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Articles from the October 25, 2018 edition

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 By Nathan Bourne    News    October 25, 2018

Board contemplates countersuit

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Sewer District Board discussed counter suing Don Larson and the people who joined Larson’s lawsuit against the District at their Oct. 18 meeting. The board also received a manager’s report, discussed the...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    October 25, 2018

I Ride Seeley Lake working to expand services

SEELEY LAKE – "I Ride has been really good not only for him but for the family," said RC Frazier's sister and caregiver Linda Graham of Seeley Lake. Frazier has been taking the I Ride van to Missoul...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    October 25, 2018

Maughan state champion - Ladies place fourth

MISSOULA – Freshman Sariah Maughan took the Montana High School Association Class C State Cross Country Championship by storm Saturday, Oct. 20 beating two past state champions. Not only did she...

 

Addy Boo Trevino Celebration of Life

SEELEY LAKE – The community is invited to a Celebration of Life for Addy Trevino, Saturday, Oct. 27 at 2 p.m. at the Seeley Lake Elementary School. If Addy touched your life in any way, you are...

 

The dangers of the internet

Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter... These, among countless others, are brands of social media millennials are very familiar with. They use them to post their lives and memories online, or to...

 

McDonald for Lake County Commissioner

SWAN VALLEY - I live in the far northeastern corner of Lake County where we are often forgotten about except when we receive our property tax bill to mainly pay for services benefiting Lake County residents in the Mission Valley. Oh that’s right,...

 

Initiative Quandary

I’m really struggling to make a decision on how to vote on Initiatives 185 and 186. I’ve seen the mailers on I-185 that claim it is unconstitutional. If so, why are groups spending so much money to defeat it? Also, considering we think of our...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    October 25, 2018

Scammer targets local organization

SEELEY LAKE – “Are you available to complete a task?” was a simple question emailed to a local organization’s office manager this past week. The email appeared to be from the organization’s leader. Without thinking twice about the email,...

 

Lolo National Forest to update mailing list

MISSOULA – The Lolo National Forest is asking the public to help update its mailing list for those who wish to receive forest information about project planning and other activities. Those who are currently on LNF’s mailing list will be notified...

 

Why I voted for Lee Bridges

As a child immigrant from an archipelago ruled by an oligarchic despot, I’m acutely aware of how precious my vote is. As a U.S. citizen and Independent, I vote. No matter how disgusted or jaded I’ve become with decisions from both parties, I vote...

 

Open letter to Mike Hopkins

Dear Mike: In your last letter to the editor you accused me and my staff of sending out attack ads against you. Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, none of my campaign literature or ads have ever even mentioned you. As you said, like...

 

My plans if re-elected

In my previous letter, I talked about what we did in the last legislative session. For the next two letters, I wanted to talk about what I plan to do if re-elected to continue serving you in the Legislature. First and foremost, we need to repair the...

 

Marshall response - Hopkins keep up the good work

I just read Mike Marshall’s editorial from Oct. 18. I was appalled at his armchair political attack on Mike Hopkins. Hey, Mr. Marshall, how about I send 40 people to where your mother volunteers to bust in, climb up on the roof, put up posters,...

 

Thank you HD92

Thank you, residents of House District 92! You have graciously welcomed me at your homes and at all the many events I have attended this past year. I am a hardworking, blue collar worker and public servant. I live in House District 92 and have for...

 
 By John Blodget    News    October 25, 2018

Teamwork promises to help improve mental health care

Last week: Part 1 discussed the closure of Western Montana Mental Health Center in Libby, how the behavior health network was built and how mental health crises were averted. Assessing the early...

 

Comments reviewed, redevelopment sites requested

SWAN VALLEY - The Swan Valley Community Council reviewed public comments on the final draft of the Swan Valley Regional Plan at their regular monthly meeting Oct.16. Missoula County Community and Planning Services presented the opportunity for the...

 

Seeley Lake Ranger District update

Autumn is here and the Seeley Lake Ranger District is finalizing summer seasonal fieldwork. The upcoming winter season presents a shift in focus but a steady pace of work continues. This update is meant to keep you informed of what is occurring on...

 

Slow start to hunting season in western Montana

Montana's 2018 big game hunting season opened Oct. 20 with a light harvest under sunny skies and unseasonably warm temperatures in western Montana. Hunters are encouraged to check the Montana hunting...

 

Awea Duo produces unique music with flute and saxophone

SEELEY LAKE – From the first piece they played at the Oct. 21 concert sponsored by Alpine Artisans' 2 Valleys Stage, the Awea Duo made it known theirs was not going to be a typical classical music...

 

Brinley Dixie Bartlett

SEELEY LAKE - Brinley Dixie Bartlett was born Sept. 17 at 7:45 p.m. to Seeley Lake residents Leland and Jona Bartlett. She weighed 5 pounds, 10 ounces and measured 17 inches long. Brinley was... Full story

 

I-185 would raise tobacco tax to expand Medicaid coverage

Montana smokers could be on the hook for an additional $2 per pack if ballot initiative Initiative 185 passes. The tobacco industry is shelling out big bucks in hopes it won’t happen. It’s a big reason your mailbox is stuffed this election...

 
 By Marti Liechty    News    October 25, 2018

I-185's critics doubt its constitutionality; backers point to similar initiative in 2004

While debate swirls over the cost of an initiative to expand Medicaid by raising taxes on Montana tobacco products, questions over the measure’s constitutionality are drawing attention too. Initiative 185 has the support of the American Heart...

 

SSHS recognizes football seniors

SEELEY LAKE - Seeley-Swan High School recognized their senior football athletes and managers along with their families at the last volleyball home game of the season Saturday, Oct. 20. Next week we...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    October 25, 2018

Pioneers' volleyball season ends with smiles

POTOMAC - Coached by teachers Christi Taillefer and Ashley Olsen, 17 Potomac Pioneers turned out and played for the volleyball season. The coaches said the season went well and that the players...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    October 25, 2018

Taillefer continues passion for teaching in Potomac

POTOMAC - Christianna Taillefer co-teaches in the mornings in first through third grades for Math, Geometry and Algebra at Potomac School. During the afternoon she is a Paraprofessional. She also...

 

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