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Articles from the July 13, 2017 edition

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 By Micah Drew    News    July 13, 2017

Round Two: Bob Marshall Music Festival Returns to Seeley Lake

SEELEY LAKE - Summer music festivals in Montana are almost as prevalent as cherries on a tree in the Flathead. They range from the Montana Folk Festival in Butte, to the Big Sky Classical Music...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    July 13, 2017

Young Trevino Diagnosed with Brain Tumor

SEELEY LAKE – Addy Trevino was a healthy, active, happy two-year-old up until two weeks ago. Now she and her family are facing six weeks of radiation for an inoperable brain tumor. Addy's parents Je...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    July 13, 2017

Rumble and Shake: Little Damage but Rattled Nerves

LINCOLN - About eight and a half miles below Ken and Sandy Crymble's home in Mead Gulch, something moved. "I thought the cabin exploded. I didn't know," Crymble said. "The cabin was shaking and there...

 

Voice Your Opposition to the Swan Forest Initiative

SWAN VALLEY - As a resident of the beautiful Swan Valley, I am deeply disturbed by the Lake County Conservation District’s proposal to transfer the management of 60,000 acres of the Flathead National Forest. The proposal calls for the...

 
 By Don Ditty    Opinion    July 13, 2017

Fight Against All Future Funds for Sewer Project

SEELEY LAKE - For 28 years I’ve watched the Seeley Lake sewer project tossed around like a yo-yo!  I have seen Sewer Board members quit their positions to be replaced with other dreamers. Because of lack of significant grants, the Board has to...

 
 By Addrien Marx    Opinion    July 13, 2017

The Cost of Not Building a Sewer System

SEELEY LAKE - People are asking what a new sewer system will cost the residents of Seeley Lake. Like my friends and neighbors here, I look forward to hearing those details when they’re available. In the meantime, I am writing to talk about the...

 

Let's Get Our Sewer Information Correct

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Sewer Board distributed a flyer from Lindey’s parking lot during the Fourth of July parade which contained some error in fact and some unsubstantiated assumptions. The Board must work harder to give us accurate informa...

 
 By Connie Betson    Opinion    July 13, 2017

Seeley Lake Sewer Voted Down, Vote Being Ignored Again - Is that Legal?

SEELEY LAKE – I think voters voted against the sewer because so many questions were not answered. Like how much would the monthly cost be to users? It was quoted from $50-$192 a month, that is a huge margin. We need definite numbers. Then we were...

 

Stapleton – Stop Playing Childish Games

It appears that our most recently elected Secretary of State has revised his job description to read, “Persecutor of perceived voter fraud in Missoula County, Montana – only Missoula County.” According to his letter in the Missoulian, Corey...

 

Home Again

My eyes popped open this morning, and as I wiped the sleep from them, I read the alarm clock’s time, 5:39 a.m. I woke with a jolt realizing I was supposed to be at the barn over a half hour ago to help get a backcountry trip packed out before the...

 
 By Micah Drew    News    July 13, 2017

Chamber of Commerce Reboots

SEELEY LAKE - “Frankly, it was about to fold.” That was Cheryl Lewis’s comment on the old Seeley Lake Chamber of Commerce. Lewis, the newly elected chairperson, is one of the members breathing new life into the Chamber this year. Over the...

 
 By Kelly Moore    Opinion    July 13, 2017

If You Can...Do It!

Food preservation opportunities abound! Most of us are willing to undergo the challenges of Montana's most frigid, snowy winter months just so that we may experience the pure joy of a productive...

 

BLM Focus Groups to Discuss Recreation

MISSOULA – The Bureau of Land Management wants to hear the public’s opinions on what they think is great about the great outdoors. The BLM Missoula Field Office will hold a series of focus groups, engaging the public in a conversation about...

 
 By Micah Drew    News    July 13, 2017

Open Chinese Market Unlikely to Directly Impact Local Ranchers

POTOMAC - Last month Montana U.S. Sen. Steve Daines announced that after a 13-year ban, the U.S. will once again be able to ship beef to China. "Montana beef will now be served on menus, plates and...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    July 13, 2017

Three Churches Join to Lead Bob Marshall Community Worship

SEELEY LAKE – The local churches are leaving their walls and joining together to lead a worship service Sunday morning, July 16 to close out the Bob Marshall Music Festival. Led by Gary Wayne,...

 
 By Buzz Busby    Opinion    July 13, 2017

Self Examination...It's Tough

One of the most challenging actions a person can take is to thoroughly examine themselves in the light of Scripture. Isn’t it always easier to point out the shortcomings of others rather than truly recognize the problems with ourselves?... Full story

 

Ross Herman Friede 1935 ~ 2017

SEELEY LAKE - Ross H. Friede, 82, of Seeley Lake passed away of natural causes Wednesday, July 5 at St. Patrick's Hospital in Missoula, Montana surrounded by family. Ross was born June 18, 1935 on the... Full story

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    July 13, 2017

For the Love of Cars

SEELEY LAKE - Thirteen cars filled the Parts Plus parking lot in Seeley Lake Saturday, July 8 for the fourth annual Seeley Lake Show and Shine Car Show. The event was started by a group of friends...

 

Stroll to Clearwater Lake

At A Glance Length: Trailhead to the Lake - 0.25 miles. Well-established trail around the lake, 1.9 miles. Elevation: Trailhead: 4,950 feet; Lake: 4,800 feet Directions: Turn east off Highway 83 onto...

 

Bringing Beauty to Barren Lands

If you have ever hiked into a year-old burn, you most likely know what fireweed looks like. The appearance of its tall, pink flowers covering the recently blackened slopes is as reliable as the appear...

 

Community Briefs

Human-Caused Fires Start Local Fire Season SEELEY LAKE – The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation Clearwater Unit has responded to four human-caused fires since July 1....

 
 By Micah Drew    News    July 13, 2017

The Music of the 2017 Bob Marshall Music Festival

SEELEY LAKE - When festival organizer Chris Stout thought about what kind of music he wanted to bring to Seeley Lake, he decided that it should be an eclectic mix that would appeal to the widest varie...

 
 By Micah Drew    News    July 13, 2017

Homegrown Montana Bands Play the Bob Marshall

SEELEY LAKE - Bands are coming from as far as the Atlantic Coast to play at the Bob Marshall Music Festival. The Pathfinder reached out to a couple of bands that only have to travel down a highway or two to get here. Matt Strachan and the Hoot Owls...

 

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