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Lawmakers advance legislation on sexual assault, wolf hunting, sports betting and elder abuse, Medicaid Expansion continuation stalls

HELENA -- After a lengthy debate, the bill to continue Medicaid Expansion in Montana failed to pass the Senate on a 25-25 vote last week and several attempts to revive it Friday and Saturday also failed, leaving it stalled. House Bill 658 would have...

 
 By Kevin Trevellyan    News    April 18, 2019 

Montana Legislature weighs bills to encourage hemp industry

Colby Johnson was celebrating his 30th birthday in Las Vegas when he noticed the neon advertisements for cannabidiol (CBD). The letters were everywhere. The hemp-derived tincture cannabidiol is said to relieve pain, anxiety and other health issues, t...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    April 18, 2019 

Bartlett receives Teresa Veltkamp Advocacy Award for Excellence

HELENA – This past March, Seeley Lake Elementary junior high math and science teacher Patti Bartlett was among four other Montana educators that received the 2019 Teresa Veltkamp Advocacy Award for...

 

Missouri Headwaters are central to Montana history - Part 1 of 2

A labyrinth of channels, willow bottoms, islands and a general mix of wetlands interact to piece together the headwaters of the Missouri River. The point where the three forks – the Jefferson,...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    April 11, 2019

Students reach out to community through Empathy Project

SEELEY LAKE – Seeley-Swan High School English students are embarking on a new project entitled the Empathy Project. With the help of the University of Montana School of Journalism and guided by the classic “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper...

 

Sheppard served as artillery repairman

OVANDO – Bob Sheppard is a native Montanan but that doesn't mean he spent all his time in the same Montana town. Born in Conrad, Sheppard spent his early years in the western Hi-Line country ...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    April 4, 2019

Trenton Johnson Memorial Highway bill headed to Governor's desk

HELENA – Senate Bill 260 was transmitted to Governor Steve Bullock for signature March 26. Sponsored by Senator Sue Malek (D) - SD46, SB 260 it establishes an eight-mile stretch of Highway 83 through Seeley Lake as the Trenton Johnson Memorial...

 

From Ovando to the Air Force and back again

OVANDO – Jon Krutar's story begins and ends in Ovando with a 28-year military career in the middle. Growing up in Ovando, Krutar attended a one-room schoolhouse with a fluctuating attendance of...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    March 28, 2019

Holmes makes history with Montana Western Bulldogs

BILLINGS – "Winning the national championship was our goal from the very beginning and we all knew what we had to do to get there," said Paige Holmes, 2016 Seeley-Swan High School graduate and...

 

Make Montana communities safer with Senate Bill 52

Sexual assault knows no boundaries of age, race or social class. It is a plague on our society, endangering people from all walks of life. For more than two decades, my professional career focused on helping survivors of sexual assault in various...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    March 21, 2019

Eagles undefeated for season

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Elementary Eagles went undefeated in their regular season with a 16-0 record. Head Coach Brett Haines said this is the first time the team has gone undefeated and they...

 

Seeley Lake wood stoves and winter air quality

SEELEY LAKE - Recent cold snaps have been instructive about the role weather plays in Seeley Lake's winter air quality. Since the wood stove change out program of 2012-2014, Seeley Lake winter air...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    March 21, 2019

Blackfoot Peacemakers quilting the fabric of life

POTOMAC - For the last 24 years Potomac ladies have been getting together and creating quilts. Some of the quilts are donated to hospice, raffles, families in need, Potomac Bingo night, the...

 
 By Shaylee Ragar    News    March 21, 2019

Montana lawmakers consider new ways to protect against Aquatic Invasive Species

HELENA--A prolific alien organism is closing in on Montana’s ecosystem and could have dire consequences for food production, outdoor recreation and the economy if it crosses the state’s borders. Aquatic invasive species have widely infected the...

 
 By Lee Banville    News    March 14, 2019

Let the Sunshine on government

The students I teach at the University of Montana often show up with a powerful assumption: If there is some piece of information out there, Google can find it. It's an understandable belief for...

 
 By Adam Shaw    Opinion    March 14, 2019

It's high time for us to protect the Blackfoot for future generations

There are rivers and streams every angler holds dear. We wince when their names are mentioned in public, fearing that the word will get out on our secret honey hole and that our next fishing trip will feature fewer trout and more people prodding its...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    March 14, 2019

Eagles soar into tournaments

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Elementary Eagles girls closed out their regular season on a high note, beating Frenchtown 36-11. Head Coach Brett Haines said it has been a great season and they are...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    March 7, 2019

Palmer selected as new SSHS principal

SEELEY LAKE - Missoula County Public schools announced Kellen Palmer, current Instructional Coach at Douglas High School in Douglas, Wyo., will fill the principal position at Seeley-Swan starting with the 2019-20 school year. Palmer was among three c...

 

Lawmakers debate vaccines and country of origin labeling

HELENA — The 66th Montana Legislature is at its halfway mark and that means that any general bills that did not make it through their first house before the transmittal deadline are effectively killed. About sixty bills have passed both houses and...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    February 28, 2019

Sen. Malek proposes Trenton Johnson Memorial Highway

HELENA - The Senate Highways and Transportation Committee unanimously passed Senate Bill 260 at their Feb. 21 hearing. If signed into law, the bill would establish the Trenton Johnson Memorial Highway on Highway 83 between mile marker 14, just south...

 

How we can protect the Blackfoot River

Tucked in the valleys and mountains that surround Ovando and Seeley Lake are the many creeks that feed into the Blackfoot River. Among them are North Fork of the Blackfoot, Monture Creek, Morrell Creek and West Fork of the Clearwater. These...

 

Lawmakers debate local gun ordinances, teacher recruitment program and affordable housing

House Endorses Legislation To Prohibit Local Gun Ordinances The Montana House of Representatives last week passed a bill that would prohibit local governments from implementing gun ordinances. About 50 volunteers for the Moms Demand Action group...

 
 By Rob Rich    News    February 28, 2019

Insects with impact: Helping manage bark beetles for healthy forests

SWAN VALLEY – Winter is typically a quiet time of year, but come February, the phone at Swan Valley Connections (SVC) starts ringing. "Yes, the date is still April 15," I hear Leanna Grubaugh say...

 

Smoke study reports health impacts a year later

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Community Council hosted presentations on a local wildfire smoke study, wildfire preparedness and the Seeley Lake Water District at their Feb. 11 meeting. In other business, Acting Seeley Lake District Ranger Quinn...

 

Cox shares tales of the West Side

SEELEY LAKE – Twenty-five people, most on snowshoes, showed up at the River Point Campground to learn about Seeley Lake's "West Side Story." The Feb. 16 excursion was sponsored by the Seeley Lake...

 

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