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Articles from the October 22, 2020 edition

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 By Andi Bourne    News    October 22, 2020

Local photographer highly honored in Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition

Rising before sunrise, professional photographer Zack Clothier and his wife Cortney hiked into a small lake. They day after their wedding, Clothier promised his wife that this would not be a photograp...

 

Highway 83 construction enters initial design stage

SEELEY LAKE - Traffic on Highway 83 near Salmon Lake is experiencing disruptions resulting from a Department of Transportation project. Cameron Kloberdanz, Montana Department of Transportation (MDT)...

 

ReImagining Rural attendees vote to initiate plans for Winterfest

SEELEY LAKE - Residents voted to collectively work towards planning and developing Winterfest following a presentation from Red Ants Pants Founder and White Sulphur Springs resident Sarah Calhoun at...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    October 22, 2020

Pathfinder receives Division 1 General Excellence Award

“I can’t believe we won,” said Olivia Bourne, daughter of Seeley Swan Pathfinder owners Nathan and Andi Bourne after the Seeley Swan Pathfinder received the top award for Division 1 in the...

 

Public land for public use

We hear again about the availability of the public lands for use by the owners of that land ––the PUBLIC. Both candidates for Montana Senate seat indicate they feel public lands need to be open to the public. Who exactly are they talking about?...

 

What my ballot will look like - Part three

Here is how I am voting: Judges, Propositions and Public Service Commission: http://kvs.org/vote/ballot-part1.pdf Five candidates: http://kvs.org/vote/ballot-part2.pdf My ballot: http://kvs.org/vote/ballot2020.pdf U.S. Senator: STEVE BULLOCK has...

 

Authoritarianism

What do you think you're doing? You can't do that! I don't want you to do that! Do what I say! These are all expressions of authoritarianism. Often, these types of expressions are found in some form...

 

Grizzlies and garbage: A national topic

It is the harvest season, and a lot of living things, especially grizzly bears, have their minds on food. In the case of grizzly bears, the only thing they think about right now is food. While they think about food, I think about garbage. I work for...

 

Choices in conflict

I found the letter to the Pathfinder titled “Vote like life depends on it” interesting and I thank the Pathfinder for printing the varied views of the community. I do have several concerns about the view expressed. First, the author’s view is...

 

Experience matters

If you got a mailer attacking my opponent, for the record that is not from me, and I disavow it. I do not do attack mailers, never have and never will. The interest earned off the current principle of the Coal Tax Trust Fund currently funds over 15 d...

 

Fielder exposes Missoulan's flip-flop

On Sunday, Oct. 11, the Missoulian endorsed me with the big bold headline: “Fielder is who PSC needs now”. Among other things, the well-reasoned endorsement acknowledged my “willingness to stand up to powerful interests.” Indeed, I have...

 

Meeting to discuss Porcupine Creek Solid Waste Site closure

LAKE COUNTY - Lake County Commissioners will hold a public meeting at 6 p.m. Oct. 28 in the Swan Lake Community Center, 22778 State Highway 83, to discuss the possible closure of the Porcupine Creek Solid Waste Site. Lake County Commissioner Bill...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    October 22, 2020

Motor Lodge septic vandalized

SEELEY LAKE – On the morning of Oct. 16, Mike Boltz, owner of the Seeley Lake Motor Lodge, looked out his kitchen window to see one of his septic tank pumps and its piping laying on the surface of...

 

Seeley-Swan real estate - What just happened?

2020 REAL ESTATE SALES IN THE VALLEY WILL BREAK RECORDS As we all started to hear a little bit, then a lot about COVID-19 in March and April. The US economy appeared to be in for a big fall. When local state and county - imposed lockdowns began to oc...

 

Clearwater Montana Properties donates to local non-profits

SEELEY LAKE - 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 back a portion of all real estate...

 

Open Book Club receives Montana Center for the Book Prize

SEELEY LAKE - Humanities Montana awarded Alpine Artisans' Open Book Club the Montana Center for the Book Prize. This is the first time the Club has received an award like this. According to a press...

 

Cabin Warming at the Historical Museum Sunday, Oct. 25

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Historical Society is closing in on completing the largest undertaking they’ve ever undertaken. Construction of a replica 1920s cabin using logs from a 1920s cabin and a 100-year-old lodge is close enough to move in...

 

Forest Service discusses Westside Bypass Project at virtual meeting

SEELEY LAKE - The Forest Service held a virtual meeting Thursday, Oct. 15 to gather public input and describe the details of the Westside Bypass Wildfire Resiliency Project on the Seeley Lake Ranger District. The project is located two miles north...

 

Affordable housing and COVID discussed at Council meeting

SEELEY LAKE - Missoula County Commissioner Josh Slotnick addressed affordable housing issues in Seeley Lake, Lolo and Frenchtown during Seeley Lake Community Council’s meeting Monday Oct. 12. The Council also received updates on countywide COVID...

 

Private religion

We are currently going through Senate Confirmation Hearings for a Supreme Court Nominee. In recent decades this questioning has often focused on the candidate’s view of privacy. This was a veiled (recently, not so veiled) way to ask the candidate...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    October 22, 2020

Unique woolly bears head for shelter

During the fall in the Blackfoot Watershed, Isabella Tiger Moth and Spotted Tussock Moth caterpillars can be seen crawling in the sunshine across roads and over fences. These caterpillars are known...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    October 22, 2020

Board votes to move forward with extracurricular activities and refine outdoor mask requirement

POTOMAC – Potomac School Board offered their support for the continued planning of the eighth grade trip, the basketball season and Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) at their Oct. 12 meeting. They also refined their mask policy and voted to suppo...

 

Ross rejects Forest Service's definition of fair

If the early history of Seeley Lake is intertwined with the lumber industry, the rise of the United States Forest Service is incontrovertibly intertwined with Seeley Lake and in particular with the...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    October 22, 2020

Bringing experience and understanding to the classroom

SEELEY LAKE – As a young child, Julee Samuli loved to set up a classroom and teach to her stuffed animals. After getting a degree in music therapy in 1991 and then taking a break from teaching to ra...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    October 22, 2020

Eagles end season undefeated

SEELEY LAKE – It was the second time the Seeley Lake Elementary Eagles faced Hellgate Elementary. With no points on the board and a fourth down, the Eagles connected. The ball was thrown up the flag...

 

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