Editorial

Bill takes aim at foreign ‘dark money’

March 17, 2019 at 3:00 am

A bill has been introduced to the Montana Legislature that would ban spending and contributions in state elections by foreign entities. Missoula Democrat Sen. Nate McConnell is the sponsor of the bill that is being backed by Gov. Steve Bull...

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Foundation’s work focused on suicide awareness

March 14, 2019 at 3:00 am

The first Nate Chute snowboard races were held 20 years ago on Big Mountain as a way to remember a friend who tragically took his own life. Today, the event is thriving in participation and has blossomed into a crucial funding mechanism for...

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Permits for North Fork worth studying

March 10, 2019 at 3:00 am

American Rivers pulls no punches when describing the upper North Fork of the Flathead River. It’s a “recreational paradise for anglers and paddlers,” they write, where “emerald water flows past a seemingly endless procession of show-stoppin...

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Valley shows support for K-9 new unit

March 07, 2019 at 3:00 am

The Flathead County Sheriff’s Office will soon have its own K-9 unit to help sniff out and choke off the valley’s drug epidemic.Sheriff Brian Heino said he initially planned to raise money for the dogs and equipment in phases over time. He ...

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A major win for conservation

March 03, 2019 at 3:00 am

Fifty-four years — that’s how long the Land and Water Conservation Fund has been around. Since its inception in 1965 it’s been one of the most popular and effective bipartisan programs Congress has ever created.More than 42,000 state and lo...

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Partnership connects students with Glacier

February 28, 2019 at 3:00 am

An exciting partnership is taking shape between Glacier National Park and Columbia Falls High School that will provide housing for summer park staff and give building-trades students some valuable hands-on construction experience.A new resi...

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A broken system in need of repair

February 24, 2019 at 3:00 am

Just days after the Daily Inter Lake published a special report detailing troubling accusations of poor management within the state’s child protection system, the state Legislature heard a slate of bills seeking to make changes to what many...

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Grateful for search-and-rescue teams

February 21, 2019 at 3:00 am

A couple of close calls in the backcountry last weekend have us singing the praises of our local search-and-rescue outfits. On Sunday, Flathead Search and Rescue sent a ground crew to search for a backcountry skier missing near Blacktail Mo...

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Looming doctor shortage a concern for rural Montana

February 17, 2019 at 3:00 am

“The doctor will see you now.”When we’re ill and in need of medical care, hunkered down in a waiting room, that’s the phrase we hope to hear in a timely manner. We want access to a doctor in our local community, and we want it when we need ...

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Modest Evergreen Fire levy worthy of your vote

February 10, 2019 at 3:00 am

It was just 10 months ago that Evergreen Fire District voters soundly rejected a levy request to fund Evergreen Fire and Rescue’s growing needs. Next month, ballots for a revised proposal will be sent out and we strongly encourage voters to...

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