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  • Area group offers trauma support

    Susan Monahan, Pathfinder|Sep 29, 2022

    SEELEY LAKE – A grant-funded, area support group designed to increase support to victims of violence will begin meeting weekly from 6 - 8:30 p.m., Oct. 4 at the Seeley Lake Foundation building. The group will meet every Tuesday through Nov. 15. Community members who were victims of abuse or caregivers to those who were victimized are welcome to attend, said Jama Mauldin, social worker licensure candidate. Mauldin, with Angela Harris, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, will teach how brains respond to trauma, then lead a group discussion. “We fee...

  • Lady netters rally to win tourney, Victor HS

    Susan Monahan, Pathfinder|Sep 29, 2022

    SEELEY LAKE – The Lady Blackhawks won the Mineral County Tournament after a slow start against Lincoln Sept. 24 in Superior. The Seeley-Swan High School Volleyball team played five matches. Head Coach Janelle Greenwood said the team improved with each game on Saturday. Dani Sexton led the team in defense with 25 digs and six aces on the day. "Tru Good had an amazing dig on a really good hit by Drummond," Greenwood said. Good had 20 digs on the day. Kilty Hanson, Rilyn Richardson, Amaiya D...

  • Hawk frosh runs to state finals

    Susan Monahan, Pathfinder|Sep 29, 2022

    THOMPSON FALLS – Seeley-Swan High School Cross Country runners participated in the Thompson Falls Invitational Sept. 20. “The kids ran so well, especially considering they had to train indoors last week because of poor air quality,” said Bridget Laird, head coach. Freshman and newcomer to the team, Kyle DeRonnebeck ran a 26:25 in his first high school cross meet. DeRonnebeck qualified for state. Wesley Stevenson, sophomore, continues to improve, Laird said. He ran a 28:41. Conner Chadwick had a time of 22:35. “It was a beautiful course along t...

  • Locals receive top weather observer award

    Susan Monahan, Pathfinder|Sep 22, 2022

    SWAN VALLEY – Since 1981, husband and wife team Marty and Claudia Kux can be found daily at 6 p.m. recording the weather at their Lindbergh Lake home. Diligence and dedication has earned the couple the distinguished Thomas Jefferson Award, the National Weather Services’ top honor for cooperative weather observers, said Corby Dickerson IV, National Weather Service Observing Program Leader. They join the ranks of only five others in the Missoula forecast area and 13 Montanans that have received this honor since 1960. The Kuxes will be rec...

  • Camp Paxson to host first Larch Day Oct. 1

    Susan Monahan, Pathfinder|Sep 22, 2022

    SEELEY LAKE – Camp Paxson will be open to the public on Oct. 1st from 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. for Larch Day. The Open House is an opportunity for area residents to visit and learn about the educational programs offered at Camp Paxson. Entrance to the event is free. “Our goal is to introduce the Seeley Lake and Swan Valley community to the outdoor education activities that we plan to offer to third, fourth and fifth graders during the shoulder seasons of spring and fall,” said Helen Mulroney, Camp Paxson Preservation Project board member. Curre...

  • Offering full time, holistic approach to chiropractic care

    Susan Monahan, Pathfinder|Sep 22, 2022

    SEELEY LAKE – After close to two years as the resident chiropractor, Dr. Michela Reese purchased Seeley Lake Chiropractic. The office will no longer be part of the Optimum Health and Wellness, PLLC. "My biggest goal is to maintain more of a full-time clinic up here, something that hasn't been done in quite a few years," Reese said. "Maintaining at least four days a week would be my goal. I'd also love to diversify a bit with other therapies such as massage and potentially acupuncture, bring a m...

  • Enrollment increases, teacher resigns

    Susan Monahan, Pathfinder|Sep 22, 2022

    SWAN VALLEY – Enrollment numbers are up at Swan Valley Elementary School for the 2022-23 school year, said Principal Aaron Morgenstern at the Sept. 13 Swan Valley School Board meeting. The School Board also received a resignation letter from Chris Mauldin, kindergarten – second grade teacher. Enrollment is at 33 up four from the end of last year. The kindergarten-second grade class has 15 students. There are 11 in the third – fifth grade and seven in the sixth – eighth grade classrooms. The board accepted Mauldin’s resignation. Mauldin’s...

  • Blackhawks fall to Panthers in triple overtime

    Susan Monahan, Pathfinder|Sep 22, 2022

    SHERIDAN – Seeley-Swan High School Football team suffered a tough loss Sept. 16 against the Sheridan Panthers. The final score after three overtimes was 32-33. Head Coach Jared Crum said, "Every kid that traveled to that game, in my opinion, left there a champion. I'm very proud of these boys." The Blackhawks lead the Panthers most of the night, but injuries had three starters sidelined for the evening. "Our kids dominated the game but injuries during the game proved to be fatal towards the e...

  • Holland Lake Lodge expansion proposal meets resistance

    Susan Monahan, Pathfinder|Sep 15, 2022

    SWAN VALLEY – Expansion plans for Holland Lake Lodge (HLL) were met with opposition from locals at the recent scoping open house held at the lodge Sept. 8. Over 100 area residents and users of Holland Lake expressed concern regarding change, increased traffic and potential environmental impacts to the area. Representatives of the Flathead National Forest along with representatives of POWDR and Christian Wohlfiel, Holland Lake Lodge (HLL) owner, meet with public members to present information r...

  • Providing customer service in today's real estate market

    Susan Monahan, Pathfinder|Sep 15, 2022

    SEELEY LAKE – Resident Kim Van De Riet has formed a partnership with her son Corey, Kalispell, to open VDR Realty, part of the eXp Realty family. The Van De Riets look forward to listening to their customers and helping them find what they are looking for in Northwest Montana and beyond. eXp Realty, LLC is a nationwide brokerage company with a supervising broker covering the state of Montana. "Our brokerage is a little bit different because we don't have to be brick and mortar," Van De Riet s...

  • Back to normal this school year at SLE

    Susan Monahan, Pathfinder|Sep 15, 2022

    SEELEY LAKE – Students at Seeley Lake Elementary begin the school year with no COVID restrictions in place. “We will follow quarantine guidance from the Missoula County Health Department,” said Josh Gibbs, Principal/Superintendent. “As always, if your child is sick please keep them home.” For the past couple of years students have enjoyed the free breakfast and lunch programs funded by the Federal government due to COVID. Those programs have ended with the start of school this year. “We are excited to have our students back in the building,...

  • Lady Blackhawks take Tigers in three

    Susan Monahan, Pathfinder|Sep 15, 2022

    SEELEY LAKE – Senior Ava Thornsberry led the Seeley-Swan High School volleyball team in assists with 20 in their win over the Darby Tigers Sept. 8. The Lady Blackhawks won all three sets 25-17, 25-20 and 25-11. Cora Stone had seven kills and Dani Sexton led with 16 digs and eight aces. Two days later the Lady Blackhawks defeated Valley Christian on the Eagles' home court in four sets 25-20, 16-25, 25-18 and 25-18. This week, the Lady Blackhawks will play in Philipsburg on Sept. 15. The JV g...

  • Blackhawks step up the pace

    Susan Monahan, Pathfinder|Sep 15, 2022

    SEELEY LAKE – Seeley-Swan High School cross country runner Wesley Stevenson set a personal record on Sept. 9 at the Flathead Invitational with a 27:52.7. Conner Chadwick ran the event in 23:52.4. Lady Blackhawk Kyla Conley joined the team and ran a 26:08.7. The Blackhawks’s next meet is at the University Golf Course in Missoula Sept. 17. The Boys run at 11 a.m. and the Girls start at 11:45 a.m. Then the team is off to the Thompson Falls Invitational on Sept. 20....

  • Lady Blackhawks split the week

    Susan Monahan, Pathfinder|Sep 8, 2022

    SEELEY LAKE – Seeley-Swan High School Lady Blackhawks fell to the Drummond Lady Trojans Sept. 1 at home and beat Lincoln on the road Sept. 3. The Ladies played strong against the Lady Trojans to win one of four sets. Scores were Seeley 22-25, 25-23, 21-25 and 10-25. "We played hard and fought for every point but made some mistakes at crucial moments," said Janelle Greenwood, head coach. "It's still early in the season and we have a lot of things to learn." Team leaders on the night were Kyla Con...

  • Mustangs take down Blackhawks

    Susan Monahan, Pathfinder|Sep 8, 2022

    ENNIS – The Seeley-Swan High School Blackhawks football team had their first loss Sept. 2 against the Ennis Mustangs, final score 12-64. Senior Quarterback Ben Haley had 69 total rushing yards and one touchdown on the night. Other team leaders for the Blackhawks were Senior Kaden Thornsberry with 29 rushing yards and Sophomore Seth Dunster who had two receptions for 41 yards and 26 yards on kick returns for a total of 67 all-purpose yards. Senior Klayton Kovatch lead the team with six tackles f...

  • What's new at school this year?

    Susan Monahan, Pathfinder|Sep 8, 2022

    SEELEY LAKE – The 2022-23 school year is in full swing with area schools opening their doors last week. Potomac Elementary School has two new teachers and a few open positions. Seeley-Swan High School was able to fill the Science Teacher position at the last minute. The Swan Valley Elementary School had no staff changes. For the past couple of years students have enjoyed the free breakfast and lunch programs funded by the Federal government due to COVID. Those programs have ended with the start of school this year. Seeley-Swan High School Princ...

  • Benefits, challenges of aging in Seeley Lake discussed

    Susan Monahan, Pathfinder|Sep 1, 2022

    SEELEY LAKE – Area citizens offered opinions on the benefits and challenges of living in Seeley Lake and aging during a listening session Aug. 24 with representatives from Missoula Aging Services (MAS). MAS has held several sessions around Missoula County as part of an information gathering forum for Montana State Area Agency on Aging, of which MAS is part. The state is looking for input as it begins work on the next strategic plan which will be released in the fall of 2023, said Kate Cotnoir, MAS Resource Center Manager. Cotnoir lead the d...

  • Haines named MCA Coach of the Year

    Susan Monahan, Pathfinder|Sep 1, 2022

    SEELEY LAKE – Fourth time Coach of the Year recipient Mike Haines, Seeley-Swan High School Track and Field Coach, said "This one is special." Haines was nominated as Montana Coaches Association's Coach of the Year for both Boy's and Girl's Track and Field Coach of the Year and received the Boy's Track and Field award for 2022. The SSHS Boy's Track and Field team won the Class C state title for only the second time in school history. Haines's son Chase was a senior on the team. The first win w...

  • Lady Blackhawks soar in season openers

    Susan Monahan, Pathfinder|Sep 1, 2022

    SEELEY LAKE – Seeley-Swan High School Lady Blackhawks Volleyball team beat Alberton in three matches Aug. 25. "I was super happy with our playing especially for it being our first match," said Janelle Greenwood, head coach. "We met our team goals and everyone got playing time and contributed well." Senior Dani Sexton got a couple of saves for the team, Greenwood said. Trista Alexander had a good run serving to give the team a big lead. Kyla Conley and Cora Stone had four kills and Ava T...

  • Outdoorsman finds happiness with photography

    Susan Monahan, Pathfinder|Sep 1, 2022

    SEELEY LAKE – Eric Kottman of Lincoln has been offering his photography at the Seeley Lake Market for three years. Eric Kottman Photography offers a variety of scenic and wildlife prints, mostly of Northwest Montana. Kottman has been shooting scenic and wildlife photography for the past 20 years. He attends shows all over Montana but has been a regular at the Seeley Lake Market. "I've always enjoyed photography and being out in nature and doing things," Kottmann said. "[The] two of them are a h...

  • Blackhawks evade Wardens

    Susan Monahan, Pathfinder|Sep 1, 2022

    SEELEY LAKE – Seeley-Swan High School Football team scored 76 points Aug. 26 to beat the Powell County Wardens, 0. The Blackhawks executed all three phases of the game, offense, defense and special teams said Jared Crum, Head Coach. Seven Blackhawk players were involved in scoring plays. Scoring for the Blackhawks were Kaden Thornsberry, 26; Ben Haley, 16; Seth Dunster, 12; Owen Hoag, 10; Klayton Kovatch, 8; Cannon Hawkinson, 4 and Aiden Posthumus, 4. Senior Quarterback Haley passed for 35 y...

  • Blackhawks off and running

    Susan Monahan, Pathfinder|Sep 1, 2022

    SEELEY LAKE – Seeley-Swan High School cross country runners competed in their first race Aug. 27 in Deer Lodge. Junior Conner Chadwick had a time of 24:11.46 with Sophomore Wesley Stevenson coming in with a time of 31:09.32 on the course. This is Head Coach Bridget Laird's first year coaching the cross country team. She has had a long competitive career in sports and enjoys spending time with students outside the classroom. Laird has been the Seeley Lake Nordic Ski coach for the past 13 years. G...

  • Judge tosses lawsuit against SSHS and MCPS

    Susan Monahan, Pathfinder|Aug 25, 2022

    MISSOULA – The discrimination lawsuit against Missoula County Public Schools (MCPS) was dismissed last week. In February 2022, MCPS filed a request for summary judgment to dismiss the suit brought against Seeley-Swan High School (SSHS) and MCPS by Owen Mercado and his mother Deidre Lechowski-Mercado in January 2021. The plaintiffs sought $2.4 million in damages. Dana L. Christensen, United States District Court Judge for the District of Montana Missoula Division, stated in a brief filed Aug. 15 that the disputed facts need not be reviewed s...

  • Board discusses burying power lines

    Susan Monahan, Pathfinder|Aug 25, 2022

    SWAN VALLEY – At their Aug. 18 meeting, the Swan Valley Elementary School Board voted to contact Missoula Electric Cooperative and request a bid for burying the power lines at the school access points. They also approved contracts for certified and classified staff. Chair Jimmy Boyd presented information to the board regarding the process of burying power lines. The lines currently cross both access points to the school. If the lines were down and emergency services needed access to the school, responders would have to wait for the crews f...

  • SSHS struggles to fill Science Teacher position

    Susan Monahan, Pathfinder|Aug 25, 2022

    SEELEY LAKE – Science class at Seeley-Swan High School will have a different look this year for students. The year will start without an in-person instructor. Former instructor Gretchen Watkins accepted a position with Big Sky High School in Missoula at the end of the school year. “I don’t blame her one bit, that’s the unfortunate part,” said SSHS Principal Shawn Holmes. The Missoula County Public School District posted the open position in mid-June. “We have had no applicants apply for the position,” Holmes said. “I think it’s more of an...

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