Monday, August 15, 2022


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Updated 4 months, 4 weeks ago

Seeking balance amid Montana's visitation boom

Montanans’ attitude toward the state’s thriving tourism sector is starting to sour — a troubling trend that indu...

Updated 1 day, 15 hours ago
Aggressive attacks on fires money well spent

The fury of the Elmo 2 Fire met its match last week.

Updated 1 week, 1 day ago
Surplus should aid school security needs

As the systemic failures and oversights surrounding the mass shooting at Uvalde, Texas have come to light in recent months, many have been left wondering: How secure are Northwest Montana’s schools, and what more...

Updated 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Post-9/11 combat veterans suffer amid political ploy

A day planned for celebration by national Veterans Service Organizations turned to shock and downright outrage Thursday on the steps of the U.S. Capitol as Senate Republicans blocked passage of legislation that w...

Updated 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Solving housing crisis requires multifaceted response

It didn’t take long for Gov. Greg Gianforte to put his newly created Housing Task Force to work.

Updated 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Future is bright along the Parkline Trail

A vision 10 years in the making will finally be realized with the grand opening of Kalispell’s Parkline Trail on Thursday, July 21.

Updated 1 month ago
Library trustees, commissioners aren’t upholding their fiduciary duty

Over the last six month, the ImagineIF Libraries board has left a pile of money on the table — about $76,000 by our calculations. Not exactly what one would expect from a board trusted with ensuring the success o...

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Montana High Court facing important decisions

Immediately following the U.S. Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, the Montana Legislature’s majority leadership sent a warning.

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Library board end-around the right move for Bigfork

The ImagineIf Libraries board took matters into their own hands last week — and Bigfork locals are better off for it.

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
A choice between local housing or more VRBOs

The sky's the limit for the proposed downtown Kalispell parking garage.

Updated 2 months ago
Crypto proposal needs more 'due diligence'

There was much buzz in Bozeman earlier this month at the “On the Rise” economic summit hosted by U.S. Sen. Steve Daines and Gov. Greg Gianforte.

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
Class of 2022 a resilient bunch

Last week the Inter Lake showcased six remarkable seniors set to graduate from each of the area’s high schools this weekend.

Updated 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Time for action at Blankenship

Last year it was an old school bus that got swamped at the Blankenship Bridge river access near West Glacier. This year it’s a pickup truck, stuck and buried in water and gravel up to its front bumper on May 21.

Updated 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Youth center proposal a boon for Flathead

Last week, the valley learned more about an exciting new project on the north end of Kalispell that includes the creation of a massive, year-round youth center.

Updated 3 months ago
Let the specialists conduct school elections

Kalispell’s School District 5 last week asked county election officials to handle future school elections — a wise inquiry given the unfortunate errors made with getting ballots to voters during the May 3 election.

Updated 3 months, 1 week ago
Slow rollout of MMIP commission unacceptable

Members of a long-awaited federal commission tasked with addressing the crisis of missing and murdered Native Americans was finally announced Thursday by Interior Secretary Deb Haaland.