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Articles from the February 23, 2017 edition

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 By Andi Bourne    News    February 23, 2017

Improving Traffic Safety During Snow Joke

SEELEY LAKE – Organizers for the Snow Joke Half Marathon are implementing improved safety precautions and closing one lane of Highway 83 during the Feb. 25 event to better manage the traffic on race day. With 893 finishers last year and even...

 

Sue Cushman Named AAI 2017 Arts Benefactor

SEELEY LAKE – Alpine Artisans Incorporated (AAI) has a long-standing policy of each year honoring an AAI member or members who have exhibited exceptional support of the arts in the Clearwater Valley...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    February 23, 2017

Condon House Fire Total Loss

SWAN VALLEY – Swan Valley Emergency Services (SVES) responded to a house fire on Saskatoon Lane in Condon Saturday, Feb. 11 just after midnight. While the owner and her dog escaped the blaze...

 

Lady Blackhawks Two-Step to Divisionals

FRENCHTOWN - The Seeley-Swan Lady Blackhawks danced past Victor and Clark Fork to earn the title District 13-C Champions for the fifth year in a row. The victories advance the Lady Blackhawks' season...

 

Thank You for Making the 2017 Seeley Lake ROCKS Peter Hale Race a Huge Success

SEELEY LAKE - We would like to sincerely thank our hosts, partners, volunteers and racers that made the 2017 Seeley Lake ROCKS Peter Hale Race a huge success.  The hosts, partners and many volunteers involved again exemplifies what Seeley Lake...

 

Response to Trimble - Give Our President a Chance

In regards to Mr. Tod Trimble’s letter titled “Sad Day for Montana’s Representation” in the Pathfinder Feb. 16. Mr. Trimble has the right to his opinion and so do I. I praise Senator Steve Daines for voting for Betsy De Vos. Mr. President...

 

Do Not Create the Elbow Gravel Pit

GREENOUGH - In response to the Jan. 30, 2017 letter from the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation about the proposed Elbow Gravel Pit, I have several points to make and questions to ask. First of all, the location of this five-acre gravel...

 

Make Your Opinion About Wilderness Known

SEELEY LAKE - Senator Jon Tester is launching his new wilderness bill this week. I encourage anyone who is not in favor of more wilderness designated on the Seeley Lake Ranger District to email or call our Montana Senators Steve Daines and Tester....

 

A Story Worth Tellin'

The following post is dedicated to and written for the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame. “The idea is not to live forever. It is to create something that will.” ~Andy Worhol As I was driving home yesterday, we passed our neighbor’s teams of black p...

 

Funding on Hold Pending Rural Development's Decision

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Sewer Board was updated on the status of their grants and their appeal to the United States Department of Agriculture, Rural Development (RD) at their Feb. 16 board meeting. District Manager Greg Robertson said that the...

 

Seeley Lake Trails Project Launches Public Input Session Feb. 25

SEELEY LAKE - Following two years of preparation, the Seeley Lake Trails Project will launch its public input process on Saturday, Feb. 25, from 1-4 p.m. at the Seeley Lake Community Hall in Seeley Lake. The meeting will bring local and regional...

 

Center Horse Project, Gravel Pit, Air Quality and Speed Limit Signs Dominate Discussion

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Community Council (SLCC) had a packed agenda for the Feb. 13 meeting. Presentations on the Center Horse Landscape Restoration Project, a proposed gravel pit near Elbow Lake and air quality were accompanied by...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    February 23, 2017

Making Seeley Lake a More Vibrant Community

SEELEY LAKE – As a result of the Resource Team Assessment conducted last fall by Montana Economic Developers Association (MEDA), the Seeley Lake Vibrancy Committee has formed and is working towards addressing the community priorities identified in...

 

FWP Seeks Comment on Rules Aimed at Invasive Mussels

HELENA - Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) is seeking comment on proposed amendments to rules that outline new regulations needed in the battle to contain, detect and prevent the risk of spreading invasive mussels and other aquatic invasive...

 

Get the Facts About Mono

I can remember as a teenager when mononucleosis or mono was going around in my high school and about half the class was out sick. I was included in the "out sick" population. Mono also known as the "k...

 

Waiting Until the Fourth Watch

During New Testament times the day was divided into 12 hours beginning at six o’clock in the morning. The sixth hour would be noon, the eleventh hour would be five o’clock in the evening, although we think of the “eleventh hour” as before...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    February 23, 2017

Dupree Steps Down – Hopeful Local will Run for Her Seat

SEELEY LAKE –Missoula County Public Schools (MCPS) board trustee and Seeley Lake resident Debbie Dupree is stepping down this May after serving 15 years on the board. She feels it is time for new energy on the board and hopes that someone from the...

 

Committee Finishes Edits to Actions in Draft Plan

SWAN VALLEY - The Swan Valley Regional Planning Committee (SVRPC) agreed on edits to the remaining six of the original seven actions of the draft plan’s Economic Development Element at their Feb. 15 meeting. The first action, which required communi...

 

Snow – More than Meets the Eye

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Elementary (SLE) second-graders have been studying the science of meteorology, specifically the processes and phenomena of the atmosphere as a means of forecasting the...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    February 23, 2017

Pioneer Girls Start Out Strong

POTOMAC - The Potomac Pioneers Girls basketball season began Feb. 9 with home games against the Lolo Loggers. Potomac won one game with a final score of 44 - 16 and lost the other game 20-24. The next game brought the DeSmet Padres to Potomac Feb....

 

Legislative Roundup - Week 7

HELENA - The Montana Legislature heard emotional testimony a bill last week that would include gender identity and sexual orientation in the state’s non-discrimination laws. Introduced by Rep. Kelly McCarthy, D-Billings, House Bill 417 would add...

 

SSHS Recognizes Blackhawk Seniors

SEELEY LAKE - Seeley-Swan High School (SSHS) recognized their senior basketball athletes and senior musicians along with their families at the last Blackhawk's home game of the season Saturday, Feb....

 

Blackhawks Settle for Fourth

FRENCHTOWN - The Seeley-Swan Blackhawks season came to an end with a fourth place finish at the District 13-C Tournament in Frenchtown last weekend. The Blackhawks headed into the tournament seeded se...

 

Community Briefs

Seeley Lake Library News SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Library will discuss Mark Spragg’s “Where Rivers Change Direction” on Wednesday, March 15 at 11 a.m. In this memoir, Spragg describes growing up on the oldest dude ranch in Wyoming “with...

 

UPDATED BRACKETS - Lady Blackhawks Defeat Ennis 36-23 in Opening Round of Western C Tournament

The Seeley-Swan Lady Blackhawks advanced to semifinal on a 36-23 victory over Ennis Thursday night. The Lady Blackhawks will take on Arlee for a shot at the championship looking for a trip to... Full story

 

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