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Betting on biochar in Bonner

On a 159-acre working forestland east of Bonner, Dave Atkins' personal and professional interests overlap. There, in a stand of dry conifer forest populated with ponderosa pine, Douglas fir and the...

Structure fire destroys trailer

Just after 11 p.m. Monday, Oct. 18, a mobile home on Tamarack Drive was destroyed by fire. Neighbors worked to keep the flames from spreading to adjacent property until volunteer...

Law enforcement seeking help regarding the Plant Creek Fire

MISSOULA - The cause of the Plant Creek Fire, which was reported on Monday, October 18, is under investigation. Forest Service Law Enforcement is asking for the public's help in identifying the...

Council to ask FWP to reopen Clearwater Junction RV Dump

SEELEY LAKE – At their Monday, Oct. 11 meeting, the Seeley Lake Community Council voted to send a letter to Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks asking them to fix the RV Dump Station at Clearwater Junction by next spring. They also discussed the...

2021 Seeley-Swan High School Homecoming

SEELEY LAKE - Seeley-Swan High School celebrated homecoming last weekend. The students worked Friday morning creating their class floats for the parade Saturday. Fans enjoyed a barbecue put on by the...

20/35 Year Look Back

In celebration of 35 years of the Seeley Swan Pathfinder, each week we will run parts of articles that appeared in the issue 35 years ago and 20 years ago. The entire issue will be uploaded to our...

"Tell us your story" fosters community

SEELEY LAKE – Conversation was lively following the "Tell Us Your Story" event Oct. 14. New connections had been made simply by listening to each share about their life and experiences - "I didn't...

Paving project discussed, eighth grade trip approved

POTOMAC – At their Oct. 11 meeting, the Potomac School Board continued discussion on paving handicap parking spaces and ADA playground equipment in response to the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) complaint. They also approved the eighth grade...

Clarification on SOS Road land ownership

Regarding article Alpine Trails Phases 3 and 4 in the Sept. 16, 2021 Pathfinder, clarification is needed. The statement made by Kevin Wetherell to the Missoula County Commissioners was false. Prior to the Lowes purchasing property on SOS Road, the...

A Historical Journey through Bob Marshall Country

It had been a long day on the trail in 1996 as I slowly worked my way toward the top of the ridge clearing downfall from the trail. When I reached the top of the ridge, the land opened up and the views were especially beautiful as the late evening...

Quotes to help live by and come closer to Jesus Christ

"Pure Truth, Pure Doctrine, and Pure Revelation" - President Russell M. Nelson. The pure doctrine of Christ is powerful. It changes the life of everyone who understands it and seeks to implement it...

Speak up about new wolf laws

After reading how the wolves are going to be maintained now, I was sick at heart. Gray wolves are already in danger due to humans. Hopefully they will be listed before they are all killed off. Now we hear from the governor and legislature, who I...

Hoof bundles

Editor’s Note: This is continued from last week’s Part 1... I found myself at the center tree now, in Nolan Yellow Kidney’s Sun Dance lodge. I was there wondering why they’d asked me, the newcomer white guy, to help tie up the prayer cloths...

Ronald Lynn Burnett Jan. 11, 1947 - Oct. 8, 2021

Ronald Lynn Burnett passed to eternal life on Oct. 8, 2021 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Ron died suddenly and unexpectedly while his wife and he were visiting their granddaughter at Chaminade University. He...

Jim Cearley July 6, 1941 - Oct. 10, 2021

SEELEY LAKE - Jim Cearley, a young 80, passed away unexpectedly Oct. 10. He was born to James and Hazel Cearley in Morton, Washington on July 6, 1941. After the passing of his father, Hazel married...

Steven L. Hurlburt Dec. 19, 1953 - Sept. 30, 2021

CONDON - Steven L. Hurlburt, 67, of Condon passed away at his residence on Sept. 30 following a brief illness. Steve is survived by: his brothers Robert Coverdell and his wife Janey of Nevada, Scott...

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