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Articles from the December 24, 2015 edition

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 By Andi Bourne    News    December 24, 2015

A Christmas Story Ovando Style

OVANDO - What do you get when you take Charles Dickens "A Christmas Carol," have it rewritten by Adrian Barradell, adapt it to the town of Ovando and add local students and community members? You get...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    December 24, 2015

Contract Not Renewed to Complete Regional Plan

SWAN VALLEY - Missoula County informed Applied Communications Planner Bob Horne and the Swan Valley Community Council (SVCC) that after Horne’s contract for Task 1, writing the first draft, on the Swan Valley Regional Plan was complete Dec. 31,...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    December 24, 2015

Volunteers Expand Training, Get Medical Endorsements

SEELEY LAKE – Three volunteers with the Seeley Lake Rural Fire District have passed their written and practical exams for Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Basic with Endorsements. After...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    December 24, 2015

Potomac School Christmas Concert Community Tradition

POTOMAC - The annual Potomac School Holiday Program, also known as the Community Christmas Concert, was led by Potomac School Music Teacher Beth Ann Ryan, Dec. 16. Accompanying the singing on piano...

 

A Logical Solution

For as long as humanity has built scattered civilizations all around the world, the wolf has been portrayed as the enemy of this progress. And, in some ways, this was true. Wolves and humans had...

 

One Nation Under God in Pledge of Allegiance Since 1954

The Dec. 17, 2015 issue of the Pathfinder contained a letter from Larry Dillree. While I don’t agree with everything that is contained in that letter, I know Mr. Dillree to be a good man. It appears that Larry has a false memory (as we all do...

 

Political Correctness and What Really Matters

As we are all aware, there is a runaway epidemic of “offense and political correctness” in this country.  It is getting downright scary.  Some of us are afraid to sneeze in public. I do not want to beleaguer the subject, but I feel the need to...

 

Snowmobile Grooming and Avalanche Advisories Underway

MISSOULA – Recent snowfall has allowed the Missoula Snowgoers and Seeley Lake Driftriders to begin grooming the snowmobile trail system in the Lolo Pass area and on the Seeley Lake, Missoula and Powell Ranger Districts. The West Central Montana...

 

NFPA's "Project Holiday" Campaign – Deck the Halls with Fire Safety in Mind

When you’re decking the halls this year, make sure to keep fire safety in mind. That’s the main message behind “Project Holiday,” the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) annual holiday fire safety campaign, which works to educate...

 

Tradin' Days

In those days, I was quite the trader. I remember at one time in the front of the Parsonage where I lived were parked three, count 'em, freight wagons. And one was a mint Studebaker. Oddly enuf, I...

 

First Day Hike Offered at Placid Lake State Park

Many of us are gearing up for productive Christmas and New Year’s festivities. Maybe with friends and family, taking some personal time to travel out of the area to warmer climates; and some of Seeley Lake’s temporary and seasonal residents are...

 

Energy Share Montana Offers Energy Assistance

MISSOULA - Are you or someone you know worried about how you’re going to pay those home energy bills this winter? Energy Share of Montana is accepting applications for emergency heating assistance at District XI Human Resource Council in Missoula,...

 

The History of Double Arrow Ranch - Part 2

Excerpts from “Cabin Fever” © Mildred Chaffin 1989. Reprinted with permission. “Cabin Fever” is available on the Seeley Lake Historical Society (SLHS) website, www.seeleyhistory.org bookstore and locally at Cory’s Valley Market, Double...

 

Downtown Businesses Celebrate With Open Houses

SEELEY LAKE – Four downtown businesses in Seeley Lake set out food and beverages and invited the community to join in holiday cheer. Blue River Station, Citizens Alliance Bank, Kurt's Polaris and...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    December 24, 2015

Trustee Position Open, Smoke Detector Program Beginning

District Administrator Lynn Richards announced at the Seeley Lake Fire Board meeting Dec. 15 that Missoula County is now accepting applications for one position on the board that will be voted on in the May 3 election. Trustee Al Rogers’ position...

 

Daines Reflects on Year Ahead

WASHINGTON D.C. - I want to send wishes for a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all Montanans- especially to our men and women in uniform, serving our country far from home and in harm's...

 
 By Todd Fife    Opinion    December 24, 2015

Tis the Season

Tis the season to be jolly. Everywhere you go people are joyful, happy and cheerful. Despite the fact that as a society we see the holidays as a joyous time, many people find the holiday season anything but joyful. Tis also the season to especially...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    December 24, 2015

SSHS Winter Concert Highlights Local Talent

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley-Swan High School (SSHS) Music Department held its Winter Concert Dec. 15. Under the direction of the new Music Director Kaytee Ambrozich, students in the band and choir...

 

Bethlehem Walk Grows Each Year

SEELEY LAKE – The Bethlehem Walk, now in its third year, has become a Seeley Lake Christmas tradition. Faith Chapel's Pastor Gary Wayne credits his wife Heather Ann Wayne for originating the idea....

 

Blackhawks Pull off Pair of Wins

The Seeley-Swan Blackhawks defeated the Clark Fork Mountain Cats on the road before taking down the Drummond Trojans in overtime at home. The pair of wins improves the Blackhawks overall record to...

 

Lady Blackhawks Victorious Over Teams, New and Old

The Seeley-Swan Lady Blackhawks added a pair of wins last week by defeating the newly formed Mountain Cats and old rival, the Drummond Trojans. The Ladies now have a 5-0 overall record. Versus Clark...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    December 24, 2015

Potomac Pioneers Basketball Season Concludes

The Potomac Pioneers boys’ basketball season ended with their win over the Target Range Elementary School Tigers in their last tournament game Dec. 14 at Target Range. The A team’s record for the regular season included six wins and three...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    December 24, 2015

Bud's Matting and Framing

Goal: Owner Bud Jewett's goal is to provide reasonably priced matting and framing services in the Seeley Lake area. History: Jewett has been matting and framing for he and his wife Chris's photography...

 

DUI Patrols are Out, Fines Have Doubled

HELENA – The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) and its law enforcement partners are reminding the public that minimum fines for driving under the influence (DUI) convictions doubled in 2015. The penalty for a first offense DUI is now $600...

 

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