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Articles from the January 28, 2021 edition

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Funding emergency functions at local fire departments

MISSOULA COUNTY - Residents have publicly questioned Seeley Lake Rural Fire District's methods of garnering revenue at fire board meetings since the District voted to charge for fire and accident...

 

Seeley Lake resident reaches new heights

SEELEY LAKE - As part of the last item on her bucket list, resident Dottie Wood, 91, had the opportunity of a lifetime to ride in a hot air balloon free of charge. "It was an experience [...] that I...

 

Strumpfer joins Highway Patrol

SEELEY LAKE - Mary Strumpfer is taking the streets as Seeley Lake’s new resident trooper for the Montana Highway Patrol. In her new position Strumpfer hopes to bring more traffic safety knowledge to the community especially when the tourism season...

 

Community enjoys annual Christmas tree bonfire

SEELEY LAKE - The community gathered around a massive flame as part of the 24th annual Christmas Tree Bonfire in the Filling Station parking lot on Friday, Jan. 22. Don and Lorraine White were...

 

It's time someone thanked the volunteers

SEELEY LAKE – I was very upset by the article about the Seeley Lake Ambulance being attacked in last week’s paper. I’ve taken the ambulance twice and they saved my life both times. The first time, I had a diabetic attack. I don’t live far...

 
 By Don Larson    Opinion    January 28, 2021

Stop misinforming sewer voters

Walt Hill’s comments on our Seeley Lake sewer mess would be laughable except for the fact he is a respected community leader. His ignorance of the facts of the case are scary and dangerous. Here are some facts: • Sewer District residents have a...

 

The sewer dilemma, educate yourself

It’s important for residents of Seeley to know the facts to make an appropriate decision for the upcoming sewer bond. There’s a lot of conflicting conversation from a group of residents who have taken it upon themselves to state their opinion as...

 

The financial burden if sewer bond passes

SEELEY LAKE - As you may know, I am OPPOSED to the General Obligation Bond for the Seeley Lake Sewer project that we will be voting on in February. Phase I voters will be voting on a Revenue Bond and the General Obligation Bond and both have to...

 

Where is the unity?

Wake up America! Each person that went into our Capitol unlawfully needs to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law and jailed. I can only imagine the fear of our elected politicians that had to hide as they feared for their lives. Five...

 

Sewer voters need to think critically, not vote out of fear

As reported in the Jan. 21 issue of the Pathfinder, Walt Hill provided “information” to the hospital district directors that involved an assortment of truths, half-truths, distortions and outright false information. It was painful for me as a...

 

Weather alert for Seeley-Swan region

“According to the Seeley Weather Alert Network for the Swan (SWANS), the normal winter weather patterns for the Seeley/Swan area have failed to practice ‘social distancing, mask wearing and hand sanitizing’ per DPHHS, CDC and COVID-19...

 

Only the shadow knows

This old line from a radio show is most appropriate for all of us today. In previous articles, I described the shadow as the opposite of the ego (a person's identity); that is, the opposite of one's...

 

Board of Health revises COVID-19 mitigation requirements

MISSOULA COUNTY - The Missoula City-County Board of Health (MCCHD) unanimously voted to revise their COVID-19 mitigation requirements for restaurants, bars, breweries, distilleries and casinos during...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    January 28, 2021

Board responds to lawsuit, discusses flow of information

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Sewer District Board had its monthly meeting on Jan. 21 when the Board discussed litigation strategy, a change in who qualifies for voting agents in the upcoming bond election and comments made by a Director at another...

 

Sewer capacity set for growth

Seeley Lake Sewer Board members have been hearing discussion in the community about the capacity of the wastewater treatment system designed to serve the Seeley Lake Sewer District. There seems to be a lack of information about the capacity. Great We...

 

Considering purchasing a vacation rental?

Last year's fast-paced real estate market changed our local vacation rental environment drastically. Many of our area's long-standing vacation rentals were sold and are no longer available to area...

 

Board votes to extend ice rink agreement

SEELEY LAKE - Seeley Lake Elementary (SLE) School Board members unanimously voted to extend their ice rink agreement with Seeley Lake Regional Outdoor Center for Kinetic Sports (ROCKS) for another three years during their monthly meeting Tuesday,...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    January 28, 2021

Local students make Universities' Honor Rolls

Several local students made the Dean’s and President’s Lists at University of Montana, UM Western, Montana State University and Carroll College. University of Montana At the University of Montana in Missoula, 2,540 undergraduate students made...

 

DLI warns of text message scams

The Montana Department of Labor & Industry (DLI) today is warning Montanans of a widespread text message scam that masquerades as a message from the Department.   At this time, it is believed...

 

Thomas Mueller Feb. 29, 1948 – Dec. 7, 2020

I pack no provisions for my long journey – entering emptiness under the midnight moon. Chinese Sage SWAN VALLEY - Thomas entered this life in post-World War II Germany on a leap year day. His...

 

Repentance is nasty business

"If my people who are called by my name humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land," 2...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    January 28, 2021

Department welcomes new members

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Rural Fire District welcomed three new members at their Jan. 19 fire board of trustees meeting. Jason Rawlings, Austin Binder and John Baker completed their task books...

 

SSHS graduate publishes book

WHITEFISH, MONTANA - Children can now learn about Greek and Roman mythology while learning their ABCs thanks to Cassidy Meade's new book, "A is for Athena: The ABCs of Greek and Roman Mythology." The...

 

Community Briefs

A virtual program for those with dementia and their caregivers MISSOULA - The Missoula Art Museum is providing a comforting art-viewing and art-making experience for those in the early stages of dementia and their caregivers. A new video is uploaded...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    January 28, 2021

Lady Blackhawks soar over Blue Hawks

SEELEY LAKE - The fans were in for a special treat Jan. 22 as the Seeley-Swan Lady Blackhawks took on the Thompson Falls Blue Hawks. Lincoln was originally scheduled but due to a lack of available...

 

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