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New doctor to start at Seeley-Swan Medical Center

SEELEY LAKE - Partnership Health Center is proud to announce the addition of Dr. Stephen Humpal, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, to our Seeley-Swan Medical Center. Dr. Humpal attended medical school...

 

Justice Court becomes court of record in 2020

For those of you who live in and around Seeley Lake, if you have to go to court, it will probably be Missoula County Justice Court. It’s where traffic tickets and criminal charges from the Sheriff’s Office, the Motor Carrier Service, Montana...

 
 By Loren Rose    Opinion    December 12, 2019 

Pyramid's automation continues

SEELEY LAKE - Pyramid Mountain Lumber is in its 70th year of operation. Obviously there have been many changes and technological improvements during that time. For most of those 70 years, finding...

 

Authentic worship

The place of King Herod within the Christmas story is intertwined with the history of the Magi. The Lord used the Magi to reveal the birth of Jesus to outsiders from a faraway place. The response of...

 
 By Kim Lloyd    Opinion    December 12, 2019 

Fun the popular "Restore Our Parks Act"

Montana’s national parks are some of the best in the country, but they desperately need repairs. Parks across our county, like those in Montana, are facing unreliable funding, record visitation and aging infrastructure. That’s why I am...

 

Actual cost estimates needed for worst case scenario

SEELEY LAKE - The so-called “worst case scenario” monthly estimate for the sewer project? Yes, that is the worst case scenario for me, a resident in Phase 1. The following is part of a letter I sent to the Seeley Lake Sewer District Board Sept....

 

The fear of man

We've noticed this year of a bear problem like never before. Grizzly bears seem to be everywhere. Trains plow'n em off the tracks. Hunters be'n attacked, bears kill'n calves, kill'n sheep, raiding chi...

 

What is Adult Protective Services (APS)?

During the holiday season of joyous celebrations with family and friends it is important for us to continue to be mindful of the older adults and those with disabilities in our community. We should...

 

Free counseling available to help people heal from abuse

To the members of the Seeley Lake community, Have you ever had a dating partner who: • Embarrassed you or put you down? • Controlled who you see, where you go or what you do? • Took your money o...

 

Advent, a time of waiting and preparation

Have you picked up your new 2020 calendar? Can you believe it? 2020! Our favorite venders have calendars waiting for us to pick up. In our home we have calendars all over the place - on the kitchen...

 

Many questions that deserve answers

SEELEY LAKE - I was sorry to have missed the sewer board meeting Thursday night due to an out of town trip. However, I heard Friday morning that it is going to be $130 per month per hook up. We probably won’t go broke with this fee but it is going...

 

Collective neurosis

Neurosis is a common term often used in our daily lives. This is due to the pioneers of psychology: Freud, Jung and Adler, who introduced us to the psychology of neurosis. Though it's a commonly used...

 

ROCKS - A place for all

Seeley Lake ROCKS' mission "To build healthy children, strong families and vibrant communities through outdoor recreation," has expanded significantly the past two years. Two years ago, ROCKS...

 

Lead poisoning kills Golden Eagle, hunters adapting

On Nov. 10, Wild Skies Raptor Center in Potomac admitted an adult Golden Eagle with the classic symptoms of lead poisoning. The bird's talons were clenched and its wings drooped to the floor. His bloo...

 

Conversion is our goal

The aim of all gospel learning and teaching is to deepen our conversion and help us become more like Jesus Christ. For this reason, when we study the gospel, we’re not just looking for new information; we want to become a “new creature...

 

Daines & Gianforte Must Take Immediate Action on CSKT Compact

The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribe (CSKT) Water Compact took over a decade to negotiate with water users on and off with the CSKT nation. The CSKT will protect the rights of water users across Montana. It passed the Montana Legislature with b...

 

Next governor will determine fate of public lands

Montanans, it’s time to pay attention. In 2020, the person we elect to be our next governor will determine the fate of our public lands. On the ballot for governor of the state of Montana next year is mega-millionaire Greg Gianforte. He’s...

 

Common sense please

I’d like to congratulate John Rice on his letter “Reopen National Forest Roads” run in the Nov. 7 issue of the Seeley Swan Pathfinder. He hit the nail on the head with a four-pound hammer. I lived for a short time near Thompson Falls and...

 

Permits protect us

When most of us wake up in the morning, we get out of bed and flip on lights that work, turn on faucets running clean water, flush toilets connected to functioning septic systems, in homes that didn't burn down while we were asleep. Of course, no...

 

Ethics in hunting

As with any activity, there are ethics in hunting. The difference with ethics in hunting is there is almost no one around to see the behavior of the hunter in the woods and mountains. Were we sure...

 

Make the choice to return home

If you are a pet owner, one of the simple joys in life is experiencing the pure excitement our pets have when we arrive home. You might have a dog that's so excited you can't even touch her for 45...

 

Algal blooms: What can we do about them?

On Oct. 31, the Seeley Swan Pathfinder published a story discussing the possible detection of toxic blue-green algae on Seeley Lake. The article provided a thorough discussion surrounding such algal b...

 

Are you ready?

In the past, God has always provided the subject well in advance when I write an article for the Pathfinder. This time He waited until it was nearly due and it came in the form of an email from an old friend. In my US Air Force days I was stationed i...

 

The public takes a back seat to politics on the PSC

The Public Service Commission has always been a somewhat surly bunch. The PSC’s devoted staff has often had to deal with varying degrees of political game-playing, deception, threats and intrigue. Sure. Politicians politic. The question is, at the...

 

First quarter wrap-up

Hello from Seeley-Swan High School. We just finished up our first Quarter of the school year. We held a community assembly in which we were able to recognize students and staff for their...

 

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