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  • Ambulance levy causes heartburn for northern Powell County residents

    Andy Bourne, Seeley Swan Pathfinder Editor|Updated Sep 24, 2019

    OVANDO – More than 50 people attended a citizen-initiated meeting at the Ovando School Sept. 16 to discuss the Powell County Ambulance Service levy that the voters approved last November. Ovando and Helmville residents expressed their concern that they would be paying taxes for a service they do not receive. While Powell County Commissioners and the Deer Lodge Medical Center CEO addressed some concerns, many questions were left unanswered. Another meeting is scheduled Sept. 3...

  • Series of thefts reported in Ovando

    Andy Bourne, Editor-Seeley Swan Pathfinder|Updated Apr 10, 2019

    OVANDO – Three thefts in the Ovando area were reported this last week. All thefts are still under investigation. Powell County Sheriff Gavin Roselles said currently there is no indication that the thefts are connected. On Tuesday, April 2 a stolen snowmobile was recovered in the Ovando area. A Lewis and Clark County resident reported the late 1990's blue Skidoo stolen earlier this year. The owners resumed possession of it April 3. Roselles said this is an ongoing case. Anyone...

  • Open Houses provide feedback on north Powell County zoning concerns

    Andy Bourne, Editor-Seeley Swan Pathfinder|Updated Apr 10, 2019

    OVANDO –Powell County Planning Board hosted two separate open houses in Ovando and Helmville April 1 and April 4 to discuss the zoning requirement for Powell County Zoning District 3. According to Powell County Planner Carl Hamming, the Open Houses were an effort to gather what people liked, disliked and what they saw as a future vision for zoning for Ovando, Helmville and the northern Powell County region. Hamming said within Montana state code, counties are required to have...

  • Warm hearts, cold faces

    Andy Bourne, Seeley Swan Pathfinder Editor|Updated Feb 13, 2019

    Note: A special thanks to Pathfinder Editor Andi Bourne for letting us run her story and photos, since I missed both the vet checks and the entire Race start. Instead, I spent much of Saturday trying unsuccessfully to dig our only running car out of the three-foot drift in our driveway I didn't quite get through. - Roger SEELEY LAKE – With temperatures below zero and wind chills estimated at -47 degrees, it was a frigid start to the 34th annual Race to the Sky in Lincoln, M...

  • Scientists take steps towards cure for DIPG brain tumors with help of Seeley Lake family

    Andy Bourne, Editor- Seeley Swan Pathfinder|Updated Apr 25, 2018

    SEATTLE - "I had never, at any point in my medical training, sat in a room where at the same time you tell a patient they have a diagnosis, you also tell them they will definitively die from that diagnosis." This was Dr. Nicholas Vitanza's memory of meeting his first patient with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG), an inoperable brain tumor found in children. As a pediatric neuro-oncologist at Seattle's Children's Hospital, he has since delivered the same message to many...

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