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 By Andi Bourne    News    December 6, 2018 

Creating a lasting connection

SEELEY LAKE – "It was a calling. I had to do it," said Seeley Lake part-time resident Barbara Jackson about the first time she saw the embroidered tapestry of The Last Supper. "I just fell in love...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    December 6, 2018 

Setting the record straight about Mowitza Lodge on Salmon Lake

SEELEY LAKE - After reading the article "A glimpse into the life of William A. Clark," Legendary Lodge's Caretaker Ron Burnett contacted the Pathfinder with more information regarding the Mowitza...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    December 6, 2018 

Big Larch boat launch installed, log haul begins

SEELEY LAKE – The installation of the new boat ramp at Big Larch Campground is nearly complete. Despite the late start, Thompson Contracting, Inc. has been working diligently to complete the work...

 

Notice to public regarding Forest Service roads and Motor Vehicle Use (MVUM ) Map

Due to existing weather conditions (limited low elevation snow) the Seeley Lake Ranger District is notifying the public of some exceptions to the 2015 Lolo National Forest Visitor Use Map. These exceptions are to provide the public some wheeled...

 

ROCKS thanks Feigley for outstanding work on outdoor recreation

Seeley Lake ROCKS [Regional Outdoor Center for Kinetic Sports] recently honored Rachel Feigley, US Forest Service Seeley Lake District Ranger, for her outstanding contributions to outdoor recreation...

 

SSHS principal and MCPS superintendent to retire

MISSOULA - Seeley-Swan High School Principal Dr. Kathleen Pecora and Missoula County Public Schools Superintendent Mark Thane will both retire June 30, 2019. Pecora retires after a nine-year career as the SSHS principal. She joined the MCPS team...

 

New recreation staff selected for Seeley Lake Ranger District

SEELEY LAKE –District Ranger Rachel Feigley announced that Matthew Walter has been selected as the recreation staff on the Seeley Lake Ranger District. This position is responsible for developed...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    December 6, 2018 

Giving Tree to support local schools

SEELEY LAKE – "The art supplies they have were plenty but very well used," said Seeley Lake artist Kris Gullikson speaking about Seeley Lake Elementary. "They don't have the resources to get new...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    December 6, 2018 

Piecing together the enigma of George Montour

SEELEY LAKE – The last sentence of an article first run in the Oct. 15, 1877 in Deer Lodge's New Northwest News and reprinted in "Cabin Fever" aggravated Seeley Lake resident and author Douglas Wald...

 

To carol or to wassail?

'Tis the season to go a-caroling. The custom of going door-to-door singing to one's neighbors harkens back at least as far as the Medieval Period, though no doubt a medieval person transported to our...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    December 6, 2018 

Frostbite fun for everyone

SWAN VALLEY – The annual Upper Swan Valley Historical Society Frostbite Festival Holiday Bazaar and Bake Sale welcomed all ages and offered something for everyone at this year's event, Saturday,...

 
 By James S. Rosien    News    December 6, 2018 

Learning mental health first aid could save many lives

For many Montanans who are experiencing feelings of self-harm, their friends, family members, coworkers, neighbors, favorite baristas or even the stranger they just met on the street corner may be...

 
 By Nathan Bourne    News    December 6, 2018 

SSHS basketball season under way

FRENCHTOWN - The Seeley-Swan Blackhawks and Lady Blackhawks basketball season began at the Western Class C Tip-off Tournament where they joined dozens of teams to compete Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. The Boys...

 

Community Briefs

Free gun locks available at Medical Center SEELEY LAKE – Free gun locks are available at the nurses station at the Seeley-Swan Medical Center. Partnership Health Center received 100 loop locks from the Missoula County Sheriff’s Office and 60...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 29, 2018

Building relationships over pastries

SEELEY LAKE – Parents, children and teachers at Seeley Lake Elementary gathered before school Nov. 20 for the second Pastries for Parents. The intent of the program is to engage parents and build...

 

Fun for everyone at Old West Christmas

OVANDO - Ovando's Old West Christmas Fest returned to the Friday after Thanksgiving drawing many families from all over the western part of the state. Signs leading up to and throughout town...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 29, 2018

Big game hunting season ends across Montana

Montana's general big game hunting season closed Sunday, Nov. 25. Montana Fish, Wildfire & Parks reported deer and elk harvest totals were down in northwest Montana while hunter check stations in...

 

Big game hunting season ends across Montana

"You may hunt the world over for trophies, far and wide you may go; but you'll always come back to follow the track of the whitetail deer in the snow." A favorite quote of Dale Terrillion from a...

 

Historical Society hosts Frostbite Festival this weekend

SWAN VALLEY - The 2018 Frostbite Festival Holiday Bazaar and Bake Sale is Saturday, Dec. 1, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Swan Valley School in Condon. The event is hosted by the Upper Swan Valley...

 

Energy Share offers assistance

Ever Been There? No job. Severe injury. Hospitalization. Worried about where your kids’ next meal is going to come from. Mid-life career change gone bad. Major vehicle breakdown. Laid off suddenly after 25 years with the same company. Elderly coupl...

 

Christmas tree permits available

Christmas tree permits are now available on the Lolo and Flathead National Forests. Permits are $5 per tree with a three tree limit per household. Permits on the Lolo are available at all District offices. Permits may also be purchased at Murdoch’s...

 

Lions continue holiday basket drive

SEELEY LAKE - It’s getting to be that time of year again as Christmas fast approaches. Each year Seeley Lake Lions Club distributes Holiday Food Baskets to area families in need of help, providing a holiday meal for Christmas. The Lions perform var...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    November 29, 2018

Beetles with a view

Ladybugs are not 'bugs' but actually beetles in the order Coleoptera and swarm on or around mountain peaks. Common species in the Blackfoot Watershed include the convergent lady beetle, Hippodamia...

 

How did the Friday after Thanksgiving become black?

SEELEY LAKE – Thanksgiving was once a full, laid-back day of families gathering to visit and feast at a giant potluck. Today, Thanksgiving has to share time with football games and pre-mature Black...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 29, 2018

Department receives significant donation, continues improvements

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Fire Board discussed continued improvements for the department at their regular board meeting Nov. 20. Fire Chief Dave Lane also told the board about a large donation of surplus equipment that they received from the Bo...

 

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