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What's new at school this year?

SEELEY LAKE – The 2022-23 school year is in full swing with area schools opening their doors last week. Potomac Elementary School has two new teachers and a few open positions. Seeley-Swan High School was able to fill the Science Teacher position...


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SSHS hires science teacher for 2022-2023 SEELEY LAKE – An 11th hour email and Seeley-Swan High School has a science teacher for the 2022-23 school year. Debbie Jackson will start her teaching career with SSHS this fall, said Shawn Holmes,...

 By Susan Monahan    News    August 25, 2022

Judge tosses lawsuit against SSHS and MCPS

MISSOULA – The discrimination lawsuit against Missoula County Public Schools (MCPS) was dismissed last week. In February 2022, MCPS filed a request for summary judgment to dismiss the suit brought against Seeley-Swan High School (SSHS) and MCPS by...

 By Nathan Bourne    News    August 25, 2022

County to Condon - You get more than you pay for

SWAN VALLEY - Officials from Missoula County presented information on property taxes, how taxes fund road maintenance and answered questions about the quality of maintenance in the area at the Swan Valley Community Council meeting Aug. 16. The...

 By Susan Monahan    News    August 25, 2022

SSHS struggles to fill Science Teacher position

SEELEY LAKE – Science class at Seeley-Swan High School will have a different look this year for students. The year will start without an in-person instructor. Former instructor Gretchen Watkins accepted a position with Big Sky High School in...


Students explore environmental issues in Vietnam

SEELEY LAKE - This past July, three Seeley-Swan High School (SSHS) students and graduates visited Vietnam as part of a youth exchange to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Vietnam's bilateral...


Altacare no longer offering CSCT services in Montana

A longtime provider of comprehensive in-school mental health services for hundreds of Montana students closed its operations last month, a development that other providers and professionals attribute to broader forces placing stress on the state’s... Full story

 By Haley Yarborough    News    July 21, 2022

Grant to help assess child-care needs in community

SEELEY LAKE - This year, Sparrow’s Vine Parenting and Pregnancy Resource Center and the Seeley Lake Community Foundation (SLCF) received a $6,000 grant from Zero to Five Montana and the Montana Cooperative Development Center (MCDC) to help assess...

 By Haley Yarborough    News    June 9, 2022

SSHS grads look to the future

SEELEY LAKE - With a turn of their tassels and some parting words from Dr. Seuss, 30 Seeley-Swan High School seniors closed a chapter of their academic careers at the school's graduation ceremony...

 By Haley Yarborough    News    June 2, 2022

Sunset School bids tearful goodbye to graduates and staff

GREENOUGH - Supervising teacher Toni Hatten bid two graduating eighth-graders a tearful goodbye for the Sunset Schools' annual end of year celebration on Friday, May 27. Graduating students included...

 By Andi Bourne    News    May 12, 2022

Unofficial Local Election results

SEELEY LAKE - As of the Election Night Report, May 3, Jon Kimble will continue to serve on the Seeley Lake Fire Board and the Missoula County Public Schools High School levy passed. Results are...

 By Andi Bourne    News    May 5, 2022

Preliminary Local Election Results

SEELEY LAKE - As of the final Election Night Report, May 3, the unofficial election results are in. There was a 36.23% turnout for this election. For the Seeley Lake Fire Board, incumbent Jon Kimble...

 By Andi Bourne    News    April 28, 2022

"Homeward Bound" qualifies for State Music Festival

MISSOULA – Seeley-Swan High School musicians took their talents to the stage at Sentinel High School April 22 and Big Sky High School April 23 to compete in the annual District Music Festival. The...

 By Susan Monahan    News    April 14, 2022

Missoula County Public High School Levy

MISSOULA - The Missoula County Public School Board of Trustees approved an operations levy for the high school district at their March 29 board meeting. The levy will appear on the school election ballot being mailed April 13 and must be returned to... Full story

 By Nathan Bourne    News    April 14, 2022

Seeley-Swan takes second in Polson

POLSON - Seeley-Swan’s Boys and Girls track teams both took second place at the 50th Annual Dave Tripp Memorial Track Meet in Polson April 8. The Boys earned 83 team points putting them ahead of Drummond with 69 points and Loyola with 63. Class B...

 By Andi Bourne    News    March 10, 2022

SSHS receives grant to continue Morrell Creek water testing

SEELEY LAKE - The Board of Supervisors for the Missoula Conservation District approved three grants from their winter grant cycle to support local conservation. Among the recipients was Seeley-Swan High School. SSHS received a $500 Operation Mini...


MCPS Superintendent Watson resigns effective June 30

MISSOULA - Missoula County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Rob Watson announced Feb. 18, that he is leaving his position with MCPS effective June 30. “It is with mixed emotions that I share this decision with you today,” Dr. Watson told Distric...


Missoula RAC accepting 2022 project proposals

MISSOULA - The Missoula Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) is now accepting project proposals for 2022. The project submission deadline is close of business on May 6, 2022. The RAC is anticipating approximately $40,000 in project funding to award....


Dailies digitize as print declines

MONTANA - Nationwide data from the Pew Research Center shows newspapers’ print circulation decreased over 45% in the last decade. With a sample set of Montana daily newspapers showing an average decline of nearly 40% over the past 10 years,...

 By Andi Bourne    News    December 9, 2021

Blackhawk BIZ offers real-life business experience to students

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley-Swan High School Entrepreneur Class has launched the Blackhawk BIZ that will feature seven businesses in a Pop-up style Market Dec. 22 during the Blackhawks' home...


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...


COVID-19 vaccinations available for ages 5-11

MISSOULA - With the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention signing off on the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for ages 5 to 11 earlier this week, local healthcare providers and public health officials are encouraging parents to make an appointment to... Full story

 By Andi Bourne    News    October 21, 2021

"Tell us your story" fosters community

SEELEY LAKE – Conversation was lively following the "Tell Us Your Story" event Oct. 14. New connections had been made simply by listening to each share about their life and experiences - "I didn't k...

 By Andi Bourne    News    October 21, 2021

MCPS extends face covering mandate

MISSOULA – At their Oct. 12 meeting, the Missoula County Public School Board extended the mask mandate for MCPS schools with a vote of 8-2. The board will reevaluate the decision at their November meeting where they also hope to also consider param...

 By Andi Bourne    News    September 23, 2021

Plea for community action as COVID cases explode

MISSOULA COUNTY – With the seven day rolling average of active cases per 100,000 people hitting a new record high of 87 on Friday, Sept. 17 and active cases above 1,150, Missoula County leaders... Full story


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