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Articles from the November 23, 2017 edition

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Final Information Meeting Held

SEELEY LAKE - The last of the sewer district's public information meetings on the proposed $15.7 million sewer project was held Nov. 13. It is now up to the district landowners if the project can...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 23, 2017

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

FRIENDSWOOD, TEXAS – With the Rice Ridge Fire bearing down on Seeley Lake and no moisture in sight, Houston, Texas was hit with Hurricane Harvey, flooding 350,000 homes and dumping 53 inches of rain...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 23, 2017

Turkey Drive Huge Success

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Leos Club collected 10 turkeys and more than $750 for the Seeley-Swan Community Food Bank during their Turkey Drive Nov. 17. The event was a huge success. Leos Club Pre...

 

Vote Like You're Signing a Contract

SEELEY LAKE - From up and down the valley, folks tell us about the value and virtue of ‘clean water’ and the chemistry of sewage. We’ve funded studies and drilled wells to show what we already knew: Sewage affects water quality and should be...

 

Questions and Answers about Sewer Protest Letter

SEELEY LAKE - The Sewer Board letter of Nov. 16 stating its intention to incur debt for a sewer project was incorrectly labeled a “ballot” in my last weeks/letter to the editor. Ballots may not be forwarded to “snow birds” but this letter...

 

Goodbye, Old Friend

For Grandpa and Teton. May they be riding down those trails together again... It's been time for a while now...to say goodbye. And I knew you knew that when I walked out in the corral the other day on...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 23, 2017

Cottonwood Pit Subjected to Extended Review

SEELEY LAKE – The Department of Environmental Quality subjected Deer Creek Excavating, LLC’s application for Opencut Mining Permit to extended review. They felt public comments received at the Nov. 2 public meeting indicated that substantial...

 

Jury Duty Scam Targets Area

MISSOULA COUNTY - The Missoula County Clerk of Court’s office has been made aware of a scam where a caller posing as a deputy with the Sheriff’s Office will call a citizen and state that they have failed to appear for duty and will be picked up...

 

National Forest Christmas Tree Permits Available

Christmas tree permits are available for $5 cash at each of the Flathead National Forest offices in Kalispell, Hungry Horse and Bigfork as well as the Lolo National Forest District Offices. Additionally, permits can be purchased from a variety of ret...

 

RTP and OHV Grant Applications Open

HELENA – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) opened the application cycle for the Recreational Trails Program (RTP) and the Off-Highway Vehicle Program (OHV) Nov. 9 through the online system at fundingmt.org. The application deadline for both...

 

New Fish Screen in Valley Brings the Total to 32 Screens

After the smoke cleared and before the snow arrived, the Blackfoot Restoration team was able to install a new fish screen in the Blackfoot valley, bringing the total to 32 screens. The new screen is...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 23, 2017

All-Star Ensemble Students Leave Impression

MISSOULA - Seeley-Swan High School students Jayla Kauffman and Jared Townsend participated in the University of Montana Silver All-Star Wind Ensemble Nov. 10-12. They both enjoyed the opportunity to...

 

Show Support for Small Businesses and the Community!

As the voice for our nation’s entrepreneurs, the U.S. Small Business Administration supports small businesses and business owners every day. When our small businesses do well, our communities do, too. Therefore, as part of our annual tradition, I...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 23, 2017

Hayhurst Brings Chamber's Focus Back to Fun and Relationships

SEELEY LAKE – Lisa Hayhurst is all about having fun and building relationships. As the new executive director of the Seeley Lake Chamber of Commerce, she looks forward to bringing a lot more fun to...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    November 23, 2017

Potomac Residents Count Their Blessings

POTOMAC – This time of year Potomac residents share thankfulness and celebrate Thanksgiving in multiple ways. Longtime Potomac resident Janelle Shiller is thankful for her family. "I am very...

 

Kathryn (Kitty) V. Jewett 1921 ~ 2017

SEELEY LAKE - Kathryn (Kitty) V. Jewett was born June 9, 1921 in Quakertown, Pa. to Minnie and William Clemmer. She died of natural causes Nov. 13 at 96 years old. Kitty was preceded in death by: sisters Marion Schafer and Anna Levy and brothers... Full story

 

The Shut-Ins

It was somewhere between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Mother was preparing for her yearly pilgrimage. The old hand grinder was clamped to the table with care and calling out the back door Mother knew I’d soon be there. She had all the dates and...

 
 By Derek Strahn    News    November 23, 2017

Homestead Act Launches New Era

The future seemed especially promising – so much so, in fact, that most Montana homesteaders readily heeded the calls by government officials and bankers to "do their patriotic duty" and reinvest...

 

AIS Prevention Grants Awarded

The Missoula County Weed District, working with Seeley Lake's Clearwater Resource Council, was recently awarded two grants totaling $20,800 from the Montana Department of Natural Resources and...

 

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