Articles from the December 21, 2023 edition

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Rich Ranch celebrates its people

Longtime residents, visitors and those checking out the area for the first time descended on the Rich Ranch last Sunday, Dec. 17, to celebrate another year of appreciating Montana's scenic outdoors...

 

One dead, two injured in car crash near Ovando

One person died and two people were injured in a head-on car crash in Powell County on Friday, Dec. 22, according to the Montana Highway Patrol. At around 9:30 a.m., a Subaru Outback, driven by a 34-year-old man from Missoula, was headed eastbound...

 
 By David Abrams    News    December 21, 2023

Missoula BLM seeks public comment on Garnet fee proposal

The Bureau of Land Management’s Missoula Field Office seeks public comment on a proposal to increase visitor fees at Garnet Ghost Town. The Field Office’s proposal includes raising the existing standard amenity fee and cabin rental fees at...

 

A Christmas gift of life

Mack was flown to us at the university hospital nearly dead. He had contracted a vicious virus that had attacked his heart, and despite every available medication, a ventilator, and a cardiac assist pump, his heart failure was so severe that his...

 

Ovando play combines Christmas, Wizard of Oz

The students of Ovando's school transported out of Ovando, and even Kansas, to recite the Wizard of Oz story with a Christmas twist. The school play featured musical numbers, the classic cast of the...

 

Goodbye from Carleen

First, I thank Andi and Nathan Bourne for making the Pathfinder an award winning newspaper that in a sense belonged to all of us. And I thank Andi and Nathan for inviting me several years ago to be a contributor to the Place For All column. My...

 

Slow court process likely to create problems

This column could be considered an open letter to Montana judges and justices, as well as the various agencies and parties engaged in lawsuits over legislation from the 2023 and 2021 legislative sessions. It’s also meant to inform Montanans about...

 

A 2023 Democrat Political Recap: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

Skyrocketing property taxes. Astronomical energy rate increases. Homes that are unaffordable to most Montanans. And yet more big tax breaks for the ultra-wealthy, while the rest of us are left to foot the bill. When we look back on the last year,...

 

Psychological Perspectives: Creativity

Creativity and human nature are almost synonymous. That’s because people are creative in almost every moment. We tend to think of creativity in terms of great painters, musicians, or outstanding...

 

Missoula County Sheriff's log for Dec. 21

12/7 9:29 a.m. Tampering with Mail Ninemile Prairie Road, Greenough 12/7 3:48 p.m. Accident-Injury 25XX Highway 83, Seeley Lake 12/8 10:21 a.m. Theft 31XX Highway 83, Seeley Lake 12/9 6:44 p.m. Accident-Injury 4X MM Highway 200 12/10 2:23 p.m....

 

Seeley Lake Rural Fire District Call Log for Dec. 21

12/9/2023 Accident Injury MM49 Highway 83 12/10/2023 Medical Airport Road 12/12/2023 Fire Alarm Double Arrow Road 12/12/2023 Medical Rainbow Court...

 

Christmas: Its myth, folklore and mystery

Christmas, especially an American Christmas, is “a many splendored thing.” It engages the imagination and the heart. And while it is a Christian feast – celebrating the birth of Christ - unlike other Christian feasts, it is celebrated not just...

 

Place For All: Wise words for your day

Happy to fill in last minute for this week’s Place for All column. Then I got stressed about creating some incredibly wise words to share with the Seeley Lake community. Oh well, lean into your strengths. I love quotes. So here are a few good ones...

 

Lady Blackhawks split opening home games

The Seeley Swan High School girls basketball team handedly defeated Superior 51-31 on Dec. 15, but lost to Thompson Falls to split its opening home games of the 2023-2024 season. The team is looking...

 

Boys basketball splits opening home games

The Seeley Swan High School boys basketball team split its opening season games against two larger opponents last week, beating Superior High School on Dec. 15, and losing to Thompson Falls on Dec....

 

Archives for Dec. 21

Thirty-five years ago... Thursday Dec. 22, 1988 Endurance race from Helena to Holland Lake–and back! Governor's Cup 500 renamed for Centennial The Montana Centennial Sled Dog Race today announced...

 

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