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Forest Service supports Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act, outlines concerns at hearing

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Montana Senator Jon Tester’s Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act was heard in the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing Wednesday, Sept. 16. The U.S. Forest Service spoke in support of the BCSA and shared...

 

Reimagining Rural reframes small town misconceptions

SEELEY LAKE - Reimagining Rural is a new virtual event series that aims to develop self-reflective discussions among residents to help improve rural communities. The Seeley Lake Community Foundation i...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    September 24, 2020

A heartfelt response to tragedy

SEELEY LAKE - "Charlie was an individual who walks into a room and meets all sorts of different people. When he walks out of the room, he's got 20 new friends," said Mark Wilson, Charlie Wolff's...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    September 24, 2020

Developing sense of self, connections through social media

In the days before social media networks took the country by storm, the media portrayed images of the "perfect body" or "dream house" in magazines, advertisements and on television. Now, with the evol...

 

Juanita Vero is the authentic Montanan

Have you ever met a person that seems to shine - because they listen, smile, reflect and then actually respond directly to you? Have you been believing respect, being heard and part of the process in driving together toward a better way to reach and...

 

House District 92 deserves better

Since ballots will soon be in the mail, I have some concerns about our local elected representative, Mike Hopkins.  If you’re not familiar, Mike moved here from California where his mommy was busy suing Danville, California for two years over his...

 

Tranel will stand up for families and small businesses

In the late 1800’s my great, great grandfather came west from Missouri and settled with his family in a wooded area near Alberton. He was drawn to Western Montana, he said, by the power and beauty of the Rocky Mountain front. My grandpa owned and...

 

Here we go again...

When does PUBLIC LAND cease to belong to the public? Many years ago various entities decided that the general public was not entitled to use public land. What to do? They convinced the US government to turn some 70,000 acres of public land into a...

 

Vero will allow Missoula County to continue to thrive

As a County Commissioner, Juanita Vero continues to provide us with the dynamic and successful leadership necessary to lead Missoula County through these particularly challenging times. Her long-successful ranching business in the Greenough area has...

 

Graybill for State Attorney General, Morigeau for State Auditor

Raph Graybill is one of the most talented lawyers I have met. A fifth generation Montanan he currently serves as Chief Legal Counsel to Governor Bullock. He has work experience as both an attorney and a police officer. He has practiced before the US...

 

Guilt or guilty

Guilt and feeling guilty are extremely common. Guilt describes a condition or state of being, while feeling guilty describes, well, a feeling. Why do we experience the two and is it important to ask...

 

Fire danger remains high outdoor burning still closed

Missoula County Fire Protection agencies want to remind residents and visitors that fire danger remains High in the Missoula area and that outdoor burning by permit is still closed. Some wetting rain and a brief respite in heat and smoke can...

 

General Election opportunities, ballots mailed Oct. 9

Over 70,000 ballots will be mailed out Friday, Oct. 9 to registered Missoula County voters for the November General Election. Residents will be able to register and vote during a satellite event in Seeley Lake from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20...

 

Bristol Michel Jones

ROY, WASHINGTON - Proud parents Kevin and Jackie Jones of Roy, Washington happily announce the birth of their daughter named Bristol Michel Jones. Bristol was born on Sept. 14. She weighed 10 pounds,...

 

A productive year for restoration throughout the Blackfoot River watershed

As we head into fall, it’s a time of reflection on this past year and all that was accomplished on numerous projects with our strong group of partners. As spring arrived, we had many questions as to how our field season would unfold with COVID...

 

Bond election discussed, mandate ordinance killed

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Sewer District Board continued discussing holding a bond election and rejected an ordinance reinforcing a resolution mandating connections at its Sept. 17 meeting. The Board also received a proposal that would keep...

 

Three lessons I learned from Wayne Cahoon

My wife and I moved to Seeley Lake in August of 1993. Wayne and his wife Sandee were among the first people we met here in Seeley Lake. In fact, during our first Sunday worship service at Mission Bible Fellowship, back when service was still held...

 

Fall policy updates approved, first COVID case discussed

POTOMAC - The Potomac Elementary School Board unanimously approved the Montana School Board Association fall policy updates during their virtual meeting Monday, Sept. 14. They also discussed the first COVID case at the school. The primary reasons...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    September 24, 2020

Public continues to bring concerns to the board

SEELEY LAKE – Members of the public continued to express their concerns surrounding the Seeley Lake Fire Department leadership and board oversight at the Fire Board meeting Sept. 15. While some of the concerns have been addressed, there are others...

 

Grizzly bear relocated after repeatedly seeking garbage

SEELEY LAKE - Wildlife officials captured and relocated a male grizzly bear in Seeley Lake late last week after repeated incidents of pursuing garbage and other attractants at campgrounds and home sites in the area. The bear did not have a prior...

 

Over $5,000 raised at Mike Haley Memorial Golf Tournament

SEELEY LAKE - Local golfers came together over the weekend and raised more than $5,000 for Seeley-Swan Blackhawks Athletics as well as honored the life and legacy of Mike Haley at the first annual...

 

Flathead prepares for fall and winter camping seasons

SWAN VALLEY - Flathead National Forest staff and concessionaires are preparing campgrounds and other recreation sites to close or move to primitive status for the winter season.   Many campgrounds are available for primitive camping in the...

 

Blackhawks join in solidarity with Bulldogs

ST IGNATIUS – The Seeley-Swan Blackhawks headed over the mountains to take on the Bulldogs Sept. 18. Ahead of the game the Blackhawks accepted an invitation to participate in a presentation and...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    September 24, 2020

Lady Blackhawks shutout Tigers and Trojans

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley-Swan Lady Blackhawks made quick work of the Darby Tigers and the Drummond Trojans this last week. The Lady Blackhawks beat both in three sets. Taking the court at home...

 

Mill disputes amount of merchantable timber

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...

 

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