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Jette went from '58 Ford to patrol car

SWAN VALLEY – In 1957 Dennis Jette was working road construction, helping to build the Condon section of Highway 83. By the following year he was making enough money to get a new 1958 Ford Convertib...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    February 24, 2022

Spreading seeds of friendship and kindness

SWAN VALLEY - Attendees at the Missoula Children's Theatre production of "Johnny Appleseed" Feb. 18 got to see first hand the fruitful career of Johnny Appleseed. Swan Valley students sang and danced...

 

Heritage Keeper nominations sought

The Montana Historical Society is seeking nominations for people and organizations with exemplary commitment to identifying and preserving local historical and cultural heritage. Nomination deadline is April 1. Up to three people or organizations...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    February 24, 2022

Common values shared at "Tell Your Story"

SEELEY LAKE – More than 25 people gathered for the second "Tell us your story – Why did you come here and why do you stay?" Wednesday, Feb. 16. Six community members shared their stories and...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    February 24, 2022

Kurt's Polaris named MSA 2021 Dealer of the Year

SEELEY LAKE – The Montana Snowmobile Association recognized Kurt's Polaris 2021 Snowmobile Dealer of the Year at the MSA Awards Dinner and Banquet Feb. 5. This is the second time Kurt's Polaris has...

 

Lady Blackhawks take District 13C by storm

FRENCHTOWN - The Lady Blackhawks blew through the District 13C tournament, taking home the top trophy and maintained their undefeated season. They got a bye in the first round and then took down...

 

Gratitude for emergency response

SEELEY LAKE – I took a tumble around 5-6K into the OSCR ski marathon at the end of January. I broke my hip and am very grateful to Tim Hoag and his Search and Rescue crew that day (Joe Miller, Dan Johnson and John Baker) for pulling me out of...

 

Farrar responds to Marshall's letter

In my guest column printed in the Jan. 27 and Feb. 3 issues of the Pathfinder, I only addressed the issue about whether the vaccine can prevent transmission – it cannot. My letter said nothing about the efficacy (reducing symptoms) and safety (as y...

 

Clarification to COVID-18 statistics

I would like to add a clarification to Mike Marshall’s letter regarding COVID-19 statistics from the Feb. 17 issue. Regardless of where Mike got his information, it was lacking and misleading. This so called vaccine is not your annual flu vaccine y...

 

Thankful for all the support

SEELEY LAKE - Michael and I have lived here in Seeley for several years now. Like everyone we have had good years and not so good years but none as challenging as 2021. The events of this last year have caused us to be even more thankful to be...

 

Housing assistance, proposed Forest Service projects, Highway 83 construction top discussion

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Community Council hosted presentations at its Feb. 14 meeting on a wide range of topics including landlord and rental assistance, upcoming United States Forest Service proposed projects and reconstructing Highway 83...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    February 24, 2022

Board approves lease with Community Center, bid for paving parking area

POTOMAC – At their Feb. 14 meeting, the Potomac School Board approved their lease with the Potomac Greenough Community Center (PGCC) and the bid with Shadow Asphalt to pave the parking areas behind and in front of the school to meet ADA...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    February 24, 2022

"The Play" highlights talents on and off the stage

SEELEY LAKE – "This is the very first of Oskar Murphy productions," Playwright and Seeley-Swan High School Senior Oskar Murphy said about "The Play." It will be performed Thursday, March 3 at 6:45...

 

MCPS Superintendent Watson resigns effective June 30

MISSOULA - Missoula County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Rob Watson announced Feb. 18, that he is leaving his position with MCPS effective June 30. “It is with mixed emotions that I share this decision with you today,” Dr. Watson told Distric...

 

Patricia "Patti" Ann Herbert Sept. 28, 1957 – Feb. 9, 2022

SEELEY LAKE - Patricia "Patti" Ann Herbert was born on Sept. 28, 1957 to Jim and Donna Hadley in Baker, Montana. Patti moved to Seeley Lake in the mid 1970's and worked at Barney's where she met her...

 

Masks

To wear a mask or not to wear a mask, that is the question. Based on the title and the question you might think that I am going to write about the issue we have been dealing with since Spring of...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    February 24, 2022

CU at the new Youth Hub

SEELEY LAKE – "I have a desire to create the opportunity for the kids to go 'What do I believe?'" said Bryce Smith, youth leader for Christ Unrivaled. "If this is it, then where does that take me?"...

 

What do you to know about Carbon Monoxide alarms?

Carbon Monoxide alarms are not smoke detectors! Carbon Monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless and tasteless gas. It is the biproduct of incomplete combustion and it may be found in smoke. CO is in the air that we breath, this means that our bodies...

 

Vehicle reservations for Glacier National Park available March 2

WEST GLACIER - Glacier National Park announced that vehicle reservations, formerly known as “tickets,” required to access Going-to-the-Sun Road (GTSR) and the North Fork area via the Polebridge Entrance Station from May 27 – Sept. 11 will...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    February 24, 2022

Levy updates, ambulance rates and hiring top discussion

SEELEY LAKE – At their Feb. 15 meeting, Seeley Lake Fire Chief Dave Lane gave the Fire Board an update regarding the levy that was discussed last summer, proposed nearly doubling the ambulance rates to help offer a better salary for a full-time...

 
 By Jean Pocha    News    February 24, 2022

Fully embracing teaching the Ovando way

OVANDO - Nathan Graves came to Montana for its beauty and its education. He began his teaching career in the fall of 2021 with the fourth - eighth grade classroom in Ovando School. As an avid learner...

 

Board puts out Request for Qualifications

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Sewer District Board moved forward with advertising a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) and discussed water testing and an increase in eDNA testing at its Feb. 17 meeting. At last month’s meeting the Board discussed...

 

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...

 

Blackhawks take third at District 13C Tournament

FRENCHTOWN - The Blackhawks put up a great fight at the 13C District Tournament but in the end fell just one basket short of extending their season to the divisional tournament. The Blackhawks...

 

Community Briefs

Snowshoe Hike, Feb. 27 SEELEY LAKE – Join Clearwater Resource Council and USFS Wildlife Biologist Scott Tomson on a two- to three-mile snowshoe Feb. 27 from 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. Participants will learn about winter ecology and identify tracks along...

 

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