Monday, April 19, 2021


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

Updated 1 year, 5 months ago

Honoring vets never goes out of style

A hundred years ago communities across the Flathead Valley were making preparations to celebrate the first anniv...

Updated 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Wings' annual fundraiser a vital resource for cancer patients

As the COVID-19 pandemic drags on and continues to consume our full attention, it can be easy to forget that other medical emergencies continue to challenge Flathead Valley residents. Cancer is one of those disea...

Updated 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Governor hits the mark at State of the State

Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte hit a refreshingly moderate tone in his first State of the State address Thursday night, centering his speech on Montana’s resiliency over the last year, and laying out his vision for ...

Updated 2 months, 3 weeks ago
The dawn of a better America begins with each of us

Here we stand at the dawn of an American presidency that promises unity and a new path forward as a deep division remains among us.

Updated 2 months, 4 weeks ago
Kila boy inspired and united a community

The procession stretched for at least a mile as local fire trucks and law enforcement vehicles caravaned from Evergreen to Kila last week to honor the life of young Maverick Bench.

Updated 3 months ago
Commissioners must make wise Health Board appointment

The American Public Health Association was founded by a group of physicians in 1872 at a time when scientific advances were helping reveal the causes of communicable diseases, according to the organization’s webs...

Updated 3 months ago
Flathead Food Bank well-positioned for the future

The Flathead Food Bank recently purchased the space it has occupied at the Gateway Community Center in Kalispell for many years.

Updated 3 months, 1 week ago
Gianforte’s new plan for masking, vaccines

Republican Gov. Greg Gianforte took the reins of is new post in Helena this week, and his first order of business was the raging COVID-19 pandemic.

Updated 3 months, 1 week ago
Democracy prevails over mobs and reckless rhetoric

The President was right when he said that Jan. 6, 2021 will be a day to remember forever.

Updated 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Montana’s vaccine plan gives us hope

As more information about the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine in Montana becomes available, it feels like we finally can see the light at the end of this pandemic tunnel that’s shrouded our lives for the past nin...

Updated 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Be with those you love, even if apart

On this eve of Christmas, we would like to extend heartfelt condolences to everyone who has lost a loved one this year.

Updated 4 months ago
Vaccine arrival is turning point in pandemic

At long last, there was some good news to report about the COVID-19 pandemic this week as the first shipment of the vaccine arrived at Kalispell Regional Medical Center and health-care workers began receiving vac...

Updated 4 months ago
Collaboration seals the deal for easement

Northwest Montana can celebrate a big win for conservation, forestry and public access to prime hunting grounds.

Updated 4 months ago
Rebrand makes sense for hospital’s growth

The landscape of Northwest Montana’s health care industry is poised for a new look in 2021. Kalispell Regional Healthcare made a major announcement last week that it would be rebranding as Logan Health beginning ...

Updated 4 months, 1 week ago
Toys for Tots keeps trucking amid COVID

Visions of children gleefully opening presents and playing with their toys at Christmas warm are iconic holiday memories for most of us.

Updated 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Russell a wise choice to lead health department

It’s been a tumultuous year for the Flathead City-County Health Department and the Board of Health as the two entities have been on the front line of navigating the COVID-19 pandemic here at home. And it’s no sec...