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Articles from the October 29, 2020 edition

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 By Micah Drew    News    October 29, 2020

Seeley-Swan Cross Country finishes second at State

KALISPELL, MONTANA – On a snow-covered course, 85 runners battled cold and wind during the Class C girls race at the Montana High School Association championships on Oct. 24. The Seeley-Swan...

 

Epidemiologists and County Health Department deliver COVID update

MISSOULA - Missoula City-County Health Department staff joined epidemiologists from the University of Montana's School of Public and Community Health Sciences for a virtual meeting to provide updates... Full story

 

Weekend weather sets records

Area residents experienced record-setting snowfall and temperatures over the weekend compared to recent history. According to Seeley Lake Ranger District, the snow depth measured at the District was...

 

Leonard Moore inducted into 2020 Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame

SWAN VALLEY - The Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame (MCHF) and Western Heritage Center (WHC) inducted Leonard Moore of Condon into their 13th class of the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame. According to a press...

 

Monica Tranel for Public Service Commission

The Public Service Commission (PSC) is not widely understood, but it is very important, because it sets the rates that we pay for utilities, like electricity, etc. The current Commission takes its marching orders from the utilities which they are...

 

Fielder's Response: The experience and skills I bring to PSC District 4

Have you noticed the political foes who spread rhetoric accusing me of supposedly horrible things never provide any evidence? If I had actually advocated the outlandish things they claim, where is the quote? Afterall, I’ve made hundreds of social m...

 
 By Don Larson    Opinion    October 29, 2020

Montana - The welfare state

For those voters who worry about Montana becoming a socialist state, you’re too late. Montana already IS a welfare state. We get more back in federal payments than we pay out to the federal government in taxes. The Medicaid, Medicare, Social...

 

Election Day approaching Nov. 3

All mail ballots are due by 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3 at the Elections Office at 140 N. Russell Street, Missoula. Voters can drop off their ballots at several locations including Seeley Lake Elementary,...

 

'Weed free' certification now required on Forest Service land

The USDA Forest Service’s Northern Region has imposed new restrictions on the possession and use of forage and mulch products on National Forest System lands in order to help curb the spread of noxious weeds. As of Oct. 8, it is illegal to...

 

Seven things survivors of relationship violence taught me

In my early twenties, I worked for a non-profit for survivors of relationship violence and their families. Each survivor I worked with taught me something new about relationship violence and the journey to freedom from violence. In honor of all...

 

Effectively treating fuels at the neighborhood level

Wow! A record 16 inches of snow and -19 degrees in October. We must be in Montana! Wildfires are now far from our thoughts as we bundle up after still being in tee shirts only a couple of weeks ago. With our climate extremes, we know that another...

 

Spooky spectacles on Halloween night, Saturday, Oct. 31

SEELEY LAKE - Local organizations and businesses are offering boos, ghouls and several eerie events to choose from this Halloween night, Saturday, Oct. 31. • From 3 - 9 p.m., Stageline Pizza is... Full story

 

Missoula County to mail tax bills

Missoula County will mail tax bills to all property owners in the county by Tuesday, Oct. 27. They are already available online at www.missoulataxes.us. Tax payments for the first half of the year are due by 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 30. Tax payments are...

 

Recreation Grant Program open for applications starting Nov. 2

HELENA – Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will begin accepting grant applications for four recreation grant programs on Monday, Nov. 2, at 12 p.m. via the online system at funding.mt.gov.  Applications for the Recreational Trails Program, the...

 

EMT trainees prepare for initial test

SWAN VALLEY - Four volunteers are preparing to take their initial two tests so they can eventually become nationally certified EMTs to serve the Swan Valley. The volunteers have been attending...

 

In the nick of time

If Mary slides into her seat just as the theater lights dim, she might think to herself, “Whew! I made it in the nick of time.” But why does time have a nick in it? The dictionary defines the noun “nick” as a small notch or groove. As a verb...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    October 29, 2020

Board inches closer to holding bond election

SEELEY LAKE – At the Oct. 22 meeting, the Seeley Lake Sewer District Board continued on its path toward holding a bond election. The Board was presented with a draft resolution to hold a bond election. The District’s Bond Council Dan Semmens...

 

Bringing creativity and understanding to English and Social Studies

SEELEY LAKE - Heidi Sawitzke hopes to bring creativity into the classroom and make connections with students during her role as the new English Language Arts and Social Studies teacher for junior...

 

Board updated on strategic planning, COVID

SEELEY LAKE - Seeley Lake Elementary Superintendent Josh Gibbs provided updates on Board Strategic Planning results and other aspects of the school during the Board of Education’s regular meeting Oct. 19. Gibbs said they are still not ready to...

 

Listening to the voice of God in Scripture and in our lives - Do we hear Him?

President Russell M. Nelson issued the challenge to “think deeply and often about this key question: How do you hear Him?” He then promised, “When we seek to hear—truly hear—His Son, we will be guided to know what to do in any circumstance....

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    October 29, 2020

Residents work towards solution for Dogtown road maintenance and plowing

SEELEY LAKE – After more than five years maintaining their own road, residents in the Clearwater East Neighborhood including Grizzly Drive and Cub and Claw Lane in Dogtown are working towards a solution. At an informational meeting this past...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    October 29, 2020

Historical Society steps back into the 1920s

SEELEY LAKE – "We could live in here," said Seeley Lake Historical Society Board Member Cheri Thompson about the nearly fully furnished Maloney Cabin. "I think it has come out very well." The...

 

Scaling issue finally resolved

If the early history of Seeley Lake is intertwined with the lumber industry, the rise of the United States Forest Service is incontrovertibly intertwined with Seeley Lake and in particular with the...

 
 By James Bradley    News    October 29, 2020

Ex-lawmaker faces ex-PSC attorney in District 4 race

Whatever happens in the Nov. 3 election, western Montana voters will elect a fresh face to Montana's Public Service Commission, the body that decides what utilities can charge home and business...

 

Eagles finish season strong

SEELEY LAKE - "This is so fun! This is So Fun!!" shouted Haidyn Bradshaw as the Seeley Lake Elementary Eagles Volleyball Team finished the season strong with an impressive sweep over the Valley Christ...

 

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