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 By Skylar Rispens    News    June 6, 2019

SSHS grads prepare for their next journey

SEELEY LAKE - Seeley-Swan High School celebrated the achievements of its 28 seniors at the graduation ceremony on Sunday, June 2. Dr. Kathleen Pecora, principal of SSHS, greeted the graduates and...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    June 6, 2019

Freedom isn't free

SWAN VALLEY – Nearly 50 veterans, families and community members gathered on the Cold Creek Bridge with the Swan Valley American Legion Post 63 May 30 to remember those who paid the ultimate...

 
 By Skylar Rispens    News    June 6, 2019

Miss Montana honors father of Seeley Lake resident

MISSOULA - The rebuilt C-47 plane known as "Miss Montana" is headed to Normandy, France to honor the 75th anniversary of D-Day June 6. Seeley Lake resident Cheri Thompson purchased a seat in the...

 

Heads up Sewer District Phase 1 property owners

SEELEY LAKE - The “information” packet mailed to you by the sewer board was not particularly vetted.  While the cover letter did have the term “Draft User Agreement” in it a number of times, the text did not make it clear that you...

 
 By Don Larson    Opinion    June 6, 2019

Don't miss the meeting - engage and understand

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Sewer Board has drawn up a draft “user agreement” for we sewer district residents. That’s the agreement between the board and we “customers” which must be in place before we receive sewer service. It is...

 

Individualism versus individuation

The word individuation is not heard very often. On the other hand, individualism is commonly expressed in our culture. Many people consider the two words to have the same meaning but the two words are...

 
 By Linda Howard    Opinion    June 6, 2019

Apply for the Medicare Savings Program

The beautiful weather is finally here and we can get outside and enjoy! It's also a great time to save money on Medicare by applying for the Medicare Savings Program (MSP)! If you have or qualify for...

 
 By Molly Hackett    Opinion    June 6, 2019

Hardening, aphids & quackgrass

Q: What on earth does it mean to "harden" a plant? A: It is gardeners' slang for helping an indoor plant to adapt itself to outdoor weather. The same techniques are used for plants grown in a...

 

Building permits and Good Neighbor Authority at next Council meeting

SEELEY LAKE - Like every month, the Seeley Lake Community Council meeting will feature a number of interesting topics Monday, June 10. It will kick off with our State Rep, Mike Hopkins giving an overview of this year’s legislative session. Next...

 

OBC presents Richard Fifield, June 8

SEELEY LAKE - Alpine Artisans' Open Book Club presents Richard Fifield reading from his novel, "The Flood Girls," Saturday, June 8 at 7 p.m. at the Grizzly Claw Trading Co. The event is free and every...

 

The local real estate summer selling season beginning strong

2019 SALES START ON PACE WITH 2018 RECORD YEAR The market continues to be strong and very consistent in sales and upward value trends in Seeley Lake and Condon. The local market is maintaining a great...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    June 6, 2019

Carver - Turning the page as the new District Ranger

SEELEY LAKE –Acting District Ranger Quinn Carver will officially be Seeley Lake's new District Ranger June 9. Carver is excited to watch the projects he has started the past six months be completed...

 

Proposal to open access to acres in Belmont Creek to the lower Blackfoot River

WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt announced the next steps in a collaborative effort with The Nature Conservancy (TNC) aimed at acquiring 13,000 acres of private lands within the Lower Blackfoot River watershed, in the...

 
 By Claire Muller    News    June 6, 2019

Grand opening June 15 for new Seeley Lake Community Foundation building

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Community Foundation would like to invite the community to the grand opening of our new community space on Saturday, June 15th. There will be an open house from 12 - 3...

 

Clearwater Resource Council TV spots to air on statewide TV

SEELEY LAKE - With funding from Montana Department of Natural Resources, Seeley Lake's Clearwater Resource Council recently partnered with the DNRC, the Missoula County Weed District and MT Fish,...

 
 By Skylar Rispens    News    June 6, 2019

Sunset School beams with another year of student success

GREENOUGH - Sunset School highlighted another year full of growth, adventure and kindness at its end-of-the-year celebration on Tuesday, May 28. This year, students at Sunset School participated in a...

 
 By Stephen Moon    Opinion    June 6, 2019

The Journey without end

Matthew 7: 13-14, “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.” Where will...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    June 6, 2019

Seniors recognized for excellence

SEELEY LAKE – Seeley-Swan High School seniors and their parents gathered for the annual senior awards ceremony May 31. While many awards and scholarships had already been awarded, some students...

 
 By Skylar Rispens    News    June 6, 2019

SSHS government students see their coursework in action

SEELEY LAKE – Seniors in the U.S. Government class at Seeley-Swan High School recently traveled to Helena to see the legislature and to Missoula to watch the judicial processes in action. While...

 

Mark Allen Jones 1956 - 2019

HELENA - Mark Allen Jones, 62, passed away in his sleep in Helena, Montana early on Tuesday, May 7. Mark was born into a large family in Ventura, Calif. on Nov. 29, 1956. He thoroughly enjoyed telling... Full story

 

Yvonne Lassise Mackie 1949 - 2019

SEELEY LAKE – Yvonne Lassise Mackie passed away suddenly and peacefully on Feb. 7. Born Sept 30, 1949, Yvonne was the second child of nine siblings born to Joyce and Richard Lassise.  A lifelong... Full story

 

Rule of Thumb

SEELEY LAKE – John, reading a financial magazine, might say to his wife Mary, "Honey, it says here as a rule of thumb, we should have an emergency fund set aside equal to six months' worth of...

 

UM geologist describes where the gold comes from

David Alt, author and a retired professor of geology at the University of Montana, explains why gold was found in Grasshopper Creek and the surrounding gulches. "At Bannack, as in many gold mining...

 

Community Briefs

Registration open through June 15 for Kid’s Fishing Tournament SEELEY LAKE – Children ages seven – 13 are invited to participate in this year’s Kid’s Fishing Tournament June 22 on Seeley Lake. Tournament organizer Bobby Maddox hopes it is...

 

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