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Articles from the August 16, 2018 edition

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 By Nathan Bourne    News    August 16, 2018

Board to fight Larson lawsuit

SEELEY LAKE – At a special meeting Aug. 13, the Seeley Lake Sewer District board elected new officers. They also voted to retain Beal Law Firm to defend the district from a lawsuit filed by Seeley Lake resident Don Larson. Beth Hutchinson was...

 
 By Zoie Koostra    News    August 16, 2018

Couple donates famous pie, building to Community Foundation

SEELEY LAKE- The Seeley Lake Community Foundation celebrated another year of finding community needs and finding funds to fill them Sunday, Aug. 12 at their annual fundraiser. This year it included a...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    August 16, 2018

Fire danger extreme, restrictions enacted

Fire danger has been increased to EXTREME across most of northwest Montana and many areas went into Stage I or Stage II Restrictions. It is the public’s responsibility to “Know before you go” by visiting www.firerestrictions.us/mt for the most...

 
 By Zoie Koostra    News    August 16, 2018

Youth changed by month of service

SEELEY LAKE- Three Seeley Lake students returned this week from a 27-day trip filled with work and growth, as they did volunteer work in the Superior and Plains Ranger Districts with the Montana...

 
 By Zoie Koostra    News    August 16, 2018

Having a berry good time

SWAN LAKE - The 37th annual Swan Lake Huckleberry Festival brought new vendors and surprises as well as returning attendees and vendors Saturday, Aug. 11. As goes the tradition, the festival began...

 

Our county courts deserve the best

Exciting Times My name is Marie Andersen. Missoula County voters elected me to be their Judge in 2014. I write to address my political opponent’s recently published attack on me, as well as the article concerning the report on the Missoula County...

 

Thank you Swan Valley

SWAN VALLEY – We would like to thank all the Condon community for all the great food and nice cards and the QRU response to my accident. This is such a caring community and very much appreciated. Thanks again, Neil and Dixie Mey...

 

Hazards of the profession

It was another one of those timber tramps over Idaho way for Columbia Helicopters. Just this side of the grade that goes up to Grangeville, there's a Forest Service road to the left. Up, up through a...

 

Seeley Lake Ranger District updates

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Ranger District continues to be busy with post-fire recovery work and recreation management. Fire danger is Extreme and the District outside of the wildernesses is in Stage II restrictions. Project status, restrictions...

 

Decision made to implement Liberty Fire Salvage Project

SEELEY LAKE - The Lolo National Forest has approved harvest of approximately 250 acres of the Liberty Fire that burned approximately 28,694 acres last summer. Of this, about 9,452 acres burned on National Forest System land on the Seeley Lake Ranger...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    August 16, 2018

Missing Greenough man found, cited

GREENOUGH – Tuesday, Aug. 7 a 20-year-old Greenough man was found after missing since Sunday. Except being hungry and tired, he was not injured. He was cited for driving behind a locked gate with his motorcycle and driving with a suspended drivers...

 

Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program - A great opportunity to learn

Hello! My name is Bonnie Medlin and I’m a nutrition educator with the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program in Missoula County. EFNEP is a free program designed to reach limited resource families! We have had the privilege of working at See...

 

What gun shops can do to prevent suicide

By now, it's a story Ralph Demicco has told a thousand times: Over a period of six days in 2009, three people bought firearms from his gun shop in New Hampshire and shot and killed themselves in a...

 

Tour looks back on 100 years of schooling in the Swan Valley

The first part of this two-part series reported on the individual one-room schoolhouses in the Swan Valley from 1918 to the present. SWAN VALLEY - In addition to the self-guided tour of the old...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    August 16, 2018

Potomac Valley 4-H Club pioneers the future

MISSOULA - Potomac Valley 4-H Club had 17 members for the 2017-2018 4-H year. Members brought awards and many ribbons home from the Western Montana Fair as well as top awards including Luke Wilson...

 
 By Zoie Koostra    News    August 16, 2018

Trailblazers win big at County Fair

MISSOULA - The Seeley Lake Trailblazers 4-H Club may have a small number of members, but in the Missoula County fair last week, the club took home a number of ribbons. Amanda Thomas, Dani Sexton,...

 

Sharon Lee Shoen Feb. 9, 1949 ~ July 29, 2018

POTOMAC - Sharon Lee Shoen, 69, of Potomac, passed away Sunday, July 29 at St. Patrick Hospital of natural causes. She was born Feb. 9, 1949 in Lewistown, Mont. to Glen and Margaret Kent. The family... Full story

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    August 16, 2018

YFC Challenge Duathlon/Triathlon - A race for everyone

SEELEY LAKE – While some racers' goal were to win or better their previous time, Rachel Homen's goal was to finish. After starting her training in January and finally getting medical clearance to...

 

Community Briefs

Montana State Parks presents “LIVE ANIMALS with Animal Wonders,” Aug. 18 PLACID LAKE - You don’t have to go far to find some of the most spectacular animals in the world—Animal Wonders is located right in Missoula and they are coming to...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    August 16, 2018

No injunction granted at hearing

MISSOULA – District Court Judge Karen Townsend stopped short of denying Don Larson’s motion for a preliminary injunction at a hearing Aug. 14. However, Townsend’s comments of “I didn’t get much out of this,” referring to Larson’s...

 
 By Alan Peura    Opinion    August 16, 2018

Tester leads by example

It happens all too often, some elected or appointed official doing something corrupt or unethical. Some let lobbyists pay their rent, others outfit their public offices with luxury items costing tens of thousands of dollars. In every case it’s a...

 

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