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 By Larry Dillree    Opinion    August 17, 2017 

Wildfires and Logging

Two young firefighters killed by falling snags – snags that should not have even been there. These snags should have been cut years ago and sent to the sawmill as logs, or cut and sent to the pulp mill. When all else failed – open the gate and...

 
 By Gary Niklas    Opinion    August 17, 2017 

Stay Safe While on a Walk

With school about to start very soon, it would be a good idea if the kids, as well as their parents and grandparents, knew how to walk safely on a road where there are no sidewalks. Yesterday I saw a young man walking his dog on the right side of...

 
 By Mike Marshall    Opinion    August 17, 2017 

Daines - A Little Bit About Our Summer

While we’re dealing with one of the worst threatening wildfires in the U.S. right now here with our Rice Ridge Fire on Seeley Lake’s doorstep, Senator Jon Tester and Governor Bullock both came to Seeley Lake to make serious inquiries and...

 
 By Nancy Bartlett    Opinion    August 17, 2017 

No More Silence about the Sewer Board

SEELEY LAKE – I have sat quietly by, watching the Sewer Board do their thing for many years. That ends today! You keep trying any and all ways to circumvent the majority vote against the sewer. No, don’t try to explain it to me again about how so...

 
 By Doug Tyndall    Opinion    August 17, 2017 

A Hard Look at Forest Management and Fire Suppression is Needed

Before I start let me make it clear, I support and honor all those who are working to control the fires burning near Seeley Lake and throughout Montana. However, those in charge, including the Forest Service and our government representatives need...

 
 By Karen Salomon    Opinion    August 17, 2017 

Comments Insult to Firefighters and Public Health Officials

I was pleased to read an article in the Great Falls Tribune on Aug. 11 that reported on the forest fire situation in the Seeley Lake area. I am a resident of this town and I can unequivocally state that this natural disaster has had a tremendous impa...

 
 By John Rice    Opinion    August 17, 2017 

Don't Just Let It Burn

Having just read Professor Fernanda Santos letter in the Aug. 10 Missoulian entitled “Some Wildfires Simply Cannot Be Fought.” I think Fernando’s letter sounds just like articles written by most National Forest Service people. In other words, t...

 

Support the Sewer Board and Build the Facility

SEELEY LAKE - This sewer is a local solution for a local issue. Seeley Lake’s groundwater, lakes, rivers and streams are impacted by leaking septic tanks and drainfield effluent. It’s hard to imagine that a community with such iconic beauty is...

 

To Whom it May Concern

In the July 27 edition of the Seeley Swan Pathfinder, I wrote a letter to the editor and failed to signify that I was writing as a Swan Valley resident.  I was not writing as a Swan Valley Regional Planning Committee (SRVPC) member or on behalf of...

 
 By Bruce Hall    Opinion    August 10, 2017

Don't Let the Debate Sink Lower than the Sewer (or Septic System)

SEELEY LAKE - I attend Seeley Lake Sewer District Board meetings when I am in residence and read about them when I’m away. The Board did a lackluster job of getting information out last year and the opposition did a great job of distributing...

 
 By Denny Allen    Opinion    August 10, 2017

Support the Sewer for the Future of the Lake and All Those Who Depend on It

SEELEY LAKE - I guess the word “deplorable” could be used to describe me. As with any definition comes a perception of how that word is applied. Concern for the environment and caring for nature are not usually associated with today’s’...

 

Organ Pillaging: Taking a Stand Against Chinese Abuse

Human rights in China have not gotten any better. In June 2016, Congress passed House Resolution 343, condemning the Chinese government for sanctioning the pillaging of organs from Falun Gong and other prisoners of conscience. Falun Gong is a Buddha...

 

Dear Seeley Lake Community,

We want to take this time to thank you for embracing us with open arms and accepting us as community members from our first day in this beautiful place. It has been great to develop relationships with so many of you, learn from you, work with you...

 

Wildland Firefighting Stays in the Blood

Andi Bourne wrote an excellent but incredibly sad Editor’s Note on behalf of the young firefighter that we lost.  I, too, have several years of fire experience, all on the Lolo National Forest: my first three as one of the first women in...

 
 By Don Larson    Opinion    August 3, 2017

Paint a Clear Financial Picture Before Residents Have to Pay

SEELEY LAKE - Polson is developing a $17.6 million sewer upgrade after the EPA came in and levied a $40,000 fine on the district for exceeding its wastewater discharge limits. Sewer bills will jump from $20 per month to $60, and that’s for 2,000...

 
 By Bruce Friede    Opinion    August 3, 2017

SLE School Board Responsible to Taxpayer for Incoming Fire Camp Funds

SEELEY LAKE - I recall the U.S. Forest Service running fire camp operations from the Seeley Lake Elementary three times for local forest fires. The Forest Service pays a fee to rent the facility while the Seeley Lake Elementary School is not in...

 

How Far Will Sewer Board and Manager Go Using Questionable Practices to Seize Control Over Approval for Sewer?

SEELEY LAKE - The five business men on the Seeley Lake Sewer Board and their general manager Greg Robertson, henceforth called B/gm, have now conjured up at least three purposely twisted ways to try to get their sewer proposal past the constituents...

 
 By Diann Ericson    Opinion    July 27, 2017

Dowdall's Comments Hold the Same Weight as All Other Comments

SWAN VALLEY - I am grateful to the Seeley Swan Pathfinder for the opportunity to address a topic under discussion in Swan Valley Regional Planning Committee: the edits to the Swan Valley Regional Plan by Colleen Dowdall. I wish to emphasize that the...

 

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...

 

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...

 
 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...

 
 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...

 

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...

 

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