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Articles from the October 12, 2017 edition

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 By Andi Bourne    News    October 12, 2017

Cahoon Named Logger of the Year

SEELEY LAKE – Bull Creek Forestry's reputation of good forest stewardship, and respect for both the land and the people they work with is known in the area. Now Montana Wood Products Association...


Grant Cycle Opens for Montana Wildfire Relief Fund

MONTANA – The Montana Community Foundation, Inc. (MCF) announces the opening of the grant cycle for the Montana Wildfire Relief Fund, a charitable fund dedicated to supporting wildfire relief efforts following the unprecedented wildfire season in...

 By Sigrid Olson    News    October 12, 2017

Magnets Aren't Just for the Fridge

POTOMAC – Magnets are used in telephones, compasses and speakers. They can also prevent internal injuries in cattle. Some Potomac cattle producers give magnets to their cattle to prevent bovine...

 By Andi Bourne    News    October 12, 2017

First Friday Brings Locals Out

SEELEY LAKE – The First Friday inaugural event got people out and about Friday, Oct. 6. Organizers were pleased with how the first event went and look forward to First Fridays through the winter....


Claims of Nitrate/Chloride Pollution in Seeley Lake are Highly Exaggerated

SEELEY LAKE - Many of my friends and neighbors along Boy Scout Road and C Street are under the impression that the lake is severely polluted. They have all written letters regarding this theory. I took the time this summer to go to the Seeley Lake...


Thank You from the Seeley Lake Ranger District

The Seeley Lake Ranger District would like to thank everyone for your patience, dedication and hard work on the Rice Ridge and Liberty Fires. So many individuals contributed to the success of the firefighting efforts that it is impossible to... Full story


Sewer Board Veers from Mission When Setting Goals

SEELEY LAKE - The self-created mission for the sewer district clearly establishes why the board’s current proposal is so out-of-line. The statement introduces itself appropriately: “to assist the community in determining the need and cost for a... Full story

 By Don Larson    Opinion    October 12, 2017

Support Outside District Lines?

SEELEY LAKE - The Pathfinder has published 41 letters to the editor about the proposed sewer in the past four months...June through September.  Twenty-one have been for the project and 20 have been against it. All the 20 against the project were by... Full story



Denial is word commonly used in the therapeutic world because many people deny their surrounding reality and their emotions. It is important to ask: Why is denial so common and what does that really...


National Fire Protection Week Provides Safety Awareness "Every Second Counts: Plan Two Ways Out"

Knowing that today’s homes burn faster than ever, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) announced “Every Second Counts: Plan Two Ways Out” as the official theme for this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, Oct. 8-14. Experts say...


Tour the Arts Features Valley Artists

The 2017 Alpine Artisans' annual Tour of the Arts invites you to take a tour of local artists at work on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 14 and 15 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This popular self-guided tour has... Full story

 By Jenny Rohrer    News    October 12, 2017

Movie Night features "Charged: The Eduardo Garcia Story"

SEELEY LAKE - Movie night during the Tour of the Arts weekend features two free showings of "Charged: The Eduardo Garcia Story" (84 minutes, PG) Friday, Oct. 13 at the Lincoln Community Hall and...


MaKayla KayJean Shields

SEELEY LAKE - MaKayla KayJean Shields was born Aug. 23 to Seeley Lake parents Benjamin and Kristina Shields. She weighted six pounds, 10 ounces and was 19 inches long. MaKayla was welcomed by her... Full story

 By Andi Bourne    News    October 12, 2017

Fingers Fly - Feet Dance to French Creole

SEELEY LAKE – Dennis Stroughmatt and L'Esprit Creole engaged the audience with their fast fingers, traditional stories and introduction to the Illinois French language and culture at their concert...


Ellis Relates the Experience of a Lifetime

SWAN VALLEY – In the late 1950s, Swan Valley resident Steve Ellis developed an interest in missiles, especially in the Minuteman Missile program. That interest led him to a 24-year career in the...


From Light into Darkness

Francis Scott Key once said, “The patriot who feels himself in the service of God, who acknowledges Him in all his ways, has the promise of almighty direction, and will find His Word in his greatest darkness, ‘A lamp unto his feet, and a lamp...

 By Andi Bourne    News    October 12, 2017

New Executive Director Joins Swan Valley Connections

SWAN VALLEY – From an early fascination with John Wayne, Missouri native Rebecca Ramsey couldn't believe that people really lived that way. Now more than three decades later, Ramsey is quick to...

 By Andi Bourne    News    October 12, 2017

Minimizing the Impact – Repairing the Damage

SEELEY LAKE – Even though the flames and smoke subsided, Diane Hutton's Type 2 Northern Rockies Incident Management Team spent the majority of their time repairing firelines and suppression sites....

 By Andi Bourne    News    October 12, 2017

Despite Slow Start, Eagles Find Their Wings

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Elementary Eagles are playing well and having fun despite a shortened season due to the smoke. They have won their last two games and are looking forward to a rematch...

 By Nathan Bourne    News    October 12, 2017

Tough Week for Lady Blackhawks

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley-Swan Lady Blackhawks had a rough week as they came up short on the road and at home. They fell to Charlo, Darby and Clark Fork dragging their record down to 4-8 overall and...

 By Andi Bourne    News    October 12, 2017

Blackhawks Double Up

The Blackhawks had their first run at the state course Oct. 5 at the City 7 of 7 Invitational in Helena. Then Oct. 7 they joined four more teams in Corvallis for a short race. Dual athlete Logan...

 By Nathan Bourne    News    October 12, 2017

Blackhawks Battle Goliath

by Nathan Bourne Pathfinder PHILIPSBURG - The Blackhawks got in a couple good punches as they battled with Goliath, also known as the Flint Creek Titans, Oct. 6. Only unlike David in the Biblical battle, the Blackhawks suffered a different outcome. T...


Community Briefs

CORRECTION: Estate Planning Workshop on Thursday, Nov. 2 SEELEY LAKE - The Estate Planning for Everybody workshop at the Double Arrow Lodge is Wednesday, Nov. 1 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. or Thursday, Nov. 2 from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Call 728-7682 and... Full story



SEELEY LAKE - Linda Leigh Brown, 74, of Seeley Lake, passed away peacefully Oct. 8 at St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula Montana. She was born Nov. 14, 1942 in The Dalles, Ore. to Andrew Jackson Edmiston and Inez Helen Leigh. She married Mathew H.... Full story


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