20/35 Year Look Back

 

August 4, 2022

Photo from the Aug. 6, 1987 issue

Sheri Burden, Swan Valley artist, enjoys her stained-glass business. She will be displaying her work at the Swan Lake Huckleberry Festival.

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 website seeleylake.com for you to enjoy. We hope you will enjoy the journey with us as we follow our community through the past 36 years as documented by the Pathfinder.

35 years ago: August 6, 1987 issue

Sheri's Stained Glass

Story Suzanne Vernon

Kaleidoscopes are the latest in stained glass creations and Sheri Burden will have her version of the popular ornaments for sale at the Swan Lake Huckleberry Festival this weekend.

Looking through the kaleidoscopes that Sheri has made recently, it's easy to understand why people love to admire and create stained glass. Many colored rainbows dance inside the triangle of glass in much the same way that shifting colors from stained glass windows light up a room.


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Color and design attract people to stained glass. Sheri admired stained glass for many years before she began creating her own lampshades, windows, wall hangings and suncatchers. About four years ago, after she had given an abundance of stained glass to all of her relatives and friends, she decided to try selling some of her work at local art shows. Each summer she attends a half-dozen art and craft shows...

To read the rest of this article more from this issue, visit https://www.seeleylake.com/home/customer_files/article_documents/1987-08-06.pdf

35 years ago: August 6, 1987 issue

Swan residents spur fight against clearcuts

Story Suzanne Vernon

Photo from the Aug. 8, 2002 issue

The crew at Deer Country Quilts breaks ground for a new store. From left to right: Loren Rose, Pam Rose, Michael Lenz, Renee Lenz, Brenda Ashmore, Teresa Friede, Patti Bartlett Dunlap, Penny Copps, Jack Copps, Cheryl Elliott and Victoria Elliott. (Missing from photo is Marlene Haveman). To read more of this article and other articles from this issue visit https://www.seeleylake.com/home/customer_files/article_documents/2002-08-08.pdf

Swan Lake residents last week vowed to fight any more clearcuts in the Swan Valley and, also, expressed opposition to logging in critical wildlife habitat and fisheries areas of the Swan.


About 50 local residents, summer homeowners and even a few tourists gathered last week to support Friends of the Wild Swan, a loose knit group of concerned folks who have, for several years, been questioning Forest Service, Plum Creek and the state timber sale practices in the Swan Valley.

The first action taken Thursday night was the beginning of a letter-writing campaign. Bob Stone, who lives north of Swan Lake, provided the group with 1,000 envelopes, the governor's address and the address for state forestry officials. Members of the group agreed not only to write letters, but to encourage friends and neighbors to do the same.


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To read the rest of this article and more articles from this issue, visit https://www.seeleylake.com/home/customer_files/article_documents/1987-08-06.pdf

 

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