News & Features
from the Seeley Swan Pathfinder

Jury Finds Rambo Hooser 'Not Guilty'
in shooting death of Seeley Lake teacher




Kurtis Friede wins second in World Hill Climb Championship in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, in addition to division first and second places.


Seeley Swan area chosen for special study on lynx
Judge orders Fish & Wildlife Service to review lynx status


Seeley-Swan Blackhawks take fourth
in State Basketball Tournament

(Three Blackhawk stars picked by coaches at State Class C Tournament)

Record Snowfall at Seeley Lake

RELATED STORY -- Snow plowing costs depleting Double Arrow budget

Nationally known outfitter, poet, C.B. Rich Dies

Teacher Murdered: A Town Cries

Cliff Nelson

Assailant(s) kills most revered teacher in Seeley Lake with shotgun blast in middle of night!
(From the Pathfinder October 3, 1996 edition)
Follow-up Story: TWO ARRESTED Oct. 18 on Murder Charges

These photos are worth taking a look at!

A Wedding to Remember

A Spokane, Wahington couple chose Seeley Lake as the site for their unusual wedding. At this wedding, the groom really took the "plunge!"

Sourdough Island

The University of Montana formulates plans for executive conference
retreats on this island home built by a late Montana entrepeneur and scientist.

Fly Inn Development Up & Flying

New Swan Valley Catholic Church

Game Range Ramblin's

FW&P Biologist Mike Thompson describes in his weekly column all the activities one can do at the Blackfoot-Clearwater Winter Game Range.

Thompson writes of the History of the Game Range

One-Room 'Country School' Stages Comeback

While a new $2 million expansion and remodeling of Seeley Lake Elementary is taking place, the one-room country school concept is stageing a comeback inside the modern structure. The project, new this year, is one of several projects at Seeley Elementary receiving funding help from the Claiborne/Ortenberg Foundation.

Swan Valley builds a new Ball Park

American Legion members have spent six years raising $20,000 and building a new ball park near the Condon Forest Service airstrip along Highway 83. It is now one of the "finest" ball parks in the Seeley Swan as detailed in this story with photos.

Grizzly meeting in Condon

Swan Valley wilderness rangers axed by Forest Service
Then restored to service by voluntary fund-raising efforts.

Plum Creek land sales
cause a flurry of inquiries

Health Survey indicates Seeley Lake denizens
want more in the way of medical services

S.O.S. Health Center faces
nearly $100,000 debt to Missoula County

In a follow-up story, health center cuts wages and projects ability to begin paying back debt to Missoula County.

Swan Valley citizens develop
a Vision Statement for National Forest Congress

Seeley Students Win State FPS Bowl
& Trip to Rhode Island National Finals

Nelson named FPS Coach of the Year

Emergency personnel cross-train for fire and ambulance