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Ovando World Renowned

OVANDO - Leigh Ann Valiton paces back and forth down the two aisles of the Blackfoot Commercial Co. Her store, and attached Inn, is open until 7 every evening, but it's currently 10 p.m. and she...

Rich Ranch Welcomes Metropolitan Students

SEELEY LAKE - Students and teachers from a Washington, D.C. suburb spent the first week of their summer vacation in Montana at the Rich Ranch. The middle school classes at the Bullis School, an...

Clearwater Junction Under New Ownership: Cow to Stay

GREENOUGH - Stoney, the iconic cow that guards the intersection of Highway 200 and Highway 83, answers to a new owner. Last month Scott McIntyre and his associates bought Clearwater Junction-the...

Embracing the Challenge of F1 Racing

Designing and building a car is hard. Designing and building a car that goes fast? Even harder. Carson Geary loves that challenge. The Drummond High School sophomore from Ovando took part in his...

Remembering the Jocko Lakes Fire – 2007-2017

SEELEY LAKE - Nearly 10 years ago, on Friday, August 3, 2007, the Jocko Lakes Fire burst to life on the eastern shore of the Jocko Lakes, ten miles east of Seeley Lake. By Saturday, August 4, the fire took a shocking run, straight towards the homes...

Instilling the Love of Fishing

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Kids Fishing Tournament returns to Seeley Lake Saturday, June 24. Children ages seven through 13 can expect fishing, lunch and prizes. The event is free for all participants. The idea for the event started when Gary...

Local Newspapers Recognized at Statewide Convention

LEWISTOWN, MONT. - The Seeley Swan Pathfinder won four awards in the 2017 Better Newspaper Awards Division 1 at the 132nd Annual Convention of the Montana Newspaper Association. Lincoln's Blackfoot...

Helmville Rallies to Save Rodeo

HELMVILLE - Montana Highway 141 is a 32-mile-long road that meanders through western Montana without passing through a single town. Close to the northern end of the highway however, a mere mile long...

Rituals and Psychology

Rituals surround us every day in small and big ways. In a previous article, I described that our morning and evening routines are rituals. Of course, we never think of our routines as rituals because ...

Montana's Unwelcome Visitor

With the recent discovery of aquatic invasive species (AIS) larvae in Montana’s waters, the pressure is on to protect this pristine resource which is so vital to recreation, tourism and the overall economy of our state. Last fall, AIS were...

Bathtub Still Life Featuring Swedish Fish

When you're sleeping in a hotel bathtub you are at your all time low. Why are you sleeping in your hotel bathtub when there are two nice warm beds in the main room next to you? How can a bathtub be...

The GOP Health Plan Would Injure Montana Gravely

Seventy thousand Montanans would lose their health insurance, more than 20 million nationwide. The bill would be a disaster - especially for rural areas. Hospitals would not be able to recover the costs of emergency treatments for people without...

Quaking Wild

When I first moved West in the 1970s I fell in love with aspen trees. They symbolized wildness and spontaneity, new adventures and breaking away from entrenched paths. My youthful anthropomorphizing aside, it’s hard not to like an aspen grove...

Glen George Knopp 1942-2017

SEELEY LAKE - Glen George Knopp, 74, passed away at his home in Seeley Lake June 9. Glen was born Dec. 13, 1942 to Glen L. and Rose L. (Freauff) Knopp in Pocatello, Idaho. After graduating from high...

Elliott Robert Clark

CHASKA, MINN – Tim and Connie Clark of Seeley Lake announce the birth of their grandson Elliott Robert Clark born June 7 in Chaska, Minn. He weighed 8 pounds, 12 ounces. Elliott was born to parents ...

Morrell Lookout and Beyond

SEELEY LAKE - On a Tuesday afternoon, June 6, I set out for my first real adventure since moving to Seeley Lake. After a few weeks of running around town with the Morrell Mountain looming as a...

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