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 By Andi Bourne    News    January 17, 2019 

Foundation receives nearly $11,500 for new welcome sign

HELENA, Mont. – Seeley Lake was among 26 Montana towns that received grants from the Department of Commerce to help them attract visitors to their communities. Funds totaling $829,644 will be awarded through the Tourism Grant Program at the...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    January 17, 2019 

Reaching out to kids in need

SEELEY LAKE – The Loesch family was sad to read the Christmas wish list for children at the Watson Children's Shelter in Missoula. "They weren't asking for toys," said mother Jean Loesch. "They were...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    January 17, 2019 

Plan for the best, train for the worst

SEELEY LAKE – Seeley-Swan Search and Rescue took their training down to Salmon Lake for the earliest cold water training they have ever had Jan. 12. While they have yet to use the annual training du...

 

Not a hero...

SWAN VALLEY – "I just want to say I am not a hero," Swan Valley resident Marc White stated in an interview to discuss his military service, which included participation in Desert Storm. "I'm just a...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    January 17, 2019 

Snowmobile trail closures implemented

SEELEY LAKE – With the salvage logging activity on the Rice Ridge fire scar on the east side of Highway 83, the two main snowmobile trails from the Seeley Creek trailhead, Seeley - Monture and West...

 
 By Carol Brodie    News    January 17, 2019 

Open Book Club presents Allen Morris Jones Jan. 19

SEELEY LAKE - Bozeman author Allen Morris Jones will read from his book "A Bloom of Bones" Saturday, Jan. 19 at 7 p.m. at the Grizzly Claw Trading Co. His visit launches the 2019 Open Book Club...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    January 17, 2019 

Potomac Dodgeball coming soon

POTOMAC - A double elimination Dodgeball Tournament will be held at the Potomac/Greenough Community Center Feb. 2 starting at 10 a.m.  This event is a fundraiser to help the Potomac eighth grade...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    January 17, 2019 

Driftriders focus grooming trail efforts

SEELEY LAKE – Despite the salvage logging activities on the Seeley-Monture and West Morrell trails and significantly less snow than last year, the Seeley Lake Driftriders have been out keeping the...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    January 17, 2019 

Enjoying the fruits of his labor

SEELEY LAKE – From Duke Ellington and Miles Davis to original arrangements, University of Montana Jazz combos "Boyd A" and "Boyd B" dazzled the audience with their improvisation Sunday, Jan. 13 as...

 

January is Radon Awareness Month

 HELENA – Radon is a colorless, odorless, tasteless radioactive gas that comes from the natural breakdown of uranium, a natural element in rocks, soil and water. Radon can enter and accumulate in...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    January 17, 2019 

Seeley-Swan High School tops graduation rate for MCPS

SEELEY LAKE – Seeley-Swan High School rises to the top in the recent report released by the Montana Office of Public Instruction. Of the four Missoula County Public High Schools, SSHS’s...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    January 17, 2019 

Packed week for Blackhawks

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley-Swan Blackhawks and Lady Blackhawks had a busy week hosting Granite Jan 8, traveling to Darby Jan. 11 and they were back at home Jan. 12 to take on Victor. The Boys defeated...

 

Community Briefs

Handbell Choir asks for table and pad return SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley-Swan Mountain Bells handbell choir had a table, a table pad and a bell go missing last spring from the Seeley Lake Elementary music room.  The choir was very grateful to...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    January 10, 2019

Commissioners discuss renewing interlocal agreement

MISSOULA – County Commissioners took up discussion of the interlocal agreement between Missoula County and the Seeley Lake Sewer District at their Jan. 3 administrative meeting. The commissioners expressed concerns about the county’s ability to...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    January 10, 2019

Timber salvage projects continue despite government shutdown

SEELEY LAKE – As the partial government shutdown runs into its third week, local salvage operations on the Liberty and Rice Ridge fires continue as well as green timber sales on U.S. Forest Service throughout Region 1. While current operations...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    January 10, 2019

Fun times, good people, great hockey

SEELEY LAKE – With players saying this was the best ice in the last nine years, the USA Hockey sanctioned Seeley Lake Pond Hockey Tournament happened without a hitch this past weekend Jan. 4-6....

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    January 10, 2019

2019 Pond Hockey Tournament Recap

Team YMV from Helena was back to defend their two-year title in the most competitive league, called Cup this year. After being undefeated in the pool play, the Brown Stars from Portland, Ore. proved...

 

Community Briefs

Snow sculpture deadline extended until Feb. 9 A Seeley Lake Winterfest tradition throughout January is snow sculptures. However, due to the current lack of snow, the Seeley Lake Area Chamber of Commerce extended the snow sculpture competition into...

 

Missoula County awards $39,000 in capital and maintenance grants

Residents throughout Missoula County will enjoy much needed upgrades and maintenance to parks, playgrounds and trails – and even a new open-air skating rink – thanks to nearly $39,000 in matching grants awarded by the Parks and Trails Advisory...

 

Council to examine county building code

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Community Council will hold a forum on the building code and permitting process next Monday, Jan. 14 at the Seeley Lake Community Hall.  Klaus von Stutterheim, Council Chair, explained, “over the years we have heard...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    January 10, 2019

Coombes family raises $6,000 to purchase CuddleCots

SEELEY LAKE – St. Patrick Hospital now has a CuddleCot™ thanks to Seeley Lake residents Kendra and Jurian Coombes. They have raised more than $6,000 to purchase CuddleCots for both St. Patrick Hos...

 

Summary of Missoula City-County 2018 Community Needs Assessment Online Survey

MISSOULA - Missoula County and the City of Missoula recently distributed their annual online Community Needs Assessment Survey. The purpose of the survey was to examine community perceptions of municipal and county needs pertaining to housing, infras...

 

Early gun bills include proposals for schools, background checks

Montana is home to more than 60 one-room schools, the most of any state. One, the single-room Hi-Line elementary school in Galata, relies on Shelby's police department for protection – but Shelby...

 

Potomac and Seeley Lake students make UM fall semester Dean's List

MISSOULA –  At the University of Montana, six of the 2,520 students that made the fall semester 2018 Dean’s List or President’s 4.0 List were from Potomac and Seeley Lake. To qualify, students must be undergraduates, earn a semester GPA of...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    January 10, 2019

Seeley-Swan defeats Lincoln, falls to Charlo

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley-Swan Blackhawks and Lady Blackhawks hosted Lincoln Jan. 3 and Charlo Jan. 4. Both the Boys and Ladies easily defeated Lincoln but couldn't overcome the stiff competition from...

 

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