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 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


Seeley-Swan High School in the Wilderness

Editor’s note: Wetzel was a writer and died in 2018 at the age of 102. Her husband was Winston Wetzel, the superintendent of the Missoula County High School system who accompanied the development and realization of the Seeley-Swan High School....


Board won't pay legal fees

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Sewer District Board discussed a variety of items at their Sept. 16 meeting including paying plaintiff’s legal fees for failed lawsuits against the District, funding for a high school water testing program and dissol...


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...

 By Andi Bourne    News    September 9, 2021

Dual principal and music position offers unique opportunity

SWAN VALLEY – After building the music program at Huntley Project Schools from a handful of students to three choirs and two bands in junior high through high school, Aaron Morgenstern left...

 By Andi Bourne    News    September 2, 2021

Missoula County differentiates COVID quarantine requirements

MISSOULA - At their Aug. 24 meeting, the Missoula County Board of Health voted unanimously to follow the Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines regarding quarantine that differentiates between vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals. While...

 By Andi Bourne    News    September 2, 2021

What's new at school?

Summer is drawing to a close and area elementary schools will be beginning classes in the next week. Seeley Lake Elementary, Sunset School and Swan Valley Elementary Schools are all welcoming new teachers, adding new programs and learning tools and...

 By Andi Bourne    News    September 2, 2021

Blackhawks return to school - What's new?

SEELEY LAKE – Seeley-Swan High School welcomed freshman and new students Aug. 30 and resumed Aug. 31. New Principal Shawn Holmes is excited to welcome new and returning teachers and students and...


Missoula County Public Schools reinstate mask mandate

MISSOULA COUNTY - At their Aug. 10 meeting, the Missoula County Public School Board of Trustees approved their reopening plan and voted 6-3 in favor of approving their face covering guidelines for all K-12 public school students in the county...

 By Andi Bourne    News    July 15, 2021

Kovatch named Gatorade Player of the Year

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS- In its 36th year honoring the nation's best high school athletes, Gatorade named 2021 Seeley-Swan High School graduate Klaire Kovatch its 2020-21 Gatorade Montana Girls Track &...

 By Henry Netherland    News    June 17, 2021

Salmon Prairie celebrates a century of learning

SALMON PRAIRIE - "We talked the teacher into letting us go up in the attic to see if we could kill some of the pack rats that were always up there. She went along with us for awhile until she...


K. Allen Foucar Jan. 20, 1928 – April 9, 2021

SEELEY LAKE - Al died peacefully at home of natural causes, surrounded by his family. He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Kenneth W. Foucar and Dorothea Allen. After serving in the Marine... Full story

 By Andi Bourne    News    May 20, 2021

Holmes selected as new SSHS Principal

SEELEY LAKE – Last Friday, Missoula County Public Schools Superintendent Rob Watson recommended Seeley Lake's Shawn Holmes to serve as the new principal at SSHS. He accepted the position and will...

 By Henry Netherland    News    May 13, 2021

SSHS recognizes Most Inspirational Students

SEELEY LAKE - The Missoula Education Foundation and Missoula County Public Schools recognized Seeley-Swan High School seniors Kess Victor and Quinlan Ream as the school's Most Inspiring Students. The...

 By Austin Amestoy    News    May 6, 2021

Montana Legislature adjourns; Marijuana plans, $12.5 billion budget, federal relief and more roll on to Governor's desk

2021 Montana Legislature Adjourns after Near-Marijuana Meltdown and Bill-Resurrecting Blitz The 67th Montana Legislature adjourned on Thursday, April 29, following a week filled with policies brought back from the dead and capped by a failed... Full story

 By Henry Netherland    News    May 6, 2021

Community meets SSHS principal candidates

SEELEY LAKE - Seeley Lake community members and visitors had the opportunity to meet the top five candidates for the Seeley-Swan High School principal position at a Meet-and-Greet event April 30....


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