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Articles from the September 3, 2020 edition

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 By Andi Bourne    News    September 3, 2020

Tuning our senses to the unintended consequences of face coverings

SEELEY LAKE – While swimming with his family this summer, someone came over to introduce themselves to Seeley Lake resident Chris Mauldin. Without thinking about social distancing, Mauldin, who is... Full story

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    September 3, 2020

Hunters and residents reminded to be bear aware and secure attractants

SEELEY LAKE – With hunting season just around the corner Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Bear and Lion Specialist Jamie Jonkel wants to remind hunters and others out recreating to carry bear spray...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    September 3, 2020

Open jam fun for players and audience alike

SEELEY LAKE – With the sun setting behind the Mission Mountains and live music playing on the porch of the Double Arrow Lodge, customers couldn't help but enjoy a beautiful summer evening. Ever...

 

Telemedicine and bridging Montana's digital divide

When COVID-19 safety protocols shifted whole sectors of the health care industry from in-person visits to a telehealth model, Arjun and Hannah Verma watched their parents - a pulmonologist and a...

 

Apology for trivialization

Concerning the Letter to the Editor from Leslie Lee admonishing me for trivializing trichotillomania (hair pulling compulsion). I am terribly sorry for referring to this disorder so flippantly in my Funky Phrase article. It was extremely insensitive...

 

Further spreading misinformation

In the Letter to the Editor entitled “More empathy required in reporting” by Leslie Lee Aug. 27 she states, “The article “Pulling Your Hair Out” published Aug. 13, 2020 about trichotillomania contains inaccuracies that should be clarified....

 

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts

Dear friends, neighbors and members of the Missoula County Medical Community, When our lives changed dramatically on Nov. 16, 2019 due to Diann’s stroke, dozens upon dozens of individuals rushed to aid our family. First responders arrived and in...

 

Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act is a common sense bill

Nowadays, politics in Washington creates a lot more problems than it solves—we’ve been led to believe that every issue, big or small, is an all-out battle for the soul of our country. But, quite frankly, when you take a step back from the dysfunc...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    September 3, 2020

Seeley Lake Market success amidst COVID - Final Market Sunday

SEELEY LAKE – Entering through a single entrance, Seeley Lake Market attendees put on their masks and stopped to visit with Amaya Harman. Harman patiently explained the contact tracing form and answ...

 

iRide and caregiver programs enhance lives

This September I'd like to highlight three excellent programs available to us which can enhance our lives and those we care for. First, Missoula Aging Services is offering two Virtual Caregiver Support Groups which offer a safe place for caregivers...

 

Anatomy of an emergency medical response

There is confusion within the Seeley Lake community understanding what really happens during a 911 medical call. I hope that the following information will help people understand. When 911 is called...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    September 3, 2020

Community invited to participate in Reimagining Rural conversations

SEELEY LAKE – Join with the Seeley Lake Community Foundation and your neighbors Sept. 15 from 6 – 8 p.m. the Reimagining Rural Community Gathering, an invigorating series of community talks, at...

 
 By John Adams    News    September 3, 2020

Podcast to explore Montana's 2020 elections

If you've turned on the TV in Montana recently, you've probably been bombarded with advertisements propping up-or tearing down-candidates for political office. Each contender claims they're the best...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    September 3, 2020

Helmville Rodeo tradition continues Labor Day weekend

HELMVILLE – Despite nearly half of the Northern Rodeo Association (NRA) rodeos canceled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Helmville Rodeo Club is looking forward to hosting their 56th annual two-day Labor Day rodeo Sept. 6 and Sept. 7...

 

Timothy John Davis

SEELEY LAKE - On the afternoon of Aug. 21st, 2020 Timothy John Davis tragically lost his life in a rollover accident on a quiet gravel road in central Montana.  Tim was always happy to be in this wor... Full story

 

Woodrow W. Needles Jr.

OVANDO - Woodrow W. Needles Jr. died Aug. 20 at Riverside Health Care in Missoula.  He was the son of Woodrow Sr. and Lulabelle Sample Needles. He had siblings Barbara, Beverly, Wallace, and Janice and several nieces and nephews. Woodrow worked at... Full story

 

The friends

Many moons ago there was a big burn over in Orchard country central Washington. Up in the mountains it fried most all the pine. There we were, crawl'n around try'n to salvage the timber. While look'n...

 

Grasshoppers, season extenders & tomatoes

For any gardener who has used, or wants to use, an electric shredder for chopping garden debris and turning it into mulch, here is updated information: For years I have used chopped garden...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    September 3, 2020

Forest road closures lift following improvements

SEELEY LAKE - Closures are starting to lift on the Forest Services roads around Seeley Lake as work is completed. Dunham Creek Road #4388 is open to the Lodgepole Trailhead just as hunting season...

 

Public input sought on Mid-Swan Restoration and WUI Project

SWAN VALLEY - The Flathead National Forest is seeking public input on a draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a 174,000 acre landscape level project to restore forest conditions and reduce fuels in Swan Valley. The purpose of the Mid-Swan...

 

Missoula RAC to discuss proposed recreation fees

MISSOULA – The Missoula Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) is scheduled to meet on Sept. 8 at 3 p.m. virtually.  The objectives of the meeting are to: • Approve meeting minutes as needed; • Discuss, recommend and approve new Title II projects...

 

Conditions of the sale

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    September 3, 2020

Bringing his love of English, literature and drama to the classroom

SEELEY LAKE - Walking on the campus of Dixie State University in St. George, Utah, Brian Bennion had the distinct impression, and a really good feeling, that becoming an English teacher would be the...

 

Lady Blackhawks take to the court against Charlo

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley-Swan Lady Blackhawks volleyball team took to the court for the much anticipated season opener against Charlo Aug. 27. The Lady Blackhawks fell to Charlo in the first two...

 

Community Briefs

Seeley Lake Library News      SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Library has resumed curbside service and is currently open after school on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from  3:30 - 6 p.m. In accordance with local COVID-19 directives, upon...

 

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