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  • Sexual assault reported at Camp Paxson

    Asa Thomas Metcalfe|Feb 23, 2023

    A sexual assault reported Thursday morning, Feb. 9, on Boy Scout Road in Seeley Lake was for an incident that allegedly happened more than 12 years ago, the Missoula County Sheriff’s Office stated last week. The location in the report is an 80-year-old U.S. Forest Service camp located on Seeley Lake, originally used by a number of groups including the Boy Scouts of America and the U.S. Forest Service for their smokejumper training housing, as well as school and church groups, weddings and family reunions, according to the website of the non-pro...

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    Feb 9, 2023

    MISSOULA COUNTY SHERIFF’S LOG January 26-February 1 1/26, 11:56 a.m., 6xx Tamarack Drive, Probation 1/27, 4:18 a.m., 1xx North Coloma Way, Suspicious Activity 1/27, 10:40 a.m., 2x MM Highway 200, Trespassing 1/27, 3:42 p.m., 293xx Highway 200 E, Slide-In, No Property Damage 1/27, 4:03 p.m., MM Highway 83, Slide-In, No Property Damage 1/27, 5:09 p.m., Boy Scout Road, Slide-In, No Property Damage 1/27, 8:09 p.m., 73xx Boy Scout Road, Burglary 1/29, 6:08 a.m., 1x MM Highway 200, Accident-Injury 1/29, 1:48 p.m., 297xx Potomac Road, Offenses A...

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    Feb 2, 2023

    Seeley Lake Lions Club Annual Skating Party this Sunday! Seeley Lake - Please come join the Seeley Lake Lions Club for their annual skating party Sunday, Feb. 5 from 1 - 3 p.m. at the Lions Club Pond on the corner of Elm Drive and Cedar Lane. Cocoa, Chili, hot dogs and cookies will be served. Free use of skates on our pond at the Lions Community Park. Don't miss the fun! Missoula County Sheriff’s Log January 19-25 1/20, 5:23 p.m., 30xx Highway 83, Theft 1/20, 8:09 p.m., 31xx Highway 83, Suspicious Activity 1/24, 5:12 p.m., MM Highway 83, S...

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    Jan 26, 2023

    Handbell Choir Recruiting Members SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley-Swan Mountain Bells handbell choir is recruiting members. The choir is a local community handbell choir that participates in several local events throughout the year. The choir practices on Mondays, from 3-5 pm, at the Presbyterian church. If you can read music – even if very rusty – please come to a practice or two or three and see how you like it. Warning: handbells are addictive! If you don’t read music, we are considering starting a “learn to read music with handbells” class. Please...

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    Jan 19, 2023

    Jan. 31 grant deadline for projects helping Seeley Lake Non-profit organizations are invited to submit grant proposals to the Seeley Lake Community Foundation for 2023 projects. Applications are due January 31st. The Seeley Lake Community Foundation helps local groups fund important community projects in the areas of: art and culture, community and economic development, basic human needs, education, and natural resources and conservation. In this capacity, the SLCF strives to be a community resource and catalyst for innovative approaches to...

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    Jan 12, 2023

    Pet food drive starts this week As a community service project, there will be a collection of pet food at Seeley Lake Elementary School from Jan. 9 - Feb. 1. All types of pet food will be accepted. All of the food will be delivered to the Seeley Swan Community Food Bank. The drop off will be in the entryway of SLE. Any questions please contact Toni and Dani Sexton or leave a message at SLE, 406-677-2265. Missoula County Sheriff’s Log December 29-January 4 12/29, 10:59 a.m., 1xx, Seeley Lane, Trespassing 12/29, 4:41 p.m., 16xx Morrell Creek R...

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    Jan 5, 2023

    Missoula County Sheriff’s Log December 21-28 12/21, 12:01 p.m., Highway 83, Seeley Lake, Accident No Injury 12/23, 1:45 p.m., Locust Lane, Seeley Lake, Accident No Injury 12/23, 5:01 p.m., 3x MM Highway 83, Condon, Slide-In No Property Damage 12/23, 8:13 p.m., 1xx S.O.S. Road, Seeley Lake, Disturbance 12/26, 8:23 a.m., 6xx Tamarack Drive, Seeley Lake, Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle Seeley Lake Rural Fire District Call Log December 22-29 12/22, Riverview Drive, Medical 12/22, School Lane, Alarm...

  • Seeley Lake Rural Fire District Call Log November 26-29

    Dec 8, 2022

    2/26, Highway 83, Medical 11/26, Riverview Drive, Medical 11/26, Highway 83, Medical 11/27, Highway 83, Medical 11/27, Highway 200, Medical 11/27, Highway 200, Medical 11/28, Bear Drive, Fire 11/28, Riverview Drive, Fire 11/29, Highway 83, Medical 11/29, Highway 83, Medical...

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    Nov 10, 2022

    Grants available for projects helping Seeley Lake From Claire Muller, SLCF Executive Director Non-profit organizations are invited to submit grant proposals to the Seeley Lake Community Foundation for 2023 projects. The SLCF awards grants of up to $2,500 for projects to benefit the area of Seeley Lake, MT. Applications are due January 31st each year, and grant award decisions are made by early March. The Seeley Lake Community Foundation helps local groups fund important community projects in the areas of: art & culture, community & economic...

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    Oct 20, 2022

    Trunk or Treat Fundraiser Seeley Lake Elementary School will hots is Trunk or Treat fundraiser from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 30. Shooting Regulations Continued misuse prompts shooting restrictions on state trust lands in Gallatin County. Due to ongoing misuse of State Trust Land associated with recreational shooting – including public safety concerns, shooting debris left on site, and concerns that private property will be further damaged – the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation announced that two new firearm res...

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    Sep 29, 2022

    Holland Lake Lodge proposal brown bag lunch and conversation, Oct. 4 SWAN VALLEY - The Swan Valley Community Council is hosting a special meeting Oct. 4 from 12 – 2 p.m. at the Swan Valley Community Hall to discuss the Holland Lake Lodge expansion proposal. This is a local meeting for people unable to drive to the public meeting scheduled for 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. in Seeley Lake. Flathead Forest Supervisor Kurt Steele, Holland Lake Lodge Owner Christian Wolhfeil, Stacey Hutchinson and Raj Basi will be present for the discussion. The meeting is a p...

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    Sep 22, 2022

    Developmental and Preschool Screening Clinic Sept. 23 SEELEY LAKE - A free Developmental and Preschool Screening Clinic for children ages 0 to 5 for Seeley Lake and Swan Valley School Districts will be held on Friday, Sept. 23 beginning at 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. at the Seeley Lake Elementary School. This free screening will include gross motor, fine motor, language concepts, communication concepts, communication skills, hearing and vision screening. Please call 406-677-2265 to schedule an appointment for your child’s screening or to receive more i...

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    Sep 8, 2022

    Satellite Office closed Sept. 8 SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Satellite office of Missoula County Treasurer will be CLOSED Sept. 8. It will be open regular hours from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. Sept. 22. Sorry for any inconvenience. MBF Kids Club starts Sept. 12 SEELEY LAKE - Mission Bible Fellowship invites children in kindergarten through sixth grade to MBF Kids Club every Monday from 3 - 5 p.m. There will be fun games, delicious snacks, crafts, music and life lessons from the Bible. Registration forms are available at the Seeley...

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    Sep 1, 2022

    SSHS hires science teacher for 2022-2023 SEELEY LAKE – An 11th hour email and Seeley-Swan High School has a science teacher for the 2022-23 school year. Debbie Jackson will start her teaching career with SSHS this fall, said Shawn Holmes, principal. “I’m so happy to welcome Debbie Jackson into the SSHS community as our new science teacher,” Holmes said. Jackson contacted Holmes about the open broad field science teaching position last Friday and as of Wednesday she was hired. “Our [Missoula County Public Schools] human resources departmen...

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    Aug 25, 2022

    Weekly COVID-19 update As of Aug. 22 there have been 302,455 cases of COVID-19 in Montana. There have been 1,530,306 doses of vaccines administered and 572,211 Montanans fully immunized. There are 2,078 active cases, 13,016 total hospitalizations and 3,490 deaths in Montana due to COVID-19 complications. Missoula County did not report a case update this week by press. There have been 214 COVID-related deaths to date in Missoula County. At-home test kits are available at no cost at the Seeley Lake Fire Department, 200 Firehouse Lane. For the...

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    Aug 18, 2022

    Weekly COVID-19 update As of Aug. 15 there have been 300,607 cases of COVID-19 in Montana. There have been 1,527,257 doses of vaccines administered and 571,664 Montanans fully immunized. There are 2,099 active cases, 12,934 total hospitalizations and 3,481 deaths in Montana due to COVID-19 complications. Missoula County has had 31,069 cases and 213 COVID-related deaths to date. At-home test kits are available at no cost at the Seeley Lake Fire Department, 200 Firehouse Lane. For the most up-to-date and accurate information please refer to the...

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    Aug 11, 2022

    Phone number correction In the July 28 story “Reducing forest fire damage to homes with Firewise planning,” Blackfoot Challenge Forestry and Prescribed Fire Coordinator Cindy Super’s phone number was incorrectly listed. To reach her to further discuss creating defensible space around homes or to schedule a site visit call 406-544-2831 or email cindy@blackfootchallenge.org. Seeley Lake Community Park community survey and meeting Aug. 16 SEELEY LAKE – The public is invited to attend the Seeley Lake Community Park Committee meeting Tuesday...

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    Aug 4, 2022

    SLFD Movie Night, Aug. 6 SEELEY LAKE – Join the Seeley Lake Fire Foundation for their Movie Night Aug. 6 at the Seeley Lake Fire Hall, 200 Firehouse Lane. This week’s feature is “Lady and the Tramp.” There will be a spaghetti dinner with garlic toast and games for the children starting at 4:30 p.m. Movie starts at 6 p.m. Bring a comfy chair, special blanket and pillow and come for the show! Weekly COVID-19 update As of July 29 there have been 296,599 cases of COVID-19 in Montana. There have been 1,518,837 doses of vaccines administered and 570...

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    Jul 28, 2022

    Weekly COVID-19 update As of July 22 there have been 294,340 cases of COVID-19 in Montana. There have been 1,513,844 doses of vaccines administered and 569,772 Montanans fully immunized. There are 2,199 active cases, 12,680 total hospitalizations and 3,467 deaths in Montana due to COVID-19 complications. Missoula County has had 30,328 cases, 432 active cases, 29,685 recovered and 212 COVID-related deaths to date. For the most up-to-date and accurate information please refer to the Missoula County-City Health Department website...

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    Jul 21, 2022

    Coffee & Computers, July 28 SEELEY LAKE - Have technology questions or issues you want resolved? Come by the Foundation Building West Wing Thursday, July 28 between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. to visit with volunteers who can help on various devices and will try their best to help solve your issues. If possible, please bring the device and be sure to know your passwords so you can access what you need help with. For more information, contact Tom Browder at (646) 894-0247 or browder.tom@gmail.com. There will not be an event in August but volunteers...

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    Jul 14, 2022

    SWCC Seeley Field Tour, July 20 SEELEY LAKE – Join Clearwater Resource Council and the US Forest Service for a Southwestern Crown Collaborative (SWCC) Seeley Field Tour July 20 from 1-4:30 p.m. followed by a social at the Trailhead Pavilion, one mile east of Highway 83 on Morrell Creek Road across from the Seeley Lake Nordic Trails. The SWCC brings together citizens, businesses, government agencies and conservation organizations to consider creative solutions in the management of National Forests in the Blackfoot, Clearwater and Swan River v...

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    Jul 7, 2022

    SLFF Movie Night, July 9 SEELEY LAKE – Join the Seeley Lake Fire Foundation for their bi-monthly Movie Night July 9 at the Fire Station, 200 Firehouse Drive. They will be showing “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2.” Come enjoy hot dogs for dinner, popcorn and ice cream starting at 4:30 p.m. Movie starts at 5:30 p.m. Bring a comfy pillow and blanket for the kiddos and hope to see you there. Free Caregiver Workshop Do you take care of someone with memory loss and live in a rural area? Have recent months left you stressed and isolated? The U...

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    Jun 30, 2022

    Seeley Lake Baseball Club BBQ and fundraiser, July 3 SEELEY LAKE – The community is invited to the Seeley Lake Baseball Club players and their families for a barbecue Sunday, July 3 from 12 – 4 p.m. at the Seeley Lake Elementary baseball fields. Hamburgers and hot dogs will be provided. Everyone is welcome to bring a side dish. In addition to lunch, there will be family activities, face painting, sand lot games and a lot of fun. Donations are appreciated to help support the Baseball Club next year. For more information or to make a donation ema...

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    Jun 23, 2022

    Coffee and Computers Personal Tech Support, June 30 SEELEY LAKE - Have technology questions or issues you want resolved? Come by the Foundation Building West Wing on Thursday, June 30 between 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. and visit with Seeley Lake Community Foundation volunteers. Volunteers can help on various devices and will try their best to help solve issues. If possible, please bring the device and be sure to know all passwords, so you can access what you need help with. For more information, contact the Seeley Lake Community Foundation at 406-677-35...

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    Jun 16, 2022

    Public invited to Parks and Trails Steward Award presentation June 16 SEELEY LAKE – The public is invited to attend a presentation of the 2022 Missoula County Parks and Trails Steward Award to the Veterans and Families of Seeley Lake (VFSL) at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, June 16. The Missoula County Parks and Trails Advisory Board and the Missoula County Board of County Commissioners will present the award at the Veterans Memorial Garden, on Highway 83 just north of Seeley Lake. The annual award recognizes individuals and organizations who have d...

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