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Articles from the May 16, 2019 edition

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 By Andi Bourne    News    May 16, 2019

Pertussis outbreak in Missoula County affects local students

SEELEY LAKE – Missoula County has 103 confirmed pertussis cases as of Tuesday, May 14. Cases have been reported across all ages, from infants to adults. There are 16 schools involved in this community-wide outbreak including Seeley-Swan High...

 By Andi Bourne    News    May 16, 2019

Browning man killed in single vehicle accident

OVANDO – A single-vehicle roll over on Highway 200 May 7 claimed the life of 19-year-old man from Browning. Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Brian Inman said alcohol, speed and not wearing seatbelts...

 By Andi Bourne    News    May 16, 2019

Weisenburger state champion, repeats history

MISSOULA – Seeley Lake resident Sam Weisenburger, 17, is the Montana State Champion after winning the Smallbore Indoor Rifle State Championship this past April. In addition to the highest score...

 By Andi Bourne    News    May 16, 2019

Students excel at State Music Festival

HELENA – Of the seven individuals and groups from Seeley-Swan High School that went to the State Music Festival in Helena May 3 and 4, four received the highest superior rating while the other...

 By Don Larson    Opinion    May 16, 2019

Residents have a right to know cost

SEELEY LAKE - After a winter of wrangling and struggling, the Seeley Lake Sewer Board seems no closer to an equitable funding formula for its sewer proposal than ever. The costs, in fact, seem to be going up and Missoula County officials have reneged...

 By Philip Gregory    Opinion    May 16, 2019

Great choice in the auto pistol

Previously I discussed the advantages a revolver has as a concealed carry/self defense firearm. Now I will discuss why the auto pistol is also a great choice. First, the auto pistols come in many...

 By Skylar Rispens    News    May 16, 2019

Pathfinder welcomes new reporter

When I was growing up, I wanted to go to school forever. I wanted to continue learning new things every day. Luckily, my education led me to journalism where I get to learn something new with every...

 By Dr. Todd Fife    Opinion    May 16, 2019

Pertussis outbreak spreads to Seeley Lake

Here we go, we find ourselves smack-dab in the middle of a whooping cough outbreak here in Seeley Lake this week. You may have been hearing about the outbreak in the Missoula high schools. Well,...

 By Rob Rich    Opinion    May 16, 2019

Learning together: 22 years of Swan Valley Connections' college field programs and counting

It's May, and universities across the nation are growing quiet and empty. But in four days, college students will arrive in the Swan Valley for their first day of class. Since 1997, Swan Valley Connec... Full story


UM students translate theory into practice in forestry classes

OVANDO - Students in the W.A. Franke College of Forestry and Conservation at the University of Montana have the unique opportunity to step outside the classroom and into the forest to develop...

 By Andi Bourne    News    May 16, 2019

Community Park cleanup gets jump started with students

SEELEY LAKE – While their classmates were participating in the Cooper League qualifying track meet, around 25 Seeley Lake Elementary sixth, seventh and eighth graders spent their Friday afternoon mo...

 By Kristen McGlynn    News    May 16, 2019

2VS offers 2019-2020 season tickets at "early loon" prices

After a six-year hiatus, the Loon and Fish Festival is returning to Seeley Lake and 2 Valleys Stage Performing Arts Series will have their 2019-2020 season tickets for sale at “early bird” or you might say, “Early Loon” prices! “Something...


Loon and Fish Festival returns Memorial Day weekend

SEELEY LAKE - It’s been six long years since the Loon and Fish Festival was on the Memorial Day Weekend schedule in Seeley Lake, and nine years since the festival was held at the Seeley Lake Community Hall, where the Festival was first held in...

 By Andi Bourne    News    May 16, 2019

If you can imagine it, we can build it

SEELEY LAKE – For Steven Wilson, it all started with Tog'l blocks and an erector set. Now after more than 30 years building from the ground up, Wilson and his wife Juli opened Steve Wilson...

 By Andi Bourne    News    May 16, 2019

Students go birding with local children's author

SEELEY LAKE – Sunset School students were out scouting for woodpeckers Friday, May 10 with Missoula author Sneed B. Collard III. Along with woodpeckers they observed many other birds and studied...

 By Nathan Bourne    News    May 16, 2019

Seeley-Swan cleans house at District 13C meet

MISSOULA - Seeley-Swan won the District 13C Championship May 3-4 by wide margins for both the Girls and Boys. Both took first place with 201 team points ahead of Clark Fork Coop with 114 points for... Full story


Michael Edward Haley 1970 - 2019

SEELEY LAKE - Michael Edward Haley was born on June 6,1970 in Gallipolis, Ohio to John Haley and Nancy Craighead. He was the youngest of their three children. Mike grew up in the beautiful town of... Full story


Best advice ever...

Often we receive advice: advice from friends; advice from family; advice from fellow workers.  Advice generally comes in two types: good and bad. Though usually well intended, it is not always sound advice. We should always take care to seek advice...


Community Briefs

Scientists return to continue studying wildfire smoke impacts SEELEY LAKE - The University of Montana, in conjunction with the Missoula County-City Health Department, is returning June 5 and June 26 to continue the smoke impact study they started in...


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