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Articles from the February 14, 2019 edition

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 By Andi Bourne    News    February 14, 2019

Race to the Sky continues to build mushing community

SEELEY LAKE – With temperatures below zero and wind chills estimated at -47 degrees, it was a frigid start to the 34th annual Race to the Sky in Lincoln, Mont. where the 300-mile and the 100-mile...

 

Answering the call

SEELEY LAKE – Though residents in the Seeley Lake and Swan Valley area know Robert "Bob" Parcell as the local Deputy Sheriff, woven through his award-filled law enforcement career is an equally...

 

Board hires Jean Curtiss as manager

SEELEY LAKE – Former Missoula County Commissioner Jean Curtiss was hired at a Feb. 6 special meeting by the Seeley Lake Sewer District Board to be an interim district manager. The county had been providing Missoula County Public Works Director Greg...

 

Frigid fun at the rink

SWAN VALLEY - This past week hosted viciously cold temperatures which hovered at zero or below but that didn't stop the Swan Valley School Parent Teacher Association from hosting an ice skating party...

 

Stepping forward as District Manager

SEELEY LAKE - At the Sept. 24 work session of the Seeley Lake Sewer District Board, Great West Engineering gave a presentation and asked for a few decisions regarding the route of the main sewer line, etc. After the presentation, the three board memb...

 

More history on the Seeley Lake Biathlon

SEELEY LAKE - I thought that I would expand just a bit on your article from last week as to the history of the Seeley Lake Biathlon. Having a biathlon was the brain child of Lynn Carey. He spoke of the fun of participating in such a race out of...

 

Can a leopard change its spots?

Of course a real leopard cannot change its spots but the question refers to psychological spots, such as personality characteristics, behaviors, emotions, values, beliefs, childhood influences and...

 

"West Side Story" Historical Walk

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Historical Society will be presenting a “West Side Story” walk in the snow Saturday, Feb. 16. The trek will begin at the River Point Campground beach, 3600 Boy Scout Road, about 2.6 miles from Highway 83, at 1...

 

The importance of the MMR vaccine

I want to talk today about a vaccine. Wait...don't roll your eyes! This one is important, especially in light of the recent outbreak of measles that you have probably been hearing about. I feel it app...

 

A lot happening in the Legislature

HELENA - There are now 900 introduced bills with around 100 or so already having been killed by committees. By the time the legislature ends, we should have somewhere around 1,500 bills having been introduced or having been drafted and had a hearing....

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    February 14, 2019

Men of Worth meshes humor and music for afternoon of fun

SEELEY LAKE – As luck would have it, the audience was in for a treat Sunday afternoon, Feb. 10 as Donnie MacDonald and James Keigher of Men of Worth took the stage as part of this year's 2 Valleys...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    February 14, 2019

Funding supplies for budding artists in the Swan Valley

SWAN VALLEY – Alpine Artisans, Inc Board Members Sue Cushman and Gene Schade presented a $300 check to Swan Valley Elementary School to allow teachers to purchase art supplies. The money was...

 

Legislative roundup - Week 5

Bill Would Use Coal Money for Affordable Housing Projects The Montana House of Representatives has passed a bill that would use money from the coal severance tax trust fund to pay for low- and moderate-income housing projects. House Bill 16, carried... Full story

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    February 14, 2019

Highway sign and salary schedules top discussion

SWAN VALLEY – The Swan Valley School Board looked at more affordable prices for the proposed reader board on Highway 83 and discussed different options for bringing the current salary schedule up to date at their Feb. 6 meeting. The school board...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    February 14, 2019

Alexander wins Swan Valley Spelling Bee

SWAN VALLEY - Eighth grader Trista Alexander won the Swan Valley School Spelling bee this past week after spelling the work "paramedic." This was the second year in a row Alexander has won the...

 

Zella P. Erickson June 28, 1931 - Feb. 4, 2019

GREENOUGH - Zella P. Erickson, aka Granny, passed away Feb. 4 right after family had said goodnight and went home. Born June 28, 1931 in Buffalo, N.Y. to John and Zella Petersen, Zella moved as a... Full story

 

Joelene Sharon Goodover Dec. 5, 1951 - Feb. 6, 2019

GREAT FALLS, MONT - Joelene Sharon O'Neill Goodover was born in Livingston, Mont. Wednesday, Dec. 5, 1951 to Joseph (Sonny) and Donalene O'Neill. She grew up in Livingston and graduated from Park... Full story

 

Final home game a double OT thriller

SEELEY LAKE - Basketball fans got their money's worth Friday night as Seeley-Swan battled Darby's Tigers. After watching the Lady Blackhawks defeat Darby, they were kept on the edge of their seats...

 

Community Briefs

Meet and Greet new Seeley Lake Ranger District staff, Feb. 15 SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake community is invited to meet the new Acting District Ranger Quinn Carver and new recreation staff Matthew Walter Friday, Feb. 15 from 5 – 7 p.m. in the...

 

Lady Blackhawks recognize seniors

SEELEY LAKE - Seeley-Swan High School recognized their senior basketball athletes and managers along with their families at the last home game of the season Friday, Feb. 8. This week we feature the...

 

Miracles

Miracles To experience a miracle all you need do is go to the grocery store. Here in the middle of winter in Montana, you can buy fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, bread, fish and almost any kind of food item you can think of. Than you have drugs,...

 

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