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Leading with literacy, building school pride

SEELEY LAKE – Seeley Lake Elementary's new Superintendent Daniel Schrock has always loved the excitement of the first day of school and the fresh start it offers. Schrock said this year is no...

Tales of Swan Valley outfitters - Pat Tabor

SWAN VALLEY – Pat Tabor called himself "the new kid on the block" when he took his turn to talk at the Outfitters and Guides in Swan Valley program at the Upper Swan Valley Historical Society...

Blackfoot Challenge hosts second annual block party

OVANDO - The Blackfoot Challenge hosted its second annual Block Party fundraiser in downtown Ovando on Wednesday, Aug. 14. Nearly 200 people attended the event that hosted local food trucks such as...

SSSAR facility named in honor of past chief Gerry Connell

SEELEY LAKE – Members of the community and visitors came out for the Seeley-Swan Search and Rescue Open House to check out the facility, meet the volunteers and enjoy lunch. At the dedication,...

Road closure on Cottonwood Lakes Road #477

SEELEY LAKE - The Lolo National Forest is replacing the Swamp Creek stream crossing at milepost 3.7 on the Cottonwood Lakes Road (FS Road #477) starting Aug. 19.  The road will be closed on either...

New Blackhawks coach prepares team for flight to victory

SEELEY LAKE - The roar of an excited crowd, the adrenaline stemmed from pride rushing through the players' veins and the fresh feeling of victory are what Seeley-Swan High School's new head football...

Construction begins on Hill 16 Lakeview Trail

On Tuesday, Aug. 12, Seeley Lake Regional Outdoor Center for Kinetic Sports (ROCKS) kicked off construction of the Hill 16 Lakeview Trail above the north shore of Placid Lake. The Hill 16 Community...

Missoula County Resource Advisory Committee seeking members

MISSOULA - The Missoula County Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) is seeking new members to share in the management of local National Forest lands. Volunteer RAC committee members serve an important role in recommending how funds received by...

A new face in conservation: Intern Tayler Templin

If you've visited Nature Conservancy land in the Seeley-Swan area in the past few months, there's a good chance that you've run into Tayler Templin. An avid camper, hiker, angler and photographer,...

Daines and Gianforte hiding from constituents

Senator Steve Daines and Representative Greg Gianforte, according to press reports, are in Montana for the August congressional recess (or “state work period”). They are holding invite only roundtables and discussions (like Daines’ guest...

Sewer proposal unpopular, unworkable and unaffordable

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Sewer Board continues to abuse the citizens it was elected to represent. At its meeting last week it quickly disregarded a petition signed by 182 residents opposing mandatory hook-ups and voted 3-1 to mandate them....

Sewer Board not interested in serving community

SEELEY LAKE - The sewer board’s attorney comes across as being overly aggressive and occasionally patronizing and seems to take an awful lot of liberties and “willful interpretations.”  Such behavior distorts the law and results in...

Suicide prevention in our community

I always like to get the bad news first, then follow with the good. So I'll start there. Most of us are aware that Montana has the highest rate of suicide in the nation. Most of us have been touched...

James G. Johnson 1929-2019

SWAN VALLEY - James G Johnson, motorcycle racer, sailor, stunt man, truck driver, merchant seamen and nature lover, took his last lap around the track May 14 at his home in Swan Valley. He was... Full story

Floyd Arthur Routh 1935 - 2019

SEELEY LAKE - Floyd Arthur Routh, 84 of Seeley Lake, passed away on Monday Aug. 12 at Hillside Health and Rehabilitation Center due to complications of COPD.  He was born Feb. 9, 1935 in Enid, Okla.... Full story

Upcoming Events Calendar

August 21 • Hutterite Farmer’s Market, 10am-3pm, Seeley Lake Baptist Church Parking Lot, Highway 83 • Celebration of Life for Fred Hartman, 3pm, Mountain Lake Presbyterian Church, 3292 Highway... Full story

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