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Articles from the September 9, 2021 edition

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 By Andi Bourne    News    September 9, 2021

Preserving the lookout experience for years to come

SEELEY LAKE – Standing on top of a mountain in a lookout 20 feet in the air can be an experience of a lifetime. However, those that have stayed in one overnight had the opportunity to relive what...

 

John Maclean draws record crowd

SEELEY LAKE – The rows of chairs set up in the Double Arrow Homestead Pavilion quickly filled with people. An overflow crowd clustered around the sides of the pavilion in chairs they brought from...

 

Helmville Rodeo Sept. 5 - Sept. 6

The Helmville Rodeo Club hosted their annual Labor Day Rodeo Sunday, Sept. 5 and Monday, Sept. 6 at the Helmville Rodeo Grounds....

 

National worker shortage hits home

MISSOULA COUNTY - Signs that read "Please be patient - We are short staffed," "Now hiring" and "Closed due to short staff" have become common for customers to see when entering local businesses this...

 

Take a harder look, the public is watching

After reading the recent article in the Aug. 26 edition about the Forest Service withdrawing their project in the Scapegoat Wilderness, I couldn’t restrain myself any longer. The Forest Service and Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks appear to be...

 

Realtor commissions raise housing costs and promote government growth

Realtor Kevin Wetherell has noted home prices in the Seeley area have jumped by 53%...to an average price of $399,000. So much for affordable housing in Seeley Lake.  What he does not mention, discuss or analyze is the impact realtors’ sales...

 

We, the people

I often think of September, and not January, as the new year in our calendar. Kids are with new teachers, summer vacations are over and we're all settling back into a routine of sorts. It's a time to...

 

The pursuit of joy

The world around us is obsessed with the pursuit of happiness. But what if I told you I had no interest in the pursuit of happiness but am instead more interested in the pursuit of joy? Let me...

 

Restaurant receives new bear resistant fence

SEELEY LAKE - A new bear-resistant structure was recently erected near The Filling Station in order to prevent bears from scavenging through their dumpster. The materials were funded as part of a...

 

Seeley Lake Council resumes virtually Sept. 13

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Community Council is resuming its monthly meetings the second Monday of the month. The September meeting will be held via Zoom starting at 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 13. The agenda includes presentations regarding affordable...

 

2021 big game hunting forecast for Region 2

HELENA – Montana has some of the longest hunting seasons in the West, healthy herds of game and access to millions of acres of public land. However, hunters must be mindful of fire danger and of private landowners who are facing grass shortages,...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    September 9, 2021

Superintendent Arntzen attends SLE's first day of class

SEELEY LAKE – Montana Superintendent of Public Instruction Elsie Arntzen visited Seeley Lake Elementary school to encourage students and staff on their first day of school, Wednesday, Sept. 1....

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    September 9, 2021

Dual principal and music position offers unique opportunity

SWAN VALLEY – After building the music program at Huntley Project Schools from a handful of students to three choirs and two bands in junior high through high school, Aaron Morgenstern left...

 

Memories of 9/11 at the World Trade Center - 20 years later

This Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021 will be the 20th anniversary of an event that has totally changed our lives and how we look at the world. On that morning back in 2001, I walked through the World Trade... Full story

 

Miller recalls bridges linking old roads

The fourth in the series covering the Roads and Trails program presented Aug. 7 by the Upper Swan Valley Historical Society (USVHS). CONDON – For his part in the Upper Swan Valley Historical...

 

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

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    September 9, 2021

Building teamwork, promoting positivity, striving for success

SEELEY LAKE – With her focus on team cohesion, communication and her competitive spirit, the Lady Blackhawks new head volleyball coach Pattie Crum looks forward to a great season. She feels the 17 g...

 

Blackhawks dominate Horsemen

SEELEY LAKE – The Blackhawks hosted the Plains Horsemen Sept. 3 for their first home game of the season. The Horsemen kicked off the game with an onside kick. Their attempt to recover the ball...

 

Lady Blackhawks defeat Eagles and Lynx

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley-Swan Lady Blackhawks took down two district opponents last week extending their record to 3-0. The Lady Blackhawks hosted the Valley Christian Eagles Sept. 2 and made quick...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    September 9, 2021

Blackhawks shave time, set new PRs

MISSOULA – The Blackhawks Cross Country team took to the course in Missoula at the Coach’s Invite at the Westside Little League Fields Sept. 2. The Blackhawks did well with two of the three setting new personal records. The heats were organized...

 

Community Briefs

Set a new course with Adventure Club, starting Sept. 15 SEELEY LAKE - Starting Wednesday, Sept. 15 the Seeley Lake Baptist Church will be hosting a weekly Adventure Club from 3:15 – 5 p.m. for students ages three through sixth grade. Pastor Jim...

 

Fire Danger Raised to HIGH in Missoula Area - Outdoor Burning Closed

Due to a rebound in higher temperatures and drying vegetation, Missoula County fire protection agencies are raising the Missoula area fire danger rating to High effective immediately. In high fire danger, dry grasses and needles ignite easily and... Full story

 

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