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Articles from the July 8, 2021 edition

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 By Henry Netherland    News    July 8, 2021

Increase in cub abandonment bewilders specialist

SEELEY LAKE - Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) Bear Specialist Jamie Jonkel said he is confused by the recent number of local mother bears abandoning their cubs either permanently or...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    July 8, 2021

Pop Up Market offers Saturday opportunity

SEELEY LAKE – There is another Market in town this summer with vendors from the area. The Pop Up Market will be held every week on Saturday from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Fat Hippie's lawn through the...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    July 8, 2021

Fostering community through the generations

SEELEY LAKE – "I didn't like the races but this memory – the laughing, grown up racing, teenage cousins who were really competitive and the whole atmosphere of family, laughing and hanging out...

 

Response requires honestly

SEELEY LAKE - On June 29 my son and father were in a vehicle wreck. As a father it’s terrifying to hear. I called my son who was complaining of his stomach hurting from the seat belt and his leg that was hurting from hitting the dash and tried...

 

Psychology and Sexuality

This topic is as broad as it is deep. We could say that everything is, or is related to, sexuality. That's how broad the topic is. We could say that the human psyche (our overall psychology)...

 
 By Diana Taylor    Opinion    July 8, 2021

Jesus said, "Whoever is not with Me is against Me..."

Reasons many oppose Jesus' one, true Faith: • Free will....whoever does not gather with Me scatters" (Luke 11:14-[23]). Without remaining with Jesus in His sacraments, whereby we obey His...

 

Pamela Dianne (Clouser) Peabody Jan. 16, 1949 – June 22, 2021

SWAN VALLEY – Pamela Dianne (Clouser) Peabody was born Jan. 16, 1949 in Joplin, Missouri. The daughter of Evelyn and Delbert Clouser, she was raised in the Kansas City area and attended Raytown High School and Missouri Valley College. Her children... Full story

 

Pathfinder wins numerous awards

SEELEY LAKE – Each year the Montana Newspaper Association (MNA), a consortium of 83 news publications throughout the state, sponsors the Better Newspaper Contest. The goal of the contest is to...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    July 8, 2021

Texas 4000 ride through area, presentation July 14

SEELEY LAKE – The community is invited to an informational meeting at the Seeley Lake Baptist Church July 14 at 7 p.m. given by Texas 4000. Texas 4000 is a group of 24 cyclists from the University of Texas doing a 4000-mile round-trip to raise...

 
 By Sarah Coefield    Opinion    July 8, 2021

Wildfire Smoke - Ready Week is July 12 - 18

Summer is here, and we’re speeding toward what could be a gnarly fire season. This means a few things: 1. Don’t cause fires. 2. Get outside and recreate while the recreating’s good. 3. Make a plan now for creating cleaner indoor air and...

 

Huckleberry Festival celebrates 40 years

SWAN LAKE - For 40 years, the second Saturday of August has meant art, food and fun on the shores of Swan Lake. The Flathead Valley’s original Huckleberry Festival will take place on Saturday, Aug. 14 at the Swan Lake Day Park near mile marker 72...

 

Leaving no trace

Editor’s Note: Howard Copenhaver of Ovando wrote this in 1994. Copenhaver was 89 when he died in 2004. Howard’s daughter Sue Copenhaver Lapka gave permission to reprint this article in full. Before I can say much about “leaving no trace” in...

 
 By Heather Martens    News    July 8, 2021

Smoke Elser to speak at Big Larch

SEELEY LAKE - On Thursday, July 15 from 6 – 7:30 p.m. the US Forest Service, Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation and Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will host guest speaker...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    July 8, 2021

Assessment adopted and future of District discussed

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Sewer District Board adopted a resolution setting the method and assessment to collect taxes for their 2021-22 fiscal year at a hearing June 28. Following the hearing, the Board held its regular monthly meeting where i...

 

Renewed friendships

Here a while back I was talk'n to Paul Ossowski. Hadn't talked to him in over 20 years. He's over in Eastern Montana now. Has a good job in an oil field. You all may not remember him, he's the one I s...

 
 By Henry Netherland    News    July 8, 2021

Public comments opened for marijuana excise tax special election

MISSOULA COUNTY - The Missoula Board of County Commissioners held a presentation and accepted comments regarding a special election in November over a local-option marijuana excise tax during a public meeting Thursday, July 1. The discussion...

 
 By Henry Netherland    News    July 8, 2021

Jewelry artist presents pieces from various materials

SEELEY LAKE - Tarkio jewelry artist Sarah Carson offers a large collection of handcrafted stone and wooden jewelry at Seeley Lake Market on Sundays. When COVID-19 hit last year, she left her job as a...

 

Community Briefs

Lions Firewood Raffle winner keeps wood SEELEY LAKE - Bob Weston, brother to Seeley Lake Lion Richard Weston, won the firewood in the annual Lion’s Raffle. Instead of $200 cash, he chose to keep dump truck load of cut and split firewood. “We...

 

20/35 Year Look Back

In celebration of 35 years of the Seeley Swan Pathfinder, each week we will run parts of articles that appeared in the issue 35 years ago and 20 years ago. The entire issue will be uploaded to our... Full story

 
 By Henry Netherland    News    July 8, 2021

Ovando Back-to-Good Times

OVANDO - Ovando resumed it's Fourth of July celebration this year after canceling last year due to COVID. The parade through downtown was themed "Back-to-Good Times." Attendees also enjoyed a...

 
 By Henry Netherland    News    July 8, 2021

Annual duck race swimming good time

SEELEY LAKE - Residents celebrated the 24th anniversary of the Annual Rubber Duck Race along the Clearwater River during Seeley Lake's Fourth of July festivities Sunday, July 4. Event organizer...

 
 By Henry Netherland    News    July 8, 2021

Pancake Breakfast offers more than pancakes

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Volunteer Fire Foundation invited residents to meet volunteer firefighters and members of the Quick Response Unit while learning about fire safety during their Annual...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    July 8, 2021

Mission Bible Fellowship opens doors for free BBQ

SEELEY LAKE - Mission Bible Fellowship welcomed locals and visitors alike at their free barbecue. Attendees could enjoy shredded pork with beans and potato salad, dessert and a watermelon. Local...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    July 8, 2021

Seeley Fireworks show lights up the night

SEELEY LAKE - Locals and visitiors alike took to Seeley Lake to close out the Fourth and enjoy the shows. Oregon band Code Red performed classic rock hits before the fireworks ceremony on Lindey's...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    July 8, 2021

Seeley Parade returns to the highway

SEELEY LAKE - After canceling last year due to COVID restrictions, the Seeley Lake parade returned to Highway 83. With temperatures in the mid-90s, those that gathered appreciated the goodies and the...

 

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