Articles from the September 28, 2023 edition

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Paving starts on Salmon Lake project

Paving the four mile section of Highway 83 on Salmon Lake started Monday, Sept. 25, after design setbacks slowed construction of the road and could set up a tight window to finish work before winter....

 

Seeley Lake Fire Chief ordered to take education course after 2022 incident

The Seeley Lake Rural Fire District Chief must complete four hours of continuing education after the Montana Board of Medical Examiners ruled he acted unprofessional during an emergency call in March...

 

Holland sewer might have long standing problems, 2005 letter shows

The wastewater system near Holland Lake might have been leaking since 2005, and photos show large rips in parts of the lagoon's liner from last year, according to letters and photos requested through...

 
 By Jean Pocha    News    September 28, 2023

Well testing results presented at Sewer District meeting

Well testing results shared at the Seeley Sewer District Meeting on Thursday, Sept. 21 indicated one groundwater monitoring well near Spruce Street has nitrate levels over the state standard of 10 mg/l. The 14 groundwater monitoring wells are collect...

 

Bestselling author speaks in Seeley Lake

A well-known author spoke to Seeley Lake residents last week about his latest historical fiction, his writing style, and the fun tidbits about his hometown of Spokane, Washington. Jess Walters has...

 

Two regional land bills pass Senate committee

Both Montana Senators passed their separate public lands bills from a committee in the Senate, opening both bills up to a final vote as the federal government debates a potential shutdown. Sen. Jon...

 

Swan Valley Council hears from responders, concerns over building

The Swan Valley Community Council went over emergency preparedness tips, concerns over electricity in the community building and heard from a candidate running for Condon’s state senate district, which will not be the same as Seeley Lake this...

 

CRC comments on the North Seeley WUI

The Clearwater Resource Council (CRC) has reviewed the scoping notice for the North Seeley Wildland Urban Interface- Highway 83 Project #64580 proposed by the Seeley Lake Ranger District of the Lolo National Forest. The primary objective of the...

 

Tow truck drivers should be recognized

As a past paramedic/firefighter I want to acknowledge another first responder that is rarely recognized or thanked. Recently one of our county newspaper articles had a thank you given only to the police, fire, and ambulance. We do not seem to value...

 

Zinke helping with fentanyl problem

Congressman Zinke is fighting the battle against fentanyl by co-sponsoring a bill that puts Narcan- the overdose treatment for fentanyl-in hands of first responders. He’s done more work single-handedly in Washington D.C. since taking office to...

 

Asking for help is not a sign of weakness

Montana faces a mental health epidemic. All our families have been touched by this crisis in one way or another. Tragically, many of Montana’s mentally unwell end up in prison or end their own lives rather than get the help they need and deserve....

 

Favorite flies for fall fishing

'I call the big orange fall caddis the iceberg hatch." "Why is that?" my friend asked. "Because ninety percent of the action is underwater. If you're fishing on top you miss most of it." His face lit...

 

Missoula County Sheriff's log for Sept. 28

9/14 1:28 p.m. Suspicious Activity 63XX Highway 83, Condon 9/16 5:39 p.m. Disorderly Conduct 62XX Lindbergh Lake Road 9/16 8:41 p.m. Accident; No Injury 42MM Highway 83, Condon 9/17 12:53 p.m. Accident with Injury Northern Comet Way, Condon 9/17...

 

Seeley Lake Rural Fire District Call Log for Sept. 28

9/15/2023 Medical 3050 Highway 83 9/16/2023 Medical Highway 200 East 9/17/2023 Accident Injury Northern Comet Way 9/17/2023 Fire Wildland Big Sky Lake Road 9/18/2023 Accident Injury 41 MM/Highway 200 9/18/2023 Medical Transfer Highway 83 9/19/2023...

 

Humble yourself

To be humble is to recognize gratefully our dependence on the Lord—to understand that we have constant need for His support. Humility is an acknowledgment that our talents and abilities are gifts...

 

A statement from Pyramid Mountain Lumber

We at Pyramid Mountain Lumber are heartbroken and deeply saddened by the loss of one of our valued employees and friend, Matthew Raimondi, who was involved in an industrial accident at our facility on Sept. 12, 2023. Words cannot begin to describe...

 

Volleyball sweeps Victor on the road

The Seeley Swan Volleyball Team started a three game road trip on a high note last Thursday, Sept. 21, defeating the Victor Pirates in three sets. The Blackhawks Volleyball team won its second game...

 

Football falls to Lone Peak in Big Sky

The Seeley Swan High School Team couldn't keep up with Lone Peak and heavy rain last Friday, Sept. 22, losing 60-14 and dropping to 2-3 in conference play. "We had way too many turnovers that really...

 

Two Seeley grads now classmates at West Point

Sam Weisenburger graduated Seeley-Swan High School in 2020 at the top of his class. Three years later, he is in his final year at West Point Military Academy in New York. Weisenburger was not...

 
 By Jean Pocha    News    September 28, 2023

Perfect storm of nature and art

Participants from Kalispell to Hamilton came to Seeley Lake for the Nature of Art workshops hosted by Alpine Artisans Sept. 16-17 at the Seeley Lake Community Hall. Nature Journaling, Plein Air painti...

 

Real estate market updates

SEELEY LAKE RESIDENTIAL SALES FAST FACTS Thus far in 2023, there has been a total of 27 homes sold, which is behind the pace of the 45 total homes that sold in 2022. The number of homes for sale has...

 
 By Jean Pocha    News    September 28, 2023

Sounds of hammers ring in ancient art

All types of tool stands, coal and propane forges were set up under a tent behind Valler's Coffee Roastery in Lincoln for the Northern Rockies Blacksmiths Association (NRBA) Conference on Sept....

 

Archives for Sept. 28

Thirty-five Years Ago Thursday, Sept. 29, 1988 Anglers consider forming bass club in Seeley Lake Fishermen who enjoy catching bass in Seeley Lake may soon be forming a Bass Masters Club here, accordin...

 

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