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 By Andi Bourne    News    July 18, 2019 

Board discusses leadership changes

SWAN VALLEY – The Swan Valley School Board approved a contract amendment with Seeley Lake Elementary to continue several necessary services at their regular meeting July 9. They also tabled a contract for principal submitted by Chris Stout,...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    July 18, 2019 

Miss Montana stops in Seeley Lake

SEELEY LAKE – Miss Montana flew into the Seeley Lake Airport Sunday, July 14 as part of the Seeley Lake Fly-in. Seeley Lake Aviation Foundation President Scott Newpower said that this was one way...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    July 11, 2019

Something for everyone at Seeley's Independence Day celebration

SEELEY LAKE – A lone trumpet playing the Star Spangled Banner echoed across Seeley Lake just moments before the main fireworks display lit up the sky. This was the grand finale to a full day of Four...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    July 11, 2019

Something for everyone at Seeley's Independence Day celebration

SEELEY LAKE – A lone trumpet playing the Star Spangled Banner echoed across Seeley Lake just moments before the main fireworks display lit up the sky. This was the grand finale to a full day of Four...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    July 11, 2019

Wade the Duck sweeps 22nd annual Duck Race

SEELEY LAKE – This year's 22nd Annual Duck Race was no contest! Marcus Wehr's duck "Wade" took an early lead and never looked back. While the rest of the 399 ducks were close behind, many got hung...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    July 11, 2019

Bike decorating returns to Seeley Fourth festivities

SEELEY LAKE – Bicycles, wagons and scooters decorated in red, white and blue were seen and heard around Seeley Lake this Fourth of July. Faith Chapel sponsored the decorating event before the parade...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    July 11, 2019

Pancakes and BBQ - No one goes hungry!

SEELEY LAKE - Members of the Seeley Lake Volunteer Fire Foundation served a pancake, egg and sausage breakfast to around 600 people the morning of the Fourth. Starting at 11 a.m., Mission Bible...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    July 11, 2019

The Cinnabar Foundation awards $401,500 in grants

MISSOULA – The Cinnabar Foundation is designed to give life and strength to Montana’s conservation traditions and the people who will carry them into the future. The Foundation continued this mission by awarding 68 organizations with grants...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    July 11, 2019

Encouraging a healthier lifestyle through yoga

SEELEY LAKE - "I find that a Ginger's blend of Tibetan techniques, Indian postures and down home American values is always a tonic for what ails me!" said Matt George following Yoga on the Lake...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    July 11, 2019

Everyone participates - Locals and international guests

OVANDO – Parade participants rode and walked from Trixi's through downtown Ovando for the annual Fourth of July celebration. Main street was lined with bystanders for arguably the largest turnout...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    July 4, 2019

Safety top priority for Seeley Lake parade

SEELEY LAKE – "There is a lot going on during the parade and I've eye-witnessed several close calls," said Steve Felix, Missoula area maintenance chief with the Montana Department of Transportation....

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    July 4, 2019

Beargrass flourishing

Anyone driving north of Seeley Lake has been greeted with a sea of beargrass blooms covering the forest floor. Resident Jenny Rohrer, who lives at the Summit between Seeley Lake and Condon, said,...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    June 27, 2019

School safety and security top priority for Swan Valley School

SWAN VALLEY – The Swan Valley School board prioritized the list for facility security, safety and maintenance at their June 19 meeting. Topping the list was school safety and security closely followed by a water cooler and bottle filler for the...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    June 27, 2019

Local riders invited to participate in annual O-Mok-See

SWAN VALLEY – Area horseback riders are invited to participate in the Swan Valley Fourth of July O-Mok-See. This is an annual event held at the Swan Valley Community Arena starting at 1 p.m. Bring...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    June 27, 2019

Fishing fun for everyone

SEELEY LAKE – As the boats floated towards Big Larch boat launch for the Seeley Lake Kids' Fishing Tournament weigh-in Saturday, June 22, the smiles could be seen from the dock. "We've got a... Full story

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    June 27, 2019

Preliminary budget passed, concerns presented about billing practices

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Rural Fire District Board approved their insurance policy and passed a preliminary budget at their June 18 meeting. Marketing Coordinator - Montana Chris Hindoien with Volunteer Firemen’s Insurance Services, Inc...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    June 20, 2019

New commissioner to bring authentic, rural voice

GREENOUGH – Relaxed on her front porch, the newest Missoula County Commissioner Juanita Vero watches intently as two wranglers head out to break in two horses. A fourth-generation partner of the E...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    June 20, 2019

Property values increase significantly

SEELEY LAKE – Property owners in Missoula County recently received their 2019 Classification and Appraisal Notice indicating the taxable value of their property. Assessments in Missoula County as a whole showed an average increase of 12 percent...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    June 20, 2019

Good Neighbor Authority taking shape on the local landscape

SEELEY LAKE – Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation Clearwater Unit Supervisor Kristen Baker-Dickinson and US Forest Service Seeley Lake District Ranger Quinn Carver presented about the local applications of the Good Neighbor...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    June 20, 2019

Front runners in Tour Divide pass through area

OVANDO - Bike packers have begun to trickle through the area on the 2019 Tour Divide bike race. As of Tuesday, June 18, there are still 146 racers (originally 159) that left with the Grand Depart...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    June 20, 2019

Dr. Pecora bids farewell to SSHS

SEELEY LAKE – When Kathleen Pecora, PhD started as principal at Seeley-Swan High School in 2010 she believed in teaching a rigorous curriculum, demonstrating relevance to the students' lives and fut...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    June 20, 2019

Haines named MCA Coach of the Year

SEELEY LAKE – Seeley-Swan High School Track and Field Coach Mike Haines was voted Montana Coaches Association Coach of the Year for Class C girls track and field after winning the state title this...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    June 13, 2019

Tester reintroduces Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act

BONNER, MONT. – Standing on the banks of the Blackfoot River, U.S. Senator Jon Tester announced Friday, June 7 that he is reintroducing his Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act.  The Blackfoot...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    June 13, 2019

Seeley Lake ROCKS receives $30,000 grant for Hill 16 Trails

SEELEY LAKE – Seeley Lake ROCKS received a $30,000 grant from the Recreational Trails Program (RTP) administered by Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks for use on Phase 1 of the Hill 16 Community Trail System (CTS). They look forward to continued...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    June 13, 2019

Pathfinder recognized in 2019 Better Newspaper Association contest

BIG SKY, MONT. – The Seeley Swan Pathfinder won 10 awards in the 2019 Better Newspaper Awards Division at the 134th Annual Convention of the Montana Newspaper Association, June 8. Seven of the...

 

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