Tuesday, February 07, 2023


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Updated 2 months, 2 weeks ago

College Center a welcome addition to the valley

Flathead Valley Community College is in the spotlight this month as the public gets its first look at the Wachho...

Updated 7 months, 1 week ago
Montana High Court facing important decisions

Immediately following the U.S. Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, the Montana Legislature’s majority leadership sent a warning.

Updated 7 months, 2 weeks ago
Library board end-around the right move for Bigfork

The ImagineIf Libraries board took matters into their own hands last week — and Bigfork locals are better off for it.

Updated 7 months, 3 weeks ago
A choice between local housing or more VRBOs

The sky's the limit for the proposed downtown Kalispell parking garage.

Updated 8 months ago
Crypto proposal needs more 'due diligence'

There was much buzz in Bozeman earlier this month at the “On the Rise” economic summit hosted by U.S. Sen. Steve Daines and Gov. Greg Gianforte.

Updated 8 months, 1 week ago
Class of 2022 a resilient bunch

Last week the Inter Lake showcased six remarkable seniors set to graduate from each of the area’s high schools this weekend.

Updated 8 months, 2 weeks ago
Time for action at Blankenship

Last year it was an old school bus that got swamped at the Blankenship Bridge river access near West Glacier. This year it’s a pickup truck, stuck and buried in water and gravel up to its front bumper on May 21.

Updated 8 months, 3 weeks ago
Youth center proposal a boon for Flathead

Last week, the valley learned more about an exciting new project on the north end of Kalispell that includes the creation of a massive, year-round youth center.

Updated 8 months, 4 weeks ago
Let the specialists conduct school elections

Kalispell’s School District 5 last week asked county election officials to handle future school elections — a wise inquiry given the unfortunate errors made with getting ballots to voters during the May 3 election.

Updated 9 months ago
Slow rollout of MMIP commission unacceptable

Members of a long-awaited federal commission tasked with addressing the crisis of missing and murdered Native Americans was finally announced Thursday by Interior Secretary Deb Haaland.

Updated 9 months, 1 week ago
School levy needed to maintain standards

A strong community is often reflected in the local school system, where the foundation of a prosperous society is laid.

Updated 9 months, 2 weeks ago
Facing a water quality problem in public schools, state should ward against being led astray

As far as the EPA is concerned, there is no safe level of lead in drinking water. And for good reason.

Updated 9 months, 3 weeks ago
Recreational cannabis sales off to a booming start

Recreational cannabis revenue in Montana is exceeding projections — by a wide margin.

Updated 10 months ago
Letters to the editor April 12

Letters to the editor April 12

Updated 10 months ago
State, county share burden in upgrading Lake County jail

A class-action lawsuit filed last week alleging dangerous and inhumane conditions at the Lake County jail has highlighted a troubling situation in Polson that should come as no surprise to county officials.

Updated 10 months, 1 week ago
Kalispell gets bold with transformational learning initiative

Kalispell Public Schools is encouraging the community to think big and paint outside the lines as it embarks on a multi-year journey to reassess “how school is done.”