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 By Andi Bourne    News    September 24, 2020 

Developing sense of self, connections through social media

In the days before social media networks took the country by storm, the media portrayed images of the "perfect body" or "dream house" in magazines, advertisements and on television. Now, with the evol...


Community Briefs

Seeley Lake Leos Club to assist with census and voter registration SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake LEOs Club is volunteering to help members of the community complete the census and their voter registration Monday through Friday from 12-3 p.m. at...


Fee increases recommended, Forest project funding allocated

MISSOULA - Members of the Missoula Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) voted to recommend proposed fee installations and increases at Missoula County sites within Lolo National Forest during their...


How Internet crimes continue to move faster than the law

Missoula County Sheriff's Office Detective Garret Van Hoose's spends many of his work hours learning how to hack ethically and track down criminals all through an IP address. He is a member of the...

 By Andi Bourne    News    September 17, 2020

Setting the stage for long term success in the music department

SEELEY LAKE – After the combine started on fire and the main belt in the swather blew while she was operating it, Janet Morgenstern decided that managing the family's 11,000-acre ranch in Wibaux,...


SSHS recognizes seniors at start of the season

SEELEY LAKE - Seeley-Swan High School recognized their senior football athletes along with their families at the first home football game of the season Friday, Sept. 4....


Alpine Artisans enduring amid COVID-19

SEELEY LAKE – Like so many other groups in 2020, Alpine Artisans (AAI) has found ways to function in the "new normal." AAI Program Manager Jenny Rohrer confirmed that the annual Tour of the Arts... Full story

 By Andi Bourne    News    September 10, 2020

Returning to the classroom with a new perspective

SEELEY LAKE – Ever since learning about heredity in her sixth-grade science class with Sharon Teague at Seeley Lake Elementary, Shelby Holmes loved science. As she continued onto junior high with...


Missoula RAC to discuss proposed recreation fees

MISSOULA – The Missoula Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) is scheduled to meet on Sept. 8 at 3 p.m. virtually.  The objectives of the meeting are to: • Approve meeting minutes as needed; • Discuss, recommend and approve new Title II projects...

 By Andi Bourne    News    September 3, 2020

Bringing his love of English, literature and drama to the classroom

SEELEY LAKE - Walking on the campus of Dixie State University in St. George, Utah, Brian Bennion had the distinct impression, and a really good feeling, that becoming an English teacher would be the...

 By Andi Bourne    News    August 27, 2020

SLE to reopen in-person, remote option available

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Elementary School Board approved the re-opening plan for the 2020-2021 school year at their Aug. 17 meeting. SLE will be welcoming all students back to school in person Sept. 8. Families do have the option for 100%...

 By Andi Bourne    News    August 20, 2020

SSHS to reopen in-person, other MCPS schools will be a hybrid

MISSOULA – The Missoula County Public School Board of Trustees approved Superintendent Rob Watson’s recommended reopening plan on a split vote at their Aug. 11 meeting. MCPS schools will reopen Aug. 26 in Phase 1 - Hybrid model and Seeley-Swan... Full story

 By Sigrid Olson    News    August 20, 2020

Potomac announces Pioneers re-opening plan

POTOMAC - Potomac School is preparing for students to return Aug. 26 since remaining closed after spring break in March. Principal John Rouse presented the re-opening plan and recommendations to the School Board at their Aug. 10 meeting. They agreed... Full story


Facing the challenges ahead for school

When I first took office in January 2011, like most elected officials I had little idea what my position would entail. County Superintendent of Schools is an unusual position. While my duties are...

 By Griffen Smith    News    August 6, 2020

Plan to resume fall sports despite pandemic

The Montana High School Association (MHSA) released a plan for returning to sports in light of the coronavirus. The 20-page document details restrictions for fans and athletes during games, but emphasized youth sports will return for the fall school... Full story

 By Claire Muller    News    August 6, 2020

Scholarship recipients announced

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Community Foundation is proud to announce the recipients of the 2020 SLCF Scholarship. Hunter Shelmerdine, Lily Mercer and Chance Johnson each will receive $500 towards...

 By Andi Bourne    News    August 6, 2020

SLE superintendent expands on reopening guidelines for fall

SEELEY LAKE – Seeley Lake Elementary Superintendent Josh Gibbs shared SLE’s proposed reopening guidelines Friday, July 31 via video. He emphasized this plan is fluid and will change based on the state and local restrictions and case counts in... Full story

 By Juanita Vero    Opinion    July 23, 2020

A year in review...

When I volunteered to write a "commissioners' first year in review" column last summer, I didn't anticipate it would include pandemic, threat of economic collapse or efforts to dismantle structural...

 By Andi Bourne    News    July 23, 2020

Local schools eligible for CARES Act funding

Governor Steve Bullock directed $75 million from the Coronavirus Relief Fund to Montana K-12 schools to cover expenses incurred due to COVID-19 and take precautions to keep students and staff safe this fall. This includes nearly $140,000 to... Full story

 By Griffen Smith    News    July 23, 2020

Missoula County Public Schools prepare for  in-person schooling

MISSOULA - Missoula County Public Schools plans to bring back students for the Fall 2020 semester. In the July 14 board meeting, officials addressed what the district can do to keep students in the classroom without furthering the spread of... Full story

 By Griffen Smith    News    July 16, 2020

Missoula County requires masks in public spaces, with exceptions

MISSOULA - The Missoula City-County Health Department board voted unanimously to require facemasks in every indoor public space in the county at their July 9 meeting. They received over 4,000 comments from the public before the hearing, of which...

 By Griffen Smith    News    July 9, 2020

Missoula County requires masks in public spaces, with exceptions

MISSOULA - The Missoula City-County Health Department board voted unanimously to require facemasks in every indoor public space in the county at their July 9 meeting. They received over 4,000 comments from the public before the hearing, of which... Full story


Hope for better days ahead

Many unforeseen changes have unfolded in our local communities since the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services announced the state's first cases of COVID-19 on March 13. Schools,...

 By Griffen Smith    News    June 18, 2020

SSHS to replace contaminated lead pipes

SEELEY LAKE - Seeley-Swan High School is upgrading its pipes over the summer after discovering a high concentration of lead back in 2017. The project, made possible by a $400,000 grant, will replace all the domestic water piping entering the high...

 By Griffen Smith    News    June 18, 2020

MCPS plans for in-person classes for fall 2020

MISSOULA - The Missoula County Public School District released guidelines about students returning to class for the fall semester. Notably, the District is putting Seeley-Swan High School in a different category from the other schools.... Full story


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