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 By Troy Spence    Opinion    April 2, 2020 

Get the Sewer Board back in the hands of the people - Vote Morris and Gilpin

SEELEY LAKE - As I sit here waiting out the coronavirus to pass, I realize the only other thing that will kill you is the cost of a sewer in Seeley Lake. The people of Seeley need Tom Morris and Jason Gilpin on the board to clean up the corruption...

 
 By Addrien Marx    Opinion    April 2, 2020 

Vote O'Brien for SD 46 – Savvy leader for the new world ahead

SEELEY LAKE - Shannon O’Brien as candidate for SD 46? WE should all take STRONG note of this! Shannon is a powerful, energetic and experienced leader to help this District and our state in this ultra-critical time. Shannon has the experience to...

 
 By Molly Hackett    Opinion    April 2, 2020 

Walls of water, potatoes, zucchini & row covers

Q: What are walls of water? A: They are 18-inch plastic cylinders which act like miniature greenhouses. The wall forms a circle of water-filled tubes. Walls of water can be purchased at a hardware or...

 
 By Linda Howard    Opinion    April 2, 2020 

Resources for these challenging times...

Dear Seeley Swan friends,​ I am writing this note from my home office and feel somewhat removed as I expect you all do too. These are extremely challenging times for all of us and can feel scary. I...

 
 By CJ Johnson    Opinion    April 2, 2020 

Spring is a great time to prepare your property for fire season

Springtime marks a pretty big occasion in Montana- time to tidy up the landscaping from last year's growth before the new buds bloom. It's time to freshen up the mix fuel, to fire up the chainsaw and...

 

Protect yourself, stay home and help others

We grew up listening to our parents and grandparents tell stories of personal sacrifice during World War II: rationing, conserving, sharing and pulling together as families, communities and the...

 

Give me true peace

The COVID-19 virus is causing panic and fear and no one likes the uncertainty. So, we all scream for some peace and stability in this chaotic world. We wrestle with trust and not having control....

 

Mental health and self-care during the coronavirus crisis

While COVID-19 poses a significant threat to our physical health, it also threatens our mental and emotional health. We're concerned about infection and the health of loved ones. We're struggling...

 

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...

 

Stop – Chat

Many moons ago while cutt'n timber on a big burn between Lowman and Garden Valley, Idaho for Columbia Helicopter, I drove by a somewhat ramshackle place. One of the last buildings head'n up the river....

 
 By Kim Heninger    Opinion    March 26, 2020

This time....

This time calls upon our creative imagination, coping skills of positive self-talk, understanding and trusting that we can find a new normal. Talkback to worries and look for opportunities. Fresh air...

 

Rallying together as Montanans in times of crisis

Montanans are no strangers to challenging and unprecedented times. In 2017, we tackled the most expensive fire season on record and the largest since the big burn of 1910. Through economic downturns, we have made sacrifices in order to help...

 

Hibernation: What's going on for grizzly bears in winter?

Making your bed can be a pain and nobody knows that better than the grizzly bear. Each fall a grizzly moves an incredible one ton of material to make its den. By December, bears in the Northern...

 

Willing to be surprised

Why do you see the speck in your neighbor's eye, but do not notice the log in your own eye? Or how can you say to your neighbor, "Let me take the speck out of your eye," while the log is in your own...

 

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,...

 

Power from internal to external

Power is often experienced in relation to other people, as when a person expresses power over someone else. However, power is also closely associated with control. An example occurs when one spouse...

 
 By Ken Paulson    Opinion    March 19, 2020

Fighting a virus with truth and transparency

As the scope and threat of the coronavirus pandemic becomes clear, people all over the world hunger for two things: an effective vaccine and truthful information about the disease. The former may be more than a year away, but the latter is critical...

 

Partnership with local Trout Unlimited chapter "amps up" restoration program

How many of you have enjoyed a concert on the banks of the Blackfoot River at the Kettlehouse Amphitheater? Did you know that every time you buy a ticket, a portion of those funds go directly to our...

 
 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...

 

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...

 

Hunting with a handgun

Those of you who have been reading my columns know I like handguns...a lot. To add thrill and challenge to hunting, do it with a handgun. Shooting a handgun is not so different from a rifle and the sk...

 

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