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Missoula County Public Schools reinstate mask mandate

MISSOULA COUNTY - At their Aug. 10 meeting, the Missoula County Public School Board of Trustees approved their reopening plan and voted 6-3 in favor of approving their face covering guidelines for all K-12 public school students in the county...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    August 19, 2021

4-Hers succeed at Western Montana Fair

MISSOULA - Potomac youth who partake in 4-H projects work hard during the 4-H year which runs from October to the end of September. This year at the Western Montana Fair, 20 Potomac 4-H members...

 

Mobile vaccine clinic in Seeley Lake Sept. 1

The Missoula City-County Health Department’s mobile vaccine clinic will make several stops throughout Missoula County for the months of August and September. This includes a mobile clinic in Seeley Lake Sept. 1 at the Seeley Lake Community...

 

Seeley Lake Cemetery celebrates 25 years

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Cemetery District is celebrating 25 years of preserving the honor of the area's deceased residents this year. The conception of a cemetery in Seeley Lake came during the...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    August 19, 2021

Crooks fire takes off

ARLEE - The Crooks fire (https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7759/) located 10 miles east of Arlee on Confederated Salish Kootenai Tribal Lands, experienced significant growth Monday afternoon and...

 

Protect our public lands and outdoor economy with BCSA

The Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act (BCSA) is a bill introduced to Congress by Senator Jon Tester that will further protect the Blackfoot River by expanding protections to its headwaters as part of the Bob Marshall Wilderness Area. The BCSA...

 

Conscious evolution

What could conscious evolution possibly mean? Well, we know that consciousness is an awareness of people, events, objects and ourselves. We also know that evolution is a natural process that results...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    August 19, 2021

High speed chase ends with no injuries

* This article has been updated Aug. 25 to include the information run in the Aug. 26 article "Driver receives several additional citations" https://www.seeleylake.com/story/2021/0...

 
 By Jenny Rohrer    News    August 19, 2021

Loon & Fish Art Show and Festival returns

SEELEY LAKE – The Alpine Artisans' Loon and Fish Art Show and Festival is a local tradition. For 22 of the last 28 years, this event has showcased the prolific and varied artwork produced by dozens...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    August 19, 2021

Soup bowl fundraiser fights hunger

SEELEY LAKE - Since 2000, the Soup Bowl Fundraiser has raised more than $31,000 for the Seeley-Swan Community Food Bank. Coupled with Alpine Artisan's Loon & Fish Festival and started by Swan...

 
 By Matt Hart    Opinion    August 19, 2021

Can coexistence keep up with the bears?

Grizzly bears are not stationary creatures. With a range that historically stretched from the Pacific Coast across the Great Plains, bears evolved to thrive on many landscapes. Individual grizzlies...

 

Shutting down Main Street for a block party

OVANDO - Residents and visitors enjoyed camaraderie, food and live music from Helena band Copper Queen at Blackfoot Challenge's third annual Summer Block Party in Ovando Wednesday, Aug. 11. Sara...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    August 19, 2021

Continuing the legacy of hope and encouragement for the youth of Seeley Lake

SEELEY LAKE – After the Charlie Wolff Memorial Golf Tournament last September, organizers Mark and Ruby Wilson decided they wanted to do something beyond the tournament that provided ongoing...

 

Local models take the runway at Loving Hearts Fashion Show

SEELEY LAKE - Residents and guests showed their stuff at Loving Hearts' annual Brunch and Fashion Show at Mission Bible Fellowship Saturday, Aug. 14. Loving Hearts Manager Mary Newpower was proud of...

 

Celebrating 40 years of Huckleberry fun

SWAN LAKE - Residents and visitors alike enjoyed the 40th annual Swan Lake Huckleberry Festival Aug. 14. From the pancake breakfast and vendors to the games and Huckleberry baking contest, there was...

 

Native Americans traveled trails before white settlers arrived

This is the second in the series covering the Roads and Trails Program presented Aug. 7 by the Upper Swan Valley Historical Society (USVHS). CONDON – Salish Kootenai College Professor and Specialist...

 

Board approves policy updates, reviews Return to School Plan

POTOMAC - The Potomac Elementary School Board unanimously approved a series of Montana School Board Association (MTSBA) policy updates on both first and second readings during their monthly board meeting Monday, Aug. 9. During the meeting the board...

 

Johnson's Homegrown sells plenty of produce

SEELEY LAKE - Jesse and Chuad Johnson of Johnson's Homegrown sell whatever crops they can grow on their farm west of Missoula every Sunday at the Seeley Lake Market. Jesse said they mostly sell...

 

Bum steer

If Jack gave Jill a stock market tip that caused her to lose rather than gain money, Jill might tell Jack at their next meeting, “Hey, you gave me a bum steer!” Did Jack give her a lame castrated male cow? Or a male cow that was lazy or just...

 

In His time

There's still some of us around that milked the cows by hand. My first encounter with this age-old routine came when I was 11. I'd been hired out to Uncle Lesile for the summers' hay'n. A bad storm...

 

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 Andi Bourne    News    August 19, 2021

Gatorade Player of the Year banner to hang at SSHS

SEELEY LAKE – SSHS Graduate Klaire Kovatch received her Gatorade Player of the Year banner and a trophy. The banner will be hung next to the scoreboard on the east wall of the SSHS gymnasium and...

 

Puppets and jewelry fun for all ages

SEELEY LAKE - Stevensville artist Trinity Gibson offers a unique pairing of hand puppets and jewelry at her Seeley Lake Market stand. This is her third year working as a merchant for the market,...

 

David "Dave" Lawrence Jacoby Nov. 3, 1945 - Aug. 13, 2021

In Memory of Vietnam Veteran David "Dave" Lawrence Jacoby, 75, was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather and friend. He stayed strong until the very end and left this life a hero after a... Full story

 

Greg DuRette March 6, 1962 - July 24, 2021

OVANDO - Gregory Alan DuRette, 59, of Ovando died on Saturday, July 24 in a motorcycle accident along Highway 200, west of Lincoln. Born on March 6, 1962 in Portland, Oregon, Greg was adopted by Hugh... Full story

 

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