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 By Andi Bourne    News    May 16, 2019 

Pertussis outbreak in Missoula County affects local students

SEELEY LAKE – Missoula County has 103 confirmed pertussis cases as of Tuesday, May 14. Cases have been reported across all ages, from infants to adults. There are 16 schools involved in this community-wide outbreak including Seeley-Swan High...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    May 16, 2019 

Browning man killed in single vehicle accident

OVANDO – A single-vehicle roll over on Highway 200 May 7 claimed the life of 19-year-old man from Browning. Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Brian Inman said alcohol, speed and not wearing seatbelts...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    May 16, 2019 

Weisenburger state champion, repeats history

MISSOULA – Seeley Lake resident Sam Weisenburger, 17, is the Montana State Champion after winning the Smallbore Indoor Rifle State Championship this past April. In addition to the highest score...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    May 16, 2019 

Students excel at State Music Festival

HELENA – Of the seven individuals and groups from Seeley-Swan High School that went to the State Music Festival in Helena May 3 and 4, four received the highest superior rating while the other...

 
 By Skylar Rispens    News    May 16, 2019 

Pathfinder welcomes new reporter

When I was growing up, I wanted to go to school forever. I wanted to continue learning new things every day. Luckily, my education led me to journalism where I get to learn something new with every...

 

UM students translate theory into practice in forestry classes

OVANDO - Students in the W.A. Franke College of Forestry and Conservation at the University of Montana have the unique opportunity to step outside the classroom and into the forest to develop...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    May 16, 2019 

Community Park cleanup gets jump started with students

SEELEY LAKE – While their classmates were participating in the Cooper League qualifying track meet, around 25 Seeley Lake Elementary sixth, seventh and eighth graders spent their Friday afternoon mo...

 
 By Kristen McGlynn    News    May 16, 2019 

2VS offers 2019-2020 season tickets at "early loon" prices

After a six-year hiatus, the Loon and Fish Festival is returning to Seeley Lake and 2 Valleys Stage Performing Arts Series will have their 2019-2020 season tickets for sale at “early bird” or you might say, “Early Loon” prices! “Something...

 
 By Alpine Artisans Inc.    News    May 16, 2019 

Loon and Fish Festival returns Memorial Day weekend

SEELEY LAKE - It’s been six long years since the Loon and Fish Festival was on the Memorial Day Weekend schedule in Seeley Lake, and nine years since the festival was held at the Seeley Lake Community Hall, where the Festival was first held in...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    May 16, 2019 

If you can imagine it, we can build it

SEELEY LAKE – For Steven Wilson, it all started with Tog'l blocks and an erector set. Now after more than 30 years building from the ground up, Wilson and his wife Juli opened Steve Wilson...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    May 16, 2019 

Students go birding with local children's author

SEELEY LAKE – Sunset School students were out scouting for woodpeckers Friday, May 10 with Missoula author Sneed B. Collard III. Along with woodpeckers they observed many other birds and studied...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    May 16, 2019 

Seeley-Swan cleans house at District 13C meet

MISSOULA - Seeley-Swan won the District 13C Championship May 3-4 by wide margins for both the Girls and Boys. Both took first place with 201 team points ahead of Clark Fork Coop with 114 points for...

 
 News    May 16, 2019 

Community Briefs

Scientists return to continue studying wildfire smoke impacts SEELEY LAKE - The University of Montana, in conjunction with the Missoula County-City Health Department, is returning June 5 and June 26 to continue the smoke impact study they started in...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    May 9, 2019

Single- vehicle rollover claims life of local man

SEELEY LAKE – Three men were involved in a single-vehicle rollover car accident May 5 around 8:15 p.m. on Golf View Drive near Double Arrow Golf Course. Passenger Michael Haley, 48 of Seeley Lake,...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    May 9, 2019

Offering healing and hope in the wake of destruction

SEELEY LAKE – "Once [Cheri Thompson] mentioned the idea to me, it was like, yeah, this is what we need to do for our congregation and for our community to help them heal," said Reverend Carrie...

 
 By Betty Vanderwielen    News    May 9, 2019

Vietnam veteran still struggling with aftermath of war

OVANDO – Dave Miller joined the U.S. Army for altruistic reasons. As he explained, "I was reading and watching the news and stuff and I just thought Vietnam needed some help in their independence."...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    May 9, 2019

Big Larch Campground open for firewood

SEELEY LAKE - Big Larch Campground opened May 3 to firewooders with a $20 firewood permit. The public is invited to cut anything on the ground. It will remain open until May 12....

 

MDT plans and wood stoves at next council meeting

Monday’s Seeley Lake Community Council promises a full agenda for their May 13 meeting. It will start out with Donny Pfeifer, Montana Department of Transportation Missoula District Preconstruction Engineer, who will talk about plans for Highway 83...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    May 9, 2019

Cakes for Canines boasts largest crowd to support shelter animals

SEELEY LAKE – Pop's Place opened their doors after their month long spring break for the annual Cakes for Canines donation pancake breakfast May 1. The free breakfast included pancakes, bacon and...

 
 News    May 9, 2019

FWP seeks review of biennial access rule for The Nature Conservancy lands

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) is seeking public input on its proposal to renew a biennial rule that provides recreational access on The Nature Conservancy (TNC) lands in Missoula and Powell Counties. This biennial rule, which provides public...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    May 9, 2019

Embracing the reality of wildfire, mitigating the risk

SEELEY LAKE – Around a dozen property owners participated in this year's Community Wildfire Preparedness Day, May 4. Local fire agency experts assessed properties for defensible space and structures...

 
 By Swan Valley AARP    News    May 9, 2019

Students participate in AARP's biennial speech contest

SWAN VALLEY - The Swan Valley chapter of AARP sponsored its biennial speech contest for fifth through eighth grade students at Swan Valley Elementary on May 2. Participants presented speeches in one...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    May 9, 2019

Destination Seeley Lake this Fourth

SEELEY LAKE – The Fourth of July is known to many as the biggest event in Seeley Lake drawing thousands of visitors who come to enjoy the lakes, the mountains and the annual parade and community-sponsored fireworks display. The Seeley Lake Area Cha...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    May 9, 2019

Courtroom drama takes center stage

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley-Swan High School drama class took to the stage May 2 where they presented "12 Angry Men," a play written in three acts by Sherman L. Sergel, adapted from the television...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    May 9, 2019

Local writer places first in age group in Missoula Writes

MISSOULA - The 11th annual Missoula Public Library's annual writing contest - known as Missoula Writes - announced their winners April 28. There were 36 finalists - from children and teens, to adults...

 

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