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Articles from the April 25, 2019 edition

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 By Andi Bourne    News    April 25, 2019

Two in custody after high-speed pursuit

SWAN VALLEY – With the help of multiple law enforcement agencies and a Swan Valley resident, two individuals were arrested following an high-speed chase on Highway 83 April 17. No one was injured in the pursuit. At approximately 4:30 p.m. on...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    April 25, 2019

Emergency response concerns point to volunteer shortage

SEELEY LAKE – It has been widely reported that nationwide there is a shortage of volunteer emergency medical technicians (EMT) and firefighters. While Seeley Lake Fire Department does have a paid ch...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    April 25, 2019

The bears are out – Residents asked to secure attractants

SEELEY LAKE – There have been numerous reports of bear tracks and sightings in the area this spring. Last week Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Bear Biologist James Jonkel received reports of two...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    April 25, 2019

Hunting fun for everyone

SWAN VALLEY – Children and adults gathered with anticipation for the first Condon community Easter Egg Hunt at the Condon Ball Field April 20. Swan Valley residents Edward and Heidi Klassen...

 

Infrastructure package comes through

HELENA - We are coming up on our last week here in the Legislative session. During the 2018 election, I said that if you elected me to represent you in Helena that I would chair the states infrastructure committee and work to shepherd a complete...

 

Spring at last

Everywhere I went this last winter seems like everyone sez "Are you tired of winter yet?" Ya, I guess the older I get the more I long for spring. At about the 21st of March, the red, red robin came bo...

 

Watercraft Inspection Stations opening across the state

Some watercraft inspection stations are opening across the state for the 2019 boating season, and boaters transporting motorized or non-motorized watercraft are required to stop at stations they pass, as directed by signs. Additionally, western...

 

DPHHS offers advice to prevent tick bites

As Montanans look to enjoy the great outdoors this spring and summer, Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) and local public health officials urge everyone to follow a few...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    April 25, 2019

Prescribed burning to begin around Seeley

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Ranger District is planning to conduct spring prescribed fire projects, when weather, fuel conditions, and air quality become favorable. Smoke will be visible from various places on the District depending on the...

 

Smart Electric Meters issues and Climate Ready Communities presented

SWAN VALLEY - The Swan Valley Community Council heard presentations from Swan Valley resident Donn Ware about possible threats from Smart Electric Meters in the valley and from Missoula County employees about a climate resiliency planning process...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    April 25, 2019

Family questions emergency response

SEELEY LAKE – The family of Nick Beery addressed the Seeley Lake Fire District board regarding their concerns with the response they received to their home April 6. While the Beery family was...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    April 25, 2019

Richards promoted to captain, hours increased

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Fire Board approved increasing the hours for the facilities manager at their April 16 meeting. Fire Chief Dave Lane also promoted training officer Michael Richards to c...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    April 25, 2019

Potomac students participate in county and statewide bees

Potomac School eighth grader Connor Bush and seventh grader Lauren Nordberg recently competed in the Missoula County Orthography Bee and state Geography Bee. Both received a certificate of...

 

The importance of collaboration on the North Fork

The North Fork Blackfoot River is an iconic Montana River. Flowing through the heart of the Blackfoot Watershed, the North Fork is a stronghold for native bull trout and westslope cutthroat trout owin...

 

Firefighter Protection Act becomes law, Hanna's Act revived

HELENA -- Gov. Steve Bullock has signed into law the Firefighter Protection Act, which requires workers’ compensation insurance to cover presumptive occupational diseases, like cancer, for the state’s firefighters. Senate Bill 160 was carried by...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    April 25, 2019

Local students introduced to gamelan

SEELEY LAKE – Students in the Seeley-Swan valleys were immersed in Balinese music and culture during the final 2 Valleys Stage informances April 15 and 16. Dorothy Morrison, musical director of...

 

Alfred "Paul" Bergeson 1935 - 2019

Alfred "Paul" Bergeson was born Sept. 3, 1935 in Pierre, S.D. to John and Johanna Gunhilda "Hilda" (Opsal) Bergeson. He attended Stanley County Schools through eighth grade, then attended Pierre High... Full story

 

Michaela Mae Hulett 1987-2019

WHITEFISH, MONT. - On Friday, April 19, 2019, Michaela Mae Hulett, loving wife and mother of two, passed away at the age of 32. Michaela was born March 14, 1987, in Powell, Wyo. to Patti Bartlett and... Full story

 
 By Buzz Busby    Opinion    April 25, 2019

Abortion is murder plain and simple

Of all the subjects being discussed today, the one most polarizing is abortion. As a Christian I believe all abortions are an affront to God. This is clearly spelled out in the Scriptures. Genesis 1:27 states, “So God created man in his own image,...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    April 25, 2019

Lions Egg Hunt a success

SEELEY LAKE – In less than 15 minutes all 3,000 eggs that covered the Seeley Lake Elementary fields were collected. Families sat huddled under umbrellas and in the dugouts sorting their candy and...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    April 25, 2019

Easter bonnets on parade

SEELEY LAKE - Nine seniors participated in the Easter Bonnet contest at the Seeley Lake Senior Center April 19. Each participant received a basket of goodies....

 

Community Briefs

State Golf volunteers needed SEELEY LAKE – Seeley-Swan High School will be hosting the State Golf meet at the Double Arrow Golf course May 14-15. Athletic Director Shawn Holmes is looking for individuals to help score one or both days. To...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    April 25, 2019

Shooters wrap up season, prepare for Nationals

The Hellgate Civilian Shooters team posted a second place finish and Jonna Warnken and Berit Bedord placed in the top eight individuals at the Civilian Marksmanship (CMP) Regional Championship April...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    April 25, 2019

School records fall at Eagle's first meet

MISSOULA – Two Seeley Lake Elementary records fell at the opening Copper League Track and Field meet April 12. Eighth graders Dani Sexton and Wyatt Stout made it onto the record board in the...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    April 25, 2019

Ladies first, Boys second at SSHS Invitational

MISSOULA - Nearly 20 teams from A, B and C Class schools sent athletes to the Seeley-Swan High School Invitational track meet April 20. Despite the rain, the Girls and Boys of Seeley-Swan shined. The...

 

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