Articles from the October 12, 2023 edition


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  • Idaho woman arrested for arson in Seeley Lake

    Griffen Smith, of the Pathfinder|Oct 12, 2023

    An Idaho woman has been charged with one count of felony arson after she allegedly started a fire near a propane tank at the Chicken Coop and Mission Bible Fellowship Church. McKayla Dembowski, a resident of Idaho, was picked up for arrest on Oct. 3 after an argument at the Chicken Coop led Dembowski to light a flannel jacket on fire and heave it towards the propane tank near the restaurant. Alcohol is suspected to play a role in the incident, Missoula Justice Court Judge Alex Beal said. He also said Dombowski works for one of the food...

  • Holland Lake owner ends POWDR partnership, plans to sell

    Griffen Smith, of the Pathfinder|Oct 12, 2023
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    The owner of the Holland Lake Lodge announced he will not continue a partnership with a Utah company to expand the resort and plans to sell the site after he said he received numerous hate mail and death threats, the Missoulian first reported. Christian Wohlfeil told the Missoulian he has revoked his request to the Forest Service to transfer ownership to the Utah-based resort company POWDR. The decision comes a little more than a year after the plans for expansion were announced. The lodge came...

  • Helmville woman wrote the law for charter schools

    Jean Pocha, of the Pathfinder|Oct 12, 2023

    As an educational therapist specializing in special education, Trish Schreiber found that students excel when they have individualized learning plans. "Every student I worked with in private practice needed something different than what was being offered," Schreiber told the Pathfinder. "Whether it was a traditional school or private school it really didn't matter. My work also involved helping families find the right placement for their students." Trish Schreiber, a resident of Helmville and...

  • Parents bring concerns over Deer Lodge school unification

    Griffen Smith, of the Pathfinder|Oct 12, 2023

    More than 40 parents, educators and citizens met Oct. 3 with the Powell County education officials in the basement of Helmville School to discuss concerns that taxes for the high school could rise in rural districts by combining the Deer Lodge Elementary and High School districts. The Deer Lodge unification plan would combine Powell County High School with Elementary District #1, or Deer Lodge Elementary, to create one district. Joint superintendent Rick Duncan said would save costs and not...

  • Highway 200 patching maintenance Thursday

    Montana Department of Transportation|Oct 12, 2023

    The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) will complete mastic patching on Montana Highway 200 (MT 200), scheduled to begin on Thursday, Oct. 12. Work is anticipated to last for approximately two days, weather and other factors permitting. Mastic is used to patch, seal or fill gaps on the roadway surface. The purpose of this maintenance project is to extend the service life of the roadway. The project area begins east of Potomac Road and continues for six miles, ending just past Paws Up Ranch. Traffic control will be in place while crews...

  • Missoula County requires new permit for Holland Lake wastewater system

    Griffen Smith, of the Pathfinder|Oct 12, 2023

    Griffen Smith of the Pathfinder Missoula County Public Health has ordered the Forest Service to reapply retroactively for a permit to operate a wastewater lagoon for the Holland Lake Lodge and its neighboring campgrounds after it violated county code. To get the permit, the health department said the Forest Service must get Montana Department of Environmental Quality approval. Any changes, additional structures or streams added to the system since 2001 must be revealed too, the letter said. The...

  • For the love of dogs and racing

    John Dowd, of the Bitterroot Star|Oct 12, 2023

    "When you run a regular race, it's all about you," said Teresa Petterson, organizer for the first "dryland mushing" competition held in Seeley Lake. According to her, when a person runs a race with a dog, there are so many other things that can go wrong, and still no one else to blame. However, when it works, she explained, there is nothing like "the connection that you have running as a team. I live for this!" Petterson's feelings were shared by everyone in attendance at the Seeley Lake...

  • Republicans Must Stop Passing the Buck on Property Tax Hikes

    Kim Abbott, - Katie Sullivan - Tyson Running Wolf - Derek Harvey|Oct 12, 2023

    There’s a lot of back-and-forth across the state right now about who is responsible for the property tax crisis that’s hitting homeowners in the wallet and making housing more expensive for all of us. Regardless of whether you own your home or rent it, sky rocketing property values in Montana are making it hard for all of us to find a place to live and afford to stay there. We’ve known that for a while now, and Governor Gianforte and the Republican supermajority in the state Legislature knew it too. They failed to act, plain and simple. Now,...

  • Zoning reforms will help solve Montana's housing crisis

    Sens. Forrest Mandeville and Jeremy Trebas|Oct 12, 2023

    There have been dozens of news articles celebrating the historic pro-housing reforms passed in the 2023 Legislature. Many of those national stories call the package of legislation “the Montana Miracle.” While “miracle” may be a bit generous at this early stage of implementation, as the sponsors of two of the biggest zoning reforms, we’re happy to see Montana’s transformative approach to housing being recognized. Housing is one of our state’s most urgent and pressing needs. Home prices have escalated beyond the reach of average Montanans in...

  • Where field biology, fly fishing, and young people meet

    Chuck Stranahan, The Fly Fishing Journal|Oct 12, 2023

    It was an unusual sight. If you glanced at it driving by, you'd do a second take, have a second look. There were a bunch of high school kids, standing in a neat row with fly lines unfurling in pretty loops behind them, (normal enough for a Montana high school) but these kids looked weird – and weirdly out of place. It was Homecoming Week at Hamilton High. And the dress theme for the day was Hippies and Hicks. You'd see everything from dirty jeans, muck boots and dilapidated straw hats on one t...

  • Missoula County Sheriff's log for Oct. 12

    9/29 9:54 a.m. Suspicious Activity 23XX Hwy 83, Salmon Lake 9/29 1:10 p.m. Accident - No Injury 2XMM Hwy 83, Seeley Lake 9/29 1:19 p.m. Theft 5XX Grizzly Drive, Seeley Lake 9/28 5:13 p.m. Accident - No Injury MM Hwy 83, Clearwater Junction 10/1 8:19 a.m. Accident - No Injury 4X MM Hwy 83, Condon 10/1 2:44 p.m. Accident with Injury 1X MM Hwy 83, Seeley Lake 10/1 9:44 p.m. Suspicious Activity 24XX Perimeter Road South, Seeley Lake 10/2 2:46 p.m. Suspicious Activity 10XX Spruce Drive, Seeley Lake 10/3 5:53 a.m. Suspicious Activity Spruce Drive,...

  • Seeley Lake Rural Fire District Call Log for Oct. 12

    9/29/2023 Medical School house Lane 10/1/2023 Accident Injury 19 MM/Highway 83 10/4/1989 Public Fire Assist Chipmonk Court 10/5/2023 Medical Standby Highway 83 10/6/2023 Medical Standby Highway 83...

  • Matthew Eric Raimondi (1967-2023)

    Oct 12, 2023

    Matthew Eric Raimondi, 56 of Seeley Lake, Montana, was fatally injured on Tuesday, Sept. 12, at Pyramid Mountain Lumber while working as a millwright. His death was pronounced in the early morning hours Sept. 13. Matthew was born in Dayton, Ohio, at Miami Valley Hospital on Feb. 23, 1967 to Ennio Joseph Raimondi and Joan Therese Erickson. He was also joined by his big brother David. He was a chubby baby with a double chin and was cheerful and fun loving from the start. Little did David know how... Full story

  • Volleyball loses two key conference games

    Griffen Smith, of the Pathfinder|Oct 12, 2023

    The Seeley Swan High School Volleyball Team faced a few setbacks in its season, losing to both Drummond and Valley Christian last week. The team now sits at 8-5 as it moves into its final four games. Head Coach Janelle Greenwood said the team has been working on new rotations and improving game mentality. The first game, against Drummond at home on Oct. 2, featured an undefeated conference foe. The Tojans started the game hot, winning the first set 13-25. In the second set, the Blackhawks...

  • Football runs over Cascade at home

    Griffen Smith, of the Pathfinder|Oct 12, 2023

    The Seeley-Swan High School Football Team overpowered Cascade High School last week, winning 54-36 on Oct. 6. The Blackhawks came into the game 2-4. Seeley-Swan took the lead first with a pass from Blake Irwin to Seth Dunster. Blackhawks Head Coach Jacob Haley said both teams kept the game close down the stretch, but the Blackhawks ultimately outplayed the Badgers. "It was a back and forth game, but we won the turnover battle and got enough stops when we needed them," Haley said. Cannon...

  • Potomac hole in wall race returns for year two

    Griffen Smith, of the Pathfinder|Oct 12, 2023

    More than 70 runners from across Montana convened at the Potomac Greenough Community Center on Oct. 7 to raise money for the community by running into the misty morning and competing in the "Hole in the Wall Hustle" for its second year. The race featured a 13K, 5K and debuted a mile-long run to help raise money for the community center while getting locals and visitors out on the scenic roads of Potomac. "If nothing disastrous happens this year, I am sure it will be fantastic," said Katie...

  • Archives for Oct. 12

    Oct 12, 2023

    Thirty-five years ago... Thursday, October 13, 1988 Opposed to seatbelt law In a few weeks we will be going to the polls and voting for candidates and initiatives that are on the ballot. Initiative No. 110 will be on the ballot. This initiative will repeal the Montana Seatbelt Use Act. The Montana Seatbelt Use Act requires the occupants of a motor vehicle to wear a fastened seat belt. If caught without fastened seatbelts the driver will be fined for all occupants unbelted in the vehicle. Please...

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