Seeley Swan Pathfinder -

Backcountry classroom brings outdoor lessons to life

OVANDO - Riding to school got a new meaning for Ovando School's third through eighth grade students Aug. 29 - Sept. 1. Thanks to the Rich Ranch, students and teachers rode nine miles into Leota Park...

20/35 Year Look Back

In celebration of 36 years of the Seeley Swan Pathfinder, each week we will run parts of articles that appeared in the issue 35 years ago and 20 years ago. The entire issue will be uploaded to our...

Comment period extended for Holland Lake Lodge Project

SWAN VALLEY - Kurt Steele, Flathead National Forest Supervisor, decided to extend the comment period for the Holland Lake Lodge Expansion Project until Oct. 7 and offer an additional public meeting in Seeley Lake Oct. 4.   “We had a...

Offering full time, holistic approach to chiropractic care

SEELEY LAKE – After close to two years as the resident chiropractor, Dr. Michela Reese purchased Seeley Lake Chiropractic. The office will no longer be part of the Optimum Health and Wellness,...

Enrollment increases, teacher resigns

SWAN VALLEY – Enrollment numbers are up at Swan Valley Elementary School for the 2022-23 school year, said Principal Aaron Morgenstern at the Sept. 13 Swan Valley School Board meeting. The School Board also received a resignation letter from...

Locals receive top weather observer award

SWAN VALLEY – Since 1981, husband and wife team Marty and Claudia Kux can be found daily at 6 p.m. recording the weather at their Lindbergh Lake home. Diligence and dedication has earned the couple the distinguished Thomas Jefferson Award, the...

Proposal sought from engineer, new monitoring wells approved

SEELEY LAKE – At their Sept. 15 meeting, the Seeley Lake Sewer District Board followed their committee’s recommendation to seek a proposal from Water & Environmental Technologies (WET) and voted to install up to 14 additional monitoring wells....

Two grizzly bears euthanized after repeated conflicts

OVANDO – Wildlife officials euthanized two grizzly bears this week that were responsible for at least 10 conflicts in the upper Blackfoot Valley over the past two months.  Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks wildlife specialists reported that the...

Privacy is on the line, make some changes

In the Sept. 8, 2022 issue of the Seeley Swan Pathfinder there was an ad run by Senator Blasdel and Representative Galt of the Montana State Legislature. It was asking for the opposition to national Senate Bill 2992. I went looking for the bill and...

Roundworms, hookworms and tapes... oh my!

Most of us don't like to think about our dogs and cats having parasites living inside their bodies but knowing some basic facts is important because intestinal parasites - ones that live inside an...

Biological controls increase weed management options

When I started my job as the weed management projects coordinator for the Powell County Weed Board several years ago, I inherited a project that began with my predecessor in cooperation with the (now...

Trust in the Lord

The city was surrounded...besieged by an army in order of magnitudes bigger than its own paltry defense. Below the city walls, the top general of the Assyrian army taunted the king’s three emissaries above. This was the last city standing in all...

Burket F. "Ted" Graf May 17, 1953 - September 14, 2022

SWAN VALLEY - Ted Graf left this earth on the morning of Sept. 14 after living a life on his own terms and in his own way for 69 years. Ted was a rugged individualist. He may have softened some in...

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