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Articles from the January 27, 2022 edition

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 By Andi Bourne    News    January 27, 2022

Lite tackle holds up to monster pike

SEELEY LAKE – "All I saw was the tail and it covered all eight inches of the opening in the ice," Seeley Lake 17-year-old Klayton Kovatch recalled after getting the first glimpse of a monster pike...

 By Andi Bourne    News    January 27, 2022

At-home COVID tests available, steps to take if test is positive

With the White House launching a program to deliver half a billion COVID-19 tests straight to Americans’ homes and Governor Greg Gianforte securing 650,000 at-home COVID-19 tests for Montanans, the Missoula City-County Health Department offered... Full story


The making of a combat medic

SWAN VALLEY – Bill Jones was in college in 1969 working on his degree in psychology when he was drafted. Apparently psychology was close enough to a medical degree for the Army. They gave him 10...

 By Andi Bourne    News    January 27, 2022

Feeling the warmth for 25 years

SEELEY LAKE – Saturday, Jan. 22 new and long-time residents of Seeley Lake gathered for the 25th annual Christmas Tree Bonfire in The Filling Station parking lot. Hosted by Filling Station owners...


Can the vaccine prevent virus spread to the non-immune? Understanding "Compartments" of immunity

It is very awkward for me to do this, but to lend credibility to what I have written below, I will state my background. I have a doctorate degree in immunology from The University of Notre Dame. I spent a career at the National Institutes of Health...


Dark matter and psychology

What does dark matter have to do with psychology? Most likely not much but it does enable us to take a new approach to understanding the unconscious (our hidden psychology). Dark matter is everywhere...

 By Andi Bourne    News    January 27, 2022

Letter approved requesting reopening of the Clearwater RV Dump Station

MISSOULA – At their Jan. 20 meeting, the Missoula County Commissioners approved a letter addressed to Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks that encouraged FWP to prioritize the repair and reopening of the Clearwater Junction RV Dump Station. Also at the...


Missoula County to recruit more than 600 election judges

The Missoula County Elections Office is encouraging civically engaged community members to serve as election judges for the 2022 primary and general elections. The office hopes to recruit more than 600 election judges, poll book judges and polling...


Seeley-Swan valley real estate is white hot

2021 - THE REAL ESTATE BREAKOUT The past year has seen intense buyer pressure in the local real estate markets. Montana buyers primarily from Missoula, Helena, Bozeman and Great Falls continued...

 By Andi Bourne    News    January 27, 2022

Crescent Mountain Builders legacy continues

SEELEY LAKE – After purchasing Crescent Mountain Builders in late 2021, Jeremiah Covert looks forward to continuing founder and owner Jason Ayers' legacy of honesty and quality construction in the...


Snow Joke returns live for 2022

The Snow Joke Half Marathon returns in-person to Seeley Lake Saturday, Feb. 26. The largest winter road race in Montana, traditionally is held on the last Saturday of February. The iconic race celebrates its 43rd anniversary this year. “We’re...

 By Nathan Bourne    News    January 27, 2022

Board discusses process of finding alternative solution

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Sewer District Board brought on its new manager and discussed how to move forward to identify and implement a solution to Seeley’s wastewater issues at its Jan. 20 meeting. The Board was also informed that Missoula...


Who am I?

Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a Lutheran pastor in Nazi Germany, was a staunch critic of Hitler and a resistor of Hitler's euthanasia program and genocidal persecution of the Jews. In April 1943, he was arrest...

 By Andi Bourne    News    January 27, 2022

Public comments, Chief's report shared

SEELEY LAKE – With no old or new business listed on the agenda for their Jan. 18 meeting, the Seeley Lake Fire Board heard public comment asking about the status of the mill levy, hiring and community discussions regarding the vision for the depart...


Rocky Joe Houtchens Jan. 9, 1956 - Jan. 15, 2022

SEELEY LAKE – Rocky Houtchens was born Jan. 9, 1956 in Missoula. He moved to Seeley Lake and enjoyed playing sports for Seeley-Swan High School. His senior year, he was voted all conference in... Full story


John David Sterling March 29, 1936 - Jan. 22, 2022

SEELEY LAKE - John David Sterling born March 29, 1936 in Baltimore, Maryland, died of natural causes Jan. 22. The Chesapeake Bay, Patapsco River and the Maryland swamps were Dave's childhood haunts.... Full story

 By Nathan Bourne    News    January 27, 2022

Board offers superintendent contract extension

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Elementary School Board offered a three-year contract extension to Superintendent Josh Gibbs at its Jan. 18 meeting. Gibbs has been the Superintendent at SLE for two school years and his current contract ends in June...

 By Andi Bourne    News    January 27, 2022

AAI Giving Trees raise funds for art supplies

SEELEY LAKE & SWAN VALLEY – In its fourth year raising funds for art supplies for local schools, the Alpine Artisans, Inc. (AAI) Giving Tree raised $295 total for Seeley Lake schools and around...


20/35 Year Look Back

In celebration of 35 years of the Seeley Swan Pathfinder, each week we will run parts of articles that appeared in the issue 35 years ago and 20 years ago. The entire issue will be uploaded to our... Full story

 By Nathan Bourne    News    January 27, 2022

Seeley-Swan clashes with Pirates

The Lady Blackhawks and Blackhawks headed to Victor to take on the Pirates Jan. 22. The Ladies brought home an easy victory while the Boys fell just short. The Lady Blackhawks made quick work of the Pirates allowing just one point to their 17 in the...

 By Andi Bourne    News    January 27, 2022

Tenth annual Skiesta draws largest field in race history

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Nordic Team hosted their largest turnout for their 10th annual SLE Outside Skiesta Jan. 22. Ninety-two skiers from around the area registered for the 20K, 10K, 5K, 3K...


Community Briefs

Seeley Lake Book Club interest sought SEELEY LAKE – Plans to re-start the Seeley Lake Book Club at the Seeley Lake Community Library are in motion. Please call the library, 406-677-8995, or stop in to sign up. The Seeley Lake Community Library is...


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