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 By Andi Bourne    News    April 2, 2020 

History Foundation awards USVHS grant

SWAN VALLEY - The Montana History Foundation (MHF) announced its 2020 grant cycle will put $164,800 into 29 historic preservation projects in 27 communities this year including the Upper Swan Valley...

 By Andi Bourne    News    April 2, 2020 

New collaborative pools resources to offer assistance

SEELEY LAKE –Seeley Lake pastors and representatives from Missoula Aging Services sat around a big table at Seeley Lake Baptist Church March 19. Their conversation centered around working together to best serve the community through the...

 By Andi Bourne    News    April 2, 2020 

Lolo National Forest closes all campgrounds, cabins and lookouts

Effective March 28, all Lolo National Forest campgrounds, rental cabins and lookouts will be temporarily closed through April 30 or until the order is rescinded. The health and safety of visitors, as well as Forest Service employees and volunteers,...

 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    April 2, 2020 

50/50 Ice Off Challenge kicks off

Editor's Note: This article was updated Thursday, April 2. The Tamaracks Resort will be partnering with Alpine Artisans, Inc. (not the Chamber as originally published) for the big event following the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions. SEELEY LAKE ...

 By Andi Bourne    News    April 2, 2020 

Coronavirus updates – Week in review March 24 - March 31

Below is a summary of the new information about local and statewide closures, restrictions and accommodations due to the coronavirus as of Tuesday morning, March 31. Information changes daily,... Full story


The Nature Conservancy launches free online resource

The Nature Conservancy and its 550 scientists are launching Nature Lab, a new online learning platform designed to help students learn the science behind how nature works for us and how we can help keep it running strong. “As schools around the...


FWP adjusts facility management, state lands remain open for day use

Montanans are lucky to have so many opportunities to get outdoors and recreate, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. And while Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks encourages recreation outside, we also encourage careful planning and prudence. The...


Flathead National Forest closes rental cabins, developed campgrounds

KALISPELL – Fifteen rental cabins in Flathead National Forest have been closed indefinitely for the health and safety of visitors and staff. Developed campgrounds and most restroom facilities are also closed. Even though campgrounds are closed,...

 By Johnathan Hettinger    News    April 2, 2020 

Glacier National Park closes over coronavirus concerns

Glacier National Park announced it will temporarily close, as of 5 p.m. Friday, March 27 in coordination with the state of Montana, Flathead County, Glacier County and the Blackfeet Tribe. "We're...


Guidelines for conducting public meetings during State of Emergency

HELENA – Montana Attorney General Tim Fox issued a letter of advice in response to a request for guidance on how government entities should conduct open meetings during the COVID-19 state of emergency. “The COVID-19 pandemic and...

 By Andi Bourne    News    April 2, 2020 

Meeting needs outside the church walls

SEELEY LAKE – When schools were closed for an additional week following spring break, Mission Bible Fellowship's Kids Club Coordinator Erika Wilson came up with the idea to put together Boredom...

 By Betty Vanderwielen    News    April 2, 2020 

Hairbrained or harebrained?

SEELEY LAKE – The word "hairbrained" conjures images of Lucy from the "I Love Lucy" show engaging in hilarious and unsuccessful attempts to get into show business or to make money as in the famous...

 By Andi Bourne    News    April 2, 2020 

Making the best of challenging times

SEELEY LAKE - Despite the uncertainty and challenges presenting the community after two weeks of restrictions and closures, local residents and businesses are still trying to keep a positive attitude... Full story

 By Andi Bourne    News    April 2, 2020 

Preparedness discussion offers tips and tools

SEELEY LAKE – Double Arrow Landowners Association sponsored a virtual Community Preparedness Discussion that was aired live on the Seeley Swan Pathfinder Facebook page March 26. DARLOA President...

 News    April 2, 2020 

Community Briefs

Death Notice, James “Jim” Calvin Webb SWAN VALLEY - James “Jim” Calvin Webb, age 86, of Condon passed away on Monday, March 23. Services for James will be held at a later date and will be announced when arrangements are complete. Please...


Governor Bullock extends motor vehicle deadlines, provides online service and mail

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today issued a Directive allowing Montanans to renew their driver’s licenses online and by mail and extended the deadline to complete title and registration paperwork to provide essential services without...


Governor Bullock Announces Consumer Protections to Lessen Financial Hardships on Montanans During COVID-19 Pandemic

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock announced March 31 consumer protections to lessen the economic impacts on Montanans during the COVID-19 statewide emergency by stopping evictions, foreclosures and cancellation of utility services including water, h... Full story


Governor Bullock to Bolster Food Security for Montana Families During Statewide COVID-19 Emergency

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock announced Friday that in the coming days and weeks, he will extend federal food assistance to more than 100,000 Montanans, increase food supplies at emergency food pantries and food banks, and streamline nutrition... Full story


Local health officials announce first COVID-19 related death in Missoula County

MISSOULA - The Missoula City-County Health Department is deeply saddened to announce that a Missoula resident passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection. Our team at the health department sends our deepest condolences to their family,... Full story

 By Nathan Bourne    News    March 26, 2020

Sewer District meets remotely

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Sewer District (SLSD) held its March 19 meeting via teleconference call to avoid congregating people per recommendations to limit the spread of coronavirus. The District finally received a bill from their attorney for...


Local Iditarod musher racks up awards

ALASKA – Nine days, 17 hours, 47 minutes and 16 seconds after leaving Anchorage, Seeley Lake part-time resident Jessie Royer mushed her dogsled team into Nome, Alaska to a third-place finish in the...

 By Andi Bourne    News    March 26, 2020

Homeschool moms offer tips to embrace learning at home

"I want to let all of the parents that have found themselves quarantine schooling at home that what you're doing is hard! You didn't want to do this and it's probably not going to look like what a typ...

 By Andi Bourne    News    March 26, 2020

Schools collaborate to provide lunches through closure

SEELEY LAKE – While Seeley Lake Elementary bus driver Gary Wayne drove his route Monday morning, he never picked up any children. Instead he, along with SLE kitchen staff Joy Clemens, dropped off...


Spring tips when recreating on the Seeley Lake Ranger District

Although spring has officially arrived, unpredictable weather is creating variable conditions across the Seeley Lake Ranger District. Large amounts of snow remain at high elevations, while lower elevations may be experiencing spring melt. Melting...


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