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Group Seeks 2018 Montana Neighbor Award Nominations - Deadline Extended

Good neighbors deserve recognition. The Montana Neighbor Awards wants to celebrate good neighbors and is soliciting nominations for its annual awards. Deadline for nominations has been moved to June 14.  The Montana Neighbor Awards is a working...

 

Governor Bullock Declares Statewide Flooding Emergency

Governor Steve Bullock declared a statewide flooding emergency in Montana and issued an updated executive order to provide state support where needed to local and tribal jurisdictions. "Recent...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    May 10, 2018

Montana's State Workforce Innovation Board Sets Standard for Best Practices

SEELEY LAKE – As the current chair of the Montana’s State Workforce Innovation Board (SWIB), Seeley Lake resident Loren Rose is taking a new approach to help the group set goals, new benchmarks and make these things measurable. In addition to...

 
 By John Mercer    Opinion    April 5, 2018

Radioactive Waste Welcomed to Montana

“Obfuscation” – to make obscure or unintelligible. Governor Steve Bullock and his party have been considered very environmentally conscious, but it seems they are forging a new direction.  North Dakota is not currently allowing the disposal o...

 

Next Legislature Must Stand Up for Montana

Montanans are now seeing the real-life consequences of budget decisions made by the Republican legislators who make up the majority of our state legislature. Over the next year, 28 property assessment offices will be closing their doors in addition...

 

Community Briefs

Seeley Lake Library News SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Library Book Club will meet Wednesday, Oct. 18 at 11 a.m. to discuss Blaine Harden’s “Escape from Camp 14.” In this book, Harden presents the true account of Shin Dong-hyuk, a North Korean...

 

Governor Bullock Launches Wildfire Relief Effort for Businesses and Communities

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock announced a collaborative effort across state government to help Montana businesses and communities impacted by wildfires access state resources to help minimize the economic impact. “Montana is strong and...

 

Rice Ridge Fire Wednesday Morning Update

Morning Update: The Rice Ridge Fire grew more than 20,000 acres yesterday. It is now 155,900 acres and 38% contained. There are currently 731 fire personnel assigned to the fire. It has cost $40.1...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    September 7, 2017

Rice Ridge Fire Explodes to More than 100,000 Acres

SEELEY LAKE – Under Red Flag Conditions, the Rice Ridge Fire exploded this past weekend, adding 12,000 acres on Saturday and doubling the already 50,000 acres burned on Sunday. As of Tuesday, Sept....

 

Daines - A Little Bit About Our Summer

While we’re dealing with one of the worst threatening wildfires in the U.S. right now here with our Rice Ridge Fire on Seeley Lake’s doorstep, Senator Jon Tester and Governor Bullock both came to Seeley Lake to make serious inquiries and...

 

Governor Bullock Declares New Fire Emergency for State of Montana

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock issued a new Executive Order declaring a fire emergency to exist in the state of Montana.  “We will continue to do everything we can to make sure folks on the ground have the resources they need to protect...

 
 By Micah Drew    News    August 10, 2017

Bullock, Tester Briefed on Fire

SEELEY LAKE – Governor Steve Bullock (D-MT) and senior Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) visited Seeley Lake to get a firsthand look at the efforts to fight the Rice Ridge Fire. The pair attended a morning...

 
 By Don Larson    Opinion    August 3, 2017

Paint a Clear Financial Picture Before Residents Have to Pay

SEELEY LAKE - Polson is developing a $17.6 million sewer upgrade after the EPA came in and levied a $40,000 fine on the district for exceeding its wastewater discharge limits. Sewer bills will jump from $20 per month to $60, and that’s for 2,000...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    July 27, 2017

Firefighter Killed Near Seeley Lake

SEELEY LAKE - Trenton M. Johnson, 19-year-old firefighter from Missoula, sustained injuries from a falling tree while fighting the Florence Fire on the Seeley Lake Ranger District the afternoon of Jul...

 

Governor Bullock Declares Fire Emergency for State of Montana

MONTANA – Citing active wildfires and extreme fire danger across the state, Governor Steve Bullock has issued an executive order declaring a fire emergency in Montana. Prior to signing the executive order, the governor was briefed by the...

 
 By Micah Drew    News    June 22, 2017

Helmville Rallies to Save Rodeo

HELMVILLE - Montana Highway 141 is a 32-mile-long road that meanders through western Montana without passing through a single town. Close to the northern end of the highway however, a mere mile long...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    March 30, 2017

Biannual Field Trip Engages Students in Civics and Science

On Friday, March 22 Seeley Lake Elementary (SLE) junior high students took their biannual trip to Helena to visit Montana Wild and the State Capitol. Students participated in three different Montana W...

 
 By Michael Siebert    News    March 16, 2017

Legislature Back to Business after Special Election Nominations

After uncertainty about how the upcoming special congressional election would change the makeup of the Montana Legislature, the nomination of Democrat Rob Quist and Republican Greg Gianforte means it’s back to business as usual at the state...

 

Watercraft Inspection Stations Open in Pablo, Clearwater Junction

SEELEY LAKE - Montana’s first watercraft inspection stations opened Friday in Pablo and at Clearwater Junction at the junction of Highways 200 and 83.  The inspection stations will be operated by the Flathead Basin Commission (FBC) under a...

 

Community Briefs

Caution To All Seeley Lake Water Customers SEELEY LAKE - The Water District has had numerous calls regarding frozen water service lines. This is a friendly reminder to all customers to take care of their pipes. Insulate pipes well and keep them...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    January 12, 2017

Discussions Begins for Local Zebra Mussel Response

SEELEY LAKE – Agency representatives, non-government organizations and concerned citizens met Jan. 4 to discuss a strategy for local lakes in response to the discovery of invasive mussel veligers (l...

 

Forest Restoration Creating Jobs in Western Montana

HELENA - A new grant from Montana’s Forests in Focus program will make homes safer, create well-paying jobs and improve forest health – all at the same time. The $249,534 grant will be used to thin out dense forest to reduce the hazards posed by...

 

Vote NO on I-177

Who is behind the anti-trapping Initiative, I-177? This threat to Montana’s hunting and trapping heritage is being driven by out-of-state animal rights activist groups such as .PETA, ASPCA, Humane Society etc. Out-of-state environmental...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    October 13, 2016

Forest in Focus – Doing More than Restoration

OVANDO – The Blackfoot Community Conservation Area (BCCA) has been the recipient of two Forest in Focus (FIF) grants totally nearly $315,000. Of the 5,600 total acres within the BCCA core, 863...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    September 29, 2016

Candidates Address Local Issues and Concerns

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Community Council hosted a candidate forum, Sept. 19 at the Seeley Lake Community Hall. Candidates for Governor/Lieutenant Governor, U.S. Congress, Secretary of State, Su...

 

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