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Articles from the October 14, 2021 edition

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 By Andi Bourne    News    October 14, 2021

New 4-H sign welcomes motorists to Potomac Valley

POTOMAC – There is a new sign on Highway 200 that welcomes motorists to the Potomac Valley as they travel east and wishes them "Happy Trails" as they leave the valley. After the nearly two year...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    October 14, 2021

Artists share talents during annual Tour of the Arts

SEELEY LAKE – In less than 30 minutes chainsaw artist Scott Thompson turned a five-foot pine log into a gnome sitting on a mushroom. His sense of humor added laughter and conversation to the...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    October 14, 2021

Adopting the simple life over 2,650 miles

"We did it, we made it to Canada," 20-year-old Seeley Lake resident Kyle Peltier said as he approached the northern terminus monument at Canada. After five months and one day hiking the Pacific Crest...

 

Solving problems together

What a glorious September we had: sunshine, minimal smoke and still a busy economy. I recently had a lovely visit with Grace at Mission Mountain Mercantile and Nathan, wearing his hat as chair of the...

 

Hoof bundles

Lime green lichen grew between the hooves, shreds of faded hair and rawhide still clung to them and gnaw marks from mice and grizzlies had long ago turned gray against the white bone. I was surprised that the elk hoof bundle was still there. Time had...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    October 14, 2021

Bear visit reader photo

Patti Chamberlin had a visitor to her place. While no damage was done, the black bear's curiosity was definitely peaked by the bear statue on her porch....

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    October 14, 2021

Homecoming Week – Support the Blackhawks

SEELEY LAKE – It is Homecoming week in the Seeley-Swan and the community is invited to come out and support the Blackhawks Friday, Oct. 15 and Saturday, Oct. 16. Friday night the Blackhawks take to the field against Flint Creek at 7 p.m. Seniors wi...

 
 By Jenny Rohrer    News    October 14, 2021

Open Book Club presents poet/naturalist Marc Beaudin

Livingston poet Marc Beaudin will read from and discuss his new collection, "Life List: Poems" on Saturday, Oct. 16 at the West Wing of the Seeley Lake Community Foundation. The free event begins at 7...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    October 14, 2021

COVID case records broken, case investigation and contact tracing processes changed

This past week Missoula County again broke several COVID-19 records. Also, in an effort to streamline case investigations and contact tracing efforts, the Missoula City-County Health Department (MCCHD) is implementing several changes. Friday, Oct. 8...

 

AmeriCrops volunteers - Serving our communities

AmeriCorps is a network of local, state and national service programs. Over the last few years, Montana has proven that national service is something that is very important for our residents. In...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    October 14, 2021

Fall prescribed burn season in full swing

As wildfire season slows down, firefighters across the Lolo and Flathead National Forests have shifted their focus to prescribed burning operations. This will reduce hazardous fuels, restore wildlife...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    October 14, 2021

Local Pet Release Clinic and wolf snaring clinics planned for area

The Montana Trappers Association (MTA) is hosting a free Pet Release Clinic Oct. 18 starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Seeley Lake Community Foundation West Wing. This is an educational opportunity to...

 

Richard (Dick) Alburn Ainsworth 1941 - 2021

MISSOULA - Richard (Dick) Alburn Ainsworth, lifelong Missoula resident, died Sept. 26 at St. Patrick’s Hospital of complications following a heart attack. He was 80 years old. Although a Missoula resident, over the course of his life he had a long...

 

Colors of fall

We are in the middle of autumn here in the Swan Valley. The leaf trees are just getting past their peak color and the larch needles are just starting to turn yellow. Thinking about the process of leaves (and needles) changing colors, it is a bit iron...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    October 14, 2021

Teaching healthy interactions while growing physically and mentally

SEELEY LAKE – Seeley Lake native David Cahoon is looking forward to working as the Seeley Lake Elementary kindergarten – eighth grade (K-8) physical education teacher, a position he has been...

 

406 area code soon required for local calls

Beginning Oct. 24, all local calls in Montana must be dialed with the 406 area code to connect. Montana’s 406 area code currently allows seven-digit dialing to complete local calls. That will change this month due to a Federal Communications...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    October 14, 2021

SeeleySwanEvents.net training will help you promote your event

SEELEY LAKE – The community is invited to join Seeley Swan Pathfinder Publisher Nathan Bourne Thursday, Oct. 21 at 2 p.m. for an informational presentation on how to use the community events calendar located at SeeleySwanEvents.net. This event will...

 

Seeley-Swan Medical Center joins UM resident physician program

MISSOULA – The University of Montana-sponsored Family Medicine Residency of Western Montana has expanded its resident physician medical services to Partnership Health Center's Seeley...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    October 14, 2021

Junior Ranger Day spurs interest in State Parks

GREENOUGH: Monday, Oct. 4 third grade students from Bonner learned more about their surroundings and the recreation offered at Montana State Parks. Developed by State Parks AmeriCorps member Hillary S...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    October 14, 2021

Eagles flock together and soar through season

SEELEY LAKE – With only one scheduled game left, the Seeley Lake Elementary flag football season is winding down. Assistant Coach Jimmy Boyd said it has been a great season with great weather for...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    October 14, 2021

Lady Blackhawks stumble on Granite

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley-Swan Lady Blackhawks found success early in the week taking down Superior Oct. 5 in three sets 25-19, 25-9 and 25-13. They hit a stumbling block when they hosted Granite Oct....

 

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...

 

Community Briefs

Drought Management Plan webinar, Oct. 14 Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is working with the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation, the Governor’s office, regional stakeholder groups and the public on updating the statewide...

 

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