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Open spaces = Montana

What draws more than 12 million guests to Montana each year? Why has Missoula County grown in population by almost 50 percent since 1990? Why has the outdoor recreation industry grown to be our state’s largest industry? Why is Missoula County so...

 
 By A. Lee Boman    Opinion    April 19, 2018

Hiking Time!

From the Introduction to 100 Classic Hikes MONTANA, by Douglas Lorain: "If you mention Montana to an avid hiker living almost anywhere else in the United States, the reaction is usually a big smile,...

 

Ensuring Outdoor Recreation

Montana’s booming outdoor recreation industry is dependent on having ample wild and wonderful places. We cannot manufacture new wild places. Now is not the time to shrink our public lands, now is the time to protect our public lands. One important...

 
 By Lee Boman    Opinion    December 7, 2017

Fast and Loose with Truth

SEELEY LAKE - Healthy discussion is productive but spreading falsehoods hurts everyone. A letter recently sent to residents living within the sewer district boundaries included several misleading assertions, for example: Statement in letter...

 

Our New Economic Champion

The first Europeans that arrived in Montana were not interested in mountain biking or sight seeing. They came to make money, fast. The determination to make money as quickly as possible without...

 

Rely on Facts When Deciding on Seeley Lake Sewer

SEELEY LAKE - I’m thankful to live in a community and nation that respects opinions. I respect the opinions of those arguing against a sewer system for Seeley Lake and know they have the best intentions for our community. We must, however, deal...

 
 By Lee Boman    Opinion    August 24, 2017

Most Sensible Solution

SEELEY LAKE - Everyday most Americans work, play, and relax without thinking about what happens every time they flush a toilet. That’s because most Americans have a sewage treatment facility that properly handles human waste. In Seeley Lake each...

 
 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...

 
 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...

 

Marx is Best Choice for House District 92

Addrien Marx is blessed with the background and skills that make her the ideal representative for Montanans living in House District 92. Addrien knows what it means to be a mother. She knows first hand the challenges of running a Montana business....

 
 By Lee Boman    Opinion    August 4, 2016

Heaven is Just Over the Hill

SEELEY LAKE - Try this. Look at your legs and kindly ask them, “please take me over the hill into the Bob.” Immediately, upon making that request, I predict your brain will send a barrage of messages including: “Are you kidding? We can drive...

 

Conflict or Collaboration over Public Lands?

Most Montanans have their favorite outdoor places. It might be a trout stream, a view from a mountaintop or a mountain bike loop. Wherever your favorite places are, chances are they are on Montana’s public lands. Management of our public lands is...

 
 By Lee Boman    Opinion    January 21, 2016

SSHS Highest Graduation Rate

SEELEY LAKE - It was recently reported that Seeley-Swan High School (SSHS) had the highest graduation rate of all high schools in western Montana. The Seeley-Swan graduation rate was a perfect 100 percent! Congratulations to the students, parents,...

 

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