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Articles from the October 20, 2016 edition

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 By Andi Bourne    News    October 20, 2016

Zinke Discusses Timber Industry Issues with Pyramid

SEELEY LAKE - The one-year stand-down after the expiration of the Softwood Lumber Agreement (SLA) Oct. 12, 2015 is now over. Since there has been no resolution, those in the timber industry are...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    October 20, 2016

Impacting the Climate and Culture of SSHS

SEELEY LAKE - A team of eight Seeley-Swan High School (SSHS) parents, students, and Missoula County Public Schools staff and administration attended the Challenge Success conference at the end of September at Stanford University. At the Missoula...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    October 20, 2016

Sparrow's Vine Fundraiser Hits Home Run

SEELEY LAKE – Sparrow's Vine opened up the Field of Dreams fundraiser inviting the community to step up to the plate. Those that came out to play enjoyed a gourmet hot dog dinner, tested their speed...

 

In Response to the Bear Hunt Near Dogtown

SEELEY LAKE - Speaking of horrendous and cold hearted, I would venture to say that the following are also under the category of “horrendous” and “cold hearted.” First being the spreading of inaccuracies and gossip about an event that you...

 

Stop Pitting Landowners against Sportsmen – Vote No on I-177

 Public Access is not a sportsman versus landowner political issue. However, out-of-state activists like Sierra Club, American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), Defenders of Wildlife, etc. are trying to make it one....

 

Sandefur for MT Supreme Court, Marx for HD92

With just about two weeks left in the nastiest campaign of our lives, we are breathing a sigh of relief that it’s almost over. Our mailboxes are overflowing, and it’s virtually impossible to separate fact from fiction in candidates’ mailings...

 

SLE Student Government 

SEELEY LAKE - Students of Seeley Lake Elementary (SLE) run for Student Government each year, and this year may be the best yet. Twelve students ran, and it was astonishing to see how prepared and enth...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    October 20, 2016

Pyramid Helps Celebrate Montana Forest Products Week

SEELEY LAKE – As a part of Montana Forest Products Week celebrations Oct. 16-22, the Flathead Valley Habitat for Humanity chapter will be hosting a Build Day in Kalispell Saturday, Oct. 22. All...

 

DPHHS Confirms First Influenza Cases of the Season

The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) has confirmed the first influenza cases of the season. To date, five cases have been confirmed involving various age ranges from children to the elderly. Cases include three from Missoula...

 

Highlighting Healthy Forests and Beer's Main Ingredient-Water

MISSOULA — Oktoberfest may be over, but The Nature Conservancy and Kettlehouse Brewery have extended the season with the launch of the month-long OktoberForest  in Montana.  The campaign is making beer fans aware of the critical link between the...

 

Great Partnerships Make For Great Communities

SEELEY LAKE - At times, it may feel and some may have the perception that the Double Arrow Ranch is a separate community in and of itself, but the Double Arrow Ranch is very much a part of the Seeley Lake Community and further building on the...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    October 20, 2016

Council Supports Area Projects

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Community Council (SLCC) agreed to write letters of support for two area projects and hosted discussion on the upcoming library bond at its Oct. 10 meeting. Mike Boltz presented his plans to convert the Wilderness...

 

Envisioning Process Revisited

SWAN VALLEY - The Swan Valley Regional Planning Committee (SVRPC) met Oct. 12 and revisited residents’ responses regarding what was envisioned for the Swan Valley. The envisioning process was intended to be the foundation of the Swan Valley Draft...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    October 20, 2016

Pyramid Received Notable Practice on Fiber Sourcing Audit

SEELEY LAKE – Pyramid Mountain Lumber, Inc. recently received a notable practice on their conformance audit through the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI). This maintains their fiber sourcing certification. Pyramid is one of two SFI certified...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    October 20, 2016

Four-plus Day School Week Improves Grades and Attendance

SEELEY LAKE – Attendance and grades at Seeley-Swan High School (SSHS) have shown significant improvement at the one-year anniversary of the four- day school week with the half day of enhancement on Fridays. SSHS Principal Dr. Kathleen Pecora is...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    October 20, 2016

Instilling a Love of School

by Andi Bourne Pathfinder SEELEY LAKE – Seeley Lake Elementary's (SLE) new preschool teacher Jama Mauldin is excited to play a role in building a foundation for education with her students and...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    October 20, 2016

Senate District 46 Candidates Go Head to Head

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 Andi Bourne    News    October 20, 2016

House District 92 Candidates Go Head to Head

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 Sigrid Olson    News    October 20, 2016

Conifer Chickens Causing Rot

Laetiporus conifericola, or "Chicken of the Woods," grows around Potomac. They are a mushroom species known as the "sulfur shelf mushrooms" that grow on conifer trees. These are mushrooms that get...

 

National Press No Longer Keeps Elected Officials on the Straight and Narrow

How is it that a person can illegally transmit 2,100 classified emails on four illegally established personal computers, lie to the FBI multiple times during a criminal investigation (which is also a crime), allow four US state department officials...

 

Stand Up Against Special Interests, Vote No on I-177

We have a lot of serious decisions to make as a community this November, besides crucial legislative races across the state, we will have a number of initiatives to vote on. One in particular, the Montana Animal Trap Restrictions Initiative (I-177) s...

 

Strohmaier Provides Civil, Inclusive and Kind Leadership

Most likely you’ve read many endorsement letters supporting Dave Strohmaier.  He is worthy of the accolades. I won’t list all his accomplishments or reasons why he should be Missoula’s next County Commissioner, I’ve written or said them...

 

Please Pause for Pets and People

Don’t forget THE BAKE SALE Friday, Oct. 21 at Cory’s Valley Market from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. We welcome your bake goods and we sure welcome all who attend and buy our delicious baked goods. Please come and help the pets.  I came across these pet f...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    October 20, 2016

Making Movies out of Clips

SEELEY LAKE – Seeley Lake resident Rob Loveman kept running into circumstances where people shot videos and never edited them. He opened Loveman Video Editing in August 2016 and looks forward to...

 

Air Ambulance Flights Add Insult to Injury

  Last September, John Andrews suffered a brain aneurysm and was airlifted via helicopter by Life Flight Network from Anaconda, Mont. to Missoula, Mont. He was charged $34,200, his health insurer paid almost half, and Life Flight Network billed him...

 

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