Editorial

Glacier Rail Park and Kalispell Trail promise transformation

October 14, 2018 at 8:52 am

Regional economic developer Kim Morisaki recited a quote typically attributed to Roman philosopher Seneca: “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.” Morisaki referenced the aphorism earlier this month when talking about the...

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Past time to renew conservation fund

October 07, 2018 at 9:06 am

We were disappointed to see Congress’ failure this week to permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund, essentially letting this popular piece of legislation fall victim to what some are calling “congressional gridlock.”Des...

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Where do we go from here?

September 30, 2018 at 3:00 am

A quick search in the Daily Inter Lake archive for “Frank Miele” garners thousands of results — 17,612 to be precise. Over his 34-year career here, Miele helped put out some 12,400 issues — give or take a few. Stack all those newspapers up ...

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Celebrate manufacturing in the Flathead

September 23, 2018 at 3:00 am

Flathead County’s history is rich with manufacturing success, and it’s future may be even brighter. For decades, the Columbia Falls aluminum plant provided the best paying jobs in the valley, and our timber industry has been a cornerstone o...

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Hungry Horse Dam: A story for the ages

September 16, 2018 at 3:00 am

At its best, local journalism is about telling the story of a community — past, present and future. Our most important stories are YOUR stories.It was a privilege for the Daily Inter Lake to share a big slice of the history of the Flathead,...

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United Way needs honest critique

September 09, 2018 at 3:00 am

We have always been a friend of United Way. We support the agency in its longstanding mission to provide a safety net for those among us who need the most help and are most likely to be overlooked.Nonetheless, the time has come for an hones...

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Whitefish Energy: The rest of the story

September 02, 2018 at 3:00 am

The story of Andy Techmanski and Whitefish Energy has finally been told, and as so often seems to be the case, the true story is nothing like what was reported by the national media in the months following the destruction of the electric po...

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History lost in Glacier fire can’t be replaced

August 26, 2018 at 3:00 am

We were saddened to learn last week that dozens of historic structures in Glacier National Park were destroyed in the Howe Ridge Fire.The blaze — now estimated at more than 10,000 acres — made an initial run Aug. 12, expanding from a few ac...

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Letters policy to be re-examined

August 19, 2018 at 3:00 am

The Daily Inter Lake has found itself at the center of a controversy during the past week as the result of our publishing a guest opinion that many readers found offensive.Frankly, many of us here at the Inter Lake found it offensive as wel...

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Short-term fix to a long-term problem

August 12, 2018 at 3:00 am

It was a relief for many Montana families recently when Gov. Steve Bullock announced that $30 million will be restored to the Department of Public Health and Human Services by Sept. 1.Funding for mental health services and other kinds of ca...

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