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Help older Missoulians stay independent and healthy - Vote FOR the MAS Levy

Everyone wants to stay healthy and independent as they age. We want that for our friends and families. And we want it for ourselves. That’s why it’s so important that Missoula County residents vote FOR the Missoula Aging Services (MAS) Levy on th...

 
 By Sydney Young    Opinion    May 12, 2022 

Field Notes Pike project underway - Angler reports vital!

The northern pike (Esox Lucius) is at the top of the food chain in many of Montana's rivers and lakes. This adaptable species was first observed in Lindsay Reservoir (Dawson County, Montana) in 1950,...

 
 By Robert Shaffer    Opinion    May 12, 2022 

Animals of Seeley Lake – Lions, foxes, bears ... Oh my!

One of the wonderful things about living in Seeley Lake and the Double Arrow Ranch is the abundance of wildlife in our area. We get to see many critters on a regular basis that most residents of the...

 
 By William Campbell    Opinion    May 12, 2022 

The heart of a servant

Before attempting to serve God, we must first know whose ministry it is. By this I mean we must examine our motive for service. We must ask the question, am I doing this service for personal...

 
 By Mary Dalton    Opinion    May 5, 2022

Ombudsman - Looking out for residents' rights

Maybe you've heard of the Long-term Care Ombudsman program, but maybe you're wondering what exactly they do, or more importantly how can they help ME? Regardless of age, if you or someone you know...

 
 By Ryen Neudecker    Opinion    May 5, 2022

BBCTU looks forward to summer projects, restoration

Springtime in Montana has arrived and even though it’s been a cold start, the building snowpack is a positive outcome. Hoping our rivers and streams hold up well this summer! Big Blackfoot Chapter of Trout Unlimited is gearing up for another busy...

 

Forgive us our debts

In each article, I have been walking through the Lord's Prayer phrase by phrase. Rather than a rote prayer, the Lord's Prayer is an outline of how we can learn how to pray, on our own, following the...

 

Pesticides and pollinators

Though we live dramatically different lifestyles, my oldest sister who resides in a subdivision in a north Texas city and I, the Montana “country living” member of our family, share a love of bees and an appreciation for pollinators. I think...

 

How do you see Jesus?

"After these things Jesus showed himself again to the disciples by the Sea of Tiberias, and he showed himself this way" John 21:1. We are in the time between Easter and Pentecost (Acts 2). Jesus is,...

 

Do, do, do

There are many people who cannot stop doing. They must do, do, do, all the time, at least that's what they believe. This doing, this continual activity, can be understood in several ways. So, let's...

 
 By Sara Lamar    Opinion    April 21, 2022

A treasure to behold in the Swan

Those of us lucky enough to live, work and play in the Swan Valley know what a special place it is. Pointing a finger at exactly what makes this place special, however, can sometimes be difficult. If...

 

Easter

Easter is the Christian holiday celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. After Christ died on the cross, His body was placed in a sepulcher, where it remained, separated from His spirit, until...

 

A local's perspective on the BCSA

As someone who has grown up in Montana, the wilderness has always been something that I have found profoundly beautiful. I have witnessed first hand the majesty of landscapes such as the Bob Marshall, Scapegoat and Mission Mountain Wilderness. As...

 

Testing History - Part 1

In both 1993 and 1995, the Department of Geology at the University of Montana did a study called "Cumulative Effects of Domestic Sewage Disposal on Groundwater of Missoula County: An analysis of...

 
 By Kelsey Lodge    Opinion    April 14, 2022

Fast Charging Station, residential charging pilot coming to Seeley

With gas prices on the rise, the motivation for consumers to consider an electric vehicle (EV) is steadily growing. Some of the top automotive manufacturers have already announced an end to...

 

According to the Scripture

From the Bible in 1 Corinthians 15:1-4, the apostle Paul writes, “Now, brothers, I want to remind you of the gospel I preached to you, which you received and on which you have taken your stand. By this gospel you are saved, if you hold firmly to...

 
 By Joel Roesner    Opinion    April 7, 2022

The oxymoron of proposed smoke management

In last week’s Pathfinder, Missoula City-County Health Department Air Quality Specialist Ben Schmidt said the reason for the proposed zone is to address wood smoke, something research has proven to be a negative impact on people’s health. Does...

 
 By David Kenmir    Opinion    April 7, 2022

Evaluation of the vaccination debate sides with Dr. Farrar

Following the discussion on COVID-19 vaccination for the last month is rather disappointing. I like to think that when an expert speaks, it’s worth listening. I am not an expert on the subject and it sounds like neither is Mike Marshall. That is ok...

 

Continuing to work for you

Going into the last Legislative session, the Republican majority delivered across the board. We implemented the first phase of our tax cuts to put money back in the pockets of workers and situate...

 

Spring updates from the Blackfoot Challenge

As spring creeps through the door, the Blackfoot Challenge continues fostering community collaboration for the benefit of all within the Blackfoot River watershed. The beauty of collaboration is the...

 

New resource specialist welcomed, predecessor thanked

Missoula Aging Services (MAS) is pleased to announce they have filled the Rural Resource Specialist position in the MAS Seeley-Swan Resource Center. Kristin Mason, of Seeley Lake, will be taking over...

 
 By Diana Taylor    Opinion    April 7, 2022

"For the sake of His sorrowful Passion,..."

...have mercy on us and on the whole world" (Divine Mercy Chaplet). Genesis, Fall of Man: God commanded Adam and Eve not to eat of the tree of knowledge of good and evil but the serpent/Satan...

 
 By Jean Pocha    Opinion    April 7, 2022

Enhancing the garden ecosystem with spring planning

As the snow leaves and bare dirt is visible, gardeners are ready to dig in, literally. What we call the beginning of the growing season often starts with the garden cleaning up season. Gardeners are...

 
 By David Rowell    Opinion    March 31, 2022

Appreciative for prayer in school

I very much appreciate Seeley Lake Elementary Superintendent/Principal Josh Gibbs allowing people who wanted to pray for the school and the children of Seeley Lake to enter the building. It’s just incredible to me that we have devolved into not...

 

Farrar's response to Marshall on vaccine conspiracy theories

Mike Marshall’s opinion letter last week was directed at me regarding “vaccine conspiracies.” He started by referencing “flat-earth theories,” “Israeli space lasers,” “windmills causing cancer,” “microchips in vaccines,” etc....

 

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