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 By Sigrid Olson    News    July 4, 2019

Blackfoot Rendezvous breakin' records, havin' fun in the sun

POTOMAC - The second annual Blackfoot Rendezvous was a screaming success according to the Explorers Parent Group that hosted the event. "We made more than $4,000 this year, thanks to our generous cash...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    July 4, 2019

Potomac School updates for next school year

POTOMAC - Potomac School is ready for 2019-2020 school year with rearranged staff positions, new staff coming on and updates to the school facilities. Security measures remain in place with security cameras and door buzzers to control who enters the...

 
 By Steve Lamar    Opinion    July 4, 2019

Bob Marshall's epic trip of 1928: The final two days

A legendary advocate for wild country, 27-year-old Bob Marshall hiked an astounding 288 miles in eight days during the summer of 1928. Much of his arduous backcountry trip took place in the...

 

Nurse veteran looks at changes

SEELEY LAKE – "Things were a lot different then," Ruth Stebleton said, thinking back on the years from 1968 to 1970 when she served as a nurse in the U.S. Army. White shoes, white socks, white Army...

 
 By Skylar Rispens    News    July 4, 2019

Bob Marshall Music Fest looks towards a brighter future

SEELEY LAKE - The Bob Marshall Music Festival celebrated its fourth year in Seeley Lake by bringing people from all across Montana to the event in the name of music. This year, the event was...

 
 By John Meyer    Opinion    July 4, 2019

Thank our medical providers instead of criticizing them

I take offense at last weeks letter to the editor titled “Clinic essential service.” If I am reading this correctly, this individual does not believe that clinic staff should be able to take a lunch break and he was personally inconvenienced by t...

 

Too much of one thing

You might be familiar with the country western song "Too Much Fun." The singer asks: "What's that mean? It's like too much money; there's no such thing." These lines are certainly misleading. Can a...

 
 By Linda Howard    Opinion    July 4, 2019

2019 Senior farmers' market coupons now available

Happy Fourth of July! Along with our gorgeous summer weather, we in the Seeley-Swan Valley have something new to celebrate! Seniors who are 60 years of age and older, residents of Missoula County and...

 
 By Molly Hackett    Opinion    July 4, 2019

Encouraging native plants and bolting lettuce

Q: How do we encourage native plants like lupine, Oregon grape and arnica for a natural yard? We keep an area unmowed, and we also need to think about fire resistance. A: I am assuming that you have...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    July 4, 2019

Safety top priority for Seeley Lake parade

SEELEY LAKE – "There is a lot going on during the parade and I've eye-witnessed several close calls," said Steve Felix, Missoula area maintenance chief with the Montana Department of Transportation....

 

Dog run and museum at next Council meeting

SEELEY LAKE - Like every month except August and December, the Seeley Lake Community Council meeting Monday, July 8 will be filled with a number of interesting and pertinent presentations.  Cheri Thompson, president of the Historical Society, will...

 
 By Roger Dey    News    July 4, 2019

Cause of Lincoln man's death released

LINCOLN - Two and a half months after local fisherman James Savstrom, 70, was found dead on the Blackfoot River west of Lincoln, the state crime has lab released its findings in his cause of death. In...

 

Noticing

2 Imagine two people coming into your meeting. One has a gold ring and fine clothes, while the other is poor, dressed in filthy rags. 3 Then suppose that you were to take special notice of the one wearing fine clothes, saying, “Here’s an...

 
 By Skylar Rispens    News    July 4, 2019

Explosive 1995 Fourth of July

SEELEY LAKE – Seeley Lake resident Don Larson sat patiently on the barge as Seeley-Swan Search and Rescue Chief Gerry Connell towed him out into the bay to ignite the 1995 fireworks display over Seeley Lake. Larson worked to position the barge so...

 

Keep wildfire safety in mind during the Fourth

The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation and firefighters across Montana encourage you to celebrate the Fourth of July with wildfire safety in mind. For many Montanans, Fourth of...

 
 By Skylar Rispens    News    July 4, 2019

Locals donate statue to Seeley Lake Community Foundation

SEELEY LAKE - A bronze statue was rehomed and erected in front of the Seeley Lake Community Foundation building this past week. The 17-foot bronze statue depicts a mountain man on horseback and was...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    July 4, 2019

Beargrass flourishing

Anyone driving north of Seeley Lake has been greeted with a sea of beargrass blooms covering the forest floor. Resident Jenny Rohrer, who lives at the Summit between Seeley Lake and Condon, said,...

 
 By Skylar Rispens    News    July 4, 2019

Weisenburger sets sights on US Air Force Academy

SEELEY LAKE - Sam Weisenburger, 17, joined the ranks of his piloting heritage by obtaining his private pilot's license this May. By doing so, he moves a step closer to his goal of attending the...

 

Gary O. Overman 1957 - 2019

SEELEY LAKE - Gary O. Overman, 61, of Seeley Lake, passed away on May 23 while surrounded by loved ones in Kalispell, Mont.  Gary was born in Missoula, Mont. July 24, 1957 to Oliver Orville and... Full story

 

Nancy Jo (Morris) Norville 1963 - 2019

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH - Nancy Jo Norville, age 56, passed away surrounded by her family Monday, June 10 at The Huntsman Cancer Institute in Salt Lake City, Utah. Nancy was born Feb. 9, 1963, to Leland... Full story

 

Terrence Boyd Williams 1944 - 2019

POLSON – Terrence Boyd Williams, 75, of Polson, Mont., passed on at the Polson Health and Rehabilitation Center on June 12, 2019. Terry was born on March 7, 1944 in Anaconda, Mont. to Graydon... Full story

 

Richard "Dick" Edward Reeve 1929-2019

Richard "Dick" Edward Reeve passed away on Jan. 26, 2019 at the age of 89. Dick was born on June 24, 1929, to Whitney and Marie Woodruff Reeve. His career in sales and management began during his... Full story

 

Community Briefs

Fourth of July Bike Decorating SEELEY LAKE – Anyone with a bicycle, tricycle, wagon or scooter are encouraged to stop by the Seeley Lake Community Foundation building on Highway 83 from 10 a.m. until the parade to decorate their ride. All ages are...

 

Missoula County Outdoor Burning to be CLOSED as of July 2 Fire Danger Remains Moderate

Fire officials with the Missoula County Fire Protection Association (MCFPA) have restricted debris burning (outdoor burning) starting Tuesday, July 2. People who burned this spring should go check on their piles to make sure they are fully...

 

Best of the Valleys 2019 Readers' Choice Award Winners

This is the third year of the Best of the Valleys competition sponsored by the Seeley Swan Pathfinder. Many businesses and organizations kept their title of "Best of" with a few new faces topping the...

 

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