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 By Nathan Bourne    News    August 22, 2019 

Board mandates connections

SEELEY LAKE – In a split vote the Seeley Lake Sewer District Board passed a resolution to mandate connections to the sewer system as it is built at their Aug. 15 meeting. The board also approved the tax assessment method for the District’s...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    August 22, 2019 

Leading with literacy, building school pride

SEELEY LAKE – Seeley Lake Elementary's new Superintendent Daniel Schrock has always loved the excitement of the first day of school and the fresh start it offers. Schrock said this year is no...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    August 22, 2019 

SSSAR facility named in honor of past chief Gerry Connell

SEELEY LAKE – Members of the community and visitors came out for the Seeley-Swan Search and Rescue Open House to check out the facility, meet the volunteers and enjoy lunch. At the dedication, Assis...

 

Social Security impersonation scam impacting Montanans

Calls are being received across the state of Montana by someone pretending to be a Social Security Administration (SSA) employee. The intent of these calls is to steal the victim’s identity and/or money directly from their bank account. Various...

 

Road closure on Cottonwood Lakes Road #477

SEELEY LAKE - The Lolo National Forest is replacing the Swamp Creek stream crossing at milepost 3.7 on the Cottonwood Lakes Road (FS Road #477) starting Aug. 19.  The road will be closed on either...

 

Missoula County Resource Advisory Committee seeking members

MISSOULA - The Missoula County Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) is seeking new members to share in the management of local National Forest lands. Volunteer RAC committee members serve an important role in recommending how funds received by counties...

 
 By Seeley Lake ROCKS    News    August 22, 2019 

Construction begins on Hill 16 Lakeview Trail

On Tuesday, Aug. 12, Seeley Lake Regional Outdoor Center for Kinetic Sports (ROCKS) kicked off construction of the Hill 16 Lakeview Trail above the north shore of Placid Lake. The Hill 16 Community...

 
 By Amanda Eggert    News    August 22, 2019 

Private-sector approaches to a public problem

In this three-part series, Montana Free Press examines how federal land management agencies have approached wildfire in the past and highlights public sector efforts to make communities more...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    August 22, 2019 

Generosity fills backpacks

SEELEY LAKE – Every year when school starts Seeley Lake Elementary Secretary Suzie Teafoe has a collection of donated school supplies available to help students. This year Teafoe said the...

 
 By Skylar Rispens    News    August 22, 2019 

Blackfoot Challenge hosts second annual block party

OVANDO - The Blackfoot Challenge hosted its second annual Block Party fundraiser in downtown Ovando on Wednesday, Aug. 14. Nearly 200 people attended the event that hosted local food trucks such as...

 

Tales of Swan Valley outfitters - Pat Tabor

SWAN VALLEY – Pat Tabor called himself "the new kid on the block" when he took his turn to talk at the Outfitters and Guides in Swan Valley program at the Upper Swan Valley Historical Society...

 

Proposed fishing regulations open to public comment through Sept. 15

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will host open houses across the state, including northwest Montana, to share information and gather public comment on proposed changes to the statewide fishing...

 
 By Ashly Alexander    News    August 22, 2019 

New Blackhawks coach prepares team for flight to victory

SEELEY LAKE - The roar of an excited crowd, the adrenaline stemmed from pride rushing through the players' veins and the fresh feeling of victory are what Seeley-Swan High School's new head football...

 

Community Briefs

Pets in campgrounds SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Ranger District clarified their regulations for pets in campgrounds after questions and comments were posted on social media. In Big Larch Campground and other developed recreation campgrounds,...

 
 By Skylar Rispens    News    August 15, 2019

Lolo National Forest considers recreation fee increase

SEELEY LAKE - While Tim Love worked with the Forest Service as the Seeley Lake District Ranger, the Region was encouraged to consider concessionaire management to maintain recreation sites. While the District decided against the use of...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    August 15, 2019

Continuing success at SSHS

SEELEY LAKE –Seeley-Swan High School's new principal Kellen Palmer is excited for the first day of school when the halls will be filled with students and he can start getting to know everyone. He...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    August 15, 2019

4-Hers shine in and out of the ring

MISSOULA – Potomac Valley 4-H Club and the Seeley Lake Trailblazers stood out at this year's Western Montana Country Fair Aug. 7-11. Despite the 90 plus degree days at the start of the fair, many...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    August 15, 2019

Seeley Lake Trailblazers Results - 2019 Western Montana Country Fair

Seeley Lake Trailblazers 4-H uses the Danish system in the judging process. Top ribbons include grand and reserve champion, followed by a purple group (P – top in their class), blue group (B), red...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    August 15, 2019

Community invited to Search and Rescue Open House Aug. 17

SEELEY LAKE – After officially moving into their new building in the fall of 2015 at 130 Shop Road near the Seeley Lake Airport, Seeley-Swan Search and Rescue is inviting the community to an Open...

 

New 2VS Director eager to contribute to community

SEELEY LAKE – Seeley Lake resident Sam Arroyo has been chosen as the new 2 Valleys Stage (2VS) Director after Kirsten McGlynn accepted a position with the Missoula Symphony Orchestra. Arroyo looks...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    August 15, 2019

"Dream Big" through collective giving

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Community Foundation presented 14 organizations with more than $74,000 raised from this year's Change Your Pace Challenge at their annual banquet Aug. 11. Foundation Ex...

 
 By Skylar Rispens    News    August 15, 2019

Seeley Lake welcomes new sporting goods store

SEELEY LAKE - After making one-too-many trips into Missoula for outdoor gear, Ryan Dunster decided it was time for a change. "There wasn't anything here, so we saw the need for it," said Ryan....

 
 By Skylar Rispens    News    August 15, 2019

Swan Valley School Board prepares for upcoming school year

SWAN VALLEY – The Swan Valley School Board approved budgets for the upcoming year, as well as contracts for educators and facility maintenance projects at their meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 6. The board approved the school’s adopted General Fund...

 

Tales of Swan Valley outfitters - Leonard Moore

SWAN VALLEY – Ninety-three-year-old Leonard Moore was the first speaker at the Aug. 3 Upper Swan Valley Historical Society (USVHS) program entitled Outfitting and Guiding in the Swan Valley and...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    August 15, 2019

4H, not just about the show

MISSOULA - The 4H year is a journey for all members, especially when something happens to the project animal. Owning livestock provides opportunity for responsibility but sometimes things happen that...

 

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