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Black bear invades multiple camper trailers in Seeley

SEELEY LAKE - Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) Bear Specialist Jamie Jonkel said a medium “dark phase” black bear has recently been breaking into around 10 different vacant trailers at night in the Seeley Lake area. FWP is working on...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    August 12, 2021

Vaulting in Potomac

POTOMAC - Lead by Potomac vaulting clinician Christi Taillefer, local girls have been learning equestrian vaulting during multi-day clinics in June, July and August at local arenas. Horse Vaulting is...

 

Bob Marshall Music Festival sees its biggest crowd ever

SEELEY LAKE - The Bob Marshall Music Festival returned for its fifth year after taking a year off due to COVID-19. Max Pigman, Lewis and Clark Brewing Company CEO and one of the festival owners, said...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    August 12, 2021

COVID cases rise, masks and vaccines recommended

MISSOULA – As COVID-19 cases are on the rise across the nation, Missoula County is in the top five in Montana for active cases. Local agency officials met Aug. 4 to provide information regarding the current situation including the Delta variant, va...

 

Work with others' strengths for the good of the community

Thank you for the heart-warming article even in the face of the fire tragedy. Chief Dave Lane made such positive comments on the efforts of neighbors and the community members coming together for the good of all. As he said, it wasn’t perfect but...

 

Boats, berries & bears

Summertime in Montana brings warmer temperatures, blue skies, and blooming wildflowers. This summer, however, much of Montana is blanketed in smoke, and the lack of moisture paired with record heat...

 

Mind over what matters

Often I find that our human nature is at war with our spiritual nature (God's plans and desires for us). Galatians 5 beginning in verse 17, offers a picture of that struggle.  In Romans 12:2  Paul...

 

Water meters being replaced in Seeley

The Seeley Lake Water District would like to inform our customers that this month we will begin the process of replacing the water meters throughout the entire district. Replacing a water meter should take approximately 15-30 minutes, during which...

 

Closure issued for Monture Creek Trail #27 due to slide

SEELEY LAKE - On Aug. 2, an intense rain shower event occurred in the Monture area, on the Seeley Lake Ranger District just north of Ovando, Montana. The combination of intense rain, very steep...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    August 12, 2021

Swain appointed to Seeley Lake Council

MISSOULA – At their meeting Thursday, Aug. 5 the Missoula County Commissioners appointed Garry Swain to fill Klaus von Stutterheim’s position on the Seeley Lake Community Council. Swain will fill the position until May 31, 2024. There were two...

 
 By Rob Rich    Opinion    August 12, 2021

Talkin' trash: Making an impact with Leave No Trace

Twelve years ago, while backpacking in broad daylight, I came around a shady bend in the trail, only to find a full moon beaming against a tree. "Oh, I'm sorry," the woman exclaimed, shuffling up her...

 

Old timers recall roads and trails of Upper Swan Valley

CONDON – Old timers dredged up old memories Saturday, Aug. 7 as the Upper Swan Valley Historical Society (USVHS) held its combined summer fundraiser and history program at its museum location. The...

 
 By Jenny Rohrer    News    August 12, 2021

2 Valleys Stage presents Shakespeare's Cymeline

SEELEY LAKE - With this year’s performance of Cymbeline, Seeley Lake is privileged to be part of an international experiment brought to us by Montana Shakespeare in the Parks (MSIP). This free event is Monday, Aug. 16 at 6 p.m. on the lawn at the...

 

Mr. and Mrs. Cole Henrekin

SWAN VALLEY - KeAnna Rae Conley and Cole Robert Henrekin were married Saturday, July 24 in an outdoor ceremony near the Conley's home in the Swan Valley.  KeAnna is the daughter of Owen and Dana... Full story

 

LeRoi Lewis Smith Aug. 12 1935 - Aug. 2, 2021

SEELEY LAKE - LeRoi Lewis Smith, 85, of Seeley Lake, Montana passed away on Monday, Aug. 2 at home with his wife Joyce. He was born Aug. 12, 1935 in Dailey, Michigan to Henry and Doris Smith. "Roy"... Full story

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    August 12, 2021

Maughan placed fourth, second time All American

HUMBLE, TEXAS – Seeley-Swan High School incoming senior Sariah Maughan and junior Kyla Conley came home from the National Amateur Athletic Union Junior Olympic Games with one medal, an All American...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    August 12, 2021

Commemorative poster featured at the Loon & Fish Festival

SEELEY LAKE – At this year's Loon and Fish Festival, attendees can purchase a commemorative Loon and Fish t-shirt poster. Graphic Artist Kris Gullikson created the poster with all but one of the t-s...

 

Fire danger drops to Very High, Stage II Restrictions remain

MISSOULA - Widespread precipitation and cooler temperatures throughout the Missoula area have prompted Missoula County fire protection agencies to lower the fire danger in the Missoula area to VERY HIGH, effective immediately. Stage II Fire...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    August 12, 2021

Clearwater Junction project discussed

POTOMAC – At their Aug. 3 meeting, the Greenough-Potomac Fire Board invited representatives with Robert Peccia & Association Engineering Firm and Montana Department of Transportation to discuss the reconfiguration of Clearwater Junction, at the...

 

Reflections on 40 years of the Swan Lake Huckleberry Festival

SWAN LAKE - For generations the Swan Lake community has celebrated art, music and food through their annual Huckleberry Festival. This year's iteration will take place Saturday, Aug. 14 marking the...

 
 By Ron Cox    News    August 12, 2021

Barn reborn, come check it out

SEELEY LAKE - Almost 100 years ago a brand new barn was born on the Corlett Ranch along Trail Creek on Morrell Flats, raised by a French aristocrat dreaming of riches by raising special horses to fill the barn while running a dude ranch. The ranch...

 

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

 
 By Jenny Rohrer    News    August 12, 2021

2 Valleys Stage returns for 2021-2022 Season

After a quiet year of hiatus due to the COVID pandemic, 2 Valleys Stage is coming out full swing with an exciting season of jazz, Celtic, classical, comedy, brass and world music. These performances follow the season opener of Montana Shakespeare in...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    August 12, 2021

Fifteen years of encouraging triathletes

SEELEY LAKE – The smoke cleared for the annual Youth for Christ (YFC) Duathlon/Triathlon Saturday, Aug. 7. Nearly 60 racers swam, biked and ran in and around River Point Campground. In its 15th...

 

Runners take to the trails for Bob Marshall Trail Races

SEELEY LAKE - Nearly 50 runners tightened their running laces for the first ever Bob Marshall Trail Half Marathon and 10K Saturday, Aug. 7 at the Seeley Creek Trailhead. The top three finishers for...

 

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