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 By Andi Bourne    News    August 23, 2018

Petition calls for change

SEELEY LAKE – A recent petition available at several businesses in downtown Seeley Lake asks the Lolo National Forest “to remove and replace the current ranger of the Seeley Lake Ranger District.” According to the petition’s author Seeley...

 

Seeley campgrounds remain open past Labor Day

SEELEY LAKE - Beginning Aug. 17 the Seeley Lake Ranger District will not charge a fee at the Seeley Lake and River Point Campgrounds. The free camping at these locations will be in place for the remainder of the season. Fees will be charged again at...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    August 23, 2018

The best thing that ever happened to me

SWAN VALLEY – "I will never forget the first time I saw those two," said Swan Valley resident Colleen Kesterson recalling the first time she met Hung Tu Tran and his younger brother Thê at Salmon...

 
 By Zoie Koostra    News    August 23, 2018

The Canyon Creek Fire blowup revisited 30 years later

This summer marks the 30th anniversary of the Canyon Creek fire, which began early in the summer of 1988 but made it's lasting impact when it burned over 200 square miles in one night on Sept. 6. The...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    August 23, 2018

Animal Wonders Closes Out Campfire Program

Animal Wonders Inc. of Potomac packed the group camp site at Placid Lake State Park Saturday, Aug. 18 for the final Montana State Parks Campfire Program of the season. Of their 89 animals that they...

 

In support of the District Ranger

SEELEY LAKE - Recently a petition has been circulating in Seeley Lake calling for the Forest Service to “remove and replace the current Ranger of the Seeley Lake Ranger District”. The petition also suggests there is “sufficient belief” and...

 
 By Lee Bridges    Opinion    August 23, 2018

An invitation to share your ideas

SEELEY LAKE - Hello everyone, I’m Lee Bridges and I’m running to represent House District 92 in Helena. Thanks to those of you who voted for me in the June primary. Please join me Tuesday, Sept. 4 from 6 – 8 p.m., at the home of Addrien Marx...

 

Two truths and a solution for Larson

SEELEY LAKE - Being the local expert in all things related to water, in Don Larson’s mind there are two truths: A) The existing septic systems, at least on his properties, are functioning properly, and probably the cleanest on the planet.  No...

 

Strong enough to bend

It was a hot, high noon in July as I topped Pyramid Pass headed down canyon on an eight-day backcountry trip to the heart of the Bob Marshall. I'd seen the burn scar late last fall after the fires...

 

Grants available for Powell County non-profits

The Powell County Community Foundation is accepting grant applications from non-profits throughout Powell County. The PCF awards grants, usually ranging from $500 to $1,200 for charitable purposes in the following focus areas: basic human needs,...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    August 23, 2018

Board passes assessments and questioned over project schedule

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Sewer District board passed the annual levy of assessments at the Aug. 16 regular board meeting and assessment hearing. In other business, they set a public hearing to correct an issue with a Phase 2 grant application,...

 

Adventure Club wraps up another year of outdoor adventure and place-based learning

The Seeley Lake Elementary Outdoor Program recently wrapped up another fun summer of outdoor adventure and place-based learning. The 10-week long Adventure Club was led by Gus Batchelder, a graduate...

 

Wedding Announcement

Taylor Freyholtz and Josh Salvino were married Aug. 17 in Watford City, N.D. where they currently live. Mother of the bride Willie Freyholtz lives in Seeley Lake and parents of the groom Stephanie... Full story

 

Where the old folks go

After graduating from Harvard Medical School in 1986, Bill Thomas started working as the medical director of a small nursing home in central New York. It was a run-of-the-mill institution,...

 
 By Zoie Koostra    News    August 23, 2018

What's new at school?

Summer is drawing to a close and area schools will be beginning classes soon. Seeley Lake Elementary, Sunset School and Seeley-Swan High School are all adding new programs, teachers or learning tools in the upcoming year. Get the scoop on what’s...

 
 By Erik Hatch    Opinion    August 23, 2018

Too fat for wind

Last week I was down in Frisco, TX for the NDSU championship football game. Next to our hotel was…by all counts…the most tempting and fabulous building I had ever seen. On the outside it read in beautiful neon letters: Indoor Skydiving. I’ve...

 

Community Briefs

Correction - Foundation purchase amount of Deer Country Quilts building higher than $50,000 SEELEY LAKE - The Pathfinder erroneously reported that the Seeley Lake Community Foundation will purchase the building that previously housed Deer Country Qui...

 

Let's Kill The Trees Before They Kill Us!

Elected officials have a moral duty to protect the health and lives of citizens they represent and to be good stewards of resources. According to the EPA, wildfire smoke has microscopic particles that penetrate deep into your lungs and cause aggravat...

 

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