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Seeley Lake Library news

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Community Library has brand new fiction and nonfiction titles available. Everyone is invited to come in and check them out. The Library will be closed Monday, Jan. 17 in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.

The Seeley Lake Library is located in Seeley-Swan High School and can be reached at 406-677-8995. It is open Mondays and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. and Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Masks required.

Missoula City-County Air Quality Advisory Council seeks members

Do inversions, forest fire smoke, or road dust concern you? Volunteers are needed! Missoula County residents interested in improving air quality are invited to apply for membership on the Missoula City-County Air Quality Advisory Council. In keeping with the council’s charge individuals are sought who have expertise in areas related to air quality, including chemical engineering, environmental engineering, environmental law, environmental studies, forestry, health care, industrial sources, meteorology, outdoor burning, public relations and transportation. Other members may be appointed as citizens-at-large.​

The all-volunteer Council meets the first Tuesday evening of each month and advises the Missoula City-County Air Pollution Control Board on a broad range of air quality topics including transportation, industrial sources, outdoor burning, road dust, wildfire smoke and wood stoves. Anyone who is a Missoula County resident with a strong interest in air quality and who is willing to attend meetings regularly is encouraged to apply.

The application deadline is 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 26. Applications and more information are available at or by contacting Sarah Coefield at 406-258-3642 or

Weekly COVID-19 update

As of Jan. 10, there have been 204,788 cases of COVID-19 in Montana. There have been 1,346,290 doses of vaccines administered and 542,524 Montanans fully immunized. There are 7,713 active cases, 10,534 total hospitalizations with 154 active, 194,154 recoveries and 2,921 deaths in Montana due to COVID-19 complications. Missoula County has had 19,319 cases, 1,397 active cases, 17,731 recovered and 191 COVID-related deaths to date.

For the most up-to-date and accurate information please refer to the Missoula County-City Health Department website or call 406-258-INFO (4636) Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Missoula County Sheriff’s Office Call Log Jan. 3 – Jan. 9

• 1/3, 3:56pm, 6XX Pine Drive, Seeley Lake: Assault

• 1/4, 6:31pm, Wrangler Road, Condon: Slide-In No Property Damage

• 1/4, 5:16pm, 4XX Airport Road, Seeley Lake: Probation

• 1/5, 3:44pm, 32XX Highway 83, Seeley Lake: Disorderly Conduct

• 1/6, 8:30am, 25XX Highway 83, Seeley Lake: Slide-In No Property Damage

• 1/6, 4:05pm, Highway 83, Condon: Slide-In No Property Damage

• 1/7, 8:00pm, 1XX Seeley Lane, Seeley Lake: Disturbance

• 1/8, 11:02am, 29XX Highway 83, Seeley Lake: Accident – No Injury

• 1/8, 2:05pm, 2X mile marker Highway 200, Greenough: Accident – No Injury

• 1/8, 3:52pm, Highway 83, Seeley Lake: Slide-In No Property Damage

• 1/9, 6:10pm, Boy Scout Road, Seeley Lake: Slide-In No Property Damage

Seeley Lake Rural Fire District Call Log Jan. 2 – Jan. 8

• 1/2, Highway 83, Seeley Lake: Medical

• 1/6, Highway 83, Salmon Lake: Fire Rescue

• 1/7, Frontier Drive, Seeley Lake: Medical

• 1/8, Firehouse Drive, Seeley Lake: Medical


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