Articles from the January 11, 2024 edition

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 By Griffen Smith    News    January 11, 2024

Records: fire chief care case has disputed facts

County records show at least two facts used during the punishment of a Seeley Lake Rural Fire District Chief do not match Seeley Lake records from the 2022 incident, according to an independent... Full story

 
 By Jean Pocha    News    January 11, 2024

Local wins national champion goat showman

Alaina Barger won Senior Goat Showmanship at the Arizona National Livestock Show held in Phoenix, Arizona on Dec. 29-31. Competing against 78 exhibitors from 16 states, Barger was pleased to take home...

 
 By Griffen Smith    News    January 11, 2024

Lack of snow hurts town economy

Jack Frost went missing this December, and local Seeley Lake businesses said the lack of snow has hurt the town's winter sports economy, although there might be relief in sight. The Clearwater, Swan a...

 
 By Matt Ferrell    News    January 11, 2024

Outfitters to reapply for Bob Marshall permits

HELENA – January 2, 2024 – Starting this month, the Forest Service is accepting comments on reauthorization of existing outfitter and guide permits for the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex. “We are working with a team of specialists from the...

 

Pathfinder editor to exit role this month

It is with a heavy heart that I announce I will be leaving the role as Pathfinder editor in the coming weeks. Seven months ago, I started the job wondering if anyone still read the newspaper, or if the days of local journalism had come to a close. I...

 

Responding to Mike Marshall's letter

I want to respond to Mike Marshall’s letter, published in the Pathfinder on Jan. 4. As I understand him, Mr. Marshall’s basic premise is that all or most of the dozens of bills passed by the Legislature that are being challenged in court are...

 

Sparrow's Vine here to help

Dear Editor, We live in a confusing time. A time when we protect unborn whales and pandas, but not unborn human children! Statistics say that in America there are an average of 90 human abortions every hour. In 1984, President Ronald Ragan...

 

January library news

As this new year begins so does a new Reading Challenge. The 2024 Missoula Reads reading logs are in, folks! Swing by your local library to pick up your copy. If you can’t wait, check out the new...

 

Let's Establish a Standard Against Anti-Semitism in Montana Courts

The horrific terror attack against Israeli on Oct. 7 revealed that anti-semitic hatred has a disturbing foothold in the world. Equally troubling is what has been exposed in our own country in the months since: the shocking tolerance (encouragement...

 

Missoula County Sheriff's Log for Jan. 11

12/27 8:34 pm Suspicious Activity 2X MM Highway 83 12/27 8:47 pm Suspicious Activity 36XX Highway 83, Seeley Lake 12/27 10:00 pm Suspicious Activity 31XX Highway 83, Seeley Lake 12/27 10:56 pm Suspicious Activity Pine Drive, Seeley Lake 12/28 1:24...

 

Seeley Lake Rural Fire District Call Log for Jan 11

12/29/2023 Medical Elm Drive 12/29/2023 Medical Hickory Lane 12/30/2023 Medical Spruce Drive 12/31/2023 Medical Spruce Drive 12/31/2023 Medical Highway 83 1/4/2023 Wildland Fire Highway 83...

 

Elizabeth M. Moody 1918 - 2023

Elizabeth M. Moody passed on July 25, 2023 at 105 years of age. She was born on May 21, 1918, in Marshall, Missouri, to John H. and Ruth J. Marschall. Her family relocated to Miami, Arizona where her... Full story

 

My greatest joy

Have you ever felt far from God? When the Israelites were in exile before the coming of Jesus, they were far from the dwelling place of God as he chose to dwell among them in the temple. Even though...

 

Yoga, mountain style

For the last five years of my surgical career in Billings I endured two or three sessions a week of “hot yoga.” Seriously hot, 104 degrees with added humidity. I had been experiencing the common occupational hazards of surgery--neck, back, and...

 

In the bleak midwinter

I'll take the stillness. I'll take the fact I don't have to shovel snow. I'll take streets that are mostly dry and fairly safe to drive on in the afternoons and the luxury of not having much of...

 
 By Tom Beers    Opinion    January 11, 2024

Gallop toward the sun: Tecumseh and William Henry Harrison's struggle for the destiny of a nation

WOW!! Peter Stark has brought to life a time and place in our young nation’s history that would forever shape the future of the United States. But I think, more so, it would shape the destiny of all Indigenous tribes. It is the story of the lengths...

 
 By Griffen Smith    News    January 11, 2024

Lady Blackhawks sweep weekend with two blowouts

The Seeley Swan High School Girls Basketball Team cemented two commanding victories over St. Regis and Hot Springs last weekend, giving the team momentum as it turns its focus toward district...

 
 By Griffen Smith    News    January 11, 2024

Boys working through illness, respond with win at Hot Springs

The Seeley Swan High School Boys Basketball team is working through a team-wide sickness, which hurt them in its loss versus St. Regis on Jan. 5, but the team rallied back to steal a victory from Hot...

 

How to grow an endowment

December is a busy, generous month. The giving spirit of the holiday season often moves people to support the causes they love. As year-end approaches, people also evaluate tax consequences and work to maximize their contributions.  At the end of...

 

Archives for Jan. 11

Thirty-five years ago... Thursday Jan 12, 1989 Weatherman watches Jan. snows pile up, It might be a 'regular' Montana winter, says Kux SWAN VALLEY–More than 30 inches of snow fell at Lindbergh Lake...

 

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