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CRC celebrates Earth Day with area organizations

SEELEY LAKE - Clearwater Resource Council (CRC) invited members of the public and local organizations to celebrate Earth Day with them at a chili tailgate Thursday, April 22. Attendees were welcome...

 

Meet the SSHS principal candidates April 30

SEELEY LAKE - Parents and community members will have an opportunity to meet the candidates who are applying to be Seeley-Swan High School’s new principal for next school year. Attendees can ask candidates questions and provide feedback to those...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    April 29, 2021

Workshop planned to discuss volunteer shortage options

SEELEY LAKE – At the Seeley Lake Fire Board's monthly meeting Tuesday, April 20, Fire Chief Dave Lane presented the idea of a feasibility study and hosting a board workshop to discuss hiring...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    April 29, 2021

#406vaxxed and proud campaign encourages student vaccinations

The Missoula Education Foundation (MEF) announced their #406vaxxedandproud incentive campaign Monday, April 26. The campaign’s goal is to get all 16-18-year olds in Missoula County vaccinated against COVID-19 by June 1. This will help reach the... Full story

 
 By Joseph Biby    Opinion    April 29, 2021

Safeguard our Wildernesses

After 20 seasons guiding wilderness treks and river journeys in the Bob Marshall Wilderness, I have witnessed significant changes in wilderness visitors. As a teenager I hiked from Ovando to Essex, scrambled in the Mission Mountains and skied from...

 

Consider these points about vaccinations

If you are vaccine hesitant, whatever your reasons, here are five points of information that you owe it to yourself to consider. They are from Dr. Tom Frieden, an American infectious disease and public health physician and former head of the Centers...

 

Adventures of mouse hunting

Hunting is hunting, fishing is fishing, right? Should not make a difference what it is, my opinion. I've got a pee-down-your-leg, belly laugh story. True, happened last night.... I am a woman who has...

 
 By Lisa Hayhurst    News    April 29, 2021

Chamber leadership steps down May 1, seeking replacements

SEELEY LAKE - Lisa Hayhurst, Executive Director of the Seeley Lake Area Chamber of Commerce and Eric Hayhurst, Chairman of the Board, have been volunteering for the Chamber since 2017. Their last day will be May 1. Ariana Richards, a current Chamber...

 
 By Claire Muller    News    April 29, 2021

Small Business Development Centers Meet and Greet May 13

Seeley Lake area business owners (or anyone interested in starting a business!) are invited to come meet your local Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Business Advisor on Thursday, May 13 in...

 

BLM seeks public comment on proposed land acquisition

MISSOULA – The public is invited to comment on a proposal by the Bureau of Land Management to acquire more land in the Blackfoot River Watershed. The BLM's Missoula Field Office seeks public input...

 

Restoring the Blackfoot watershed one stream at a time

With spring in the air, it's time to dust off our field gear (or maybe thaw out is more appropriate) and get ready for another productive season working with landowners and our restoration partners...

 

Policy updates and summer lunch program tabled, Improvement Plan updated

SEELEY LAKE – During their monthly meeting April 19, the Seeley Lake Elementary School Board decided to postpone updates to their 3000 Policy Series as well as their 2021 summer lunch program for their next meeting in May. Superintendent Josh...

 

Policy updates and revisions approved, county mask mandate discussed

SWAN VALLEY - Members of the Swan Valley Elementary School Board unanimously approved a first reading of multiple new policies and policy revisions during their monthly meeting Tuesday, April 20. They also discussed Missoula City-County Health...

 

Who is that Masked Man?

I grew up in the 50's and one of my favorite TV programs was the Lone Ranger. One of the benefits of cable TV is that I can watch the Lone Ranger again. As a boy I would straddle my stick horse,...

 

Mitigating domestic abuse with limited resources

MISSOULA COUNTY - As the U.S. continues to push efforts to establish herd immunity against COVID-19, data analysts and historians will likely be making observations on the pandemic’s world-encapsulating effects for years to come especially in...

 

Helen Louise Ziech Rohde March 28, 1942 – April 15, 2021

BUTTE, MONTANA - Helen Louise Ziech Rohde, 79, passed away surrounded by family on Thursday, April 15 in Butte, Montana. A private family burial will be held at the Seeley Lake Cemetery.  Helen was b... Full story

 
 By Sara Schmidt    News    April 29, 2021

Smokey skies this spring a sign of prescribed fire coordination at a scale that matters

Over the last few weeks, a number of private landowners, organizations and public agencies have conducted prescribed burns in the Blackfoot River watershed with the goal of enhancing both forest healt...

 

Tips to avoid tick bites this season

As Montanans look to enjoy the outdoors this spring and summer, state and local public health officials urge everyone to follow a few simple steps to prevent tick bites and related illnesses: Limit exposure to ticks, use insect repellent, and inspect...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    April 29, 2021

Blackhawks set personal records

The athletes of Seeley-Swan High School's track team are getting faster by the week as the season passed its midpoint. They set 30 personal records at track meets last week in Corvallis and Missoula....

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    April 29, 2021

Golfers continue to make podium

The Seeley-Swan Golf Team took to the courses in Thompson Falls April 20 and Anaconda April 22. The Girls Team placed first at the Thompson Falls High School Golf Invitational with a team score of 477. They had a 28 stroke lead on Bigfork who took...

 

Community Briefs

Whitebark Pine Zoom presentation Join Swan Valley Connections Wednesday, May 5 at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom for a presentation on the ecology and conservation of whitebark pine, an at-risk, keystone species of high elevation habitats in the Northern Rockies...

 
 By Austin Amestoy    News    April 29, 2021

As mobile home parks see major rent spikes, Montana Legislature has little appetite for affordable housing solutions

Mobile home parks are one of the last strongholds of reliable affordable housing in Montana, helping people of a wide range of income levels become homeowners, even as prices for most other residence types in across the state continue to spike. But... Full story

 
 By Austin Amestoy    News    April 29, 2021

Separation of powers crisis, recreational marijuana bill on the move, anti-trans bills split votes

Republican Lawmakers Locked in Battle with State Supreme Court over “Judicial Transparency” As the Montana Legislature nears the close of its biennial business, Republican lawmakers are mounting a case against the judicial branch and the state... Full story

 

Express thanks during Public Service Recognition Week May 2-8

During the past year, federal employees nationwide and 12,898 active federal and U.S Postal workers of Montana have dedicated themselves to keeping our country running while weathering a global pandemic. They continue to provide essential financial...

 

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