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 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...

 

Fatal Crash Claims Life of Congressional Libertarian Candidate

POTOMAC - At approximately 9 p.m. Monday, Sept. 20, Michael C. Fellows, age 59 of Missoula, Mont., was involved in a head on collision at mile marker 16.5 on Highway 200. Fellows died at the scene. The person in the other involved vehicle was...

 

Community Briefs

Seeley Lake Library News SEELEY LAKE - Many of the residents of Missoula and surrounding areas will be reading the same book when the Big Read returns to Missoula Public Library and its branch libraries in September. The National Endowment for the...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    August 25, 2016

Governor Bullock Launches National Forest and Rangeland Management Initiative

SEELEY LAKE – Governor Steve Bullock launched the National Forest and Rangeland Management Initiative in his capacity as Chair of the Western Governors' Association (WGA) at Pyramid Mountain...

 

There is a Fire on the Horizon in Montana…Do the Research

Regarding my letter to the editor July 14, 2016, I would like make the following comments. It is a fact that the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security have both stated that there is no way to obtain accurate security background checks for any...

 
 By Rick Ferguson    Opinion    July 14, 2016

A Clash of Cultures

To the left is the future for Montana if Governor Steve Bullock, the Missoula Mayor, his City Council and the Missoula County Commissioners bring unvetted Muslim refugees to Montana as planned. They...

 

Montana Private Land Conservation: It All Starts With People Around a Kitchen Table

It all started at a kitchen table in the Blackfoot Valley. Back around 1970. Local folks like us, including our good friend and neighbor Bill Potter. Worried about increasing recreational pressure on...

 
 By Mary Ann Morin    Opinion    June 2, 2016

Painting a Picture of Today's Forests

“Montana’s National Forests BURNING AN EMPIRE” is the title of the Spring 2016 edition of “Evergreen” magazine. The title creates a dire picture facing Montana forests. According to Montana State Forester Bob Harrington, “Nearly 50...

 

Meyers Receive Montana Neighbor Award

SWAN VALLEY - Dixie and Neil Meyer learned in February they would receive the Montana Neighbor Award, offered by a group of Montana agencies and organizations, and the office of the Governor. The...

 

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