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Thirty Years Culminate in Pathfinder Celebration

Summer Season: Peak Time for Grilling Fires

As summer kicks off, home chefs everywhere are reaching for their grills, eager to usher in the long-awaited barbecue season. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends that grillers pay particular attention to safety in the...

Garnet Offers Montana's Best Preserved Ghost Town

GREENOUGH - It's quiet now, especially when heavy snows descend on the Garnet Mountain Range. More than 120 years ago though, Garnet was a boisterous place, going full blast even in the harsh winter...

Thirty Years Culminate in Pathfinder Celebration

SEELEY LAKE – Spread across tables forming a large L in the Seeley Lake Community Hall were 30 oversized bound books. Each book held a year's worth of issues of the Seeley Swan Pathfinder...

Outdoor Burning by Permit Closed for Fire Season

MISSOULA - Due to forecasted high temperatures without precipitation to abate fire danger, the Missoula County Fire Protection Association (MCFPA), in conjunction with federal, state and local wildland fire suppression agencies, the Missoula County...

County Parks, Trails & Open Lands Launch Online Map Tool

MISSOULA - The Missoula County Parks, Trails & Open Lands Program created an online mapping tool, http://gis.missoulacounty.us/CAPS/ParksAndTrails/, to make finding parks and trails simple and accessible to the public. This image-rich application...

Reviving Tupper's Lake so It Can Thrive

SEELEY LAKE - The Nature Conservancy (TNC), with the help of partners and local contractors, are working on the Clearwater-Blackfoot Project, 117,152 acres of land acquired in the Blackfoot Valley...

School Board Approves New Hires and Discusses Theft

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Elementary (SLE) School Board of Trustees approved the bus contract transfer from Diane’s Buses to Conley Transportation, discussed the recent theft and hired Erin Lynch to replace Julie Little in second grade and...

Assistant Chief and Officer Stipend Discussions Continue

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Fire Board discussed the possibility of an Assistant Fire Chief and providing a stipend for officers at their June 21 meeting. Seeley Lake Fire Chief Bob Vanden Heuvel told the board he needs more time to determine...

The Benefits of Vitamin D

One of the best things about living in Seeley Lake is the abundance of outside activities available. My favorite outdoor activities are hiking and kayaking. While we are outside getting active, our...

Technology in Rural Montana

Jack and Belinda Rich currently run the Rich Ranch in Seeley Lake, Mont. with family and friends. The Rich family have shared their love for rural culture in Montana's outdoors for more than 40...

America's Electric Grid - Adapting for the Future

For most of us, it is hard to imagine a life without electricity, yet behind your light switch exists one of the greatest infrastructure systems ever built. Our nation's electric grid traces its...

Montana Private Land Conservation: It All Starts With People Around a Kitchen Table

It all started at a kitchen table in the Blackfoot Valley. Back around 1970. Local folks like us, including our good friend and neighbor Bill Potter. Worried about increasing recreational pressure...

God's People Take Note

It has been said of our country that we are a Christian nation. Do we, then, stand strong together to honor God in all we do? In our Pledge of Allegiance, the words “one nation under God” mean we should all be united, allowing God to be our...

Joseph Baumgardner 1963 ~ 2016

SEELEY LAKE - Joe passed away unexpectedly on May 22 at the age of 53, in Meadview, Ariz. Joe is survived by his loving parents John and Opal Baumgardner of Meadview; sister Ruth (Steve) Lantz of...

Sue Eckstein 1955 ~ 2016

SEELEY LAKE - Sue Ellen Eckstein, age 61, passed away, on June 21, 2016 at 4:24 p.m. after a long battle with cancer. She was born April 18, 1955 in Massillon, Ohio to the late Robert L. Green and Z. ...

Upcoming Events Calendar

June 30 Seeley-Swan Medical Center Celebrates 45 Years Birthday Bash, 6:30pm, Seeley-Swan Medical Center July 2 Ladies Luncheon, 12pm, Condon Community Church July 2 Glacier Produce, 10am-3pm, Next...