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 By Pathfinder Staff    News    January 26, 2023 

Foster grandparent program ends, opens new opportunities

SEELEY LAKE - Pearl Hawkins was devastated when she learned Missoula Aging Services was discontinuing the Foster Grandparent program Jan. 31. Now 80-years-old, Hawkins was the longest-serving MAS fost...

 
 By Pathfinder Staff    News    January 26, 2023 

Seeley-Swan sends Pirates home empty handed

SEELEY LAKE - Seeley-Swan defended their home court from the Victor Pirates Jan. 22. The Lady Blackhawks wasted no time keeping the Pirates at bay outscoring them 18-3 in the first quarter and finishe...

 

Planting seeds of friendship and kindness

SEELEY LAKE - Attendees at the Missoula Children's Theatre production of "Johnny Appleseed" Jan. 13 experienced the fruitful career of Johnny Appleseed as performed by Seeley Lake Elementary...

 

Food Bank recovers from flooding, reopening Jan. 14 

SEELEY LAKE - When Seeley Swan Community Food Bank President Lulu Rodriguez opened the door to the Food Bank Monday evening, Dec. 26, water poured out the door. "There was two to three inches of...

 

Seeley Lake Ice Rink open for fifth year

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Ice Rink is ready for skaters.   "The more the better," said Seeley Lake Regional Outdoor Center for Kinetic Sports (ROCKS) President Garry Swain.  Located in the...

 

Kindness helps reindeer take flight

SWAN VALLEY - While all the reindeer cadets attending the School of Reindeer in the North Pole thought flying would be a piece of cake, they quickly realized it was not as easy as it looked and...

 
 By Staff Report    News    December 29, 2022

Good samaritan killed while helping free vehicle

A 60-year-old woman was killed after being struck by a vehicle on Wednesday night, Dec. 21, while stopping to assist in a vehicle slide-off on Hwy. 200 near Potomac. Montana State Trooper Wes Whitlatch said that the initial call of a non-injury...

 

Spreading Holiday cheer, humor

GREENOUGH - Santa (Adam Wilson) slumped in his chair announcing "I have lost my ho, ho, ho." Mrs. Claus and Head Elf Gumball (Sera Benton) called in all the elves and reindeer to see if they could...

 

Ho, Ho, Ho-liday spirit fills Swan Valley

SWAN VALLEY - "Thank you Santa" said one little boy as hugged the new stuffed animal Santa gave him. His eyes lit up when Santa took him over to the tree decorated with toy cars and trucks and helped...

 

"Holiday Traditions" fills SSHS with Holiday Spirit

SEELEY LAKE - Old-time Christmas carols and favorite holiday music filled the Seeley-Swan High School auditorium Tuesday night, Dec. 13 as students from Seeley Lake Elementary and SSHS musicians...

 

Nothing like an appearance from 'Elfis' to teach the value of friendship

SEELEY LAKE - When Elfis (Lane Brovold) took the stage at Seeley Lake Elementary Thursday, Dec. 8, all the second grade elves and first grade reindeer cheered. But when Santa (Liam O'Brien) promised...

 

Volunteers wrap Loving Hearts Toy Sale with love

By Pathfinder Staff SEELEY LAKE - By 5:25 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7, the lobby at Mission Bible Fellowship was full.  This year's annual Loving Hearts Toy Sale drew more than 100 people who, within a...

 

Blackhawks soar in first home victories

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley-Swan High School basketball teams kicked off their season with sweeping wins at their first home game Dec. 10. The Blackhawks' soared over Hot Springs in a 68-41 victory. The...

 

Student businesses ready to launch at Blackhawk BIZ Market Day

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley-Swan High School Entrepreneur Class has been talking about Market Day since the first day of school. Now their mini businesses are a reality and will make their debut during...

 

Old West Christmas returns to Ovando

Ovando hosted the annual Old West Christmas event Friday, Nov. 25. Along with the visit from Cowboy Claus, the event included a artisans and craft fair, family activities, gingerbread house creation...

 

Blackhawks recognize fall athletes

by Pathfinder Staff Seeley-Swan High School (SSHS) hosted its fall sports awards banquet Nov. 14 at SSHS. Cross country, football and volleyball athletes were recognized for their participation and...

 

Veterans Day

SEELEY LAKE & SWAN VALLEY: The Veterans and Families of Seeley Lake and American Legion Post #63 in the Swan Valley hosted their annual Veterans Day ceremonies Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. Both ceremonies...

 
 By Staff    News    November 10, 2022

Lovato no longer Pathfinder Editor

Mr. Lovato is no longer employed by the Seeley Swan Pathfinder, owned by Ponderosa Publications. We have started the search for a new editor and appreciate the community's understanding and support as we work to fill this position... Full story

 

COMMUNITY BRIEFS

Community Firewood Day CONDON – Swan Valley Connections is hosting our annual Community Firewood Day volunteer event! We’ll be splitting, delivering, and stacking wood for a full list of people in need in the Swan Valley community. Volunteers wil...

 

Hawks hang tough in home loss

SEELEY LAKE -- The Blackhawks made a valiant run at visiting Lone Peak but fell short of victory in a non-league, home game Sept. 23 Lone Peak built a 33-point lead but the Seeley Swan High School...

 
 By Pathfinder staff    News    June 2, 2022

Honoring and remembering the ultimate sacrifice

Veterans, their families and members of the community joined together Monday, May 30 at 11 a.m. at the Seeley Lake Veterans Memorial Garden and on the Cold Creek bridge in Condon to honor and...

 
 By Pathfinder staff    News    May 26, 2022

Swan Valley Library News

SWAN VALLEY – There is a lot going on at the Swan Valley Library in June. For children, the Library is hosting a summer reading program for kids of all ages. It will run all summer long and will include story/craft time for school-aged children...

 
 By Pathfinder staff    News    May 26, 2022

Seeley Lake Library News

SEELEY LAKE - There is a lot going on at the Seeley Lake Community Library in June. The Book Club meets June 2 at 10 a.m. This month they are reading “Educated” by Tara Westover.  Here is a synopsis from the book: “Born to survivalists in the...

 

Avian Influenza hits Montana

MONTANA – On Friday, April 8, the Montana Department of Livestock (MDOL) announced the confirmation of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in two Montana flocks. These are the first cases of...

 

Pathfinder welcomes new reporter Susan Monahan

SEELEY LAKE - Susan M. Monahan has joined the news staff of the Pathfinder. She has been a member of the Seeley Lake community since 2019, when her husband Quinn Carver transferred here for work....

 

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