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More than 50 join Sewer lawsuit

SEELEY LAKE - In an amended complaint filed with the court Aug. 31, approximately 50 additional plaintiffs have joined Don Larson’s lawsuit against the Seeley Lake Sewer District and Missoula County. The complaint states that the plaintiffs own...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    September 13, 2018

A fed bear is a dead bear - Residents asked to clean up

Bear activity continues in Seeley Lake and Swan Valley. Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Game Warden Bill Koppen asks residents to "start using their head" and put all attractants away for the next...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    September 13, 2018

New school speed zone at Swan Valley School

SWAN VALLEY – Anyone driving by the Swan Valley School can't help but notice the newly installed 55 mile-per-hour school zone and flashing lights during school day drop off and pick up times. The...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    September 13, 2018

Nearly 3,500 acres approved for salvage harvest on Rice Ridge fire

SEELEY LAKE - The Lolo National Forest has approved harvest of approximately 3,494 acres of the Rice Ridge Fire that burned over 160,000 acres last summer near Seeley Lake. Nearly 106,500 acres were on the Lolo National Forest, The project is...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    September 13, 2018

Never Forget 9-11

SEELEY LAKE - Tuesday morning, Sept. 11 Seeley Lake Rural Fire District volunteers Jaycee McGraves, Shelley McGraves and Lieutenant Kody Kelley, District Administrator Lynn Richards and Fire Chief...

 

Thank you Helmville

HELMVILLE - I just returned from the Helmville Rodeo. I stood in silent prayer with several hundred people, every single person there stood with their hand over their heart as some little gal with the voice of a meadow lark sang our national anthem...

 

The danger of open boarders

The people of the United States of America have big hearts and open arms. That is a good thing if we also use common sense. I’m concerned about open borders and illegal aliens. I am not against people of different colors or race. One of my...

 

Reply to Waldron's criticism

I am writing in reply to Waldron’s letter criticizing and denigrating the owners of the Pathfinder before Andi and Nathan took over. Waldron has a very short memory. The previous owners were our daughter and her husband, Caroline and Dwight Jenkins...

 
 By Rob Rich    Opinion    September 13, 2018

Working together with beavers is the answer

I’d like to thank the Pathfinder and Biologist Scott Eggeman for last week’s excellent column exploring the history, ecology and growing importance of beavers. As we increasingly face the unpredictable stresses of fires, droughts and floods, I...

 

Protect and nourish our local news media

We are fortunate here in Seeley Lake to have an award-winning newspaper published by two excellent journalists, Nathan and Andi Bourne, with the help of an impressive staff. As good journalists, they don’t invent the news, they just report it,...

 

The way they were

Many moons ago, before computers took away good men's jobs, Allen Chaffin read the meters around the area. We'd have a talk whenever he caught me at home. He tells me his wife Mildred wanted to...

 

Boy Scout and Westside Bypass Roads opened for firewood cutting

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Ranger District opened areas east and west of Boy Scout Road from Sept. 15 – Oct. 15 for personal use firewood cutting. Firewood cutting is subject to all terms and...

 

Singer-Songwriter Rebecca Folsom to perform in Swan Valley

SEELEY LAKE – The 2 Valleys Stage Performing Arts Series will welcome singer-songwriter Rebecca Folsom to the Seeley-Swan area Sunday, Sept. 23. She will be giving a community concert at Swan Valley...

 

FWP Commission opens proposed grizzly bear population objectives for public comment

KALISPELL — The Fish and Wildlife Commission has approved language for a proposed administrative rule that would codify population objectives for grizzly bears in the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem (NCDE). The decision Aug. 9 sets into...

 

All things connect

I didn’t write this as an expert on societal, cultural and political issues or as a representative of any organization. I did write it as someone with strong concerns about where our country as it relates to those issues is headed. A Place for...

 

Indian Paintbrush - Hummingbirds' haven

Years ago, I was hiking over a high mountain pass enjoying the insane, kamikaze flights of at least fifty hummingbirds intent on gathering nectar from a field of brilliant red paintbrushes. I was...

 

What is working abroad - Community health workers helping neighbors

As a child, Presandieu Charles suffered severe headaches and stomach pains. One day he beat his mother on the foot and thigh with a stick and later cried when he saw what he had done. In October 2017,...

 

Environmental Assessment for Phase 2 passed

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Sewer District Board held a public hearing on updating the Preliminary Engineering Report (PER) and Environmental Assessment (EA) for Phase 2 of the collection system Sept. 6. The district is in the process of applying...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    September 13, 2018

Get involved as a Community Volunteer Helping Students

SEELEY LAKE – Members of the community are invited to get involved in a new school volunteer resource program. “Community Volunteers Helping Students” is an opportunity for local professionals and individuals to share their professional skills...

 

Lloyd Edward Hallgren April 3, 1944 - Sept. 1, 2018

SEELEY LAKE - Lloyd E. Hallgren, 74, passed away from leukemia at his home in Seeley Lake on the evening of Saturday, Sept. 1. He was born in Missoula, Mont. April 3, 1944 to Olaf and Elsie... Full story

 

Layman wins quilt raffle

SEELEY LAKE - Beth Layman was the winner of the 2018 quilt raffle for Paws Up Safe Home. The quilt was made by Teresa Friede and constructed by Louise Cameron. Thanks to the generosity of the...

 

Reader Photo

Mountain lion on the prowl by the Clearwater River....

 

What's new at Potomac School - The bases are set

POTOMAC - Along with new and returning coaches, staff and students, Potomac School has hit the ground running with improvements and ideas both inside and out. New custodian Greg Stevens completed building repairs and paint touch up as well as...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    September 13, 2018

SSHS Blackhawks represent with new tent

SEELEY LAKE – After the Blackhawks finished their race at the 2017 State Cross Country meet in Helena, they came back to find the wind had destroyed their tent beyond repair. Parent Dena Turner alon...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    September 13, 2018

Maughan sisters excel at Rebecca Farms

KALISPELL – The Seeley-Swan Cross Country team took to the course at Rebecca Farms Sept. 7. The Maughan sisters, Sariah for the varsity and Emily in the middle school races, set the pace. Sariah...

 

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