Articles from the February 27, 2020 edition

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  • Strategic planning process begins

    Nathan Bourne, Pathfinder|Feb 27, 2020

    SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Elementary School Board hosted a community cross-over event Feb. 22 to gather information that will be used to create a strategic plan for the school. Dr. Daniel Farr led the cross-over event and is working for the Board to help develop a strategic plan. Farr explained some of the issues public schools are facing nationwide. In the last century approximately 100 things have been added to the list schools are asked to teach students with dozens of those coming in t...

  • Lady Blackhawks and Blackhawks advance to Western C Divisional

    Nathan Bourne, Pathfinder|Feb 27, 2020

    FRENCHTOWN – The Lady Blackhawks stomped the Valley Christian Eagles and defeated the Clark Fork Mountain Cats Friday, Feb. 21 for the District 13-C Championship and a trip to the Western C Divisional. The Boys also advanced but they took a little longer route. They defeated Victor but then fell to Darby in the Championship game Feb. 21. The Blackhawks then defeated Clark Fork in a challenge game Monday night to earn their spot at the Western C. The Lady Blackhawks faced the Eagles in the s...

  • Hall wins Class AA wrestling state championship

    Andi Bourne, Pathfinder|Feb 27, 2020

    BILLINGS, MONT. – Potomac's Bridger Hall was among the leaders from Missoula Big Sky High School on the Class AA championship mats. Hall won the 170 pound title at the all-class state wrestling tournaments in Billings on Saturday, Feb. 15. His teammates Hunter Meinzen won the 152 pound class and Dougie Hall finished runner-up in the 160 pound class. Hall, now a senior, started wrestling in third grade. Without a family connection to the sport, his friends were the ones wrestling that got him i...

  • Commission considers county-wide gas tax, public hearing Feb. 27

    Missoula County Commissioners|Feb 27, 2020

    MISSOULA - Missoula County Commissioners are seeking public comment as they consider adopting a resolution to place a county-wide gas tax on the June 2 primary election ballot. The first public hearing on the issue will be at the commissioners’ public meeting at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27 in the Sophie Moiese Room at the Missoula County Courthouse. The board will take constituent comments until the public meeting at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 5 when they will vote on whether to adopt the resolution. If adopted, commissioners will sign the r...

  • Why can't the community know the truth?

    Lauraine Lowe, Seeley Lake, Mont.|Feb 27, 2020

    SEELEY LAKE - What is really going on at SLE? Why won’t the board answer the question we all want to know? What has our superintendent done that is so terrible? Why can’t the board tell us the truth, what happened to bring us to this meeting? And why must they hide behind an attorney before they can answer the question asked of them? After the school board meeting [Feb. 18] which was a joke, nothing was accomplished and the town is still in the dark as to why!!...

  • When will the work start?

    Lynn Carey, Seeley Lake, Mont.|Feb 27, 2020

    I thought I would comment on the news coming out of Washington, D.C. I see that our corruption-fighting president has pardoned seven white-collar criminals. He also commuted the sentences of four more white-collar criminals. I assume this must be part of his plan to drain the swamp! As long as we are talking about the hardest working president we have ever had, I remember him saying in 2016 that he was going to be too busy working to leave the White House with no time for golf. Well after 193 golf outings (most of them at his own properties) I...

  • Ol' men of the trail

    Dale Terrillion|Feb 27, 2020

    Many moons ago while cutt'n logs for Tom Hulett I ran into his brother John. He was one of those "men of the trail" I like to call'em. Get a load of this. John and an older cowboy once trailed 30 head of horses from Polson to Polouse, Washington by way of Wallace, Idaho. They sold the horses and then went on to Oregon. Com'n back he was alone and came home by way of the old Lolo trail from Idaho. Once back years ago I did a whole story on John for the Pathfinder. John had a way with honest dry...

  • SLE superintendent candidates to interview March 1

    Feb 27, 2020

    **Editor's Note: Following the print deadline for the Feb. 27 issue, two of the candidates Brian Rayburn and Danny L. Johnston accepted positions elsewhere. This is the most current interview schedule and bios provided by Seeley Lake Elementary Wednesday, Feb. 26. SEELEY LAKE - The Board of Trustees for the Seeley Lake Elementary School District is pleased to announce three finalists for the position of District Superintendent. The community is invited to a Meet and Greet in the Seeley Lake Elementary Library at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, March 1 and c...

  • John Fraley returns with tales of a woman in Glacier Park

    Michael Cropper, AAI Open Book Club|Feb 27, 2020

    SEELEY LAKE - John Fraley is no stranger to the Seeley-Swan Valley audience and so his new edition of "A Woman's Way West" will appeal greatly to all our readers. It tells the story of Doris Huffine, into whose family he eventually marries, who became an early pioneer in these local valleys and who left her exquisite mark on what is homeland to us. Fraley will be reading from his book at the Open Book Club on Saturday, Feb. 29 at 7 p.m. at the Grizzly Claw Trading Company. The event is free and...

  • Scott Kirby to highlight local communities

    Samatha Arroyo, 2VS Program Director|Feb 27, 2020

    SWAN VALLEY - Alpine Artisan's 2 Valleys Stage is bringing Scott Kirby to the Blackfoot and Swan Valleys to take us on an artistic journey through our local history and small-town American life. This adventure, combining visual, musical and narrative components, is sure to elicit hometown nostalgia as he reminds us of the enduring spirit born of Montana rural living. Scott will be performing at 3 p.m. March 8 in the Swan Valley Elementary School Gymnasium. Kirby's website proclaims, "As a...

  • License year begins March 1, other changes for 2020

    Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks|Feb 27, 2020

    As the current license year is winding down, hunters and anglers can look for a few immediate changes for the coming year. The new license year starts on March 1, which means that is the day you can begin to buy your 2020 hunting and fishing licenses and begin applying for permits and special licenses. The deadline to apply for deer and elk permits is April 1. Hunters should keep a couple of things in mind as they look to the application process for this year. First, this will be the first year that hunters will be able to apply for all their...

  • Close calls and near misses in Montana State Parks

    Ryan Sokoloski, Montana State Parks Manager|Feb 27, 2020

    Over this past Christmas holiday season, I was reminiscing with a group of four friends. The conversation took a normal course; inquiring about each other's families and the various home projects we were working on. We were all laughing, joking and sharing wisecracks at each other's expense. As the tide of conversation changed, one particular topic was enjoyed more than others. It was the topic of "funny things that happen at work." If you have ever had a friend who works in an Emergency Room,...

  • Traversing the landscape on his own power

    Andi Bourne, Pathfinder|Feb 27, 2020

    "I'm just a regular guy who skis a lot," said Ovando resident Tim Swanberg who skate skied the 100K, nearly 65 miles, trek from Lincoln to Seeley Lake in 14 hours Feb. 15. While the conditions were far from perfect, this was the first time everything aligned to attempt the distance in one shot since Swanberg had the idea more than five years ago. Swanberg's first experience with long distance was as a 16-year-old. He and his friend Mike Lemon, 15, hiked over Pyramid Pass in early June, into Big...

  • Clarence Riley Hensley Jr. 1920-2020

    Feb 27, 2020

    KALISPELL, MONT. - Clarence Riley Hensley Jr., formerly of Fairfield, Missoula and Seeley Lake, passed away Feb. 10 in Kalispell, Mont. The oldest of five children, Riley was born on March 22, 1920 to Clarence Riley Sr. and Florence (Holyoak) Hensley at Cascade, Mont. He graduated from Cascade High School and earned a bachelor's degree in Agriculture Education from Montana State College. Riley and Laro Eugenia Blevins were married on Christmas Eve, 1942 in Bozeman, Mont. They lived in St... Full story

  • Lent: Time of reflection repentance and renewal

    Kapp L. Johnson, Retired pastor living in Seeley Lake|Feb 27, 2020

    Have you been to New Orleans for Mardi Gras? I have not but I am, like most of us, certainly aware of the annual event. Mardi Gras Day is Feb. 25. This day is also called Fat Tuesday. Fat Tuesday is that last day of the Carnival season and it always falls the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent which, this year, is Feb. 26. You can learn more about this year's Mardi Gras 2020 at its official website People party hardy on Fat Tuesday because Ash Wednesday,...

  • SLE Special Education Director named Teacher of the Semester

    Andi Bourne, Pathfinder|Feb 27, 2020

    SEELEY LAKE – Special Education Director and Special Education Teacher Janina Bradley was recognized as the Seeley Lake Elementary Teacher of the Semester at the Seeley Lake Elementary School Board meeting Feb. 18. Superintendent Daniel Schrock chose Bradley for her hard work and dedication while serving more than 30 students all year. Schrock brought back the student of the week to the school this year. He also chose to recognize the teachers because, “It is simply the right thing to do in being appreciative of their efforts and the dir...

  • Seeley Lake Community Foundation awards 2020 grants

    Seeley Lake Community Foundation|Feb 27, 2020

    SEELEY LAKE - What do ospreys and the Maloney cabin have in common? What does a pianist and a mountain biker share? Where do you find both a memorial site and young mothers? What brings students focused on science and creative writing together? They’re all connected to Seeley Lake, of course! These are some of the many organizations making great things happen in our community: Wild Skies Raptor Center, Seeley Lake Historical Society, Alpine Artisans, Seeley Lake ROCKS, Veterans and Families of Seeley Lake, Sparrows Vine, Clearwater Resource C...

  • Revenue and lease agreement top board discussion

    Andi Bourne, Pathfinder|Feb 27, 2020

    SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Rural Fire District board of trustees discussed fire and EMS billing as well as the county lease at their monthly meeting Feb. 18. They also addressed comments from the public who is concerned about the lack of responders showing up on incidents. Seeley Lake Fire Chief Dave Lane reported to the board that since they changed their billing procedures and switched their billing company, they have received more than $4,000 and have more than $2,600 in progress that is expected to be paid for fire calls. “All of the...

  • 'Good numbers' to take on Snow Joke Half Marathon

    Patrick Reilly, Missoulian|Feb 27, 2020

    SEELEY LAKE - This coming Saturday, a hardy group of runners will attempt a 13.1-mile circuit of Seeley Lake in the 41st annual Snow Joke Half Marathon. Tony Banovich, executive director of Run Wild Missoula, has high hopes for this year’s iteration of the winter tradition. “This’ll probably be the biggest in the last four years with number of participants,” he predicted Thursday. “Right now we’ve got 730 registered. … If the weather holds nice, we’ll get a nice little surge of numbers. I’m expecting we’ll get 750 or more registered and that wo...

  • Potomac community gathers for pancakes and permits

    Sigrid Olson, Pathfinder|Feb 27, 2020

    POTOMAC - More than 150 people attended the annual Pancakes and Permits event Feb. 22 at the Potomac/Greenough Community Center (PGCC). For two hours the coffee and conversation flowed as Potomac and surrounding community members enjoyed each other over a hot breakfast of sausages, eggs and pancakes. The Potomac Valley 4H Club and the Greenough/Potomac Volunteer Fire Department (GPVFD) hosted the breakfast. The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation Clearwater Unit was there al...

  • Community Briefs

    Feb 27, 2020

    Al-Anon resumes in Seeley Lake SEELEY LAKE – Starting March 4, Al-Anon will meet every Wednesday starting at 7 p.m. at Mountain Lakes Presbyterian Church. This group is open to anyone in the community, including children, who would like to participate. Al-Anon is for anyone affected by someone dealing with addiction. The group will focus on the 12 steps of recovery. For more information contact Rev. Carrie Benton at 406-677-3575 or email Help your child get ready for kindergarten Community members are invited to a s...

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