the 14-day quarantine as long as the Bunny maintains social distancing guidelines, we want to share reader photos from the holiday...


Time to knuckle down

SEELEY LAKE – When school buildings closed because of the Corvid-19 pandemic, teachers devised home assignments for their students. However, with distractions such as toys, TV and video games readily accessible in the home, many students had a...


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