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Regarding the Elbow Lake Weir

ELBOW LAKE - There are so many things to love about the people and places around Elbow Lake. But in 1970, when our family bought 160 acres and an old homestead cabin from one of the early residents, what impressed us most was how business was often...

 

Live and let live

Back when Jimmy Carter was president, the woods in Montana were not do'n a whole lot. Don't know if it had anything to do with Mr. Carter or not. But, I needed a job so got hired on at Prince of...

 

Apply for Medicare Savings 2019-2020 income updates

It's a great time to save money on Medicare by applying for the Medicare Savings Program (MSP) a program through the State of Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services. If you have or...

 

How grizzly bears' digging shapes mountain meadows

We climbed up Napa Point, approaching the tree line as the forest thinned, a few ambitious Doug firs and whitebark pines clinging onto the ridgeline. I was surprised to see a heavy layer of snow in...

 

The journey continues

We don’t read the word of Elohim like any ordinary book but rather to look into the mirror – the esteem of Yahuwh. Its transforming power of authority is enough to change your life to set apartness. 1 Corinthians 3:17-18, “Now Yeshuah is the...

 
 By Jamie Wolf    Opinion    November 7, 2019

Thank you Daines and Tester - Where are you, Gianforte?

It is a breath of fresh air when members of congress put partisanship aside and work across the aisle. I applaud Republican Senator Daines and Democratic Senator Tester for championing the reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund...

 
 By Don Larson    Opinion    October 31, 2019

Missoula policies do not fit healthy rural economy

Commissioner Josh Slotniks’ suggestion that Seeley Lake create a Business Improvement District suggests a certain naivete, or to use a football metaphor, a rookie mistake. Seeley’s business community seems fine. That we have to commute to...

 

DNRC & FWP need to engage Elbow Lake landowners towards a solution

ELBOW LAKE - I am a leaseholder at Elbow Lake, responding to the draft Environmental Assessment (EA) regarding the proposed removal of the Elbow Lake “dam” (more accurately “weir”). My lot is situated below the weir, so I may be personally...

 

What makes a complete rifle battery?

I have been exchanging emails with my nephew on what makes up a complete rifle battery. Lets define what we are attempting to assemble. That is "The rifle chamberings needed to hunt all the species...

 
 By Rob Rich    Opinion    October 31, 2019

Living up to our name in the Swan Valley

A wetland in a valley with a swan swimming by would have looked pretty enticing for a westward settler on the heels of Lewis and Clark, and not just because it was beautiful scene. The habitat's...

 

The unconditional invitation

What is the difference between something being conditional versus unconditional? How much can such a difference actually affect our lives? One example from modern history is WWII Japan. While the ferocity of Japanese soldiers had been seen from the...

 

EIS is needed for proposed Elbow Lake weir removal

ELBOW LAKE - This letter is a response to the Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) of the proposed removal and remediation of Elbow Lake Dam. The project title itself is a contradiction to the proposal because the title refers to the name of what the...

 

Vote B.S.

Hell yes I am going to vote for Bernie Sanders!! He is going to give me free medical, free dental, free housing. B.S. is going to buy me a new car – free, free, free! Meals on Wheels will pull up to my door free times a day – but wait, if you...

 

DNRC and FWP not following MEPA guidelines

ELBOW LAKE - I have been camping, fishing, floating and boating on Elbow Lake since 1977. In 2001, we acquired a DNRC lease on Elbow Lake. It was a dream come true. I am so grateful to have the opportunity to be part of this area and the Elbow Lake e...

 

When reality is upside down

I'm sure you remember Alice in Wonderland. Alice goes down the rabbit-hole to discover an entirely different world than her familiar world. A world that is topsy-turvy compared to hers. Animals talk,...

 

Seeley Lake wood stove rule proposal explained

The Missoula City-County Health Department has started an update on the Missoula City-County Air Pollution Control Program rules. One proposed rule creates a Seeley Lake Wood Stove Zone where only the...

 

God still loves a scoundrel

One of the amazing and wonderful things about Scripture is the way that it comes alive to impact our lives in different ways and at different times. We have been reading through 2 Chronicles together lately as a family, and came to chapter 21. I...

 

Response to Montana DNRC's proposed removal and remediation of Elbow Lake dam

Our family is one of over 20 that own a cabin on Elbow Lake. Although we have been owners for only a few years, many families have had cabins on the Lake for decades. Our family has come to love this beautiful portion of the Clearwater River...

 

Building a foundation for lasting relationships

"It is not the survival of the fittest, it is the survival of the most nurtured," Dr. John Gottman, Ph.D Today I would like to share the evidence-based research on marriage from world renowned...

 

Preventing medicine poisoning and overdose in Seeley Lake

Did you know that every minute of every day, a poison control center receives a call about a potential medicine poisoning for a child age five and under? And in around 86 percent of emergency...

 

Understanding your tax bill

October in Missoula County means one thing to most people … tax bills! Hopefully, that’s not actually the case for most people, but in the Clerk and Treasurer’s Office, it certainly is. Throughout August and September, local taxing...

 

MEC celebrates National Cooperative Month

When we think of October, trick or treating, pumpkins and fall foliage come to mind. But at Missoula Electric Cooperative (MEC) and fellow cooperatives across the country, October is notable for...

 

Old man in the upper room

Billy Grahams' "Decision" magazine published parts of this many, many moons ago. On one of those timber tramps to Alaska, I was bunking near an Indian village. No logg'n camp so had to use the two...

 

Setting the story straight - The Water District and Sewer District are separate

I just want to set the story straight once and for all. The Water District’s name and my name in particular keeps being brought up at the Sewer District’s meetings as well as in the newspaper in regards to the proposed sewer project. A couple...

 

Pathfinder policy change

In light of the issue raised by the Seeley Lake Water District the Pathfinder is changing its policy. Going forward, classifieds must contain contact information or the name of the submitting party to be run. This prevents opinion from being run...

 

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