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Response to Montana DNRC's proposed removal and remediation of Elbow Lake dam

Our family is one of over 20 that own a cabin on Elbow Lake. Although we have been owners for only a few years, many families have had cabins on the Lake for decades. Our family has come to love this beautiful portion of the Clearwater River...

 
 By Kim Heninger    Opinion    October 17, 2019 

Building a foundation for lasting relationships

"It is not the survival of the fittest, it is the survival of the most nurtured," Dr. John Gottman, Ph.D Today I would like to share the evidence-based research on marriage from world renowned...

 

Preventing medicine poisoning and overdose in Seeley Lake

Did you know that every minute of every day, a poison control center receives a call about a potential medicine poisoning for a child age five and under? And in around 86 percent of emergency...

 
 By Tyler Gernant    Opinion    October 17, 2019 

Understanding your tax bill

October in Missoula County means one thing to most people … tax bills! Hopefully, that’s not actually the case for most people, but in the Clerk and Treasurer’s Office, it certainly is. Throughout August and September, local taxing...

 

MEC celebrates National Cooperative Month

When we think of October, trick or treating, pumpkins and fall foliage come to mind. But at Missoula Electric Cooperative (MEC) and fellow cooperatives across the country, October is notable for...

 

Old man in the upper room

Billy Grahams' "Decision" magazine published parts of this many, many moons ago. On one of those timber tramps to Alaska, I was bunking near an Indian village. No logg'n camp so had to use the two...

 

Setting the story straight - The Water District and Sewer District are separate

I just want to set the story straight once and for all. The Water District’s name and my name in particular keeps being brought up at the Sewer District’s meetings as well as in the newspaper in regards to the proposed sewer project. A couple...

 

Pathfinder policy change

In light of the issue raised by the Seeley Lake Water District the Pathfinder is changing its policy. Going forward, classifieds must contain contact information or the name of the submitting party to be run. This prevents opinion from being run...

 
 By Don Larson    Opinion    October 10, 2019

The Health Department is damaging Seeley Lake's economic health

SEELEY LAKE - President Trump’s trade war with China is expected to cost Montana families an extra $1,000 next year. Missoula County Commissioners have just announced an 11 percent increase in property taxes for 2020. Medical costs are out the roof...

 

Ninety-mile migrations and a new road

Native westslope cutthroat and bull trout come to the Copper Creek tributary of the Blackfoot River for the cold, clean water. Copper Creek is especially attractive to spawning trout because...

 

Reconnecting and Remembering

Every summer we try and reconnect with a few folks in the Swan. We stay at Evie Andersons on Charles Road. Son-in-law Lane and sister Wendy now own it. Usually try and visit with Butch Harmon. We...

 

Holy curiosity

When the snow starts falling, a reverent quiet seems to settle on my spirit, inviting me to hold my heart open to possibility. Being quickly propelled into this blustery season, it seems a good time...

 

News media are the first and most effective means for exercising our five First Amendment freedoms

For centuries, citizens have turned to their local news publication for local breaking and investigative news, as well as to learn about hot-button issues in their communities. In the last 15 years, with the rise of digital communications, many...

 

Republicans need to start investigating the investigators

When President Trump was duly elected by the American people I was shocked at the rage of some people. I heard a woman say she wanted to blow up the White House. I heard some Democrats promoting violence against President Trump and his supporters. I...

 

Was it necessary?

I was extremely upset, even angry, when I learned the sow grizzly bear that had three cubs roaming around the Swan Valley, had been captured and killed by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks...

 

Annual Medicare open enrollment starts Oct. 15

It's that time of year again to review your health insurance needs and look at options. Get ready for Annual Medicare Open Enrollment Period (AEP) Oct. 15 – Dec. 7, Medicare's next annual open...

 

Weedkiller, green tomatoes & soaker hoses

Q: Without using weedkiller spray, how can I clean up a weedy bed where I want to plant bulbs this fall? So far I have been digging and that is hard work. For the winter, can I cover the bed with a mu...

 

2019 fire season transitions to prescribed burning

The 2019 fire season has come to a close. There were 142 wildfires suppressed in west central Montana. In our communities, 2019 will be remembered as a welcome respite from wildfire smoke. Wildfire co...

 

Inerrancy of the Bible

Looking back at the summer Olympics in 2016…there are so many questions about why are there so many ties in swimming? Going back several decades, there have been many instances in ties. Even in Rio, in 2016, there was a three-way tie for a silver...

 

Petition for referendum rejected on false arguments

SEELEY LAKE - I want to alert the 182 people who signed the grassroots petition opposing the mandatory hookup to the sewer system that your voice has been disregarded. Moreover, my constitutional right to formalize opposition through a petition for...

 

Sewer Rules & Regulations - A must read

SEELEY LAKE - The Sewer Board has published proposed rules for governing its sewer operation. They are a must-read and are available online, at the County annex and the Seeley Lake Public Library at Seeley-Swan High School. They are disturbing. They...

 

You're not me

There are many ways we experience other people. First and foremost, other people are different than we are. We experience the differences quite strongly in many instances. Here is an example. Walking...

 

SSHS off and running

Hello from Seeley-Swan High School. We have had an exciting first month of school. Students, staff and myself are settling in to the new year. Students were able to have a great service learning day...

 

Caring for our natural resources

With summer’s end drawing near and fall weather rolling in it is a good time to reflect on this past season. A quick reminder however that Placid Lake State Park and the Salmon Lake State Park day use area are still open and will remain open until...

 

We are all different but we are still God's children

We are children of God. We are all different. We look different. We sound different. We act different. No two fingerprints are the same. We were created in the image of God, our Heavenly Father, and His Son, Jesus the Christ. “And God said, Let us...

 

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