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Articles from the September 27, 2018 edition

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 By Andi Bourne    News    September 27, 2018

Temporary ice rink approved

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Elementary School Board approved the temporary ice rink on the SLE fields for three years. Superintendent Chris Stout also provided several updates on the new school year. The Board received no more comments on the...

 

No insurance for lawsuit, board vacancy discussed

SEELEY LAKE – At the Sept. 20 meeting, Seeley Lake Sewer District Board President Beth Hutchinson announced the District doesn’t have insurance to cover the lawsuit spearheaded by Don Larson against the District. The board also discussed the...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    September 27, 2018

Future of Community Park lies with Seeley Lake community

SEELEY LAKE – At the inception of the Seeley Lake Community Park in 1983, there were plans for many recreational facilities including tennis courts, a fitness trail, covered pavilion/ice skating...

 

Procession for Lloyd Hallgren

SEELEY LAKE - Law enforcement from all over the county joined in a procession Sept. 22 to recognize former Missoula County Sheriff's Deputy Lloyd Hallgren. The procession ran from his home in Dog...

 

Remington rifle warning

Imagine that you are returning to your vehicle after a day of hunting with your child. Before you put your rifle in the gun rack, you push the safety off to open the bolt and remove the round in the chamber. The moment you hear the click of the...

 

Alex Beal for Justice of the Peace

I strongly support Alex Beal for Justice of the Peace. Not only is he highly qualified but his opponent, the current judge, is an embarrassment to the judiciary. Alex has been a prosecutor, public defender and attorney in private practice for 13 year...

 

Bridges will hit the ground running

Lee Bridges may be more prepared to run for the Montana Legislature than any other past or current candidate. She hit the ground running in February, right after registering for House District 92. Since then, Lee has been meeting people from all...

 

Protect kids - Support for I-185

As a pediatrician, I am alarmed by statistics that show that a rapidly rising number – now 30 percent – of Montana teenagers are using e-cigarettes or vaping. Without prompt action to reduce the appeal of these new tobacco products to teens,...

 

Montana sportsmen can count on Williams

As a firearms owner and active big game hunter for more than 55 years, the right to own firearms is important to me. Recently, I saw a Greg Gianforte television ad attacking Kathleen Williams’ position on firearms. A pistol-packing young woman...

 

Bridges understands small communities

One name to remember when voting this fall is Lee Bridges, who is running for House District 92, which includes Condon, Seeley Lake, Greenough, Potomac, Bonner, East Missoula and surrounding areas. I first met Lee 25 years ago when I was a building...

 

Rex Renk for Clerk of the MT Supreme Court

There are three contested statewide races on the ballot this year: US Senate, US Congress and a third one that receives little public attention, Clerk of the MT Supreme Court. While the office is obscure to most people, it fulfills an important...

 

It's not what Rosendale says, it's how he votes

Montana is a state in which 10 percent of our population are veterans and a high percentage are 65 years of age or older. While serving in the Montana Legislature, Matt Rosendale supported privatizing the Columbia Falls Veterans’ Home. He also...

 

Exaggerations and Beliefs

Exaggerations are not unusual and, of course, everyone has beliefs, but are the two related? The current atmosphere in the U.S. places each person on a visual pedestal and under observation. Today,...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    September 27, 2018

Parenting program offered at SLE

SEELEY LAKE – At times all parents feel lost or without a clue about what their children might need. Imagine if you could make sense of what your child was really asking from you. Stephen Marten, COS-P facilitator and LCPC candidate and Bekah Cahoo...

 

Project updates for the Seeley Lake Ranger District

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Ranger District is wrapping up their summer activities and turning attention to fall projects. Many fall projects are in the works and are dynamic. For the most current...

 

Flathead National Forest finalizes Glacier Loon decision

SWAN VALLEY - Chip Weber, Flathead National Forest Supervisor, signed the final decision for the Glacier Loon Fuels Reduction and Forest Health Project. The project area is located on the Swan Lake Ranger District, in the Swan River Valley, south...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    September 27, 2018

New kennels provide temporary holding for animals

SEELEY LAKE – This past summer, Missoula City-County Animal Control installed two new dogs kennels at the Missoula County Satellite office north of Seeley Lake. The intent for the temporary,...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    September 27, 2018

Folsom and Oblinger lighten hearts with talent and wit

SWAN VALLEY – Rebecca Folsom and Mark Oblinger filled the Swan Valley Community Hall with their beautiful harmonies, talented wit and honest emotions Sunday, Sept. 23. Folsom's performance opened...

 

Wallace joins Potomac staff

John "Ike" Wallace is known to his new students at Potomac School as a teacher of multiple strengths who feels humbled each time he walks into the classroom. He said he enjoys the challenges that...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    September 27, 2018

Revenue and charges for service discussed, board approves raise

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Fire District discussed issues with the billing company and vendors at their Sept. 18 meeting. They also approved a $5,000 raise for Fire Chief Dave Lane. Lane said the District is down 60 calls from last year. This is...

 

Being tempered to become stronger

By trade, I am a saw filer. In earlier days, anyone in this trade may have been called either a sawsmith, or a saw doctor – as filing or sharpening saws was only a small part of our trade. A sawsmith, or saw doctor, takes great pains to repair a...

 

Helping the Navajo find health: Community health workers in action

Two months ago, the boys played like children do, clambering around a ruined building just down the lush green hillside from their home. Now their mom, Moslene, cooks only for her husband, a...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    September 27, 2018

Classic cars visit Seeley Lake

SEELEY LAKE – Sunday, Sept. 23 the Missoula Hellgate Classic Car Club drove through the area. They met at the Seeley Lake Historical Museum with many local classic car owners. The group then...

 

PRs set at Thompson Falls - Maughan remains undefeated

THOMPSON FALLS – Despite the challenging uphill finish, Seeley-Swan High School junior Jayla Kauffman and freshman Chase Haines set new personal records at the cross country meet in Thompson Falls...

 

Scarlets bring down Lady Blackhawks

The Seeley-Swan Lady Blackhawks fell to the Arlee Scarlets before heading to the Mineral County Shoot Out last week. The non-conference loss to Arlee gives the Ladies a 4-3 overall record. They...

 

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