20/35 Look Back


Pollution in Seeley Lake? Report Is "Inconclusive"

A report has recently been published which summarizes a two-day pollution study on Seeley Lake. The results of the study are "inconclusive," according to the report's author, Dr.Richard Hauer. Hauer, who is a researcher from U of M's Yellow Bay experimental station, conducted the study last August on behalf of the state's water quality bureau.

OSCR Racers Faced Tough Trail

Over 60 smiling skiers crossed the OSCR finish line this year, but nearly all of the entrants in the 50-kilometer cross-country race commented on the tough course and the slow conditions. Just finishing the race was an accomplishment this year, according to Ernie Lundberg, one of several Seeley Lake residents who skied the course. Lundbcrg is also the publicity coordinator l'or OSCR.

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SSHS Graduate Writes of Experiences in Sweden

By Autumn Biggins From Sweden

5:21 pm - Five Months in Sverige.  I've been in Sweden now for about five months. It seems like just the other day when I stepped off the airplane in the Arlanda terminal not knowing the language, the culture, a soul, and having the worst case of jet lag ever. And now I've gotten a taste of living as an outsider and it's been quite an experience.

OSCR Nordic Races Re-scheduled For This Weekend

Lynn Carey, who canceled the Nordic OSCR ski races during the recent Winterfest, has decided there's just enough snow to go ahead. The races, 10K, 25K, and 50K cross country distances in both men' and women's divisions, will get underway Saturday, Feb. 15, at the Nordic ski trails at 8 a.m.  Location is at Two Creek Ranch north of Ovando. Originally, OSCR stood for Ovando-Seeley Cross Country Race. It was the first USSA sanctioned (maybe even THE first) 50 km race west of the Mississippi; and likely the first point-to-point 50 km ski race in the USA. The course started at the ranch house, went through the ranch across Monture Creek to the Cottonwood Lakes Road, looped up the Blind Canyon East Morrell Road, and finished at the Community Hall.

Swan Valley Senior Services Board welcomed two new members, Russ Abolt and John Yajko, at their regular meeting on February 6th. Out-going board member Don Erickson was thanked for his years of service, as well as being instrumental in helping to start the senior meals program in the Condon area.

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