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Articles from the August 8, 2019 edition

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 By Andi Bourne    News    August 8, 2019

Choosing the best line, chasing the dream

SEELEY LAKE – "Dad, did we just do a wheelie?" Seeley Lake native Colby Evenson asked his father Errol. "It was scary, but from there I was hooked. I just wanted more and I wanted to go faster."...

 
 By Skylar Rispens    News    August 8, 2019

Swan Valley School hires principal and new K-2 teacher

SWAN VALLEY - The Swan Valley Elementary School Board filled two vacant positions for the upcoming academic year. At a special meeting July 18, the board hired Chris Mauldin for the vacant kindergarten through second grade teaching position. At...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    August 8, 2019

SLE hires Schrock as superintendent

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Elementary School District Board of Trustees hired Dan Schrock July 31 at a special board meeting. In other business Bridget Laird will fill the open junior high...

 
 By Don Larson    Opinion    August 8, 2019

County misrepresents dangers of nitrates in Seeley Lake

County Health employee Jim Erven misrepresented and exaggerated (yet again) the dangers of nitrates in a recent letter to the Sewer Board. He says high nitrate levels in the groundwater can cause blue baby syndrome and fish kills, neither of which...

 

Guns, I just love 'em

I have had a life long "love affair" with firearms. I just love the darn things. Why this is I cannot say. It's just a distinct part of me. The firearms I like most are really special works of art...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    August 8, 2019

Man rescued after eating mushrooms

SWAN VALLEY – On July 30 Seeley-Swan Search and Rescue was called just after 5 a.m. for a 50-year-old man that had reportedly eaten mushrooms on the trail to Upper Holland Lake and was violently ill...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    August 8, 2019

Dunham Creek Road opened after slides

SEELEY LAKE - Quick work by Forest Service personnel and contractors from Bull Creek Forestry cleared the Dunham Creek Road from recent debris flows caused by a surge of precipitation the last week...

 

Celebrating all things huckleberry

SWAN LAKE - Thirty-eight years ago the members of the Swan Lake Community Club decided to raise funds with a festival celebrating all things huckleberry. On Aug. 10, the Swan Lake Chamber and...

 

How will you live your one wild and precious life?

As I further advance into elder years, I have more appreciation for this poem by Mary Oliver. "The Summer Day" Who made the world? Who made the swan, and the black bear? Who made the grasshopper?...

 

Tales of Swan Valley outfitters

SWAN VALLEY – Outfitting is not easy, and it certainly won't make a person rich, but the memories and experience of breathing in the wilderness will reward and sustain the outfitter for the rest of...

 
 By Skylar Rispens    News    August 8, 2019

Community Foundation reflects on year of fundraising

SEELEY LAKE - As the Seeley Lake Community Foundation prepares for its annual banquet, Executive Director Claire Muller reflects on a year of growth. Last August, Loren and Pam Rose announced that they would donate nearly half of the appraised value...

 
 By Nancy Smith    Opinion    August 8, 2019

Have I done any good?

I love this beautiful world God has created for us to live in! Even with all the chaos going on around us, I thank Him for the privilege of living here; for the opportunity of learning the things I need to know and do; and for His gospel that...

 
 By Skylar Rispens    News    August 8, 2019

Weisenburger represents Montana at Boys Nation

SEELEY LAKE - Each year, 100 boys are selected to represent their home state at Boys Nation in Washington D.C. This year, Seeley-Swan High School student Sam Weisenburger represented Montana....

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    August 8, 2019

Douglas-fir Tussock moth outbreak damaging trees – causing allergic reactions

Douglas-fir trees throughout western Montana are being damaged by an outbreak of Douglas-fir tussock moth (DFTM). It is localized to the historic outbreak regions including Missoula. Caterpillars and...

 
 By Amanda Eggert    News    August 8, 2019

Building fire-adapted communities through land-use planning

EDITOR'S NOTE: In this three-part series, Montana Free Press examines how federal land management agencies have approached wildfire in the past and highlights key public and private sector...

 

"Merry Wives" brings raucous humor

SEELEY LAKE – Lively hit tunes from the 1960s and a bright pink stage greeted the large audience that assembled their chairs and blankets on the Double Arrow Lodge grounds Aug. 1 for the 2019...

 
 By Skylar Rispens    News    August 8, 2019

Families compete in local triathlon

SEELEY LAKE - Families took to the Youth for Christ Seeley Lake Challenge Triathlon/Duathlon at the River Point Day Use area on Saturday, Aug 3. Nissa Lucero of Missoula competed in the solo short swi...

 

Community Briefs

Van Lake Dispersed Area closure SWAN VALLEY - A portion of the Van Lake Road (Road #558) on the Swan Lake Ranger District will be closed for public safety from Aug. 5 – Sept. 30 for the Van Lake Improvements Project.  Road #558 will be closed at...

 
 By TJ Smith    Opinion    August 8, 2019

Meat industry under attack by Gov. Bullock's Executive Order

Meatless Mondays for your school lunch program? Meat grown in a petri dish from a foreign lab? These are questions we need to ask Governor Bullock. By his executive order, Montana is now obligated to advance the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement....

 
 By Katie Sutton    Opinion    August 8, 2019

Ask Senators to support H.R. 3375 and reign in robocalls

Montanans received 9.4 million robocalls in June 2019. The majority coming from Target, Citibank, Capital One and debt collectors. A recent bill reigning in robocalls (HR 3375) passed US House and now heads to US Senate. The bill builds on...

 

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