Tuesday, September 29, 2020


To find our opinion based editorials, see below. We'll share opinion based editorial articles regularly for interested viewers.

Updated 2 days, 17 hours ago
Time for voters to tune into local, state races

The Daily Inter Lake kicks off its general election coverage today with profiles on two newcomers to local politics who are vying for the Flathead County Commission District 1 seat held by outgoing Commissioner P...

Updated 1 week, 2 days ago
COVID data discrepancies need to be corrected

Having accurate, up-to-date information about the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic in Flathead County is imperative as we all make daily decisions about how to go about our lives.

Updated 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Mask defiers spoil public process for all

Twice in recent weeks, a group of people deliberately not wearing face masks has shown up at public meetings in the Flathead Valley.

Updated 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Express your views peacefully

Whitefish City Council made the right call Tuesday night when they voted down a proposed emergency ordinance that would have placed restrictions on gatherings and demonstrations in the city.

Updated 1 month ago
Canadian mining project needs additional scrutiny

Canada announced this week that it will further assess the risks of a proposed coal mine in British Columbia that could negatively impact water quality in Northwest Montana.

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Be flexible as schools navigate reopening plans

The general angst among parents, students and teachers is palpable as the valley gears up for a return to school in these unprecedented times of COVID-19.

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Blankenship crowds a growing concern

Overnight camping along the Flathead River at the Blankenship access has reached a tipping point that Forest Service officials need to address with both short- and long-term solutions.

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Fair concert and rodeo not worth the risk

Northwest Montana Fair and Rodeo officials last week decided to cancel this year’s carnival portion of the fair “for the health of our community” and fair workers. While probably an unpopular decision with some i...

Updated 1 month, 4 weeks ago
Take part in Inter Lake’s ‘thank you’ campaign

Fraught with virus-induced angst, economic challenges and civil unrest, 2020 has exceeded expectations for all the wrong reasons. It’s been a trying year from the jump, and it’s only August.

Updated 2 months ago
Kalispell makes good use of Brownfields Program

United States Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler got a tour last week of two major Kalispell redevelopment sites that have benefited from $2 million in federal funding through the EPA Br...

Updated 2 months ago
911 funding proposal comes with nuances

Once again, Flathead County voters are being asked to support a ballot measure that will tax property owners to pay for ongoing equipment upgrades at the Flathead Emergency Communications Center known as the 911 ...

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
With masks, a little civility goes a long way

The governor’s July 15 directive that mandates the use of face masks in various public settings has one clear goal — curbing the community spread of COVID-19.

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
Glacier reservation idea should be put on hold

Glacier National Park officials last week floated the idea of a ticketed entry system to help manage crowds along Going-to-the-Sun Road this summer.

Updated 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Use a careful eye with political polls

In the throes of a tight and turbulent election season, insight into how a particular candidate is faring is a hot commodity among campaigns and political wonks alike. Enter political polling — equally ballyhooed...

Updated 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Making a difference in the community

If you’re needing some good news as an elixir to the heavy headlines of the day, the Inter Lake routinely publishes stories about local individuals and organizations that are making a difference in people’s lives...