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 By Andi Bourne    News    October 21, 2021 

Council to ask FWP to reopen Clearwater Junction RV Dump

SEELEY LAKE – At their Monday, Oct. 11 meeting, the Seeley Lake Community Council voted to send a letter to Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks asking them to fix the RV Dump Station at Clearwater Junction by next spring. They also discussed the speed...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    October 21, 2021 

"Tell us your story" fosters community

SEELEY LAKE – Conversation was lively following the "Tell Us Your Story" event Oct. 14. New connections had been made simply by listening to each share about their life and experiences - "I didn't k...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    October 21, 2021 

2021 Seeley-Swan High School Homecoming

SEELEY LAKE - Seeley-Swan High School celebrated homecoming last weekend. The students worked Friday morning creating their class floats for the parade Saturday. Fans enjoyed a barbecue put on by the...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    October 21, 2021 

Public invited to comment on Housing Action Plan

MISSOULA - Missoula County is seeking public input on the new Housing Action Plan: Breaking Ground. The County developed the draft plan in response to the rapidly evolving housing market in the County and the growing population that has created an...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    October 21, 2021 

Girl Scout Troop formation meeting Oct. 28

SEELEY LAKE – After several inquiries regarding a Girl Scout troop in the area, Ben Stone, member experience manager out of the Girl Scouts of America Missoula Office, is excited to pursue the opportunity to start a troop in Seeley Lake. There will...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    October 21, 2021 

Paving project discussed, eighth grade trip approved

POTOMAC – At their Oct. 11 meeting, the Potomac School Board continued discussion on paving handicap parking spaces and ADA playground equipment in response to the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) complaint. They also approved the eighth grade...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    October 21, 2021 

MCPS extends face covering mandate

MISSOULA – At their Oct. 12 meeting, the Missoula County Public School Board extended the mask mandate for MCPS schools with a vote of 8-2. The board will reevaluate the decision at their November meeting where they also hope to also consider param...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    October 21, 2021 

Board reviews return to school plan, reorganizes

SWAN VALLEY – At their Oct. 12 meeting, the Swan Valley School board accepted trustee Randy Williams’ resignation, reorganized and discussed the threshold that they would implement a face covering requirement. The board will consider the Montana...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    October 21, 2021 

Cross Country team heads to State

MISSOULA – At the Runner's Edge Invite at Linda Visit Oct. 14, the Blackhawks set new personal records, season bests and freshman Wesley Stevenson qualified for the State Meet. Four Blackhawks and...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    October 21, 2021 

Structure fire destroys trailer

Just after 11 p.m. Monday, Oct. 18, a mobile home on Tamarack Drive was destroyed by fire. Neighbors worked to keep the flames from spreading to adjacent property until volunteer firefighters...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    October 14, 2021

New 4-H sign welcomes motorists to Potomac Valley

POTOMAC – There is a new sign on Highway 200 that welcomes motorists to the Potomac Valley as they travel east and wishes them "Happy Trails" as they leave the valley. After the nearly two year...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    October 14, 2021

Artists share talents during annual Tour of the Arts

SEELEY LAKE – In less than 30 minutes chainsaw artist Scott Thompson turned a five-foot pine log into a gnome sitting on a mushroom. His sense of humor added laughter and conversation to the...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    October 14, 2021

Adopting the simple life over 2,650 miles

"We did it, we made it to Canada," 20-year-old Seeley Lake resident Kyle Peltier said as he approached the northern terminus monument at Canada. After five months and one day hiking the Pacific Crest...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    October 14, 2021

Bear visit reader photo

Patti Chamberlin had a visitor to her place. While no damage was done, the black bear's curiosity was definitely peaked by the bear statue on her porch....

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    October 14, 2021

Homecoming Week – Support the Blackhawks

SEELEY LAKE – It is Homecoming week in the Seeley-Swan and the community is invited to come out and support the Blackhawks Friday, Oct. 15 and Saturday, Oct. 16. Friday night the Blackhawks take to the field against Flint Creek at 7 p.m. Seniors wi...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    October 14, 2021

COVID case records broken, case investigation and contact tracing processes changed

This past week Missoula County again broke several COVID-19 records. Also, in an effort to streamline case investigations and contact tracing efforts, the Missoula City-County Health Department (MCCHD) is implementing several changes. Friday, Oct. 8... Full story

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    October 14, 2021

Fall prescribed burn season in full swing

As wildfire season slows down, firefighters across the Lolo and Flathead National Forests have shifted their focus to prescribed burning operations. This will reduce hazardous fuels, restore wildlife...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    October 14, 2021

Local Pet Release Clinic and wolf snaring clinics planned for area

The Montana Trappers Association (MTA) is hosting a free Pet Release Clinic Oct. 18 starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Seeley Lake Community Foundation West Wing. This is an educational opportunity to...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    October 14, 2021

Teaching healthy interactions while growing physically and mentally

SEELEY LAKE – Seeley Lake native David Cahoon is looking forward to working as the Seeley Lake Elementary kindergarten – eighth grade (K-8) physical education teacher, a position he has been...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    October 14, 2021

SeeleySwanEvents.net training will help you promote your event

SEELEY LAKE – The community is invited to join Seeley Swan Pathfinder Publisher Nathan Bourne Thursday, Oct. 21 at 2 p.m. for an informational presentation on how to use the community events calendar located at SeeleySwanEvents.net. This event will...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    October 14, 2021

Junior Ranger Day spurs interest in State Parks

GREENOUGH: Monday, Oct. 4 third grade students from Bonner learned more about their surroundings and the recreation offered at Montana State Parks. Developed by State Parks AmeriCorps member Hillary S...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    October 14, 2021

Eagles flock together and soar through season

SEELEY LAKE – With only one scheduled game left, the Seeley Lake Elementary flag football season is winding down. Assistant Coach Jimmy Boyd said it has been a great season with great weather for... Full story

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    October 7, 2021

Logging with horses returns to Double Arrow Ranch

SEELEY LAKE – While several decades have passed since horses were used to log on the Double Arrow Ranch, last Monday a pair of horses and mules owned by Rob Henrekin and his daughter Jess Lehl...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    October 7, 2021

Volunteers step up to spruce up downtown

SEELEY LAKE – Ginger Williams was often seen this summer picking up trash or watering flowers along Highway 83. "I love Seeley Lake," Williams wrote in an email. "I have lived here over 40 years....

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    October 7, 2021

Minor injuries reported in head-on collision

SALMON LAKE – On Oct. 3 at approximately 6:59 p.m. a call was received for a three vehicle head-on crash. Following the investigation, Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Mary Strumpfer determined it...

 

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