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 By Andi Bourne    News    September 15, 2022

Love, laughter and ministry for the past 50 years

GREENOUGH – A hopeless romantic Don Johnson was inspired to surprise his wife Ruth with a dip kiss. While she was doing dishes in the kitchen, he snuck up behind her, spun her around, grabbed her...


Providing customer service in today's real estate market

SEELEY LAKE – Resident Kim Van De Riet has formed a partnership with her son Corey, Kalispell, to open VDR Realty, part of the eXp Realty family. The Van De Riets look forward to listening to their...

 By Andi Bourne    News    September 8, 2022

Filling er' up for the past 25 years

SEELEY LAKE – When Kris Martin first visited The Filling Station, she said, "It felt really comfortable. I liked the feeling of being a customer that made me feel good about owning it." She...

 By Andi Bourne    News    September 1, 2022

SSHS graduate named BSSG Female Athlete of the Year

BILLINGS, MONTANA - The Big Sky State Games named Seeley-Swan High School graduate Klaire Kovatch the 2022 Female Athlete of the Year. Klaire has competed in Big Sky State Games Track & Field for...


Community Briefs

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...


Frances M. Wylder Aug. 3, 1931- Aug. 13, 2022

GREAT FALLS - Frances Mae Jorgensen (Fran) Wylder, 91, of Great Falls, passed on Saturday, Aug. 13 at Benefis Grandview Cottages in Great Falls of complications of Alzheimer's disease and COVID-19.... Full story

 By Andi Bourne    News    August 18, 2022

Recruiting and building the next Griz football team

MISSOULA – Seeley-Swan High School 2018 graduate Keaton Johnson grew up around sports and attended the University of Montana Griz Football games. "Certainly growing up, going to the games with my...


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...


The ecology after the burn

SEELEY LAKE - Seeley Lake District Ranger Quinn Carver stood looking up at the muddy debris that flooded Dunham Creek Road in a landslide approximately three years prior. Imprinted on the hill face ab...

 By Andi Bourne    News    August 11, 2022

Potomac teacher receives First Rural Educator Stipend

MISSOULA - BroadbandMT (dba, the Montana Telecommunications Association-MTA) awarded its first annual rural educator stipend to Abby Stitt, fourth/fifth grade teacher at Potomac Elementary School....

 By Jean Pocha    News    August 11, 2022

Benefits of prescribed burning on private land

OVANDO - “We know that prescribed fire is an important part of the ecosystem here. It makes our plant communities and forests healthier and makes our home safer,” said Steve Kloetzel,...


20/35 Year Look Back

In celebration of 36 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 web... Full story

 By Andi Bourne    News    August 4, 2022

New owners to continue Pathfinder legacy

SEELEY LAKE – Monday, Aug. 1, the Seeley Swan Pathfinder turned a new page. The weekly publication sold to brothers Jesse Mullen and Lloyd Mullen, owners of Ponderosa Publications, and will be... Full story


Sanders receives prestigious award

SEELEY LAKE - Pyramid Mountain Lumber Resource Manager Gordy Sanders received the 2022 William Schlich Memorial Award for his 46 years of outstanding work that influenced local, state and national...


Ingenuity, camaraderie keeps 20-year Naval career underway

SEELEY LAKE – Looking back over his 20 years in the U.S. Navy, Bryce Smith said, "It's such a beautiful collage. There were people from every walk of life and every corner of this country that were...


Senate Committee takes first vote on Blackfoot-Clearwater Stewardship Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator Jon Tester’s Blackfoot-Clearwater Stewardship Act (BCSA) received a 10-10 tie vote in the Senate Energy and Resource Committee July 21, setting up a future vote to move the bill out to the committee. Senator Steve Daines...


New book captures "What is Wild"

SEELEY LAKE - Carleen Gonder said if she ever writes a memoir, she wants to include a chapter about her time as the crazy lady up Bird Creek.  She commandeered the nickname while living in a small ca...

 By George Dennison    News    August 4, 2022

Montana creates University-dedicated mill levy in 1920

After 1919 and the end of World War I, Montana state government responded to other pressing needs in the wake of the war and provided little immediate assistance to the multi-campus University of... Full story


Testing history, Part 2

In both 1993 and 1995, the Department of Geology at the University of Montana did a study called "Cumulative Effects of Domestic Sewage Disposal on Groundwater of Missoula County: An analysis of...


Carol Ann (Cleckner) White Oct. 21, 1947 – June 15, 2022

DEWEY, ARIZONA - Carol Ann (Cleckner) White peacefully went home to be with our Lord and Savior on June 15 in Dewey, Arizona with her family by her side as her partner and two children held her hands... Full story

 By Haley Yarborough    News    July 28, 2022

SWCC tour explores forest restoration, wildlife management

SEELEY LAKE - The Clearwater Resource Council (CRC) and the US Forest Service joined the Southwestern Crown Collaborative (SWCC) for a Seeley Field Tour on July 20. The SWCC brings together citizens,...

 By Keely Larson    News    July 28, 2022

What to know about smoke and health this summer

When wildfire smoke billows from its source and lingers in the air, the haze brings coughs and questions for many Montana residents. Among them: How should I interpret air quality ratings? How does... Full story

 By Jean Pocha    News    July 21, 2022

Welcoming new FWP biologist

OVANDO - The new Region 2 Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Biologist Mike Ebinger was eager to come to the Blackfoot-Clearwater Region when the job opened. The reputation the Blackfoot area has as a l...


The Sentinel of Flathead Lake

The enormity and beauty of Flathead Lake has captured the imagination of Montana residents for generations. As the largest freshwater lake in the western U.S. (outside of Alaska), it's no surprise...


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