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 By Randy Reinitz    Opinion    April 26, 2018 

Job Well Done

SEELEY LAKE - Job well done Seeley Lake Fire Department Interim Chief Michael Greer and a big thank you. It takes a special person to step up to the plate and do what you did with the fire department. Job well done, well done. And I want to urge...

 
 By Will Kats    Opinion    April 26, 2018 

Response to Anderson - County Regulations Prohibitive

I read Mr. Doug Anderson’s letter concerning the proposed Swan Mountain subdivision and the fact that its location preempts its inclusion in Missoula County’s permit system. If I understand him correctly, this fact will cause great harm to first...

 
 By Colleen Krause    Opinion    April 26, 2018 

Reasons for Some New Blood on the Sewer Board

SEELEY LAKE - Seeley Lake is very fortunate to have three new people who are interested in running for the Sewer Board. They are Beth Hutchinson, Troy Spence and Juli Cole. The top priority for these three candidates is not to immediately reject the...

 
 By Kelsi Luhnow    Opinion    April 26, 2018 

Cecil – Genuine Montanan Ready to Work for You

Dear Citizens of House District 92, You can count on Duane “Cecil” Schlabach to be a representative who will pour his heart and soul into his duties. He has integrity, humor, a solid work ethic, a caring heart for Montana and its people and a...

 
 By Rachelle Harman    Opinion    April 26, 2018 

Let Skiles, Lindemer and Butcher Finish the Job!

When we first came to Seeley Lake in the late 1990’s, there was much discussion about the sewer system. We were interested in the future planning for this community and went to the Missoula County Office and obtained a Seeley Lake Comprehensive...

 
 By Troy Spence    Opinion    April 26, 2018 

Questions for Wallenburn

SEELEY LAKE - The more the sewer is the topic, the more false information is surfacing. First of all, regarding Joann Wallenburn’s letter in the April 19 issue of the Pathfinder. I would like to ask her to support her facts on the Placid Lake...

 

Vote for the Fire Board Incumbents Connie Clark and Gary Lewis and Sewer Board Incumbents Mike Lindemer, Bob Skiles and Mark Butcher

SEELEY LAKE - There is not enough space in this column to list all the accomplishments and dedication to our community of these five outstanding people, which have already been documented on these pages last week. Suffice it to say that they all...

 
 By Walt Hill    Opinion    April 26, 2018 

Don't Rock the Boat!

SEELEY LAKE - Finally, after more than two decades of effort by many members of the sewer board and managers, we now have a solid plan and funding in place for a sewer system in Seeley Lake. I can only express my heartfelt thanks to all who have...

 
 By Beth Hutchinson    Opinion    April 26, 2018 

Decisions Must Be Made on Clear and Sound Information

SEELEY LAKE - When long-term, costly decisions are being made, you— the voters— deserve to be given reliable information. Getting such information from the current Seeley Lake Sewer Trustees has been and continues to be virtually impossible....

 
 By Sandy Welch    Opinion    April 26, 2018 

Giving Away Your Data

Most data is obtained legally, with your consent. But many times you don’t recognize when you are providing your information. There are many steps you can take to help protect your privacy. Here are a few more that are driven by the upcoming...

 

Welcome Candidates!

SEELEY LAKE - Last week Seeley Lake hosted two candidate forums at our Community Hall. The Seeley Lake Community Council offered a great service for the community and they did it very professionally. One of Klaus von Stutterheim’s super powers is...

 

Sewer Board and Data by the Numbers

Current Seeley Lake Sewer Board: Males - 100%, Females - 0%, Business Owners - 100%, Wage Earners - 0%, Fixed Income/Retired - 0%, High Value Property Ownership - 100%, Apparent Need for Sewer - 100%, Relevant Training/Background - 40% Flexibility...

 

Vote for Incumbents Gary Lewis and Connie Clark

SEELEY LAKE - First, thank you to all our VOLUNTEERS for their time in training and responding to the needs of the community! I am honored to support the incumbents for Fire District Board of Trustees. I have known both Gary Lewis and Connie Clark...

 
 By Jean Curtiss    Opinion    April 19, 2018

Curtiss Brings Experience and Common Sense to Commissioner Race

I am running for Missoula County Commissioner because my experience and common sense leadership are needed now more than ever. I have a passion for Missoula County.  I was born in Missoula and raised on a farm in the Swan. I graduated from...

 

Vote for Josh Slotnick June 5

MISSOULA - We are writing to support Josh Slotnick’s bid for County Commissioner. Thirty-five years ago, we were transplants to Montana. We came initially for the reasons many do: easy access to unadulterated wilderness and the beauty of...

 

Sewer Board Incumbents Most Knowledgeable, Best Choice for District

SEELEY LAKE - We chose to move to Seeley Lake for the beauty of the mountains, the lakes and streams, the critters, the snow…The small town. Back then, the sewer, “to be or not to be,” was a topic of discussion – and it still is 16 years...

 

A Challenge to Maintain Respect for All Candidates

SEELEY LAKE - Dr. Stephen Covey, author of "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People," accurately stated about the profession of law enforcement, "Service, justice and fundamental fairness - these...

 

McDermott Committed to Fair and Ethical Campaign

My re-election campaign for Sheriff is committed to fair and ethical campaigns and behaviors. We are firmly opposed to the type of behavior Mr. Wafstet has indicated in his emails, by any supporter of any candidate running for any political office....

 
 By Marcy Allen    Opinion    April 19, 2018

Curtiss Listens to New Ideas, Seeks Long-term Solutions

In my role as Executive Director of BREDD, a regional economic development organization, I had the privilege of working alongside of Commissioner Jean Curtiss for 10 years on economic development issues facing Missoula County. During this time, Jean...

 

Slotnick – Visionary Leader to Help Missoula County Grow into the Future

MISSOULA - I design projects to restore degraded ecosystems and often catch myself asking, “What were they thinking?” Short-sighted needs for economic growth blinded previous generations to the long-term consequences their actions would have on...

 

A Concern About the Confucius Institute at the University of Montana

China has been funding Confucius Institutes (CI) language programs under the communist regime's Ministry of Education since 2004, in which it forms partnerships with American universities. There are currently 103 branches on campuses across the U.S....

 

Missoula County Building Permits and Inspections Needed for 61-Lot Subdivision

I have been following the purposed 61-unit Swan Mountain Estates subdivision in Powell County, just outside Seeley Lake. I have some concerns that I don’t believe are adequately addressed.  While I don’t have any problem with the subdivision in...

 

Vote For Trustees that Will Support Our Fire Volunteers

SEELEY LAKE - As we all know, Seeley Lake is a small, rural, unincorporated community. For fire and medical emergencies, we are served by a volunteer fire department. Our property taxes pay to outfit the department with equipment and gear, pay for...

 

Common Sense

After the recent school shooting the usual cries for gun “safety” went out. Stephen Smith who lost his mother in a school shooting wrote a great pro-gun guest editorial which pretty much reflects my views on the subject. Democrats and other liber...

 

Troy Downing - Man of Directness, Honesty and Patriotism

My grandfather’s generation fought in WWI, my father’s in WWII and mine in the many conflicts which followed. Each generation of Americans valiantly stood against the evil of their day as we must also do. Today’s battlegrounds, unlike Iwo Jima...

 

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