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Articles from the May 17, 2018 edition

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 By Andi Bourne    News    May 17, 2018

Commissioners Decline Road Use Agreement

MISSOULA – The Missoula County Commissioners discussed the road use agreement required by the Powell County Planning Board to add Evergreen Drive as a secondary haul route for the proposed...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    May 17, 2018

Townsend Earns Superior at State Music Festival

HELENA – Seeley-Swan High School junior Jared Townsend earned the top score for his trumpet solo "Aria" by Georg Goltermann played at the State Music Festival in Helena May 5. Townsend played with...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    May 17, 2018

Commissioners Discuss Future of Inter-Local Agreement

MISSOULA - With the recent election of three new directors to the Seeley Lake Sewer District Board, Missoula County’s Chief Public Works Officer Greg Robertson suggested the county commissioners consider terminating the inter-local agreement...

 

High Water Prompts Closure and Limited Access to River Access Sites

Due to extremely high water, flood conditions and associated public safety concerns, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) closed many fishing access sites (FASs) around west-central Montana May...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    May 17, 2018

Blackhawks Soar to #1 at 13C District Meet

MISSOULA - The Seeley-Swan Blackhawks Boys and Girls decimated the competition at the 13C District Meet May 11-12. The Boys racked up an amazing 225 team points putting them out of sight of second...

 
 By Tyler Robinson    Opinion    May 17, 2018

Sheriff Candidate Endorsement

MISSOULA - Please join me in support of reelecting T.J. McDermott for Missoula County Sheriff. As the current Sheriff of Missoula County, Sheriff McDermott has a proven track record of running a jail, making improvements with the diversion program...

 

My Primary Choices for the Democratic Primary

For those of you who vote by mail you should have received your ballot by now. The actual primary at the polls is on June 5. For whatever it’s worth, here is for whom I am going to vote. Grant Kier for US House. Despite two worthy opponents,...

 
 By Don Larson    Opinion    May 17, 2018

Floodwaters Raise Sewer Questions

Floodwaters in three of the four sub-districts of the Seeley Lake Sewer District should give present and future Board members pause. Those areas should probably never be built on because they are wetlands and the homes already in those areas should...

 
 By Lee Bridges    Opinion    May 17, 2018

Don't Miss "The Era of Megafires"

I know our minds are all on the high floodwaters, the obstructed roadways, and flooded homes, but looking at the long game, I see a very vibrant Spring season for foliage and fire fuels. If we get a dry period this summer, that will be prime dry...

 
 By Derek DJ Smith    Opinion    May 17, 2018

Experience Matters

As the saying goes, “experience matters.” I could not agree more. What kind of experience do we want?  Being raised by a single mom who had to work for everything in life has taught me that nothing good is just handed to you, you need to work...

 

Bridges Clear Choice for HD92

Lee Bridges is the people’s pick for House District 92. I have known Lee for over a quarter century and she is a conscientious, determined individual that I would trust with my life. As a retired sergeant major of US Army Special Forces, I can tel...

 
 By Terry Rice    Opinion    May 17, 2018

Forest Service Accountability

Regarding Congressman Gianforte’s May 2, 2018 Missoulian article titled “Congress working on jobs.” Why is it that Mr. Gianforte and Congress do not understand that properly managed forest equates to permanent jobs, property protection, healthy...

 

Community Briefs

Flooding Update SEELEY LAKE – The American Red Cross shelter located at Mission Bible Fellowship is on standby and ready to assist if needed. Residents seeking shelter should call 1-800-272-6668. Sandbags and water testing kits can be obtained at...

 

Is Imagination Real?

People often consider imagination to simply be thoughts related to past and present daily experiences. If this were the case, imagination wouldn't be different from memories or reciting a poem....

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    May 17, 2018

Preliminary Local Election Results

Challengers won positions on the Seeley Lake Sewer District board while incumbents kept their spots on the Seeley Lake Fire District board and Potomac School board as a result of the May 8 election....

 

Keeping Montana Safe

Missoula County’s law enforcement officers work hard every day to keep our families and communities safe. But protecting Montanans and cracking down on crime is a round-the-clock challenge that requires our constant support. That’s why as...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    May 17, 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 Mail-in...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    May 17, 2018

Bear Problems Starting Around Seeley – Reminder to Secure Attractants

SEELEY LAKE – A few bears have been reported around Seeley Lake getting into garbage, bird feeders and a freezer on a porch. FWP Bear Biologist James Jonkel asks residents to properly store all...

 

Updates from the Challenge: A Quarter Century of Conservation Innovation

A Note from Charles Having known of the Blackfoot Challenge for more than a decade, and interacted with the group a bit in my time working in the Crown of the Continent, I was excited to be offered...

 

Bozeman Author Relates WWII Hero's Story

SEELEY LAKE – On the brink of suicide, author Mark Sullivan pulled himself back and instead prayed to find a story to write, one that had purpose, one that could consume him and give his own life me...

 

How Happy Is a Clam or a Camper?

SEELEY LAKE – A mother looking fondly at her toddler playing in the sandbox might remark, "He's been fussy all morning, but now look at him – he's happy as a clam." Reportedly, Robert E. Lee...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    May 17, 2018

Moving in....

SEELEY LAKE - A pair of osprey were spotted working with the nest on top of the new osprey platform installed by Seeley Lake Elementary junior high science teacher Patti Bartlett Gladstone, her...

 

Schlabach Addressing the Key Issues for HD92

With the primary election less than a month away it's time to reflect on where we have been and where we are headed. I have been busy knocking on doors and enjoyed visiting with many of you about the...

 
 By Erik Iverson    Opinion    May 17, 2018

His All

“And (Jesus) went out from thence and came into his own country; and his disciples follow him....And He could there do no mighty work, save that He laid his hands upon a few sick folk and healed them.” The first question that usually gets asked...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    May 17, 2018

Heat-Seeking Questers Reach Out

With the snowmelt on warm slopes, certain parasites are hidden amongst growing foliage. Ticks are out and seeking blood to survive. Male and female American Dog and Rocky Mountain ticks can be found...

 

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