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Articles from the October 21, 2021 edition

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 By Andi Bourne    News    October 21, 2021

Council to ask FWP to reopen Clearwater Junction RV Dump

SEELEY LAKE – At their Monday, Oct. 11 meeting, the Seeley Lake Community Council voted to send a letter to Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks asking them to fix the RV Dump Station at Clearwater Junction by next spring. They also discussed the speed...

 By Andi Bourne    News    October 21, 2021

"Tell us your story" fosters community

SEELEY LAKE – Conversation was lively following the "Tell Us Your Story" event Oct. 14. New connections had been made simply by listening to each share about their life and experiences - "I didn't k...

 By Andi Bourne    News    October 21, 2021

2021 Seeley-Swan High School Homecoming

SEELEY LAKE - Seeley-Swan High School celebrated homecoming last weekend. The students worked Friday morning creating their class floats for the parade Saturday. Fans enjoyed a barbecue put on by the...


Clarification on SOS Road land ownership

Regarding article Alpine Trails Phases 3 and 4 in the Sept. 16, 2021 Pathfinder, clarification is needed. The statement made by Kevin Wetherell to the Missoula County Commissioners was false. Prior to the Lowes purchasing property on SOS Road, the...


Speak up about new wolf laws

After reading how the wolves are going to be maintained now, I was sick at heart. Gray wolves are already in danger due to humans. Hopefully they will be listed before they are all killed off. Now we hear from the governor and legislature, who I...


Hoof bundles

Editor’s Note: This is continued from last week’s Part 1... I found myself at the center tree now, in Nolan Yellow Kidney’s Sun Dance lodge. I was there wondering why they’d asked me, the newcomer white guy, to help tie up the prayer cloths a...

 By Andi Bourne    News    October 21, 2021

Public invited to comment on Housing Action Plan

MISSOULA - Missoula County is seeking public input on the new Housing Action Plan: Breaking Ground. The County developed the draft plan in response to the rapidly evolving housing market in the County and the growing population that has created an...

 By Montana DNRC    News    October 21, 2021

Prescribed pile burning scheduled

The Clearwater Unit of the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation plans to conduct prescribed pile burning this fall. The area covered will be on School Trust Lands within the rough area of Greenough, Seeley Lake and Lincoln,...


A Historical Journey through Bob Marshall Country

It had been a long day on the trail in 1996 as I slowly worked my way toward the top of the ridge clearing downfall from the trail. When I reached the top of the ridge, the land opened up and the views were especially beautiful as the late evening...

 By Andi Bourne    News    October 21, 2021

Girl Scout Troop formation meeting Oct. 28

SEELEY LAKE – After several inquiries regarding a Girl Scout troop in the area, Ben Stone, member experience manager out of the Girl Scouts of America Missoula Office, is excited to pursue the opportunity to start a troop in Seeley Lake. There will...


Quotes to help live by and come closer to Jesus Christ

"Pure Truth, Pure Doctrine, and Pure Revelation" - President Russell M. Nelson. The pure doctrine of Christ is powerful. It changes the life of everyone who understands it and seeks to implement it...


Keep your eyes peeled

On a hike in Montana's forests, only a fool would dispute the advice to keep your eyes peeled for bears. But peeling one's eyes sounds painful. Where did that expression come from? One proffered...

 By Andi Bourne    News    October 21, 2021

Paving project discussed, eighth grade trip approved

POTOMAC – At their Oct. 11 meeting, the Potomac School Board continued discussion on paving handicap parking spaces and ADA playground equipment in response to the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) complaint. They also approved the eighth grade...

 By Andi Bourne    News    October 21, 2021

MCPS extends face covering mandate

MISSOULA – At their Oct. 12 meeting, the Missoula County Public School Board extended the mask mandate for MCPS schools with a vote of 8-2. The board will reevaluate the decision at their November meeting where they also hope to also consider param...

 By Andi Bourne    News    October 21, 2021

Board reviews return to school plan, reorganizes

SWAN VALLEY – At their Oct. 12 meeting, the Swan Valley School board accepted trustee Randy Williams’ resignation, reorganized and discussed the threshold that they would implement a face covering requirement. The board will consider the Montana...


Jim Cearley July 6, 1941 - Oct. 10, 2021

SEELEY LAKE - Jim Cearley, a young 80, passed away unexpectedly Oct. 10. He was born to James and Hazel Cearley in Morton, Washington on July 6, 1941. After the passing of his father, Hazel married... Full story


Steven L. Hurlburt Dec. 19, 1953 - Sept. 30, 2021

CONDON - Steven L. Hurlburt, 67, of Condon passed away at his residence on Sept. 30 following a brief illness. Steve is survived by: his brothers Robert Coverdell and his wife Janey of Nevada, Scott... Full story

 By Amanda Eggert    News    October 21, 2021

Betting on biochar in Bonner

On a 159-acre working forestland east of Bonner, Dave Atkins' personal and professional interests overlap. There, in a stand of dry conifer forest populated with ponderosa pine, Douglas fir and the... Full story


Eagles soar in undefeated regular season

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Elementary girls volleyball closed out an undefeated regular season Oct. 11 with a final home game against Valley Christian. They clawed their way up through the losers...

 By Andi Bourne    News    October 21, 2021

Cross Country team heads to State

MISSOULA – At the Runner's Edge Invite at Linda Visit Oct. 14, the Blackhawks set new personal records, season bests and freshman Wesley Stevenson qualified for the State Meet. Four Blackhawks and...

 By Nathan Bourne    News    October 21, 2021

Blackhawks fall to Flint Creek

SEELEY LAKE - In the homecoming game Oct. 15, senior Walker McDonald was the only Blackhawk to put points on the board in the 6-42 loss to Flint Creek. No additional stats were available. The...

 By Nathan Bourne    News    October 21, 2021

Ladies extinguish Savage Heat

SEELEY LAKE - At their homecoming game, Oct. 16, the Lady Blackhawks finished the Hot Springs Savage Heat in three 25-17, 25-15 and 25-19. No stats were available at press time. The Lady Blackhawks...


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


Ronald Lynn Burnett Jan. 11, 1947 - Oct. 8, 2021

Ronald Lynn Burnett passed to eternal life on Oct. 8, 2021 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Ron died suddenly and unexpectedly while his wife and he were visiting their granddaughter at Chaminade University. He... Full story

 By Andi Bourne    News    October 21, 2021

Structure fire destroys trailer

Just after 11 p.m. Monday, Oct. 18, a mobile home on Tamarack Drive was destroyed by fire. Neighbors worked to keep the flames from spreading to adjacent property until volunteer firefighters...


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