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Articles from the June 11, 2020 edition

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 By Andi Bourne    News    June 11, 2020

Laying the foundation for SLE Preschool

SEELEY LAKE – “People think of our country as being rich because of natural resources such as timber and gold,” said fashion designer Liz Claiborne at Salmon Prairie School’s eighth grade graduation in 1988. However she pointed out, we also...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    June 11, 2020

Administrative budget more than doubles

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Sewer District Board passed a budget for the 2021 fiscal year at their June 4 special meeting that is a little more than double last year’s budget. They tabled the decision on how to spread the assessment over the...

 

Cygnet Lake cabin nominated for Historic Register

SWAN VALLEY - John Stark's handcrafted, larch, 26 X 40 foot log house built in 1939 is located on a little more than two acres near Cygnet Lake in the Swan Valley. The use of locally available...

 
 By Griffen Smith    News    June 11, 2020

'Untethered' Fat Hippie looks to grow business 

SEELEY LAKE - The Fat Hippie Dispensary noticed new faces come into the store after the start of June. The recent influx of non-regulars could be tied to a new state law that allows medical marijuana...

 
 By Griffen Smith    News    June 11, 2020

UM lights up for area high schools

MISSOULA - University of Montana's 'Main Hall' shined gold on June 6 to represent the Seeley-Swan High School Class of 2020. The lighting was a part of an eight-day celebration for graduates in...

 
 By Lash Ashmore    Opinion    June 11, 2020

Please, be more productive with your time

I fail to see the value in Roxie Sterling’s frequent, vitriolic diatribes denigrating democrats. We know all too well where she stands on the issues facing this country. Her incessant belittling of people and their opinions, that do not concur...

 

Thank you for the support

This morning I spent picking up yard signs with Carter and thinking about all the many people who helped the campaign be a great success, and you are one of them. We still have a journey ahead, but last night was a major victory, we won the primary...

 

Oppression, anger, explosion

Did you ever shake a carbonated bottle of water, or soda pop or something similar? Of course, you have. The pressure inside the bottle builds-up. You can't see it but when you open the lid, the...

 

Recent phone scam posing as law enforcement in the area

Individual(s), identifying themselves as law enforcement specifically deputies from the Missoula County Sheriff’s Office, are calling residents and stating that money is owed, they must pay immediately or be arrested. Victims are then asked to...

 

We must work together to ensure justice for all

On May 25 our nation witnessed the horror of George Floyd dying with a police officer’s knee pressed into his neck. Mothers everywhere, from Minneapolis to Maine to Missoula, winced hearing a dying man call to his own. This act is but a snapshot...

 
 By Griffen Smith    News    June 11, 2020

BLM secures nearly 5,000 acres in the Lower Blackfoot River

MISSOULA - The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) bought 4,480 acres in the Lower Blackfoot River drainage from The Nature Conservatory (TNC) , which secures permanent public access to the land. The purchase was within the Upper Belmont Creek...

 

Increased bear activity in campgrounds, store food properly

SEELEY LAKE – Busy campgrounds across the Seeley Lake Ranger District are experiencing an uptick in bear activity prompting Forest officials to remind visitors to be “Bear Aware” and store food and other attractants properly. In the past two...

 

Low-cost classes can help seniors stay fit

As Montana's aging population continues to grow (18.9% of Montanans are now 65 or older), rural residents face the same aging challenges as their urban counterparts but often with fewer resources. A l...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    June 11, 2020

Cakes for Canines huge success

SEELEY LAKE – While delayed for a month due to the coronavirus, the annual Cakes for Canines donation breakfast was a huge success again this year. All proceeds support Paws Up Safe Home Animal Shel...

 

Slow the spread, protect each other from coronavirus

As the world contends with “the invisible war” we should all become aware of the situation so that we may all help to slow and protect each other from the spread of this dangerous disease. Influenza and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), as...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    June 11, 2020

Camp Paxson turns 80, welcomes firefighters' return

SEELEY LAKE – Built 80 years ago, Camp Paxson, on the southwest shore of Seeley Lake, has been a confluence of natural, cultural and commercial history hosting a summer camp for boy scouts and...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    June 11, 2020

Local students graduate, recognized on Dean's List

This spring, area students received degrees and were recognized on university Dean’s Lists for academic excellence. University Graduates The University of Montana had 1,863 students who are degree candidates for spring semester 2020. Samuel Aldeen...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    June 11, 2020

MEC awards annual scholarships

Each year, Missoula Electric Cooperative awards 15 $1,000 scholarships to local students who are working to achieve their educational goals in Montana. This year four area students received a regular scholarship: Amy Ostertag, University of...

 

Our freedom

I recently went to the hospital for a small procedure. As I entered, two gals checked my temperature and gave me a mask. I consider myself a reasonable person and thought this makes sense in this...

 
 By Griffen Smith    News    June 11, 2020

New Veterans' Memorial in the works

SEELEY LAKE- The Veterans and Families of Seeley Lake (VFSL) said they are preparing to replace the current veterans' memorial off Highway 83 before Veterans Day 2020. The plan is to replace the...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    June 11, 2020

Continuing the legacy of quilting in the valley

SEELEY LAKE - "This was a dream come true but a dream I never knew I had," said Sarina Gilpin, new owner of Deer Country Quilts. "If you would have asked me 10 years ago, I would not have thought...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    June 11, 2020

Judge denies Writ on citizens' petitions

MISSOULA – Fourth Judicial District Court Judge Robert L. (Dusty) Deschamps, III denied a Writ of Mandamus that would have forced the Missoula County Elections Administrator (EA) to approve two citizens’ initiative petitions for collection of...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    June 11, 2020

Memories and thankfulness at Swan Valley School graduation

SWAN VALLEY - "You were top shelf. You looked out for younger kids at the school and we appreciated everything you brought to the table this year," said Principal Ralph King about the eighth graders...

 

Comments sought on Blackfoot River float-in sites proposal

MISSOULA - The Bureau of Land Management’s Missoula Field Office, in partnership with Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks, is asking for public comment on a proposal to allow overnight and/or multi-night float trip experiences at four float-in sites...

 

Kindergarten promotion at SLE

SEELEY LAKE - Fourteen kindergarten students were promoted to first grade this year at Seeley Lake Elementary after they met all the requirements for kindergarten....

 

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