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Lowdown bulletin

During its reorganization period, the Sewer Board has developed an "Action Plan." The purpose was to create a working document that would guide the actions of the board over the foreseeable future....

 

Make plans for winter...now

As the seasons change, the town is slowing down. Now is the time to start thinking about preparing for the winter weather. Make sure that your skirting is intact and pipes are well insulated. Also, having your furnace serviced and chimney/stove pipe...

 

Take a harder look, the public is watching

After reading the recent article in the Aug. 26 edition about the Forest Service withdrawing their project in the Scapegoat Wilderness, I couldn’t restrain myself any longer. The Forest Service and Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks appear to be...

 

Realtor commissions raise housing costs and promote government growth

Realtor Kevin Wetherell has noted home prices in the Seeley area have jumped by 53%...to an average price of $399,000. So much for affordable housing in Seeley Lake.  What he does not mention, discuss or analyze is the impact realtors’ sales...

 

We, the people

I often think of September, and not January, as the new year in our calendar. Kids are with new teachers, summer vacations are over and we're all settling back into a routine of sorts. It's a time to...

 

The pursuit of joy

The world around us is obsessed with the pursuit of happiness. But what if I told you I had no interest in the pursuit of happiness but am instead more interested in the pursuit of joy? Let me...

 

Memories of 9/11 at the World Trade Center - 20 years later

This Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021 will be the 20th anniversary of an event that has totally changed our lives and how we look at the world. On that morning back in 2001, I walked through the World Trade... Full story

 

Preventing spring vole damage starts now

Last spring the voles really did a number on my plants. They ate the bark off trees and the roots off several flowers and bushes. Is there any way to prevent damage next spring? Yes, but there is no...

 

LIEAP & Weatherization opportunities

Happy Fall, Now that temperatures are dipping it is once again time to apply for Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) and Weatherization. The State of Montana, through the Department of...

 

Seeley-Swan real estate hitting new highs

WHAT A DIFFERENCE THREE YEARS MAKES In 2018 and 2019 the local real estate market was healthy and predictable with very moderate price appreciation. Sales were consistent with no significant market increases either in total dollar volume sold or...

 

On a journey without end

Romans 8:7,8: “Because the mind/though life of the flesh is enmity towards Elohim, for it does not subject itself to the Torah/word of Elohim, neither indeed is it able,” v.8 “and those who are in the flesh are unable to please Elohim.” The...

 

My reply to my Dear BCSA Followers

The 80,000 acres that you crave is already under the protection of the US Forest Service. That is right, no subdivision will be put there! The ONLY thing the Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act would do is to keep those nasty, raggedy people out of...

 

Lessons from the mustangs and Jim

Many moons ago, while be'n a glutton for punishment, I made a trip to the wild horse corrals near Sparks, Nevada to get a couple of broomtails. While wait'n on things to happen, I noticed a black man...

 

Lord, help us to listen

I remember a man who stopped me once after a church service to tell me some of his troubles. He was not happy with some of the developments in his life and seemed to believe that telling at least one...

 
 By Caryn Miske    Opinion    August 26, 2021

The Clearwater Valley in the midst of a waterlily invasion

A field of green greets both residents and visitors to many of the lakes in the Clearwater Valley. However, this is not the field of green you may be thinking of – This particular landscape lacks...

 

Protect our public lands and outdoor economy with BCSA

The Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act (BCSA) is a bill introduced to Congress by Senator Jon Tester that will further protect the Blackfoot River by expanding protections to its headwaters as part of the Bob Marshall Wilderness Area. The BCSA...

 

Conscious evolution

What could conscious evolution possibly mean? Well, we know that consciousness is an awareness of people, events, objects and ourselves. We also know that evolution is a natural process that results...

 
 By Matt Hart    Opinion    August 19, 2021

Can coexistence keep up with the bears?

Grizzly bears are not stationary creatures. With a range that historically stretched from the Pacific Coast across the Great Plains, bears evolved to thrive on many landscapes. Individual grizzlies...

 

In His time

There's still some of us around that milked the cows by hand. My first encounter with this age-old routine came when I was 11. I'd been hired out to Uncle Lesile for the summers' hay'n. A bad storm...

 

Work with others' strengths for the good of the community

Thank you for the heart-warming article even in the face of the fire tragedy. Chief Dave Lane made such positive comments on the efforts of neighbors and the community members coming together for the good of all. As he said, it wasn’t perfect but...

 

Boats, berries & bears

Summertime in Montana brings warmer temperatures, blue skies, and blooming wildflowers. This summer, however, much of Montana is blanketed in smoke, and the lack of moisture paired with record heat...

 

Mind over what matters

Often I find that our human nature is at war with our spiritual nature (God's plans and desires for us). Galatians 5 beginning in verse 17, offers a picture of that struggle.  In Romans 12:2  Paul...

 
 By Rob Rich    Opinion    August 12, 2021

Talkin' trash: Making an impact with Leave No Trace

Twelve years ago, while backpacking in broad daylight, I came around a shady bend in the trail, only to find a full moon beaming against a tree. "Oh, I'm sorry," the woman exclaimed, shuffling up her...

 

Focus letters on local communities

Dear Roxie Sterling, The change to our Letters to the Editor policy restricting letters to local issues is not meant to cancel conservative voices. This change equally affects letter writers from all political views and opinions as it pertains to...

 

Thank you for your support

SEELEY LAKE - We would like to say a big thank you to all who helped support us on our journey this summer for Junior Olympics track. Especially all the businesses who donated and the individuals who came and supported our car wash. We greatly...

 

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