20/35 Year Look Back


Easterm Montanans Back Seeley 200 Race

Thanks to generous donations from Eastern Montana businesses, the Wilderness Sportsman's Club is now only $,1500 away from its $6,000 purse goal for the Seeley Lake 200 Sled Dog Race set for January 29 through February 1. Ray Corcoran Trucking and Ed Corcoran Trucking, Billings, donated a combined total of $750 toward the race purse last week, according to race committee member, Elinor Williamson. "We really appreciate the support from these businessmen,"Williamson said, adding that Seeley Lake residents have continued to support the race. "The Seeley Lake Women's Club recently donated $100 too," she pointed out. The race purse now totals $4,500. Other substantial donations ($500 or more) have come from a Swan Valley resident, the Missoula Electric Cooperative, Blackfoot Telephone Cooperative and Missoula General Hospital.


Pyramid Lumber Expands Out Of State With Purchase of Spokane Company

Pyramid Mountain Lumber, Inc. of Seeley Lake has purchased Spokane Moulding Corp. of Spokane, Washington from Link Associates of Caldwell, New Jersey. "This marks the first time that Pyramid has expanded outside of Seeley Lake," said Roger Johnson, President,

Pyramid Lumber.  Pyramid Mountain Lumber is a Montana corporation that has been in operation since 1948. The company has been owned by the same two families since that time. The stockholders of Pyramid Lumber live in the Seeley Lake area.


Medical Center Plans Well-Child Clinic 

The Seeley Swan Medical Center will be establishing a well-child clinic this winter,

according to registered nurse Diane Parker, who is coordinating the program.

The Medical Center board approved the well-child clinics at its December meeting.

The well-child clinics, sponsored with the cooperation of Partnership Health Care in

Missoula, will provide immunizations and check-ups for children in the Seeley Lake area.

Seeley Lake resident, Cindy Gallea, a registered nurse and nurse practitioner, will be the healthcare provider at the clinics, conducting exams once a month.


Ozone Pursuit Cross Country Race here Jan. 5-6

It's time to get ready for a slate of cross country ski races sponsored this winter by western Montana ski clubs and the Trail Head. On January 5 and 6, the Ozone Pursuit Cross Country Ski Race, sponsored by the Missoula Nordic Ski Club and the Trail Head, starts at 10:00a.m. at the Seeley Lake Cross Country Ski Trails. Distances are 10 and 15 kilometers.

On January 26, the 20th Annual O.S.C.R.,sponsored by the Seeley Lake Ski Club and the Trail Head, starts at 10:00a.m. at the Seeley Lake Cross Country Ski Trails. Distances are 10, 25 and 50 kilometers. 


Swan DNRC Firefighter Honored

Firefighter Mike Willardson from the Swan DNRC Unit was awarded the Blackfoot Forest Protective Association Award for 2004 Firefighter of the Year.


Lions to Receive Park Steward Award

The Seeley Lake Lions Club is the recipient of the 2010 Missoula County Park Steward Award. The Missoula County Park Board has recognized the Lions Club for its extraordinary efforts to manage and maintain the Seeley Lake Lions Clearwater Park. Over the past 16 years, the Lions have worked to manage, maintain and improve the community park in Seeley Lake. The Lions

Club developed a winter skating program at the park that includes an annual skating party during Seeley Lake's Winterfest. The Club also enhanced the park with a paved walking

path, updated picnic facilities, vegetation management and general maintenance.


Seeley Lake Pond Hockey Returns Bigger than Ever

The Pond Hockey Tournament is back in Seeley Lake Jan. 4 – 6 for the third year. There are 30, six- person teams participating, including one team from Seeley Lake. There are three rinks on Seeley Lake, in front of Lindey's Steakhouse, and games are expected to run until 9:30 p.m.

Mike Lindemer and Tom Monaghan, the Seeley Lake Pond Hockey coordinators, came up

with the idea of bringing hockey to Seeley Lake in October 2010.


Snowmobilers Survive Avalanche

Four snowmobilers were trapped in an avalanche in the lower North Fork Bowl the afternoon of Dec. 27. Two were pinned while the other two were buried by the slide. They were extricated by members of the 12-person party and rode out to meet Seeley Swan Search and Rescue at the warming hut near Lake Elsina. 


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