Seeley Swan Pathfinder -

Opinion

Sorted by date  Results 26 - 50 of 1530

Page Up



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...

 

Why can't the community know the truth?

SEELEY LAKE - What is really going on at SLE? Why won’t the board answer the question we all want to know? What has our superintendent done that is so terrible? Why can’t the board tell us the truth, what happened to bring us to this meeting?...

 

When will the work start?

I thought I would comment on the news coming out of Washington, D.C. I see that our corruption-fighting president has pardoned seven white-collar criminals. He also commuted the sentences of four more white-collar criminals. I assume this must be...

 

Ol' men of the trail

Many moons ago while cutt'n logs for Tom Hulett I ran into his brother John. He was one of those "men of the trail" I like to call'em. Get a load of this. John and an older cowboy once trailed 30...

 

Close calls and near misses in Montana State Parks

Over this past Christmas holiday season, I was reminiscing with a group of four friends. The conversation took a normal course; inquiring about each other's families and the various home projects we...

 

Lent: Time of reflection repentance and renewal

Have you been to New Orleans for Mardi Gras? I have not but I am, like most of us, certainly aware of the annual event. Mardi Gras Day is Feb. 25. This day is also called Fat Tuesday. Fat Tuesday is t...

 

Thank you - You make us proud

SEELEY LAKE - Doug Pewitt passed away on Feb.10 after his vehicle fell through the ice on Salmon Lake. This tragedy was softened and made easier to handle due to the response and support of individuals and agencies involved. Thanks go out to Seeley...

 

New candidates bring possibility of change

SEELEY LAKE - Missoula County officials have spent more than a half-million taxpayer dollars in the past decade trying to sell a community sewer here in Seeley Lake. Unfortunately, the proposal the sewer board settled on stinks. It does not clean up...

 
 By John Rice    Opinion    February 20, 2020

More handymen would be win-win for Montana

The task force the governor has created to protect Montana’s workers, businesses and taxpayers sounds good on paper but sometimes good intentions end up hurting our poor and less fortunate at the expense of protecting the more affluent. Other than...

 

Soul by any other name

Over the years, the idea of soul became the property of many disciplines: religion, philosophy, medicine, technology and psychology. For example, the word that I so often use – psyche -- refers to...

 

Taking on a new decade and new ideas

There's something about a new year that makes us reflect on where we are and what we want to do in the future. We make resolutions, plans, try to break old habits and begin new traditions. Coupled...

 

Aligning with the upper Light

There is the story of a shipwreck on a dark and tempestuous night, when not even a star was visible. A ship was approaching the harbor of Cleveland, with a pilot on board. The captain, noticing only one light as they drew near - that from the...

 

The truth about the rich

Democrats claim taxing the “rich” is the way to help the middle class and poor. That the rich get rich by taking wealth from others. Norm would have said “idiots!” Bill Gates and Paul Allen, worth billions, created an operating system for...

 

A note of sincere gratitude and appreciation

Jade Green and Lowell Grosvold passed away on Jan. 1, 2020. The families of the late Lowell Grosvold and Jade Green, wish to extend our sincere thanks for your many kindnesses, and for the condolences and support that we have received. We also send...

 

Trusting the collective voice of our SLE teachers

SEELEY LAKE - In July of 2017, a group of dedicated, experienced teachers at Seeley Lake Elementary rightfully brought the alarming deficiencies of the previous superintendent to the attention of the School Board. They received little support from...

 
 By Jim Quinn    Opinion    February 13, 2020

Swan Valley is a critical linkage for wolverine

SWAN VALLEY - I would like to call attention to an article from the August 2019 issue of National Geographic Magazine “As wolverines battle to survive, warming poses a threat.” The article discusses the wolverine that survive in the lower 48...

 

Historical preservation grants available

During the 2019 Legislature, Gov. Steve Bullock, legislators and Montanans across the Treasure State worked tirelessly to keep history alive in a variety of ways. Senate Bill 338, also known as the Montana Museums Act, is best known for providing a...

 

Are we obsessed with firearms?

Americans are accused by many as having an obsession with firearms. If this is true, why is it? Let's assume for a moment it is true. Maybe it is because we are much more closely tied to our frontier...

 

Page Down

Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2019