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Articles from the July 21, 2016 edition

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 By Andi Bourne    News    July 21, 2016

Appreciation They Deserve

SWAN VALLEY – Quick Response Unit (QRU) volunteers and volunteer firefighters give of their time, energy and often sacrifice financially to serve the communities in which they work and live. They often do this with little or no recognition. Swan...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    July 21, 2016

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 yoga,...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    July 21, 2016

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...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    Opinion    July 21, 2016

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...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    July 21, 2016

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...

 
 By Kathy Davis    Opinion    July 21, 2016

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...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    July 21, 2016

Permit Allows for Alcohol Sales on School Grounds

SEELEY LAKE - A major concern expressed from community members about the Bob Marshall Music Festival was serving alcohol near Seeley Lake Elementary (SLE) school and its property. The area where the alcohol was served is legally owned by SLE but is d...

 
 By Hannah Ayers    Opinion    July 21, 2016

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...

 

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 p...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    July 21, 2016

Council Discusses Dogtown Snow Plowing, Traffic and Fairgrounds

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Community Council (SLCC) voted to send a letter requesting the Missoula County Commissioners expedite a solution to the issue of snow plowing in Dogtown. Also at the meeting, representatives from the county presented...

 

Comment Sought for Snowmobile Program Grant Applications

HELENA – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) announced that it is seeking public comment on recommended funding levels for 2016/2017 Montana Snowmobile Program grant applications. The recommended funding for the Seeley Lake Driftriders is...

 
 By Bruce Auchly    Opinion    July 21, 2016

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,...

 

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...

 

Planning Committee Edits Draft Plan

SWAN VALLEY - The Swan Valley Regional Planning Committee (SVRPC) met July 13 to consider public comments and Missoula lawyer Colleen Dowdall’s edits to the draft regional plan. The committee addressed and edited sections in the Natural Resources a...

 

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...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    July 21, 2016

Change Your Pace Offers Something for Everyone

SEELEY LAKE – The inaugural Change Your Pace Challenge 10 kilometer (K) and 5K races and 2K fun run attracted all ages and abilities Saturday, July 16. Racers, joggers and walkers had the...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    July 21, 2016

Lois' Salon in Potomac

Goal: Lois' Salon owner Lois Grant of Potomac hopes to have all her customers leave with a smile on their faces. Grant enjoys helping people look their best and seeing them leave happy with the resu...

 

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.... Full story

 

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... Full story

 

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 Festival....

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    July 21, 2016

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...

 

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 handl...

 

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