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 By Andi Bourne    News    February 7, 2019

Citizens' biathlon returns to Seeley Lake

SEELEY LAKE – Nearly 65 racers combined the aerobic rigors of cross-country skiing with the steady hands and sharp eyes of marksmanship at the Seeley Lake Biathlon Feb. 2 at the Seeley Lake Nordic...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    February 7, 2019

Paying it forward

SEELEY LAKE – When professional painter T.J. Sorkness saw the photos of the graffiti on the exterior of the Seeley Lake Ranger District online, he volunteered to remove it. "I just wanted to do...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    February 7, 2019

Dodging balls for Texas trip

POTOMAC - The eighth-grade class at Potomac Elementary spent Saturday, Feb. 19 dodging balls and raising money for their upcoming class trip to Galveston, Texas. The class held the Dodgeball...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    February 7, 2019

Supporting others in their time of need

SEELEY LAKE – When Lindsey and Scott Eggeman learned that their first child had a congenital heart defect, they were terrified about what the future would bring for their son Angus. However after...

 
 By Ron Cox    Opinion    February 7, 2019

Confusion reigned in dog conflict

SEELEY LAKE - This is to help clarify the recent letter by Mike McGrew titled “No Dogs Allowed” concerning conflict with dog owners printed in the Jan. 24 issue of the Seeley Swan Pathfinder. The misinformation leading to the situation was an exa...

 

All the way {back} to me

The foamy sweat rolls under the curry comb as I watch each line the blade makes in the red color of your winter coat. It's unusually warm for January. You cock your hip and lick your lips standing...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    February 7, 2019

Take the plunge - Support VFSL

SEELEY LAKE – What better way to shake off the winter blahs than with a plunge into Seeley Lake. Join the Seeley Lake Area Chamber of Commerce Saturday, Feb. 16 for the second annual Chamber Chill...

 

Council to look at wildfire, water supply

The next meeting of the Seeley Lake Community Council promises a full agenda. The first half of the meeting will be devoted to wildfire smoke and its consequences.  Christopher T. Migliaccio, Research Assistant Professor at UM, has been studying...

 

What is a Personal Emergency Response System? Do I need one?

Dear all, A Personal Emergency Response System (PERS) is a device you can wear either around your neck as a pendant or on your wrist like a large watch. Simply put, the purpose of the PERS is to...

 

Race to the Sky dedicated to Beckstrom, starts Saturday

The Race to the Sky will celebrate its 34th year starting Feb. 8. The 300 and 100 mile racers are lining up to see how their teams stack up with the rest of the dog mushers at the start of the race Saturday, Feb. 9 at High Country Snack Foods near...

 
 By Eric Dietrich    News    February 7, 2019

UM economists try to explain why housing prices are up across Montana

HELENA - Housing costs have risen across Montana in recent decades, to the point where residents are feeling the pinch between wages and their rent or mortgage payments, say economists with the...

 

Suffering for Christ – Our cross to bear

Sometimes because of my log’n days, I wake at 3-4 in the morning. I just lay there think’n about the body of Christ. Here in America we have thus far such freedoms – a good life style, for the most part, and go to church of Saturday or Sunday,...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    February 7, 2019

Keeping things moving on the Seeley Lake Ranger District

SEELEY LAKE – Despite a delayed start due to the furlough, Seeley Lake District Acting Ranger Quinn Carver started his four-month assignment Jan. 28. During his detail, Carver's emphasis for the...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    February 7, 2019

Pioneers unstumped by bees

POTOMAC - Potomac School hosted their annual geography bee Jan. 23 and spelling bees Jan. 28 and 30. The bees have been part of Potomac School tradition for more than 15 years. The geography bee is...

 

New "Welcome to Seeley Lake" sign to be installed by May

After years of talks, designs, permits and coordination, the Seeley Lake Community Foundation is excited to help bring a new "Welcome to Seeley Lake" sign to town! The sign will be installed this...

 

Record of Decision released for Flathead National Forest plan

KALISPELL – After four years of collaborative effort and public input, the Flathead National Forest has released a Record of Decision (ROD) for the Forest’s Land Management Plan (Forest Plan) and associated final environmental impact statement...

 

Community Briefs

Swan Valley Community Ice Skating Party, Feb. 10 SWAN VALLEY – Join the Swan Valley Parent Teacher Association for a Community Skating Party Sunday, Feb. 10 from 1-3 p.m. at the Condon Arena skating rink. Chili, snacks and hot drinks will be provid...

 

A soaring second place victory for the Warhawks

DRUMMOND - On Feb. 2, the Swan Valley Warhawks, the Avon Elks, the Hall Huskies and the Helmville Mustangs met for their final tournament in Drummond. The Warhawks took second place in the tournament....

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    February 7, 2019

Seeley-Swan slaughter Lynx, busted by Wardens

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley-Swan Blackhawks and Lady Blackhawks hosted the Deer Lodge Wardens Feb. 2 and headed to Lincoln Feb. 4 to take on the Lynx in a rescheduled game from Feb. 1. The Blackhawks...

 

Lawmakers propose Firefighter Protection Act and teacher retention programs

Firefighter Protection Act Would Offer Workers’ Comp Coverage for Cancer, PTSD Firefighters with conditions like cancer, heart disease and post-traumatic stress disorder could have their treatment covered by worker’s compensation insurance under...

 

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