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Gracious folks

Many moons have passed since I took a group on a fishing trip to Lena Lake in the Bob. It consisted of myself, daughter Tracey and two gals from back east, who came recommended by a man I once guided...

 

The boundless love and goodness of God

Have you ever found yourself wide awake in the middle of the night with thoughts that just seem to tumble around in your head? I found myself in that situation about 3 a.m. one morning a few weeks...

 

Addressing homeless issue in Missoula would benefit taxpayers

Having kept a close eye on the homeless issue in Missoula County, especially the illegal encampment West of the Reserve Street bridge, I am astounded at the recent halt to the removal of the individuals destroying this area. Most astonishing is the...

 

Apology for trivialization

Concerning the Letter to the Editor from Leslie Lee admonishing me for trivializing trichotillomania (hair pulling compulsion). I am terribly sorry for referring to this disorder so flippantly in my Funky Phrase article. It was extremely insensitive...

 

Further spreading misinformation

In the Letter to the Editor entitled “More empathy required in reporting” by Leslie Lee Aug. 27 she states, “The article “Pulling Your Hair Out” published Aug. 13, 2020 about trichotillomania contains inaccuracies that should be clarified....

 

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts

Dear friends, neighbors and members of the Missoula County Medical Community, When our lives changed dramatically on Nov. 16, 2019 due to Diann’s stroke, dozens upon dozens of individuals rushed to aid our family. First responders arrived and in...

 

Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act is a common sense bill

Nowadays, politics in Washington creates a lot more problems than it solves—we’ve been led to believe that every issue, big or small, is an all-out battle for the soul of our country. But, quite frankly, when you take a step back from the dysfunc...

 

iRide and caregiver programs enhance lives

This September I'd like to highlight three excellent programs available to us which can enhance our lives and those we care for. First, Missoula Aging Services is offering two Virtual Caregiver Support Groups which offer a safe place for caregivers...

 

Anatomy of an emergency medical response

There is confusion within the Seeley Lake community understanding what really happens during a 911 medical call. I hope that the following information will help people understand. When 911 is called...

 

The friends

Many moons ago there was a big burn over in Orchard country central Washington. Up in the mountains it fried most all the pine. There we were, crawl'n around try'n to salvage the timber. While look'n...

 

Grasshoppers, season extenders & tomatoes

For any gardener who has used, or wants to use, an electric shredder for chopping garden debris and turning it into mulch, here is updated information: For years I have used chopped garden...

 

The leadership needed for Montana's Public Service Commission

For Montana’s Public Service Commission, the past year has been one of harmful infighting, disruption and absenteeism among its five commissioners. The dysfunction has been damaging to us all because major PSC responsibilities were consequently...

 
 By Sue Orr    Opinion    September 3, 2020

Tranel has was it takes to represent District 4

I had the unique opportunity this summer to accompany District 4 Public Service Commission candidate Monica Tranel as she biked 550 miles through the seven counties she hopes to represent. I drove the “sag wagon,” from the Canadian/Montana...

 
 By Leslie Lee    Opinion    August 27, 2020

More empathy required in reporting

The article “Pulling Your Hair Out” published Aug. 13, 2020 about trichotillomania contains inaccuracies that should be clarified. This is a debilitating disorder, and to refer to it as something people do because their plans fell apart furthers...

 
 By Alan Ault    Opinion    August 27, 2020

Another property for Missoula's insatiable appetite hurts County residents' pocketbooks

Well, I see the city council has approved the purchase of 19 acres on Scott Street using $10.7 million dollars of TIF money, including bond issues. Let me put that into plain English. Of that $10.7 million dollar property tax money you paid into,...

 

Tom Browder? Really? YES!

Yes, of course! Tom lives in Montana House District 92. He is the secretary of the Seeley Lake Community Council, president of the Double Arrow Land Owners Association, and a board member and volunteer for the Seeley Lake Historical Society. Tom...

 

What is this all about?

At the moment, we can ask this question about so many discrepancies in our social lives, but I want to focus on one: people denying the validity of science and scientific findings. Let me begin this...

 

When the power goes out

If you're a native to the area or a longtime resident, you may have an outage routine that happens during a black out at your home... check to see if the neighbor's lights are out, fetch some...

 

Finding hope in troubled times

Someone once said, if you're not worried you're not paying attention. The apostle John recorded in his gospel, these words: "In this world you will have trouble." John 16:33. And anyone that's paying...

 

We support Melissa Romano

We are a group of educators that collectively worked for more than 160 years at the Office of Public Instruction (OPI) for five state superintendents of both political parties. We are proud of the role that OPI has had in supporting local public...

 

Cooney works for Montana

Mike Cooney for Montana Governor is our candidate to vote for Nov. 3, 2020. Cooney has released his, "Keep Montana Working Plan" for Montana's future. www.cooneyformontana.com/jobs Cooney supports Public Education, unlike his opponent that is for...

 

Bennett protecting the things Montanas care about

The Montana Secretary of State has several critical duties and functions in service to the people of Montana. Chief among those duties is interpreting state election laws, overseeing elections and serving on the Montana Board of Land Commissioners....

 

Get mad, show up and build a better community

Ryan Craig, the editor and publisher of the Todd County Standard - a weekly newspaper in Elkton, Kentucky, ran a story encouraging farmers to attend a very important meeting on agricultural zoning. The future of farming could be changed at this meeti...

 

Support Mike Cooney - He has a plan for Montana's young worker

It was heartening to read Democratic governor candidate Mike Cooney’s Keep Montana Working plan, which will create and expand career opportunities for Montanans. As a professional who works in Montana rural schools, I see many young people...

 

SSHS ready to reopen

Hello SSHS families, We are rapidly approaching the start to the year! A couple notes to remember. If you have an incoming ninth grader or a new student to town that will be in the high school please...

 

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