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Snowball Softball Tourney February 13th 

The 2nd Annual Snowball Softball Tournament sponsored by the Filling Station will be held Saturday, February 13th starting at 9 a.m. at the Seeley Lake Community Park. The number of tournament entries is expected to double from six last year to at least twelve due to an expanded mailing list which includes all 40 teams that played in the Missoula Snow Joke softball tournament.

Vorhauer Gives $50,000 to U of M Library

University of Montana Foundation Board Member Bruce Vorhauer made a $50,000 gift Thursday, February 4th, to the U of M's Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library. Vorhauer, who owns a home on Salmon Lake, is the former chairman of VLI Corp., and inventor of the contraceptive sponge.  Vorhauer designated the gift to the library in two parts: $25,000 to establish the Sara Wright Library Endowment and $25,000 to help the library deal with a funding crisis brought on by rampant inflation in the cost of journal subscriptions. 

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Race To Sky Will Run In Seeley Lake Mountains

After assessing the trail situation, Race to the Sky Montana's 350 mile dog sled race announced today that the best trail for this year's race will be the West Side Trailhead in the Seeley Lake area. The trail will be shortened to 300 miles and the mushers will be running loops to complete the entire course. Because Race to the Sky is an Iditarod qualifier, the decision to run a 300 mile race was made to accommodate the mushers wishing to run the Iditarod next year.

1st Valley Bank Named Recipient Of Artisan's Art Benefactor Award

Since the inception of the Wine and Chocolate Social nine years ago, Alpine Artisans has been honoring local businesses and individuals who have made major contributions to the arts in the Seeley Swan area. This year First Valley Bank has been chosen as the Arts Benefactor recipient

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Lincoln Musher Expected to Win Race to Sky

Despite warm weather conditions, Race to the Sky organizers announced that Jason Barron left the last checkpoint having completed all his mandatory lay-overs. He left at 5:18 p.m. on Tuesday. The finish line is only about 50 miles away and he is expected to cross that line around 9:30 this evening at the West Side Trailhead about 4 miles north of Seeley Lake.

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