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 By Henry Netherland    News    January 14, 2021 

Swan Valley School goes remote

SWAN VALLEY - Swan Valley Elementary School went into fully remote learning after a member of the school community tested positive for COVID-19. Staff received the news on Thursday, Jan. 7 and subsequently closed the school that morning. Students... Full story


Ray Haera managed needed supplies during Vietnam War

SWAN VALLEY – Turning 18 in 1966, the height of the Vietnam War, Ray Haera figured he had the choice of getting drafted or voluntarily joining the military. He figured he had more options if he...

 By Nathan Bourne    News    January 14, 2021 

Lady Blackhawks flatten Trojans and Eagles

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley-Swan Lady Blackhawks continued to steamroll the competition with solid victories over the Trojans of Drummond on the road Jan. 8 and the Valley Christian Eagles at home Jan....

 By Nathan Bourne    News    January 14, 2021 

Blackhawks take down Trojans, fall to Eagles

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley-Swan Blackhawks split their week with a victory over Drummond at home Jan. 8 and a loss on the road to Valley Christian Jan 9. The Blackhawks fought hard against the Drummond...


Public Services & Hours

Public Services • Al-Anon:In-person Thurs, 5pm, Mountain Lakes Presbyterian Church, • Alcoholics Anonymous (AA): Mon, 7pm, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, • Missoula County Treasurer: 2nd & 4th Thurs,... Full story


Area Lunch Menus

For any area senior unable to afford the lunches, assistance may be available. Frozen meals are also available for those interested. Please call Linda Howard with Missoula Aging Services at 406-541-7688 for information. Swan Valley Senior Lunches... Full story

 By Andi Bourne    News    January 7, 2021

Building a legacy of service and philanthropy

SEELEY LAKE – Sitting around a table at the Elkhorn Café in the fall of 1999, Seeley Lake resident Stan Nicholson told Loren Rose and four other future board members that there were 28 nonprofits...


Alan Lee Childs Aug. 11, 1943 – Nov. 19, 2020

SWAN VALLEY - Alan Lee Childs, 77, born Aug. 11, 1943 died of natural causes on Nov. 19. Alan was born in Browning, Montana but grew up in Libby, Montana with his parents Dorothy and Lee Childs. He... Full story


Community Briefs

Yurt at Seeley Creek Nordic Ski trails closed for season SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Creek Nordic Ski trails just north of town on Morrell Creek Road are groomed and ready for skiers. However due to COVID-19, the yurt at the trailhead is closed for...

 By Andi Bourne    News    December 31, 2020

Building community one step at a time

SWAN VALLEY – "On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, a partridge in a pear tree...," and so the song goes counting down the days. This song took on new meaning this year at Swan...


Community Briefs

Death Notice SEELEY LAKE - Jack C. Venters, 76, passed away in the evening, Friday, Dec. 25 at the St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula.  Brothers Mortuary and Crematory are honored to care for the family.  Memories and condolences may be shared with...

 By Andi Bourne    News    December 24, 2020

Santa's Village brings magic to Swan Valley

SWAN VALLEY – Red arrows pointed the way from Highway 83 down Kauffman Road leading to Santa's Village. This is the first year Santa has spent a week in the Swan Valley, offering gifts, goodies and...

 By Andi Bourne    News    December 24, 2020

Swan Valley students share holiday messages

SWAN VALLEY – Even though Swan Valley School did not have an audience this year for their Christmas Program, it did not squash their Holiday Spirit. Singing with their class in the fresh snow or in...


Community Briefs

Swan Valley Library is closed until Jan. 4 SWAN VALLEY - Due to COVID-19 quarantine, the Swan Valley Library is closed. Cleaning and disinfecting are taking place. The Library will reopen Monday, Jan. 4, 2021 at 10 a.m. Thank you for your patience....

 By Andi Bourne    News    December 17, 2020

AAI Art Supplies Giving Tree up at Grizzly Claw Trading Co.

SEELEY LAKE – For the past two years, students at Seeley Lake Elementary School have the opportunity to be creative in their classrooms thanks to community support through the Alpine Artisans, Inc (AAI) Giving Tree for art supplies. The AAI Giving...


Community Briefs

Free meals for students over Winter Break SEELEY LAKE - Seeley Lake Elementary is offering free meals to anyone under the age of 18 during the Winter Break (Dec. 21 – Jan. 1). A box containing five days worth of breakfasts and lunches can be...

 By Andi Bourne    News    December 10, 2020

Welcome sign refurbished on north end of Seeley Lake

SEELEY LAKE – After being prompted into action by the repainting of the carved bears and Clearwater Mini Storage's new Welcome sign on the west side of Highway 83, local artist and graphic designer...

 By Andi Bourne    News    December 10, 2020

Swan Valley Giving Tree up at Mission Mountains Mercantile

SWAN VALLEY - The Swan Valley Community Giving Tree was put up this week at the Mission Mountains Mercantile and is ready to accept gifts. Also added to the Community Giving Tree are tags with...


Lucille Mary "Cec" Peterman Dec. 5, 1939 - Nov. 25, 2020

CONRAD - Lucille Mary "Cec" (Brophy) Peterman was born Dec. 5, 1939 in Conrad, Montana to William and Beatrice Brophy of Valier, Montana. She passed peacefully in her sleep on Nov. 25 at the Pondera... Full story


Michael Alden Holmes Jan. 17, 1944 - Dec. 1, 2020

SWAN VALLEY - 'Mike' Alden Holmes, 76, of Swan Valley, passed away Dec. 1 in his home at the Gordon Ranch surrounded by his loved ones. Mike was born in Missoula on Jan. 17, 1944 to Henry and... Full story

 By Andi Bourne    News    December 3, 2020

Local schools receive additional funding for safety measures

Governor Steve Bullock announced Wednesday, Nov. 25 that the state’s Coronavirus Relief Funds have been redistributed to provide approximately $13 million for K-12 schools to cover remaining expenses incurred due to COVID-19 through Dec. 30. This... Full story


Average end to big game season in west-central Montana

The 2020 general big game hunting season closed Nov. 29, with Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks' west-central Montana check stations reporting above average hunter success in the Bitterroot and Upper...


Community Briefs

Loving Hearts Toy and Gift Sale, Dec. 8 SEELEY LAKE – The community is invited to come and shop at the annual Loving Hearts Toy and Gift Sale Dec. 8 from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. at Mission Bible Fellowship. There are a lot of toys and gifts ready for...


Letters from a Swan Valley homesteader

This is the second USVHS article about Henry Thomason, an early-day Upper Swan Valley settler who wrote a series of letters to his family in the Midwest documenting life as a homesteader in the early...


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