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Articles from the August 25, 2016 edition

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 By Andi Bourne    News    August 25, 2016

Governor Bullock Launches National Forest and Rangeland Management Initiative

SEELEY LAKE – Governor Steve Bullock launched the National Forest and Rangeland Management Initiative in his capacity as Chair of the Western Governors' Association (WGA) at Pyramid Mountain...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    August 25, 2016

Area Woman Charged with Burglary and Arson

SWAN VALLEY – Kaylie Charlton, 24-year-old from the Garnet area near Drummond, Mont., was arrested Aug. 15 on several counts including burglary, assaulting a peace officer and carrying a concealed weapon. Since her arrest, she has also been charged...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    August 25, 2016

Revised Funding, Less Strings

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Sewer Board signed a letter of intent to meet revised conditions for funding from the United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development (RD). The board also voted to create sub districts in place of the current...

 

MDT Archeologist Demonstrates Flintkapping

OVANDO – With a piece of leather spread across his lap, Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) Archaeologist Steve Platt repeatedly struck a piece of jet black obsidian rock with a chunk of...

 

Please Pause for Pets and People

Don’t forget to get your raffle tickets for the Crazy Quilt, made by Louise Cameron and embroidered by Margaret Sandor. The quilt is on display at Deer Country Quilts. Tickets are also available there. All proceeds benefit Paws Up Safe Home Animal...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    August 25, 2016

SSHS Expansion on Target

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Sewer District Board of directors will conduct a Public Hearing on the creation of sub-districts as provided for in Montana Code Annotated 7-13-2349. The purpose of sub-district creation, as outlined in the proposed...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    August 25, 2016

Complaint Filed Over Alcohol and SLE Outside Discussed

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Elementary (SLE) Board received a formal complaint regarding the sale of alcohol on school grounds. SLE Outside store’s function and relationship to the school was also discussed at the Aug. 16 board meeting. Seeley...

 
 By Mark Ruby    Opinion    August 25, 2016

Stable Isotopes and Grizzly Bears in the NCDE

Bears are well known omnivores. They are animals that eat both plant and animal matter including insects, plant matter, berries, tree cambium, fish and red meat. At the North American scale, a high degree of available foods appear on the bear menu. L...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    August 25, 2016

Local Artists Enhance Medical Center

SEELEY LAKE - The work of eight artists is displayed at the Seeley-Swan Medical Center. While most of the artists belong to Alpine Artisans, Inc. (AAI), the opportunity to participate is open to any...

 

Swan Valley Connections and Community Provide Mutual Support

SWAN VALLEY – The Swan Valley Shintangle took place Saturday, Aug. 20 at the 33 Bar Ranch in Condon. The event was a fundraiser for Swan Valley Connections (SVC). The theme for the evening was...

 

EMRI Releases Landscape Assessment of Southwest Crown of the Continent

SEELEY LAKE - The Ecosystem Management Research Institute (EMRI) of Seeley Lake announced the release of its Terrestrial Landscape Assessment of the Southwest Crown of the Continent Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Project (CFLRP). The...

 

Blackfoot Drought Committee Recommends Voluntary Fishing Techniques During Drought

The impacts of this summer’s drought have resulted in extremely low flows in Western Montana rivers, with the Blackfoot flowing at record lows for the second year in a row. Even though river water temperatures have cooled – prompting Montana...

 

Elizabeth (Betsy) Casper 1947 ~ 2016

SEELEY LAKE - Part-time Seeley Lake resident Elizabeth (Betsy) Casper lost a valiant struggle to advanced metastatic pancreatic cancer this summer, one of the most virulent and lethal forms of... Full story

 

Let Go of the Eggs

One year during our family Easter egg hunt, I set out to trap one of our kids. Oh the joys of being a father! I planned it with meticulous care and feeling confident, I put the most beautiful egg inside a small mouth canning jar and buried it...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    August 25, 2016

Rental Crisis in Seeley Lake? Through Landlords' Eyes

Editor’s Note: One of the first complaints we hear from people moving to Seeley Lake is they cannot find a place to rent. Potential renters are faced with limited options, budget constraints and lack of availability. Several renters, property...

 

Draft Decision Notice Released for Beaver Creek Landscape Restoration Project

BIGFORK – The Swan Lake Ranger District of the Flathead National Forest has released the Draft Decision Notice for the Beaver Creek Landscape Restoration Project. The Beaver Creek Project is located approximately nine miles south of Condon and is...

 

Candidate Wants Condon to Have More Voice; Emergency Services Comments on Forest Service Plan

SWAN VALLEY - Republican candidate for the Missoula County Board of Commissioners Todd Geery of Bonner, Mont. spoke at the Swan Valley Community Council (SVCC) meeting Aug. 16. Swan Valley Fire Chief Randy Williams and Quick Response Unit (QRU)...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    August 25, 2016

Board Passes Annual Assessment at Heated Hearing

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Sewer Board approved its annual special assessment after receiving several protests and despite the protest period not closing for another week. Several dozen citizens showed up at the Aug. 18 hearing on whether to...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    August 25, 2016

Potomac 4-Her Wins With Llama

MISSOULA - Owen Raines, a Potomac Valley 4-Her along with his two-year-old Escondido Llama 'Cubby' competed in numerous events at the 2016 Western Montana Fair in Missoula, Mont. Together they won...

 

2016 Potomac Valley and Seeley Lake Trailblazers 4-H Awards

MISSOULA - 4-H uses the Danish system in the judging process. Top ribbons include grand and reserve champion, followed by a purple group (P – top in their class), blue group (B), red group (R) and...

 

Community Briefs

Garden Club Gathering POTOMAC – The Garden Club will meet Aug. 26 at 6:30 p.m. at the Potomac Community Center. Those attending are encouraged to bring a garden treat to share. Missoula BLM Plans Fall Prescribed Burns OVANDO – Smoke may be...

 

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