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Increased fire activity due to recent storms - Please remain vigilant

Recent storms have caused an uptick in initial attack and suppression operations on the Lolo National Forest and Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation protection areas. Since July 1, firefighters have responded to several...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    July 11, 2019

Warriors from Potomac set inspirational pace

MISSOULA – Six "Potomac Warriors" walked and ran strong during the Missoula Half Marathon June 29. The 13.1-mile race began at The Peak off Highway 93 and finished on Higgins Street in Missoula in...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    July 11, 2019

Something for everyone at Seeley's Independence Day celebration

SEELEY LAKE – A lone trumpet playing the Star Spangled Banner echoed across Seeley Lake just moments before the main fireworks display lit up the sky. This was the grand finale to a full day of Four...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    July 11, 2019

Something for everyone at Seeley's Independence Day celebration

SEELEY LAKE – A lone trumpet playing the Star Spangled Banner echoed across Seeley Lake just moments before the main fireworks display lit up the sky. This was the grand finale to a full day of Four...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    July 11, 2019

Wade the Duck sweeps 22nd annual Duck Race

SEELEY LAKE – This year's 22nd Annual Duck Race was no contest! Marcus Wehr's duck "Wade" took an early lead and never looked back. While the rest of the 399 ducks were close behind, many got hung...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    July 11, 2019

Bike decorating returns to Seeley Fourth festivities

SEELEY LAKE – Bicycles, wagons and scooters decorated in red, white and blue were seen and heard around Seeley Lake this Fourth of July. Faith Chapel sponsored the decorating event before the parade...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    July 11, 2019

Pancakes and BBQ - No one goes hungry!

SEELEY LAKE - Members of the Seeley Lake Volunteer Fire Foundation served a pancake, egg and sausage breakfast to around 600 people the morning of the Fourth. Starting at 11 a.m., Mission Bible...

 

Why I love the .44 Magnum

Describing why I love a particular gun or cartridge isn't easy. Where do I begin? First, the pistol and cartridge were built in a joint venture between Smith & Wesson and Remington, made...

 

Climate change is a coming

Yup the climate has changed all right. Think of what it was like back when Eastern Montana was a swamp. The proof is in the dinosaur bones found there. All that goes back to the great flood of Noah’s day. Course we can deny that too. Twerent no...

 

Lithuanian and Indonesian choirs host free concert in Seeley Lake

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake community will have an opportunity to hear the accomplished Boys' Choir Dagilėlis (pronounced Dah-ghi-ley-lis) from Lithuania and the Batavia Madrigal Singers from...

 

Sienna Elise Richards

EVERETT, WASH. - Our little bundle of joy has arrived! Ryan and Lita Richards, formerly of Seeley Lake, and big sister Kimber Rose are ecstatic to welcome little Sienna Elise into the world! Sienna... Full story

 
 By Karen Laitala    Opinion    July 11, 2019

New invasive grass invades Montana

Noxious weeds have destructive impacts on Montana's landscape including displacing native plant species, increasing soil erosion and decreasing wildlife habitat and recreational opportunities....

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    July 11, 2019

The Cinnabar Foundation awards $401,500 in grants

MISSOULA – The Cinnabar Foundation is designed to give life and strength to Montana’s conservation traditions and the people who will carry them into the future. The Foundation continued this mission by awarding 68 organizations with grants...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    July 11, 2019

Encouraging a healthier lifestyle through yoga

SEELEY LAKE - "I find that a Ginger's blend of Tibetan techniques, Indian postures and down home American values is always a tonic for what ails me!" said Matt George following Yoga on the Lake...

 

Helen Mitchell Swain 1921-2019

MISSOULA - Helen Mitchell Swain at the age of 97, passed away June 27 in Missoula, Mont. Helen was born Sept. 8, 1921, in Madisonville, Ky. to Frank and Bessie Simmons Mitchell. The family moved to Pi... Full story

 

Community Briefs

North Fork Cottonwood Reroute Project Begins SEELEY LAKE - Big Blackfoot Chapter of Trout Unlimited contractors started the north Fork Cottonwood Reroute project Monday, July 8.  This project is on the #477, Cottonwood Lakes Road, 0.25-0.5 miles...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    July 11, 2019

Everyone participates - Locals and international guests

OVANDO – Parade participants rode and walked from Trixi's through downtown Ovando for the annual Fourth of July celebration. Main street was lined with bystanders for arguably the largest turnout...

 
 By Skylar Rispens    News    July 11, 2019

Condon celebrates Fourth of July in style

SWAN VALLEY - Hundreds of people flocked to Condon, Mont. for the annual Fourth of July festivities. Locals raved about the annual parade, which many mentioned seemed longer than usual. The Swan...

 
 By Skylar Rispens    News    July 11, 2019

Fun on horseback at annual O-Mok-See

SWAN VALLEY - In the afternoon on the Fourth of July, the Swan Valley Saddle Club hosted the Fourth of July O-Mok-See. Traditional events included pole bending, key hole and western jump. Organizer...

 

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