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Articles from the August 2, 2018 edition

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 By Andi Bourne    News    August 2, 2018

Goals met at 28th annual American Legion Championships

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. – Hellgate Civilian Shooters Ibby Lorentz from Seeley Lake and Jonna Warnken from Superior, Mont. both returned to the American Legion Championships for a second time July...

 
 By Zoie Koostra    News    August 2, 2018

Liquid Louie's celebrates 71 years of cocktails and community

SWAN VALLEY - Liquid Louie's, Condon's oldest bar, celebrated 71 years full of rich history, warm memories and shenanigans with a party on Saturday, July 28. The bar had humble beginnings. It was...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    August 2, 2018

Lawsuit filed against Sewer District

SEELEY LAKE - Sewer district landowner and resident Don Larson filed a complaint and request for an injunction with the Montana Fourth Judicial District Court against the Seeley Lake Sewer District and Missoula County. The requested injunction would...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    August 2, 2018

Proposal to make flying drones over active wildfires a felony

On Aug. 2, 2017, aerial operations on the Rice Ridge fire near Seeley Lake were shut down due to a drone incursion. Several scooper planes, a couple of helicopters, retardant planes, air attack and...

 
 By Lois James    Opinion    August 2, 2018

Thank you to the nice and honest people in small town Seeley Lake

SEELEY LAKE - It is so nice to live in a small community where people are honest. Ten days ago my son brought me grocery shopping in his pickup. I’m quite short legged and quite elderly so he always carries a step stool for me to step in and out...

 
 By Andi Bourne    Opinion    August 2, 2018

Sackett is the real deal

After reading the article on Seeley Lake veteran James Sackett in the July 26 issue of the Pathfinder, some readers found it hard to believe he had earned seven Purple Hearts, two Silver Stars and one Bronze Star along with several other badges and...

 

You, me and them: Differences

Since there are so many different people in the world, is it a surprise to realize variety is the norm? Unfortunately, the differences can create tensions, problems and provoke harm. This is evident...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    August 2, 2018

Wildfire activity picking up in the area - Public asked to be diligent

SEELEY LAKE – With the smoke haze growing from large fires outside of the area, fire managers asks the community and visitors to continue to be diligent with fire. Fire danger remains Very High and outdoor burning is closed for the season. There...

 
 By Linda Howard    Opinion    August 2, 2018

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Hi all, I am so thankful for this beautiful July and August weather! We have certainly had our fair share of weather challenges to deal with this past year-fires, floods, wind storms and record...

 

Invasive mustards: Hoary alyssum, perennial pepperweed and whitetop

While the unusually wet spring was beneficial to native and desirable grasses and wildflowers, many weed species took advantage of the excellent growing conditions as well. Annual mustards with...

 

Mint

Q: Clover has invaded my bed of mint and is choking out the mint. Is there any way to eliminate the clover and save the mint? A: You could dig out the clover, but that strikes me as solving the...

 

Evans passes 2VS torch to Kirsten McGlynn

SEELEY LAKE – "It's been a blast and I love working with all the artists, but it's time to pass the torch to someone else," said 2 Valleys Stage Director Carol Evans. Citing travel plans and other...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    August 2, 2018

Mixed harvests for local crops

POTOMAC – Low spring temperatures combined with above average moisture had both positive and negative impacts on local crop growth. Missoula County crops were slow to start growing from lack of...

 
 By Walter Hill    Opinion    August 2, 2018

Infinite love

Recently I was sitting in the yard in the evening as the stars came out and even with my imperfect vision I was able to see literally millions of stars. Having seen pictures from the Hubble telescope, I was able to envision billions more yet unseen a...

 
 By Zachariah Bryan    News    August 2, 2018

Counties lacking mental health providers turn to technology

When Mary Hutton first moved from Kansas to Eastern Montana over 10 years ago, she was at a loss. Living in Baker, a town of 2,000 about 12 miles from the North Dakota border, she had almost no...

 
 By Karen Peterson    News    August 2, 2018

Teenagers get involved in suicide prevention

ARLEE – Lane Johnson, 17, dribbled a basketball down a concrete court in his hometown with the skill of a state champion and easily dropped the ball through the hoop. His skill developed after...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    August 2, 2018

Shooters leave it all on the range at the National Championships

CAMP PERRY, OHIO – The Hellgate Civilian Shooters competed in National 3P Air Rifle Championships in Camp Perry, Ohio June 25-26. While they were not able to top their third place from last year, Head Coach Trace Weisenburger was pleased with the...

 

Community Briefs

Self-guided tour celebrates 100 years of Swan Valley schools, Aug. 4 SWAN VALLEY – Join the Upper Swan Valley Historical Society for a 100-year celebration of Swan Valley Schools. Attendees can enjoy a self-guided tour of Swan Valley Schools Aug....

 

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