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Articles from the May 14, 2020 edition

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 By Nathan Bourne    News    May 14, 2020

Local CEO denies racist social media post

SEELEY LAKE – Saturday afternoon, May 9 Clearwater Montana Properties CEO Kevin Wetherell found himself in the crosshairs of a social media storm when his name and image appeared on a post in the... Full story

 By Andi Bourne    News    May 14, 2020

Addy's cells continue to advance DIPG cancer research

SEATTLE, WASH. – When Addy "Boo" Trevino's parents Jen and Treay agreed to donate cells following Addy's initial brain tumor biopsy, they had no idea that gift would allow researchers all over the w...

 By Andi Bourne    News    May 14, 2020

Restrictions loosen as cases drop

SEELEY LAKE – Every few minutes the phone rang at All Decked Out on Monday. Owner Becki Robbins did her best to work her customers in but she is booked solid for this week and into next. Robbins... Full story

 By Andi Bourne    News    May 14, 2020

Blessings shared at Egg Hunt

SWAN VALLEY – The Swan Valley community celebrated their blessings at the second annual Condon Easter Egg Hunt May 9. This event, scheduled for April 11, was postponed due to the statewide shelter...

 By Roxie Sterling    Opinion    May 14, 2020

Hold up our president

If a Democrat is elected as president we will see socialism and then communism, faster than going down a greased slide. I watched in dismay as I saw democratic governors take on communistic rules to control their states. Is this a practice run for th...

 By Juanita Vero    Opinion    May 14, 2020

Join me in voting for Kimberly Dudik

I am writing to ask you to join me and support Kimberly Dudik to be Montana’s next Attorney General. Kimberly has the type of wide ranging experience, being an attorney for nearly 18 years practicing both civil and criminal law, that Montana needs...

 By John Rice    Opinion    May 14, 2020

Government should stay out of business

Our Governor Steve Bullock has made an error in judgment with his decision to force Montana landlords into canceling evictions and extending rental payments. What Bullock fails to realize is that although most tenants will eventually pay the rents...


My ballot for the Democratic Primary

For whatever it’s worth, this is for whom I’m voting in selected Democratic Primary races and why.  One of the most important votes you will cast is for Montana Supreme Court (at the end of the ballot). Most people ignore it, so your vote will...


Commissioner Vero is the real deal

We are all familiar with the adage, “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.” Juanita Vero is the exception. Vero, who is running to maintain her seat as Missoula County Commissioner, is the real deal. Juanita Vero is representative of...


From isolation to personal development

During this time of sheltering-in-place and isolation, many people are struggling with being alone or even in the same shelter with family members. Isolation is particularly difficult for extraverted...

 By Pathfinder Staff    News    May 14, 2020

Pathfinder receives Facebook Local News Relief Grant

The Seeley Swan Pathfinder was one of more than 200 news organizations to receive nearly $16 million in grants through the Facebook Journalism Project’s relief fund for local news. The grant will be used to hire a part-time reporter, grant free...

 By Nathan Bourne    News    May 14, 2020

Morris and Gilpin win sewer election, Dunster and Teague win seat on school board

The final, unofficial results until canvass are in for the Seeley Lake Sewer Board, Seeley Lake Elementary Board of Trustees and the Seeley Lake Elementary General Fund Levy. The Sewer District electi...

 By Andi Bourne    News    May 14, 2020

Campgrounds prepare to open Memorial Day weekend

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Ranger District staff is working hard to reopen developed campgrounds by Memorial Day weekend or shortly after depending on current conditions. Campgrounds and rental f...

 By Kelly Moore    Opinion    May 14, 2020

The past holds many lessons for us - It is worth studying!

"Thinking will not overcome fear-but action will." ~ W. Clement Stone Before COVID-19, most of us had no idea what fear the word, "Pandemic" would evoke in our minds and how drastically it would...

 By Ryen Neudecker    News    May 14, 2020

Finding common ground

The Big Blackfoot Chapter of Trout Unlimited, in collaboration with many different private landowners, agencies and other non-profits, has been working over the past 30 years restoring habitat for...

 By Andi Bourne    News    May 14, 2020

Local gym sweats closure, looks forward to reopening

SEELEY LAKE – "I miss the sounds of the gym. I'm just really excited to hear the hum of people," said Terryl Bartlett, Owner of Optimal Fitness in Seeley Lake. "I love that gym, I love all the...


What does it mean to walk the paths of righteousness?

God had covenantally promised property, posterity and prosperity to the children of Abraham (see Genesis 12:1-3) if they were loyal to Him. At Mount Sinai, God revealed the covenantal instructions...


Dan Maloughney Sept. 9, 1949 - April 30, 2020

SWAN VALLEY - Dan Maloughney, 70, of Condon passed away April 30 from a brain hemorrhage. Cremation has taken place and memorial services will be held at later dates. Born in Butte, Mont. Sept. 9, 194... Full story


Swan Valley Emergency Services remembers Dan Maloughney

SWAN VALLEY - Swan Valley Emergency Services lost a vital member on April 30, 2020. Dan Maloughney served the community for 40 years, starting with the QRU when it formally organized as one of the...

 By Andi Bourne    News    May 14, 2020

Covering the community in love

SWAN VALLEY – "I love to sew and I love to feel like I'm helping people," said Dixie Parker of Condon who has made more than 671 cloth masks since mid-March. Parker, who was encouraged to start...

 By Andi Bourne    News    May 14, 2020

Fire resurfaces burning five acres near Placid Lake

Firefighters responded to a wildland fire south of Placid Lake around 3:15 p.m. Sunday, May 10. Fire Chief Dave Lane said no one was hurt and no structures were threatened. The fire was controlled...


How much exercise do older adults need?

Did you know that not getting enough physical activity has been linked to illnesses like heart disease, stroke, diabetes, Alzheimer's and high blood pressure? So how much activity is enough to help...


Campgrounds expected to open by Memorial Day weekend, spring recreation on the Flathead Forest

SWAN VALLEY – Flathead National Forest and concessionaire Flathead Valley Campgrounds are working hard to open developed fee campgrounds over the next three weeks, with most sites anticipated to fully open by Memorial Day weekend. Rental cabin...

 By Andi Bourne    News    May 14, 2020

Be vigilant against scams

SEELEY LAKE – The Missoula County Sheriff’s Office received reports this past week of scammers contacting Seeley-Swan residents and soliciting money over the phone. While there are more and more scams happening, the Federal Communications...


Community Briefs

Weekly COVID-19 update As of May 11, there are 459 cases of COVID-19 in Montana including 423 recoveries, 62 hospitalizations with four currently hospitalized and 16 deaths due to COVID-19 complications. Missoula County has had 41 cases. There has...


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