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Articles from the November 10, 2016 edition

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 By Betty Vanderwielen    News    November 10, 2016

Vanderwielen Recalls Military Career

SEELEY LAKE – Seeley Lake resident Adrian Vanderwielen said he is proud to wear a shirt or cap bearing the name or insignia of the United States Air Force. He said he feels even prouder when some...

 
 By Submitted by the Seeley Lake Community Council    News    November 10, 2016

Sewer to be Discussed at Next Council Meeting

SEELEY LAKE - Next Monday’s Seeley Lake Community Council meeting promises to be a lively event, dealing with perhaps the most controversial issue that has arisen here in recent years: the proposed sewer project. Many questions have been asked...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 10, 2016

Kids Corner Returns Bigger than Ever

SEELEY LAKE – The Kids Corner at the Seeley Lake Senior Bazaar is back again this year with more activities and bigger prizes than ever before. There will be 32 vendors, several of whom are new,...

 
 Opinion    November 10, 2016

Thank You – Each One of You is a Blessing

SEELEY LAKE - I have tried to start this letter at least a dozen times and every time my words don’t seem adequate. I have come to realize that there is truly no way to express how thankful Randy and I are for all the kindness and support that we w...

 
 By John Devins    Opinion    November 10, 2016

Pathfinder Feeds Mistruth, Causes Harm

SEELEY LAKE - As a more than 30 year Seeley Lake resident, there are community characteristics I hold in high regard: our wilderness proximity, our rural-ness, our balance, evidences by our care for environment while also focusing on industry....

 
 Opinion    November 10, 2016

Membership with Life Flight Very Affordable – Avoids Expensive Bills

SEELEY LAKE - Upon reading the letter concerning Air Ambulance Rates [printed in the Oct. 20 issue of the Pathfinder], I decide to write a letter that is positive regarding Life Flight. Our experience is totally different from the sad cases that...

 
 Opinion    November 10, 2016

Seeley Lake Sewer, Not the Best Solution with Best Probability of Success

SEELEY LAKE - The intentions of the Seeley Lake Sewer Board have been clear from its beginnings by the name it adopted, rather than calling itself the Seeley Lake Water Improvement Board. Now it continues to use our tax dollars to further its goal...

 
 By Don Larson    Opinion    November 10, 2016

Five Reasons Why the Proposed Sewer Will Not Change Water Quality

Will the proposed sewer system clean up or change water quality in the Clearwater drainage? Probably not very much. Here are five reasons why. First, even though test wells show elevated nitrate levels in the core downtown area, the data is...

 
 By Novaleigh Wilkey    Opinion    November 10, 2016

Spectacular Makerspace Takes Off

SEELEY LAKE - Makerspace is a time for Seeley Lake Elementary (SLE) kids to unleash their creativity. Makerspace is an activity before school, 7-7:55 a.m. This is an activity in the 21st Century...

 
 By Veterans and Families of Seeley Lake    News    November 10, 2016

Eleventh Hour of the Eleventh Day of the Eleventh Month

SEELEY LAKE - Veterans Day, why do we celebrate it on Nov. 11 at 11 a.m.? Veterans Day pays tribute to all American veterans—living or dead—but especially gives thanks to living veterans who served their country honorably during war or...

 
 News    November 10, 2016

USFS Christmas Tree Permits Available

MISSOULA – Christmas tree permits are now available at a cost of $5 each at most Lolo National Forest offices. Permits may also be purchased at Bronc’s Grocery in Frenchtown, the Clinton Market and the Bureau of Land Management Missoula Field...

 
 By Joann Wallenburn    Opinion    November 10, 2016

Water Suite

I recently attended the 2016 Watershed Symposium in Billings. The theme of the program was Improving Conservation through Partnership. In many cases, partnerships were between local non-profit...

 
 By Ron Cox    News    November 10, 2016

Trail History of Seeley Lake - Second Generation Trails

SEELEY LAKE - For more than 15 years, the Seeley Lake Community Council has been working to improve the “Connecting the Community” trail network. The goal was to provide multi-use routes within the business and residential areas and connect to...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    November 10, 2016

Wild Game Processing at Home

Now that hunting season is in full swing many hunters have bagged their game. With meat hanging in sheds, garages or coolers some hunters choose to process their meat at home. After properly field...

 
 By Carol Brodie    News    November 10, 2016

Travel into the Bob Marshall with Author Pete Fromm

SEELEY LAKE - Pete Fromm makes another appearance at Alpine Artisan’s Open Book Club Saturday, Nov. 12, at 7 p.m. at the Grizzly Claw Trading Company. He will be presenting his new book, “The Names of the Stars: A Life in the Wilds.” This is a...

 
 News    November 10, 2016

Mild Weather Keeps Harvest Slow in West-Central Montana

HELENA - In west-central Montana, deer and elk harvest reported through the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) hunter check stations near Anaconda, Darby and Bonner so far this season is in line with this time in 2014 and down 13 percent from...

 
 By Colleen Kesterson    News    November 10, 2016

Local Loggers Add Input to Draft Plan Edits

SWAN VALLEY - Edits made with the input of local loggers to the 2.0 Economic Opportunity Element were accepted at the Swan Valley Regional Planning Committee (SVRPC) meeting Nov. 2. SVRPC member Diann Ericson enlisted the help of local loggers to...

 
 By Erik Iverson    Opinion    November 10, 2016

Hope

The city was surrounded...besieged by an army in order of magnitudes bigger than its own paltry defense. Below the city walls, the top general of Sennacharib’s conquering Assyrian army shouted at...and taunted...the king’s three emissaries...

 
 By Ken Silvestro PhD.    Opinion    November 10, 2016

Self Changes

Staying with the theme of changes, I want to introduce some changes that are influenced by the inner Self. Recall, that in previous articles the Self was described as the center of the unconscious (hidden psychology). The Self is the psychological...

 
 By Betty Vanderwielen    News    November 10, 2016

Preparing for Winter Fun

SEELEY LAKE – Winter is on its way and the Seeley Lake Regional Outdoor Center for Kinetic Sports (SL ROCKS) is prepared for its arrival. Monday Oct. 10 volunteers began assembling the yurt at the...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 10, 2016

Relax at The Backyard, You're on Seeley Time

SEELEY LAKE – Dave and Ronda Trottier took ownership of the Montana Pines Motel and what used to be the Base Camp Bar this past summer. They renamed the property "The Backyard" and are looking...

 
 By Betty Vanderwielen    News    November 10, 2016

The Horns Are Coming

SWAN VALLEY – On Nov. 20 Alpine Artisans’ 2 Valleys Stage is bringing five of the University of Montana’s (UM) most talented horn players to Swan Valley School. They will be performing a community concert Sunday at 3 p.m. and working with...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    November 10, 2016

Lady Blackhawks Season Wraps up at Divisionals

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley-Swan Lady Blackhawks season came to an end at the Western C Divisional Tournament in Butte, Mont. Nov. 4. The Ladies handed Drummond a loss in the opening round but fell to...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 10, 2016

Eagles Rise Above Trojans

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Elementary Eagles tipped off the boys basketball season at home against Drummond, Nov. 3. According to Head Coach Brett Haines, their goals have not changed from last...

 
 News    November 10, 2016

Community Briefs

Give a Thanksgiving Dinner this November SEELEY LAKE – Moose River Bar and Grill will be offering a full Thanksgiving dinner buffet with all the fixing this Thanksgiving, Nov. 24 starting at 12 p.m. Moose River plans on working with the...