Editorial

Whitefish Energy: The rest of the story

September 02, 2018 at 5:00 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 5:00 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 5:00 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 5:00 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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Good luck to Twins in Regional battle

August 10, 2018 at 9:41 pm

The Glacier Twins just keep grinding — and winning.American Legion Baseball Class A regular season champs, district champs and now state champs — all while maintaining an impressive 22-game winning streak that began weeks ago. Next up, the ...

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Peggy’s House continues legacy of hope

August 05, 2018 at 5:00 am

In a society that’s all too willing to discard people who can’t seem to get a handle on life financially, mentally or spiritually, Peggy Christensen was a lifeline from despair. A consummate caregiver, she offered hope and a hand up, along ...

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Get on board with online schools

July 29, 2018 at 5:00 am

The Creston School Board is caught between a rock and a hard place — or in this case between a scenic view and a hardly adequate internet connection for students and teachers.Creston Principal Tami Ward estimates that as many as 100 devices...

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New group fighting for our waters

July 22, 2018 at 5:00 am

Where there’s a will, there’s a way, and that’s a good thing when it comes to keeping an eye on aquatic invasive species and protecting the watershed of the Flathead Basin.A new advocacy group has bubbled up in the wake of upheaval within t...

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Good programs needs reliable funding

July 15, 2018 at 5:00 am

The afterschool programs in Bigfork, Deer Park, Kila and Marion learned a hard lesson recently when they found out they had lost the federal grant money that had allowed the programs to operate for the past five years.The programs operate u...

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Hospital needs a new approach

July 08, 2018 at 5:00 am

It was just two weeks ago when the Inter Lake published an editorial calling for greater financial transparency at Kalispell Regional Healthcare.That conclusion followed revelations that the hospital complex had reported a $32 million defic...

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