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Articles from the October 13, 2016 edition

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 By Andi Bourne    News    October 13, 2016

Your Bullet, Your Responsibility

SEELEY LAKE – Ever hear a gun shot in town and wonder if it’s legal? The short answer is, yes, it is legal. However, the long answer is it depends on a number of factors including safety, proximity to structures and land ownership. “When you...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    October 13, 2016

A "New" Roof for Monture Guard Station

SEELEY LAKE – Recreationists looking forward to renting the Monture Guard Station this winter will be happy to know the roof has been repaired. The Lolo National Forest (LNF) Historical...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    October 13, 2016

A Feast for the Eyes

More than 25 artists in four studios, three historical museums and two galleries from Condon through Seeley Lake to Ovando participated in the Tour of the Arts Oct. 8 and 9....

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    October 13, 2016

Homecoming Fun for Everyone

SEELEY LAKE - Seeley-Swan High School celebrated Homecoming Oct. 8 with a parade, football and volleyball game. A student dance was held in the evening....

 
 By E L Taylor    Opinion    October 13, 2016

Sewer Project - The Issues That Are Not Being Addressed

SEELEY LAKE - The proposed sewer is not backed by everyone who will be charged for it. In fact, it would be good if some sort of survey was conducted to ascertain exactly how many participants are for it. We do not know this and in a democratic...

 

Why You Should Vote Marx, HD92

We support Addrien Marx for representative in HD 92. Here’s why YOU should vote for her too. She’s as comfortable running a small business as she is adventuring in the Montana wilderness. Do you want someone who appreciates all the opportunities...

 

Shooting the Bear in Dogtown was Unethical - Individuals Should Have Been Charged

SEELEY LAKE - So the hazing of a bear by two people and a dog in a pickup for an hour is legal and then calling a friend with tags to shoot the bear once it was hazed to the right property is legal? Well, people, the parties got by with it because...

 

Rebuttal to Gunderson from the Swan Valley "Few"

SWAN VALLEY - I would like to offer a response to a letter written in the Pathfinder’s Sept. 15, 2016 opinion section. First off, I would like to commend and thank Jim Boyd for his time, thoughts and voice concerning the Flathead National Forest Dr...

 

Personality Changes

Personality is often considered a fixed characteristic or function within a person's psychology, however, this is far from the case. Personalities can change as much as any other psychological...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    October 13, 2016

Swan Valley Community Foundation to Announce $70,000 Grant Initiatives

SWAN VALLEY - The Swan Valley Community Foundation (SVCF) invites the public to help celebrate the receipt of $70,000 grant from the William H. Donner Foundation, Inc. A formal announcement of the award and presentation of the four initiatives will...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    October 13, 2016

Prepared to Survive a House Fire?

This is National Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 9-15. While this year's theme emphasizes replacing smoke alarms that are more than 10 years old, Seeley Lake Fire Chief Bob Vanden Heuvel said it's also a...

 

Missoula Aging Services Opens Office in Seeley Lake

SEELEY LAKE - Older adults in the Seeley Lake area will now have access to Missoula Aging Services (MAS) resources and assistance in Seeley Lake, right in time for the Medicare Open Enrollment...

 

Landscapes, Public Land and Boundaries

I didn’t write this as an expert on land management and wildlife issue, or as a representative of any organization. I did write it as someone with strong concerns about where society as it relates to those issues is headed, and as an area resident...

 

Seeley Lake Museum Visitation Similar to Last Year

SEELEY LAKE - After being open daily from Memorial Day, the Seeley Lake Historical Museum and Visitor Center closed for the season on Labor Day. Visitors often commented that the little visitor center provides an impressive amount of information...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    October 13, 2016

Forest in Focus – Doing More than Restoration

OVANDO – The Blackfoot Community Conservation Area (BCCA) has been the recipient of two Forest in Focus (FIF) grants totally nearly $315,000. Of the 5,600 total acres within the BCCA core, 863...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    October 13, 2016

Second Annual Sock Hop Fights Hunger

SEELEY LAKE - Attendees rock n' rolled at the Seeley-Swan Food Bank's (SSFB) second annual Sock Hop, Friday, Oct. 7. They enjoyed a spaghetti dinner, silent and live auction, and tunes from an old...

 

Diane McCue Hollinger 1929 ~ 2016

MISSOULA – Diane McCue Hollinger, age 87, died on Sunday, Sept. 25 at The Springs in Missoula, due to a fall she took several days earlier. Diane loved doggies (especially little ones), Andy...

 

A New Path to Follow

The greatest sermon ever given was short, simple and revolutionary. Almost 2000 years ago, on a mount in Galilee, Jesus Christ taught a new way to live. A new path for all of us to follow. In Matthew chapters 5-7, Christ teaches what is now known as...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    October 13, 2016

Superintendent of Public Instruction Candidates Share Platforms

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Community Council hosted two candidate forums, Sept. 19 and Sept. 26, at the Seeley Lake Community Hall. Candidates for state and local races answered questions from...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    October 13, 2016

Public Service Commissioner Candidates Share Platforms

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Community Council hosted two candidate forums, Sept. 19 and Sept. 26, at the Seeley Lake Community Hall. Candidates for state and local races answered questions from...

 

Strohmaier Outlines Priorities for County Commissioner

MISSOULA - For those of you who don't know me, I am Dave Strohmaier and I'm running to be your next Missoula County commissioner. I'm a Democrat and father of two school-age kids. My wife is on the...

 

Tim Fox Not Defending Fundamental Rights - Vote Larry Jent

DEER LODGE - A district judge ruled this week that the state attorney general has the authority to deny the city of Deer Lodge the right to participate in a decision to move the Title and Registration Bureau to Helena. The City needs to finish what...

 

Sewer Project - Conduct a Fair Vote and Fix the Lake

SEELEY LAKE - Upon reading the current letter sent out by the elections office in Missoula, regarding the Seeley Lake sewer vote, I read the sentence “Upon review of Montana Code Annotated, it has been determined that “trust” or...

 

Why to Support Dave Strohmaier

I am supporting Dave Strohmaier for Missoula County Commissioner.  One reason I support Dave is his stand on social justice, which means promoting the common good as demonstrated in his co-sponsoring the Missoula City Non-Discrimination Ordnance....

 

Marx is Authentic Voice for HD92

House District 92 is a sprawling district running from East Missoula out to Clinton and up to the Swan. It’s a district of young families, retirees, small business, isolationists, farmers, ranchers, loggers, artists, tradespeople and scientists...

 

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