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 By Bryce Bennett    Opinion    March 26, 2020 

Strengthening our democracy Against COVID-19

Our democracy can stand up to a lot — but COVID-19 will test us. The threat of this rapidly spreading virus has fundamentally changed our lives as Americans and Montanans seemingly overnight. We’ve turned to each other and made changes big and...

 
 By Dale Terrillion    Opinion    March 26, 2020 

Stop – Chat

Many moons ago while cutt'n timber on a big burn between Lowman and Garden Valley, Idaho for Columbia Helicopter, I drove by a somewhat ramshackle place. One of the last buildings head'n up the river....

 
 By Kim Heninger    Opinion    March 26, 2020 

This time....

This time calls upon our creative imagination, coping skills of positive self-talk, understanding and trusting that we can find a new normal. Talkback to worries and look for opportunities. Fresh air...

 

Rallying together as Montanans in times of crisis

Montanans are no strangers to challenging and unprecedented times. In 2017, we tackled the most expensive fire season on record and the largest since the big burn of 1910. Through economic downturns, we have made sacrifices in order to help...

 
 By Tatum McConnell    Opinion    March 26, 2020 

Hibernation: What's going on for grizzly bears in winter?

Making your bed can be a pain and nobody knows that better than the grizzly bear. Each fall a grizzly moves an incredible one ton of material to make its den. By December, bears in the Northern...

 

Willing to be surprised

Why do you see the speck in your neighbor's eye, but do not notice the log in your own eye? Or how can you say to your neighbor, "Let me take the speck out of your eye," while the log is in your own...

 

Applaud defense of the president

Thank you Roxie Sterling for your heartfelt and eloquent letter in last week’s Pathfinder. I applaud your defense of our president because he is our president. Imagine how much more could be accomplished were he not daily bombarded by unnecessary...

 
 By Troy Spence    Opinion    March 19, 2020

Morris and Gilpin have my vote for Sewer Board

In reference to Don Larson’s letter about selecting the next two new Sewer Board members and to do your homework. Well, I did some investigating for the citizens of the town and here are my findings: 1. Tom Morris is a past sewer board member who p...

 

Thoughts on Sewer Board and cost

I want to better articulate what I was trying to express at the Community Meeting last week. I am a candidate for a position on the sewer board. I had never considered running or becoming a part of the process but I was asked to run. So reluctantly,...

 

Power from internal to external

Power is often experienced in relation to other people, as when a person expresses power over someone else. However, power is also closely associated with control. An example occurs when one spouse...

 
 By Ken Paulson    Opinion    March 19, 2020

Fighting a virus with truth and transparency

As the scope and threat of the coronavirus pandemic becomes clear, people all over the world hunger for two things: an effective vaccine and truthful information about the disease. The former may be more than a year away, but the latter is critical...

 

Partnership with local Trout Unlimited chapter "amps up" restoration program

How many of you have enjoyed a concert on the banks of the Blackfoot River at the Kettlehouse Amphitheater? Did you know that every time you buy a ticket, a portion of those funds go directly to our...

 
 By Kyle Zumwalt    Opinion    March 12, 2020

Thank you local law enforcement

SEELEY LAKE - I want to commend our local law enforcement in Seeley Lake. They took the burglary at my business It’s Ah Wrap very seriously, handled it professionally and went out of their way to keep me informed. Thanks to their hard work and...

 

Incredibly grateful

SEELEY LAKE - The Veterans and Families of Seeley Lake would like to thank all the businesses and individuals in Seeley Lake for their generosity and donations to support the Ellinghouse triplets. The Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction March 7...

 

Thank you Seeley Lake!

SEELEY LAKE – I just want to say thank you, thank you to everyone who has sent cards, visited, called and kept me in your thoughts and prayers since my accident. You have encouraged me and helped me on my road to recovery. I am truly blessed by...

 

Join the fight...

Our President Donald J. Trump gave an excellent speech at the State of the Union. He spoke of the long list of achievements under his administration. He honored Americans from different walks of life. He reminded us where we came from. He praised our...

 

Hunting with a handgun

Those of you who have been reading my columns know I like handguns...a lot. To add thrill and challenge to hunting, do it with a handgun. Shooting a handgun is not so different from a rifle and the sk...

 

Answering some frequently asked questions about outdoor burning in Missoula County

Outdoor burning opened in Missoula County on March 1st, and it’s off to a fair clip. As of March 6th, more than 900 folks have purchased their permits and we’ve recorded more than 260 burn activations. In a typical year, we issue between 4,000...

 

Reflections from the Sheriff's Office

As we move into a new season, many of us at the Sheriff's Office have been reflecting on the last few months of calls for service in and around Missoula County. As most of you know, the Seeley-Swan...

 

The Christian couch potato

As I advance in years, I find there is a temptation to want to just sit back and rest on my accomplishments. It is tempting to just say, "I've worked hard, I've done my work and it's time for someone...

 

Vote for Raphael Graybill

A little over a year ago, a brilliant lawyer helped secure the future of our family ranch. Raphael Graybill, in his role as chief legal counsel for the governor, went to battle for private property rights and public access in front of the Montana...

 
 By Molly Hackett    Opinion    March 5, 2020

Tomatoes, phosphorus and seed catalogs

It is too early in the year to get a shovel into the ground but it is time to start preparing for this year's garden if it is going to be the best ever. Q: What are your favorite tomato varieties? A:...

 
 By Linda Howard    Opinion    March 5, 2020

Three important things you need to know about in March

Hear the band? Join the March...for Meals 2020 Join us as we march into spring with our local Meals on Wheels (MOW) campaign. With your help, we can meet our 2020 goal of $5,000. March for Meals ...

 
 By Rob Rich    Opinion    March 5, 2020

What happens when the elk cross the road?

The young driver was not hurt. At least not physically. She had only looked down for a second as her check engine light came on and, in that moment, her Jeep hit the elk. Hitting the 600-pound animal...

 

The necessity of the Bible

Years ago, the movie Castaway came out, in which Tom Hanks played a FedEx worker whose company plane went down, stranding him on a desert island for years. Not long after that FedEx ran a Super Bowl...

 

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