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Fee increases recommended, Forest project funding allocated

MISSOULA - Members of the Missoula Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) voted to recommend proposed fee installations and increases at Missoula County sites within Lolo National Forest during their...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    September 17, 2020

Two perish, one survives airplane crash near Seeley

SEELEY LAKE – Seeley-Swan Search and Rescue and local law enforcement assisted Powell County Saturday, Sept. 12 after a 1966 Cessna 172 was reported downed north of the Seeley Lake Airport. Pilot...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    September 17, 2020

May we always remember

SEELEY LAKE – Friday morning, Sept. 11 Seeley Lake Rural Fire Department personnel stood in front of the Seeley Lake Post Office to commemorate those who lost their lives and served during the...

 

How Internet crimes continue to move faster than the law

Missoula County Sheriff's Office Detective Garret Van Hoose's spends many of his work hours learning how to hack ethically and track down criminals all through an IP address. He is a member of the...

 

BCSA supports local economy and recreation

Over fifteen years ago, folks from Seeley Lake and Ovando sat at the conference table at Pyramid Mountain Lumber with three goals: support local timber jobs and healthy forests, increase recreational use in the Lolo National Forest, and permanently...

 

We're behind the Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act

Horse packers and mountain bikers spend less time together than we should - it sometimes seems like we’re in the woods in search of different things. But the truth is that we’re all drawn to the backcountry for the same reasons: to enjoy...

 

Browder best fit for Seeley-Swan

I would like to recommend you vote Tom Browder for House District 92. Residents of Seeley-Swan need an active, engaged and local community member to represent them in Montana’s State Legislature. We all know Seeley-Swan has many needs, including...

 

Stop the destruction, justice will come

Ninety-nine percent of law enforcement men and women are good, honorable, brave and even heroes that put their lives on the line every day when they go out to protect and rescue the citizens of America. And yet we have liberal, left-wing Democrats...

 

Pathfinder welcomes new reporter

SEELEY LAKE - My name is Henry Netherland and I am thrilled to come in as the new full time reporter for the Seeley Swan Pathfinder. I was originally born in Chicago, Illinois but was raised in one...

 

Options abound for last few weeks of filling out the Census

Every 10 years we are asked to do one of the easiest and most important things we can do for our communities, fill out our Census form. It doesn't sound exciting or glamorous, but without Census data,...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    September 17, 2020

County grant available to treat the home ignition zone

SEELEY LAKE – Missoula County Office of Emergency Management has teamed up with United Way of Missoula County and the Montana Conservation Corps (MCC) to focus on reducing wildfire risk and...

 

Fall campground closures for the Lolo

The Lolo National Forest announced the following campground and recreation site seasonal closures and updates: Seeley Lake Ranger District: • Seeley Lake and Lakeside Campgrounds closed on Sept....

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    September 17, 2020

Fire danger drops to "High" in Missoula Area, remains "Very High" in the Swan Valley

Fire danger remains Very High on the Flathead National Forest and Missoula County fire protection agencies lowered the fire danger to "High" due to the recent cold front and moisture that visited the Missoula area on Labor Day. While fuels on the...

 

Where will your journey end?

To examine the Messiah’s journey is always a good check and to see the suffering of the One “Who created all things in the heavens and that are in the earth – all have been created through Him and for Him.” Colossians 1:16. Let’s go to...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    September 17, 2020

Setting the stage for long term success in the music department

SEELEY LAKE – After the combine started on fire and the main belt in the swather blew while she was operating it, Janet Morgenstern decided that managing the family's 11,000-acre ranch in Wibaux,...

 

Grizzly Bear Advisory Council releases final report

HELENA - After working for a year to provide recommendations and input on the future of grizzly bear management in Montana, the Montana Grizzly Bear Advisory Council released its final report Sept. 10. “The Grizzly Bear Advisory Council members...

 

SSHS recognizes seniors at start of the season

SEELEY LAKE - Seeley-Swan High School recognized their senior football athletes along with their families at the first home football game of the season Friday, Sept. 4....

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    September 17, 2020

School off to successful start, board discusses mask requirement

SWAN VALLEY – Swan Valley School opened with in-person learning Sept. 8. The school board received an update on the first day of school and discussed the face covering requirement that evening at their monthly board meeting. Swan Valley School Prin...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    September 17, 2020

Lady Blackhawks sweep first meet

HAMILTON – The Seeley-Swan High School Cross County team made a great showing at their first meet of the season Sept. 12 in Hamilton. The Lady Blackhawks won the team title by 14 points over four A...

 

Lady Blackhawks defeat Pirates, fall to Prospectors

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley-Swan Lady Blackhawks faced two opponents last week starting off in Victor Sept. 10 and then back on the home court Sept. 12 facing Granite. The Lady Blackhawks blew the...

 

Blackhawks fall to Blue Hawks

THOMPSON FALLS – The Seeley-Swan Blackhawks traveled to take on the Blue Hawks in Thompson Falls Sept. 11. It was brutal game for the Blackhawks. They were down 22 points by the end of the first quarter and 38 by the half. While the second half was...

 

Scaling issues

If the early history of Seeley Lake is intertwined with the lumber industry, the rise of the United States Forest Service is incontrovertibly intertwined with Seeley Lake and in particular with the...

 

Community Briefs

Death Notice TULSA, OKLAHOMA - Dr. Ben F. Irvin, 74, died of natural causes at his home in Tulsa, Oklahoma Sept. 11, 2020. He was a former educator in Seeley Lake and Lincoln, Montana. Death Notice GREEN VALLEY, AZ - Charles E. Wolff, 67, passed...

 

Honesty and integrity needed when using taxpayer dollars

The work of the 2019 legislative session has come full circle on two bills vetted in the Senate State Administration Veterans’ Affairs Committee which I chaired. One was SB275 (Senator Olzewski-R) and HB524 (Representative Weatherwax-D) that...

 

Join with me in voting for Greg Gianforte

I am writing in support of Greg Gianforte for Governor. I believe Greg understands the dire economic position our state is in and has a game plan for recovery. Before the plandemic (not a typo), Montana ranked 49th in the nation in household income,...

 

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