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 By Jean Pocha    News    September 22, 2022 

Backcountry classroom brings outdoor lessons to life

OVANDO - Riding to school got a new meaning for Ovando School's third through eighth grade students Aug. 29 - Sept. 1. Thanks to the Rich Ranch, students and teachers rode nine miles into Leota Park...

 

20/35 Year Look Back

In celebration of 36 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...

 

Senate Committee takes first vote on Blackfoot-Clearwater Stewardship Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator Jon Tester’s Blackfoot-Clearwater Stewardship Act (BCSA) received a 10-10 tie vote in the Senate Energy and Resource Committee July 21, setting up a future vote to move the bill out to the committee. Senator Steve Daines...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    July 28, 2022

Side by side for more than 70 years

SEELEY LAKE – One night in November 1950, Ray Cebulski returned home to surprise his wife Barb and their newborn daughter. Instead he was surprised to find his newborn daughter alone in her crib....

 
 By Robert Shaffer    Opinion    May 12, 2022

Animals of Seeley Lake – Lions, foxes, bears ... Oh my!

One of the wonderful things about living in Seeley Lake and the Double Arrow Ranch is the abundance of wildlife in our area. We get to see many critters on a regular basis that most residents of the...

 

Leon "Bud" Russell Anderson April 1926 – March 26, 2022

SEELEY LAKE - Leon Russell Anderson, known as "Bud", was born on a ranch south of Havre with his midwife grandmother in attendance in April 1926. Bud was the second eldest of nine children born to...

 

A local's perspective on the BCSA

As someone who has grown up in Montana, the wilderness has always been something that I have found profoundly beautiful. I have witnessed first hand the majesty of landscapes such as the Bob Marshall, Scapegoat and Mission Mountain Wilderness. As...

 
 By Jean Pocha    News    March 24, 2022

Jack Hooker named to Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame

HELMVILLE - "Sitting around crackling campfires and hunting camp dinner tables listening to Jack Hooker tell stories of adventures was a great privilege I had during the years I worked at the...

 

Protect our headwaters with the BCSA

The Bob Marshall Wilderness is a roadless tract of land that spreads over 1,009,352 acres north of Ovando. South of its designated boundary, Monture Creek, an important tributary of the Blackfoot River, flows through a remarkably roadless area. An...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    March 17, 2022

Cebulski named to Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame

SEELEY LAKE – Raymond "Ray" Cebulski, not yet 18-years-old, was riding a green colt up a hill when a half-blind dog ran into the back of it. The colt turned around and started bucking downhill. "It...

 

Northern Pacific Railroad's influence on the Upper Swan Valley

Editor's Note: Part I, run in the March 10 issue, highlighted the start of the Northern Pacific Railroad's influence on the Upper Swan Valley through the early 1900's. Although the upper Swan Valley w...

 

Northern Pacific Railroad's influence on the Upper Swan Valley

Many people are not aware that the Northern Pacific Railway Company (NP) had a significant influence on the settlement, economy and timber industry of the upper Swan Valley. Looking at a current map...

 
 By Erin Heaton    Opinion    March 3, 2022

Prioritize Montana first, pass the BCSA

Montana’s beautiful, expansive public lands are what make this state the “last best place.” Senator Jon Tester’s Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act (BCSA) is a groundbreaking piece of legislation that vows to protect some of the most...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    February 24, 2022

Common values shared at "Tell Your Story"

SEELEY LAKE – More than 25 people gathered for the second "Tell us your story – Why did you come here and why do you stay?" Wednesday, Feb. 16. Six community members shared their stories and...

 

Grow the outdoor recreation economy, pass the BCSA

Outdoor recreation comprises $7.1 billion of Montana’s economy and generates $286 million in tax revenue. Additionally, the outdoor recreation economy provides 71,000 jobs to Montanans. By expanding the Bob Marshall, these numbers will only...

 

BCSA upholds Montanans' values

The Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act is important because it seeks to protect our precious Montana lands. The BCSA would preserve 80,000 acres of land for conservation, recreation and restoration. The act plans to restore fish and wildlife habita...

 

Help bring the BCSA to the finish line - Show your support

When people think of Montana, they think of the outdoors. The state attracts tourists from around the world to witness the beauty of The Last Best Place. Whether you’re a hiker, skier, fishermen or avid snowmobiler, Montana is bound to supply you w...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    January 20, 2022

Protecting yourself and your property

SWAN VALLEY – More than 75 Swan Valley residents listened to presentations from area law enforcement Tuesday, Jan. 11 at the Swan Valley Neighborhood Watch meeting. Neighborhood Watch Chairman...

 
 By Tim Love    Opinion    January 20, 2022

A bill for fish, wildlife and people

In November, the Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act (BCSA) received a hearing in a Senate committee, putting the bill on track for passage within the next year. As a member of the Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Project (BCSP) steering committee,...

 
 By Matt Hart    Opinion    December 9, 2021

New protections for wetland habitat near Condon

Grizzly bears in the Mission and Swan mountains have likely entered their dens for the winter, but an important habitat linkage for the species will remain conserved as open space next spring-and for...

 

BCSA investment in the future

The Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act was introduced to Congress by Montana Senator Jon Tester and is a wonderful example of how legislation can unite various groups to solve local problems. The bill is the culmination of a 15-year effort by a...

 

Support the majority Senator Daines

The Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act is supported by 75% of Montanans. The bill on a whole, accurately reflects Montanan values. With its plan to protect approximately 80,000 acres of land for conservation, recreation and restoration, the bill...

 

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...

 

Cathrine "Cathy" Rose (Wise) Miller Sept. 25, 1937 - Oct. 8, 2021

SWAN VALLEY - Cathrine Rose (Wise) Miller, 'Cathy,' passed away on Oct. 8 due to health complications. Cathy was born Sept. 25, 1937 in Ronan, Montana to Victor and Myrtle Wise. She was raised in...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    October 28, 2021

BCSA receives hearing, Daines asks for more balanced approach

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....

 

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