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Grateful for SSSAR's response

In this season of thanksgiving, we want to express our gratitude to the Seeley-Swan Search and Rescue professionals and volunteers who responded to Andrea’s medical emergency up near the Swan Crest on Aug. 12. You dropped everything on a weekday...

 

BCSA investment in the future

The Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act was introduced to Congress by Montana Senator Jon Tester and is a wonderful example of how legislation can unite various groups to solve local problems. The bill is the culmination of a 15-year effort by a...

 

Thank you Seeley Lake!

SEELEY LAKE - We would like to say a big thank you to all of the community following our house fire. We would like to thank everyone for all the prayers, support and donations. We are truly humbled by all the support we have gotten. We have felt so...

 

Support the majority Senator Daines

The Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act is supported by 75% of Montanans. The bill on a whole, accurately reflects Montanan values. With its plan to protect approximately 80,000 acres of land for conservation, recreation and restoration, the bill...

 

Listen to the many BCSA supporters

As an honorary Missoulian, I can confidently say Montanans in particular have a deeply rooted connection to the environment. Jack Rich, the hardworking owner of the local family-owned Rich Ranch, said “our hearts belong to the wildlands, wildlife a...

 

Stop the stall tactics Senator Daines and do what is right

Senator Steve Daines is holding the Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act (BSCA) hostage. The BCSA, a bill introduced by Senator Jon Tester, intends to strengthen public land protection while ensuring public access to outdoor recreation and the...

 
 By Lynn Carey    Opinion    November 4, 2021

Fed up with approach to the Post Office?

To my fellow citizens of Seeley Lake, How many of you are fed up with the approach to the Post Office parking lot? Here is where to complain: Montana Department of Transportation PO Box 7039 Missoula, MT 59807-7039 406-523-5800 Remember the squeaky...

 

Response regarding land ownership on SOS Road

SEELEY LAKE - I wanted to reaffirm the record with regard to a Letter to the Editor last week from Lauraine Lowe where she made an assertion that I had never had ownership in what is now her property and, as a result, I had provided incorrect...

 

Huge thank you for the support!

SEELEY LAKE - Thank you to everyone who donated goodies or came out to support us by buying some delicious baked goods. We appreciate everyone so much. This community has been nothing short of amazing! Thank you all, The Guitar Fa...

 

Stick to the facts and include all information at Pet Release Clinics

We were unable to attend the local trapping clinic last week but were told a question was asked regarding our dogs being snared while we were bird hunting last season on public lands, with one dog killed as a result. A clinic presenter, a Montana...

 
 By Talia Burk    Opinion    October 28, 2021

Senator Daines' priorities are wrong for Montana

Senator John Tester is in support of the Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act (BCSA) as are many Montanans and Missoulians. This bill is intended to expand protections to the headwaters of the Blackfoot and Clearwater Rivers, while improving and expa...

 

Fight Senator Daines' move to take lands from Montanans

The Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act is popular and for good reason. Over 70% of Montanans support the bill because they understand that forest lands and headwaters within those lands in particular need protection. In that 30%, however, one is...

 

Clarification on SOS Road land ownership

Regarding article Alpine Trails Phases 3 and 4 in the Sept. 16, 2021 Pathfinder, clarification is needed. The statement made by Kevin Wetherell to the Missoula County Commissioners was false. Prior to the Lowes purchasing property on SOS Road, the...

 

Speak up about new wolf laws

After reading how the wolves are going to be maintained now, I was sick at heart. Gray wolves are already in danger due to humans. Hopefully they will be listed before they are all killed off. Now we hear from the governor and legislature, who I...

 

COVID Vaccine - A matter of life or death

Sanford Health, a large hospital in North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota, shared a chart Sept. 28, 2021 regarding hospitalizations and vaccination status. Out of 158 patients hospitalized with COVID-19, 12 were vaccinated and 146 were unvaccinate...

 

Wolf management not necessary - trapping only for sport

Thank you for publishing “Local trappers weigh in on wolf regulations” in the Sept. 30, 2021 issue of the Seeley Swan Pathfinder. As a veterinarian I have the honor of attending to illnesses and injuries of animals. Among the worst and most...

 

Respect people's choice, provide other options

It is long past time to stop shaming/bullying people who have chosen not to get vaccinated. Everyone knows COVID-19 is serious but people have valid reasons why they won’t or CAN’T get vaccinated. People have had bad reactions, been hospitalized...

 

Take a harder look, the public is watching

After reading the recent article in the Aug. 26 edition about the Forest Service withdrawing their project in the Scapegoat Wilderness, I couldn’t restrain myself any longer. The Forest Service and Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks appear to be...

 

Realtor commissions raise housing costs and promote government growth

Realtor Kevin Wetherell has noted home prices in the Seeley area have jumped by 53%...to an average price of $399,000. So much for affordable housing in Seeley Lake.  What he does not mention, discuss or analyze is the impact realtors’ sales...

 

My reply to my Dear BCSA Followers

The 80,000 acres that you crave is already under the protection of the US Forest Service. That is right, no subdivision will be put there! The ONLY thing the Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act would do is to keep those nasty, raggedy people out of...

 

Protect our public lands and outdoor economy with BCSA

The Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act (BCSA) is a bill introduced to Congress by Senator Jon Tester that will further protect the Blackfoot River by expanding protections to its headwaters as part of the Bob Marshall Wilderness Area. The BCSA...

 

Work with others' strengths for the good of the community

Thank you for the heart-warming article even in the face of the fire tragedy. Chief Dave Lane made such positive comments on the efforts of neighbors and the community members coming together for the good of all. As he said, it wasn’t perfect but...

 

Focus letters on local communities

Dear Roxie Sterling, The change to our Letters to the Editor policy restricting letters to local issues is not meant to cancel conservative voices. This change equally affects letter writers from all political views and opinions as it pertains to...

 

Thank you for your support

SEELEY LAKE - We would like to say a big thank you to all who helped support us on our journey this summer for Junior Olympics track. Especially all the businesses who donated and the individuals who came and supported our car wash. We greatly...

 

National issues are local issues

Dear Nathan and Andi – I can see that we have a difference of opinion. I consider the issues of voting laws, free speech, gun rights, school curriculum, immigration, the Constitution of the United States of America, masks and vaccines, etc. all of...

 

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