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Fire danger increases to High, outdoor burning closed

MISSOULA - Due to increasing temperatures and drying vegetation, wildland fire officials with the Missoula County Fire Protection Association (MCFPA) have raised the fire danger within Missoula County to HIGH and closed outdoor burning by permit...

 
 By Henry Netherland    News    July 1, 2021

Citations issued after stolen trailer flips, no injuries reported

SEELEY LAKE - A dislodged hitch caused a stolen trailer to flip on its side at mile marker 19 Highway 83 just north of Boy Scout Road Wednesday, June 23. Three people were in the towing vehicle, the d...

 
 By Henry Netherland    News    July 1, 2021

Seeley Lake Grand Marshals represent a lifetime of commitment

SEELEY LAKE - Forty years ago Seeley Lake residents Glen and Mary Ann Morin moved to Seeley Lake. They started a business and served on various elected and non-profit boards focusing on building...

 

Take a hike: Crystal Lake – Mission Mountains Wilderness

At a Glance Length: There are three trail options: Crystal Lake North Trail #351 (2.3 miles one way), Trail South #351 (4.4 miles one way) and Lindbergh Trail #490 (2.8 miles one way from the head of... Full story

 
 By Roxie Sterling    Opinion    July 1, 2021

Fight the good fight for our children and our country

I know why the left wing Democrats, left media, big tech and the swamp can’t open their own door. It is because their Pinocchio nose is longer than their arm from all the lies they tell. So sad. We were a color-blind America until the radical left...

 

Gratitude in service

Ah, the holidays. The Fourth has grown on me over the years, it hasn't always been one of my very favorite holidays. Christmas and Easter are always special. The simplicity of Thanksgiving is extra...

 
 By Linda Howard    Opinion    July 1, 2021

Be a friend, support an older adult as Senior Companion

As the COVID 19 pandemic is finally coming to an end, we can now see a light at the end of the tunnel. Businesses are fully open; visitors are coming back to our community and people are just excited...

 

Dropping our guard

“5 Let your gentleness show in your treatment of all people. The Lord is near. 6 Don’t be anxious about anything; rather, bring up all of your requests to God in your prayers and petitions,...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    July 1, 2021

Heat safety encouraged this week as temperatures rise

MISSOULA - Health Officer and Director D’Shane Barnett advises Missoula County residents to take caution to protect their health amid this week’s heat wave. “As many of you are aware, the National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory...

 

Enjoying the present and looking ahead

Summer is in full bloom. Across the West, our natural areas are experiencing unprecedented visitation. With things opening up and more people traveling farther from home, this trend is only expected to increase. Montana’s forestlands are no...

 

Fort Benton: The birthplace of Montana

Fort Benton rests along the mighty Missouri River. Founded in 1846, it's the oldest town in Montana. During its first century, Fort Benton would become a springboard for trade as goods would be...

 
 By Henry Netherland    News    July 1, 2021

Condon's Grand Marshal shows dedication to entrepreneurship, patriotism

SWAN VALLEY - Liquid Louie's Owner Valli (Reed) Bigley was selected as this year's Grand Marshal for the town's Fourth of July parade by American Legion Post 63. "Val and her partner Lars [Hansen]...

 
 By Henry Netherland    News    July 1, 2021

Hot rod group holds car show in Seeley on Fourth

SEELEY LAKE - The Glacier Street Rod Association will have multiple cars on display outside the Seeley Lake Fire Station during the Seeley Lake Fire Foundation's annual Fourth of July pancake breakfas...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    July 1, 2021

Inspiring learning for more than 20 years

OVANDO – "I love having the ability to affect students' lives," Ovando teacher Leigh Ann Valiton said. "I don't care what affiliation, wherever your families' beliefs are, I want you to understand...

 
 By Sandi Herbert    News    July 1, 2021

Seeley-Swan Class Reunion (History & Invitation)

I decided we needed to have a class reunion (1963-1974) to honor students that did or did not graduate, because of the long bus ride. Remember the long fight Seeley Lake and surrounding communities had and they made trips to our capital in Helena to...

 
 By Henry Netherland    News    July 1, 2021

Board approves policy updates, staff COVID effort compensation

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Elementary School Board unanimously approved updates on their 3000 policy series during their regularly scheduled monthly meeting Monday, June 21. During the meeting they also approved a stipend for staff as well as the...

 

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... Full story

 

Dynamic American flag reflects growth of the nation

SEELEY LAKE – The American flag is the preeminent symbol displayed at Fourth of July celebrations throughout the United States. Unlike the flags of other nations which once established maintain a static design through the generations, the American...

 

Fun Fact – Celebrating Independence Day on July 2?

Still ebullient from the previous day's meeting of the Continental Congress – the Congress that had just approved a formal resolution to break from the rule of King George and establish an independe...

 
 By Henry Netherland    News    July 1, 2021

Resident sells appliqué dish towels for all seasons

SEELEY LAKE - Seeley Lake local Victoria Elliott is excited to be back as a merchant for Seeley Lake Market so she can sell her cotton appliqué dish towels to patrons. Elliott said she has been a...

 
 By Henry Netherland    News    July 1, 2021

Woodworking artist offers his creations to customers

SEELEY LAKE - Missoula Woodworker Dave Erickson brought his collection of wooden bookcases, benches and birdhouses to sell at the Seeley Lake Market. Erickson has been a merchant at the market for...

 

Community Briefs

Fireworks reminders this Fourth The public is reminded that fireworks are prohibited on state and federal lands as well as on the Double Arrow Ranch. Shooting off fireworks is also not allowed in designated forested lands, land within one air mile...

 
 By Henry Netherland    News    July 1, 2021

Cyclist killed by a bear near Ovando

OVANDO - A cyclist was killed by a grizzly bear in a campground near Ovando before dawn Tuesday, July 6 according to a press release from Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks. FWP’s Wildlife Human Attack Response Team is currently responding to the... Full story

 

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