Thursday, March 30, 2023


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Updated 3 weeks, 4 days 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 wi...

Updated 4 days, 8 hours ago
Commissioners must stay unified on septage facility

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

Updated 1 week, 4 days 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 2 weeks, 4 days 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 4 weeks 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.”

Updated 1 month ago
Why the Inter Lake is dropping Dilbert

Effective today, the Dilbert comic strip will no longer appear in the Daily Inter Lake.

Updated 1 month ago
Housing measures need careful consideration

Tangible progress is being made at the state Capitol to address Montana’s workforce and affordable housing crunch, an issue that Gov. Greg Gianforte has iden...

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Implications of consolidated health systems

Logan Health and Billings Clinic revealed last week that the two independent hospital systems plan to engage in negotiations this year aimed at combining into a single, new organization.

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Move to delist grizzlies welcome news

First enacted 50 years ago, the Endangered Species Act has played a vital role in the successful recovery of more than 100 species of plants and animals in the U.S. that were pushed to the brink — bald eagles, wo...

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Weaver’s distinguished career worth celebrating

There’s been a change of guard for the Daily Inter Lake and Montana’s group of Hagadone weekly newspapers.

Updated 2 months ago
Highlights from State of the State.

Gov. Greg Gianforte rarely strayed from so-called kitchen-table issues in delivering his second State of the State address last week to a joint session of the Montana Senate and House of Representatives.

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
Officials should follow compassion rather than stigmatizing unhoused

Flathead County commissioners last week sent a clear message that homeless individuals are not welcome in our community, while also imploring other elected officials to not aid those who look to serve these indiv...

Updated 2 months, 2 weeks ago
911 staffing shortage a danger to public safety

The call center that manages Flathead County’s initial response to public emergencies is facing an emergency of its own.

Updated 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Businesses missing out as county drags heels

Gov. Greg Gianforte signed into law the Commercial Property Assessed Capital Enhancements program, known as C-PACE, following the 2021 legislative session.

Updated 3 months ago
A community that looks out for each other

Even as thermometers plummeted to historic lows last week, there was still ample warmth radiating from our community.