Editorial

Drug court makes sense for Flathead

October 15, 2017 at 3:00 am

As Flathead Valley law-enforcement agencies battle an increase in the use of meth, heroin and prescription medicines, itís encouraging to hear judicial officials and law-enforcement leaders talking seriously about starting a drug court for ...

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Bump-stock ban isnít gun control

October 13, 2017 at 11:24 am

Most of us, like most of you, had never heard of a bump stock until a few weeks ago when the Las Vegas massacre proved their deadly punch. But once becoming aware of them, it was a quick and easy decision to agree with the general consensus...

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EDITORIAL: Donít make hasty decision on county jail site

October 08, 2017 at 3:00 am

Itís more or less a foregone conclusion that Flathead County likely will have to find a site to build a new adult detention center thatís big enough to hold the countyís prison population well into the future. The powers that be say there i...

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EDITORIAL: Local folks do us all proud in Vegas

October 06, 2017 at 9:13 am

The tragedy in Las Vegas came close to home for several Flathead County residents who happened to be in attendance at the Route 91 Harvest music festival Sunday when a depraved killer opened fire on the crowd from the 32nd floor of a nearby...

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EDITORIAL: Letís involve public in future of Main Street Kalispell

October 01, 2017 at 3:00 am

We donít have to go out on much of a limb to predict that traffic ó and how to route it through Kalispell ó will be a burning issue over the next several years. As the city continues to grow at the fringes and redevelopment of the core area...

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Standing for the flag is standing up for our nation ó Just do it!

September 30, 2017 at 8:13 pm

President Trump did us all a great favor when he drew the nationís attention to the flag of the United States of America, the inspirational symbol of ďone nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.ĒIn a speech two wee...

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EDITORIAL: A good cause and good food, too

September 29, 2017 at 3:00 am

The Festival of Flavors ó which supports the Flathead Valley Community College Foundation ó is a real smorgasbord of culinary delights.Ten events in 10 days, spaced throughout the Flathead Valley, allow gourmands and wine lovers to put thei...

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Montana Strong: Fire relief support flows

September 27, 2017 at 8:42 am

While this summerís historic fire season is finally beginning to wane, residents across Montana are still reeling.More than 1 million acres burned, families lost homes and livelihoods were swept away in a flash of flames.But when the going ...

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EDITORIAL: Sperry Chalet worth trying to rebuild

September 24, 2017 at 3:00 am

Thereís a lot of love out there for Sperry Chalet, the historic backcountry lodge that was destroyed by the Sprague Fire the evening of Aug. 31.A vow to rebuild the beloved chalet already has risen from the ashes. Glacier National Park Cons...

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How do you Ďcompromiseí when you are falling off a cliff?

September 23, 2017 at 7:00 pm

When did politics change? Or did it?Those questions arise in the wake of former Montana Gov. Marc Racicotís address to Flathead Valley Community College last week in which he lamented ďa driftĒ from the principles on which the nation was fo...

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