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Articles from the May 11, 2017 edition

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 By Andi Bourne    News    May 11, 2017

Don't Make a Fed Bear a Dead Bear

SEELEY LAKE - On April 27 Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) Game Warden Bill Koppen was called to a residence on the Double Arrow Ranch. A bear had been shot after getting into garbage and dog fo...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    May 11, 2017

Teaching Acceptance through Challenge Success

SEELEY LAKE – Seeley-Swan High School (SSHS) continued their implementation and training for the Challenge Success program. A team of ten students, faculty, staff and parents attended the second training for SSHS at the end of April at Stanford...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    May 11, 2017

Gleason Named Chili Champ

SWAN VALLEY – Mikkie Gleason claimed the American Legion Post 63 Chili Champ for 2017 at the 27th annual Chili Cook Off May 6 in Condon. She shared the podium with second place Patti Maurer and...

 

Montana Is Not For Sale

A lot (perhaps too much) has been said, written and broadcast about the upcoming special race for Montana’s lone Congressional seat on May 25. While I disagree with some of Rob Quist’s positions, and even more so with Gianforte’s views, the...

 

A Tradition of Giving Back

Since its founding in 1994, Clearwater Montana Properties has emphasized community-building as a key component of its company culture. Through its Charitable Giving Program, the company's 80 agents...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    May 11, 2017

Richardson Wins Council Election; Rossi and Kennedy Elected to Fire Board

SEELEY LAKE & SWAN VALLEY – According to the unofficial results of the May 2 Special District Elections, Nathan Richardson was elected to the three-year position on the Swan Valley Community Council and newcomer Rita Rossi and incumbent Scott...

 

World Record Elk to Go on Display at Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation

MISSOULA - The largest elk ever taken in Montana will go on display for a few weeks at the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF) beginning Monday, May 8. Montana resident Steve Felix shot the bull on public land in eastern Montana while on a solo...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    May 11, 2017

Potomac Bingo Night Moves to Missoula

MISSOULA - The Potomac School Parent Teacher Club (PTC) is hosting the 14th Annual Bingo Night at the Hilton Garden Inn in Missoula May 13. A team effort of more than 10 PTC members guaranteed organization of the event. The venue had to change from...

 

2017 Recreational Trails Program Grants Awarded

HELENA - Montana State Parks announced that 54 trail organizations, communities and various land-managing agencies throughout Montana will receive federal Recreational Trails Program (RTP) federal grant awards for their projects in 2017. This include...

 

Local Talent to Grace the Stage, May 12

SEELEY LAKE - Alpine Artisans’ second Alpine Review hits the stage Friday, May 12 at 7 p.m. with a full program of music, poetry, art, scholarship awards and laughs. The doors at Seeley Lake Community Hall open at 6:30 p.m. to enable ticket buyers...

 
 By Rachel Feigley    Opinion    May 11, 2017

Seeley Lake Ranger District Update

SEELEY LAKE - Happy spring! Thanks to the Pathfinder for allowing me this opportunity to provide an update on what’s happening on the Seeley Lake Ranger District. I want to provide what I hope is valuable information as you plan your summer...

 
 By Colleen Kesterson    News    May 11, 2017

"Bud's Place" Has Good Showing

SWAN VALLEY - Nearly 80 people attended the showing of the movie "Bud's Place" May 5 at the Swan Valley Community Hall. The 60-minute film, sponsored by Alpine Artisans, Swan Valley Connections and...

 

Mushroom Harvesting Permits Available

MISSOULA – Permits for mushroom harvesting will be available at all ranger district offices of the Lolo National Forest starting April 17. Commercial permits are being sold only at the Plains-Thompson Falls Ranger District and will be for use only...

 

Sedges Have Edges

If you take a walk through the woods right now and look close to the ground you'll see tiny, chaotic puffs of creamy yellow at or near the top of what looks like blades of bunchgrass. But they aren't...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    May 11, 2017

Trends and Solutions for Beetles, Budworm and Other Tree Killers

SEELEY LAKE – With the onset of summer come bugs and other diseases that have been continually affecting trees in area forests for decades. Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) Forest Pathologist Katie McKeever shared...

 

Streamflow Forecasts above Average for Spring

BOZEMAN - After low flows in some of Montana’s rivers last summer caused issues for irrigators, anglers and recreationists, the spring and summer runoff this year looks to yield above average streamflows, according to snowpack data released by the...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    May 11, 2017

Mincey Brings Expertise to SLE

SEELEY LAKE - Heather Mincey is the new District Clerk/Business Manager for Seeley Lake Elementary (SLE). She brings 18 years of experience working in finance and accounting at the University of...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    May 11, 2017

Leos Join Lions for Highway Cleanup

SEELEY LAKE – It's that time of year where local groups and organizations clean the ditches of Highway 83 to help beautify the valley. The Seeley Lake Lions Club is no exception. This year, they...

 

Talented Musicians Present Music Galore

SEELEY LAKE - On May 4, guitar and banjo players, vocalists, pianists and an accordion player joined the Seeley-Swan Mountain Bells in presenting an evening of Music Galore. This is the fifth year...

 

Montana State Parks Seeks Public Comment on Biennial Fee Rule

HELENA – Montana State Parks announced that it is seeking public comment on the 2017 Biennial Fee Rule, an assemblage of user fees and associated rules for the Montana State Park system. Public comments will be accepted through Wednesday, May 31...

 
 By Erik Iverson    Opinion    May 11, 2017

Overcoming

Richard Hext was born into an impoverished family with crippled hands and feet. After four years and 10 surgeries, he was eventually able to stand upright but unfortunately was never able to use his hands. However, a nurse had taught him to use his...

 

Charlotte Ann (Bridgewater) West 1940-2017

SEELEY LAKE - Charlotte Ann (Bridgewater) West, 76 of Seeley Lake, passed away Friday, April 28, 2017 at St. Patrick Hospital of heart failure. Charlotte was born Aug. 22, 1940 in Livingston, Mont. to... Full story

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    May 11, 2017

Records Fall at KLH Invitational

FRENCHTOWN - The Seeley-Swan Blackhawks ran, jumped and threw to new levels setting personal records (PR) and in the process, breaking two school records at the Kim L. Haines Memorial track meet May...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    May 11, 2017

Blackhawks Take Second at Loyola Invite

MISSOULA - Golfers from nearly a dozen schools took to the fairways of the Ranch Club Golf Course and Canyon River Golf Course for the Loyola Invitational May 1 and 2. The Seeley-Swan Blackhawks came...

 

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