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Articles from the February 4, 2016 edition

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Horse, Mule Fall Through Ice

SWAN VALLEY - During the afternoon of Jan. 31, Swan Valley resident Tony Hulett thought his horse Trav and mule Mitzy would surely die. They both fell through the thin ice after following an elk...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    February 4, 2016

Snow Sculptures Part of Cabin Fever Cure

SEELEY LAKE – The Alpine Artisans, Inc. (AAI) continued their tradition of judging the Seeley Lake Area Chamber of Commerce Winterfest Snow Sculpture competition. The judges agreed that the...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    February 4, 2016

Local Students Busy in Bees

POTOMAC & SWAN VALLEY - Students at Swan Valley and Potomac elementary schools studied for the January geography and spelling competitions. Potomac's Lars Erickson won the geography bee. Jayla Kau...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    February 4, 2016

Tax Incentives Permanent for Conservation Easements on Agriculture Land

WASHINGTON D.C. - Agricultural landowners now have the opportunity to donate a conservation easement on their land that allows for permanent tax deductions for up to 15 years in trade for a permanent easement. In addition to the wildlife benefits...

 

Save our Waters

SEELEY LAKE - Seems with everything these days money is always a factor. It mostly is everyone's first priority but why won't that change? For the sake of the environment and ourselves, why can't mone...

 

Expanded Yellow Pages in Lions Club Directory

The new 2016 Lions Club Directory is now available. This year there is an added benefit for local residents found in the Yellow Page portion of the directory. This year the business listings section of the directory has been expanded and features...

 

A Logical Solution: Using Symbols and Myths

In the Dec. 24 issue of the Pathfinder, Nicole Williams, a Seeley-Swan High School student, wrote an article for the Junior Journal addressing a logical solution for harmoniously living with wolves....

 

SVE Receives Grant to Help Fund Community Interpretive Trail

SWAN VALLEY - The Swan Valley Elementary School (SVE) received a $2,500 matching grant from Missoula County Park and Trails. Superintendent Chris Stout applied for the grant on behalf of SVE school board to help fund the interpretive trail, part of...

 

Swan Valley Regional Plan Available for Review and Comment

SWAN VALLEY - The Swan Valley Planning Committee announced the release of the draft 2016 Swan Valley Regional Plan update. The plan is available to review at this link: http://tinyurl.com/SVPlanUpdate. Over the last several years, growth,...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    February 4, 2016

Seeley Lake Rural Fire District Gets New Type III Engine

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Rural Fire District received their 1987 Type III fire engine this past week. Seeley Lake Fire Chief Bob Vanden Heuvel acquired the engine through a state program that...

 

Seraphina Lynn Lewis Arroyo

Seraphina Lynn Lewis Arroyo was born to Samantha and Marcos Arroyo in Lake Stevens, Wash. on Jan. 1. She was 8 pounds and 7 ounces. She was the first baby of the New Year in the Everett, Wash. area....

 
 By Dan Rogers    Opinion    February 4, 2016

MEC Solar Allows Co-op Members to Take 5

In November 2015, Missoula Electric Cooperative (MEC) launched its community solar array dubbed MEC Solar for short. Since that time, significant work has taken place at the site adjacent to MEC's...

 

Health Department Makes Septic Records Available Online

MISSOULA - The Missoula City-County Health Department, with the help of Missoula County Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Division, is pleased to announce a new online system for searching septic system permit records. This system allows property...

 

AAI Celebrates 25th and 15th Anniversaries

SEELEY LAKE – In September 1991, the Seeley Swan Pathfinder ran an article about a newly organized group in Seeley Lake that named itself Alpine Artisans. In January 2016, 25th Anniversary...

 
 By Pathfinder    News    February 4, 2016

Support from the Home Front

SWAN VALLEY - Condon Community Church sent another shipment of needed items to troops deployed in Afghanistan. Realizing that certain items are hard to get in the combat zone, church members bought...

 

There is Hope

In the gloom of all the tragedies in the world; the injustices and corruption in our government and country; the dysfunctional families and abuses; the addictions and life-threatening diseases; the starving and the homeless; the prejudices and the...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    February 4, 2016

Blackfoot Challenge Outreach Series Timely Reminder for Avalanche Awareness

SEELEY LAKE - In the wake of the Swede Creek Avalanche fatality that occurred Jan. 23 in the Whitefish Mountain Range in the Flathead National Forest, the Avalanche Awareness class taught to area...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    February 4, 2016

Fireworks & Annual Skating Party End Seeley Lake 2016 Winterfest Festivities

SEELEY LAKE - The fireworks show over Seeley Lake and the annual Seeley Lake Lions Club Skating Party closed out the 2016 Winterfest Festivities this past weekend....

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    February 4, 2016

Tamaracks Resort, LLP

Goal: Owners Jeff and Sue Heagy and Managers Jessica and Jeff Kimmel work to provide a personal, old-school experience for their guests and keep the 57-year-old history and tradition of the Tamaracks...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    February 4, 2016

OSCR Goes Digital

SEELEY LAKE – The 34th annual Over Seeley's Creeks and Ridges (OSCR) ski race drew 157 racers Jan. 30, 25 racers shy of last year's record. Skiers came from Montana, Idaho, Washington and Oregon to...

 
 By Ken Donovan    News    February 4, 2016

Swan Valley Warhawks Fall Short Against Hall

SWAN VALLEY - For the second time this year, the Warhawks failed to beat the scrappy Hall Huskies on the Warhawk’s home floor, losing by a score of 28 to 34. The “A” squad ended up 6 points short after holding a 14-point lead in the first...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    February 4, 2016

Blackhawks Soar Over Eagles and Fall to Mountain Cats

The Seeley-Swan Blackhawks had a split week defeating Two Eagle River on the road after falling to the Clark Fork Co-op at home. The Blackhawks overall record is now 5-9. Versus Clark Fork Co-op The...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    February 4, 2016

Lady Blackhawks Back to Winning

The Seeley-Swan Lady Blackhawks got back to doing what they do best, winning games against Clark Fork Co-op and Two Eagle River. The victories improve their overall season record to 13-1. Versus...

 

Community Briefs

Boat Inspection Station Inspectors Needed  SEELEY LAKE - The boat inspection station at Clearwater Junction will be opening earlier this year, under a program run by the Flathead Basin Commission.  Inspectors are needed to operate the station from...

 

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