Saturday, November 27, 2021


To find our opinion based editorials, see below. We'll share opinion based editorial articles regularly for interested viewers.

Updated 4 months ago

Extending border closure defies logic

When Canada announced that it would reopen its border to fully vaccinated Americans by Aug. 9, it was widely ass...

Updated 2 days, 17 hours 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 6 days, 17 hours 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 1 week, 6 days 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 weeks, 6 days 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 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Evergreen sidewalk fundraising goes the distance

Evergreen sidewalk fundraising goes the distance

Updated 3 weeks, 6 days 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 1 month 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 1 month, 1 week 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.

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Redistricting should follow east-west divide

The clock is ticking for the Montana Districting and Apportionment Commission.

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Samaritan House plans address a crucial need

There’s a lot of rhetoric these days about the challenges of homelessness and the need for more affordable housing in the Flathead Valley — lots of talk but little action.

Updated 2 months ago
Health care workers deserve better

Sanders County’s public health officer resigned last week at the request of county commissioners. The egregious offense? Publicly advocating for the Covid-19 vaccine as a safe and effective way to stop the spread...

Updated 2 months ago
Evergreen sidewalk grant a win for the community

Evergreen community leaders deserve a round of applause for going the distance to secure a nearly $1 million state grant for the construction of long-awaited sidewalks along portions of two very busy highways.

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
It's time for community conversation about suicide

It’s difficult for most of us to fathom the deep despair that accompanies such a final, fatal act as suicide, and it’s even more difficult to talk about.

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
Unintended consequences of Glacier’s ticketed entry

Glacier National Park achieved its intent with this summer’s ticketed entry system for Going-to-the-Sun Road.

Updated 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Hiring woes continue, but report offers encouraging signs

This Labor Day we honor the American worker and celebrate the symbolic end of summer — and what a summer it has been for the valley’s frontline employees.