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Articles from the May 30, 2019 edition

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 By Skylar Rispens    News    May 30, 2019

Community fights for Holland Lake day passes

SWAN VALLEY - Nearly 60 community members attended a Swan Valley Community Council meeting Tuesday, May 21 to express their indignation about the concessionaire's plans to phase out community day-use...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    May 30, 2019

Remembering the missing and fallen

SEELEY LAKE – More than 50 veterans, their families and visitors attended this year's Memorial Day Ceremony at the Seeley Lake Memorial Garden May 27. While veterans in attendance were thanked and...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    May 30, 2019

Girls take gold, boys second at state track

LAURAL MONT. - The Seeley-Swan Girls won the State Class C Championship while the Boys took second at the State meet May 23-25. The Girls victory came by a wide margin with 90.33 points, nearly...

 
 By Skylar Rispens    News    May 30, 2019

Loon and Fish Festival returns to its roots

SEELEY LAKE - The Loon and Fish Festival returned after a six year hiatus and restored its roots at the Seeley Lake Community Hall Memorial Day weekend. "I love the fact that we have so many artists...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    May 30, 2019

Game Range antler hunt successful - Concerns raised

SEELEY LAKE – The annual antler hunt on the Blackfoot-Clearwater Wildlife Management Area, known locally as the Game Range, opened May 15 and has become increasingly popular. Montana Fish, Wildlife...

 

Thanks for the ride...

It's been a ride here, friends. A good one... I've decided to hang up the reins for now on my column "Cowgirl Ramblings" and turn the page on this chapter of my book. My life is a little busy, my...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    May 30, 2019

UM announces Montana high school Math Award winners

MISSOULA – The University of Montana honored 50 high school juniors from across western Montana for their outstanding math skills during a banquet April 11 at the University Center. Seeley-Swan Hi...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    May 30, 2019

Several staff changes at SLE for next school year

SEELEY LAKE – Seeley Lake Elementary School is shuffling staff for next year. The school board received two resignations and Superintendent Chris Stout shared about internal transfers and the need to hire a new second grade teacher at their May 20...

 

Visitors spent $3.7 billion in Montana last year

Last year, 12.4 million out-of-state visitors contributed over $3.7 billion in travel spending to Montana’s economy, according to a recent report from the Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research at the University of Montana. The latest...

 

"Timberjack" showing at the Barn

SEELEY LAKE – Everyone is invited to join the Seeley Lake Historical Society for the movie "Timberjack" at the Seeley Lake Historical Museum and Visitor's Center June 1 at 7 p.m. This is another in...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    May 30, 2019

FWP euthanizes two bears in the area in the past month

SEELEY LAKE – In the past month, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks euthanized a black bear and grizzly bear in the Seeley Lake area. There is another collared young male grizzly, named Stevi, in the...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    May 30, 2019

Words of wisdom after 46 years of logging

MISSOULA - After 46 years in the logging business and 35 years as owner of Salmon River Wood, Inc. out of Missoula, Joe Fraser had a few parting words at Pyramid Mountain Lumber's contract logger/land...

 
 By Matt Hart    Opinion    May 30, 2019

Keeping bears and people safe

Each spring, there's a subset of grizzly bears that act like teenagers cut loose from home for the first time. With mother bears turning their attention to mating or younger cubs, the two- or...

 

Tara Lea Ogden 1976 - 2019

BILLINGS, MONT. – Tara Lea Ogden, 42, died from injuries sustained from being struck by a vehicle while walking home to her apartment on May 4th. She was pronounced dead at the hospital early May... Full story

 
 By Shane Kesterke    Opinion    May 30, 2019

Memorial Days thoughts

When you read this, it will be after this year’s Memorial Day. However, as I write, the day has not yet come, but I was reflecting a bit on what Memorial Day is all about. As you may or may not know (I had to look it up), Memorial Day started after...

 
 By Skylar Rispens    News    May 30, 2019

School safety tops school board discussion

SWAN VALLEY - The Swan Valley Elementary School Board discussed issues of school safety, facility maintenance and the road sign at their board meeting Wednesday, May 22. In terms of school safety, the board considered possible renovations to the...

 
 By Ashly Alexander    News    May 30, 2019

Musicians take center stage for final concert

SEELEY LAKE - Seeley-Swan High School students and area community members performed at the SSHS spring music concert May 10. The SSHS choir performed songs including "Pacem, Dona Nobis Pacem,"...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    May 30, 2019

Pioneers gain confidence, set new school records

POTOMAC – Thirteen Potomac athletes took to the track at the Meet of Champions (MOC), May 21 and set several new personal records and finished in the top three. Coach Beth Copenhaver said she was...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    May 30, 2019

Eagles take Meet of Champions record, rewrite many school records

SEELEY LAKE – It was another record-breaking year for the Seeley Lake Elementary Eagles track and field team. Not only was the school record book rewritten in several events, the eighth grade boys...

 

Community Briefs

Swan Valley Bear Fair, June 1 SWAN VALLEY – Join Swan Valley Bear Resources for their annual Bear Fair Saturday, June 1, from 12 – 4 p.m. at the Swan Valley Community Hall (Hwy 83, MM 42.5) in Condon. Come learn about living in bear country from...

 

Dr. Fife to leave Seeley-Swan Medical Center - Community invited to going-away party

SEELEY LAKE - After serving the community for half a decade, Dr. Todd Fife will leave Partnership Health Center's Seeley Swan Medical Center next month. Since joining the clinic in 2014, Dr. Fife has...

 

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