Editorial

Can anyone explain what Phil Mitchell was thinking?

May 20, 2018 at 3:00 am

We may never get an adequate answer to this question: What was Phil Mitchell thinking?What was Flathead County Commissioner Phil Mitchell thinking when he unilaterally destroyed five cottonwood trees in a county-managed park last year?What ...

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Vote ... but please not too early

May 13, 2018 at 3:00 am

Last week, we wrote an editorial encouraging our readers to vote. This week, we are writing an editorial encouraging you to wait!Absentee ballots were mailed out last week, and those ballots can now be used by any registered voter who wants...

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A bus for the vets: Can you help?

May 11, 2018 at 3:00 am

There are many ways we can give back to our veterans, and a new project surfaced this week that has us jumping on board.Longtime Montana Veterans Home volunteer Dianna Bennett is spearheading a fundraising campaign to raise money to replace...

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Election mission: Study up and vote!

May 06, 2018 at 3:00 am

And the race is on.There seems to be a high level of interest in this year’s primary election, from county contests to state and federal races. The Daily Inter Lake has been publishing articles about the candidates for contested county race...

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Commissioner Gipe was all about service

May 04, 2018 at 1:03 pm

We were saddened to learn of the recent death at age 86 of Howard Gipe, the longest-serving county commissioner in the history of Flathead County.Gipe served three terms, from 1987 to 2004, and was noted for his dedication, moderation and c...

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Sticker shock may be bar to jail project

April 29, 2018 at 3:00 am

We’re guessing there were a lot of jaws dropping last week as Flathead folks learned the cost of building a new jail and parking garage next to the Flathead County Justice Center is an estimated $74 million if construction began in 2020.Tha...

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Herberger’s: Farewell to a good neighbor

April 22, 2018 at 3:00 am

The news last week that the popular Herberger’s department store in Kalispell Center Mall will be liquidated as its corporate owner goes into bankruptcy court was a gut punch to the Kalispell business community. Just nine months ago Herberg...

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Kalispell schools have earned support for levy

April 15, 2018 at 3:00 am

Kalispell voters are being asked to vote on a $1 million levy to support elementary schools in the district. That’s partly because the district has a brand new elementary school to staff and to maintain next year when Rankin Elementary open...

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Whitefish takes steps to add housing

April 13, 2018 at 11:11 am

The need for affordable housing in Whitefish is nothing new. Through the years the workforce-housing situation in the resort community has gone from bad to worse to critical — that’s old news.What’s new and exciting are a couple of affordab...

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State is economic ‘bad actor’ in effort to crush Hecla

April 11, 2018 at 8:51 am

We understand that there have been “bad actors” in the history of mining in Montana, and that as a result, the state’s people are naturally wary of being exploited again.Nonetheless, the state’s “bad actor” law is itself being exploited as ...

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