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Fire Danger returned to moderate, open burning remains closed

MISSOULA - In response to higher fuel moistures and sustained cooler temperatures, Missoula County fire protection agencies have lowered the fire danger to Moderate, effective immediately. Fall prescribed wildland and essential agriculture burning,...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    September 16, 2021

Celebrating 25 years of faith, grace and sufficiency

SWAN VALLEY – Called "a jewel of faith" at its dedication Sept. 1, 1996, Our Lady of Swan Valley Mission Catholic Church (OLSV) celebrated 25 years Sept. 6. It has strived to follow the words...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    September 16, 2021

Never Forget - 9/11 reader memories

Twenty years ago on Sept. 11, 2001 Americans watched on television or were witness to the horror as aircraft hit the World Trade Center Twin Towers and crashed into the Pentagon. The images that were...

 

Lowdown bulletin

During its reorganization period, the Sewer Board has developed an "Action Plan." The purpose was to create a working document that would guide the actions of the board over the foreseeable future....

 
 By Gary Aitken    News    September 16, 2021

Grain by Grain, A quest to revive ancient wheat, rural jobs and healthy food

You are what you eat. If you care about your health, small town survival in farm and ranch country, opportunities and how ingenuity and hard work by one individual can make a real difference, you owe...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    September 16, 2021

Reunion looks to reconnect those at SSHS from 1963-1974

SEELEY LAKE – Classmates, staff and graduates who attended Seeley-Swan High School from 1963 – 1974 and their spouses are invited to attend a reunion Saturday, Sept. 25 from 12 – 10 p.m. at the...

 

Make plans for winter...now

As the seasons change, the town is slowing down. Now is the time to start thinking about preparing for the winter weather. Make sure that your skirting is intact and pipes are well insulated. Also, having your furnace serviced and chimney/stove pipe...

 

Draft decision released for Mid-Swan Project

KALISPELL – Flathead National Forest Supervisor Kurt Steele released a draft record of decision (ROD) and final environmental impact statement (EIS) on a 174,000-acre forest restoration project in Swan Valley. The final EIS evaluates and discloses...

 

Jette helped bring highway to Upper Swan

The fifth 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...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    September 16, 2021

Active membership status and fee assessments discussed

POTOMAC – At their Sept. 7 meeting, the Greenough-Potomac Fire Board sold their 1991 Chevrolet, Type 6 Engine, affirmed the Chief’s authority to request gear be returned by inactive members and discussed their fee structure charged to residents...

 

Ula Mae Carpenter Nov. 12, 1935 – July 25, 2021

SEELEY LAKE – On July 25 at 4:52 my brave, adventurous Mom lost her battle with dementia. She went quietly in her sleep at St. Pats in very good care. Mom started her life in a small town in Iowa.... Full story

 

Nose to the grindstone

A parent looking at a child's poor report card might say, "You'd better keep your nose to the grindstone next semester and get those grades up!" Is this parent suggesting painful disfigurement will...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    September 16, 2021

Intent to file Alpine Trail Phase 3 and 4 approved

SEELEY LAKE – At a Sept. 9 public hearing, the Missoula County Commissioners unanimously approved the notice of intent to file Alpine Trails Phases 3 and 4 subdivision north of Seeley Lake. While the staff with Missoula County Community and...

 

Looking forward to a smaller setting

SEELEY LAKE - New Seeley-Swan High School math teacher Melissa Lapka is excited to kick off the school year and engrain herself in the school and community. "I'm just looking forward to incorporating...

 

New at School - Potomac Pioneers

POTOMAC - Potomac Pioneers began their new school year Aug. 30. There are several updates to staff, programs and the facility this year. New staff includes Jodi Hausmann who is the new preschool teacher. Kayla Brewer is the new paraprofessional for...

 

Applications sought for mountain lion committee

HELENA – Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is accepting applications for the Northwest Lion Ecoregional Population Committee, which will advise the Fish and Wildlife Commission on management of mountain lions in northwest Montana. The committee will...

 

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

 

Lady Blackhawks fall to Charlo, defeat Granite

The Seeley-Swan Lady Blackhawks split their week on the road with a loss to Charlo Sept. 6 and a win over Granite Sept. 11. The Lady Blackhawks didn’t go down without a fight in Charlo. After dropping the first two sets 15-25 and 23-25 they came...

 

Community Briefs

Free Aging Mastery Program Mondays Oct. 4 – Dec. 13 Missoula Aging Services is offering the National Council on Aging’s evidence-informed Aging Mastery Program (AMP). Registration is open for the fall session that starts Monday, Oct. 4 through...

 

Stanley Nicholson 1936-2021

MISSOULA - Stan was born in 1936 in Missoula to Ewen and Edna Nicholson. He attended Paxon grade school, Missoula County High School and the University of Montana. Stan met his high school... Full story

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    September 16, 2021

Potomac School goes remote

POTOMAC - By Monday afternoon, Sept. 20, Potomac School received notice of positive COVID test results from students in each of its six cohort groups. Principal John Rouse said all students were sent... Full story

 

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