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Articles from the August 22, 2019 edition

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 By Nathan Bourne    News    August 22, 2019

Board mandates connections

SEELEY LAKE – In a split vote the Seeley Lake Sewer District Board passed a resolution to mandate connections to the sewer system as it is built at their Aug. 15 meeting. The board also approved the tax assessment method for the District’s...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    August 22, 2019

Leading with literacy, building school pride

SEELEY LAKE – Seeley Lake Elementary's new Superintendent Daniel Schrock has always loved the excitement of the first day of school and the fresh start it offers. Schrock said this year is no...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    August 22, 2019

SSSAR facility named in honor of past chief Gerry Connell

SEELEY LAKE – Members of the community and visitors came out for the Seeley-Swan Search and Rescue Open House to check out the facility, meet the volunteers and enjoy lunch. At the dedication, Assis...

 

Sewer Board not interested in serving community

SEELEY LAKE - The sewer board’s attorney comes across as being overly aggressive and occasionally patronizing and seems to take an awful lot of liberties and “willful interpretations.”  Such behavior distorts the law and results in...

 

Daines and Gianforte hiding from constituents

Senator Steve Daines and Representative Greg Gianforte, according to press reports, are in Montana for the August congressional recess (or “state work period”). They are holding invite only roundtables and discussions (like Daines’ guest...

 
 By Don Larson    Opinion    August 22, 2019

Sewer proposal unpopular, unworkable and unaffordable

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Sewer Board continues to abuse the citizens it was elected to represent. At its meeting last week it quickly disregarded a petition signed by 182 residents opposing mandatory hook-ups and voted 3-1 to mandate them.  It...

 

Social Security impersonation scam impacting Montanans

Calls are being received across the state of Montana by someone pretending to be a Social Security Administration (SSA) employee. The intent of these calls is to steal the victim’s identity and/or money directly from their bank account. Various...

 

Road closure on Cottonwood Lakes Road #477

SEELEY LAKE - The Lolo National Forest is replacing the Swamp Creek stream crossing at milepost 3.7 on the Cottonwood Lakes Road (FS Road #477) starting Aug. 19.  The road will be closed on either...

 

Suicide prevention in our community

I always like to get the bad news first, then follow with the good. So I'll start there. Most of us are aware that Montana has the highest rate of suicide in the nation. Most of us have been touched i...

 
 By Erin Hendel    Opinion    August 22, 2019

A new face in conservation: Intern Tayler Templin

If you've visited Nature Conservancy land in the Seeley-Swan area in the past few months, there's a good chance that you've run into Tayler Templin. An avid camper, hiker, angler and photographer,...

 

Missoula County Resource Advisory Committee seeking members

MISSOULA - The Missoula County Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) is seeking new members to share in the management of local National Forest lands. Volunteer RAC committee members serve an important role in recommending how funds received by counties...

 

Construction begins on Hill 16 Lakeview Trail

On Tuesday, Aug. 12, Seeley Lake Regional Outdoor Center for Kinetic Sports (ROCKS) kicked off construction of the Hill 16 Lakeview Trail above the north shore of Placid Lake. The Hill 16 Community...

 
 By Amanda Eggert    News    August 22, 2019

Private-sector approaches to a public problem

In this three-part series, Montana Free Press examines how federal land management agencies have approached wildfire in the past and highlights public sector efforts to make communities more...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    August 22, 2019

Generosity fills backpacks

SEELEY LAKE – Every year when school starts Seeley Lake Elementary Secretary Suzie Teafoe has a collection of donated school supplies available to help students. This year Teafoe said the...

 
 By Skylar Rispens    News    August 22, 2019

Blackfoot Challenge hosts second annual block party

OVANDO - The Blackfoot Challenge hosted its second annual Block Party fundraiser in downtown Ovando on Wednesday, Aug. 14. Nearly 200 people attended the event that hosted local food trucks such as...

 

Tales of Swan Valley outfitters - Pat Tabor

SWAN VALLEY – Pat Tabor called himself "the new kid on the block" when he took his turn to talk at the Outfitters and Guides in Swan Valley program at the Upper Swan Valley Historical Society...

 

Proposed fishing regulations open to public comment through Sept. 15

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will host open houses across the state, including northwest Montana, to share information and gather public comment on proposed changes to the statewide fishing...

 

James G. Johnson 1929-2019

SWAN VALLEY - James G Johnson, motorcycle racer, sailor, stunt man, truck driver, merchant seamen and nature lover, took his last lap around the track May 14 at his home in Swan Valley. He was surroun... Full story

 

Floyd Arthur Routh 1935 - 2019

SEELEY LAKE - Floyd Arthur Routh, 84 of Seeley Lake, passed away on Monday Aug. 12 at Hillside Health and Rehabilitation Center due to complications of COPD.  He was born Feb. 9, 1935 in Enid, Okla.... Full story

 

New Blackhawks coach prepares team for flight to victory

SEELEY LAKE - The roar of an excited crowd, the adrenaline stemmed from pride rushing through the players' veins and the fresh feeling of victory are what Seeley-Swan High School's new head football...

 

Truth unmasked

“There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus.” (Galatians 3:28) Many of us do not know who we are if we aren’t opposing something or someone....

 

Community Briefs

Pets in campgrounds SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Ranger District clarified their regulations for pets in campgrounds after questions and comments were posted on social media. In Big Larch Campground and other developed recreation campgrounds,...

 

Daines and Gianforte missing an important truth

"People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people.” This quote is from the movie “V for Vendetta” and it is a perfect example of for what is happening in our state. Steve Daines and Greg Gianforte...

 

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