Articles from the October 10, 2019 edition

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Residents left with more questions than answers

HELMVILLE - There were more questions than answers at the second meeting held regarding the Powell County Ambulance Service levy and northern Powell County on Sept. 30 in Helmville. Many of the...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    October 10, 2019

Ovando thefts still under investigation

OVANDO – Since Labor Day there has been an uptick of thefts and vandalism in the Ovando area. Powell County Sheriff Gavin Roselles reminds residents to be vigilant, watch out for their neighbors and report suspicious activity to the Sheriff’s Off...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    October 10, 2019

Seeley Lake Baptist Church welcomes new pastor

SEELEY LAKE – Because his wife Terry could no longer drive, Jim Johnson begrudgingly drove his wife and three sons to Clearview Baptist Church each Sunday. Every Sunday he would wait in the car....

 

Tour of the Arts features over 25 artists this weekend

Alpine Artisans’ popular Tour of the Arts returns for its 16th year with one new studio joining the dazzling mix of over 20 artists at work in their studios, galleries and museums scattered throughout the Seeley Swan and Blackfoot Valleys. Held...

 

Setting the story straight - The Water District and Sewer District are separate

I just want to set the story straight once and for all. The Water District’s name and my name in particular keeps being brought up at the Sewer District’s meetings as well as in the newspaper in regards to the proposed sewer project. A couple...

 

Pathfinder policy change

In light of the issue raised by the Seeley Lake Water District the Pathfinder is changing its policy. Going forward, classifieds must contain contact information or the name of the submitting party to be run. This prevents opinion from being run...

 
 By Don Larson    Opinion    October 10, 2019

The Health Department is damaging Seeley Lake's economic health

SEELEY LAKE - President Trump’s trade war with China is expected to cost Montana families an extra $1,000 next year. Missoula County Commissioners have just announced an 11 percent increase in property taxes for 2020. Medical costs are out the roof...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    October 10, 2019

Stageline Pizza partners with Seeley Lake Fire Department to promote Fire Prevention Week

SEELEY LAKE – Stageline Pizza is partnering with the Seeley Lake Fire Department Saturday, Oct. 12 as part of Fire Preparedness Week. Fire Chief Dave Lane and Department volunteers will be...

 

Business Improvement District and air quality at next council meeting

SEELEY LAKE - The next meeting of the Seeley Lake Community Council may be a bit shorter than usual. It will start with Ben Schmidt, Air Quality Specialist from the Missoula Health Department talking about new proposed rules for wood stoves. He will...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    October 10, 2019

Now is the time to get into the Seeley Lake Lions Club 2020-2021 Phone Book

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Lions Club is producing their 2020-2021 local telephone directory. They are looking for photographers to submit a photo for the front page, encouraging businesses to submit their ads for the yellow pages and asking...

 

Shotgun ammo ineffective for deterring bear

On July 15, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks received a report of an injured black bear dragging its lower body in the foothills of Kila. The following morning, the bear was euthanized because of it...

 

Ninety-mile migrations and a new road

Native westslope cutthroat and bull trout come to the Copper Creek tributary of the Blackfoot River for the cold, clean water. Copper Creek is especially attractive to spawning trout because...

 

Reconnecting and Remembering

Every summer we try and reconnect with a few folks in the Swan. We stay at Evie Andersons on Charles Road. Son-in-law Lane and sister Wendy now own it. Usually try and visit with Butch Harmon. We...

 

Public surveys on the Flathead National Forest, National Visitor Use Monitoring survey

SWAN VALLEY – This fall the public will encounter Forest Service employees conducting interviews in developed and dispersed recreation sites and along Forest Service roads. They will be out in all types of weather conditions, wearing bright orange...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    October 10, 2019

Holocaust survivor to speak in Seeley Lake, Oct. 24

SEELEY LAKE – The community is invited to “The Promise, A Hidden Child story from the Holocaust,” Oct. 24 at Seeley-Swan High School at 10:45 a.m. Holocaust survivor Leon Malmed presents his story from the Holocaust as documented in a film...

 

Jerry West Shane 1939-2019

SEELEY LAKE - Jerry West Shane was born Dec. 31, 1939 in Ontario, Ore. to Cornelius Allen and Helen Gipson Shane. Jerry graduated from St. Theresa Catholic High School in 1958. Jerry briefly... Full story

 

Holy curiosity

When the snow starts falling, a reverent quiet seems to settle on my spirit, inviting me to hold my heart open to possibility. Being quickly propelled into this blustery season, it seems a good time...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    October 10, 2019

Be the handrails in the storm

SEELEY LAKE – More than 50 people rose to their feet singing, "I Love You Lord." The sing-along continued as nationally acclaimed Christian music artist Jason Gray left the stage. The evening...

 
 By Eric Dietrich    News    October 10, 2019

Student enrollment up statewide, dwindling numbers threaten to squeeze rural schools

HELENA - Like rural school administrators across Montana, Terry Public Schools Superintendent Joe Krause keeps a close eye on his enrollment numbers.  The Terry District, which serves Prairie...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    October 10, 2019

Identify strengths, ignite passion, cultivate community

SWAN VALLEY – Along with the traditional reading, writing and math, Swan Valley kindergarten, first and second grade students can expect to start their creative juices during the Imagination...

 

"FREE SOLO" screening Oct. 12

SEELEY LAKE - Climbing Yosemite's formidable El Capitan, 3,000 vertical feet of granite (without a rope), is one of the greatest athletic achievements of all time. This is the story told in the Oscar...

 

News media are the first and most effective means for exercising our five First Amendment freedoms

For centuries, citizens have turned to their local news publication for local breaking and investigative news, as well as to learn about hot-button issues in their communities. In the last 15 years, with the rise of digital communications, many...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    October 10, 2019

Lady Blackhawks take down Eagles and Tigers

The Seeley-Swan Lady Blackhawks had a pair of victories last week hosting the Valley Christian Eagles Oct. 4 before heading to St. Regis to take on the Tigers Oct. 5. The Lady Blackhawks took the match from the Eagles in four sets, 27-25, 25-19,...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    October 10, 2019

Blackhawks dominate Pirates

VICTOR – The Seeley-Swan Blackhawks walked all over the Victor Pirates Oct. 12 bringing their season record to 4-2 and leaving the Pirates winless. The Blackhawks found success on the ground and in...

 

Eagles learn to "Be the One"

SEELEY LAKE - The 2019 Seeley Lake Elementary Eagles Volleyball team is part of the Copper League which consists of several A (eighth grade) and B (seventh grade) home and away matches and an eighth...

 

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