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Articles from the April 23, 2020 edition

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 By Andi Bourne    News    April 23, 2020

Going with the flow for 20 years

OVANDO – The Blackfoot Angler owner Kathy Schoendoerfer was struggling to communicate - not a situation she often finds herself in being the self-proclaimed "Ovando organizer of frivolous affairs."...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    April 23, 2020

Increased livestock depredation linked to mountain lions

Living in rural Montana, people get used to seeing signs of wolves, lions and bears and if they get lucky, running into the animals themselves. However, the presence of predators for ranchers and othe...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    April 23, 2020

Transitioning to remote learning

SEELEY LAKE - "Health should come before homework, family should become before frustration and learning should come before letter grades," said Missoula County Public Schools Superintendent Rob Watson...

 

Elect a fair, balanced representative of the people

SEELEY LAKE - Though I am trying to appreciate Troy Spence and Don Larson’s efforts to tell the fine folks of Seeley Lake who they should vote for in the upcoming sewer district director election, I am a bit troubled by their need to tell people,...

 

Feds unlikely to mandate sewer

SEELEY LAKE - It’s great to be able to call beautiful Seeley Lake my home. But I also see a community severely impacted by COVID-19 and I am afraid that it may be years before we are able to recover economically. Yet the Sewer Board continues to...

 
 By Don Larson    Opinion    April 23, 2020

Restoring the right to vote

SEELEY LAKE - I would like to remind Sewer Board candidate Kyle Zumwalt, the Sewer Board and Missoula County, their actions overturning the 2016 public vote declining the project caused the lawsuit. The solution is obvious - restore the voters...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    April 23, 2020

Document COVID-19 for future generations

With quarantines and self-distancing temporarily being a large part of Montanans’ lives, historians and archivists around the state and in Missoula County invite residents to share their personal experiences with future generations. “There are...

 

The cost is too high - get involved, vote

Now our community, as well as the rest of the nation, is deeply affected by severe economic conditions brought on by a pandemic. Prior to this, many of us couldn’t afford the proposed sewer system that is being, for lack of a better term,...

 

Those mules

There are those like Virgil Burns you could call "mule men." I've had several but wouldn't call myself a "mule man." Often I reasoned who had the smarts - me or the mule? Take Festus for instance....

 
 By UM News Service    News    April 23, 2020

UM launches initiative to aid businesses affected by COVID-19

MISSOULA – Businesses impacted by COVID-19 now have a single point of entry to assistance and expertise, thanks to the University of Montana's new Business Emergency Assistance and Recovery (B.E.A.R...

 
 By Caryn Miske    Opinion    April 23, 2020

Investing in the next generation of scientists

Since Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin in 1928, the scientific community has continued to make strides that were previously unimaginable even the century prior. Today, more than ever, we look...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    April 23, 2020

Mental health resources expanded to help during COVID-19

The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) expanded mental health services to help Montanans who may be experiencing a range of emotions including loneliness, sadness and fear as a result of the current COVID-19 situation. The Missoul...

 

Rejuvenate your health

Hello Seeley-Swan and beyond community! For those of you I have not met yet I'd like to introduce myself and tell you about this great new feature available through the Pathfinder. My name is Kim...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    April 23, 2020

Book box continues to promote literacy at SLE

SEELEY LAKE – Sharing the love of reading and encouraging literacy are goals of Seeley Lake Elementary third grade teacher Kristy Pohlman, SLE Librarian Susan Bracha and local realtor Carey Kanavel....

 

Community Briefs

Fairytale Farms Volunteer Day, April 25 GREENOUGH – Join Fairytale Farms for their monthly volunteer day Saturday, April 25 from 12-5 p.m. Volunteers will learn about Hugelkultur garden beds and work in the greenhouse. Please bring work gloves,...

 
 By Stephen Moon    Opinion    April 23, 2020

The journey without end

Everyone is on a Journey. How we live out our personal journey will determine our eternal destination. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion and while there seems to be many different and sincere opinions, on the day of reckoning there will only...

 

The easy choice for Attorney General

With Tim Fox term-limited, we will elect a new Attorney General this year. I support Fox’s Chief Deputy Attorney General, Jon Bennion. Serving as Fox’s chief of staff for most of his first term was the greatest privilege of my career. I worked...

 

Time to open up commerce

Last week the Legislative Council met virtually to discuss COVID-19 and the fiscal situation for Montana. Administrative committee chairs from finance, audit and revenue were also invited for information purposes. Todd Everts, chief legal counsel...

 

Dudik proven leader for Montana

The upcoming primary election is one of the most important for the State of Montana. There is a critical race for Montana Attorney General and I want to enthusiastically endorse Kimberly Dudik. Kimberly Dudik is a mother of four, a former prosecutor...

 

Together we need to START Montana

Coronavirus is not going to disappear anytime soon. There is no vaccine or cure. The primary goal of the current public health and safety measures have been to slow the spread of the virus so our healthcare system would not collapse. In Montana, we...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    April 23, 2020

Stay at home order lifts Sunday, businesses can start phased reopening Monday

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock announced a gradual and phased reopening of the state beginning Sunday for individuals and extending to businesses on Monday. Individual counties still have the authority to impose more restrictive local ordinances... Full story

 
 By Katie Sutton    Opinion    April 23, 2020

Relieve the burden of debt during COVID-19

The pandemic surrounding Covid-19 has left the country in a predicament that it wasn't prepared for. Non-essential businesses were forced to close, forcing millions of Americans to scramble and file for unemployment. Congress passed an economic...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    April 23, 2020

Missoula County adds restrictions to statewide reopening plan

MISSOULA – Friday, April 24 Missoula Health Officer Ellen Leahy issued additional local orders to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 for Missoula County. These measures followed Governor Steve Bullock’s announcement on Wednesday, rescinding the... Full story

 

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