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Articles from the June 14, 2018 edition

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 By Zoie Koostra    News    June 14, 2018

Swan Chapel Celebrates 50 Years of Community

WAN LAKE- Swan Chapel of Swan Lake will celebrate its 50th anniversary this weekend in an event that focused on the past, present and future of the church. The first pastor of the church, Ron Pierce a...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    June 14, 2018

USFS Releases Florence Fire Tree Strike Fatality Analysis

SEELEY LAKE – The U.S. Forest Service released the Facilitated Learning Analysis for 19-year-old firefighter Trenton Johnson who lost his life when hit by a falling snag on the Florence Fire near...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    June 14, 2018

First-timers Top Mr. Pike Leaderboard

SEELEY LAKE – Fishermen and women took to Seeley Lake and Salmon Lake to land the biggest and most pike for this year's Mr. Pike Tournament June 9 and 10. This year's entrants drew 40 fishermen...

 

Looking Back on 100 Years

SEELEY LAKE – Seeley Lake summer resident Elizabeth Moody's birthday was a pretty big deal this year – on May 21st she turned 100 years old. Elizabeth is far from the stereotypical grey-haired,...

 

Patricia Ann Heald - June 26, 1952 ~ June 1, 2018

SEELEY LAKE - Patricia Ann Heald (“Nana Montana”), 65, of Seeley Lake passed away Friday, June 1. Pat was born June 26, 1952 in Boston, Mass. to Charles and Ann Carpenger. From a very early stroller walk as infants, Pat knew the man to marry.... Full story

 
 By Lee Bridges    Opinion    June 14, 2018

Thank You House District 92

Hi, friends and neighbors! I’d like to thank everyone in Seeley Lake and surrounding areas for your support and votes in the Democratic Primary, June 5th! I look forward to continuing what I’ve been doing, which is attending meetings, events,...

 

Grateful for Support in HD 92 Race

The gratitude and admiration I have for this community’s support in the recent primary election is difficult to convey in language. Despite the fact that I was not the nominee for the general election, I’m overwhelmed by your turnout at the...

 

Abuse

There are many types of abuse, covering many of psychological issues. For example, the types include: physical, sexual, emotional, verbal, bullying, passive-aggressive, employer, social media and...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    June 14, 2018

Tour Divide Riders Start Arriving

OVANDO - Blackfoot Angler Fly Shop owner Kathy Schoendoerfer visits with Tour Divide leader Richard Dunnett at 10:40 p.m. June 10 in this screenshot of the Blackfoot Angler's webcam. Dunnett took...

 
 By Zoie Koostra    News    June 14, 2018

Ovando Hosts Celebration Concert

OVANDO - This Friday, June 15, Ovando will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Great Divide Trail as well as its 2018 award for Montana Community of the Year for Tourism and Recreation with a concert and party. Ben Weaver, a songwriter, performer...

 

Poor Trail and Road Conditions in Swan

SWAN VALLEY - The Flathead National Forest crews are getting out and about to check trails and start clearing. Heavy blowdown and washed out segments of trails and roads are the main obstacles, putting crews about three weeks behind their normal...

 

Unofficial Results for June 5 Primary Election, Possible HD 92 Recount

Due to the closeness of the House District 92 Republican primary with Mike Hopkins just six votes ahead of Derek Smith there may be a recount. In an email to the Pathfinder, Missoula County Elections...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    June 14, 2018

Preserving the Real Montana Experience at Tamaracks Resort

SEELEY LAKE – "This is our Home Place, our sweet spot," said 15-year-old Kayden Kimmel whose parents Jessica and Jeff now own Tamaracks Resort, two miles north of Seeley Lake. After managing the...

 
 By Zoie Koostra    News    June 14, 2018

Farmers' Market Opens for 10th Anniversary Year

SEELEY LAKE - This upcoming Sunday, the Seeley Lake Farmers' Market will have its first market of the summer from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 110 Larch Lane, across from Seeley Lake Elementary. It will conti...

 

Over 600 Miles of Instream Habitat Reconnected in the Blackfoot Watershed for Native Trout

In the spring of the year when rivers are running high and muddy, it might surprise you to learn that's also the time when westslope cutthroat trout start to move upstream-some migrating over 90...

 

Are Pussytoes Really Flowers?

Rosy Pussytoes (Antennaria rosea) are one of my favorite wildflowers. You might ask why, since they're pretty small in every aspect. I love them because they are tough little buggers and can grow in...

 

Valerie Hemingway Offers Insights into Famed Author Ernest Hemingway

SEELEY LAKE – "Life is completely filled with coincidences," Valerie Hemingway, author of "Running with the Bulls: My Life with the Hemingways," told the crowd packed into the Grizzly Claw Trading C...

 

Dr. Jack Cohen presents Can YOUR Home Survive a Wildfire?

SEELEY LAKE - "Your home can survive a wildfire," is the message from Dr. Jack Cohen, retired research physical scientist from the Missoula Fire Sciences Laboratory. Cohen will share in full detail...

 
 By Zoie Koostra    News    June 14, 2018

Potomac Community Rallies to Save Friday Explorers Program

POTOMAC - Parents and teachers at Potomac Elementary School are holding a fundraising event, the Blackfoot Rendezvous Saturday, June 16 from 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. at the Potomac Greenough Community Center, 29827 Potomac Road. Funds raised will help fund t...

 
 By Zoie Koostra    News    June 14, 2018

Summer Adventure Club Sets Out for Another Year

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Summer Adventure Club will be returning this summer for a third year of outdoor activities and adventure for kids. Bridget Laird, the program's coordinator, began an...

 

Swan Mountains a Gateway to Montana Adventure

South of Swan Peak, Lion Creek Pass offers another important route into the Bob Marshall Wilderness by way of Palisades and Little Salmon creeks. The route up the Swan-face side travels through...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    June 14, 2018

Potomac Milestones Celebrated at Graduation

POTOMAC - Graduating kindergarten and eighth grade students were "champions of the night" according to Potomac Principal John Rouse June 6 where more than 90 people attended the annual event to...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    June 14, 2018

More than Just a Number

SEELEY LAKE – Twenty eighth grade students graduated from Seeley Lake Elementary June 5. Amid all of the thanks and gratitude to teachers, family and friends that have supported the students a long...

 

Community Briefs

Grizzly Bear Killed in the Swan Valley SWAN VALLEY - A black bear hunter shot and killed a grizzly bear in the Swan Valley. Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks personnel responded to the incident that occurred May 20 in the Piper Creek drainage in the...

 
 By Craig Wilson    Opinion    June 14, 2018

God is Holy

In my articles I have been looking at the attributes of God. These are the characteristics of Who God is and how the Lord relates to us. The holiness of God is mentioned abundantly throughout the entire Bible. At the same time, the attribute of...

 

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