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 By Andi Bourne    News    January 17, 2019 

Foundation receives nearly $11,500 for new welcome sign

HELENA, Mont. – Seeley Lake was among 26 Montana towns that received grants from the Department of Commerce to help them attract visitors to their communities. Funds totaling $829,644 will be awarded through the Tourism Grant Program at the...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    January 17, 2019 

Reaching out to kids in need

SEELEY LAKE – The Loesch family was sad to read the Christmas wish list for children at the Watson Children's Shelter in Missoula. "They weren't asking for toys," said mother Jean Loesch. "They were...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    January 17, 2019 

Plan for the best, train for the worst

SEELEY LAKE – Seeley-Swan Search and Rescue took their training down to Salmon Lake for the earliest cold water training they have ever had Jan. 12. While they have yet to use the annual training du...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    January 17, 2019 

Snowmobile trail closures implemented

SEELEY LAKE – With the salvage logging activity on the Rice Ridge fire scar on the east side of Highway 83, the two main snowmobile trails from the Seeley Creek trailhead, Seeley - Monture and West...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    January 17, 2019 

Driftriders focus grooming trail efforts

SEELEY LAKE – Despite the salvage logging activities on the Seeley-Monture and West Morrell trails and significantly less snow than last year, the Seeley Lake Driftriders have been out keeping the...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    January 17, 2019 

Enjoying the fruits of his labor

SEELEY LAKE – From Duke Ellington and Miles Davis to original arrangements, University of Montana Jazz combos "Boyd A" and "Boyd B" dazzled the audience with their improvisation Sunday, Jan. 13 as...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    January 17, 2019 

Seeley-Swan High School tops graduation rate for MCPS

SEELEY LAKE – Seeley-Swan High School rises to the top in the recent report released by the Montana Office of Public Instruction. Of the four Missoula County Public High Schools, SSHS’s...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    January 10, 2019

Timber salvage projects continue despite government shutdown

SEELEY LAKE – As the partial government shutdown runs into its third week, local salvage operations on the Liberty and Rice Ridge fires continue as well as green timber sales on U.S. Forest Service throughout Region 1. While current operations...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    January 10, 2019

Fun times, good people, great hockey

SEELEY LAKE – With players saying this was the best ice in the last nine years, the USA Hockey sanctioned Seeley Lake Pond Hockey Tournament happened without a hitch this past weekend Jan. 4-6....

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    January 10, 2019

2019 Pond Hockey Tournament Recap

Team YMV from Helena was back to defend their two-year title in the most competitive league, called Cup this year. After being undefeated in the pool play, the Brown Stars from Portland, Ore. proved...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    January 10, 2019

Coombes family raises $6,000 to purchase CuddleCots

SEELEY LAKE – St. Patrick Hospital now has a CuddleCot™ thanks to Seeley Lake residents Kendra and Jurian Coombes. They have raised more than $6,000 to purchase CuddleCots for both St. Patrick Hos...

 

Roseles graduates from Montana Youth Challenge Academy

SEELEY LAKE - Moises Roseles of Seeley Lake graduated Dec. 15, 2018 from the Montana Youth Challenge Academy. He is now continuing his education with the Clearfield Utah Job Corp. Roseles is son to... Full story

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    January 3, 2019

Billings snowmobiler rescued in Marshall Creek drainage

SEELEY LAKE – Seeley-Swan Search & Rescue volunteers and local experts rescued a lost snowmobiler Sunday, Dec. 30. After he spent the night in the Lake Marshall drainage, the 32-year-old...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    January 3, 2019

The first puck drops Friday for annual Pond Hockey Tournament

SEELEY LAKE – The four rinks on Seeley Lake in front of Lindey's Prime Steak House are ready to welcome 34 teams for this year's Seeley Lake Pond Hockey tournament, Jan. 4-6. The community is invite...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    January 3, 2019

The Pathfinder welcomes student reporter Ashly Alexander

SEELEY LAKE – The phone rang and on the other end was 16-year-old Swan Valley resident Ashly Alexander. She said she had a story that she really needed to get published to help warn other people...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    January 3, 2019

Mushing with Jessie and the J Team

SEELEY LAKE - "From the moment we finally met [musher Jessie Royer] through our first two days of sledding with her, it was everything and then some - from the quality of her equipment, to the quality...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    January 3, 2019

Stageline Pizza branch opens in Seeley Lake

SEELEY LAKE – Stageline Pizza, "your pizza delivery people," is now open for business in Seeley Lake across from Seeley Lake Elementary School. Branch owners Patrick and Cheryl Sheridan look...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    December 27, 2018

Koppen receives Officer of the Year

MISSOULA – Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Game Warden Bill Koppen received FWP's Officer of the Year award at the Missoula County Exchange Club's 46th Annual Officer of the Year Banquet. Koppen...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    December 27, 2018

Potomac Pioneers take championship

MISSOULA – With each team trading their only losses for the season, the Seeley Lake Elementary Eagles boys basketball team faced the Potomac Pioneers Dec. 18 at the Adam's Center in Missoula for the...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    December 27, 2018

Swan Valley ice rink ready for skates

SWAN VALLEY - Dozens of volunteers gathered Dec. 22 to help install the new Swan Valley Community Ice Skating Rink in the arena north of the Swan Valley Community Hall on Highway 83. The Swan Valley...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    December 27, 2018

Christmas generosity overflows

SEELEY LAKE – With Christmas music filling the air and lights flashing on the fire trucks, the Seeley Lake Fire Department volunteers and auxiliary members took to the streets of Seeley Lake the...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    December 27, 2018

Christmas performance entertains

SEELEY LAKE – With no music teacher or program this fall at Seeley Lake Elementary, the junior high drama class promised a Christmas play before the winter break. However, thanks to the staff,...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    December 27, 2018

Sunset School continues holiday play tradition

GREENOUGH – It's been several years since Sunset School had enough students to host their own Holiday play. This year with 10 students from kindergarten through sixth grade, supervising teacher...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    December 20, 2018

Long-term project to study elk use and forage quality post-fire

SEELEY LAKE – Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks deployed 19 GPS collars on adult female elk on the Blackfoot Clearwater Wildlife Management Area, also known as the Game Range, Dec. 6. This is part...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    December 20, 2018

Community fun at the Rich Ranch

SEELEY LAKE – The Rich Ranch welcomed the community to their annual Community Appreciation Day, Dec. 16. Rich Ranch owner Belinda Rich said that this year was one of the largest gatherings they...

 

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