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Articles from the October 3, 2019 edition

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 By Andi Bourne    News    October 3, 2019

A lifetime of service and safety recognized

SEELEY LAKE – For Seeley Lake couple Steve and Cheri Thompson, it was a normal day at Big Sky Resort with their Stanford Ski Group. When their friend Dave Utzinger had a bad crash that broke his nec...

 

Sindelar enjoyed the perks of the job

SEELEY LAKE – Seeley Lake resident Norman Sindelar joined the U.S. Navy in 1962. Though he never actually served aboard a naval vessel, he sees his four years of service as a series of great...

 

E-bikes welcome on 'motorized use' Forest Service trails, roads

Electric bicycles (e-bikes) have grown in popularity for both recreational use and hunting on public lands and are currently welcome on more than 52,000 miles of roads and 7,700 miles of trails throughout the Northern Region’s nine National Forests...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    October 3, 2019

"Decades" 2019 Homecoming

SEELEY LAKE - Each of the classes competed again this year for the best float. The theme for the 2019 Homecoming parade floats was "Decades." The freshman class won with the 1980s rendition of...

 

Republicans need to start investigating the investigators

When President Trump was duly elected by the American people I was shocked at the rage of some people. I heard a woman say she wanted to blow up the White House. I heard some Democrats promoting violence against President Trump and his supporters. I...

 

Was it necessary?

I was extremely upset, even angry, when I learned the sow grizzly bear that had three cubs roaming around the Swan Valley, had been captured and killed by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks...

 

Annual Medicare open enrollment starts Oct. 15

It's that time of year again to review your health insurance needs and look at options. Get ready for Annual Medicare Open Enrollment Period (AEP) Oct. 15 – Dec. 7, Medicare's next annual open...

 

Weedkiller, green tomatoes & soaker hoses

Q: Without using weedkiller spray, how can I clean up a weedy bed where I want to plant bulbs this fall? So far I have been digging and that is hard work. For the winter, can I cover the bed with a mu...

 

Remove bear attractants this fall

Help keep neighborhood bear conflicts to a minimum this fall by removing or securing backyard bear attractants such as fruit, birdseed, pet food, compost piles and garbage.  Montana Fish, Wildlife an...

 

2019 fire season transitions to prescribed burning

The 2019 fire season has come to a close. There were 142 wildfires suppressed in west central Montana. In our communities, 2019 will be remembered as a welcome respite from wildfire smoke. Wildfire co...

 

Exploring diversity at Mountain Lakes Presbyterian Church

For many people, the church, generally speaking, has been a difficult place - a place of woundedness, a place of hostility or rigid authoritarianism, an unfriendly place where not all have been welcome. Church people know this is true - but we...

 

Inerrancy of the Bible

Looking back at the summer Olympics in 2016…there are so many questions about why are there so many ties in swimming? Going back several decades, there have been many instances in ties. Even in Rio, in 2016, there was a three-way tie for a silver...

 

2VS brings acclaimed dance troupe to Seeley Lake

"New viewers often ask us what to expect from an RDT performance. We tell them grace and athleticism, beauty and power. Beyond that, we tell them to embrace the unexpected." ~ Repertory Dance...

 
 By Jenny Rohrer    News    October 3, 2019

AAI Open Book Club presents "Grinnell: America's Environmental Pioneer and His Restless Drive to Save the West"

Remember your first glimpse of Glacier National Park or your initial trip to Yellowstone National Park? Livingston author John Taliaferro's encompassing biography of George Bird Grinnell enables the...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    October 3, 2019

Local fills moose tag in Boles Meadow area

SEELEY LAKE – After 24 years of putting in for a moose tag, Austin Dillree finally got his chance. Less than two weeks into the two and half month moose season, he filled his tag with a 40-inch bull...

 

Focus on escape planning and practice during Fire Prevention Week

Today’s home fires burn faster than ever, making escape planning all the more critical to home fire safety. Studies show that in the past, people had approximately 17 minutes to escape a typical home fire from the time the smoke alarm sounds. Now...

 

Minimum wage set to increase

Governor Steve Bullock announced Monday, Sept. 30 Montanans earning minimum wage will see the rate increase to $8.65 per hour beginning Jan. 1, 2020.  “This increase ensures Montanans earning the minimum wage don’t fall further behind, but we st...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    October 3, 2019

Bulldogs bite Blackhawks

SEELEY LAKE – The Blackhawks took on the Bulldogs of St. Ignatius for their Homecoming Sept. 28. The game was a hard-fought battle in the first half with neither team's offense being able to move...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    October 3, 2019

Blackhawks meet tough competition at Mountain West

MISSOULA - The Seeley-Swan High School Cross Country team took to the University of Montana Golf Course for the annual Mountain West Classic, Sept. 28. Due to the Blackhawks homecoming activities in Seeley, the five high school racers all ran with...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    October 3, 2019

Lady Blackhawks succumb to Savage Heat

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley-Swan Lady Blackhawks headed into their Homecoming match with the Savage Heat of Hot Springs coming off a pair of victories last week against Granite and the Clark Fork Coop....

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    October 3, 2019

From Eagles to Blackhawks - Helping students succeed

SEELEY LAKE – After 14 years of teaching at Seeley Lake Elementary School, Michele Holmes is now the business teacher, librarian, instructional coach and Title 1 support at Seeley-Swan High School....

 

Community Briefs

TNC Beeskove Fire closure lifted POTOMAC - The Nature Conservancy’s western Montana forest land that had been closed due to the Beeskove fire reopened to the public Thursday, Sept. 26. Users are asked to follow TNC’s Open Lands Policy that can...

 

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