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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...

 
 By Jerry McDonald    Opinion    April 27, 2017 

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...

 

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....

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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......

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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....

 

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... Full story

 

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