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Articles from the December 7, 2017 edition

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 By Andi Bourne    News    December 7, 2017

MDT Fined - Working on Long-term Solution

SEELEY LAKE – Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks fined Montana Department of Transportation for five of the six perennial stream crossings that were impacted by the 17-mile Montana Highway 83 resurf...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    December 7, 2017

Setting the Fire Department Up for Success

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Rural Fire District welcomed their Interim Fire Chief Michael Greer Nov. 20. In the next six months, Greer will focus on organizing, streamlining and making things...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    December 7, 2017

Traditions Continue at Old West Christmas Fest

OVANDO – "Santa is coming, Santa is coming," yelled a young girl running down Main Street in Ovando Saturday, Dec. 2. Escorted by Powell County Sheriff's Deputy playing "Here Comes Santa Claus," Cow...

 

Hamburger Casserole Cook-off Winner Recipes

OVANDO - Prior to Cowboy Claus’ visit at the Old West Christmas Fest in Ovando Dec. 2, visitors put their taste buds to the test at the annual cookoff sponsored by the Blackfoot Valley Cattlewomen....

 

Water District Upgrades?

SEELEY LAKE - On Nov. 30 there was a letter to the editor from E. L. Taylor. In the letter a comment was made in regards to the Water District installing pipes in conjunction with the Sewer District’s project. The comment was, “Apparently the...

 
 By Lee Boman    Opinion    December 7, 2017

Fast and Loose with Truth

SEELEY LAKE - Healthy discussion is productive but spreading falsehoods hurts everyone. A letter recently sent to residents living within the sewer district boundaries included several misleading assertions, for example: Statement in letter...

 

Small Group Questions Truth 

SEELEY LAKE - Do the Seeley Lake Sewer ads speak the truth? Of course they don’t! For those of you still making a decision on whether to oppose the sewer, don’t let the Seeley Lake Sewer Board and its various agents confuse you with lies.  They...

 
 By Don Larson    Opinion    December 7, 2017

A Need for Clean, Transparent Government

SEELEY LAKE - To retain our clean, transparent water in the Seeley -Swan watershed we must FIRST have clean, transparent government...We have not enjoyed that in the divisive sewer proposal discussion. Here are some examples of shady, secretive...

 
 By John Rice    Opinion    December 7, 2017

View on the Seeley Lake Sewer

SEELEY LAKE - I have been asked my views on the Seeley Lake Sewer. They are very simple and one we all know to be true. Government is notorious for creating fear to motivate folks into doing something their common sense would ordinarily dictate...

 
 By Walt Hill    Opinion    December 7, 2017

Roll Up Our Sleeves and Work Together for the Common Good

SEELEY LAKE - You likely have recently received another letter from Don Larson (dba Citizens for Sensible Wastewater Solutions) telling you to protest the sewer proposal to build a treatment and collection facility in Seeley Lake. He notes first off...

 

A Solid Branding Message Emerges: "Seeley Lake-the Do Nothing Town"

SEELEY LAKE - Don’t get upset those of you pushin’ the “Do Nothing” methodology. I’m “just sayin.” Isn’t that the in-fashion colloquial expression used when people don’t want you to get angry with them for saying something to them...

 

PSC Actions Extend Life of "406" Area Code

HELENA - Montana will remain the “406” for a while longer thanks in part to the Montana Public Service Commission’s efforts to ensure phone numbers are allocated more efficiently across the state. Federal Communications Commission (FCC)...

 
 By Carol Evans    News    December 7, 2017

Join us for a Holiday Concert with the Missoula Community Chorus

SEELEY LAKE - Alpine Artisans and 2 Valleys Stage will be bringing the 80 member Chorus, under the direction of Dr. Ron Wilcott, to Seeley-Swan High School auditorium Dec. 17 at 3 p.m. for beautiful...

 

Seeley Lake Ranger District Update! 

Happy Holidays from the Seeley Lake Ranger District! Thanks to the Pathfinder for allowing me this opportunity to provide an update on what’s happening on the Seeley Lake RD. As fall and winter arrive, I’m reflective of the historic summer of...

 

Grateful for Meals on Wheels Support

Merry Christmas, The qualities of kindness and compassion…define Seeley Lake, notably generosity towards older adults receiving Meals on Wheels (MOW). During March’s March for Meals campaign, $2,300 was donated to Seeley Lake Senior Center...

 

Joyful Expectation

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him.” Romans 15:13 Planning for upcoming holiday festivities often puts folks in a dither. Minds whirl with all that needs to be done; stress levels spike. The list of holiday...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    December 7, 2017

Bringing Access and Affordability to the Law

SEELEY LAKE – After more than 20 years working in mental health and special education services, Elliott Dugger knew he needed to get his law degree in order to fully advocate for justice for his...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    December 7, 2017

Crafting Skills Shine Through

POTOMAC - Expertise in art and crafts, baking, knitting, concrete molding and knife making filled the Potomac/Greenough Community Center Dec. 2 for the Potomac Craft Fair. The event brought a steady...

 

Who Brings Holiday Presents?

SEELEY LAKE – As every child in the United States knows, on Christmas Eve a jolly old man named Santa Claus, dressed in red coat and hat, hops in his toy-filled sleigh and is magically pulled...

 

Recalling a Most Memorable Christmas

Sharon Lamar from Condon recalls when she was five years old and Santa Claus asked what she wanted for Christmas. She told him, 'A little sister." Lamar added, "And sure enough, on Christmas Eve my...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    December 7, 2017

SSHS Basketball Season Tips Off

FRENCHTOWN - The Seeley-Swan Blackhawks and Lady Blackhawks were victorious at the Class C Tip-off Tournament Dec. 1-2. Both the Boys and the Girls came home with two victories each. The Lady...

 

Holiday Kick-off in Condon

SWAN VALLEY - The Upper Swan Valley Historical Society hosted their annual Frostbite Festival Dec. 2 at the Swan Valley School. Attendees enjoyed an assortment of crafts and artwork from a gymnasium...

 

Community Briefs

Swan Valley AARP Meeting, Dec. 11 SWAN VALLEY - The Swan Valley AARP will meet Monday, Dec. 11 at noon in the Swan Valley Community Hall.  A potluck lunch hosted by Joyce and Garry Wegner will begin at 12:30 p.m.  Bob Korn will lead a program of...

 

1917 Fires. Sound Familiar?

Our thanks to Seeley Lake Historical Society member Jean Lafriniere for sharing the following information. On Aug. 28, 1917 a Seeley Lake related article appeared in the Spokesman-Review newspaper: ...

 

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