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Articles from the September 15, 2016 edition

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Sewer in Voters' Hands

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Sewer Board put the fate of the proposed sewer into the hands of the voters at a special board meeting Sept. 7. The board also changed the phases to subdistricts and discussed how to get information to the voters. The...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    September 15, 2016

Safety and Wilderness Creep Main Issues Identified by Community

SWAN VALLEY – More than 100 concerned citizens attended the Swan Valley Community Council (SVCC) special meeting Sept. 14 to discuss and gather more information on the Flathead National Forest (FNF) Draft Forest Plan. US Forest Service...

 

Let No One Forget 9-11

For the past eight years, members of the Seeley Lake Volunteer Fire Company have stood in remembrance Sept. 11 holding flags for 102 minutes in front of the Seeley Lake Post Office. This is the...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    September 15, 2016

Twelve Years of Swan Restoration

OVANDO - The Blackfoot Trumpeter Swan Restoration Program marked its 12th year of releasing swans in the Blackfoot Valley Sept. 8. Eight trumpeter swan cygnets were released at Jones Lake near Ovando...

 

Rebuttal to the Swan Valley Emergency Service's Concerns on the Flathead National Forest Draft Forest Plan

SWAN VALLEY - I would like to offer a response to the Pathfinder’s Sept. 1, 2016 article “Swan Valley Emergency Services Expresses Concerns with Forest Plan Draft.” In 1989 I lost my home to fire and am grateful for the response by the Swan...

 

Marx - A Vote for Strong Economy and Preservation of Outdoor Heritage

Addrien Marx who is seeking the position of State Representative for District 92 deserves the enthusiastic support of the citizens in this district. I am one of those in enthusiastic supporters. Addrien’s experience as a longtime Seeley Lake small...

 

Changes and Psychological Complexes

In the previous article, a willingness and a resistance to change were introduced in a general way. In this article, I want to be more specific. So, let's look at changes with respect to complexes....

 

Fire Danger Moderate in Missoula County

MISSOULA – Wildland fire officials with the Missoula County Fire Protection Association (MCFPA) have reported widespread rain and cooler temperatures within their jurisdictions. Longer, cooler nights will prolong the rain’s effect on the fuels...

 

Council To Hold Candidates Forum

SEELEY LAKE - Candidates for the November election will present themselves at two Candidates Forums, hosted by the Seeley Lake Community Council. The first one will be held next Monday, Sept. 19, at 5:30 p.m. at the Community Hall. Invitations have...

 

Seeley Lake Ranger District to Host Public Lands Day Event

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Ranger District will host a free half-day (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.) National Public Lands Day event Saturday, Sept. 24 at Monture Guard Station. The event will include a tour of the historic Guard Station, demonstrations on...

 

Treating Weeds with Herbicides under Drought Conditions

Weed management is highly impacted by high temperatures combined with low and variable precipitation. Hot weather and drought affect the germination, growth, hardiness and competitive ability of both desirable plants and weeds. Many weeds, once...

 

BPSW Artist-in-Residence Program Begins

LINCOLN - Blackfoot Pathways: Sculpture in the Wild (BPSW) launched the 2016 Artist-in-Residence program on Monday, Sept.12. BPSW will host British environmental artist Chris Drury and University of Montana Graduate Emerging Artist Tyler Nansen...

 

Graetzes Speak on Crown of Continent

SEELEY LAKE – The topic of the Sept. 8 Pure Montana Tales held at SLE Outside was the Crown of the Continent (CC). The featured speakers were Rick and Susie Graetz. Their credentials include more...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    September 15, 2016

SSHS Starts Challenge Success Program and Welcomes Altacare

SEELEY LAKE - Seeley-Swan High School (SSHS) students returned to school Aug. 29. Along with the renovations to the building, SSHS is participating in the Challenge Success program offered by Stanford University and will be offering Altacare mental...

 

The Power of Words

Words have power. Words are a primary method of communication. They can change the destiny of nations, causing war or peace. When spoken, they can stick in our memories for our entire lives, and even beyond as we pass them on to others. When written...

 

Square Dance Coming to Ovando

OVANDO - The Ovando Community Education Endowment (OCEE) group will be hosting an old-time community square and folk dance Friday, Sept. 23 at the Ovando School. The purpose of the dance is to raise funds for the endowment and to provide a fun...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    September 15, 2016

Swan Valley Librarian Retires after More Than 30 Years

SWAN VALLEY - Fern Kauffman is starting a new chapter after working for the Swan Valley Library for more than 30 years. Kauffman has seen many changes in her tenure. Her biggest joy has been her love...

 

Fly Lake, Rattlesnake Wilderness - Trail No. 336

Length: Approximately 4.5 miles one way Elevation: 6,374 feet at Fly Lake Usage: No stock, no bikes or motorized vehicles. Trail not completely cleared. Services: Parking at trailhead one hour from...

 

Red Cross Urges Everyone to Get Ready for Emergencies

GREAT FALLS — It’s National Preparedness Month, a time when the American Red Cross of Montana encourages people across our state to create a fire escape plan so that everyone knows what to do if a fire happens in their home. “Large-scale disast...

 

Lady Blackhawks Battle Mountain Cats and Eagles

The Seeley-Swan Lady Blackhawks took on the Mountain Cats of the Clark Fork Co-op and the Valley Christian Eagles last week. The Ladies split the week giving them a 1-1 in conference and 1-2 overall...

 

Blackhawks Tangle with Mountain Cats

The Seeley-Swan Blackhawks headed to Superior to take on the Clark Fork Co-op's Mountain Cats Sept. 9. After allowing the Mountain Cats a pair of unanswered touchdowns in the opening quarter, the Blac...

 

SSHS Cross Country Runners Post New PRs

KALISPELL – The Seeley-Swan High School Cross Country teams got their first chance to run on the State Cross Country course, Sept. 9 at the Flathead Invitational Meet at Rebecca Farm in Kalispell,...

 

Community Briefs

Recycling & Hazardous Waste Disposal Available Sept. 16 & Sept. 17 MISSOULA - An opportunity for residents to bring household toxics such as pesticide, oil, antifreeze, oil-based paint, thinners, fuel, mercury etc for safe disposal. Most items are...

 

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