Monday, April 15, 2024


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Updated 1 month, 1 week ago

Increased public safety comes with a cost

Are Kalispell’s public safety resources meeting expectations?

Updated 7 months, 1 week 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 7 months, 2 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 7 months, 3 weeks 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 7 months, 4 weeks ago
Hard work pays off for 4-Hers

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

Updated 8 months ago
Kalispell misses mark on impact fees

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

Updated 8 months, 1 week ago
Montana's soft stance on DUIs necessitates a cultural shift

Nearly half of all Montana traffic deaths in 2020 were DUI related.

Updated 8 months, 2 weeks ago
Zinke should pause effort to derail Glacier reservations

Glacier National Park’s ticketed entry system has become the subject of regular lashings from Montana Congressman Ryan Zinke, even as Glacier officials tell hi…

Updated 8 months, 3 weeks ago
Library board rudderless in pursuit of new location

ImagineIf Libraries board is set on finding a new home for its Kalispell branch, but appear directionless in their pursuit without a map to follow.

Updated 9 months ago
The property appraisal blame game

If you darn near keeled over after opening your property appraisal notice this month, you’re not alone.

Updated 9 months, 1 week ago
New license requirement worth the hassle

Beginning this month, everyone who recreates on state lands will be required to purchase a Montana Conservation License to access many sites previously open with few restrictions to the public.

Updated 9 months, 2 weeks ago
Harmful rhetoric about homelessness must stop

Scott Bryan’s life mattered, and the allegations of his heinous killing deserve a forceful response.

Updated 9 months, 3 weeks ago
‘The Wall’ an educational and powerful experience

Today is the last chance to visit The Wall That Heals monument during its tour stop in Kalispell.

Updated 10 months ago
Education, treatment key to fentanyl epidemic

Statistics accounting for Montana’s fentanyl crisis have reached staggering levels.

Updated 10 months, 1 week ago
Plan to rein in homeless activity deserves scrutiny

Ongoing challenges with homeless activity in Kalispell’s public spaces became the center of discussion last week after the Kalispell Chamber of Commerce said it intends to move out of its location adjacent to Depot…

Updated 10 months, 2 weeks ago
Class of 2023 a tough bunch

Adversity and resilience. Perseverance and strength. Challenge and opportunity.