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Over $5,000 raised at Mike Haley Memorial Golf Tournament

SEELEY LAKE - Local golfers came together over the weekend and raised more than $5,000 for Seeley-Swan Blackhawks Athletics as well as honored the life and legacy of Mike Haley at the first annual...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    September 10, 2020

Bringing the community together for the Mike Haley Memorial Golf Tournament

SEELEY LAKE – What better way to practice social distancing while supporting a great cause than to spend Sept. 19 on the Double Arrow Golf Course for the Mike Haley Memorial Golf Tournament. Mike’s son Jacob organized the tournament to honor his...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    September 3, 2020

Seeley Lake Market success amidst COVID - Final Market Sunday

SEELEY LAKE – Entering through a single entrance, Seeley Lake Market attendees put on their masks and stopped to visit with Amaya Harman. Harman patiently explained the contact tracing form and answ...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    September 3, 2020

Community invited to participate in Reimagining Rural conversations

SEELEY LAKE – Join with the Seeley Lake Community Foundation and your neighbors Sept. 15 from 6 – 8 p.m. the Reimagining Rural Community Gathering, an invigorating series of community talks, at...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    September 3, 2020

Helmville Rodeo tradition continues Labor Day weekend

HELMVILLE – Despite nearly half of the Northern Rodeo Association (NRA) rodeos canceled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Helmville Rodeo Club is looking forward to hosting their 56th annual two-day Labor Day rodeo Sept. 6 and Sept. 7...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    August 20, 2020

Western Montana Fair local 4-H Club results

MISSOULA - The Potomac Valley and Seeley Lake Trailblazers 4-H clubs participated in the Western Montana's Farm to Fair Aug. 3-8. This years results are below. 4-H uses the Danish system in the...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    August 20, 2020

Making the cut in first annual lily removal competition

SEELEY LAKE – More than 20 volunteers clipped and bagged 524 pounds of flowers and leaves of fragrant waterlilies from Salmon Lake and Placid Lake Saturday, Aug. 15 for the first annual lily...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    August 13, 2020

A historic "Farm to Fair" in the books

MISSOULA – While it was still dark Thursday morning, Aug. 6, Seeley Lake Trailblazer Dani Sexton was giving her steer Pickles a bath. It was the big day for him to show in the Western Montana Fair,...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    August 13, 2020

Teams sought for invasive lily removal competition

SEELEY LAKE – Everyone is invited to join the Clearwater Resource Council for its first annual lily removal competition Aug. 15 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Placid and Salmon Lakes. Please register at crcmt.org by 5 p.m., Friday, Aug. 14 to ensure...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    August 13, 2020

406 Connect bike tour comes through area

SEELEY LAKE – Monica Tranel, a two-time Olympic rower, a mother of three, and a candidate for Public Service Commission District 4, rode into Seeley Lake to meet with members of the community Aug....

 
 By Griffen Smith    News    August 6, 2020

YFC Seeley Lake Challenge Triathlon runs through River Point

SEELEY LAKE - Racers clad in wetsuits waited patiently under the starting arch of the Youth For Christ Seeley Lake Challenge Triathlon on Aug 1. The race, located on the River Point Campground and par...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    August 6, 2020

Western Montana Fair goes online

MISSOULA - 4-H Club members across the area are having a busy week for the 2020 Western Montana Fair. This year's Fair situation presented unexpected challenges and will hold a unique place in...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    July 30, 2020

Local 4-H clubs ready for fair week

MISSOULA - From photography to market animals with a bit of everything in between, 4-H clubs in Potomac and Seeley Lake have their projects ready for the 2020 Western Montana Fair Aug. 2 - 8. All...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    July 9, 2020

Swan Valley comes together for Independence Day

SWAN VALLEY - While a few things like the huckleberry ice cream, annual book sale and displays in the Community Hall were missing, Swan Valley's Fourth of July activities continued on. With one of...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    July 9, 2020

Swan Valley comes together for Independence Day

SWAN VALLEY - While a few things like the huckleberry ice cream, annual book sale and displays in the Community Hall were missing, Swan Valley's Fourth of July activities continued on. With one of...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    July 9, 2020

Swan Valley comes together for Independence Day

SWAN VALLEY - While a few things like the huckleberry ice cream, annual book sale and displays in the Community Hall were missing, Swan Valley's Fourth of July activities continued on. With one of...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    July 2, 2020

4-H and FFA projects going from farm to fair

Despite some Western Montana Fair event cancellations, 4-H and Future Farmers of America (FFA) members are still able to exhibit their projects but without spectators due to COVID-19 risks. Missoula...

 

Loon & Fish Festival, Shakespeare in the Park canceled

"This was a tough decision for Alpine Artisans to cancel the Loon and Fish Festival this summer," stated AAI Program Manger Jenny Rohrer. "The Festival was scheduled for the first weekend in August,...

 
 By Griffen Smith    News    June 18, 2020

Miss For and Mrs. Montana take over Tamaracks Resort

SEELEY LAKE - When program director of the Montana Mrs. America pageants Cindy Archer canceled the statewide competition due to the coronavirus, she remembered talking with Jessica Kimmel about a new...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    May 14, 2020

Blessings shared at Egg Hunt

SWAN VALLEY – The Swan Valley community celebrated their blessings at the second annual Condon Easter Egg Hunt May 9. This event, scheduled for April 11, was postponed due to the statewide shelter...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    May 7, 2020

Community invited to celebrate blessings with belated egg hunt

SWAN VALLEY – "Normally you pick a place, you plan it all out, you get enough people, have enough time to put it all together. We are just going to have a few other things we need to do," said...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    March 19, 2020

Celebrating St. Patrick's Day

SEELEY LAKE – "The food was really good," said an attendee dressed in green as they left the Seeley Lake Senior Center's annual St. Patrick's Day dinner March 15. While attendance was down this...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    March 5, 2020

Runners take the leap at annual Snow Joke

SEELEY LAKE – Nearly 700 runners "Took the Leap" and ran around Seeley Lake in the 41st annual Snow Joke Half Marathon. This was the second time in race history the Snow Joke has fallen on Leap...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    March 5, 2020

Community invited to help support Ellinghouse triplets, March 7

SEELEY LAKE – On Saturday, March 7, Veterans and Families of Seeley Lake (VFSL) will be hosting a spaghetti dinner fundraiser and auction to support the Ellinghouse triplets Mia, Kensi and Natalie. While neither parents Shawn Ellinghouse or Kristy...

 

John Fraley returns with tales of a woman in Glacier Park

SEELEY LAKE - John Fraley is no stranger to the Seeley-Swan Valley audience and so his new edition of "A Woman's Way West" will appeal greatly to all our readers. It tells the story of Doris Huffine,...

 

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