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Articles from the July 30, 2020 edition

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 By Andi Bourne    News    July 30, 2020

Young mountain lions removed from Seeley Lake

SEELEY LAKE – Since July 6, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks has removed four mountain lions that were living in Seeley Lake around the high school. FWP Wildlife Conflict Specialist Eli Hampson believes they were orphaned siblings, between eight and...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    July 30, 2020

Local 4-H clubs ready for fair week

MISSOULA - From photography to market animals with a bit of everything in between, 4-H clubs in Potomac and Seeley Lake have their projects ready for the 2020 Western Montana Fair Aug. 2 - 8. All...

 
 By Griffen Smith    News    July 30, 2020

Spearfishers converge on Placid Lake

PLACID LAKE - Dark wetsuits and orange spears floated above the water of Placid Lake July 25 as members of the Missoula-based spearfishing club joined forced with Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks,...

 
 By Keely Larson    News    July 30, 2020

Making the connection

It is not hard to associate aging adults with limited technological knowledge, nor is it difficult to understand that teens can jump onto a new device with ease. And anyone can understand that tech su...

 
 By Cindy Morris    Opinion    July 30, 2020

The disabled still want to enjoy public lands

I am writing about the letter from Mr. Bob Rathman in the July 16 Pathfinder paper. Mr. Rathman says in his letter that the National Forest Service roads aren’t really closed because you can just walk around the gates. I can’t really believe...

 

How Montana's Swan Valley is turning the tide on problem bears

A bear’s nose knows when the smell of food wafts through the air. It’s integral to their survival, this tool for finding food, and is the reason why one resident of Montana’s Swan Valley has made it her summer’s work to pick up other...

 
 By Kathy Koors    Opinion    July 30, 2020

Do your part to keep area and bears wild

Many of you know that during past summers I have volunteered to check several of the Swan Valley’s dispersed campsites, clean up garbage and visit with campers who have questions about food storage in bear country. Thanks to a winter fundraiser, on...

 

Egos everywhere

I've often referred to a person's ego as values, beliefs and identity. Now, we can experience ego and these characteristics first-hand in our social lives. Today, there is an enormous divide between...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    July 30, 2020

County not keeping list of septic compliance issues

SEELEY LAKE – At the July 16 Seeley Lake Sewer District Board meeting, Missoula City/County Health Department Environmental Health Specialist II Jim Erven told the Board that if the proposed sewer system were scrapped by the voters in the...

 

Lolo signs Record of Decision for the Center Horse Project

SEELEY LAKE - The Lolo National Forest Supervisor has signed the Record of Decision for the Center Horse Project Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The Center Horse project includes restoration activities and road treatments to improve water...

 
 By Bebe Crouse    Opinion    July 30, 2020

Tackling the risk of wildland fire

By the calendar, Montana has four seasons. Yet, increasingly, we are experiencing a fifth; fire season. As July draws to a close, a lot of us are starting to think what might be ahead as temperatures...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    July 30, 2020

Road closed due to slide in Shanley Creek area

A large slide across the Shanley Creek Road (FS 602) was reported last Friday. The Seeley Lake Ranger District closed the gate for safety purposes and is working on a plan to address the slide area....

 

Governor's Grizzly Bear Advisory Council updates recommendations

The Montana Governor’s Grizzly Bear Advisory Council has updated its consolidated draft recommendations report and it is posted online: fwp.mt.gov/gbac.  The council will review all public comments on the July 17 and July 24 versions of the...

 
 By Roger Andruss    Opinion    July 30, 2020

Blessing the space between us

“The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the LORD turn his face toward you and give you peace.” Numbers 6:24-26 I watched a scene on the news recently that made me wince; the reporter was...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    July 30, 2020

Reopening plan, staffing and SLE equipment dominate discussion

SEELEY LAKE – At the Seeley Lake School Board meeting July 20, new superintendent Josh Gibbs presented options for returning to school, suggested staff changes following the resignation of Jama Mauldin and Rachel Bemis, discussed transitional...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    July 30, 2020

Board welcomes new members, professionalism questioned

SEELEY LAKE – At their July 21 meeting, the Seeley Lake Fire District Board welcomed two new members to the department and learned about a shift in dispatching procedure with Missoula Emergency...

 

Checkerboarding, rubber forty and dummy entrymen

If the early history of Seeley Lake is intertwined with the lumber industry, the rise of the United States Forest Service is incontrovertibly intertwined with Seeley Lake and in particular with the Bi...

 
 By Griffen Smith    News    July 30, 2020

Local high schoolers excel at Big Sky State Games

BILLINGS, MONTANA - Though the 2020 track season never left the starting line due to COVID-19, Seeley-Swan High School senior Klaire Kovatch and her sophomore brother Klayton did not miss a beat...

 

Community Briefs

Loving Hearts temporarily closed SEELEY LAKE – Due to the increase of COVID-19 cases in Missoula County, Loving Hearts is temporarily closed for the safety of the volunteers and the community at large. If you need items please call Mission Bible...

 

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