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Swan Valley Residents Discuss SVRP Draft

SWAN VALLEY - Swan Valley residents commented on the Swan Valley Regional Plan (SVRP) draft at a public hearing March 2 held at the Swan Valley Community Hall. According to SVRP committee chair Cilla Moseley, there will be more public hearings on...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    March 10, 2016

Riders Take on Sasquatch Ride

SEELEY LAKE – More than a dozen riders descended on Seeley Lake March 5 to partake in the Sasquatch Fat Bike Ride. "It was super fun. The conditions were amazing. The weather was perfect. It was...

 

Filling the Niche

SEELEY LAKE – Seeley Lake's Sam Bolton has created the perfect niche product. A niche product is defined as one made and marketed for use in a small and specialized but profitable market. Bolton's...

 

Pond Hockey Presents SLE Outdoor Program with Donation

Seeley Lake Pond Hockey Organizer Mike Lindemer presenting SLE Outdoor Program Coordinator Bridget Laird with a $2,000 donation check. The donation will be used for the SLE Outdoor...

 
 By Andi Bourne    Opinion    March 10, 2016

Thank You Volunteers!

Who do you call when your love one is sick, has fallen or has a life or death emergency? Of course, everyone calls 9-1-1 and talks to a dispatcher who tries to get as much information as he/she can so help can be sent. But who shows up? In Seeley...

 

Blazing Trails for Future Generations

I thought about how people leave a legacy after I read Heather Layman’s article in her Cowgirl Ramblings column entitled “Leaving a Legacy.” It was thrilling to read her words about the inductees in the Cowboy Hall of Fame. She said, “.......

 
 By Matthew Bunk    Opinion    March 10, 2016

A Victory for Freedom of Information: Decision to Release Booking Photos has Statewide Implications

Despite Montana’s strong public information laws, news organizations in many Montana counties have long fought for the public’s right to access the photographs taken of accused criminals when they are booked into jail. Thanks to a recent...

 

Please Paws for People and Pets

Please keep March 15 on your calendar for the Cakes for K-9s breakfast at Pop’s Place Restaurant. It’s FREE - donated by Tim and Connie with donations for their great support for Paws Up Safe Home Animal Shelter of Potomac. Donations are badly...

 

Zoning, Drew Creek Park Sale at Next Council Meeting

SEELEY LAKE - Zoning and the proposed sale of Drew Creek Park will be the main topics at the next Seeley Lake Community Council (SLCC) meeting Monday, March 14. The informal part of the meeting will start at 5:30 p.m. at the Seeley Lake Historical...

 

Common Buckthorn Causes Problems in Missoula County

In 2015, common buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica) became the first county listed noxious weed in Missoula County. The process involved with listing common buckthorn began early in the year when an application form was sent to local land managers...

 
 By Bill Wall    Opinion    March 10, 2016

Grants Available for Fuels Reduction

SEELEY LAKE - Seeley Lake is an amazing and beautiful place, surrounded by millions of acres of forests and wilderness. These forests are natural habitat for our incredible diversity of wildlife and provide migration corridors for many of these...

 

Nailing It

SEELEY LAKE – After 32 years working for a newspaper agency in Salt Lake City, Utah, Basche (Bay-sha) Wahlberg realized the trend toward digital newspapers would eventually eliminate her job....

 

Shoulder Season Visitation Boosts Montana State Parks to Record Breaking 2015

HELENA – Montana State Parks announced that 2015 annual visitation was more than 2.48 million visits, setting a record for the third straight year. According to the 2015 Annual Visitation Report, statewide visitation for Montana State Parks was up...

 
 By Erik Iverson    Opinion    March 10, 2016

Ecce Homo

“Ecce homo”...“Behold the man.” These are the words, in his native tongue, of Pontius Pilate, the Roman prefect of Judea, Israel during the trial of Jesus Christ. Jesus had been brought to the Romans with the hope that they would condemn and...

 

Mary Jane (Dardis) Tanberg 1925 ~ 2016

SEELEY LAKE - Mary Jane (Dardis) Tanberg, 90, a former resident of Great Falls Seeley Lake and Missoula, died of natural causes and went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Friday, Feb. 26 in... Full story

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    March 10, 2016

Bingo Focuses on Potomac School Needs

POTOMAC - The 13th Annual Bingo Night and fundraiser kicks off March 12 starting at 6 p.m. at the Potomac/Greenough Community Center (PGCC). This year monies raised will go towards bringing the PGCC k...

 

Cross Country Music Exchange

SEELEY LAKE – Maryland and Montana may be a couple thousand miles apart, but on March 22 they will come together at Seeley-Swan High School. Alpine Artisans' 2 Valleys Stage is sponsoring a free...

 
 By Carol Evans    News    March 10, 2016

Queen Nur to Perform in Swan Valley

SWAN VALLEY - On March 20 at 3 p.m. Queen Nur takes the stage at Swan Valley School. And I mean, takes the stage! Living in western Montana, we rarely have a chance to see and hear a glimpse of a...

 

Entire SVE Student Body Performs in MCT's "Rapunzel"

SWAN VALLEY - The entire student body of Swan Valley Elementary School (SVE), 28 students in kindergarten through eighth grade, performed in the Montana Children's Theater (MCT) production of "Rapunze...

 

Keeping Kids' Sports Costs Under Control

Most parents put countless miles on the car driving kids back and forth from various practices and games throughout elementary and secondary school. As for the actual dollars behind all that driving a...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    March 10, 2016

Eagles Fly Through the Copper League

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Elementary Eagles girl's basketball comes to a close this week. Following their tournament Feb. 6, they played Copper League teams extending their season for a month. As...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    March 10, 2016

Local Skiers Glide Through Competition in West Yellowstone

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Nordic Team (SLNT) finished their race season at the 2016 Yellowstone Rendezvous March 5. Other locals that participated in the event included Kim Grover of Seeley...

 

Community Briefs

Spring Ice Conditions Exist on Salmon Lake SEELEY LAKE - Avid local fisherman Roger Miller said spring ice conditions exist on Salmon Lake. Anglers should use extreme caution. In an email to the Pathfinder Miller wrote that he fished Salmon Lake...

 

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