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 By Andi Bourne    News    February 21, 2019 

Driver sustained minor injuries in semi rollover

SEELEY LAKE – Just before 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13 a semi truck loaded with milled lumber lost control and took out 350 feet of guardrail along the north end of Salmon Lake. The vehicle rolled,...

 

Answering the call

Part I of "Answering the call" discussed how Parcell's early career in the Marine Corps was interwoven with his law enforcement career with the Missoula County Sheriff's Office. After two years in...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    February 21, 2019 

Plungers freezin' for a reason

SEELEY LAKE – Despite several plungers unable to take a dip due to illness, 17 hardy folks made a splash in Seeley Lake at Tamaracks Resort for the second annual Chamber Chill Plunge Feb. 16....

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    February 21, 2019 

Ladies take District 13C Title

FRENCHTOWN - The Lady Blackhawks defeated the Darby Tigers for the District 13C Title Feb. 16. On their way to the top the Ladies got a bye in the first round and then defeated the Lincoln Lynx in...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    February 21, 2019 

Snow Joke Half Marathon turns 40

SEELEY LAKE - The Snow Joke Half Marathon celebrates its 40th anniversary this year under new ownership. Run Wild Missoula and the Missoulian are teaming up to produce the event where hundreds of runners take a lap around Seeley Lake Feb. 23....

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    February 21, 2019 

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...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    February 21, 2019 

Insurance and covenants restricting RV Park discussed

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Hospital District approved purchasing Directors and Officer insurance and discussed the children’s area in the lobby at their Feb. 12 meeting. During public comment, they discussed the resolution they passed at their...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    February 21, 2019 

Fun with snow, ice and color

SEELEY LAKE – The annual snow sculpture tradition in Seeley Lake was kept alive by two entries from ReMarkable Floral and Stageline Pizza. Both entries secured a first place with ReMarkable Floral...

 

Community Briefs

Public invited to meet SSHS Principal candidates, join MCPS superintendent search SEELEY LAKE – The community is invited to meet the three Seeley-Swan High School principal candidates and offer their feedback Thursday, Feb. 21 from 8:15 – 9 a.m....

 

SSHS Blackhawks recognize seniors

SEELEY LAKE - Seeley-Swan High School recognized their senior basketball athletes and managers along with their families at the last home game of the season Friday, Feb. 8....

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    February 21, 2019 

Blackhawks season ends at challenge game

FRENCHTOWN - The Blackhawks had a bumpy ride at the District 13C tournament defeating Victor in a semifinal, falling to Darby in the championship game and then being upset by the Clark Fork Coop in a...

 

Lawmakers Weigh Bills on DUI, Child and Family Services, Abortion and Student Overtime Pay

As Montana lawmakers consider overhauling the state’s DUI laws, the Montana Highway Patrol wants to dispel myths about blood alcohol levels. Last week, the Highway Patrol hosted a demonstration for lawmakers to show just how much alcohol it...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    February 14, 2019

Race to the Sky continues to build mushing community

SEELEY LAKE – With temperatures below zero and wind chills estimated at -47 degrees, it was a frigid start to the 34th annual Race to the Sky in Lincoln, Mont. where the 300-mile and the 100-mile...

 

Answering the call

SEELEY LAKE – Though residents in the Seeley Lake and Swan Valley area know Robert "Bob" Parcell as the local Deputy Sheriff, woven through his award-filled law enforcement career is an equally...

 

Board hires Jean Curtiss as manager

SEELEY LAKE – Former Missoula County Commissioner Jean Curtiss was hired at a Feb. 6 special meeting by the Seeley Lake Sewer District Board to be an interim district manager. The county had been providing Missoula County Public Works Director Greg...

 

Frigid fun at the rink

SWAN VALLEY - This past week hosted viciously cold temperatures which hovered at zero or below but that didn't stop the Swan Valley School Parent Teacher Association from hosting an ice skating party...

 

"West Side Story" Historical Walk

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Historical Society will be presenting a “West Side Story” walk in the snow Saturday, Feb. 16. The trek will begin at the River Point Campground beach, 3600 Boy Scout Road, about 2.6 miles from Highway 83, at 1...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    February 14, 2019

Men of Worth meshes humor and music for afternoon of fun

SEELEY LAKE – As luck would have it, the audience was in for a treat Sunday afternoon, Feb. 10 as Donnie MacDonald and James Keigher of Men of Worth took the stage as part of this year's 2 Valleys...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    February 14, 2019

Funding supplies for budding artists in the Swan Valley

SWAN VALLEY – Alpine Artisans, Inc Board Members Sue Cushman and Gene Schade presented a $300 check to Swan Valley Elementary School to allow teachers to purchase art supplies. The money was...

 

Legislative roundup - Week 5

Bill Would Use Coal Money for Affordable Housing Projects The Montana House of Representatives has passed a bill that would use money from the coal severance tax trust fund to pay for low- and moderate-income housing projects. House Bill 16, carried...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    February 14, 2019

Highway sign and salary schedules top discussion

SWAN VALLEY – The Swan Valley School Board looked at more affordable prices for the proposed reader board on Highway 83 and discussed different options for bringing the current salary schedule up to date at their Feb. 6 meeting. The school board...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    February 14, 2019

Alexander wins Swan Valley Spelling Bee

SWAN VALLEY - Eighth grader Trista Alexander won the Swan Valley School Spelling bee this past week after spelling the work "paramedic." This was the second year in a row Alexander has won the...

 

Final home game a double OT thriller

SEELEY LAKE - Basketball fans got their money's worth Friday night as Seeley-Swan battled Darby's Tigers. After watching the Lady Blackhawks defeat Darby, they were kept on the edge of their seats...

 

Community Briefs

Meet and Greet new Seeley Lake Ranger District staff, Feb. 15 SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake community is invited to meet the new Acting District Ranger Quinn Carver and new recreation staff Matthew Walter Friday, Feb. 15 from 5 – 7 p.m. in the...

 

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