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 By Andi Bourne    News    August 26, 2021

Decision withdrawn for fish restoration project in the Scapegoat

SEELEY LAKE – Following a request for an injunction filed by several environmental groups challenging the North Fork Blackfoot River Indigenous Fish Restoration Project, the Lolo and Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forests withdrew their decision...

 

Community looks to mitigate bear conflicts

OVANDO - Ovando residents and local agencies hope to spread the word on bear safety in order to avoid incidents similar to the fatal grizzly bear attack that occurred in downtown Ovando in early...

 

Loon and Fish Festival celebrates local art and culture

SEELEY LAKE - For 23 years Alpine Artisans, Inc. has used their Loon and Fish Festival to offer around 25 Seeley Lake, Ovando and Lincoln artists a space to showcase their work in an organized...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    August 26, 2021

Moore inducted into Cowboy Hall of Fame

GREAT FALLS - Longtime Swan Valley resident the late Leonard Moore was inducted into the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame on Aug. 14 at a ceremony in Great Falls....

 

My reply to my Dear BCSA Followers

The 80,000 acres that you crave is already under the protection of the US Forest Service. That is right, no subdivision will be put there! The ONLY thing the Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act would do is to keep those nasty, raggedy people out of...

 

Lessons from the mustangs and Jim

Many moons ago, while be'n a glutton for punishment, I made a trip to the wild horse corrals near Sparks, Nevada to get a couple of broomtails. While wait'n on things to happen, I noticed a black man...

 

Lord, help us to listen

I remember a man who stopped me once after a church service to tell me some of his troubles. He was not happy with some of the developments in his life and seemed to believe that telling at least one...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    August 26, 2021

Driver received several additional citations

SEELEY LAKE – In addition to the citations issued by Montana Highway Patrol Billy Munoz, the driver of the white Ford Taurus, who was reported driving recklessly and later rolled the vehicle on...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    August 26, 2021

Local Ranger District returns to normal after COVID outbreak

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Ranger District is open to the public after experiencing a small outbreak of COVID. Seeley Lake District Ranger Quinn Carver said it was quickly contained through testing and following the 14-day quarantine protocol...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    August 26, 2021

Stage 2 Restrictions rescinded across NW Montana

Interagency fire managers across northwest Montana are rescinding Stage 2 Fire Restrictions. Recent rain and cooler temperatures have brought needed moisture to forest vegetation and lowered the fire danger across northwest Montana. Fire managers...

 
 By Caryn Miske    Opinion    August 26, 2021

The Clearwater Valley in the midst of a waterlily invasion

A field of green greets both residents and visitors to many of the lakes in the Clearwater Valley. However, this is not the field of green you may be thinking of – This particular landscape lacks...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    August 26, 2021

Building relationships and shifting students' outlook

SEELEY LAKE – Standing on the football field, Seeley-Swan High School's new principal Shawn Holmes watches the football team practicing Friday morning. "Whether I'm the principal, athletic director...

 

Board approves budget, music and history curriculums

SWAN VALLEY - The Swan Valley Elementary School Board unanimously approved the 2022 school budget during their monthly meeting Tuesday, Aug. 17. They also unanimously approved the appointing of Sara Lamar as a new trustee as well as curriculums for...

 

Shakespearean troupe romps across Double Arrow grounds

SEELEY LAKE – After a year of epidemic-inflicted hiatus, Montana Shakespeare in the Parks (MSIP) greeted a large audience of eager playgoers on the grounds of the Double Arrow Lodge Aug. 16. The...

 

Blackhawk Disc Golf Course gets an upgrade

SEELEY LAKE - The Blackhawk Disc Golf Course near Seeley-Swan High School received a string of renovations this past year. SSHS teacher Trace Stone said while he has done some work on the course in...

 

Residents urged to reduce social circles

The Missoula City-County Health Department is asking residents to reduce the number of people in their social circles as COVID-19 case counts rise rapidly in the community. Not only is the Delta variant more infectious than the original strain of... Full story

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    August 26, 2021

Board adopts Action Plan

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Sewer District Board approved their Action Plan and jumped into action with reports on improving the District’s communication and researching sewer alternatives at its Aug. 19 meeting. The Action Plan, which had...

 

Board approves reopening plan revision, handbook updates and discusses budget

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Elementary School Board unanimously approved revisions to their School Reopening Plan revision during their monthly meeting Monday, Aug. 16. In addition they also unanimously approved the student handbook and reviewed...

 

Mountain Berry Bowls brings health food to the street

SEELEY LAKE - Mountain Berry Bowls food truck offers a selection of organic fruit bowls on the go this summer in Seeley Lake. Co-owners and sisters-in-law Leigh Zell and Shannan Bogner have been franc...

 

Merchant does not cut corners with his knife collection

SEELEY LAKE - Seeley Lake Farmers Market merchant Owen Tyler of Potomac has had a passion for knifemaking for around three decades. He began making them as a hobby after a man had given him a...

 

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

 

Old road to Upper Swan presented challenges

The third in the series covering the Roads and Trails program presented Aug. 7 by the Upper Swan Valley Historical Society (USVHS). CONDON – Upper Swan Valley Historical Society President Steve...

 

Community Briefs

Additional 4-H Awards MISSOULA - Potomac Valley 4-H sheep members received ribbons in showmanship that were not available last week before press. Brayden Cooney and his brother Layne Cooney each received blue ribbons for sheep showmanship. Back to Sc...

 

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