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Fun with Snow in Seeley Lake

SEELEY LAKE – Weather is always a tricky variable when it comes to snow sculptures. Unfavorable snow conditions of the past few Januarys are part of the reason the Seeley Lake Snow Sculpture...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    January 25, 2018

Engineering to Resume

SEELEY LAKE - At their Jan. 18 meeting, the Seeley Lake Sewer Board voted to restart engineering on the treatment plant and Phase 1 of the collection system. In other business, they signed grant applications for funding to design Phase 2 of the...

 
 By TJ Smith    Opinion    January 25, 2018

A Different Light on Cry for Carbon Tax

Primary greenhouse gases are water vapor, carbon dioxide, nitros oxide, ozone, CFCs, and HFCs. Of these, which is the most significant? You may be surprised to learn that it is not carbon dioxide, but rather water vapor! Just how significant is...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    January 25, 2018

Skiesta – Pure Racing Fun

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Nordic Trails were packed for the sixth annual Skiesta hosted by the Seeley Lake Nordic Ski Team. More than 80 racers participated in five different races for youth...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    January 25, 2018

The Adventure Never Stopped

SEELEY LAKE – Seeley Lake Elementary junior high students followed in the footsteps of Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn. In their production of "Huck Finn's High-Tailin' Adventures" adapted by Susan Pa...

 

The Future of Small-town Montana Rides on Public Lands

The winds of Montana's Rocky Mountain Front buffet the empty Dupuyer Elementary School. At one time the grasslands around it teemed with family-run ranches and Dupuyer was the heart of its region. In...

 

The Ride

I can feel the power of the engine Shaking under the hood The power overtaking my cold body From the cool crisp winter breeze And the fresh powder The riveting smell of exhaust When boondocking in...

 

Virtuous Ambition

Montana’s three political parties control access to the General Election ballot. Montanans can influence their parties by grassroots electing 3,186 precinct persons in 56 counties. In 2014 no one filed for 2,630, or 82 percent.  Of the 571 positio...

 

Loneliness

Loneliness is a feeling that covers considerable psychological ground. In other words, it is complex like most psychological expressions and experiences. Most people feel lonely from time-to-time,...

 

Continuing the Fight for Montana

At the start of the New Year many Montanans make New Year’s resolutions. Maybe it’s to spend time with family, put more money into savings, or enjoy our world-class public lands a little more. As your Senator, my resolution is to continue to...

 

Price Tag Drops for Safety Gear Replacement

SEELEY LAKE – A major savings in safety gear was a major point of discussion at the Seeley Lake Fire District board met Jan. 16. Michael Lyons from General Fire in Spokane, Wash. told Seeley Lake Fire Chief Michael Greer that all of the...

 

Local Students Make Fall 2017 Dean's Lists

Area students have been named to the University of Montana and Carroll College Dean’s Lists for the Fall 2017 Semester. At the University of Montana, 2,631 students made the fall semester 2017 Dean’s List and President’s 4.0 List. To qualify...

 

Missoula County Sheriff TJ McDermott Announces Re-Election Plans for 2018

MISSOULA - TJ McDermott, Missoula County's Sheriff, is announcing his candidacy for re-election in 2018. He filed Jan. 11 as a Democratic Candidate in the 2018 Missoula County Sheriff's Election, the...

 

CRC Launches Clearwater Lakes Alliance Initiative

Have you ever been visiting other parts of the country, stood on the bank of a murky lake or stream and thought how lucky we are in Seeley Lake to have clear, clean water that surrounds us at every turn in this beautiful watershed? If so, have you...

 

Cooperative Craft Breweries: A New Approach to Revitalizing Small Towns

RONAN - About 12 miles south of Flathead Lake, the town of Ronan is a community based largely on agriculture. With several schools, banks, a golf course and an active business community, Ronan is...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    January 25, 2018

Loconte Skates Out with Colorado Avalanche

DENVER, COLO. – When Damon Loconte stepped out on the ice to skate with the Colorado Avalanche, a professional NHL team at their Jan. 15 home game at the Pepsi Center in Denver, not only was he up...

 

Choice

“Say unto them, As I live, saith the Lord God, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die, O house of Israel?” Ezekiel 33:11 When it...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    January 25, 2018

Love a Challenge, Relish Competition

SEELEY LAKE – At nearly 84 years old, Doug Richards was the only professional artist to enter the Montana Winterfest in Seeley Lake Snow Sculpture competition this year. He participated from...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    January 25, 2018

Warhawks Put Sportsmanship First

SWAN VALLEY – The Swan Valley School Warhawks basketball season is off and running. With a focus on fundamentals and having fun playing the sport, Warhawks coaches Katie Gleason and Chris...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    January 25, 2018

Blackhawks Tear Up the Home Court

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley-Swan Blackhawks and Lady Blackhawks hosted the Valley Christian Eagles Jan. 19 and the Drummond Trojans Jan. 20. Both the Boys and Girls easily brought down the Eagles with...

 

Community Briefs

Handbell Choir Invites New Members SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley-Swan Handbell Choir will resume its regular practice sessions Jan. 30 at 3:15 p.m. in the music room of Seeley Lake Elementary. The choir regularly practices from 3:30 – 5 p.m. on...

 

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