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Articles from the August 29, 2019 edition

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 By Andi Bourne    News    August 29, 2019

Making educational experience better through relationships

SWAN VALLEY – Swan Valley School's new principal Ralph King loves the educational process and the opportunities it provides to students. He looks forward to bringing his experience and love of educa...

 

Goudzwaard's Army career short but meaningful

SEELEY LAKE – Jim Goudzwaard was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1969. Though he only served a year-and-a-half, and things never went quite the way he expected, he packed a lot of sights and...

 

Holland Lake fee discussion continues, maintenance update

SWAN VALLEY - Swan Lake District Ranger Chris Dowling gave updates on maintenance work completed on the District and led a discussion about the day use fee at Holland Lake at the Swan Valley Community Council meeting Aug. 19. Dowling said that...

 

Take a hike: Glacier Lake - Mission Mountains Wilderness

At A Glance Length: Approximately 1.6 miles one way, 3.2 miles round trip Elevation gain: 425 feet Usage: The trail is primarily used by day hikers and backpackers. Note: There is no overnight...

 
 By Ross Miller    Opinion    August 29, 2019

Sewer Board moving in the right direction

Dear Mr. Goodover and Board Members - The Missoula City-County Health Board supports the resolution to require connection of all properties within the Seeley Lake Sewer District to the public sewer system as it becomes available. The Health Board is...

 

Fantasy, reality and psychology

In previous articles, the difference between fantasy and reality was introduced but always from the perspective of specific psychological concerns. This article introduces the deeper psychological...

 

Prescribed burns planned on Seeley Lake Ranger District

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Ranger District is planning to conduct prescribed burning and pile burning this fall to help restore habitat and better protect nearby communities from future wildfires b...

 

Lindy Ridge prescribed burn scheduled for Swan

SWAN LAKE - The Swan Lake Ranger District of the Flathead National Forest is planning to conduct a prescribed fire in and adjacent to the Mission Mountains Wilderness west of Lindbergh Lake along Lindy Ridge when weather, fuel conditions and air...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    August 29, 2019

Board Budget and new hires approved

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Elementary School board approved the budget and made several new hires at their Aug. 19 and Aug. 23 meetings. Superintendent Daniel Schrock continues to look for opportunities to streamline processes and set SLE up...

 

Beaver colonies: A wonderful home for wildlife

Immersing yourself in a beaver colony is something all outdoorsy people should experience. There are few habitats in Montana that more resemble a jungle than a good beaver colony. Explore one and you...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    August 29, 2019

Promoting the Seeley Lake experience through collaboration

SEELEY LAKE – After a year of owning the Tamaracks Resort on Seeley Lake, Jessica and Jeff Kimmel have expanded their business model by not only opening up their property to the public but also...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    August 29, 2019

A new game in town

SEELEY LAKE – When students start school at Seeley Lake Elementary this year, there will be a new game in their classrooms. Thanks to the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services and Providence Hospital, SLE is one of more than 30...

 

Writing the West: The Way Forward

The third "In the Footsteps of Norman Maclean Festival" will be held Sept. 13-15 in Seeley Lake and Missoula. The festival is presented by Alpine Artisans and Clearwater Montana Properties, and will...

 

Brown announces run for Public Service Commission

Webb Brown of Trout Creek announced his campaign for the District 4 seat of the Montana Public Service Commission (PSC). The seat is currently held by Bob Lake, who can not run again do to term...

 

George Alvah Chritton, III 1933-2019

SEELEY LAKE - Born in Chicago, George was the only child of George A. and Dorothea (Goergens) Chritton. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Occidental College, having spent a year at Robert College in... Full story

 

Tales of Swan Valley outfitters - Rich Nelson & Sharon Lopau

SWAN VALLEY – At the Aug. 3 Upper Swan Valley Historical Society (USVHS) program "Outfitters and Guides" in the Swan Valley, Pat Tabor told about his outfitting days. He almost got side-tracked on...

 

Mormon Sam

I heard recently, by way of the backwoods telegraph, that some LDS Church members wanted to get away from the name Mormon. Possibly they thought it left some stigma on the church out of their past. Name me one person besides Christ that wouldn’t...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    August 29, 2019

Sharing an attitude of gratitude

SEELEY LAKE – An attitude of gratitude permeated this year's annual Loving Hearts Fashion Show Saturday, Aug. 24. Gratitude for the constant abundance of donations. Gratitude for the ability of...

 

Community Briefs

Join in the fun at the Huckleberry Festival in Seeley Lake SEELEY LAKE – Michelle Brumfield and Dawn Butler are looking forward to hosting the first Huckleberry Festival in Seeley Lake Sept. 21 starting at 10:30 a.m. in The BBQ Pit and Fat Hippie...

 

Choose priorities and vote for the best candidate in the primaries

Primary election season is upon us. It’s our responsibility to thoughtfully select candidates for our respective parties. Republican candidates for the governor’s seat present unique qualifications, temperaments and records. All have served in...

 

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