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 By Andi Bourne    News    May 16, 2019 

Pertussis outbreak in Missoula County affects local students

SEELEY LAKE – Missoula County has 103 confirmed pertussis cases as of Tuesday, May 14. Cases have been reported across all ages, from infants to adults. There are 16 schools involved in this community-wide outbreak including Seeley-Swan High...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    May 16, 2019 

Browning man killed in single vehicle accident

OVANDO – A single-vehicle roll over on Highway 200 May 7 claimed the life of 19-year-old man from Browning. Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Brian Inman said alcohol, speed and not wearing seatbelts...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    May 16, 2019 

Weisenburger state champion, repeats history

MISSOULA – Seeley Lake resident Sam Weisenburger, 17, is the Montana State Champion after winning the Smallbore Indoor Rifle State Championship this past April. In addition to the highest score...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    May 16, 2019 

Students excel at State Music Festival

HELENA – Of the seven individuals and groups from Seeley-Swan High School that went to the State Music Festival in Helena May 3 and 4, four received the highest superior rating while the other...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    May 16, 2019 

Community Park cleanup gets jump started with students

SEELEY LAKE – While their classmates were participating in the Cooper League qualifying track meet, around 25 Seeley Lake Elementary sixth, seventh and eighth graders spent their Friday afternoon mo...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    May 16, 2019 

If you can imagine it, we can build it

SEELEY LAKE – For Steven Wilson, it all started with Tog'l blocks and an erector set. Now after more than 30 years building from the ground up, Wilson and his wife Juli opened Steve Wilson...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    May 16, 2019 

Students go birding with local children's author

SEELEY LAKE – Sunset School students were out scouting for woodpeckers Friday, May 10 with Missoula author Sneed B. Collard III. Along with woodpeckers they observed many other birds and studied...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    May 9, 2019

Single- vehicle rollover claims life of local man

SEELEY LAKE – Three men were involved in a single-vehicle rollover car accident May 5 around 8:15 p.m. on Golf View Drive near Double Arrow Golf Course. Passenger Michael Haley, 48 of Seeley Lake,...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    May 9, 2019

Offering healing and hope in the wake of destruction

SEELEY LAKE – "Once [Cheri Thompson] mentioned the idea to me, it was like, yeah, this is what we need to do for our congregation and for our community to help them heal," said Reverend Carrie...

 

Voting has begun for 2019 Best of the Valleys Readers' Choice Awards

The Best of the Valleys Readers' Choice Awards are back again for 2019. The Pathfinder is looking for what people like best about the Blackfoot, Clearwater and Swan Valleys we proudly inhabit....

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    May 9, 2019

Big Larch Campground open for firewood

SEELEY LAKE - Big Larch Campground opened May 3 to firewooders with a $20 firewood permit. The public is invited to cut anything on the ground. It will remain open until May 12....

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    May 9, 2019

Cakes for Canines boasts largest crowd to support shelter animals

SEELEY LAKE – Pop's Place opened their doors after their month long spring break for the annual Cakes for Canines donation pancake breakfast May 1. The free breakfast included pancakes, bacon and...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    May 9, 2019

Embracing the reality of wildfire, mitigating the risk

SEELEY LAKE – Around a dozen property owners participated in this year's Community Wildfire Preparedness Day, May 4. Local fire agency experts assessed properties for defensible space and structures...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    May 9, 2019

Destination Seeley Lake this Fourth

SEELEY LAKE – The Fourth of July is known to many as the biggest event in Seeley Lake drawing thousands of visitors who come to enjoy the lakes, the mountains and the annual parade and community-sponsored fireworks display. The Seeley Lake Area Cha...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    May 9, 2019

Courtroom drama takes center stage

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley-Swan High School drama class took to the stage May 2 where they presented "12 Angry Men," a play written in three acts by Sherman L. Sergel, adapted from the television...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    May 9, 2019

Local writer places first in age group in Missoula Writes

MISSOULA - The 11th annual Missoula Public Library's annual writing contest - known as Missoula Writes - announced their winners April 28. There were 36 finalists - from children and teens, to adults...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    May 2, 2019

National push for shared stewardship, more treatment

SEELEY LAKE – "There is a [National Forest] crisis right now because of increased wildfire and increased diseases and more people moving in to the Wildland Urban Interface," said Daniel Hottle, US...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    May 2, 2019

Is your home prepared for wildfire?

SEELEY LAKE - Local fire agency experts will be available to conduct free wildfire home risk assessments during the Seeley Lake Community Wildfire Preparedness Day May 4. This is an educational...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    May 2, 2019

Taking steps towards fire adapted communities

MISSOULA – The Missoula County Office of Emergency Management is offering more resources to help surrounding communities become more fire adapted. As the new Wildfire Preparedness Coordinator, Max Rebholz’s goal is to create more fire adapted...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    May 2, 2019

Bringing balance to business

SEELEY LAKE – Bonnie Johnson, EMBA, CPA learned accounting from her father as a child and made a career out of it. After retiring to Seeley Lake, she has opened The Johnson Management Group, LLC to...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    May 2, 2019

Reintroducing fire to Horseshoe Hills south of Seeley

SEELEY LAKE – Nearly 45 firefighters ignited more than 300 acres in the Horseshoe Hills area April 24-25. The objectives of the prescribed burns included reducing fuels and mitigating wildfire risk...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    April 25, 2019

Two in custody after high-speed pursuit

SWAN VALLEY – With the help of multiple law enforcement agencies and a Swan Valley resident, two individuals were arrested following an high-speed chase on Highway 83 April 17. No one was injured in the pursuit. At approximately 4:30 p.m. on...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    April 25, 2019

Emergency response concerns point to volunteer shortage

SEELEY LAKE – It has been widely reported that nationwide there is a shortage of volunteer emergency medical technicians (EMT) and firefighters. While Seeley Lake Fire Department does have a paid ch...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    April 25, 2019

The bears are out – Residents asked to secure attractants

SEELEY LAKE – There have been numerous reports of bear tracks and sightings in the area this spring. Last week Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Bear Biologist James Jonkel received reports of two...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    April 25, 2019

Hunting fun for everyone

SWAN VALLEY – Children and adults gathered with anticipation for the first Condon community Easter Egg Hunt at the Condon Ball Field April 20. Swan Valley residents Edward and Heidi Klassen...

 

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