Articles from the June 27, 2019 edition

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 By Nathan Bourne    News    June 27, 2019

Seeley Lake Elementary superintendent resigns

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Elementary School Board accepted Superintendent Chris Stout’s resignation at a special meeting June 25. Stout emailed the board his resignation June 18, “Hey guys. I just wanted to let you know that I will not be r...

 
 By Skylar Rispens    News    June 27, 2019

Finding sisterhood in breast cancer survivorship

SEELEY LAKE - Nearly seven years after Seeley Lake resident Gayle Gordon was diagnosed with breast cancer she has found a sisterhood to help her navigate survivorship. Gordon first heard about the...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    June 27, 2019

Bidding delayed, force main route changed and estimates released

SEELEY LAKE –The Seeley Lake Sewer District Board had a packed agenda for the June 20 regular meeting with topics ranging from bidding schedule and changing the force main route to Rules and Regulations (R&Rs) and cost estimates for Phase 3 and 4....

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    June 27, 2019

School safety and security top priority for Swan Valley School

SWAN VALLEY – The Swan Valley School board prioritized the list for facility security, safety and maintenance at their June 19 meeting. Topping the list was school safety and security closely followed by a water cooler and bottle filler for the...

 

Clinic essential service

SEELEY LAKE - We tried calling the Seeley Swan Medical Center during noon hour and got their answering machine instead. We were grateful that my wife’s condition was not an emergency although dealing with chronic pain is difficult. The Seeley Swan...

 

Board needs to explore alternatives

SEELEY LAKE - After the June 20 Sewer Board meeting, it was clear that there are innumerable loose ends and many unanswered questions to be addressed before any user agreement reaches the property owners in Phase 1. At one point, I made the comment...

 
 By Don Larson    Opinion    June 27, 2019

Health Department stripping private property rights

SEELEY LAKE - The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled property owners can go directly to Federal Court if they believe local government regulations....such as the onerous health department septic regulations here in Seeley Lake..... have deprived...

 

Bob would have had a ball

SEELEY LAKE - The Bob Marshall Music Festival is coming June 27-28. For some people it is ironic that this festival name conjures feeling of the wilderness next door. The festive genre and activities experienced by the participants exhibit few of...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    June 27, 2019

Local riders invited to participate in annual O-Mok-See

SWAN VALLEY – Area horseback riders are invited to participate in the Swan Valley Fourth of July O-Mok-See. This is an annual event held at the Swan Valley Community Arena starting at 1 p.m. Bring...

 

Requests from the Chief's desk

As summer is approaching the seasonal population influx around Seeley Lake begins. The campgrounds and outdoor activities will become much more active as the community wakes up. This increase in movement begins an increase in our highway traffic....

 
 By Skylar Rispens    News    June 27, 2019

Seeley-Swan Search and Rescue volunteers honored for 2018 rescue

SEELEY LAKE - Four members of the Seeley-Swan Search and Rescue were formally honored by the Missoula County Sheriff's Office for their rescue efforts in early February 2018. Deputy Heath Hanson...

 

Raffle to support Seeley Lake fireworks show

SEELEY LAKE - There are two raffles going on in Seeley Lake to support the Seeley Lake Fireworks Show July 4. Good Times and All Decked Out have a basket available (right) valuing at $150 including...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    June 27, 2019

Fishing fun for everyone

SEELEY LAKE – As the boats floated towards Big Larch boat launch for the Seeley Lake Kids' Fishing Tournament weigh-in Saturday, June 22, the smiles could be seen from the dock. "We've got a...

 

Robert Allerton Cushman 1929 - 2019

SWAN VALLEY - Robert Allerton Cushman, born Oct. 26, 1929 died June 23, 2019 following a slow decline at his home in the Swan Valley surrounded by his wife and 20 of his kids, their spouses and his... Full story

 

The Bible is trustworthy

I received an email from one of my favorite online bookstores where I especially like to order Bibles from. The opening of the message certainly caught my attention: “Shop our selection of slightly imperfect” That really doesn’t give me a lot...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    June 27, 2019

Preliminary budget passed, concerns presented about billing practices

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Rural Fire District Board approved their insurance policy and passed a preliminary budget at their June 18 meeting. Marketing Coordinator - Montana Chris Hindoien with Volunteer Firemen’s Insurance Services, Inc...

 
 By Skylar Rispens    News    June 27, 2019

Bringing honest storytelling to Bob Marshall Music Festival

SEELEY LAKE - For the past three years, the Bob Marshall Music Festival has brought world-class musicians to perform in Seeley Lake, and its fourth year is no exception. This year, the Flatland...

 
 By Skylar Rispens    News    June 27, 2019

Inclement weather brings Tour Divide racers to Seeley Lake

SEELEY LAKE - Since 2008, the Tour Divide bike race has brought hundreds of bikers from around the world into Seeley Lake's backyard. The Tour Divide is considered the most difficult mountain bike...

 

All truth, no fiction

SEELEY LAKE – As I was reading about the Newspaper Association Contest in the June 13 issue, the judges said the story about the elusive Bigfoot won for “originality and imagination.” Sounds like they thought it was a made up story. That story...

 
 By Skylar Rispens    News    June 27, 2019

Mountain Trail Series brings runners to Seeley Lake

SEELEY LAKE - The Mountain Trail Series ultramarathon trail race stopped in Seeley Lake and brought a variety of runners to explore the wilderness in the East Morrell Complex on Saturday, June 22....

 

Community Briefs

Forest Service vehicle parked at Liquor Store SEELEY LAKE – A photo of a US Forest Service vehicle parked in front of the Seeley Lake Liquor Store caused quite the discussion Wednesday, June 19 on the Seeley Lake Neighborhood Watch Facebook page....

 

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