Editorial

Evergreen couple exemplifies spirit of giving

December 13, 2018 at 3:00 am

Last year the Evergreen Chamber of Commerce established the Brent Hall award to honor community members who exemplify “a spirit of giving, community and business leadership, volunteerism and advocacy for the support of others.”Last week tha...

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Effort to secure bypass funding deserves praise

December 09, 2018 at 10:13 am

Among the top stories of the week was the good news that Kalispell is getting a $12.75 million federal grant to convert roughly 2 miles of the southern half of the U.S. 93 bypass into a four-lane highway.The money will pay not only for the ...

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Finding balance in tourism and quality of life

December 02, 2018 at 10:05 am

Flathead Valley locals tend to love this time of year — after Labor Day and before ski season — when the sidewalks are a little less crowded and it’s easier to get a table at popular restaurants. This “shoulder season,” as it’s called, give...

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Forest management goes to the forefront

November 25, 2018 at 3:00 am

Rains finally fell over Paradise, California on Friday. Thank goodness.The city in Northern California was reduced to ashes by the Camp Fire this month — at least 84 people killed, hundreds still missing, thousands of buildings burned to th...

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How do we give thanks in trying times?

November 22, 2018 at 3:00 am

As we sit down to a table full of turkey and trimmings today, most of us will state the obvious: we’re thankful for our family, friends and any measure of good fortune or health that has blessed us over the past year. Then our Thanksgiving ...

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Hope for middle ground on Medicaid expansion

November 18, 2018 at 3:00 am

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock released his ambitious $10.3 billion state budget on Thursday that calls for an extension of the state’s Medicaid expansion program. Not surprisingly, the two-year budget proposal was immediately met with push bac...

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Flathead Braves just one win away

November 15, 2018 at 3:00 am

It’s been 48 years since Flathead High School last claimed a state football title. This Friday, the Braves will get a chance to finally snap that drought.Flathead (9-3) faces Billings West (11-1) at Wendy’s Field at Daylis Stadium in Billin...

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11/11: A date forever commemorated

November 11, 2018 at 3:00 am

The towering word “Peace!” was proclaimed in headlines of hundreds of newspapers across the country 100 years ago today, Nov. 11, 1918.After more than four years, World War I had ended at last.Surely, weary soldiers on both sides were relie...

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Get informed and make your vote count

November 04, 2018 at 3:00 am

Believe us when we say we’re as exhausted as you are. The onslaught of creepy super PAC-funded attack ads swallowing up the airwaves and filling our mail boxes have hit a level never seen before in our state. In fact, spending on Montana’s ...

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Bigfork: a little town with big plans

October 28, 2018 at 3:00 am

Community leaders in Bigfork have begun the process of gathering together the townsfolk to get ideas about what they want their town to look like in future decades. It’s a citizen-driven effort that aims to gauge what residents want, and th...

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