Articles from the June 25, 2015 edition

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  • The Inside Scoop on 25 Years of Serving the Community

    Betty Vanderwielen, Pathfinder|Jun 25, 2015

    SEELEY LAKE – Twenty-five years ago Pat Boyd saw a classified ad that Bud's Dairy Hut in Seeley Lake was for sale. She asked her daughters Laurel Daniels and Kim Boyd, "Do you guys want to own an ice cream place?" They said, '"Sure." The three women formed a corporation and bought the business which was housed in a converted garage in the middle of Seeley Lake. One of the first things the family did was choose a new name. After rejecting a number of possibilities, they finally asked t...

  • Crescent Mountain Builders, LLC

    Andi Bourne, Pathfinder|Jun 25, 2015

    Goal: Founder and owner Jason Ayers' mission is to start with a client and end with a friend. "It is easy to construct a building for a client. It is much harder to finish a project and have the customer be 100 percent satisfied and be your friend in the end. I feel we have been successful at that," said Ayers. History: Ayers was raised around construction and building. His parents wanted him to go to school after high school. He chose building construction and graduated from the Pennsylvania...

  • Ovando Throws Open the Doors to Cyclists

    Andi Bourne, Pathfinder|Jun 25, 2015

    OVANDO – The simple act of reaching out to one woman who was in last place during the 2012 Tour Divide Bicycle Race has turned Ovando into a destination for Tour Divide riders and cyclists all over the world. Ovando's motto, "What we do for one, we do for all." In 2012, Blackfoot Angler's owner Kathy Schoendoerfer got a call from someone telling her that cyclist Tracy Burge from Ohio was in last place, sick, hurting and about ready to give up. The community of Ovando responded by preparing t...