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Articles from the December 28, 2017 edition

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 By Andi Bourne    News    December 28, 2017

Driftriders Ready for Season with Second Groomer

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Driftriders Snowmobile Club will have a better edge this winter adding a second club-owned groomer to their fleet and a new groomer shed at the Westside Bypass...

 

Protest Falls Short, Sewer Moves Forward

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Sewer Board voted to levy special assessment after receiving protest letters from less than 50 percent of landowners at their Dec. 21 meeting. Three board directors are...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    December 28, 2017

Partnership Helps Save Local Osprey Nest

SEELEY LAKE – Seeley Lake Elementary junior high gathered in the snow and sleet Dec. 19 as Missoula Electric Cooperative installed a new 45-foot pole and osprey nesting platform on the corner of... Full story

 

Tips for Avoiding Seasonal Scammers

While the holiday season is certainly a time of generosity toward others, there are some who view this goodwill as an opportunity to separate you from your hard-earned money. While there are a great number of scams floating around, those involving...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    December 28, 2017

Students Be-Bopping Christmastime in Potomac

POTOMAC - Wintertime woods with birds, deer, Christmas trees, snowflakes and a snowman framed the stage while hats and tropical leis flew through the air for the annual Holiday Program at...

 

A Huge "Shout Out" to the Students and Town of Seeley Lake!

SEELEY LAKE - My daughter, who is a second grade teacher, high school volleyball coach and serves in the Army National Guard, was called to duty fighting the Rice Ridge Fire the end of August through the first part of September. She had to leave her...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    December 28, 2017

Pathfinder Welcomes "Scoop"

SEELEY LAKE – Seeley Lake native Heather Layman has joined the Pathfinder staff. Layman, already affectionately nicknamed Scoop for her role at the Rich Ranch and now news reporter, is looking...

 

Controlling Personalities

I think we all know what it means to control a situation or a pet. Basically, it means the person expressing control dominates through commands, ideas, behaviors and aggression. And control can be...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    December 28, 2017

County Survey Seeks Input on How to Improve Services During Evacuations

SEELEY LAKE - During the Rice Ridge Fire, the Missoula County Office of Emergency Management saw fairly low usage of shelters for evacuated people from the Seeley Lake area. Residents are asked to fill out a two-page survey to help them improve...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    December 28, 2017

Activities Recap and Winter Activities Planned

SEELEY LAKE – After a successful Flu Shot Clinic Dec. 11 and the Tree Lighting Ceremony Dec. 16, the Seeley Lake Rural Fire District is gearing up for more training and events this winter. The board also approved a three percent raise for District...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    December 28, 2017

Back in the Saddle...Business

SEELEY LAKE – From Michigan to Montana, Seeley Lake resident Angelo Pecora continues to pursue his dream of making saddles. Clearwater River Saddle Company is a custom saddle and repair shop...

 

Swan Valley Student Santa Letters

Kindergarten: Dear Santa, I want a big Santa sleigh. I want a toy reindeer. Love, Rabecca Klassen Dear Santa, Hao er u? I want a bicycle. Lav, Kaleesi Phillips First Grade: Dear Santa - How are you...

 

Recalling a Most Memorable Christmas

Kathy Koors of Condon said, "I think I was in first grade and I got a puppy. I've been turned on to dogs ever since." Koors couldn't help adding another wonderful memory, "I went skiing with a friend...

 

Who Brings Holiday Presents?

Part 1 of this series on holiday gift-givers talked about Saints and Santas, Part 2 about The Three Kings. Part 3 about Baby Jesus or Christkind. Part 4 will discuss Non-Christian Gift-Givers Though t...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    December 28, 2017

Mitchell Retires After 50 Years in Merchandising

SEELEY LAKE – Rovero's Store Manager Pat Mitchell is retiring after 50 years in the retail business. Mitchell felt he created a laid back atmosphere for the customers and employees at Rovero's while...

 

SLE Winter Concert Shows Musical Gradation

SEELEY LAKE – From kindergarten through Middle School Band, music teacher Kristen Cottom directed Seeley Lake Elementary (SLE) students through a concert of winter-themed music Dec. 19. At the same...

 

Home Alone Plays to Packed House

SALMON PRAIRIE - The Salmon Prairie students did their interpretation of the film "Home Alone" on Dec. 19 at the Salmon Prairie School.  Holl Hubbard teaches all eight grades at the one-room Salmon...

 

Used Bookstore Comes to Life

OVANDO - Sunset and Ovando Elementary Schools collaborated again this holiday season performing the story of "The Enchanted Bookshop: A Likely Story" Dec. 21. Characters of familiar childhood books...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    December 28, 2017

Lions Bring Christmas Blessing to Locals

SEELEY LAKE – More than a dozen Seeley Lake Lions Club members delivered holiday baskets to 28 families in the area, Dec. 20. Cory's Valley Market employees packed the boxes with all the...

 

Health Officials Report Increase in Influenza Activity

Local and state public health officials are seeing an increase in influenza activity across the state, with nearly 200 new cases, 40 hospitalizations and several outbreaks reported over the past two weeks. Reported cases are slightly higher than...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    December 28, 2017

Raffle Raises $1,435 for Trevino Family

SEELEY LAKE – Seeley Lake landowners John and Lizzi Rice won the 53-inch bear, pedal car and bag of toys in the raffle for Addy Trevino. Doug Richards organized the raffle that raised $1,435 for...

 

Not Too Late for a New Start

A widely accepted adage says, “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.” This statement tries to get us to accept that as time goes on, it’s too late to make a change. Many enjoy the Discovery Channel show, “Mythbusters”, which takes on wid...

 

Community Briefs

Snowmobile Grooming and Avalanche Advisories Underway The Seeley Lake Driftriders Snowmobile Club started grooming the snowmobile trail system around Seeley Lake this past week. The grooming of the trail system by the Driftriders is permitted by the...

 

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