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Articles from the September 5, 2019 edition

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 By Andi Bourne    News    September 5, 2019

Eureka man dies after boating accident on Lake Alva

SEELEY LAKE – Just before 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31 there was a call that there was a boating accident at Lake Alva. Screams for help alerted those on the shore and someone camping at the Lakeside Campground came with a pontoon. A 70-year-old...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    September 5, 2019

Potomac house fire total loss

POTOMAC – Greenough-Potomac Volunteer Fire Department responded to a structure fire just before 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31. The house on Coloma Way was fully involved. While firefighters were not...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    September 5, 2019

Twenty years promoting the arts in Seeley Lake

SEELEY LAKE – The power was out. Grizzly Claw Trading Co. Owners Dee and Susan Baker were prepared for a great sales day during the heart of their first summer in business. Now it was so dark in...

 

Helmville Rodeo tradition continues

HELMVILLE - People came from all over Montana and out of state for this year's Helmville Rodeo, Sept. 1-2. The stands were packed and the competition was good as riders rode for the purse and...

 

Annual vegetables & flowers & deer repellant

Q: We will be traveling next year and so not gardening in Seeley Lake. A friend will water the perennials enough to keep them alive but what can we do about annual vegetables and flowers? We don't...

 

Mass shootings, what can be done?

These mass shootings occurring around the country are doing grave damage to one of our most cherish freedoms. Millions of people believe that gun control laws are the answer to the problem. But that...

 

Estate planner offers no cost appointments, Oct. 30

In past years Dr. Marsha A. Goetting, Montana State University Extension Family Economics Specialist, has presented programs about the need for all Montanans to take action and plan their estates. If...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    September 5, 2019

North Fork Cabin Bridge replaced, Trail 32 opened

SEELEY LAKE - The North Fork Cabin bridge replacement project is complete. The trail closure has been lifted ahead of hunting season. The bridge reconstruction began July 22. The bridge provides...

 

Forest Service fee increases, drug addiction at next Council meeting

SEELEY LAKE - Like so often, the Sept. 9 meeting of the Seeley Lake Community Council promises an ambitious agenda.  Linda Howard of the Missoula Aging Services will explain the various options available during the open enrollment period for Social...

 

Fall prescribed fire projects to start on the Flathead

SWAN VALLEY - The Flathead National Forest is planning to conduct fall prescribed fire projects, when weather, fuel conditions and air quality become favorable. Smoke will be visible from various places in the Flathead Valley depending on the...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    September 5, 2019

"Do something" message for dealing with an active shooter

SEELEY LAKE – On Aug. 26 the otherwise quiet halls of Seeley Lake Elementary school were filled with the sound of an air horn. More than 30 teachers and staff from Seeley Lake Elementary and Swan...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    September 5, 2019

Stevenson new secretary at SSHS

SEELEY LAKE – There is a new face behind the front desk at Seeley-Swan High School. Aimee Stevenson, of Greenough, is the new SSHS secretary. She looks forward to becoming more proficient in her...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    September 5, 2019

Seeley Lake Nordic Club opposes proposed recreation fees

SEELEY LAKE – When the Seeley Lake Nordic Club received an email from the Missoula Nordic Club that the U.S. Forest Service was proposing a user fee at the Seeley Creek Nordic area they were totally caught off guard. After further research and...

 

Blackfoot Challenge welcomes Seth Wilson as Executive Director

OVANDO - The Blackfoot Challenge is pleased to announce the hiring of Seth Wilson as Executive Director. Wilson assumed the position full-time on Sept. 3, concluding the organization's eight-month...

 

Public invited to Trumpeter Swan Release, Sept. 5

After a two year hiatus, the Blackfoot Challenge will again host their annual Trumpeter Swan Release on Thursday, Sept. 5, at the Rolling Stone Ranch in Ovando. This annual event offers the public a...

 

FWP approves non-native trout suppression in Cooney Creek

SWAN VALLEY - In an effort to boost native westslope cutthroat and bull trout populations, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will remove non-native trout species in Cooney Creek, a tributary of the upper Swan River in northwest Montana.  Following a...

 

Caustic partisanship

If you follow the news at all, or if you are on social media at all, you have certainly seen some nasty treatment of and language toward those who hold differing views from one another. This is certainly evident in political discussions between left...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    September 5, 2019

Resonating a common purpose to help change lives

SEELEY LAKE – Ever since Jason Gray's childhood, music has been a vehicle for inner healing, storytelling and conveying what really matters. Now a nationally acclaimed Christian singer and songwrite...

 

Tales of Swan Valley outfitters - Lloyd Hahn

SEELEY LAKE – Lloyd Hahn was not present at the Aug. 3 Upper Swan Valley Historical Society (USVHS) program, Outfitters and Guides in the Swan Valley. Nevertheless, his reputation as a long-time...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    September 5, 2019

Ladies sweep top three despite heat

DEER LODGE – The Seeley-Swan Blackhawks were one of four teams that participated in the inaugural 5K race at the Grant-Kohrs Ranch in Deer Lodge Aug. 30. Despite battling the heat, the Ladies swept...

 

Blackhawks take down Tigers

SEELEY LAKE – The Blackhawks kicked off their season with a victory over the Darby Tigers Aug. 30. The Boys in black and gold wasted no time putting points on the board. After stopping the Tiger's...

 

Lady Blackhawks soar over Scarlets

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley-Swan Lady Blackhawks' volleyball season got underway with a win over Arlee Aug. 29 before the team headed to a tournament in Philipsburg Sept. 1. The first three sets of the m...

 

Community Briefs

William Oscar Keiper Death Notice SEELEY LAKE - William Oscar Keiper met Jesus Aug. 29. There will be a graveside service at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Missoula Sept. 7 at 11:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome. Closure lifted on Cottonwood Lakes Road...

 

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