Articles from the December 27, 2018 edition

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Interlocal agreement discussed, manager leaving, RV Park looking to join Phase 1

SEELEY LAKE – At their Dec. 20 meeting, the Seeley Lake Sewer District Board continued discussing the expired interlocal agreement it has with Missoula County and it was revealed that the current District Manager provided through that agreement...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    December 27, 2018

Koppen receives Officer of the Year

MISSOULA – Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Game Warden Bill Koppen received FWP's Officer of the Year award at the Missoula County Exchange Club's 46th Annual Officer of the Year Banquet. Koppen...

 

Holiday fun around Seeley Lake

SEELEY LAKE - Lights adorning Highway 83 and last minute visits from Santa Claus made Christmas in Seeley Lake merry and bright....

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    December 27, 2018

Potomac Pioneers take championship

MISSOULA – With each team trading their only losses for the season, the Seeley Lake Elementary Eagles boys basketball team faced the Potomac Pioneers Dec. 18 at the Adam's Center in Missoula for the...

 

Meetings to review deer hunting regulations in Northwest Montana

KALISPELL — Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is hosting four upcoming public meetings to discuss deer populations and potential future management strategies for hunting seasons in northwest Montana. FWP Region 1 staff are hoping to engage the public...

 

Let's talk about the sewer

SEELEY LAKE – My name is Pat Goodover. I was elected as president of the Seeley Lake Sewer Board. I want to introduce myself to you and reach out to you. There is a lot of confusion and some anger about the sewer plans. There are also some...

 

More Christmas food favorites

OVANDO & SEELEY LAKE – Margaret Bauer said her family likes to make gingersnaps. She said, “We like the smell; it fills the house. Everybody likes to eat them for snacks and we give them as gifts.” Shawna Jarrell said her grandma’s punch...

 

Snowshoe trip at 40 below zero

Beginning in 1933, the Forest Service began an intensive winter game study in the South Fork of the Flathead to determine the number of big game, forage use, snow depth, temperature, migrations, etc....

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    December 27, 2018

Swan Valley ice rink ready for skates

SWAN VALLEY - Dozens of volunteers gathered Dec. 22 to help install the new Swan Valley Community Ice Skating Rink in the arena north of the Swan Valley Community Hall on Highway 83. The Swan Valley...

 

Montana citizens are better served by returning to Simple Majority rules in the House

Too often we see the results of gridlock and partisan shenanigans in Washington DC. Efforts are focused solely on beating the other side, and not on representing the people in passing budgets and...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    December 27, 2018

Christmas generosity overflows

SEELEY LAKE – With Christmas music filling the air and lights flashing on the fire trucks, the Seeley Lake Fire Department volunteers and auxiliary members took to the streets of Seeley Lake the...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    December 27, 2018

Christmas performance entertains

SEELEY LAKE – With no music teacher or program this fall at Seeley Lake Elementary, the junior high drama class promised a Christmas play before the winter break. However, thanks to the staff,...

 

Let's talk about back pain prevention

Let's talk about one of the most frequent reasons people visit their doctor – back pain. Statisticians tell us that one in five clinic visits are related to back pain and I believe it! I think...

 

What do we hope for?

From a commercial I saw once long ago...(from memory)... How long can a person live without food? 10-14 days How long can a person live without water? 3-5 days How long can a person live without air? 3-5 minutes How long can a person live without...

 

Singing trumps fighting

The carol "O Holy Night" is a favorite at Christmas time, especially when sung by someone who can, as Huffington Post puts it, "raise the rafters on the '-vine' of 'Oh night di-.'" The song itself has...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    December 27, 2018

Sunset School continues holiday play tradition

GREENOUGH – It's been several years since Sunset School had enough students to host their own Holiday play. This year with 10 students from kindergarten through sixth grade, supervising teacher...

 

Ovando presents "The Rented Christmas"

OVANDO – Parents, relatives, visitors and a number of younger siblings dressed in holiday attire packed the Ovando School gym to see the student production of "The Rented Christmas" Dec. 20. The pla...

 

Salmon Prairie School performs "Scrooge"

SALMON PRAIRIE - The three Salmon Prairie Elementary School students, two eighth graders and one in kindergarten, produced and starred in their version of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol." They...

 

Does remote work bring Montana workers big-city wages? Yes – for some

On the list of ideas for tackling the twin challenges that plague Montana workers - scarce rural jobs and low wages even in cities - telework is close to the top. As better internet access connects ev...

 

SSHS brings winter, fire and snow

SEELEY LAKE – Retired Seeley-Swan High School music teacher Bob Green used the phrase “an awkward situation” to express the condition SSHS found itself in at the beginning of the school year. A...

 

Mountain Cats fall to Seeley-Swan

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley-Swan Blackhawks and Lady Blackhawks closed out 2018 with a victory over the Clark Fork Coop Mountain Cats at home Dec. 20. The Boys dominated the Mountain Cats in the first ha...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    December 27, 2018

Pioneers ring in the holiday season

POTOMAC - The 2018 Potomac School Holiday Program Dec. 19 brought more than 200 people to the Potomac Greenough Community Center including students, their families, community members, teachers and...

 

Community Briefs

Winter break activities at Seeley Lake Elementary SEELEY LAKE - Seeley Lake Elementary will offer special 21st Century Winter Break activities for SLE students of all ages from Dec. 26-28 and Jan. 2-4 from 12 - 3 p.m. Activities include arts and craf...

 

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