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Articles from the November 30, 2017 edition

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 By Andi Bourne    News    November 30, 2017

Seniors Targeted in Exploitation Scams and Schemes

Scams are big business across the nation and all too often hit home in the small communities of Montana. Seniors, age 60 and older, are frequently the target. Many seniors have lost their life savings to strangers, caregivers or family. Project Coord...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 30, 2017

Ayers Chosen for Youth Leadership Council

HELENA – Seeley Lake Elementary eighth-grader Hannah Ayers never dreamed she would have the opportunity to discuss childhood hunger around the table where the Montana Constitution was signed and...

 
 By Montana FWP    News    November 30, 2017

Hunting Season Ends with Harvest Up

Montana's general big game hunting season closed on Sunday with west-central Montana check stations reporting the highest harvest in four years and the highest hunter success rate since 2007.  The...

 

Hunting Season Ends with Harvest Up

Thank you readers for sharing your 2017 hunting success stories!...

 

Hunting Season Ends with Harvest Up

Thank you readers for sharing your 2017 hunting success stories!...

 

Hunting Season Ends with Harvest Up

Thank you to our readers for sharing their 2017 hunting success!...

 

Neither Sleet Nor Snow Stopped Army Vet Truett

GREENOUGH – Glenn Truett chose the U.S. Army over cotton farming. Looking back at age 86, he said he couldn't have made a better choice. Truett was raised in the mountains of North Carolina and said...

 

Seeley-Swan High School Takes Precautions Against Intruders

SEELEY LAKE - With high increases in school shootings since the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut in December 2012, many schools, including Seeley-Swan High School, are...

 

Questions Over Sewer Protest Procedures

SEELEY LAKE - Since the start of the Seeley Lake Sewer District’s protest period I’ve received a handful of questions from landowners regarding the process. Generally speaking if we receive enough questions from people we look into it for an arti...

 

Pumps - Raising Us All Up

SEELEY LAKE - Some have criticized our planned sewer system for having pumps. Pumps are part of everyone’s lives, for example: How does your vehicle get its fuel? How do you get your water to your home? How is the Propane transferred from the...

 

Last Time for the Sewer

SEELEY LAKE - This is my third and last missive on the sewer project. At his point the entire cost to us has not been clearly set out. And something was just told to me that makes it even worse. Apparently the third phase of the project has no water...

 

Whether or Not to Protest – Food for Thought

SEELEY LAKE - For you sewer residents still deciding whether or not to protest the proposal, here’s some more food for thought. The Board has no current engineering estimates for sub-districts 2, 3 and 4. They will undoubtedly run into the...

 

When the Shadow Appears

Previous articles described the dark side of the personality or the shadow. Since each person possesses a personal and collective psychology, the shadow has two forms: the personal and the...

 

Some Seeley Snowmobile Routes to be Temporarily Closed

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Ranger District will close two snowmobile routes near the Rice Ridge Fire burned area beginning Dec. 1 so that trucks can safely haul logs that were removed during fireline construction on the Rice Ridge Fire. The log...

 

Decisions Put on Hold

SWAN VALLEY - After lengthy discussion at its Nov. 21 meeting, the Swan Valley Community Council voted to table any decisions and the logistics concerning the Swan Valley Regional Planning Committee’s draft plan. Due to the holidays, council...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 30, 2017

Fire Income Distributed, Wayne Appointed to Board

SEELEY LAKE – Seeley Lake Elementary School Board discussed the income SLE received from the Rice Ridge Fire. SLE received $120,770 for the facility rental and food income for the school’s use during the Rice Ridge Fire. After expenses, $48,685...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 30, 2017

Interim Chief Hired – Business as Usual

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Rural Fire District listened to public comments and provided updates at their meeting Nov. 21. Interim Chief Michael Greer started Nov. 20. The District earned $44,952 on the Rice Ridge Fire. The District has received...

 

News and Updates from the Challenge

After ten years at the helm of the Blackfoot Challenge, Executive Director Gary Burnett takes position with Heart of the Rockies Initiative Dear partners and friends, It has been my honor to serve for the past ten years as the executive director of...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 30, 2017

Unlock Your Creativity at Aravensvoice

SEELEY LAKE – Art has always been a stress reliever and creative place for Constance Zollo. She looks forward to offering a quiet place of escape in Seeley Lake at Aravensvoice Art Studio, in the...

 

Perception and Impacts of the Rice Ridge Fire

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Swan Pathfinder ran an online survey during the month of October asking readers about the impacts of the Rice Ridge Fire. The goal was to quantify some of those impacts and...

 

Perspective

One definition of perspective is “a particular attitude toward or way of regarding something; a point of view.” We all have a perspective and that perspective can greatly influence our outlook on life. A good perspective, a good attitude,...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 30, 2017

Young Eagles Focus on Fundamentals

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Elementary Eagles boys basketball season is in full swing as they took on the Potomac Pioneers at home Nov. 20. Coaches Brett Haines and Tylen Dial said they have been...

 

SSHS Fall Athletes Reconigzed

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley-Swan High School (SSHS) fall sports awards banquet was held Nov. 14 at Seeley-Swan High School. The banquet was held to present varsity letters, pins, chevrons, All-Conference and Academic All-State awards to members of the...

 

Community Briefs

Leo’s Break $1,000 for Food Bank SEELEY LAKE –The Seeley-Swan High School Leo’s Club’s recent Turkey Drive raised a grand total of $1,033 and 11 turkeys for the Seeley-Swan Community Food Bank. The club presented Food Bank Volunteer Coordinat...

 

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