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Black bear euthanized near Seeley Lake Ranger Station

SEELEY LAKE - A large male black bear was captured by a culvert trap and euthanized by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) earlier this month. FWP Bear Specialist Jamie Jonkel said they were confident that this was the same bear that had broken...

 

Seeley Lake home to Navy's first female floating crane operator

SEELEY LAKE – Jodi Stierwalt never shied away from big tasks-or big vehicles. An equipment operator in the United States Navy Reserve, her attitude when asked if she could operate a specific piece...

 

Iverson Family Ranch recognized for land and water stewardship

POTOMAC - The Iverson family received praise from various Missoula County organizations following their reception of this year's Land Stewardship Award. The award was presented at their ranch in...

 

Preventing spring vole damage starts now

Last spring the voles really did a number on my plants. They ate the bark off trees and the roots off several flowers and bushes. Is there any way to prevent damage next spring? Yes, but there is no...

 

LIEAP & Weatherization opportunities

Happy Fall, Now that temperatures are dipping it is once again time to apply for Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) and Weatherization. The State of Montana, through the Department of...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    September 2, 2021

Seeley Lake Refuse District fee increase approved

SEELEY LAKE – On Aug. 26, the Missoula County Commissioners unanimously approved the increase in fees and fiscal year 2022 budget for the Seeley Lake Refuse District. The total annual assessment for District residents increased $30 to $180 for 10...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    September 2, 2021

Fire Danger Moderate, open burning resumes Sept. 1

MISSOULA - In response to higher fuel moistures and sustained cooler temperatures, Missoula County fire protection agencies have lowered the fire danger to Moderate, effective immediately. Open burning for prescribed wildland and essential...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    September 2, 2021

Receive personal technology assistance at Sept. 9 event

SEELEY LAKE - Need to convert your bank statements into a PDF? Don’t quite understand the difference between a window and a tab? Want to know how to get your email on several of your personal devices (like your phone, tablet or laptop)? Stop by the...

 

Offering rainbows with series of suncatchers

SEELEY LAKE - Local artist Janeen Mauldin offers Seeley Lake Market patrons a selection of glistening beaded suncatchers every Sunday at her stand, Janeen’s Rainbows. Mauldin started making her...

 

Seeley-Swan real estate hitting new highs

WHAT A DIFFERENCE THREE YEARS MAKES In 2018 and 2019 the local real estate market was healthy and predictable with very moderate price appreciation. Sales were consistent with no significant market increases either in total dollar volume sold or...

 
 By Addrien Marx    News    September 2, 2021

Maclean releases big one, "Home Waters"

SEELEY LAKE – "Home Waters, a Chronicle of Family and a River," written by John Maclean, will surely have a deep and personal impact with readers of this newspaper, the Pathfinder. Nationwide...

 

Gianforte Trades and Technology Scholarships available

HELENA – Reach Higher Montana is offering Gianforte Trades and Technology Scholarships for students going into eligible programs at participating schools. The scholarships provide $1,000 per semester for full-time students and $500 for part-time...

 

On a journey without end

Romans 8:7,8: “Because the mind/though life of the flesh is enmity towards Elohim, for it does not subject itself to the Torah/word of Elohim, neither indeed is it able,” v.8 “and those who are in the flesh are unable to please Elohim.” The...

 

Meyer discloses names along old road and importance of mail carrier

The fourth in the series covering the Roads and Trails program presented Aug. 7 by the Upper Swan Valley Historical Society (USVHS). CONDON – Dixie Meyer shared her memories of the roads and trails...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    September 2, 2021

Missoula County differentiates COVID quarantine requirements

MISSOULA - At their Aug. 24 meeting, the Missoula County Board of Health voted unanimously to follow the Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines regarding quarantine that differentiates between vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals. While...

 

Third dose of COVID-19 vaccine recommended

Montana health care providers can now offer third doses of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines to certain immunocompromised individuals following new recently announced federal recommendations. Third doses are available in Missoula County through... Full story

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    September 2, 2021

What's new at school?

Summer is drawing to a close and area elementary schools will be beginning classes in the next week. Seeley Lake Elementary, Sunset School and Swan Valley Elementary Schools are all welcoming new teachers, adding new programs and learning tools and...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    September 2, 2021

Blackhawks return to school - What's new?

SEELEY LAKE – Seeley-Swan High School welcomed freshman and new students Aug. 30 and resumed Aug. 31. New Principal Shawn Holmes is excited to welcome new and returning teachers and students and...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    September 2, 2021

No northern pike found in Placid Lake

PLACID LAKE – Saturday, Aug. 28 divers and snorkelers spent the day on Placid Lake searching for any evidence of northern pike. For the second year of this underwater effort, no pike were detected u...

 

Text-to-911 Emergency Service available in Powell County

Powell County Sheriff Gavin Roselles announced that citizens with cellular phone subscriptions may now send a short message service (SMS) text message to 911 for emergency help when unable to make a 911 voice call. Text-to-911 presently works on AT&T...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    September 2, 2021

Blackhawks off and running

DEER LODGE: The Seeley-Swan Blackhawks Cross Country team took to the course in Deer Lodge for the Grant-Kohrs Ranch Run Saturday, Aug. 28. Head Coach Shawn Holmes said the three boys all did very...

 

Lady Blackhawks down Bobcats, take second at tournament

The Seeley-Swan Lady Blackhawks volleyball team faced the Superior Bobcats Aug. 26 in their first match of the season and then headed to Drummond Aug. 28 for a tournament. The Lady Blackhawks made quick work of the Bobcats winning three sets in a row...

 

Blackhawks defeat Warriors

ARLEE – The Blackhawks opened their football season with a victory Aug. 27 defeating the Arlee Warriors 26-8. With last year's starting quarterback out for the season, Junior Owen Hoag has taken on...

 

Community Briefs

Online Auction to support victims of Juniper Drive fire SEELEY LAKE - Local artist Donna DaCosta (Mosaics by Donna, @mosaicsbydonna) is hosting an online auction starting 9 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 1 through 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3 on Instagram https://w...

 

20/35 Year Look Back

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... Full story

 

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