Missoulian week in review: Local news recap for March 9-15

Here are some of the headlines from this past week in the Missoulian. To read the full stories, click the link on each headline:

Pyramid Mountain Lumber announced Thursday that it will close its doors for good this year, citing unprecedented rising costs. 

An employee of Pyramid Lumber in Seeley Lake works at the mill in February 2021.


Seeley Lake’s largest employer and one of the oldest family-owned lumber mills in western Montana, Pyramid Mountain has operated its sawmill 50 miles northeast of Missoula, since 1949. In late February, its board of directors unanimously decided to close the mill permanently and auction its equipment.

The closure will affect roughly 100 employees.

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Seeley Lake once had more than a dozen lumber mills at the height of its industry. But for the last few decades Pyramid has stood as the final mill of the area. The company is also the last running mill in Missoula County.

— Griffen Smith, griffen.smith@missoulian.com

The Missoula County Commissioners selected an interim county attorney to oversee criminal and

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