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Actual cost estimates needed for worst case scenario

SEELEY LAKE - The so-called “worst case scenario” monthly estimate for the sewer project? Yes, that is the worst case scenario for me, a resident in Phase 1. The following is part of a letter I sent to the Seeley Lake Sewer District Board Sept....

 

The fear of man

We've noticed this year of a bear problem like never before. Grizzly bears seem to be everywhere. Trains plow'n em off the tracks. Hunters be'n attacked, bears kill'n calves, kill'n sheep, raiding chi...

 
 By Linda Howard    Opinion    December 5, 2019 

What is Adult Protective Services (APS)?

During the holiday season of joyous celebrations with family and friends it is important for us to continue to be mindful of the older adults and those with disabilities in our community. We should...

 
 By Kelly McGuire    Opinion    December 5, 2019 

Free counseling available to help people heal from abuse

To the members of the Seeley Lake community, Have you ever had a dating partner who: • Embarrassed you or put you down? • Controlled who you see, where you go or what you do? • Took your money o...

 

Advent, a time of waiting and preparation

Have you picked up your new 2020 calendar? Can you believe it? 2020! Our favorite venders have calendars waiting for us to pick up. In our home we have calendars all over the place - on the kitchen...

 

Many questions that deserve answers

SEELEY LAKE - I was sorry to have missed the sewer board meeting Thursday night due to an out of town trip. However, I heard Friday morning that it is going to be $130 per month per hook up. We probably won’t go broke with this fee but it is going...

 

Collective neurosis

Neurosis is a common term often used in our daily lives. This is due to the pioneers of psychology: Freud, Jung and Adler, who introduced us to the psychology of neurosis. Though it's a commonly used...

 

ROCKS - A place for all

Seeley Lake ROCKS' mission "To build healthy children, strong families and vibrant communities through outdoor recreation," has expanded significantly the past two years. Two years ago, ROCKS...

 

Lead poisoning kills Golden Eagle, hunters adapting

On Nov. 10, Wild Skies Raptor Center in Potomac admitted an adult Golden Eagle with the classic symptoms of lead poisoning. The bird's talons were clenched and its wings drooped to the floor. His bloo...

 

Conversion is our goal

The aim of all gospel learning and teaching is to deepen our conversion and help us become more like Jesus Christ. For this reason, when we study the gospel, we’re not just looking for new information; we want to become a “new creature...

 

Daines & Gianforte Must Take Immediate Action on CSKT Compact

The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribe (CSKT) Water Compact took over a decade to negotiate with water users on and off with the CSKT nation. The CSKT will protect the rights of water users across Montana. It passed the Montana Legislature with b...

 

Next governor will determine fate of public lands

Montanans, it’s time to pay attention. In 2020, the person we elect to be our next governor will determine the fate of our public lands. On the ballot for governor of the state of Montana next year is mega-millionaire Greg Gianforte. He’s...

 

Common sense please

I’d like to congratulate John Rice on his letter “Reopen National Forest Roads” run in the Nov. 7 issue of the Seeley Swan Pathfinder. He hit the nail on the head with a four-pound hammer. I lived for a short time near Thompson Falls and...

 

Permits protect us

When most of us wake up in the morning, we get out of bed and flip on lights that work, turn on faucets running clean water, flush toilets connected to functioning septic systems, in homes that didn't burn down while we were asleep. Of course, no...

 

Ethics in hunting

As with any activity, there are ethics in hunting. The difference with ethics in hunting is there is almost no one around to see the behavior of the hunter in the woods and mountains. Were we sure...

 

Make the choice to return home

If you are a pet owner, one of the simple joys in life is experiencing the pure excitement our pets have when we arrive home. You might have a dog that's so excited you can't even touch her for 45...

 

Algal blooms: What can we do about them?

On Oct. 31, the Seeley Swan Pathfinder published a story discussing the possible detection of toxic blue-green algae on Seeley Lake. The article provided a thorough discussion surrounding such algal b...

 

Are you ready?

In the past, God has always provided the subject well in advance when I write an article for the Pathfinder. This time He waited until it was nearly due and it came in the form of an email from an old friend. In my US Air Force days I was stationed i...

 

The public takes a back seat to politics on the PSC

The Public Service Commission has always been a somewhat surly bunch. The PSC’s devoted staff has often had to deal with varying degrees of political game-playing, deception, threats and intrigue. Sure. Politicians politic. The question is, at the...

 

First quarter wrap-up

Hello from Seeley-Swan High School. We just finished up our first Quarter of the school year. We held a community assembly in which we were able to recognize students and staff for their...

 

Home sales in the valley are in a boom

2019 SALES WILL FINISH WITH THE HIGHEST SALES RECORDS SINCE 2005 The finish of the summer and fall selling season is now upon us. Since June, home sales have taken a dramatic upturn in sales numbers. The local market in the Seeley-Swan and Blackfoot...

 

"Do whatever HE tells you," John 2:5

It was August, 1993 in Chesapeake, Va., when we heard the tornado warning. My husband immediately yelled, “Get into the closets!” Soon I heard the deafening roar of the proverbial ‘freight-train.’ Terrified, I thought, ‘This can’t be...

 

Stand beside Trump and fight the swamp animals

Trump said when he got elected he would drain the swamp. He got duly elected by the American people. President Trump then began to drain the swamp. When you drain the swamp, the swamp animals are exposed. Adam Schiff reminds me of a swamp alligator,...

 
 By John Rice    Opinion    November 7, 2019

Reopen National Forest Service roads

In response to Seeley Swan Pathfinder’s Oct. 24 article titled “Illegal access to Forest Service roads needs community solution” as requested by Seeley Lake District Ranger Quinn Carver. The solution is as per my previous discussion with Mr....

 
 By Don Larson    Opinion    November 7, 2019

Another opportunity to protest the Sewer

SEELEY LAKE - Sewer District residents have an opportunity to again protest against the proposed sewer project. The District’s engineering firm is asking to schedule meetings with residents to identify septic and line locations assuming...

 

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