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 By Andi Bourne    News    August 4, 2022

New owners to continue Pathfinder legacy

SEELEY LAKE – Monday, Aug. 1, the Seeley Swan Pathfinder turned a new page. The weekly publication sold to brothers Jesse Mullen and Lloyd Mullen, owners of Ponderosa Publications, and will be... Full story

 

Sanders receives prestigious award

SEELEY LAKE - Pyramid Mountain Lumber Resource Manager Gordy Sanders received the 2022 William Schlich Memorial Award for his 46 years of outstanding work that influenced local, state and national...

 

Ingenuity, camaraderie keeps 20-year Naval career underway

SEELEY LAKE – Looking back over his 20 years in the U.S. Navy, Bryce Smith said, "It's such a beautiful collage. There were people from every walk of life and every corner of this country that were...

 

Salmon Lake Highway 83 Reconstruction Open Houses

SEELEY LAKE - The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) invites the public to attend a final design open house for the MT 83 Salmon Lake Highway Reconstruction project. The meeting will also be hosted online for those unable to attend in person....

 

Community input sought from Seeley-Swan residents

Missoula Aging Services (MAS) is hosting listening sessions throughout Missoula County this summer to better understand and meet client needs. The listening sessions provide an opportunity for...

 

The Bob Marshall Music Festival returns this weekend

SEELEY LAKE - The sixth annual Bob Marshall Music Festival returns to Seeley Lake on Aug. 5 and Aug. 6. Festival organizers said they're excited to bring a new lineup of popular country, rock and...

 

Motor vehicle accident tips to help maintain safety

Summer has arrived and the seasonal population influx around Seeley Lake has also arrived. The campgrounds and outdoor activities are much more active as the community grows. The increased movement increases our highway traffic. Visitors unfamiliar...

 

Altacare no longer offering CSCT services in Montana

A longtime provider of comprehensive in-school mental health services for hundreds of Montana students closed its operations last month, a development that other providers and professionals attribute to broader forces placing stress on the state’s... Full story

 

Senate Committee takes first vote on Blackfoot-Clearwater Stewardship Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator Jon Tester’s Blackfoot-Clearwater Stewardship Act (BCSA) received a 10-10 tie vote in the Senate Energy and Resource Committee July 21, setting up a future vote to move the bill out to the committee. Senator Steve Daines...

 

Missoula County launches Pet Commissioner contest

Is your dog the natural leader of the pack? Does your cat have discerning judgment? Or maybe your parrot likes to voice its strong opinions? Then they might just have what it takes to be Missoula County’s first-ever Pet Commissioner. Missoula Count...

 

Vacation rovings ... and the search for real life

It’s mid-summer and peak vacation time in the scenic and majestic Seeley-Swan Valley. Every summer there’s a mass migration of visitors and adventurers on the highway, on the trails and in the local shops. Even when gas prices are high and...

 

New book captures "What is Wild"

SEELEY LAKE - Carleen Gonder said if she ever writes a memoir, she wants to include a chapter about her time as the crazy lady up Bird Creek.  She commandeered the nickname while living in a small ca...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    August 4, 2022

Board passes assessment

SEELEY LAKE – At their July 28 hearing and regular meeting, the Seeley Lake Sewer District Board passed the annual assessment method and discussed drilling additional monitoring wells. The Board received just one written protest. The landowner was...

 
 By George Dennison    News    August 4, 2022

Montana creates University-dedicated mill levy in 1920

After 1919 and the end of World War I, Montana state government responded to other pressing needs in the wake of the war and provided little immediate assistance to the multi-campus University of... Full story

 
 By Jean Pocha    Opinion    August 4, 2022

Fall gardening options

Zucchinis may start showing up in people's mailboxes as Western Montana gardens are getting into the harvest season. Even though this is the pay-off time of year for gardeners, there's an option to...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    August 4, 2022

Potomac Valley 4-H Club prepares projects for the Fair

MISSOULA – While shooting sports, dog projects and horse projects have wrapped up, 4-Hers are finishing their animals and wrapping up their projects for the Western Montana 4-H Country Fair next... Full story

 

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... Full story

 

Sharing her love for pottery

SEELEY LAKE - Since Carrie Darrah learned to throw clay on a wheel 17 years ago, she's been obsessed with making pottery. For the last eight years she's sold an assortment of bowls, mugs and soaps at...

 

Community Briefs

SLFD Movie Night, Aug. 6 SEELEY LAKE – Join the Seeley Lake Fire Foundation for their Movie Night Aug. 6 at the Seeley Lake Fire Hall, 200 Firehouse Lane. This week’s feature is “Lady and the Tramp.” There will be a spaghetti dinner with...

 

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