Articles from the December 14, 2023 edition

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SSHS to host pop-up market

Koozies, earrings, candles and more will take center stage in Seeley-Swan High School this Saturday, Dec. 16 as the high school business class opens up a market to sell their handmade products. The...

 

Warm temps delay winter season

Seeley Lake and much of western Montana have seen a decent amount of moisture, but temperatures have stayed well above average to limit snowpack and delay some winter activities. Winter road closures...

 

Seeley Stockings set for Sunday

Amid plenty of activity this weekend, the Seeley Lake Stocking party is hoping to give back to the community by providing free toys and time with Santa at the Seeley Lake Foundation building on Dec. 17. Seeley Lake stockings, now in its fifth year,...

 

High drama at the Frostbite Festival

A holiday bazaar, whether church or community, is deeply nostalgic for me. Memories of the green-tiled basement of the Methodist Church in Missoula in the 1960s evoke taste memories of butterscotch...

 

Boy Scout Bridge 2027 Repairs

What a bunch of B.S. How many and who are getting the kickbacks at $5.7 million? Has the Montana Department of Transportation thought about all the traffic coming off Boy Scout Road? How many accidents will happen at that intersection, someone...

 

Wolf trapping and grizzly bears

Judge Malloy cut the wolf trapping season to protect grizzly bears. Yeah, right!! The last issue with wolf traps and grizzlies was in 2013. Why so much concern over an incident a decade ago? Last year there were two grizzly bears killed by cars in di...

 

Dear fellow Montanans and friends who love Montana

In the early 1900s, my great-grandfather came west from Missouri and settled with his family in a wooded area near Alberton. He was drawn to western Montana, he said, by the “power and beauty of the Rocky Mountain front.”  It was the tradition...

 

The innovation of Montana's engineering firms is at risk

From the breathtaking expanse of Glacier National Park to the community fabric of Bozeman and Billings, Montana’s engineering firms play a vital role in building and maintaining our roads, ensuring our air and water are clean, and developing new...

 

Drive safe this holiday

December is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month. It opportunely coincides with the holidays when folks are going to parties, reconnecting with old friends, and maybe indulging more than they do the rest of the year. Wherever you’re going...

 

Missoula Aging Services warns against medicare scams

MISSOULA, MT - Missoula Aging Services (MAS) received information about an active scam targeting older adults in Missoula. In the report, several individuals received multiple calls last week from someone claiming to be from Medicare with what...

 

Missoula County Sheriff's log for Dec. 14

12/1 9:30 a.m. Offense Against Family/Children 2XX Larch Lane, Seeley Lake 12/1 2:12 p.m. Suspicious Activity 5XX Seclusion Point, Seeley Lake 12/3 4:06 p.m. Accident-No Injury Boy Scout Road, Seeley Lake 12/5 9:24 a.m. Probation 2XX Morrell Creek...

 

Seeley Lake Rural Fire District Call Log for Dec. 14

12/1/2023 Fire Structure Highway 83 12/1/2023 Medical Highway 83 12/3/2023 Medical Seeley Lane 12/4/2023 Medical School Lane 12/5/2023 Medical Highway 83 12/7/2023 Accident Injury Highway 83...

 

Death Notices

Elden Leroy Rammell, 87, passed away on December 6, 2023, at Logan Health Medical Center in Kalispell, Montana. Services will be held at a later date. Buffalo Hill Funeral Home caring for the family. John U. Homen, 53, of Seeley Lake, passed away...

 

Share the light around the world

In a world where darkness is ever increasing, light will always continue to shine. That light, which brings our hope and happiness, comes because of Jesus Christ, the Light of the World. “Jesus...

 

Boys basketball working on its own tradition

At the start of practice on Dec. 7, head coach Mike Haines shouted four things at his players. Each one responded in unison. "I am thankful for the opportunity to compete. I am aggressive and...

 

Lady Blackhawks look to continue successful dynasty

The Seeley-Swan Lady Blackhawks basketball team hopes to continue its area dominance and win its sixth district title in a row, it just has to do it with the youngest team ever to sport the black and...

 

Archives for Dec. 14

Thirty-five years ago... Thursday Dec. 15, 1988 Residents contribute over $11,000 for this 'home' for books, response to new library is "overwhelming" Local residents are not shy about using the new...

 

Winter midges, the serendipity, the $3 dip and Ross Merigold

For a long time I didn't bother with fishing the winter midges that typically occur in December. They were too small – and I didn't know much about them. That changed on those winter days when it...

 

Introverts ~ Immersions ~ Wild public lands Is there a place for introverts?

My earliest memories I liked being alone in the barn. Well, not alone but the only human, an introvert even as a child. I remember the tall Ponderosa Pine near the barn's west end. I felt a presence...

 

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