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Articles from the September 19, 2019 edition

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 By Andi Bourne    News    September 19, 2019

Seeley Fire Department receives grant for new exhaust system

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Rural Fire District received a nearly $73,000 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) that will be used to install a new exhaust system in the bays of Station 1. Seeley Lake Fire Chief Dave Lane said this new system...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    September 19, 2019

We will never forget

SEELEY LAKE - Wednesday morning, Sept. 11 Seeley Lake Rural Fire Department personnel stood in front of the Post Office in Seeley Lake to remember those who served and lost their lives during the...

 

Living with the land

SWAN VALLEY – Kathy Kinzfogl, better known as Littlebird, thinks of it as eco-homesteading. Her partner Brian Parks thinks more in terms of permaculture. By whatever name, it means a style of...

 

Maclay Bridge is a Seeley-Swan problem

MISSOULA - Perhaps many of you in the Seeley-Swan Valley area are aware there is an old bridge down in Missoula on the west side of town. It has been the subject of debate and controversy for over 25 years. Undoubtedly, most of you believe you have...

 

Failing Windfall

SWAN VALLEY – She was born on a cold winter day, wrapped and warm, high above the headwaters, in the same landscape where she later gave birth to celebrated triplets. Her neighbors loved her and many people experienced firsthand the wonder of those...

 

Grizzly bear euthanized in Swan Valley due to food conditioning

SWAN VALLEY - An adult female grizzly bear was euthanized Sept. 10 after the bear and three cubs became food conditioned and broke into structures to obtain grain. Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks captured the bears in the Seeley-Swan Valley....

 

What's up with the brain and exercise?

Those of you who know me know that I enjoy talking about the brain and how it plays an enormous role in our lives. Our feelings, thought patterns, habits and much more are all formed and processed in...

 

Parenting in Montana

You know those days when, as a parent or caregiver, you feel like you don't know what to do to help your child or feel frustrated with your child's behavior? Most parents have experienced these...

 

Landlord and tenant rights and responsibilities*

Most of us have or will rent a residence at some point in our lives. It can be overwhelming dealing with finances, paperwork, documents, understanding your rights and what’s expected as a tenant. It’s just as important to know about your landlord...

 

Fire danger remains moderate

MISSOULA - Recent widespread rain, interagency wildland fire officials with the Missoula County Fire Protection Association (MCFPA) are reporting lower fire danger indices within Missoula County. The...

 

Chillax at the Seeley Lake Huckleberry Festival

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Huckleberry Festival and end of summer blowout is this Saturday, Sept. 21. Organizer Michelle Brumfield encourages everyone in town to enter the huckleberry cooking/baking contest, bring a picnic lunch and a game to sh...

 

Heavy rains cause increased runoff - Monture Trail impassable for stock

SEELEY LAKE – Heavy rains at the beginning of the week resulted in increased runoff and a trail washout in the Monture Drainage on the Seeley Lake Ranger District. Monture Trail #27 is currently...

 

Tales of Swan Valley outfitters - Tom Parker

SWAN VALLEY – Tom Parker was the final speaker at the Aug. 3 Upper Swan Valley Historical Society (USVHS) program Guides and Outfitters of the Swan Valley. His talk was punctuated by comments from...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    September 19, 2019

Neighborhood tour highlights Maclean familiy ties to area

SEELEY LAKE – More than 20 people toured the Maclean family's neighborhood Friday, Sept. 13 as part of the third "In the Footsteps of Norman Maclean Festival: Writing the West: A Way Forward." Seele...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    September 19, 2019

Leading through their own learning

SEELEY LAKE – After setting up camp, students dotted the shores of Rainy Lake in their quest to catch lunch. This was just one of the four opportunities offered for Seeley-Swan High School Discovery...

 

Beyond words

“The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.” (John 1:14) We’ve enjoyed a wonderful summer with a steady stream of family and friends coming through our state. Many of them put their hands and hearts to work projects at our home and...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    September 19, 2019

A view from Ground Zero

MANHATTAN, N.Y. – It was a beautiful September day as Tom Browder walked the final leg of his daily commute across the World Trade Center Plaza. As he stood at the foot of the North Tower, he heard...

 

Is Montana still the last best place?

MISSOULA – Annick Smith was the featured speaker for the Alpine Artisans fundraiser dinner that formed part of the 2019 three-day "In the Footsteps of Norman Maclean" festival. In introducing...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    September 19, 2019

Encouraging a love of reading

SEELEY LAKE – Pattie Crum is quick to say this is her first year of teaching. However, along with being a fresh slate as the new second grade teacher at Seeley lake Elementary School, she also...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    September 19, 2019

Questions answered on proposed fee increases on the Lolo National Forest

SEELEY LAKE – Seeley Lake District Ranger Quinn Carver and Lolo National Forest Acting Public Affairs Officer Katelyn Jerman presented the proposed recreation fee increases for the Lolo National Forest at the Seeley Lake Community Council meeting...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    September 19, 2019

Lady Blackhawks make the podium, new PRs set

The Seeley-Swan Blackhawks cross county team took to the course at Mission for the St. Ignatius Invite Sept. 10 and Rebecca Farms for the Flathead Invite Sept. 14. Freshman Kyla Conley made the...

 

Blackhawks 3-0 after defeating Warriors

SEELEY LAKE – The Blackhawks go 3-0 and the crowd sings along, "Three cheers for Blackhawks of Seeley-Swan High." The last time the Blackhawks started their season with three wins was in 1999. The...

 

Lady Blackhawks take two

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley-Swan Lady Blackhawks defeated Victor and Darby last week improving their conference record to 2-2. The Ladies hosted Victor Sept. 12 and made quick work of the match in three...

 

Community Briefs

Essential oils for preparedness, Sept. 19 & Sept. 28 SEELEY LAKE – Learn how you can empower your family now and in times of emergencies with essential oils in your emergency kit during National Preparedness Month. Join doTERRA Wellness Advocates...

 

Montanans Deserve Better Than One-Size-Fits-All Federal Healthcare

Rural Montana is facing some pressing challenges. We must provide quality medical care for an aging population, so our seniors can enjoy healthy, vibrant lives in the communities they’ve always called home. And we need to create more jobs for the...

 

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