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Articles from the November 17, 2016 edition

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MEDA Research Team Helps Set Project Priorities

SEELEY LAKE – To follow up on the Resource Team Assessment conducted Sept. 19-20 by Montana Economic Developers Association (MEDA), four of the team members returned to Seeley Lake Nov. 10 to help...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 17, 2016

Walton's Path to Citizenship

SEELEY LAKE – Seeley Lake resident Adriana Walton was sworn in as a United States (U.S.) citizen Oct. 20. While becoming a citizen was never a dream of hers, the security and ability to live freely...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    November 17, 2016

Potomac Veterans Celebrated

POTOMAC - Potomac veterans joined Potomac School students Nov. 10 for the first annual Veterans Breakfast and Assembly at the Potomac/Greenough Community Center (PGCC). Grades kindergarten through...

 

Please Pause for Pets and People

A big Thank You to all who helped with our bake sale in October. To the ones who brought baked goods and to those who came and bought the great baked goods. Also, thank you to our great boosters who donated cash. The donations were so welcome,...

 

Response to John Devins

Thank you John Devins for your comments and critique of our letters policy. We have not set a word limit on letters. However, we recommend letters be kept to less than 500 words. We attempt to work with those who submit longer letters to make them...

 

Snowbirds Must Be Vigilant

SEELEY LAKE - I really feel for the “snowbirds” who make up a quarter of the non-business resident parcels of the Seeley Lake Sewer District. Unless they subscribe to The Pathfinder, they will probably miss their chance to vote down a...

 
 By Walt Hill    Opinion    November 17, 2016

For the Good of the Community and Future Generations, the Proposed Sewer is the Best Solution

SEELEY LAKE - The sewer question is about to be determined for the future of Seeley Lake. Many letters have been written and alternate proposals suggested. I have attended sewer board meetings for the last ten or more years and have watched the...

 

Plastic + Heat Gun = Art

SEELEY LAKE - Seeley Lake Elementary fifth through eighth graders are doing electives. Sharon Teague, the sixth grade teacher, also teaches the art elective. Students are working with plastic and a...

 

Taxes Rising Despite Rural Opposition

For the third time in three years a countywide bond issue has passed with Missoula city voters in favor and rural voters opposing it. Rural voters were also outvoted in the county commissioner race...

 

Seeley Lake Real Estate Market Update, November 2016

SEELEY LAKE - There are still lots of challenges nationally for the housing market. However, 2016 is shaping up to be one of the best years for housing in a decade and the SEELEY LAKE real estate market is no exception. It’s been the “Perfect...

 

Water Samples Positive for Invasive Mussel Larvae in Tiber Reservoir

HELENA - Water samples from Tiber Reservoir east of Shelby have tested positive for the larvae of aquatic invasive mussels, with similar tests from Canyon Ferry Reservoir near Helena showing “suspect” or inconclusive results, according to...

 

Invasive Mussels Found in Montana

The Clearwater Resource Council received notice that the larval form of the invasive mussels commonly known as zebra or quagga mussels have been positively identified in water samples from the Tiber Reservoir, east of the divide. Water samples from C...

 

Elk Harvest Down, Deer on Par in West-Central Montana

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) biologists in west-central Montana reported continued low elk harvests through Region 2 check stations, while deer harvests are on par with recent years through the first three weeks of the general big game huntin...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 17, 2016

Starting with Nothing and Making it Beautiful

SEELEY LAKE – Darin Smith started Rocky Mtn. Remodeling in Seeley Lake. He has worked in the construction industry for the past 20 years and is now specializing in kitchen and bath remodels and...

 

Costs for the Blank Check to the Sewer District if Sewer Passes

Would you buy a car without knowing the cost? Of course not, but hat’s what the sewer board wants us to do with its proposal. It has come up with a project that will cost between $12 and $20 million and will cost each household between $50 and...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    November 17, 2016

Wild Game Grinding

After processing and cutting wild game meat, the grinding process begins for the meat set aside to be made into sausage or burger depending on spices used and fat added. A clean sanitary work surface...

 

Celebrating Community Foundations

Across our beloved Montana, scores of dedicated folks are working to improve the quality of life for everyone in their communities now and far into the future. We are your friends and neighbors who are the strength behind the 75 local community...

 

Swan Valley American Legion Honors Veterans

SWAN VALLEY - Swan Valley residents gathered in front of the Swan Valley Community Hall Nov. 11 to honor the valley's veterans. Speaking to the nearly 65 people in attendance, American Legion Post 63...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 17, 2016

Giving the Gift of Freedom

SEELEY LAKE – Veterans & Families of Seeley Lake (VFSL) has reached out to help local veteran Gary Ikerd and his wife Martha McManus. Thanks to volunteers, McManus now has a new handicap ramp...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 17, 2016

Honoring All Who Served

SEELEY LAKE – Veterans & Families of Seeley Lake (VFSL) hosted their annual Veterans Day ceremony on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month this past Friday. Members of the community...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 17, 2016

Something For Everyone

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Seniors hosted their annual bazaar Saturday, Nov. 12 with something for everyone. With 31 vendors, a snack bar and a Kids Corner, no one left empty handed. This is one...

 

Kimberley Lynne Butterworth Dec. 25, 1962 ~ Oct. 30, 2016

CUT BANK - On Oct. 30 in Rock Hill SC., with her husband, her parents and her children at her side, my sister Kim died of complications brought on by liver disease. She bravely fought a painful... Full story

 

The Good that is Not Good Enough

Perhaps the hardest thing for us as Christians is to remember that we serve a sovereign God. This is especially true when people or circumstances seem to us to be out of control. It is at these times that we tend to try seizing control, forget all...

 

Community Briefs

Blood Donation Opportunity Nov. 21 in Seeley Lake  SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley-Swan High School Student Council are sponsoring a blood drive for the community Monday, Nov. 21 from 12 – 5:30 pm on the Bloodmobile parked in the Seeley-Swan High...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 17, 2016

Two Pyramid Lumber Employees Killed in Separate Incidents

SEELEY LAKE – Two employees of Pyramid Mountain Lumber, Inc. were killed in two separate incidents Thursday morning, Nov. 17. The first, 60-year-old David Solum of Condon, was killed in a vehicle...

 

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