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Articles from the July 9, 2020 edition

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 By Griffen Smith    News    July 9, 2020

Preparing for peak fire season, adjustments made for COVID-19

As Montana enters into July, the 2020 fire season is expected to put the state’s prevention and containment capabilities to the test. Not only is the current climate being compared to years like 2017 but officials are also working to present the...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    July 9, 2020

Building educational supports for more than 20 years at SLE

SEELEY LAKE – It was just another day for John Devins out practicing with his little league team at the Seeley Lake Elementary baseball fields until SLE superintendent John Hebnes came out and...

 
 By Griffen Smith    News    July 9, 2020

Keeping the fireworks display afloat

As dusk approached Seeley Lake's Fourth of July, Tamaracks Resort owners Jessica and Jeff Kimmel waited patiently as the first ever fireworks show that they put on for the community was about to...

 

Daines continues opposition to Stewardship Act

It’s time for Senator Steve Daines to get with the program and be a real champion for Montana’s public lands. Daines likes to talk about how supportive he is of our outdoor way of life but we see right through it when he refuses to support...

 
 By Frank Dufresne    Opinion    July 9, 2020

Land-value method unfair assessment, borders illegal

SEELEY LAKE - Coming soon will be increased sewer tax assessments for ‘water-linked’ properties ranging from $1,200 to $2,000 to pay ADMINISTRATIVE sewer costs. Other properties in the district are assessed only $90 to $700 for exactly the same...

 
 By Jeff Wisehart    Opinion    July 9, 2020

Added protection against predators

After reading about the person that lost their dog to a mountain lion recently, I thought I would send a picture of my Schnauzer "Buddy" wearing his "Coyote Vest." It is made of Kevlar and has 2.5"...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    July 9, 2020

Fourth success "hooks" 10-year-old

SALMON LAKE - To land a northern pike that is half as long as one is tall is definitely an accomplishment. Ten-year-old James Hocking of Butte, Montana did just that while fishing on Salmon Lake over...

 

Fire danger Moderate, outdoor burning with a permit closed

MISSOULA - Warmer, drier conditions recently have tilted the scales in fire danger from Low to Moderate, indicating the start of fire season in Montana. Even though grass is green, the primary indicator of fire danger is the dryness of dead fuels....

 

Road resurfacing projects start in Seeley-Swan area

Missoula County is planning to resurface portions of Holland Lake Road, Frontier Drive, Canyon Drive and Placid Creek Road.  The project is scheduled to begin Monday, July 13, though scheduling will be dependent on the Montana Department of...

 

Lolo National Forest partners to plant over 200,000 seedlings

Less than three years have passed since the fires of 2017 and the Lolo National Forest is still making significant steps toward recovery in areas impacted by severe wildfire. Working in close partnership with the National Forest Foundation (NFF),...

 

Seeley Lake's first Fourth of July fireworks

In 1949 you could buy some pretty powerful fireworks, fairly cheap compared to today’s prices. A big choice of all kinds of roman candles, buzz bombs with metal propellers, you had to be very careful where you set them off. They usually went...

 

De profundis

Imagine that you have never owned a home, but one day someone offers to sell you theirs (with ample property) for pennies on the dollar. There is only one catch...your country has just been invaded and that property lies within what is now enemy...

 
 By Claire Muller    Opinion    July 9, 2020

Demystifying the world of grants

As a small rural town, grant funding is an important source of dollars to help bring community ideas to life. Let’s explore this topic behind the scenes a bit. Grants help our local ski and snowmobile clubs keep trails maintained, provide programs...

 

Potomac School prepares for fall

POTOMAC - During the June 29 school board meeting via Webex, the Potomac School Board approved a series of policies that will give the school district the flexibility to address whatever conditions and/or requirements the school district will face... Full story

 
 By Griffen Smith    News    July 9, 2020

The new and traditional blend for Seeley Fourth

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Volunteer Fire Foundation pancake breakfast kicked off the Fourth of July activities in Seeley Lake. Even though they modified a few things to accommodate with the...

 
 By Dave Erickson    News    July 9, 2020

Could a Japanese-style elder care insurance program work in Montana?

Last week in Graying Pains, the Missoulian's David Erickson examined the introduction and implementation of Kaigo Hoken, or care insurance, in Japan, the world's demographically oldest country. This...

 

Community Briefs

Lions Club firewood raffle winner SEELEY LAKE – Phil Hauck won this year’s Lions Club Firewood Raffle. Lion Boyd Gossard said the fundraiser went very well and they appreciated everyone’s support. Health Department considers mandating masks...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    July 9, 2020

Swan Valley comes together for Independence Day

SWAN VALLEY - While a few things like the huckleberry ice cream, annual book sale and displays in the Community Hall were missing, Swan Valley's Fourth of July activities continued on. With one of...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    July 9, 2020

Swan Valley comes together for Independence Day

SWAN VALLEY - While a few things like the huckleberry ice cream, annual book sale and displays in the Community Hall were missing, Swan Valley's Fourth of July activities continued on. With one of...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    July 9, 2020

Swan Valley comes together for Independence Day

SWAN VALLEY - While a few things like the huckleberry ice cream, annual book sale and displays in the Community Hall were missing, Swan Valley's Fourth of July activities continued on. With one of...

 

Zinke disgrace to our country?

Fewer than three enduring years ago, Ryan Zinke, the former kleptomaniac Secretary of the Interior, slithered into the Oval Office of President Trump. Zinke's tedious graft and deceit completed, he delivered a barratry report recommending rescinding...

 

Disappointed by recent meeting with Governor Bullock

We recently met with Governor Bullock and the two minority leaders of the Montana legislature to discuss Montana’s failing economy and budget issues due to the Governor’s closures. While we appreciated the rare opportunity to discuss the...

 
 By Griffen Smith    News    July 9, 2020

Missoula County requires masks in public spaces, with exceptions

MISSOULA - The Missoula City-County Health Department board voted unanimously to require facemasks in every indoor public space in the county at their July 9 meeting. They received over 4,000 comments from the public before the hearing, of which... Full story

 

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