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 By Andi Bourne    News    August 16, 2018 

Fire danger extreme, restrictions enacted

Fire danger has been increased to EXTREME across most of northwest Montana and many areas went into Stage I or Stage II Restrictions. It is the public’s responsibility to “Know before you go” by visiting www.firerestrictions.us/mt for the most...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    August 16, 2018 

Missing Greenough man found, cited

GREENOUGH – Tuesday, Aug. 7 a 20-year-old Greenough man was found after missing since Sunday. Except being hungry and tired, he was not injured. He was cited for driving behind a locked gate with his motorcycle and driving with a suspended drivers...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    August 16, 2018 

YFC Challenge Duathlon/Triathlon - A race for everyone

SEELEY LAKE – While some racers' goal were to win or better their previous time, Rachel Homen's goal was to finish. After starting her training in January and finally getting medical clearance to...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    August 9, 2018

Local photographer exhibits at Fine Art Show

MISSOULA – The MADE Fair Marketplace, a fine art show Aug. 7 – 12, is new to the Western Montana Fair this year. Seeley Lake photographer Juan de Santa Anna is one of the artists and will feature...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    August 9, 2018

Local 4-Hers to showcase projects at the Western Montana Country Fair

MISSOULA – The 4-H and Future Farmers of America livestock and exhibit buildings are open to the public Aug. 7 – 11 during the Western Montana County Fair. The Country Fair is an opportunity for 4-H members to show off their projects and hard wor...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    August 9, 2018

New teachers hired for SLE primary grades

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Elementary School Board hired Robin Gaither as the new kindergarten teacher and Rachael Bemis as the new second grade teacher to teach the split class for the 2018-2019 school year at a special meeting Aug. 2. Last...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    August 2, 2018

Goals met at 28th annual American Legion Championships

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. – Hellgate Civilian Shooters Ibby Lorentz from Seeley Lake and Jonna Warnken from Superior, Mont. both returned to the American Legion Championships for a second time July...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    August 2, 2018

Proposal to make flying drones over active wildfires a felony

On Aug. 2, 2017, aerial operations on the Rice Ridge fire near Seeley Lake were shut down due to a drone incursion. Several scooper planes, a couple of helicopters, retardant planes, air attack and...

 
 By Andi Bourne    Opinion    August 2, 2018

Sackett is the real deal

After reading the article on Seeley Lake veteran James Sackett in the July 26 issue of the Pathfinder, some readers found it hard to believe he had earned seven Purple Hearts, two Silver Stars and one Bronze Star along with several other badges and...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    August 2, 2018

Wildfire activity picking up in the area - Public asked to be diligent

SEELEY LAKE – With the smoke haze growing from large fires outside of the area, fire managers asks the community and visitors to continue to be diligent with fire. Fire danger remains Very High and outdoor burning is closed for the season. There...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    August 2, 2018

Shooters leave it all on the range at the National Championships

CAMP PERRY, OHIO – The Hellgate Civilian Shooters competed in National 3P Air Rifle Championships in Camp Perry, Ohio June 25-26. While they were not able to top their third place from last year, Head Coach Trace Weisenburger was pleased with the...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    July 26, 2018

Seeley Lake Juveniles Cited for SSHS Trespassing and Vandalism

SEELEY LAKE – The individuals that were involved in trespassing and damaging the tracked snowmobile at Seeley-Swan High School have been cited. Five Seeley Lake juveniles, ages 15-17, were cited...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    July 26, 2018

Request Denied to Utilize Evergreen Drive as Haul Route

DEER LODGE – At their public hearing July 12, the Powell County Planning Board denied Deer Creek Excavating, LLC’s request to revise Condition #3 in the Conditional Use Permit to allow the use of Evergreen Drive as a haul route for Double Arrow...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    July 26, 2018

SAFER Grant and Interim Maintenance Position Discussed

SEELEY LAKE – The Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant and hiring of interim maintenance position were the main topics of discussion at the Seeley Lake Fire Board meeting July 17. Chief Dave Lane informed the board that...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    July 19, 2018

Flying by the Seat of His Pants

bWOODWORTH – "Clear prop," said Rob Henrekin as he pulled his Kawasaki 440 engine to life on his powered parachute. The morning was cool July 12 as the sun rose above the mountains. Henrekin put on...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    July 19, 2018

Tire Fire at the Gun Range Extinguished without Incident

SEELEY LAKE – Seeley Lake Volunteer firefighters responded to the Wilderness Sportsman’s Gun Range on Cottonwood Lakes Road July 12 around 12:15 p.m. for a tire fire. The fire was confined to the tires in the pistol range and one engine was able...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    July 19, 2018

Starting the Conversation – Offering a Glimmer of Hope

SEELEY LAKE - When Seppa Francis was six years old, her father suffered a traumatic brain injury from a motorcycle accident. Francis and her younger brother blamed themselves for years and Francis's...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    July 12, 2018

Grizzly Bear Captured South of Condon, Euthanized

SWAN VALLEY - Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks captured a male grizzly bear south of Condon and euthanized it because it was food conditioned and had a history of approaching residences. FWP...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    July 12, 2018

1929 GMC Fire Engine Remains Local Treasure

SEELEY LAKE – "How many people can say they still own their first vehicle?" asked Seeley Lake resident and car enthusiast Bob Stine. "Well the Seeley Lake Fire Department still owns its first fire...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    July 12, 2018

Annual Pancake Breakfast Huge Success

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Volunteer Firefighter Foundation hosted their annual pancake, sausage and egg breakfast July 4th. They served 675 people. There were many raffle items donated by local...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    July 12, 2018

Information Sought on Seeley-Swan High School Vandalism

SEELEY LAKE – Over the weekend more than $2,600 worth of damages was reported to Seeley-Swan High School property. Law enforcement officials are seeking additional information regarding who was involved in the destruction of a snow blower that was...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    July 12, 2018

Seeley Lake Fourth of July Celebration

SEELEY LAKE - Seeley Lake was abuzz with activity on the Fourth of July. Activities included the Fire Foundation's pancake breakfast, Mission Bible Fellowship barbecue, the duck race and the Seeley...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    July 12, 2018

Mission Bible Fellowship Barbecue - Good Food, Good Fun

SEELEY LAKE - Mission Bible Fellowship hosted their seventh annual free barbecue lunch before the parade in Seeley Lake. It was a great success with no one leaving hungry and children decorated with...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    July 12, 2018

Ducks Race Clearwater in Nearly Record Time

SEELEY LAKE - Spectators gathered at the Wagon Wheel Bridge across the Clearwater River the afternoon July Fourth to see whose rubber duck was the fastest. Due to the high water, the first ducks crossed the finish line in less than 10 minutes, half...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    July 12, 2018

Commercial Morel Harvest Season Ends on Rice Ridge Fire

SEELEY LAKE – Commercial morel harvest season ended on the Rice Ridge Fire July 7. Seeley Lake District Ranger Rachel Feigley said the season went well with significantly more personal and incidental pickers than commercial pickers in the area....

 

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