Welcome to new commissioner

Print Article

A new day is dawning for the Flathead County Board of Commissioners. Voters overwhelmingly picked Republican Pam Holmquist to replace incumbent Democrat Joe Brenneman, and she’ll take her place at the commissioners’ table on Jan. 3.

We welcome Holmquist to her new challenge and thank Brenneman, one of the hardest-working commissioners in recent memory, for his many contributions during his six-year term. Both ran diligent, respectable campaigns, and that in itself was a breath of fresh air in this political climate.

Holmquist brings a quintessential Montana woman persona to the commission. She’s a hard-working small businesswoman who puts family first. She hunts and fishes, and enjoys and respects all of the outdoor amenities the Flathead offers.

Holmquist has promised to take a conservative approach to running the county, with an eye on keeping the budget trimmed and property rights protected. Being a commissioner requires a working knowledge of all kinds of county issues and how they often dovetail into state and federal programs. We trust she’ll do the homework it will take to do the job justice.

FOR DEL MOORE, the old adage “better late than never” comes to mind. The 85-year-old veteran last week was presented with nine medals he earned in battles stretching from Europe to the Pacific during World War II. The medals range from the Bronze Star to a World War II Victory Medal. Sen. Jon Tester helped Moore get the recognition he deserved and presented the medals last weekend.

Thanks, Mr. Moore, and all veterans who have put their lives on the line for our freedom. Veterans Day is next Thursday. Take the time to attend one of the local assemblies planned to honor those who have served their country.

Print Article

Read More Editorial

Time to post warnings about tricky rapid

July 18, 2017 at 7:42 pm | Daily Inter Lake About a week ago the Daily Inter Lake reported on the dangers of a hazardous rapid on the North Fork of the Flathead River known as Shelf Rapid. The spot is a drop in the river just below the end o...

Comments

Read More

Stop-gap in place for jail overcrowding

July 16, 2017 at 5:00 am | Daily Inter Lake The Flathead County jail has room for a few dozen more “guests” since a temporary addition opened July 2 on the second floor of the Justice Center. By converting space that once housed the County At...

Comments

Read More

Teens show bravery in scary incidents

July 13, 2017 at 7:53 pm | Daily Inter Lake Two separate incidents this week that could have ended badly were handled with amazing poise by two local teenagers who are worthy of recognition. On Tuesday evening a major structure fire broke out...

Comments

Read More

Summer sizzle brings on fire season

July 11, 2017 at 8:23 pm | Daily Inter Lake And so it begins. A plume of smoke from the Rogers Mountain blaze drifted across the Flathead Valley on Sunday night, a sure sign that wildfire season has officially reared its head for the summer. ...

Comments

Read More

Contact Us

(406) 755-7000
727 East Idaho
Kalispell, MT 59901

©2017 Daily Inter Lake Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X
X