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Articles from the November 7, 2019 edition

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 By Andi Bourne    News    November 7, 2019

Keeping his eye on the target

SEELEY LAKE – Mike Dellwo pulled back his bow and lined up on the target. After nearly 40 years of regularly finishing in the top five at archery tournaments around the country, a shoulder injury...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 7, 2019

Pyramid automates its grading

SEELEY LAKE – Pyramid Mountain Lumber, Inc. made great strides this week towards automating the finishing side of the mill. This was the first of two updates to increase efficiency, provide more,...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 7, 2019

Seeley man sentenced for vehicular homicide

MISSOULA – On Oct. 24 Seeley Lake’s Micah Nicholas was sentenced to 20 years with 15 years suspended and $230 in fines after entering into a plea agreement. Nicholas was charged with one felony account of vehicular homicide while under the...

 

Festival of frights at SVES

SWAN VALLEY - On Nov. 1, the Swan Valley Elementary School junior high class and Parent Teacher Association hosted a taco bar fundraiser and Halloween Harvest party at SVES.  Every other year, the...

 

Stand beside Trump and fight the swamp animals

Trump said when he got elected he would drain the swamp. He got duly elected by the American people. President Trump then began to drain the swamp. When you drain the swamp, the swamp animals are exposed. Adam Schiff reminds me of a swamp alligator,...

 
 By John Rice    Opinion    November 7, 2019

Reopen National Forest Service roads

In response to Seeley Swan Pathfinder’s Oct. 24 article titled “Illegal access to Forest Service roads needs community solution” as requested by Seeley Lake District Ranger Quinn Carver. The solution is as per my previous discussion with Mr....

 
 By Don Larson    Opinion    November 7, 2019

Another opportunity to protest the Sewer

SEELEY LAKE - Sewer District residents have an opportunity to again protest against the proposed sewer project. The District’s engineering firm is asking to schedule meetings with residents to identify septic and line locations assuming...

 

Regarding the Elbow Lake Weir

ELBOW LAKE - There are so many things to love about the people and places around Elbow Lake. But in 1970, when our family bought 160 acres and an old homestead cabin from one of the early residents, what impressed us most was how business was often...

 

Live and let live

Back when Jimmy Carter was president, the woods in Montana were not do'n a whole lot. Don't know if it had anything to do with Mr. Carter or not. But, I needed a job so got hired on at Prince of... Full story

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 7, 2019

Celebrate local veterans, Nov. 11

Everyone is invited to join the Veterans & Families of Seeley Lake at the Veterans Memorial Garden north of Seeley Lake and the American Legion Post 63 at the Swan Valley Community Hall in Condon at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11 to celebrate and thank...

 

Apply for Medicare Savings 2019-2020 income updates

It's a great time to save money on Medicare by applying for the Medicare Savings Program (MSP) a program through the State of Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services. If you have or...

 

Open Book Club features author of "Down from the Mountain"

SEELEY LAKE - Bryce Andrews' book, "Down from the Mountain: The Life and Death of a Grizzly Bear," is a story of a grizzly bear named Millie and her cubs that found sustenance in the Mission Valley...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 7, 2019

Senior Center gets into spirit of Halloween

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake seniors held their annual costume contest Oct. 31. The judges said while some were pretty grotesque, everyone who dressed up worked really hard and looked great. Many...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    November 7, 2019

Fall traditions bring out Halloween fashions

POTOMAC - Potomac children celebrated fall and Halloween by dressing up and attending the second annual Fall Carnival and the annual Parade of Costumes. The Fall Carnival Friday, Oct. 25 was held at...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 7, 2019

Quilt donated to Seeley triplets

SEELEY LAKE - Seeley Lake's Kristy Pohlman drew the winning raffle ticket Nov. 3 at Deer Country Quilts for the 55 X 61 inch quilt made by Laree Morris. Morris donated the quilt to be raffled off to...

 

How grizzly bears' digging shapes mountain meadows

We climbed up Napa Point, approaching the tree line as the forest thinned, a few ambitious Doug firs and whitebark pines clinging onto the ridgeline. I was surprised to see a heavy layer of snow in...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 7, 2019

Community comes together for PHC Cares Food Drive

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley-Swan Medical Center won the PHC Cares Food Drive after collecting the most food through the month of October. The clinic, with the help of the community, collected 530...

 

Proposed RV Park at next Seeley Lake Council meeting

SEELEY LAKE - Next Monday’s meeting of the Seeley Lake Community Council promises some lively discussion. The meeting will start with Chris Migliaccio, research professor at UM, who is seeking a grant from the National Institute of Environmental...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 7, 2019

Trunk-or-Treat expands at SLE

SEELEY LAKE – Goblins and goons, princesses and unicorns flooded to Seeley Lake Elementary on Halloween night. SLE hosted the sixth annual Trunk-or-Treat with an added haunted entryway and carnival...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 7, 2019

Preschoolers learn about fire safety

SEELEY LAKE - Fire Chief Dave Lane and the volunteers hosted the preschoolers, transitional kindergarten and kindergarten classes Oct. 31 at the Fire Hall. They taught the students about fire safety,...

 

Merrily Van Austin Dunham 1941 - 2019

MISSOULA- Merrily Van Austin Dunham died at home on Oct. 30. She was 77 years of age. Merrily was born Dec. 23, 1941 in Salt Lake City, Utah as Velva (Van Tromp) and Mark W. Austin's only child. She... Full story

 

The journey continues

We don’t read the word of Elohim like any ordinary book but rather to look into the mirror – the esteem of Yahuwh. Its transforming power of authority is enough to change your life to set apartness. 1 Corinthians 3:17-18, “Now Yeshuah is the...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    November 7, 2019

Lady Blackhawks take third at District tournament

MISSOULA - The Seeley-Swan Lady Blackhawks season came to an end at the hands of the Valley Christian Eagles at the District 13-C Tournament Nov. 1. The Lady Blackhawks had a rough start to the...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 7, 2019

SSHS sophomore voted Prep Athlete of the Week

SEELEY LAKE – Seeley-Swan High School dual-athlete Sariah Maughan won the Athlete of the Week for the week of Oct. 27. She was nominated for leading the volleyball team in the five-set win against...

 

Community Briefs

Annual Harvest Dinner and Auction, Nov. 9 OVANDO – Join the community of Ovando for their Annual Harvest Dinner and Auction Friday, Nov. 9 at the Ovando School gymnasium. The event starts at 5:30 p.m. with a potluck dinner at 6 p.m. Attendees are...

 

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