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Grover Takes Seeley Lake 50K

Grover Takes Seeley Lake 50K

SEELEY LAKE - It was nearly a photo finish for the women's top two competitors in the inaugural Seeley Lake 50K Friday, July 15. Seeley Lake's Kim Grover held her lead over Carolina Davies of Helena...

Forest Service Streamlines Special Use Permitting Process

WASHINGTON – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell announced steps to make it easier for outfitters, guides, schools, non-profits and other partners to take groups out to enjoy outdoor activities on national...

Bob Marshall Music Festival Exceeds Expectations

SEELEY LAKE – Twenty-two bands filled Seeley Lake with music for three days July 14-16 during the Bob Marshall Wilderness Music Festival. Coupling the afternoon and evening music with morning...

Bob Marshall Music Festival Creates Division

SEELEY LAKE – While organizers and many people in the community were excited about the Bob Marshall Music Festival, others raised issues that they felt need to be addressed and clarified. Seeley Lake resident and business owner Curtis Friede not...

Discussing Montana at the Open Book Club

SEELEY LAKE – The Open Book Club (OBC) held July 13 featured Russell Rowland's book "Fifty-Six Counties: A Montana Journey." Three things were unusual about the event. First, it was a summer event...

Grinding Gravel in Seeley Lake's First Mountain Bike Race

SEELEY LAKE – Seeley Lake was the destination for the capstone race in the Western Montana Trail Series produced by the Bicycle Racing Alliance of Montana (BRAM) Saturday, July 16. This was the...

Paddling It Out on Seeley Lake

A dozen racers participated in the paddle board race held Saturday morning, July 16 on Seeley Lake. The event was part of the Bob Marshall Music...

Community Briefs

Mussel Dogs Campfire Program at Holland Lake SWAN VALLEY - Join Swan Valley Connections for their Mussel Dogs Campfire Program July 26 at 7 p.m. at the Holland Lake Day Use Area. Lab sisters Rosebud and Ismay, under the direction of their human...

Our Ever-Present Psychological Influences

At this point, it might be obvious that our psychologies are constantly involved in our lives. Every thought, emotion, creative expression, conversation, argument, relationship, loving gesture, physical action, value, belief and so on, follows from...

Finding the Other Side

One of the hardest parts of our job at the Pathfinder is finding the other side of stories. Even harder is finding someone willing to go on the record with the other side, especially if it seems to go against the grain. Being in a small town makes...

President Obama Most Maligned President

President Barack Hussein Obama is arguably the most maligned president in U.S. history, thanks to the U.S. Congress, the NRA and special interest groups that are opposed to his policies. President Obama has survived the most vile accusations with...

Farewell Summer

The sun glistens on the trees Through the brightly colored autumn leaves Shadows cast on the ground All near the ground squirrels' mound The birds' songs grow weak As the autumn mornings become more...

Stop and Appreciate the Songbirds

There is something about songbirds this time of year that can catch the ear, eye and heart of even the most preoccupied person. It doesn't matter where: mountain tops, middle of the prairie,...

Duane Milton Verworn 1937 ~ 2016

SEELEY LAKE - Duane Milton Verworn, 78, passed away in the late evening hours July 11 in Kalispell, Mont.  He was born in Zero, Mont. in a boxcar, July 29, 1937 delivered by his father Henry to his...

Nancy D. Shaffer Linnell 1955 ~ 2016

POTOMAC –  Nancy D. Shaffer Linnell was born Jan. 11, 1955, to Robert and Donna Shaffer in Devils Lake, N.D. She was the sixth child of 13. As a young child she moved with her family to Missoula....

Upcoming Events Calendar

July 23 Glacier Produce, 10am-3pm, Next to the Ice Cream Place, Seeley Lake July 23 Mike Horse Dam & Repository Public Tours, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Lincoln, RSVP required, 529-2822 or ...