Saturday, July 20, 2024


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Updated 1 week, 6 days ago

Grandstand rebuild a necessary investment

The Northwest Montana Fair’s main events are officially on. Get ready for some oldies but goodies with Rock & Roll…

Updated 6 days ago
Beat the heat safely this summer

Summer is in full swing across Northwest Montana, and the region's many lakes, rivers and parks are filling up with people eager to beat the heat and get in a little sightseeing. But a spate of tragedies in recent …

Updated 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Canal siphon failures not a matter of if, but when

Along with the torrent of gushing water that flooded Babb due to catastrophic siphon eruptions on the St. Mary Canal last week will be serious economic consequ…

Updated 1 month ago
Open primaries give voters more control

A pair of constitutional initiatives to restructure Montana’s voting system with an open primary are likely headed for the November ballot.

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Candidates needed for government review commissions

Columbia Falls and Whitefish voters last week opted to enact a unique opportunity afforded by the Montana Constitution to scrutinize how their local governments function.

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
A bright future for the Class of 2024

We are once again amazed by the seniors graduating from the area’s high schools and heading out into the world. The Inter Lake over the last week has showcased some remarkable young people who shared their stories …

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks 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 months, 1 week 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 2 months, 2 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 3 months 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 3 months, 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 3 months, 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 3 months, 4 weeks 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 4 months 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 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Increased public safety comes with a cost

Are Kalispell’s public safety resources meeting expectations?