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 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....

 
 By Talia Burk    Opinion    October 28, 2021

Senator Daines' priorities are wrong for Montana

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 expa...

 

A Historical Journey through Bob Marshall Country

It had been a long day on the trail in 1996 as I slowly worked my way toward the top of the ridge clearing downfall from the trail. When I reached the top of the ridge, the land opened up and the views were especially beautiful as the late evening...

 

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...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    September 30, 2021

Smokejumper reunion time of reflection for local sergeant

MISSOULA - The 1971 Smokejumper New Man Class had a 50th reunion in Missoula on Sept. 21 and Sept. 22. The reunion included a flight in Miss Montana, the restored C-47 aircraft. Among the 18 in...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    September 23, 2021

Area closure to lift Sept. 23 for Dry Cabin Fire

SEELEY LAKE - The area closure for the Dry Cabin fire will be lifted at 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 23. Information will be posted to the Dry Cabin Fire InciWeb https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7660/ and the Lolo National Forest Facebook Page as...

 

Seeley-Swan High School in the Wilderness

Editor’s note: Wetzel was a writer and died in 2018 at the age of 102. Her husband was Winston Wetzel, the superintendent of the Missoula County High School system who accompanied the development and realization of the Seeley-Swan High School....

 

Community looks to mitigate bear conflicts

OVANDO - Ovando residents and local agencies hope to spread the word on bear safety in order to avoid incidents similar to the fatal grizzly bear attack that occurred in downtown Ovando in early...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    August 26, 2021

Stage 2 Restrictions rescinded across NW Montana

Interagency fire managers across northwest Montana are rescinding Stage 2 Fire Restrictions. Recent rain and cooler temperatures have brought needed moisture to forest vegetation and lowered the fire danger across northwest Montana. Fire managers...

 

Protect our public lands and outdoor economy with BCSA

The Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act (BCSA) is a bill introduced to Congress by Senator Jon Tester that will further protect the Blackfoot River by expanding protections to its headwaters as part of the Bob Marshall Wilderness Area. The BCSA...

 

Native Americans traveled trails before white settlers arrived

This is the second in the series covering the Roads and Trails Program presented Aug. 7 by the Upper Swan Valley Historical Society (USVHS). CONDON – Salish Kootenai College Professor and Specialist...

 
 By Ron Cox    News    August 12, 2021

Barn reborn, come check it out

SEELEY LAKE - Almost 100 years ago a brand new barn was born on the Corlett Ranch along Trail Creek on Morrell Flats, raised by a French aristocrat dreaming of riches by raising special horses to fill the barn while running a dude ranch. The ranch...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    August 5, 2021

Trail and area closures ordered for Dry Cabin fire

OVANDO – Due to increased fire activity, the Flathead National Forest and Lolo National Forest jointly issued area and trail closures in response to the Dry Cabin fire burning about 20 miles north...

 

Stage II Fire Restrictions in place across NW Montana

KALISPELL - Interagency fire managers agreed to implement Stage II Fire Restrictions effective Monday, July 26 across the Flathead National Forest, Glacier National Park, Montana Fish, Wildlife...

 
 By Henry Netherland    News    July 29, 2021

SSHS students trek through the Bob Marshall Wilderness

SEELEY LAKE - A group of Seeley-Swan High School students traveled around 70 miles in 10 days by foot through the Bob Marshall Wilderness as part of their own independent expedition. The group include...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    July 22, 2021

Fire restrictions in place, no open flames

Due to worsening fire danger, campfires are banned and other fire restrictions went into affect Saturday, July 17 throughout most of the Missoula area. As of 12 p.m. Monday, July 19 there were 20...

 
 By Henry Netherland    News    July 22, 2021

Sharing a lifetime of outfitting experience

SEELEY LAKE - Former Bob Marshall Wilderness outfitter Smoke Elser broke down the history and methods of packing during a special outdoor presentation at the Big Larch Campground amphitheater...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    July 15, 2021

Lost goat finds new home in Seeley Lake

HOLLAND LAKE – Finding a Billy Goat in distress near Upper Holland Lake was not something Jennifer Fife of Great Falls and her friend Ryan Seyler expected to find on their first day hiking into Big...

 
 By Andrea Morgan    Opinion    July 15, 2021

Lessons to be learned - not political platform to be used

I am lucky enough to live outside of Ovando, between the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex and the mighty Blackfoot River. My entire community is deeply shocked and saddened by the recent bear attack. I offer my sincere condolences for the victim, her...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    July 15, 2021

Campfires banned and Stage II Restrictions implemented

Due to worsening fire danger, campfires are banned and other fire restrictions are taking effect at 12:01 a.m. July 17 throughout most of the Missoula area. Stage II restrictions will go into effect...

 

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