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  • Board approved budget and raise

    Andi Bourne, Pathfinder|Aug 30, 2018

    SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Fire Board approved the 2018-2019 budget and a pay raise for District Administrator Lynn Richards at their Aug. 21 meeting. Seeley Lake Fire Chief Dave Lane presented the board with next year’s budget. Last year’s budget was $45,000 over in total expenses. They had a surplus of $128,000 and used $45,669 to make up the difference. Lane explained that the District overspent two-thirds of the line items. He eliminated that problem for this year but couldn’t tell the board why it was overspent last year since he was...

  • Sharing a Year of Blessings and Ministry

    Andi Bourne, Pathfinder|Aug 30, 2018

    SEELEY LAKE – “Last summer I was bringing in some donations when two soot-stained forest firefighters knocked on the door. They were from Arizona and no one had told them nights get cold in Montana,” said Loving Hearts volunteer Margaret Sandor laughing as she added she sent them off with a bunch of jackets to share with their crew. “We keep sweatshirts and long underwear out on the sales floor year round for campers that make that realization too.” This is just one of the many blessings from th...

  • Grizzly bear traveling along Salmon Lake

    Aug 30, 2018

    This grizzly was moving along the west side of Salmon Lake Aug. 22. The bear traveled more than a mile before heading up hill looking for food....

  • Potomac youth wrestles overseas

    Sigrid Olson, Pathfinder|Aug 30, 2018

    POTOMAC - Potomac's Bridger Hall journeyed 4,889 miles to Germany where he wrestled and experienced the German culture. Hall has been wrestling for more than 10 years and enjoys it. "I like wrestling because of the discipline it has given me and it gives people a work ethic and teaches them to work for what they want," Hall said. This August, at age 16, Hall participated in an exchange wrestling program between Montana and Germany. Every other year Montana and Germany rotate their wrestling...

  • Blackhawks kick off season with a win

    Nathan Bourne, Pathfinder|Aug 30, 2018

    DARBY - The Seeley-Swan Blackhawks hit the road to take on the Darby Tigers Aug. 24 and came home with a win. "The final score of 27 to 6 does not accurately reflect how well our boys dominated that game," said Blackhawks Head Coach Ryan Sokoloski. Defensively the Blackhawks shut down the Tigers including a pile of sacks. They only allowed one touch down on a punt return. On the offense Nate Samuli rushed for 164 of the team's 302 yards. Hunter Shelmerdine ran 80 yards including a 2-yard...

  • Lady Blackhawks start season on the road

    Nathan Bourne, Pathfinder|Aug 30, 2018

    The Seeley-Swan Lady Blackhawks made the trek around the mountains to take on Charlo in their opening match of the season Aug. 24. The next day they rolled down to Drummond for their first round robin tournament featuring 16 teams. The Lady Blackhawks fought hard against Charlo but came up short. They fell in three games, 23-25, 20-25 and 13-25. The defense was led by Klaire Kovatch with 6 stuff blocks and 6 blocks while Autumn Morse had 14 digs. The pair led the offense as well with 4 kills each and Morse was credited with 6 assists. Taylor...

  • Community Briefs

    Aug 30, 2018

    Swan Valley AARP Meeting, Sept. 4 SWAN VALLEY - The Swan Valley AARP will meet Tuesday, Sept. 4 at noon at the Swan Valley Community Hall. A potluck lunch hosted by George and Emily Beck will begin at 12:30 p.m. There will be a brief business meeting at 1:30 p.m. after which George and Emily will talk about their trip to Budapest. The public is invited. SVC Community Potluck presents “Bears and Berries” Sept. 5 SWAN VALLEY - Swan Valley Connections’ September Community Potluck Dinner will be held on Wed., Sept. 5th, at 6 p.m. at the Swan Valle...

  • Wedding Announcement

    Aug 30, 2018

    SWAN VALLEY - Canyon L. Parcell of Condon and Brooke L. Skinner, of Colorado Springs, Colo. were married on the shore of Holland Lake on Aug. 11. Canyon's parents Danni and Bob Parcell reside in Condon and Brooke's parents Debbi Adriansen and Andrew Toller live in Colorado Springs. John Parcell and Cascade Parcell put on a burling demonstration in the lake immediately after the ceremony. Axe throwing was another activity that helped round out a very Montana wedding. The Parcells live in... Full story