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Articles from the December 8, 2016 edition

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 By Andi Bourne    News    December 8, 2016

Bands Confirmed for 2017 Bob Marshall Music Festival

SEELEY LAKE – The Bob Marshall Music Festival announced seven of the confirmed bands at their Launch Party Dec. 2. While the festival, now dubbed "Montana's Music Festival," isn't until the middle o...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    December 8, 2016

Fun Filled Old West Christmas Fest

OVANDO – Ovando was bustling this past Saturday, Dec. 3 with people from all over western Montana. Some came just to see Cowboy Claus, while others took in the various activities held throughout...

 
 By Colleen Kesterson    News    December 8, 2016

Bustling Holiday Festival

SWAN VALLEY - The Swan Valley Elementary School's gym and junior high classroom were transformed Saturday, Dec. 3 into a bustling holiday Frostbite Festival put on by the Upper Swan Valley Historical...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    December 8, 2016

What Snowmobilers Need to Know Before They Go

SEELEY LAKE – Snowmobile season will soon be in full swing with more than three feet of new snow in the mountains over the past week. Missoula County Sheriff's Office Sergeant Robert Parcell and...

 
 By Walt Hill    Opinion    December 8, 2016

Seeley Lake and the Sewer

SEELEY LAKE - To respond to the full-page ad from Concerned Citizens, let me address two issues: Is the ground water contaminated? Answer – YES. The fact that test results vary with weather conditions doesn’t change the fact that nitrates in high...

 
 By Ken Kronsperger    Opinion    December 8, 2016

So Who Really Won the Election?

The Democratic Party claims the popular vote while the Republican Party claims the Electoral College. Both organizations appear to have missed the very poignant message sent by the electorate via this last Presidential election. Hillary Clinton is...

 
 By Johnnie Stout    Opinion    December 8, 2016

Students Learning to Cook

One elective Seeley Lake Elementary (SLE) students may choose is the food elective taught by Bridget Laird. The food elective lets people discover the thrills of cooking. They are making any kind of...

 
 By Missoula County Fire Protection Association    News    December 8, 2016

Outdoor Burning by Permit CLOSED Dec. 1

MISSOULA - Dec. 1 marks the closing of outdoor burning by permit in western Montana. While there has been abundant precipitation since October and the welcome snowfall recently, the main consideration for outdoor burning season to close is one of...

 
 By Swan Valley Community Foundation    News    December 8, 2016

Swan Valley Community Foundation Offers Grants to Local Non-Profits

SWAN VALLEY - The Swan Valley Community Foundation (SVCF) Community Support Fund is a small grant program administered by SVCF. Its purpose is supporting eligible Swan Valley non-profit organizations and their efforts that benefit the Swan Valley...

 
 By Ken Silvestro PhD.    Opinion    December 8, 2016

Groups and Collectives

Groups are collectives. Groups are made up of people, which is true for collectives. As it turns out, we all are members of groups and collectives. If we take a moment, it isn't difficult to list seve...

 
 By Rachel Feigley    Opinion    December 8, 2016

Seeley Lake Ranger District Update and News! 

As District Ranger for the Seeley Lake Ranger District, I’ve been sharing with you, through the Pathfinder, some of the details of the project work that the Seeley Lake Ranger District (RD) is involved with and what that provides to the community...

 
 By The Nature Conservancy    News    December 8, 2016

Forest Restoration Creating Jobs in Western Montana

HELENA - A new grant from Montana’s Forests in Focus program will make homes safer, create well-paying jobs and improve forest health – all at the same time. The $249,534 grant will be used to thin out dense forest to reduce the hazards posed by...

 
 By Betty Vanderwielen    News    December 8, 2016

Ringing in the Holiday Season

SEELEY LAKE – Seeley Lake residents Chris Flinders and Patty Dillree said it has become a tradition to get in the Christmas spirit by pulling chairs in front of the big fireplace at Double Arrow...

 
 By Betty Vanderwielen    News    December 8, 2016

Homestead Cabin, Symbol of Seeley Lake Pioneers

SEELEY LAKE – Located off Dolly Varden Drive at the end of the meadow bordered by Trail Creek is an old log building commonly referred to as the Homestead Cabin. Now owned by the Double Arrow Ranch...

 
 By Craig Wilson    Opinion    December 8, 2016

Four Reasons Why I Celebrate Christmas

One week into December and we are right in the middle of the Christmas season. I love Christmas, I always have. My memories of Christmas down through the years were always very positive. The ancient beginnings of Christmas are controversial for...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    December 8, 2016

Blackhawks Open Season with Victory

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley-Swan Blackhawks defeated the Clark Fork Mountain Cats in their first game of the season Dec. 3 at home. The Blackhawks took an early lead, outscoring the Mountain Cats two to...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    December 8, 2016

Lady Blackhawks Defeat Mountain Cats

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley-Swan Lady Blackhawks faced the Clark Fork Mountain Cats at home Dec. 3. Both teams struggled in the first quarter to put points on the board. They headed into the second quart...

 
 News    December 8, 2016

Community Briefs

Forest Service Roads Closed to Wheeled Vehicles SEELEY LAKE – Due to the recent snow, the Seeley Lake Ranger District along with the Seeley Lake Driftriders Snowmobile Club began the Forest Service road closure process Monday afternoon, Dec. 5....