Articles from the July 23, 2020 edition

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  • Mountain ladies in full bloom

    Sigrid Olson, Pathfinder|Jul 23, 2020

    The "Goddess foot of the mountain" flowers are found throughout the area in spring and summer. They have been admired for their beauty and collected for centuries. Cypripedium montanum perennial flowers are commonly known as a type of lady's slipper plant which is part of the orchid family. Known as the Slipper orchids, these native orchids can be found in a variety of habitats including grassy meadows, small openings, tucked under conifer trees, in cool damp glades and even prairies. There are...

  • Community Briefs

    Jul 23, 2020

    Swan Lake Huckleberry Festival canceled SWAN LAKE - Following receipt of the latest mandates from the Governor’s office, members of the Swan Lake Chamber and Community Club voted to cancel the 2020 Festival scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 8. The decision was made to ensure the health and safety of the members of the Swan Lake community. Festival chairs Lesly and Terry Olsen will be contacting all arts and crafts and food vendors to make arrangements concerning their vendor application fees. For additional information contact the Olsens at 8...

  • Congress has the power to curb another Great Depression

    Josh Decker and Mark Anderlik, Missoula, Mont. and Billings, Mont.|Jul 23, 2020

    Fifty million unemployed workers, 25 million families evicted or foreclosed on, 15 million small businesses gone bankrupt: this is what another Great Depression could look like. And we are on the brink of this very thing. Decisions made this month by Congress will decide whether we tip over into depression or not. At the beginning of the pandemic, Congress enacted and the President signed, the CARES Act. It was designed to address the economic stress from a short shutdown of the economy to fight COVID-19. The additional $600 a week for the...