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Articles from the May 2, 2019 edition

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 By Nathan Bourne    News    May 2, 2019

Cost climbs for construction engineering

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Sewer District Board learned at their April 24 meeting that Missoula County’s inability to perform the construction engineering for the collection system is adding $759,400 to the project’s estimated cost. The...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    May 2, 2019

National push for shared stewardship, more treatment

SEELEY LAKE – "There is a [National Forest] crisis right now because of increased wildfire and increased diseases and more people moving in to the Wildland Urban Interface," said Daniel Hottle, US...

 
 By Ashly Alexander    News    May 2, 2019

Students perform at Celebration of the Arts

SEELEY LAKE - On April 24, the students of Seeley-Swan High School presented their pieces of art and performed for community members at the annual Celebration of the Arts. The drama class, school...

 
 By Carol Brodie    Opinion    May 2, 2019

Thank you emergency responders

SEELEY LAKE – Those of us living in Seeley Lake are very fortunate to have the services of the men and women who provide help in emergencies. Numerous times over the past several months I have had to call on them to assist with my husband’s...

 
 By Molly Hackett    Opinion    May 2, 2019

Basil and fertilizers

Q: I love basil and would like to grow my own but I need some instructions. Also, once I have basil plants outdoors, will I have to protect them from deer? A: Basil is easy enough to grow, once you...

 

Born {game}

"Baby sister, I was born game, and I intend to go out that way." ~ Rooster Cogburn (John Wayne) "True Grit" It's a funny, enlightening, scary and humbling thing to write out a list of things you feel...

 
 By Linda Howard    Opinion    May 2, 2019

What is the Veteran Directed Care Program?

With Memorial Day coming up, I am acutely reminded of all the benefits we enjoy in our country due to the service and sacrifices of United States Veterans. The purpose of today's Note from Linda is...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    May 2, 2019

Is your home prepared for wildfire?

SEELEY LAKE - Local fire agency experts will be available to conduct free wildfire home risk assessments during the Seeley Lake Community Wildfire Preparedness Day May 4. This is an educational...

 

Wrap up of productive session

The 66th Legislative Session has come to an end. Out of all the Legislative Sessions I have seen, this has been the most productive. When I first got involved in politics, the State Budget was...

 

Lawmakers round out final week with budget, missing persons legislation, AIS funding and sex crime penalties

HELENA — On the final day of the 66th Montana Legislature, lawmakers completed their only state constitutionally mandated task by passing the bill that sets the budget for state agencies. House Bill 2, which spends about $10 billion of state and...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    May 2, 2019

Taking steps towards fire adapted communities

MISSOULA – The Missoula County Office of Emergency Management is offering more resources to help surrounding communities become more fire adapted. As the new Wildfire Preparedness Coordinator, Max Rebholz’s goal is to create more fire adapted...

 

Ventenata - An annual pain in the grass

A new annual invasive grass is on the horizon, literally. Just down the highway from the town of Seeley Lake, Ventenata dubia is taking hold along our roadways. Though Ventenata is newly arriving in...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    May 2, 2019

Bringing balance to business

SEELEY LAKE – Bonnie Johnson, EMBA, CPA learned accounting from her father as a child and made a career out of it. After retiring to Seeley Lake, she has opened The Johnson Management Group, LLC to...

 
 By Twyla Johnson    News    May 2, 2019

Giving back - CMP agents live here, give here

SEELEY LAKE - Since its founding in 1993, Clearwater Montana Properties has emphasized community-building as a key component of its company culture. Through its Charitable Giving Program, the...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    May 2, 2019

Reintroducing fire to Horseshoe Hills south of Seeley

SEELEY LAKE – Nearly 45 firefighters ignited more than 300 acres in the Horseshoe Hills area April 24-25. The objectives of the prescribed burns included reducing fuels and mitigating wildfire risk...

 

Annual management reports published for bears and lions in Northwest Montana

KALISPELL - Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks has published three new annual reports for grizzly bear, black bear and mountain lion management in Region 1 (northwest Montana). The reports, prepared...

 
 By Todd Fife    Opinion    May 2, 2019

The salt of the earth

My wife recently spoke in church. Her sermon was based on becoming the salt of the earth. What follows is my digested and regurgitated attempt to summarize her remarks. Jesus used this phrase in the Sermon on the Mount and we still use it today. We...

 

Health Department investigating several pertussis cases in Missoula area

MISSOULA - The Missoula City-County Health Department is currently investigating six case of pertussis (whooping cough) in the Missoula area and has identified more than 300 close contacts who may...

 

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

When the Corps of Discovery returned to St. Louis in September 1806, fur trappers already were on their way to the new country. In North Dakota, after meeting a group of trappers heading upriver, the...

 

Construction underway at the new Seeley Lake Community Foundation building

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Community Foundation is creating a community space in the former Deer Country Quilts building, along Highway 83. We're working to make this beautiful log building, in the...

 

Mirl George Gratton 1936 - 2019

Mirl George Gratton was born on Feb. 5, 1936 to George and Gertie Gratton in Great Falls, Mont. In 1939, the family moved to the Greenfield Bench where Mirl attended elementary school and was active... Full story

 

Theodore Edward Anders

CASPER, WYO. - Theodore Edward Anders was born April 3, 2019 to Emilie and Aron Anders of Casper, Wyo. He weighed 7 lbs. 3.9 oz. and was 20 inches long. Teddy was welcomed by proud grandparents John... Full story

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    May 2, 2019

Blackhawks shine against stiff competition

The Seeley-Swan Blackhawks participated in the Top 10 meet in Missoula April 23 before heading to Great Falls April 27. Ten Blackhawks earned invites to the prestigious Russ Pilcher Top 10 meet and...

 
 News    May 2, 2019

Public scoping underway for Montana fishing regulations

KALISPELL - Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is undergoing a public scoping process to review fishing regulations and identify potential issues with fisheries.   FWP fisheries staff is meeting with local and statewide groups, organizations and...

 
 News    May 2, 2019

Community Briefs

Grizzly bear euthanized after cattle depredations in Helmville Valley HELMVILLE - Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks euthanized a sub-adult male grizzly bear on Tuesday, April 23 in the Helmville Valley in response to its involvement with livestock...

 

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