Articles from the August 19, 2021 edition

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  • Missoula County Public Schools reinstate mask mandate

    Henry Netherland, Pathfinder|Aug 19, 2021

    MISSOULA COUNTY - At their Aug. 10 meeting, the Missoula County Public School Board of Trustees approved their reopening plan and voted 6-3 in favor of approving their face covering guidelines for all K-12 public school students in the county including Seeley-Swan High School. The trustees will review the guidelines at their first meeting in October. Superintendent Rob Watson made a presentation on MCPS’ reopening plan. He said their COVID-19 mitigation strategies from last year will shift this school year. Watson told the Board there were s...

  • 4-Hers succeed at Western Montana Fair

    Sigrid Olson, Pathfinder|Aug 19, 2021

    MISSOULA - Potomac youth who partake in 4-H projects work hard during the 4-H year which runs from October to the end of September. This year at the Western Montana Fair, 20 Potomac 4-H members participated in more than 40 areas including animal and non-animal projects. The Cloverbuds Project is for 4-H members ages six to eight. They met monthly and created snow scenes, paintings and birdhouses for their fair projects. Tom and Camilla Peterson made the birdhouse kits for the Potomac...

  • Mobile vaccine clinic in Seeley Lake Sept. 1

    Missoula City- County Health Department|Aug 19, 2021

    The Missoula City-County Health Department’s mobile vaccine clinic will make several stops throughout Missoula County for the months of August and September. This includes a mobile clinic in Seeley Lake Sept. 1 at the Seeley Lake Community Foundation building, 3150 MT Hwy 83 N from 12 - 5 p.m. The mobile vaccine clinics will offer the Johnson & Johnson and/or the Moderna vaccine to residents 18 or older and the Pfizer vaccine to residents 12 and older. Patients ages 12 to 15 must be accompanied by a guardian, while those ages 16 to 17 must b...

  • Seeley Lake Cemetery celebrates 25 years

    Henry Netherland, Pathfinder|Aug 19, 2021

    SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Cemetery District is celebrating 25 years of preserving the honor of the area's deceased residents this year. The conception of a cemetery in Seeley Lake came during the late 1980s and early 1990s when a group of residents met at the home of Allen and Mildred Chaffin and began working on gathering enough signatures so that development could be placed on a ballot. According to Chaffin in the article "Plum Creek land donation helps long-sought cemetery goal" run in...

  • Crooks fire takes off

    Andi Bourne, Pathfinder|Aug 19, 2021

    ARLEE - The Crooks fire ( located 10 miles east of Arlee on Confederated Salish Kootenai Tribal Lands, experienced significant growth Monday afternoon and evening. The plume could be seen from Highways 83, 200 and 90. Seeley Lake District Ranger Quinn Carver said the fire is growing into old burn scars from the Liberty fire of 2017 and Jocko Lakes fire of 2007. As of 5 p.m. Monday it is still 10 miles from the tribe's boundary around Jocko Lakes. The...

  • Protect our public lands and outdoor economy with BCSA

    Lillian King, Missoula, Mont.|Aug 19, 2021

    The Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act (BCSA) is a bill introduced to Congress by Senator Jon Tester that will further protect the Blackfoot River by expanding protections to its headwaters as part of the Bob Marshall Wilderness Area. The BCSA will also create more space for outdoor recreation near the Blackfoot and Clearwater Rivers and improve timber production and forest restoration in and around Seeley Lake. We need public policy that works to help one of the fastest-growing economic sectors in Montana - tourism and outdoor recreation....

  • Conscious evolution

    Ken Silverstro PhD|Aug 19, 2021

    What could conscious evolution possibly mean? Well, we know that consciousness is an awareness of people, events, objects and ourselves. We also know that evolution is a natural process that results in species, for example, surviving for a period of time (long or short), and that characteristic traits form for the different species. Usually, species adapt to their surroundings. So, conscious evolution means a changing consciousness that adapts to the surroundings, or lives, of humans, resulting...

  • High speed chase ends with no injuries

    Andi Bourne, Pathfinder|Aug 19, 2021

    * This article has been updated Aug. 25 to include the information run in the Aug. 26 article "Driver receives several additional citations" SEELEY LAKE – "Stay off the roads!!!" was the post on the Seeley Lake Neighborhood Watch page just before 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 13. The post continued warning of cops in a high-speed chase with a "white car" headed into the Double Arrow. While the driver e...

  • Loon & Fish Art Show and Festival returns

    Jenny Rohrer, AAI Program Director|Aug 19, 2021

    SEELEY LAKE – The Alpine Artisans' Loon and Fish Art Show and Festival is a local tradition. For 22 of the last 28 years, this event has showcased the prolific and varied artwork produced by dozens of our members from the Swan Valley through Seeley Lake, Ovando and Lincoln. This year's Festival kicks off with a gala opening on Friday evening, Aug. 20, from 5 - 9 p.m. in a new location for the Festival – the Seeley Lake Community Foundation Building. "AAI saw the opportunity to create an ele...

  • Soup bowl fundraiser fights hunger

    Andi Bourne, Pathfinder|Aug 19, 2021

    SEELEY LAKE - Since 2000, the Soup Bowl Fundraiser has raised more than $31,000 for the Seeley-Swan Community Food Bank. Coupled with Alpine Artisan's Loon & Fish Festival and started by Swan Valley Potter Bob Korn, the event returns Saturday, Aug. 21. The bowls go on sale starting at 10 a.m. at the Festival sales table in the West Wing of the Seeley Lake Community Foundation building. Soup will be served across the parking lot at Mission Bible Fellowship beginning at 11 a.m. Korn said the idea...

  • Can coexistence keep up with the bears?

    Matt Hart, Vital Ground Foundation|Aug 19, 2021

    Grizzly bears are not stationary creatures. With a range that historically stretched from the Pacific Coast across the Great Plains, bears evolved to thrive on many landscapes. Individual grizzlies will traverse habitats from mountain ridgelines to river valleys to prairie grasslands-as long as we don't get in their way. As they continue to recover from near-extinction in the lower 48 states, grizzlies are gradually returning to their historic range. In 2021 alone, parts of central Idaho,...

  • Shutting down Main Street for a block party

    Henry Netherland, Pathfinder|Aug 19, 2021

    OVANDO - Residents and visitors enjoyed camaraderie, food and live music from Helena band Copper Queen at Blackfoot Challenge's third annual Summer Block Party in Ovando Wednesday, Aug. 11. Sara Schmidt, Blackfoot Challenge communications manager, said they were excited to bring the event back this year after taking last year off due to COVID-19. She said, "It's really just a celebration for all of our members and partners who are working to steward the Blackfoot Watershed and an opportunity to...

  • Continuing the legacy of hope and encouragement for the youth of Seeley Lake

    Andi Bourne, Pathfinder|Aug 19, 2021

    SEELEY LAKE – After the Charlie Wolff Memorial Golf Tournament last September, organizers Mark and Ruby Wilson decided they wanted to do something beyond the tournament that provided ongoing financial support for the community of Seeley Lake. With encouragement from Double Arrow Golf Pro Nathan Miller, they founded Charlie's Helping Hands 501(c) 3 as a way to honor Charlie's memory and his unwavering goal of making the world a better place that started with the youth of the Seeley Lake area. "...

  • Local models take the runway at Loving Hearts Fashion Show

    Henry Netherland, Pathfinder|Aug 19, 2021

    SEELEY LAKE - Residents and guests showed their stuff at Loving Hearts' annual Brunch and Fashion Show at Mission Bible Fellowship Saturday, Aug. 14. Loving Hearts Manager Mary Newpower was proud of how the show turned out. "I think it went very, very well," she said. She said they had a similar turnout compared to last year but they were still able to raise nearly $2,700 in total revenue, almost $200 more than their intended goal. The show acts as the main fundraiser for Loving Hearts'...

  • Celebrating 40 years of Huckleberry fun

    Colleen Kesterson, Pathfinder|Aug 19, 2021

    SWAN LAKE - Residents and visitors alike enjoyed the 40th annual Swan Lake Huckleberry Festival Aug. 14. From the pancake breakfast and vendors to the games and Huckleberry baking contest, there was something for everyone. The event was sponsored by the Swan Lake Chamber of Commerce and Community Club. All of the proceeds from the event will be used to benefit the Swan Lake community. There were more than 10 entries in this year's Huckleberry Baking Contest. This year's winners all for the 12...

  • Native Americans traveled trails before white settlers arrived

    Betty Vanderwielen, Pathfinder|Aug 19, 2021

    This is the second in the series covering the Roads and Trails Program presented Aug. 7 by the Upper Swan Valley Historical Society (USVHS). CONDON – Salish Kootenai College Professor and Specialist in Culture and Language Tim Ryan discussed the trails which Native American tribes used when traveling through the region that later became known as the Upper Swan Valley. For the Native people, travel on those trails was intricately woven into the circle of their lives. Before he began teaching at t...

  • Board approves policy updates, reviews Return to School Plan

    Henry Netherland, Pathfinder|Aug 19, 2021

    POTOMAC - The Potomac Elementary School Board unanimously approved a series of Montana School Board Association (MTSBA) policy updates on both first and second readings during their monthly board meeting Monday, Aug. 9. During the meeting the board also approved their 2020-2021 trustees’ financial summary and budget as well as reviewed their Return to School Plan. The required updates approved on second reading dealt with student immunization, administering medication and prevention of disease transmission. The recommended updates touched on f...

  • Johnson's Homegrown sells plenty of produce

    Henry Netherland, Pathfinder|Aug 19, 2021

    SEELEY LAKE - Jesse and Chuad Johnson of Johnson's Homegrown sell whatever crops they can grow on their farm west of Missoula every Sunday at the Seeley Lake Market. Jesse said they mostly sell vegetables but they sell fruit whenever they can. He estimates they offer anywhere from 50 to 60 crops including golden beets, broccoli and green onions. Some of their most popular products include kohlrabi, sugar snap peas and carrots. "We try to give a good mix of everyday items and unique items that...

  • Bum steer

    Betty Vanderwielen, Pathfinder|Aug 19, 2021

    If Jack gave Jill a stock market tip that caused her to lose rather than gain money, Jill might tell Jack at their next meeting, “Hey, you gave me a bum steer!” Did Jack give her a lame castrated male cow? Or a male cow that was lazy or just down on his luck? If Jack laughs instead of being sympathetic, might Jill use a stronger mule-related epithet to describe him? Though the origin of the phrase “bum steer” is uncertain, dictionaries and phrase finders generally agree the “steer” in question is not the noun referring to a castrated b...

  • In His time

    Dale Terrillion, Christian Logger|Aug 19, 2021

    There's still some of us around that milked the cows by hand. My first encounter with this age-old routine came when I was 11. I'd been hired out to Uncle Lesile for the summers' hay'n. A bad storm left us without power and so there we were at 5 a.m. milk'n 24 cows by hand. Uncle, wife and me. Their children were grown and gone. Uncle milked seven, Marie 16 and me one. Otherwise, Marie never went to the barn. And she was ex-city gal from California. The Golden State was a different place back...

  • 20/35 Year Look Back

    Aug 19, 2021

    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 website for you to enjoy. We hope you will enjoy the journey with us as we follow our community through the past 35 years as documented by the Pathfinder. 35 years ago: Aug. 21, 1986 issue Anuka: "Just another log cabin" "I started with an unlimited budget ... and managed to exceed it."... Full story

  • Gatorade Player of the Year banner to hang at SSHS

    Andi Bourne, Pathfinder|Aug 19, 2021

    SEELEY LAKE – SSHS Graduate Klaire Kovatch received her Gatorade Player of the Year banner and a trophy. The banner will be hung next to the scoreboard on the east wall of the SSHS gymnasium and the trophy will be displayed in the cafeteria....

  • Puppets and jewelry fun for all ages

    Henry Netherland, Pathfinder|Aug 19, 2021

    SEELEY LAKE - Stevensville artist Trinity Gibson offers a unique pairing of hand puppets and jewelry at her Seeley Lake Market stand. This is her third year working as a merchant for the market, having skipped last year because of COVID-19. Gibson has been making beaded and charmed jewelry for roughly 22 years. "When I was pregnant with my son, my sister-in-law sent me a little bag of beads to keep me busy because we were new in a town far, far away from home," she said. "I just fell in love...

  • David "Dave" Lawrence Jacoby Nov. 3, 1945 - Aug. 13, 2021

    Aug 19, 2021

    In Memory of Vietnam Veteran David "Dave" Lawrence Jacoby, 75, was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather and friend. He stayed strong until the very end and left this life a hero after a long courageous battle with cancer and a failing heart. David peacefully passed away Friday, Aug. 13, 2021 at his home away from home in Seeley Lake, Montana, surrounded and comforted by his loved ones. David was born in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota to Lawrence and Ethel Jacoby on Nov. 3, 1945. Two years... Full story

  • Greg DuRette March 6, 1962 - July 24, 2021

    Aug 19, 2021

    OVANDO - Gregory Alan DuRette, 59, of Ovando died on Saturday, July 24 in a motorcycle accident along Highway 200, west of Lincoln. Born on March 6, 1962 in Portland, Oregon, Greg was adopted by Hugh Richard and Arlene DuRette. Greg grew up in Eugene and Lincoln City, Oregon. He graduated from Lincoln City High School. He enlisted in the Navy and had an honorable discharge at the end of his four years, finishing out his military service with two years in the Navy Reserve. Greg was a member of... Full story

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