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Give a Thanksgiving Dinner this November

SEELEY LAKE – Moose River Bar and Grill will be offering a full Thanksgiving dinner buffet with all the fixing this Thanksgiving, Nov. 24 starting at 12 p.m. Moose River plans on working with the Seeley-Swan Community Food Bank and area churches to help identify those who will receive gift certificates for the dinner.

Moose River is accepting donations to increase the number of meals available to the community. Donations for dinners can be made for someone the donor specifies or someone identified by the area groups. Contact Lisa 406-437-4375 for more information or to make a donation.

Swan Valley Veterans’ Ceremony and Lunch, Nov. 11

SWAN VALLEY – Join the American Legion Auxiliary Post 63 for their annual flag ceremony Friday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. outside of the Swan Valley Community Hall.

Following the ceremony, the American Legion Auxiliary is hosting a Veterans Day luncheon at 11:30 a.m. free for all veterans and their families. Everyone is encouraged to thank the valley veterans.

Swan Valley AARP Meeting, Nov. 14

SWAN VALLEY - The Swan Valley chapter of AARP will meet Monday, Nov. 14 at 12 p.m. for potluck at the Swan Valley Community Hall.   This will be the Thanksgiving meeting with turkey provided and members and guests asked to bring side dishes and desserts.  A music program by Katie Wright and Roger Thompson will begin about 1:30 p.m.  The community is cordially invited.

Seeley-Swan High School Pre-season Basketball Meeting and Fall Activities Banquet

SEELEY LAKE - The pre-season basketball meeting for parents and athletes will be Nov. 14 at 6 p.m. in the Seeley-Swan High School cafeteria.

The Fall Activities Banquet takes place Tuesday, Nov. 15 at 6 p.m. in the cafeteria.

Crown of the Continent Traverse, Nov. 18

SWAN VALLEY – Join Swan Valley Connections Friday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. at the Condon Work Center for Steven Gnam’s presentation entitled Crown of the Continent Traverse.

Gnam will share photos and stories from the 600-mile trek, from Missoula to Banff that he documented last fall with friends Mike Foote and Mike Wolfe. The trip highlights the importance of connectivity within the Crown of the Continent for the wildlife that makes their homes here. 

Free. All are welcome. Contact 754-3137 or

Donations Provide Free Bear Spray to Some Blackfoot BMA Hunters

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) is working with local partners again this year to get free bear spray and safety tips into the hands of hunters headed to two Block Management Areas (BMAs) in the Blackfoot Valley.

FWP staff shares bear safety tips with those headed to Shanley and Dick Creek BMAs and, for the seventh year in a row, a free can of bear spray. This is thanks to donations from the Montana Chapter of the Sierra Club and Defenders of Wildlife, along with discounted bear spray prices offered by Counter Assault.

“Over the years, as a result of this partnership, we’ve been able to get bear spray into the hands of so many more people,” says FWP Bear Management Specialist Jamie Jonkel. “Now hunters are mentoring other hunters in the use of bear spray and it is much more common to see people in the field with a can of bear spray at their side.”

As part of the larger bear aware effort in the Blackfoot, hunters must also store food and all other potential bear attractants (such as garbage and pet and livestock food) in a bear resistant container on BMAs that allow overnight camping.

Jonkel also points to the important role that Blackfoot landowners, residents, hikers, hunters and others continue to play in sharing bear updates and safety messages.

“We hope that [by] sharing information on bear activity, combined with getting bear spray in the hands of more people, we will continue to reduce the number of bear conflicts in the Blackfoot,” Jonkel said.

Missoula County Sheriff’s Office Call Activity 10/31/16 – 11/7/16

11/1, 4:48 p.m., 353XX Washoe Road, Greenough: Vandalism.

11/2, 4:40 p.m., 40XX Highway 83: Trespassing.

11/3, 10:50 a.m., 13XX Cottonwood Lakes Road: Burglary.

11/3, 1:08 p.m. Clearwater Junction, Greenough: Fuel Run Off.

11/4, 6:46 a.m., Highway 83 and Rainy Lake turn off: Accident – No Injury.

11/4, 2:29 p.m., Woodworth Road: Suspicious Activity.

11/4, 9:42 p.m., 12XX Remicks Road, Condon: Suspicious Activity.

11/5, 6:29 p.m., 4XX Airport Road, Seeley Lake: Suspicious Activity.

11/6, 3:45 p.m., Morrell Creek Road, Seeley Lake: Accident – No Injury.


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