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The homeschool uptick

As Montana schools sought to contain the pandemic last March by shutting their doors for the remainder of the spring semester, Flathead County Superintendent of Schools Jack Eggensperger began to notice an increase in the number of parents registerin...

 

The Nature Conservancy sells 12,000 acres to U.S. Forest Service

The Nature Conservancy's (TNC) sale of 12,039 acres of former industrial timber land to the U.S. Forest Service will allow for more public access according to a press release. The sold area was part...

 

Make ends meet

One of the devastating side effects of COVID-19 is that many people have been forced to rely on food banks to help them "make ends meet." But exactly what ends are supposed to meet? Where does that...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    January 14, 2021

Lady Blackhawks flatten Trojans and Eagles

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley-Swan Lady Blackhawks continued to steamroll the competition with solid victories over the Trojans of Drummond on the road Jan. 8 and the Valley Christian Eagles at home Jan....

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    January 14, 2021

Blackhawks take down Trojans, fall to Eagles

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley-Swan Blackhawks split their week with a victory over Drummond at home Jan. 8 and a loss on the road to Valley Christian Jan 9. The Blackhawks fought hard against the Drummond...

 

Community Briefs

Seeley Lake Community Foundation accepting grant applications through Jan. 31 SEELEY LAKE - Non-profit organizations are invited to submit grant proposals up to $2,500 to the Seeley Lake Community Foundation (SLCF) for 2021 projects. Applications...

 

Porcupine Dump site to remain open twice a week

LAKE COUNTY - Lake County Commissioners unanimously voted to keep the Porcupine Dump site open for two days a week following recommendations from the Solid Waste Board during their Dec. 16 Commissioner meeting. The days in question have not been...

 

Snow Joke half marathon goes virtual

SEELEY LAKE -  Runners will be able to run the 42nd annual Snow Joke Half Marathon on their own terms this upcoming February. Run Wild Missoula helps put on the event. Interim Executive Director Ashl...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    January 7, 2021

Building a legacy of service and philanthropy

SEELEY LAKE – Sitting around a table at the Elkhorn Café in the fall of 1999, Seeley Lake resident Stan Nicholson told Loren Rose and four other future board members that there were 28 nonprofits...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    January 7, 2021

Playing in the snow

SEELEY LAKE - Playing in the snow with family was an activity many Seeley Lake residents enjoyed over the New Year including Kris Martin and her son Sam Welch. They built these two snow bears to help...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    January 7, 2021

Public hearing to outline ATV safety requirements Jan. 7

Do you ride all-terrain vehicles? The Missoula County Commissioners are holding a hearing Jan. 7 at 2 p.m. where they have been asked to approve a resolution “Outlining the need for safety while operating all-terrain vehicles.” The Commissioners...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    January 7, 2021

Sewer bond election voter requirements outlined

SEELEY LAKE – According to the Missoula County Elections Office, there are a couple of changes to the voter registration process for property owners in the Seeley Lake Sewer District for the upcoming Bond election. The Feb. 23 election will be... Full story

 

Department of Transportation, Community Foundation, Forest Service at next Council Meeting

SEELEY LAKE - The next meeting of the Seeley Lake Community Council will be this Monday, Jan. 11 at 6 p.m. with an intriguing agenda. It will be held via Zoom. Instructions for sign-on are at the end of this release.  The first speaker will be Bob...

 

Science communication at Glacier National Park

When it comes to communication about climate change, there's a lot of complexity to consider, said USGS scientist Dan Fagre.  "The problem is that to really understand it, people need to understand...

 

Updated vaccination distribution plan released

Governor Steve Bullock announced Dec. 30 the state’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan has been updated to incorporate the new federal recommendations for allocation to critical groups in Montana and an estimated timeline.   “As the first... Full story

 

Missoula County awards COVID job retention grants

MISSOULA COUNTY – Missoula County Commissioners approved distributing almost $625,000 from the COVID-19 Small Business Job Retention Fund to 27 businesses impacted by the pandemic. The funding is...

 

Blackhawks take precautions as they head onto the court

SEELEY LAKE - Seeley-Swan High School's basketball teams played their first games this past weekend. To prevent players and fans from contracting coronavirus, organizers had to make certain...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    January 7, 2021

Mountains Cats no match for Blackhawks

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley-Swan Blackhawks and Lady Blackhawks opened their basketball season with victories over the Clark Fork Coop Mountain Cats Jan. 2. Due to COVID-19 precautions, the Boys played...

 

Community Briefs

Yurt at Seeley Creek Nordic Ski trails closed for season SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Creek Nordic Ski trails just north of town on Morrell Creek Road are groomed and ready for skiers. However due to COVID-19, the yurt at the trailhead is closed for...

 

New quarantine guidelines adopted for close contacts

MISSOULA COUNTY - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently gave guidance to public health officials that would allow for close contacts of positive COVID-19 cases to reduce their quarantine times if they met specific criteria.... Full story

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    December 31, 2020

Building community one step at a time

SWAN VALLEY – "On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, a partridge in a pear tree...," and so the song goes counting down the days. This song took on new meaning this year at Swan...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    December 31, 2020

Red Sleighs spread Christmas cheer

SEELEY LAKE – Two days before Christmas, Red Sleighs Over Montana took off from Missoula Airport on "Santa's Airmail Route." Santa visited 20 communities across western Montana delivering gifts to...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    December 31, 2020

"Christmas Shorts" knocks Ovando's socks off

OVANDO – Despite the challenges presented by COVID and a shorter-than-usual time frame between Thanksgiving and winter break, Ovando students hosted their annual Christmas Program Dec. 17. The...

 

Films to get in the festive spirit

The holiday season is such a grand phenomenon in American culture that in the last century a movie subgenre has evolved out of its existence and aesthetic. Over the years this subgenre has culminated its own characters, tropes and cliches. Despite...

 

Support for grizzly bears' presence in Montana strong amidst expanding population

A new survey of Montanans shows positive attitudes toward grizzly bears and support for the presence of grizzly bears within the state. However, acceptance of bear presence in areas closer to...

 

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