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Building a Sense of Community Through Teaching and Mentorship

SWAN VALLEY – Swan Valley resident Colleen Harrington was offered her dream job this past fall when she was hired as the junior high teacher for Swan Valley School. After teaching at the Mission...

Happy Holidays from the Swan Valley

SWAN VALLEY – "How awesome was that?! We did it," said Boyd as the students gathered all their belongings and loaded on the hay wagon for the Holiday card photo. Swan Valley School students and...

One-Year-Old Organization Celebrates 20th Anniversary

SWAN VALLEY – Though scarcely one year old, Swan Valley Connections (SVC) hosted a grand 20-year celebration Dec. 6 at the Swan Valley Community Hall. In January 2016, Swan Ecosystem Center (SEC)...

Swan Valley School Yearbook Wins First Place for Page Layout

SWAN VALLEY - Entourage Yearbooks announced their seventh Annual National Yearbook Competition awards, recognizing Swan Valley Elementary School with the distinctive First Place for Page Design....

JuBELLation Rings in Christmas Spirit

SEELEY LAKE – JuBELLation five-octave Handbell Choir from Missoula filled the Double Arrow Lodge with traditional holiday and Christmas Carols Thursday evening, Dec. 7. Attendees enjoyed sipping a...

Blackhawks Battle the Forks

The Seeley-Swan Blackhawks and Lady Blackhawks took on Big Fork and Clark Fork last week. Class B Big Fork outclassed both teams Dec. 5. While the Boys found success against the Clark Fork Mountain...

Helping Fill the Need

SEELEY LAKE – “After this summer, I was exhausted. I needed help,” said Mountain Lakes Presbyterian Church Reverend Carrie Benton who talked to many others who felt the same way. “Then it dawned on me that we all need help. It has become so...

Jim Creek Restoration Work Leads to Proposed De-listing

SWAN VALLEY – The Montana Department of Environmental Quality has announced that Jim Creek in the Swan River Valley will no longer be considered “impaired” for water quality. DEQ will submit an impairment de-listing to the Environmental...

KBD Dog Yes, Bear Pusher No

More than a few people have asked me if I am the one with a Karelian Bear Dog (KBD) who, for a fee, can push bears off their property. No, I am not. Though my KBD came from Wind River Bear Institute, she is specifically trained to find dead animal...

Rice Ridge Fire Costs Seeley Major Tourist Dollars

SEELEY LAKE - Due to smoke from the Rice Ridge Fire just two months ago, local businesses faced a loss of revenue because of decreased tourism. According to InciWeb, an incident information website,...

Opportunity Too Good to Miss

SEELEY LAKE - Think about this. Don’t miss grabbing the golden ring. Presently, there are more than 3,000 separate parcels within the Missoula County portion of the Clearwater Valley and watershed. There are more than 1,500 living units,...

Another Winter 96-97?

Those of us who lived through the winter of the big snow 96-97 remember – plow ¬– shovel daily. We lived then on the Swan side of the Summit. Come February you couldn't see my jack fence. I had...

Christmas Day

There are a number of theories as to why Christmas (originally the Mass of Christ) is celebrated but it is almost certain that Dec. 25 is not the actual day. Among other factors, the nights at that time of year often get overly cold and snowy, and...

June Elizabeth Wilhelm 1922-2017

SWAN VALLEY - June was born in Missoula on June 26, 1922 to Ruby and Chester Smith. She attended schools in Missoula and Helena and shared colorful tales of childhood on her grandparent's homestead...

Upcoming Events Calendar

December 19 Seeley Lake Elementary (SLE) Winter Program. SLE. 6pm. December 19 Salmon Prairie Christmas Play. Salmon Prairie School. 6pm. December 20 Seeley Lake Lions Club deliver holiday food...

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