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Updated 2 months, 3 weeks ago

Increased public safety comes with a cost

Are Kalispell’s public safety resources meeting expectations?

Updated 11 hours, 45 minutes ago
Project to provide veterans’ housing deserves support

No veteran who has sacrificed for our freedoms should be faced with the consequences of living on the street — yet that is increasingly the case in Montana.

Updated 2 weeks ago
Special session on immigration would be costly

State House leadership last week called on legislators to immediately convene for a special session to discuss an issue that’s “crucial” to Montana residents.

Updated 3 weeks ago
Rhetoric trumps solutions on immigration

A group of immigrants’ arrival to the Flathead Valley on Wednesday has raised more questions than answers.

Updated 1 month ago
Evergreen levy request is warranted

Evergreen Fire and Rescue has always taken pride in maximizing its resources to best serve the community. The department is taking that same fiscally-prudent approach with an upcoming levy request to shore up staff…

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Focus on solutions when discussing homelessness

Kalispell City Council is expected to take a look at some of the challenges surrounding homelessness in the city at an upcoming work session.

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Let Evergreen serve as an inspiration

Passersby have by now likely caught sight of workers preparing the way for forthcoming sidewalks along U.S. 2 in Evergreen.

Updated 2 months ago
County wise to ink septic agreement with Lakeside

Flathead County last week reached a deal with the Lakeside County Water and Sewer District to build and operate a regional septage treatment facility.

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
Bar fairies help keep our roads safe

Fifteen gift cards were sprinkled on vehicles left overnight at bars around Whitefish last weekend. The weekend prior, nine gift cards were secretly tucked onto vehicles left at drinking establishments in Kalispell…

Updated 3 months ago
Library on right track with branding reboot

A decade ago the county library system envisioned a new future for its services that expanded beyond the traditional offering of books on shelves.

Updated 3 months, 1 week ago
Procedural whoopsies pile up in West Valley

Oops! West Valley School District’s board of trustees has done it again.

Updated 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Science shows healthy wolf population

The most recent data compiled by state and federal wildlife biologists shows a healthy, diverse and stable wolf population in the northern Rocky Mountains.

Updated 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Breaching hydropower dams carries collateral damage

Electric cooperatives across the Pacific Northwest have sounded the alarm in recent weeks about the consequences facing ratepayers if four Lower Snake River da…

Updated 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Flathead Valley schools prevail in war of words

Be careful who you get into a friendly squabble with in these parts — chances are you’ll find yourself on the losing end of a debate with a state champion.

Updated 3 months, 4 weeks ago
A valuable resource for Flathead newbies

During Montana’s peak covid-induced migration frenzy, a rumor circulated that some 30,000 new residents had moved to the Flathead Valley seemingly overnight.