Saturday, June 10, 2023


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

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago

Decision to bar Zephyr an avoidable outcome

An unprecedented week at the state capitol last week drew the attention of the nation when Democrat Rep. Zooey Z...

Updated 6 days, 18 hours ago
Class of 2023 a tough bunch

Adversity and resilience. Perseverance and strength. Challenge and opportunity.

Updated 1 week, 6 days ago
Governor ignores repercussions of veto

Gov. Greg Gianforte wielded his veto power May 17 when he rejected a bill that would have reimbursed Lake County for some of the costs it incurs to conduct felony law enforcement on the Flathead Reservation throu...

Updated 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Bill will change trajectory of state’s mental health services

As state legislators tally the wins and losses from the 2023 session, one area that all Montanans can celebrate is the commitment to shore up the state’s broken behavioral health network.

Updated 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Ballot flub costs more than taxpayer dollars

The West Valley School Board’s botched levy request this spring sowed mistrust and potentially long-lasting damages within the district west of Kalispell.

Updated 1 month ago
Community council good for Lakeside

Following a seven-year hiatus, the Lakeside Community Council is back.

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Critical choices on school election ballots

School election ballots hit area mailboxes earlier this week, and there are no shortage of trustee candidates for voters to consider.

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Evergreen sidewalk effort deserves unanimous support

With all due respect to Shel Silverstein, the sidewalk will not end in Evergreen.

Updated 2 months ago
Hard conversations about homelessness

There’s been no shortage of opinions on the Flathead Valley’s homeless population since the Flathead County commissioners’ penned a letter in January that ultimately set the conversation into motion.

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
Billings’ problems aren’t Kalispell’s

Kalispell could bear the brunt of unintended consequences rolled into a Billings senator’s bill that aims to fix a problem exclusive to The Magic City.

Updated 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Commissioners must stay unified on septage facility

Flathead County commissioners are finally united in support of constructing a regional septage treatment facility.

Updated 2 months, 3 weeks ago
A conversation with U.S. Sen. Jon Tester

U.S. Sen. Jon Tester sat down with the Daily Inter Lake editorial board last week for a long-ranging conversation about the election and issues facing the nation.

Updated 3 months ago
Kalispell targets motorists in new panhandling law

Kalispell motorists take note. A simple offering of spare change to the needy could soon cost far more than you bargained for.

Updated 3 months, 1 week ago
No easy solution for Glacier’s crowding

Congressman Ryan Zinke raised some ears last week when he took to social media to publicly air his grievances with Glacier National Park’s ticketed entry pro...

Updated 3 months, 1 week ago
‘Pickles’ rises to the top

We received a significant number of responses this week to our call for comic strip suggestions to replace “Dilbert.”