Articles from the December 20, 2018 edition

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Blood makes a heartfelt gift for the holidays

SEELEY LAKE – Alysa Loesch sat relaxed on the gurney at the Seeley-Swan High School gym. Blood dripped from a tube in her arm to a collection bag below. Loesch was one of the estimated 15-25...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    December 20, 2018

Long-term project to study elk use and forage quality post-fire

SEELEY LAKE – Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks deployed 19 GPS collars on adult female elk on the Blackfoot Clearwater Wildlife Management Area, also known as the Game Range, Dec. 6. This is part...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    December 20, 2018

Community fun at the Rich Ranch

SEELEY LAKE – The Rich Ranch welcomed the community to their annual Community Appreciation Day, Dec. 16. Rich Ranch owner Belinda Rich said that this year was one of the largest gatherings they...

 

Thank you volunteers

Thank you Greenough/Potomac QRU and all Emergency Responders: Our Greenough/Potomac Volunteer Fire Department (GPVFD) and Quick Response Unit (QRU) volunteers are always available for their community. They deserve high five, thumbs up, pat on the...

 

Thoughts on the NRA

Several weeks ago I saw a little geek standing on a street corner with a sign that said “NRA, NRA how many children have you killed today?” CNN evidently picked up on this and had him on TV. I go back to the year 1935 – I quote Adolph Hitler,...

 

Thank you for the help

This letter of thanks goes out to the five men and three women, along with two Missoula County Sheriff’s Deputies for rendering me aid on Highway 200 Dec. 11, 2018 after my vehicle broke down from overheating and stopped running. The first man who...

 

Cultural complexes

Psychological complexes were presented in previous articles but always from the point of view of an individual. You can think of a complex as a collection of experiences focused around a psychological...

 

FWP completes another successful season in the fight against AIS

2018 was a big year for Montana Fish Wildlife & Parks and its aquatic invasive species program with a record number of watercrafts inspected, record number of water samples analyzed and no mussel larvae or adult mussels detected. “Our AIS staff...

 

Membership sought for Resource Advisory Committee

MISSOULA – Membership recruiting is underway for the Missoula County Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) and Forest Service officials are soliciting applications from individuals interested in serving in one of the available 15 positions on the RAC....

 

More foods that say "Christmas"

In a continuation of the informal survey on what foods mean Christmas: Debbie Dillree said "Potato sausage has always been our big thing on Christmas Eve. My grandparents used to make it and after the...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    December 20, 2018

Avalanche awareness - Know before you go and check yourself

SEELEY LAKE – Clearwater Resource Council hosted an Avalanche Awareness program Dec. 6. Missoula Avalanche Center's Todd Glew gave a presentation to help winter recreationists recognize snow...

 

Christmas song origins both simple and complex

“Deck the Halls” originated from the 16th century Welsh New Year’s Eve dancing song, “Nos Galan.” Cardiff University Professor in the School of Welsh, E. Wyn James, an authority on Welsh hymns and ballads, said “Nos Galan” belongs to a...

 

SVES students wish families a Merry Christmas

SWAN VALLEY - The entirety of the Swan Valley Elementary school performed traditional Christmas carols in the school gym, Dec. 13. Led by Junior High Teacher Colleen Harrington and PE/Preschool...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    December 20, 2018

Potomac Pioneers excel with teamwork

POTOMAC – Finishing with only one loss for the season, the Potomac Pioneer boys basketball team made it into the Championship Game for the Copper League Small Schools. Assistant Coach Wacey...

 

King David - Man after God's heart

One of my favorite biblical characters has always been King David. From when I was a boy, reading about the exploits and bravery of David as a youngster (lions and bears and Philistines!), until now when in mid-life I also admire David’s wisdom,...

 

Blackhawks split the week

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley-Swan Blackhawks and Lady Blackhawks defeated Valley Christian at home Dec. 14 and fell in Arlee the next night. The Boys came out strong against Valley Christian racking up...

 

Community Briefs

Seeley Lake Community Ice Rink Grand Opening, Dec. 29 SEELEY LAKE – Seeley Lake ROCKS will be hosting an Open House Dec. 29 from 1-4 p.m. at the new Seeley Lake Community Ice Rink in the field near Seeley Lake Elementary School. Everyone is welcome...

 

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