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Articles from the October 18, 2018 edition

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 By Andi Bourne    News    October 18, 2018

"Montana Trails in Crisis" report highlights current shortfalls, proposes new solution

HELENA – The Montana Trails Coalition (MTC) highlights the current public land trail infrastructure needs and lack of current funding in their newly released Montana Trails in Crisis report. Along with identifying the shortfalls, the report...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    October 18, 2018

Court asked to dismiss lawsuit

SEELEY LAKE - Seeley Lake Sewer District attorney Jon Beal filed a motion Oct. 12 asking the court to dismiss the lawsuit against the District and Missoula County initiated by Don Larson. The motion to dismiss also asks the court to award attorney...

 

Tour unfolds variety of artistry

From Lincoln through Ovando, Seeley Lake and up the Swan Valley, Montana artisans displayed a wide variety of art works during Alpine Artisans' Tour of the Arts Oct. 13-14. Well over 100 visitors...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    October 18, 2018

Chillin' at the Tamaracks

SEELEY LAKE - Although temperatures barely reached 40 degrees Saturday, Oct. 13 for the Seeley Lake Chamber of Commerce Tamarack BrewFest, it didn't stop attendees from enjoying the brews, campfires...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    October 18, 2018

Historical tour walks down memory lane in Seeley Lake

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Historical Society sponsored their first historical walking tour of downtown Seeley Lake Oct. 13. Attendees learned about the history of the area and many of the...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    October 18, 2018

Eagles Copper League Small School Champions

The Seeley Lake Elementary Eagles were undefeated this year in the five-team small school Copper league heading into tournaments. After Clinton sent them to the loser bracket, they worked their way...

 

Hopkins please focus on real issues

I was very disappointed to read the comments of Mike Hopkins in our local newspaper. My previous impression of Mike was that he held himself to higher standards. His comments were disingenuous at best. This is misdirection at its worst and highly...

 

The choice is yours - A Democratic or Republician legislature

The upcoming mid term elections are not about Trump; that is two years hence. In Montana, they are not about who is a Montanan or a newcomer or “the real thing.” They are simply about whether Schumer will dictate the activities of the Senate and...

 

Re-elect Sheriff T.J. McDermott

For nearly four years Missoula County Sheriff TJ McDermott has worked tirelessly to provide our community with a Sheriff’s Office that we can be proud of and trust. McDermott has led his staff to accomplish a lot in his first term. All of the...

 

Believe

“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive- to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.” -Marcus Aurelius Life. It’s unexplained; the highs and lows, the ebb and flow of good and bad, the mixed bag of emot...

 

Recreation event permit application deadline announced

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Ranger District has announced a Nov. 30 deadline for submitting 2018/2019 winter/spring Recreation Event Special Use Permit applications. Applications received past this deadline will not be accepted for review. A...

 
 By Carol Brodie    News    October 18, 2018

Christine Carbo featured at Alpine Artisans' Open Book Club

SEELEY LAKE - Appearing at Alpine Artisan's Open Book Club Saturday, Oct.19 at 7 p.m. at the Grizzly Claw Trading Company is Montana mystery writer Christine Carbo. She will be reading from and...

 

USVHS to hold annual meeting

SWAN VALLEY - The public is invited to the annual meeting of the Upper Swan Valley Historical Society at the Swan Valley Community Hall, Friday, Oct. 19 at 1 p.m. President Steve Lamar will reflect on 2018 activities, mentioning the “Oral History...

 

The legacy of Double Arrow Ranch

Double Arrow Ranch is proud to share a name that has a long history in the Seeley Lake area. Once called the Corbett Ranch, the land that makes up today’s residential community was part of a purchase in the late 1920’s by Jan Boissevain and...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    October 18, 2018

Fighting for respect

SEELEY LAKE – When a fighter dropped the fight against Mozi Gerber last minute, Hard Knocks Fight Promoter Jesse Uhde decided to give Seeley Lake's Michael Whitman the chance to box in the ring....

 
 By John Blodget    News    October 18, 2018

Teamwork promises to help improve mental health care

When someone suffering a mental health crisis arrived in the emergency room at Cabinet Peaks Medical Center in Libby, staff there often called Western Montana Mental Health Center, which would send a...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    October 18, 2018

Teaching touches close to home

POTOMAC - Jen Vogel is Potomac School's new special education teacher. Her dedication for teaching and working with students with special needs stems from a love of her students and their families. Vo...

 

New data shows many Missoula County families struggle to find affordable housing

MISSOULA - The Montana Budget and Policy Center (MBPC) unveiled county-level rental housing affordability data through an innovative online interactive map. Research shows that there is no county in Montana where a minimum wage worker can afford a...

 

Why I'm voting for Bridges for HD92

I’ve known Lee Bridges for over 30 years, since back in the days when she rebuilt and restored antique motorcycles with her late husband, Partsfather. She’s always worked in the blue collar trades; from wrenching bikes, to building her own shop,...

 

My record speaks for its self

Absentee ballots are out! Its been a long campaign year and while my opponents’ staffers have now decided to send out attack ads lying about my record, I am still proud that our race for HD92 has for the most part been a really civil race....

 
 By CC Ibsen    Opinion    October 18, 2018

Wafstet is the best choice for Sheriff

Candidates who run for Sheriff should be independent candidates, with no allegiance to any political party. Their allegiance should be to the law and their constituents. Only an independent Sheriff can be free from that allegiance. Travis Wafstet is...

 

Hopkins dead wrong

I was surprised and shocked to read Mike Hopkins’ letter to the editor in the last issue. I know Mike as friendly with a sense of humor, not shrill and hysterical. I can only assume that somebody else wrote the letter and Mike signed it without...

 
 By Ben Dawson    Opinion    October 18, 2018

Vote for the working class - Vote Bridges

For us it’s simple. Lee embodies the American spirit and what hard work and determination can accomplish over a life well lived. A woman of the trades, Lee is a proud retiree of SMART Local 103 and has had a long and proud career as a sheet metal...

 

The 6-Mill levy is slam dunk

If you want to support our Montana students, here is an important decision and vote which only comes around every 10 years! When voting in November, you will have a choice to support the renewal of the 6-mill levy for Montana’s higher education...

 

Bridges will fight for veterans

As a retired veteran with 42 years of service, I can appreciate the commitment of those legislators who genuinely recognize the sacrifice and dedication of the men and women that faithfully served our country during times of war...and peace. Service...

 

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