Tuesday, February 27, 2024


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Updated 3 weeks, 2 days ago

Breaching hydropower dams carries collateral damage

Electric cooperatives across the Pacific Northwest have sounded the alarm in recent weeks about the consequences f…

Updated 3 months, 1 week ago
Whitefish must crack down on rogue rentals

A show of force is expected at Monday’s Whitefish City Council meeting, where councilors will discuss whether to fund a short-term rental code enforcement position.

Updated 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Poll indicates widespread discontent among Montana voters

’Tis the season. Yes, the holidays are quickly approaching, but we’re talking about poll season.

Updated 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Head to the polls and make your vote count

Looking over the ballots for Tuesday’s election we are impressed with the number of candidates looking to serve their communities through public office.

Updated 4 months ago
Kalispell leads the way on public charters

Kalispell Public Schools is venturing into the public charter school realm with an eye on being a leader and innovator for the state’s newest educational opportunity.

Updated 4 months, 1 week ago
Future of ImagineIF left in the hands of 'hope'

Directors of Montana’s largest library systems no longer are required to hold a graduate degree in order for the library to qualify for state funding.

Updated 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Lakes conference a good chance to learn

From the hundreds of pristine alpine lakes in Glacier National Park, to the vast expanses of Flathead and Whitefish lakes, and Hungry Horse and Koocanusa reservoirs, no geographical feature better defines Northwest…

Updated 4 months, 3 weeks ago
Newspaper carriers are the unsung heroes

As president of the Hagadone Corporation's Communications Division, I wish to share my sincere pride and gratitude.

Updated 4 months, 4 weeks ago
Rebate deadline extension is welcome

By a show of hands, how many readers know what a geocode is? And how many are familiar with the state cadastral?

Updated 5 months ago
School safety, tech levies deserve support

Many of Kalispell Public Schools’ high school students weren’t even born the last time the high school district approved a levy of any type.

Updated 5 months, 1 week ago
Emails expose Forest Service's preferential treatment

A recent public records request pulled the curtain back on Flathead National Forest’s dealings with a resort operator that had plans to install a tram lift to the top of Columbia Mountain, and the findings raise so…

Updated 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Bipartisan charter model can offer innovative learning

Charter schools are destined to become a part of Montana’s education landscape following the passage of two “choice school” laws this past legislative session, and despite the naysayers, the concept has a proven tr…

Updated 5 months, 3 weeks ago
Kalispell must plan for public safety needs

A recent independent report offered high praise for the Kalispell Fire Department, along with a stark warning about immediate and future public safety needs as the city continues to grow.

Updated 6 months ago
Support making resort tax funds available for community housing

he 3% fee on luxury and tourist-related purchases has substantially reduced local homeowner’s property taxes over the decades.

Updated 6 months, 1 week ago
Hard work pays off for 4-Hers

The Northwest Montana Fair and Rodeo always provides many memorable moments.

Updated 6 months, 2 weeks ago
Kalispell misses mark on impact fees

Three years ago, the Kalispell City Council made a bet on the law of supply and demand.