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 By Andi Bourne    News    September 16, 2021 

Potomac School goes remote

POTOMAC - By Monday afternoon, Sept. 20, Potomac School received notice of positive COVID test results from students in each of its six cohort groups. Principal John Rouse said all students were sent...

 

Fire Danger returned to moderate, open burning remains closed

MISSOULA - In response to higher fuel moistures and sustained cooler temperatures, Missoula County fire protection agencies have lowered the fire danger to Moderate, effective immediately. Fall prescribed wildland and essential agriculture burning,...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    September 16, 2021 

Celebrating 25 years of faith, grace and sufficiency

SWAN VALLEY – Called "a jewel of faith" at its dedication Sept. 1, 1996, Our Lady of Swan Valley Mission Catholic Church (OLSV) celebrated 25 years Sept. 6. It has strived to follow the words...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    September 16, 2021 

Never Forget - 9/11 reader memories

Twenty years ago on Sept. 11, 2001 Americans watched on television or were witness to the horror as aircraft hit the World Trade Center Twin Towers and crashed into the Pentagon. The images that were...

 
 By Gary Aitken    News    September 16, 2021 

Grain by Grain, A quest to revive ancient wheat, rural jobs and healthy food

You are what you eat. If you care about your health, small town survival in farm and ranch country, opportunities and how ingenuity and hard work by one individual can make a real difference, you owe...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    September 16, 2021 

Reunion looks to reconnect those at SSHS from 1963-1974

SEELEY LAKE – Classmates, staff and graduates who attended Seeley-Swan High School from 1963 – 1974 and their spouses are invited to attend a reunion Saturday, Sept. 25 from 12 – 10 p.m. at the...

 

Draft decision released for Mid-Swan Project

KALISPELL – Flathead National Forest Supervisor Kurt Steele released a draft record of decision (ROD) and final environmental impact statement (EIS) on a 174,000-acre forest restoration project in Swan Valley. The final EIS evaluates and discloses...

 

Jette helped bring highway to Upper Swan

The fifth in the series covering the Roads and Trails program presented Aug. 7 by the Upper Swan Valley Historical Society (USVHS). CONDON – Upper Swan Valley Historical Society President Steve...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    September 16, 2021 

Active membership status and fee assessments discussed

POTOMAC – At their Sept. 7 meeting, the Greenough-Potomac Fire Board sold their 1991 Chevrolet, Type 6 Engine, affirmed the Chief’s authority to request gear be returned by inactive members and discussed their fee structure charged to residents...

 

Nose to the grindstone

A parent looking at a child's poor report card might say, "You'd better keep your nose to the grindstone next semester and get those grades up!" Is this parent suggesting painful disfigurement will...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    September 16, 2021 

Intent to file Alpine Trail Phase 3 and 4 approved

SEELEY LAKE – At a Sept. 9 public hearing, the Missoula County Commissioners unanimously approved the notice of intent to file Alpine Trails Phases 3 and 4 subdivision north of Seeley Lake. While the staff with Missoula County Community and...

 

Looking forward to a smaller setting

SEELEY LAKE - New Seeley-Swan High School math teacher Melissa Lapka is excited to kick off the school year and engrain herself in the school and community. "I'm just looking forward to incorporating...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    September 16, 2021 

New at School - Potomac Pioneers

POTOMAC - Potomac Pioneers began their new school year Aug. 30. There are several updates to staff, programs and the facility this year. New staff includes Jodi Hausmann who is the new preschool teacher. Kayla Brewer is the new paraprofessional for...

 

Applications sought for mountain lion committee

HELENA – Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is accepting applications for the Northwest Lion Ecoregional Population Committee, which will advise the Fish and Wildlife Commission on management of mountain lions in northwest Montana. The committee will...

 

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 Nathan Bourne    News    September 16, 2021 

Lady Blackhawks fall to Charlo, defeat Granite

The Seeley-Swan Lady Blackhawks split their week on the road with a loss to Charlo Sept. 6 and a win over Granite Sept. 11. The Lady Blackhawks didn’t go down without a fight in Charlo. After dropping the first two sets 15-25 and 23-25 they came...

 

Community Briefs

Free Aging Mastery Program Mondays Oct. 4 – Dec. 13 Missoula Aging Services is offering the National Council on Aging’s evidence-informed Aging Mastery Program (AMP). Registration is open for the fall session that starts Monday, Oct. 4 through...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    September 9, 2021

Preserving the lookout experience for years to come

SEELEY LAKE – Standing on top of a mountain in a lookout 20 feet in the air can be an experience of a lifetime. However, those that have stayed in one overnight had the opportunity to relive what...

 

John Maclean draws record crowd

SEELEY LAKE – The rows of chairs set up in the Double Arrow Homestead Pavilion quickly filled with people. An overflow crowd clustered around the sides of the pavilion in chairs they brought from...

 

Helmville Rodeo Sept. 5 - Sept. 6

The Helmville Rodeo Club hosted their annual Labor Day Rodeo Sunday, Sept. 5 and Monday, Sept. 6 at the Helmville Rodeo Grounds....

 

National worker shortage hits home

MISSOULA COUNTY - Signs that read "Please be patient - We are short staffed," "Now hiring" and "Closed due to short staff" have become common for customers to see when entering local businesses this...

 

Restaurant receives new bear resistant fence

SEELEY LAKE - A new bear-resistant structure was recently erected near The Filling Station in order to prevent bears from scavenging through their dumpster. The materials were funded as part of a...

 

Seeley Lake Council resumes virtually Sept. 13

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Community Council is resuming its monthly meetings the second Monday of the month. The September meeting will be held via Zoom starting at 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 13. The agenda includes presentations regarding affordable...

 

2021 big game hunting forecast for Region 2

HELENA – Montana has some of the longest hunting seasons in the West, healthy herds of game and access to millions of acres of public land. However, hunters must be mindful of fire danger and of private landowners who are facing grass shortages,...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    September 9, 2021

Superintendent Arntzen attends SLE's first day of class

SEELEY LAKE – Montana Superintendent of Public Instruction Elsie Arntzen visited Seeley Lake Elementary school to encourage students and staff on their first day of school, Wednesday, Sept. 1....

 

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