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Articles from the October 8, 2020 edition

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Reimagining Rural encourages small town residents to develop projects

SEELEY LAKE - Reimagining Rural's second of three sessions focused on improving smaller communities with already available resources. The presentation was led by Deb Brown and Becky McCray from...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    October 8, 2020

Homecoming week adjusted for COVID

SEELEY LAKE – Homecoming week and weekend festivities for Seeley-Swan High School look a little different this year due to COVID-19 restrictions. SSHS Principal Kellen Palmer said they are still...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    October 8, 2020

Algae bloom reported on Salmon Lake, may be toxic

SALMON LAKE – Thursday afternoon, Oct. 1 Clearwater Resource Council collected samples of a possible blue-green algae south of Salmon Lake State Park after getting a report of the bloom. The...

 

John Fraley explores the legacy of Joe Murphy

Author John Fraley has spent years capturing the stories and history of those who have ridden and hiked through the Bob Marshall Wilderness.  In his newly released book, "Heroes of the Bob Marshall W...

 
 By Kathy Koors    Opinion    October 8, 2020

Tranel has my vote

I am a long time resident of the Swan Valley. I am voting for Monica Tranel because she knows her stuff! Take a moment to learn about her, she is the right person for this job. In addition to two decades of experience working directly with the...

 
 By Don Larson    Opinion    October 8, 2020

Treat NRA grades with skepticism

With all the “grades” being issued by the National Rifle Association (NRA) for Montana political candidates I’d like to offer some perspective on this highly partisan organization. I am 74 years old and have hunted for nearly 60 years in...

 

Vote like life depends on it

With numerous important voting issues, none is more critical than life. God’s Commandment states: “You shall not kill,” meaning to not kill unjustly.  Even though science concurs with the Church that an individual human being exists at concept...

 

What my ballot will look like - Part One

By next week, your ballots will have arrived in the mail. For whatever it’s worth, here is how I am voting. You can view a sample of my ballot at http://kvs.org/vote/ballot2020.pdf I will start out with the parts that baffle many people....

 

Who will represent all of us?

When I looked out the window this morning, the fog was partially concealing our valley. As the sun rose, the fog lifted and I was staring in awe at the brilliant reds, oranges and yellows that greet us most mornings in the fall when you live in this...

 
 By Erin Riley    Opinion    October 8, 2020

Browder is a vote for honor, kindness and hard work

As a resident of East Missoula, I am writing to put my support behind Tom Browder for House District 92.  I haven’t known Tom for a very long time but what I have seen is an honest, knowledgeable, generous, dedicated and helpful person. I was...

 

Local candidate Tom Browder generates excitement

With the vitriol and enmity permeating politics on the national level it is easy to become jaded and disengage. It often seems that we are relegated to choosing the least onerous candidate. It is difficult to get enthused. Fortunately, for a change,...

 

Browder - Good for the area, good for the state

I have known Tom Browder for quite some time and have found him to be an interesting, energetic person. Now, he wants to serve the eastern area of Missoula County in the State Legislature. In my opinion, this is good for both this area and the state...

 
 By Robert Rock    Opinion    October 8, 2020

Future of health care is on the ballot

Death and taxes, two realities of life. My opinion today comes from being in the insurance industry for 30 years as a broker, agency principle and insurance company board member. The politicians today are misrepresenting the fact about your health...

 

A political zoo

We often wonder at what politicians must be think'n when they take their oath to uphold the Constitution, then turn right around and do just the opposite. Perhaps they're think'n--well God knows...

 

County projects, COVID, elementary and high school at next Council meeting

The next meeting of the Seeley Lake Community Council will be on Monday, October 12 via Zoom. Instructions for sign-on are at the end of this release. The first speaker will be Josh Slotnick, County Commissioner, who will talk about the major...

 

Virtual engagement meeting to discuss Westside Bypass Wildfire Resiliency Project

SEELEY LAKE – The Forest Service invites the public to participate in a virtual meeting on Thursday, Oct. 15 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. The goal of this meeting will be to share information and gather...

 

Trunk-or-Treat returns to Seeley Lake

SEELEY LAKE - The annual trick or treating event, Trunk-or-Treat, will return for its seventh year on Halloween night. From 5-7:30 p.m. Oct. 31, children will be able to pick up goodies in the Seeley Lake Elementary parking lot. The event will...

 

Strong relationships built through weed management

The mission of the Blackfoot Challenge is "to coordinate efforts to conserve and enhance natural resources and the rural way of life in the Blackfoot watershed for present and future generations." A...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    October 8, 2020

Expressing love for Cahoon family with the community

SEELEY LAKE – After attending the candlelight vigil at the Cahoon's home Sept. 17, six-year-old Kaylee Cahoon told her grandparents Tira and Steve Beary she wanted to make a yard sign that said...

 

Tamaracks presents their first annual Tricks & Treats

SEELEY LAKE - Tamaracks Resort is hosting their first ever Tricks & Treats event on Halloween night. Tamaracks Event Coordinator Tera Wold said their goal is to have all 17 cabins booked for the event with business, non-profits and individuals...

 

Collaboration helps clear Highway 83

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Ranger District is collaborating with Montana Department of Transportation Missoula District to remove any standing dead trees, or snags, and dead branches from both...

 

Everything but the kitchen sink

SEELEY LAKE – A family from Missoula coming to enjoy a day on Seeley Lake might load up the car with a cooler, beach chairs, sand toys, blow-up floats, fishing gear, snorkels ... At which point dad...

 

Thompson opens his studio during Tour of Arts this weekend

SEELEY LAKE - Scott Thompson is a woodcarver and acrylic painter who is one of several participating artists in Alpine Artisans' upcoming Tour of the Arts. Thompson is originally from Butte, but he mo...

 

Interpretation matters

God does not make sin nor does God cause sin to happen. God created the world and is still creating the whole universe good. God blesses it all, breathing life into the whole creation, so that life,...

 

Redington weighs in on long-butting

In 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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