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 By Bryce Bennett    Opinion    March 26, 2020 

Strengthening our democracy Against COVID-19

Our democracy can stand up to a lot — but COVID-19 will test us. The threat of this rapidly spreading virus has fundamentally changed our lives as Americans and Montanans seemingly overnight. We’ve turned to each other and made changes big and...

 

Applaud defense of the president

Thank you Roxie Sterling for your heartfelt and eloquent letter in last week’s Pathfinder. I applaud your defense of our president because he is our president. Imagine how much more could be accomplished were he not daily bombarded by unnecessary...

 
 By Troy Spence    Opinion    March 19, 2020

Morris and Gilpin have my vote for Sewer Board

In reference to Don Larson’s letter about selecting the next two new Sewer Board members and to do your homework. Well, I did some investigating for the citizens of the town and here are my findings: 1. Tom Morris is a past sewer board member who p...

 

Thoughts on Sewer Board and cost

I want to better articulate what I was trying to express at the Community Meeting last week. I am a candidate for a position on the sewer board. I had never considered running or becoming a part of the process but I was asked to run. So reluctantly,...

 
 By Kyle Zumwalt    Opinion    March 12, 2020

Thank you local law enforcement

SEELEY LAKE - I want to commend our local law enforcement in Seeley Lake. They took the burglary at my business It’s Ah Wrap very seriously, handled it professionally and went out of their way to keep me informed. Thanks to their hard work and...

 

Incredibly grateful

SEELEY LAKE - The Veterans and Families of Seeley Lake would like to thank all the businesses and individuals in Seeley Lake for their generosity and donations to support the Ellinghouse triplets. The Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction March 7...

 

Thank you Seeley Lake!

SEELEY LAKE – I just want to say thank you, thank you to everyone who has sent cards, visited, called and kept me in your thoughts and prayers since my accident. You have encouraged me and helped me on my road to recovery. I am truly blessed by... Full story

 

Join the fight...

Our President Donald J. Trump gave an excellent speech at the State of the Union. He spoke of the long list of achievements under his administration. He honored Americans from different walks of life. He reminded us where we came from. He praised our...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 
 By Mark Muir    Opinion    February 13, 2020

Public Safety in jeopardy with Large tax cuts.

For communities and businesses to prosper, they must be safe. From the 9-1-1 call through to the arrest, conviction and incarceration of felony offenders, Montana citizens rely on state funded public safety and justice programs to support that goal....

 

Fight socialism with ideas, not bullets

At the recent Montana Republican Kickoff, something very strange happened. A GOP legislator from Billings suggested that he ought to be shot. Representative Rodney Garcia dropped a stink bomb in the middle of the gathering by insisting that it is...

 

Voice your support for rehiring Daniel Schrock

SEELEY LAKE - On Jan. 21 the Seeley Lake Elementary School Board voted 3 - 2 not to renew Superintendent Daniel Schrock’s contract. *See the Jan 30 edition of the Pathfinder for details* He is invited to re-apply. The hiring process has already...

 

Working for the best at SLE

We have a great school and staff at SLE. It makes me sad to see veteran teachers being smeared on social media and in the newspaper. I told myself I would take the high road, stay professional and not respond. But I can’t abide people who have no p...

 

Consider wellbeing of students and SLE

SEELEY LAKE - Members of SLE Board and To Whom It May Concern, As parents of a fourth grade student at Seeley Lake Elementary we would like to express our opposition on the motion to NOT renew Mr. Schrock’s contract. Understand that we have asked m...

 

Thank you for your support!

SEELEY LAKE - A heartfelt Thank You to all who attended “A Western Burlesque Show.” Thank you for your support to the Seeley Lake Elementary Breakfast Program and Meals on Wheels for Seniors! I especially want to give my utmost gratitude to...

 

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