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 By Andi Bourne    News    July 12, 2018

Grizzly Bear Captured South of Condon, Euthanized

SWAN VALLEY - Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks captured a male grizzly bear south of Condon and euthanized it because it was food conditioned and had a history of approaching residences. FWP...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    July 12, 2018

1929 GMC Fire Engine Remains Local Treasure

SEELEY LAKE – "How many people can say they still own their first vehicle?" asked Seeley Lake resident and car enthusiast Bob Stine. "Well the Seeley Lake Fire Department still owns its first fire...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    July 12, 2018

Annual Pancake Breakfast Huge Success

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Volunteer Firefighter Foundation hosted their annual pancake, sausage and egg breakfast July 4th. They served 675 people. There were many raffle items donated by local...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    July 12, 2018

Information Sought on Seeley-Swan High School Vandalism

SEELEY LAKE – Over the weekend more than $2,600 worth of damages was reported to Seeley-Swan High School property. Law enforcement officials are seeking additional information regarding who was involved in the destruction of a snow blower that was...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    July 12, 2018

Seeley Lake Fourth of July Celebration

SEELEY LAKE - Seeley Lake was abuzz with activity on the Fourth of July. Activities included the Fire Foundation's pancake breakfast, Mission Bible Fellowship barbecue, the duck race and the Seeley...

 

Seeley Lake Fourth of July Celebration

SEELEY LAKE - Seeley Lake was abuzz with activity on the Fourth of July. Activities included the Fire Foundation's pancake breakfast, Mission Bible Fellowship barbecue, the duck race and the Seeley...

 

Seeley Lake Fourth of July Celebration

SEELEY LAKE - Seeley Lake was abuzz with activity on the Fourth of July. Activities included the Fire Foundation's pancake breakfast, Mission Bible Fellowship barbecue, the duck race and the Seeley...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    July 12, 2018

Mission Bible Fellowship Barbecue - Good Food, Good Fun

SEELEY LAKE - Mission Bible Fellowship hosted their seventh annual free barbecue lunch before the parade in Seeley Lake. It was a great success with no one leaving hungry and children decorated with...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    July 12, 2018

Ducks Race Clearwater in Nearly Record Time

SEELEY LAKE - Spectators gathered at the Wagon Wheel Bridge across the Clearwater River the afternoon July Fourth to see whose rubber duck was the fastest. Due to the high water, the first ducks crossed the finish line in less than 10 minutes, half...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    July 12, 2018

Largest Crowd in Seven Years at Seeley Parade

SEELEY LAKE - The Pathfinder has been counting the crowd at the Seeley Lake Parade since 2013. This year's crowd was the biggest yet. We counted 4172 people lining the route from the Filling Station...

 

I Stand For and Honor the Flag, the Anthem and the U.S.A.

I have been given written permission and even encouraged by Mr. Marshall to stand up for my rights and freedom of speech, so I will again. I am thankful that honoring the flag and anthem have been American traditions handed down for generations. I...

 
 By Gary Ikerd    Opinion    July 12, 2018

Questioning Lack of Action at Big Larch Campground

SEELEY LAKE - I’m writing about the Big Larch Campground. I was called out to the boat ramp two years ago and the Forest Service people asked my advice on how to fix the boat ramp at the dock. I said it would probably cost about $2,000 to fix it...

 

Acceptable and Unacceptable Ways to Protest

I want to respond to Mike Marshall’s letter in last week’s Pathfinder. Mike disagreed with some people’s dissatisfaction with other people’s method of protesting. I think Mike is very wrong. There are acceptable ways of protesting and there...

 

Building Bridges to Common Ground

I want to reciprocate the feelings of gratitude to Lee Bridges for running a primary campaign that focused on the issues rather than personal animosities. Playing to divisive rhetoric for short-term political points hurts all of us in the long-term....

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    July 12, 2018

Commercial Morel Harvest Season Ends on Rice Ridge Fire

SEELEY LAKE – Commercial morel harvest season ended on the Rice Ridge Fire July 7. Seeley Lake District Ranger Rachel Feigley said the season went well with significantly more personal and incidental pickers than commercial pickers in the area....

 
 By Kate Schimel    News    July 12, 2018

Exploring Solutions for a Successful Mental Health Care System

In late 2017, Montana legislators voted to substantially cut funding for mental health care, in response to a budget shortfall. Some of the effects on the state's mental health system were immediate:...

 

What Happened to Sarah?

Sarah sat in her Livingston home with the front door locked and her eyes closed, picturing the path to Gallatin Mental Health Center in Bozeman for day treatment. It's 26 miles, across a pass, with...

 
 By Zoie Koostra    News    July 12, 2018

Connecting Colors and Community: Seeley Lake Addresses Student Resilience

SEELEY LAKE - Strings, anchors, balloons, the colors of the rainbow: To hear students and teachers talk about the Kaleidoscope Connect program's lessons sounds like listening to attendees of a New...

 
 By Matt Hart    Opinion    July 12, 2018

Orphan Grizzlies Find New Home in Quebec

MISSOULA – Three grizzly bear cubs orphaned in Montana in June will have a new home. We can only hope they don't mind cold winters and the sound of French. As conservation biologists embarked on an...

 
 By Zoie Koostra    News    July 12, 2018

Car Show Brings Friends, Community to Seeley Lake Lot

SEELEY LAKE - The sixth annual Seeley Lake Car Show on Saturday, July 6 gave old friends a chance to gather and community members the chance to show off their cars. The show's founder Ken Keith and...

 
 By Zoie Koostra    News    July 12, 2018

Celebrating 50 Years of Love and Independence

SEELEY LAKE – On June 15, Betty and Adrian Vanderwielen celebrated 50 years of working together while encouraging one another to be independent in their marriage. The Vanderwielens met when they...

 
 By Erik Iverson    Opinion    July 12, 2018

Forgiveness

Having been convicted of 49 murders and confessing to 71, Gary Ridgway, also known as the Green River Killer, is considered to be the worst serial killer in U.S. History. In his 2003 court appearance, his consecutive confessions to each individual...

 

Community Briefs

Rammel Wins Lions Firewood Raffle SEELEY LAKE - Seeley Lake's Carlin Rammel won the Seeley Lake Lions Club Firewood Raffle held during the Fourth of July festivities. Rammel donated the load of wood to his mother-in-law. Holland-Gordon Trail #35...

 
 By Zoie Koostra    News    July 12, 2018

Ovando Fourth of July Celebration

OVANDO - Ovando hosted their annual parade on the Fourth of July. True to tradition, "Everyone participates. No one watches." Following the parade, attendees enjoyed the beer garden at The Stray...

 
 By Zoie Koostra    News    July 12, 2018

Ovando Fourth of July Celebration

OVANDO - Ovando hosted their annual parade on the Fourth of July. True to tradition, "Everyone participates. No one watches." Following the parade, attendees enjoyed the beer garden at The Stray...

 

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