20/35 Year Look Back
December 23, 2021
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 website seeleylake.com for you to enjoy. We hope you will enjoy the journey with us as we follow our community through the past 35 years as documented by the Pathfinder.
35 years ago: Dec. 24, 1986 issue
Residents to groom trails
Area snowmobile trails will be groomed by local residents this year. In the past, the fish and game has been in charge of trail grooming, but this year, the Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks turned over nearly $6,000 to the Driftriders Snowmobile Club of Seeley Lake to maintain popular trails.
"We'll get more miles of trail groomed for our money," according to Jerry Ding, Driftrider president. The money originates from a portion of the snowmobile license fee collected annually by the state. Officials with the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks have, in the past, carried out grooming amidst a large variety of other required...
To read the full article and more from the Dec. 24, 1986 issue visit https://www.seeleylake.com/home/customer_files/article_documents/1986-12-24.pdf
20 years ago: Dec. 27, 2001 issue
AARP honors Gloria Busch for service in Swan Valley
The Swan Valley Chapter of AARP held their annual Christmas meeting on Monday, December 10, 2001, with prelaunch entertainment provided by the singing of Christmas carols by the group "Caught in the Act."
To read the full article and more from the Dec. 27, 2001 issue visit https://www.seeleylake.com/home/customer_files/article_documents/2001-12-27.pdf