Sunday, January 16, 2022


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

Updated 1 month ago

Board overreach is gutting our library

Eyebrows were raised recently when ImagineIF Library Board Vice Chairman Doug Adams announced at a standing-room...

Updated 9 months 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 9 months, 1 week 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 9 months, 2 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 9 months, 3 weeks 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 10 months ago
State's bed tax doesn't need fixing

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

Updated 10 months, 1 week 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 10 months, 2 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’...

Updated 10 months, 2 weeks ago
Time to resume full Amtrak service

Amtrak ridership was down some 80% during the throes of the pandemic-induced shutdown last year.

Updated 10 months, 3 weeks ago
Vaccine rollout a point of unity for Montana

America paused last week to honor the 500,000 individuals who have lost their lives to COVID-19 in the last year.

Updated 10 months, 3 weeks ago
Legislature should pass bus safety bills

It’s encouraging to see bipartisan support for two bills aimed at improving school bus safety. Sponsored by Eureka Rep. Neil Duram, both bills won unanimous approval in the Montana House and are now awaiting comm...

Updated 10 months, 4 weeks ago
Let's strive to preserve local control, not undo it

Preserving local government control of issues that matter most to their communities has long been a battle cry for many politicians, and with good reason.

Updated 11 months ago
Family’s conservation legacy grows

Last week longtime Whitefish residents John and Anne Collins announced that they had finalized a conservation easement that permanently protects 672 acres along Whitefish Lake

Updated 11 months ago
County code enforcement needs reevaluation

In recent years, West Glacier’s pristine Lake Five is just one example of the downside of the complaint-driven system Flathead County uses to guide code enforcement efforts on properties throughout the valley.

Updated 11 months, 1 week ago
Knowledge is power in the backcountry

It’s been a devastating week in the U.S. backcountry with avalanches claiming the lives of 15 people, the most in a seven-day stretch since 1910. So far this year, 21 people have died in avalanches in the U.S. — ...

Updated 11 months, 1 week ago
Montana bipartisan support of Keystone XL is encouraging

The Keystone XL pipeline has been a political football since Day One, largely because it touches on so many hot-button issues — good-paying jobs, the economy and the environment, for starters.