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 By Andi Bourne    News    November 19, 2020

Chamber leadership steps down, seeks applicants

SEELEY LAKE – After serving as the Seeley Lake Area Chamber of Commerce executive director and on the board since the summer of 2017, Lisa Hayhurst and her husband Eric feel it is time to pass the torch. They are hoping to fill the executive direct...


Businesses address the inside effects of COVID-19

MISSOULA COUNTY - Local businesses have been affected on a spectral level since restrictions were implemented in March to mitigate the effects of COVID-19. Some saw an initial hit and began to... Full story

 By Andi Bourne    News    October 1, 2020

Emotions flare over mask mandate

SEELEY LAKE – The Filling Station sign on Highway 83 "The days of zombie apocalypse" has been a source of entertainment for nearly 200 days of the coronavirus pandemic. While they updated the sign...


Stageline Pizza changes ownership

SEELEY LAKE - Stageline Pizza's Seeley Lake location will transfer ownership to Kyle Zumwalt beginning Oct. 1. Zumwalt purchased the pizza restaurant from previous franchisees Patrick and Cheryl...

 By Andi Bourne    News    August 20, 2020

Continuing to promote the arts in Seeley Lake

SEELEY LAKE – As of July 20, Gallery 83 is under new ownership. Seeley Lake resident Brandy Wyckoff looks forward to continuing to provide a space for Montana artists to feature and sell their...

 By Griffen Smith    News    August 6, 2020

Jackie's Espresso expands to Seeley Lake

SEELEY LAKE - When she started her first coffee shop in 2005, Jackie Callison did not think her business would be where it is today. Now, she has three coffee kiosks in small towns in western Montana,...

 By Andi Bourne    News    July 23, 2020

Artarose takes the stress out of life

SEELEY LAKE - Jenifer Flannery has been helping her family, friends and neighbors run errands, organize, clean and manage their home and businesses. After helping a few of her close friends and...

 By Andi Bourne    News    July 16, 2020

Hungry Bear owners retire after 23 years

SWAN VALLEY – For the past 23 winters, Mike Holmes has been starting a fire every morning at the Hungry Bear Steak House at 6:30 a.m. Every winter he brings in 30 cords of firewood for the Hungry Be...

 By Andi Bourne    News    July 16, 2020

Handcrafted in Seeley Lake – A one-of-a-kind experience

SEELEY LAKE – With the COVID-19 regulations limiting vendors at farmers markets and closing fairs and festivals, craft vendors have been "left in a lurch." However the restrictions did not stop...

 By Griffen Smith    News    July 2, 2020

Trail Creek Merc offers something for everyone

SEELEY LAKE - After decades of working for others, Lynda and Kevin Mickelson decided it was time for a change. The newly retired couple opened Trail Creek Merc on June 28, a one-stop-shop for gifts,...

 By Griffen Smith    News    June 18, 2020

Rent-All sees new ownership yet same plan

SEELEY LAKE - Terry Antonich spent his youth on Lake Inez, and hoped one day he would be able to find a career in Seeley. So when Dick Lewis decided to retire from Rent-All, Antonich took over....

 By Andi Bourne    News    June 11, 2020

Continuing the legacy of quilting in the valley

SEELEY LAKE - "This was a dream come true but a dream I never knew I had," said Sarina Gilpin, new owner of Deer Country Quilts. "If you would have asked me 10 years ago, I would not have thought...

 By Andi Bourne    News    April 30, 2020

Phase 1 reopening plan for bars and restaurants hard to swallow

SEELEY LAKE – "I want to make sure you guys are safe and customers have the ability to be safe in here," said Kris Martin, owner of The Filling Station as she stood in front of her employees April...

 By Andi Bourne    News    April 30, 2020

Appreciate creativity at Gallery 83

SEELEY LAKE – There is a new art gallery in town that looks to attract Montana artists to display a diversity of work. Located in the south end of the Lazy Pine Mall on Highway 83, Gallery 83 owner...

 By Andi Bourne    News    April 23, 2020

Going with the flow for 20 years

OVANDO – The Blackfoot Angler owner Kathy Schoendoerfer was struggling to communicate - not a situation she often finds herself in being the self-proclaimed "Ovando organizer of frivolous affairs."...

 By Andi Bourne    News    April 2, 2020

For the love of dogs

SEELEY LAKE – "The more time we spend with our dogs, the better that relationship is going to be and the more value you are going to have in the eyes of your dog," said Julee Samuli, a certified...

 By Andi Bourne    News    March 19, 2020

Sharing a better lifestyle

GREENOUGH – Fairytale Farms in Greenough has taken a huge step towards their dream of improving the food security of the local communities with access to healthy, organic produce and offering...

 By Andi Bourne    News    March 5, 2020

The Dooking Weasel offers diverse products to meet local need

SEELEY LAKE – "For as long as I can remember I've endeavored to make things I either didn't have, couldn't afford, couldn't find or just for fun," wrote Jeanette Roesner, owner of The Dooking...

 By Andi Bourne    News    November 28, 2019

Helping their neighbors one task at a time

SEELEY LAKE – For Sam Olinger and Janet Price no job is too small if it helps out their neighbor. Owners of Seeley Residential Services, LLC, based out of Seeley Lake, say their goal is to offer a...

 By Andi Bourne    News    October 17, 2019

Bringing convenience and simplicity to obtaining medical marijuana card

SEELEY LAKE – After offering in-home care in Seeley Lake for the past two years, owner of Seeley Home Health Dawn Butler has taken the business in a new direction. She now offers assistance for...

 By Andi Bourne    News    September 5, 2019

Twenty years promoting the arts in Seeley Lake

SEELEY LAKE – The power was out. Grizzly Claw Trading Co. Owners Dee and Susan Baker were prepared for a great sales day during the heart of their first summer in business. Now it was so dark in...

 By Andi Bourne    News    August 29, 2019

Promoting the Seeley Lake experience through collaboration

SEELEY LAKE – After a year of owning the Tamaracks Resort on Seeley Lake, Jessica and Jeff Kimmel have expanded their business model by not only opening up their property to the public but also...

 By Skylar Rispens    News    August 15, 2019

Seeley Lake welcomes new sporting goods store

SEELEY LAKE - After making one-too-many trips into Missoula for outdoor gear, Ryan Dunster decided it was time for a change. "There wasn't anything here, so we saw the need for it," said Ryan....

 By Andi Bourne    News    May 23, 2019

Sparrow's Vine welcomes new executive director

SEELEY LAKE – Sparrow's Vine Parenting and Pregnancy Resource Center welcomed new Executive Director Greta Treser this past February. Treser hopes that, with Sparrow's Vine, she will be able to...

 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...


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