At 77, Seeley Lake man still logs plenty of hours

SEELEY LAKE, Mont. (AP) — Elden Rammell’s customer is everyone.

That’s because, Rammell said, he does a little bit of everything.

The 77-year-old is a lifetime Seeley Lake resident who has been working in the woods for 50 years. But times are tough for small loggers in Seeley so Rammell does whatever he needs to get by.

“I’m supposed to be retired, but no way,” Rammell said in a recent interview.

Although he never knows what he’ll end up working on each day, the bulk of Rammell’s work still involves timber. Heading into winter, Rammell was busy earlier this month readying and selling firewood.