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Articles from the November 21, 2019 edition

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RV Park proposed with 72 sites

SEELEY LAKE - Developers of a proposed 72-unit RV Park held their neighborhood meeting at the Seeley Lake Community Council's Nov. 11 meeting. Owner Brandon Grosvenor and Paul Forsting of Territorial...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 21, 2019

Living in lion country

SEELEY LAKE – Thursday, Oct. 31 wasn't the first time Patti Bartlett had seen a mountain lion on her property. She and her dog Chinook were out checking her pasture fence off north Boy Scout Road...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 21, 2019

Swan Valley information hub celebrates 40 years of service

SWAN VALLEY – This November, the Swan Valley Community Library celebrates 40 years of serving the Swan Valley. While the building has been updated and faces have changed, it remains a hub of...

 

Common sense please

I’d like to congratulate John Rice on his letter “Reopen National Forest Roads” run in the Nov. 7 issue of the Seeley Swan Pathfinder. He hit the nail on the head with a four-pound hammer. I lived for a short time near Thompson Falls and...

 

Permits protect us

When most of us wake up in the morning, we get out of bed and flip on lights that work, turn on faucets running clean water, flush toilets connected to functioning septic systems, in homes that didn't burn down while we were asleep. Of course, no...

 

Ethics in hunting

As with any activity, there are ethics in hunting. The difference with ethics in hunting is there is almost no one around to see the behavior of the hunter in the woods and mountains. Were we sure...

 

Giving Tree goes up at Cory's Nov. 25

SEELEY LAKE - It’s that time of year again when our community helps some of our Seeley Lake area children to have a happier Christmas. The Giving Tree will be set up in Cory’s Valley Market on Monday, Nov. 25. Please visit the “Giving Tree...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 21, 2019

Fire Department Angel Tree returns for second year

SEELEY LAKE - Seeley Lake Rural Fire District is excited to announce the second annual Angel Tree. Last year they provided gifts to 19 boys and girls through the generosity of the community. This year the department hopes to be able to help more...

 

Fee changes for Snowmobile Trail Passes

HELENA – Snowmobilers and other groomed trail users in Montana will see changes to trail passes for the 2019/2020 riding season. Last spring, the 2019 Montana Legislature passed HB 355 which...

 

Make the choice to return home

If you are a pet owner, one of the simple joys in life is experiencing the pure excitement our pets have when we arrive home. You might have a dog that's so excited you can't even touch her for 45...

 

Algal blooms: What can we do about them?

On Oct. 31, the Seeley Swan Pathfinder published a story discussing the possible detection of toxic blue-green algae on Seeley Lake. The article provided a thorough discussion surrounding such algal b...

 

'Tis the season for National Forest Christmas tree permits

The holiday season is fast approaching and National Forest Christmas tree permits are now available for a cost of $5 at all Lolo and Flathead National Forest offices with a limit of three permits per household. On the Lolo, cash and personal check...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 21, 2019

New doctor, RV Park proposal, covenants discussed

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley-Swan Hospital District Board learned more about the new doctor that will be starting at the Seeley-Swan Medical Center next month and discussed the proposed RV Park with adjacent landowner Dave Stewart at their Nov. 12...

 

Frank Bonde Nov. 10, 1928 – Sept. 29, 2019

PLEASANTON, CALIF. – Frank Bonde passed away peacefully at the age of 90 with his daughters at his side. Frank was born and raised in Pleasanton, California by his parents Hans and Nina Bonde,... Full story

 

Are you ready?

In the past, God has always provided the subject well in advance when I write an article for the Pathfinder. This time He waited until it was nearly due and it came in the form of an email from an old friend. In my US Air Force days I was stationed i...

 

Chinook Winds wends music to rural Montana

SWAN VALLEY - An appreciative audience gave a standing ovation to the Chinook Winds Quintet at the conclusion of their Nov. 11 concert at Swan Valley School. But the quintet's mission was only half...

 

Community Briefs

SLE Quilting Class seeking donations SEELEY LAKE - Seeley Lake Elementary School is starting a quilting class Nov. 19 and will also be offering a sewing elective. They are in search of new clean cotton fabric (1/4 yard cut minimum), thread, batting a...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 21, 2019

Kauffman represents SSHS for fourth year in All-Star Ensemble

MISSOULA – Seeley-Swan High School trombone player Jayla Kauffman returned for her fourth year with the University of Montana High School All-Star Band Nov. 8-10. While this experience was very...

 

The public takes a back seat to politics on the PSC

The Public Service Commission has always been a somewhat surly bunch. The PSC’s devoted staff has often had to deal with varying degrees of political game-playing, deception, threats and intrigue. Sure. Politicians politic. The question is, at the...

 

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