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Articles from the August 6, 2020 edition

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 By Andi Bourne    News    August 6, 2020

When Seeley Lake calls 9-1-1

SEELEY LAKE – As of Tuesday, July 21, Missoula Emergency Services Incorporated (MESI) and Life Flight Network will no longer automatically respond when an Advanced Life Support (ALS) call is dispatched in the Seeley Lake Fire District. Instead,...

 

Seeley Lake native mauled by grizzly

CHOTEAU - Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks on Monday still had five grizzly bear traps east of Choteau where a grizzly mauled rural Teton County resident Shanun Rammell on July 27, but a ground and...

 
 By David Erickson    News    August 6, 2020

A home of their own

Could senior cooperative housing, a model gaining popularity in states with aging populations, be the solution to alleviating social isolation and population loss in Montana's rural small towns? In...

 
 By Griffen Smith    News    August 6, 2020

Plan to resume fall sports despite pandemic

The Montana High School Association (MHSA) released a plan for returning to sports in light of the coronavirus. The 20-page document details restrictions for fans and athletes during games, but emphasized youth sports will return for the fall school... Full story

 
 By Griffen Smith    News    August 6, 2020

YFC Seeley Lake Challenge Triathlon runs through River Point

SEELEY LAKE - Racers clad in wetsuits waited patiently under the starting arch of the Youth For Christ Seeley Lake Challenge Triathlon on Aug 1. The race, located on the River Point Campground and par...

 
 By Don Larson    Opinion    August 6, 2020

Let's get back to the drawing board for the sewer

Missoula County Health Department Specialist Jim Erven doesn’t seem to get it. The residents in the Seeley Lake Sewer District fully understand the Health Department is a bully, it does its work poorly and the $40-million sewer project it is pushin...

 

Restart with one plan to cover area

Reading about the proposed sewer makes me want to tell the residents of the Sewer District the truth. Even thought I no longer have any financial interest in the district, I have friends being affected. The proposed sewer will not have any affect on...

 

Saving seeds, tilling and morning glories

I want to save seeds from my poppies and hollyhocks. How do I do that? The most important thing is not to cut off the seedpods too soon. When seedpods turn from green to beige, the seeds in the pods...

 
 By Claire Muller    News    August 6, 2020

Scholarship recipients announced

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Community Foundation is proud to announce the recipients of the 2020 SLCF Scholarship. Hunter Shelmerdine, Lily Mercer and Chance Johnson each will receive $500 towards...

 
 By Linda Howard    Opinion    August 6, 2020

Personal care attendant program available locally

Dear Seeley-Swan Residents, I want to let you know about our current client availability for Missoula Aging Services, In-Home Support Services, Personal Care Attendant Program. Missoula Aging...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    August 6, 2020

Political signs defaced in Potomac Valley

POTOMAC – Two political signs promoting Trump for President were defaced with spray paint last week in Potomac. Both signs are visible from Highway 200 and were on private ground. One was lit and...

 

Seeley Lake designated "Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail Community"

SEELEY LAKE - Friday, July 31, the National Park Service recognized the Seeley Lake community as a participant in its Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail Sustainable Community Partnership Program. The Program celebrates Seeley Lake historic...

 

Fire season heating up on Lolo

MISSOULA – The Lolo National Forest protection area received over 300 lightning strikes from storms on the night of July 30. Firefighters responded to and rapidly contained four small fires across the Forest since the storm. Although firefighters...

 

Trail work continues near Placid Lake

SEELEY LAKE - On Friday, July 24th, a ROCKS work party spent 50+ hours on the new “Lakeview” trail just north of Placid Lake State Park. This work-party improved drainage on the trails that ROCKS constructed last August-September and pulled...

 
 By Griffen Smith    News    August 6, 2020

Local candidates get creative in campaigning during coronavirus

In a normal year politicians running for office are often speaking to potential voters, canvassing neighborhoods and holding fundraisers. But with COVID-19, local candidates have to try to connect...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    August 6, 2020

Western Montana Fair goes online

MISSOULA - 4-H Club members across the area are having a busy week for the 2020 Western Montana Fair. This year's Fair situation presented unexpected challenges and will hold a unique place in...

 

Montana Historical Society to host virtual conference

Since the COVID-19 pandemic has precluded travel and large-scale gatherings, the Montana Historical Society’s 47th state history conference entitled “20/20 Vision: Looking Clearly at the Past” will be held online during a two-month period. The...

 

William "Bill" Logue

MISSOULA - William Logue, age 93 of Missoula, Montana passed away early Saturday morning July 25, 2020 at his home. Bill lived in Condon for a large part of his life, about 44 years. Bill moved to... Full story

 

That ye may learn wisdom

What Is Wisdom Literature? In the Bible, there is a set of writings called “Wisdom Literature.” These books include Proverbs, Psalms, Job, Ecclesiastes and the Song of Solomon. The purpose of wisdom literature is to preserve wise sayings of a...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    August 6, 2020

SLE superintendent expands on reopening guidelines for fall

SEELEY LAKE – Seeley Lake Elementary Superintendent Josh Gibbs shared SLE’s proposed reopening guidelines Friday, July 31 via video. He emphasized this plan is fluid and will change based on the state and local restrictions and case counts in... Full story

 
 By Griffen Smith    News    August 6, 2020

Jackie's Espresso expands to Seeley Lake

SEELEY LAKE - When she started her first coffee shop in 2005, Jackie Callison did not think her business would be where it is today. Now, she has three coffee kiosks in small towns in western Montana,...

 
 By Dwayne Forder    News    August 6, 2020

Reminiscence of hiring a camp cook

Editor's Note: This story was reprinted with permission from the Upper Swan Valley Historical Society and the Forder family SWAN VALLEY - I had brought the pack string out of the Little Salmon just before the start of hunting season in about 1971...

 

Hiking Holland Peak

Directions:  Drive north on Highway 83 approximately 28 miles from Seeley Lake, or two miles south of Condon (mile marker 39). Turn east onto Rumble Creek Road. Follow the road four miles to the... Full story

 

Gets first vision of street cars

Editor’s note: Hugh Archibald was introduced last week in the Seeley Lake Timber Sale 1907-1910 series. Hugh Archibald of Clearwater dropped into the land office yesterday to see about advertising some lands. “First time I’ve been to a post...

 

Community Briefs

Seeking volunteer to help monitor AIS on Brown’s Lake For the past few years, Blackfoot Challenge has partnered with the Clearwater Resource Council and Swan Valley Connections to monitor lakes for the presence of aquatic invasive species. CRC is...

 

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