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R&Rs adopted, Bylaws updated & monthly cost estimates climb

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Sewer District Board hammered out the final details of the Rules and Regulations, approved an opinion of probable cost for operating the system, adopted most of their bylaws revision and discussed a variety of other...

 

No fee at Holland Lake Day Use in 2020

SWAN VALLEY - Swan Lake District Ranger Chris Dowling received applause from attendees at the Swan Valley Community Council special meeting Nov. 21 when he announced there would be no fee to use the Day Use at Holland Lake during the 2020 season....

 

Skunk tests positive for Rabies

MISSOULA – On Thursday, Nov. 21, the Montana Department of Livestock (MDOL) reported the first case of terrestrial (non-bat) rabies in Missoula County in four years. The rabies-infected animal was a skunk captured in the Wye area of Missoula on...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 28, 2019

Bringing people together with pottery

SEELEY LAKE – For the past year Blue River Station and Obsession Pottery have joined together to offer something for all ages to have fun with pottery at their holiday pottery events. Potter Carrie...

 

Dinner draws community together

SWAN VALLEY - The Condon Community Church hosted their annual Condon Community Thanksgiving dinner Nov. 24 at the Swan Valley Community Hall. This year nearly 100 attended the even...

 

Many questions that deserve answers

SEELEY LAKE - I was sorry to have missed the sewer board meeting Thursday night due to an out of town trip. However, I heard Friday morning that it is going to be $130 per month per hook up. We probably won’t go broke with this fee but it is going...

 

Collective neurosis

Neurosis is a common term often used in our daily lives. This is due to the pioneers of psychology: Freud, Jung and Adler, who introduced us to the psychology of neurosis. Though it's a commonly used...

 

Grants available for projects helping Seeley Lake

SEELEY LAKE - Qualifying non-profit and public organizations are invited to submit grant proposals to the Seeley Lake Community Foundation for 2020 projects. As part of its mission, the Seeley Lake Community Foundation endeavors to help charitable...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 28, 2019

Welcome Cowboy Claus at Old West Christmas Fest, Nov. 29

OVANDO - A reliable source reported that they spotted and even spoke with the elusive Cowboy Claus last week. This source reports that Cowboy Claus is indeed on his way to the Blackfoot Valley hamlet...

 

ROCKS - A place for all

Seeley Lake ROCKS' mission "To build healthy children, strong families and vibrant communities through outdoor recreation," has expanded significantly the past two years. Two years ago, ROCKS...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 28, 2019

Helping their neighbors one task at a time

SEELEY LAKE – For Sam Olinger and Janet Price no job is too small if it helps out their neighbor. Owners of Seeley Residential Services, LLC, based out of Seeley Lake, say their goal is to offer a...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 28, 2019

Board reviews approves strategic plan, increases principal position

SWAN VALLEY – The Swan Valley School Board approved the Swan Valley Elementary School Strategic Plan and reviewed their evaluations at their monthly meeting Nov. 20. They also unanimously approved increasing Principal Ralph King’s position from...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 28, 2019

BLM purchases more than 7,000 acres in lower Blackfoot watershed

MISSOULA – On Nov. 21, the Bureau of Land Management's Missoula Field Office preserved public access by acquiring 7,268 acres of land in the Blackfoot River Corridor. Using Sportsman's...

 

SLE to start strategic planning process

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Elementary School board plans to undertake the creation of a strategic plan for the school in the coming months. They voted at their Nov. 19 meeting to hire Dr. Daniel Farr to help with the process. Farr came highly...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 28, 2019

Follow through with the hunt, properly dispose of carcasses

SEELEY LAKE - A frequent complaint to Fish, Wildlife and Parks this time of year centers on carcasses dumped after someone has removed the meat. Not only does the carcass look unappealing and stink,...

 

Lead poisoning kills Golden Eagle, hunters adapting

On Nov. 10, Wild Skies Raptor Center in Potomac admitted an adult Golden Eagle with the classic symptoms of lead poisoning. The bird's talons were clenched and its wings drooped to the floor. His bloo...

 

Carol Gladys Brodie Nov. 11, 1939 – Nov. 3, 2019

SEELEY LAKE - Carol Gladys Brodie died Nov. 3 at her home in Montana after a brief illness. She was an extraordinary mother, grandmother, wife and friend and the world is less without her. Carol was... Full story

 

Conversion is our goal

The aim of all gospel learning and teaching is to deepen our conversion and help us become more like Jesus Christ. For this reason, when we study the gospel, we’re not just looking for new information; we want to become a “new creature...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    November 28, 2019

Go ride a bike

POTOMAC - Around the school block and past the horse and cattle pastures Potomac School students rode skateboards, bikes, rollerblades, scooters, a pogo stick, walked, ran and hopped their way through...

 

Community Briefs

First annual SLE Pajama/Book Drive SEELEY LAKE - Seeley Lake Elementary staff and students are collecting new pajamas, new or gently used books or monetary donations to help children in need. Donations can be dropped off at the SLE Office or with kin...

 

Daines & Gianforte Must Take Immediate Action on CSKT Compact

The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribe (CSKT) Water Compact took over a decade to negotiate with water users on and off with the CSKT nation. The CSKT will protect the rights of water users across Montana. It passed the Montana Legislature with b...

 

Next governor will determine fate of public lands

Montanans, it’s time to pay attention. In 2020, the person we elect to be our next governor will determine the fate of our public lands. On the ballot for governor of the state of Montana next year is mega-millionaire Greg Gianforte. He’s...

 

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