Articles from the August 20, 2020 edition

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 By Andi Bourne    News    August 20, 2020

SSHS to reopen in-person, other MCPS schools will be a hybrid

MISSOULA – The Missoula County Public School Board of Trustees approved Superintendent Rob Watson’s recommended reopening plan on a split vote at their Aug. 11 meeting. MCPS schools will reopen Aug. 26 in Phase 1 - Hybrid model and Seeley-Swan... Full story

 By Andi Bourne    News    August 20, 2020

Ready to make an impact at SLE

SEELEY LAKE – "I've taken a pie to the face, slept on the top of the school roof and was duct tapped to a wall when the students met their goals [for "I Love to Read" month]," said Seeley Lake Eleme...

 By Andi Bourne    News    August 20, 2020

Parcell receives Distinguished Career Award

SEELEY LAKE – Missoula County Sheriff's Office Sergeant Robert Parcell received the Montana Sheriffs & Peace Officers Association (MSPOA) Distinguished Career Award Aug. 17. He has been with...

 By James Walling    News    August 20, 2020

Passing the volunteer torch

As longtime volunteers grow older, many want to take a step back to allow for more travel and leisure time. What will volunteer organizations do to fill the void, and how can we keep older...


Get mad, show up and build a better community

Ryan Craig, the editor and publisher of the Todd County Standard - a weekly newspaper in Elkton, Kentucky, ran a story encouraging farmers to attend a very important meeting on agricultural zoning. The future of farming could be changed at this meeti...


Support Mike Cooney - He has a plan for Montana's young worker

It was heartening to read Democratic governor candidate Mike Cooney’s Keep Montana Working plan, which will create and expand career opportunities for Montanans. As a professional who works in Montana rural schools, I see many young people...


SSHS ready to reopen

Hello SSHS families, We are rapidly approaching the start to the year! A couple notes to remember. If you have an incoming ninth grader or a new student to town that will be in the high school please... Full story


Fire danger increases to Very High in Missoula area

Hot, dry conditions continue to dry fuels out, prompting Missoula County fire protection agencies to raise the fire danger in the Missoula area to VERY HIGH, effective midnight Aug. 18. Very high fire danger means that fires start easily from all cau...


Firefighters attacking Lion Creek fire in remote Swan Valley

SWAN VALLEY - Flathead National Forest firefighters are working on suppressing a fire in a remote area of the Swan Mountain Range. The Lion Creek Fire was reported Tuesday, Aug. 11, burning in heavy fuels on steep slopes. The lightning caused fire...


Election Advisory Committee seeks broader membership

The Missoula County Election Advisory Committee restructured its membership to include three new, at-large members. Applicants with rural representation and a knowledge of underserved communities are preferred, but not required. The online...

 By Sigrid Olson    News    August 20, 2020

Potomac announces Pioneers re-opening plan

POTOMAC - Potomac School is preparing for students to return Aug. 26 since remaining closed after spring break in March. Principal John Rouse presented the re-opening plan and recommendations to the School Board at their Aug. 10 meeting. They agreed... Full story

 By Rob Rich    Opinion    August 20, 2020

Our hours: SVC's legacy of Volunteer stewardship

While five-gallon buckets brimmed with sloshing water may be a close challenger, t-posts are some of the most awkward things to be carried. At just over 10 pounds apiece, with studded, irregular...


Marvin Edward Jennings, Jr. 1927 - 2020

Marvin Edward Jennings, Jr., husband of the late Mildred Lange Jennings, passed away on Sunday, July 26 at the age of 93. He was born in East St. Louis, Illinois on Saturday, July 23, 1927 to the... Full story


God's Word is sufficient

Within our culture is a wide range of sources that claim to give wisdom, guidance and instruction. Many sadly choose to look to daily horoscopes to give insight into what might happen that day and...

 By Andi Bourne    News    August 20, 2020

Swan Valley School to open in-person, offering remote option

SWAN VALLEY – At their meeting Aug. 11, the Swan Valley School Board voted 3 to 1 to approve Principal Ralph King’s recommended guidelines for reopening Sept. 8. The Swan Valley School will begin face-to-face instruction five days a week with... Full story

 By Andi Bourne    News    August 20, 2020

Continuing to promote the arts in Seeley Lake

SEELEY LAKE – As of July 20, Gallery 83 is under new ownership. Seeley Lake resident Brandy Wyckoff looks forward to continuing to provide a space for Montana artists to feature and sell their...


Pinchot's trip to Montana

If the early history of Seeley Lake is intertwined with the lumber industry, the rise of the United States Forest Service is incontrovertibly intertwined with Seeley Lake and in particular with the Big Blackfoot Timber Sale of 1907-1910. Historian...

 By Andi Bourne    News    August 20, 2020

Little Free Libraries installed in the area

SEELEY LAKE – Seeley Lake resident Tom Browder and his wife Carolyn Lewis installed a free library outside ReMarkable Floral Tuesday, Aug. 11. This was part of his effort to reach out to...

 By Sigrid Olson    News    August 20, 2020

Western Montana Fair local 4-H Club results

MISSOULA - The Potomac Valley and Seeley Lake Trailblazers 4-H clubs participated in the Western Montana's Farm to Fair Aug. 3-8. This years results are below. 4-H uses the Danish system in the...


Community Briefs

Free Mobile COVID-19 testing clinics available weekly SEELEY LAKE - Missoula County residents experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or those identified by the Missoula City-County Health Department as a close contact to someone who has tested positive...

 By Andi Bourne    News    August 20, 2020

Making the cut in first annual lily removal competition

SEELEY LAKE – More than 20 volunteers clipped and bagged 524 pounds of flowers and leaves of fragrant waterlilies from Salmon Lake and Placid Lake Saturday, Aug. 15 for the first annual lily...


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