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Articles from the June 13, 2019 edition

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 By Andi Bourne    News    June 13, 2019 

Tester reintroduces Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act

BONNER, MONT. – Standing on the banks of the Blackfoot River, U.S. Senator Jon Tester announced Friday, June 7 that he is reintroducing his Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act.  The Blackfoot...

 By Nathan Bourne    News    June 13, 2019 

User Agreement discussion turns to concerns over costs

SEELEY LAKE – Residents attending the Seeley Lake Sewer District Board’s special meeting to discuss the draft User Agreements (UA) June 6 had a lot of concerns and asked many questions. Most circled back to the landowners’ pocketbook and the...

 By Colleen Kesterson    News    June 13, 2019 

Salmon Prairie School graduates entire student body

SALMON PRAIRIE - Friends and family of Salmon Prairie School gathered to celebrate the graduates June 3. All three students at the school graduated, Levi Webb and Kase Anderson from eighth grade and...

 By Dennis Rathbun    Opinion    June 13, 2019 

Don't buy into the sewer

SEELEY LAKE - Are we, Seeley Lake, in need of a centralized waste system we clearly can’t afford with so many questions still unanswered? If septic systems are affecting our ground water, thus the lake, is it all systems in all areas or just...


Let's all stand up to those killing our fish and wildlife

We all know the saying, “A fed bear is a dead bear…” This is one that Montana Fish Wildlife & Parks Game Warden Bill Koppen knows all too well. Being a retired local law enforcement officer myself from New Jersey, I know all too well the...

 By Franny Trexler    Opinion    June 13, 2019 

"Lucky 500" needs to ensure waste water is treated properly

SEELEY LAKE - I wrote a letter a couple of years ago urging the “Sewer Board” to change its name to the “Seeley Lake Water Improvement Board” because that is what it should be addressing. Since that time, the Sewer Board continues to push for...

 By Don Larson    Opinion    June 13, 2019 

Sewer decision is still in residents' hands

SEELEY LAKE - Eighty thousand dollars per lot – that is roughly what Sewer District residents will pay for the proposed sewer. If your home happens to sit on two lots you will may be obligated for $160,000 of the roughly $40 million, 40-year bond...

 By Philip Gregory    Opinion    June 13, 2019 

Should you handload your own ammo?

I know most of you reading this do not hand load your own ammo. Let me attempt to convince you that you should. These are my reasons. First is always economy. It doesn't matter what cartridge you want...

 By Andi Bourne    News    June 13, 2019 

Seeley Lake ROCKS receives $30,000 grant for Hill 16 Trails

SEELEY LAKE – Seeley Lake ROCKS received a $30,000 grant from the Recreational Trails Program (RTP) administered by Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks for use on Phase 1 of the Hill 16 Community Trail System (CTS). They look forward to continued...


Change Your Pace Challenge begins June 14

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Community Foundation's Change Your Pace Challenge is a campaign for community-wide giving, celebrating the people and organizations that make our community great. During...

 By Dave Batchelder    Opinion    June 13, 2019 

Our corner of the world

In New Delhi, India, the summer air is heavy with humidity while the stifling heat serves to wring every last bit of magic out of a gin and tonic, long on gin, but short-changed with precious ice....

 By Skylar Rispens    News    June 13, 2019 

New beginnings for Seeley Lake Market

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Market, formerly the Seeley Lake Farmers' & Crafters' Market, will open for the season Sunday, June 16 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. The Seeley Lake Community Foundation is...

 By Andi Bourne    News    June 13, 2019 

Pathfinder recognized in 2019 Better Newspaper Association contest

BIG SKY, MONT. – The Seeley Swan Pathfinder won 10 awards in the 2019 Better Newspaper Awards Division at the 134th Annual Convention of the Montana Newspaper Association, June 8. Seven of the...

 By Skylar Rispens    News    June 13, 2019 

SSHS students nominated for peace award

SEELEY LAKE - Three Seeley-Swan High School students were nominated for the 2019 Father Jim Hogan Search for Peace Award through the Jeannette Rankin Peace Center in Missoula due to their efforts in...

 By Ashly Alexander    News    June 13, 2019 

Swan Valley celebrates graduates

SWAN VALLEY - On June 4, four eighth graders and a single kindergartner graduated at the Swan Valley Elementary School. Students reflected on memories they had created together, and celebrated a new...


Elk country in Swan Valley conserved, improves public access

SWAN VALLEY – An important migration corridor for elk, grizzly bears, Canada lynx and other wildlife is now permanently protected and open to public access in Montana's scenic Swan Valley. The...

 By Skylar Rispens    News    June 13, 2019 

SLE graduates celebrate year of growth

SEELEY LAKE - Faculty and staff at Seeley Lake Elementary celebrated the accomplishments of its 26 eighth grade graduates Wednesday, June 5. Keeping with Seeley Lake tradition, the eighth graders...


Julie Ann Peterson Arispe 1968 - 2019

Surrounded by loving family & friends, Julie Ann Peterson Arispe, passed away on Tuesday, June 4. She was born in Seattle, Wash. on Nov. 5, 1968. She grew up a member of a loving, lively and... Full story


Life's not just all about you

By and large, humans are innately self-centered. We are consumed with the pursuit of pleasing ourselves, doing what we want and getting what we want. So often our priority in life is SELF-LOVE. We are self-focused, self-indulgent, self-centered, self...

 By Andi Bourne    News    June 13, 2019 

Season of new school records and personal improvement

SWAN VALLEY – Swan Valley School Warhawks made great improvements and set several new school records this track season. Coaches Danni Parcell and Judd Binley were proud of how well the students did...

 News    June 13, 2019 

Community Briefs

Boats and boat operators still needed for Kid’s Fishing Tournament SEELEY LAKE – The Kid’s Fishing Tournament is still looking for volunteers to take kids ages 7-13 out fishing Saturday, June 22 on Seeley Lake. The tournament starts at 7 a.m....


Public Services & Hours

Public Services • Alcoholics Anonymous (AA): Mon, 7pm, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, • Missoula County Treasurer: 2nd & 4th Thurs, 9:30am – 3:30pm, closed for lunch 11:30 – 12:30, Satellite Office, 3360 Highway 83N ... Full story


Upcoming Events Calendar

June 14-July 26 • Change Your Pace Challenge sponsored by the Seeley Lake Community Foundation. Donate to your favorite local groups and the Foundation will match the donation. June 15 • Seeley... Full story


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