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Veterans Day - American Legion Post 63 and Newly Organized Auxiliary Honor Veterans

SWAN VALLEY - Nearly 70 veterans and their families from the Swan Valley and Seeley Lake gathered in front of the Swan Valley Community Hall, Veterans Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11 to join with American...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 19, 2015

MEC Launches Solar Array

LOLO - Missoula Electric Cooperative (MEC) recently launched the Missoula Electric Community Solar (MEC Solar) array. The array includes 176 American-made panels with a total output capacity of 50...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 19, 2015

Local Teen Bags 5X6 Mule Deer

SEELEY LAKE - Seeley Lake Elementary eighth-grader Avery Smith's hunting success this year will be hard to beat. Opening weekend Smith bagged a 5X6 mule deer after drawing one of 45 special antlered...

 

Treated Area Better Choice for the Forest

I'm going to compare and contrast the differences and similarities between the Auggie forest controlled and treatment areas. Things that may differ or be the same will be the fuel loads, ground...

 

Please Paws for People and Pets

How great our Fire Dept. is for entering a burning home to look for the pets after they knew all people were out. They did save a kitten with oxygen but could not save the mother cat or the little dog who hid under the bed. How sad for the family. Le...

 

A Thank You to the Community

SEELEY LAKE - I would like to thank all of the community for their support, kind words and generosity after my house burned. I am grateful for all of your help. Thank you!...

 

Missoula County Voted to Create Better Futures

SEELEY LAKE - In the olden days, when school buildings were in better shape, when my four children were young and I was less “old” and as I raised kids in the public school system, I recognized the value of communities that truly supported...

 

Rebuttal to Wetherell Sewer in the Streets

SEELEY LAKE - Realtor Kevin Wetherell’s defense of the proposed Seeley Lake Sewer Project is weak. Here are a few reasons why. First, it will not appreciably change the water quality in Seeley Lake and the Clearwater River. The District includes...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 19, 2015

Outdoor Equipment Cooperative Opens Doors

SEELEY LAKE - The SLE Outside Co-op, Seeley Lake's new outdoor equipment cooperative, officially opened its doors Saturday, Nov. 14. While the Co-op is still adding to its inventory, the hope is that...

 

MCPS Bond Passed by City Not Rural Voters

MISSOULA - Last week the Pathfinder reported that election officials were unable to provide results of how local precincts voted on the Missoula County Public Schools’ (MCPS) $70 million high school facilities bond. The county elections office...

 

Blood Donation Opportunity in Seeley Lake

SEELEY LAKE – The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood to help ensure a sufficient blood supply throughout the holiday season. There will be a blood drive at Seeley-Swan High School Nov. 23 from 12-5:15 p.m. A seasonal...

 

Cutting a Tree to Save the Forest

The recent "Walk in the Woods" hosted by Swan Ecosystem Center provided a tremendous insight into some of our local wood utilization businesses. Visits to Nordique System Log Homes, Swan Valley...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 19, 2015

Culvert Replacements Small Part in Larger Restoration Goals

OVANDO - The Lolo National Forest (LNF) just completed the fourth culvert replacement on streams in the Seeley Lake Ranger District (SLRD). Culverts for Spring, Cottonwood, McCabe and most recently...

 

Big Game Harvest Ahead of Last Year's Pace in West-Central Montana

MISSOULA - Big game harvest is up from last year’s pace in west-central Montana through the third week of the general hunting season. The combined harvest of elk, mule deer and white-tailed deer through the Anaconda, Bonner and Darby hunter check...

 

New 2VS Program Manager Hired

SEELEY LAKE – Seeley Lake resident Carol Evans has contracted to take on the role of Program Manager of Alpine Artisans' (AAI) 2 Valley Stage (2VS). Evans began her involvement with 2VS in 2006,...

 

Practice, Presence and Prayer

“Bless your enemies; no cursing under your breath. Laugh with your happy friends when they’re happy; share tears when they’re down. Get along with each other; don’t be stuck-up. Make friends with nobodies; don’t be the great somebody....

 

Plans for Cell Tower in Seeley Lake and Council Position Opens

SEELEY LAKE - At the Seeley Lake Community Council’s (SLCC) Nov. 16 meeting J.R. Reger announced his company plans to build a cell tower in Seeley Lake. Also at the meeting, Cathy Kahnle resigned her position on the council. Kahnle explained that d...

 

Missoula County Growth Policy Available for Review

MISSOULA - The draft Missoula County Growth Policy is available for public and agency comment. The Missoula Consolidated Planning Board will conduct a public hearing on the Missoula County Growth Policy Update on Tuesday, Dec. 15, at 7 p.m. in the...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 19, 2015

Veterans Honored in Seeley Lake

SEELEY LAKE - More than 50 people gathered at the Seeley Lake Veterans Memorial on Nov. 11 to honor local veterans and celebrate Veterans Day. Junior high students from Seeley Lake Elementary walked...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 19, 2015

Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes Fill the Valleys

For the past few weeks local churches and families have gathered supplies and packed shoeboxes for the annual Operation Christmas Child (OCC) National Collection Week, Nov. 16-23. For many, this is...

 

Christmas Tree Permits Available

MISSOULA & KALISPELL - Beginning Nov. 23, Christmas tree permits will be available at each of the Lolo and Flathead National Forest offices and from a variety of retail vendors in the area. A complete list of vendors can be found on the Forest’s...

 

Linford Built Construction

Goal: Owner and General Contractor Ted Linford works to build a lasting quality product that has his customers smiling when the project is done. Linford enjoys paying close attention to detail in all...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    November 19, 2015

Potomac Pioneers Making Baskets

The Potomac Pioneers boys basketball A and B teams opened their season with three home games against Hellgate, Bonner and Desmet Elementary Schools plus one away game at Target Range Elementary School. The A team, seventh and eighth-graders, are 3-1...

 

Community Briefs

Annual Giving Tree Opportunity Available Nov. 23-Dec. 15 SEELEY LAKE - It’s time again for the annual “Giving Tree” sponsored by the Mountain Lakes Presbyterian Women. The tree will be set up in Cory’s Valley Market on Tuesday, Nov. 23 and wi...

 

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