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Articles from the March 19, 2020 edition

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 By Andi Bourne    News    March 19, 2020

Local, county and state responses to COVID-19

Below is local, county and statewide information provided as of Monday, March 16 at 7 p.m. Information changes daily, sometimes hourly. Please call ahead or contact the organization directly with ques... Full story

 By Andi Bourne    News    March 19, 2020

Proposed day use fees postponed in amended proposal

SEELEY LAKE - The Lolo National Forest is amending the Recreation Fee proposal from last summer by postponing the proposed day use fees at the Seeley Creek Winter Sports site, Pattee Canyon Nordic...

 By Andi Bourne    News    March 19, 2020

Gibbs SLE's next superintendent

SEELEY LAKE – Josh Gibbs accepted a two-year contract to become Seeley Lake Elementary's superintendent. Seeley Lake Elementary School Board voted unanimously to offer the position to him at their M...

 By Andi Bourne    News    March 19, 2020

Celebrating St. Patrick's Day

SEELEY LAKE – "The food was really good," said an attendee dressed in green as they left the Seeley Lake Senior Center's annual St. Patrick's Day dinner March 15. While attendance was down this...


Applaud defense of the president

Thank you Roxie Sterling for your heartfelt and eloquent letter in last week’s Pathfinder. I applaud your defense of our president because he is our president. Imagine how much more could be accomplished were he not daily bombarded by unnecessary...

 By Troy Spence    Opinion    March 19, 2020

Morris and Gilpin have my vote for Sewer Board

In reference to Don Larson’s letter about selecting the next two new Sewer Board members and to do your homework. Well, I did some investigating for the citizens of the town and here are my findings: 1. Tom Morris is a past sewer board member who p...


Thoughts on Sewer Board and cost

I want to better articulate what I was trying to express at the Community Meeting last week. I am a candidate for a position on the sewer board. I had never considered running or becoming a part of the process but I was asked to run. So reluctantly,...


Power from internal to external

Power is often experienced in relation to other people, as when a person expresses power over someone else. However, power is also closely associated with control. An example occurs when one spouse...

 By Andi Bourne    News    March 19, 2020

Community invited to virtual preparedness conversation, March 26

SEELEY LAKE – The public is invited to engage in a live-streamed Conversation on Preparedness Thursday, March 26 from 5:30 - 8 p.m. Tune in to a panel discussion via the Seeley Swan Pathfinder Facebook page and submit questions through the Facebook...

 By Ken Paulson    Opinion    March 19, 2020

Fighting a virus with truth and transparency

As the scope and threat of the coronavirus pandemic becomes clear, people all over the world hunger for two things: an effective vaccine and truthful information about the disease. The former may be more than a year away, but the latter is critical...


The bears are awake - contain attractants

The bears are awake! The Be Bear Aware Campaign has been notified by wildlife officials in Montana, Washington and Idaho that bears are coming out of hibernation. As bears awaken they may be irritable, making it imperative that those recreating...


Partnership with local Trout Unlimited chapter "amps up" restoration program

How many of you have enjoyed a concert on the banks of the Blackfoot River at the Kettlehouse Amphitheater? Did you know that every time you buy a ticket, a portion of those funds go directly to our...


Muddy spring road conditions increases damage

KALISPELL - Snow and ice melt are creating muddy conditions on many National Forest roads. People planning on driving in the forest should use caution and plan on turning around if they find soft roads. Motorists may encounter roads that the forest...

 By Andi Bourne    News    March 19, 2020

Local stores address supply shortages

SEELEY LAKE & SWAN VALLEY – Photos of empty store shelves are flooding social media. Most recently our local stores have been cleaned out of certain products. Both the Mission Mountain...

 By Andi Bourne    News    March 19, 2020

COVID-19 response and test scores top discussion, general levy approved for May election

SEELEY LAKE – At their March 11 meeting, the Seeley Lake Elementary school board discussed COVID-19 preparations, the 2018-2019 test scores and unanimously approved running a general fund levy. The General levy will appear on the May 5 mail-in...

 By Andi Bourne    News    March 19, 2020

Time to volunteer?

SEELEY LAKE – "Giving back to my community has always been important to me," said Jaycee McGraves, Seeley Lake Fire Department volunteer Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) since January 2019. "The...

 By Andi Bourne    News    March 19, 2020

Sharing a better lifestyle

GREENOUGH – Fairytale Farms in Greenough has taken a huge step towards their dream of improving the food security of the local communities with access to healthy, organic produce and offering...


Community Briefs

Missoula County seeking nominations for Land Stewardship Award  Missoula County Community and Planning Services is now accepting nominations for the annual Land Stewardship Award. The award recognizes landowners and residents who take stewardship...

 By Sigrid Olson    News    March 19, 2020

Potomac Pioneers end season with a win

POTOMAC - With a team of 10, the Potomac girls basketball team came through the season with three regular season wins and one tournament game win. The coaches felt the season went well and agreed that...

 By Nathan Bourne    News    March 19, 2020

Lady Blackhawks fall at State

MISSOULA – The Lady Blackhawks bowed out of the State C Basketball Tournament after falling to Melstone in their opening game March 12 and Scobey the next day. Both the Lady Blackhawks and Melstone...

 By Andi Bourne    News    March 19, 2020

Seeley Lake Senior Center cancels activites, take out and Meals on Wheels still available

SEELEY LAKE - In a meeting with the Seeley Lake Senior Center (Sela Senci) board of directors and Rob Edwards, Missoula Aging Services Community Services Director, the group laid out a plan to... Full story


Closures and alterations to area services, Thursday morning, March 19

CLOSURES & CANCELLATIONS • The Seeley Lake Senior Center has cancelled congregate meals and all social activities until further notice. Meals are still available for pick-up and Meals on Wheels is operating normally. To order a meal call 677-2008... Full story


Governor Bullock issues statewide closure for dine-in restaurants, bars and other social activities

MONTANA – To curtail the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in Montana, Governor Steve Bullock today announced measures to close dine-in food service and alcoholic beverage businesses and other activities that pose enhanced health risks, effective at... Full story


Update for Saturday, March 21

• Living Water Catholic Church is not having services until further notice through the diocese. • Condon Community Church cancelled all of their Services for the next two weeks. That includes Sunday School, Worship Services, & Choir Practices... Full story


Ovando and Helmville response regarding COVID-19

OVANDO - While to many in Ovando, social isolation so it is "just another day in the Valley," the normal has changed in response to COVID-19. Organizations and businesses within the community are... Full story


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