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 By Keely Larson    News    July 30, 2020 

Making the connection

It is not hard to associate aging adults with limited technological knowledge, nor is it difficult to understand that teens can jump onto a new device with ease. And anyone can understand that tech su...

 
 By Bebe Crouse    Opinion    July 30, 2020 

Tackling the risk of wildland fire

By the calendar, Montana has four seasons. Yet, increasingly, we are experiencing a fifth; fire season. As July draws to a close, a lot of us are starting to think what might be ahead as temperatures...

 

Governor's Grizzly Bear Advisory Council updates recommendations

The Montana Governor’s Grizzly Bear Advisory Council has updated its consolidated draft recommendations report and it is posted online: fwp.mt.gov/gbac.  The council will review all public comments on the July 17 and July 24 versions of the...

 
 By Betty Vanderwielen    News    July 30, 2020 

Checkerboarding, rubber forty and dummy entrymen

If the early history of Seeley Lake is intertwined with the lumber industry, the rise of the United States Forest Service is incontrovertibly intertwined with Seeley Lake and in particular with the Bi...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    July 23, 2020

Building community from the inside

"His mobile home was not livable," said Missoula Aging Services (MAS) Resource Specialist Linda Howard, about a client she worked with in Seeley Lake. This was not a problem Howard or MAS had the...

 

Timber industry decimated by environmentalists

In response to opinion columns printed in the Missoulian by Adam Rissien titled “Our National Forest are more than Crops” dated June 28 and George Wuerthner’s column printed June 5 titled “Keep Carbon in the Forest.” Once again some of our...

 

Tourist organizations encourage mask use

As the number of COVID-19 cases rises in the state of Montana, we, leaders at Montana’s chambers of commerce and destination marketing organizations, join our business friends and colleagues throughout the state in calling on the public to wear...

 

Prologue to the Timber Sale

If the early history of Seeley Lake is intertwined with the lumber industry, the rise of the United States Forest Service is incontrovertibly intertwined with Seeley Lake and in particular with the...

 
 By John Blogett    News    July 16, 2020

Cracking the transportation bottleneck

In 2010, the Whitehall Senior Center, an activity and meals hub for seniors in Whitehall, was trying to unload a bus and a van it had been using to transport its patrons and residents of a nearby...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    July 9, 2020

Building educational supports for more than 20 years at SLE

SEELEY LAKE – It was just another day for John Devins out practicing with his little league team at the Seeley Lake Elementary baseball fields until SLE superintendent John Hebnes came out and...

 
 By Dave Erickson    News    July 9, 2020

Could a Japanese-style elder care insurance program work in Montana?

Last week in Graying Pains, the Missoulian's David Erickson examined the introduction and implementation of Kaigo Hoken, or care insurance, in Japan, the world's demographically oldest country. This...

 
 By Dave Erickson    News    July 2, 2020

Japan: A glimpse at Montana's future?

This is part 1 of a two-part story about financing elder care in aging populations. Part 2 - what new strategies could Montana explore? - will be published next week. Montana, the oldest state in the...

 

Community Briefs

Lorentz named to spring Deans’ List at Nebraska  LINCOLN, NEB. - Elizabeth “Ibby” Lorentz of Seeley Lake was named to the Deans’ List for the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for the spring semester of the...

 

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 Brendan Heidner    News    June 25, 2020

On-the-farm training

Last week's Graying Pains story explored the challenges of family farm succession as Montana's agricultural demographic ages, and a program designed to connect up-and-coming farmers in western...

 

C.P. "Turk" Rowlands 1931-2020

SWAN VALLEY - Turk Rowlands (C.P. Rowlands, Col., USMC (Ret)), summer resident in Condon for 25 years, passed away at his home in Riverside, Calif. May 31, 2020. He was born as Cledwyn Pearce... Full story

 

Marilyn Shope Peterson 1935 - 2020

On June 3rd, surrounded by family, Marilyn Shope Peterson passed away peacefully at her home in Anacortes, Wash. She was a kind, loving mother, pioneer in business and science, world traveler,... Full story

 
 By Nolan Lister    News    June 18, 2020

Family farms and ranches face uncertain future as producers age out

The 68-year-old old poultry farmer pointed out the hen houses he built decades ago, providing details of each wooden tenement's residents. Hugh Spencer built the hen houses and accompanying grain...

 

Grizzly Claw announces scholarship recipients

SEELEY LAKE - Korinne Treser and Ashly Berentsen each received $1,000 college scholarships this June from Grizzly Claw Trading. The scholarships are funded through the sales of used books donated by...

 
 By Griffen Smith    News    June 18, 2020

Rent-All sees new ownership yet same plan

SEELEY LAKE - Terry Antonich spent his youth on Lake Inez, and hoped one day he would be able to find a career in Seeley. So when Dick Lewis decided to retire from Rent-All, Antonich took over....

 

Community Briefs

Montana State students named to spring semester 2020 honor rolls BOZEMAN — Montana State University has announced its undergraduate honor rolls for spring semester 2020. There are two MSU honor roll lists, the President’s List and the Dean’s...

 

Low-cost classes can help seniors stay fit

As Montana's aging population continues to grow (18.9% of Montanans are now 65 or older), rural residents face the same aging challenges as their urban counterparts but often with fewer resources. A l...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    June 11, 2020

Local students graduate, recognized on Dean's List

This spring, area students received degrees and were recognized on university Dean’s Lists for academic excellence. University Graduates The University of Montana had 1,863 students who are degree candidates for spring semester 2020. Samuel Aldeen...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    June 11, 2020

MEC awards annual scholarships

Each year, Missoula Electric Cooperative awards 15 $1,000 scholarships to local students who are working to achieve their educational goals in Montana. This year four area students received a regular scholarship: Amy Ostertag, University of...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    June 11, 2020

Continuing the legacy of quilting in the valley

SEELEY LAKE - "This was a dream come true but a dream I never knew I had," said Sarina Gilpin, new owner of Deer Country Quilts. "If you would have asked me 10 years ago, I would not have thought...

 

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