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 By Andi Bourne    News    June 7, 2018

Snowmobile Recovered from Seeley Lake

SEELEY LAKE – Seeley-Swan Search & Rescue coordinated with the Flathead County Dive team to recover the second snowmobile that went through Seeley Lake this past winter. The first snowmobile was removed Feb. 25, the day after it fell through. The...

 
 By Zoie Koostra    News    June 7, 2018

Seeley-Swan Grads Celebrate Successful End to High School

SEELEY LAKE - Seeley-Swan High School graduated 28 seniors on June 3, in a ceremony that celebrated their achievements and carried important lessons about the meaning of happiness and success. Dr....

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    June 7, 2018

SSHS 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...

 

Former SSHS Students Graduate from Area Schools

Lana Higgins graduated from Glacier High School with a 4.0 GPA. She will be joining the Air Force next fall working in Administration. Kylee Whitman graduated from Bigfork High School. She is the...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    June 7, 2018

Gone But Not Forgotten

SWAN VALLEY - "So long Sarge," said Swan Valley American Legion Post 63 Commander Rick Ferguson after sharing the story about his platoon sergeant William Washington Hence who was killed in Vietnam...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    June 7, 2018

Bear Encounter Leaves Hunter Exhilarated

SWAN VALLEY – As Swan Valley resident Chuck Pyle headed out to go black bear hunting a few weeks ago he flippantly told his wife he would be home later that evening, “if I don’t get eaten.” Later that day, his close encounter with a grizzly...

 

Unending Service Recognized

SEELEY LAKE – When Glen Knopp died June 9, 2017, his obituary included the message, "In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Veterans and Families of Seeley Lake." It was a fitting...

 
 By Kyle Peltier    Opinion    June 7, 2018

Haibun Shepherd

I walk through the mountains, my staff in hand. I journey on the path that crosses the peaks where winter sits and admires all things new. My sheep being guided by me, who is guided by the stars. I...

 

In Pictures

"We take pictures as a return ticket to a moment otherwise gone." ~ Unknown People ask me how I got into photography. I've always loved the same things as the next person... the pretty, scenic overloo...

 
 By Diann Ericson    Opinion    June 7, 2018

Thanks for Driving Slow on Dirt Roads

To our dirt road friends and neighbors of the Glacier Creek, Styler and Remicks area, Your considerate driving makes the air around the area cleaner. If particulate in the air were compared with other parts of the valley, ours would be cleaner. Not...

 

High Water Closures Lifted - Some Restrictions Remain

Floodwaters have receded enough that Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) reopened all west-central Montana fishing access sites (FASs), Council Grove State Park and the Blackfoot River, from Weigh Station to the confluence with the Clark Fork...

 
 By Molly Hackett    Opinion    June 7, 2018

Purslane

Q: My vegetable garden has been invaded by purslane. What should I do? Hoe it? Leave it to cover the paths? How can I keep it out of the plants? A: Purslane--that flat succulent weed which grows to...

 

Council To Discuss Trail Committee Next Monday

SEELEY LAKE - The future of the Seeley Lake Community Council’s Trail Committee will be the topic at the next Council meeting. Committee Chair Ron Cox and the Council have been contemplating transferring its Trails Committee projects and funds to...

 
 By Carol Brodie    News    June 7, 2018

Valerie Hemingway Reads from Her Memoir "Running with the Bulls, My Years with the Hemingways"

SEELEY LAKE - Alpine Artisans’ Open Book Club presents Valerie Hemingway who will be reading from and discussing her memoir, “Running With the Bulls: My Years With the Hemingways” 7 p.m., Saturday, June 9 at the Grizzly Claw Trading Company....

 
 By Linda Howard    Opinion    June 7, 2018

What is the Veteran Directed Home and Community Based Services Program

With Memorial Day just passed, I am acutely reminded of all the benefits we enjoy in our country due to the service and sacrifices of United States veterans. The purpose of today's Note from Linda is...

 

AmeriCorps Plugs Into State Park Programs

The peaceful grandeur contrasted against the wild beauty here in the Seeley-Swan Valley is enough to convert a visitor into a full-blown Montanan. Seeing my first elk, identifying the numerous birds that call the valley their home, meeting friendly l...

 

Montana State Parks Launch Adventure Challenge

Montana families and visitors are invited to participate in an outdoor contest this summer intended to connect more people with Montana's State Park system. The Montana State Parks Adventure Challenge...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    June 7, 2018

No Fallacies on Potomac Snipes

POTOMAC - Like clockwork from May to June, small brownish birds with long legs and long beaks are seen on fence posts and in wet grasses near water around Potomac. The 'snipe hunt' has been told as a...

 

Public Health Officials Issue Rabies Reminder

State and local public health officials are reminding Montanans to be aware of the risk for exposure to rabies as summer approaches. Encounters between humans and wild animals often increase in spring and summer months because of the time spent...

 
 By Zoie Koostra    News    June 7, 2018

Fish Study in Lake Alva Finds Little Change in Population

It may seem like there's something fishy going on in the region's lakes, something involving net fences and two scientists in a boat, but the goings on are only fishy in the literal sense of the...

 

Study Shows Montanans' Awareness of Invasive Aquatic Species Improving

MISSOULA – Nearly three-fourths of all Montanans participate in outdoor water recreation activities, and this year 87 percent of those residents are aware of the invasive aquatic mussel issue in...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    June 7, 2018

Ovando Gran Fondo Canceled Amid Fundraising, Access Changes

Although Ovando was recently recognized for the community's welcoming attitude and hospitality toward cyclists, one of the major cycling events that used the town as its base fell victim to last...

 

Wolf Numbers Remained Strong in 2017

According to the 2017 Montana Gray Wolf Program Annual Report, population estimates suggest there are approximately 900 wolves in Montana. This marks the 13th consecutive year that Montana has far exceeded wolf recovery goals. FWP now estimates wolf...

 
 By Zoie Koostra    News    June 7, 2018

Fire Department Leadership Installed Followed by Fun

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Fire Department welcomed a new chief and promoted several members of their company in a ceremony June 2 that was then followed by food and games for the community....

 

Group Seeks 2018 Montana Neighbor Award Nominations - Deadline Extended

Good neighbors deserve recognition. The Montana Neighbor Awards wants to celebrate good neighbors and is soliciting nominations for its annual awards. Deadline for nominations has been moved to June 14.  The Montana Neighbor Awards is a working...

 

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