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Articles from the November 8, 2018 edition

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 By Andi Bourne    News    November 8, 2018

Carport fire spreads to home

SEELEY LAKE – Seeley Lake, Greenough/Potomac and Swan Valley volunteer firefighters responded to a house fire Oct. 31 around 4 p.m. on Gull Port in Seeley Lake. No one was home when the fire...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 8, 2018

Big Larch vegetation treatment complete

SEELEY LAKE – After being closed for the summer, the Big Larch Campground vegetation treatment is complete and the log decks are in the process of being sold. Around 90 log truck loads of...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    November 8, 2018

County interlocal agreement in limbo

MISSOULA – The Missoula County Commissioners briefly discussed the future of the interlocal agreement between the county and the Seeley Lake Sewer District at an administrative meeting Oct. 31. The agreement that provides county resources,...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 8, 2018

Army grunt turned helicopter pilot

In Part 1, Rick Ferguson joined the Army and became an Airborne Ranger. He was sent for his first tour to Vietnam with the 101st Airborne Division December 1967. SWAN VALLEY - In December of 1968,...

 

Trailer park, flashing speed signs and childhood trauma at next council meeting

SEELEY LAKE - The next meeting of the Seeley Lake Community Council Monday, Nov. 12 again promises an ambitious agenda. The meeting will start with County Commissioner Jean Curtiss swearing-in the new Council member Tom Browder who is filling the...

 

Gutsy Leo

My first trip to the great land, many moons ago, took me to Haines, Alaska. There to cut timber for an outfit called Alaska Forest Products. And Leo Smith was in charge of us out there on the Lynn...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 8, 2018

Celebrate local veterans, Nov. 11

Everyone is invited to join the Veterans & Families of Seeley Lake at the Veterans Memorial Garden north of Seeley Lake and the American Legion Post 63 at the Swan Valley Community Hall in Condon at 11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 11 to celebrate and thank...

 

Seeley Lake Historical Society turns 20

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Historical Society turned 20 years old Oct. 20. If corporations have personhood it must be a birthday or is it an organizational anniversary? The Seeley Lake Historical Society is a non-profit corporation of...

 

Public warned about caller-ID "spoofing" scheme

The Acting Inspector General of Social Security Gale Stallworth Stone is warning citizens about an ongoing caller-ID “spoofing” scheme misusing the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) national customer service phone number. SSA has received...

 

FWP biologist authors scientific paper on illegal fish introductions

KALISPELL - A Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks biologist has identified an innovative approach to investigating illegal fish introductions and his research is being published in an international...

 

Invitation to comment - Morrell Stream Restoration Project

The Lolo National Forest is proposing the Morrell Stream Restoration Project located approximately seven miles northeast of Seeley Lake. The project area is situated within the upper reaches of the Morrell Creek watershed and is located entirely on...

 

Trevin Robert White

BILLINGS, MONT. – Trevin Robert White was born Nov. 3 at 10:03 a.m. to Red Lodge residents Megan and Adam White. He weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces and measured 21 inches long. Trevin was welcomed by...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 8, 2018

Seeley Lake District Ranger accepts new position

SEELEY LAKE – Seeley Lake District Ranger Rachel Feigley accepted a new position with the US Forest Service as the Blackfoot Swan Landscape Restoration team leader. While she and her husband Pete pl...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    November 8, 2018

Blackfoot Challenge, Curtin part company

OVANDO - The Blackfoot Challenge announced the selection of Charles Curtin as their new executive director in February but just seven months later, the organization and Curtin have parted ways. The Blackfoot Challenge has been tightlipped about why...

 

What does a Christian look like?

We have a good Christian friend who was taking a class at the U, who reported to us that her instructor had made a comment something to the effect, “Watch out for those Christians, you can’t trust them.” Our friend’s responded, “Can you...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 8, 2018

Cross-boundary forestry collaborative promotes more work on the ground

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock unveiled a new forestry stewardship partnership to address pressing needs in forest management across ownership boundaries. A new strategic, planning strategy Forests in Focus 2.0: A Cross-Boundary Collaborative...

 

Hunting season picks up pace across west-central Montana - remains slow in northwest

While hunter activity and harvest picked up in the third weekend of the general big game season in west-central Montana, mild weather conditions continued to hamper hunter success across the northwest. West-central Montana Update Montana Fish,...

 
 By Mike Bader    News    November 8, 2018

Petition asks FWP to require hunters to carry bear spray

MISSOULA–– Several Montana-based organizations and citizens have sent a petition to the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife & Parks requesting the initiation of rulemaking that would require Montana hunters to carry bear spray on their person...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 8, 2018

Never too old to dress up

SEELEY LAKE - Lunch at the Seeley Lake Senior Center Oct. 31 provided a lot of laughs and smiles as a new cast of characters showed up for the fun. Prizes were awarded for the best costume and the...

 

Say cheese

SEELEY LAKE – When taking group portraits, a photographer often gets everyone to smile at the same time by prompting them: "Say cheese!" But what does cheese have to do with pictures or smiles?...

 

Community Briefs

Swan Valley AARP meeting, Nov. 13 SWAN VALLEY - The Swan Valley AARP will meet Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 12 p.m. at the Swan Valley Community Hall. A potluck lunch hosted by Barb and Joe Raible will begin at 12:30 p.m. At 1:30 p.m. there will be a brief...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    November 8, 2018

Lady Blackhawks' season ends at Divisionals

CHURCHILL, MONT. - The Seeley-Swan Lady Blackhawks played their final matches of the season at the Western C Divisional last week. The Ladies fell to Gardiner in their opening match and were eliminated by Charlo in the next match. Their season...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 8, 2018

Spellbound at fifth annual Trunk-or-Treat

SEELEY LAKE – The fifth annual Trunk-or-Treat at the Wilderness Gateway Motel had another year of success. The 190 children that attended enjoyed nearly a dozen decorated trunks complete with...

 

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