Editorial

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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6-mill levy makes good sense for Montana

October 21, 2018 at 3:00 am

Seventy years ago, as Montana was rebuilding its economy after World War II, state leaders took the visionary step of putting a 6-mill levy on the ballot to help fund higher education. The referendum passed, and every 10 years since 1948 vo...

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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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