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Another Destinations for Education Trip for the books

On Thursday, March 30th, students and chaperones set off for the airport to begin their adventure to Costa Rica as part of the seventh annual Destinations for Education cohort from Seeley-Swan High...


New club forms in Seeley Lake to advocate for motorized recreation, establish new trails

Although Seeley Lake is known as a town for outdoor recreation, it so far has been lacking any accommodation for organized use of motorized vehicles on the trails. “There’s one quarter of one mile of ATV trails,” said Curtis Friede, a local...


Letter from the Editor

The first week I started selecting content I remember choosing a public release about a herpes outbreak among horses in the Flathead Valley and thinking “Oh god, I hope that doesn’t end up on the kid’s page.” It didn’t. It ended up below...


Meet your Fire Board Candidates

Susan Monahan I have lived in Seeley Lake since 2019, came to Montana from Eastern Oregon in December 1989 for a job. This is my first time running for a public board in Seeley Lake, but I have... Full story


George N. McCabe

George N. McCabe was born on December 25, 1930, in Great Falls, MT to George N. McCabe, Sr. and Helen Florence O'Day McCabe. He was raised in Cut Bank, MT. He was an accomplished musician, playing... Full story

 By Kapp Johnson    Opinion    April 27, 2023

The Resurrection

“When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, ‘Peace be with you.’” John 20:19 My father... Full story

 By Alta Martin    Opinion    April 27, 2023

Burn, Baby, Burn!

The grass getting green, the sun parting the clouds, temperatures becoming comfortable, and pollen tickling noses can only mean one thing: spring burn season is upon us! Spring is not only one of Montana’s many wonders, but it is also the best... Full story

 By Jean Pocha    News    April 27, 2023

Ovando history book shows early family life

"The Pathway of Life" is a Montana story of the Sperry family and life in the Blackfoot Valley in the late 1800's and early 1900's. C.B. Sperry and his wife Nell left Michigan for California and then...


Seeley Lake Historic Film Club

Roughly once per month a small film club meets in the hayloft of the Seeley Lake Historic Museum for a curated selection of films with one common theme, a connection to the state of Montana. "We've...


Update from Swan Valley Community Library

At the Swan Valley Community Council meeting on April 18, and Librarian Jenny Kauffman presented some updates on services available at the Swan Valley Community Library. The Library which is attached to the Swan Valley Community Hall in Condon is...


Max Lostukoff to present new novel, 'Ruthie Fear' at AAI's Open Book Club

From the beginning, Maxim Loskutoff's debut novel, Ruthie Fear, rings with foreboding. The protagonist, Ruthie, lives in a ramshackle trailer with her father, Rutherford, in Montana's Bitterroot... Full story


Glass recycling brings in big donation for local school

3,125 pounds of glass was recycled on Saturday, April 15 at the Seeley Lake Community Foundation’s recycling and fundraising event. $1,179 was collected in cash donations and was matched by local nonprofit, Charlie’s Helping Hands, who... Full story



Pathfinder Archives April 27, 2023 From 1988 Chamber to Discuss Seeley Sewer System Discussion of a central sewer system for Seeley Lake will highlight the May meeting of the Seeley Lake Area Chamber...


Upcoming Events

April 27 Coffee and computers, 10 a.m. at the Foundation Building, 3150 MT-83, Seeley Lake April 29 Open Book Club, 7 p.m. at the Foundation Building, 3150 MT-83, Seeley Lake Ugly Fashion Show, no-host karaoke 8 p.m., judging at 9 p.m. at the Seeley... Full story


Missoula County Sheriff's Log

Sheriff Report 4/13/23 - 4/20/23 4/13 8:27 a.m. 31XX HWY 83, Seeley Lake Theft 4/13 12:58 p.m. 3XX Lodge Way, Seeley Lake, Theft 4/13 8:19 p.m. 2XMM HWY 200 Trespassing 4/14 9:03 a.m. 10XX Frontier... Full story


Seeley Lake Rural Fire District Call Log

4/13/2023 Medical Badger Ct 4/15/2023 Fire/fluid spill 26 MM/ Hwy 83 4/15/2023 Fire Public Asst Airport Rd 4/16/2023 Fire Public Asst Airport Rd... Full story

 By Nina Dubois    Opinion    April 27, 2023

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

I stumbled across The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore at my library job recently and was captured by the picture book's depth and beautiful imagery. Writer and illustrator William Joyce...

 By Jean Pocha    News    April 27, 2023

Local bowhunting instructor recognized with award

Hunter's education teacher Ron Ream, of Condon, was recently recognized by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks(FWP) for 15 years of teaching the youth of South Dakota and Montana. "I enjoy teaching our...


New voter registration system removes fire board election from ballots mailed to tax-exempt properties

SEELEY LAKE- Some voters in the area may be missing a ballot question regarding the Fire District Board election. A new voter registration system in use this year lines up voter registration with GIS maps which compare the property with tax-payer... Full story


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