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Articles from the May 3, 2018 edition

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 By Andi Bourne    News    May 3, 2018

Hometown Hero Made Honorary SLRFD Member

SEELEY LAKE – "10-4" was three-year-old Addy Trevino's response when her number was called over the radio and welcomed by Missoula 9-1-1 Dispatch as the newest member of the Seeley Lake Rural Fire...

 
 News    May 3, 2018

Forest Service Roads Remain Closed

SEELEY LAKE - Spring is here and everyone is eager to get out into the National Forests. Before you go, please be aware of road conditions and the increased potential to do harm to Forest roads...or...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    May 3, 2018

Precautions Issued for Flooding

SEELEY LAKE - After last summer's fires and the heavy snowfall this winter, many residents around Seeley Lake are now flooded or threatened with flood waters. The rivers continue to rise as the...

 
 By Molly Hackett    Opinion    May 3, 2018

Planting

Q: With our winter that won't stop, what would you suggest about planting dates for the vegetable garden? Our average date for last frost is June 10. A: If there is one constant about Montana...

 

I Know What It Takes - Vote Ellinghouse

SEELEY LAKE - The Fire Service is an ever changing dynamic. If you don’t take the time to train and take classes, whether as a volunteer member or a trustee (and yes there are classes for trustees offered by the state), then you become complacent....

 
 By Bruce Hall    Opinion    May 3, 2018

Transparent – and Obvious

SEELEY LAKE - The new candidates for membership on the Board of Directors of the Seeley Lake Sewer District have indicated their desire to serve. I doubt service is their true intention. Bubbling up between their claims of bringing transparency, a...

 

Duane "Cecil" Schlabach for HD 92

I have known and admired Cecil for almost 20 years. His has been an amazing personal journey, starting with growing up in an Amish community in Ohio, where he was forced to quit school after eighth grade to work on the family farm. At the age of 18,...

 
 By Larry Dunham    Opinion    May 3, 2018

Dunham Endorses Smith for House District 92

The upcoming primary election for House District 92 has three candidates for the Republican ticket, two of which are excellently qualified to be your Representatives: “DJ” Derek Smith and myself Larry Dunham. We are both Conservative Republicans...

 
 By DJ Derek Smith    Opinion    May 3, 2018

Dunham Joins "DJ" Derek Smith's Team

Over the past few months, I have had the privilege of walking Housing District 92, listening first and speaking only when asked as I’ve met the great residents here. I have been encouraged by the people of this valley and their resilience to keep...

 
 By Alyssa McLean    Opinion    May 3, 2018

Alyssa McLean for Fire Board

Dear Community of Seeley Lake, SEELEY LAKE - Ballots for the election for Board of Trustees at Seeley Rural Fire Department have been mailed and the voting deadline is fast approaching on May 8th. I would love for you to consider me for this board...

 

Wallenburn Responds to Spence's Questions

SEELEY LAKE - Mr. Spence hit the nail on the head. There is a lot of false information regarding the sewer and his article in the April 26th Letters to the Editor is a prime example. His first question is “How is that [Placid Lake algae bloom]...

 

Schlabach - Someone Who Will Listen and Serve Montanans

I am writing this letter to encourage citizens of House District 92 to vote for Duane “Cecil” Schlabach as our representative in the June 5th election. Cecil is both a hunter and an outdoorsman who recognizes the importance of keeping public...

 

Curtiss Sees Big Picture, Balances Urban & Rural Needs

MISSOULA - Too often we get swept up in the desire for the new and different instead of appreciating what we already have. This is especially true at political campaign time. This spring’s race for Missoula County Commissioner is a tough choice...

 
 By Gail Gutsche    Opinion    May 3, 2018

Many Reasons for McDermott's Endorsements

MISSOULA - I was pleased to learn that the Missoula County Democrats (MCD) endorsed T.J. McDermott in the primary race for Missoula County Sheriff. McDermott is the only candidate in the race to receive the Democratic endorsement. In addition to the...

 

Prescribe Burning Planned on Seeley Lake Ranger District

The Seeley Lake Ranger District is planning to conduct prescribed burning this spring, if weather, fuel and air quality conditions allow for safe and effective operations. The project areas with planned burning are located in five locations, two of w...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    May 3, 2018

MCPS Board Receives Smart School 2020 Bond Update

SEELEY LAKE – The Missoula County Public Schools Board of Trustees met for their April meeting April 25 at Seeley-Swan High School. SSHS Principal Dr. Kathleen Pecora provided an update for SSHS happenings for this spring. The board members also re...

 
 By Linda Howard    Opinion    May 3, 2018

Are You Concerned About Memory Loss?

I am taken aback by the beauty we share in the Seeley-Swan Valley this May. We share stunning sunny days, majestic snow covered peaks contrasted against gorgeous blue skies, gushing rivers and eye-catching wildlife. Amidst our glorious surroundings...

 

Fire Safety and Preparedness – A Priority for The Double Arrow Ranch

The Double Arrow Ranch Land Owners’ Association (DARLOA) and its landowners have made fire safety and preparedness a priority and will continue to do so. We all learned valuable lessons from the Jocko Lakes fire 10 years earlier and the Rice Ridge...

 

Prepare, Prevent, Protect

More than 1.3 million acres burned across Montana in 2017 making it one of the most significant wildfire years in history. While wildfires can occur at any time of the year, the majority of wildfires in Montana occur between May and September of...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    May 3, 2018

Springtime Thinning: Double Duty

POTOMAC - Springtime is a good time of year for property owners to look ahead to fire season. Creating defensible space through fire mitigation can not only protect homes but establishes a healthier...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    May 3, 2018

Cakes for Canines Huge Success

SEELEY LAKE – Pop's Place opened their doors for their annual Cakes for Canines donation pancake breakfast, April 26. The free breakfast included pancakes, bacon and eggs, great conversation and an...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    May 3, 2018

Candidates Vie for Votes

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Community Council hosted two candidate forums, April 9 and 11, covering eight races with 31 candidates in attendance. All candidates on the May 8 Special District...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    May 3, 2018

A Life Changing Experience

OROSI, COSTA RICA – "It wasn't just a vacation," said Seeley-Swan High School Science Teacher Tonya Smith. "These guys worked [really hard] while they were there and were in really uncomfortable and...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    May 3, 2018

Williams 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...

 
 News    May 3, 2018

Lorentz Signs with University of Nebraska-Lincoln

SEELEY LAKE - Seeley Lake senior Ibby Lorentz signed her national letter of intent to attend University of Nebraska-Lincoln next fall and shoot on their rifle team. After being pursued by five other...

 

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