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 By Carleen Gonder    Opinion    March 23, 2017 

Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act Supports Collaboration and Balanced Use

 Ovando, Mont. rancher Jim Stone said it best when he mentioned “neighbors working together” to craft the Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Project which has resulted in introduction of the bill to create the Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act...

 
 By Cross Newberry    Opinion    March 23, 2017 

Interested to Learn More About Montana

Hello people of the great state of Montana! I’m a fourth grade student in North Carolina. In fourth grade, we do state reports and I have chosen your state! I am very excited to learn more about the great state of Montana as I work on my report....

 
 By Heather Layman    Opinion    March 23, 2017 

She Walked Beside the Wagon

I believe five foot tall Lizzie Kate Longstreet (Hunter) Rich, my great, great grandmother, with her dark, raven hair is my guardian angel. Here's why... The stories of Grandma Lizzie have always...

 
 By Ryen Neudecker    Opinion    March 23, 2017 

Celebrating 30 Years of Restoration in the Blackfoot Watershed

This year marks Big Blackfoot Chapter of Trout Unlimited's (BBCTU) 30th Anniversary. It's hard to believe it was back in 1987 when BBCTU held their first meeting initiated by a group of thoughtful...

 
 By Erik Iverson    Opinion    March 23, 2017 

Lifted Up

The commonly recognized symbol for the medical and health professions is a staff with two snakes entwined about it, known as the “Caduceus.” This actually derives from modern misunderstandings that confused this symbol of the mythical Greek god...

 
 By Citizens for Balanced Use    Opinion    March 16, 2017

Senator Tester Seeks More Wilderness in Montana

Amidst continued news coverage of the debate on public lands, Montana’s lone Democrat in Congress, Senator Jon Tester, has announced a bill to create two new Recreation Management Areas totaling almost 6,000 acres. Within the two new Otatsy and...

 
 By Elinor Williamson    Opinion    March 16, 2017

Tell Your Representatives to Vote YES on HB 570

Once again we see the horrors of puppy mills, with 38 dogs found last week. Will you please stop this terrible cruelty by calling your Representative and Senator and ask them to vote ‘Yes’ on House Bill (HB) 570, the bill that is in the House...

 
 By Christian Trejbal    Opinion    March 16, 2017

Help the Sun Shine Locally This Year

Sunshine Week, the annual celebration of government transparency, kicked off on Sunday. This year, opinion journalists might be tempted to turn critical eyes toward Washington, D.C. The recently...

 
 By Scott Eggeman    Opinion    March 16, 2017

The Challenges of a Long Winter

As the seemingly endless winter snows begin to turn to rain and our valley snowmelt begins to fill our streams and wetlands, it finally appears that spring is here. A winter like this one is an...

 
 By Shane Kesterke    Opinion    March 16, 2017

24 Years and Still Learning

It was 24 years ago March 11 that a beautiful young lady flew to Anchorage, Alaska, to meet me to embark on the wonderful life-long journey together that we call marriage. I believe my wife Missy is the best gift God has given to me outside of life i...

 
 By Ken Kronsperger    Opinion    March 9, 2017

BCSA Is a Benefit?

From what I read about the Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act (BCSA), there is very little local opposition to adding another 70,000 acres of wilderness to the millions that we already have. I must wonder what local they surveyed? How did they...

 
 By Alex Philp Ph.D.    Opinion    March 9, 2017

Opportunity to Honor Balanced Approach of BCSP

When the timber industry can sit down with conservationists and ranchers can see eye to eye with recreationists – we need leaders who will listen and honor those efforts. That’s why the Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Project (BCSP) is so...

 
 By Jane Grochowski    Opinion    March 9, 2017

Elbow Gravel Pit – Unwise and Unnecessary

SEELEY LAKE - I couldn’t agree more with Libby Langston and Douglas Waldron about the proposed Elbow Gravel Pit. It defies common sense to locate a gravel pit – with all the inherent noise and disruption – smack in the middle of a wildlife...

 
 By Ron Hooper - CEO Neptune Aviation Services Inc.    Opinion    March 9, 2017

Grateful for Senator Tester's Support of Homegrown Approach to Land Management and Job Creation

In Montana, we know how to turn casual conversations into collaborative policies that work for the benefit of all. The Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Project is a model for homegrown collaboration that works. It includes the support of a diverse...

 
 By Elinor Williamson    Opinion    March 9, 2017

Please Pause for Pets and People

Condon, a great and thriving community, has just added another reason to visit Condon, a DOG GROOMER! Yes, a business which is so needed. You can  message Brenda Phelps Mitchell on Facebook or call 406-590-3935 for an appointment. I visited with...

 
 By Matt Hart    Opinion    March 9, 2017

Long-Term Vision: Connecting Vital Ground for Grizzlies

Connectivity-it's a hot buzzword when it comes to wildlife. But what does it really mean? At The Vital Ground Foundation, connectivity shapes our organizational vision. A dozen years ago, when the...

 
 By Rev. Carrie Benton    Opinion    March 9, 2017

A Church for Groucho Marx: A Quest (Part 2)

Last time (Jan. 19, 2017) I invited you to join me on a quest, a quest to find “church” for those who are skeptical, cynical, or suspicious of churches, of religious organizations in a broad sense - what I am referring to as the “Groucho...

 
 By Rick and Susie Graetz    Opinion    March 9, 2017

Bits of Montana Wisdom (Part 1)

With winter gripping Montana, let us point out that the national record for cold in the lower 48 states – 70 degrees below zero – was documented right here in Montana at 2 a.m. on Jan. 20, 1954, o...

 
 By Lee Boman    Opinion    March 2, 2017

Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act Will Ensure the Magic of Montana Forever

SEELEY LAKE - It doesn’t matter if you are a Republican, Democrat or Independent. It makes no difference if you enjoy snowmobiling or hiking or both. Regardless of personal preferences, all Montanans can be proud of the proposal a group of local...

 
 By Merrily and Larry Dunham    Opinion    March 2, 2017

Thank You Volunteers!

SWAN VALLEY - I read in the Feb. 23 issue of the Pathfinder about the article, “Condon House Fire Total Loss”.  What a great group of volunteers we have in the Swan Valley Emergency Services!  They responded to this house fire at midnight on a...

 
 By Douglas E. Waldron    Opinion    March 2, 2017

Enough Already – No Elbow Gravel Pit

SEELEY LAKE - I wholeheartily agree with Libby Langston’s letter to the Seeley Swan Pathfinder dated Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, “Do Not Create the Elbow Gravel Pit.” Possibly, some of these brain thrush people at DNRC who want to make this deal...

 
 By Annie Bukacek - MD    Opinion    March 2, 2017

Declare Legal Protection At Conception

With 25 years of clinical experience, and scores of patients who have had abortions, I have never met a woman who wasn’t emotionally harmed by it. Post abortive woman’s feelings, health and humanity are ignored in the pro-abortion arguments......

 
 By Ken Silvestro PhD.    Opinion    March 2, 2017

What is Maturity?

There are several common answers to this question. For example, an older person is mature. Or, a person who is wise is mature. Another common belief is that a moral person is mature. Although there...

 
 By Jordan Koppen and Beau Maciag    Opinion    March 2, 2017

Are You Ready for Fire Season?

Open burning is officially underway for the 2017 spring season. It's important for you to know the local burning seasons and what you can burn. With the exception of small cooking or recreational...

 
 By Craig Wilson    Opinion    March 2, 2017

Never Closed for Business

We live in an era when it is easier and easier to get what we need, when we want it. Yet, we are still limited by availability. There can be occasions when we have to wait to see the dentist or arrive at a store before closing time. Often there are...

 

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