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Articles from the May 19, 2022 edition

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 By Susan Monahan    News    May 19, 2022

Elk Creek Conservation partnership recognized

SWAN VALLEY - The Missoula County Commissioners recognized partners from the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes (CSKT) and Swan Valley Connections, formerly Swan Ecosystems Center (SEC), May 10...

 By Andi Bourne    News    May 19, 2022

Invasive mussels intercepted at Clearwater Junction

GREENOUGH – Inspectors at the Clearwater Junction Watercraft Inspection Station staff intercepted a mussel-fouled sailboat coming from Lake Ontario en route to Flathead Lake on Thursday, May 5....

 By Nathan Bourne    News    May 19, 2022

Boys take first and Girls second at District Meet

MISSOULA – Eighteen of Seeley-Swan's athletes placed in the top five at the 13C District Meet May 13-14 and will advance to Western C Divisional this week. The Boys won the meet earning 154 points... Full story


Thank you Seeley Lake

My husband Larry Weatherman left this world for a far better one in late April. I do not remember ever coming into Seeley without being asked about him and also about me. You were so kind, so genuine. You kept after me to take care of myself, you...

 By Mike Mueller    Opinion    May 19, 2022

A different look at American history

It is disturbing today to see in the media what we all now take for granted that this is the new normal. We are getting used to saying what used to be wrong is now right and what was right is wrong. We see divisiveness over moral issues polarizing us...

 By Mike Marshall    Opinion    May 19, 2022

A Poem: Love You From Afar

This is a parody of “A Drinking Song” by William Butler Yeats Wine comes in at the mouth And love comes in at the eye; That’s all we shall know for truth Before we grow old and die. I lift the glass to my mouth, I look at you, and I sigh....

 By Tanya Fyfe DVM    Opinion    May 19, 2022

Cat facts

After recently adopting a stray Siamese kitty and having one irreversibly damaged eye of hers removed by a colleague, I have since shared several photos and stories of her ridiculous antics on social...

 By Sharon Lamar    News    May 19, 2022

Local writer presents debut novel at May 21 Open Book Club

SEELEY LAKE - Full of life lessons, Seeley Lake Author Betty Vanderwielen's debut novel "Raccoon Summer" is the timeless story of a 12-year-old boy's efforts to train orphaned raccoon kits to live in...

 By Carrie Benton    News    May 19, 2022

Lawyers in Libraries comes to Seeley Lake May 25

SEELEY LAKE - Ed Higgins, from the Montana Legal Services Association (MLSA) is coming to the Seeley Lake Public Library on Wednesday, May 25 from 3 - 5 p.m. for the annual Lawyers in Libraries...

 By Sigrid Olson    News    May 19, 2022

Potomac Bingo back in action

MISSOULA – After withholding the event due to the pandemic, the 18th annual Potomac Bingo event returned May 7 in Missoula. More than $27,000 was raised. All funds raised directly benefit the Potoma...

 By Jean Pocha    News    May 19, 2022

MSU Extension seeks input for community needs survey

OVANDO - Bo Walker from the Powell County Montana State University Extension Service conducted a listening session in Ovando May 10. The session was part of a statewide needs assessment process by the Extension Service to learn about issues currently...

 By Andi Bourne    News    May 19, 2022

SSHS Drama Class debuts "Catch Me As I Fall" May 25

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley-Swan High School Drama Class returns to the stage May 25 for the premier production of “Catch Me As I Fall” written by SSHS Senior Beth Homen. The community is...


Larry Clark Weatherman June 16, 1942 – April 23, 2022

SEELEY LAKE - Larry Clark Weatherman, 79 of Seeley Lake, Montana, passed away at home surrounded by his loving family April 23 of natural causes. Larry was born in Anaconda, Montana on June 16, 1942... Full story


Are we there yet?

Perhaps some of you remember Aleksandr Solzenitsyn the Christian writer from Russia who was stuck in prison for years for speaking out against the evil Soviet system? They finally took away his...

 By Susan Monahan    News    May 19, 2022

Building official presents in Seeley Lake

SEELEY LAKE – Missoula County Building Official Dave Larkin presented the Seeley Lake Community Council information regarding the need for increased building permit fees and ways the building division is funded. There were several other updates pro...

 By Andi Bourne    News    May 19, 2022

Movie Night at the Fire Hall returns May 28

SEELEY LAKE – Seeley Lake Fire Foundation (SLFF) Movie Night at the Seeley Lake Fire Department, 200 Firehouse Lane, resumes May 28 with “Encanto” on the big screen. Children ages five – 12 are welcome. The doors open at 5:15 p.m. with a...

 By Bill Burt    News    May 19, 2022

Burt announces candidacy for Justice of Peace

MISSOULA - My name is Bill Burt. I have recently retired from a 30-year career in law enforcement, most of these years right here as a Captain in the Missoula Sheriff’s Office. Last March, I filed as a candidate for Missoula County Justice of the...

 By Susan Monahan    News    May 19, 2022

Board tables staff wage increase

SWAN VALLEY - The Swan Valley School Board reviewed two budget proposals for Fiscal Year 2022-23, one shows a 5.5% salary increase for certified and non-certified staff, the other a 4% increase. Discussion around the two proposals offered concerns...

 By Andi Bourne    News    May 19, 2022

Walking by faith through stage 3 colon cancer

SEELEY LAKE – When Joel Roesner was diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer in October 2019, he followed all the recommendations of his oncologist. However, after six months of chemotherapy and three...

 By Susan Monahan    News    May 19, 2022

Golf teams head to State

SHELBY, MONTANA – Seeley-Swan High School boys tied for second at the Class C Divisional Tournament at Marias Valley Golf Course in Shelby, Montana May 9. The girls took third, qualifying both...


20/35 Year Look Back

In celebration of 36 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


Community Briefs

Get ready for the June 7 primary election, May 19 event SEELEY LAKE – Have you moved recently? Changed your last name? Changed your mailing address? The Missoula County Elections Office is hosting a special event May 19 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at...


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