Editorial

Commissioners take risk with other people’s jobs

August 20, 2017 at 3:00 am

County commissioners invariably say they want to create jobs and economic development when they’re running for office. It sounds good as part of their campaign shtick, and supporting local business certainly is a laudable goal.But saying yo...

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The human cost of hate, and the high price of love

August 19, 2017 at 8:19 pm

If life were as simple as the mainstream media makes it out to be, then we would have the luxury of never having to think about anything. We could all march in lockstep from birth to death, never disagreeing, never finding nuance, never hav...

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This week, we’ll see you at the fair

August 13, 2017 at 3:00 am

Our favorite time of the year has arrived — which means the Northwest Montana Fair is back! You can read all about it in today’s 16-page special section, as the Inter Lake begins a weeklong celebration of a tradition that dates back to the ...

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Commissioner’s misstep concerning

August 11, 2017 at 8:53 am

Flathead County finds itself in an awkward position with one of its own commissioners charged with felony criminal mischief for killing a half-dozen cottonwood trees in a county park on Whitefish Lake near his home.Commissioner Phil Mitchel...

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A Cleveland comeback for Brock?

August 09, 2017 at 3:00 am

No matter how much abuse is heaped on Brock Osweiler by NFL pundits, he will always have friends and fans in the Flathead.His run as Flathead High School quarterback, ending with his 2009 graduation, was so spectacular that we know he has t...

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‘Night of the grizzlies’: Then and now

August 06, 2017 at 3:00 am

We’ve come a long way since the tragic events of the so-called “night of the grizzlies” shook our community 50 years ago.Feeding wildlife — even bears — was commonplace at Glacier National Park in the late 1960s. And while technically again...

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Inter Lake’s grizzly story ‘repurposed’ by the Post

August 05, 2017 at 7:00 pm

They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.Well, I suppose so, but it is also a bit infuriating, as we found out at the Daily Inter Lake last week when the Washington Post came very close to flattering us to death.Our reporte...

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Do your part to protect Flathead Lake

August 04, 2017 at 2:02 pm

It’s no surprise the top concern in the latest State of the Lake report for Flathead Lake is the threat of aquatic invasive species. Boat inspections have now become a way of life here in Northwest Montana, and we can’t imagine anyone would...

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Be prudent with endangered species reform

August 01, 2017 at 5:30 pm

Congressional Republicans last week rolled out a handful of bills aimed at reforming the Endangered Species Act, the landmark law passed more than 40 years ago that aims to protect and recover species on the brink of extinction.Republicans ...

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Reinventing downtown Kalispell

July 30, 2017 at 3:00 am

It’s exciting to imagine downtown Kalispell as a place where people want to spend time, a place where shoppers can walk comfortably from store to store, or sit outside a local eatery without hearing the constant rumble of traffic blasting b...

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