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Articles from the September 23, 2021 edition

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 By Andi Bourne    News    September 23, 2021

Potomac School goes remote

POTOMAC - By Monday afternoon, Sept. 20, Potomac School received notice of positive COVID test results from students in each of its six cohort groups. Principal John Rouse said all students were sent...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    September 23, 2021

Plea for community action as COVID cases explode

MISSOULA COUNTY – With the seven day rolling average of active cases per 100,000 people hitting a new record high of 87 on Friday, Sept. 17 and active cases above 1,150, Missoula County leaders... Full story

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    September 23, 2021

Learning to keep bears wild

"You rangers don't make bears stay away?" was one quote Swan Valley Bear Ranger Kathy Koors wrote down after a day driving backroads, checking campsites and talking to visitors and locals alike who...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    September 23, 2021

Car Nuts Show and Shine

SWAN VALLEY – Car enthusiasts brought their prized vehicles to share with the community at the Show and Shine in the Swan Saturday, Sept. 18. More than 25 cars, trucks and motorcycles, made from...

 

Keep your pet well

Many veterinary clinics are implementing routine Wellness Exams. These are examinations of pets who appear healthy. These physical exams also include questions about your pet's lifestyle with a focus...

 

Anthropomorphism - The good and bad

Anthropomorphism (pronounced: ann-throw-poe-MORF-ism) is the term used to define when we give animals (or inanimate objects such as rocks & trees) human characteristics. Here are a few examples:...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    September 23, 2021

Area closure to lift Sept. 23 for Dry Cabin Fire

SEELEY LAKE - The area closure for the Dry Cabin fire will be lifted at 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 23. Information will be posted to the Dry Cabin Fire InciWeb https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7660/ and the Lolo National Forest Facebook Page as...

 

Quarteto Nuevo to perform this Sunday

SWAN VALLEY – After an 18-month hiatus, Alpine Artisans' 2 Valleys Stage musical concerts return to our valleys beginning with a talented quartet of California artists Quarteto Nuevo. Quarteto...

 

CRC completes aquatic plant survey

In July and early August, CRC surveyed key lakes in the Clearwater Valley to document absence/presence of aquatic invasive macrophytes (plants). Heidi Sedivy, a CRC employee with expertise in Aquatic...

 

Seeley-Swan High School in the Wilderness

Editor’s note: Wetzel was a writer and died in 2018 at the age of 102. Her husband was Winston Wetzel, the superintendent of the Missoula County High School system who accompanied the development and realization of the Seeley-Swan High School....

 

Grizzly relocated from Ovando area

OVANDO – Wildlife officials captured a grizzly bear in the Ovando area on Sept. 2 and relocated it to the north side of the Rattlesnake Wilderness the same day. The bear was captured after it repeatedly returned to an abandoned shed in search of...

 

Stanley Nicholson 1936-2021

MISSOULA - Stan was born in 1936 in Missoula to Ewen and Edna Nicholson. He attended Paxon grade school, Missoula County High School and the University of Montana. Stan met his high school... Full story

 

James (Jim) W. Clay Jan. 25, 1943 - Sept. 11, 2021

SPOKANE, WASHINGTON - James (Jim) W. Clay passed away on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, at the age of 78 while in Providence Holy Family Hospital in Spokane, Washington due to COVID pneumonia. Jim was... Full story

 

Forest Service and sewer updates top discussion

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Community Council resumed their monthly virtual meetings Monday, Sept. 13. There, attendees listened to representatives from the Seeley Lake Ranger District and Seeley Lake Sewer District talk about their groups...

 

Bringing an interactive experience to the classroom

SEELEY LAKE - New Seeley-Swan High School science teacher Gretchen Watkins hopes to keep her students engaged for the 2021-2022 school year. "I try to be as interactive as possible," she wrote in an e...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    September 23, 2021

OCR complaint and strategic plan tops discussion

POTOMAC – At their Sept. 13 meeting, the Potomac School Board discussed the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) complaint and their response as well as worked through their Strategic Plans and Goals for this year. Principal John Rouse updated the board...

 

SLE sees first COVID cases

SEELEY LAKE – At their Sept. 20 meeting, the Seeley Lake Elementary Superintendant Josh Gibbs updated the School Board on the current status of COVID in the school. While the school skirted COVID last year with no cases at school, SLE’s first...

 

Board won't pay legal fees

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Sewer District Board discussed a variety of items at their Sept. 16 meeting including paying plaintiff’s legal fees for failed lawsuits against the District, funding for a high school water testing program and dissol...

 

Roads and Trails Tailings 1

Interaction between the speakers and the audience at the Roads and Trails program presented Aug. 7 by the Upper Swan Valley Historical Society generated additional tales worth sharing. These short...

 

Free dryland dog mushing training camp Oct. 2-3

SEELEY LAKE - Montana Mountain Mushers is holding a free dog mushing clinic on Saturday, Oct. 2-3 at the West Side Bypass Trailhead, four miles north of Seeley Lake, Montana. All beginning or experienced mushers, runners, bike and scooter...

 

Blackhawks decimate Trojans

TROY – The Blackhawks made the trek to Troy to take on the Trojans Sept. 18. The 200-mile trip didn’t seem to hurt the Blackhawks as they charged to a 40-point lead in the first half. They didn’t let up in the second half finishing the Trojans...

 

Lady Blackhawks take top spot in Arlee

The Seeley-Swan Lady Blackhawks had a victorious week defeating the Darby Tigers at home before cleaning house at a tournament in Arlee. The Lady Blackhawks made fast work of the Tigers Sept. 16 tamin...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    September 23, 2021

Blackhawks stay on course

The Seeley-Swan High School Cross Country team stepped it up with two meets this week. Tuesday, Sept. 14 they took to the course for the Mission Invitational at St. Ignatius High School earning a place on the podium and setting two new personal...

 

Community Briefs

Fire Department BBQ & Open House Sept. 25 SEELEY LAKE – The community is invited to attend an Open House at the Seeley Lake Fire Department, 200 Firehouse Lane, Saturday, Sept. 25 from 12-3 p.m. Come enjoy hot dogs and hamburgers while checking...

 

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

 

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