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Articles from the September 29, 2022 edition

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Holland Lodge expansion proposal discussed at Council

SWAN VALLEY - Dozens of residents filled the Swan Valley Community Hall Sept. 20 for the Swan Valley Community Council meeting. While the Holland Lake Lodge expansion proposal was merely a side note on the agenda, it consumed half of the two and a...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    September 29, 2022

Local teacher named Teacher of the Year Finalist

SEELEY LAKE - "Teachers were the most intelligent, clever people who were really good at catching mistakes and telling you what you were doing wrong," was the perception Sheila Devins had about...

 

Garage destroyed in fire

SEELEY LAKE - Seeley Lake Fire Department responded to a garage fire that was called in around 3:30 p.m. on Sept. 26. A half dozen volunteer firefighters responded within 15 minutes. With help from...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    September 29, 2022

Lovato steps in as new editor

SEELEY LAKE - After more than 40 years and an award-winning career as a print journalist, Vince Lovato is excited to return to his roots of community journalism. Stepping in as the new editor of the...

 

Holland Lake Lodge Once It Is Gone…

As best I remember it, over 40 years ago, me and my cutt’n partner Butch was coming down from Alaska. Turned off in Albany, Oregon headed for the sleepy little cowboy logg’n town called Sisters. Butch had friends there. Took note of the scenery...

 

Stein will protect your rights

Montanans’ constitutional right to privacy and a clean and healthful environment will be threatened this legislative session. Many of us living in House District 92 fiercely value our privacy and depend on the integrity of our environment. The...

 

Corporate recreation comes to Holland Lake

An out-of-state commercial recreation corporation, POWDR Inc., has proposed to expand the Holland Lake Lodge on public land and convert it into a destination resort. The current lodge is a locally run seasonal operation from May 15 to Oct. 15 that...

 

Demand more transparency - Fight for Montana

In autumn, that mournful season that stifles the lighthearted sounds of summer, larch turn golden and, against the Douglas fir and Ponderosa pine, light up the Seeley-Swan Valley like a votive-filled cathedral in Rome. It’s something to behold as...

 

Gary Stein best choice for HD92

All elections are important, right? This one seems particularly so - ballots will be mailed Oct. 14. Election Day is Nov. 8. Sometimes we ignore midterm elections - everyone is busy. However, if we don’t pay attention, our Montana State...

 

TipMont: Montana's outdoor crimes lifeline

Tip lines have been used throughout history by law enforcement for their wide range of applications and effectiveness in gathering information related to ongoing or high-profile crimes. In 2002, the...

 

Invitation to Joy

"Rejoice in the Lord, always. Again, I say rejoice!" (Philippians 4:4) What is the point of our existence? People often wrestle with this kind of question or something like it. The Westminster...

 

Kelly Ann Fitzgerald April 13, 1965 – September 21, 2022

SEELEY LAKE - Kelly was born in West Lafayette, Indiana as Kelly Ann Hartman. She loved the dogs, cats, fish, birds and horses she had while she was growing up. In school, Kelly was on the swim team,... Full story

 

Flathead National Forest begins fall prescribed burning

SWAN VALLEY - The Flathead National Forest is planning to conduct fall prescribed fire projects when weather, fuel conditions and air quality become favorable. Smoke will be visible from various places in the Flathead Valley depending on the...

 

Solution sought for emergency boat launches on Holland Lake

SWAN VALLEY - The Swan Valley Community Council hosted a discussion on the poor condition of the Holland Lake boat launch and lack of emergency access at its Sept. 20 meeting. Members of the Swan...

 

Bear awareness during hunting season

Grizzly and black bears are found throughout our region and this is the time of year that bears are in hyperphagia. This is a time when bears increase their feeding activity driven by the need to fatten up before going into the den for the winter....

 

Area group offers trauma support

SEELEY LAKE – A grant-funded, area support group designed to increase support to victims of violence will begin meeting weekly from 6 - 8:30 p.m., Oct. 4 at the Seeley Lake Foundation building. The group will meet every Tuesday through Nov. 15....

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    September 29, 2022

Fire District pins new member

SEELEY LAKE - Tabitha Bailey was sworn in as a new firefighter on the Seeley Lake Fire District at the Seeley Lake Fire Board meeting Sept. 20. Bailey has been a member of the Seeley Lake Fire...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    September 29, 2022

Behind the wheel of an Electric Vehicle

Editor's Note: Since the installation of the new Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Station at the Seeley Lake Foundation Building, the Pathfinder interviewed two local residents to better understand the...

 
 By Jean Pocha    News    September 29, 2022

Lynx conservation fosters global connection

OVANDO - Eurasian Lynx research team "LIFE Lynx" members from Slovenia and Croatia visited the Blackfoot and Seeley-Swan Valleys Sept. 11-18. They compared their large carnivore research,...

 

20/35 Year Look Back

In celebration of 36 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 29, 2022

Five years of regrowth on the hike to Morrell Falls

SEELEY LAKE - We returned August 2022 to repeat photos taken in October 2017 following the Rice Ridge fire....

 

Lady netters rally to win tourney, Victor HS

SEELEY LAKE – The Lady Blackhawks won the Mineral County Tournament after a slow start against Lincoln Sept. 24 in Superior. The Seeley-Swan High School Volleyball team played five matches. Head...

 

Hawks hang tough in home loss

SEELEY LAKE -- The Blackhawks made a valiant run at visiting Lone Peak but fell short of victory in a non-league, home game Sept. 23 Lone Peak built a 33-point lead but the Seeley Swan High School...

 

Hawk frosh runs to state finals

THOMPSON FALLS – Seeley-Swan High School Cross Country runners participated in the Thompson Falls Invitational Sept. 20. “The kids ran so well, especially considering they had to train indoors last week because of poor air quality,” said...

 

Community Briefs

Holland Lake Lodge proposal brown bag lunch and conversation, Oct. 4 SWAN VALLEY - The Swan Valley Community Council is hosting a special meeting Oct. 4 from 12 – 2 p.m. at the Swan Valley Community Hall to discuss the Holland Lake Lodge expansion...

 

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