Sunday, August 09, 2020


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Updated 18 hours, 52 minutes ago

Fair events jeopardize health of community

We are at a significant juncture in our community as we stand approximately a month before the scheduled start o...

Updated 18 hours, 52 minutes ago
Fair concert and rodeo not worth the risk

Northwest Montana Fair and Rodeo officials last week decided to cancel this year’s carnival portion of the fair “for the health of our community” and fair workers. While probably an unpopular decision with some i...

Updated 18 hours, 52 minutes ago
Letters to the editor Aug. 9

I love the fair. I love the shows, carnival and rodeo. But having worked at the fairgrounds for many years, I also know about the crowds. I’m sorry, but social distancing is not possible.

Updated 18 hours, 52 minutes ago
Preserve the America we know and love

I have been a registered nurse for over 29 years, the majority of which has been spent in the community health setting. All of my jobs during this time have involved infection control, whether that was part of or...

Updated 18 hours, 52 minutes ago
Defending government property at the expense of liberty

As I read of the use of Federal officers sent to Portland against the wishes of the Governor of Oregon and the Mayor of Portland for the purpose of “protecting federal property,” I thought of these words from the...

Updated 18 hours, 52 minutes ago
Election mail bag Aug. 9

From the Democrats website: “Every four years, the Democratic Party puts together our party platform, the ideas and beliefs that govern our party as a whole.” Buried deep within this documents is the statement “....

Updated 18 hours, 52 minutes ago
Rosendale’s plan will get Montana’s economy back on track

There’s no question that we’re facing unprecedented challenges in today’s economy. From job losses and disruptions in education, to deferred payments, business closures and even bankruptcies, it’s clear we have a...

Updated 3 days, 18 hours ago
Election mail bag Aug. 6

Senator Steve Daines has often been critical of federal judges who “legislate from the bench,” in his words, but apparently legislating from the bench is perfectly acceptable as long as it suits his ideological g...

Updated 1 week ago
This election, keep your eye on the forest

I have known Bob Brown for years, and I even ran for Lieutenant Governor with him when he ran for Governor in 2004. He is a good guy who is fun to sit and visit with. But he has one failing, which probably comes ...

Updated 1 week ago
Letters to the editor Aug. 2

I am writing to offer a testimonial to the work of the Flathead Warming Center, to urge the Kalispell community to find an appropriate venue for them for the coming winter. I speak from experience: Christ Church ...

Updated 1 week ago
Bullock continues to block OPI from the table

I am optimistic for the coming school year. I would rather be talking about the positive vision for Montana education than the Governor’s vacant leadership lacking transparency. On March 3, the Governor created M...

Updated 1 week ago
Cowboy up, mask up, keep Montana open

Wearing a mask and keeping 6 feet apart from others is the best way to stop the spread of COVID-19 and to ensure Montana businesses remain open during this c...

Updated 1 week ago
Take part in Inter Lake’s ‘thank you’ campaign

Fraught with virus-induced angst, economic challenges and civil unrest, 2020 has exceeded expectations for all the wrong reasons. It’s been a trying year from the jump, and it’s only August.

Updated 1 week, 3 days ago
Kalispell makes good use of Brownfields Program

United States Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler got a tour last week of two major Kalispell redevelopment sites that have benefited from $2 million in federal funding through the EPA Br...

Updated 1 week, 3 days ago
Letters to the editor July 30

Recently, Rep. Mark Noland said unemployed Montanans are “enjoying this” and staying off work longer than needed because of the added weekly CARES unemployme...