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Regulations lifted, metrics in place to repeal mask rule

MISSOULA COUNTY - The Missoula City-County Board of Health voted four to one to convert several of the County’s current COVID-19 mitigation efforts from requirements to recommendations during a virtual meeting Thursday, April 15. This conversion... Full story

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    April 22, 2021

Local burglaries and thefts create cause for vigilance

SEELEY LAKE – The Missoula County Sheriff’s Office investigated several burglaries in the past couple of weeks. While it is still unknown if any are connected, Missoula County Sergeant Bob Parcell said he expects old burglaries that happened over...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    April 22, 2021

Van extinguished, no injuries

GREENOUGH – Just before 10 p.m. Thursday, April 15, local volunteer firefighters and law enforcement responded to a van that was on fire in the Harper's Lake Campground. While the van was a total...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    April 22, 2021

Coming together at candidate Meet-n-Greet

SEELEY LAKE – More than 50 members of the public, Seeley Lake Fire Department volunteers, staff and board members attended the Fire Board Candidate Meet and Greet April 16. Hosted by Cheri and...

 

Response to Chief Dave Lane

Dear Fire Chief Lane, Firstly, we would like to thank you for aiding us in our campaign by asking us questions publicly. We are delighted to respond, and are not hiding from, nor behind, anything! Why we chose to ask constituents to email us any...

 

A vote for positive change is needed

There are two pairs of candidates running for the two open seats on the Fire Board. Connie Clark and Gary Lewis are the incumbents. Kristy Pohlman and Alyssa McLean promise to bring positive change to the Fire Board. Do we even need change on the...

 

Join me and vote for McLean and Pohlman

Please join me in supporting Alyssa McLean and Kristy Pohlman for the Fire Board. They are dedicated to Seeley Lake and will advocate for our health and well being. Their focus on transparency, safety and accountability is vital to our community....

 

Accountability and advocacy needed - Pohlman and McLean are my vote

Dear Seeley Lake - I have lived here for 28 years. First, I want to thank the Fire Department volunteers past and especially present for their continued service. It is sincerely appreciated! I am asking you to consider that myself and others believe...

 

Mosquito Lake

Many moons ago, we were hav'n breakfast at the Hungry Bear. In the booth next to us was Joe Wilhelm and wife. We struck up a conversation 'bout cutt'n timber in Alaska. Joe asked if I'd heard of a...

 

Reservations now available for campgrounds and recreation rentals

Beginning this summer season on the Lolo National Forest, Quartz Flat (Loop A), River Point (Seeley Lake) and Lakeside (Lake Alva) Campgrounds will be available for online reservation. Big Hole Lookout and Savenac East Cottage, both new additions to...

 

Prescribed burns planned to reduce hazardous fuel

SEELEY LAKE - Firefighters on the Seeley Lake Ranger District are planning to conduct prescribed burning over the coming weeks to reduce hazardous fuels, reduce woody debris from past logging operations, restore wildlife habitat and better protect...

 

Prescribed burns planned in Blackfoot Valley

 The Nature Conservancy and partners plan to conduct and/or assist with prescribed fires in the Blackfoot Valley this spring. The burns are part of TNC's ongoing forest restoration work which...

 

Public comments welcome at RAC meeting April 29

SEELEY LAKE - The Missoula Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) is allowing members of the public to make comments before or during their meeting at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 29 regarding recommended funding for local project proposals. Among the 13...

 

Technology in the lumber industry

Have you ever driven a Tesla? It stretches the imagination to understand the technology which allows a car to drive on its own. Advances in technology have come a long way, not only in the automotive...

 

Mask requirement remains, class trip updates given

POTOMAC - Members of the Potomac School Board voted four to one to reject a motion requesting that mask wearing be voluntary on school grounds during a monthly Board meeting Monday, April 12. The board also heard updates on the seventh and eighth gra...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    April 22, 2021

Seeley Lake music program experiences year of growth

SEELEY LAKE –Expecting to spend her first year simply getting to know the students, community and building trust, Seeley-Swan High School and Seeley Lake Elementary music teacher Janet Morgenstern said the students dove in headfirst and “I think...

 

How can the Savior & Our Heavenly Father help us in our trials of today?

As we seek to follow Jesus Christ and walk the path of discipleship, line upon line, the day will come that we will experience that unimaginable gift of receiving a fullness of joy. As we nurture...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    April 22, 2021

Board adopts FY22 operating budget

SEELEY LAKE – At its April 15 meeting, the Seeley Lake Sewer District Board adopted their fiscal year 2022 budget and discussed assessment methods and filling a vacancy on the Board. District Manager Jean Curtiss informed the Board that she plans...

 

Blackfoot Challenge staff share local stories

OVANDO - Staff members from Blackfoot Challenge shared their experiences and expertise with certain programs during a virtual event called Stories from the Field Wednesday, April 14. The first speaker was Cindy Super, the forestry and prescribed...

 

Updates given on tourism, vaccines, Forest Service projects

SEELEY LAKE - Seeley Lake Community Council heard updates regarding tourism, vaccines and projects on the Seeley Lake Ranger District during their monthly meeting Monday, April 12. Fire Board candidates Alyssa McLean and Kristy Pohlman also shared a...

 

SSHS junior recognized for computing aspirations

SEELEY LAKE - The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT), NorthWestern Energy and Carroll College recognized Seeley-Swan High School junior Aspen Derry for their Aspirations...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    April 22, 2021

Four girls qualified for State Golf

Friday, April 16 Seeley-Swan Golf teams placed second for the Class C schools at the Plains High School Golf Invitational. Girls Trista Wendel and Ava Thornsberry also qualified for State Golf. They...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    April 22, 2021

Blackhawks compete at Corvallis and Frenchtown

The Seeley-Swan High School track team competed at two meets last week starting April 13 at the Darby-Florence Invite in Corvallis and then back at Frenchtown for the Bronc Open April 16. This week the team competes April 22 at the Sapphire Twilight...

 

Community Briefs

Loving Hearts now open Saturdays SEELEY LAKE – Loving Hearts Thrift Store is now open Saturdays from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. This is in addition to regular hours on Wednesday from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Loving Hearts is fully stocked with clothing,...

 
 By Austin Amestoy    News    April 22, 2021

Sweeping open-cut permitting bill in Montana Legislature creating a gravel pit predicament

HELENA — According to data from the Montana Department of Transportation, the Treasure State is home to more than 1,800 gravel pits. These so-called “open-cut” mining provides material critical to everything from paving roads to building... Full story

 

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