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 By Andi Bourne    News    October 24, 2019

DEQ issues caution for algae bloom in Seeley Lake

SEELEY LAKE - An algae bloom was reported at the north end of Seeley Lake and observed at Big Larch as well. According to Seeley Lake District Ranger Quinn Carver, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    October 24, 2019

By-laws, R&Rs and alternatives discussed

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Sewer District Board discussed their by-laws update, Rules and Regulations and alternatives at their Oct. 17 meeting. By-Laws update Director Beth Hutchinson said she was still frustrated with the edits made by the...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    October 24, 2019

Taking on the racing challenge for more than 50 years

SEELEY LAKE – As Seeley Lake's Glen Morin rolls up for his race at the Lost Creek Raceway in Anaconda, Bob Carpino Jr.'s three-year-old runs to the fence. He puts his thumb up and yells, "Good...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    October 24, 2019

Illegal access to Forest Service roads needs community solution

SEELEY LAKE – With the hunting season opening this weekend, Seeley Lake District Ranger Quinn Carver is asking for everyone's diligence and cooperation with gate closures and decommissioned roads....

 

EIS is needed for proposed Elbow Lake weir removal

ELBOW LAKE - This letter is a response to the Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) of the proposed removal and remediation of Elbow Lake Dam. The project title itself is a contradiction to the proposal because the title refers to the name of what the...

 

Vote B.S.

Hell yes I am going to vote for Bernie Sanders!! He is going to give me free medical, free dental, free housing. B.S. is going to buy me a new car – free, free, free! Meals on Wheels will pull up to my door free times a day – but wait, if you...

 

DNRC and FWP not following MEPA guidelines

ELBOW LAKE - I have been camping, fishing, floating and boating on Elbow Lake since 1977. In 2001, we acquired a DNRC lease on Elbow Lake. It was a dream come true. I am so grateful to have the opportunity to be part of this area and the Elbow Lake e...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    October 24, 2019

A haunted good time in Seeley Lake this Halloween

SEELEY LAKE – The goblins and witches will be out at Seeley Lake Elementary Oct. 31 from 6 – 8 p.m. The community is invited to decorate their trunks and bring candy to hand out at the Trunk-or-Treat event in the parking lot. There will be games...

 

Road decommissioning for resource benefit occurring on Seeley Lake Ranger District

SEELEY LAKE - Road decommissioning work associated with the Rice Ridge post-fire response is underway on the Seeley Lake Ranger District in the Black Canyon, Little Shanley, Dunham Creek, and Morrell...

 

When reality is upside down

I'm sure you remember Alice in Wonderland. Alice goes down the rabbit-hole to discover an entirely different world than her familiar world. A world that is topsy-turvy compared to hers. Animals talk,...

 
 By Jenny Rohrer    News    October 24, 2019

Pete Fromm returns to Open Book Club

SEELEY LAKE - Many of us have been introduced to author Pete Fromm by reading his humorous books about life in the wilderness, such as "Indian Creek Chronicles or The Names of the Stars: A Life in...

 

Seeley Lake wood stove rule proposal explained

The Missoula City-County Health Department has started an update on the Missoula City-County Air Pollution Control Program rules. One proposed rule creates a Seeley Lake Wood Stove Zone where only the...

 

Montana's big game hunting season opens Oct. 26

This weekend marks the beginning of the general big game hunting season in Montana. The general deer and elk season is Oct. 26-Dec. 1. If you have information about a possible wildlife or state lands crime, please call our toll-free TIP-MONT Hotline...

 

Robert "Bob" Edward Connell 1946-2019

SEELEY LAKE - Robert "Bob" Edward Connell, 73, joined the angels in heaven, Monday, Oct. 14. Bob was born to Cecil "Scoop" and Betty Connell on Aug.19, 1946, in Missoula. Bob served in the US Army in... Full story

 

God still loves a scoundrel

One of the amazing and wonderful things about Scripture is the way that it comes alive to impact our lives in different ways and at different times. We have been reading through 2 Chronicles together lately as a family, and came to chapter 21. I...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    October 24, 2019

Business Improvement District discussed

SEELEY LAKE – Workers in orange vests with the letters “BID” on them picking up litter in downtown Missoula prompted Missoula County Commissioner Josh Slotnick to learn a little about Business Improvement Districts (BID). It also led him to...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    October 24, 2019

Ice rink, next year's budget shortfall and lack of preschool funding discussed

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Elementary School board approved Seeley Lake ROCKS installing a permanent light and temporary storage unit for the Ice Skating Rink this winter. The board also discussed an estimated $51,456 reduction in next year’s...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    October 24, 2019

Potomac School welcomes new junior high teacher

POTOMAC - Jessica Van Kerkhove is a new junior high social studies and intervention teacher for Potomac School. She looks forward to working with all the students and staff and getting to know the...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    October 24, 2019

Working cooperatively at Seeley Lake Elementary

SEELEY LAKE – Zoe Mohesky is the new third grade teacher at Seeley Lake Elementary. She is co-teaching with Kristy Pohlman for the year and is looking forward to getting to know her students, the...

 

Mid-Swan Restoration, building permit tools and Holland Lake dominate discussion

SWAN VALLEY - US Forest Service and Missoula County Projects Department representatives presented on the Mid-Swan Restoration Project and the new county tool for building permits at the Swan Valley Community Council meeting Oct. 15. Chair Ken...

 

Flathead National Forest Supervisor Chip Weber to Retire

KALISPELL - Chip Weber, the Forest Supervisor for the Flathead National Forest, has announced his plans to retire Jan. 1, 2020 after a 33-year career that has taken him to four different regions of the Forest Service and seven different National Fore...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    October 24, 2019

Potomac flag football team has successful season

POTOMAC – With 16 Pioneers on the team this year, Potomac School's Flag Football team came away with nine wins and two losses. "This was a great year for Potomac flag football," said head coach...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    October 24, 2019

Lil' Eagles Camp closes out the season

SEELEY LAKE - Third and fourth graders had the opportunity to participate in the Lil' Eagles Fly High Volleyball Camp, Oct. 14-16. Eagles Volleyball Coach Chelsea Cahoon said they came up with the...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    October 24, 2019

Lady Blackhawks stomp Lynx

LINCOLN - The Seeley-Swan Lady Blackhawks defeated the Lincoln Lynx on the road Oct. 19. The Ladies, won in three sets, 25-16, 25-18 and 25-18. The victory was extra sweet for the Lady Blackhawks as the Lynx were one of their two early season losses...

 

Blackhawks finish regular season, head to state

MISSOULA – The Blackhawk cross country team raced in their closest meet of the year at the Missoula City Meet held at Linda Vista Golf Course Oct. 15. They competed against the double A Schools and...

 

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