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Articles from the May 19, 2016 edition

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 By Andi Bourne    News    May 19, 2016

Motorhome Fire Quickly Contained

SEELEY LAKE – Seeley Lake volunteer firefighters responded to a motorhome fire on Gull Port in Seeley Lake Monday, May 16 around 11:30 a.m. The fire was contained to the motorhome and a large...

 By Andi Bourne    News    May 19, 2016

Shooters Earn Shot at Nationals

SEELEY LAKE - The Hellgate Civilian Shooters wrapped up the regular season and have been participating in post-season invitation matches starting with Regional Championships at the end of March. The...

 By Andi Bourne    News    May 19, 2016

Trap Nets Prove Effective for Smallmouth Removal

SEELEY LAKE - Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) are continuing their mission to remove smallmouth bass, a non-native, illegally introduced species, from Seeley Lake. After installing radio...

 By Andi Bourne    News    May 19, 2016

Kellogg Earned Superior Rating at State Music

SEELEY LAKE - After earning a superior rating at the district music festival April 16, Seeley-Swan High School (SSHS) senior Kim Kellogg competed in the state music competition in Helena in May. She...

 By Nathan Bourne    News    May 19, 2016
Mission Mountains Mercantile

Mission Mountains Mercantile Destroyed By Fire

SWAN VALLEY - The Mission Mountains Mercantile was destroyed by fire in the early morning hours of May 18. At approximately 12:22 a.m. a fire was reported at the Mission Mountains Mercantile on... Full story


Vote Dave Strohmaier for Commissioner

Last year after Missoula County Commissioner Bill Carey announced he was retiring mid-term, the Missoula Democratic Central Committee held a forum which resulted in three people being nominated for presentation to the Board of Commissioners.  The...


Rye Offers More than the Usual Closed Door

MISSOULA – Hopefully you read the big card from Stacy Rye who is running as a democrat to retain her seat as Missoula County Commissioner. Stacy has been endorsed by the mayor, all the council members, Carol Williams and many county leaders. Why,...


Vote Strohmaier for County Commissioner

Dave Strohmaier has my vote in our June 7 Missoula County Commissioner primary. Two years ago I encouraged Dave to run for House District 92 in northeast Missoula City and County. What a great job he did, traveling the county, experiencing the...

 By Katie Carlson    Opinion    May 19, 2016

Rye is a Strong Leader, Strong Friend

I met Stacy Rye five years ago and I have been grateful ever since. She is a strong friend and an even stronger leader. I supported her when she put in her name for the appointment of Missoula County Commissioner because I knew she would work harder...

 By Mark Sweeney    Opinion    May 19, 2016

Response to Automated Phone Calls

I am responding to recent allegations by my Public Service Commission (PSC) primary opponent and her supporters about recent automated phone calls that I left in voter’s answering machines. The state statute they quote is not as clear-cut as they w...

 By Sue Furey    Opinion    May 19, 2016

Strohmaier Best Candidate for the Job

Dave Strohmaier is the best candidate for Missoula County Commissioner.  We have known Dave for the last 15 years when he kindly helped our son Kevin Furey with his candidacy for the Montana house.  Dave is a hard working, committed candidate with...

 By Heather Layman    Opinion    May 19, 2016


For my generous friends and their families that have been kind enough to share their way of life with me... Thank you... I haven't written much about the hi-line of Montana since moving here. Mostly,...


Change Your Pace Offers New Fundraising Model

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Community Foundation (SLCF) is trying a new approach to how they financially support local organizations. The inaugural Change Your Pace Challenge offers 14 local organiz...

 By Andi Bourne    News    May 19, 2016

Preparing for Trauma Season

SEELEY LAKE – Volunteers with the Seeley Lake Rural Fire District (SLRFD) and Swan Valley Emergency Services (SVES) spent their weekend May 14-15 improving their knowledge of trauma response. The...

 By Andi Bourne    News    May 19, 2016

Cleaning Up the Range

SEELEY LAKE - The Wilderness Sportsman's Club (WSC) held their annual Range Cleanup Day, May 15 at the Seeley Lake Gun Range on Cottonwood Lakes Road. A new berm at 500 yards was built last year at...


2015 Loon Watch

Along with watching our loons return in spring, nest and raise chicks, getting to know our Montana Loon Rangers is one of the nicest things about the Montana Loon Society Loon Season. Here are a few...

 By Nathan Bourne    News    May 19, 2016

Public Service Commission

by Nathan Bourne Pathfinder The Seeley Lake Community Council hosted a candidate forum, May 9 at the Seeley Lake Community Hall. Candidates from the Public Service Commission (PSC) District 4, House...


Eddie L. Bass 1944 ~ 2016

"When the Good Lord calls a cowboy home, He opens wide the gate and Welcomes in an honest man Whose walk and talk is straight. For Those who chose the life of a cowboy way Will live a life well... Full story


Mary Jean Gibson 1956-2016

SEELEY LAKE – Mary Jean Gibson went to be with the Lord on Monday, May 9. She passed away at her home in Seeley Lake. She was born Dec. 6, 1956 to Paul and Verna Gibson. Mary spent her short life... Full story

 By Walter Hill    Opinion    May 19, 2016


For those of us fortunate enough to live in this gorgeous country, our hearts have been thrilled with this fantastic spring as the lakes thawed, the grasses turned green and the larch and aspen started to leaf out again. As I looked about I saw the...

 By Nathan Bourne    News    May 19, 2016

SLCC Gets New Pedestrian Study

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Community Council (SLCC) was informed at its May 9 meeting that a new study would be done on crosswalks across Highway 83 in Seeley Lake. The council's budget and appoint...

 By Colleen Kesterson    News    May 19, 2016

Draft Plan Edits Continue, Further Study Needed

SWAN VALLEY - The Swan Valley Regional Planning Committee (SVRPC) met to address and edit more of the Swan Valley Regional Draft Plan (SVRP) May 11. Edits and comments from Swan Valley Elementary District No. 33 School Board and residents were...

 By Sigrid Olson    News    May 19, 2016

70th Annual 4-H Drama Festival Held in Potomac

POTOMAC - More than 60 years ago Missoulian and 4-H supporter Tony Rollin created the first "Drama Festival" where Missoula County 4-H clubs produced plays and skits using 4-H members as the talent....


Seeing Differently

SEELEY LAKE –Art Mobile of Montana sent its 2016 traveling art gallery to Swan Valley Elementary School (SVE) and Seeley Lake Elementary School (SLE) May 9 and 11. Teaching artist Shelby Johnson...

 By Andi Bourne    News    May 19, 2016

Ladies Tea Toasts Supporters

SEELEY LAKE - Sparrow's Vine Pregnancy Resource Center hosted their second annual Ladies Tea and Open House March 14. The purpose of the event was twofold: to thank the community for its support and...


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