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 By Andi Bourne    News    October 21, 2021 

Council to ask FWP to reopen Clearwater Junction RV Dump

SEELEY LAKE – At their Monday, Oct. 11 meeting, the Seeley Lake Community Council voted to send a letter to Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks asking them to fix the RV Dump Station at Clearwater Junction by next spring. They also discussed the speed...

 By Andi Bourne    News    October 21, 2021 

"Tell us your story" fosters community

SEELEY LAKE – Conversation was lively following the "Tell Us Your Story" event Oct. 14. New connections had been made simply by listening to each share about their life and experiences - "I didn't k...

 By Andi Bourne    News    October 21, 2021 

2021 Seeley-Swan High School Homecoming

SEELEY LAKE - Seeley-Swan High School celebrated homecoming last weekend. The students worked Friday morning creating their class floats for the parade Saturday. Fans enjoyed a barbecue put on by the...

 By Andi Bourne    News    October 21, 2021 

Public invited to comment on Housing Action Plan

MISSOULA - Missoula County is seeking public input on the new Housing Action Plan: Breaking Ground. The County developed the draft plan in response to the rapidly evolving housing market in the County and the growing population that has created an...

 By Montana DNRC    News    October 21, 2021 

Prescribed pile burning scheduled

The Clearwater Unit of the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation plans to conduct prescribed pile burning this fall. The area covered will be on School Trust Lands within the rough area of Greenough, Seeley Lake and Lincoln,...

 By Andi Bourne    News    October 21, 2021 

Girl Scout Troop formation meeting Oct. 28

SEELEY LAKE – After several inquiries regarding a Girl Scout troop in the area, Ben Stone, member experience manager out of the Girl Scouts of America Missoula Office, is excited to pursue the opportunity to start a troop in Seeley Lake. There will...


Keep your eyes peeled

On a hike in Montana's forests, only a fool would dispute the advice to keep your eyes peeled for bears. But peeling one's eyes sounds painful. Where did that expression come from? One proffered...

 By Andi Bourne    News    October 21, 2021 

Paving project discussed, eighth grade trip approved

POTOMAC – At their Oct. 11 meeting, the Potomac School Board continued discussion on paving handicap parking spaces and ADA playground equipment in response to the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) complaint. They also approved the eighth grade...

 By Andi Bourne    News    October 21, 2021 

MCPS extends face covering mandate

MISSOULA – At their Oct. 12 meeting, the Missoula County Public School Board extended the mask mandate for MCPS schools with a vote of 8-2. The board will reevaluate the decision at their November meeting where they also hope to also consider param...

 By Andi Bourne    News    October 21, 2021 

Board reviews return to school plan, reorganizes

SWAN VALLEY – At their Oct. 12 meeting, the Swan Valley School board accepted trustee Randy Williams’ resignation, reorganized and discussed the threshold that they would implement a face covering requirement. The board will consider the Montana...

 By Amanda Eggert    News    October 21, 2021 

Betting on biochar in Bonner

On a 159-acre working forestland east of Bonner, Dave Atkins' personal and professional interests overlap. There, in a stand of dry conifer forest populated with ponderosa pine, Douglas fir and the... Full story


Eagles soar in undefeated regular season

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Elementary girls volleyball closed out an undefeated regular season Oct. 11 with a final home game against Valley Christian. They clawed their way up through the losers...

 By Andi Bourne    News    October 21, 2021 

Cross Country team heads to State

MISSOULA – At the Runner's Edge Invite at Linda Visit Oct. 14, the Blackhawks set new personal records, season bests and freshman Wesley Stevenson qualified for the State Meet. Four Blackhawks and...

 By Nathan Bourne    News    October 21, 2021 

Blackhawks fall to Flint Creek

SEELEY LAKE - In the homecoming game Oct. 15, senior Walker McDonald was the only Blackhawk to put points on the board in the 6-42 loss to Flint Creek. No additional stats were available. The...

 By Nathan Bourne    News    October 21, 2021 

Ladies extinguish Savage Heat

SEELEY LAKE - At their homecoming game, Oct. 16, the Lady Blackhawks finished the Hot Springs Savage Heat in three 25-17, 25-15 and 25-19. No stats were available at press time. The Lady Blackhawks...


20/35 Year Look Back

In celebration of 35 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... Full story

 By Andi Bourne    News    October 21, 2021 

Structure fire destroys trailer

Just after 11 p.m. Monday, Oct. 18, a mobile home on Tamarack Drive was destroyed by fire. Neighbors worked to keep the flames from spreading to adjacent property until volunteer firefighters...


Law enforcement seeking help regarding the Plant Creek Fire

MISSOULA - The cause of the Plant Creek Fire, which was reported on Monday, October 18, is under investigation. Forest Service Law Enforcement is asking for the public's help in identifying the... Full story


Community Briefs

Death Notice – Joseph G. “Joe” Piche SEELEY LAKE - Joseph G. “Joe” Piche, 59, passed away early in the morning Thursday, Oct. 14 at his mother’s home in Missoula. Brothers Mortuary and Crematory are honored to care for the family....

 By Andi Bourne    News    October 14, 2021

New 4-H sign welcomes motorists to Potomac Valley

POTOMAC – There is a new sign on Highway 200 that welcomes motorists to the Potomac Valley as they travel east and wishes them "Happy Trails" as they leave the valley. After the nearly two year...

 By Andi Bourne    News    October 14, 2021

Artists share talents during annual Tour of the Arts

SEELEY LAKE – In less than 30 minutes chainsaw artist Scott Thompson turned a five-foot pine log into a gnome sitting on a mushroom. His sense of humor added laughter and conversation to the...

 By Andi Bourne    News    October 14, 2021

Adopting the simple life over 2,650 miles

"We did it, we made it to Canada," 20-year-old Seeley Lake resident Kyle Peltier said as he approached the northern terminus monument at Canada. After five months and one day hiking the Pacific Crest...

 By Andi Bourne    News    October 14, 2021

Bear visit reader photo

Patti Chamberlin had a visitor to her place. While no damage was done, the black bear's curiosity was definitely peaked by the bear statue on her porch....

 By Andi Bourne    News    October 14, 2021

Homecoming Week – Support the Blackhawks

SEELEY LAKE – It is Homecoming week in the Seeley-Swan and the community is invited to come out and support the Blackhawks Friday, Oct. 15 and Saturday, Oct. 16. Friday night the Blackhawks take to the field against Flint Creek at 7 p.m. Seniors wi...

 By Jenny Rohrer    News    October 14, 2021

Open Book Club presents poet/naturalist Marc Beaudin

Livingston poet Marc Beaudin will read from and discuss his new collection, "Life List: Poems" on Saturday, Oct. 16 at the West Wing of the Seeley Lake Community Foundation. The free event begins at 7...


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