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Articles from the September 6, 2018 edition

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 By Andi Bourne    News    September 6, 2018

Bears moving through the area

SEELEY LAKE – The bears have moved back into the valleys in search of food. There have been numerous bear sightings in the area this past week. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Bear Biologist Jamie...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    September 6, 2018

Ten years and counting

SEELEY LAKE – The lawn at Littlebird's Marketplace came alive for the final Farmers' and Crafters' Market of the season Sept. 2. The End of the Season Celebration closed out the tenth year with...

 

Helmville Rodeo September 2 & 3

HELMVILLE - Locals and visitors packed the stands again in Helmville over labor day weekend for the 54th annual Helmville Rodeo....

 

Fortunate to have Rachel Feigley

When I wrote my letter last week stating my support of the US Forest Service, the Seeley Lake Ranger District and the District Ranger, I intended it to be on the more general level in an attempt to offer a perspective of what government is, or...

 

Is anyone listening?

The Pathfinder dated Aug. 30, 2018 certainly contained a great deal of controversial opinions on a variety of subjects. Those that seemed to generate the most emotion had to do with the petition regarding the way OUR ranger district is being run. We...

 

Let's re-center and look ahead

I’d like to thank Heather Richards for her heartfelt commentary “Strong Enough to Bend” in last week’s Pathfinder. Understanding the post-fire perspective of someone who has spent more than 30 years traversing the trails in the Bob Marshall...

 

Blazing forest trails

While not a complete authority on the Canyon Creek fire in 1988, I was there to cut snags and later me and Elden Rammell were sentenced to cut that burned timber. That fire camp there looked like a reunion of retired Forest Service people. I’m sure...

 

What is news in Seeley Lake?

After reading last week’s Pathfinder, page 2, OPINION Editor’s Note Headline: What is news in Seeley Lake? Story Andi & Nathan Bourne – Pathfinder Staff…It sure makes me wonder if most people in Seeley Lake read only what they’re looking fo...

 

Lilac

Why do the leaves of my French lilac fold up? It lives outside the garden fence, in full sun, in rocky soil which we have not improved as we did the garden soil. It has small leaves and double dark...

 

New deputy, Open Space Bond at council meeting

SEELEY LAKE – At the Seeley Lake Community Council meeting Monday, Sept. 10, Sheriff T.J. McDermott will introduce Seeley Lake’s new local deputy Ryan Dunster. Deputy Dunster is looking for a place to live in Seeley Lake with his wife and three c...

 
 By Carol Brodie    News    September 6, 2018

John Maclean featured at Alpine Artisans' Open Book Club

SEELEY LAKE - Please join the Open Book Club as journalist and renowned author John Maclean reads from and discusses his recently released book, "River of Fire," Saturday, Sept. 8 at 7 p.m. at the...

 

It's time to think about your Medicare coverage

As we approach Medicare's Open Enrollment Period, Oct. 15 – Dec. 7, it's time again to start thinking about your Medicare coverage. Open enrollment is when Medicare beneficiaries should review...

 

Fall prescribed burns planned for Seeley Lake Ranger District

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Ranger District is planning to conduct prescribed burning this fall if weather, fuel and air quality conditions allow for safe and effective operations. The project areas with planned burning are located in four location...

 

Beavers: Nature's misunderstood and underappreciated engineers

Each year we receive questions from the public about beavers. Some of those questions come from frustrated landowners wanting to know how to remove beavers that are causing flooding problems along irrigation ditches or at culverts along road...

 

Film pays tribute to Chuck Jonkel

SEELEY LAKE – More than 100 people crowded into the Seeley Lake Community Hall Thursday, Aug. 30, to view a film celebrating a man acclaimed as the father of bear biology. The documentary "Walking B...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    September 6, 2018

Owner of shoes sought

SEELEY LAKE – Local law enforcement is looking for the owner of a pair of Nike Max Air running shoes that were stolen from a residence around Seeley-Swan High School in July. According to Missoula...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    September 6, 2018

One Sabbath: Celebrating life, hope and reasons to live

SEELEY LAKE - Mountain Lakes Presbyterian Church will be participating in the National Weekend of Prayer for Faith, Hope, & Life (Sept. 7-9, 2018). The entire community is invited to join the...

 

Prepared for a calling to serve Him

“And Moses said unto the Lord, “O my Lord, I am not eloquent, neither heretofore nor since Thou hast spoken unto Thy servant; but I am slow of speech and of a slow tongue.” When God called Moses to go to His people and lead them out of slavery...

 
 By Kathi Beeks    News    September 6, 2018

Understanding the lifelong consequences of childhood trauma

There's a problem and we all have the solution. According to The Center for the Developing Child at Harvard University, "When adults have opportunities to build the core skills that are needed to be...

 
 By Gary Moseman    News    September 6, 2018

Blackfoot Pathways: Sculpture in the Wild returns for fifth year

LINCOLN - The fifth anniversary of Blackfoot Pathways: Sculpture in the Wild this September promises to elevate further the surprising art park in this small mountain community. In addition to...

 

Community Briefs

Fire restrictions rescinded across northwest Montana KALISPELL — Cooperating interagency fire managers across northwest Montana followed suit with the Missoula area and rescinded Stage 2 Fire Restrictions Aug. 31. Recent rain and cooler temperature...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    September 6, 2018

Board training comes to Seeley Lake

SEELEY LAKE – All volunteers who serve on public boards in Missoula County are invited to attend the Missoula County Board Training in Seeley Lake, Sept. 25 from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Seeley Lake Historic Museum and Visitor's Center. This training is...

 
 By Zelda Haines    News    September 6, 2018

Cross country team starts strong at first meet

MISSOULA – The Seeley-Swan Blackhawks ran the new 5K course at Big Sky High School for the first time this year at the Missoula Couches Invite Aug. 30. The runners came out strong for their first...

 

Blackhawks fall to Horsemen

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley-Swan Blackhawks hosted the Plains Horsemen Aug. 31 for their first home game of the season. The Blackhawks came out strong and played a tough game but came up short on some...

 

Lady Blackhawks drop match to Arlee

ARLEE - The Seeley-Swan Lady Blackhawks traveled to Arlee Aug. 30 to take on the Scarlets. The Lady Blackhawks put the Scarlets down early with a 25-11 win in the first game but Arlee took game two 15-25. The third game was a close one that went to...

 

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