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Articles from the October 11, 2018 edition

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 By Nathan Bourne    News    October 11, 2018

Preliminary injunction denied

SEELEY LAKE - District Court Judge Karen Townsend denied a motion by Don Larson for a preliminary injunction against the Seeley Lake Sewer District Oct. 1. Larson is suing the Sewer District and Missoula County to prevent the district from moving...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    October 11, 2018

Eighty-two unit RV park proposed

SEELEY LAKE - Developers of a proposed 82-unit RV park held a public meeting Oct. 1 to present their preliminary plans and gather public comment. The proposed park owner Brandon Grosvenor was...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    October 11, 2018

Sparrow's Vine honors Helen Gossard

SEELEY LAKE – Everything from the table décor and the auction items, to the meal and desserts exemplified the theme “Wonderfully Made.” But it isn’t the ‘stuff’ that Sparrow’s Vine...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    October 11, 2018

Music teacher shortage - Solutions lie within the community

SEELEY LAKE – Seeley-Swan High School senior Jared Townsend has been playing the trumpet since fourth grade. He had no idea that his senior year, SSHS may not be able to find someone to teach...

 

Community journalism matters because communities matter

"Everything in this newspaper is important to someone." It's become something of a mantra for me, in recent years. Weekly community newspapers are eclectic, to say the least. We publish photos of...

 

Mike Hopkins is the best choice for HD92

I served with Mike Hopkins in the Montana Legislature in 2017 on the Appropriations Committee and on the Legislative Finance Committee through the present date. Mike’s budget experience, his excellent work ethic and his service to his constituents...

 

A simple summary of the sewer situation

SEELEY LAKE - I investigated our Sewer situation. Here’s a simple summary: The county is not issuing septic permits where nitrate levels are elevated, so businesses and residents have turned on each other instead of building consensus. The Sewer...

 

Over 30 artists featured in this year's Tour of the Arts 

The 2018 Alpine Artisans’ annual Tour of the Arts invites you to take a tour of local artists at work Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 13 and 14 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. This popular self-guided tour has expanded to feature the work of over 30 artists in...

 

2 Valleys Stage presents flute and saxophone duo

The 2 Valleys Stage Performing Arts Series is preparing for their next guest artist residency, a flute and saxophone duo called The Awea Duo. They will present a community concert in the Seeley-Swan...

 

Beware of new Medicare card scams

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) started mailing new Medicare cards to people with Medicare who live in Montana. This will continue through mid-October. It is important to know you do not have to do anything to get your new Medicare...

 

Moving forward with fire - An updated plan for Missoula County

On May 24, 2018, the Missoula Board of County Commissioners approved an updated version of the 2005 Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP). The update was a collaborative effort of Missoula County Office of Emergency Management, Frenchtown Rural F...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    October 11, 2018

Family fun at Tamarack Brewfest

SEELEY LAKE – The Tamaracks Resort north of Seeley Lake will be buzzing this Saturday with activities for all ages. The Seeley Lake Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting the Tamarack Brewfest on the north shore of Seeley Lake, Oct. 13 from 2 – 10...

 

Bring your vote home - Vote for Bridges

I am writing to urge my friends and neighbors to vote for Lee Bridges for House District 92. Lee actually lives in our District and has for 35 years. She actively supports her communities, serving on both the East Missoula Community Council and...

 

McDermott sets high standard for rural law enforcement

“Zone 5” is the designation the Missoula County Sheriff’s Office uses to describe the Seeley-Swan-Blackfoot area of the county. Since 2015, this zone has benefited greatly due to the emphasis placed on rural law enforcement by the current Misso...

 

Juggling is a way of life for Kristy Pohlman

SEELEY LAKE – New Seeley Lake Elementary third-grade teacher Kristy Pohlman is engaging in quite a juggling act. In addition to teaching, she is also the volleyball coach, is working on a master's...

 

Democrats must come back to real issues

In the last couple of weeks, we have all seen the videos of Liberal protesters screaming and throwing bottles at cars outside of the Supreme Court chambers and the Capitol. Senators home addresses and phone numbers being released and followed up with...

 

This is what my ballot will look like

For whatever it’s worth, this is how I will vote when the mail ballots arrive in a couple of days: Jon Tester for the U.S. Senate. Jon is a dirt farmer and a real Montanan. His opponent is a real estate developer from back east, who moved here rece...

 

Bridges IS HD92

Lee Bridges is one of the most genuine people I have ever met. She is honest and straightforward. She tells it like it is and most important, she listens to people. She appreciates the challenge of winning over a vote, she relishes talking to people...

 
 By Rita Wolfe    Opinion    October 11, 2018

Montana sportsmen can count on Bridges

As a firearms owner and active big game hunter for many years, the right to bear firearms is important to me. I first met Lee Bridges when she started campaigning for House District 92 and I have visited with her on a few occasions since then....

 

Support I-185

As an organization that promotes integrated primary healthcare to achieve health and well-being for Montana’s most vulnerable and rural populations, the Montana Primary Care Association strongly endorses I-185, the Tobacco Tax Initiative. The...

 

Lee Bridges for HD92

Lee is an extraordinarily talented and unconventional person. She was the first women to be admitted to the Sheet Metal Workers Union and the devices she builds are not only useful but also in high demand. Politically, Lee has an astonishing talent...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    October 11, 2018

The "working man" predator hunts throughout the watershed

Bears are not the only large predators that come in close to homes. Mountain lions are strong predators who live a secluded existence, following their prey and hunting day to day far and wide througho...

 
 By Jenny Rohrer    News    October 11, 2018

"Walking Out" - A hunting survival story to be screened this weekend

Beautifully filmed in Montana's Paradise Valley, the Sundance Film Festival hit "Walking Out" will provide a thrilling evening to hunters and back country enthusiasts alike. The powerfully-acted plot...

 

Keith Duane Peterson 1933 - 2018

LACEY, WASH. – Surrounded by his loving family, Keith Duane Peterson, D. O., F. A. C. S. M., born Feb. 28, 1933, passed away Sunday, Sept. 30. Born in Kelly, Iowa to Evelyn Berhow and Glen... Full story

 

Jesus's table - An invitation to transformation

This past Sunday, my congregation celebrated World Communion Sunday. This is a day set aside where we acknowledge the universal connection we have in Christ throughout the world. My denomination’s website describes the history of this celebration:...

 

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