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 By Jean Curtiss    Opinion    February 14, 2019 

Stepping forward as District Manager

SEELEY LAKE - At the Sept. 24 work session of the Seeley Lake Sewer District Board, Great West Engineering gave a presentation and asked for a few decisions regarding the route of the main sewer line, etc. After the presentation, the three board memb...

 

More history on the Seeley Lake Biathlon

SEELEY LAKE - I thought that I would expand just a bit on your article from last week as to the history of the Seeley Lake Biathlon. Having a biathlon was the brain child of Lynn Carey. He spoke of the fun of participating in such a race out of...

 

Can a leopard change its spots?

Of course a real leopard cannot change its spots but the question refers to psychological spots, such as personality characteristics, behaviors, emotions, values, beliefs, childhood influences and...

 

The importance of the MMR vaccine

I want to talk today about a vaccine. Wait...don't roll your eyes! This one is important, especially in light of the recent outbreak of measles that you have probably been hearing about. I feel it app...

 

A lot happening in the Legislature

HELENA - There are now 900 introduced bills with around 100 or so already having been killed by committees. By the time the legislature ends, we should have somewhere around 1,500 bills having been introduced or having been drafted and had a hearing....

 

Miracles

Miracles To experience a miracle all you need do is go to the grocery store. Here in the middle of winter in Montana, you can buy fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, bread, fish and almost any kind of food item you can think of. Than you have drugs,...

 
 By Ron Cox    Opinion    February 7, 2019

Confusion reigned in dog conflict

SEELEY LAKE - This is to help clarify the recent letter by Mike McGrew titled “No Dogs Allowed” concerning conflict with dog owners printed in the Jan. 24 issue of the Seeley Swan Pathfinder. The misinformation leading to the situation was an exa...

 

All the way {back} to me

The foamy sweat rolls under the curry comb as I watch each line the blade makes in the red color of your winter coat. It's unusually warm for January. You cock your hip and lick your lips standing...

 

What is a Personal Emergency Response System? Do I need one?

Dear all, A Personal Emergency Response System (PERS) is a device you can wear either around your neck as a pendant or on your wrist like a large watch. Simply put, the purpose of the PERS is to...

 

Suffering for Christ – Our cross to bear

Sometimes because of my log’n days, I wake at 3-4 in the morning. I just lay there think’n about the body of Christ. Here in America we have thus far such freedoms – a good life style, for the most part, and go to church of Saturday or Sunday,...

 

Fact checking the Seeley Lake sewer

SEELEY LAKE – As you all know, I resigned from the Seeley Lake Sewer Board for multiple reasons. I couldn’t sit on a corrupt board that told lies to the people of Seeley Lake for years. The time I did serve I was bullied by the former president a...

 
 By Ron Cox    Opinion    January 31, 2019

If you got'em, light'em

SEELEY LAKE - That’s what our sergeant always said announcing break time in Army basic training.  It’s not 2017 but there is still some concern about smoke in our area. I live about a mile downwind of the air quality monitor. The photo above...

 

Excitement along the way

Can’t remember if I told this here story many moons ago or not, so here goes. Me and Butch was cut’n timber near Haines, Alaska. When we quit the job we decided to drive down the Alaska Highway. Haines Junction was the first stop in the Yukon...

 

The cost of caregiving

Your chances of stepping into the role as "caregiver" for a family member, are greater than you might think. According to the National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP, it is estimated that over 44...

 

Significant change coming for infrastructure bills

Things are off and running now at the legislature as an avalanche of policy bills are hitting committees and receiving hearings. In the infrastructure committee, we have just finished hearing all the projects in the Long-Range Building Program (HB5)...

 

No dogs allowed

SEELEY LAKE - One of the best things about skiing in Seeley and being involved with the Nordic Club and the kids’ program is the people I get to meet. Those who are skiing have fun, are grateful for the Club keeping the trails in good shape and the...

 

An inspirational family

The article on the Loesch family was very inspiring. I cannot imagine working and baking like Jean Loesch did with six little kids running around and then having to have a breakfast, lunch and dinner for nine people everyday plus doing the baking...

 

Policy bills hitting the Legislature

HELENA - Things have started to pick up this week in the Legislature as committees have started taking executive action on the bills they have been hearing in committee and the Appropriations Subcommittees are in full swing. There are around 450...

 

Pockets of Wild

I didn't write this as an expert on land management and wildlife issues, or as a representative of any organization. I did write it as someone with strong concerns about where society as it relates to...

 

Fill your heart and mind each day with the treasure of the Bible

In addition to a long history of magazines, Reader’s Digest is well known for publishing condensed versions of popular books. Instead of having to read a book in its entirety, a busy person could read a Reader’s Digest shortened version of a...

 

Clear as mud: Antibiotic stewardship in dentistry

As the marvels of antibiotics became known and their use grew, our understanding of their limitations did as well. Through decades of antibiotic overuse we are now seeing the rise of super bacteria,...

 

Negotiating

Negotiating means that two or more people meet in open discussion and eventually settle on agreeable terms for a particular arrangement. Negotiations are not new. Throughout history, people have...

 
 By Loren Rose    Opinion    January 17, 2019

Maintaining healthy forests and clean water is a logging requirement

All of us see logging trucks going through town, know folks working in the woods and see active logging around Seeley Lake. Reactions to active or recent logging are varied, depending on the experiences of the person reacting and the prescription bei...

 

Reorganizing and getting back to work

HELENA - The Legislative Session is up and running here in Helena. The first week is usually fairly calm as all of the individual committees organize themselves and legislators begin putting text to their bills and start getting them scheduled for...

 

Do we and are we remembering Christ in Christmas?

We just got done celebrating Christmas. Did we have the true meaning of Christmas this year? Here is something that we might consider throughout the year and prepare ourselves for next year. In homes throughout the modern world, stockings are still...

 

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