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 By Michael Stafford    News    December 5, 2019 

Powell County and Deer Lodge Medical Center reach agreement

DEER LODGE, MONT – Powell County and the Deer Lodge Medical Center (DLMC) have come to an agreement regarding Powell Emergency Medical Services, LLC (Powell EMS), previously the Powell County Ambulance Service. That agreement includes language that...

 

Average harvest in west-central Montana, up in the northwest

The general big game hunting season that opened Oct. 26 concluded Sunday, Dec. 1 across Montana. Despite fewer hunters than in years past in northwest Montana, the overall number of harvested deer...

 

Reader Hunting Photos

Thank you to everyone who shared their photos with us this year! Congratulations on your success!...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    December 5, 2019 

Leos Club breaks $1,000 mark in annual Turkey Drive

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Leos Club hosted their third annual Turkey Drive Nov. 22. The Club raised more than $1,300 for the Seeley-Swan Community Food Bank this year. While no turkeys were...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    December 5, 2019 

Old West Christmas Fest draws people from all over

OVANDO - Good family, rural community fun drew people from as far away as Florida to the 18th annual Old West Christmas Fest. The town of Ovando came a live with sweets and treats, wagon rides,...

 

Variable winter conditions, adhere to travel regulations

SEELEY LAKE - Variable snow conditions exist throughout the Seeley Lake Ranger District with limited snow at low elevations and larger snow accumulations at high elevations making Forest travel hard to plan and predict. The District is preparing to...

 

Public comment sought on 2020-2021 Montana State Park fee schedule

HELENA – Montana State Parks is seeking public comment on the draft Montana State Parks 2020/2021 Fee Schedule. If adopted, the fee schedule would be in effect from Jan. 1, 2020 through Dec. 31, 2021. Comments will be accepted through Sunday, Dec....

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    December 5, 2019 

Christmas Bazaar kicks off Small Business Saturday

SEELEY LAKE - The community started their holiday shopping by supporting local artists and crafters gathered at Lindey's Prime Steak House on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 30. For the next three...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    December 5, 2019 

Building a music program from the ground up

SEELEY LAKE – Seeley Lake resident Sandra Abbott became the music director at Seeley-Swan High School last January. She is now teaching general music to all ages at Seeley Lake Elementary School...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    December 5, 2019 

Eagles strive for consistency

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Elementary Eagles are set for take-off in the last couple weeks of the boys' basketball season. This year there are 16 boys on the fifth and sixth grade B team and...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    December 5, 2019 

Fall athletes receive awards

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley-Swan High School (SSHS) fall sports awards banquet was held Nov. 20 at Seeley-Swan High School. The banquet was held to present varsity letters, pins, chevrons,...

 

Community Briefs

New iRide phone number SEELEY LAKE - The phone number for the I Ride van service has changed to 406-916-7860. MT Veterans Camp Ponderosa informational meeting, Dec. 7 SWAN VALLEY - Everyone is invited to attend an informational meeting about the NW...

 

R&Rs adopted, Bylaws updated & monthly cost estimates climb

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Sewer District Board hammered out the final details of the Rules and Regulations, approved an opinion of probable cost for operating the system, adopted most of their bylaws revision and discussed a variety of other...

 

No fee at Holland Lake Day Use in 2020

SWAN VALLEY - Swan Lake District Ranger Chris Dowling received applause from attendees at the Swan Valley Community Council special meeting Nov. 21 when he announced there would be no fee to use the Day Use at Holland Lake during the 2020 season....

 

Skunk tests positive for Rabies

MISSOULA – On Thursday, Nov. 21, the Montana Department of Livestock (MDOL) reported the first case of terrestrial (non-bat) rabies in Missoula County in four years. The rabies-infected animal was a skunk captured in the Wye area of Missoula on...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 28, 2019

Bringing people together with pottery

SEELEY LAKE – For the past year Blue River Station and Obsession Pottery have joined together to offer something for all ages to have fun with pottery at their holiday pottery events. Potter Carrie...

 

Dinner draws community together

SWAN VALLEY - The Condon Community Church hosted their annual Condon Community Thanksgiving dinner Nov. 24 at the Swan Valley Community Hall. This year nearly 100 attended the even...

 

Grants available for projects helping Seeley Lake

SEELEY LAKE - Qualifying non-profit and public organizations are invited to submit grant proposals to the Seeley Lake Community Foundation for 2020 projects. As part of its mission, the Seeley Lake Community Foundation endeavors to help charitable...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 28, 2019

Welcome Cowboy Claus at Old West Christmas Fest, Nov. 29

OVANDO - A reliable source reported that they spotted and even spoke with the elusive Cowboy Claus last week. This source reports that Cowboy Claus is indeed on his way to the Blackfoot Valley hamlet...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 28, 2019

Helping their neighbors one task at a time

SEELEY LAKE – For Sam Olinger and Janet Price no job is too small if it helps out their neighbor. Owners of Seeley Residential Services, LLC, based out of Seeley Lake, say their goal is to offer a...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 28, 2019

Board reviews approves strategic plan, increases principal position

SWAN VALLEY – The Swan Valley School Board approved the Swan Valley Elementary School Strategic Plan and reviewed their evaluations at their monthly meeting Nov. 20. They also unanimously approved increasing Principal Ralph King’s position from...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 28, 2019

BLM purchases more than 7,000 acres in lower Blackfoot watershed

MISSOULA – On Nov. 21, the Bureau of Land Management's Missoula Field Office preserved public access by acquiring 7,268 acres of land in the Blackfoot River Corridor. Using Sportsman's...

 

SLE to start strategic planning process

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Elementary School board plans to undertake the creation of a strategic plan for the school in the coming months. They voted at their Nov. 19 meeting to hire Dr. Daniel Farr to help with the process. Farr came highly...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 28, 2019

Follow through with the hunt, properly dispose of carcasses

SEELEY LAKE - A frequent complaint to Fish, Wildlife and Parks this time of year centers on carcasses dumped after someone has removed the meat. Not only does the carcass look unappealing and stink,...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    November 28, 2019

Go ride a bike

POTOMAC - Around the school block and past the horse and cattle pastures Potomac School students rode skateboards, bikes, rollerblades, scooters, a pogo stick, walked, ran and hopped their way through...

 

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