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Premium bullets - Are they needed?

My first reply to that question is, "yes, sometimes, maybe." It all depends on the situation. But let me define what a premium bullet is - I'm talking about the projectile, not the cartridge.) Most...

 
 By David Wall    Opinion    January 9, 2020

Protecting the County and the taxpayer

When I introduce myself as the Missoula County auditor, most people respond with: "Are you like the IRS?" "Do you go door to door and audit taxpayers?" "Nice to meet you, am I in trouble?" I am...

 

Get your taxes done at no cost to you

Now that the holidays are over, it's that time of year to think about tax season which is just around the corner. This year Missoula Aging Services/Seeley-Swan Resource Center has coordinated with...

 

Bull dogs with rubber teeth

Summers up on Rumble Creek work'n for the Berners sometimes had a story. Doc, ya know, had a heart of gold, God rest his soul. Anyway, he told me when he was a lad they lived within walking distance...

 

Anger reactions

Anger is one of the four basic emotions: anger, fear, happiness and sadness. Emotions are a natural part of human nature; therefore, we don't want to deny our emotions. At the same time, we don't...

 

Start your tobacco-free journey today

New Year, New You, New Start. Either way you are taking that leap to make a change for better health. One of those changes is quitting tobacco products. Quitting tobacco may be one of the most...

 

How do wild animals die?

It is a very sad fact that all living creatures die, even the giant Sequoia trees of the western coast. The wild animals of our forest and mountains face death every day. It should be no surprise that...

 

New doctor to start at Seeley-Swan Medical Center

SEELEY LAKE - Partnership Health Center is proud to announce the addition of Dr. Stephen Humpal, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, to our Seeley-Swan Medical Center. Dr. Humpal attended medical school...

 

Justice Court becomes court of record in 2020

For those of you who live in and around Seeley Lake, if you have to go to court, it will probably be Missoula County Justice Court. It’s where traffic tickets and criminal charges from the Sheriff’s Office, the Motor Carrier Service, Montana... Full story

 

Pyramid's automation continues

SEELEY LAKE - Pyramid Mountain Lumber is in its 70th year of operation. Obviously there have been many changes and technological improvements during that time. For most of those 70 years, finding...

 

The fear of man

We've noticed this year of a bear problem like never before. Grizzly bears seem to be everywhere. Trains plow'n em off the tracks. Hunters be'n attacked, bears kill'n calves, kill'n sheep, raiding chi...

 

What is Adult Protective Services (APS)?

During the holiday season of joyous celebrations with family and friends it is important for us to continue to be mindful of the older adults and those with disabilities in our community. We should...

 

Collective neurosis

Neurosis is a common term often used in our daily lives. This is due to the pioneers of psychology: Freud, Jung and Adler, who introduced us to the psychology of neurosis. Though it's a commonly used...

 

Permits protect us

When most of us wake up in the morning, we get out of bed and flip on lights that work, turn on faucets running clean water, flush toilets connected to functioning septic systems, in homes that didn't burn down while we were asleep. Of course, no...

 

Ethics in hunting

As with any activity, there are ethics in hunting. The difference with ethics in hunting is there is almost no one around to see the behavior of the hunter in the woods and mountains. Were we sure...

 

Make the choice to return home

If you are a pet owner, one of the simple joys in life is experiencing the pure excitement our pets have when we arrive home. You might have a dog that's so excited you can't even touch her for 45...

 

First quarter wrap-up

Hello from Seeley-Swan High School. We just finished up our first Quarter of the school year. We held a community assembly in which we were able to recognize students and staff for their...

 

Live and let live

Back when Jimmy Carter was president, the woods in Montana were not do'n a whole lot. Don't know if it had anything to do with Mr. Carter or not. But, I needed a job so got hired on at Prince of...

 

Apply for Medicare Savings 2019-2020 income updates

It's a great time to save money on Medicare by applying for the Medicare Savings Program (MSP) a program through the State of Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services. If you have or...

 

What makes a complete rifle battery?

I have been exchanging emails with my nephew on what makes up a complete rifle battery. Lets define what we are attempting to assemble. That is "The rifle chamberings needed to hunt all the species...

 

When reality is upside down

I'm sure you remember Alice in Wonderland. Alice goes down the rabbit-hole to discover an entirely different world than her familiar world. A world that is topsy-turvy compared to hers. Animals talk,...

 

Seeley Lake wood stove rule proposal explained

The Missoula City-County Health Department has started an update on the Missoula City-County Air Pollution Control Program rules. One proposed rule creates a Seeley Lake Wood Stove Zone where only the...

 

Building a foundation for lasting relationships

"It is not the survival of the fittest, it is the survival of the most nurtured," Dr. John Gottman, Ph.D Today I would like to share the evidence-based research on marriage from world renowned...

 

Preventing medicine poisoning and overdose in Seeley Lake

Did you know that every minute of every day, a poison control center receives a call about a potential medicine poisoning for a child age five and under? And in around 86 percent of emergency...

 

Understanding your tax bill

October in Missoula County means one thing to most people … tax bills! Hopefully, that’s not actually the case for most people, but in the Clerk and Treasurer’s Office, it certainly is. Throughout August and September, local taxing...

 

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