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 By Henry Netherland    News    June 24, 2021

SSSAR team recognized for their service

SEELEY LAKE - Members of the Seeley-Swan Search and Rescue team (SSSAR) received the Distinguished Citizen Medal from the Bitter Root Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) before t...

 
 By Henry Netherland    News    June 24, 2021

Budding writers create "Wild Words"

SWAN VALLEY - Throughout this past school year, students from Swan Valley Elementary School wrote poems, short story excerpts and created artwork that were published into an anthology literary magazin...

 
 By Henry Netherland    News    June 24, 2021

Changes in local lodging expected to impact tourism

SEELEY LAKE - This upcoming summer season, Seeley Lake is expecting to see a shift in available lodging. With the main two motels and multiple vacation rentals no longer available for visitors, those traveling through the area may need to reserve a...

 
 By Sydney Young    News    June 24, 2021

Angling opportunities abound

In the Clearwater River Watershed alone there are over two-dozen lakes that provide opportunities for anglers and recreationalists. While some are more well known and exceedingly popular during the...

 

Recognizing accomplishments

I just love June. It is a time of recognition, hope and celebration: the traditions of graduation, Father's Day and weddings. This is a time we can reflect on the potential impact we might have on...

 
 By Henry Netherland    News    June 24, 2021

No serious injuries in Highway 83 collision

SEELEY LAKE - Two vehicles were involved in a collision at mile marker 19 Highway 83 near Elaine's Way just after 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 15. Montana Highway Patrol Sergeant Sean Finley said that there...

 
 By Henry Netherland    News    June 24, 2021

Virtual open house addresses Clearwater Junction issues

GREENOUGH - The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) and engineering firm Robert Peccia & Associates gathered public input during two virtual open houses Wednesday, June 16. The two entities are trying to look at reconfiguration options for...

 
 By Henry Netherland    News    June 24, 2021

Updates given on Fourth of July, other local projects

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Community Council received updates on Fourth of July activities as well as other upcoming local projects during their regular monthly meeting Monday, June 14. In the meeting, Jordan Lyons, Missoula County Community and...

 
 By Tom Browder    Opinion    June 24, 2021

Double Arrow Ranch - Before the beginning: Our homesteaders

In comparison to many subdivisions in Western Montana, Double Arrow Ranch is a senior citizen. Opened in phases between 1973 and 1978, it coincided with Montana’s first attempt to regulate such developments, with the Subdivision and Platting Act...

 

Hummingbirds of Western Montana

Hummingbirds are stunning creatures: not only for their jewel-like beauty and gravity-defying aerial acrobatics but also for their sheer fortitude. Every fall, they migrate thousands of miles to...

 
 By Kasey Rahn    News    June 24, 2021

UM research suggests social factors important for human-wildlife coexistence

MISSOULA – In bear country, it's normal to find bruins munching down on temptations left out by humans – from a backyard apple tree to leftovers in the trash bin – but these encounters can...

 

Shirlee Marie Hansen Aug. 31, 1943 - June 10, 2021

LINCOLN, MONTANA - Shirlee Marie Hansen, beloved wife and mother, passed away peacefully in her home with her family surrounding her on June 10. She was born Aug. 31, 1943 to the late Albert Amos and... Full story

 

Independence...or dependence?

As we approach the Fourth of July, I cannot help but think of where we as a country have received the blessings that we have. Actually, not from where, but from Whom. The “whys and wherefores” are an ongoing debate for some but one thing that...

 
 By Henry Netherland    News    June 24, 2021

Policy updates approved

POTOMAC - Members of the Potomac School Board approved a collection of Montana School Board Association (MTSBA) policy updates both on first and second reading with amendments during their regular meeting Monday, June 14. The Board also heard from...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    June 24, 2021

By-laws, budget, Chief raise and public questions addressed

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Fire Board amended their by-laws and approved the 2021-2022 budget at their June 15 meeting. They also addressed public questions regarding the mission statement, financials and public information requests. At a specia...

 
 By Amanda Eggert    News    June 24, 2021

Gianforte sets wildfire priorities for 'above-normal' season

In a wildfire briefing at the state Capitol attended by more than a dozen land use and wildfire response agency leaders, Gov. Greg Gianforte said he wants to double the number of treated acres on Montana’s forests and pressured the National Park...

 

Local students named to Spring Dean's Lists

Seeley Lake residents Elizabeth “Ibby” Lorentz, Brittany Cory and Nicole Williams were named to the Dean’s List for the spring semester. Lorentz, a junior majoring in biological sciences, was named to the Dean’s List for the College of Arts...

 
 By Henry Netherland    News    June 24, 2021

Reopening Swan Valley Café five years later

SWAN VALLEY - Hailey Loudon and her husband Jesse Arno are bringing back Swan Valley Café for the first time since it closed in 2016. They are excited to bring in another active restaurant to the Con...

 
 By Henry Netherland    News    June 24, 2021

Offering a jamboree of jam flavors

SEELEY LAKE - Potomac resident Sherri Housley has been selling her collection of various jam and jelly flavors at Seeley Lake Market for around a decade. She learned how to make jam at an early age...

 

20/35 Year Look Back

In celebration of 35 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...

 

Community Briefs

Weekly COVID-19 update As of June 21, there have been 113,225 cases of COVID-19 in Montana. There have been 852,515 doses of vaccines administered and 420,329 Montanans fully immunized. There are 454 active cases, 5,446 total hospitalizations with...

 

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