Saturday, October 16, 2021


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

Updated 2 months, 3 weeks 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 3 months, 1 week ago
Whitefish US 93 corridor plan a laudable effort

The city of Whitefish will debut its long-awaited Highway 93 South Corridor Plan at an open house July 15, unveiling goals and proposed actions for traffic improvement and land use over the next decade.

Updated 3 months, 1 week ago
Flathead benefited from Meerkatz's business acumen

There’s been a changing of the guard at Montana West Economic Development, where retiring President and CEO Jerry Meerkatz has passed the baton to Christy Cummings Dawson.

Updated 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Federal firefighters deserve better pay

Montana’s summer wildfire season came early this year — an entire season early.

Updated 3 months, 3 weeks ago
County vaccination effort saved lives

Flathead City-County Health Department last week wrapped up its large-scale community immunization clinic at the Flathead County Fairgrounds. The effort to c...

Updated 3 months, 4 weeks ago
More bears, more people set stage for conflict

There was a cautionary takeaway from the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee following its meeting last week: plans for a historic number of visitors to national parks plus a peaking grizzly bear population have s...

Updated 4 months ago
It's time to address domestic violence

In Montana, law enforcement officers responded to a domestic violence-related incident every 1.75 hours last year.

Updated 4 months, 1 week ago
The future is bright for the Class of 2021

Congratulations to the approximately 1,000 high school seniors who graduated last week in the Flathead Valley. Your families are proud of you.

Updated 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Time to invest in sidewalks for Evergreen

The years-long community push to create paved pedestrian paths along the U.S. 2 corridor through Evergreen is often described as a “chicken and egg” situatio...

Updated 4 months, 3 weeks ago
Get ready for Sun Road reservation system

This weekend marks the beginning of Glacier National Park’s new reservation system to drive the Going-to-the-Sun Road corridor.

Updated 4 months, 3 weeks ago
Forest Service decision on Blankenship camping shortsighted

The U.S. Forest Service recently made what seems like a hasty decision to continue dispersed camping on a gravel bar along the Middle Fork of the Flathead River near the Blankenship Bridge.

Updated 5 months ago
C-Falls council is right to want CFAC pollution removed

Corporations using and abusing Montana’s lands and natural resources, and then trying to wiggle out of cleanup responsibilities when the time comes is an all...

Updated 5 months ago
Bill critical to journalism’s future

Fairness is not a partisan issue. Fairness is the goal of the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act currently being considered in the United States Congress. The bill has bipartisan support in both the Sena...

Updated 5 months, 1 week ago
Return-to-work plan an innovative solution

With a flash of innovation, Gov. Greg Gianforte is flipping expanded pandemic jobless benefits into a mechanism to help alleviate the state’s critical labor shortage.

Updated 5 months, 1 week ago
Supporting South Kalispell Fire District is wise move

Voters in the South Kalispell Fire District went to bat for their fire department this week, approving a levy request by a wide margin to provide funding for a second fire station to be built along one of Kalispe...

Updated 5 months, 3 weeks ago
Bill unfairly props up energy company

In the end, not even the most fierce proponents of Montana coal could get behind the lopsided and controversial Senate Bill 379.