Articles from the October 27, 2022 edition


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  • District hires first paid EMT

    Vince Lovato, Editor|Oct 27, 2022

    By Vince Lovato, Editor SEELEY LAKE -- More than 90 percent of the Seeley Lake Rural Fire District are for medical calls. That prompted Chief Dave Lane to ramp up the district's EMTs and paramedic roster. "More than 90 percent of calls are medical and I am trying to provide the best level of service to our community," Lane said. "That why I am pushing to get people to become paramedics and we have to pick the right ones who can be successful in the program." That's how Steve Larmour became then...

  • These LEOS are Lions

    Vince Lovato|Oct 27, 2022

    By Vince Lovato, Editor Seeley Swan High School Sophomore Regan Jones and senior Tru Good volunteered to serve mea at the Seeley Lake Senior Center Hunters Breakfast Oct. 21. Jones and Good are members of the Lion's Club high school branch known as LEOS: Leadership, Experience, Opportunity and Service. Advisor Mary Stone said six LEOS members helped set up for the breakfast the night before. "The whole idea is to have them do service," she said. "The kids love that the community supports (their...

  • Lowry faces assault charges in Helena

    Oct 27, 2022

    By Vince Lovato, Editor HELENA -- While the Missoula County Attorney wants to prosecute Bobby Francis Lowry for fraud and theft, they will have to wait their turn as charges keep piling up on the beleaguered contractor. Lowry, 44, who is accused of defrauding Seeley Lake businesses and citizens of more than $40,000, was already locked up in a Lewis and Clark County jail facing charges for fraud when he was then charged with separate counts of assaulting his domestic partner and another inmate....

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Oct 27, 2022

    Housing project falls short The Trinity Housing project on Mullan next to the Missoula County Detention Center has not lived up to its promises and expectations. This was supposed to be a collaboration between the city, the county and HomeWord. HomeWord brought in Blue Line Developers for their expertise. Missoula County Commissioners agreed to gift almost 5 acres of county taxpayer owned land adjacent to the Missoula County Detention Center to make this project affordable. The land was purchased with taxpayer funded bonds to build the...

  • Who is in charge at the county?

    Oct 27, 2022

    From Kim Chambers, Commissioner Candidate What is going on in the Missoula County Commissioners Office? At a recent candidate forum, incumbent Commissioner Dave Strohmaier said the Commissioners are not at the top of the organizational chart within Missoula County government. However, the Commissioners portion of the Missoula County website says different. In part the website says, "The Board of County Commissioners has the jurisdiction and power to represent the County and has care of the...

  • These fires were prescribed

    Oct 27, 2022

    Story and photo courtesy "US Forest Service Firefighters move systematically through the burn unit igniting vegetation by hand with a drip torch outside of Seeley Lake Oct. 20. The prescribed fire will spread at a low-intensity and consume surface and ladder fuels. Reducing fuel loading and wildfire risk next to communities is a primary objective of this prescribed burn; however this prescribed burn will have other benefits such as improving wildlife habitat by encouraging nutrient recycling in...

  • 20 & 35 YEARS AGO...

    Edited by Carole Parker|Oct 27, 2022

    2 Years Ago (From Oct. 10, 2002) 4H Club completes high-Achievement year The Seeley Lake 4-H Club completed an exceptional year. Besides having a successful year of learning and working together, this group was outstanding when it came to winning awards at the Western Montana State Fair. 4-H is a youth organization for children from 9 to 18 years old. The 4-h program encourages individual growth and community service. While livestock projects seem to draw a lot of attention 4-H is not limited...

  • Affordable housing

    Oct 27, 2022

    By Eric Dietrich, Montana Free Press A task force charged with identifying solutions for Montana’s housing crunch formally passed recommendations for legislative action to Gov. Greg Gianforte last week, teeing up debates over state subsidies and local control that appear likely to play out as specific housing bills are considered by lawmakers this winter. The group, appointed by the governor in July, had been asked to recommend measures that could be implemented by the Legislature to reduce the burden placed on many Montanans by the s...

  • Lamborghinis roar through valley

    Jean Pocha|Oct 27, 2022

    By Jean Pocha, Pathfinder Correspondent GREENOUGH -- Locals were surprised and amazed to see and hear ten Lamborghinis parked at the Clearwater weigh station and traveling along Hwy 200 and Hwy 83 last week. Lamborghini Club America chose Paws Up Green O accommodations for their annual luxury driving event. The Clearwater Weigh Station lot provided a convenient staging space for the unloading and loading of cars for two days of driving to Helena and Kalispell. "They got gas here every day and...

  • Seeley singer

    Oct 27, 2022

    Seeley Swan High School's Cadence Mauldin, left, with his parents Chris and Jama. Cadence performed with the All-State choir. He had to audition to get in. Photo courtesy Janet Morgenstern....

  • SHERIFF AND FIRE CALLS

    Oct 27, 2022

    Missoula County Sheriff’s Call Log Oct. 18 To Oct. 24 • Oct. 18, 2:45 p.m., Theft, 31XX HIGHWAY 83, Responding Unit(s): 451, SLE • Oct. 21, 4:25 p.m., Burglary, 29XX HIGHWAY 83, Responding Unit(s): 421, 439, SLE • Oct. 19, 9:12 p.m., Theft, 17XX WOODWORTH RD,.Responding Unit(s): 438, 459, SLE • Oct. 20, 7:30 p.m., Accident - Injury, 2X MM HWY 200 Responding Unit(s): 719, 902, 922, 931, 938, GP1, LFN1, MED3, MED8, MESI1, SLE, SLF1 FIRE CALLS 10/19/22 Fire Elkhorn Dr 10/19/22 Medical Drew Creek 10/19/22 Medical HWY 83 10/19/22 Fire Boyscout...

  • A PLACE FOR ALL

    Robert Shaffer, Double Arrow Ranch|Oct 27, 2022

    Robert Shaffer Double Arrow Ranch Landowner’s Association The leaves and needles are turning, hunters are out and the smell of autumn is in the air. Winter is right around the corner and the Seeley-Swan Valley becomes a whole new world, with an entirely new set of recreational activities for the hearty souls that live here (and a few visitors). The Driftriders maintain one of the top rated snowmobile trail systems in the United States, and we do get quite a few riders from out of town (and out of state) visiting the area to enjoy them and the m...

  • 2 Valleys Stage presents Stroughmatt & L'Esprit Creole

    Oct 27, 2022

    From 2 Valleys Stage 2 Valleys Stage is bringing back the popular Cajun and Western band Dennis Stroughmatt and L'Esprit Creole will perform at 3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 30, at the Swan Valley Community Hall in Condon. Join us on an odyssey through the musical history of the French Creoles who founded the Illinois-Missouri Cajun country near the Ozark foothills over 300 years ago. Dennis Stroughmatt and his band, L'Esprit Creole are true ambassadors of authentic Creole music. Their songs, stories...

  • PASSAGES

    Kapp Johnson|Oct 27, 2022

    On Monday, Oct. 31, we will again celebrate Halloween. A western tradition that goes back to pre-Christian times. The pre-Christian celebration was celebrated Oct. 31 to Nov. 1. As was the Church’s tradition, when a previously pagan people became Christian, a Christian holiday was placed on a sacred date. Hence, Pope Gregory II designed Nov. 1 as a time to honor the Saints of the Church, particularly the martyrs and the faithfully departed. The evening before All Saints Day was know as All Hallows Eve (Oct. 31). Because the pagan celebration w...

  • SSHS football, volleyball teams say goodbye at seniors last home games

    Oct 27, 2022

    Editor's note: The Seeley Swan High School Volleyball and football teams said goodbye to their senior class players Oct. 22 and 23. Please click the link to see pictures of all the seniors and their escorts or see the two-page spread in this week's issue of the Pathfinder. https://www.seeleylake.com/photos...

  • Enjoy Halloween Sunday at The Hungry Bear

    Oct 27, 2022

    Enjoy Halloween Sunday at The Hungry Bear...

  • Have a Ca-BOO-lous night at he Chicken Coop on Halloween Sunday

    Oct 27, 2022

    Have a Ca-BOO-lous night at he Chicken Coop on Halloween Sunday...

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