Articles from the October 20, 2022 edition

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  • Report indicates dog was not a torture victim

    Vince Lovato, Editor|Oct 20, 2022

    By Vince Lovato Pathfinder Editor SEELEY LAKE -- While citizens here were concerned that a serial dog abuser might be living amongst them, a sheriff’s incident report might serve to quell the community’s dread. As reported in the Pathfinder (Oct. 13 issue), a 3-year-old Rottweiler named Bam Bam might have been captured, tortured and killed in late September. Bam Bam’s incident followed just week after another dog, Lucky, was found hanging from a noose around her snout but was discovered before she died. The incident report by Sheriff’s Dep. He...

  • After long wait, bridge dedicated to Beckstrom

    Jean Pocha|Oct 20, 2022

    (Story Edited by Jean Pocha) LINCOLN -- Seventy-five years of sled dogs and sled dog racing in Montana was celebrated Oct. 8 with the dedication of a permanent bridge on the Race to the Sky route over Beaver Creek outside of Lincoln. The bridge will provide multi-use access to trails connecting Lincoln and Seeley Lake. The dedication honored the history of The Race to the Sky, co-founder Jack Beckstrom and Camp Rimini War Dog. The Race to the Sky, originally known as the Governor's Cup, was deve...

  • Around town

    Vince Lovato|Oct 20, 2022

    Pathfinder photos by Vince Lovato...


    Oct 20, 2022

    Be a hero to dogs young and old October means pumpkin spice lattes, fall temperatures and leaves turning color, but it’s also a chance to be a hero to a dog in need. For thousands of years, dogs have been our best friends, our protectors and often our personal heroes, improving and even saving lives. That is why each October for more than 40 years, American Humane has encouraged animal lovers to repay the favor by adopting a dog from a local shelter or rescue group during its annual Adopt-a-Dog Month®. While adopting a puppy or younger dog is...

  • McCafferty discussed 'Bangtail Ghost' with local book club

    Cathy and Jeff Harrits|Oct 20, 2022

    By Cathy and Jeff Harrits SEELEY LAKE – Bozeman mystery writer Keith McCafferty presented his most recent novel, The Bangtail Ghost, Saturday night, Oct. 15, at Alpine Artisans Open Book Club author series. It's easy to appreciate a book that describes the beauty and wildness of Montana and the state's interesting people, unique places and magnificent wildlife. Throw in a great mystery and what do you have? A novel from the Sean Stranahan mystery series by Keith McCafferty, complete with h...

  • Psychological Perspectives

    Ken Silvestro, Ph.D.|Oct 20, 2022

    By Ken Silvestro, Ph.D. I want to introduce the idea of psychological proof. Why, you might ask? Well, because it differs from scientific proof, which is the well-established, standard way of proving something, and today, for many people, simple beliefs seem to be in vogue as proof. Beliefs, however, are not a form of proof. So, what is non-scientific or psychological proof? As the column title suggests, it's an experiential form of proof; however, a single experience is not sufficient for a...

  • County finds 1st case of Monkey Pox

    Missoula County DPHHS|Oct 20, 2022

    By Missoula County DPHHS The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) and Missoula Public Health (MPH) confirmed a single probable case of monkeypox virus (MPX) in a Missoula County adult. Initial testing was completed on Oct. 7. Missoula Public Health is performing contact tracing and will communicate with individuals identified as a close contact. To protect patient confidentiality, no further details related to the patient will be disclosed. “MPX is still actively spreading in the United States,” said Missoula Public Hea...

  • OPINION: Holland Lake Development should be denied

    From Save Holland Lake|Oct 20, 2022

    From Save Holland Lake An ad-hoc coalition of citizens called Save Holland Lake says nearly 99 percent of public comments to the U.S. Forest Service opposes a massive development proposed by a Utah ski developer on public land at pristine Holland Lake. The Flathead National Forest received just more than 6,500 public comments on the Forest Service and ski developer POWDR's proposal to triple the size of the Holland Lake Lodge in western Montana's rural Seeley-Swan Valley, and about 99 percent...

  • Lady 'Hawks spike Granite

    Vince Lovato|Oct 20, 2022

    Seeley Swan High School's varsity volleyball team swept visiting Granite High School Oct. 15. For more photos, click here:

  • JV Hawks soar

    Vince Lovato|Oct 20, 2022

    Pathfinder photos by Vince Lovato Seeley Lake High School's junior varsity volleyball team went five sets against visiting Granite Oct. 15. For more photos from this game, click here:


    Oct 20, 2022

    Trunk or Treat Fundraiser Seeley Lake Elementary School will hots is Trunk or Treat fundraiser from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 30. Shooting Regulations Continued misuse prompts shooting restrictions on state trust lands in Gallatin County. Due to ongoing misuse of State Trust Land associated with recreational shooting – including public safety concerns, shooting debris left on site, and concerns that private property will be further damaged – the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation announced that two new firearm res...

  • SWAN SONG: Glen T. Taylor

    Oct 20, 2022

    Glen T. Taylor, 74, of Greenough, Mt passed away at his home on Saturday Oct. 1st, 2022 of ulcerative colitis. He was born on August 2, 1948 in Brentwood, N,H to Fred Herbert and Bonnie Bell (Orr) Taylor. On February 3, 1991 he married Jennie S. Batten of Canaan, NH and they lived there till moving to Greenough, Mt in 1997. Glens love for the outdoors and his time in Fish and Game and law enforcement took him on many adventures. The stories he could tell and oh how he loved to tell a good story...

  • UM researchers seek to clarify complicated hunting regulations

    Oct 20, 2022

    By Raequel Roberts, UM News Service MISSOULA – Coming in at a weighty 143 pages, Montana’s 2022 book of deer, elk and antelope hunting regulations is an impressive tome listing license costs, permit drawing stats, season start dates, tag requirements and the ominous penalties for breaking any of its stated rules. It’s a valuable resource in the management of the state’s beloved big game animals and a must read for hunters heading out into the field, but it also can be an intimidating opus for even the most experienced hunter, never mind ne...


    Oct 20, 2022

    Missoula County Sheriff’s Call Log Oct. 9 to Oct. 17 • 10/11 2:25 p.m., Accident - Injury, MM HWY 83, Responding Unit(s): 451, 719, 922, 931, 938, GP1, LFN1, MED2, MED7, MESI1, SLE, SLF1• 10/15 3:17 p.m., Harassment , 67XX HIGHWAY 83 Responding Unit(s): 468, SLE • 10/12 9:16 p.m., Suspicious Activity, TAMARACK DR , Responding Unit(s): 468, SLE • 10/13 10:40 a.m., Probation, 3XX HEMLOCK DR, Responding Unit(s): PO172 • 10/15 3:41 a.m. Accident - Injury, 1X MM HWY 83, Responding Unit(s): 710, 711, 716, 719, 723, HP242, SLE, SLF1 • 10/15 7:26 p....