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 By Andi Bourne    News    August 27, 2020

SLE to reopen in-person, remote option available

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Elementary School Board approved the re-opening plan for the 2020-2021 school year at their Aug. 17 meeting. SLE will be welcoming all students back to school in person Sept. 8. Families do have the option for 100%...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    August 27, 2020

Recognition and quick response saves shop

SEELEY LAKE – An early morning thunderstorm Aug. 19 was a rude awaking for many in the valley but it proved to be especially rude for the Bertsch family who lives on Boy Scout Road in Seeley Lake....

 
 By Juliana Sukut    News    August 27, 2020

Aligning with national network increases mobility and decreases social isolation

Carbon County is mostly rural. Coupled with its older population, and considering the current pandemic, social isolation worries Therese Picasso-Edwards. "[Seniors] just didn't feel that they are in...

 
 By Griffen Smith    News    August 27, 2020

Sugar gliders thrive in the Kesterke home

SEELEY LAKE - At 10 o'clock at night, one member of the Kesterke family mixes together fruits and vegetables to make a healthy "sugar glider salad." The nightly snack is for their small lovable pets,...

 
 By Leslie Lee    Opinion    August 27, 2020

More empathy required in reporting

The article “Pulling Your Hair Out” published Aug. 13, 2020 about trichotillomania contains inaccuracies that should be clarified. This is a debilitating disorder, and to refer to it as something people do because their plans fell apart furthers...

 
 By Alan Ault    Opinion    August 27, 2020

Another property for Missoula's insatiable appetite hurts County residents' pocketbooks

Well, I see the city council has approved the purchase of 19 acres on Scott Street using $10.7 million dollars of TIF money, including bond issues. Let me put that into plain English. Of that $10.7 million dollar property tax money you paid into,...

 

Tom Browder? Really? YES!

Yes, of course! Tom lives in Montana House District 92. He is the secretary of the Seeley Lake Community Council, president of the Double Arrow Land Owners Association, and a board member and volunteer for the Seeley Lake Historical Society. Tom...

 

What is this all about?

At the moment, we can ask this question about so many discrepancies in our social lives, but I want to focus on one: people denying the validity of science and scientific findings. Let me begin this...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    August 27, 2020

Resources to navigate child care during COVID

With the uncertainty the coronavirus pandemic brings to returning to school and employment, child care has been a main point of discussion at several school board meetings and the local and state level. There are several resources available to... Full story

 

Snowmobile grants open for public comment

Montana State Parks is seeking public comment on 25 grant applications for Snowmobile Trail Grooming funds for the 2020-2021 winter season. The Seeley Lake Driftriders are included to receive more than $17,000. Public comment will be accepted...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    August 27, 2020

Board discusses many topics including cash shortage, bond election and legal bills

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Sewer District Board had a marathon meeting stretching over four hours on Aug. 20. The board covered many topics ranging from a cash shortfall, potential bond election, mandating hookups, legal bills, water testing...

 

When the power goes out

If you're a native to the area or a longtime resident, you may have an outage routine that happens during a black out at your home... check to see if the neighbor's lights are out, fetch some...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    August 27, 2020

Working together to protect the resources

SEELEY LAKE – If you have been out on the lake this summer or plan to hunt this fall, chances are you will have the opportunity to meet the new game warden for the Seeley Lake area. Jake Barzen...

 

Finding hope in troubled times

Someone once said, if you're not worried you're not paying attention. The apostle John recorded in his gospel, these words: "In this world you will have trouble." John 16:33. And anyone that's paying...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    August 27, 2020

Public addresses concerns with fire chief and the board

SEELEY LAKE – At their Aug. 18 meeting, the Seeley Lake Fire Board hosted more than 25 members of the public who voiced their concerns, frustrations and praise for the Department. Prior to opening the meeting for public comment, Board Chair Scott...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    August 27, 2020

Blackhawks prepare for fall sports season

SEELEY LAKE – As of Aug. 14, Seeley-Swan High School Blackhawk athletics are in full swing. Although all of the teams have had to adapt to distancing, health screenings and uncertainty, the players...

 

Pre-sale considerations

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...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    August 27, 2020

Holmes returns to the court with the Lady Blackhawks

SEELEY LAKE – Raised in Seeley Lake, Seeley-Swan High School's new head volleyball coach Shelby Holmes is excited to share her positivity and lessons learned with this year's Lady Blackhawks. While...

 

Community Briefs

Online courses for hunter and bowhunter education Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is offering online hunter and bowhunter education courses in response to COVID-19. To take the online hunter education courses, Montana students can get the free code...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    August 27, 2020

Firefighters make quick work of wildfire near Clearwater Junction

Firefighters with the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation, U.S. Forest Service and volunteers with Greenough/Potomac Volunteer Fire Department responded to a wildland fire...

 

We support Melissa Romano

We are a group of educators that collectively worked for more than 160 years at the Office of Public Instruction (OPI) for five state superintendents of both political parties. We are proud of the role that OPI has had in supporting local public...

 

Cooney works for Montana

Mike Cooney for Montana Governor is our candidate to vote for Nov. 3, 2020. Cooney has released his, "Keep Montana Working Plan" for Montana's future. www.cooneyformontana.com/jobs Cooney supports Public Education, unlike his opponent that is for...

 

Bennett protecting the things Montanas care about

The Montana Secretary of State has several critical duties and functions in service to the people of Montana. Chief among those duties is interpreting state election laws, overseeing elections and serving on the Montana Board of Land Commissioners....

 

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