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Articles from the April 5, 2018 edition

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 By Andi Bourne    News    April 5, 2018

Heart of the Swan Valley Returns

SWAN VALLEY – Owner of the Mission Mountains Mercantile Len Kobylenski and his partner Grace Siloti hardly stop to take a break as they close in on the opening of the newly built Mission Mountains...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    April 5, 2018

Egg Hunters Brave the Cold and Snow

SEELEY LAKE – After holding an intervention between Frosty the Snowman and the Easter Bunny, the Seeley Lake Lions Club reached a resolution. While they were unable to get rid of the snow, the...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    April 5, 2018

SLE Students Pay It Forward

SEELEY LAKE – Seeley Lake Elementary Junior High Teacher Patti Bartlett Gladstone and her students were busy paying it forward this last month. After hearing about the extreme weather conditions...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    April 5, 2018

Pyramid Hit with Ransomware Attack

SEELEY LAKE – “Your files have been encrypted,” were the words on a black screen for the file servers at Pyramid Mountain Lumber March 15. Pyramid’s entire network fell victim to the ransomware attack. Not willing to deal with criminals,...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    April 5, 2018

Preparing for Potholes

SEELEY LAKE - Mud and pothole season is in full swing. The snow and cold weather on Easter had some questioning if winter is really over but at the county shop in Seeley Lake, the atmosphere on April...

 
 By Leo Miller    Opinion    April 5, 2018

Rescue Victim Disputes Article - Thanks Rescuers

SEELEY LAKE - The story “Snowmobiler Rescued Near Marshall Lake” that ran in the Pathfinder’s March 8 issue about my snowmobile wreck near Marshall Lake March 1 has a lot of things wrong. My riding partner Dave McDonald, also from Frenchtown,...

 
 By Mike Marshall    Opinion    April 5, 2018

How to Succeed in Local Government Agencies

Regarding the Editor’s Note about media coverage of local government meetings on March 15, that was a well-written piece and deeply appreciated. Having served on boards I have seen board members tempted to be secretive and avoid transparency. But...

 
 By Troy Spence    Opinion    April 5, 2018

Fairy Tales of Seeley Lake Sewer

SEELEY LAKE – As I read the March 22 issue of the Pathfinder, I walk over to the wall and beat my head against it. I am very amazed how a board of individuals that are supposed to be representing the citizens of Seeley Lake have posted false info...

 
 By John Mercer    Opinion    April 5, 2018

Radioactive Waste Welcomed to Montana

“Obfuscation” – to make obscure or unintelligible. Governor Steve Bullock and his party have been considered very environmentally conscious, but it seems they are forging a new direction.  North Dakota is not currently allowing the disposal o...

 

Yesteryear

Some of this was from my book "Journey to the Backwoods" When I was lad and ol' Shep was a pup, we lived for a spell in an old homestead on the end of a dirt road. Weren't no modern conveniences but...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    April 5, 2018

Safety Awards Reach Out to Local Community

SEELEY LAKE – Through the Safety Award program, Pyramid Mountain Lumber has put $2,500 in the past five months back into the economy of Seeley Lake. While this is not a new program, the approach changed in October to help support the community and...

 

Dirty Fingernails Columnist Molly Hackett to Headline Gardening Workshop

SEELEY LAKE - Have you ever had ground squirrels eat all your freshly sprouted peas? Wondered how to get rid of black spots on potatoes? Asked if row covers will keep bugs off your vegetables? Master...

 
 By Linda Howard    Opinion    April 5, 2018

MAS Makes Educational Opportunities Available

Dear Seeley-Swan residents, Happy Spring! As you know Missoula Aging Services (MAS) opened a branch office at the Bison & Bear Center in the fall of 2016 called Seeley-Swan Resource Center. I am...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    April 5, 2018

MCC – A Skill-based Summer Experience for Youth

SEELEY LAKE – When 14-year-old Kya Smith's mother Lauren Callahan signed her up for the Montana Conservation Corps Middle School Expedition as "her summer experience" she was less than thrilled....

 

Council To Hold Candidate Forums Next Week

SEELEY LAKE - If you are overwhelmed by the number of candidates who are running for the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House, Fire District, Sewer District, County Commissioner, Sheriff, etc. come to the Seeley Lake Community Council’s Candidates Forums...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    April 5, 2018

Supporting Those that Respond for the Community

SEELEY LAKE – Seeley Lake resident Lizza Kelley has brought the Seeley Lake Rural Fire District Auxiliary back to life. What started as a desire to volunteer her time to support those serving the...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    April 5, 2018

EMS Supervisor Speaks to District Progress and EMT Conduct

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Fire Board invited EMS and Trauma Systems Section Supervisor for the state of Montana Jim DeTienne to review the current progress of the department and speak about some of the district concerns regarding other professi...

 
 By Buzz Busby    Opinion    April 5, 2018

What is Truth?

I believe we can all agree that the truth is a very elusive commodity in this day and age. It is rare that you get the same story on TV, newspapers, internet or radio as most of the stories seem to be slanted toward a particular agenda or thinking. I...

 

Community Briefs

CORRECTION SEELEY LAKE - In the coverage of the Seeley Lake Fire Board in the March 29 issue, the Seeley Lake Rural Fire District received a $15,000 grant from the Montana Community Foundation, not the Missoula Community Foundation as stated....

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    April 5, 2018

Blackhawks Soar at Frenchtown

FRENCHTOWN - With more than half the team out for spring break and other reasons, the remaining Seeley-Swan Blackhawks still had a great showing at the Jim Johnson Invitational March 29. The Boys...

 

Put Through the Wringer

A teenager who stayed out past curfew and got bombarded with questions upon his return home might tell his friends the next day, "Boy, my dad really put me through the wringer last night." Or perhaps...

 

Russ Fagg is the Conservative Choice

Russ Fagg is the obvious choice for the US Senate race. He is: • Pro-second amendment, • Pro-education, • Pro-limited government, • Pro-life, • Pro-jobs, and • Pro-balanced budget. Russ will represent our Montana values in DC. He will...

 

Tester is Out of Fingers

Wow, Jon Tester’s ads tell us he’s “out of fingers” counting the ways he’s just like Donald Trump. Truth is, he WISHES Montanans would run out of fingers when remembering the times he bowed to Obama, Pelosi, Clinton and Shumer and left Mont...

 

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