Articles from the January 3, 2019 edition

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 By Andi Bourne    News    January 3, 2019

Billings snowmobiler rescued in Marshall Creek drainage

SEELEY LAKE – Seeley-Swan Search & Rescue volunteers and local experts rescued a lost snowmobiler Sunday, Dec. 30. After he spent the night in the Lake Marshall drainage, the 32-year-old...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    January 3, 2019

Complaint against Hopkins dismissed

HELENA – A complaint accusing House District 92 candidate Mike Hopkins of campaign ethics and finance reporting violations has been dismissed by Montana’s Commissioner of Political Practices Jeffrey Mangan. The complaint filed by Lee Bridges...

 

Inaugurating the Community Ice Rink

SEELEY LAKE –Children and adults gathered Dec. 29 for the official opening of Seeley Lake ROCKS' new ice skating rink at the Seeley Lake Elementary School field. The Seeley Lake Lions Club supported...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    January 3, 2019

The first puck drops Friday for annual Pond Hockey Tournament

SEELEY LAKE – The four rinks on Seeley Lake in front of Lindey's Prime Steak House are ready to welcome 34 teams for this year's Seeley Lake Pond Hockey tournament, Jan. 4-6. The community is invite...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    January 3, 2019

The Pathfinder welcomes student reporter Ashly Alexander

SEELEY LAKE – The phone rang and on the other end was 16-year-old Swan Valley resident Ashly Alexander. She said she had a story that she really needed to get published to help warn other people...

 

Some history and my time

Many moons ago we lived for a spell in the old Mount Emily railroad logging camp near Starkey, Ore., not far from Ukiah. Anyway, I was cutt'n timber up the Grande Ronde River. It paid 57 cents a log...

 

Did you know about the I Ride Seeley Lake Van Service?

Dear Seeley-Swan residents, Happy New Year! This month I am highlighting the I Ride Seeley Lake Van Service. This is an excellent service provided to us by the Seeley Lake Community Foundation,...

 

Jazzing up the new year

SEELEY LAKE – Alpine Artisans' 2 Valleys Stage Performing Arts Series will be ringing in the new year with The University of Montana's Jazz Ensemble! They will present a community concert at...

 
 By Matt Hart    Opinion    January 3, 2019

Protecting a bridge to the Bitterroots

When a federal judge returned grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone area to the threatened species list in September, he cited the bears' fragmented range in the lower 48 states as one of his...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    January 3, 2019

Mushing with Jessie and the J Team

SEELEY LAKE - "From the moment we finally met [musher Jessie Royer] through our first two days of sledding with her, it was everything and then some - from the quality of her equipment, to the quality...

 

Missoula County seeks comment on area Land Use Map and Element Amendment

MISSOULA - The Missoula Area Land Use Map and Land Use Element is available for public and agency comment. It is proposed as an amendment to the Missoula County Growth Policy following three rounds of public outreach and a year of gathering feedback...

 

Christian "Hokey Pokey"

For those of us who are old enough to remember the song “Hokey Pokey” you may remember the words went something like this, “You put your right foot in, you put your left foot out, then you do the Hokey Pokey and you shake it all about.” Why...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    January 3, 2019

Stageline Pizza branch opens in Seeley Lake

SEELEY LAKE – Stageline Pizza, "your pizza delivery people," is now open for business in Seeley Lake across from Seeley Lake Elementary School. Branch owners Patrick and Cheryl Sheridan look...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    January 3, 2019

Potomac offers new preschool program

POTOMAC - Potomac School is offering a preschool program this year. Jodi Hausmann teaches the Potomac Early Learning Program in the Potomac School Library and History Center. The preschool program is...

 

Community Briefs

Swan Valley AARP meeting, Jan. 8 SWAN VALLEY - The Swan Valley AARP will meet Tuesday, Jan. 8 at 12 p.m. at the Swan Valley Community Hall. A potluck lunch hosted by Mike Childs and Diann Ericson will begin at 12:30 p.m. At 1:30 p.m., there will be...

 

A change is needed

Thank God a group of Republican legislators have taken the initiative to rid Montana House of Representatives of a 30-year supermajority experiment that has contributed to hyper-partisanship disdained by most of Montana's citizens. The Montana consti...

 

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