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Residents receive first COVID-19 vaccines

SEELEY LAKE - Partnership Health Center (PHC) collaborated with the Missoula County COVID-19 Vaccine Coordination Team to organize a drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Seeley-Swan High School... Full story

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    February 11, 2021

Paws Up Animal Shelter to close

POTOMAC – After receiving a call that a doberman-pitbull cross named Angel was pregnant and would be shot unless someone took her, Paws Up Safe Home welcomed another cast-off. Within a week, she...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    February 11, 2021

Snowmobilers rescued Sunday

SEELEY LAKE – Seeley-Swan Search and Rescue were called out at approximately 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6 to look for two snowmobilers from Arlee who got off the trail south of Fawn Peak and could not find a trail out. SSSAR worked through the night in...

 

Historical Walk n' Talk through the snow

SEELEY LAKE - Seeley Lake Historian Ron Cox, representing the Seeley Lake Historical Society took the group of around a dozen people on a three-hour loop from Camp Paxson to Seeley Lake Campground,...

 

Seek alternatives to treat waste water

SEELEY LAKE - If you believe that the whole sewer project was handled poorly and that there are other ways to improve waste water treatment, this is a way to get rid of the sewer by VOTING NO on the upcoming Seeley Lake Sewer Bonds Election, on...

 

A unified letter from the Sewer Board

As you know, the Seeley Lake Sewer District Board sent a memo to voters and property owners in the Sewer District about the upcoming Bond Election. The Board would like to take this opportunity to clarify the facts. Supplemental materials can be...

 

Look at the numbers, the proposed sewer is too expensive

 I have been involved with preliminary planning, design and cost estimates for a sewer project for Seeley Lake since 1984. The current project, which began about 10 years ago, was agreed to provide a sewer treatment system for no more than $100 per...

 

Hopkins please find a higher road

I was looking forward to reading an actual objective legislative update in the February 4 issue of the Seeley Swan Pathfinder, but deeply disappointed in the partisan campaign piece submitted by Representative Mike Hopkins. We were left with the...

 

Pyramid Mountain Lumber comments on COVID-19 cases

SEELEY LAKE - In mid-December, Pyramid Mountain Lumber, Inc. was alerted to the presence of positive COVID-19 cases among its employees. In about a three-week period, the mill saw eight positive cases, a majority of which were office personnel or exp...

 

The camp

Thought I better catch up on my summer at Gramps logg'n camp. Pack'n that Ol' gear drive McCulloch saw, gas, oil and pack. Husky dog chase'n chipmunks. A great day to be alive. Finally at camp I...

 

Living and heating with propane

As we all know, living here in Western Montana comes with the challenge of ever-changing weather and temperatures. We all know the saying, “If you don’t like the weather in Montana, wait five minutes”. With so many variables to consider when...

 

AAI Giving Trees continue to support school art supplies

Alpine Artisans, Inc. representatives Kris Gullikson and Gene Schade presented checks to Seeley Lake Elementary and Swan Valley Elementary schools from the AAI Giving Tree for art supplies. The funds...

 

Resident discovers a fiery piece of history

SEELEY LAKE - Resident Cheri Thompson found an explosive secret while she was digging through her family's relics. Amongst the familial treasures were a live Type 91 Japanese fragmentation grenade...

 

Celebrate Lent - Journey with us

The season of Lent is a time of prayer, fasting and self-examination in preparation for the celebration of the resurrection of the Lord at Easter. It is a period of 40 days — like the flood of Genesis, Moses’ sojourn at Mount Sinai, Elijah’s...

 

Born again

Having spent 40 years attending church, I was offended when a Christian friend announced she was a "Born Again Christian." I brought her to tears arguing that "Born Again Christians" were simply...

 

Blackhawks win regional BPA competition, head to state

SEELEY LAKE - Students in Seeley-Swan High School's Blackhawk Business Professionals of America (BPA) group placed high enough in the recent BPA Regional Conference to move on to the statewide...

 

Winter Fun - Reader Photos 1

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley-Swan turned into a winter wonderland over the weekend. The Seeley Lake Ranger District officially reported 31 inches of snow from 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5 – Monday morning...

 

Community Briefs

Neighborhood meeting for Commercial Major Subdivision GREENOUGH – IMEG, formerly Territorial Landworks, Inc., will be hosting a Neighborhood Meeting Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 4 p.m. to discussion a commercial major subdivision being proposed between...

 
 By Jacob Haley    News    February 11, 2021

Longtime Seeley Lake coach calls it a career

SEELEY LAKE - Dave Evans has been a member of the Seeley Lake community for 47 years, first visiting in 1974 before fully settling down in 1988. After starting coaching in 1999, Evans spent more than 20 years training athletes and inspiring them to...

 

2022 Montana Teacher of the Year nominations open

HELENA – Nominations are open for the Office of Public Instruction’s 2022 Montana Teacher of the Year Program. Members of the public can fill out a simple form to nominate a teacher. Teachers can self-nominate by filling out an application. All...

 

Blackhawks defeat Lynx, drop close games to Tigers and Prospectors

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley-Swan Blackhawks headed to Lincoln to take on the Lynx Feb. 4, hosted the Darby Tigers Feb. 5 and finished their week at Philipsburg taking on the Prospectors Feb. 6. The...

 

Lady Blackhawks tame Tigers, bury Prospectors

SEELEY LAKE - The Lady Blackhawks chalked up two more victories last week to extend their record to 11-0. They hosted the Darby Tigers Feb. 5 and traveled to Philipsburg to take on the Granite...

 

Winter Fun - Reader Photos 2

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley-Swan turned into a winter wonderland over the weekend. The Seeley Lake Ranger District officially reported 31 inches of snow from 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5 – Monday morning...

 

Montana, independent courts and Montanans' rights are under attack

Our state and way of life we have enjoyed for decades is in danger of being lost. With a new governor and new legislature in session, it’s vital Montana citizens are aware of the harmful actions occurring in Helena: politicizing our courts,...

 

Lawmakers Grapple with Solutions to Montana's Youth Mental Health Crisis

The bell rang once to signal members of the Montana House of Representatives to punch in their votes, and the result was a dead heat: 50 for “yes,” 50 for “no.” That was enough to kill House Bill 27, the first in a stream of bills working to...

 

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