Monday, November 28, 2022


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Updated 1 week, 1 day ago

College Center a welcome addition to the valley

Flathead Valley Community College is in the spotlight this month as the public gets its first look at the Wachho...

Updated 1 day, 1 hour ago
Whitefish at inflection point as resort celebrates 75 years

Whitefish Mountain Resort is celebrating a milestone birthday this winter — 75 years of carving powder and apres smiles on “the Big.”

Updated 4 days, 1 hour ago
Fallout from Outlaw closure still deserves review

When approximately 100 people were displaced last winter by the abrupt closure of the extended-stay annex at FairBridge Inn and Suites in Kalispell, many were left with few, if any, options for housing.

Updated 2 weeks, 1 day ago
House election reveals western district’s true hue

While the much-ballyhooed midterm Republican “red wave” proved to be nothing more than a ripple on the national stage, the Montana election tally left the Big Sky blues drenched and gasping for air.

Updated 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Bipartisan group digs into election integrity

Montana voters should be confident in the state’s voting process heading into the midterm elections Nov. 8.

Updated 1 month ago
Time to hit the books on ImagineIF facilities planning

The ImagineIF Board of Trustees’ decision to turn down a proposal to move the Kalispell library branch to the Gateway Community Center last week was prudent — and heartening.

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Montanans’ privacy is on the ballot

Absentee ballots are set to arrive in mailboxes this week, and along with considering a full slate of candidates, Montana voters will also be asked to decide on a pair of ballot questions.

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Failed voting laws prove to be costly

Last week a Montana judge ruled as unconstitutional a trio of new voting laws passed by the 2021 Legislature.

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Housing crisis curtails Montana’s economy

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell earlier this month described the curious national labor market as being simply “out of balance,” as the demand for workers continues to substantially exceed supply.

Updated 2 months ago
Kalispell’s TIF proposal should be broadened

For the last month, Kalispell City Council has been grappling with a proposal that would allow the city to financially support workforce housing projects.

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
Let’s take a holistic approach to helping addicts

Gov. Greg Gianforte got a candid assessment of the public safety situation, particularly as it relates to drug use, in the valley from a selection of Flathead County’s elected leaders and law enforcement official...

Updated 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Teachers among Montana’s most essential workers

The term essential workers is not easily defined, but generally refers to the people who contribute critical services that ensure a well-functioning community.

Updated 2 months, 3 weeks ago
County leaves public safety funding on the table

Flathead County Commissioners last week took an earful about the dire need for more funding for the Sheriff’s Office — and the message came straight from the horse’s mouth, so to speak.

Updated 3 months ago
Higher education unattainable for too many

“It’s a terrible idea.” That’s how Sen. Steve Daines, along with the vast majority of his Republican colleagues, characterized President Biden’s plan to cancel up to $10,000 in student debt for tens of millions o...

Updated 3 months, 1 week ago
Blue ribbon winners all

As the 2022 Northwest Montana Fair and Rodeo wraps up today, we’re handing out a blue ribbon to all the Flathead Valley youth who showed off their hard work and talent this week in the barns and exhibit buildings...