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 By Mike Marshall    Opinion    June 3, 2021

Patriotism and Memorial Day observation

Sadly, during the misguided war in Vietnam, we subjected thousands of our young men and women to a senseless war, putting them at risk of bodily harm and death for a failed international policy of containing communism. The policy was bankrupt from...

 
 By Don Larson    Opinion    June 3, 2021

Hold Health Department accountable

SEELEY LAKE - Voters unanimously defeated a $35-million albatross sewer proposal but the message seems to have fallen on deaf ears. Now the Sewer Board wants to charge resident homeowners $250/year for each parcel in the district. Many residences...

 
 By Roxie Sterling    Opinion    June 3, 2021

The donkey fits - use the power of your vote

The Democratic party chose the donkey as the symbol of their party. They chose well. It fits them. Biden came into office through cheating. Immediately he costs thousands of Americans their jobs. Biden has cost many Americans and illegal aliens...

 

Clean trail makes for smooth ride

SEELEY LAKE - With the departure of snow on the Dog Town trail, the residual of snow plowing and graveling was most evident. Tuesday, May 8, the Missoula County road crew swept the whole trail from the Dog Town bridge to Highway 83.  I’m sure...

 
 By Mike Lindemer    Opinion    May 27, 2021

Please take a stand against cap on credit card fees

As a longtime rural small business owner in Seeley Lake, I know firsthand how important it is for our business to accept electronic payments from our customers. We appreciate that our customers are able to have secure and efficient transactions every...

 
 By Kate Goodwin    Opinion    May 27, 2021

Get it done - Support the BCSA

Everyone in Montana uses our outdoors but not everyone has the same vision for how to manage it. Do we want forest restoration or recreation areas for snowmobiling? Sometimes what’s best for an angler isn’t what’s best for a backcountry skier...

 
 By Forest Mercill    Opinion    May 20, 2021

Support the Lincoln Prosperity Proposal with us

This past snowmobile season started out a little slowly here in Lincoln. Snow was thin but stoke was high, and as soon as the clouds started dumping, we started riding. Snowmobiling is a way of life here; it's a family-friendly activity, a way to...

 
 By Riley Egen    Opinion    May 13, 2021

BCSA - Bring the 'we mentality' to rest of Montana's delegation

It’s easy to see why so many are fed up with modern politics and the “us versus them” rhetoric. Thankfully, a trip up the Blackfoot Valley puts this chaotic world into perspective with stunning mountains, clean waters, expansive ranchlands and...

 
 By Dee Schmitz    Opinion    May 13, 2021

Above all remain helpful and kind

SEELEY LAKE - You hear people talk about Seeley being such a friendly/helpful place. I hope after this virus is done, people are still helpful. Leaving the grocery store last Tuesday, I observed an elderly lady struggling with her (passenger) door...

 

It's time for Congress to pass the Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act

For over 15 years, we’ve shared this goal: Congress passing the Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act (BCSA). Thanks to the continued support of Senator Tester, we are back on track to reach this goal, with hopes that this is the year when all of...

 
 By Joseph Biby    Opinion    April 29, 2021

Safeguard our Wildernesses

After 20 seasons guiding wilderness treks and river journeys in the Bob Marshall Wilderness, I have witnessed significant changes in wilderness visitors. As a teenager I hiked from Ovando to Essex, scrambled in the Mission Mountains and skied from...

 

Consider these points about vaccinations

If you are vaccine hesitant, whatever your reasons, here are five points of information that you owe it to yourself to consider. They are from Dr. Tom Frieden, an American infectious disease and public health physician and former head of the Centers...

 

Express thanks during Public Service Recognition Week May 2-8

During the past year, federal employees nationwide and 12,898 active federal and U.S Postal workers of Montana have dedicated themselves to keeping our country running while weathering a global pandemic. They continue to provide essential financial...

 

Response to Chief Dave Lane

Dear Fire Chief Lane, Firstly, we would like to thank you for aiding us in our campaign by asking us questions publicly. We are delighted to respond, and are not hiding from, nor behind, anything! Why we chose to ask constituents to email us any...

 

A vote for positive change is needed

There are two pairs of candidates running for the two open seats on the Fire Board. Connie Clark and Gary Lewis are the incumbents. Kristy Pohlman and Alyssa McLean promise to bring positive change to the Fire Board. Do we even need change on the...

 

Join me and vote for McLean and Pohlman

Please join me in supporting Alyssa McLean and Kristy Pohlman for the Fire Board. They are dedicated to Seeley Lake and will advocate for our health and well being. Their focus on transparency, safety and accountability is vital to our community....

 

Accountability and advocacy needed - Pohlman and McLean are my vote

Dear Seeley Lake - I have lived here for 28 years. First, I want to thank the Fire Department volunteers past and especially present for their continued service. It is sincerely appreciated! I am asking you to consider that myself and others believe...

 
 By Gene Schade    Opinion    April 15, 2021

Legislation to keep us and our home healthy

Here I am, with my second vaccine under a Band-aid on my arm, looking at the world with renewed hope. As I plan summer hikes, cold beer at hand, I trace routes near my home. I follow topographic lines near Morrell Mountain, Dunham Point, and Spread...

 

Questions for Fire Board Candidates

I have a couple questions of the candidates that I would like answered to the public. 1. Pohlman and McLean sent out cards in the mail with the words Accountability, Transparency, Community Safety, Community Advocacy and Community Voice. First,...

 

Stand up for your rights and for others

Biden’s latest harebrained idea is to send Kamala Harris to inspect the border. That’s like sending a weasel to inspect the hen house. Harris will destroy evidence and cover up the truth. Biden is illegally encouraging and abetting illegal...

 

Republican voter suppression agenda is un-American

Voters turned out in record numbers in 2020. Hundreds-of-thousands of folks in our state cast their ballots and exercised their most fundamental right as an American. Unfortunately, Republicans across the nation and here in Montana are working...

 
 By Lash Ashmore    Opinion    April 8, 2021

Disdain for science keeps us in the past

To The Editor: The Merriam-Webster dictionary provides a definition of “relic” as “a trace of some past or outmoded practice or belief. That, I believe aptly describes Dale Terrillion and his contribution in the letters to the Pathfinder...

 
 By Doug Richards    Opinion    April 1, 2021

Can we agree on one thing?

I can’t believe what is happening to our country. My father was in the Army in World War I. I lost cousins at Normandy in World War II. I joined the Marine Corp and served in Korea. I am saddened to think of the many American men and women who...

 

My two cents on the wildlife bills

My, oh my, all those folks – specialists with all those degrees speak’n out against those bills in the legislature. I’m impressed. You may have noticed I don’t have any degrees just a lifetime out ‘n the woods. Sixty-five years of trap’n...

 
 By Roger Koopman    Opinion    April 1, 2021

The Free Money Game: When Will Republicans Wise Up?

Every election cycle, you can count on Republican candidates promising to reduce the size and cost of government, and in general, getting government out of our businesses and out of our daily lives. Yet the GOP’s commitment to controlling...

 

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