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Articles from the May 28, 2020 edition

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 By Nathan Bourne    News    May 28, 2020

Annual assessment may double

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Sewer District Board discussed a plethora of topics at its May 21 regular meeting including more than doubling the annual District operating budget, project updates, hiring a new attorney, drilling new test wells and...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    May 28, 2020

Honoring SLE eighth graders

SEELEY LAKE – Friday afternoon Seeley Lake Elementary staff Toni Sexton, Suzie Teafoe and Janina Bradley hung banners recognizing the eighth grade graduates at SLE on the fence facing School Lane....

 
 By Griffen Smith    News    May 28, 2020

Seeley man found guilty of rape

SEELEY LAKE - A Seeley man was convicted of repeatedly raping a 15-year-old minor in 2018. Roy William Wickum, 38, plead guilty to the charges of sexual intercourse without consent and sexual assault and will serve 30 years with 20 suspended,...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    May 28, 2020

Seeley Lake Fourth of July activities canceled

SEELEY LAKE - Due to the uncertainties of the coronavirus pandemic many of the activities for the Fourth of July in Seeley Lake have been canceled. However the Seeley Lake Volunteer Firefighter Foundation is working with the Missoula County Health...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    May 28, 2020

Never forgotten...

The sound of taps echoed over the traffic passing on Highway 83 as veterans and community members gathered at 11 a.m. Monday, May 25 at the Seeley Lake Veterans Memorial Gardens to honor the fallen....

 

Putting American workers first

Unemployment rates are soaring and millions of Americans are unemployed. We need a leader who will put these Americans first and that’s exactly what Senator Steve Daines is doing. Daines is working on legislation to protect the American worker by...

 
 By Kim Heninger    Opinion    May 28, 2020

COVID-19 support group: Strength through each other

Each of our lives have been touched, reconstructed, impacted, emotionally imploded, all to varying degrees. That is what this support group is about. I would like to offer a support group at no...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    May 28, 2020

Betson wins quilt raffle

SEELEY LAKE - Seeley Lake's Joel Roesner drew the winning raffle ticket May 19 at Deer Country Quilts for the quilt made by LaRee Morris. Morris started the quilt raffle in January to help Roesner...

 
 By Griffen Smith    News    May 28, 2020

Pathfinder welcomes Griffen Smith for the summer

Enjoying your work is one of the greatest feelings a person can have. I questioned what job was right for me but I think if there is any that I can truly appreciate it is the one I have now. I am...

 
 By Claire Muller    News    May 28, 2020

Change Your Pace Challenge begins June 1

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Community Foundation's Change Your Pace (CYP) Challenge is a campaign for community-wide giving, celebrating the people and organizations that make our community great....

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    May 28, 2020

Debate over seating newly elected directors continues

SEELEY LAKE – The issue of when directors terms end and when to seat newly elected directors reared its head again in a special meeting May 21 that was held ahead of the regular meeting and also spilled into the regular meeting. The special meeting...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    May 28, 2020

Judge dismisses Larson's lawsuit

MISSOULA – District Court Judge Leslie Halligan threw out Don Larson’s lawsuit against the Seeley Lake Sewer District on May 21. The order came in response to a motion by the District’s attorney Jon Beal seeking to dismiss the case due to the...

 
 By Griffen Smith    News    May 28, 2020

Pyramid finishes phase two of tech upgrades

SEELEY LAKE - Over the past three months, Pyramid Mountain Lumber has made some major upgrades in its production line. Despite the uncertainty in the economy due to the coronavirus pandemic, Pyramid j...

 
 By Brad Tyer    News    May 28, 2020

Statewide project on aging demographics to relaunch

On March 12, a collaboration of 16 Montana newsrooms launched the first story of a series titled Graying Pains, months in the making, exploring Montana's status as the demographically oldest state...

 
 By Keith Hammonds    News    May 28, 2020

For rural elderly, it can take a village

It looked like a lot of senior gatherings: a chatty group of folks, mostly in their 70s and 80s, with friends and family in a church basement, dining on quiche, pastries, fresh fruit and other...

 

Donald T. Dunagan Oct. 22, 1948 - May 18, 2020

SEELEY LAKE - Donald T. Dunagan passed away Monday, May 18 after a long and courageous battle with mesothelioma. He was born Oct. 22, 1948 in DeQueen, Ark. to Ray and Alien Dunagan. He served three... Full story

 

The treasure of God's Word

My favorite online used bookstore recently shared about the all kinds of treasures that have been found left inside used books. Over the years, as they have sorted and cataloged used books, they have...

 

Montana enters phase two of reopening plan

Montana will lift its 14-day quarantine for out-of-state travelers as the state transitions to phase two of the Reopening the Big Sky plan on June 1, Gov. Steve Bullock announced Tuesday. Lifting the quarantine will coincide with a likely June 1... Full story

 

FWP seeks public's help identifying CWD-symptomatic animals

A follow-up test has confirmed a positive case of chronic wasting disease in a white-tailed deer buck that was euthanized in Gallatin County this month after displaying several classic symptoms of the disease. The deer, which was found in the...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    May 28, 2020

Board hires teachers despite recommendation for nonrenewal

SEELEY LAKE – With three newly elected board members seated at the Seeley lake Elementary School Board May 19, two letters of resignation were accepted and all teacher contracts were approved despit...

 

Seeley-Swan High School Class of 2020

The Seeley-Swan High School Class of 2020 will be having an invite-only graduation at 1 p.m., Sunday, May 31. This will be live streamed online from the school's website (https://w...

 
 By Griffen Smith    News    May 28, 2020

Weisenburger appointed to prestigious West Point

SEELEY LAKE - Though his plans for the future were not set in stone, Sam Weisenburger knew he would go into service leadership. Now with high school wrapping up, he decided to become an Army officer....

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    May 28, 2020

Supporting youths' interest in the arts for 25 years

SEELEY LAKE – “Gratitude and deep appreciation…This sums up the feelings of students that were awarded scholarships and youth grants from Alpine Artisans over the last thirteen years,” read the opening of an article written by Alpine...

 
 By Mara Silvers    News    May 28, 2020

How Montana's 2020 census became "an uphill climb while it's hailing basketballs"

HELENA - Since February, Tylyn Newcomb has been losing sleep over a seemingly herculean task: how to ensure the government counts as many Montana residents as possible for the 2020 census, and, in...

 

Community Briefs

CORRECTION In the caption under the photo of the young grizzly bear, we incorrectly identified Kathy Koors as a bear manager. Her correct title is Bear Ranger. While her title was correct in the article, the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks bear...

 

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