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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 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 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 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 Seeley Lake ROCKS Race Committee    Opinion    February 23, 2017

Thank You for Making the 2017 Seeley Lake ROCKS Peter Hale Race a Huge Success

SEELEY LAKE - We would like to sincerely thank our hosts, partners, volunteers and racers that made the 2017 Seeley Lake ROCKS Peter Hale Race a huge success.  The hosts, partners and many volunteers involved again exemplifies what Seeley Lake...

 
 By Roxie Sterling    Opinion    February 23, 2017

Response to Trimble - Give Our President a Chance

In regards to Mr. Tod Trimble’s letter titled “Sad Day for Montana’s Representation” in the Pathfinder Feb. 16. Mr. Trimble has the right to his opinion and so do I. I praise Senator Steve Daines for voting for Betsy De Vos. Mr. President...

 
 By Libby Langston    Opinion    February 23, 2017

Do Not Create the Elbow Gravel Pit

GREENOUGH - In response to the Jan. 30, 2017 letter from the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation about the proposed Elbow Gravel Pit, I have several points to make and questions to ask. First of all, the location of this five-acre gravel...

 
 By Curtis Friede    Opinion    February 23, 2017

Make Your Opinion About Wilderness Known

SEELEY LAKE - Senator Jon Tester is launching his new wilderness bill this week. I encourage anyone who is not in favor of more wilderness designated on the Seeley Lake Ranger District to email or call our Montana Senators Steve Daines and Tester....

 
 By Tod Trimble    Opinion    February 16, 2017

Sad Day for Montana's Representation

Twice in one day, Senator Steve Daines has disgraced Montana. “School choice” does not help the budget of public schools in our cities and towns and it offers nothing whatsoever for education in our rural areas, where there will never be charter...

 
 By Swan Valley Emergency Services    Opinion    February 16, 2017

Help Us Help You!

Swan Valley Emergency Services (SVES) would like to share some situations we have dealt with when responding to emergencies. With the recent warmer weather (annual mid-winter thaw) the ice/snow pack on driveways and approaches is giving way to deep...

 
 By Local Emergency Responders and Law Enforcement    Opinion    February 16, 2017

Thank You for Your Cooperation

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Fire District and the Missoula County Sheriff’s Office want to thank the residents of Seeley Lake for their patience and cooperation during the Saturday, Feb. 4 propane incident. Your calm demeanor during the...

 
 By Roxie Sterling    Opinion    February 9, 2017

Jobs are More Important than Recreation

SEELEY LAKE - I currently live 100 yards from the Seeley Lake airport and a quarter mile from Cottonwood Lakes Road. I know a little bit about gravel pits.  As a child, I lived with my parents and my three siblings at a gravel pit in Western...

 
 By John Rice    Opinion    February 2, 2017

Response to "Not My Land"

SEELEY LAKE - In response to the recent letter to the Pathfinder Editor dated Jan. 19, 2017 entitled Not My Land by Roxie Sterling. My family also has a long history here with a grandfather who ran a stagecoach and later became sheriff of Missoula...

 
 By Lynn Carey    Opinion    February 2, 2017

Thoughts on the Speed Limit Change

SEELEY LAKE - I read with interest the article about the speed limits through town. Now I was totally out of the loop as to the where fore, what fore of the speed limit change. I would like to offer a few thoughts I have on the subject. I have no...

 
 By Duane Schlabach    Opinion    February 2, 2017

Response to Last Week's Speed Limit Article

SEELEY LAKE - As Chair of the Seeley Lake Community Council’s Traffic Project, I feel it’s my civic duty to ensure that the public is informed of all the facts surrounding the Council’s Traffic Project. This article is a direct response to the...

 
 By Roxie Sterling    Opinion    January 19, 2017

Not My Land - Let Lewis Have a Gravel Pit and Make a Living

SEELEY LAKE - I moved to the beautiful mountain town of Seeley Lake in 1961 at the age of 16. My husband moved here two years before in 1959. We were here for many years before the Double Arrow Ranch subdivided. I didn’t like it but it wasn’t my...

 
 By John Rice    Opinion    January 5, 2017

Shame on Commissioners

SEELEY LAKE - The Missoula County Commissioners have refused to give aid in preventing a gravel pit and asphalt plant that has been purposed for property on the Cottonwood Lakes Road. The Commissioners don’t seem to have any problem with these...

 

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