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Articles from the April 18, 2019 edition

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 By Nathan Bourne    News    April 18, 2019

Sheriff's Office reopens 1991 cold case

MISSOULA –A Washington couple's trip to Glacier National Park came to a violent end almost three decades ago near Lake Alva. The unsolved homicides of Iva LaRue and Kenneth Cheetham are being... Full story

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    April 18, 2019

Big Larch to open for Firewood Days – Campground opens Memorial Day

SEELEY LAKE – With around 20 projects scheduled across the Seeley Lake Ranger District this summer, Acting District Ranger Quinn Carver said he understands everyone wants their forest back after thr...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    April 18, 2019

50's Diner - SSHS Prom 2019

SEELEY LAKE – After the last couple walked across the stage for Grand March April 13, the DJ started off the 1950's Diner themed 2019 Seeley-Swan High School prom with the soundtrack from "Grease."...

 

Opioids – Paying the price for the minority who abuse

Several years ago I was involved in a severe single-car auto accident when a left front tire blew out on a country road. I was intentionally placed in a coma for a few months as my body worked to recover from multiple spinal fractures and other...

 
 By Lea Bossler    Opinion    April 18, 2019

Actively take care of firefighters - Not just passively

Representatives and Senators, HELENA - Senate Bill 260 was signed into law on April 3, 2019, establishing the Trenton Johnson Memorial Highway, for the sake of honoring the risks wildland firefighters accept in order to save the lives and property...

 

Revolver or auto?

When asked that question, my reply is, “what do you want the gun for?” Let’s talk about only concealed carry for now. I will address other purposes later. There are so many choices it can be...

 

Lawmakers advance legislation on sexual assault, wolf hunting, sports betting and elder abuse, Medicaid Expansion continuation stalls

HELENA -- After a lengthy debate, the bill to continue Medicaid Expansion in Montana failed to pass the Senate on a 25-25 vote last week and several attempts to revive it Friday and Saturday also failed, leaving it stalled. House Bill 658 would have...

 

Many unknowns in the home stretch

The Legislative Session is coming to an end. I have heard rumors that Republican and Democratic leadership are thinking we might be done by Easter but we hear that leadership wants us to be done early every session and it usually doesn’t work out....

 

Montana Legislature weighs bills to encourage hemp industry

Colby Johnson was celebrating his 30th birthday in Las Vegas when he noticed the neon advertisements for cannabidiol (CBD). The letters were everywhere. The hemp-derived tincture cannabidiol is said to relieve pain, anxiety and other health issues, t...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    April 18, 2019

Bartlett receives Teresa Veltkamp Advocacy Award for Excellence

HELENA – This past March, Seeley Lake Elementary junior high math and science teacher Patti Bartlett was among four other Montana educators that received the 2019 Teresa Veltkamp Advocacy Award for...

 

Fire Adapted Community? Everyone's invited!

In recent years, agencies and homeowners alike have raised the question "How can a fire adapted community benefit me?" It's not until we start asking around to other communities in the northwest do...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    April 18, 2019

Alternative sign design presented, facilities maintenance discussed

SWAN VALLEY – The Swan Valley Elementary School Board continued their discussion regarding the new school sign. They also reviewed a list of facility maintenance projects and discussed how they could move forward. Trustee Jimmy Boyd presented the...

 

Missouri Headwaters are central to Montana history - Part 1 of 2

A labyrinth of channels, willow bottoms, islands and a general mix of wetlands interact to piece together the headwaters of the Missouri River. The point where the three forks – the Jefferson,...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    April 18, 2019

SSHS senior recognized for computing achievements

HELENA – As part of an effort to encourage more young women to choose careers in technology, the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT), NorthWestern Energy and Carroll...

 

Logan Maughan graduates Marine Corps Boot Camp

SAN DIEGO, CALIF. – Seeley Lake's Logan Maughan, 2018 graduate of Seeley-Swan High School, graduated Marine Corps Boot Camp at MCRD San Diego, Calif. April 12. Maughan was given the honor to carry... Full story

 

Bunny trail has many side paths

How did the Easter bunny hop his way into a religious holiday? And why does a bunny lay eggs? Well, there's the spring proliferation theory, the ground-nesting bird explanation, the pagan goddess vers...

 

Nicholas Beery 1946 - 2019

SEELEY LAKE - Nicholas Beery, 73, passed away Wednesday, April 10 at St. Patrick Hospital, Missoula, Mont. He was born Jan. 31, 1946 to Margaret and Newell Beery. As a boy he lived on the family... Full story

 

The choice

"Pilate said unto them, Whom will ye that I release unto you? Barabbas, or Jesus which is called Christ?" Pontius Pilate, the Roman prefect of Judaea, was faced with a dilemma. Finding Jesus not...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    April 18, 2019

Blackhawks soar at Polson

POLSON - The Boys and Girls of Seeley-Swan took second place at the Dave Tripp Memorial track meet April 12. The meet attracted three Class B schools and 12 Class C schools. The Boys were just 3.5...

 

Community Briefs

Condon Easter Egg Hunt, April 20 SWAN VALLEY – Everyone is invited to attend the first Easter Egg Hunt in Condon Saturday, April 20 at 9:30 a.m. at the Condon Baseball Field on the north end of the airstrip along Highway 83. Age groups include 0-5,...

 

Public Service Commission needed to protect Montana

An Open Letter to Montana State Legislators and Governor Bullock: As former and current Montana Public Service Commissioners, we represented Montanans across this great state in balancing the needs of utilities with the needs of consumers. We took...

 

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