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 By Andi Bourne    News    May 6, 2021

Tester reintroduces BCSA, recreationist call for change

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Thursday, April 29 U.S. Senator Jon Tester reintroduced his landmark Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act (BCSA) in the Senate. With no change to the bill since it was reintroduced in 2019, many still support it while other...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    May 6, 2021

Local Election Results

The final, unofficial results until canvass are in for the Seeley Lake Fire Board, Potomac School Board of Trustees and the Seeley Lake Elementary General Fund Levy elections held May 4. For the Fire Board of Trustees two open positions, Gary Lewis...

 
 By Henry Netherland    News    May 6, 2021

Statue stolen from Mercantile

SWAN VALLEY - Two unknown suspects were caught on camera stealing Condi, the green dinosaur statue located outside of Mission Mountains Mercantile between 1:40 and 1:50 a.m. Monday, April 25. They...

 
 By Henry Netherland    News    May 6, 2021

Loon & Fish Art Show and Festival returns

SEELEY LAKE - After taking a year off due to COVID-19, Alpine Artisans, Inc.'s (AAI) Loon and Fish Art Show and Festival will return for 2021 with a new date. Instead of taking place Memorial Day...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    May 6, 2021

McDonald breaks SSHS 1990s records

GREAT FALLS - Seeley-Swan Blackhawk junior Walker McDonald broke school records in both the Discus and Shot Put at the Fairfield Belt Invite May 1. McDonald shattered Christian Jette's 1992 record by...

 
 By Henry Netherland    News    May 6, 2021

NAWCA awards $1 million grant for local wetland restoration

SWAN VALLEY – Swan Valley Connections (SVC) received a $1 million North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) grant to fund a wetland restoration project on the Swan River National Wildlife...

 

It's time for Congress to pass the Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act

For over 15 years, we’ve shared this goal: Congress passing the Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act (BCSA). Thanks to the continued support of Senator Tester, we are back on track to reach this goal, with hopes that this is the year when all of...

 

Session wrap-up

The legislative session came to an end last week. It was truly an honor to serve you and look out for your interests in Helena. Thank you. While on the campaign trail, I tried to make no promises but...

 
 By Linda Howard    Opinion    May 6, 2021

Spring classes and support groups great for seniors

Missoula Aging Services is offering three excellent classes this spring and two virtual support groups! In the educational courses offered you may participate online using ZOOM. Pre-registration is...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    May 6, 2021

Lawsuit against Sewer District dropped

SEELEY LAKE – A lawsuit filed last December against the Seeley Lake Sewer District seeking to force the District to construct the proposed sewer treatment plant and collection system has been dropped by the plaintiffs. The District’s defense...

 

Music festival, septic regulations, Resort at Paws Up and Forest Service projects fill Council agenda

SEELEY LAKE - The May 10th meeting of the Seeley Lake Community Council will present an informative program on topics important to our area. Again we will conduct our meeting virtually, and we invite members of the community to join. Featured...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    May 6, 2021

Seeley Fourth of July activities undecided, input needed

SEELEY LAKE – With the Fourth of July a little over two months away, discussions have begun around what this year’s celebration in Seeley Lake will look like. The Seeley Lake Area Chamber of Commerce was instrumental in putting together the...

 
 By Austin Amestoy    News    May 6, 2021

Montana Legislature adjourns; Marijuana plans, $12.5 billion budget, federal relief and more roll on to Governor's desk

2021 Montana Legislature Adjourns after Near-Marijuana Meltdown and Bill-Resurrecting Blitz The 67th Montana Legislature adjourned on Thursday, April 29, following a week filled with policies brought back from the dead and capped by a failed... Full story

 
 By Henry Netherland    News    May 6, 2021

Community meets SSHS principal candidates

SEELEY LAKE - Seeley Lake community members and visitors had the opportunity to meet the top five candidates for the Seeley-Swan High School principal position at a Meet-and-Greet event April 30....

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    May 6, 2021

Leos Club lends helping hands

SEELEY LAKE – Despite the rain this weekend, the Seeley-Swan High School Leos Club decided to get out and do some community service. They decided sweeping the parking lot at the Seeley Lake Senior...

 
 By Henry Netherland    News    May 6, 2021

Missoula County RAC approves funding for projects

MISSOULA COUNTY - The Missoula County Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) unanimously approved $63,699.19 in funding for seven projects intended to improve the Lolo and Flathead National Forests during a meeting Thursday, April 29. Seeley Lake Ranger...

 
 By Sharon Lamar    Opinion    May 6, 2021

The Hollands: The first upper Swan Valley homesteaders

The story of the first homesteaders and the first working ranch in the upper Swan Valley begins in the 1880s with the arrival of Benjamin B. Holland and his son, Charles. According to family...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    May 6, 2021

New Visitor and Resource Guide tells story of Tri Valleys

SEELEY LAKE - Residents and visitors will be able to pick up the new Blackfoot, Clearwater, Swan Valleys Visitors and Resource Guide entitled "Dream, Explore, Discover." The guide will be available...

 
 By Molly Hackett    Opinion    May 6, 2021

Fertilizers and bolting spinach

Could you give me some basic rules about fertilizer? What kind and what brand should I use on the garden? The lawn? Trees? Flowers? Much of the fertilizer that gardeners use is the pelleted kind that...

 

Hallowed by Thy name

In the 1985 movie version of "Anne of Green Gables," as an orphan, young Anne is mistakenly placed with Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert. Marilla is a kind, but stern lady, but also has a deep faith in...

 
 By Henry Netherland    News    May 6, 2021

Addressing snowmobile trespassing in local wilderness

SWAN VALLEY - With winter activities converting into summer ones, recreationists and national forest staff reflect on an illegal activity that has seemingly gained more prominence in recent years, snowmobile trespassing. The Flathead National Forest...

 
 By Henry Netherland    News    May 6, 2021

Wildfire starts north of Seeley

SEELEY LAKE - An outbuilding and nearby private property located just north of the Clearwater Heights Condo complex burned in a wildland fire Wednesday, April 28. Seeley Lake Fire Chief Dave Lane...

 
 By Henry Netherland    News    May 6, 2021

Prescribed burns develop fire resistant forests

SEELEY LAKE - Around 20 firefighters from the Seeley Lake and Lincoln Ranger Districts held a prescribed burn Friday, April 30 to treat 40 acres of the Mountain Creek area, three miles east of Seeley...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    May 6, 2021

Seeley-Swan takes second

GREAT FALLS - The Boys and Girls of Seeley-Swan took second place behind Fort Benton at the Fairfield Belt Invite May 1. More than 20 Class C teams attended the meet along with 10 Class B teams and one Class A team. The Seeley-Swan Boys earned 59...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    May 6, 2021

SSHS recognizes basketball players

SEELEY LAKE – Seeley-Swan High School hosted its winter sports awards banquet April 27 for athletes and two guests. Members of the SSHS varsity basketball teams received their varsity letters, pins, chevrons, All-Conference and Academic All-State...

 

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