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 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...

 
 By S. Akane    Opinion    June 29, 2017 

More Questions

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Sewer Board continues to ignore district residents’ desire to not pursue a central sewer. It is beyond me how the Board can void a legal election in which we said NO to the sewer project last December. I thought we...

 
 By Mike Boltz    Opinion    June 29, 2017 

Seeley Lake Sewer District's Response to Incorrect Facts

SEELEY LAKE - Recent comments published in the Pathfinder were not factually correct regarding the background and future of Seeley Lake’s proposed sewer project. The vote that was held last December was not a referendum on whether there should be a...

 
 By Lee Boman    Opinion    June 29, 2017 

Learn About the Sewer Project - Support It

SEELEY LAKE - Like many people around here, I choose to live in Seeley Lake to enjoy the abundant outdoor recreation opportunities. Everything from hunting to bird watching is available close to home. I can hike a different trail each day and most...

 

The GOP Health Plan Would Injure Montana Gravely

Seventy thousand Montanans would lose their health insurance, more than 20 million nationwide. The bill would be a disaster - especially for rural areas. Hospitals would not be able to recover the costs of emergency treatments for people without...

 

The Winds of Change

The Environmental Protection Agency was created to improve the way our nation dealt with by-products of an advancing culture. To produce the goods and services that we now believe to be necessities, certain waste products are also produced. The...

 
 By Don Larson    Opinion    June 15, 2017

Seeley Lake Sewer Board Revelations and Facts to Consider

SEELEY LAKE - A review of the Sewer Board meeting minutes is revealing. District residents should take the time to Google and read them. Just Google “Seeley Lake Sewer District” and look in the left hand column. Among the revelations are board...

 
 By Colleen Krause    Opinion    June 8, 2017

A Few Questions Regarding the Proposed Sewer

SEELEY LAKE - As most of you may know, the Seeley Lake Sewer Project was legally voted down in December. Why and who said this vote did not stand? However, at the present time, the Seeley Sewer District is still trying to shove this project down our...

 
 By Don Larson    Opinion    June 1, 2017

Seeley Lake Sewer Board Trying to Circumvent the Law

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Sewer Board continues its end-run effort to cancel last fall’s election results. After a solid majority voted “NO” on the $12 million bond issue last December, it is trying to circumvent the law by first shutting...

 
 By Mary Miester    Opinion    June 1, 2017

Response to Wood's Letter

In response to Elizabeth K. (Betsy) Wood’s letter in the May 25 Pathfinder, the special election was held to replace Ryan Zinke who was in the U.S. House of Representatives not the U.S. Senate.   Also, if she would rather have a U.S. Congressman...

 
 By John E. Taylor    Opinion    May 25, 2017

The Difference in Candidates

The special election to replace Ryan Zinke has generated a lot of talk about what makes “Montana values” and which of the candidates best exemplifies them. This sort of thing opens the door to a multitude of opinions and interpretations, ranging...

 

Blackfoot Clearwater Legislation Could Do More for Seeley Lake

SEELEY LAKE - The recent Blackfoot Clearwater legislation put together by Senator Tester protects some amazing roadless country such as the Monture Creek drainage and the Swan Face among other areas. However, the legislation could do more to benefit...

 

Concerns About Rob Quist

It is with a sense of civic obligation, due to the extremely important nature of the office of United States Senator from Montana, that I write this letter. My concern about the upcoming election to fill Ryan Zinke’s vacant seat centers on...

 
 By Rick Ferguson    Opinion    May 18, 2017

Gianforte - All Business & Loyal to the State of Montana

Regarding Montana’s special election, May 25: “Native son” Rob Quist may have been born in Montana but his character hardly represents the qualities that are necessary to represent the majority of the citizens of the great state of Montana. He...

 

Montana Is Not For Sale

A lot (perhaps too much) has been said, written and broadcast about the upcoming special race for Montana’s lone Congressional seat on May 25. While I disagree with some of Rob Quist’s positions, and even more so with Gianforte’s views, the...

 

Thanks

SEELEY LAKE – A quick “Thank You” to our church family for all the food, cards and visits. Also, we want to thank the community of Seeley Lake and my neighbors for being here for Jon and I. What a caring and thoughtful community we have. God...

 

SB97 and Why Elections Matter

So many people are extremely upset about Governor Bullock’ veto of Senator Regier’s SB97 “Prohibit Application of Foreign Laws in Montana Courts.” How can he veto a bill that passed both the Senate and the House of Representatives? Well, he...

 

Quist Shows Montana Courage

The biggest issue of the Montana special election is the Montana mail-in ballot. Risking defeat by doing the right thing is the very definition of courageous. And in this case what’s right was profoundly clear, unequivocal and laid squarely in the...

 

Gianforte Best Choice!

Greg Gianforte, a devout family man, moved to Montana decades ago and founded a company that evolved to develop “high tech” $90,000 jobs. When his growing company had a shortage of skilled labor, he started a scholarship to encourage Montana stud...

 
 By John Rice    Opinion    April 13, 2017

Year Round Wheeled Vehicle Access on Cottonwood Lakes Road – Appeal to the Court of Public Opinion

SEELEY LAKE - On March 16, a meeting was held at the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) Office in Missoula to discuss the issue of whether the Rice Family should have vehicular use of the Cottonwood Lake Road for year around access to their property. Those...

 
 By June Ash    Opinion    April 6, 2017

Gratitude and Thanks to Swan Valley

SWAN VALLEY - I wish to extend my thanks and gratitude overwhelmingly to the folks in the Swan Valley. For the past 10 years since my husband Rod died, dear care people, folks and friends have enabled me to live a happy, active and productive life...

 

What Is Needed Is A Definition of Terms

What is a REAL (NATIVE) Montanan? Reading the editorials, it seems that a Real Montanan MUST be completely honorable and trust worthy. No other person can be capable of these traits. I have looked at several reference books with little success. If...

 
 By John Rice    Opinion    March 30, 2017

Stand Up to Mismanagement and Demand Change

That was a great guest column article by Senator Fred Thomas in the March 21 edition of the Missoulian. Senator Thomas was right on target with respect to mismanagement of our public lands by the Federal Government and the tremendous waste created...

 
 By C.A. Disney    Opinion    March 30, 2017

Quist Supports Sanctuary Cities

It may interest the voters of Montana to know that Rob Quist, the democratic nominee for the special election to the U.S. House of Representatives, is a supporter of Sanctuary Cities. He recently stated such on the statewide radio program, Voices of...

 

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...

 

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