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 By Andi Bourne    News    May 24, 2018

S-20 Raven Takes Inaugural Flight

SEELEY LAKE – After more than 1,350 hours over the past two and a half years, Seeley Lake residents Erik Gullikson and Bob Thorne's two-seater S-20 Raven experimental airplane lifted off for the...

 

Traveling the World for Uncle Sam

CONDON – The Air Force career of current Condon resident Arthur E. Busby III (aka Buzz) got off to a hesitant start. After spending five years trying to figure out where he fit, he was offered a...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    May 24, 2018

Gaining a New Appreciation of Fire

SEELEY LAKE – Seeley Lake Elementary was abuzz during Wildfire Awareness Week, May 14-18 where students took field trips to explore the Rice Ridge fire, engaged in various activities and learned...

 

SLE Brings Relevant Learning to Students

Dear Seeley Lake Residents: I just had the most amazing visit to your elementary school. As I walked in, I felt like I was in the most amazing learning environment. There was a bench by the opening door made from snowboards and the wood trim on all...

 
 By Larry Dunham    Opinion    May 24, 2018

Integrity Lives

I find it interesting and intriguing that Mr. Keith Virga found the need to write a letter to the Editor in the May 10th Pathfinder. His support of Freshman Representative Hopkins is his right, as is mine to support and promote Mr. Derek (DJ) Smith,...

 
 By Angelo Pecora    Opinion    May 24, 2018

Don't Let a Quiet Demeanor Fool Ya

SEELEY LAKE - Shout out to the Seeley-Swan Community. I’m thinking Saturday night’s art auction, talent show and scholarship fundraiser was a success. The talent in this community is astonishing. Regulars such as Trace and Mark wowed the folks as...

 
 By Violet Hopkins    Opinion    May 24, 2018

Join Me in Voting for Lee Bridges

I live in East Missoula and was very intrigued when I read one of Lee Bridges’ (HD92) intro cards. So I called her and she actually came over to my house and we talked for over an hour. I find her incredibly thoughtful, understanding and...

 
 By Patti Bartlett    Opinion    May 24, 2018

Duane "Cecil" Schlabach for HD92

With proud enthusiasm, I support Cecil Schlabach for HD92 in the upcoming primary election on June 5. I have known Cecil for the past seven years as both a teaching associate and a friend. We both teach junior high at SLE. Cecil works tirelessly to...

 
 By Dodie Anderson    Opinion    May 24, 2018

Help Get I-184 on the November Ballot

Tired of asking our state representatives to allow for more renewable energy development? Ready for a just transition to renewable energy? Do you think it’s time voters had a say in expansion of renewable energy options in Montana? THEN I-184 IS...

 

Hopkins Will Fight for You

We have come to expect that the Federal Government does not do its job. When it comes to State Government, we expect the opposite. We expect our State Legislature to get things done, to work together to tackle serious problems affecting us as...

 
 By Jock Conyngham    Opinion    May 24, 2018

Slotnick - New Energy, Practical Insights

MISSOULA - I’ve known Josh Slotnick, candidate for Missoula County Commissioner, for nearly 20 years. We have worked together in various capacities and we occasionally hunt elk and deer together. You don’t need to spend a lot of time with Josh,...

 

Curtiss Steady Hand Still Needed

MISSOULA - I met Jean Curtiss over two decades ago while I was a school board trustee. The board was grappling with the agonizing prospect of neighborhood school closure. Representing the Missoula PTA, Jean brought a calm and rational voice to the ra...

 
 By Lisa Davey    Opinion    May 24, 2018

Lee Bridges Is Best Choice for HD92

Friends and neighbors, primary season is here and our House District (92) has a clear choice to represent us in the Montana State Legislature. Lee Bridges is an incredible candidate and citizen willing to work around the clock for us. She has more...

 

Seeley Lake Ranger District Campgrounds Open for Memorial Day Weekend

SEELEY LAKE - – The seasonal opening of campgrounds on the Seeley Lake Ranger District will take place May 25 for Memorial Day weekend. All campgrounds except Big Larch Campgrounds will be available for public use. However, Big Larch’s boat...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    May 24, 2018

Change Your Pace Challenge Starts May 24

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Community Foundation is holding the Change Your Pace Challenge for the third year from May 24-Aug. 3. A percentage of the donations to 16 local non-profits will be...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    May 24, 2018

Fundraising for Fourth of July Celebration Begins

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Area Chamber of Commerce has begun their annual Fourth of July fundraising efforts. The largest expense is the fireworks show over Seeley Lake. This year's goal is $8,0...

 

Lead Poisoning and Montana's Loons

Lead is cheap with a long tradition of use in fishing tackle. Many western societies have eliminated it in paints, gasoline, solders and in shot for waterfowl hunting. Despite this, lead products...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    May 24, 2018

Reaching Beyond Their Community

SEELEY LAKE - Health Science Academy freshmen students came from Big Sky High School Wednesday, May 16 to help with the sandbagging efforts in Seeley Lake. They filled sandbags at the Seeley Lake...

 
 By Colleen Kesterson    News    May 24, 2018

Public Comments to Swan Valley Regional Draft Plan Discussed

SWAN VALLEY - The members of the Swan Valley Community Council voted to follow SVCC member Henry Westra’s matrix in which he compiled public comments suggesting changes or recommendations to the second Swan Valley Regional Plan Draft. The...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    May 24, 2018

A Tasting Sensation

SWAN VALLEY – From chicken to beef, sweet to spicy, the range of tastes in the 15 chilies in the America Legion Post 63 28th Annual Condon Chili Cook-off made choosing the best quite the challenge....

 

Swan Valley Elementary School 2018 Graduates

Everyone is invited to the Swan Valley Elementary School Graduation May 25 at 2 p.m. at the Swan Valley School...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    May 24, 2018

Future of Sewer Discussed

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Sewer District Board discussed the future of the sewer district at its May 17 meeting after voters elected three new board members. In other business the board questioned legal fees due to a public information request an...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    May 24, 2018

Ice Rink and Behavior Health Services Dominated Discussion

SEELEY LAKE – The proposed ice rink and SLE's behavior health program dominated the discussion at the Seeley Lake Elementary School board meeting May 16. Contract negotiations are also complete and...

 

Too Much Me

And no, I’m not talking about the extra pounds I put on over the Easter holiday...rather I was reflecting on the verse from Chapter 4 verse 10 of Paul’s second letter to the church at Corinth, “We always carry around in our body the death of...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    May 24, 2018

Future of Council Trail Committee Discussed

SEELEY LAKE - To be or not to be? Should the Seeley Lake Community Council (SLCC) be in the business of building and maintaining trails through its Trails Committee was the topic of much discussion...

 

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