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Articles from the February 11, 2016 edition

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Yates Transforms Rough Stones Into Gems

SWAN VALLEY - Swan Valley resident Ray Yates said he applies patience and time to transform rough gemstones into polished, multi-sided or faceted, light-catching creations worthy to be set in...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    February 11, 2016

Honoring C.B. Rich's Story

SEELEY LAKE – The late Clarence Barron "C.B." Rich of Seeley Lake was inducted into the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame & Western Heritage Center Feb. 6 in at the Best Western Heritage Inn in Great...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    February 11, 2016

Rapunzel Reinforces Anti-Bullying Lesson

POTOMAC - A version of the Rapunzel story brought unicorns, gremlins, mushrooms, princes, trolls and the Billy Goats Gruff to Potomac along with corn and potato spies, ogres, pixies, long braids and...

 

Local Horses Need Access to Shelter

SEELEY LAKE - As I watch the TV commercial where the tiny little horse has a pony door, I think of the two little horses that live on the Woodworth Road. They don’t have a pony door. They have nothing – they have no shade against the hot summer...

 

The Impact of the Resettlement of Muslim Refuges

The Governor, Missoula County Commissioners, Missoula City Council and the Mayor owe it to every man, woman and child in the state of Montana to conduct a fact finding trip to the UK and the European continent to determine the impact that the...

 

Alternative Power Sources Can't Replace Coal, Yet

“Voices of Montana” had an interview with Bob Rowe, the CEO of Northwestern Energy, a couple of days ago. “Voices of Montana” is a statewide radio talk show broadcast on KJJR, Kalispell, and also available by streaming on computer. Mr. Rowe n...

 

Please Pause for Pets and People

There is a little brindle pit bull running all over the Seeley Lake area. The owner must be found and notified as such. I think I know who the dog belongs to. He is thin and has caused many people concern. There is no excuse for this dog to be runnin...

 

Race to the Sky Takes to the Trails This Weekend

Twenty-one dog mushers will be converging on the Montana trails to run Race to the Sky starting this weekend. The 300-mile vet check will be hosted by the YMCA in Helena starting at 11 a.m. Friday, Fe...

 

Winter Weather Months Prompt Heating and Carbon Monoxide Safety Warnings

With the winter months upon us, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is reminding homeowners about the fire dangers associated with heating equipment. Improper use of such equipment like portable or stationary space heaters, wood burnin...

 

SLE Outside's Winter Programming

SEELEY LAKE - Since I became the Outdoor Education Coordinator for Seeley Lake Elementary (SLE) four years ago, I have enjoyed the unique opportunity to develop relevant and meaningful, place-based...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    February 11, 2016

Hunting Violations Wrap-Up

SEELEY LAKE - Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) Game Warden Bill Koppen has been enforcing the fish and wildlife laws in Seeley Lake for the past 21 years. During the 2014 and 2015 seasons he wro...

 

Vernon Guyer 1928-2016

SWAN VALLEY - Vernon Guyer, 87, a current resident of rural Dent, Minn. died Wednesday, Feb. 3. Previously, Vernon and his wife Joanne lived in the Swan Valley for 20 years and for many years before t... Full story

 

Rollie R. Bigley 1938-2015

SWAN VALLEY - Rollie R. Bigley age 76 passed away Nov. 29, 2015 in San Diego, Calif. He was born Dec. 15, 1938 in Hardin, Mont. His family then moved to Kalispell and later to San Diego where he would eventually serve in the Military Reserves as a... Full story

 

Kevin Lynn Frye 1962-2016

SEELEY LAKE - Kevin Lynn Frye, 54, of Bremerton, Wash. passed away Jan. 24, 2016. Kevin was born Jan. 17, 1962 in Renton, Wash. to Danny Carl and Barbara Jean (Liston) Frye. A graduate of Seeley-Swan... Full story

 
 By Todd Fife    Opinion    February 11, 2016

Free Yourself Through Forgiveness

In October of 2006, a milkman by the name of Charles Carl Roberts lost all reason and control. Blaming God for the death of his first child, he stormed into an Amish school without any provocation, released the boys and adults, and tied up 10 girls....

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    February 11, 2016

Heggen Inducted into MSU Athletic Hall of Fame

SEELEY LAKE – Seeley Lake resident Wayne Heggen was inducted to the Montana State University (MSU) Athletic Hall of Fame Jan. 29 for being a part of the Bobcat's 1964 wrestling team. He, along with...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    February 11, 2016

Hawk & Sons Services Keeps Mechanic Tradition Alive

SEELEY LAKE – For Seeley Lake resident Jeremy Hawkinson, opening his own mechanic shop in Seeley Lake is something he has always wanted to do. Being able to fix something that is not working and at...

 

Sitting District Court Judge Karen Townsend Files for Re-Election

MISSOULA - On the first eligible day to file as a candidate for this year's elections, current District Court Judge Karen Townsend has paid her filing fee and submitted her paperwork to the Secretary...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    February 11, 2016

Diane's Buses

Goal: Sole owner Diane Bourne's goal is to provide a safe and enjoyable ride for Seeley Lake Elementary (SLE) students to and from school and school activities. History: With no prior experience,...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    February 11, 2016

Eagles Soar on Home Court

SEELEY LAKE - Seeley Lake Elementary (SLE) hosted their annual double-elimination tournament Feb. 6. The SLE Eagles welcomed teams from Lincoln, Clinton, Drummond, Philipsburg and Charlo to...

 
 By Ken Donovan    News    February 11, 2016

Warhawks Tie One, Lose One

SWAN VALLEY - It could be said that the Swan Valley Warhawks “B” squad and the Helmville “B” squad are pretty close when it comes to winning basketball. For the second time this year the teams tied 14 to 14 and by league rules there is no...

 

Lady Blackhawks Deny Prospectors and Dominate Lynx

The Seeley-Swan Lady Blackhawks added a pair of wins to their season by defeating Granite and Lincoln last week. The wins give them an overall record of 15-1. Versus Granite The Lady Blackhawks took...

 

Blackhawks Fall to Granite and Defeat Lynx

The Seeley-Swan Blackhawks lost a close game to Granite before defeating Lincoln last week giving the Blackhawks a 6-10 overall record. They are 4-7 in conference record with just two games of the reg...

 

Community Briefs

CORRECTION: Tax Incentive Conservation Easement Article SEELEY LAKE - In the Feb. 4 issue of the Seeley Swan Pathfinder it was printed, “Agricultural landowners now have the opportunity to purchase a conservation easement on their land.”...

 

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