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Articles from the December 22, 2016 edition

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 By Nathan Bourne    News    December 22, 2016

Board Moves to Protest Election

SEELEY LAKE - Calling the bond election “flawed,” the Seeley Lake Sewer District Board took action to protest. At their Dec. 15 meeting, the board also discussed other issues they felt contributed to the failure of the bond including Rural...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    December 22, 2016

Ovando Man Pleads Guilty to Wildlife Misdemeanors

OVANDO – Danny Lapka of Ovando pled guilty to three misdemeanors for shooting a bull elk with a rifle during archery season this fall. He was fined $2,205 and lost his hunting, fishing and trapping privileges for two years. Federal Officer Tyler...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    December 22, 2016

Schaffs Celebrate 60 Years of Marriage

SEELEY LAKE – Seeley Lake residents Don and Eileen Schaff celebrate 60 years of marriage Dec. 26. While they agree it may have been the times of separation and reunions during Don's more than 27...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    December 22, 2016

The Branding of Seeley Lake

SEELEY LAKE – Members of the Seeley Lake Community Foundation (SLCF) and several business owners in Seeley Lake formed a committee to reinvigorate the effort to brand Seeley Lake that started six...

 
 By Cora Grube    Opinion    December 22, 2016

Empty

Today, Somewhere between black and white The sky cries And the willows weep Yet, streams still flow, The world turns I miss you so much more than yesterday Today, Is not black, And Today, Is not...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    Opinion    December 22, 2016

Editor's Note

by Nathan Bourne Pathfinder I enjoy my job covering public meetings for the most part. However, I didn’t walk into last week’s sewer board meeting expecting to enjoy it. And I didn’t enjoy it. Though I won’t speak for everyone else in...

 
 By Don Larson    Opinion    December 22, 2016

Seeley Lake Sewer – Back to the Drawing Board

SEELEY LAKE - Now that the dust has settled and the voters have spoken, it is time to Monday morning quarterback and ask, “Where do we go from here?” First, a brief assessment of our situation. We are a rural community. Always have been, always w...

 
 News    December 22, 2016

Decision Notice Released for Beaver Creek Project

BIGFORK – The Swan Lake Ranger District of the Flathead National Forest has released the Decision Notice and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the Beaver Creek Landscape Restoration Project. The Beaver Creek Project is located approximat...

 
 By The Nature Conservancy    News    December 22, 2016

New Land Added to Blackfoot River Corridor

Recreational public access and wildlife habitat have been protected on nearly 5,500 acres of former industrial timberland in the Blackfoot Valley. The Nature Conservancy (TNC) transferred the land to...

 
 By Jim McLean    Opinion    December 22, 2016

Former Olympian Comes out of Retirement to Race in Seeley Lake

Seeley Lake Regional Outdoor Center for Kinetic Sports [ROCKS] is pleased to announce that John Morton, Hall of Fame Olympic Biathlete, will participate in the Peter Hale Memorial Race to be held Satu...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    December 22, 2016

Giving Tree Brings Joy this Christmas

SEELEY LAKE - The annual "Giving Tree," sponsored by the Mountain Lakes Presbyterian Church women, brought Christmas joy to many families in the Valley. This year 100 gifts were given to area...

 
 News    December 22, 2016

Swan Valley Student Santa Letters

Dear Santa, How are Your reindeer and your elves and you and Mrs. Clause? I want a computer, big stuffed animals and remote control truck. From Camden, Kindergarten Dear Santa, How are the presents...

 
 By Betty Vanderwielen    News    December 22, 2016

Cooking for a Company

SEELEY LAKE – Preparing dinner for a large family gathering such as Thanksgiving or Christmas can be stressful for the cook used to feeding only two to four people. Seeley Lake resident Anita...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    December 22, 2016

Bringing Love of Christ to Africa

SEELEY LAKE – Thirteen-year-old Grace Wilson will go on her first mission trip this summer. While many youth who are interested in mission work start out by going on a trip close to home, Wilson is...

 
 By Shane Kesterke    Opinion    December 22, 2016

Christmas

It is a mere few days from one of the greatest celebrations of the year. This will be our 24th year celebrating the Christmas season in Seeley Lake. And though a few times we have spent Christmas with family elsewhere, we still have been in Seeley...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    December 22, 2016

Pioneers Sweep Tournament

POTOMAC - The Potomac School Pioneers boys basketball A and B teams ended their season by winning their division tournament. Coaches Brad Hall and his son Sam Hall were pleased with the season. This...

 
 News    December 22, 2016

Community Briefs

Lakeshore Owners Opportunity to Get Involved in Protecting Local Lakes from Invasive Mussels SEELEY LAKE - The Clearwater Resource Council is hosting a group of local lakeshore owners to discuss the recent finding of invasive mussels in Montana,...