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 By Andi Bourne    News    April 26, 2018

Ovando Named Community of the Year

BIG SKY, MONT. - "This is a story about a community coming together to save their town through tourism," wrote Montana Department of Commerce Industry Services & Outreach Bureau Chief Jan...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    April 26, 2018

Plastic Recycling Ending in Seeley Lake May 7

SEELEY LAKE – Sunday, May 6 is the last day the Seeley Lake Refuse District will accept plastic recycling. This is a result of Pacific Recycling in Missoula no longer accepting plastics due to continuing problems with improper sorting, low market v...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    April 26, 2018

Rice Ridge Fire Funds Airport Improvements

SEELEY LAKE – The northwest areas of the Seeley Lake Airport will see much needed improvements this summer thanks to nearly $35,000 earned from use during the Rice Ridge Fire. Three new concrete...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    April 26, 2018

Dogtown Structure Saved

SEELEY LAKE – Seeley Lake Volunteer Fire Department responded to a structure fire on Shoreline Court the evening of April 19. Firefighter contained the fire to one area of the home but there was...

 

Job Well Done

SEELEY LAKE - Job well done Seeley Lake Fire Department Interim Chief Michael Greer and a big thank you. It takes a special person to step up to the plate and do what you did with the fire department. Job well done, well done. And I want to urge...

 
 By Will Kats    Opinion    April 26, 2018

Response to Anderson - County Regulations Prohibitive

I read Mr. Doug Anderson’s letter concerning the proposed Swan Mountain subdivision and the fact that its location preempts its inclusion in Missoula County’s permit system. If I understand him correctly, this fact will cause great harm to first...

 

Reasons for Some New Blood on the Sewer Board

SEELEY LAKE - Seeley Lake is very fortunate to have three new people who are interested in running for the Sewer Board. They are Beth Hutchinson, Troy Spence and Juli Cole. The top priority for these three candidates is not to immediately reject the...

 
 By Kelsi Luhnow    Opinion    April 26, 2018

Cecil – Genuine Montanan Ready to Work for You

Dear Citizens of House District 92, You can count on Duane “Cecil” Schlabach to be a representative who will pour his heart and soul into his duties. He has integrity, humor, a solid work ethic, a caring heart for Montana and its people and a...

 

Let Skiles, Lindemer and Butcher Finish the Job!

When we first came to Seeley Lake in the late 1990’s, there was much discussion about the sewer system. We were interested in the future planning for this community and went to the Missoula County Office and obtained a Seeley Lake Comprehensive...

 
 By Troy Spence    Opinion    April 26, 2018

Questions for Wallenburn

SEELEY LAKE - The more the sewer is the topic, the more false information is surfacing. First of all, regarding Joann Wallenburn’s letter in the April 19 issue of the Pathfinder. I would like to ask her to support her facts on the Placid Lake...

 

Vote for the Fire Board Incumbents Connie Clark and Gary Lewis and Sewer Board Incumbents Mike Lindemer, Bob Skiles and Mark Butcher

SEELEY LAKE - There is not enough space in this column to list all the accomplishments and dedication to our community of these five outstanding people, which have already been documented on these pages last week. Suffice it to say that they all...

 
 By Walt Hill    Opinion    April 26, 2018

Don't Rock the Boat!

SEELEY LAKE - Finally, after more than two decades of effort by many members of the sewer board and managers, we now have a solid plan and funding in place for a sewer system in Seeley Lake. I can only express my heartfelt thanks to all who have...

 

Decisions Must Be Made on Clear and Sound Information

SEELEY LAKE - When long-term, costly decisions are being made, you— the voters— deserve to be given reliable information. Getting such information from the current Seeley Lake Sewer Trustees has been and continues to be virtually impossible....

 

Community Briefs

Community Invited to Celebrate Seeley Lake Fire Department’s Newest Honorary Member Addy Trevino, April 29 SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Fire Department formally invites the entire Seeley Lake Community to join them in making Seeley Lake’s...

 
 By Sandy Welch    Opinion    April 26, 2018

Giving Away Your Data

Most data is obtained legally, with your consent. But many times you don’t recognize when you are providing your information. There are many steps you can take to help protect your privacy. Here are a few more that are driven by the upcoming...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    April 26, 2018

SLE Board Seeks Comments on Ice Rink

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Elementary (SLE) school board received a request for land to construct an ice rink at their April 17 meeting. They also received updates on a wide range of topics from the school’s new policy for walkout protests...

 

Next Step to Implement Regional Draft Plan

SWAN VALLEY - Members of the Swan Valley Community Council discussed the next step needed to implement the second draft of the Swan Valley Regional Draft Plan at their meeting April 17. They voted for each SVCC member to prioritize the more than 20...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    April 26, 2018

Personnel Items Addressed, Equipment Approved, Investigation Discussed

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Fire Board discussed several personnel items, approved multiple purchases and heard comments from past volunteer Kristy Pohlman at their monthly meeting April 17. Seeley Lake’s new Fire Chief Dave Lane was welcomed b...

 

Prioritize Weed Management and Map Noxious Weeds at Annual Vegetation Management Meeting

DEER LODGE & HELMVILLE - The Powell County Weed Board will be holding its annual spring weed management education and outreach get togethers Thursday, May 3, 6 - 8 p.m. at the Deer Lodge Community Center and Friday, May 4, 1 - 3 p.m. at the...

 

Manufactured Wood Fuels Pilot Project

The Missoula City-County Health Department continues to look for strategies to address the high wood stove smoke levels that occur in some Seeley Lake neighborhoods. This past winter we launched a...

 

Swan Lake Welcomes New District Ranger

SWAN LAKE - The Flathead National Forest is pleased to announce the arrival of Chris Dowling, the new district ranger for the Swan Lake Ranger District following the retirement of Ranger Rich Kehr. Bi...

 

Sewer Board Discusses Forcemain Location and Easements

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Sewer District continued to discuss the location of the sewer forcemain from town to the treatment plant and received new information on an easement on Pine Drive at their April 19 board meeting. A possible source of...

 

Clearwater Montana Properties Donates to Area Non-Profits

Since its founding in 1993, Clearwater Montana Properties has emphasized community building as a key component of its company culture. Through its Charitable Giving Program, the company's agents give...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    April 26, 2018

Sheriff Candidates Discuss Local Issues

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Community Council hosted two candidate forums, April 9 and 11, covering eight races with 31 candidates in attendance. All candidates on the May 8 Special District...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    April 26, 2018

Bringing Accountability, Fairness and Efficiency to the Bench

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Community Council hosted two candidate forums, April 9 and 11, covering eight races with 31 candidates in attendance. All candidates on the May 8 Special District Mail-in...

 

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