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Articles from the June 9, 2022 edition

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 By Sigrid Olson    News    June 9, 2022

Grizzlies too close to homes in Blackfoot

POTOMAC - Two female grizzly bears were trapped Sunday, May 29 on private property up Twin Creeks Road. One was relocated to a remote area the next day and the other was euthanized in Missoula due to...

 
 By Haley Yarborough    News    June 9, 2022

SSHS grads look to the future

SEELEY LAKE - With a turn of their tassels and some parting words from Dr. Seuss, 30 Seeley-Swan High School seniors closed a chapter of their academic careers at the school's graduation ceremony...

 
 By Haley Yarborough    News    June 9, 2022

Mountain Lakes Presbyterian Church to raise Pride Flag

SEELEY LAKE - The Mountain Lakes Presbyterian Church (MLPC) will raise the pride flag on June 12 at 10:30 a.m. to welcome members of the LGBTQ+ community and honor Pride Month. The plan was set into...

 
 By Haley Yarborough    News    June 9, 2022

SLE kindergarteners celebrate completion

SEELEY LAKE - Thirteen Seeley Lake Elementary students completed kindergarten Friday, June 3. The completion ceremony commenced with a brief introduction by Teacher Sheila Devins, followed by a...

 
 By Frank Maradeo    Opinion    June 9, 2022

Thank you Seeley Lake!

The day after my wife Kathy died, which would have been her 66th birthday, as morning rose the Sky wasn’t as Big. With the utmost respect for all of you, for me Kathy was Montana. I just didn’t realize it until she was gone. It’s the things...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    June 9, 2022

"Summer in Seeley" theme for 2022 Fourth Celebration

SEELEY LAKE - The Fourth of July Committee and the Seeley Lake Area Chamber of Commerce have been working for the past month to organize this year's Fourth of July celebration in Seeley Lake. This...

 

Key updates and information to be shared at Council meeting

SEELEY LAKE - The June meeting of the Seeley Lake Community Council will be held at the Seeley Lake Historical Museum and Visitors Center, 2920 Highway 83, on Monday, June 13. Pizza will be served starting at 5:30 p.m. with the meeting following at...

 
 By Tom Beers    News    June 9, 2022

Story telling - Final edition until next fall

SEELEY LAKE - The final storytelling for this season occurs 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 15 at the Seeley Lake Foundation Building. We started this community event last fall with the belief that stories can bring a community together. Some may be controver...

 

Montana visitors return to near pre-pandemic levels

MISSOULA – About 12.5 million nonresidents visited Montana in 2021 and spent around $5.15 billion in the Treasure State, according to estimates by the Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research at the University of Montana. The number of...

 

Prepare, Prevent and Protect what you love

We never know what the upcoming wildfire season will hold for us but we do know one thing: It will come and fires will burn. It is inevitable, especially in this beautiful, historically fire prone are...

 
 By Haley Yarborough    News    June 9, 2022

Seeley-Swan Valley featured in new "Life in the Land" project

A new Montana-based project with podcasts and documentary videos about Montana lands, waters and communities is now online. The project features stories from the heart of the Seeley-Swan Valley.   Spearheaded by Project Director and Montana...

 
 By Susan Monahan    News    June 9, 2022

Maintaining the local experience, Cully's changes ownership

POTOMAC – Kenny Brown operates the Potomac Bar and Country Store with manager Christine Yedinak. Brown took ownership of the former Cully's business in April and hopes it will continue to be a...

 
 By Ryan Dailey    Opinion    June 9, 2022

Why are you downcast, O my soul?

Have you ever had these moments in your life where you find yourself pleading and begging to understand why you are downcast? Well the Psalmist who wrote Psalms 42 definitely has. I often find myself...

 
 By Haley Yarborough    News    June 9, 2022

Maurer defends Chili Champ title for second year

SWAN VALLEY - Patricia Maurer took home the coveted title of Chili Champ for the second year in a row in the American Legion Post 63 31st Annual Condon Chili Cook-Off June 4. Three additional chili...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    June 9, 2022

Presenting "Raccoon Summer" from idea to publication

SEELEY LAKE – Author Betty Vanderwielen met with Seeley Lake Elementary school students May 25 to share about her new book "Raccoon Summer." Students not only learned about how she came up with the...

 
 By Susan Monahan    News    June 9, 2022

Documentary film features Miss Montana

MISSOULA – Return to Big Skies: Miss Montana to Normandy documentary film includes a bit of Seeley Lake history. The film directed and photographed by E. W. Ristau and produced by Geneva Ristau and...

 
 By Haley Yarborough    News    June 9, 2022

Seniors receive scholarships, awards

SEELEY LAKE - Eight seniors at Seeley-Swan High School received scholarships from organizations within the Seeley Lake community and beyond for their outstanding academic performances, athletic achiev...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    June 9, 2022

McDonald signs to throw for University of Montana

SEELEY LAKE – Seeley-Swan High School senior Walker McDonald has seen a lot of success throwing for the Blackhawks during his high school career including setting a new State record in Discus a few...

 
 By Susan Monahan    News    June 9, 2022

Local schools combine for year-end concert

SEELEY LAKE – Seeley Lake Elementary School with Seeley-Swan High School band and choir students combined efforts with Swan Valley Elementary to put on an end-of-the-year concerts for the...

 
 By Jean Pocha    News    June 9, 2022

Conservation and stewardship topics explored at Discovery Days

OVANDO - With the sound of wolves yipping and woodpeckers hammering away, the SSHS Discovery Days began in Mollett Park on the Blackfoot Challenge Community Conservation Area (BCCA) May 25. Students...

 

Community Briefs

Blackhawks Skills Football Camp, June 17-18 SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley-Swan High School football program is offering a Blackhawk Skills Football Camp June 17-18 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the SSHS football field. Third through eighth graders are...

 

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...

 

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