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Reimagining Rural reframes small town misconceptions

SEELEY LAKE - Reimagining Rural is a new virtual event series that aims to develop self-reflective discussions among residents to help improve rural communities. The Seeley Lake Community Foundation i...

 

General Election opportunities, ballots mailed Oct. 9

Over 70,000 ballots will be mailed out Friday, Oct. 9 to registered Missoula County voters for the November General Election. Residents will be able to register and vote during a satellite event in Seeley Lake from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20...

 

Community Briefs

Seeley Lake Leos Club to assist with census and voter registration SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake LEOs Club is volunteering to help members of the community complete the census and their voter registration Monday through Friday from 12-3 p.m. at...

 

Grizzly Bear Advisory Council releases final report

HELENA - After working for a year to provide recommendations and input on the future of grizzly bear management in Montana, the Montana Grizzly Bear Advisory Council released its final report Sept. 10. “The Grizzly Bear Advisory Council members...

 

SSHS recognizes seniors at start of the season

SEELEY LAKE - Seeley-Swan High School recognized their senior football athletes along with their families at the first home football game of the season Friday, Sept. 4....

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    September 10, 2020

Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act and Economic Report draws criticism

SEELEY LAKE – This past August the Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Project released an economic report highlighting how public lands and water sustain the economy of the Blackfoot and Clearwater Valleys and nearby communities. There has also been...

 

What does online community look like today?

Beginning note: In the age of online information and fast paced technology, understanding how today's people communicate seems daunting. The Pathfinder talked to professors, law enforcement, mental...

 

SSHS recognizes seniors at start of the season

SEELEY LAKE - Seeley-Swan High School recognized their senior Lady Blackhawk athletes and manager along with their families and friends at their home game Saturday, Sept. 5. Senior football athletes...

 

Telemedicine and bridging Montana's digital divide

When COVID-19 safety protocols shifted whole sectors of the health care industry from in-person visits to a telehealth model, Arjun and Hannah Verma watched their parents - a pulmonologist and a...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    September 3, 2020

Community invited to participate in Reimagining Rural conversations

SEELEY LAKE – Join with the Seeley Lake Community Foundation and your neighbors Sept. 15 from 6 – 8 p.m. the Reimagining Rural Community Gathering, an invigorating series of community talks, at...

 
 By Juliana Sukut    News    August 27, 2020

Aligning with national network increases mobility and decreases social isolation

Carbon County is mostly rural. Coupled with its older population, and considering the current pandemic, social isolation worries Therese Picasso-Edwards. "[Seniors] just didn't feel that they are in...

 

Election Advisory Committee seeks broader membership

The Missoula County Election Advisory Committee restructured its membership to include three new, at-large members. Applicants with rural representation and a knowledge of underserved communities are preferred, but not required. The online...

 

Pinchot's trip to Montana

If the early history of Seeley Lake is intertwined with the lumber industry, the rise of the United States Forest Service is incontrovertibly intertwined with Seeley Lake and in particular with the Big Blackfoot Timber Sale of 1907-1910. Historian...

 
 By Kathy Beeks    News    August 13, 2020

Changing attitudes key to addressing ageism

Who's getting older? We all are. Yet denial, misinformation and fear often characterize this universal experience. One hundred years ago life expectancy was about 47 years. According to a report from...

 

Pinchot and the beginnings of the United States Forest Service

If the early history of Seeley Lake is intertwined with the lumber industry, the rise of the United States Forest Service is incontrovertibly intertwined with Seeley Lake and in particular with the...

 
 By David Erickson    News    August 6, 2020

A home of their own

Could senior cooperative housing, a model gaining popularity in states with aging populations, be the solution to alleviating social isolation and population loss in Montana's rural small towns? In...

 
 By Claire Muller    News    August 6, 2020

Scholarship recipients announced

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Community Foundation is proud to announce the recipients of the 2020 SLCF Scholarship. Hunter Shelmerdine, Lily Mercer and Chance Johnson each will receive $500 towards...

 

Montana Historical Society to host virtual conference

Since the COVID-19 pandemic has precluded travel and large-scale gatherings, the Montana Historical Society’s 47th state history conference entitled “20/20 Vision: Looking Clearly at the Past” will be held online during a two-month period. The...

 
 By Keely Larson    News    July 30, 2020

Making the connection

It is not hard to associate aging adults with limited technological knowledge, nor is it difficult to understand that teens can jump onto a new device with ease. And anyone can understand that tech su...

 
 By Bebe Crouse    Opinion    July 30, 2020

Tackling the risk of wildland fire

By the calendar, Montana has four seasons. Yet, increasingly, we are experiencing a fifth; fire season. As July draws to a close, a lot of us are starting to think what might be ahead as temperatures...

 

Governor's Grizzly Bear Advisory Council updates recommendations

The Montana Governor’s Grizzly Bear Advisory Council has updated its consolidated draft recommendations report and it is posted online: fwp.mt.gov/gbac.  The council will review all public comments on the July 17 and July 24 versions of the...

 

Checkerboarding, rubber forty and dummy entrymen

If the early history of Seeley Lake is intertwined with the lumber industry, the rise of the United States Forest Service is incontrovertibly intertwined with Seeley Lake and in particular with the Bi...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    July 23, 2020

Building community from the inside

"His mobile home was not livable," said Missoula Aging Services (MAS) Resource Specialist Linda Howard, about a client she worked with in Seeley Lake. This was not a problem Howard or MAS had the...

 

Timber industry decimated by environmentalists

In response to opinion columns printed in the Missoulian by Adam Rissien titled “Our National Forest are more than Crops” dated June 28 and George Wuerthner’s column printed June 5 titled “Keep Carbon in the Forest.” Once again some of our...

 

Tourist organizations encourage mask use

As the number of COVID-19 cases rises in the state of Montana, we, leaders at Montana’s chambers of commerce and destination marketing organizations, join our business friends and colleagues throughout the state in calling on the public to wear...

 

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