Articles from the September 17, 2020 edition


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  • Fee increases recommended, Forest project funding allocated

    Henry Netherland, Pathfinder|Sep 17, 2020

    MISSOULA - Members of the Missoula Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) voted to recommend proposed fee installations and increases at Missoula County sites within Lolo National Forest during their Sept. 8 virtual meeting. Later they allocated more than $150,000 for project proposals including $30,000 to projects on the Seeley Lake Ranger District. RAC members included Chair Ben Horan, Zachary Bashoor, Mike McGrew, Kristen Baker-Dickinson, Scott Kuehn, Jack Rich, Dr. Seth Wilson, Dr. Steven...

  • Two perish, one survives airplane crash near Seeley

    Andi Bourne, Pathfinder|Sep 17, 2020

    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 Charles Wolff, 67 of Green Valley, Arizona and part-time Seeley Lake resident, and Seeley Lake resident Wayne Cahoon, 59, died in the crash. The second passenger Christian Cahoon, Wayne's son, was airlifted to Seattle, Washington. The cause of the crash is still under investigation. Just before 10 p...

  • May we always remember

    Andi Bourne, Pathfinder|Sep 17, 2020

    SEELEY LAKE – Friday morning, Sept. 11 Seeley Lake Rural Fire Department personnel stood in front of the Seeley Lake Post Office to commemorate those who lost their lives and served during the Sept. 11 attacks in 2001. Nineteen terrorists hijacked multiple airplanes and flew them into the World Trade Center in New York City, New York, the Pentagon in Arlington County, Virginia and a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania resulting in the deaths of 2,977 people. Most of the deaths were civilians b...

  • How Internet crimes continue to move faster than the law

    Griffen Smith, Pathfinder|Sep 17, 2020

    Missoula County Sheriff's Office Detective Garret Van Hoose's spends many of his work hours learning how to hack ethically and track down criminals all through an IP address. He is a member of the Montana Internet Crimes Against Children's Taskforce, an organization dedicated to the prevention and response to human trafficking. Van Hoose knows the depths of social media. He just doesn't know if the law can ever catch up with cybercriminals. "Social media is definitely a moving target. It is a...

  • BCSA supports local economy and recreation

    Jack Rich - Gordy Sanders - Jim Stone - Tim Love, Seeley Lake, Ovando and Missoula, Montana|Sep 17, 2020

    Over fifteen years ago, folks from Seeley Lake and Ovando sat at the conference table at Pyramid Mountain Lumber with three goals: support local timber jobs and healthy forests, increase recreational use in the Lolo National Forest, and permanently conserve some of the wildest places in Montana. What resulted from that meeting and countless gatherings after it is the Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Project, which Senator Tester introduced as legislation in June 2019. We’ve held many public meetings and have honed the Blackfoot Clearwater S...

  • We're behind the Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act

    Smoke Elser and Ben Horan, Missoula, Montana|Sep 17, 2020

    Horse packers and mountain bikers spend less time together than we should - it sometimes seems like we’re in the woods in search of different things. But the truth is that we’re all drawn to the backcountry for the same reasons: to enjoy Montana’s wild places, to connect with the natural world and to restore our spiritual health. We all value this landscape and deserve a place on it. It’s that understanding that has allowed us to come together as part of the Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Project. Discussions weren’t always easy but we re...

  • Browder best fit for Seeley-Swan

    Robert Rock, Salmon Lake, Montana|Sep 17, 2020

    I would like to recommend you vote Tom Browder for House District 92. Residents of Seeley-Swan need an active, engaged and local community member to represent them in Montana’s State Legislature. We all know Seeley-Swan has many needs, including low cost housing, improved infrastructure, health insurance options and a strong advocate for those needs. Tom will be your guy and voice in Helena. I am more of an Independent voter and look at the person, rather than party. I selected Tom as I see him as a better fit for the citizens of S...

  • Stop the destruction, justice will come

    Roxie Sterling, Seeley Lake, Montana|Sep 17, 2020

    Ninety-nine percent of law enforcement men and women are good, honorable, brave and even heroes that put their lives on the line every day when they go out to protect and rescue the citizens of America. And yet we have liberal, left-wing Democrats that want to defund our law enforcement. These left-wing liberal Democrats are dumber than a box of rocks. Just because there is one rotten apple in the barrel, you don’t dump the whole barrel. The left-wing liberal Democrats, governors, mayors and councilmen are allowing terrorists to murder, b...

  • Pathfinder welcomes new reporter

    Henry Netherland, Pathfinder|Sep 17, 2020

    SEELEY LAKE - My name is Henry Netherland and I am thrilled to come in as the new full time reporter for the Seeley Swan Pathfinder. I was originally born in Chicago, Illinois but was raised in one of its suburbs, Glenview. I graduated with a bachelor's degree from Colorado State University in 2019 where I majored in journalism and minored in French. Outside of school, I actively participated in the university's plethora of student media programs including their daily newspaper, radio station an...

  • Options abound for last few weeks of filling out the Census

    Claire Muller, Executive Director, Seeley Lake Community Foundation|Sep 17, 2020

    Every 10 years we are asked to do one of the easiest and most important things we can do for our communities, fill out our Census form. It doesn't sound exciting or glamorous, but without Census data, our communities, neighbors and families risk losing out on important federal dollars. Montana currently ranks in the bottom five states in the country for the response to the 2020 U.S. Census. The deadline is Sept. 30. An accurate count determines how all the federal taxes we pay come back here to...

  • County grant available to treat the home ignition zone

    Andi Bourne, Pathfinder|Sep 17, 2020

    SEELEY LAKE – Missoula County Office of Emergency Management has teamed up with United Way of Missoula County and the Montana Conservation Corps (MCC) to focus on reducing wildfire risk and catastrophic losses to resources and property on private land throughout Missoula County. The Missoula County Home Ignition Zone Fuels Mitigation Program provides homeowners the opportunity to reduce Home Ignition Zone vulnerabilities to wildfire through a cost-share program Oct. 13-31 and next summer. A...

  • Fall campground closures for the Lolo

    Seeley Lake Ranger District|Sep 17, 2020

    The Lolo National Forest announced the following campground and recreation site seasonal closures and updates: Seeley Lake Ranger District: • Seeley Lake and Lakeside Campgrounds closed on Sept. 8 • Extended season! River Point Campground will remain open free of charge until Sept. 28. • Big Larch Campground will remain open and free of charge until snowfall with camp hosts. Water services will be available until the end of September. • Big Larch dock will be pulled for the season on Oct. 1...

  • Fire danger drops to "High" in Missoula Area, remains "Very High" in the Swan Valley

    Andi Bourne|Sep 17, 2020

    Fire danger remains Very High on the Flathead National Forest and Missoula County fire protection agencies lowered the fire danger to "High" due to the recent cold front and moisture that visited the Missoula area on Labor Day. While fuels on the Flathead National Forest are very dry and susceptible to rapid fire spread once ignited, fuels in the Missoula area are predicted to dry out quickly with a predicted return of prolonged dry and warm weather. Fire agencies warn residents and visitors, especially hunters heading out into the field, that...

  • Where will your journey end?

    Stephen Moon, On a journey without end|Sep 17, 2020

    To examine the Messiah’s journey is always a good check and to see the suffering of the One “Who created all things in the heavens and that are in the earth – all have been created through Him and for Him.” Colossians 1:16. Let’s go to John 7 where He endured the wrath of the people while on His time on earth. Verse 7 - The world hates Me. Verse 12 - There was much grumbling about Him. Also, verse 12 - He is leading the crowd into deception. Verse 15 - How He is un-learned. Verses 19 - Why do you seek to kill Me? Verse 20 -You have a demon. Ve...

  • Setting the stage for long term success in the music department

    Andi Bourne, Pathfinder|Sep 17, 2020

    SEELEY LAKE – After the combine started on fire and the main belt in the swather blew while she was operating it, Janet Morgenstern decided that managing the family's 11,000-acre ranch in Wibaux, Montana was not something in her future. However, the love of music that her family instilled in her grew into a passion for music and teaching. After 17 years of teaching music across the mid-west, Morgenstern is the new Seeley Lake Elementary and Seeley-Swan High School music director. She looks f...

  • Grizzly Bear Advisory Council releases final report

    Henry Netherland, Pathfinder|Sep 17, 2020

    HELENA - After working for a year to provide recommendations and input on the future of grizzly bear management in Montana, the Montana Grizzly Bear Advisory Council released its final report Sept. 10. “The Grizzly Bear Advisory Council members embraced a true commitment to collaboration in the interest of identifying common ground on a host of issues facing conservation and management of this iconic species,” Governor Steve Bullock said. “I’m grateful for their hard work and look forward to advancing the implementation of many of their r...

  • SSHS recognizes seniors at start of the season

    Sep 17, 2020

    SEELEY LAKE - Seeley-Swan High School recognized their senior football athletes along with their families at the first home football game of the season Friday, Sept. 4....

  • School off to successful start, board discusses mask requirement

    Andi Bourne, Pathfinder|Sep 17, 2020

    SWAN VALLEY – Swan Valley School opened with in-person learning Sept. 8. The school board received an update on the first day of school and discussed the face covering requirement that evening at their monthly board meeting. Swan Valley School Principal Ralph King said the first day of school was successful. They have 25 students enrolled this year. All of the students returned to in-person learning except four students chose to do half days and four students who are completely remote. They are taking measures to ensure that if they need to swi...

  • Lady Blackhawks sweep first meet

    Andi Bourne, Pathfinder|Sep 17, 2020

    HAMILTON – The Seeley-Swan High School Cross County team made a great showing at their first meet of the season Sept. 12 in Hamilton. The Lady Blackhawks won the team title by 14 points over four A Schools. Dillon took second and Corvallis placed third in the meet. Emily Maughan led the Ladies with a time of 22:07.85 taking fifth place. Her sister Sariah was right behind her taking sixth in the meet with a time of 22:16.29. Kyla Conley and Ava Thornsberry came in taking 11th and 12th places with...

  • Lady Blackhawks defeat Pirates, fall to Prospectors

    Nathan Bourne, Pathfinder|Sep 17, 2020

    SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley-Swan Lady Blackhawks faced two opponents last week starting off in Victor Sept. 10 and then back on the home court Sept. 12 facing Granite. The Lady Blackhawks blew the Victor Pirates out of the water in three sets, 25-19, 25-9 and 25-16. More than a third of their total points against the Pirates came from kills and aces. Bethany Hoag led the way with 8 kills followed by Klaire Kovatch, Kyla Conley and Aspen Conley with 4 each. Sariah Maughan had two kills and led w...

  • Blackhawks fall to Blue Hawks

    Nathan Bourne, Pathfinder|Sep 17, 2020

    THOMPSON FALLS – The Seeley-Swan Blackhawks traveled to take on the Blue Hawks in Thompson Falls Sept. 11. It was brutal game for the Blackhawks. They were down 22 points by the end of the first quarter and 38 by the half. While the second half wasn’t quite the blowout of the first, they fell 0-52. The Blackhawks struggled to move the ball on the ground or in the air. It wasn’t for lack of trying as they had 32 carries but were only able to average 2.6 yards per carry for a total of 84 yards in the game. The Blackhawks were only able to complet...

  • Scaling issues

    Betty Vanderwielen, Pathfinder|Sep 17, 2020

    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 Big Blackfoot Timber Sale of 1907-1910. Historian and member of the Camp Paxson Preservation Board Gary Williams has been researching that sale. The Seeley Swan Pathfinder will be bringing some of the interesting bits of information he has discovered about logging in the Seeley Lake area and also...

  • Community Briefs

    Sep 17, 2020

    Death Notice TULSA, OKLAHOMA - Dr. Ben F. Irvin, 74, died of natural causes at his home in Tulsa, Oklahoma Sept. 11, 2020. He was a former educator in Seeley Lake and Lincoln, Montana. Death Notice GREEN VALLEY, AZ - Charles E. Wolff, 67, passed away early in the morning Sept. 13 tragically due to a plane crash in Seeley Lake. Brothers Mortuary and Crematory are honored to care for the loved one. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.brothersmortuary.com. Loving Hearts open Wednesdays SEELEY LAKE - Loving Hearts Thrift...

  • Honesty and integrity needed when using taxpayer dollars

    Senator Dee Brown - SD2, Hungry Horse, Montana|Sep 17, 2020

    The work of the 2019 legislative session has come full circle on two bills vetted in the Senate State Administration Veterans’ Affairs Committee which I chaired. One was SB275 (Senator Olzewski-R) and HB524 (Representative Weatherwax-D) that brought attention to needs for recognition of two different subjects. SB275 gave five years to raise $165,000 to commemorate our first woman governor Judy Martz. HB524 requested a tribal monument with a flag circle on capitol grounds and had language included that would set up a committee and private d...

  • Join with me in voting for Greg Gianforte

    Jolene Crum - Candidate for HD65, Belgrade, Montana|Sep 17, 2020

    I am writing in support of Greg Gianforte for Governor. I believe Greg understands the dire economic position our state is in and has a game plan for recovery. Before the plandemic (not a typo), Montana ranked 49th in the nation in household income, as reported by Prospera. We barely had an economy going into 2020. Our current governor had no business shutting down our businesses. I believe Greg would never hobble our ability to prosper. Greg believes in school choice. Greg also appreciates religious and medical freedom, issues critical to me...

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