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Articles from the May 21, 2020 edition

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 By Andi Bourne    News    May 21, 2020

Successful opener on the Game Range

SEELEY LAKE – "I looked up and she held up this giant elk shed," said Austin Bernstrauch who was out antler hunting on the Blackfoot Clearwater Wildlife Management Area Game Range for the opener...

 By Nathan Bourne    News    May 21, 2020

Date of director seating questioned

SEELEY LAKE – According to a memo on the Seeley Lake Sewer District website the Board will not seat two newly elected Directors at their May 21 meeting. Instead they will wait until a special meeting June 15. The decision is sure to cause some wave...

 By Andi Bourne    News    May 21, 2020

Graduation will go on despite COVID

SEELEY LAKE – With all of the local schools in distance learning and social distancing still required by Governor Steve Bullock in the Phase 1 reopening strategy, plans for graduation ceremonies and...

 By Andi Bourne    News    May 21, 2020

Delivering customer service for 28 years

SWAN VALLEY – It was just another day delivering packages to the Swan Valley. UPS driver Matt Hoge was within 10 feet away from the house carrying a package when two black bear cubs came running...


Protecting your freedom of speech

We have had a lot of questions and criticism lately regarding our Letters to the Editor section. Readers have questioned why we are willing to “print lies,” “spread hate and discontent” and “further divide the community by printing such...

 By Jan Lombardi    Opinion    May 21, 2020

New generation of leadership with Whitney Williams

As someone who has spent my career in the private sector, nonprofit sector and two decades in public service for the state of Montana, including working for Governor Brian Schweitzer, I am supporting Whitney Williams for Governor and her running...

 By Lynn Carey    Opinion    May 21, 2020

The national divide

I saw this on social media and thought it spoke to the divide in our nation. “How sad it must be believing that scientists, scholars, historians, economists and journalists have devoted their entire lives to deceiving you while a reality TV star...


More tools of the trade

From the time I was 15 and bought my first chain saw, that old gear drive McCulloch for $25 with money I earned trapping, I've probably owned every brand of saw made: Lombard, Stihl, Pioneer, Husky, S...

 By Andi Bourne    News    May 21, 2020

Take steps to keep bears out of trouble before it is too late

Bags of trash littering driveways and streets in Seeley Lake is an all too common sight lately. Missoula Bears reports black and grizzly bears are active in Seeley Lake and are getting into trouble...


Survey to address services in Missoula County

Residents across Missoula County will receive mailed surveys this week asking them to provide feedback to help county leaders better understand the broader needs of the communities they serve. The county is working with the National Research Center t...


Flathead National Forest prepares for 2020 fire season

SWAN VALLEY - In the last two weeks, Flathead National Forest and other local firefighting agencies have responded to multiple human-caused wildland fires across Flathead Valley. As part of Wildfire Awareness Month which occurs every year in May,...

 By Eric Dietrich    News    May 21, 2020

Montana property taxes keep rising - Who shoulders the heaviest loads?

HELENA - Just how hard do Montana cities, counties and school districts lean on residential property taxes to fund government services? Figures presented to lawmakers last month indicate the answer va...

 By Emily McGuirt    News    May 21, 2020

Protecting Montana's waterways

Invasive Dreissenid mussels pose one of the biggest threats to Montana’s waterways. Native to the Black and Caspian seas, the introduction of zebra and quagga mussels has given rise to extensive detrimental environmental and economic impacts...


Wildlife Services to cut back killings pending environmental review

Wildlife Services, a division of the U.S. Department of Agriculture that annually kills thousands of wild animals across Montana, will at least temporarily cut back on how and where it kills animals...

 By Lynn Kelly    Opinion    May 21, 2020

Montana Loon Society loon watch

Right on time, true to the mystery of the migration cycle - the loons show up and without our bidding (but with the help of our floating signs), take over their territories, build nests, fight off...


James "Jim" C. Banes

SEELEY LAKE - James "Jim" C. Banes, of Seeley Lake, left this world peacefully in his sleep Tuesday, May 12, 2020. He was 64. As strong a man as he was, those who knew him well, knew of the painful... Full story


Trust in God will conquer fear

“Do not fear, for I am with you, do not be afraid, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my victorious right hand.” Isaiah 41:10 Fear is dangerous. On the one hand, it can get us to act and bypass our...


Beargrass and Yucca, two signature Montana plants

Two particular flowering plants are the toast of late spring and summer in Montana. In the mountain forests and openings of northwestern Montana, beargrass – the official flower of Glacier National...

 By Andi Bourne    News    May 21, 2020

Relating through connection, providing comfort

SEELEY LAKE – When Seeley Lake Elementary first grade teacher Rachel Bemis first talked with Missoula Aging Services RSVP volunteer Jim Haueter about providing their students with some of his hand-c...


The origins of 'quarantine'

SEELEY LAKE – The word quarantine has been much in the news lately. In terms of COVID-19, it means stay in your home away from other people for 14 days. But where did the word come from? Interesting... Full story

 By Andi Bourne    News    May 21, 2020

SSHS recognizes two Most Inspirational Students

SEELEY LAKE – The Missoula Education Foundation and Missoula County Public Schools recognized senior Levi Reinitz and sophomore Crystal Lopez as a Most Inspiring Student at Seeley-Swan High School....

 By Andi Bourne    News    May 21, 2020

Swan Valley author releases fourth book

SWAN VALLEY – "I want to encourage kids to get outside, explore nature and understand the value of their natural heritage," said Swan Valley teacher turned author and illustrator Sharon Lamar....

 By Ron Cox    News    May 21, 2020

Glacier lilies in bloom

Now is a chance for Seeley Lakers to see a wildflower that is not found elsewhere in Montana. The white, creme or buff colored Glacier Lilies are unique to this small area. It is only found in about a...

 By Hali Richmond    News    May 21, 2020

Sunset School promotion

Graduation across the nation is looking quite a bit different this year, and the same is the case for this little girl's Kindergarten Promotion at Sunset School in Greenough. Normally, we would be... Full story


Ovando School graduates

Congratulations Aiden McNally! He graduated from eighth grade at Ovando and will be attending Drummond High School in the fall. Congratulations Silas Hessler! He graduated from Kindergarten this... Full story


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