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Editorial

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Updated 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Increased public safety comes with a cost

Are Kalispell’s public safety resources meeting expectations?

Updated 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Breaching hydropower dams carries collateral damage

Electric cooperatives across the Pacific Northwest have sounded the alarm in recent weeks about the consequences facing ratepayers if four Lower Snake River da…

Updated 4 months, 3 weeks ago
Flathead Valley schools prevail in war of words

Be careful who you get into a friendly squabble with in these parts — chances are you’ll find yourself on the losing end of a debate with a state champion.

Updated 4 months, 3 weeks ago
A valuable resource for Flathead newbies

During Montana’s peak covid-induced migration frenzy, a rumor circulated that some 30,000 new residents had moved to the Flathead Valley seemingly overnight.

Updated 5 months ago
Holmquist, Fern fine choices for tax reform group

Gov. Greg Gianforte’s newly selected property tax task force has been handed a tall order.

Updated 5 months, 1 week ago
Don't get caught off guard by new public participation rules

The 2023 Legislature delivered a package of bills that reform Montana’s land-use codes with an eye toward fixing the state’s housing crisis. The legislation was a top priority for Gov. Greg Gianforte and his mandat…

Updated 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Legislation one step in repairing a broken system

One of the major accomplishments of the 2023 Legislature came through the passage of House Bill 872.

Updated 6 months ago
SKC founder an inspiration for all Montanans

Northwest Montana is mourning the loss of a visionary who left a profound impact on Native American education in the U.S.

Updated 6 months, 1 week ago
Top 5 local headlines from 2023

A look back at some of the top local stories in 2023 and what lies ahead in the new year:

Updated 6 months, 2 weeks ago
Habitat builds meaningful change for Flathead Valley

“Home for the holidays” has new meaning for three local families this December.

Updated 6 months, 3 weeks ago
Solutions needed for property tax relief

The frustration over Montana’s skyrocketing property taxes reached crisis status last week after the Montana Supreme Court sided with Gov. Greg Gianforte’s office in a dispute over the state’s school equalization l…

Updated 6 months, 4 weeks ago
Election do-over will ensure voter confidence

An unfortunate administrative error came to light at the 11th hour of Kalispell’s municipal election earlier this month.

Updated 7 months ago
Passing gratitude around the Thanksgiving table

Thanksgiving is a time for family and friends to gather together.

Updated 7 months 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 7 months, 1 week 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 7 months, 2 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.