Articles from the November 17, 2022 edition

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  • Snowmobilers ticketed; hunting numbers reported

    Gwyneth Hyndman, Interim Editor|Nov 17, 2022

    By Gwyneth Hyndman A local search and rescue team was called off last minute on Sunday, Nov. 6, in the Seeley Lake Ranger District, when two snowmobilers who were illegally snowmobiling up to Lake Elsina in the Lolo National Forest broke down and were believed to be in trouble, as a severe weather warning for the area approached. Missoula County Sheriff Sergeant Bob Parcell said his office was alerted to the situation just before 7 p.m., after a group of “irate hunters” called the U.S. Forest Service about two snowmobilers who had ridden rig...

  • Seeley-Swan takes weather in stride

    Gwyneth Hyndman, Interim Editor|Nov 17, 2022

    By Gwyneth Hyndman The Seeley-Swan area was dealt a winter weather warning last Wednesday morning, Nov. 9, along with much of western Montana, as road crews, law enforcement and local schools braced for the abrupt - though not entirely unwelcome - change of seasons. “It’s been a pretty steady snowfall,” said Missoula County Public Schools (MCPS) Communications Specialist Tyler Christensen. While last week’s winter weather also prompted MCPS to cancel all after-school athletics and activities in most of the county, Seeley-Swan High School...

  • Fatality reported in mobile home fire

    Gwyneth Hyndman, Interim Editor|Nov 17, 2022

    By Gwyneth Hyndman One person has died in a house fire just north of Seeley Lake, in a blaze that was reported late Wednesday night, Nov. 9, on Hwy 83. Seeley Lake Fire Chief Dave Lane said the structure was about 50% ablaze when crews arrived at the double-wide mobile home along the highway, after being alerted to the fire at 11:29 p.m. One engine, a utility vehicle, a command vehicle and an ambulance attended the scene. Lane said the crew of four had been advised that there was "potential for...

  • Election results posted; Zinke heads to DC

    Gwyneth Hyndman, Interim Editor|Nov 17, 2022

    By Gwyneth Hyndman A precinct breakdown of Seeley Lake, Swan and Potomac election results show that voters in these areas voted overwhelmingly in favor of Republican 1st Congressional District candidate Ryan Zinke for Montana’s newly created western U.S. House district. The AP Press declared Zinke the winner on Thursday morning, Nov. 10. On the whole, Missoula County voted in favor of Democrat Monica Tranel, who secured 63.58% of the vote, over Zinke’s 33.32% and Libertarian John Lamb’s 2.97%. In Seeley Lake, Zinke won 720 votes, Tranel secured...

  • Lovato no longer Pathfinder Editor

    Ponderosa Publications|Nov 17, 2022

    Vince Lovato is no longer employed as editor by the Seeley Swan Pathfinder, owned by Ponderosa Publications. A search for a new editor is in the works. We appreciate the community’s understanding and support as we work to fill this position. - Ponderosa Publications New Pathfinder Office Hours: Tuesday thru Friday 10am to 1pm, 3195 MT Hwy 83 Unit #3, Seeley Lake, MT 59868. 406-677-2022.... Full story

  • Understanding the Call of God

    William Campbell, Faith Chapel|Nov 17, 2022

    To understand God it is important to know some things about God. For example, it is important to know that God is omniscient. This is particularly important to understand the seeming contradiction between the verse in 2 Peter 3:9, which says, “God is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but desiring all to come to repentance,” and the verse in Romans 8:30, which says, “Those he predestined, he also called.” Since the dictionary definition of “predestined” is defined as, “Predetermined by divine will or fate,” many might understan...

  • Forest lessons bring awareness

    Jean Pocha, Pathfinder Correspondent|Nov 17, 2022

    Ovando Outdoor education classes held in the area provide hands on experience within the natural surroundings children encounter regularly. Blackfoot Challenge hosted two educational events this fall, the Annual Youth Field Day near Ovando and a Bear education event in Lincoln (see related story in this week's Pathfinder). The Annual Field Day on Sept. 15 taught fourth- through eighth-grade students facets of interacting with the natural world they live in. Stations were laid out on a half-mile...

  • 'The Center of Everything' chosen for Open Book Club

    Jenny Rohrer, AAI Open Book Club|Nov 17, 2022

    Jamie Harrison's new novel "The Center of Everything" places you firmly in the mind of its central character, Polly, and her life in Livingston, Mont., with flashbacks to earlier years on Long Island. Harrison will be reading from her novel at Alpine Artisans's Open Book Club event at 7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 19, at the Seeley Lake Community Foundation. The book begins with Polly recovering from a brain injury caused by a bike accident, and she repeatedly asks, "Am I losing my mind or am I seeing...

  • Bear Awareness field day held

    Jean Pocha, Pathfinder|Nov 17, 2022

    Hooper Park in Lincoln was a hot spot for bear studies Sept. 28. Living safely in bear country was taught through four stations covering safe camping, guardian dogs, bear identity and personal safety. Eighty K-12 Lincoln students attended and rotated through the stations. "With more bear activity and more people getting out exploring, we're trying to find ways to keep people safe, keep bears wild and minimize conflicts," said Elaine Caton, Education Coordinator for Blackfoot Challenge, who...

  • Veterans Day

    Pathfinder Staff|Nov 17, 2022

    SEELEY LAKE & SWAN VALLEY: The Veterans and Families of Seeley Lake and American Legion Post #63 in the Swan Valley hosted their annual Veterans Day ceremonies Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. Both ceremonies were followed by a lunch for the veterans and their families. President Barbara Knopp led this year's ceremony in Seeley Lake. She focused on the importance and sacrifices made by soldiers fighting for freedom. She summed up her thoughts with two words, "Thank you!." During the lunch in the Swan Valley,...