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Articles from the October 28, 2021 edition

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 By Andi Bourne    News    October 28, 2021

BCSA receives hearing, Daines asks for more balanced approach

WASHINGTON, DC – The Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act (BCSA) received its first hearing in the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Oct. 19. This was following Montana Senator Jon Tester’s reintroduction of the bill in April....

 By Andi Bourne    News    October 28, 2021

Release Clinic offers information and tools for pet owners

SEELEY LAKE – Standing behind a table with all kinds of different traps, trapper Bob Sheppard ask if anyone had ever done any trapping. Only a few people raised their hands. However, everyone...

 By Andi Bourne    News    October 28, 2021

Trailer total loss after second fire, second ignition suspicious

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Fire Department was dispatched to a structure fire on Tamarack Drive on Monday, Oct. 18 just after 11 p.m. According to Fire Chief Dave Lane, volunteer firefighters...


Response regarding land ownership on SOS Road

SEELEY LAKE - I wanted to reaffirm the record with regard to a Letter to the Editor last week from Lauraine Lowe where she made an assertion that I had never had ownership in what is now her property and, as a result, I had provided incorrect...


Huge thank you for the support!

SEELEY LAKE - Thank you to everyone who donated goodies or came out to support us by buying some delicious baked goods. We appreciate everyone so much. This community has been nothing short of amazing! Thank you all, The Guitar Fa...


Stick to the facts and include all information at Pet Release Clinics

We were unable to attend the local trapping clinic last week but were told a question was asked regarding our dogs being snared while we were bird hunting last season on public lands, with one dog killed as a result. A clinic presenter, a Montana...

 By Talia Burk    Opinion    October 28, 2021

Senator Daines' priorities are wrong for Montana

Senator John Tester is in support of the Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act (BCSA) as are many Montanans and Missoulians. This bill is intended to expand protections to the headwaters of the Blackfoot and Clearwater Rivers, while improving and expa...


Fight Senator Daines' move to take lands from Montanans

The Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act is popular and for good reason. Over 70% of Montanans support the bill because they understand that forest lands and headwaters within those lands in particular need protection. In that 30%, however, one is...

 By Andi Bourne    News    October 28, 2021

Put on your best costume and enjoy the local Halloween events

SEELEY LAKE – Everyone is invited out for the trunks, tricks and treats around Seeley Lake and Condon Halloween night this weekend. • Saturday night, Oct. 30 there are plenty of Halloween gatherings at local establishments. Check out the...


Open houses to discuss Salmon Lake Highway 83 Reconstruction

SEELEY LAKE — The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) invites the public to attend an in-person open house public meeting or an online meeting to discuss the proposed improvements to Highway 83 along the east side of Salmon Lake. This is...


COVID-19 services automated, shift from quarantine orders to recommendations

MISSOULA - In an effort to more effectively meet the public health needs of the community, the Missoula City-County Health Department (MCCHD) is automating much of its COVID-19 response activities. This includes a shift from quarantine orders to... Full story


Fire season continues, be careful with fire

MISSOULA - While many of us are feeling the chill of winter approaching, wildland firefighters in Missoula County are still feeling the heat of fire season as they run from one end of the county to the other, working long hours to put out wildfires... Full story

 By Nathan Bourne    News    October 28, 2021

Board begins researching alternatives

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Sewer District Board discussed the hiring process for a manager, water testing and hosted representatives from two wastewater treatment companies at their Oct. 21 meeting. The District has received two applicants for...


Restoration work completed on Poorman Creek

2021 in the Blackfoot River Valley proved to be another busy and productive project season collaborating with our many state, federal and private partners. This year we focused in the upper Blackfoot...

 By Andi Bourne    News    October 28, 2021

New trail connects Lake View Trail to Tuppers Lake

PLACID LAKE – This past week, the Montana Conservation Corps and Seeley Lake ROCKS volunteers connected the Lake View Trail near the west end of Placid Lake to Tuppers Lake. This is another link in...

 By Andi Bourne    News    October 28, 2021

Engagement sought to create Destination Stewardship Plan

Glacier Country Regional Tourism Commission is creating a first-ever Destination Stewardship Plan to support the region’s biggest economic driver while preserving the quality of life for residents and quality of place for visitors. The success of...


The grace offered through Reformation

On a blue gray day in 1517, a German Augustinian monk, pastor and university professor nailed a document on the castle church door in Wittenberg, Saxony. The day was Oct. 31. The occasion was the eve...

 By Andi Bourne    News    October 28, 2021

Fire District welcomes new members, promotes captain

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Fire District welcomed three new members and promoted a new captain at the board of trustee Oct. 19 meeting. Members of the public also commented on recruitment. The...


Ronald Lynn Burnett Jan. 11, 1947 - Oct. 8, 2021

SEELEY LAKE - Ronald Lynn Burnett passed to eternal life on Oct. 8, 2021 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Ron died suddenly and unexpectedly while his wife and he were visiting their granddaughter at Chaminade... Full story


Barbara H. Edwards June 16, 19?? – Oct. 16, 2021

SEELEY LAKE - Barbara Edwards passed away early in the morning on Saturday, Oct. 16 with her devoted husband Scott at her side. Barbara was born in Dayton, Ohio. Her family moved to Chula Vista,... Full story


Joseph G. Piche July 13, 1962 – Oct. 14, 2021

SEELEY LAKE - Joseph G Piche "Joe," 59 years old, passed away Oct. 14 in Missoula after an unexpected battle with cancer. Joe was born July 13, 1962 in Rawlins, Wyoming to Marvin and Nancy Piche.... Full story


Joy Dunagan 1948 - 2021

SEELEY LAKE - Our Mother lived a full life. She was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1948 and ended her journey in Seeley Lake Oct. 19 where she passed peacefully surrounded by family. She and our... Full story


Successful start to general hunting season

The start of the general deer and elk hunting season produced the highest number of harvested white-tailed deer at game check stations in northwest Montana Region 1 since 2017. In west-central Montana Region 2, big game hunting season got off to a...

 By Andi Bourne    News    October 28, 2021

Blackhawks recognize fall senior athletes and manager

SEELEY LAKE - Seeley-Swan High School recognized their senior football athletes and manager along with their families and friends at the Blackhawks' homecoming football game Oct. 1...

 By Andi Bourne    News    October 28, 2021

Blackhawks recognize fall senior athletes and manager

SEELEY LAKE - Seeley-Swan High School recognized their senior volleyball and cross country athletes along with their families and friends at the Lady Blackhawks' homecoming game Oct....


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