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Missoula County approves revised restrictions

MISSOULA - The Missoula County Board of Health unanimously voted in favor of adopting the Oct. 27 Health Officer Order with revisions. The order went into effect Friday, Nov. 20 and will remain in effect until revoked or revised. In addition to the... Full story

 

Lake County continues discussion over dump closure

POLSON - Lake County’s Solid Waste Board reviewed public comments made at an October County Commissioners public hearing in Swan Lake regarding the closure of the Porcupine Dump site, at Porcupine Creek along Highway 83, during their meeting at...

 

Fate of financing put into voters' hands

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Sewer District Board of Directors voted at their Nov. 19 meeting to call for a bond election to be held Feb. 22, 2021 to finance the proposed wastewater treatment plant and Phase 1 of the collection system. In doing...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    November 26, 2020

Potomac community shares kindness

POTOMAC - The community of Potomac has proven resilient since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. Since the spring, residents have donated, participated and benefited from the kindness and... Full story

 

Please reconsider your Holiday plans

Many of you know that I’m a veterinarian. My husband Alistair is a family physician working on the front lines at a walk-in/urgent care clinic in downtown Bismarck, North Dakota. He has been one of five doctors doing the majority of COVID testing t...

 

Separation, meaning, racism and balance

In a recent discussion, some insights became clear about the human psyche (human psychology) and the separation experience due to the pandemic. COVID-19 has forced many of us to experience separation...

 

Project team provides updates on Salmon Lake Reconstruction

Members of the Montana Department of Transportation and HDR summarized and answered public questions regarding the Salmon Lake Reconstruction Project during a presentation on Thursday, Nov. 19.  The project area covers the length of Highway 83...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 26, 2020

Chief updates Board on FEMA audit and office closure

SEELEY LAKE – At the Seeley Lake Fire Board’s monthly meeting Nov. 17, Fire Chief Dave Lane provided updates regarding an audit and office closure. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is auditing the Fire District for the grant they...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 26, 2020

Seeley Lake Stockings & Toys Giveaway returns Dec. 5

SEELEY LAKE – The third annual reverse giving tree event returns to Seeley Lake Saturday, Dec. 5 from 4 – 7 p.m. at the Seeley Lake Community Hall. Organizer and owner of Montana Girl Sheila...

 

Fellowship at the Bull Pen

Down Arizona way, near a place called Camp Verde, for several winters I hauled a load of log furniture to sell at Old Grumpy Dave's Auction. He rented the entire fairgrounds to sell western...

 

Young becomes new game warden

SEELEY LAKE - Sydney Young recently began her new position as Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) game warden for Seeley Lake and its surrounding areas. Young's main goal is to make sure hunters...

 

Letters from a Swan Valley homesteader

This is the second USVHS article about Henry Thomason, an early-day Upper Swan Valley settler who wrote a series of letters to his family in the Midwest documenting life as a homesteader in the early...

 

Governor Bullock sets new statewide regulations to limit COVID-19 cases

MONTANA - Governor Steve Bullock announced on Tuesday that he would implement a new set of public health measures intended to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Montana beginning on Friday, Nov. 20. The measures would limit capacity in bars,... Full story

 

Gibbs gives updates on strategic plan, COVID and school security, board policies approved

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Elementary School Board unanimously approved the Board Strategic Plan as it currently stands as well as reviewed other aspects of the school during their regular meeting on Monday, Nov. 19. Superintendent Josh Gibbs...

 

Notes of gratitude...

SLE Pattie Crum's second grade class wrote "I'm thankful for..." My dogs and my Dad. I am thankful for my school. ~ Jerimyah I am thankful for sleep. I love Mrs. Crum. She is the best teacher. ~...

 

Disappearing glaciers give scientists new insights

There is perhaps no feature more prominent in the discussion of climate science than the disappearance of glaciers. In Glacier National Park, this rings especially true.  U.S. Geological Survey...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 26, 2020

"Artists Sunday" promotes support of local artists

Artists Sunday is the nationwide movement dedicated to supporting artists and recognizing the impact they have in enriching lives, communities and the economy. The new effort is designed to make the Sunday after Thanksgiving the most profitable day o...

 

Sale ends with both sides satisfied

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...

 

Balls out - to the walls

In defending himself before the Senate Hearing Committee on the government’s response to Hurricane Katrina, former FEMA Director Michael Brown used a strange phrase: “I told the staff… the day before the hurricane struck, that I expected them...

 

Turkey - To eat or to pardon?

United States Presidents receive numerous gifts during their time at the White House, including live animals. John Quincy Adams received an alligator; Richard Nixon, two giant pandas; Theodore...

 

Arthur T Scherer, M.D.

CONDON - Son of Arthur J. and Alice M. Scherer. Internist/Rheumatologist. Loved his patients and they him. USAF Flight Surgeon 1966-69. Devout catholic, served on school boards and parish councils.... Full story

 

Isaac Morse March 28, 2003 - Nov. 8, 2020

SEELEY LAKE - Isaac Morse and his friend Damien Miner left this world way too young Nov. 8. Isaac was born March 28, 2003 to Ted and Christie Morse. He was six months old when they decided to make the... Full story

 

MWA announces annual Picture Wild Montana Photo Contest

Montana Wilderness Association (MWA) launched the 12th annual Picture Wild Montana photo contest, with prizes offered for the best photos taken on public lands across the state. The theme of this year’s contest is “The Joy of the Wild.” MWA...

 

Community Briefs

Wood theft at Ski Trails Yurt SEELEY LAKE – Firewood is being stolen from the Seeley Creek Nordic Ski trails yurt a little at a time. A lot of effort and volunteer work goes into collecting the firewood so those who use it in the winter have a...

 

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