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Articles from the September 10, 2020 edition

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 By Andi Bourne    News    September 10, 2020

Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act and Economic Report draws criticism

SEELEY LAKE – This past August the Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Project released an economic report highlighting how public lands and water sustain the economy of the Blackfoot and Clearwater Valleys and nearby communities. There has also been...

 

What does online community look like today?

Beginning note: In the age of online information and fast paced technology, understanding how today's people communicate seems daunting. The Pathfinder talked to professors, law enforcement, mental...

 

Alpine Artisans enduring amid COVID-19

SEELEY LAKE – Like so many other groups in 2020, Alpine Artisans (AAI) has found ways to function in the "new normal." AAI Program Manager Jenny Rohrer confirmed that the annual Tour of the Arts...

 

Helmville Rodeo returns for 56th Annual Labor Day

Helmville Rodeo Club welcomed local and professional Northern Rodeo Association cowboys and cowgirls to their 56th annual Helmville Labor Day Rodeo. The event ran Sept. 6 and Sept. 7 and was the...

 

Can't afford another Democrat in the Senate

The crime and rioting in the Democratic controlled cities is wide spread.  In many cases the publicly elected officials are supporting this destruction.  Many business owners are seeing their life’s work destroyed in one night.  The mayors in...

 

Consolidation an answer to high cost government

It is time to fully examine the idea of combining Missoula with the county to streamline our governments. Communities such as Butte - Silverbow have done this successfully and dramatically reduced government costs by increasing efficiency. There is o...

 

Gracious folks

Many moons have passed since I took a group on a fishing trip to Lena Lake in the Bob. It consisted of myself, daughter Tracey and two gals from back east, who came recommended by a man I once guided...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    September 10, 2020

Bringing the community together for the Mike Haley Memorial Golf Tournament

SEELEY LAKE – What better way to practice social distancing while supporting a great cause than to spend Sept. 19 on the Double Arrow Golf Course for the Mike Haley Memorial Golf Tournament. Mike’s son Jacob organized the tournament to honor his...

 

New SLE superintendent and skate park proposal at next council meeting

SEELEY LAKE - The next meeting of the Seeley Lake Community Council will be on Monday, Sept. 14 via Zoom. Instructions for sign-on are at the end of this release. The first speaker will be Jennie Dixon, planner with the Missoula County Community and...

 

Meet the Blackfoot's Range Riders

It's summertime in the Blackfoot, and that means the Blackfoot Challenge's team of range riders are back in the saddle. Every summer when cows are put out to graze their summer pastures farther away...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    September 10, 2020

Adventure Club sets a new course for students starting Sept. 16

SEELEY LAKE – Starting Wednesday, Sept. 16 the Seeley Lake Baptist Church will be hosting a weekly Adventure Club from 3:30 – 5 p.m. for students ages three through sixth grade. Pastor Jim Johnson looks forward to starting this...

 

The boundless love and goodness of God

Have you ever found yourself wide awake in the middle of the night with thoughts that just seem to tumble around in your head? I found myself in that situation about 3 a.m. one morning a few weeks...

 

SSHS recognizes seniors at start of the season

SEELEY LAKE - Seeley-Swan High School recognized their senior Lady Blackhawk athletes and manager along with their families and friends at their home game Saturday, Sept. 5. Senior football athletes...

 

PHC clinical staff member tests positive for COVID-19

MISSOULA – Partnership Health Center learned Sept. 3 that a member of their clinical staff tested positive for COVID-19. PHC Communication Director Eric Halverson confirmed that this does not affect the staff at the Seeley-Swan Medical Center. PHC...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    September 10, 2020

Returning to the classroom with a new perspective

SEELEY LAKE – Ever since learning about heredity in her sixth-grade science class with Sharon Teague at Seeley Lake Elementary, Shelby Holmes loved science. As she continued onto junior high with...

 

Blackhawks defend home field from Pirates

SEELEY LAKE – The Blackhawks kicked off to the Victor Pirates Sept. 4 for their opening game of the season. The Pirates' opening drive came to an abrupt end after just a couple plays with a fumble t...

 

Lady Blackhawks take down Eagles and Lynx

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley-Swan Lady Blackhawks improved their record to 2-1 with a pair of wins last week against the Valley Christian Eagles and the Lincoln Lynx. The Lady Blackhawks traveled to...

 

Norton saves the larch

If the early history of Seeley Lake is intertwined with the lumber industry, the rise of the United States Forest Service is incontrovertibly intertwined with Seeley Lake and in particular with the...

 

FNF plans for fall prescribed burn projects

SWAN VALLEY - The Flathead National Forest is planning to conduct fall prescribed fire projects on the Swan Lake, Hungry Horse/Glacier View Ranger, Tally Lake and Spotted Bear Ranger Districts when weather, fuel conditions and air quality become...

 

BLM completes Upper Belmont acquisition adding 1,120 acres

MISSOULA – The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) acquisition of 1,120 acres in the Lower Blackfoot River drainage secures permanent public access to the land. Using $868,000 from the Land and Water Conservation Fund, the transaction finalizes a...

 

Community Briefs

MBF Kids Club resumes Mondays starting Sept. 21 SEELEY LAKE - MBF Kids Club will be starting on Monday, Sept. 21. The group meets every Monday from 3-5 p.m. at Mission Bible Fellowship. Activities include games, snacks, crafts, Bible lessons and...

 

Addressing homeless issue in Missoula would benefit taxpayers

Having kept a close eye on the homeless issue in Missoula County, especially the illegal encampment West of the Reserve Street bridge, I am astounded at the recent halt to the removal of the individuals destroying this area. Most astonishing is the...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    September 10, 2020

Two perish in airplane crash near Seeley Lake

SEELEY LAKE – Seeley-Swan Search and Rescue and local law enforcement assisted Powell County Saturday, Sept. 12 after a 1966 Cessna 172 was reported downed north of the Seeley Lake Airport. Pilot...

 

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