Saturday, November 27, 2021


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

Updated 4 months 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 6 months 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 6 months 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 6 months, 1 week 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 6 months, 2 weeks 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 6 months, 2 weeks 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 6 months, 3 weeks 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 6 months, 3 weeks 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 7 months 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.

Updated 7 months, 1 week ago
Much to consider on school board ballots

Ballots for the upcoming school board trustee elections will be arriving in area mailboxes this week, and voters may notice an amplified interest in these board positions.

Updated 7 months, 2 weeks ago
Bad bill assaults the First Amendment

Montana lawmakers last week debated and ultimately voted down the unconstitutional “Stop Guilt By Accusation Act” that unfairly reduced Montana media outlets to “slander machines.”

Updated 7 months, 3 weeks ago
It's time for change in helping domestic violence victims

Most of us will never know the danger and paralyzing fear of being on the receiving end of domestic violence.

Updated 8 months ago
Sun Road reservation plan will stymie economy

After a year of staying close to home Americans are ready to hit the road and soar the friendly skies.

Updated 8 months, 1 week ago
State's bed tax doesn't need fixing

Flathead Valley businesses know well how important tourism marketing is for this area.

Updated 8 months, 2 weeks ago
Don't mix politics with judicial process

Two pieces of legislation are lingering the in halls of the state Capitol this legislative session that unnecessarily inject politics into Montana’s tried and tested judicial process. Neither should move forward.

Updated 8 months, 3 weeks ago
Small-town character of West Glacier is worth preserving

The community of West Glacier is in a battle to save its small-town soul, and the fight seems to intensify each year as Glacier National Park draws in record crowds and RV park development has lapped at the town’...