Articles from the October 28, 2021 edition

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  • BCSA receives hearing, Daines asks for more balanced approach

    Andi Bourne, Pathfinder|Oct 28, 2021

    WASHINGTON, DC – The Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act (BCSA) received its first hearing in the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Oct. 19. This was following Montana Senator Jon Tester’s reintroduction of the bill in April. Montana Senator Steve Daines, member of the committee, testified that he would like to see more balance. He proposed that along with the nearly 80,000 acres of new Wilderness proposed in the BCSA, that there would be a corresponding release of Wilderness Study Areas (WSA) that are deemed not suitable Wil...

  • Release Clinic offers information and tools for pet owners

    Andi Bourne, Pathfinder|Oct 28, 2021

    SEELEY LAKE – Standing behind a table with all kinds of different traps, trapper Bob Sheppard ask if anyone had ever done any trapping. Only a few people raised their hands. However, everyone raised their hand when he asked if people had used a mouse trap. "That is all these are, a tool, just like a screw driver for an electrician," Sheppard said. "There are different sizes for the different animals. We have a variety of animals out there. You don't use a mouse trap to catch an elephant or an e...

  • Trailer total loss after second fire, second ignition suspicious

    Andi Bourne, Pathfinder|Oct 28, 2021

    SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Fire Department was dispatched to a structure fire on Tamarack Drive on Monday, Oct. 18 just after 11 p.m. According to Fire Chief Dave Lane, volunteer firefighters extinguished the fire and left the scene around 3 a.m. Tuesday morning. They were called back within an hour to the trailer that was 25 percent involved when he arrived. Lane said he determined the initial start was electrical in origin. However, the second start was suspicious. No one was injured and t...

  • Response regarding land ownership on SOS Road

    Kevin Wetherell, Seeley Lake, Montana|Oct 28, 2021

    SEELEY LAKE - I wanted to reaffirm the record with regard to a Letter to the Editor last week from Lauraine Lowe where she made an assertion that I had never had ownership in what is now her property and, as a result, I had provided incorrect information in a Missoula County Commissioners hearing regarding approval of Alpine Trails. I urge Mrs. Lowe to review the Warranty Deed dated Feb. 15, 2006 conveying ownership of Tract 3 of Carnes Seeley Lake Tracts No. 1 which is recorded in Missoula County Book 468 Micro, Page 1516. This deed conveyed...

  • Huge thank you for the support!

    The Guitar Family, Seeley Lake, Montana|Oct 28, 2021

    SEELEY LAKE - Thank you to everyone who donated goodies or came out to support us by buying some delicious baked goods. We appreciate everyone so much. This community has been nothing short of amazing! Thank you all, The Guitar Family...

  • Stick to the facts and include all information at Pet Release Clinics

    Jon Haufler and Carolyn Mehl, Seeley Lake, Montana|Oct 28, 2021

    We were unable to attend the local trapping clinic last week but were told a question was asked regarding our dogs being snared while we were bird hunting last season on public lands, with one dog killed as a result. A clinic presenter, a Montana Trappers Association (MTA) rep, responded by saying our dog died because we had not trained it to be “leash-broke” and he “heard our dogs were out of control and running wildly.” It is a well-worn and sad MTA strategy to try to shift blame in this way for the consequences of trapper actions onto th...

  • Senator Daines' priorities are wrong for Montana

    Talia Burk, Missoula, Montana|Oct 28, 2021

    Senator John Tester is in support of the Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act (BCSA) as are many Montanans and Missoulians. This bill is intended to expand protections to the headwaters of the Blackfoot and Clearwater Rivers, while improving and expanding outdoor recreation areas for the public. The BCSA has already given Senator Steve Daines what he says he prioritizes jobs and investment in Montana. According to a Missoula Current article, 153 union jobs and 57 million dollars have been given to the local economy through Southwest Crown of th...

  • Fight Senator Daines' move to take lands from Montanans

    Patrick Berzsenyi, Missoula, Montana|Oct 28, 2021

    The Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act is popular and for good reason. Over 70% of Montanans support the bill because they understand that forest lands and headwaters within those lands in particular need protection. In that 30%, however, one is able to find Senator Steven Daines. Standing against the majority, he, in the Senate Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests and Mining offered a somewhat confusing deal: if Tester and company want to add around 80,000 acres to our state’s public lands, specifically the Bob Marshall, then it is c...

  • Put on your best costume and enjoy the local Halloween events

    Andi Bourne, Pathfinder|Oct 28, 2021

    SEELEY LAKE – Everyone is invited out for the trunks, tricks and treats around Seeley Lake and Condon Halloween night this weekend. • Saturday night, Oct. 30 there are plenty of Halloween gatherings at local establishments. Check out the advertisements in the paper for plenty of adult opportunities to dress up and party. • All day Sunday, Oct. 31, Stageline Pizza is offering one free slice of pizza to students in costume. • Pack the parking lot at Seeley Lake Elementary for the eighth annual Trunk-or-Treat event Oct. 31. Trunks can start b...

  • Open houses to discuss Salmon Lake Highway 83 Reconstruction

    Montana Department of Transportation|Oct 28, 2021

    SEELEY LAKE — The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) invites the public to attend an in-person open house public meeting or an online meeting to discuss the proposed improvements to Highway 83 along the east side of Salmon Lake. This is part of the Salmon Lake Highway Reconstruction project. The project team has finished the design for the roadway alignment. MDT will present information about the proposed roadway widths, how they plan to improve slopes and rockfall areas, and other safety improvements. Construction is scheduled to b...

  • COVID-19 services automated, shift from quarantine orders to recommendations

    Missoula City- County Health Department|Oct 28, 2021

    MISSOULA - In an effort to more effectively meet the public health needs of the community, the Missoula City-County Health Department (MCCHD) is automating much of its COVID-19 response activities. This includes a shift from quarantine orders to recommendations for most close contacts. This will increase efficiency and allow for information to make its way more quickly to individuals who have been exposed to the virus. The Health Department is implementing these changes based on recommendations from community members and in response to the... Full story

  • Fire season continues, be careful with fire

    Missoula County Fire Protection Association|Oct 28, 2021

    MISSOULA - While many of us are feeling the chill of winter approaching, wildland firefighters in Missoula County are still feeling the heat of fire season as they run from one end of the county to the other, working long hours to put out wildfires caused by human carelessness. Eight human caused wildfires occurred in Missoula County over this past week, the result of abandoned campfires, illegal debris burning and careless sparks. Missoula County Fire Protection Association fire managers want to remind residents and visitors that fire danger...

  • Board begins researching alternatives

    Nathan Bourne, Pathfinder|Oct 28, 2021

    SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Sewer District Board discussed the hiring process for a manager, water testing and hosted representatives from two wastewater treatment companies at their Oct. 21 meeting. The District has received two applicants for its open Interim District Manager position from Seeley Lake residents. While a job description was approved in July, the interview process and interview questions for the position were not created. The Board voted to approve the interview questions at the November meeting ahead of interviewing the a...

  • Restoration work completed on Poorman Creek

    Ryen Neudecker, Project Coordinator, Big Blackfoot Chapter of Trout Unlimited|Oct 28, 2021

    5 in the Blackfoot River Valley proved to be another busy and productive project season collaborating with our many state, federal and private partners. This year we focused in the upper Blackfoot watershed near Lincoln on an important native trout stream-Poorman Creek. This high priority stream supports westslope cutthroat trout and bull trout and has strong potential to support spawning which will in turn provide more recruitment of trout to the upper Blackfoot River. We implemented two...

  • New trail connects Lake View Trail to Tuppers Lake

    Andi Bourne, Pathfinder|Oct 28, 2021

    PLACID LAKE – This past week, the Montana Conservation Corps and Seeley Lake ROCKS volunteers connected the Lake View Trail near the west end of Placid Lake to Tuppers Lake. This is another link in the Placid Lake Trails that ROCKS has been working on for the past several years. ROCKS worked in close coordination with The Nature Conservancy and MCC to build the connector trail. While it is less than a tenth of a mile, the entire connector was put in by hand which included digging a ditch. The p...

  • Engagement sought to create Destination Stewardship Plan

    Andi Bourne, Pathfinder|Oct 28, 2021

    Glacier Country Regional Tourism Commission is creating a first-ever Destination Stewardship Plan to support the region’s biggest economic driver while preserving the quality of life for residents and quality of place for visitors. The success of this project depends on having engagement from both residents and stakeholders from across the entire region. Residents are invited to share their hopes, concerns and ideas in an engaging Town Hall led by two tourism experts — Jim McCaul of MMGY NextFactor and Cathy Ritter of Better Destinations. MMG...

  • The grace offered through Reformation

    Kapp L. Johnson, Retired pastor living in Seeley Lake|Oct 28, 2021

    On a blue gray day in 1517, a German Augustinian monk, pastor and university professor nailed a document on the castle church door in Wittenberg, Saxony. The day was Oct. 31. The occasion was the eve of All Saint's. The Nov. 1 celebration was a community event. Town's people would gather at St. Mary's church, where the pastor preached, to remember and celebrate the lives of the Christian martyrs who died confessing their faith. University professors and students would gather to celebrate at the...

  • Fire District welcomes new members, promotes captain

    Andi Bourne, Pathfinder|Oct 28, 2021

    SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Fire District welcomed three new members and promoted a new captain at the board of trustee Oct. 19 meeting. Members of the public also commented on recruitment. The Fire Chief Dave Lane welcomed new members Walker McDonald, Steve Larmour and Dave Lewis during the pinning ceremony. They all have completed their task books and are active members. "They are doing great with the department and responding to calls," Lane said. John Baker became a new member in J...

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

    Oct 28, 2021

    SEELEY LAKE - 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 was born in Omaha, Nebraska to Richard and Marie (Kastl) Burnett on Jan. 11, 1947. He went to Immaculate Conception Church School until 8th grade, attended South High three years and graduated from Westside High School in 1965 in Omaha, Nebraska. He entered the Navy after graduation.... Full story

  • Barbara H. Edwards June 16, 19?? – Oct. 16, 2021

    Oct 28, 2021

    SEELEY LAKE - Barbara Edwards passed away early in the morning on Saturday, Oct. 16 with her devoted husband Scott at her side. Barbara was born in Dayton, Ohio. Her family moved to Chula Vista, California when she was an adolescent. She married her high school boyfriend shortly after graduating and proceeded to have two children Mark and Candace. Barbara knew Scott in high school but he was one of those "Levi and motorcycle" boys that she wasn't allowed to date. About 12 years later, Mom met... Full story

  • Joseph G. Piche July 13, 1962 – Oct. 14, 2021

    Oct 28, 2021

    SEELEY LAKE - Joseph G Piche "Joe," 59 years old, passed away Oct. 14 in Missoula after an unexpected battle with cancer. Joe was born July 13, 1962 in Rawlins, Wyoming to Marvin and Nancy Piche. Joe's hobbies included camping, four wheeling, snowmobiling and fishing with his friends and family. He loved the great outdoors. He is preceded in death by his parents: Marv and Nancy Piche of Missoula; brother Mike Piche of Missoula; nephew Michael Piche and niece Michelle Piche both of Butte. Joe is... Full story

  • Joy Dunagan 1948 - 2021

    Oct 28, 2021

    SEELEY LAKE - Our Mother lived a full life. She was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1948 and ended her journey in Seeley Lake Oct. 19 where she passed peacefully surrounded by family. She and our stepfather moved to Seeley Lake in 2011 to enjoy the retirement of their dreams. She is at peace now and with those she has loved and lost in her lifetime. You will be missed everyday. Thank you for being a wonderful mom, grandmother, great grandmother and above all an incredible person. Love you... Full story

  • Successful start to general hunting season

    Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks|Oct 28, 2021

    The start of the general deer and elk hunting season produced the highest number of harvested white-tailed deer at game check stations in northwest Montana Region 1 since 2017. In west-central Montana Region 2, big game hunting season got off to a good start with steady hunter traffic through the four hunter check stations and a harvest on track with last year’s opener. Region 1 update Overall, hunters in northwest Montana (Region 1) reported harvesting 209 white-tailed deer, including 102 bucks, as well as 12 mule deer and 21 elk at four c...

  • Blackhawks recognize fall senior athletes and manager

    Andi Bourne, Pathfinder|Oct 28, 2021

    SEELEY LAKE - Seeley-Swan High School recognized their senior football athletes and manager along with their families and friends at the Blackhawks' homecoming football game Oct. 15....

  • Blackhawks recognize fall senior athletes and manager

    Andi Bourne, Pathfinder|Oct 28, 2021

    SEELEY LAKE - Seeley-Swan High School recognized their senior volleyball and cross country athletes along with their families and friends at the Lady Blackhawks' homecoming game Oct. 16....

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