Monday, September 28, 2020


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Updated 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Unity needed on school reopening plans

An email detailing Superintendent of Public Instruction Elsie Arntzen’s plan for reopening schools hit the Daily Inter Lake inbox around noon on Thursday. Less than an hour later, the Governor’s Office released i...

Updated 2 months, 4 weeks ago
Celebrate Independence Day responsibly

Typically around the Fourth of July we use this space to remind readers about using vigilance with fireworks and to celebrate responsibly by securing a safe ride home if you choose to drink alcohol.

Updated 3 months ago
County expansion plan makes sense

The Flathead County commissioners face a big decision in the next couple of weeks on a multimillion-dollar proposal to provide more space for the county’s growing workforce.

Updated 3 months ago
Amtrak reduction will hurt Montana

Montanans living along the Hi-Line were delivered a blow this week when Amtrak announced it plans to cut its Empire Builder service to three days a week beginning this fall.

Updated 3 months, 1 week ago
Open dialogue key to understanding racial issues

The Daily Inter Lake concluded a three-part series Saturday that highlighted the lives and experiences of people of color in the Flathead Valley. As communities around the world continue to join the Black Lives M...

Updated 3 months, 1 week ago
Heli-fishing fine hardly a deterrent

When a Bozeman couple was caught red-handed after landing their helicopter in the Bob Marshall Wilderness to do some backcountry fly-fishing, most of Montana had the same reaction: Total disappointment with a sid...

Updated 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Don’t overlook law enforcement’s vital role

It is an understatement to say it’s a volatile time for law enforcement officers right now. Triggered by the May 25 officer-involved killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, widespread outrage and protests have co...

Updated 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Unterreiner’s leadership benefited Kalispell

The Kalispell Chamber of Commerce has some big shoes to fill as the organization looks for a new chief executive officer to take the reins as longtime President and CEO Joe Unterreiner makes plans to retire later...

Updated 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Amid protests, now is the time for unity

Over the past week the Flathead Valley has joined a global groundswell of calls for accountability in the way law enforcement officers police their communities and for meaningful change in the criminal justice sy...

Updated 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Thankful for response to storm

As if 2020 needed more drama.

Updated 3 months, 4 weeks ago
Class of 2020 continues to persevere

This week the Inter Lake is featuring local graduates with the Class of 2020 who define “profiles of perseverance” — students who have had to overcome adversity to reach graduation day. From withstanding unstable...

Updated 4 months, 1 week ago
Bus safety alliance making a difference

There’s a saying in Montana about taking the bull by the horns.

Updated 4 months, 1 week ago
Upswing in women candidates is welcome change

Earlier this week the Associated Press reported there are more Montana women seeking statewide political office in 2020 than in the last three decades. Eleven women representing just about every position on the p...

Updated 4 months, 2 weeks ago
The heart of a true hero

Last week the Inter Lake featured a poignant story about ICU nurse Megan Moore and her work to care for COVID-19 patients in New York City.

Updated 4 months, 3 weeks ago
It’s time to stand up and be counted

The 2020 U.S. Census got rolling as expected in January, but just a couple of months later the task of counting every citizen and non-citizen in America took a back seat to the unprecedented fallout from the COVI...