Articles from the January 23, 2020 edition

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 By Andi Bourne    News    January 23, 2020

Snowball fun for all ages

SEELEY LAKE – "And the winner is..." said auctioneer Dan Pate of Pate Auctions after the winning ticket for the 2020 Khaos 850 was drawn. Anne Micklitz of Seeley Lake went home with the 2020 Khaos...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    January 23, 2020

Board closes in on sending project to bid

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Sewer District Board had another light agenda Jan. 16 as the District works on final details leading up to the proposed project going to bid. In other business, temporary construction easements were discussed, the...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    January 23, 2020

Monster pike takes the bait

SEELEY LAKE – "What do you need a 10-in auger for?" asked the salesman when Randy Teague was shopping in Missoula. "I said, 'Well you never know if you are going to get the opportunity for a big...

 

Tour began in 1915 Mowitza Lodge and ended in present

SEELEY LAKE – The red-roofed complex of buildings straddling both sides of the south end of Salmon Lake form a familiar landmark on entering the Seeley Valley. They've been there since 1915 and...

 

Sterling adds humor

I have always believed that a good laugh is excellent therapy for a multitude of ailments. Because of that belief I wish to thank you for the occasional humor column you have added to the Pathfinder. I am of course referencing the letters from Roxie...

 

Thank you for sharing Christmas

I am writing to thank Seeley Lake residents for sharing the true meaning of Christmas with children in need this past holiday season. Because of the generosity of donors in Seeley Lake and across the United States, Operation Christmas Child, a...

 

In response to "Repent and turn from wicked ways" in last week's Pathfinder

We all have our opinions. The hate you speak of - is that the same that you feel for the Democrats and those Republicans who are standing up for our Constitution of the United States of America? Do you really want our country to be ruled by a “king...

 

The passing of time

Time has always been mysterious. Philosophers, scientists, psychologists and many other people over several centuries have attempted to understand it. Fortunately, the more it was explored, the more... Full story

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    January 23, 2020

"A Western Burlesque" comes to Seeley Lake this Friday

SEELEY LAKE – When Ginger Williams presented the idea to bring “the show back, have some fun in January and get people’s mind off of winter” to the Seeley Lake Area Chamber, Executive Director Lisa Hayhurst was quick to tell her the Chamber...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    January 23, 2020

Climate Ready Missoula draft available for comment

SEELEY LAKE – Karen Hughes with Missoula County Community and Planning Services presented the Climate Ready Missoula draft plan at the Seeley Lake Community Council meeting Jan. 13. They are accepting comments on the proposed draft plan through...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    January 23, 2020

Embracing suicide prevention and awareness in Missoula County

SEELEY LAKE - While Montana has the highest suicide rate in the United States, Missoula County continues to make improvements through education, outreach and services provided to those in mental health crisis. Nancy de Pastino, Suicide Prevention...

 

A new vision for Montana forests

Imagine trying to hike, bike or ride a snowmobile in your local mountains only to encounter a fence and no trespassing sign every mile or so. That could have been the future for hundreds of thousands...

 

Lolo National Forest and TNC finalize sale

SEELEY LAKE - The Nature Conservancy and U.S. Forest Service are excited to announce the finalization of a sale which will move 16,400 acres of former commercial timber lands into the public domain. T...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    January 23, 2020

Art Supplies Giving Trees offer support to local schools

Alpine Artisans, Inc. presented Seeley Lake Elementary school and Swan Valley School with checks for art supplies this past week. The annual AAI Art Supplies Giving Tree raised $348 for SLE and $221...

 

Marion Louise Brechbill Nov. 18, 1927 - Jan. 17, 2020

SEELEY LAKE - Marion Louise Brechbill passed from this life into the arms of her Savior on Friday Jan. 17 at the age of 92 surrounded by her loving family. Mom was a true Christian which was evident... Full story

 

The inward parts

"But the Lord said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or upon the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    January 23, 2020

Seeley Lake wood stove installation regulations proposed

The Missoula City-County Air Pollution Control Board will hold a public hearing on proposed changes to the Missoula City-County Air Pollution Control Program on Thursday, Feb. 20 at 12:15 p.m. in the second-floor conference room at the Health...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    January 23, 2020

Bonfire kicked off weekend

SEELEY LAKE - The Filling Station hosted their annual Christmas Tree bonfire Friday, Jan. 17. Complete with music and a fireworks display from the Seeley Lake Chamber of Commerce, locals and visitors...

 

Volunteers record weather data online

SWAN VALLEY - Swan Valley residents interested in local weather data collecting met Jan. 8 to obtain more information on how to record and share local weather observations on the website Community...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    January 23, 2020

Competition and fun at annual Skiesta

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Nordic trails were groomed and ready for the annual Skiesta Jan. 18. With the sun shining and temperatures in the mid-20s, 61 skiers from ages 73 down to age 5 took to...

 

Tigers and Pirates fall to Seeley-Swan

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley-Swan Blackhawks and Lady Blackhawks defeated two conference teams last week starting with the Darby Tigers at home Jan. 17 and then the Victor Pirates on the road Jan. 18....

 

Community Briefs

Nearly 15 percent increase to building permits proposed MISSOULA - Based on a request for commission action, the Missoula County Commissioners will consider a resolution to adopt the 2018 Building Codes as well as a resolution to adopt increased...

 

Thank You Senator Daines for the Water Rights Protection Act

In water law, the most important thing is getting your water. Montana’s Senator Steve Daines has introduced the Montana Water Rights Protection Act (MWRPA) to provide federal settlement of the water rights claims of the Confederated Salish and...

 

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