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 By Frank Dufresne    Opinion    July 20, 2017 

Once-in-a-Lifetime Grant Only for Phase 1 - Leaves Other Phases on the Hook

SEELEY LAKE - Recent information misstated that a “once-in-a-lifetime” grant will pay two-thirds of sewer costs. It won’t. It is only for Phase 1. Later phases 2, 3, and 4 each need to re-apply for any grant money. This should especially...

 
 By Angelo Pecora    Opinion    July 20, 2017 

Thank You Seeley Fire and Ambulance Crew!

I would like to extend my heartfelt appreciation and thanks to the Seeley Fire and Ambulance crews for their prompt, courteous and professional response in regard to my emergency call Saturday evening. They were a blessing. In fact, after the...

 
 By E. L. Taylor    Opinion    July 20, 2017 

Must Consider Long-term Health for the Entire Valley

SEELEY LAKE - The letters last week on what to do about the proposed sewer project have stirred renewed interest from the community. This is wonderful. The more input from residents the better. Senator Tester just gave the Seeley Lake Sewer District...

 

Procrastination or Caution?

Many people experience frequent excessive delays in life or the inability to make a decision, as well as to complete or begin projects. There can be many different psychological reasons for these...

 
 By Kevin Wetherell    Opinion    July 20, 2017 

Seeley Lake Home Sales Down Due to Lack of Inventory

REAL ESTATE TODAY What a difference a few years and even a few months make in real estate. In January, we talked about the fact that land sales would increase in 2017 due to lack of home inventory....

 

Choices

In the book of Matthew, Jesus taught, “Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.” Here we learn a powerful lesson—that it is impossible to orient ourselves towards Christ without having an...

 

Voice Your Opposition to the Swan Forest Initiative

SWAN VALLEY - As a resident of the beautiful Swan Valley, I am deeply disturbed by the Lake County Conservation District’s proposal to transfer the management of 60,000 acres of the Flathead National Forest. The proposal calls for the... Full story

 
 By Don Ditty    Opinion    July 13, 2017

Fight Against All Future Funds for Sewer Project

SEELEY LAKE - For 28 years I’ve watched the Seeley Lake sewer project tossed around like a yo-yo!  I have seen Sewer Board members quit their positions to be replaced with other dreamers. Because of lack of significant grants, the Board has to... Full story

 
 By Addrien Marx    Opinion    July 13, 2017

The Cost of Not Building a Sewer System

SEELEY LAKE - People are asking what a new sewer system will cost the residents of Seeley Lake. Like my friends and neighbors here, I look forward to hearing those details when they’re available. In the meantime, I am writing to talk about the... Full story

 

Let's Get Our Sewer Information Correct

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Sewer Board distributed a flyer from Lindey’s parking lot during the Fourth of July parade which contained some error in fact and some unsubstantiated assumptions. The Board must work harder to give us accurate informa...

 
 By Connie Betson    Opinion    July 13, 2017

Seeley Lake Sewer Voted Down, Vote Being Ignored Again - Is that Legal?

SEELEY LAKE – I think voters voted against the sewer because so many questions were not answered. Like how much would the monthly cost be to users? It was quoted from $50-$192 a month, that is a huge margin. We need definite numbers. Then we were...

 

Stapleton – Stop Playing Childish Games

It appears that our most recently elected Secretary of State has revised his job description to read, “Persecutor of perceived voter fraud in Missoula County, Montana – only Missoula County.” According to his letter in the Missoulian, Corey...

 

Home Again

My eyes popped open this morning, and as I wiped the sleep from them, I read the alarm clock’s time, 5:39 a.m. I woke with a jolt realizing I was supposed to be at the barn over a half hour ago to help get a backcountry trip packed out before the...

 
 By Kelly Moore    Opinion    July 13, 2017

If You Can...Do It!

Food preservation opportunities abound! Most of us are willing to undergo the challenges of Montana's most frigid, snowy winter months just so that we may experience the pure joy of a productive...

 
 By Buzz Busby    Opinion    July 13, 2017

Self Examination...It's Tough

One of the most challenging actions a person can take is to thoroughly examine themselves in the light of Scripture. Isn’t it always easier to point out the shortcomings of others rather than truly recognize the problems with ourselves?...

 

Bringing Beauty to Barren Lands

If you have ever hiked into a year-old burn, you most likely know what fireweed looks like. The appearance of its tall, pink flowers covering the recently blackened slopes is as reliable as the appear...

 
 By Judy Boman    Opinion    July 6, 2017

Welcome and Celebrate Seeley's Sewer Project

SEELEY LAKE - How often have you had someone offer to pay most of the cost for an improvement to your property that will increase property value and help avoid costly upgrades in the future? I’ve never had that experience, but the USDA’s Rural...

 

Protect Seeley Lake - Seeley Sewer Step in the Right Direction

SEELEY LAKE - Seeley Lake is named that for a reason. The lake is a jewel and is the iconic symbol of the town, one of the most important driving forces of the local economy.  This wonderful lake is now endangered by pollution from groundwater...

 
 By E. L. Taylor    Opinion    July 6, 2017

Proposed Sewer – Outrageous Outlay with Little Gain

SEELEY LAKE - This business of the sewer system in Seeley Lake has gotten out of hand. Voters declined to finance it with a bond issue which pretty much indicated our wishes about the system as it stands. The people who are behind this are somehow...

 
 By Fran Wylder    Opinion    July 6, 2017

Seeley Lake Needs Reliable Sewer System

SEELEY LAKE – Our family and friends have enjoyed living on Seeley Lake for more than 50 years. It is a beautiful location with so many opportunities for year-round recreation and relaxation. The townspeople, shops, churches, restaurants,...

 
 By Bethany Hoag    Opinion    July 6, 2017

I Just Wish

by Bethany Hoag Seeley-Swan High School, 9th grade One day you will look at someone, You will look at them in a way you never looked at someone before. With a gleam in your eye, A fire in your soul,...

 
 By Mark Ruby    Opinion    July 6, 2017

Public Input is Important to USFS Land Management

The US Forest Service is an agency that uses teams of resource specialists to plan and implement management actions on the nation’s national forest lands. This planning and implementation relies heavily on public involvement at all stages. Without...

 

Lupine Lessons

The robust flower spikes that paint our forest floor purple are lupines. Though lupine seedpods look a lot like domestic peas and specific species were cultivated for thousands of years in the Andes...

 
 By Erik Iverson    Opinion    July 6, 2017

In-Dependence Day

As of this reading, the Fourth of July will by now have passed. Many others have written far better than I can hope to about the meaning and relevance of this and other holidays in modern day America but still I couldn’t help but think of how surpr...

 
 By Dennis Clark    Opinion    June 29, 2017

To Sewer or Not to Sewer?

SEELEY LAKE - That is the question. Ah…summer at Seeley; sun, sand, swimming, sailing, skiing, surfing and the….sewer. That’s right, all that fun and a big decision too. That is why I have decided to dedicate some of my time this summer to...

 

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