Wednesday, January 20, 2021


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

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
Columbia Falls girl is an inspiration to all

editorial snippets

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
Warming Shelter a key step in addressing homelessness

On Monday, the Kalispell City Council unanimously green-lighted a zoning text amendment and conditional-use permit that will allow the Flathead Warming Shelter to move forward with establishing a permanent locati...

Updated 2 months, 2 weeks ago
There's still time to make your vote count

Tuesday’s election is being widely characterized as the “most important in a lifetime.”

Updated 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Arena shows leadership, selflessness

Non-essential business closures and other mandates associated with the COVID-19 pandemic have battered the Flathead Valley’s economy for most of 2020, leaving some local businesses hanging by a thread and prompti...

Updated 3 months ago
Hospitals, Health Department need our help

As the number of COVID-19 cases in Montana keeps climbing with no clear path yet to quelling the pandemic, the state and many hot-spot counties — Flathead County included — find themselves in what top medical off...

Updated 3 months, 1 week ago
Gateway 2 Miracles campaign worthy of support

Northwest Montana United Way recently launched the first phase of a new capital campaign and it’s worthy of your support.

Updated 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Transparency standards needed for care facilities

Imagine arriving at a restaurant and finding a sign posted on the front door with a “D” rating, indicating the establishment “poses a significant risk to the public and immediate steps must be taken or closure pr...

Updated 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Time for voters to tune into local, state races

The Daily Inter Lake kicks off its general election coverage today with profiles on two newcomers to local politics who are vying for the Flathead County Commission District 1 seat held by outgoing Commissioner P...

Updated 4 months ago
COVID data discrepancies need to be corrected

Having accurate, up-to-date information about the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic in Flathead County is imperative as we all make daily decisions about how to go about our lives.

Updated 4 months, 1 week ago
Mask defiers spoil public process for all

Twice in recent weeks, a group of people deliberately not wearing face masks has shown up at public meetings in the Flathead Valley.

Updated 4 months, 1 week ago
Express your views peacefully

Whitefish City Council made the right call Tuesday night when they voted down a proposed emergency ordinance that would have placed restrictions on gatherings and demonstrations in the city.

Updated 4 months, 3 weeks ago
Canadian mining project needs additional scrutiny

Canada announced this week that it will further assess the risks of a proposed coal mine in British Columbia that could negatively impact water quality in Northwest Montana.

Updated 5 months, 1 week ago
Be flexible as schools navigate reopening plans

The general angst among parents, students and teachers is palpable as the valley gears up for a return to school in these unprecedented times of COVID-19.

Updated 5 months, 1 week ago
Blankenship crowds a growing concern

Overnight camping along the Flathead River at the Blankenship access has reached a tipping point that Forest Service officials need to address with both short- and long-term solutions.

Updated 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Fair concert and rodeo not worth the risk

Northwest Montana Fair and Rodeo officials last week decided to cancel this year’s carnival portion of the fair “for the health of our community” and fair workers. While probably an unpopular decision with some i...