Tuesday, January 18, 2022


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

Board overreach is gutting our library

Eyebrows were raised recently when ImagineIF Library Board Vice Chairman Doug Adams announced at a standing-room...

Updated 2 days, 3 hours ago
Instead of criticizing, lend a hand

The chorus of groans was audible as the omicron wave crashed into the Flathead Valley last week, dragging in its wake wide-reaching impacts on our local schools, businesses and health-care system. It’s like the ...

Updated 1 week, 2 days ago
Innovative tax credit program could use innovation

A few local school districts managed to get a sliver of the $1 million in funding made available in a state program offering tax credits to people who donate to public schools — but not without some frantic mouse...

Updated 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Resilience, fortitude carry the Flathead into 2022

We’ve stepped into the new year in a very different place than we were a year ago.

Updated 1 month ago
Proper elk management requires collaboration

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks’ proposal to alter its elk management strategy drew a “firestorm” of public comments over the last month.

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Sams’ confirmation is a historic moment

Charles “Chuck” Sams III was confirmed last month as National Park Service director, making him the first Native American to lead the federal agency that ove...

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Save yourself the hassle, shop local this season

Lingering supply-chain woes and worldwide shipping delays continue to hamstring many national retailers and e-commerce sites heading into the Christmas shopp...

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
A community making a difference and creating change

Last Thanksgiving we doubt many, or any, of us would have thought this Thanksgiving would look and feel the same in many ways.

Updated 1 month, 4 weeks ago
Library has vital role in guarding freedom of information

ImagineIF Libraries is in the spotlight for a couple of books in its adult collection that seem inappropriate to some.

Updated 2 months ago
New congressional boundaries fair and rational

While other states tussle with attempted power grabs through the ongoing congressional redistricting process, Montanans can be proud to have steered clear of manipulated boundaries that slither across the state w...

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
Governor’s workforce program whiffs on retention

Gov. Greg Gianforte announced last week that Montana will tap into federal Covid-19 relief funding to jump-start a program aimed at recruiting out-of-state health care workers.

Updated 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Evergreen sidewalk fundraising goes the distance

Evergreen sidewalk fundraising goes the distance

Updated 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Whitefish resort-tax extension a wise investment

In the Nov. 2 municipal election, Whitefish voters are being asked to extend the city’s 3% resort tax another 20 years and make some minor changes in how the revenue is spent.

Updated 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Keep party affiliation out of local elections

Voters in Kalispell and Whitefish have much to consider when poring over their ballot for the upcoming municipal elections.

Updated 3 months ago
Kalispell Chamber tackles child-care dilemma at critical juncture

The Kalispell Chamber of Commerce is taking the lead in addressing a severe shortage of child-care providers in the Flathead Valley and we applaud the effort to see what solutions might be found.